Despite the cold, life must go on
January 13, 2014 We have certainly faced some grueling temperatures this week. These have led to a variety of issues, closings, accidents, frozen pipes, etc., which have put lives in turmoil. more »»
Look back but move forward
January 6, 2014 Stepping into 2014 is certainly a time for reflection over the past year; however, rather than dwell on the past, we must look ahead to what the new year holds. more »»
Reading is fundamental
December 27, 2013 As we head into another new year, there are many areas to which we can shift our focus for those infamous resolutions. more »»
Not sure if traffic lights are best fit
November 29, 2013 As many of you know, I travel Route 340 each day from Harpers Ferry to work here in Shepherdstown. I am sure that many of you travel that highway to and from work as wel. more »»
Don't think 'It can't happen to me.'
November 22, 2013 In sitting down this week with the director of the Jefferson County Community Ministries, I learned more than I ever imagined about the number of people within our county's borders that need... more »»
The greatest gift
November 18, 2013 As we head into the holiday season, I am hearing (and asking) “What would you like for Christmas?” and while there are many pictures running through my head of nice jewelry, clothes, maybe even a... more »»
Time to prepare for the winter
October 25, 2013 Temperatures are dropping outside and the local Emergency Management department has issued a freeze watch for the coming evenings. more »»
Perseverance despite shutdown
October 14, 2013 Kudos to Freedom's Run organizers who are moving ahead with the annual event despite the childish behavior of our federal government in continuing with the shutdown of the area's national parks. more »»
A moment frozen in time
September 13, 2013 It is Sept. 11 that I pen these words and in doing, remember the day 12 years ago when events took place that we thought would never happen on American soil. more »»
Shouldn't we err on the side of caution?
September 6, 2013 An incident that happened in Jefferson County last week left many parents, your editor included, wondering exactly what the Jefferson County board of Education was thinking. more »»
Commercialism on a grand scale
August 30, 2013 Let me start by saying that I love Christmas! It is nearly September and I have already begun storing some gifts as I try to space out shopping to make it more affordable. more »»
Who's reality is this?
August 23, 2013 Each month I write a check to Comcast for cable television and shake my head in wonder at why I continue to do it. more »»