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For more than a decade the Hampshire Review has been celebrating the Dog Days of Summer with your help and the time is approaching again. 

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As you read this, I am probably sitting on the beach with my family, contemplating the reapplication of sunscreen (I won’t) and the possibility of grabbing another adult beverage out of the cooler (I will).

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This Sunday I will be reflecting on Jesus’ feeding of the 5,000 as recorded in John 6. As I prepare for what I might say, my thoughts go to various summer crops many of us enjoy: fresh corn from Arnold’s or Spring Valley Market (no, I do not get free corn for mentioning them), lush tomatoes …

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It seems everyone can feel it. And those who do may not know exactly what it is they are sensing but they just know that our world is on the verge of something of Biblical proportion.

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A good friend and clergy colleague of mine from Charleston had this posting on his Facebook page a couple of weeks ago.

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Crazy weather aside, this has been a good growing year. We have had many gorgeous flowers so far and more are on the way.

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As I’ve aged, I’ve noticed that I approach many things differently than I did when I was younger.

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During a recent trip to the Post Office, my husband and I encountered a wild turkey in the woods. Not unusual in these parts, but this one had 15 babies trailing along behind her.

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So many from our community have passed away recently — so sad to lose my lifetime friend Gayla Bennett Lawrence on July 6.

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EYSER — Alex Oates is a sophomore exercise physiology major at Potomac State College. He’s also a member of the College’s Esports program, having earned his seat on the Madden team.

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On Friday last week, a Dark Sky Night event was held at Slanesville Garden featuring local experts, Red Henry and Rick Pegg, who educated guests on how to view the nighttime skies. There were 5 telescopes set up ranging from 70mm to 14” in size that guests could use to gaze at the 1st-quarte…

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Way over in the very tip of the Eastern Panhandle is Jefferson County: a hub of history, hiking and West Virginia culture.

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Last month I began writing a series on the church. In that article, I wrote that the church is the assembled people of God.

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God isn’t always found in places where we deem would be the most obvious. For that reason, He is often missed by those who would search for Him.

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We are getting lots of warm summer weather with a cooler day and night thrown into the mix. The rain has been just often and heavy enough to sink in and not run off. Hopefully it will continue through August.

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As an adult, I’ve lived in two different area codes. Although I’m forever loyal to 304, there’s a part of me that still longs for 757. Last week, we returned to Virginia’s eastern shore for vacation. As I sit here now in the West Virginia hills recalling that trip, I’m sorely missing the sho…

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 Summer is in full swing and many gardeners are finding their gardens overflowing with summer squash varieties. It’s hard to imagine a summer without a squash casserole.

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Summer is all around us now. I am seeing giant hay bales on my morning walks, and also some fields are being combined, yielding both grain and bales of straw. The deer are enjoying grazing on the new growth provided by the cropped fields. My neighbor, Gary Hahn, has generously shared produce…

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“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on Earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in Heaven.” Matthew 6:19-20.

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Sixteen Romney High School graduates from 1951 to 1953 – and friends – attended an impromptu party organized by Jim Patterson of Denver when the RHS reunion was canceled for the 2nd year in a row due to Covid-19. Attending the gathering at the Main Street Grill on June 5 were (front row, lef…

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At Christmas in 2005 (lo, those many years ago) I received an interesting gift. 

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With the easing of the health department guidelines concerning the Covid-19 pandemic, some local fundraisers and celebrations are taking place.

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Thought: “One day at a time is all we should deal with. We cannot go back to yesterday. We can’t predict tomorrow, so let’s live for today and make it beautiful.”  By Kelly Treehouse

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The 4th of July turned out to be beautiful. I think everyone left home and went to the river. The annual picnic was held on the lawn of Gig and Gale Smith. The Embrey family and Koontz family attended. Late in the evening at dusk, about 40 relatives and friends came to view the fireworks. Th…

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Medical societies recommend screening for cervical cancer and human papillomavirus, which causes cervical cancer, every three to five years. Many women, though, appear to be screening far more often, which comes with the consequence of increased psychological distress and increased health ca…

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Summer school brings art, hands-on learning and more to kids here

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If you have a picture to share, email it to news@hampshirereview.com, mail it to P.O. Box 1036, Romney, WV 26757 or drop it by our office at 74 W. Main St. For more photos from Hampshire County’s past, visit the Hampshire History page on Facebook.

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They (whoever they are) say that if a person has at least 1 or 2 loyal, long-term friends, he or she should count his or her blessings.

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“Live as free men, but do not use your freedom to cover-up for evil; live as servants of God”  [2 Peter 2:16].

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