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A blessing to this community

February 21, 2014 While preparing for the story in today's paper on Food Lion and the Masonic Lodge partnership, I was completely impressed with the service to community done by the local grocery. more »»

Baseball is not all about fundraising

February 16, 2014 A recent comment in the Journal Junction section of our sister paper sparked an outcry from long-time supporters of Jefferson High baseball. more »»

Give thanks to all who make our way easier

February 7, 2014 The road crews for the state and for the county and towns have worked more than their share of hours this winter to treat the roadways, to plow inches upon inches of snow and to make the way as... more »»

Simply enjoy the music

January 31, 2014 I am anticipating an upcoming interview with the Music Fellows at Shepherd University and attending their upcoming recital. more »»

Children learn from what they see

January 24, 2014 It seems a fairly simple statement to make that children learn from what they see. more »»

We welcome the input

January 17, 2014 I am prompted to write this editorial this week following a phone call asking that I print an apology for my editorial regarding teachers from last week. more »»

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 »»

Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus

December 20, 2013 Note: I share this editorial written in 1897 with you this week as we celebrate Christmas. more »»

Pick up the pen and write a note

December 13, 2013 As Christmas quickly approaches, I faithfully check the mailbox every day for those beautiful Christmas cards. 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 »»

It's more than courtesy to respond

November 8, 2013 R.S.V.P. stands for a French phrase, "répondez, s'il vous plaît," which means "please reply. more »»

The things that catch one's eye

November 1, 2013 I spent a pleasant hour last week enjoying lunch with members of the Lifelong Learning program at Shepherd University. 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 »»

We must all join forces against cancer

October 22, 2013 The month of October is known for so many things...fall colors, Halloween and so much more. It is also Breast Cancer Awareness month. 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 »»

Putting the worst face to the public

October 4, 2013 We are in Day 2 of the government shut down and the idiocy of this entire situation is mind-boggling. more »»

 
 
 

 

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