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Holiday ‘Wonderment’

Joe Santoro always has his hands full. He’s a puppeteer after all. At the holidays and throughout the year, the one-of-a-kind theater in downtown Martinsburg created by Santoro is a draw for puppet-loving youngsters, their parents, grandparents and others. They come for the weekend shows, birthday parties, school trips and other fun outings. This month, […]

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Reaching young readers Malcolm Ater, whose debut novel “Tyler’s Mountain Magic” became an award winner last year, will be at Four Seasons Books in Shepherdstown Saturday to sign copies of his latest work, “The Hermitage House Miracle.” “It’s a children’s mystery, especially geared for middle school kids, but suitable for any age,” explains Ater, a […]

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Shakin’ with the Money man

CHARLES TOWN – One thing is certain about Eddie Money: He has staying power. The classic rock radio icon, who burst onto the music scene in 1978 with two Top 40 singles, “Two Tickets to Paradise” and “Baby Hold On,” stills finds new audiences embracing his music. His combination of Top 40 appeal and catchy […]

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‘Scrooge’ in the spotlight

Watching Ebenezer Scrooge transform from a grumpy, Christmas-hating miser into a giddy humanitarian eager for holiday festivities has been a tradition this time of year ever since Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” debuted in 1843. This weekend brings the chance to see the familiar story retold as a musical, as “Scrooge” comes to the historic […]

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Spotlighting Clara Barton History lovers have until Sunday to sign up for a unique dinner and lecture on Clara Barton’s work in Maryland and Virginia in 1862. Guest speaker at the Dec. 12 event will be Susan Rosenvold, who recently became superintendent of the Clara Barton’s Missing Soldiers Office Museum now being created in D.C. […]

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Art classes scheduled: The Berkeley Arts Council will offer classes beginning in January for adults and young people age 14 and up. Evening courses include pottery/handbuilding, introduction to oil painting, jewelry design, and introduction to watercolor painting. A daytime class offers art exploration for homeschoolers ages 12 to 18. Registration for each series of six […]

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Celebrating in Shepherdstown

It’s a big weekend for celebrating Christmas in West Virginia’s oldest town. Besides the Christmas in Shepherdstown parade through downtown that is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, other special holiday events this weekend include a model train exhibit at the Shepherdstown Train Station and free carriage rides from Town Hall. The charming “Little […]

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Going to the dogs

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Going to the dogs

INWOOD – This time of year, runners and animal lovers alike look forward to South Berkeley Christmas Parade 5K Run/Walk, which has raised some $9,000 for the Berkeley County Humane Society. This year’s run/walk happens Sunday at Musselman High School in Inwood. The race begins at 2 p.m., just before the 18th annual South Berkeley Christmas […]

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CHARLES TOWN – Parades here and in Ranson, Harpers Ferry and Shepherdstown, breakfast with Santa, a Christmas dinner at Shepherd University and other fun is slated for the days ahead. A look at holiday events happening this week: Friday Old Tyme: Harpers Ferry kicks off its free, old-fashioned Christmas celebration with an opening reception under […]

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Photography on display This black-and-white image and other works by award-winning photographer Curt Mason will be showcased in the meeting room of the South Jefferson Public Library in Summit Point. The new exhibit – the library’s 41st such display – debuts Saturday and will continue through the end of January. A free reception with the […]

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