May 10, 2017 RSS feed / News

Berkeley Springs Shimmy Mob

A team of belly dancers will perform in Berkeley Springs on Saturday, May 13 as part of Shimmy Mob and World Belly Dance Day.  Shimmy Mob is an international dance event that includes over 2,100 dancers in 172 cities around the globe. More...

WVU Medical celebrates Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Month and the theme this year is Risky Business, a call to educate ourselves and others about habits and behaviors that increase the risk of developing or exacerbating mental illnesses. More...

Progress report on $160M settlement with Frontier

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced Frontier Communications has increased internet speeds for approximately 36% of customers impacted by its estimated $160 million settlement with West Virginia.  More...

Paw Paw Senior Citizens news

The Paw Paw Senior Citizens met at the center on Thursday, May 4 with 36 attending.  In the absence of President Brown Norton, Jo Musialowski called the meeting to order and the Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag was recited.  The mi More...

Knotts completes basic training

U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman 1st Class Bradley K. More...

55 Plus luncheon

The 55 Plus Community ‘Pot Luck’ luncheon was held at the First United Methodist Church on Monday, April 17, with 40 in attendance. Prayer was offered and the Pledge to the Flag was recited.  More...

Wildflower walk May 12

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is sponsoring a spring wildflower walk at Jefferson County's Shannondale Springs Wildlife Management Area on Friday, May 12.  Larry Stritch, a retired U.S. Forest Service botanist, will lead the walk. More...

County Agent’s Corner

Extension Service  West Virginia University  304-258-8400 129 Fairfax Street, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411 www.wvu.edu/~exten/   Consider a Week of Summer Camp for Your Child!  More...

National Foster Care month

The need for foster parents in West Virginia is urgent

The National Youth Advocate Program is recognizing and celebrating National Foster Care Month during the month of May, with a variety of promotions and planned events.  More...

Shepherdstown to feature quilt events in May

Fawn Valentine, a West Virginia quilt expert, will be in Shepherdstown to "read" local quilts on May 24, 1 to 3 p.m. and to give a talk, "West Virginia Quilts and Quiltmakers: Echoes from the Hills," at 7 p.m.  More...

Audubon Birdathon

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society (PVAS) will hold its eighth annual “Ruth Ann Dean Memorial Birdathon" during the month of May.  Everyone is welcome to participate, regardless of their experience or expertise at birding.  More...

Spring rains push river levels up

Bob White took this photo of the Potomac River on Friday, May 5 from a public boat landing in Cherry Run on the West Virginia side of the river. More...

TAWCS Friendship Tea

The Trinity Asbury Women’s Christian Service held their annual Friendship Tea at The Country Inn on Saturday, May 6.  More...

Sign up for birding trip

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is teaming up with the Mountaineer Audubon Society to offer a birding trip to two sites in Preston County, WV, on Saturday, May 27.  The first stop will be at the Cranesville Swamp Natural Area from 9-11:30 a.m More...

Local talk on pollinators

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a morning program in Berkeley Springs on Wednesday, May 24, 10 a.m.  The program will be held at the Morgan County Board of Education building, 247 Harrison Avenue.  It will feature a presenta More...

Berkeley Springs Lions Club Sight Awareness Campaign this weekend

The Berkeley Springs Lions Club will hold their annual “White Cane Safety and Awareness” campaign this weekend May 12- 13.  Funds raised during this two day campaign will assist in providing additional money needed to improve sight c More...

Lifestyle & Health topic of community seminar

WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center and the WVU Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center Eastern Division will sponsor a community mini-medical school program titled Your Lifestyle and Your Health.  More...

Fairfax Street buildings demo near completion

Town of Bath Mayor Scott Merki said the demolition of the Fairfax Street buildings that were destroyed by an April 2015 fire is almost finished.  Jack Soronen, a friend of the late Joe Lillard and his widow, Linda Sprankle, who owns the propert More...

Worship Services

Open Arms Ministries, 3 1/2 miles west of Hedgesville on Rt. 9 (Johnsontown), 304-258- 4256 or 304-279-3005 - Sunday morning 10:30 a.m.; Sunday evening 7 p.m. and Tuesday Bible study and youth activities 7 p.m. More...

Volunteers needed for tree planting

Volunteers from Charles Town Parks and Recs Commission have received 16 free trees through the Carla Hardy WV Project CommuniTree to be planted at Jefferson Memorial Park on Saturday May 13, 11 a.m. More...

Concert

The River Brethren, a Mennonite youth choir composed of 20 boys and girls, will present a special concert on Sunday, May 21, 6 p.m. More...

Senior Life Services activities

Thursday, May 11 - Jackpot bingo 11.  Friday, May 12 - Bingo 10; free beginner crochet class 9- 12.  Monday, May 15 - Isometric exercise 8:45; canasta 9, art 10; nifty gifty 10-1.  Tuesday, May 16 - Bingo 10.  Wednesday, May 17 - More...

Plant trees for bees

The WV Division of Forestry and Eastern Panhandle Beekeepers Association, along with the Sleepy Creek Watershed Association, is sponsoring a “Trees for Bees Planting” on Monday, May 15. More...

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James Rumsey receives National Humanitarian Award

Representatives from James Rumsey Technical Institute were honored recently in Arlington, Va. for the work of their students and faculty in building tiny homes for victims of West Virginia’s June 2016 floods.  More...

Vietnam Vets want memorial built on point of Fairfax Green

Chuck Hampe, president and founder of the Morgan County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, told the tree board members on April 26 that the general consensus from the memorial fund members is the proposed monument should be “as close to [U.S.] 522 More...

DAR members learn about improvements to Greenway Cemetery

Ye Towne of Bath, NSDAR, held their meeting on May 2 at First United Methodist Church and began with the patriotic ritual. Following the ritual, Eleanor Effland read the President General’s message about the upcoming Continental Congress.  More...

Critical revenue collections for April miss mark

The West Virginia Department of Revenue released General Revenue Fund collection numbers for April of $467.9 million that were nearly $58.2 million below estimates. More...

April big unclaimed property month

West Virginians are creatures of both the old and new, as evidenced in April by the way they filed for $1.4 million in unclaimed property. More...

Fishing at Stonewall Jackson Lake

Reading the Messenger

The Berkeley Springs High School Fishing Club team and friends took The Morgan Messenger with them to the West Virginia State High School Fishing Tournament April 29-30 at Stonewall Lake in Roanoke. More...

Round The Town

—MOM HUMOR: I told you to wear your boots when you mow. More...