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‘Creating in COVID’: Art show features work of local artists, writers

SHEPHERDSTOWN — Along with the health crisis the coronavirus has caused around the globe over the past year-and-a-half, the COVID-19 Pandemic has also majorly inconvenienced the livelihoods and hobbies of people — not the least, being artists and writers. Since the pandemic started, the ...

Blue Moon Cafe reopens after abrupt closure with new staff, hours

SHEPHERDSTOWN — On July 17, the Blue Moon Cafe was abruptly shut down right before opening time, after half of the staff walked out when the cafe’s owners refused to fire one of its newer managers, Erin Jacobs. Jacobs happens to be the goddaughter of Greg Wise, who co-owns the place with ...

A day in the sun

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- A couple kayaks down the Potomac River on Thursday afternoon.

A time for celebration: Library groups, community gather for community picnic

SHEPHERDSTOWN — The Friends of the Shepherdstown Library held their annual meeting for the first time this Saturday afternoon in the form of a community picnic at Morgan’s Grove Park. The event drew both current and former FOSL members, as well as community members from the Shepherdstown ...

Fine Art Show & Sale returns to War Memorial Building after year’s hiatus

SHEPHERDSTOWN — A steady stream of art enthusiasts and artists swept through the War Memorial Building over the weekend, to view the Potomac River Artists Guild’s Fine Art Show & Sale. The show was the first the group has held in a year, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. According to ...

Playcast Plus street party series launches at Marinoff Theater

SHEPHERDSTOWN — The Contemporary American Theater Festival’s Playcast Plus street party series launched on Friday evening in the Marinoff Theater parking lot. While this first event drew around 250 attendees, CATF Public Relations Manager Gabrielle Tokach said she hopes to see even greater ...

Making a move

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- A man and his dog take a look in Cooper Captures Gallery’s current location at 107 East German Street, last Saturday afternoon. The gallery will be moving across the street to its new location, 112 East German Street, on Aug. 1.

Not horsin’ around: The Good Shop expands merchandise, continues to do good

SHEPHERDSTOWN — The Good Shop, located at 123 East German Street, has become one Shepherdstown’s staple businesses. While many other shops have come and gone in town over the past 16 years, since the shop’s original opening in a location on New Street, The Good Shop has remained as a ...