Local Lifestyle

County flocks to South Morgan for return of the fireman’s carnival

The food pavilion at South Morgan Fire Department was a hub of activity from Tuesday through Saturday, serving up dinners and ice cream to carnival riders. Adults, kids and teens showed up for the South Morgan carnival last week to ride rides, see friends, eat and enjoy the music. Little drivers took their turns in […]

Woodmont Lodge open for annual tours & hike Sunday

The Maryland DNR will hold their annual Open House at Woodmont Lodge west of Hancock on Sunday, September 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Showcasing the picturesque and historic Woodmont Lodge, the annual open house allows the public to explore memories of the early days of conservation in Maryland. The historic stone lodge was […]

Morgan County Observatory to host Open House, star party Sept. 4

by Kate Evans The Morgan County Observatory Foundation plans to reopen the observatory on Sunday, September 4 during Labor Day weekend.  An open house will be held from 3-5 p.m. with a variety of activities.  A star party with telescope viewing will take place that night starting around 9:30 p.m.,  weather permitting,  said observatory foundation […]

Empire Cheer named Grand Marshals of ‘22 Apple Butter Festival Parade

The 47th Annual Apple Butter Festival has named Empire Cheer as the grand marshal for the 2022 parade.  In just five years, the local group has gone from one team practicing in a church, to five teams with over 60 first place banners and 18 national titles in their own practice facility. This year’s Apple […]

It’s Stacy–Healthy Eats: Tomato Pie

My Great Grandmother Arizona Henry’s favorite food was always tomatoes. We always had a bushel of tomatoes sitting on the back porch. She started her day with a glass of tomato juice. My grandma was always looking for ways to use up tomatoes before they got rotten, and tomato pie made everyone happy. My sister […]

“Killer Oak” taken down

by Trish Rudder A large oak tree about 200 years old had to be removed last week from the front yard of Tom and Vita Hall who live on Route 9 east of Berkeley Springs, not far from U.S. 522. A massive 75-foot oak tree that was leaning toward Route 9 East was cut down […]

It’s Stacy-Health Eats: Goulash

Grandma Zona’s Goulash My Great Grandmother Arizona knew how to eat cheap while making the dish taste like a 5 star chef made it, and goulash was one of those cheap, delicious dishes. She never measured anything, and nothing went to waste. Goulash was a “clean out the refrigerator” kind of meal, and it’s a […]

Interactive map shows layers of architectural history of Bath

by Trish Rudder Zachary Salman has designed an interactive map of historical landmarks in Berkeley Springs that starts to uncover the layers of architectural styles along downtown streets. Salman is interested in historic preservation and is a member of the Town of Bath Historical Landmarks Commission.  He is a Berkeley Springs resident and graduated from […]

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. […]

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 […]