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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Sun Staff Writer | July 2, 1995
It was once a quiet, sleepy little town overlooking the banks of the Potomac River. Shepherdstown, W.Va., was serenely picturesque, with its mill wheel, shady streets and monument to the true inventor of the steam boat.It was also a college town, right out of an old Andy Hardy movie.That was the Shepherdstown I grew up in, a place where Sunday mornings were spent at St. Agnes Catholic Church and the hour after Mass was spent at Betty's Restaurant on Main St., rejoicing in a cherry sundae.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | March 8, 2008
Margaret J. McNaughton, who had owned an art placement company and was a former Roland Park resident, died of cancer Feb. 29 at her home in Shepherdstown, W.Va. She was 81. Margaret Jones was born and raised in East Orange, N.J., and after graduating from East Orange High School in 1944, attended Smith College. In 1948, she earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Toronto and a master's in liberal arts from the Johns Hopkins University in 1979. She was married in 1951 to George C. McNaughton, a career Marine Corps officer.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | October 9, 1997
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Imagine horses instead of cars, and it might be fairly well impossible to know that the year is 1997, not 1797.This is West Virginia's oldest town, settled in 1762, and much of it is still old and quaint in a legitimate sense, not gentrified into one Olde Shoppe after another. Main streets are full of stately Federal, Colonial and Victorian buildings constructed in the 18th and 19th centuries. Many sidewalks are brick. A church cemetery at the east end of town dates from 1747.
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By Mary Carole McCauley and Mary Carole McCauley,Sun reporter | July 11, 2007
Shepherdstown, W.Va -- Right here, right now, in a small theater nestled in the Appalachian mountains of West Virginia, Big Brother is watching us. But, there's a trade-off: We're also watching him. If you go The Contemporary American Theater Festival runs through July 29 in Shepherdstown, W.Va. Single tickets cost $26 to $36; subscriptions cost $81 to $120. Call 800-999-2283 or go to catf.org.
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By J. WYNN ROUSUCK and J. WYNN ROUSUCK,SUN THEATER CRITIC | July 16, 2006
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.VA. / / Families and happiness -- the two don't always go together. That's certainly true in the plays at the 16th annual Contemporary American Theater Festival. Edginess has always been a hallmark of Shepherdstown's new-play festival, and this year, that edginess extends from a 4-year-old's fantasies to father-son rivalry. CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN THEATER FESTIVAL / / Through July 30 / / Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, W. Va. / / 800-999-2283 or catf.org
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By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,Sun Theater Critic | July 18, 1999
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -- While other summer theaters dish up menus of tried-and-true musicals and murder mysteries, the nine-year-old Contemporary American Theater Festival is taking on abortion, the death penalty, child abuse and female impersonation.And though none of this year's four plays -- whose settings span three centuries and as many continents -- is a masterpiece, each dares to take theatergoers to a place they may never have been.Producing "provocative material that's ... relevant and immediate to today's society" is the festival's mission, according to founder and producing director Ed Herendeen, who, in less than a decade, has turned his vision into the area's foremost professional summer festival dedicated exclusively to exploring new work.
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January 11, 2000
PEACE did not break out between Israel and Syria in the foothills of Appalachia in the past week. The meeting between Prime Minister Ehud Barak with Foreign Minister Farouk al-Sharaa and their technical advisers in Shepherdstown, W. Va., made progress. That is, it did not break down. Shepherdstown unavoidably took the Camp David peace talks between Israel and Egypt in 1978 as its frame of reference. Both involved trading land for security. But Shepherdstown is not Camp David. That was the culmination of a carefully prepared process.
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By Joanne E. Morvay and Joanne E. Morvay,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 7, 2002
The weather was dreary, and my mood was grim - until my husband mentioned that his plans for the day had fallen through. "Let's go somewhere," I said, seizing the moment. That's how we ended up in Shepherdstown, W.Va., seeing the sights, wandering through some shops and enjoying a few tasty meals. Why Shepherdstown? Why not? Shepherdstown, population 1,800, is the oldest town in West Virginia. In 1787, the newly invented steamboat was tested here to much success. In 1862 - after the bloody Battle of Antietam in nearby Washington County, Md. - more than 5,000 Confederate casualties found their way across the Potomac River to Shepherdstown.
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By Jay Hancock and Jay Hancock,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | January 9, 2000
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -- Every so often the grand and powerful descend on some obscure, uncrowded burg to focus their minds and cast the fate of nations. Borders are altered. War is contemplated. History is made. And a whole lot of "Peace Talks" T-shirts are sold. This town was historic; now it's doubly so, as its role in the Israeli-Syrian peace talks this month joins its legacy as a makeshift hospital in the Civil War's battle of Antietam. Israeli President Ehud Barak and Syrian Foreign Minister Farouk al-Sharaa have been here since Monday, saying "maybe" to peace after 50 years of hostility.
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By Andrew Noyes and Andrew Noyes,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 3, 2004
Blink twice and you might miss Shepherdstown, W. Va.'s picturesque main drag lined with quaint shops, art galleries and family-owned restaurants. Stick around for a weekend, and you might just fall in love with this West Virginia town that's surprisingly close to Baltimore. It's a mellow place, and, given the community's size, it draws folks from all walks of life and who have traveled around the world, native Betsy Coffey says. She grew up here but "couldn't wait to get out and find a place with two movie theaters."
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By J. WYNN ROUSUCK and J. WYNN ROUSUCK,SUN THEATER CRITIC | July 16, 2006
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.VA. / / Families and happiness -- the two don't always go together. That's certainly true in the plays at the 16th annual Contemporary American Theater Festival. Edginess has always been a hallmark of Shepherdstown's new-play festival, and this year, that edginess extends from a 4-year-old's fantasies to father-son rivalry. CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN THEATER FESTIVAL / / Through July 30 / / Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, W. Va. / / 800-999-2283 or catf.org
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September 13, 2005
KATARZYNA ZDUNEK, formerly of Linwood Avenue in Baltimore, died peacefully in the hands of her best friend Victor Stankiewicz, at 1:30 PM Thursday September 8th at Deer's Head Hospital Center in Salisbury, MD. Born May 2, 1929, in Lvow, Poland. Mrs. Zdunek survived five years in German slave labor camps before being liberated by US forces in 1945. After the birth of her son in Munich, Germany, she lived in several European countries before emigrating to the United Sates in 1952. In addition, to her son Paul Zdunek of Shepherdstown, WV, her daughter Katherine Kolarik of Berlin, MD, four grandchildren: Paul Jan Zdunek, Cheryl Michels, Gregory and Jason Kolarik, and a great-granddaughter Greta Michels, survive her.
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August 22, 2005
On August 20, 2005, at 86 years of age, SISTER THERESE MARIE BRADDOCK, Little Sister of the Poor. Stationed at St. Martin's Home, Catonsville, MD in 1996. Sister Therese made Religious Profession as Little Sister of the Poor on May 29, 1941. She was the beloved daughter of the late Charles L and Stella Rose (nee King) Braddock; beloved sister of Charles Braddock of Shepherdstown, WV and Sister M. Theresa Braddock, S.C.N. of Louisville, KY. Also survived by nieces and nephews.Wake services will be held at St. Martin's Home, 601 Maiden Choce Lane, Catonsville, MD on Tuesday from 3 to 6 P.M. and where a Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday at 10:30 A.M. Interment in New Cathedral Cemetery.
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July 28, 2004
On July 26, 2004 HELEN MOLER HUBER, devoted mother of Rev. Phillip C. Huber and Cynthia H. Spath, beloved Aunt of Virginia Calaguas, loving grandmother of Zachary, Joshua and Sarah Huber, Rebekah Levesque, Rachel Huber, Kathleen and Krista Spath, great-grandmother of Kassidy Huber, Abby Huber and Ariannah Goddis, dear sister of Phyllis Johnson, Edwin, Holland, Jr., and Arthur Moler. Friends may call at the family owned Ruck Towson Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 York Road (Beltway Exit 26-A), on Wednesday, 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. where a prayer service will be held at 8 P.M. Mrs Huber will lie in state in the St. James Lutheran Church, Shepherdstown, WV on Thursday 12 to 2 P.M. the Funeral hour.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,Sun Theater Critic | July 18, 2004
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -- There are enough hot-button issues on stage at this summer's Contemporary American Theater Festival to singe the average theatergoer. The four plays -- including two world premieres -- in this 14th annual festival tackle such sizzling topics as racial profiling, post-9 / 11 security, bigotry, the nature and cost of competitiveness, and an issue that's been particularly incendiary in Maryland lately: whether Spanish-speaking Americans should be required to speak English.
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By Joanne E. Morvay and Joanne E. Morvay,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 7, 2002
The weather was dreary, and my mood was grim - until my husband mentioned that his plans for the day had fallen through. "Let's go somewhere," I said, seizing the moment. That's how we ended up in Shepherdstown, W.Va., seeing the sights, wandering through some shops and enjoying a few tasty meals. Why Shepherdstown? Why not? Shepherdstown, population 1,800, is the oldest town in West Virginia. In 1787, the newly invented steamboat was tested here to much success. In 1862 - after the bloody Battle of Antietam in nearby Washington County, Md. - more than 5,000 Confederate casualties found their way across the Potomac River to Shepherdstown.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,Sun Theater Critic | July 15, 2001
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -- After watching the dress rehearsal of his world premiere play The Ecstasy of Saint Theresa at the Contemporary American Theater Festival, playwright John Olive had a revelation. Suddenly, he scrapped the last scene. "I'm a 'put-er in-er.' I put a lot of stuff in. When I see [the play] on its feet, I take a lot out," Olive says of his writing process. Meanwhile, his colleague, playwright Craig Wright, took a look at the festival's staging of his play The Pavilion, which has had three previous regional theater productions across the country, and liked what he saw. He didn't change a thing.
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By Mary Carole McCauley and Mary Carole McCauley,Sun reporter | July 11, 2007
Shepherdstown, W.Va -- Right here, right now, in a small theater nestled in the Appalachian mountains of West Virginia, Big Brother is watching us. But, there's a trade-off: We're also watching him. If you go The Contemporary American Theater Festival runs through July 29 in Shepherdstown, W.Va. Single tickets cost $26 to $36; subscriptions cost $81 to $120. Call 800-999-2283 or go to catf.org.
ENTERTAINMENT
By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,Sun Theater Critic | July 15, 2001
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -- After watching the dress rehearsal of his world premiere play The Ecstasy of Saint Theresa at the Contemporary American Theater Festival, playwright John Olive had a revelation. Suddenly, he scrapped the last scene. "I'm a 'put-er in-er.' I put a lot of stuff in. When I see [the play] on its feet, I take a lot out," Olive says of his writing process. Meanwhile, his colleague, playwright Craig Wright, took a look at the festival's staging of his play The Pavilion, which has had three previous regional theater productions across the country, and liked what he saw. He didn't change a thing.
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