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November 23, 2006

Humane Society to display honor trees

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Berkeley County Humane Society will again display memorial/honor trees, which allow shoppers to tag lights for pets.

The trees can be found in the JC Penney corridor of the Martinsburg Mall until Christmas.

White lights represent memorials, while the colored lights are used to honor living pets. Proceeds benefit the shelter.

For more information or to volunteer, call 304-263-8796 in the evenings.

Fire department to host free dinner

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The Shepherdstown Fire Department will host its Christmas Open House and free community dinner from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at the fire station at 8052 Martinsburg Pike.

Reservations are not required for the dinner.

Any donated food items will be given to the Jefferson County Ministerial Association food pantry.

The open house offers gifts for children, fire safety literature and fire and ambulance displays. Santa Claus will be in attendance.

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Shepherdstown Youth Center holds open house

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The Shepherdstown Youth Center, 4257 Kearneysville Pike, will hold an open house at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28.

Youths and adult learners have access to computers, an LCD projector and whiteboard at the community resource center.

For more information, call 304-876-3112.

Reel Time Film Festival on tap

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Shepherd University's documentary journalism class will present the second Reel Time Film Festival on Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the Shepherdstown Opera House.

The event will feature five student-produced documentaries that focus on topics ranging from police officers to body modifications.

The documentary journalism class focuses on the study of documentary theory, techniques, and production.

The students in the class are responsible for producing a 15-minute film on a topic of their choice.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Katie Higgins at 703/507-7422.

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