March 1, 2004
HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. -- John Brown's last shot came from the fire engine house at the foot of Shenandoah Street; his Bible and a broadsword from Bleeding Kansas are on display in a nearby museum. Nearly 145 years have passed since Brown led 21 raiders on a mission to seize 100,000 guns stored here at the federal arsenal. A militant abolitionist, Brown hoped that runaway slaves would join his "liberation army," which would take refuge in nearby mountains and fight a guerrilla war against slaveholders.
December 6, 1994
All things are skewed through the eye of the Newt.Charles Town West Virginia without racing is like Harpers Ferry without John Brown.Bill went to Budapest, one place the Republicans didn't carry, for solace.
July 30, 1998
Rocky Gap music festThe Rocky Gap Music Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary this weekend with a lineup of country singers, family activities and an arts and crafts show.The three-day event, tomorrow through Sunday at Allegany College in Cumberland, features performances by the Mavericks, Kentucky Headhunters, Ruthie & the Wranglers and Marge Calhoun Friday. Saturday's lineup includes Sawyer Brown, Collin Raye, Kevin Sharpe, Lee Ann Womack and Lee Roy Parnell. And stepping on stage Sunday are John Michael Montgomery, Diamond Rio, Chely Wright, Wade Hayes and the Dixie Chicks.
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.
October 20, 2003
On Saturday October 18, 2003, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, WILLIAM KENNETH JUDGE, of Harpers Ferry, W. Va. and formerly of Baltimore, MD., beloved husband of Marie Kaniecki Judge of Harpers Ferry, W. Va., father of William K. Judge Jr., of SC and step-father of Alan E. Fabiszak and wife Pat of Harpers Ferry, W. VA., grandfather of Christopher Kathleen and Cody Fabiszak and Kelly Judge. Also survived by one great-grandson Dylan Fabiszak. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday October 22, at 10 A.M. from the St. Johns Catholic Church, 118 E. Second St., Frederick, MD. Visitation will be on Tuesday October 21 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. at the Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, 106 E. Church St., Frederick.
September 26, 2003
On September 24, 2003 ROBERT L. BUSHMAN, of Bolivar, WV formerly of Baltimore, MD. He is survived by his sister, Rosemarie Bushman. Funeral Services will be held on September 29 at 11 A.M. at the Eackles-Spencer Funeral Home, Harpers Ferry, WV. Visitation will be held on September 28 from 2 to 4 P.M. at the above funeral home.
March 30, 2005
On March 26, 2005 DORIS E. EDEL-LUERS (nee Burlage) of Harpers Ferry, formerly of Baltimore City; loving mother of Lisa Edel, Elayne Edel, Tom Edel and Kent Edel and spouses; loving brother of John Lee Burlage. Also survived by 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services on Friday, April 1, 2005 at 10 a.m. at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 4103 Old York Road, Baltimore, MD. Arrangements by Eackles-Spencer Funeral Home, Harpers Ferry, WV.the late Kenneth H. Ekin, aunt of Nicholas E. Gola; sister-in-law of Rose Gola; sister of the late John and Michael Gola.
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.
April 6, 2005
On April 5, 2005 ALBERT BRIDGES, SR., of Purcellville, VA; loving husband of Joan Bridges; loving father of Beverly Behegan, Cynthia Morgan, Albert Bridges, Jr.; Lawrence, David and Brett Fulton; loving brother of Paul Bridges. Also survived by 11 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Memorial services on Friday, April 8, 2005 at 2 p.m. at the Eackles-Spencer Funeral Home, 970 Washington St., Harpers Ferry, WV.
September 22, 2012
For those looking to get outdoors before going indoors to watch the Orioles and Ravens on television Sunday, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy wants you. As part of the National Public Lands Day, the ATC Visitor Center in Harpers Ferry, W.Va., is hosting its second-annual Family Hiking Day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. next Saturday. Admission is free. According to Javier Folgar, marketing and communications manager for the ATC, the activity in Harpers Ferry grew out of the national event.