Local Lifestyle

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 […]

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.  

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Gat Creek to double capacity with expansion

by Lisa Schauer “Nothing’s better for the furniture business than a pandemic,” said William Gastin “Gat” Caperton IV, owner and CEO of Gat Creek, a solid wood furniture company in Berkeley Springs. “People were sitting around at home thinking, this isn’t good enough. Instead of spending money on vacations, they started spending money on their […]

Berkeley Springs Pride to host 2nd annual Picnic in the Park

The second annual Pride Picnic in the Park will be held on Saturday, June 25 in Berkeley Springs State Park from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Events will include live music by Matt Otis, more food trucks this year, new vendors, face painting, kids’ games, raffles, giveaways and more. “Bring your blankets and picnic baskets […]

Everyday Outdoors: Baby robins

Most of the columns I write, and photos I take, are hunting and fishing related. But there are lots of other interesting creatures to encounter in the great outdoors. Recently, I had the opportunity to observe a Momma Robin on her nest, and was able to watch and photograph her two babies each day, until […]

Forney scales to Everest Base Camp, following dream of a summit in the clouds

by Kate Shunney Sean Forney’s fascination with Mount Everest — the world’s tallest peak – might have been born when he was a child studying the pages of “E” volume of the Encyclopedia Britannica. That fascination didn’t stay dormant for long. Just barely into adulthood, Forney tried to find sponsors to fund the dream of […]

Sunsets, wildlife, seasonal color and the people of Morgan County make winning photos

Entries into this year’s Morgan County Photo Contest gave judges a tough job, with so many captivating photographs of local views, people and wildlife to weigh. Pictures were judged on clarity of image, how they capture life in Morgan County, and the technical skill it took to get the photo (think wild animals). Winners in […]