March 10, 2013
The third annual rain barrel workshop will be Saturday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Claud E. Kitchens Outdoor School at Fairview. More than 100 families have participated in past workshops. The workshop provides individuals and families an opportunity to complete the simple assembly of a rain barrel kit and learn more about conservation and water recycling. Admission is free; the cost of each rain barrel kit is $40. Registration is requested so sufficient materials will be available for everyone wanting to assemble a rain barrel.
April 25, 2011
The next rain-barrel workshop at Claud E. Kitchens Outdoor School at Fairview is scheduled for Saturday, May 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The workshop provides individuals and families an opportunity to complete the simple assembly of a rain barrel, and learn about water conservation and water recycling. The workshop will be held at the bus pavilion. Admission is free; the cost of each rain-barrel kit is $30. Materials must be paid for with cash. Registration is required to ensure materials are available for everyone.
July 16, 2010
Tuesday, July 20 Museum Arts Academy Museum Arts Academy for ages 9 to 13 will offer crazy colorful clay bugs with Amy Sellers, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 20, through Friday, July 23; art adventures on the high seas for ages 6 to 8 with Elizabeth Wishard, 12:30 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 20, through Friday, July 23; and Japanese drawing, cartoon and anime art for ages 9 to 15 with Melissa Gibson, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 20,...
November 16, 2009
BERKELEY SPRINGS. W.Va. -- The Warm Springs Watershed Association believes that protecting Warm Springs Run is important to Morgan County in many ways. Association president Kate Lehman said the Run not only should be kept beautiful and clean for future generations, but it must be protected against flooding. The Run is more than 11 miles long from U.S. 522 south at Shirley Drive and runs north to the Potomac River. It's not just inside Berkeley Springs State Park, Lehman said.
June 7, 2009
By connecting one or more rain barrels to a downspout on your house, you can lower your water costs and help local streams and the Chesapeake Bay at the same time. A rain barrel collects water from your roof and stores it. Rainwater provides a supply of soft water containing no chlorine, lime, calcium or other dissolved salts. It's great for watering garden plants, washing your car, topping off the swimming pool, or watering that tree you planted earlier this spring. Also, using a rain barrel diverts water from storm drains, decreasing the impact of flooding and erosion.
May 29, 2009
Q: I collect water from my roof in a rain barrel. Is it OK to use this water to top off my 450-gallon small pond? A: There are only a few things I would question. Water temperature is important to cold-blooded animals, so if there is a large difference in water temperature and a large amount of water used, it could be a shock, but as long as it is small amounts of water to top off the pond, I don't see a problem there. If the barrel has any leaves or debris settled into it, bacteria could consume all the oxygen in the water in the barrel.
August 8, 2007
"If the caller really knew their stuff, they would know that neither the president, Congress or the House of Reps works 24/7, 300-plus days a year. They all take month-long or longer vacations while this country is severely hurting for more reasons than I can go into here. Where was Bush during Katrina, or the aftermath? Bush sure uses his 'executive powers' to halt any progress in Iraq, but he can't step in when it's something here in the U.S. And also, what about a Congress who is in power less than six months and they go on vacation and vote themselves raises?"
June 8, 2007
Museum art classes: For adults and teens Landscapes in watercolor, summer workshop - 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, June 11, through Thursday, June 14. Instructor is Kent Roberts. For children Introduction to watercolor for kids for ages 10 to 13 - 12:30 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, through Friday, June 15. Instructor is Kent Roberts. Classes will be held at Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. For information or to register, call 301-739-5727 or go to www.wcmfa.