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PAGE B10 Wednesdax~ June 13, 2018 LIFE/LEGALS SPIRIT of JEFFERSON , and E4RMER'S ADVOCATE MARCELLA GENZ mer afternoon - summer after- noon the two most beautiful words in the English language." To me, the two most beautiful words in the English language are "Summer reading - summer reading." Summer reading often synony- mous with lazy, sleepy summer af- ternoons is for children, a time when school work finished for the Author Henry James wrote "Sum- : year can be left behind and instead children have the leisure to explore their own interests as they meander through books that speak in ways that required reading never can. To pick a book of one's own choosing is a way of taking charge of one's destiny. In our 21st century knowledge economy, information is a signifi- i!!i!i!iiii ii!i Artists Series On Thursday evening, at 6:30 cant tool. To make most information comprehensible requires the ability ' WANTTO er adingpro at p.m join Liz Goins and other Over to read well. Although we also live TownEi Wasl'ti St !sunderwa ore by the Mountain Studio Tour artists in a world of many different kinds going 0rg 304 for a panel discussion and an eve- of media streams, the ability to read ning of book making. Currently the work of the Over the Mountain Stu- is still the one skill that ensures a ful one. After just two completed read- There is no better gift to give a ing logs, readers earn a cool pair of child than the love of reading. If a 3-D fireworks glasses, just in time child does not regularly go to the li- for the Fourth of July fireworks at brary, the child is being cheated out Sam Michael's Park. Those children of something intrinsic to life. When completing five or more logs will I hear parents say that they have also receive a certificate at the end time for sports but not for reading, of the summer reading program. I cringe. There is room for both in Storytimes continue a child's life. But the skill that will Storytime for the preschool set take a child farther than can be does not take a hiatus for summer. imagined is the skill of reading. We believe strongly that reading It costs nothing to use the library, and being read to is a year round but the return is priceless. While so activity--an activity that requires many other activities for children no pause. Our storytimes continue are costly, summer reading is com- weekly, on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. pletely free. At the library, summer and Thursdays at 4 p.m. The Sec- reading comes with prizes and other ond Saturday Story Time and Craft fun activities t give children incen- also meets each month at 10 a.m. tives to come to the library, check throughout the summer and all year- out books and read. round. Sign up for prizes Read with the Dogs The library's annual Summer The June Read with the Dogs ses- Reading Program registration is un- sion happens from 5 to 6:20 p.m. derway and logged reading began Tuesday. Children are encouraged this week. Logged reading is the to sign up for an individual 10- foundation of the Summer Reading minute reading session with one Program which spans eight weeks, of the therapy dogs from "Wags Children record the time spent read- for Hope." These certified therapy ing (alone or with family members) dogs help create a relaxing environ- and return completed logs for an in- ment in which a child is able to con- centive prize and a chance to win a centrate on reading without fear of larger weekly price, judgment. dio Tour Artists is on display in the library lobby. WV Fest The Charles Town Library will have a booth at the WVFest on Sat- urday. Come on by and register for the summer reading program, learn about our various programs and pick up a coupon for a free book from our book sale table. Children who register for the summer reading at WVFest will receive a free book. Camp Coding On June 26, the library will begin its first foray into coding for chil- dren ages 8 to 12. Our first program will be an introduction into how computers work and how to pro- gram them. We are offering three sessions of this program, on June 26, 27 and 28. The Tuesday session will start at 5 p.m. The Wednesday session will begin at 3:30 p.m. and the Thursday session will begin at 2 p.m. Registration is required for limited slots. Next week brings another Read with the Dogs session where young people can sign up for individual, 10- minute slots with a therapy dog from "Wags for Hope" at the Charles Town Library. The sessions offer a relaxing environment where children can concentrate on reading without fear of judgment. successful life. There is no career advancement that does not require an ability to read well. With everything we do well, practice is required. Whether it is kicking or hitting a ball, playing an instrument or any other activity that can be mastered, practice is the key. Summer reading is a form of practice. Being really good at read- ing means that it comes easily. One arrives there by practicing. There are countless studies on why summer reading for children is so important. The prime reason is what has come to be called the "summer slide." Children who do not read during the summer can eas- ily lose a grade level or two which then requires several months once school begins to regain. While there are many other forms of entertainment available to chil- dren in our age of streaming me- dia, there is no more pleasurable entertainment than a book to put the reader in a world never before imagined - primarily through words and the imagination of the reader, and perhaps even more important, an intimate exposure to another way of thinking. A mind that cultivates imagination, that knows worlds be- yond, and that dreams, is a power- Book Club The adult book club meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 3:30 p.m. June's book is "Mrs. Sherlock Holmes" by Brad Ricca. "Mrs. Sher- lock Holmes" tells the true story Of the first female U.S. District Attor- ney who became one of the nation's greatest crime-fighters during an era when women were not allowed to vote. All are welcome to attend. Adult coloring Join us for our second adult color- ing program on June 28 from 5 to 7 p.m. This month's theme is manda- las. Bring your own supplies or use ours. We will have plenty of color- ing pages to select from. Spend a re- laxing couple of hours coloring and chatting. It is a great way to enjoy a couple of stress-free hours. Teen Book Club Teen Book Club meets on the third Wednesday of each month. June's meeting is at 5 p.m. June 20 where "The Girl From Everywhere" by Heidi Heilig will be discussed. The book is a fantastic combination of fantasy, romance and adventure. If you are interested in participating, a copy of the book can be picked up at the library. - Marcella Summer craft Genz is the An origami workshop for those director of age 10 and older will be held at 2 the Charles p.m. June 27. The primary project Town is a five-point star made using recy- Library cled sheet music. Other items will be created as time permits. S Youngsters from across the Eastern Panhandle pose for a group photo Sunday following Cloverbud Day at Camp Frame in Hedgesville. The event with the theme "It's time for a hoedown" got youngsters, some as young as 5, learning songs, creating crafts and engaging in other fun activities. LEGALS PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE Town of Harpers Ferry - Town Hall Meeting Room Board of Zoning Appeals Wednesday, July 27, 2018 10:00 A.M. Harpers Ferry Town Hall, 1000 property requesting a Condition- will hold a hearing on Wednes- Washington Street, Harpers Fer- al Use Permit to obtain a Busi- day, July 27, 2018 beginning at ry, West Virginia. ness License is listed below. 10:00 a.m. at Town Hall to deter- mine authorization of Business Interested parties may appear 1. Point of View at 791 E. Licenses for Short-term rental in person or comment by email Ridge Street, Harpers Ferryproperties. AShort-term rental is to bzaharpersferry@gmail.com, a Nonconforming Use and must Written comments are request- The hearing will be held inobtain authorization from the ed one week in advance of the the Council meeting room at the Board of Zoning Appeals. The hearing. Harpers Ferry Town Hall, 1000 property requesting a Condition- 6/13/lt Washington Street, Harpers Fer- al Use Permit to obtain a Busi- ry, West Virginia. ness License is listed below. The Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a hearing on Wednes- day, July 27, 2018 beginning at PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE 10:00 a.m. at Town Hall to deter- Town of Harpers Ferry - Interested parties may appear 1. Carrot Top Cottage at 401 mine authorization of Business Town Hall Meeting Room in person or comment by email Fillmore Street, Harpers Ferry Licenses for Short-term rental Board of Zoning Appeals to bzaharpersferry@gmail.com. properties. A Short-term rental is Wednesday, July 27, 2018 Written comments are request- The hearing will be held in a Nonconforming Use and must 10:00 A.M. ed one week in advance of the the Council meeting room at the obtain authorization from the hearing. Harpers Ferry Town Hall, 1000 Board of Zoning Appeals. The The Board of Zoning Appeals 6/13/lt Washington Street, Harpers Fer- property requesting a Condition- will hold a hearing on Wednes- ry, West Virginia. al Use Permit to obtain a Busi- day, July 27, 2018 beginning at PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE hess License is listedbelow. 10:00 a.m. at Town Hall to deter- Town of Harpers Ferry - Interested parties may appear mine authorization of Business Town Hall Meeting Room in person or comment by email 1. Bed and Biskit at 163 Public Licenses for Short-term rental Board of Zoning Appeals to bzaharpersferry@gmail.com. Way, Harpers Ferry properties. A Short-term rental is Wednesday, July 27, 2018 Written comments are request- a Nonconforming Use and must 10:00 A.M. ed one week in advance of the The hearing will be held in obtain authorization from the hearing. the Council meeting room at the Board of Zoning Appeals. The The Board of Zoning Appeals 6/13/lt BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT Benjamin R.H. Rinaldi-Alt Benjamin Royce Heydrich Rinaldi-Alt was born Friday, April 5, 2018, in the Winchester (Va.) Medical Center He is the son of Charles "Chad" Rinaldi-Alt and Stephanie Hottel of Charles Town. He was born at 5:57 a.m. and weighed 7 pounds 2 ounces. He was 19-1/2 inches long. Paternal grandparents are Beverly Rinaldi-Alt of Ranson and the late Charles "Chuck" Alt. Paternal great-grandparents are Ann Rinaldi of Harpers Fer- ry and the late Donald Rinaldi. Maternal grandparents are Lawrence and Jaime Hottel of Inwood and Gerald Travis and Kathy Hottel of Colonial Beach, Va. Maternal great-grandparents are Arthur and Ruthie Spinks of Colonial Beach, Va and the late Benjamin Hottel and Cathy Breeden. - There's no charge to run a birth announcement in the Spirit. Send those, wedding news and other happenings you'd like to see in the newspaper to Christine Snyder at editor@ spiritofjefferson.com. You'll get an email back letting you know your news arrived 4th of July parade, picnic set for Shepherdstown SHEPHERDSTOWN - p.m. in the pavilion at Mor: Leaders of the Rotary Club gan's Grove Park - will in- of Shepherdstown invite the clude live music and a wa- public to Shepherdstown's terslide and other free fun for Independence Day parade children and community picnic, with Rotary Club members will a goal of providing "a whole- sell burgers, hot dogs, chips some, family-oriented Fourth and non-alcoholic drinks, .', of July celebration for the with all proceeds going to town." help cover the event's costs. The parade begins at 11 For details, call 304-876- a.m. on German Street. The 1139 or email shepherds- picnic - set for noon to 3 townparades@gmail.com. Park set to host fireworks June 30 , SHENANDOAH JUNCTION - Jefferson County Parks and :i! Rec will host the county s free annual fireworks display, not on the actual fourth of July. The county s Independence Day fireworks show is set for the Saturday before the holiday - around dusk on June 30. If happens at Sam Micha ls Park in Shenandoah Junction There s more fun scheduled to follow the fireworks. The lic is invited to stay,and watch "Justice League" outdoors.