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December 18, 2008
The gazebo is especially festive looking in Berkeley Springs State Park, which is right in the center of Berkeley Springs, W.Va. The decorations are provided by the Berkeley Springs State Park Foundation.
June 21, 2005
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Berkeley Springs State Park will host Berkeley Springs native Scooter Scudieri during a concert at 5:30 p.m. on July 23. According to the Travel Berkeley Springs Web site, Scudieri is a self-taught guitarist who recently opened for Jewel on a national tour. He also has performed with Dave Mathews and Nils Lofgren. In April 2003, he was awarded Best of the New Writers and his song, The Usual, was placed on Volume One: Best of the Songwriters Hall of Fame compilation CD, according to the Web site.
June 1, 2008
Trains for everyone HO- and O-scale model railroads, trains for kids to operate, historic railroad artifacts, photos and equipment. 1 to 5 p.m. Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum, 300 S. Burhans Blvd., Hagerstown. $3.50, adults; 50 cents, ages 4 to 12; free for ages 3 and younger. Call 301-739-4665. Western Maryland Blues Fest Sunday's free Family Blues Picnic at City Park. Noon to 5 p.m. Go to . Art in the Park BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va.
August 22, 2008
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- Fast Friends Greyhound Rescue Inc. will hold an adoptathon from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23, at Berkeley Springs State Park. Fast Friends Greyhound Rescue Inc. is a nonprofit organization in Boonsboro which was formed to rescue racing greyhounds and educate youths and adults about greyhound ownership and care. The group's mission is to advocate for the rescue and adoption of retired racing greyhounds; facilitate the process of finding the proper life-long home for each adopted dog; and provide continued support throughout the dog's lifetime.
by TRISH RUDDER | July 20, 2006
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Berkeley Springs was in recovery mode Wednesday after a hail and rain storm hit the Morgan County community Tuesday evening. Town of Bath Mayor Susan Webster said she saw "about golf ball-size" hail come down four times. "It came from the south and then from the north," she said. Warm Springs Run was "over its banks," and Berkeley Springs State Park was under water Tuesday night due to the heavy rain, Webster said. The Berkeley Springs State Park pool was closed Wednesday and today because of debris in and around the pool and the park, said Lorraine Canoles, park supervisor.
By TRISH RUDDER | July 2, 2007
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.VA. - More than 500 people strolled through Berkeley Springs State Park on Sunday to look at paintings, sculptures, wood works, jewelry and woven goods made by local and regional artists. Sunday's Art in the Park was the first show held, and it is scheduled to return on the first Sunday of each month, weather permitting, through September, said Michael Nathan, a Berkeley Springs artist and the show's curator. The shows will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with alternative rain dates, he said.
By TRISH RUDDER | March 17, 2008
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - George Washington was a 16-year-old surveyor's assistant when he visited the town springs 260 years ago on March 18, 1748. "We like to think of him as our first tourist," said Jeanne Mozier, who organized the George Washington Bathtub Celebration weekend and is a board member of the Museum of the Berkeley Springs, which opened Saturday for the season. Mozier said George Washington's Bathtub is the only outdoor monument to presidential bathing. According to Mozier's research, the small stone structure in Berkeley Springs State Park is an example of the primitive baths that Washington and other visitors used prior to 1784.
By TRISH RUDDER | October 7, 2007
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.VA. - The 34th annual Apple Butter Festival this weekend highlights the tradition of cooking up apples and getting together as a family. For instance, Stotler Apple Butter & More began making apple butter at 6 a.m. Saturday, Doris Stotler said. "We enjoy it because it's a family business and gives us a chance to get together," she said. The 50-gallon kettle will yield about 45 gallons of apple butter that will be sold by the end of the festival today, she said.
by TRISH RUDDER | February 15, 2005 BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Jill Klein Rone, producer of the Winter Festival of the Waters, said she didn't know anything about the water in Berkeley Springs until she and her former husband and partner came here to perform their "juggling, music (she played the squeezebox) and fire eating" act for the opening of The Star Theatre in 1977. On that visit, she was introduced to the mineral water at Berkeley Springs State Park. "Having an abundance of good water to drink and enough of it was really important," Klein Rone said.
By DAVE McMILLION | | August 29, 2013
When Berkeley Springs-area businessman Larry Omps and his two sons emerged this week with the winning bid for the historic 65-room Country Inn, Jeanne Mozier said she knew it was going to be a good fit. Mozier - vice president of Travel Berkeley Springs, the local convention and visitors bureau - said the fact that the sons were involved in the purchase tells her that the family has made a commitment for the future of the inn, which has faced financial...
August 23, 2013
1. Statehood exhibit An award-winning, multi-panel traveling exhibit on West Virginia statehood is on display now through Monday, Sept. 2, at Museum of the Berkeley Springs, Roman Bath house, second floor, Berkeley Springs State Park, Berkeley Springs, W.Va. Call 800-447-8797 or go to . 2. Railroadiana, rolling stock and model trains Thomas the Tank Engine, McDonald's train, circus train and a trolley on a layout designed for children to operate.
By C.J. LOVELACE AND TRISH RUDDER | | September 2, 2012
Heavy rainstorms swept through parts of Morgan County early Saturday evening, dropping 4 to 6 inches of rain in about three hours.  In a matter of minutes, the quickly rising floodwaters put much of downtown Berkeley Springs under several feet of water shortly before 7 p.m.  “It was incredible,” Richard Boldt of Richmond, Va., said Sunday. “I've never seen it come up this fast.”  Boldt said he came to town with his wife to visit the town's historic bathhouses in Berkeley Springs State Park, along U.S. 522.  But that wasn't possible, as most of the park was under 3 to 5 feet of water before the flooding receded late Saturday night.
June 9, 2012
Kay M. Clark Litten, 73, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., passed away Saturday, June 9, 2012, at Blue Ridge Hospice Inpatient Care Center in Winchester, Va. Born Feb. 26, 1939, in Morgan County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late James W. Clark and Viola Fredman Clark. She was a masseuse at Berkeley Springs State Park, retiring with 25 years of service. She was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church. She was married Nov. 21, 1953, to Carl L. "Red" Litten, who preceded her in death on Aug. 31, 2005.
By ROXANN MILLER | | October 8, 2011
It was elbow to elbow on the sidewalks of Main Street in Berkeley Springs Saturday as throngs of people browsed an array of items at the 38th annual Apple Butter Festival. The festival is not just about apple butter. There are hundreds of craft and food vendors as well as entertainment to keep the crowds busy. Laura Smith, spokeswoman for the Berkeley Springs Visitors Center, said about 40,000 people typically attend that two-day event. "There are more people this year than last year," Smith said.
July 20, 2010
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- The Morgan Arts Council showcases the sweet harmonies of the Dill Pickers for the concert in the park audience on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. in Berkeley Springs State Park. The rain location is the Ice House. Made up of the Dill family, the Dill Pickers are musicians in the American tradition, combining the elements of blues, bluegrass, cajun, folk, gospel, Irish and rock. Now based in Winchester, Va., the Dills are well known in the Washington, D.C., area, according to a news release from the Arts Council.
By TRISH RUDDER | July 4, 2010
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- The fourth year of Art in the Park held on the Fourth of July had a nice ring to it. "My vendors are here on Independence Day celebrating their independent spirit, and that's what the Fourth of July is all about," said local artist Michael Nathan, who with the help of his mother, Nancy Nathan, started Art in the Park. On the first Sunday in May through October, about 15 vendors set up their tents in Berkeley Springs State Park in the center of town, and they are benefiting from the once-a-month show.
By TRISH RUDDER | October 10, 2009
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- The slight chill in the air did not keep people from attending the first day of the 36th annual Apple Butter Festival on Saturday. About 40,000 people are expected to attend the event this weekend, said Laura Smith of Travel Berkeley Springs. "It's cool and fall-like and it's festival weather," Smith said. "The changing leaves are a backdrop. It's nice weather. " More than 200 people gathered in front of the magistrate courthouse on Fairfax Street to watch the 36th annual turtle race, which set a record with 38 turtle entrants this year.
By TRISH RUDDER | September 2, 2009
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- A familiar sight returned Wednesday to Berkeley Springs to a round of applause. A new 26-foot-high cupola was placed on the half-built Morgan County Courthouse, making the new structure start to resemble the old one. More than 200 people waited patiently around the construction site, across Fairfax Street and in Berkeley Springs State Park from about 11:30 a.m. until the cupola was hoisted into place by a crane...
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