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JANUARY 2015


INSIDE THE OBSERVER FEATURES


The Bad News: You’ll Probably Abandon Your New Years Fitness Goals BY MICHAEL CHALMERS


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Using Complementary and Alternative Medicine BY VICTORIA KIDD


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2015: Year of the Sheep, Goat, or Ram BY ED ZANHISER


MCHM: Why the Mystery? BY AMY MATHEWS AMOS


The Man in the Middle BY DAVID LILLARD


ON THE COVER


Hot Stone Yoga, a workshop at Renew Yoga, Charles Town, combines restorative yoga poses with hot stones. Photo by Aundrea Humphreys.


4 About This Place 6 Around Jefferson 8 Epolyphony 9 Hunter’s Almanac 22 Guest Commentary 23 Biz Briefs 25 Shepherdstown Public Library 26 Backyard Naturalist


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20 LEANN RIMES SATURDAY, JANUARY 10 H 8PM


FRANK CALIENDO FRIDAY, JANUARY 23 H 9PM


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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27 H 9PM ELI YOUNG BAND


THE TEMPTATIONS SUNDAY, MARCH 8 H 7PM


WAYNE BRADY SATURDAY, MARCH 14 H 8PM


750 Hol l ywood Dr i ve, Char les Town, WV 25 414 H 1- 8 0 0 -795 -70 01 H


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HAPPY NEW YEAR!


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