Local Lifestyle

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 […]

It’s Stacy: Healthy Eats — Cucumbers

Quench Your Thirst with a Cucumber Summer picnics are right around the corner, and I challenge you to take a healthy dish that starts with a cucumber. My Great Grandmother Arizona Henry always loved picnicking in the summer, and cucumber salad was always on the menu. Cucumbers are about 96% water and can help you […]

Winners for the 2022 Annual Paw Paw Memorial Day Parade are…

Riders and mini-riders led a collection of handsome horses for Paw Paw’s parade on Saturday. All photos by Lisa Schauer. Belinda Shingleton’s entry of a decked out cart added sparkle and color to the parade. Larry Brown flew flags front and back on his parade entry. Members of the Civil Air Patrol were a crisp […]

Mountain Musings — Memorial Day thoughts

  Memorial Day thoughts As Memorial Day weekend is upon us, so many memories return of past Memorial Day holidays.  Family picnics, helping to make enough food to feed an army, going swimming if it was warm enough as pools were officially open and planting the last garden plants that needed protection from frost were […]