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PAGE B2 t'Lt l'i' oI Wednesda January 9, 2019 LIFE and i) RMER'S ADVOCATE Annual chili competition will launch Relay For Life drive CHARLES TOWN - Panhandle residents with great chili recipes and folks who love the dish are in- vited to come out Jan. 19 for a fun, family-friendly event to kick off this year's Relay .For Life of Jeffer- son County. This year's cookoff/kickoff will feature something new - the addi- tion of a mac and cheese tasting. Organizers say the day's festivi- ties also will include raffles, fund- raisers, games, a luminaria ceremo- ny, recognition for cancer survivors and caregivers, and more. Teams will spend the coming months rais- ing money ahead of the biggest event of the year - the overnight Relay For Life held June 22 on the track at Jefferson High. 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Winners will be an- fee, but participants must be regis- nounced at 4:30 p.m. Details on the tered by email to relayforlife@aol, event may be found at relayforlife. com. org/jeffersonwv or by calling 304- Attendees make a $5 donation and 283-3305. When Relay For Life of Jefferson County kicks off its 2019 campaign next week in Charles Town, the annual chili cookoff will include a twist - s mac and cheese tasting, Organizers say teams can even serve up a mac and cheese dish that includes chili. Lawyer finds new calling in Shepherdstown FRIEHDS MUSIC PROMOTIHG MUSICAL EXCELLEItCE By RICHARD R BELISLE locaust while others cover Special to the Spirit murder and suicide. One poem describes a lynch- SHEPHERDSTOWN -- ing in the time of Jim Crow: Rick Taylor, a retired Pitts- "Ayoung man, burgh lawyer who moved to no older than my sister Shepherdstown in 2011, has dangles from a rope been spending his leisure time slowly turning, writing, his black skin So far he's finished 30 short blacker because of the burn- stories and assembled more ing." than 100 of his poems into an "Never Alone in the Cem- anthology. His self-published etery," was published by the book went on sale last year at Pittsburgh Post-Gazette news- FoUr Seasons Books in Shep- paper in 2010. he dstown and on Amazon. Taylor's anthology also in- ?Never Alone in a Ceme- cludes several .poems on the tery" takes its title from the subject of lost romance. book's first poem. "People tell His poems have been recog- me they don't like poetry, but hized in publications includ- they say they like my book," ing Eureka Literary Magazine said Taylor, who's already sold at Eureka University in Illinois 100 copies at $14 each. and the quarterly journal of the Many of Taylor's poems Cafifomia State Poetry Soci- flow easily from the start, like ety. the first eight lines from the His "Foxfire" won third book's namesake work: place in the annual Pennwrit- "Never alone ers Poetry Contest in 2005. in a cemetery, "A Time to Walk the Ocean I walk Floor," and "As large as the down Millionaire's Row Universe," appeared in "West- whose members view," at Southwestern Okla- are just as quiet, homa StateUniversity. dead silent, "Nothing in particular as the common folk" prompted my interest in writ- Other poems touch on histo- ing poetry,'' Taylor said. ry, and family and include ex- "Something in my mind just periences from the path of his clicked." life. He admires the works of Through never a member of British poets, including John the military, Taylor expresses Keats, Percy Shelley and Lord his thoughts on conflicts from Byron. He names Ernest Hem- World War I through Vietnam. ingway as his favorite author. Two poems center on the Ho- Now that the anthology is Rick Taylor published and selling, Taylor is turning his attention back to the short stories he had been writing over the years. "The stories talk about things that affected andinfluenced my life and over the years I prac- ticed law," he said. "q-hey're fiction based on facts that I knew, experienced or learned. "I don't know if any of them are any good, but I did write about 30 of them," he said. "Now I have to edit them and find ways to get them pub- fished ." Taylor grew up in Pittsburgh and earned a bachelor's de- gree from Denison Univer- sity, the liberal arts college in Granville, Ohio. His law de- gree came from the Universi- ty of Pittsburgh. He practiced law until he retired and moved to Shepherdstown to be closer to family, he said. Taylor and his wife, Shan- non, live in Fernbank, the de- velopment just north of Shep- herdstown. Ca#tee and Hkto~ incl0wrnenl for theAds This year's Friends of Husic season is once again being 3resented in part with generous financial assistance rein the West VirginiaDivision of Culture and History and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the r~ Arts. We're very grateful for their suppo t. Friends of Husic is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization Vincent Lubeck (1654-1740) Prelude and fugue in E Haler John Stanley (1712-1786) Voluntary I Georg Boehm (1661-1753) Variations on Freu dich sehr o me/ne seele George Friderlc Handel (1685-1759) Concerto in F Major Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) Sonata l in F Minor, Allegro assai vivace Three Spirituals: Steal away, Were You There, Great Day! 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