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Hiking for a half century

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Hikers make their way down the C&O Canal towpath on Saturday afternoon. The C&O Canal National Historic Park celebrated its 50th anniversary on Friday. Prior to the hallmark anniversary, the Towpath Resurfacing Campaign finished resurfacing the 42 miles of towpath ...

‘Thin Times’: Paul Grant poetry book printed posthumously

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Over the years since its establishment out of Four Seasons Books, The Bookend Poets group has drawn a number of talented poets to its monthly meetings. Out of those meetings have developed a number of true friendships, founded on mutual respect for each other's work. One of ...

A Day of Gratitude: Food pantry to express appreciation for local help

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- As it moved to its permanent home in the Trinity Episcopal Church chapel in November, the Shepherdstown Shares Food Pantry experienced an outpouring of help and donations from the local community, which helped ensure its success in serving those in need in the 25443 zipcode ...

A Christmas catastrophe

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- The Shepherdstown Volunteer Fire Department put out a fire in the basement of 871 Morgan Grove Road on Christmas morning. The homeowner and her family spent the weekend in a local motel, thanks to the American Red Cross, as her home is now without electricity or plumbing, ...

Pappy Van Winkle auction remembers founder, raises funds

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- One of Shepherdstown's great tragedies this past summer, was the loss of Shepherdstown Liquors owner Mohsen Sadeghzadeh, resulting from injuries sustained in a car accident. For the six weeks after his death, his business was run by its manager, Whitney Master, until its new ...

A ‘White Christmas’

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Shepherd University Junior Nathan Woodhill shovels snow along German Street last Thursday afternoon. Shepherdstown received 10 inches of snow on Dec. 16.

Ho-Ho-Holidays!: Market features new, returning artisans

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Maryanne Caruso sat beside her daughter, Meredith Caruso, on Saturday afternoon, as they manned their respective tables -- Harper’s Fairies and Meredith -- on the final weekend of the Ho-Ho-Holiday Handmade Market in the War Memorial Building. Maryanne, a longtime ...

Fire department holiday dinner tradition turns to curbside service

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- “We have been hosting this dinner for about the last 10 to 12 years,” said Denny Barron, Shepherdstown Fire Department treasurer. Barron was referring to the annual holiday "thank you" meal the department hosts for the community as a thank you for the continued support of ...