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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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Shepherdstown authors share inspirations

SHEPHERDSTOWN – Dr. Jim Price, the official “Historian Laureate” of Shepherdstown, always has been a storyteller. Over the years, he accumulated a hefty collection of tales related to his work as a vet and his life in Shepherdstown. He amused friends and family with his anecdotes, but he said he never could find time to […]

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Farm bureau dinner: The Jefferson County Farm Bureau’s annual dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Kearneysville Tree Fruit Research and Education Center. Cost is $12 for adults or $10 for children 12 and under. Reservations may be made by calling 304-728-7413, Ext. 0. Nominations to fill three upcoming vacancies for the board of […]

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Community Notes

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Adopt-A-Family: Jefferson County Community Ministries matches families who do not have the means to provide Christmas presents to their family members with adopters such as churches, organizations or individuals. Interviews with families in need wind up Oct. 31. For details, contact Carol Pidgeon (304-261-9167 ckpidgeon@aol.com).   Volunteers sought: The City of Ranson Convention & Visitors […]

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ELKINS — With Ryan Graf and Andrew Milliron running 1-2 at the Class AAA, Region II cross country meet staged in Elkins, the Jefferson High boys team successfully defended its region championship from 2011 and started its preparation for Saturday’s state meet at Cabell Midland High in Ona. Graf won the 5K race by 34 […]

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It wasn’t complicated when Rams won in ‘72

When Shepherd completes its season against Fairmont on Nov. 10, there will be a brief on-field recognition of the 1972 team that won a West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship. That team from 40 years ago was an uncomplicated machine that was coached by Walter Barr and had its season in the sun because it […]

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Soldier’s story: Trumble brings ‘Speak the Word Only’ to stage

SHEPHERDSTOWN – Thomas L. Trumble isn’t entirely joking when he says it took 40 years to write “Speak the Word Only,” his new play that debuts here this weekend. “I couldn’t have written this years ago,” explains Trumble, who served in Vietnam as an adviser to an armoured cavalry unit in late 1969 and through 1970. […]

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Out&about

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Dream breakfast For just $15, football fans and track lovers can spend Saturday morning enjoying the West Virginia Breeders’ Classics breakfast – and the chance to mingle with sports legends including Mountain State native Sam Huff (below, the future NFL Hall of Famer and Classics founder in 1959), famed Redskins quarterback Sonny Jurgensen and National […]

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