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Hitting the pool

Brendan Henry, 17, cannonballs into the pool at Berkeley Springs State Park. Henry, a rising senior at Berkeley Springs High School, is a freshman lifeguard at the pool, now open for the summer. photo by Lisa Schauer

Create the next Apple Butter Festival logo!

The Berkeley Springs-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce their first ever Apple Butter Festival logo contest. Sponsored by Blue Flame, Inc, this contest is open to anyone of any age. It doesn’t matter if you’re 8 and have never had a class, or 80 and have been[Read More…]

Mountain Musings — Summer, a welcome sight

by Kate Evans “Summertime and the living is easy,” says the George Gershwin tune that’s sung in the 1935 “Porgy and Bess” opera.  That slow, gentle rhythm of the season starts to kick in just after Memorial Day weekend is over and schools let out for the summer. The summer[Read More…]

Hancock to hold Trails Day events this Saturday

National Trails Day, this Saturday, June 3, will be celebrated in Hancock with activities and speakers. The festival will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hancock is Maryland’s official Trail Town, located on the C&O Canal and near the midpoint of the 250-mile-long Tuscarora Trail, which branches off the[Read More…]

Faerie Festival fills park with magical creatures

The third annual Bringing in the May Faerie Festival packed Berkeley Springs State Park with unique creatures, vendors and festive decorations last weekend. Festival organizer Bibi Hahn said vendors estimated a crowd of 2,000 people over the weekend. Bringing in the May is free a Morgan Arts Council event to[Read More…]

Enter your favorite punch recipe in WV Punch Contest

West Virginia’s First Lady Cathy Justice will be hosting a West Virginia Birthday Punch Contest in honor of the state’s 160th birthday. West Virginia residents can create and submit an original (non-alcoholic) punch recipe.  The top-prize winning recipe will be served at this year’s West Virginia Day Celebration at the[Read More…]