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April 17, 2009
Commission nominates volunteer of the year BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- The Morgan County Commission has designated Bruce Beadenkopf as its nominee for county volunteer of the year.  At Thursday's meeting, Commission President Brenda J. Hutchinson said Beadenkopf, the acting director of Morgan County Parks and Recreation, puts in countless hours with no salary.   Beadenkopf, 47, has been the acting director for Parks and Recreation for about 1 1/2 years. He has been a member of its board of directors since 2003, he said.
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By TRISH RUDDER | September 24, 2009
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.VA. -- Four people attended a public meeting this week to discuss the Berkeley Springs Bike and Skate Park (BS2) that is to be built at Harmison Field on Ewing Street. The meeting was sponsored by Morgan County Parks and Recreation. Liz Kerns, a Berkeley Springs High School senior and reporter for West Virginia Teen Zine, an online magazine, asked if local businesses would be able to advertise with signs on the fence around the park. Bruce Beadenkopf, acting director of Parks and Recreation, said the fence will be used for advertising for a yearly fee.  Kylea Hauser, a seventh-grader from Warm Springs Middle School, wanted to know if skateboarding equipment could be rented at the park and if a snack bar would be available.
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By Candice Bosely | November 13, 2005
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Corky Wilt is in a wheelchair after having a stroke, but wouldn't let anyone help him Saturday during the sixth annual Road to Freedom 5k Walk, Run or Roll event. Instead, he used one arm to maneuver his wheelchair along the 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) course at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, taking a little more than an hour and five minutes to finish. The event drew 107 runners and another 40 or so people who walked or rolled on part or all of the course.
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by TRISH RUDDER | July 31, 2006
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Rankin Physical Therapy is growing into a new building and expanding to include a wellness and recreation center. Built on 2 1/2 acres on Southridge Drive behind the West Virginia State Police barrack in Berkeley Springs, the facility is expected to open in early January. Owner Kelly Rankin said he saw the need for a preventive-care and comprehensive wellness program in Berkeley Springs. The 17,890-square-foot building will include a gym, regulation-size basketball court for intramural sports, space for recreational dance classes and yoga and exercise classes, "and a lot more," Rankin said.
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By ASHLEY HARTMAN | June 23, 2007
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - What began in the 1980s as an idea to create a larger park in Antrim Township has turned into a multiphase project on 136 acres. Land development and engineering for Phases 3, 4 and 5 of Antrim Township Community Park on Grant Shook Road are in the final stages, Antrim Township Manager Ben Thomas said. "Once the land development plan goes through, the goal would be to bid the project this fall," Thomas said. According to Thomas, the next round of work on the park will include the additions of baseball and softball fields, additional parking and increased green space for athletic and recreational activities.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE, Special to The Herald-Mail | April 25, 2009
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -- The strains of "Bye Bye Love" greeted patrons Saturday afternoon as they walked up from the jammed lower parking lot to the pavilion at Morgan's Grove Park for the Panhandle Earth Day Celebration. It wasn't Don and Phil belting out the Everly Brothers hit, just Greg and Sam, but their rendition sounded remarkably familiar. Greg Lloyd and Sam Felkner, well-known in local musical circles, were among seven groups, from duets to bands, who performed music for the afternoon-long event.
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By HARRY NOGLE | March 2, 2011
If activity, play and exercise are “what the doctor ordered” to deal with Cabin Fever, then it's time to get up, get out and start moving.  Activity, play and exercise can improve our moods and our weight.  We also know that parents who promote active lifestyles are teaching their children good habits they can carry with them into adulthood. One of the first things parents can do is call the Washington County Recreation Department at 240-313-2805 or visit www.washco-md.net/recreation/recreation.shtm and select one of the many programs for kids and adults.
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Madge Miles | Around Jonathan Street | June 2, 2011
The Memorial Recreation Center wishes to thank the Washington County Free Library for support for its outdoor movie series this summer.   The first movie will be shown Saturday, June 11, at 8:30 p.m. at the MRC parking lot. It will be sponsored by West Side Church.   Please note that children 10 and younger must be accompanied by a person 16 or older. (An adult is preferred.) So get that lawn chair or a blanket ready to bring, and enjoy a movie under the stars.   Other movie dates scheduled are July 9 and August 13. Sponsors are needed!
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by SCOTT BUTKI | March 25, 2003
scottb@herald-mail.com Under a planned reorganization, Hagerstown is creating a Parks and Recreation Department in an effort to cut costs and enhance services, City Administrator Bruce Zimmerman said. John Budesky, the city's director of administrative services, will be in charge of the new department that takes effect April 7. Budesky's salary will remain at $61,963, city spokeswoman Karen Giffin said Monday. The city currently operates the Recreation Department separately from the parks maintenance operation, which is part of the Public Works Department.
NEWS
July 2, 1997
By STEVEN T. DENNIS Staff Writer Attendance in Washington County's recreation programs has doubled in the last three years even though the number of programs has decreased, Washington County Recreation Superintendent Stacey McLeran told the County Commissioners Tuesday. Attendance in 1994 in the recreation programs was 115,364, increasing to 233,830 last year, she said. During the same time periods, the number of programs dropped from 582 to 248. McLeran said the department focused efforts on expanding popular and lucrative programs while cutting programs that did not draw participants.
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