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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.
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by MARLO BARNHART | January 14, 2007
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.VA. - The re-enactors outnumbered the public Saturday afternoon in a rainy graveside ceremony for a fallen Confederate soldier. But those showers didn't dampen the spirits of those who gathered this weekend to commemorate the 145th anniversary of several key Civil War battles in Morgan and Hampshire counties in Virginia (now West Virginia). The graveside ceremony honored Pvt. William Henry Harrison Lowe, a 19-year-old member of the 1st Georgia during the Civil War who is believed to have died of pneumonia during Gen. Stonewall Jackson's campaign in the area in early 1862.
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By TRISH RUDDER | October 7, 2005
trishr@herald-mail.com BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - A local quilt maker who has made the Apple Butter Festival quilt for 14 years recently was inducted into the Apple Butter Festival Hall of Fame by the Morgan County-Berkeley Springs Chamber of Commerce. Rika Bennett said she was commissioned by the Chamber of Commerce to make the Apple Butter quilts. Tickets are sold by the Chamber, and the quilt is raffled off Sunday, the second day of the annual festival. The queen-size "Blue Virginia Star" quilt is Bennett's latest creation and will be displayed in Berkeley Springs State Park during the festival.
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by TRISH RUDDER | March 20, 2007
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Betty Lou Harmison celebrated her 81st birthday Monday, and earlier this month she was named the 2007 History Hero by the West Virginia Archives and History Commission. Nominated by the Museum of the Berkeley Springs, Harmison has served on the board of directors and help found the organization in 1984. "The history here is so compelling. I had to know about this town," she said. Born in Bridgewater, Va., Betty Lou Lambert moved to Berkeley Springs with her mother in 1943.
NEWS
March 4, 2007
Two Eastern Panhandle residents were among 52 people from around West Virginia who were named History Heroes for their grassroots-level contributions to the preservation, promotion and perpetuation of the state's history. History enthusiasts gathered Feb. 22 in the Cultural Center in Charleston, W.Va., for the awards ceremony that kicked off a successful day of celebrating West Virginia history. Throughout the day, the State Capitol Rotunda was filled with exhibitors and re-enactors eager to share their enthusiasm for the history of the state.
NEWS
July 5, 2008
Cruise-in Hub City Cruisers hold cruise-ins on the first and third Saturdays of each month. Food is available. 5 to 9 p.m. today. Long Meadow Shopping Center, at Potomac and Northern avenues, Hagerstown. $2 per vehicle. Call Dave Wallech at 301-766-7546 or e-mail dwallech@netzero.net . George Washington's Potomac Company Karen Gray presents a program, "George Washington's Potomac Company Canals. " 2 p.m. today. Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown.
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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...
NEWS
October 7, 2005
Apple Butter Festival The 32nd annual Apple Butter Festival will feature apple butter makers setting up their pots in downtown Berkeley Springs, W.Va., and cooking kettles of apple butter. The Best of Berkeley Springs parade will be Saturday at 9 a.m. and will move from Berkeley Springs High School to the old train station on Williams Street. Also features musical entertainment, farmers market, games, contests, children's rides and an arts and crafts fair with more than 100 vendors.
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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.
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