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South Morgan preps to bring back Fireman’s Carnival for county

by Kate Shunney The promise of bringing a Fireman’s carnival back to Morgan County is just weeks away from being a bright, twinkling reality at South Morgan County Volunteer Fire Company. South Morgan fire company will host a nightly Fireman’s Carnival on their grounds at 10166 Winchester Grade Road from August 30 to September 3.…

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Celtic concert marks mid-point in summer series

by Lisa Schauer The sounds of furious fiddles, guitars and golden vocals with an Irish lilt greeted concertgoers and passers-by in Berkeley Springs State Park last Saturday, July 30 for a mid-season performance of Concerts in the Park, a free summer series produced by Morgan Arts Council. House of Hamill performed an energetic mix of…

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2022 Morgan County Expo winners

YOUTH Handcrafts Scarlet Henry-first place for beaded art. Caitlyn Savicki-first place for fairy house. Caitlyn Savicki-first place for flower crowns. Caitlyn Savicki-first place for sword and piece of wood. Caitlyn Savicki-first place for turtleduck. Jamison Laney-first place for recycled pop top parrot. Lego Jamison Owens-Grand Champion Youth Entries for Nintendo lego build ad- vanced kit.…

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Pigs, bugs, fish and more… 4-H projects on display during Expo

by Kate Evans Saturday’s Morgan County Expo is featuring a variety of 4-H member projects on display at Hunter’s Hardware this week. The most popular 4-H project was the “Choose Your Own” project, said West Virginia University Morgan County Extension Agent Cindy Smalley. Some of those 4-H projects included research on fashion through the ages,…

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Morgan County Expo is this Saturday

by Kate Evans The 2022 Morgan County Expo will take place this Saturday, July 23 at Berkeley Springs State Park and the Country Inn. The event features musical entertainment, art, exhibits, a watermelon-eating contest at 1 p.m., the 4-H cake auction and other fun. The Morgan County Expo starts at 10 a.m. and ends at…

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Summer offers a mix of music, art and fun events

by Kate Evans Summertime is ramping up local music, art and community events. Here are some to watch for this week, and through the rest of the summer. Paw Paw Fun Day Starting Points is partnering with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Paw Paw PTO to sponsor a Family Sports Fun Day on…

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A booming birthday show

Free fireworks at Widmyer Elementary on July 2 drew locals and visitors to watch the show and celebrate Independence Day. The fireworks are sponsored by Travel Berkeley Springs and The Country Inn each year, supported by the local Hotel/Motel tax.  

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Fireworks will go off Saturday

A free public fireworks display will be set off this Saturday, July 2 at Widmyer Elementary starting at dark. Limited parking is available at the school. Families and groups are encouraged to carpool to the event to reduce traffic congestion. Widmyer is located at 10 Myers Road, on the west side of U.S. 522. The…

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It’s Stacy — Healthy Eats: Cherries

Sweeten Your Life with a Bowl of Cherries There was nothing my Great Grandmother Arizona Henry enjoyed more than cherries. She always told me that pitting fresh cherries was time well spent. Grandma said you should always leave the stems on cherries because they kept longer that way. The sweet flavor of cherries makes them…

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Paw Paw Public Library summer program offers ocean activities

by Kate Evans The Paw Paw Public Library’s summer program is called “Oceans of Possibilities” and is full of summer reading fun for ages 1-100.  The program begins on Tuesday, July 12.  Summer reading program participants should come to the library the week of July 5 and sign up, said Paw Paw Library Director Ginny…

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