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Reel fun

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Reel fun

SHEPHERDSTOWN – Friday night’s showing of a quirky comedy from Australia that explores middle-age angst and the life of drag queens will kick off the Shepherdstown Film Society’s fall series. “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” begins at 7 p.m. in Reynolds Hall on the campus of Shepherd University. As with the other […]

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Better days for dogs
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Community Calendar

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This week Boot drive and barbecue: Blue Ridge Mountain Volunteer Fire Department will be having a boot dive and barbecue event on Saturday starting at 9 a.m. Pulled pork, cole slaw, boardwalk fries and fresh-squeezed lemonade will be on the menu. Birding trips: The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor birding trips Saturday and Sept. […]

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Out&about

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Almost time for Pickin’: Back Creek Valley next weekend hosts its sixth-annual bluegrass and barbecue festival, with dozens of bands on the lineup including nationally known acts such as the Kentucky HeadHunters and local favorites including the Back Creek Valley Boys, Lonesome Highway, Stoney Creek, the Speakeasy Boys, Drymill Road and Joe Taxi. Besides music […]

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Fair fun through Saturday

KEARNEYSVILLE – Thousands have swarmed to the Jefferson County Fairgrounds this week, but there’s much more fun to be had before the annual extravaganza of rural life wraps up Saturday night. Tonight brings several contests, including a speed texting showdown and eating competitions in categories from pie to ice cream, plus a demolition derby, a […]

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Back to school means time for after-school snack attacks

RANSON – Today’s the start of a new school year, and that means it’s again time for after-school snacks. If you live with a child, you know that it is extremely important to offer a snack when your child finishes his or her school day.  The perfect after-school snack is something that your kids love, that […]

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Community Calendar

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This week Softball tryouts: Summit Point Tsunami 12U girls softball tryouts will be held Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tryouts will be at 4095 Leetown Rd in Summit Point. Please arrive 1/2 hour early to register and bring a copy of birth certificate. For further questions, contact […]

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Community Notes

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Blood drives: American Red Cross blood drives will be held at the following locations in August: Leetown United Methodist Church, Kearneysville, Aug. 24 from 2 to 7 p.m.; Best Buy, 276 Retail Commons Pkwy, Martinsburg, Aug. 27 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Shepherdstown Fire Hall, Aug. 27 from 2 to 7 p.m.; Fellowship Bible Church, […]

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Out&about

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Get Mad: Tonight brings your chance to see the mad skills of Steve Moore, also known as “The Mad Drummer” as the Buckhannon native and the rest of Rick K. & The Allnighters perform at the Jefferson County Fair starting at 7:30 p.m. How big is Moore? Video of his over-the-top performance of ZZ Top’s […]

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Coming together for black history

CHARLES TOWN – Organizers of this weekend’s 20th-annual African American Culture & Heritage Festival want everyone to know about a black history icon’s early life here and his accomplishments as a Harvard-trained physician, influential abolitionist and decorated Union soldier. This year’s three-day festival – which kicks off Friday with a Descendants’ Reception and a party […]

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