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Wine auction concludes with live bidding tonight

SHEPHERDSTOWN — A three-day wine event has been underway to benefit the Shepherdstown Daycare Center and will culminate this evening with an online live this evening, beginning at 7 p.m. The event, which began Wednesday, kicked off with virtual wine tastings and tours of two Maryland ...

Believing in tomorrow: Garden club brings back pre-pandemic fundraiser

SHEPHERDSTOWN — “To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow,” according to Audrey Hepburn. That positive, futuristic mindset is driving the Potomac-Mecklenburg Garden Club this spring, as it plans to bring back its annual plant sale on May 1. According to club member Esther Murphy, the ...

Railroad crossing named after beloved community member

SHEPHERDSTOWN — In conjunction with the official opening of Morgan’s Grove Park for the spring season, members of the community gathered at the park on Saturday to unveil signage honoring the late Henry Willard. Willard, a resident of Shepherdstown and former member of the Shepherdstown ...

Provost honored in final Salon Series concert

SHEPHERDSTOWN — Dedicated in memory of former Shepherd University Provost Scott Beard, the final concert in the 2020-2021 Salon Series at Shepherd University was livestreamed on YouTube from the Frank Center on April 1. The concert featured SU music professors Yu-Hsuan Liao on piano, David ...

NCTC EagleCam shows growth of eaglets this spring

SHEPHERDSTOWN — Two of them this year. Grayish in color and appearing to be covered in fuzz. Being raised high above the rolling hills in a gnarled sycamore tree are a pair of eaglets about 18-20 days old today. You can see them and get attuned to their sometimes comical antics, from right ...

Spring cleaning: Volunteers work to spruce up Morgan’s Grove Park

SHEPHERDSTOWN — Dozens of volunteers turned out for a clean-up day at Morgan’s Grove Park on Saturday, eager to get the park ready for spring activities. Every area of the park was worked on, whether it needed cleaning, maintenance or improvements. Stephanie Unger and her mother, Linda ...

Hive House Apiaries looks forward to first growing season in Shepherdstown

SHEPHERDSTOWN — Last September, Shepherdstown resident Jason Murphy opened up the town’s first beekeeping supply business, Hive House Apiaries, at 108 South Princess Street. While the business had existed for a little over four years, at that point in time, it had largely been relegated to ...