Tri-State briefs - April 14

April 13, 2011

W.Va. TEA Party group to host rally Friday at noon

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — We the People of Jefferson County, a TEA Party group, will hold a rally and demonstration from noon to 2 p.m. on Friday in Charles Town.

The rally will take place in front of the Jefferson County Courthouse on the corner of Washington and George streets.

Speakers include Patricia Rucker, founder of We the People of Jefferson County, and Elliot Simon, who ran for a state delegate position in 2010.

The public is invited.

For more information about the event and the organization, go to

Berkeley Springs to hold food festival on Saturday

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — State-grown products will be highlighted during the 18th annual Uniquely West Virginia wine and food festival in Berkeley Springs on Saturday.

The public will be able to sample and buy dozens of products, including offerings from nine wineries.

Vendors from the Berkeley Springs Farmers Market will offer locally grown food such as greens, dairy products and honey. Other vendors will have prepared foods available such as ramps, morels, trout croquettes and pork sausage sandwiches.

The event is produced by Travel Berkeley Springs and is being held at the Old Factory Antique Mall.

Shuster to speak at Pa. Chamber's awards dinner

MERCERSBURG, Pa. — The Tuscarora Area Chamber of Commerce announced Wednesday that U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa., will speak at the Chamber's annual Business Person of the Year dinner on Wednesday.

Tickets are available for the public to purchase. They are $32 for Chamber members and $35 for non-members.

Call 717-328-5827 for details or visit

Wilson hosts teacher information sessions

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Wilson College is presenting spring information sessions for those interested in its Teacher Intern Program, in which anyone with a bachelor's degree can be certified to teach at the elementary or secondary levels.

Sessions will begin at 7 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Wednesday: Wilson College Brooks Complex, room 237
  • April 27: Gettysburg (Pa.) High School auditorium, LGI room
  • May 4: Carlisle (Pa.) High School, Fowler Technical Center
  • May 11: Harrisburg (Pa.) HACC Campus, Cooper Hall, room 115
  • May 18: West York Middle School auditorium

The Wilson College Teacher Intern Program is specifically designed to help men and women with bachelor's degrees become certified to teach as quickly and inexpensively as possible.

Most classes are offered at night and students only take classes they need to become certified to teach in 45 states, including Pennsylvania and Maryland. Classes are available at Wilson and several satellite centers, including the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pa.

For more information, contact program director Walton Jones at 717-262-2009 or

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