July 12, 2017 RSS feed / News

$3.5 million agreement approved for school energy savings project

The Morgan County School Board unanimously approved a $3.5 million 15- year equipment lease purchase agreement for their guaranteed energy savings project with CMTA Energy Solutions at their July 5 meeting.  More...

Religious Schedule

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 180 South Washington Street, Berkeley Springs, 304-258- 2440 - Sunday service 9 a.m. Rev. Brian Shoda.  More...

Senior Life Services

Thursday, July 13 - Jackpot bingo 11.  Friday, July 14 - Bingo 10; beginner tap 9; tap dancing 10.  Monday, July 17 - Isometric exercise 8:45; canasta 9; beginner tap 9; tap dancing 10; nifty gifty 10-1.  Tuesday, July 18 - Bingo 10.&n More...

WVU EXTENSION MASTER GARDENERS

Ornamental Grasses  More...

Music & art add to summer fun

If you’re looking for some music and art activities to enjoy this summer with family, friends or on your own, the local area has a number of events, concerts and places to check out.  Celebration in the Park  More...

Mosquito-borne Zika virus cases skyrocket, majority travel-related

The prevalence of the mosquito-borne Zika virus disease has spread from 53 cases of travel-related cases in the United States as of February 12, 2016 to 5,292 symptomatic Zika cases as of June 14, 2017, according to the Centers For Disease Control an More...

Humanities Council seeks grant proposals

The West Virginia Humanities Council is seeking proposals for its upcoming September 1 grant deadline. Four grant categories will be offered to nonprofit organizations in West Virginia that support educational programming.  More...

Reading the Messenger At the nation’s capitol

Ann and Tom Riggleman took their Morgan Messenger along during a visit to Washington, D.C. to see the monuments and sights. More...

Commission approves Hotel/Motel funds requests

Morgan County Commissioners whittled down $93,000 in requests for Hotel/Motel tax funds down to a figure they estimate will match revenue from the lodging tax for the coming fiscal year.  Officials are predicting they’ll receive roughly $1 More...

Bath officials hold first meeting of new term

The Town of Bath Council with its two newly-elected members – Councilwoman Rose Jackson and Town Recorder Susan Webster – met on Wednesday, July 5 for its first meeting of a twoyear term.  Mayor Scott Merki said the new council could More...

County Agent’s Corner

Extension Service West Virginia University

304-258-8400 129 Fairfax Street, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411 www.wvu.edu/~exten/   Help kids avoid the summer slide  More...

Fun summer programs offered at the library

The summer library program called “Build a Better World” is available for children, teens and adults at the Morgan County Public Library in Berkeley Springs.  More...

Cacapon State Park

Wednesday, July 12 1 p.m. - WV Turtles 1:20 p.m. - Turtle Craft Thursday, July 13 10:30 a.m. - Treasured Stones 1:30 p.m. - Cacapon Creek Critters 3 p.m. - Kickball 5:30 p.m. More...

Prevent mosquito bites & mosquito-borne disease

Mosquito activity is extremely high now and mosquito populations are on the increase. Take these precautions to keep yourself, family and pets safe and reduce your risk of mosquito bites. More...

WV parks growing wildlife habitat by mowing less

At state parks throughout West Virginia, wildflowers bloom where once only grass grew.  Some of the flowers were planted, but most grew simply because workers stopped mowing them. More...

Round The Town

—WOMAN JOKED: The devil called. He wants his weather back.  —WEATHER LORE: Whatever the weather brings on July 15, St. Swithin’s Day, it will stay for the next 40 days. St. More...