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Local Audubon sponsoring owl banding field trips

October 14, 2016 The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is sponsoring two special nighttime field trips this fall to watch an expert catch, band and release migrating owls. The first trip will be held on Oct. more »»

Body found in Shepherdstown identified

October 14, 2016 The body of a missing 24-year-old man was identified after being found on the water’s edge in Shepherdstown on Monday, Jefferson County Sheriff Pete Dougherty said. “His name is Dylan Beilke. more »»

‘Ghost of Shepherdstown’ star to appear at Halloween celebration

October 14, 2016 The historic town of Shepherdstown will celebrate Halloween this year with its fourth annual “BooFest” beginning the evening of Wednesday, Oct. more »»

Abstractions 2016 at The Bridge Gallery

October 14, 2016 The annual fall exhibit featuring abstract art in a variety of forms is opening at The Bridge on Saturday, Oct. 15 with a reception from 5-7:30 p.m. more »»

Shepherd plans Homecoming activities Oct. 17-22

October 14, 2016 Shepherd University will celebrate Homecoming Oct. 17-22 by offering a variety of activities for students and the community. more »»

Cafe Society to discuss Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD)

October 14, 2016 The next Cafe Society’s session on Oct. 18 will focus on PTSD; a term frequently used in public and private conversations but all-to-often, not well understoo. more »»

Shepherd to host Guinean ambassador

October 14, 2016 Shepherd University is hosting the U.S. Ambassador from the Republic of Guinea on Tuesday, Oct. 18. H.E. Ambassador Mamady Conde will give a lecture on Guinea’s political and governing system at 6 p. more »»

500 years of reformation celebration

October 14, 2016 Oct. 31 marks the start of the 500th year since Martin Luther turned the Roman Catholic church on its ear and unwittingly began the reformation of the church. more »»

JCS teachers raising trout in the classroom igniting interest in STEM learning

October 14, 2016 Seven Jefferson County Schools (JCS) teachers, have begun a hands-on science program called Trout in the Classroom throughout five different JCS school buildings. more »»

Owl Prowl set for Oct. 28

October 14, 2016 The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a pre-Halloween “owl prowl” walk at the historic Claymont property near Charles Town the evening of Oct. 2. more »»

Oldest volunteer fire department in state going strong since 1792

October 14, 2016 Firefighters have responded to the bell in Shepherdstown since 1792, and they are still going strong toda. more »»

Rotary clubs donate reference books to County schools

October 14, 2016 As they have done for many years, the Shepherdstown and Charles Town Rotary clubs have teamed up this fall to provide free dictionaries and thesauruses to students in Jefferson County schools. more »»

CraftWorks donates Cool Spring property to Audubon Society

October 14, 2016 It was recently announced that the nonprofit CraftWorks at Cool Spring organization has donated its property in southern Jefferson County to the Potomac Valley Audubon Society (PVAS). more »»

‘Crystal Traveler’ is a new science fiction romance novel by local authors

October 14, 2016 Breighton and Kathleen Dawe mesh themes of love, science and history to create a magical story of the final days of Atlantis. In their debut publication, authors R. B. more »»

Shepherd happy hour added to homecoming, RSVPs due Oct. 19

October 14, 2016 Shepherd University Ram fans will have a chance to get a preview of the Homecoming football game from Coach Monte Cater during a special happy hour scheduled for Friday, Oct. 21, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. more »»

Olympiad shows students that science is everywhere

October 14, 2016 Last week, beginning Oct. 3, the Jefferson County Community Center hosted approximately 750 sixth graders for the county’s annual Science Olympiad. more »»


October 14, 2016 Jefferson High School Marching Cougars were featured at Shepherd’s halftime show Saturday. more »»

Gibbs shares his ‘Game Plan for Life’

October 14, 2016 Former Redskin Coach Joe Gibbs shared his ‘Game Plan for Life with more than 800 men at the Ranson Civic Center on Wednesday morning. more »»

Audubon Bird Walk scheduled in Harpers Ferry on Oct. 12

October 7, 2016 The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a bird walk in the South Schoolhouse Ridge section of the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park on Wednesday, Oct. 12. The walk will begin at 8 a.m. more »»

Zika expert to present Shepherd President’s Lecture

October 7, 2016 The Zika virus will be the focus of a special President’s Lecture Series talk at Shepherd University on Monday, Oct. 10, at 6:30 p.m. in the Erma Ora Byrd Hall auditorium. Dr. more »»

Scarborough Society Art and Lecture Series to feature local novelist

October 7, 2016 The Scarborough Society of Shepherd University will sponsor a program featuring novelist and Shepherd University adjunct instructor Alan Gibson, Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.. more »»


Tuesday Afternoon Sewing Time October 25, 2016

Bring your sewing, knitting, embroidery, even your mending — and let's enjoy each other's company inthe Parlor Room of Trinity Episcopal's Parish House, 1 to 4 p.m. Questions? Call Paula Lelansky at 304-876-2930. more »

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