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Record dry heat saps rivers and runs

by Lisa Schauer It’s not your imagination. The weather this summer is hotter and drier than normal, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures recorded at the weather station located at Cacapon State Park south of Berkeley Springs shattered previous record highs for June, and continue to spike in July.[Read More…]

Michael Robert Pushkin

Michael Robert Pushkin 1947-2024 Michael was born on September 29, 1947 in the Bronx, N.Y. He went to the Bronx High School of Science and then to Hunter College, where he received a degree in Psychology. He enjoyed a winter in Minnesota followed by a brief time in Berkeley, California.[Read More…]

Therese Thomas

Therese Thomas Therese “Moel” Thomas peacefully left this world one week before her 87th birthday with her loving goddaughter, Nori Slater (Love) by her side. Born in Rusk County, Texas, to Wilma Gartman and Asbury Lawrence Burt Heaton, Moel grew up in Grand Prairie, Texas with her sister, Sondra, who[Read More…]

Leslie Lyle Avey

Leslie Lyle Avey 1931-2024 Leslie Lyle Avey, 92, Athens, passed away Sunday June 30, 2024, at his residence. Born July 31, 1931, in Hedgesville, W.Va., the son of the late Paul R. and Edna Mohler Avey. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, and a retired Supervisor at General Telephone Co.[Read More…]

Ellis performs with The Sarasota Ballet in Ashton tribute

by Kate Evans A professional dancer with Morgan County roots has been living the dream of being a professional dancer and dancing with The Sarasota Ballet in Florida since 2022. Israel Ellis has performed in their tribute to legendary choreographer Sir Frederick Ashton — founder of The Royal Ballet —[Read More…]

Berkeley Springs fireworks on Friday

Berkeley Springs will put on a free public display of fireworks at Widmyer Elementary School this Friday, July 5 at dark. Parking is available at the school and nearby at Berkeley Springs High School. Visitors are encouraged to carpool when possible. Public safety officials will be on hand to assist[Read More…]

State opens school clothing allowance applications

The West Virginia Department of Human Services (DoHS), Bureau for Family Assistance (BFA) began accepting school clothing allowance applications on July 1 for eligible children enrolled in West Virginia schools. Each eligible student will receive a $200 benefit that may be used toward the purchase of appropriate school clothing or[Read More…]

Chilled Cocoa Crawl returns for summer holiday weekend

The third annual Chilled Cocoa Crawl  will take place in Berkeley Springs this Friday, July 5 from 4-8 p.m. Well known for their December Cocoa Crawl event, Hometown Holidays in Berkeley Springs is excited to present a chilled version again this summer. Businesses from Berkeley Springs have come together to[Read More…]

Local kids keeping cool while learning to swim safely

by Trish Rudder Swimming lessons at the pool in Berkeley Springs State Park was in its second week last Wednesday on a very warm day, but the intermediate class of six students were staying cool and having fun. The five-week program is sponsored by Morgan County Parks & Recreation and[Read More…]