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Living in Berkeley Springs

Berkeley Springs comes out of nowhere. You’re driving through the Eastern Panhandle and bam, there it is—colorful storefronts, historic buildings, a state park with a charming gazebo and a wealth of history—all in a quaint and walkable downtown. Eclectic stores line the streets offering local art, new age products, and antiques while spas and health…

Personal Journey: A need for natural beauty and healing waters

After the unexpected death of a close family member, an uncomplicated, therapeutic vacation was in order. Knowing my husband was a fan of hot springs for their healing qualities, I proposed several locations: California, Colorado, Arkansas, North Carolina, and Berkeley Springs, W.Va. The last was selected because of its easy three-hour drive west down the…

Apple Butter Festival draws a crowd to Berkeley Springs

If the weather holds and Saturday’s attendance is any indication, then Sunday’s crowd at the 41st Annual Apple Butter Festival should bring the two-day attendance to around 30,000 patrons. That was the prediction Saturday afternoon by Beth Curtin, executive director of the Berkeley Springs-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce, which sponsors the festival.