The Shepherdstown Area Independent Living organization, or SAIL as it is more commonly known, has partnered with Shepherd University for a year-long intergenerational project entitled “Hear This! Sharing Stories Across Generations.”
H.S. Leigh Koonce
When Joseph Goss and his wife, Lynne, purchased an old farmhouse outside of Shepherdstown, the retired engineer never dreamed the acquisition would lead to many countless, happy hours of research and, eventually, a book.
Robbie Barrat’s revolutionary research relating to artificial intelligence (AI) has earned him numerous plaudits, an art exhibition in France, as well as a place in a new documentary about high school science fairs.
With schools slated to re-open on August 20, both Jefferson and Berkeley County (WV) school systems are continuing to see an upward trend in enrollment, which they are juggling while rolling out new programs for both students and faculty.
The Contemporary American Theater Festival is entering its 27th year and promises to deliver another round of fresh, cutting-edge performances undeniably relevant to the times.
The last standing grove of mature green ash trees in the Eastern Panhandle is the subject of an ongoing preservation project organized by the Shepherdstown Community Club (SCC).
Chilly winds and winter-like temperatures didn’t deter approximately 600 students from participating in a demonstration in front of Washington High School (Jefferson County, WV) on March 14, one month after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, which claimed 17 lives.
The second-largest school system in West Virginia has converted approximately one-fifth of the heating and cooling systems in its district to geothermal power, making it a leader in alternative energy in a state known for its once-booming coal industry.
October 7 saw the launch of Bushel & Peck in the historic Charles Washington Hall, returning the site to a use it hasn’t enjoyed since the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Plans for the relocation and expansion of the Shepherdstown Public Library are entering the homestretch, but opportunities are still available to contribute to the fundraising effort.
Ronda Lehman has worn many hats over the years—hospice nurse, expert witness, political candidate, clean water advocate, softball coach—and since November of 2013, she has added one more, coordinator of the Jefferson County Teen Court program.
The City of Charles Town officially christened a new nature park housed on a former brownfield site and kicked off the first piece of a large-scale project in its urban center.
A robust movement advocating for greater state tax credits for the rehabilitation of historic properties is spreading throughout West Virginia—and is picking up steam in the state’s legislature.
After a remodel nearly 16 years in the making, Charles Town’s Charles Washington Hall is set to have a grand re-opening on April 7 at 10am.
Shepherd Village, the first cohousing community development in West Virginia, is continuing to make progress, and ground will hopefully be broken sometime in 2017.