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Rankin Physical Therapy and Fitness Center would like to wish a Happy Father’s Day to all of the wonderful Dads out there. ... See MoreSee Less

Rankin Physical Therapy and Fitness Center would like to wish a Happy Father’s Day to all of the wonderful Dads out there.

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Hi all we have recently purchased land in Great Cacapon, it was previously used for hay and cattle, we are looking for someone to use it for hay, there are 2 pastures 1 is large and 1 is medium. All we ask is for the person farming the hay to get us farm land real estate taxes.

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Rankin Physical Therapy & Fitness
Berkeley Springs 304.258.1300
Hagerstown 301.790.9999
Hedgesville 304.754.6000
Inwood 304.229.1010
Martinsburg 304.267.0866
Shepherdstown 304.876.1000
Spring Mills 304.274.0123
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Very kind words from one of our patients this morning. Thanks for starting my Monday off right Lee Ann. “I fell, fractured my shoulder and totally severed my rotator cuff. I had surgical repair but without Rankin Physical Therapy, I wouldn’t be able to do anything with my arm. They worked with me until I achieved full range of motion and the ability to lift. I am totally pain-free and my arm and shoulder function better than they did before my accident. I can’t recommend the therapists and the therapy aides enough. They are all awesome as therapists and as human beings.” ... See MoreSee Less

Very kind words from one of our patients this morning. Thanks for starting my Monday off right Lee Ann.   “I fell, fractured my shoulder and totally severed my rotator cuff. I had surgical repair but without Rankin Physical Therapy, I wouldn’t be able to do anything with my arm. They worked with me until I achieved full range of motion and the ability to lift. I am totally pain-free and my arm and shoulder function better than they did before my accident. I can’t recommend the therapists and the therapy aides enough. They are all awesome as therapists and as human beings.”

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This was the only thing missing on the Chocolate Walk!

Rankin Physical Therapy & Fitness
Berkeley Springs 304.258.1300
Hagerstown 301.790.9999
Hedgesville 304.754.6000
Inwood 304.229.1010
Martinsburg 304.267.0866
Shepherdstown 304.876.1000
Spring Mills 304.274.0123
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Teva Pharmaceutical Industries reached an $85 million settlement with the state of Oklahoma following a lawsuit claiming the company’s marketing of opioids caused a public health epidemic. The settlement leaves co-defendant Johnson & Johnson the remaining defendant to stand trial on Tuesday; Purdue Pharma settled in March. This marks the first state trial “over culpability for the drug crisis,” and more than 40 other states have filed lawsuits against drug companies and pharmacies. ... See MoreSee Less

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries reached an $85 million settlement with the state of Oklahoma following a lawsuit claiming the company’s marketing of opioids caused a public health epidemic. The settlement leaves co-defendant Johnson & Johnson the remaining defendant to stand trial on Tuesday; Purdue Pharma settled in March. This marks the first state trial “over culpability for the drug crisis,” and more than 40 other states have filed lawsuits against drug companies and pharmacies.

Let's take a minute and appreciate the good things today. Just because something minor may have gone wrong or "not quite right", you still have THE REST of the day to be grateful! ... See MoreSee Less

Lets take a minute and appreciate the good things today.  Just because something minor may have gone wrong or not quite right, you still have THE REST of the day to be grateful!

3 weeks ago

Berkeley Springs, West Virginia

Just got a copy of one of our Narrative projects—a travel guide for the Eastern Panhandle that was distributed in the Washington Post! Makes me want to get in the car and visit! We appreciate the opportunity to partner with you to drive more visitors to the state, Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, River Riders, Bavarian Inn, Shepherdstown WV, Visit Jefferson County WV, Martinsburg-Berkeley County CVB, and Ranson CVB! Good work, team! ... See MoreSee Less

Jimmy Douglas Paramount Elementary School.... End of Year Walkathon. #RankinPT #ParamountElementarySchool ... See MoreSee Less

Jimmy Douglas Paramount Elementary School.... End of Year Walkathon. #RankinPT #ParamountElementarySchool

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Rankin Physical Therapy & Fitness
Berkeley Springs 304.258.1300
Hagerstown 301.790.9999
Hedgesville 304.754.6000
Inwood 304.229.1010
Martinsburg 304.267.0866
Shepherdstown 304.876.1000
Spring Mills 304.274.0123
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If you have a back problem, seeing a physical therapist within the first 30 days can significantly decrease the use of opioid medications.
Rankin Physical Therapy -
Berkeley Springs - 304.258.1300
Hagerstown - 301.790.9999
Hedgesville - 304.754.6000
Inwood - 304.229.1010
Martinsburg - 304.267.0866
Shepherdstown - 304.876.1000
Spring Mills - 304.274.0123
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If you have a back problem, seeing a physical therapist within the first 30 days can significantly decrease the use of opioid medications.
Rankin Physical Therapy -
Berkeley Springs - 304.258.1300
Hagerstown - 301.790.9999
Hedgesville - 304.754.6000
Inwood - 304.229.1010
Martinsburg - 304.267.0866
Shepherdstown - 304.876.1000
Spring Mills - 304.274.0123

We are a private practice physical therapy company which has been serving patients since 2001. We look forward to providing you with excellent care and helping you achieve your goals. Rankin Physical Therapy is a dedicated team of rehabilitation professionals with extensive clinical experience, the latest training, and a commitment to your well-being. Our licensed therapists have the knowledge and experience to treat individuals of all ages and activity levels. We currently offer physical therapy at the following locations: Spring Mills, Inwood, Hedgesville, Berkeley Springs, Martinsburg, Shepherdstown, North Hagerstown, and South Hagerstown. Call us today, or stop by, and see why we are the area’s leading physical therapy provider. ... See MoreSee Less

We are a private practice physical therapy company which has been serving patients since 2001. We look forward to providing you with excellent care and helping you achieve your goals. Rankin Physical Therapy is a dedicated team of rehabilitation professionals with extensive clinical experience, the latest training, and a commitment to your well-being. Our licensed therapists have the knowledge and experience to treat individuals of all ages and activity levels. We currently offer physical therapy at the following locations: Spring Mills, Inwood, Hedgesville, Berkeley Springs, Martinsburg, Shepherdstown, North Hagerstown, and South Hagerstown. Call us today, or stop by, and see why we are the area’s leading physical therapy provider.

From the entire staff at Rankin Physical Therapy & Fitness - we want to wish you a Very Happy Mother’s Day! ... See MoreSee Less

From the entire staff at Rankin Physical Therapy & Fitness - we want to wish you a Very Happy Mother’s Day!

Rankin Rehabilitation has an opening for a home health physical therapist in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. This in an opportunity to work with an amazing home health team and includes excellent compensation, mileage reimbursement, and flexibility. Please email inquiries to: careers@rankinpt.com ... See MoreSee Less

Search continues for missing Morgan County girl

By Mike McCullough in
May 09, 2019 at 5:06PM
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — Authorities and a Morgan County family are looking for help finding a missing girl.

Riley Crossman, 15 of Berkeley Springs, was last seen by her parents Monday at their home. She is described by the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office as blonde and last seen wearing a black hoodie and black leggings.

Morgan County Sheriff's Office
Riley Crossman, 15 of Berkeley Springs.
Riley’s father, Lance Crossman, told the Panhandle News Network she has a light scar that runs from her hairline to her mid forehead and between her eyes.

“If she is with someone at someone’s house, maybe they feel like this has gotten out of hand and so they’re just afraid to surface,” said Crossman. “No one is going to be upset…everyone is just very, very worried. So we just want her to come home and everything will be fine.”

If you have information, call the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office at 304-258-1067.
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Search continues for missing Morgan County girl

By Mike McCullough in
May 09, 2019 at 5:06PM
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — Authorities and a Morgan County family are looking for help finding a missing girl.

Riley Crossman, 15 of Berkeley Springs, was last seen by her parents Monday at their home. She is described by the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office as blonde and last seen wearing a black hoodie and black leggings.

Morgan County Sheriffs Office
Riley Crossman, 15 of Berkeley Springs.
Riley’s father, Lance Crossman, told the Panhandle News Network she has a light scar that runs from her hairline to her mid forehead and between her eyes.

“If she is with someone at someone’s house, maybe they feel like this has gotten out of hand and so they’re just afraid to surface,” said Crossman. “No one is going to be upset…everyone is just very, very worried. So we just want her to come home and everything will be fine.”

If you have information, call the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office at 304-258-1067.

Search continues for missing Morgan County girl

By Mike McCullough in
May 09, 2019 at 5:06PM
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — Authorities and a Morgan County family are looking for help finding a missing girl.

Riley Crossman, 15 of Berkeley Springs, was last seen by her parents Monday at their home. She is described by the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office as blonde and last seen wearing a black hoodie and black leggings.

Morgan County Sheriff's Office
Riley Crossman, 15 of Berkeley Springs.
Riley’s father, Lance Crossman, told the Panhandle News Network she has a light scar that runs from her hairline to her mid forehead and between her eyes.

“If she is with someone at someone’s house, maybe they feel like this has gotten out of hand and so they’re just afraid to surface,” said Crossman. “No one is going to be upset…everyone is just very, very worried. So we just want her to come home and everything will be fine.”

If you have information, call the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office at 304-258-1067.
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Search continues for missing Morgan County girl

By Mike McCullough in
May 09, 2019 at 5:06PM
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — Authorities and a Morgan County family are looking for help finding a missing girl.

Riley Crossman, 15 of Berkeley Springs, was last seen by her parents Monday at their home. She is described by the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office as blonde and last seen wearing a black hoodie and black leggings.

Morgan County Sheriffs Office
Riley Crossman, 15 of Berkeley Springs.
Riley’s father, Lance Crossman, told the Panhandle News Network she has a light scar that runs from her hairline to her mid forehead and between her eyes.

“If she is with someone at someone’s house, maybe they feel like this has gotten out of hand and so they’re just afraid to surface,” said Crossman. “No one is going to be upset…everyone is just very, very worried. So we just want her to come home and everything will be fine.”

If you have information, call the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office at 304-258-1067.

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Her mother's boyfriend was arrested today

Prayers for a safe return

Praying she is found safe and unharmed

Praying for her to return home safely

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Prayers you come home soon

Prayers for Riley.

Shared. Prayers she is found safe!

Lord, please protect this young lady and bring her home safely.

Prayers up 🙏🔥

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Loving thoughts she comes home safe.

Prayers that this sweet girl makes it home safely.

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Does she have a cell phone that can be pinged to locate her whereabouts? Praying she and family are reunited soon!

If she has a cell phone gps it they can locate it and I hope she's found safe. Prayers

Prayers for her safe return. 🙏🏽

Heavenly Father I'm asking you to bring this girl home today Lord. 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

She looks like the girl I seen this morning going to work through Charles Town

Not that it's our business, but when a teen comes up missing, should be a little more informative, like did she run away, was there a problem at home, school, health, is she social, or a home person, where she hangs at the most. Anyway, I hope she makes it home safely and happy at home.

She told some boy at school the reason she’s running is because her step father was beating her i’m not sure if it’s true but that’s what he told my friend

David Doleman, Kathy Williams, Mindy Runion Knotts, could you guys share this post please because she may have been spotted in Charles Town area . If not shareable please take a screenshot and repost 💕

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1 month ago

Berkeley Springs, West Virginia

Belly Dancers in Downtown Berkeley Springs? Yep.

A team of belly dancers will perform on the streets of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, this Saturday, May 11, as part of Shimmy Mob and World Belly Dance Day lands in West Virginia.

Shimmy Mob is an international dance event that includes over 2,000 dancers in 183 cities around the globe. The objective of the event is to raise funds and awareness for domestic abuse survivors.

The Berkeley Springs Shimmy Mob team is led by Bellysima Bellydance instructor Angela Petry. They will perform on Saturday at the following times and locations:

— 12pm, at the Master Gardeners Plant Fair in Berkeley Springs State Park

— 1pm, Town of Bath surprise location

— 2pm, Morgan County Courthouse

— 3pm, at Buddy Lou’s in Hancock, Maryland

This is the seventh year in a row that the team has participated in the charity dance event. The dancers are raising funds for Stepping Stones to a Brighter Future, a local non-profit that provides financial, emotional, and life skills assistance to survivors of domestic violence.

The group has been practicing their routine for weeks and will appear in the signature Shimmy Mob T-Shirt, the color of which remains a surprise until this Saturday.

Over the past six years, the team has raised over $20,000 in individual and business donations. Donations can be made in person, at the Morgan County Public Library, at Travel Berkeley Springs, or at any of the performance venues on May 11.

Donations can made online by visiting www.SteppingStonesMorganCounty.org and clicking the ‘Donate’ button.

Individuals and businesses interested in donating may call 304-995-5832 for more information.
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Rankin Rehabilitation has an opening for a home health physical therapist in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. This in an opportunity to work with an amazing home health team and includes excellent compensation, mileage reimbursement, and flexibility. Please email inquiries to: careers@rankinpt.com ... See MoreSee Less

Berkeley Springs gets by Philip Barbour, 5-3

By Greg Carey in High School Sports
May 07, 2019 at 9:30PM
Berkeley Springs’ Larry Miller had two of his team’s 12 hits in a 5-3 win at Philip Barbour.

PHILIPPI, W.Va. — Berkeley Springs was fortunate to get past Grafton in walk-off fashion Monday to start Class AA Region I, Section 1 play.

It may have been just the break the Indians needed.

One day after a 2-1 victory over the Bearcats, No. 3 seed Berkeley Springs made the three-hour trip to Philip Barbour and claimed a 5-3 victory over the second-seeded Colts.

“They got us early in the season, but we committed six or seven errors,” Indians’ coach Gary “Spook” Spielman said. “We knew we could play with them and thought we were just as good. We came out with a little chip on our shoulder to prove that.”

Berkeley Springs (15-10) went on top for good with a four-run fourth inning, which was enough offense to back the strong pitching of Cole Morris.

Trailing 2-1 after three innings, the Indians took control of the contest after connecting for five straight hits in the fourth.

With runners at the corners and one out, Morris accounted for the second of those five hits — a double past the third base bag that allowed Sam Amrbose to score the tying run.

Luke Spielman followed with a double to centerfield that plated E.J. Barkley and Morris, while Colby Farris’ single brought home Spielman for the fourth and final run of the frame, giving the Tribe a 5-2 lead.

“Our philosophy coming into today was to work on the things that we’ve been preaching all year long — sitting on your pitch, good directional hits and do the things you know how to do,” coach Spielman said.

The Colts (16-9) had a chance to immediately answer after Will Knight was hit by a pitch and Gage Bibey singled to start the home half of the fourth.

But after Chase Collier’s successful sacrifice bunt, Morris struck out Alex Wilson, before inducing a bases loaded fly out from Austyn Fletcher to end the inning.

Knight allowed a leadoff triple to Larry Miller in the fifth, but Berkeley Springs was unable to capitalize and took its three-run lead into the bottom of the inning.

The Colts connected for three singles in the fifth, including one from Gage Bibey that scored Nick Hamrick to cut the deficit to two.

But that was the final baserunner Philip Barbour would muster as Morris retired the final seven batters to go the distance.

Morris struck out eight, walked just one and scattered six hits.

“Cole’s been good for us all year. He keeps the ball down and works his off-speed stuff well,” coach Spielman said. “I think as the game went on, he kept them more off-balance than what they were used to and we played good defense behind him.”

Knight took the loss after allowing 12 hits over seven innings. He struck out seven and walked a pair.

“Other than the one inning, I thought Will was pretty dominant,” PB coach Jonathon Carpenter said. “But he got a couple things up and baseball is a funny game because it’ll humble you quick.”

The Indians’ first four hitters were responsible for nine of the team’s 12 hits, with Spielman going 3-for-4 with a pair of runs and three RBIs.

Morris, Farris and Carson Orndorff added two hits apiece, as did No. 6 hitter Larry Miller.

Knight and Bibey had two hits each, but the rest of the Colts managed only two.

Berkeley Springs will play again Thursday against the winner of Wednesday’s matchup between No. 5 Petersburg/No. 1 Frankfort. The Colts welcome No. 4 Keyser on Wednesday for an elimination game.

“It comes down to the leadership of the team and we’ll see if they’re able to get everybody to focus tomorrow,” Carpenter said. “Hopefully we can get off to a good start and go from there.”
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Berkeley Springs gets by Philip Barbour, 5-3

By Greg Carey in High School Sports
May 07, 2019 at 9:30PM
Berkeley Springs’ Larry Miller had two of his team’s 12 hits in a 5-3 win at Philip Barbour.
 
PHILIPPI, W.Va. — Berkeley Springs was fortunate to get past Grafton in walk-off fashion Monday to start Class AA Region I, Section 1 play.

It may have been just the break the Indians needed.

One day after a 2-1 victory over the Bearcats, No. 3 seed Berkeley Springs made the three-hour trip to Philip Barbour and claimed a 5-3 victory over the second-seeded Colts.

“They got us early in the season, but we committed six or seven errors,” Indians’ coach Gary “Spook” Spielman said. “We knew we could play with them and thought we were just as good. We came out with a little chip on our shoulder to prove that.”

Berkeley Springs (15-10) went on top for good with a four-run fourth inning, which was enough offense to back the strong pitching of Cole Morris.

Trailing 2-1 after three innings, the Indians took control of the contest after connecting for five straight hits in the fourth.

With runners at the corners and one out, Morris accounted for the second of those five hits — a double past the third base bag that allowed Sam Amrbose to score the tying run.

Luke Spielman followed with a double to centerfield that plated E.J. Barkley and Morris, while Colby Farris’ single brought home Spielman for the fourth and final run of the frame, giving the Tribe a 5-2 lead.

“Our philosophy coming into today was to work on the things that we’ve been preaching all year long — sitting on your pitch, good directional hits and do the things you know how to do,” coach Spielman said.

The Colts (16-9) had a chance to immediately answer after Will Knight was hit by a pitch and Gage Bibey singled to start the home half of the fourth.

But after Chase Collier’s successful sacrifice bunt, Morris struck out Alex Wilson, before inducing a bases loaded fly out from Austyn Fletcher to end the inning.

Knight allowed a leadoff triple to Larry Miller in the fifth, but Berkeley Springs was unable to capitalize and took its three-run lead into the bottom of the inning.

The Colts connected for three singles in the fifth, including one from Gage Bibey that scored Nick Hamrick to cut the deficit to two.

But that was the final baserunner Philip Barbour would muster as Morris retired the final seven batters to go the distance.

Morris struck out eight, walked just one and scattered six hits.

“Cole’s been good for us all year. He keeps the ball down and works his off-speed stuff well,” coach Spielman said. “I think as the game went on, he kept them more off-balance than what they were used to and we played good defense behind him.”

Knight took the loss after allowing 12 hits over seven innings. He struck out seven and walked a pair.

“Other than the one inning, I thought Will was pretty dominant,” PB coach Jonathon Carpenter said. “But he got a couple things up and baseball is a funny game because it’ll humble you quick.”

The Indians’ first four hitters were responsible for nine of the team’s 12 hits, with Spielman going 3-for-4 with a pair of runs and three RBIs.

Morris, Farris and Carson Orndorff added two hits apiece, as did No. 6 hitter Larry Miller.

Knight and Bibey had two hits each, but the rest of the Colts managed only two.

Berkeley Springs will play again Thursday against the winner of Wednesday’s matchup between No. 5 Petersburg/No. 1 Frankfort. The Colts welcome No. 4 Keyser on Wednesday for an elimination game.

“It comes down to the leadership of the team and we’ll see if they’re able to get everybody to focus tomorrow,” Carpenter said. “Hopefully we can get off to a good start and go from there.”

Days/­Hours Open: Sun 10am‑4pm
Ad­mission: none
Art in the Park provides access to fine artists located in the Berkeley Springs region. Nationally known artists exhibit at this event and the best part is ‑ they are local.
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Days/­Hours Open:  Sun 10am‑4pm
Ad­mission:  none
Art in the Park provides access to fine artists located in the Berkeley Springs region. Nationally known artists exhibit at this event and the best part is ‑ they are local.

From Stepoutside.org: Season: Spring, Summer and FallMarket Hours: April 7, 2019 - Mid December 2019Sundays, 10AM - 2PM Location: Downtown Berkeley Springs, WV ... See MoreSee Less

From Stepoutside.org: Season: Spring, Summer and FallMarket Hours: April 7, 2019 - Mid December 2019Sundays, 10AM - 2PM Location: Downtown Berkeley Springs, WV

1 month ago

Berkeley Springs, West Virginia

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During the press conference with WV Attorney General Patrick Morrisey on developments in the Berkeley County child abuse investigation, he answers Valerie Bell WDVM's question about the next step in the investigation process. www.localdvm.com WATCH:
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Come to our annual plant fair and get your garden looking gorgeous! We will have a wide selection of annuals, perennials, vegetables, fruit trees and berry bushes. We are open RAIN or SHINE and this event is open to the public.
Hours: Friday, May 10 from 9-6 and Saturday, May 11 from 9-4
We will have a free children's corner with various activities, and pot a flower for Mom for Mothers Day.
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Come to our annual plant fair and get your garden looking gorgeous! We will have a wide selection of annuals, perennials, vegetables, fruit trees and berry bushes. We are open RAIN or SHINE and this event is open to the public.
Hours: Friday, May 10 from 9-6 and Saturday, May 11 from 9-4
We will have a free childrens corner with various activities, and pot a flower for Mom for Mothers Day.

Have you tried something different? How about Aquatic Physical Therapy. The pool adds a whole new perspective of health and wellness. Perfect for those with arthritis, pain, weakness, balance issues or those that are having a hard time exercising. Call one of our convenient aquatic locations to find out more about our Aquatic Physical Therapy or to schedule your appointment today.
Rankin Physical Threapy - Inwood 304.229.1010
Rankin Physical Therapy - Hedgesville 304.754.6000
Rankin Physical Therapy - Berkeley Spring 304.258.1300
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Have you tried something different? How about Aquatic Physical Therapy. The pool adds a whole new perspective of health and wellness. Perfect for those with arthritis, pain, weakness, balance issues or those that are having a hard time exercising. Call one of our convenient aquatic locations to find out more about our Aquatic Physical Therapy or to schedule your appointment today.
Rankin Physical Threapy - Inwood 304.229.1010
Rankin Physical Therapy - Hedgesville 304.754.6000
Rankin Physical Therapy - Berkeley Spring 304.258.1300

Need therapy before work or school? We're also opened late! Come see us at one of our 7 convenient locations.

Rankin Physical Therapy
Berkeley Springs 304.258.1300
Hagerstown 301.790.9999
Hedgesville 304.754.6000
Inwood 304.229.1010
Martinsburg 304.267.0866
Shepherdstown 304.876.1000
Spring Mills 304.274.0123
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May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Jimmy Douglas, DPT at the Motor Vehicle Administration / Maryland Department of Transportation yesterday in Hagerstown for their 10th annual event. #EnjoyLife #StaySafe #KeepAnEyeOutForBikers #RankinPT #Hagerstown
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May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Jimmy Douglas, DPT at the Motor Vehicle Administration / Maryland Department of Transportation yesterday in Hagerstown for their 10th annual event. #EnjoyLife #StaySafe #KeepAnEyeOutForBikers #RankinPT #Hagerstown

Two W.Va. radio stations to change formats
By Mike Lewis mlewis@herald-mail.com

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — Starting Wednesday, new formats are coming to two radio stations in Morgan County, W.Va.

That is when West Virginia Radio Corp. will take over programming for WCST-AM and WXDC-FM, both licensed to Berkeley Springs.

The company also is entering into an agreement to buy the stations, said Dale Miller, president and CEO of West Virginia Radio Corp.

“Our intention is to take care of a few technical problems with the radio station signals, then program responsive, local radio stations for Berkeley and Morgan counties,” Miller wrote Monday in an email.

The programming change will take place Wednesday at midnight. The sale could take about 18 months, Miller said in a telephone interview.

The stations are owned by Metro Radio Inc., which focuses on programming to the Hispanic community in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia, according to its website.

For about the past two years, WXDC, known as Max 92.9, has been leased by Diane Smith. The studio has been in her restaurant, Buddy Lou’s Eats, Drinks and Antiques, in Hancock.

Among other features, it broadcast music from the 1950s, ‘60s and early ‘70s, matching the type of music played at the restaurant.

“We built a booth for the radio station,” Smith said last week.

Smith said running the station “was very interesting. I loved it.” But she acknowledged, “it was a difficult task.”

West Virginia Radio Corp. “will do well with it. They’re a very experienced radio company,” she said,

West Virginia Radio Corp. owns 31 stations in West Virginia and Maryland, including stations in Martinsburg and Morgantown, W.Va., and Cumberland, Md. The company also owns the 61-station Metronews Radio Network, Pikewood Creative and Pikewood Digital.

The current plan is to use studio facilities in Martinsburg to create locally produced programming for the Berkeley Springs stations, Miller said.

Miller wrote in her email that AM station WCST, with an FM translator, will move into a programming relationship with WEPM in Martinsburg and the Metronews Radio Network to be a part the new Panhandle News Network. It will broadcast local news, talk and sports around the clock.

The FM station, WXDC, will have a classic-hits format, programmed by veteran programmer Jeff Adams, West Virginia Radio Corp. market manager in Martinsburg.

“We are a local broadcast company in every way,” Miller wrote.

Telephone calls to Metro Radio Inc. weren’t returned.
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Attorney: Audio should be admitted in Berkeley County abuse case
By Kelsie LeRose klerose@journal-news.net

MARTINSBURG — Last week, defendants in a case involving allegations of verbal and possible physical abuse against special needs students at Berkeley Heights Elementary filed a motion to exclude an audio recording of the alleged abuse. One mother’s attorney is speaking out on why it should be admitted as evidence in the case.

In February, Amber Pack, mother of a 6-year-old victim, filed a lawsuit against the Berkeley County Board of Education and four school employees related to the allegations. The lawsuit specifically names Berkeley Heights employees Christina Lester, school teacher; June Yurish and Kristin Douty, teacher’s aides; and Amber Boeckmann, principal.

In October, the lawsuit filed in Berkeley County Circuit court said, Lester, Yurish and Douty “verbally and physically” abused Pack’s daughter, who is autistic and nonverbal, and other students.

Evidence of this was obtained through an audio recording from a device that was placed in the child’s hair after she showed signs of emotional distress and cried before and after school, according to the lawsuit. Pack was also suspicious about bruises on the child’s arm.

The motion raised issues of privacy — saying the recording violates state and federal wire-tapping laws — and requested excluding the use of the audio tape as evidence at any future hearings or trial in the case.

According to the motion, the West Virginia Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Act prohibits the “intentional interception or attempted interception” of any oral or electronic communication. The Wiretap Act also prohibits procuring another person to intercept or attempt to intercept any oral or electronic communication.

Pack’s attorney Ben Salango said Tuesday a number of courts have concluded there is “no reasonable expectation of privacy in a public classroom for a number of reasons.”

“There are two-way intercom systems so people in the office can listen anytime they want; there are numerous people in the classroom...; and the parents sign consent forms permitting videotaping in the classroom and on the school bus,” he explained. “So there is no reasonable expectation of privacy that defeats any arguments that the audio tape was illegal.”

Salango added West Virginia is a one-party consent state and parents are permitted to consent on behalf of their children if they suspect abuse.

Salango said the Board of Education had pursued legal action against Pack through a third-party lawsuit.

According to the originally filed complaint, the board requested a preliminary injunction preventing Pack from “further use and disclosure of the audio recording” pending the outcome of the board’s declaratory judgment action for the audio not to be used further.

However on Tuesday evening, The Journal received a copy of a notice of voluntary dismissal of the third-party complaint and counterclaim provided by defense counsel for the Board of Education.

“The board filed these actions — that do not seek money damages or any other penalties — for the sole purpose of seeking the court’s ruling on the critical legal issue of whether the audio recordings in this matter were obtained and used in violation of the West Virginia Wiretap Act and/or federal law,” the dismissal said.

The dismissal continues by saying whether the recordings are admissible is an “important legal issue” that all parties need to know at the outset of this litigation.

Subsequent to the board’s pleadings, other named defendants filed suits that seek the same, records said.

“The court’s rulings on the other defendants’ claims will adequately inform and guide the board’s actions and decisions regarding its legal obligations for possessing and properly using or not using the audio recordings at issue in this case,” the board’s dismissal said.

Salango said these individuals have also requested injunctive relief to keep the tape from being used in the litigation.

“Basically they got caught red-handed and are trying to find a way out,” Salango said.

In March, two Berkeley County mothers filed a second civil lawsuit in the case, which was against the Berkeley County Board of Education, former Superintendent Manny Arvon and seven school employees.

The board had also filed a counterclaim in this case, which has also been voluntarily dismissed. However, subsequently the other named defendants also filed suits that seek the court’s determination on the legal issue whether the recordings should be admissible.

Although the lawsuits were filed separately, due to the similarities in the two lawsuits, the cases will be consolidated, according to court records.

A motion hearing has been scheduled for June 7, according to Salango and court records. Twenty-third Judicial Circuit Court Judge Laura Faircloth will preside.
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Attorney: Audio should be admitted in Berkeley County abuse case
By Kelsie LeRose klerose@journal-news.net
 
MARTINSBURG — Last week, defendants in a case involving allegations of verbal and possible physical abuse against special needs students at Berkeley Heights Elementary filed a motion to exclude an audio recording of the alleged abuse. One mother’s attorney is speaking out on why it should be admitted as evidence in the case.

In February, Amber Pack, mother of a 6-year-old victim, filed a lawsuit against the Berkeley County Board of Education and four school employees related to the allegations. The lawsuit specifically names Berkeley Heights employees Christina Lester, school teacher; June Yurish and Kristin Douty, teacher’s aides; and Amber Boeckmann, principal.

In October, the lawsuit filed in Berkeley County Circuit court said, Lester, Yurish and Douty “verbally and physically” abused Pack’s daughter, who is autistic and nonverbal, and other students.

Evidence of this was obtained through an audio recording from a device that was placed in the child’s hair after she showed signs of emotional distress and cried before and after school, according to the lawsuit. Pack was also suspicious about bruises on the child’s arm.

The motion raised issues of privacy — saying the recording violates state and federal wire-tapping laws — and requested excluding the use of the audio tape as evidence at any future hearings or trial in the case.

According to the motion, the West Virginia Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Act prohibits the “intentional interception or attempted interception” of any oral or electronic communication. The Wiretap Act also prohibits procuring another person to intercept or attempt to intercept any oral or electronic communication.

Pack’s attorney Ben Salango said Tuesday a number of courts have concluded there is “no reasonable expectation of privacy in a public classroom for a number of reasons.”

“There are two-way intercom systems so people in the office can listen anytime they want; there are numerous people in the classroom...; and the parents sign consent forms permitting videotaping in the classroom and on the school bus,” he explained. “So there is no reasonable expectation of privacy that defeats any arguments that the audio tape was illegal.”

Salango added West Virginia is a one-party consent state and parents are permitted to consent on behalf of their children if they suspect abuse.

Salango said the Board of Education had pursued legal action against Pack through a third-party lawsuit.

According to the originally filed complaint, the board requested a preliminary injunction preventing Pack from “further use and disclosure of the audio recording” pending the outcome of the board’s declaratory judgment action for the audio not to be used further.

However on Tuesday evening, The Journal received a copy of a notice of voluntary dismissal of the third-party complaint and counterclaim provided by defense counsel for the Board of Education.

“The board filed these actions — that do not seek money damages or any other penalties — for the sole purpose of seeking the court’s ruling on the critical legal issue of whether the audio recordings in this matter were obtained and used in violation of the West Virginia Wiretap Act and/or federal law,” the dismissal said.

The dismissal continues by saying whether the recordings are admissible is an “important legal issue” that all parties need to know at the outset of this litigation.

Subsequent to the board’s pleadings, other named defendants filed suits that seek the same, records said.

“The court’s rulings on the other defendants’ claims will adequately inform and guide the board’s actions and decisions regarding its legal obligations for possessing and properly using or not using the audio recordings at issue in this case,” the board’s dismissal said.

Salango said these individuals have also requested injunctive relief to keep the tape from being used in the litigation.

“Basically they got caught red-handed and are trying to find a way out,” Salango said.

In March, two Berkeley County mothers filed a second civil lawsuit in the case, which was against the Berkeley County Board of Education, former Superintendent Manny Arvon and seven school employees.

The board had also filed a counterclaim in this case, which has also been voluntarily dismissed. However, subsequently the other named defendants also filed suits that seek the court’s determination on the legal issue whether the recordings should be admissible.

Although the lawsuits were filed separately, due to the similarities in the two lawsuits, the cases will be consolidated, according to court records.

A motion hearing has been scheduled for June 7, according to Salango and court records. Twenty-third Judicial Circuit Court Judge Laura Faircloth will preside.

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This is bull____. They are busted and should be held accountable.

What fucking monsters let these teachers stay in their position when they are pieces of shit? The school board should be strung up right beside the teachers and put on display as a warning to anyone else who puts their reputations before children.

Berkeley and Jefferson Medical Centers part of 37 hospital suit against opioid manufacturers, distributors

MARTINSBURG — On Monday, 27 hospitals across West Virginia, as well as 10 affiliated hospitals in Kentucky, filed a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers, distributors and co-conspirators for damages to the hospital, directly and monetarily, due to the opioid epidemic.

The 341-page lawsuit was filed in Marshall County against marketing companies, distributors, National Retail Pharmacies — including CVS, Rite-Aid of Maryland, Inc., the Kroger Co., Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., Walmart, Inc. — Carl N. Hooker and the defendant’s agents and affiliated persons, according to the lawsuit sent to The Journal.

“This blockbuster lawsuit opens a new front in the war against opioids, as it shifts the focus to West Virginia and the Appalachian region, the epicenter of the opioid epidemic,” said a news release sent by Stephen B. Farmer with Farmer, Cline, and Campbell, PLLC. “The complaint sets forth evidence of criminal conspiracy that has devastated West Virginia and tens of thousands of its families.”

The hospitals in the lawsuit are seeking justice for West Virginia, where the epidemic has done so much harm, the release said.

All hospitals in the lawsuit include: West Virginia University Hospitals, Inc.; Charleston Area Medical Center Health System, Inc.; Appalachian Regional Healthcare, Inc.; Bluefield Hospital Company, LLC; City Hospital, Inc. (dba Berkeley Medical Center); Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital Corporation; Charles Town General Hospital (dba Jefferson Medical Center); Davis Health System, Inc.; Broaddus Hospital Association; David Memorial Hospital; Grafton City Hospital, Inc.; Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, LLC; Monongalia County General Hospital Company (dba Mon Health Medical Center); Monongalia Health System, Inc.; Oak Hill Clinic Corp.; Potomac Valley Hospital of W.Va., Inc.; Preston Memorial Hospital Corporation; Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Inc.; St. Joseph’s Hospital of Buckhannon, Inc.; Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital Company; and United Hospital Center, Inc.

“West Virginia hospitals are at the front line of the opioid epidemic, and our ability to deliver care has been compromised because of the enormous amount of resources we have had to dedicate to treating those affected by it,” said Ronald Pellegrino, M.D., chief operating officer at WVU Hospitals in the press release. “This is a big step toward asking that the responsible parties be held accountable for the role they’ve played in this crisis.”

According to the lawsuit, between 2001 and 2015, 7,209 people died from overdoses in West Virginia. The number of people who died from overdoses in West Virginia in 2016 (884) is more than four times the number of people who died in 2001 (212). In each of 2015, 2016 and 2017, West Virginia had the highest opioid drug overdose rate in the country.

“The economic distress occurring in West Virginia and the Appalachia region triggered a sense of hopelessness, which exacerbated the opioid crisis,” the lawsuit said. “Abuse of prescription pain medication is especially widespread among the growing ranks of out-of-work miners, who were often prescribed opioid medications to deal with the rigors of the job.”

In addition to these statistics, the lawsuit discussed the “heartbreaking tragedies” the community and West Virginia families are facing.

“Many grieving families have been financially tapped out by the costs of repeated cycles of addiction treatment programs; other have lost hope and given up. The increasing number of cases takes both a physical and mental toll on investigators, first-responders, and hospitals such as plaintiffs,” the lawsuit said. “As communities work to restore their lives, the opioid epidemic continues to outpace their efforts.”

Grounds for relief in the case include: the marketing defendants’ “false, deceptive and unfair marketing of opioids;” the defendants throughout the supply chain “deliberately disregarded their duties to maintain effective controls and to identify, report and take steps to halt suspicious orders;” and the defendants’ “unlawful conduct and breaches of legal duties cause the harm and substantial damage alleged herein.”

The lawsuit requests an amount of relief to be determined by a jury for compensatory, exemplary and punitive damages. It also requests all the costs of this action, including prejudgment interest, post-judgment interest, costs and expenses, attorney fees and such other relief as this Court deems just and equitable.
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Berkeley and Jefferson Medical Centers part of 37 hospital suit against opioid manufacturers, distributors

MARTINSBURG — On Monday, 27 hospitals across West Virginia, as well as 10 affiliated hospitals in Kentucky, filed a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers, distributors and co-conspirators for damages to the hospital, directly and monetarily, due to the opioid epidemic.

The 341-page lawsuit was filed in Marshall County against marketing companies, distributors, National Retail Pharmacies — including CVS, Rite-Aid of Maryland, Inc., the Kroger Co., Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., Walmart, Inc. — Carl N. Hooker and the defendant’s agents and affiliated persons, according to the lawsuit sent to The Journal.

“This blockbuster lawsuit opens a new front in the war against opioids, as it shifts the focus to West Virginia and the Appalachian region, the epicenter of the opioid epidemic,” said a news release sent by Stephen B. Farmer with Farmer, Cline, and Campbell, PLLC. “The complaint sets forth evidence of criminal conspiracy that has devastated West Virginia and tens of thousands of its families.”

The hospitals in the lawsuit are seeking justice for West Virginia, where the epidemic has done so much harm, the release said.

All hospitals in the lawsuit include: West Virginia University Hospitals, Inc.; Charleston Area Medical Center Health System, Inc.; Appalachian Regional Healthcare, Inc.; Bluefield Hospital Company, LLC; City Hospital, Inc. (dba Berkeley Medical Center); Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital Corporation; Charles Town General Hospital (dba Jefferson Medical Center); Davis Health System, Inc.; Broaddus Hospital Association; David Memorial Hospital; Grafton City Hospital, Inc.; Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, LLC; Monongalia County General Hospital Company (dba Mon Health Medical Center); Monongalia Health System, Inc.; Oak Hill Clinic Corp.; Potomac Valley Hospital of W.Va., Inc.; Preston Memorial Hospital Corporation; Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Inc.; St. Joseph’s Hospital of Buckhannon, Inc.; Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital Company; and United Hospital Center, Inc.

“West Virginia hospitals are at the front line of the opioid epidemic, and our ability to deliver care has been compromised because of the enormous amount of resources we have had to dedicate to treating those affected by it,” said Ronald Pellegrino, M.D., chief operating officer at WVU Hospitals in the press release. “This is a big step toward asking that the responsible parties be held accountable for the role they’ve played in this crisis.”

According to the lawsuit, between 2001 and 2015, 7,209 people died from overdoses in West Virginia. The number of people who died from overdoses in West Virginia in 2016 (884) is more than four times the number of people who died in 2001 (212). In each of 2015, 2016 and 2017, West Virginia had the highest opioid drug overdose rate in the country.

“The economic distress occurring in West Virginia and the Appalachia region triggered a sense of hopelessness, which exacerbated the opioid crisis,” the lawsuit said. “Abuse of prescription pain medication is especially widespread among the growing ranks of out-of-work miners, who were often prescribed opioid medications to deal with the rigors of the job.”

In addition to these statistics, the lawsuit discussed the “heartbreaking tragedies” the community and West Virginia families are facing.

“Many grieving families have been financially tapped out by the costs of repeated cycles of addiction treatment programs; other have lost hope and given up. The increasing number of cases takes both a physical and mental toll on investigators, first-responders, and hospitals such as plaintiffs,” the lawsuit said. “As communities work to restore their lives, the opioid epidemic continues to outpace their efforts.”

Grounds for relief in the case include: the marketing defendants’ “false, deceptive and unfair marketing of opioids;” the defendants throughout the supply chain “deliberately disregarded their duties to maintain effective controls and to identify, report and take steps to halt suspicious orders;” and the defendants’ “unlawful conduct and breaches of legal duties cause the harm and substantial damage alleged herein.”

The lawsuit requests an amount of relief to be determined by a jury for compensatory, exemplary and punitive damages. It also requests all the costs of this action, including prejudgment interest, post-judgment interest, costs and expenses, attorney fees and such other relief as this Court deems just and equitable.

Berkeley Springs Farmers Market

Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 10:00am

Berkeley Springs Farmers Market
Route 522 and Fairfax Street
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411
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Sat, May 4, 11 PM in 5 days
Sleepy Creek On the Potomac
Joshua Ln, Berkeley Springs, WV
From Bandsintown.com: The Plate Scrapers at Sleepy Creek On the Potomac 2019-05-04T23:00:56

Genres:
Bluegrass, Americana, Folk, Jam Bands, Country, String Bands
Band Members:
Andrew Jordan - Guitar/Vocals, Derek Kretzer - Banjo/Vocals, Brett Kretzer - Mandolin/Vocals, Jody Mosser - Reso Guitar/Vocals, Kevin Johnson - Upright Bass
Hometown:
Hagerstown, MD
The Plate Scrapers originated in 2014 in western Maryland the way any good bluegrass band does; from a bunch of fellers pickin’ around in a circle, surrounded by delicious plates of food, strong libations, and beautiful women. The traditional spirit of The Plate Scrapers is still innately intact nearly half a decade later, though they have evolved into far more than your average bluegrass band. Through diverse backgrounds and influences ranging from jazz, to hard rock, to funk, the band has taken their music to an eclectic new level.

Having self-released two live albums and two studio albums, toured in fifteen states, and performed in direct support for The Seldom Scene, Keller Williams, Larry Keel, Hot Buttered Rum, We Banjo 3, and more, they have made themselves a household name in their local region of the mid-atlantic.

The Plate Scrapers’ songwriting is the identifying characteristic of the band. Complimenting writing styles from multiple members offer a tasteful balance and refreshing diversity to their sound, a diversity which they thoroughly excersize. Folksy lyrics of songs like “Shoes” or “Moonlight” call to a time of friendship, nostalgia and adventure, while songs like “Trucker’s Aspirin” or “Easy Way Out” are darker tales, gritty in nature.

Crafted musicianship and creative chemistry on stage guarantees that each performance is a new experience. More recently, the band has been known to take advantage of the sound shaping tools of modern music to enhance their traditional folk instruments whether it results in a screaming dobro or a sonically-warping banjo. Fans and critics alike agree that things are moving in a positive direction for The Plate Scrapers.

"...[The Plate Scrapers] can make you feel like you're listening to a classic artist play something from the future."

"The string band traditions are strong and honored for sure. But when they color outside the lines, The Plate Scrapers make you glad that everything isn't black and white! These guys play and sing with imagination and abandon."
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Sat, May 4, 11 PM in 5 days
Sleepy Creek On the Potomac
Joshua Ln, Berkeley Springs, WV
From Bandsintown.com: The Plate Scrapers at Sleepy Creek On the Potomac 2019-05-04T23:00:56

Genres:
Bluegrass, Americana, Folk, Jam Bands, Country, String Bands
Band Members:
Andrew Jordan - Guitar/Vocals, Derek Kretzer - Banjo/Vocals, Brett Kretzer - Mandolin/Vocals, Jody Mosser - Reso Guitar/Vocals, Kevin Johnson - Upright Bass
Hometown:
Hagerstown, MD
The Plate Scrapers originated in 2014 in western Maryland the way any good bluegrass band does; from a bunch of fellers pickin’ around in a circle, surrounded by delicious plates of food, strong libations, and beautiful women. The traditional spirit of The Plate Scrapers is still innately intact nearly half a decade later, though they have evolved into far more than your average bluegrass band. Through diverse backgrounds and influences ranging from jazz, to hard rock, to funk, the band has taken their music to an eclectic new level.

Having self-released two live albums and two studio albums, toured in fifteen states, and performed in direct support for The Seldom Scene, Keller Williams, Larry Keel, Hot Buttered Rum, We Banjo 3, and more, they have made themselves a household name in their local region of the mid-atlantic.

The Plate Scrapers’ songwriting is the identifying characteristic of the band. Complimenting writing styles from multiple members offer a tasteful balance and refreshing diversity to their sound, a diversity which they thoroughly excersize. Folksy lyrics of songs like “Shoes” or “Moonlight” call to a time of friendship, nostalgia and adventure, while songs like “Trucker’s Aspirin” or “Easy Way Out” are darker tales, gritty in nature.

Crafted musicianship and creative chemistry on stage guarantees that each performance is a new experience. More recently, the band has been known to take advantage of the sound shaping tools of modern music to enhance their traditional folk instruments whether it results in a screaming dobro or a sonically-warping banjo. Fans and critics alike agree that things are moving in a positive direction for The Plate Scrapers.

...[The Plate Scrapers] can make you feel like youre listening to a classic artist play something from the future.

The string band traditions are strong and honored for sure. But when they color outside the lines, The Plate Scrapers make you glad that everything isnt black and white! These guys play and sing with imagination and abandon.

Sleepy Creek SpringDig
Saturday, May 4th, 2019
8:00 PM
Sleepy Creek On the Potomac
Joshua Ln, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411
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Sleepy Creek SpringDig
Saturday, May 4th, 2019
8:00 PM
Sleepy Creek On the Potomac
Joshua Ln, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411

Come to our annual plant fair and get your garden looking gorgeous! We will have a wide selection of annuals, perennials, vegetables, fruit trees and berry bushes. We are open RAIN or SHINE and this event is open to the public.
Hours: Friday, May 10 from 9-6 and Saturday, May 11 from 9-4
We will have a free children's corner with various activities, and pot a flower for Mom for Mothers Day.
Our adult booth has our own experts available to help you with your gardening questions.
There will be many other vendors present that sell a variety of products. These range from garden art, herbs, flowers, the list goes on.
Some of the vendors and associations that will be joining us are:
Delectable Mountain Quilts
Settler's Upper Classmen 4-H
Sleepy Creek Watershed
Warm Springs Watershed
Wild Ones, Blue Ridge Chapter
Paw Paw High School
Shimmy Mob
Belle's Acres
Boot Turtle Hill Soulistic Weaving
Crystal Chick Creations
Dovedale Greenhouse
Forest Shepherd Farm
Frog Valley Artisians
Glascock's Produce
Leaf Me Alone
Lee Barron's Compost
Mariposa Moon
Master's Touch Plants and Produce
Quail Hollow Farm
Shary's Garden Art
Snyder's Woodworking
Star Eagle Gardens
Watershed Clayworks
Woodcrafts by James Wysopal
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Come to our annual plant fair and get your garden looking gorgeous! We will have a wide selection of annuals, perennials, vegetables, fruit trees and berry bushes. We are open RAIN or SHINE and this event is open to the public.
Hours: Friday, May 10 from 9-6 and Saturday, May 11 from 9-4
We will have a free childrens corner with various activities, and pot a flower for Mom for Mothers Day.
Our adult booth has our own experts available to help you with your gardening questions.
There will be many other vendors present that sell a variety of products. These range from garden art, herbs, flowers, the list goes on.
Some of the vendors and associations that will be joining us are:
Delectable Mountain Quilts
Settlers Upper Classmen 4-H
Sleepy Creek Watershed
Warm Springs Watershed
Wild Ones, Blue Ridge Chapter
Paw Paw High School
Shimmy Mob
Belles Acres
Boot Turtle Hill Soulistic Weaving
Crystal Chick Creations
Dovedale Greenhouse
Forest Shepherd Farm
Frog Valley Artisians
Glascocks Produce
Leaf Me Alone
Lee Barrons Compost
Mariposa Moon
Masters Touch Plants and Produce
Quail Hollow Farm
Sharys Garden Art
Snyders Woodworking
Star Eagle Gardens
Watershed Clayworks
Woodcrafts by James Wysopal

Sleepy Creek Presents: Spring Dig 2019
Friday, May 3rd, 2019
12:00 PM
Sleepy Creek Wildlife Management Area & Campground
Berkeley Springs, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411
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Sleepy Creek Presents: Spring Dig 2019
Friday, May 3rd, 2019
12:00 PM
Sleepy Creek Wildlife Management Area & Campground
Berkeley Springs, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411

Spring Fling Craft & Vendor Fair
Sat May 04 2019 at 08:00 am
The Fearless Painter Community Craft Center, 1855 Valley Road, Suite #201, Berkeley Springs, West Virginia 25411, Virginia, United States
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Spring Fling Craft & Vendor Fair
Sat May 04 2019 at 08:00 am
The Fearless Painter Community Craft Center, 1855 Valley Road, Suite #201, Berkeley Springs, West Virginia 25411, Virginia, United States

Wilderness Skills Saturdays

Cacapon Resort State Park Nature Center is hosting Wilderness Skills Saturdays, all starting at the Nature Center. Mountaineer Wilderness, LLC, will provide a full day of expert training and hands-on practice consisting of four individual 2-hr blocks. You may register for one block, or as many blocks as you like. Each block is open to adults and youths 12 and up when accompanied by an adult. The courses are fee based.

Courses are:

2-hr Edible Plants Hike. Explore Cacapon’s trails, fields, and woods searching out and identifying dozens of edible plants and trees. A great hike for those who have ever wanted to take up foraging or to be better prepared for survival. We’ll learn what’s edible and what’s not, and the best seasons for foraging different berries, leaves, buds, fruit, roots, stalks, and even inner bark.

2-hr Natural Cordage and Primitive Baskets Class. Discover primitive methods and materials used by the woodland tribes of Native Americans for turning natural materials into amazingly strong cord and primitive baskets. You’ll get to try your hand at making thread and string, and you’ll make a primitive berry basket to take home.

2-hr Back Country Navigation Workshop. Become knowledgeable at map and compass navigation and gain a complete understanding of natural navigation as a backup. With this training, you will never get lost in the wild, and you’ll always be prepared to navigate your way out of any trouble. This workshop is a huge confidence builder for getting ready for the outdoors.

2-hr Friction Fire Workshop. Fire is a top priority in every survival situation, so come let us help you learn to do it right every time. You’ll learn to make perfect tinder from the basic materials around you and practice fire making using several different methods. Come try your hand at the primitive bow drill and learn the essential techniques and methods for making friction fire.

Register for these courses online at www.mountaineerwilderness.com or email mark@mountaineerwilderness.com. Courses are fee based, and advanced registration is required.
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Wilderness Skills Saturdays

Cacapon Resort State Park Nature Center is hosting Wilderness Skills Saturdays, all starting at the Nature Center. Mountaineer Wilderness, LLC, will provide a full day of expert training and hands-on practice consisting of four individual 2-hr blocks. You may register for one block, or as many blocks as you like. Each block is open to adults and youths 12 and up when accompanied by an adult. The courses are fee based.

Courses are:

2-hr Edible Plants Hike. Explore Cacapon’s trails, fields, and woods searching out and identifying dozens of edible plants and trees. A great hike for those who have ever wanted to take up foraging or to be better prepared for survival. We’ll learn what’s edible and what’s not, and the best seasons for foraging different berries, leaves, buds, fruit, roots, stalks, and even inner bark.

2-hr Natural Cordage and Primitive Baskets Class. Discover primitive methods and materials used by the woodland tribes of Native Americans for turning natural materials into amazingly strong cord and primitive baskets. You’ll get to try your hand at making thread and string, and you’ll make a primitive berry basket to take home.

2-hr Back Country Navigation Workshop. Become knowledgeable at map and compass navigation and gain a complete understanding of natural navigation as a backup. With this training, you will never get lost in the wild, and you’ll always be prepared to navigate your way out of any trouble. This workshop is a huge confidence builder for getting ready for the outdoors.

2-hr Friction Fire Workshop. Fire is a top priority in every survival situation, so come let us help you learn to do it right every time. You’ll learn to make perfect tinder from the basic materials around you and practice fire making using several different methods. Come try your hand at the primitive bow drill and learn the essential techniques and methods for making friction fire.

Register for these courses online at www.mountaineerwilderness.com or email mark@mountaineerwilderness.com. Courses are fee based, and advanced registration is required.