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Chapman to serve as Relay for Life’s Honorary Chair

February 28, 2020 CHARLES TOWN -- Life was good for Christina Chapman in 2018. After living in Jefferson County with her family for 20 years, life was altogether going as planned. Then, on Nov. more »»

Park system receives grant for mobile recreation program

February 21, 2020 HARPERS FERRY -- Jefferson County Parks and Recreation was one of 13 recipients of the B.R.I.D.G.. more »»

Commemorating Black History: Performance brings to life the works of Langston Hughes

February 14, 2020 HARPERS FERRY -- Actor and writer David Mills portrayed famed African American poet Langston Hughes on Saturday as part of the Harpers Ferry National Park Service's Black History Month presentation. more »»

Ravenous for wild game: Attendance at Wild Beast Feast tops 1,200

February 7, 2020 RANSON—The 11th Annual Wild Beast Feast, hosted by Fellowship Bible Church on Friday night, drew its largest crowd to date, with 1,211 attendees. more »»

Volunteers help with Edge Hill Cemetery wreath clean-up

January 31, 2020 CHARLES TOWN — Volunteer groups arrived ready to work on Saturday at Edge Hill Cemetery, with the goal of clearing the more than 700 wreaths that were placed in December as part of the Wreaths Acros... more »»

Harpers Ferry council receives update on pedestrian bridge status

January 14, 2020 HARPERS FERRY—During the Jan. more »»

Jefferson County Relay plans kick-off event

January 10, 2020 CHARLES TOWN — The never-ending battle to raise awareness and funds for the fight against cancer has local volunteers gearing up for the kick-off of Jefferson County Relay for Lif. more »»

Project Cold Front: Fiber artists ‘yarn bomb’ Charles Town

January 10, 2020 CHARLES TOWN — To raise awareness of the struggles faced by the county’s homeless population, more than 15 fiber artists worked together to provide an eye-catching reminder that cold weather is her. more »»

Freight train derails into river in Harpers Ferry

December 27, 2019 HARPERS FERRY — An eastbound CSX freight train crossing the Potomac River near Harpers Ferry derailed and sent multiple train cars into the water below in the early hours of Saturday morning. more »»

Thomassen Ford damage topping out over $2 million

December 27, 2019 CHARLES TOWN—Fire quickly spread across the rooftop of the Thomassen Ford building in Charles Town on Dec. 26, after materials caught fire during some welding repairs. more »»

U.S. Marines collect toys for children in need

December 20, 2019 SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Along with dozens of other locations in Jefferson County, the Jefferson County Community Center was a drop off location for Toys for Tots this year. On Saturday, the U.S. more »»

Street named in honor of Jefferson County Parks and Recreation director

December 13, 2019 SHENANDOAH JUNCTION -- Jennifer Myers, director of Jefferson County Parks and Recreation, holds a new street sign bearing her name. more »»

An Olde Tyme Christmas: Harpers Ferry Christmas event sees strong start

December 13, 2019 HARPERS FERRY -- Decked out in boughs of greenery and Civil War-era Christmas decorations, Harpers Ferry’s 49th Annual Olde Tyme Christmas celebration got off to a good start on Friday evening. more »»

Thanksgiving generosity

December 6, 2019 CHARLES TOWN -- The kitchen staff of Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races provided Thanksgiving meals for seniors at the Jefferson County Council on Agin. more »»

'Santa Claus Is Coming to Town': Meet-and-greets to be held throughout December

December 6, 2019 RANSON -- Santa will be taking time out of his busy holiday schedule to enjoy multiple events with children and their families in Jefferson County. more »»

Shopping small: Local residents support Small Business Saturday

December 6, 2019 SHENANDOAH JUNCTION -- Local residents visited local markets and specialty stores on Saturday, to support small business owners on Small Business Saturday. more »»

Fit as a fiddle: Free strings classes offered for adults, children at local church

December 6, 2019 SHENANDOAH JUNCTION -- "'A lot of people believe the brain isn't very plastic after puberty. In fact, the brain maintains its ability to change. more »»

A big ‘How-How’: Jefferson County 4-H celebrates the year

November 29, 2019 CHARLES TOWN — "Celebrate the Possibilities" was the theme for the year-end celebration held on Nov. more »»

A princess party: Princesses from around Jefferson County gather for 'Frozen 2' celebration

November 29, 2019 HARPERS FERRY -- As "Frozen 2" made its way into theaters last week, Jefferson County Parks and Recreation welcomed more than 60 little princesses to Sam Michael’s Community Center on Nov. more »»

Jefferson County Parks and Recreation receives award

November 22, 2019 CHARLES TOWN -- Jefferson County Parks and Recreation was the recipient of the Eugene F. Fuller Award for programming for the third consecutive year. more »»



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