Local Lifestyle

Behold the Holz Housen: Stacking in the round

  by Lisa Schauer About a dozen mysterious beehive-shaped wooden structures stand in a quiet meadow facing Sleepy Creek Mountain. Each sturdy cylinder is over six feet high, lifted off the ground by a horizontal ring of cordwood, and topped by a sloped roof made of bark. On closer inspection,[Read More…]

CAMP JOY home repair applications now available

CAMP JOY is now accepting applications from home- owners for outdoor home repairs to be completed July 10-21. Qualifying applicants must be elderly, disabled and/or living on a very limited and fixed income. Applications are available at the Berkeley Springs, Paw Paw and Warfordsburg senior centers, as well as Loaves[Read More…]

Free concert Friday of The Sylvan Waters Duo

The Hancock Arts Council will host a free chamber ensemble concerts this Friday, February 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hancock Performing Arts Center at Town Hall, located at 126 West High Street in Hancock. The Sylvan Waters Duo is a chamber ensemble formed by the joining of double bassist[Read More…]

Hospice prepares for annual snack pack project

In just a couple of short weeks, Hospice of the Panhandle’s Education Center, will be transformed into a snack distribution center. And the end result will be that 15,000 snacks, ranging from granola bars to raisins to potato chips to candy, will be distributed to Hospice providers and supporters as[Read More…]

Everyday Outdoors: Bucks I have known

  Bucks I have known: Part I The Whitetail Deer is the most widely hunted big game animal in North America. Most hunters who have spent any amount of time pursuing these magnificent animals have stories — about ones they have taken, ones they have missed, and ones that simply[Read More…]

Strengthen your body to increase your balance and prevent falls

by Kate Evans      In winter as inclement weather sets in, it’s even more important to deliberately stay physically active and healthy. Strengthening our bodies and working on balance and flexibility can improve health, prevent falls and reduce injuries. Strength training Strength training or resistance training includes exercises that improve strength[Read More…]

Mountain Musings: The New Year’s challenge

As the pandemic and the war in Ukraine continue along with famine, violence, discord, hate and intolerance and other ills of mankind, the big challenge for the 2023 New Year is staying positive while the world around us isn’t necessarily being that way. Winter often has gray, bleak days but[Read More…]