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Nostalgia is selective memory

July 1, 2016 Nostalgia is an interesting phenomenon. Soothing to be sure. Yet, it tends to selectively focus on the most comfortable regions of our memory. more »»

Jim Price, the storyteller

June 27, 2016 The recent articles occasioned by the passing of Jim Price remind me of a story he once told me while we were doing a “windshield tour” of Shepherdstown, probably 20 years ago. more »»


June 27, 2016 The ghosts of Shepherds-town have been around for a very long time--causing some mischief, some amusement and some fear. During the 1960s and '70s, I lived in town for almost 10 years; in Mr. more »»

AWS appreciates Bark in Park friends

June 20, 2016 I would like to take a moment to send a huge thank you from the Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County to all who made our 10th annual Bark in the Park a succes. more »»

Outraged by editorial

June 20, 2016 I was outraged by the editorial in the June 3, 2016 issue of the Chronicle titled “Knowing and abiding by laws of the roa. more »»

A response to Mr. O’Brien’s Wise Guyde column

May 27, 2016 I am sure I speak for most of The Cafe Society's regular attendees when I say, we would Love to have you [Mr. O'Brien] attend any Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. more »»

Recognize U.S. Foreign Service Day

May 13, 2016 Every year, Americans celebrate Veterans Day on Nov. 11. more »»

Begin a Tradition – Memorial Day in Shepherdstown

May 13, 2016 Memorial Day is just another day in Shepherdstown, as it stands now. more »»

The irony...the thanks

May 9, 2016 The Irony: Hundreds of Earth Day revelers at Morgan's Grove Park were listening to music, eating and drinking, listening to lectures and just talking about the environment while... more »»

To the voters of Jefferson County

April 29, 2016 I have had the opportunity to know Erica Logan and her husband, and children for a number of years. Erica has always been informed, prepared and willing to listen to anyone who gives input. more »»

Libraries thankful for needed funding

April 15, 2016 This is an important time for local library funding in Jefferson County. more »»

Alternative view to Wise Guyde

March 25, 2016 Have you ever felt that it is easier to love your dog than it is to love your neighbor? (Even when the dog decides to eat your flip-flops?) I suggest that in our culture we overvalue animal life... more »»

Learn and vote

March 18, 2016 The very close results in several key Presidential primaries this spring remind us all that every vote matters! The West Virginia primary will take place on May 10. more »»

Personhood required

March 11, 2016 The Bible says in Proverbs 14:34 that “Righteousness exalts a nation but sin is a disgrace to any people.” Any nation that allows the murder of its unborn children will never be exalted by God. more »»

Hope to raise my flag

March 11, 2016 Antonin Scalia with his keen intellect and unique brand of judicial activism, bypassed law, overturned precedent, and consistently tipped the scale of justice to the advantage of power and money a... more »»

An explanation of Home Rule

March 4, 2016 The town government is considering applying to participate in the Home Rule Program. Generally, municipalities may exercise authority specifically granted to them by the state of West Virginia. more »»

Cherry-picking season in West Virginia?

February 19, 2016 My, it’s already cherry-picking season back in West Virginia! The Pony Express has just arrived here in Idaho with a copy of the slick, new “Wild and Wasteful West Virginia” report by a shadowy,... more »»

Thanks to the road crews

February 5, 2016 We had the most snow dumped on us ever, and our road crews did an outstanding job of clearing the roads. more »»

Beyond fantastic

February 5, 2016 The Rumsey Radio Hour this past weekend was beyond fantastic! My laughing muscles ached when it was over. more »»

Let's say thanks to our public servants

February 5, 2016 Shepherdstown's epic snow storm created some frazzled nerves as the realization sunk in that we were actually getting the 40.5" that fell last weekend. more »»



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