October 4, 2017 RSS feed / News

Flavor of festivals past

This was the schedule of events for the fourth annual Apple Butter Festival, printed in The Morgan Messenger in October 1977. More...

Three resign from BDA, member added

Bath Development Authority (BDA) member Ron Martin was elected president at the September 12 BDA meeting and informed the Bath Town Council of that and other personnel changes.  More...

Business owners weigh in on town sidewalk usage

About 16 town residents and business owners voiced their opinions at a Monday, September 25 hearing on the draft guidelines for the proper use of the Town of Bath sidewalks. More...

Worship Schedule

Berkeley Baptist Church, Route 522 and 13, 304-258-4101 - Breakfast 9 a.m., Sunday school 9:30 a.m., worship service and children’s church 10:45 a.m. Food pantry distribution site call for more infor. Wednesday Bible study 7 p.m. More...

Local runners participate in Ragnar relay

Local runners participated in the 200 mile Ragnar relay that stretched from Rocky Gap to Washington D.C. on September 22 and 23. It was the 10-year anniversary for the relay run. More...

September blood drive

Twenty-two pints of blood were donated at the September 25 Red Cross blood drive held at the Berkeley Springs American Legion. More...

Grant program to promote local butterfly habitat

The Monarch Alliance, a program of the Potomac Valley Audubon Society, is starting a new Monarch Waystation Grant Program.  More...

BlackCat events

BlackCat Music's monthly Ukulele Club will be held Friday, October 6, 5:30. p.m.  Mike Kligerman of the Tri- State Ukeclectics Orchestra will host a free Beginner's workshop. More...

Foxglove dedicates memorials

A dedication service to honor three Foxglove Garden Club members was held on Saturday, September 30 at the Train Depot on Williams Street.  Ruth Julien, Jean Helsley and Cory Belton were honored, said Councilman Andrew Swaim, who heads up the to More...

Bird walk at Harpers Ferry

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a fall bird walk in the Virginius Island section of the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park on Wednesday, October 18. More...

Local author has new book

A funny whodonit murder mystery called A Grave Misunderstanding by local author Len Boswell was released this summer.  Boswell said this is the first in a new series of Simon Grave Mysteries.  More...

ETA Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma meets

Members of the ETA Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International met on Saturday, September 16, at Hospice of the Panhandle in Kearneysville. More...

Bat garden and bat house tips

Area bats help farmers, gardeners and homeowners with pest control by eating mosquitoes, beetles and other flying insects and their larvae. Bats dining on mosquitoes also reduces the risk of mosquito bites. More...

Open house at Shepherd Art Department

Shepherd University's Department of Contemporary Art and Theater is offering area high school students the opportunity to discover their inner artist and learn how they can turn their passion for art into a career through a "Create Yourself Here Work More...

Community Gardens prepared for Fall

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Apple Butter Festival street information

Boy Scout Troop 12 will manage a parking lot to the north of town on U.S. Silica grounds. The festival will provide a free trolley shuttle into the festival. More...

The taste of fall

One young apple bobber needed a helping hand to sink his teeth into a fresh apple on Sunday, October 1 at Hancock United Methodist Church’s Third Annual Fall Fest. More...

Bath briefs

Planning Commission vice president Larry Lower said the comprehensive plan report will be given to the Bath Town Council on October 17.  The comprehensive plan was enacted in May and a report is to be given to the council twice a year.  More...

Miracle in the Making: Tent Revival

The Morgan County Clergy Association sponsored a Miracle in the Making: Tent Revival September 24-27 with 100% of the proceeds going to the Morgan County Homeless Coalition. More...

Senior Life Services

Menu   Thursday, October 5 - Sloppy Joes on bun, mixed vegetables and peaches.  Friday, October 6 - Tuna salad on roll, vegetable soup and sliced apples.  Monday, October 9 - All centers closed for Columbus Day holiday.  Tuesday, More...

Hurricane relief

As of last week, more than 5,300 Red Cross volunteers were serving in Texas, Louisiana, the U.S. More...

Morgan County Historical and Genealogical Society met

The monthly meeting of the Morgan County Historical and Genealogical Society was held on Tuesday, September 12 at the First United Methodist Church on Green Street.  John Bohrer opened the meeting with prayer.  More...

Feds award $6.2M to West Virginia agencies for opiod fight

West Virginia has been awarded $6.2 million in federal funds for its fight against the opioid crisis, officials said.  The funds –awarded by the The Department of Justice — will go to programs authorized by the Comprehensive Addictio More...

Fire Prevention Week October 8-14

“Every Second Counts: Plan Two Ways Out”

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) theme for this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, October 8-14 is “Every Second Counts: Plan Two Ways Out.” Experts say you may have as little as two minutes or even less to safely More...

Fed funds will boost state court and victim programs

West Virginia Division of Justice and Community Services will receive $1,286,111 from the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ). Funding to strengthen the prosecution of crimes against women and encourage attorneys to serve as prosecutors.  More...

Hornet traps catch ’em

John Boepple, who lives in the Rock Gap area of Morgan County, made a trap to deal with his English hornets. The contraption worked, as this photo shows. More...

Volunteers needed for tree planting

In partnership with the Eastern Panhandle Conservation District and West Virginia Department of Forestry, The Sleepy Creek Watershed Association needs volunteers to help with planting a 280- tree riparian buffer along the South Fork of Sleepy Creek a More...

Bats help keep mosquitoes and flying insects under control

Bats are often feared and misunderstood creatures, but the flying mammals have an important place in the environment as insect predators and seed pollinators. More...

Fall nature walk

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a fall nature walk at its Eidolon Nature Preserve in Morgan County on Friday, October 13.  The walk will last from 10 a.m. to noon. More...

Teen dancers will perform in Kennedy Center holiday show

Four student dancers from Morgan County will participate in the Kansas City Ballet's production of “The Nutcracker” at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. More...

Round The Town

—MAN JOKED: What’s worse than finding a worm in your apple? More...