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Blood donations: Area residents who donate blood through Nov. 30 also can take part in the Red Cross’s seventh-annual Holiday Mail for Heroes Program. The Red Cross collects and distributes cards that send words of encouragement, gratitude and cheer to members of the armed forces, veterans and their families. Visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS for […]

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Penny for their thoughts

CHARLES TOWN – Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster “Lincoln” is set to hit movie theaters nationwide Friday, so it’s the perfect time to check in with authors, scholars and others from the Eastern Panhandle and beyond to hear why they believe the 16th president remains such a captivating figure. Here are their assessments of Abe Lincoln:   […]

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Not sidetracked

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Not sidetracked

SHEPHERDSTOWN – Nearly 12 years after he was laid to rest alongside family members here, famed train photographer O. Winston Link is back in the national spotlight with a new collection of his images. Filled with 180 photographs taken by Link between 1955 and 1960 as the Norfolk & Western Railway made the transition to […]

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AARP to meet: The membership will meet at Asbury United Methodist Church in Charles Town Thursday at 11 a.m. The meeting will be followed by a Thanksgiving-themed potluck lunch. Members should bring a casserole, side dish, or dessert; turkey and fixings will be provided. In lieu of a program, the chapter will be assembling “blizzard […]

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Community Notes

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ASPCA receives grant: Jefferson County Animal Control, a division of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, announced that the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has been awarded a scholarship grant totaling $1,850. The grant will be used to send Jessica Ebersole, a veteran animal control officer, to the National Animal Cruelty Investigator’s […]

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Out&about

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Out&about

Free artists tour Award-winning potters Ren and Pam Parziale – who own Leetown’s Sycamore Pottery – are among the artists featured during this weekend’s Over the Mountain Studio Tour. This year’s nine-stop tour gives art lovers the chance to see paintings, jewelery, carvings, baskets, stained glass, iron works and more from 24 of Jefferson County’s […]

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Eyes turn to ‘Dust’

Ken Burns’ latest among offerings at Shepherdstown film fest SHEPHERDSTOWN – Visitors to this week’s American Conservation Film Festival will have the chance to see Ken Burns’ latest documentary – “The Dust Bowl” – weeks before history lovers in the rest of the nation. Susan Shumaker, a Morgantown resident who is an associate producer for […]

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Art and soul

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Art and soul

CHARLES TOWN – Making a standard portrait doesn’t hold any allure for Frank Robbins. For his new exhibit,“Artists and Artisans,” he sought to create one-of-a-kind environmental photographs of 20 of Jefferson County’s most creative residents. The 66-year-old self-trained photographer, whose work has been published in several magazines and in The Washington Post, said he hopes […]

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Halloween events

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Halloween events

CHARLES TOWN – There’s no shortage of ways to celebrate All Hallow’s Eve in our area, from a Halloween extravaganza downtown on Friday to the annual haunted house at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds this weekend, the annual night of door-to-door trick-or-treating next Wednesday and more. A look at some of the spooky, scary fun coming […]

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Out&about

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Out&about

More ‘Sugar Bean’ This weekend brings another opportunity to see “The Sugar Bean Sisters,” a saga about Florida sisters who keep an eye on the skies for space aliens, at the Old Opera House at 204 N. George St. in Charles Town. Will Heyser directs the comedy/drama that stars Amy Hebb, Shari Shrewsberry Martin, Karen […]

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