Tri-State briefs

March 22, 2007

'Dynamic' players at Saturday concert

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Some outstanding music is in store for Jefferson County on Saturday, according to organizers of an event to be held at Harpers Ferry Middle School.

Shepherdstown Music & Dance will present performances by Steve Schneider and Lece Webster and Catriona McKay and Chris Stout.

Schneider plays hammer dulcimer and Lece plays harp and together they play an interesting mix of music that can range from traditional tunes to Beatles classics, said Joanie Blanton, an organizer of the event.

McKay and Stout are premiere musicians from Scotland and McKay, who also plays harp, won the highest award for harp playing in France, Blanton said.

"They're just very dynamic players," Blanton said.

The two groups will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for senior citizens and $8 for students.


Tickets are available at O'Hurley's General Store in Shepherdstown, W.Va. For more information, call 304-263-2531.

Civil War seminar slated for June

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va - Shepherd's George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War will host a Civil War seminar June 21-24 at Shepherd University.

The seminar, titled Mystic Chords of Memory: How Americans have Remembered and Commemorated the Civil War, will focus on the interaction of forces that contributed to the development of modern Civil War memory.

Presentations will cover the controversy over the Confederate battle flag; William Mahone and the Battle of the Crater; American efforts to commemorate wars via monuments, holidays, veterans' organizations, and national cemeteries; Civil War memory in popular media; and the history of re-enacting and living-history presentations. Tours will include Civil War commemoration on the Antietam Battlefield and in Washington, D.C.

Double occupancy resident rate, including tuition, double-occupancy accommodations, meals, and transportation for tours in air conditioned coach is $450. Commuter rate, including tuition and transportation in air conditioned coach is $285. Meal plans are available for an additional fee.

For more information,call 304-876-5429.

Water line work to take about 3 weeks

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The water line construction that began today in the 300 block of East Stephen Street is expected to continue for about three weeks, according to a news release from the City of Martinsburg.

Utilities Director Steve Knipe said in the release that traffic will be allowed in both directions, but will be restricted to one lane at a time.

Motorists are asked to be patient and expect delays in the area.

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