The word angel was used more than once. Even if you had never met Sara Lueck, you could feel her kindness and positivity in the tributes offered during a recent vigil (above). She made a career as a librarian at Jefferson County Schools and a vocation of serving the community. And those connections live on. There will be a memorial service at 1 pm on April 29, to be held in the Jefferson High School gymnasium. Ms. Lueck’s family will receive friends and community members starting at 10 am before the service.
Connecting communities is a passion for Peggy McKowen of the Contemporary American Theater Festival. 2023 will be her first season as the Artistic Director of the Festival and she shares some of her thoughts on the upcoming season with local author Lee Doty. Susan Mills shares her experience with people making connections (or reconnections) through the Ministerial Association in Shepherdstown. On a more secular plane, Erin Mooney writes about the connections fostered by Missy Glascock’s expanding Needful Things Emporium in downtown Charles Town.
To stretch the theme a bit further, the County Commission will be taking a look at how the county is connected (or not) at an upcoming transportation summit — and they’d like to hear from residents. We’re working on making more changes ourselves, to add more frequent online content — if you’d like to stay plugged in, sign up for our email list.By Steve Pearson