June 26, 2012
The total cost for Martinsburg's newly redesigned town square is about $1.8 million, and the West Virginia Division of Highways has asked the city to pay the agency an additional $37,130 for the project. In a special meeting Thursday, the Martinsburg City Council is expected to vote on a supplemental agreement with the state that reflects the additional cost the city has been asked to absorb. The council meeting begins at 5 p.m. in City Hall at 232 N. Queen St. If the agreement is approved, the city's share of the project cost would increase to $360,850, according to a proposed supplemental agreement that the city received June 19 from the Division of Highways.
December 26, 1997
By JULIE E. GREENE Staff Writer SHARPSBURG - Pansy and Roy Ebersole have been giving gifts to their community for years. They gave corn to neighbors, candy to bank tellers and pharmacy clerks, clothes to residents of nearby nursing homes and medical equipment to the Lions Club. The family's tradition of giving will continue into the new year despite the death on Oct. 6 of Pansy Ebersole, 79, at the Fahrney-Keedy Home and Village in Boonsboro. In his wife's memory, Roy Ebersole has given the town $15,000 to buy a clock for Town Square, said Mayor George Kesler.
October 18, 2012
The 33rd Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival parade on Saturday is expected to effectively detour traffic in downtown Martinsburg for more than three hours, according to organizers and police. Vehicle traffic will be prohibited from traveling on the parade route and the course for Apple Trample 5K race beginning about 11:30 a.m. Saturday, police said. The parade, which starts in the 1300 block of West King Street, is slated to start at 1 p.m. With 196 parade units registered, Apple Harvest Festival board member Kevin McBee said this week he expects the procession could last three to four hours from start to finish.
September 24, 2006
A Sharpsburg tradition for 140 years, the Memorial Day Parade draws people from near and far to line porches and lawns along Main Street. Held the Saturday before Memorial Day, the parade is preceded by a wreath-laying ceremony at Town Square, a ceremony at Antietam National Cemetery and the Rohrersville Band playing in Town Square. The next parade will be held May 26, 2007.
February 4, 2013
Williamsport's Town Square has been reopened to traffic after it was closed by firefighters Monday morning during a five-alarm fire at 1 W. Potomac St., according to Washington County Emergency Services. Officials said fire operations in that area have been terminated. All streets closed during fire operations have been reopened.
September 14, 2000
Sharpsburg set for holiday decorations SHARPSBURG - Sharpsburg's Town Square will be decorated with pine roping, cedar trees and wreaths on the Town Clock this holiday season, said Town Councilwoman Denise Troxell. The town also will ask third- or fourth-graders at Sharpsburg Elementary to make ornaments for the trees around the square, Troxell said. The town is going to buy some new American flags for next year's Memorial Day parade, said Councilwoman Patti Hammond.
October 12, 2011
Parking restrictions along the route for the 32nd Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival's grand feature parade and the 5K Apple Trample will be enforced starting at 8 a.m., Saturday. Any vehicle that remains parked along the parade route and certain adjoining city blocks will be towed, the Martinsburg Police Department said in a news release. The parking restrictions will remain in effect until the conclusion of the parade, which is set to begin at 1 p.m. The parade for the four-day festival will start in the 1300 block of West King Street and proceed east through the historic downtown business district via Raleigh, Martin and Queen streets before disbanding at Martinsburg High School.
March 28, 2013
1. Birthday and bunny Wonderment Puppet Theater will present "Peter Rabbit" in special shows to celebrate the theater's birthday, Saturday, March 30, and Sunday, March 31. Regular showtimes noon and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Sunday, June 2. Wonderment Puppet Theater, 412 W. King St., Martinsburg, W.Va. $4.50 ages 2 and older. Birthday party shows, $5. Reservation required for birthday shows. Call 304-258-4074. 2. On display Artwork by Donna Mason is on display and for sale through the gift shop.
September 5, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- Gov. Joe Manchin on Friday presented Martinsburg city officials with a $300,000 grant to help pay for the revitalization of Town Square Plaza. Manchin not only was in town to present the grant, but to attend the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner at the Holiday Inn to raise money for the Democratic Executive Committees in Jefferson, Berkeley and Morgan counties. Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and Anne Barth, who is running against U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-2nd, also attended the event.