June 12, 2013 RSS feed / News

Harpers Ferry bird walk

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a bird walk on the C&O Canal near Harpers Ferry on Wednesday, June 26. There is no fee and anyone with an interest is welcome to go along, regardless of their birding skills. More...

Groups differ on animal control

Reuben Darby of animal control interest group DOG PAC came before the Morgan County Commission again to ask why a new animal control facility might not be considered. More...

Caperton Furnitureworks honored for new exports

Governor Earl Ray Tomblin joined the West Virginia Export Council and the West Virginia Development Office, to honor a state record-setting 52 West Virginia businesses with the Governor’s Commendation for International Market Entry awards on Ju More...

Alpine Festival

The Alpine United Methodist Church Annual Festival will be Saturday, June 22 at the church on Pious Ridge Road from 4 p.m. to dark. Take a lawn chair. Local groups and singers will provide entertainment. More...

New Latter-day Saint Missionary

After serving the first four months of her mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Hancock Ward, Sister Ana Taufa was transferred to another area. More...

No services for Seventh-day Adventist Saturday, June 15

The Seventh-day Adventist Church, located at 3606 Valley Road (U.S. 522 South), Berkeley Springs, will not hold services on Saturday, June 15. Many members will be attending camp meetings held annually at Huttonsville and Hagerstown, Md. More...

Willa Hahn presents senior voice recital

Willa Hahn will present her senior voice recital on June 21 at 7 at the Hancock Community Center. More...

Free Wellness Program offered

War Memorial Hospital and Valley Health Wellness & Fitness Services will offer a free program “Spice It Up!” on Friday, June 28, at noon in Education Room A at War Memorial Hospital. More...

Wonders of West Virginia program presented

“The Wonders of West Virginia” was the theme of the program presented by Relda White and Marge Barhight at the May meeting of Morningside Community Educational Outreach Service (CEOS). More...

55 Plus Community luncheon and meeting

The 55 Plus Community “Pot Luck” luncheon was held at the First U.M. Church on May 20, with 49 in attendance. President Roger Williams welcomed all in attendance and asked anyone with a birthday in May to stand and be recognized. More...

Safe tick removal

The safest way to remove a tick is to grasp it firmly close to the skin with tweezers. Pull steadily until the tick lets go of the skin. Avoid crushing the tick or squeezing or twisting its body. More...

Reading the Messenger

Among the gems of Barcelona

Mercedes and Paul Tibbits of Great Cacapon took The Morgan Messenger with them in March when they went to explore the sights and sounds of Barcelona, Spain. More...

Cottage Cafe, a dessert destination

In plain view along Martinsburg Road in Berkeley Springs, a newly restored shop houses Cottage Cafe, featuring coffee, ice cream and baked goods. More...

Poniris wins state essay contest for helping students envision the future

Shanna Poniris, third grade teacher at Paw Paw Elementary, was the winner of this year’s teacher award in the “When I Grow Up” contest, sponsored by the West Virginia State Treasurer John Perdue and insurance company The Hartford. More...

Read Aloud volunteers orientation

Read Aloud is a weekly visit that can make a difference to a child. Read Aloud volunteers share favorite books, motivate children to want to read and serve as role models and become friends. More...

Morgan County walks

Twelve teams of 74 walkers have been participating in the Morgan County Walks challenge during the month of May. More...

WIC office changes hours

Hours of operation have changed for the Morgan County WIC office. As of June 1, the Morgan County WIC office is open Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and Thursdays, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. More...

State Senate to discuss children and poverty

West Virginia Senate President Jeff Kessler recently announced that the Senate Select Committee on Children and Poverty will hold a community meeting in Wheeling on Wednesday, June 19. More...

Sesquicentennial celebration at Cacapon State Park

Thursday, June 13 9 a.m. Treemendous trees: Have you ever wondered how to tell a Red Oak from a White Oak? Walk around the Cabin Loop Trail. Meet at the lodge. 10 a.m. More...

Ann Darling juried in art exhibit

Ann C. Darling, Berkeley Springs, was juried into the Berkeley Arts Council’s Third Annual Art and Earth exhibit which opened April 20 at The Arts Centre gallery in Martinsburg. More...

County landfill sealed, being monitored in Great Cacapon

Work to seal and make the old county landfill off of Milo School Road in Great Cacapon environmentally safe is now complete. The Department of Environmental Protection is in the process of closing up multiple dumps across the state. More...

State will investigate Potomac Edison billing practices

The Public Service Commission of West Virginia launched a General Investigation into the meter reading, billing and customer service practices of the FirstEnergy subsidiaries Monongahela Power Company (Mon Power) and Potomac Edison Company (PE) late More...

Bill would reauthorize C&O Canal citizen group for 10 more years

Last week, Maryland Congressmen Chris Van Hollen and John Delaney, and Virginia Congressman Frank Wolf introduced bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O) Canal National Historical Park Commission and give the surroun More...

Senior Life Services Menu

Thursday, June 13 - Cook’s choice. Friday, June 14 - Chili, kale, cornbread and cookie. Monday, June 17 - Sloppy joes, buttered cabbage and carrots, parsley potatoes and apple sauce. Tuesday, June 18 - Summer shindig. More...

Community Choir meeting and events

The Community Choir says all persons who have a stake in the choral arts — singers, parents of singers, choral music lovers, program sponsors, community arts leaders is welcome to attend a short strategic planning meeting on Monday, June 24 fro More...

Free dinner

Morgan County Starting Points is hosting its free monthly dinner for expectant moms and moms who have young children on Tuesday, June 18 from 5:30-7 p.m. It’s a time to talk with other moms about issues that may be of concern. More...

Activities

Thursday, June 13- CNB Bank with an ice cream social 12; line dancing 1. Friday, June 14 - Tap dancing 9:30; bingo 10; music with Bonnie Close 12:30. More...

Contemplative Evening Prayer

The Presbyterian Church monthly service of Contemplative Evening Prayer is Wednesday, June 19 at 6:45 p.m. in the church sanctuary on South Mercer Street in Berkeley Springs. More...

John Menard joins CNB Bank, Inc.

Mark D. Harrell, President/CEO of CNB Bank, Inc. announces that John Menard recently joined CNB Bank, Inc. as vice president of residential lending. More...

Phone scams push bogus computer repair

Two Berkeley Springs computer equipment and repair businesses have contacted The Morgan Messenger recently, telling us that their customers have been hit by repair scams over the phone. Both want local computer owners to be on watch for these calls. More...

Prevent Lyme disease

To prevent Lyme disease, avoid tick-infested habitats such as wooded, brushy or overgrown grassy areas and leaf litter. Walk in the center of the trail. Wear protective clothing such as long-sleeved shirts or jackets and long pants. More...

Local firemen honored for long-time service

Three firemen are honored for their long careers at Berkeley Springs Volunteer Fire Company with fire chief Todd Ruppenthal (far right). More...

Memorial Day Parade winners announced

Memorial Day Parade winners in Paw Paw were: Grand Prize — Senior Center Silver Bells Float. Floats — first- Slanesville Cubs Scouts, second- Scrap Brothers and third- Scrappy’s Produce. More...

High school receives donation

Berkeley Springs High School and Douglas Motors held a Dodge Test Drive Event on April 22. The event raised $3,160 to be used toward the school's electronic sign to be placed near Rt. 522. More...

School board may pick date for special levy election at next meeting

School Superintendent David Banks said that he will recommend a date for rerunning the special levy election at the school board’s June 18 meeting. The special levy date will be on the agenda as an action item that evening. More...

Stroke and Osteoporosis Screenings coming here

Residents living in and around the Berkeley Springs community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. American Legion Post #60 will host Life Line Screening on July 5. More...

State’s veterans get help with housing issues

Senators Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin have announced a federal funding award to the Charleston- Kanawha Housing Authority to provide rental assistance for homeless veterans. More...

Steers’ new book Hoax sheds light on history’s frauds

In Hoax, his latest book, Ed Steers ventures out of the world of Abraham Lincoln and into the world of six of history’s most famous frauds. More...

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