September 3, 2013
Shepherdstown's Really, Really Free Market reopened Sunday to wide acclaim from many of its former patrons. However, it was not on the wall in front of McMurran Hall, where it ran for four years, but just around the corner on North King Street, sandwiched between Reynolds Hall and Town Hall. This time around, the market is out of the reaches of Shepherd University. In April, the three-member McMurran Hall board of trustees kicked it off the wall. The board members are appointed by the university to manage McMurran Hall “in the public interest.” The trustees and university officials ruled in April that “The use of the grounds of historic McMurran Hall by the Really, Really Free Market is not in keeping with its institutional polices for use of the facility.” At that time, it had just opened for its fifth season, said Robbie Glenn, 24, a local resident and Shepherd senior, who organized the market with a handful of volunteers in 2007.
August 24, 2013
The Rotary Club of Shepherdstown has inducted Salle Mickey as a new member. The induction ceremony was held at the club's Aug. 20 regular breakfast meeting at the Bavarian Inn in Shepherdstown. Mickey is a public relations specialist at Platinum PR, a Shepherdstown public relations firm. She graduated in 2012 from Shepherd University, where she double-majored in communications and Spanish. At Shepherd, she was involved in many community service activities and was a member of Rotaract, a Rotary organization for young adults.
August 13, 2013
Glenn William Kinser Jr., 73, of Shepherdstown, W.Va., died Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, at his home. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, W.Va.
August 9, 2013
The Rotary Club of Shepherdstown has donated $500 to the Shepherd University Financial Planning Club. The club is composed of undergraduate students enrolled in Shepherd University's Financial Planning Program. The Rotary funds will be used to help a team of students compete in a national student financial planning competition that will be held in Orlando, Fla., in September. The competition is sponsored each fall by the U.S. Financial Planning Association. Last fall, a team of Shepherd students made it all the way to the competition's final round. Shepherd's Financial Planning program was new at the time, beginning its first full academic year.
July 28, 2013
Four current green highway department signs that stand at the four entrances to Shepherdstown don't reflect, as one local Rotarian claims, “our sense of pride in community.” Work on the first of four new signs that will reflect that sense of pride “and the welcoming spirit we wish to convey to visitors,” is expected to begin this week, said Rotarian John Loeffler. It will cost $24,000 to make and install the 4-foot-by-5-foot sign into a 5-foot-by-10-foot limestone wall frame, said Loeffler, who first came up with the idea in the Shepherdstown Rotary Club in November 2011.
July 22, 2013
Jay Allan Cline Sr. 62, of Sharpsburg died Saturday, July 20, 2013, at his home. Jay was born July 23, 1951, in Hagerstown, the son of Virginia Lee Boncord Cline Gay, Shepherdstown, W.Va., and the late Ervin Thomas Cline. Jay retired from the U.S. Air Force at Andrews AFB as a senior master sergeant in 2001. After his retirement, he joined his son, Carl, at C&C Framing Construction Co. Inc. He was of Protestant faith. Jay served with the 167th TAG Air National Guard, Martinsburg, until his retirement and was a member of Clopper-Michael Post 10 SAL Boonsboro.
July 9, 2013
Charlotte Ann Kidwiler, 92, of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at Shenandoah Center in Charles Town, W.Va. Born March 21, 1921, in Bakerton, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late George C. and Virginia Flood Morrison. Charlotte was a loving mother, a long-standing member of Uvilla United Methodist Church and an accomplished seamstress who made clothes for her daughters during their school years. Charlotte is survived by three daughters, Judy Ficklin and husband, Jerry, of Shepherdstown, W.Va., Myna Wandless and husband, Steve, of Shepherdstown, and Linda Halter and husband, Rick, of Shepherdstown; one son, Emory Kidwiler and wife, Patricia, of Harpers Ferry; six grandchildren, Dee Ficklin, Jerry Ficklin II, Mylene Wandless Billmyer, Marla Wandless Tennant, Ronald Kidwiler and Wayne Kidwiler; 10 great-grandchildren, Zachary and Tyler Ficklin, Danielle Smith, Ryan and Holly Kidwiler, Corey McDonald, Elicia Elkins, Casey Billmyer, Stephanie Craze Freeman and Jeffery Craze; three great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Frances Jean Hoffman of Martinsburg, W.Va., and Naomi Baker of Shelley, Idaho.
July 8, 2013
The family of Michael Lee Buracker, 72, of St. Helena Island, S.C., who died Thursday, June 20, 2013, will receive friends Thursday, July 11, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Clarion Hotel Salon C, 233 Lowe Drive, Shepherdstown, W.Va., to celebrate his life.
July 5, 2013
There is no law set in stone that says a film has to last for several hours. In fact, long before Hollywood embraced marathon blockbusters like “Gone with the Wind,” cinema consisted solely of short films, with stars such as Laurel and Hardy and Charlie Chaplin delivering memorable performances on just one reel. Now, everything old is new again and the short film is back in vogue. But for filmmakers, the opportunities to share those stories are often few and far between.
July 4, 2013
In typical American fashion, Shepherdstown celebrated the nation's 237th birthday Thursday with a “bigger than usual parade” and an “old-fashioned, laid-back, family-oriented Fourth of July picnic.” So said Peter Smith, a member of the Shepherdstown Rotary Club, which sponsors both annual events. The 42-unit parade began its march and roll down German Street at 11 a.m. The picnic got under way at Morgans Grove Park at 1 p.m. and lasted until about 3 p.m., or until “people got tired,” Smith said.