February 28, 2010
Madeline Lenox of Baltimore County writes: I like to hike, but I hate the hassle of having to put a car at the trailhead and a friend's car at the end to create a shuttle. It takes up valuable outdoors time. I'm also not a fan of out-and-back hikes - too boring. What should I do? Outdoors Girl replies: How about a stroll around the world? Just walk out your front door and keep going until you get back. Seriously, though, the answer is a circuit hike. The Potomac Appalachian Trail Club just released the eighth edition of its paperback guide, "Circuit Hikes in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania" (116 pages; $9)
February 20, 2009
Frank A., Jr A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, February 21, 2009 at 10:00 A.M. at St. James Catholic Church, 60 Crosswinds Drive, Charles Town, WV 25414. Visitation on Friday from 7 to 9 P.M. at Eackles-Spencer & Norton Funeral Home, US 340 at Halltown Road, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425.
August 20, 2006
Harpers Ferry, W.Va -- The elderly woman sat in the shade, painstakingly penning her autograph onto yet another program. Precisely 100 hundred years ago, in almost the exact spot, her grandfather, W.E.B. Du Bois, spoke words that electrified the civil rights movement at a historic meeting that many people have never heard of. "We will not be satisfied to take one jot or tittle less than our full manhood rights," Du Bois Irvin's grandfather told a small but influential group of African-Americans who called themselves the Niagara Movement.
June 11, 2006
Bear Branch offers summer programs Bear Branch Nature Center at Hashawha Environmental Center offers programs for all ages. End of School Campfire for all ages from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. Hot dogs, s'mores and campfire stories will be featured. The cost is $3 for members and $5 for nonmembers. "Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs," fly fishing for teens ages 11 to 15 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Lake Hashawha. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources will offer beginner fly fishing.
May 20, 2006
On May 19, 2006, KATHERINE MAE KRAMER of Harpers Ferry, WV., loving wife of Joseph G. Kramer, loving mother of Nina Miller and Mark Kramer, loving sister of Mary Harrison and Meredith Gross and loving grandmother of Jessie and Amanda Kramer and Wade, Roy and James Bassford. Services are Services are Sunday, May 21, 2006 at 2:00 P.M. at Eackles-Spencer & Norton Funeral Home, Harpers Ferry, WV, with visitation on Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. Entombment on May 23 at 11 A.M. at Loudon Memorial Park at Baltimore, MD.
September 25, 2005
This is where the Shenandoah meets the Potomac, where the Appalachian Trail joins the C&O Canal path, where past and present converge as well. A lot of things come together in the misty, mystic hamlet of Harpers Ferry, W.Va. - often, in its history, tragically so. Here, abolitionists led by John Brown clashed with backers of slavery in an ill-fated attempt to take over an arsenal and launch a slave revolt. Here, north meets south, as the two sides did repeatedly - less than two years after Brown's attack - during the Civil War. Control of the town changed hands eight times.