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As temperatures rise, so can the risk of illness from improperly stored or cooked foods. Let WVU Extension Service, the USDA and other government agencies guide you to a healthful and happy summer meal.

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As I mentioned last week, Weber’s is having their half-off sale through July 5 and it’s time to fill in any bare spots. We seldom go out these days and don’t even have the hanging baskets on the deck that we normally have, but we will mask up, keep our safe distancing and get some plants. We…

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When we had our house built 15 years ago, one thing I really wanted was a great big wrap-around front porch. I envisioned it like my very own Cracker Barrel, a place where I’d sit and rock while waiting to be called in for supper.

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“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” [2 Corinthians 3:17]

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 “Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church. He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and gr…

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After weeks of staying home, only going out for essentials, wearing a face mask and social distancing, my sister and I decided last Sunday, since the area was partially reopening, we would go out for lunch. The restaurant dining room was organized for social distancing, but the table had not…

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Everyday we hear people asking “why are all the terrible things happening? Why all the hating, fighting, killing and weather-related disasters or anything else bad that happens to interrupt our lifestyle?” Read Matthew Chapter 24. In fact, listen to the song titled “Matthew 24 (Is Knocking o…

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It’s a changing world but it’s important to take care of yourself, body and mind, as stress can eat away at you. We must find ways to focus on our own health and to stay in touch with the world today.

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To fight COVID-19 and keep social distancing, some traditional gatherings are taking a break in 2020.

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All those pops and crackles ripping through your neighborhood at night could come with unwanted consequences – at the firework enthusiast’s expense.

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The Dog Days of Summer are upon us, so the Hampshire Review and sponsor Hospice of the Panhandle are looking for your puppy pictures.

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July opens with a Romney sunrise at 5:52 a.m. and an 8:49 p.m. sunset. The sun is in Gemini through July 12, then shifts into Cancer through the end of July. The month ends with a 6:13 a.m. sunrise and an 8:29 p.m. sunset.

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Get your GPS ready and take a day trip now that summer has kicked off, using this guide stocked with gems all less than 2 hours from Hampshire County.

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Before my senior year at Roanoke College began, I won this essay contest that allowed me to speak in front of the entire freshmen class at their convocation event. You know, so I could bestow upon them some of my eternal wisdom.

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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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So what happens if cities, counties and states decide to defund police departments? And what do these new ideas have to say about the future of America?

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This week’s column recalls a concert I once attended in college (eons ago), which does come around to something important, I promise.Harry Chapin was, and remains, one of my favorite singers and storytellers. He and his band played at my college after the release of “Taxi,” but a year before…

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The Genesis passage found in Chapter 22 is a hard passage to read. It is the passage in which Abraham is told by God to take his son, his only son, to an area God would direct him. Isaac was to be the sacrifice Abraham would offer to God.

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If you haven’t heard, billionaire Elon Musk is a brand-new dad to a bouncing baby boy he named, “X Æ A-12.” Unfortunately, for the SpaceX founder, California law prohibits the use of numerals or symbols on birth certificates, so the newborn’s name was officially changed to, “X AE A-Xii.”

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We have just passed the longest day of the year, our gardens are growing and we are seeing the results of our labors. Whether it’s flowers or veggies, things are looking good in the garden.

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The “stay-at-home” spring of 2020 resulted in a renewed interest in home gardening. Many seed companies reported record sales and plant nurseries sold out. 

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Today, Sunday, June 21, the sun is shining. It just rained a good rain here in Rio with the Coronavirus still going on around us. We are sure living in a different world, but we need to remember that God is still in control.

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Most people who should be getting annual lung cancer screenings, specifically current and former smokers, aren’t, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Health officials recommend annual screenings for current smokers or those who quit in the past 15 years and who have a his…

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SPRINGFIELD — Due to COVID-19 the March, April, and May monthly meetings of the Springfield Mountaineers 4-H club were canceled.

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But researchers at West Virginia University are developing new tests on their own to identify who has COVID-19 now and who had it in the past but recovered.

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To fight COVID-19 and keep social distancing, some traditional gatherings are taking a break in 2020.

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It’s so very quiet here at my place this morning, not even a leaf is stirring and you don’t know what to expect. I have been hearing from my relatives in Iberia, La. They are all well, happy and have moved to a new location. Scarlet, my niece, and her husband John Pazdersky and family have h…

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Gardening can bring a lot of joy into one’s life.  In addition to providing a food source, flowers from the garden can brighten our lives.  I continue to learn from the plants, seeds, and starters that I tend to in my garden and flowerbeds.  They are full of life lessons and if we listen car…

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Our community is slowly coming back to life.  Everyone seems to be hesitating about picking up the threads of community activities.  I am happy to let you know that Capon Valley Ruritan Club at Yellow Spring will be holding an event to help us celebrate the Fourth of July, and will be held o…

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ROMNEY — The Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad opened quietly on June 13, and they’ve been facing the COVID-19 challenge head-on since then while also juggling some major, exciting changes to their business.

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ROMNEY — Even though there’s a wheelbarrow in the center of the dining area, extension cords on the floor and construction equipment blocking the front of the building, it’s easy to see Joshua Arnold’s vision for Lost Mountain BBQ. 

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CAPON BRIDGE  — The River House reopens Friday — “overwhelming and a little scary — but it seems doable and energy is building,” said executive director Johanna Murray as she trained staff last Saturday.

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SUNRISE SUMMIT — A symphony of honking and cheering echoed around the parking lot of Covenant Baptist Church Friday afternoon as staff from the West Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind said their goodbyes (drive-through-style) to principal Camella Hardinger, who after 3 years is moving on.

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39 great photos of you and your dad in celebration of Father's Day!