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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 ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | 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.
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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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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.
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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...
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From Staff reports | July 19, 2006
TRI-STATE - Motorists resorted to traditional traffic rules in downtown Martinsburg, W.Va., Tuesday evening after a cluster of lightning-filled thunderstorms that popped up in the Tri-State area darkened normally automated signal devices for more than an hour. About 2,300 Allegheny Power customers in Berkeley County, W.Va., lost power beginning about 6 p.m. and 250 Hedgesville, W.Va., customers still were without service at 9:45 p.m., spokesperson Janice Lantz said. Emergency officials reported utility lines down in the 1000 block of Bedington Road and along the 2700 block of Hammonds Mill Road in northern Berkeley County.
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By MARLO BARNHART | March 26, 2006
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.VA. Fortified with an extra dose of pain medication, Jenna Hansroth took the floor Saturday at her own Dunkin' Diabetes basketball fundraiser, which the 13-year-old Berkeley Springs girl organized last year to fight the disease. "There's no use complaining about it ... you just have to get out there and work on it," Jenna said as she played as hard as she could in the 3-on-3 basketball tournament at her Warm Springs Middle School gym. Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in September 2004, Jenna said she has gotten used to testing her blood-sugar level six or seven times a day, taking pain medication four times a day and giving herself a dozen shots a day into her stomach.
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