When we came to Shepherdstown more than 20 years ago, Ricco and I lived on River Road near the ford. Each morning, the first thing I did was look out our bay window at the river. The view changes daily, as well as seasonally. The interplay of water, light, and foliage on the riverbank never ceases to attract me. Several of my daily “pandemic walk” itineraries draw me close to the river. Each one offers a different, but beautiful, perspective. — Ellen Hoffman
Note from the Editor
When Ellen Hoffman sent me her note and photo (above) it reminded me of how we’re surrounded by rivers and streams in Jefferson County — at the end of a boat ramp, flowing under a bridge, running along a shore, even underground. We don’t see them every day, and perhaps, we take them for granted.
The photos of the Boyd Carter and Kearneysville Methodist Cemetery in this month’s issue (courtesy of Addison Reese) are haunting in a different way — reminders of lifes lived, forgotten by some, and remembered anew, thanks to the efforts of dedicated volunteers.
The Friends of Music is another group of volunteers working to lighten the spirits of the community, experimenting with new approaches to performing music as we struggle through the pandemic, both together and apart.By Steve Pearson