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Farewell Martinsburg Mall

October 7, 2016 I recently made a stop in to the Martinsburg Mall. With daughters, we are frequent shoppers at Bath and Body Works. more »»

Jumping on the sign soapbox

September 23, 2016 I once again climb aboard my soapbox to rant about election signs. It seems this topic continues to be a pet peeve with every election season. more »»

Would another tragedy heal the divide?

September 16, 2016 As our country remembered the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001 on Sunday, I could not help but think of the way that people banded together in the face of an attack on our nation. more »»

What’s on your bucket list?

September 9, 2016 People have always had hopes and dreams and plans to accomplish certain things. At some point in time that compilation of items has been designated as one’s “bucket list. more »»

Ghosts are good for business

September 2, 2016 It is clear from reports to the Town Council that the Ghosts of Shepherdstown have been good for business all around town. more »»

Dean of Students is not what’s needed

August 26, 2016 The Board of Education’s decision to hire another level of administration at Jefferson High School in the form of a Dean of Students is not what is needed--at least from listening to the discussion... more »»

Plan on fun at the Fair!

August 19, 2016 As we head into the final weeks of August, it’s time to head out to the Jefferson County Fair! This year marks the 64th annual fair for our county and the organizers have worked to make it one of th... more »»

May healing be found at JHS

August 12, 2016 As our students prepare to head back to the classroom next Thursday, Jefferson High School leaders have attempted to develop a plan to help students and faculty return to the school following... more »»

Know your role as a board member

August 5, 2016 I serve on several boards and commissions, and the first thing that I did when being appointed was to find out what, exactly, my duties were. more »»

True dedication to their students

July 29, 2016 I write this week to commend two Jefferson High teachers, as well as many parent volunteers and others who have devoted their time to ‘Band Camp. more »»

Thankful for a look into the past

July 22, 2016 What a joy it was for us at The Chronicle office this week to receive a visit from Charles Vanmetre, who stopped in to pay his subscription and took the time to chat awhile. Mr. more »»

Respect and protect The Blue

July 15, 2016 Never shoud the actions that took place in Dallas against a line of police officers doing their duty be justified, praised or accepted. more »»

So many things our children need to know

July 8, 2016 There are so many little details that our children need to know as they grow older. This week, I was faced with questions from a 25-year old now on her own about how to pay property taxes. more »»

West Virginians helping each other

July 1, 2016 The devastating floods that have wreaked havoc on much of the Mountain State have caused Mountaineers to band together for a common goal. more »»

Less information...more bliss

June 27, 2016 The infamous “they” say we live in the age of information. I?find that to be unfortunately tru. more »»

Remembering Father’s Day

June 20, 2016 This Sunday marks that special days designated to fathers. more »»

Remember. . .It’s Television

June 10, 2016 The hype is all around as Shepherdstown prepares for the upcoming “Ghost of Shepherdstown” that will air this Sunday evening. All I have to say is “Remember. . . more »»

Know and abide by laws of the road

June 3, 2016 Sometimes I think that we need to give adult and “experienced” drivers a refresher course. more »»

Let us be mindful of the day

May 27, 2016 As we look ahead with anticipation to a three-day weekend, let us all remember that Memorial Day is not just a day for us to sleep in, cook out or go to take advantage of some sale or other. more »»

Priorities for children are way off

May 23, 2016 With every turn of the TV or radio dial, all that comes from the news media is the story on bathroom usage. more »»

A shout out to the graduates

May 13, 2016 This week I take this space to give a shout of congratulations to all of those graduating this month! That includes our neighbors here at Shepherd University who bestowed diplomas last weekend; to... more »»



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August 5, 2014 Here is photo of a frog that found its way into our garage, but didn't make it out. Crushed before it's time. At least it did't suffer, I think. more »

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