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Scott Beard continues musical legacy

September 11, 2009 In the summer of ‘07 I found and moved to Shepherdstown and soon began daily excursions through town and the dazzling countryside that embraces it. more »»

Nancy Ellsworth: Living a life of music

August 21, 2009 When classical violinist Anne Eichorn traveled from her Boston home to perform in California, she took with her a little violin for the daughter of, her dear friend and accompanist, Wilhelmina... more »»

Kitty Clark: Advocate for the arts

July 24, 2009 Do you remember what you wanted to be when you grew up? Sure you do. It’s my belief that we never forget that one. You were going to be a rock star. more »»

Lynn Wilson: Everyone deserves to learn

July 17, 2009 The profession of teaching offers two certitudes about which there can be no debate. One: A good teacher is a treasure. And certitude two: No one goes into teaching for the money. As John F. more »»

Meredith Wait: Champion for business, art

June 26, 2009 Four feet of snow fell on Shepherdstown in January of 1996. When the snow started to melt the rains came. more »»

For Jan Callen, it’s been a life of service

June 12, 2009 Frank and Katherine Cudzilo were Polish/Russian immigrants who met and married after they came to the United States in the early 1900s. more »»

Getting outside with Kristin Alexander

May 22, 2009 Luther Burbank, unquestionably the most famous horticulturist who ever lived, once wrote “Every child should have mud pies, grasshoppers, water bugs, tadpoles, frogs, mud turtles, elderberries, wil... more »»

Val Smith puts dancer’s grace into everything

May 15, 2009 When a baby comes into the world, most parents dream big about their future. For this child, they know, is the most beautiful, brilliant and talented child ever born. more »»

Walking the walk with John Griffith

May 8, 2009 Kingwood, West Virginia is a tiny town in Preston County. Founded in 1815, it’s a mining town in the northeast corner of the pan. more »»

Paul James: World traveler, culinary artist, musician

April 17, 2009 When you invite Paul James to dinner, chances are he’ll arrive with a box of homemade pastries. That’s one of the good things about being a blank slate when it comes to subjects for this column. more »»

Wanda Grantham Smith: Mother & council member

April 10, 2009 In the year 2003, Wanda Grantham Smith was trapped in her house on Cottage Street. At the end of the driveway was a huge pile of snow courtesy of the town snow plow. She couldn‘t get out. more »»

Wanda Grantham Smith: Mother & council member

April 10, 2009 In the year 2003, Wanda Grantham Smith was trapped in her house on Cottage Street. At the end of the driveway was a huge pile of snow courtesy of the town snow plow. She couldn‘t get out. more »»

Mary Beth Kilmer: Making music, art & food happen

April 3, 2009 I’ll wager a bet that there are few in Shepherdstown who haven’t met Mary Beth Kilmer. Known to most simply as “Mary Beth,” she’s the very likable face of the Blue Moon Cafe. more »»

Charles Freeland: Fighter pilot, farmer, teacher

March 27, 2009 In the summer of 1935, twelve year old Charles Freeland went off to camp in Rock Oak, West Virginia and was set on a path he has traveled for more than seventy years. more »»

Capt. John Schley: Three wars fought with valiance

March 20, 2009 In March of 1941 the USS Rhind steamed out into the Atlantic on an extended tour of duty. Aboard the destroyer was newly commissioned Ensign John Schley. Ensign Schley was also a newlywed. more »»

Eddie Sampson rode into town and put down roots

March 13, 2009 Bill Cosby ... Michael Jordan... Brad Pitt ... Martin Sheen... Denzel Washington … Eddie Sampson. What do all of these men have in common? They are all alumni of Boys & Girls Clubs of Americ. more »»

Anne Munro recalls local upbringing

March 6, 2009 In many ways Anne Munro personifies the town in which she was born and raised. She’s lovely…she’s wonderfully artistic and loaded with easy-going charm. Anne Munro is “Old Shepherdstown. more »»

Holly Morgan Frye: Service is the family creed

March 2, 2009 There isn’t a person over the age of fifteen who doesn’t remember where they were on September 11, 2001, the sunny Tuesday that had begun full of promise. more »»

Chris Crawford’s 18-year journey back to town

February 20, 2009 Twenty five years ago Chris Crawford visited Shepherdstown for the first time only to discover it was the place where he wanted to spend his lif. more »»

Lou Cox — from her farm in Kansas to Church Street

February 13, 2009 In thousands of dictionaries all over the world, right next to the definition of the word elegant, is a picture of Lou Cox. Those are the books of practically everyone who has ever met her. more »»

 
 

 

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