Shepherd University is moving forward with virtual and in-person instruction starting August 24, with an accelerated semester that reclaims Labor Day and Fall Break as instructional days and ends just before Thanksgiving.
WVU Medicine plans to build a 10,700-square-foot medical office building (MOB) located on Route 45 west of downtown Shepherdstown near Sheetz, which will house two physician’s office suites—one for primary care and one for specialists.
Bells will be ringing in Shepherdstown on the day after Christmas. Jerry Bock and Bruce Massey of the Historic Shepherdstown Commission announce the Second-Annual “Shepherdstown Tour of Historic Churches.”
Since 2007, Shepherdstown Pedal & Paddle has provided the region with a full-service bike, kayak, and canoe shop, while also providing sales, services, and rentals.
Arguably the oldest town in West Virginia, Shepherdstown remains surprisingly on trend within an assortment of social, political, and even municipal categories. Which is why it should come as no surprise to learn that the town began exploring the emergence of transient lodging back in 2017.
Shepherdstown is often designated the oldest town in West Virginia—some thirty-odd years older than the nation itself. High Street is considered to be the oldest street in town—used by pioneers crossing the Potomac River at Pack Horse Ford when they came up over the bluffs to the town—and on it sits a building named the Catherine Weltzheimer House, a.k.a., The Yellow House, circa 1817.
When Eastern Panhandle Pride began organizing Shepherdstown’s annual Pride celebration, founder Mark Harding had a few fresh ideas. “We wanted to be sure that we’re showcasing our rural heritage,” Harding said—having grown up in a rural area that instilled in him an appreciation for Appalachian culture—and for the unique brand of pride shown by rural LGBTQ+ communities.
Mark your calendars for Saturday June 23, for Shepherdstown’s wildly popular annual Street Fest—one of the region’s finest festivals, highlighting local artisans, musicians, and activities to a crowd of all ages.
The dog days of spring will bloom when the Shepherdstown Visitors Center presents DogFest on Saturday, April 28, from 10am-4pm, and Sunday, April 29, from 11am-4pm. Exhibitors will be on North King Street, and several exciting events will take place on the grounds of Shepherd University.
As Shepherdstown and Shepherd University continue to successfully expand and become increasingly intertwined, the value of cooperative partnerships cannot be overemphasized.
Shepherdstown Mayor Jim Auxer cares a lot about the environment. And as one of the Panhandle’s greenest, most outdoor-friendly locations, he feels it’s everyone’s responsibility to help keep Shepherdstown clean.
So how exactly does one make organic bean-to-bar chocolate? Jack Meyer, owner of Appalachian Chocolate Company, the only chocolate manufacturer in West Virginia explains hise process.
When I first moved here sixteen years ago, Shepherdstown was seeing a new wave of neo-hippies in town, the seventh-or-so such wave since the ‘60s. Drumming was a regular activity at The Wall; dreads seemed to be more popular than grey hair; and where Kazu is now, there was a shop called Dragonfly—full of tie-dye, sarongs, and guayaberas.