April 10, 2002

Political forum tonight in Berkeley County

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Berkeley County branch of the NAACP is sponsoring a political forum tonight at 5:30 at the Berekely County Planning Office, 119 E. King St.

Candidates for the offices of Berkeley County Commission and county Board of Education have been invited to participate.

The forum is free and the community is invited.

Herb specialist featured at museum open house

GREENCASTLE, PA. - Allison-Antrim Museum, 365 S. Ridge Ave., will host herb specialist Lorraine Hamilton during its open house on Sunday from 1-4 p.m.

Hamilton, of Neelyton, Pa., is a well-known authority on herbs. She has presented many programs on herbs with topics ranging from growing herbs, the history of herbs, the use of herbs during the Civil War and using herbs in vinegars, cosmetics, and cooking.

At 2 p.m., Hamilton will present a slide show about herbs, including the kitchen herb garden.

Hamilton will not be present during the April 18 open house at the museum, but her booklets and herb plants will be for sale. There will also be herbal tea for tasting.


In addition to the herb program, the antique woven coverlet exhibit is still in place. The coverlets, circa. 1830-1850, are on loan from Greencastle-Antrim family collections and David Thomas, of the Historic Fairfield Inn.

Most of the sixteen coverlets were woven by local weavers from Franklin County, Pa., communities of Greencastle, Waynesboro, Chambersburg, and Mercersburg.

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