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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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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.
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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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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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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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