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2018 Winter Indoor Futsal Soccer League Forming!

Registration is now being accepted for the 2018 Winter Indoor Futsal Soccer Leagues. The league is open to any child between the ages of 6-14 as of September 1, 2017. All Berkeley County Winter Futsal practices and matches will be held in…Continue Reading

Winter 2018 Adult Volleyball Registration is now OPEN!

M-BC Parks & Recreation is now accepting registration for the 2018 Winter Adult Co-ed Volleyball League.

This is a co-ed league and all skill levels are welcome with 3 divisions available for registration. Games will be held at…Continue Reading

What’s New with the 2017 Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival

This year our theme for the Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival is…Blue Ribbon Harvest…WV Grown. When was the last time you stopped and appreciated what WV has to offer in your own backyard? This year, we have invited the best the area…Continue Reading

All Treats, No Tricks At Free U.S. Cellular Device Workshop

MARTINSBURG, W. Va. – As Halloween approaches, kids start dreaming of endless mountains of candy and fun costumes, while parents think about how to keep their Trick or Treaters safe from harm as they roam the neighborhood streets. U.S.…Continue Reading

Martinsburg-Berkeley County Parks and Recreation Winter 2018 Squirt Basketball Registration is open!

M-BC Parks & Recreation is currently accepting registration for the 2018 Winter Squirt Basketball League. This registration is open to children ages 6-7 (as of September 1, 2017) and currently in 1st or 2nd grade. The registration fee…Continue Reading

Shepherdstown “Boofest” Set For Oct. 27-31

The historic town of Shepherdstown WV will celebrate Halloween this year with its fifth annual “BooFest.” The BooFest will begin the evening of Friday, October 27 with a “Vampire’s Ball” at the Community Club and conclude with…Continue Reading

Shepherd University hosts internationally produced playwright, Steve Yockey

Shepherdstown, WV:  Shepherd University’s Department of Contemporary Art & Theater hosts internationally produced playwright Steve Yockey. Yockey will work with Shepherd students on their upcoming production of his play very still…Continue Reading

WWII Weekend to be held in Williamsport, MD on October 14 & 15

WILLIAMSPORT, MD:  Please join us for the 10th Annual WWII Weekend, October 14 & 15, to be held at the Springfield Barn in Williamsport, Maryland. This event is free to the public and has something for all ages! 

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Saturdays in October: Annual Gigantic Used-Book Sale

Calling all bibliophiles and bookworms! The South Mountain Heritage Society of Burkittsville Maryland is holding its annual Gigantic Used-Book Sale this month with thousands of titles of all genres to select from. The sale is held each Saturday…Continue Reading

Stonewall Jackson monument vandalized at Manassas National Battlefield Park

Manassas, Va. – The National Park Service (NPS) is actively working to remove paint that was poured and sprayed on the General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson monument at Manassas National Battlefield Park. The vandalism happened overnight…Continue Reading

“Humanities in the 21st Century” New Biennial Symposium

Shepherd University and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) are collaborating on a new biennial symposium, Humanities in the 21st Century, with the inaugural symposium, titled Humanities and the…Continue Reading

Shepherdstown Community Club’s Annual Legendary Book Sale and Halloween In The War Memorial Bldg

THE BOOK SALE, TWO FLOORS OF BOOKS

War Memorial Building (German & King sts)

Thursday October 12, 6-8 pm * First night look * $10 free wine & cheese
Friday & Saturday, October 13-14, 10am-6pm…Continue Reading

Tix on Sale NOW! Antietam Tours/Road Runner Services’ Tours of Antietam Illumination

Hagerstown, MD—Antietam Tours/Road Runner Services will be offering Mini-Coach drive-through’ s of the Annual Antietam National Battlefield Memorial Illumination on December 2, 2017. Burma Miles, owner of Antietam Tours/Road Runner…Continue Reading

Friends of Music Sponsoring October 27 Whiskey-Tasting Fundraiser

The Friends of Music are sponsoring a Rye Whiskey Tasting at Shepherdstown’s Bavarian Inn on Friday, October 27.

The event will be a fundraiser for the Friends and their Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra. It will be held from 6:00…Continue Reading

Berkeley Arts Council October and November Classes

The Berkeley Arts Council is offering art classes in October and November at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg.

On Thursdays October 5, 12, 19, 26= from 1-4pm, Judith Becker will offer “Continuing Art…Continue Reading

Discover the legacy of Storer College at Harpers Ferry

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. – October 6-8, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park will honor the legacy of Storer College with music, living history, academic speakers, and youth activities on the campus where the college was established 150 years…Continue Reading

Coldwell Banker Premier - Administrative Assistant Position

REAL ESTATE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Coldwell Banker Premier – Shepherdstown/Martinsburg offices

Immediate opening for qualified individual with prior real estate office experience. Must have excellent customer service skills,…Continue Reading

Procter and Gamble Lab Opens in Berkeley Springs

BERKELEY SPRINGS, WV - A portion of the old War Memorial Hospital opened Sept. 12 as a new Procter and Gamble training lab. The Pines Opportunity Center has tenants such as the Morgan County EDA, P&G, and Blue Ridge Community & Technical…Continue Reading

15th Annual Conservation Film Festival Promises Wonder

Shepherdstown, WV – The 15th annual American Conservation Film Festival opens Thursday, October 12th with a festive reception and free film screening and culminates with its Encore Award Winners Weekend October 20-22. The Festival brings…Continue Reading

Friends Of Tolson’s Chapel To Hold 2nd Annual Rally Day Fundraiser

The Tolson’s Chapel 2nd Annual Rally Day Fundraiser is an opportunity for the community to enjoy a day celebrating the African American experience in rural Western Maryland. Rally Day has something for everyone! A magical day of traditional…Continue Reading

Stoney Creek Releases Single and Music Video from Double Live Album

Martinsburg, W.Va. - Stoney Creek Bluegrass Band has released a new single and music video for “The Traveling Song”. The track is the first single from the band’s new double live album, Live On Location. “The Traveling…Continue Reading

First Phones And Back-To-School Prep Workshop Announced

MARTINSBURG, W. Va. – September is when school is back in full swing, and the beginning of a new school year is often when many children get their first phones. A recent U.S. Cellular survey* showed the average age of children getting their…Continue Reading

Giving Circle Honors Betty Lou Harmison Of Berkeley Springs

The Two Rivers Giving Circle has honored Betty Lou Harmison, of Berkeley Springs, with its 2017 Preservation Award.

The award recognizes Harmison for her many years of support for preservation and conservation in Morgan County. It…Continue Reading

Shepherdstown and Charles Town Rotary Clubs Team Up to Provide Dictionaries to Jefferson Students

As they have done for many years, the Shepherdstown and Charles Town Rotary Clubs have teamed up this fall to provide free dictionaries and thesauruses to students in Jefferson County schools.

The two clubs buy the books with Rotary…Continue Reading

Interactive Zombie Experience Coming To Martinsburg In October

With the success of The Walking Dead plus popular movies, books and video games, the living dead are more popular now than ever. What would it be like to survive the outbreak in person?  Now there is a way to test your skills.

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WVCALA: Survey Reveals Legal Reforms Bring Fairness, Improve West Virginia’s Lawsuit Climate

Charleston, W.Va. – The legal reforms that were recently enacted in West Virginia have improved West Virginia’s lawsuit climate according to a survey released today by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for Legal Reform according…Continue Reading

Local author to host “The Chronicles of the American Civil War” podcast

Local author Bob O’Connor of Charles Town will be hosting a national weekly podcast starting Thursday, September 14, called “The Chronicles of the American Civil War”.

The podcast will be recorded at Chatter Restaurant and Podcast…Continue Reading

Fifth Annual Eastern WV Exhibit Accepted Artists Announced

The Berkeley Arts Council announced the accepted artists for the Fifth Annual Eastern West Virginia Juried Art Exhibit, to be displayed at the Berkeley Art Works from October 4 - November 11, 2017. There will be a reception and awards presentation…Continue Reading

One Fort: Three Wars at Fort Frederick State Park, September 16-17, 2017

Big Pool, Md.– Historic Fort Frederick will give visitors a look at life in the fort as volunteers exhibit the varied roles the Fort played during the French and Indian War, the American Revolution, and the Civil War. 10am to 5pm, Saturday,…Continue Reading

ROCS Local Market opens newest store on Route 9 in Martinsburg

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – ROCS Local Market, the Eastern Panhandle-based chain of family-owned and -operated convenience stores, will hold a grand opening event Sept. 7 for its newest store at 976 Hedgesville Road in Martinsburg. The opening…Continue Reading

Shepherdstown Liquors Launches Raffle of Pappy Van Winkle’s 20-Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon

Shepherdstown Liquors is giving bourbon enthusiasts the exclusive opportunity to obtain a rare bottle of Pappy Van Winkle 20-year Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey with a value over $2,000. This raffle will support the new Shepherdstown Public…Continue Reading

Friends Of Music Will Launch New Concert Season Sept. 23 In Shepherdstown

The Friends of Music will launch their new concert season on September 23 with a performance by the Two Rivers String Quartet and a featured clarinet.

The concert will be held in Shepherdstown’s Trinity Episcopal Church, on…Continue Reading

Job Opening: Summit Community Bank - Customer Service Teller

Location:  1321 Edwin Miller Boulevard Martinsburg, WV 25404

Education requirements:  High School Diploma or GED

Experience or Skill requirements:

  Comfortable and confident in a sales…Continue Reading

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy Development and Events Internship

Location: Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
Department: Membership and Development Department
Supervisors: Tiffany Lawrence, Vice President of Membership & Development
Type: Unpaid Internship

Position Summary:
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First Friday Coffeehouse Kicks Off New Season With Dynamic Nashville Trio

First Friday Coffeehouse will kickoff it’s 12th year with Nashville’s Mean Mary and the Contrarys.  The event will be held September 1 at Trinity Orchard House on Route 45 mid-way between Shepherdstown and Martinsburg, West Virginia.…Continue Reading

Berkeley Art Works September Classes

Beginning September 7, Teaching Artist Judith Becker will teach “Spritzilism”, a technique that uses botanicals as templates, sprayed watercolor, and choice of colored pencils, watercolor paints and/or pencils, or acrylics to…Continue Reading

Family Pet Classes are now being offered by Martinsburg Parks & Rec

M-BC Parks & Recreation is offering Family Pet Classes. Maura Rogich will be conducting the classes, and they will take place at the Kester pavilion at Poor House Farm Park on Tuesday evenings from September 5 - October 17. The fee is…Continue Reading

Masterworks Chorale Announces Auditions for the 2017-2018 Season

The Masterworks Chorale, the Eastern Panhandle’s premiere vocal ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Rachel Carlson, will be holding auditions on August 25 and 28 for the Saturday, December 2, 2017 performance of the beautiful choral masterworks,…Continue Reading

Deadline Extended to September 4: Eastern WV Juried Art Exhibit

The Berkeley Arts Council in Martinsburg, West Virginia announces the Fifth Annual Eastern West Virginia Juried Exhibit, to be displayed in the Berkeley Art Works Gallery, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg, WV. The exhibition will be…Continue Reading

“Big Noise from Sheptown!” on Aug. 24 at Ram Stadium

The Shepherd RAM BAND will perform a preview of their 2017 RAM Band halftime show, “Big Noise from Sheptown!” on Thursday, August 24 at 7:30 pm at Ram Stadium. The performance is free and open to the public.

Experience the excitement…Continue Reading

Martinsburg Parks and Rec Fall Basketball Registration Deadline Is This Friday

We know you’ve been busy getting your kids back to school and prepping for the solar eclipse, but the Fall basketball registration deadline for the Berkeley 2000 leagues is THIS FRIDAY!!

Squirt, Girls, and Boys basketball registration…Continue Reading

Eastern Panhandle residents forming solar co-ops to go solar together

Neighbors throughout West Virginia’s Eastern are forming solar co-ops to save money and make going solar easier, while building a network of solar supporters. The Jefferson County Solar Co-op, the Berkeley & Morgan Counties Solar Co-op,…Continue Reading

First Morgan County Blue Lives Matter 5K Held

BERKELEY SPRINGS, WV - On July 29, over 70 people participated in the first Blue Lives Matter 5K in Berkeley Springs. The fundraising event was to create the non-profit Morgan County Officers Down Memorial Fund, a scholarship fund for students…Continue Reading

Technology Tips To Make Sure You Don’t Get Left In The Dark During The Total Solar Eclipse

Martinsburg, W.Va. - The dark day is nearly here…are you ready to capture it? For the first time in 38 years, a total solar eclipse will occur in the contiguous United States on Aug. 21, with 14 states from Oregon to South Carolina in the…Continue Reading

Remembering the Fallen – The Service and Sacrifice of the American Soldier

In commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of Antietam National Cemetery, the National Park Service, Shepherd University and Eastern National, the battlefield cooperative association, are sponsoring a speaker series on three consecutive Saturday…Continue Reading

New Little Free Library Now Open at South Jefferson Park

Adult patrons of South Jefferson Library put up a little library at South Jefferson Park.  The building was constructed and donated by Steve Hebert and Monumental Construction of Jefferson, Maryland.  He did a wonderful job making…Continue Reading

Dr. James Broomall presents “Crossroads: Civil War Comes to Shepherdstown”

On August 30, Dr. James J. Broomall will speak on “Crossroads: Civil War Comes to Shepherdstown.” Dr. Broomall is an Assistant Professor of History at Shepherd University, and Director of the George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of…Continue Reading

Upcoming August Events from the Berkeley Arts Council

Join us on Friday, August 4 at the Fridays @ Five concert and Farmers Market on The Square in Martinsburg to meet teaching artist Judith Becker and learn more about her and the classes she is offering.

August 9 - September 2
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U.S. Cellular associates will share must-have apps, tips for adventure at free Device Workshop

MARTINSBURG, W. V.a. – August is American Adventures Month, and outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy going on a walk or a hike, or navigating bodies of water to celebrate. As travelers set out for adventures of all kinds, they should never leave…Continue Reading

Soccer Camps for children ages 3-4 and 5-7

Get ready for a week of soccer! Lauren Trumble, Assistant Coach of the Martinsburg High School Girls’ soccer team, and previous state champion, leads drills and games designed to bring out the love of the game, in campers. Learning…Continue Reading

Friends Of Music Announces New Concert Season

The Friends of Music has announced the schedule for its 2017-2018 performance season. The season will run from September 2017 through May 2018. For the first time, the number of concerts by the Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra is being expanded…Continue Reading

Cancelled - “Terror on the Conococheague” at the Conococheague Settlement – July 29 & 30

This event has been cancelled due to impending weather.

Mercersburg, PA – From a letter in the Maryland Gazette, March 11, 1756:  “… about 150 Yards from the House found Lowther dead and scalped, and otherwise…Continue Reading

“Ghosts Of Shepherdstown” Season 2 Has More Locals’ Stories

They’re back. Ghosts Of Shepherdstown” is back on Destination America channel with a second season on Mondays at 10 p.m. This time, they are branching out into other towns with strange activity. The first episode, about the John Brown…Continue Reading

Upcoming Martinsburg Renew Community Events

Event: Rapping Up Summer Block Party
Who’s involved?: Martinsburg Renew is partnering with the Housing Authority
What is it?: We are having an old school block party to wrap up the summer.  There will…Continue Reading

Art Instructors to Meet and Greet at Farmers’ Market, Friday August 4 from 5-7pm

The public is invited to stop by the Berkeley Arts Council booth during the Fridays at 5/Farmers Market event on August 4 at the Martinsburg Square to meet Teaching Artist Judith Becker and professional photographer David Rehor, to learn…Continue Reading

Gas company wins ‘right of eminent domain’ hearing against family farm

Mountaineer Gas Company won an eminent domain hearing on June 30 against the Kesecker family and their Crossroads Canning Company. The gas company could take approximately 8.6 acres of the family’s farmland for a natural gas pipeline that…Continue Reading

Berkeley Art Works Fall Art Classes Announced

The Berkeley Arts Council has announced its schedule of fall classes to be offered at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. Teaching artist Judith Becker and professional photographer David Rehor will team up to provide…Continue Reading

Digital Field Photography Class Offered at the Berkely Art Works

The Berkeley Arts Council is offering a course in Digital Field Photography taught by professional photographer David Rehor. The classes will run four Saturday afternoons starting July 29.

This is a digital photography workshop where…Continue Reading

Gravestone Preservation Workshop at Harpers Cemetery

The Harpers Ferry Historic Landmarks Commission, in coordination with Harpers Cemetery Board of Trustees and the WV Division of Culture and History, will host a two day workshop that will provide basic information and skills for people who…Continue Reading

Call to all 2-D artists:  National Juried Art Show in Harrisonburg, VA

Call to all 2-D artists:  Larkin Arts in Harrisonburg, VA is hosting its 2017 National Juried Art Show. 

Deadlines are approaching quickly—entries to the competition are due by August 14.  $2000 in cash and prizes…Continue Reading

Berkeley Arts Council Call for Artists: “Critters”

The Berkeley Arts Council announces a call for artists for “Critters”, a juried exhibit of artwork depicting all varieties of animals, wild or domestic.

Entry is by email. There is no entry fee. There are two categories: an open…Continue Reading

Watch corks become a work of art at Big Cork Vineyards

What can you do with 60,000 wine corks?

The crafty up-cycling of wine corks can be found all over Pinterest and Etsy. But one artist in Michigan has fully elevated the humble wine cork by creating museum quality portraits with hundreds…Continue Reading

New Art Exhibit Featuring the Photos of Don Ranelli at South Jefferson Public Library

The South Jefferson Public Library, located at 49 Church Street, Summit Point, WV, is pleased to announce a display and sale of photographs taken by Don Ranelli for the months of July and August, 2017.  Don, the library’s founder and…Continue Reading

Upcoming events from the Berkeley Arts Bulletin

The Berkeley Arts Council presents Photo 17, our fifth National Juried Photography Exhibit, to be displayed at the Berkeley Art Works from June 28 - August 12, 2017. There will be a reception and awards presentation on June 30 from 5-6pm…Continue Reading

Newcomer House Porch Program Scheduled for July 1, 2017 – Civil War Singer/Storyteller Matthew Dodd

As part of the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area’s (HCWHA) 2017 Porch Program Series, singer and storyteller Matthew Dodd will entertain visitors on Saturday, July 1, from 11:30 am – 4:30 pm on the porch of the Newcomer House on the…Continue Reading

Most Annoying Cellphone Habits Revealed in Honor of Cellphone Courtesy Month

U.S. Cellular Survey Shows Users and Those Around Them Have Different Opinions

With the newest technology right at our fingertips, it can be easy to get caught up in the virtual world instead of staying in the present. While smartphone…Continue Reading

Historian Kyle Bjornson Presents “On the Homefront” Suite of Programs at Four Heritage Area Sites

Historian/HCWHA intern Kyle Bjornson will present a suite of free, 30-minute, ranger-style presentations on the Civil War civilian experience.

Bjornson, who holds a Master of Arts in Public History from the University of South Carolina,…Continue Reading

“The Lay Of The Land”- An Exhibition of Paintings, Prints, & Turned Wood

The Shepherdstown Community Club (War Memorial Building), 102 E. German St., Shepherdstown, WV, hosts a four day exhibition of new works by artists Susan Carney, Mark Muse and Neil Super. The exhibit runs Thursday, July 6th through Sunday,…Continue Reading

Berkeley Arts Council Call for Entries: Fifth Annual Eastern West Virginia Juried Art Exhibit

The Berkeley Arts Council in Martinsburg, West Virginia announces the Fifth Annual Eastern West Virginia Juried Exhibit, to be displayed in the Berkeley Art Works Gallery, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg, WV. The exhibition will be…Continue Reading

Old Opera House’s 11th Annual New Voice Play Festival: June 23 - 25

The Old Opera House is proud to announce the finalists for the Old Opera House’s 11th Annual New Voice Play Festival.  Each year the Old Opera House asks playwrights from across the country to send us their new one-act plays. …Continue Reading

Discovery Station Museum Announces New Logo And Rebranding

Hagerstown, MD—The Discovery Station announced the launch of a new Discovery Station logo as part of the ongoing evolution of the museum’s mission to provide learning experiences to thousands of children and families each year.

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Learn How To Stay Safe And Secure With Your Smart Device During Free Device Workshop

MARTINSBURG, W. Va. – The latest smart devices and fast data speeds continue to make accessing the Internet easier than ever before. While being connected via an Apple iPhone 7, Samsung Galaxy S8 or other preferred device provides users…Continue Reading

Abolitionist Ale Works To Hold Grand Opening Block Party This Saturday, June 17

Live music, craft beer and exciting new beginnings will be the theme in downtown Charles Town this Saturday, June 17, as Abolitionist Ale Works, formerly Front Porch Brewing Co will open its doors for the first time to the public.

But…Continue Reading

Everyone Invited To Shepherdstown 4th Of July Parade And Picnic

The historic town of Shepherdstown will hold its annual Independence Day parade and community picnic on Tuesday, July 4. Both events will be held rain or shine.

Everyone is welcome at both events and admission will be free. The parade…Continue Reading

Sierra Club Sponsors Green Jobs Expo to Showcase Community and Employment Opportunities

The West Virginia Chapter of Sierra Club will host a Green Jobs Expo to highlight opportunities for careers and employment in sustainable businesses in West Virginia on June 20, 2017 at the Holiday Inn Martinsburg.

Prior to a complimentary…Continue Reading

Civil War Summer Lecture Series at the Jacob Rohrbach Inn

Come join leading historians and Antietam Battlefield Guides as they discuss intriguing topics of the Maryland Campaign of 1862 and the Civil War during our Civil War Summer Lecture Series.

These outdoors programs are free and open…Continue Reading

Final Concert Of Friends Of Music Season Set For June 25 On Popodicon Lawn

The Friends of Music will present the fifth and final concert of their current season at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, June 25 in Shepherdstown. This will be a special outdoor concert, held under a tent with chairs on the front lawn of Shepherd University’s…Continue Reading

Friends Of Music Award Scholarship To Washington High School Grad

The Friends of Music have awarded a $500 scholarship to Emma Locarnini, who just graduated from Washington High School. Friends Vice President Linda Walker presented the check to Emma at the school on May 31.

The accompanying photo…Continue Reading

Contemporary American Theater Festival & Washington County Museum Of Fine Arts Summer Exhibition

Costume and fashion exhibitions are experiencing increased popularity in metropolitan cities across the United States and Europe. A collaboration between the Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF) in Shepherdstown, West Virginia and…Continue Reading

June 2 First Friday Coffeehouse Feature Master Guitar Maker And Songwriter

First Friday Coffeehouse will feature Fredericksburg, Virginia songwriter and instrument maker Bob Gramann. The event is held June 2 at Trinity Orchard House on Route 45 mid-way between Shepherdstown and Martinsburg, West Virginia. …Continue Reading

Studio M Celebrates Ten-Year Anniversary 
with a Big Thank You to Clients

CHARLES TOWN — Studio M Salon & Boutique is celebrating its ten-year anniversary with giveaways and festivities the entire month of June. The focus is on thanking clients for their patronage and helping make it a successful, community…Continue Reading

Front Porch Brewing Co Announces Name Change To Abolitionist Ale Works And Grand Opening Schedule

After nearly two years in the making, Charles Town’s Front Porch Brewing Co has announced its grand opening date but not before announcing that they will no longer be called Front Porch Brewing Co.

The Downtown Charles Town Brewery…Continue Reading

Two Innovative History Seminars sponsored by Friends of Webb-Blessing House

The public is invited to attend two innovative, all-day history seminars: “Celebrating Storer College and its Impact on Jefferson County and the Nation” (June 8th) and “Three Historians Speak: Researching Jefferson County…Continue Reading

Friday’s @ Five Summer Concert Series on the Town Square Schedule Announced

Looking for something free and exciting to do in downtown Martinsburg on a Friday afternoon this summer? Come to Friday’s @ Five for a taste of great music and fun!

Friday’s @ Five at the Town Square, Presenting Sponsor by Gibson…Continue Reading

Friends Of Music Award Scholarship To Jefferson HS Senior

The Friends of Music have awarded a $500 scholarship to Ally Ward, a graduating senior at Jefferson High School.

The scholarship was presented at the school’s annual Band Awards Night the evening of May 16. Ally, who lives in…Continue Reading

Berkeley Arts Council Announces Photo17 Accepted Artists

The Berkeley Arts Council announced the accepted artists for the Photo 17 National Juried Photography Exhibit, to be displayed at the Berkeley Art Works from June 28 - August 12, 2017. There will be a reception and awards presentation on…Continue Reading

Friends Of Music Donate Keyboard, Sheet Music To Shepherdstown Elementary School

The Friends of Music have donated a new electronic piano keyboard and five sets of concert band sheet music to the music program at the Shepherdstown Elementary School.

The donations were presented at an assembly of music students…Continue Reading

Daytime Closure of the 200 Block of North Queen Street on June 3, 2017

The City of Martinsburg is preparing for contractor activities in front of the City Hall building located at 232 North Queen Street in Martinsburg, West Virginia. The general contractor for this project, W. Harley Miller Contractors, will…Continue Reading

Applications for *Free* Community Trees available

Applications are available to plant free community trees at your neighborhood park, school, church, HOA common area, or any other public space.

Cacapon Institute and our partners with the Carla Hardy WV Project CommuniTree program…Continue Reading

WVCALA: Water Crisis Personal Injury Lawyers Request Millions In Fees, Average Person Will Get $525

Press release received from West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse

Charleston, W.Va. – West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (WV CALA) calls a request for nearly $45 million in personal injury lawyer fees for…Continue Reading

Deadline May 22 for entries in Berkeley Arts Council Juried Photography Exhibit

The Berkeley Arts Council in Martinsburg, West Virginia announces its 2017 National Juried Photography Exhibit, to be displayed in the Berkeley Art Works Gallery, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. The exhibit will be on display June…Continue Reading

Eastern WV Community Foundation Seeking Program Manager

The Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation is actively recruiting a Program Manager to handle day-to-day operations of the organization’s grant and scholarship programs. The Foundation has operated with a three person staff for nearly…Continue Reading

Berkeley County Arts Council Bulletin - May / June Events

Art Exhibits

Continuing through May 20
The Seventh Annual Art and Earth Juried Exhibit
The Art and Earth juried exhibit attracted 144 works by 60 artists from 20 states. Juror Sonya Evanisko of Shepherd…Continue Reading

Historic Shepherdstown to Feature Quilt Events in May

On May 24, Fawn Valentine, a West Virginia quilt expert, will be in Shepherdstown to “read” local quilts from 1 to 3 p.m. and to give a talk, “West Virginia Quilts and Quiltmakers: Echoes from the Hills,” at 7 p.m.…Continue Reading

Volunteers Needed for Tree Planting - Saturday, May 13th

Volunteers from Charles Town Parks and Recs Commission have received 16 free trees through the Carla Hardy WV Project CommuniTree to be planted at Jefferson Memorial Park on Saturday May 13, 2017 at 11:00am. CTree promotes tree planting and…Continue Reading

Artisan Bread Class at Historic Peter Burr Farm

In this two part class, attendees will learn: how to create and maintain a sourdough starter, kneading and rising techniques; they will also make a loaf of bread that will be baked on site; and take home sourdough starter to make bread at…Continue Reading

2nd Jackson’s Raid on the Roundhouse Event This Weekend

On June 19, 1861, Colonel Thomas J. Jackson was given an order by Brigadier General Joseph Johnston to destroy the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad tracks and roundhouse at Martinsburg. (This was before his famous nickname and his rank as a…Continue Reading

French & Indian War Bus Tour June 10

MERCERSBURG, PA – Hop on the bus Saturday, June 10 for a day-long guided bus tour as we explore the significance of the Conocheague District in the French and Indian War (1754 – 1760). The tour begins and ends at the Conocheague Institute’s…Continue Reading

WVCALA: Governor Justice Approves Much-Needed Lawsuit Reforms Passed By The Legislature

Charleston, W.Va. – Legal watchdog group West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (WV CALA) is applauding Governor Jim Justice and the West Virginia Legislature for enacting additional much-needed lawsuit reforms during the recently…Continue Reading

Shepherdstown Back Alley Garden Tour And Tea Set For May 20-21

The historic town of Shepherdstown will hold its 20th annual Back Alley Garden Tour and Tea the weekend of May 21 and 22.

The event, which is sponsored by the Shepherdstown Community Club, will include a self-guided walking tour of…Continue Reading