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by TRISH RUDDER | December 6, 2004
trishr@herald-mail.com BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Picture this: Take a drive on a lovely Sunday afternoon to a castle, where you are met at the front door by a valet who parks your car. Walk through the entrance of the original building built in 1885 and find the room overflowing with holiday decorations. The tree is lighted and the fireplace is glowing. The Bath Recorder Trio is performing music from Mozart. You have come for tea. The second annual Yule Tea, hosted by the Museum of the Berkeley Springs, was Sunday at Berkeley Castle, and organizers declared it a success for the second year in a row. Andrew Gosline, who purchased the castle in 2003 and uses it as a private home, conducted tours of the upper floors for the Yule Tea guests.
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November 20, 2007
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Berkeley Castle once again will be the site for the annual Yule Tea to benefit the Museum of the Berkeley Springs. Sunday, Dec. 2, marks the fifth year for this unique event. The first serving from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. is sold out; some tickets remain for the 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. serving. "It's hard to identify a single segment of the event that makes it so popular," said Tamme Marggraf, the museum's executive director. "People love everything from the beautifully decorated castle and all the silver to Rosa Suit's historic character performed by Jill Klein Rone and the tasty food.
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July 30, 2006
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - New Riders of the Purple Sage will present a fundraising concert for the Youth Skateboard Park fund and Morgan Arts Council youth programs Wednesday, Aug. 2, at 8 p.m. at the Berkeley Castle. Tickets cost $20 in advance and include transportation to the castle. Purchase tickets at The Red Guitar, U.S. 522, or call 304-258-3809.
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by TRISH RUDDER | December 4, 2006
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - The fourth annual Yule Tea, the tea party at the Berkeley Castle, had something new this year. Rosa Pelham Suit, for whom the castle was built in the late 1800s as a wedding present by her husband, Samuel Taylor Suit, was portrayed by local actress and musician Jill Klein Rone. As the guests took in the beauty of the castle's entrance hall and the burgundy and gold Christmas decorations, Klein Rone as Rosa swept down the wide center staircase and told the audience about her life in Berkeley Springs in the "gay '90s.
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by TRISH RUDDER | December 5, 2005
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.VA. trishr@herald-mail.com The Christmas tree was lighted, the mantles were decorated and the fireplaces were glowing Sunday afternoon at Berkeley Castle, the site for the annual tea party in Berkeley Springs. The third annual Yule Tea, hosted by the Museum of the Berkeley Springs, has become such a popular event that it was sold out weeks ago, said Tamme Marggraf, museum president. Andrew Gosline, who purchased the castle in 2003 and uses it as a private home, conducted tours of the upper rooms while the Warm Springs Chamber Ensemble entertained guests with "a potpourri of Mozart, Viennese waltzes and Christmas music," pianist Pat Springer said.
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By KERRY LYNN FRALEY | October 1, 1998
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Berkeley County, W.Va., has earned a place in English history. Actually, it is the subject of a chapter in a history of the English town that shares its name. Berkeley County Administrator Deborah E. Sheetenhelm brought a copy of the book, "A Sense of Place: An Anthology of Berkeley," and a letter from author Christopher Gent to the Berkeley County Commission meeting Thursday. Similarities between the county and historical Berkeley, England - both historical, agricultural and surrounded by mountains - prompted authors to devote a chapter to the county, Sheetenhelm said.
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by JULIE E. GREENE | May 25, 2006
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - This weekend's Berkeley Springs Studio Tour features the works of 27 artists at 19 studios in the Berkeley Springs area. The list of studios and directions to their locations is available at the Berkeley Springs visitors center, 127 Fairfax St.; the Ice House Co-op Gallery at Independence and Mercer streets; or online at www.berkeleyspringsstudiotour.org . During the tour, artists will answer questions and demonstrate their crafts. The artwork includes sculpture, glasswork, precious metal jewelry, basket weaving, textile art, bookbinding, an old-fashioned letter press operation, weaving, quilting, mosaic art, pottery, ceramics and Sumi-e painting.
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by TRISH RUDDER | November 15, 2005
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - December is a busy month in Berkeley Springs. A celebration of holiday events starts the first weekend in December - Yule Weekend - with a kickoff of "First Friday. " On that day each month, town shops extend their hours. Holiday events include: · Friday, Dec. 2 - Kerry Noon, owner of Sleepy Creek Tree Farm, will present a workshop on selecting the right Christmas tree from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Nature Niche, 50 N. Washington St. Judy Webb, Nature Niche owner, said about 30 people attended Noon's workshop last year.
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November 12, 2005
Harpster-Siepielski Catherine Nicole "Nici" Siepielski and Ryan Harpster were married at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, 2005, at Berkeley Castle in Berkeley Springs, W.Va. The bride is the daughter of Robert and Diana Siepielski. She is the granddaughter of Don and Eileen Harmon. The groom is the son of Michael and Carolyn Harpster. He is the grandson of Elizabeth Stager and the late Paul Stager, and Myrtle and Joe Harpster. The bride was given in marriage by her father.
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By TRISH RUDDER | December 3, 2007
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Sunday's fifth annual Yule Tea at Berkeley Castle was a sold-out affair again. The annual tea party is a fundraiser for the Museum of the Berkeley Springs, and the donated funds will be used to continue to expand the museum exhibits and the virtual museum, said Jeanne Mozier, board secretary. Berkeley Castle is the home of Andrew Gosline, and he has allowed the use of the castle for the fundraiser teas since 2003. "It's very nice to open our home to the town and have it decorated for the holiday season," Gosline said, "and it's for a good cause.
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November 20, 2007
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Berkeley Castle once again will be the site for the annual Yule Tea to benefit the Museum of the Berkeley Springs. Sunday, Dec. 2, marks the fifth year for this unique event. The first serving from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. is sold out; some tickets remain for the 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. serving. "It's hard to identify a single segment of the event that makes it so popular," said Tamme Marggraf, the museum's executive director. "People love everything from the beautifully decorated castle and all the silver to Rosa Suit's historic character performed by Jill Klein Rone and the tasty food.
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by TRISH RUDDER | December 4, 2006
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - The fourth annual Yule Tea, the tea party at the Berkeley Castle, had something new this year. Rosa Pelham Suit, for whom the castle was built in the late 1800s as a wedding present by her husband, Samuel Taylor Suit, was portrayed by local actress and musician Jill Klein Rone. As the guests took in the beauty of the castle's entrance hall and the burgundy and gold Christmas decorations, Klein Rone as Rosa swept down the wide center staircase and told the audience about her life in Berkeley Springs in the "gay '90s.
NEWS
July 30, 2006
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - New Riders of the Purple Sage will present a fundraising concert for the Youth Skateboard Park fund and Morgan Arts Council youth programs Wednesday, Aug. 2, at 8 p.m. at the Berkeley Castle. Tickets cost $20 in advance and include transportation to the castle. Purchase tickets at The Red Guitar, U.S. 522, or call 304-258-3809.
NEWS
by JULIE E. GREENE | May 25, 2006
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - This weekend's Berkeley Springs Studio Tour features the works of 27 artists at 19 studios in the Berkeley Springs area. The list of studios and directions to their locations is available at the Berkeley Springs visitors center, 127 Fairfax St.; the Ice House Co-op Gallery at Independence and Mercer streets; or online at www.berkeleyspringsstudiotour.org . During the tour, artists will answer questions and demonstrate their crafts. The artwork includes sculpture, glasswork, precious metal jewelry, basket weaving, textile art, bookbinding, an old-fashioned letter press operation, weaving, quilting, mosaic art, pottery, ceramics and Sumi-e painting.
NEWS
by TRISH RUDDER | December 5, 2005
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.VA. trishr@herald-mail.com The Christmas tree was lighted, the mantles were decorated and the fireplaces were glowing Sunday afternoon at Berkeley Castle, the site for the annual tea party in Berkeley Springs. The third annual Yule Tea, hosted by the Museum of the Berkeley Springs, has become such a popular event that it was sold out weeks ago, said Tamme Marggraf, museum president. Andrew Gosline, who purchased the castle in 2003 and uses it as a private home, conducted tours of the upper rooms while the Warm Springs Chamber Ensemble entertained guests with "a potpourri of Mozart, Viennese waltzes and Christmas music," pianist Pat Springer said.
NEWS
by TRISH RUDDER | November 15, 2005
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - December is a busy month in Berkeley Springs. A celebration of holiday events starts the first weekend in December - Yule Weekend - with a kickoff of "First Friday. " On that day each month, town shops extend their hours. Holiday events include: · Friday, Dec. 2 - Kerry Noon, owner of Sleepy Creek Tree Farm, will present a workshop on selecting the right Christmas tree from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Nature Niche, 50 N. Washington St. Judy Webb, Nature Niche owner, said about 30 people attended Noon's workshop last year.
NEWS
November 12, 2005
Harpster-Siepielski Catherine Nicole "Nici" Siepielski and Ryan Harpster were married at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, 2005, at Berkeley Castle in Berkeley Springs, W.Va. The bride is the daughter of Robert and Diana Siepielski. She is the granddaughter of Don and Eileen Harmon. The groom is the son of Michael and Carolyn Harpster. He is the grandson of Elizabeth Stager and the late Paul Stager, and Myrtle and Joe Harpster. The bride was given in marriage by her father.
NEWS
by TRISH RUDDER | December 6, 2004
trishr@herald-mail.com BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Picture this: Take a drive on a lovely Sunday afternoon to a castle, where you are met at the front door by a valet who parks your car. Walk through the entrance of the original building built in 1885 and find the room overflowing with holiday decorations. The tree is lighted and the fireplace is glowing. The Bath Recorder Trio is performing music from Mozart. You have come for tea. The second annual Yule Tea, hosted by the Museum of the Berkeley Springs, was Sunday at Berkeley Castle, and organizers declared it a success for the second year in a row. Andrew Gosline, who purchased the castle in 2003 and uses it as a private home, conducted tours of the upper floors for the Yule Tea guests.
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BY DAVE McMILLION | March 12, 2002
After spending more than $600,000 to renovate the historic landmark, a Washington, D.C.-based investment group has decided it will put the Berkeley Castle on the auction block, a real estate agent confirmed Monday. Associated Investors Group LLC renovated the entire building, including installing a new roof, new heating and cooling systems, an electrical upgrade and a new commercial kitchen, said Gordon Greene, the broker handling the sale for Associated Investors. Increasing numbers of people from nearby metropolitan areas have been discovering the spas in Berkeley Springs and other tourist attractions, which Greene hopes will translate into a successful sale.
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