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Saturdays in October: Annual Gigantic Used-Book Sale

Calling all bibliophiles and bookworms! The South Mountain Heritage Society of Burkittsville Maryland is holding its annual Gigantic Used-Book Sale this month with thousands of titles of all genres to select from. The sale is held each Saturday…Continue Reading

15th Annual Conservation Film Festival Promises Wonder

Shepherdstown, WV – The 15th annual American Conservation Film Festival opens Thursday, October 12th with a festive reception and free film screening and culminates with its Encore Award Winners Weekend October 20-22. The Festival brings…Continue Reading

Friends Of Shepherdstown Library Book Sale On Mother’s Day Weekend

FOSL’s Annual Book Sale fundraiser will be held over Mother’s Day weekend, Saturday, May 13 - Sunday, May 14, 2017, at the Shepherdstown Community Club’s War Memorial Building (102 E German Street).  The Book Sale is…Continue Reading

Cobb publishes Panhandle Portraits, a coffee-table book set exploring EP residents

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — Local writer Katherine Cobb announces the release of her new nonfiction coffee-table book set, Panhandle Portraits, a Glimpse at the Diverse Residents of West Virginia’s Eastern…Continue Reading

The American Conservation Film Festival Comes to Berryville!

Berryville, VA – The American Conservation Film Festival, based in Shepherdstown, WV, is pleased to partner with the Barns of Rose Hill in Berryville, VA, to bring audience members a sampling of Festival films ahead of the 14th annual festival…Continue Reading

Fite’s new whodunit ‘No Good Deed Left Undone’ unearths murder on a Jefferson County farm

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - The second murder mystery in Ginny Friedlander Fite’s dark trilogy, No Good Deed Left Undone, is now available at booksellers nationwide. The novel again follows detective Sam Lagarde, a member of the West Virginia…Continue Reading

Exciting novel “Gnome Mountain” set in Berkeley Springs available free

It’s part road trip, love triangle, and coming-of-age story. Seventeen-year-old Ty is sent to summer alone in the mountains of West Virginia, where he’s rescued by gnomes and drawn into their madcap adventures. The story is literally…Continue Reading

ACFF Best of Fest at the Weinberg Theater in Frederick on February 6, 2016

The American Conservation Film Festival’s Best of Fest returns to the Weinberg Center for the Arts in Frederick, MD, for the fourth year for an event featuring live music, beer tasting, three films, and discussion about horse rescue following…Continue Reading

Natasha Bowens Announced Keynote Speaker for the 2016 Common Ground Books, Business, & Art Expo

Natasha Bowens, keynote speaker for the 2016 Common Ground Books, Business, & Art Expo on Saturday, February 20 at Shepherd University Wellness Center is nationally known with work in programs alongside Bill McKibben on sustainable environments…Continue Reading

Local Author sponsors annual writer competition

Charles Town, WV….The deadline for the 5th Annual Charles and Wilhelmina O’Connor Author Competition was announced today. Entries must be postmarked by December 31, 2015.

The competition is open to anyone who resides in…Continue Reading

Local Authors to hold Book Signing in Hagerstown, MD

Hagerstown, MD - Mark P. and Julia Stinson Brugh will be hosting a book signing and will be on hand to autograph copies of their newly released “Civil War Ghosts of Sharpsburg”  at the Visitor Welcome Center on Saturday, October…Continue Reading

Shepherdstown Film Society Continues its Free Film Series with “DamNation”

The Shepherdstown Film Society Continues its Free Film Series for Shepherd University students and faculty and the greater Shepherdstown community with “DamNation” October 9

Our continuing partnership with the Scarborough…Continue Reading

Cromwell’s Folly, the first of Fite’s dark murder mystery series, published by Black Opal Books

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Award winning writer and editor Ginny Friedlander Fite’s latest novel, Cromwell’s Folly, was published by Black Opal Books and is available at booksellers nationwide. The novel is the first of a murder mystery…Continue Reading

WV Films Kick Off ACFF 2015

Shepherdstown, WV.  The 13th annual American Conservation Film Festival opens on Friday, October 23, 2015, with a block dedicated to some of the most pressing issues facing West Virginia’s residents, environment, and economy. …Continue Reading

Falling Waters, WV Resident Announces Debut Novel

Falling Waters, WV resident, Katherine Eddinger Smits announced the release of her debut novel, Water Dreams, Book one of the Love’s Siren Song series, on Aug. 21, 2015.

Published by Sweet Cravings Publishing, Water Dreams is…Continue Reading

Writers’ group participants publish books in multiple genres. Book signing scheduled for June 20

CHARLES TOWN - Six female writers, who comprise a group that has met weekly over the past decade to critique each other’s work, will be signing their published books from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 20 at Four Seasons Bookstore, 116…Continue Reading

2014 ACFF Audience Choice Award Goes to “DamNation”

The 2014 Festival weekend has wrapped, the audience has voted “DamNation” its favorite film, and ACFF will be doing a special screening event this Sunday, November 9, at 5pm at the Opera House in Shepherdstown.

“DamNation”…Continue Reading

Filmmakers & Special Guests to Attend 2014 American Conservation Film Festival

Fifteen filmmakers and special guests will be attending the 2014 American Conservation Film Festival this weekend, participating in post-film discussions and mingling with the crowd.  46 outstanding conservation films will be shown over…Continue Reading

Getting Wild at the American Conservation Film Festival

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Wilderness Act, the landmark conservation bill that helped protect the nation’s most pristine and expansive wild spaces for future generations.  ACFF is celebrating with several…Continue Reading

Family & Community at the American Conservation Film Festival

The American Conservation Film Festival is pleased to present two blocks of films at its upcoming festival specifically targeted to a family audience and community interests.  The festival opens Thursday evening, October 30, and runs…Continue Reading

Leitersburg Cinemas Adds New Technology for Hearing and Visually-Impaired Patrons

Hagerstown, Maryland [September 30, 2014]:  Continuing to grow and improve the local movie-going experience, Leitersburg Cinemas recently expanded their technology to include closed captioning, hearing impaired technology, and descriptive…Continue Reading

Dianne Wiebe Book Signing September 4 in Hagerstown

Hagerstown, MD – Author Dianne Wiebe will be signing her book George Alfred Townsend & Gathland—A Journalist and His Western Maryland Estate on Thursday, September 4, 2014 from 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Hagerstown-Washington…Continue Reading

2nd Annual Outdoor Movie & Drive-In This Weekend, Hagerstown, MD

Hagerstown, Maryland:  Leitersburg Cinemas, in partnership with What’s NXT, a local events and entertainment guide, is reviving its Outdoor Movie & Drive-In, brought to you by Younger Mitsubishi, for a limited 4-day event. …Continue Reading

Williamsport Book Signing Features Biography of Baseball Character “Boots” Poffenberg

Williamsport, MD – Author Austin Gisriel will be signing copies of his latest book about “America’s pastime” at the Williamsport Town Museum on July 27, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. The museum is located in the lower level of the Springfield…Continue Reading

Hagerstown Community College To Hold Second Annual Nora Roberts Writing Institute

Hagerstown, MD — This August, Hagerstown Community College (HCC) will hold its Second Annual Nora Roberts Writing Institute (NRWI) in historic Washington County, Maryland.

Named after local resident and international bestselling…Continue Reading

MDIFF-H Announces Closing Night Film and Festivities

Hagerstown, MD — On Saturday, May 3, the Maryland International Film Festival-Hagerstown, (MDIFF-H) will begin the evening entertainment at 7:00pm at the Academy Theater with the screening of “Backseat”. Festival Vice President, Tracie…Continue Reading

Coffee, Kill Boss Selected for Opening Night at the Maryland International Film Festival-Hagerstown

Hagerstown, MD — The Maryland International Film Festival-Hagerstown (MDIFF-H) has selected Coffee, Kill Boss to be the opening night feature film. The evening will commence at 6:00 pm, Thursday May 1, at the Maryland Theatre with a red…Continue Reading

More than 60 Films From Around the World Selected for the Maryland International Film Festival

Hagerstown, MD – Tickets are now on sale for the Third Annual Maryland International Film Festival-Hagerstown.

The Maryland Theatre is the official box office for the entire film festival, call 301-790-3500, or at Reading

Author George Franks Book Signing, Dec. 18

Hagerstown, MD—Washington County resident George F. Franks, III will be at the Downtown Hagerstown Visitors Welcome Center signing copies of his book The Battle of Falling Waters, 1863: Custer, Pettigrew and the End of the Gettysburg…Continue Reading

Author George Anikis Book Signing at Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau

Hagerstown, MD - Washington County resident George Anikis will be at the Downtown Hagerstown Visitors Welcome Center signing copies of his book Forgotten Name, Forgotten Deeds: The Ringgold Legacy, Thursday, December 12 from 11:00 a.m. –…Continue Reading

Rik’s Café Celebrates Grand Opening Tuesday, November 26

Hagerstown, MD – All are welcome to the Grand Opening of Rik’s Café on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at noon. The restaurant is located at 1065 Maryland Avenue, Hagerstown, MD 21740. The ribbon cutting is being coordinated by the Hagerstown-Washington…Continue Reading

11th American Conservation Film Festival

Shepherdstown, WV - The 11th American Conservation Film Festival opens on Halloween night, Thursday, October 31st and runs through Sunday, November 3rd.  From 20 films in 2003, ACFF has grown to 65 films over 4 days at 5 venues throughout…Continue Reading

Drive-In Movies Return to Leitersburg for Ten-Day Festival

Hagerstown, Maryland - Leitersburg Cinemas and the local events guide, What’s NXT, are extending the summer movie season with a 10-day Outdoor Movie and Drive-In event.  Each evening from September 27 through October 6, they will offer…Continue Reading

Shepherdstown Film Festival Launch Party September 20

Shepherdstown, WV - The second annual Shepherdstown Film Festival will be held at the Opera House in Shepherdstown, WV October 4th (6pm-10pm) and 5th (6pm-10pm) 2013

For the first time ever, The Shepherdstown Film Festival will…Continue Reading

Boonsboro Resident Susan Fair Book Signing at Downtown Hagerstown Visitors Welcome Center

Hagerstown, MD – Boonsboro author Susan Fair has written Continue Reading

Premiere of New Book to be Held Thursday, October 3, at Washington County Museum of Fine Arts

Hagerstown, MD - A new book exploring three forgotten heroes who came from Washington County will be formally discussed at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 7pm. A remarkable lecture is planned by author…Continue Reading

Dennis Frye Wins National Award for Book “September Suspense”

Austin, Texas – Dennis Frye, a resident of Washington County, and the Chief Historian of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, has won the eighteenth annual Daniel M. & Marilyn W. Laney Book Prize given by the Austin Civil War Round…Continue Reading

Weinberg Center partners with the American Conservation Film Festival to present ‘ACFF Best of Fest’

The Weinberg Center for the Arts in Frederick, MD announces the premiere event of its partnership with the American Conservation Film Festival (ACFF). On Saturday, January 12, 2013. Starting at 7:30 pm, three of the top films from the 2012…Continue Reading

Upcoming Book Signings at Hagerstown CVB’s Visitor Welcome Center

It is a Civil War Trifecta of well-known authors!

BOOK SIGNING – Saturday December 15, 1pm-3pm
“Rare Images of Antietam”
By Stephen Recker
This new book is priced at $29.95

Stephen Recker is a collector…Continue Reading

Meet Tony Mendez, Author of ARGO

Update - The date and time for this have been changed from Sunday to Friday, Dec. 14 from 5-7pm.

ARGO - The true, declassified account of CIA operative Tony Mendez’s daring rescue of American hostages from Iran that inspired…Continue Reading

Local author sponsors annual writer competition

Charles Town, WV - The deadline for the annual Charles and Wilhelmina O’Connor Author Competition was announced today. Entries must be postmarked by December 31, 2012.

The competition is open to anyone who resides in Jefferson County,…Continue Reading

Fourth US Census, 1820:  Occupations and Manufactures of Jefferson County, Virginia

Donald E. Watts, Jefferson County, West Virginia, historical researcher, has written and published Fourth US Census, 1820: Occupations and Manufactures of Jefferson County, Virginia.

Watts created this valuable research source for…Continue Reading

Authors Signing: “So You Think You Know Antietam?”

Sharpsburg, MD—Authors James and Suzanne Gindlesperger will be signing their new book, “So…Continue Reading

The Journey From Inspiration to Publication: A Conversation with Shepherdstown Artists

Shepherdstown 250 and the Arts and Humanities Alliance of Jefferson County (AHA!) will be hosting an event on Saturday, October 13, 2012 to highlight the work of local artists and authors. The Journey From Inspiration to Publication: A Conversation…Continue Reading

“Run For It” Documentary Film Series About Elections Hosted By Byrd Center

Beginning with the acclaimed 2004 film IRON JAWED ANGELS on October 3, 2012, the Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies at Shepherd University will host a series of recent films that pertain to voting and elections.  The series,…Continue Reading

Civil War Historian and Author Tim Snyder to Sign Copies of “Trembling in the Balance”

Hagerstown, MD – Author Tim Snyder will be signing copies of his book “Trembling…Continue Reading

Author of ‘The Last Great Senator’ to speak at Byrd Center

Dr. David Corbin, author of the new biography, The Last…Continue Reading

Lyn Widmyer (Author, Farm Wife, and County Commissioner) to speak at South Jefferson Public Library

South Jefferson Public Library is excited to host local author, Lyn Widmyer for a book talk and signing on September 9, 2012 at 2:00pm. Widmyer will be reading from her new book, “Chasing Cows: I’m Not in the Suburbs Anymore”,…Continue Reading

Author Kelly Conrad to Sign Copies of Novel “Shaman”

HAGERSTOWN, Md. – The Visitor Welcome Center in downtown Hagerstown will hold a book signing on Thursday, May 10th from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Kelly Z. Conrad, author of Shaman, will be signing copies of her award-winning historical romance…Continue Reading

Book Review: Onward, How Starbucks Fought for Its Life without Losing Its Soul

I’m sitting in a Starbucks. Let me be a bit more accurate. I’m sitting in a Target, with a Starbucks. The Starbucks in Target is not an official “Company Store.” Because of this, certain promotions may not apply or…Continue Reading

Professor Patricia H. Lee, faculty member of WVU College of Law scheduled for the Eastern Panhandle

Professor Patricia H. Lee, a faculty member of West Virginia University’s College of Law, who directs the Entrepreneurship Law Clinic, will be a featured speaker during the 2012 Common Ground International Book Fest scheduled for Saturday,…Continue Reading

Filmmakers share secrets at 9th annual American Conservation Film Festival

Shepherdstown, WV - Film lovers and film makers alike will enjoy learning secrets of the trade at three events during the American Conservation Film Festival (ACFF) in historic Shepherdstown WV, November 3rd – 6th 2011.

ACFF’s…Continue Reading

Book Review: Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World

The credit wasn’t just money, it was temptation. It offered entire societies the chance to reveal aspects of their characters they could not normally afford to indulge. Entire countries were told, “The lights are out, you can…Continue Reading

Author of “Walking In Water” to Appear at Book Signing, Oct. 20

Hagerstown, MD – The Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced that Stephen L. Meyers will appear on Thursday October 20th, from 11am until 3pm at the Downtown Hagerstown Visitor Welcome Center at 6 North…Continue Reading

Saturday Oct. 15 at Leitersburg Cinema: Quinton “Rampage” Jackson” Expected

Hagerstown, MD – The star of the “A-Team” is expected to make an appearance at the Leitersburg Cinemas. “Rampage” Jackson is a former UFC Champion, and while still fighting competitively, he is also an accomplished actor.

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“World War Z” and “State of Play” Screenwriter to Attend Maryland International Film Fest

Hagerstown, MD — “World War Z” screenwriter Matthew Michael Carnahan is walking the red carpet with “A-Team” Director Joe Carnahan on Saturday, October 15, 2011 at 6:30 PM. Both Carnahans will participate in a Q and A after the…Continue Reading

Local author pens the history of Jewish life in West Virginia

New from Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America series is Jewish West Virginia. In over 200 vintage photographs, local author Julian H. Preisler shares the history of the Jewish community in West Virginia.
West Virginia has a unique…Continue Reading

Regal Cinema offers $1 movies at 2011 Summer Movie Express

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