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‘Oh Christmas Tree!’

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- A live Christmas tree rests on top of a vehicle along German Street, waiting for its trip home on Saturday afternoon.

Norfolk Southern completing work near Morgan’s Grove Park

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Norfolk Southern Railroad is currently completely construction on and around the tracks adjacent to Morgan’s Grove Park. Park visitors and users have been asked to steer clear of the work area and all Norfolk Southern Railroad equipment. According to Jen Wabnitz, president ...

Domestic poetry: Pop-up shop features unique combination of artistic concepts

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- An appreciation for practical art and poetry led Rohrersville, Md.-based potter Hunt Prothro to develop his Domestic Poetry Weather Series. The pieces in this series feature embedded poetry and designs inspired by the Paleolithic cave sites in southern France. "In the last ...

Badge-worthy: Daisy Troop visits yoga studio to learn about respect

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Tricia Mueller at Double Iris Yoga and Massage, located at 7670 Martinsburg Pike, opened her doors to members of Daisy Troop 15099 in Shepherdstown this week, as the young scouts worked to earn their “Respect Myself and Others” petal badge. “We learned about how to ...

Hide ‘n Seek

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- A cat peers out from a bush along an alley in downtown Shepherdstown on Friday afternoon.

A Handmade Christmas: Community comes out for early holiday shopping

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Morgan's Grove Park swarmed with shoppers on Saturday, as they took advantage of a local opportunity to begin Christmas shopping a week before the Christmas season commenced. Thirty-seven local artists, seamstresses, crafters and chefs set up booths along the gravel road ...

A weekend of fine art: Art Market features work of Shepherd University students

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- The rising number of coronavirus cases in the Eastern Panhandle has been reflected among Shepherd University's students and staff, forcing the university to make serious changes over the last month, including closing the Wellness Center and only allowing its facilities to be ...

SAIL presents Third Annual Community Service Award in annual meeting

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Since the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Michele Goldman has been working to make a difference in her community, by organizing the Community Organizations Active in Disasters and helping to lead the Eastern Panhandle Campaign for Masks. The campaign has helped educate ...

SCC annual meeting quietly routine

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Members of the Shepherdstown Community Club gathered last week for their annual meeting, which was projected live via Facebook for those who chose not to attend in person. Despite some technical difficulties, each club member received a summary of the meeting’s ...