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Happy Howlidays: Shepherd University hosts community dog parade

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Dogs in Christmas-themed costumes stood six-feet-apart with their owners on the sidewalk along North King Street on Saturday morning, to participate in Shepherd University's first annual Howliday Dog Parade. The parade idea came from SU President Mary J.C. Hendrix herself, as ...

Coal House Forge: Jefferson High School student opens blacksmithing business

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Back in the fifth grade, Jefferson High School senior Justin Butcher was having fun playing the video game Skyrim, when he experienced an aha moment. The video game features a number of trade crafts, which Justin assumed were no longer practiced. However, as he continued to ...

Developer requests rezoning for new Sheetz station in Shepherdstown

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Shepherdstown may be getting a new Sheetz service station in the future, if a zoning map amendment is passed by the Jefferson County Commission. During the JCC's regular session meeting on Dec. 3, via the GoToWebinar platform, the JCC discussed the rezoning request, which was ...

Going All-Steinway: Shepherd University School of Music unveils new pianos

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- On Sunday afternoon, the Shepherd University School of Music held a virtual celebration on Youtube to reveal the newest additions to its collection of Steinway pianos. The two Steinway-designed Boston UP-126 Performance Edition pianos and Steinway Model B Classic Grand Piano ...

‘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.