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Seeing the sunny side: Artist explores new world of sunflower cultivation

SHEPHERDSTOWN — When the COVID-19 Pandemic hit Shepherdstown in March 2020, some of the people it impacted the most were artists, who previously made ends meet by selling their work at art shows and galleries. But the pandemic forced many art shows to be canceled and art galleries to be ...

Shepherdstown Community Club works to continue treatment of ash tree

SHEPHERDSTOWN — The stately trees found at Morgan’s Grove Park provide shade, as well as serenity, to park visitors. The park features many varieties of trees grown to maturity, including maples, oaks, sycamores, ash and an Osage orange. One of the beloved ash trees is now more than five ...

Shepherd University student named Miss West Virginia 2021

SHEPHERDSTOWN — Community Garden Market employee and Shepherd University student Jaelyn Wratchford hugged her fellow two finalists in the Miss West Virginia Pageant at the Airborne Event Center in Martinsburg on Saturday night, as they awaited the results of the final scores from the ...

Memorial sale draws crowd throughout three-day weekend

SHEPHERDSTOWN — Community members and visitors alike turned out in droves for the Mary Stanley Memorial Sale in the War Memorial Building over the weekend. The sale, which began with a pre-sale event for Shepherdstown Community Club members and paying attendees on Friday night, was open to ...

CATF ready for July with PlaycastPlus season planned

SHEPHERDSTOWN — The Contemporary American Theater Festival is, for the second summer in a row, finding a creative way to celebrate theater this summer. But, unlike last summer, this year’s events will not only be held online, but also in-person. CATF’s summer season, PlaycastPlus, will ...

‘Ready, steady, go!’: I Steadies to hold 36th anniversary show

SHEPHERDSTOWN — The Amp at Sam Michaels Park will be filled with music on Aug. 28 from 4-10 p.m., as The I Steadies roll into town for an evening of music and memories. After multiple reschedulings due to COVID-19 Pandemic-related safety concerns, The I Steadies 36th Anniversary Reunion ...

Strawberries in the sun

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- A self-service produce stand stands along Scrabble Road last Saturday afternoon.

Potomac Trading Company moves location, plans name change

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Potomac Trading Company originally opened right on the outskirts of Shepherdstown, at 7330 Martinsburg Pike, in 2013. But, as of this weekend, it has officially taken up residents right in the heart of the town, at 107 West German Street. "The building we were renting was ...

Historic Shepherdstown Museum reopens with regular hours

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- On Saturday afternoon, Historic Shepherdstown Museum reopened its doors to the public for the first time in over a year. The 37 event attendees enjoyed a tour of the museum and a small reception, as part of the event. According to Historic Shepherdstown & Museum President ...