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by TRISH RUDDER/Staff Writer | November 1, 2004
trishr@herald-mail.com BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.VA. - Theater productions will continue as renovations to the Ice House building go on, Morgan Arts Council Ice House Director J.W. Rone said. "Keeping it open and keeping all the programs going is important to the community," Rone said last week. "People lose interest if you close down. " Demolition work continues on the south wall and a structural engineer is always on the job, Rone said. When renovations started on the wall, problems were discovered and the only choice was to remove the wall.
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April 21, 2009
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - The community of Berkeley Springs again is offering the Dances of Universal Peace on Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. The dances will be in the second-floor studio of the Ice House at Independence and Mercer streets. This month's program features Patty Wells of Deep Creek, Md., a professional pet groomer who has been leading the dances for about 15 years. She emphasizes participants need not be professional singers or musicians to enjoy the open mind, open heart and open voice of the dances.
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By TIFFANY ARNOLD | April 9, 2009
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- An exhibit continuing through May 22 at The Ice House aims to turn up the volume on roots music, "America's soundtrack. " The exhibit, "New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music," is now open at The Ice House, the headquarters of the Morgan Arts Council (MAC) in Berkeley Springs. The exhibit will be on view at The Ice House through May 22, said MAC Executive Director Mary Hott. The exhibit, part of the Smithsonian Institutions' Museums on Main Street program, probes the American story through roots music.
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March 17, 2009
Playwright to answer questions after plays BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Playwright Don Fidler will be answering questions after the Saturday night and Sunday afternoon performances of his play at the Ice House. The final weekend of Fidler's "Voices in the Woods" features four performances at the Ice House: Thursday at 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday at 3 p.m. "Nothing is more gratifying for a writer than watching people respond to their work and hearing how the experience touched them," Fidler said in a news release.
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February 18, 2009
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- The new designs for the skate park at Harmison Field will be available for the public to view today at 7:30 p.m. at a public meeting at the Ice House.  Nate Wessel of Wesselbuilt LLC, a world-renowned skate park designer, will present and discuss his designs for the Berkeley Springs Bike and Skate Park (BS2).   "Parents, skateboarders, bikers and community members will have an opportunity to look at the designs, express enthusiasm and provide constructive input for the final plans," according to a press release.
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March 18, 2008
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - A program to help build strong and healthy families by working in art with mothers and their young children, offers classes at the Ice House on every Thursday and Saturday through May 29. Classes may be attended individually or as a series. For more information about Art from the Start or to register, contact the Morgan Arts Council at 304-258-2300.
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By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | January 15, 2009
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Berkeley Springs is celebrating its cultural roots with a yearlong event including music, dance and arts. The Back to the Roots event officially kicks off at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, at the Ice House with a traditional dance party, according to Morgan Arts Council Executive Director Mary Hott. But those who want to learn how to dance before Sunday can learn traditional dances at 8 p.m. Friday at the Ice House. John Devine and Leslie Milbourne are teaching the free course.
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February 20, 2007
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - An Arte Salon show offering an eclectic collection of new and used art many opens at the Ice House in Berkeley Springs on Friday. The 7:30 p.m. artists' reception is the third stop on an Artwalk. The evening of art begins from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Country Inn with a public reception launching the 17th annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting. At 5 p.m., a reception will be held at Mountain Laurel Craft Gallery. The Arte Salon d'Re-use show hangs at the Ice House through March 11. Mountain Laurel stages a reception and sales throughout the shop which showcases more than 100 regional and national artisans on two floors as well as the studio and gallery of animal portraitist Jody Wright on the third.
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October 21, 2005
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Actress and storyteller Ilene Evans moves from the Morgan County schools to the stage of the Ice House on Tuesday at 7:30pm for a free performance of "General Moses," stories from the life of Harriet Tubman. The evening event is produced by the Morgan Arts Council (MAC) as part of its Adopt-a-School program. Evans stages her one-woman show as part of the West Virginia Humanities Foundation's "History Alive!" program. The Ice House is on the corner of Independence and Mercer streets in downtown Berkeley Springs.
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by TRISH RUDDER | May 21, 2007
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.VA. - More than 50 people came out Sunday to celebrate the group that has promoted the arts in Morgan County for three decades. The Morgan Arts Council (MAC) celebrated its 30th anniversary at the Ice House on Sunday. The crown jewel of the Morgan Arts Council is the Ice House and its community theater productions, gallery where local artists display their work, curated gallery shows and after-school programs, MAC board member Jeanne Mozier said. Mozier said the council had its first meeting May 24, 1977, and several members are still participating with the council and with the arts.
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August 14, 2013
The sixth annual Berkeley Springs Fall Birding Festival will be held at various locations in and around Berkeley Springs from Friday, Sept. 20, to Sunday, Sept. 22. Most of the festival's events will be free and the public is invited. Events will include Friday and Saturday evening programs at the Ice House, bird walks and workshops during the day Saturday, and a bird walk Sunday morning. The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is the lead festival sponsor. This year's featured evening speaker will be naturalist and nature photographer Wil Hersh-berger.
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ENTERTAINMENT
September 14, 2012
1. Playing for a cause A concert to benefit the Shepherdstown Battlefield Preservation Association will be from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Friday , Sept. 21, at Shepherdstown Train Station, Audrey Egle Drive, Shepherdstown, W.Va. Performing are Don Oehser and Todd Coyle, pictured. There will be an auction of Civil War interest. Free food. Cash bar, soft drinks. 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. $10. Call 732-930-3132 or edunleavy@frontiernet.net . 2. Built 4 Comfort and Friday night Built 4 Comfort will perform from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept.
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By JANET HEIM | janeth@herald-mail.com | March 28, 2012
John Schlosser has managed to fill his almost 99 years with a variety of careers and experiences. From his childhood days on a Montana ranch, to a stint in Florida building warships, to the construction of buildings in Washington, D.C., Schlosser got a first-hand look at history. “I've enjoyed every minute of it,” Schlosser said. “He said he wishes everybody could live to be 98 and be as happy in all phases of life,” said Margaret Schlosser, John's second wife, to whom he's been married for 35 years.
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January 28, 2012
Science Saturday Pat Beard and Mary Litch will present “Come Fly with Me.” For third through fifth grade. 11 a.m. today. Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. Program is free with admission cost of $5 to $7. Call 301-790-0076. Saturday Plus Carolyn Manning will present “Carolyn and Friends” lap puppets. 2 p.m. today. Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. Program is free with admission cost of $5 to $7. Call 301-790-0076.
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Cheryl Weaver | Around Clear Spring | December 20, 2011
St. Peter's Lutheran Church, at 30 S. Martin St. in Clear Spring, invites the community to its Christmas Eve candlelight worship service at 10 p.m. The service will include Christmas music by organist Lisa Shives, pianist Judy Haines, vocal solos by Jeff Cook and Katrina Petryka, and a quartet of Emily Myers, Gavin Myers, Sam Myers and Beth Smith. Legion dance set for Friday Clear Spring American Legion Post 222 will hold Motown Night Friday from 9 p.m. to midnight.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 8, 2011
‘Picasso at the Lapin Agile’ The play by Steve Martin imagines a chance meeting in a Parisian cafe on Oct. 8, 1904, between Picasso the artist and Einstein the scientist as young men. Pay-what-you-can performance 7 p.m. today. 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 10; Saturday, June 11; 3 p.m. Sundays, June 12. Ice House, corner of Independence and Mercer streets, downtown Berkeley Springs, W.Va. $10; $7 members, and Thursday, pay as you can. Contains mild adult themes. For Call 304-258-2300.
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September 20, 2010
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- The Morgan Arts Council will launch a yearlong program of theater-arts classes with a party Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Ice House. "We're encouraging anyone interested in any part of local theater to come hear about the classes, and meet the teachers and potential students," Mary Hott, executive director of the MAC, said in a press release. "We're hoping to recruit new people, as well as inspire those who have worked with the Ice House Theater to recommit.
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July 13, 2010
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - The Morgan Arts Council announces its second round of summer arts camps with visual arts for younger children and video plus visual arts for teens. Two sessions of a weeklong summer camp begin on Monday, July 19, and are held at the Ice House, corner of Independence and Mercer streets, in downtown Berkeley Springs. Animal Art Safari guides 6- to 9-year olds on an exploration of how animals influence art. Students will use wool fiber, clay, recycled materials, natural dyes and the water of Berkeley Springs as well as have fun with traditional stories and camp games.
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