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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 6, 2007
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Cooking up apples and getting together as a family has become a ritual for many, and the 34th annual Apple Butter Festival this weekend highlights this tradition. Stotler Apple Butter & More is a family-owned business that began making apple butter Saturday at 6 a.m., 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.
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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 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 | 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 DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | 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...
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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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