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When you think of Scouting, many things come to mind, but one of the fundamental life skills that Scouting teaches is involvement in your local community through service to the community. If you drove down Romney’s East Main Street this past Saturday around noon you may have noticed nearly 5…

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I was saddened to read of the passing of Grady Bradfield, who passed away on Oct. 7. I remember when I was on the RC&D council (Resource, Conservation, & Development). He and the other commissioners worked with the council on several development projects. I also remember him saying t…

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Ann Sherman Wolcott, former president of the Gold Star Mothers, talked to the Review last week about her son, Cpl. Rex Sherman, a Vietnam Silver Star recipient who died in 1969 trying to save other soldiers – “shot 4 times in the back in an ambush” by the North Vietnamese. Capon Bridge's gre…

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The GFWC of Romney celebrated their 85th anniversary at the Sept. 21 meeting, joining together at Shaffer Funeral Home. Memorabilia of years gone by were on display and refreshments were served by Sandra Shanholtz and Lois Thibault.

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As we approach Election Day, I am reminded of the struggle women faced in obtaining the right to vote.  It took an amendment to the Constitution to enable women in our country to vote.  That 19th Amendment was ratified on Aug. 18, 1920.  Our community and nation depend on us to exercise righ…

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I am enjoying some spectacular fall foliage just now.  I can look across the pasture toward the Capon River and see the mountain in all its autumn glory.  It is changing every day.  I am not as appreciative of the brown stinkbugs that have appeared everywhere.  They are much more numerous th…

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It’s a nice rainy morning here in the valley and folks are enjoying autumn with late changing of the leaves, and even the harvest of some late vegetables in the gardens. Ernie Racey and Harry and Helen Pyles have enjoyed picking tomatoes, and we have even had corn on the cob, and others are …

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The Timber-Ridge Christian Church has canceled the 2 functions usually held in October due to Coronavirus concerns: the annual fall festival and the oyster and turkey dinner. The church is currently holding a food drive for the next 2 weeks to benefit the Amazing Grace food bank. The church …

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“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come into him and will dine with him, and he with Me.” Revelations 3:20

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A son and his father were walking in the mountains. Suddenly, his son falls, hurts himself and screams:  "Ahhh!” To his surprise, he hears the voice repeating, somewhere in the mountain: "Ahhh! "

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Sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Kimberly (Fields) Everett, who passed away Sept. 16. Kim will be missed by all the family and friends. Sympathy is also extended to the family and friends of Janie (Frye) Ott, who passed away on Sept. 22. Janie was from here and still has fam…

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It’s raining and very foggy here this morning, and I am sad over the death of my sister, Joyce Lovine Straw. She was the youngest of 3 girls born to Harry Marshall Smith and Mary Jane Gess Smith. We were a close-knit family. My sister, Jean, and I were born at my granddad Hunter Homes Smith’…

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Fall weather always brings to mind community functions, and this year due to the COVID-19 most everything has been canceled – so the Grassy Lick Community Center has been closed for use, but the old building has been getting some major repair work with new windows installed.  Donations are w…

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Community is defined by Dictionary.com as a social group of any size whose members reside in a specific locality, share government, and often have a common cultural and historical heritage.  Capon Bridge certainly falls in this category.  The Fort Edwards Foundation and Visitor’s Center conf…

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It is time to bring in your houseplants and clear off your garden plot; autumn has arrived and so has Jack Frost.  We had frost here 3 mornings last week.

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Living where we do in Hampshire County, we are very fortunate that despite the COVID pandemic and precautions we need to take, locally we have the ability to continue to enjoy the great outdoors, and Romney’s Cub Scout Pack 32 is making sure our youth are getting plenty of opportunities to g…

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“Fall is a new spring with the leaves in color like the flowers. The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside still waters; He refreshes my soul.” Psalms 23: 1-3

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Not many community happenings to report. Most functions have been canceled due to COVID-19, which, in my opinion, is a good thing. Maybe if we all practice social distancing and wear face masks in public we can defeat this pandemic.