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Return to Retail: Part Three – The New Normal

This holiday season, retailers are committed to serving the customer, despite inventory hardships. By Angela Niessner

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The Toymakers

Couple Creates Handmade Wooden Toys for Needy Children at Christmas Written and photographed by Lisa Gregory As a little girl, Mary Cutshaw didn’t get toys for Christmas. Sometimes hard candy or an orange, she says. But never toys.  “If you got shoes on your feet and food in your belly that was the priority,” says her husband, Richard. 

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Return to Retail: Part Two – Re-engagment

A few months after heavy COVID-19 restrictions were lifted, area retailers are back to work and it’s “Full steam ahead!” By Angela Niessner and photos by Turner Photography Studio

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A Surprise and a Miracle

Colt beat odds to become horse rescue's first baby By Lisa Gregory Was she, or wasn’t she? That was the question. Cassie came to the Maryland Horse Rescue along with some other horses from a farm in West Virginia in January of 2020. The horses had been exposed to a terrible neglect situation.   

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C&O Canal National Historical Park 50th Anniversary

By Karen Gardner and Photos by Turner Photography Studio As the C&O Canal National Historical Park celebrates its 50th anniversary, the park has something else to celebrate – a new headquarters in Williamsport. 

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Something to Tweet About

Hagerstown Couple documents the story of the “Bluebirds of Antietam” By Crystal Schelle As Stefanie Boss and her husband, Mike Reed, walk down Smoke-town Road on the Antietam National Battlefield property, a bird with bright blue feathers, a rusty-colored breast, and white belly darts from its perch on the wooden fence to the nearby trees.

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Blueberry Dreams

Frog Eye Farm is the place to go to pick-your-own delicious blueberries. By Karen Gardner Deep in the heart of Pleasant Valley is a blueberry farm, where you can pick blueberries surrounded by a slice of rural paradise. Sandwiched between Elk Ridge and South Mountain, Frog Eye Farm offers pick-your-own (PYO) blue-berries throughout blueberry growing season.

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Roasting Beans and Raising Standards

River Bottom Roasters coffee company is changing lives in far away regions. Story and Photography by Jamie Turner

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Just Pea-che

A classic school lunch dessert still bring up memories for some. Story and photo by Crystal Schelle

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Return to Retail: Part One – Survival

Local retailers have managed to survive and even thrive through the Covid-19 lockdowns. By Jessica Swan

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