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Composition competition: Shepherd senior's musical fanfare to be played on CATF 30th anniversary opening night

May 1, 2020 SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Over the past few months, the Contemporary American Theater Festival received a number of entries from Shepherd University music students and alumni for its 30th anniversary musical... more »»

Henry Willard bequeaths $3.45 million to local nonprofits

May 1, 2020 SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Many local nonprofits received an unexpected financial boost when they were named as beneficiaries by long-time resident Henry Willard. more »»

Filling the tea: Lost Dog Coffee sells bulk tea, coffee to community

May 1, 2020 SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Making ends meet has been a challenge for Shepherdstown's businesses, during the COVID-19 pandemic. more »»

A virtual reality: Shepherd University Relay for Life to raise donations through online fundraisers

April 24, 2020 SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Shepherd University's Relay for Life, in a normal year, draws hundreds of participants to walk to raise money for cancer research. more »»

Cleaning up and clearing out: SCC works on properties during pandemic

April 24, 2020 SHEPHERDSTOWN -- In preparation for the future lifting of restrictions and return to social activities, the Shepherdstown Community Club's members are working diligently on the upkeep of the War... more »»

Still poppin': Mountaineer Popcorn continues serving customers through pandemic

April 24, 2020 SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Mountaineer Popcorn owner Erin Valasek has never been forced to close her business since its founding four years ago. "Our business has been here for three-and-a-half years. more »»

In full bloom

April 24, 2020 SHEPHERDSTOWN -- The tree in front of the Shepherdstown Public Library is studded with spring blossoms. more »»

Community comes together to support Custer family

April 17, 2020 SHEPHERDSTOWN -- In adjusting to a life of social distancing, people wouldn’t often think about how the loss of a loved one would fit into the new framework. more »»

A different kind of Easter: Local churches find ways to celebrate holiday while social distancing

April 17, 2020 SHEPHERDSTOWN -- For the first time in many of their histories, Shepherdstown's churches were not able to celebrate Easter in their buildings. more »»

Going virtual: Four Seasons Books featuring story times for children, adults

April 10, 2020 SHEPHERDSTOWN -- As Shepherdstown residents follow the statewide order to stay at home and avoid close contact with more than five people, Four Seasons Books has found a way to make it possible for... more »»

In bloom

April 10, 2020 SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Flowers bloom throughout Jefferson County on Sunday afternoon, including in Shepherdstown, Harpers Ferry and Uvilla. more »»

The gift of 'swag': Retired organist remembers 60 years of Easter services

April 10, 2020 SHEPHERDSTOWN -- According to her granddaughter, Katie Morgan, Mary Ann Morgan began playing the organ for church at about 12 years ol. more »»

Strengthening the system: Local seamstresses band together to make face masks

April 10, 2020 SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Across the Eastern Panhandle, seamstresses have dusted off their sewing machines to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. more »»

Work for workers: Program to connect unemployed, underemployed with work projects

April 3, 2020 SHEPHERDSTOWN -- As businesses have had to close or limit their hours, due to the spread of the coronavirus, many of them have been forced to make budget cuts by eliminating jobs or decreasing... more »»

Just a sneak peek: Online event showcases plays for 30th season of Contemporary American Theater Festival

April 3, 2020 SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Every year, the Contemporary American Theater Festival first reveals the plays it will be featuring during its upcoming season to its local audience, with an event in the Marinoff... more »»

'Hear This!': Community members, students share life-changing moments at storytelling event

April 3, 2020 SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Community members and Shepherd University students gathered together in Erma Ora Byrd Hall on March 12, to listen and share stories about their lives, for the "Hear This! Stories... more »»

Ghost town: Shepherdstown restaurants close, as governor orders West Virginians to 'stay at home'

March 27, 2020 SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Toilet paper rolls disappearing from the shelves. Paper product aisles swept clean. more »»

Shepherd announces decision to finish semester online

March 27, 2020 SHEPHERDSTOWN -- West Virginia's Stay at Home Order went into effect on Tuesday night, as local residents prepared to begin taking even more extreme measures to protect themselves from catching and... more »»

Learning together: Shepherd offers free online Lifelong Learning courses to the community

March 27, 2020 SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Shepherd University's physical closure for the 2019-2020 school year, while necessary to slow the spread of COVID-19, left its Lifelong Learning program without meeting spaces for... more »»

Welcoming the spring!

March 20, 2020 SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Daffodils, crocuses and forsythia bloom throughout downtown Shepherdstown on Friday afternoon. more »»



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