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Your guide to whitewater rafting in West Virginia

It’s no secret that West Virginia is one of the best places in the world to whitewater raft. From the

Wrathpoint

FKDF'S Wolfpack is once again proud to invite you all into the den for a day of fun, fighting, and friendship. This year, we will be filling the day with informal tournaments, workshops by guest instructors, and playground games, plus a catered sack lunch, goody bag and T shirt!

Shepherdstown Mystery Walks

Ghosts, murder, mystery, lost loves, and....elephants? Come take a walk with us and explore 300 years of history and legends of the oldest town in West Virginia. Join us for a fascinating and intriguing journey into the past with beautiful scenery and interesting, strange and unusual history, Civil War events and mysterious tales of ghosts and hauntings and perhaps have your own paranormal experience! Bring your walking shoes and flashlight and iIndulge your senses as you walk through this quaint, historic, scenic town. Tours are Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Off-night tours for groups of 4 or more. Call for details. Tours in all weather, except very extreme (torrential rain, thunderstorms). Our tours are not recommended for children under 12. We discuss some adult subject matter and visit some very spooky locations! Call for reservations: 301-639-0351 Space is limited! $15 per person

Shepherdstown Mystery Walks

Ghosts, murder, mystery, lost loves, and....elephants? Come take a walk with us and explore 300 years of history and legends of the oldest town in West Virginia. Join us for a fascinating and intriguing journey into the past with beautiful scenery and interesting, strange and unusual history, Civil War events and mysterious tales of ghosts and hauntings and perhaps have your own paranormal experience! Bring your walking shoes and flashlight and iIndulge your senses as you walk through this quaint, historic, scenic town. Tours are Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Off-night tours for groups of 4 or more. Call for details. Tours in all weather, except very extreme (torrential rain, thunderstorms). Our tours are not recommended for children under 12. We discuss some adult subject matter and visit some very spooky locations! Call for reservations: 301-639-0351 Space is limited! $15 per person

3rd Annual Paw Paw Independence Day Festival

An evening of fun, food, crafts, vendors, raffles, prizes and fireworks and live entertainment by two great bands: "Four Against All", and solo artist "Devin Abe"!! Come celebrate Independence Day with us! Located on Henry Miller Blvd., at the Paw Paw, WV festival grounds.

6 of the Best Places for Dinner & a Natural Show

Have you been craving those amazing one-of-a-kind summer nights enjoying delicious food and incredible views with your friends and family?

155 ways to enjoy summer in West Virginia

West Virginia turns 155 years young on June 20! And while you’re spending the birthday exploring the beautiful state, here

Eastern Panhandle 101

History Just a short distance from DC, the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia is a mecca for history, scenery and

These 4 places serve West Virginia’s best moonshine

West Virginia is said to be one of the birthplaces of moonshine. Also referred to as mountain dew or white

Summer Open House

Saturday, June 30th (11am to 5pm) with The Shedhoppers! “The Shed Hoppers present their own take on many favorite Irish, Country, Rock and Bluegrass standards along with a few original songs”. Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/CgV86y731k42 For more details: call 540-686-0100 or email info@blackdraftdistillery.com

Shepherdstown 4th of July Parade and Picnic

The historic town of Shepherdstown WV will hold its annual Independence Day parade and community picnic on Wednesday, July 4. Both events will be held rain or shine. Everyone is welcome at both events and admission will be free. The parade and picnic are organized annually by the Rotary Club of Shepherdstown. The goal is to provide wholesome, family-oriented 4th of July events that everyone can enjoy. If you're looking for an old-fashioned, small-town 4th of July celebration, this is it.  The parade will be held starting at 11:00 a.m. downtown. It will last about an hour. Entries will include veteran's groups, antique vehicles, local societies and organizations of all kinds, local businesses, government officials, children's groups, animals, historical re-enactors, fire trucks, and more. Plenty of parade parking will be available in the Shepherd University parking lot at the edge of downtown on High Street. The picnic will be held right after the parade, from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m., in the pavilion at Morgan's Gove Park on Kearneysville Pike (Route 480) just southwest of town. The picnic will feature live music, with two popular local bands. The Speakeasy Boys will play from noon to 1:30 p.m. and the Gypsy Ramblers will play from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. There will be lots of free children's activities, including a waterslide, scavenger hunt, a water balloon toss, face painting, and more. The Rotary Club will be selling hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, and non-alcoholic beverages at reasonable prices. All proceeds from those sales are used to help cover event costs. People can bring their own picnic lunches if they prefer. There is plenty of parking at the park. For more information go to the Rotary Club website at www.shepherdstownrotary.org/july_4_picnic, or go to "Shepherdstown 4th of July Parade and Picnic" on Facebook, or contact Rotarian Peter Smith at 304-876-1139 or pvsmith@frontiernet.net.

The Ultimate West Virginia Distillery Road Trip

Moonshine, whiskey, bourbon… oh my! If you have a taste for the wild side, we have the perfect road trip

A Day at the Races: The Full Experience

You don’t have to wait until Kentucky Derby day to hit the races. Experience the excitement of race day right

Everything old is new again: New turns for old places

West Virginia’s rich history is captured in lovingly restored churches, train stations, schools and homes that have been converted to

Flying into DC? Take a quick trip to the Eastern Panhandle in West Virginia

So, you’ve just flown into DC and are looking for something amazing to do. Well, look no further than the

Everywhere your kids can take this little boat of their own…

Want to give the kids a big adventure? Take them duckying down whitewater waves in a little boat of their own.

Summer Peach Festival

Join Taylor's Farm Market for bushels of family fun at the Summer Peach Festival, Saturday, July 28. At this free event, families can enjoy arts & crafts, future farmers carnival, West Virginia Wine Tasting, antique tractor display, Cider Press BBQ and, of course, homegrown peaches! This rain-or-shine event will take place at Taylors Farm Market in Inwood. Limited on-site parking is available with additional parking and shuttle provided.

Circa Blue Fest

Blues, BBQ and camping come together for a four-day festival featuring more than 20 amazing bands, several songwriting workshops, delicious food and more. This rain-or-shine event features an indoor arena with seating for 1,000 and an outdoor amphitheater surrounded by tree shaded seating. This event is kid-friendly. Camping facilities and bath houses are available on-site.

Hit the history trail: 4 West Virginia road trips with heart

Planning your summer road trip? These fascinating trails might pique your interest in West Virginia’s rich culture and history. Download

The ultimate West Virginia beer road trip

Venture your way through the Mountain State and have some incredible brews along the way! From IPAs to stouts, each

Turn your scenic train trip into a weekend excursion

Everyone loves a train ride, and West Virginia has quite a few of them—each one offering spectacular scenery and a

9th Annual Ranson Car Show

To register your car, call Debbie McClure at 304-724-3862 or email at dmcclure@ransonwv.us.

17th Annual Ranson Festival

For more info, call Debbie McClure at 304-724-3862 or email at dmcclure@ransonwv.us.

FILM: John Brown’s Holy War

John Brown was seen as a farmer, warrior, family man, avenger, and inspiration to the Civil Rights movement. From witnessing brutality against a slave boy as a child to his execution after raiding the federal armory at Harper’s Ferry, this film takes a closer look at this complex man.

5 farm workshops to learn traditional trades

If you’re a farm kid at heart but never had the opportunity to learn the traditional arts and skills associated

Captain Flagg’s US Quartermaster City, 1864: Prospects of Peace

Experience this yuletide event from the war that determined the union of the states and the eventual freedom of four million enslaved people.

Fall Foliage Walk

Join our Natural Resources Specialist for a walk to view the fall colors and identify the trees beneath the leaves.

Fall Foliage Walk

Join our Natural Resources Specialist for a walk to view the fall colors and identify the trees beneath the leaves.

Roeder’s Tavern Cider Making

Learn the time-honored tradition of preserving harvest-time apples by making cider.

John Brown and the Night Sky of 1859

Learn about The Great Solar Storm of 1859, how people interpreted night sky phenomena, and how writers and poets would come to describe John Brown using astronomical imagery.

Reacting to the Raid: Local Militia and the US Marines

John Brown attacked Harpers Ferry on October 16, 1859 and was captured two days later by the US Marines. Volunteers of the USMC Historical Company relive the scene and the all-important reactions to the raid.

History of Archeology at Harpers Ferry

Learn how archeology has influenced our knowledge of history at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.

Lives in Limbo: Contraband Camp in the Shadow of John Brown’s Fort

Runaway slaves who came into Union lines were called contraband, or enemy property confiscated by the Union Army. Step back to the tense times when the lives of these freedom seekers were in limbo.

Slavery, the Abolitionist Movement, and Reflections of Jefferson

Bill Barker will portray our third president. Join us for an insightful dramatic presentation on the issue of slavery.

Niagara Movement Pilgrimage to John Brown’s Fort

Retrace the footsteps of the men and women of Niagara during this commemorative walk to the site of John Brown’s Fort in 1906. A 10am memorial service follows at the Curtis Freewill Baptist Church.

Archeology and the US Armory Grounds

See how excavations of the US Armory revealed a huge slice of the hidden history of Harpers Ferry.

Archeology and the US Armory Grounds

See how excavations of the US Armory revealed a huge slice of the hidden history of Harpers Ferry.

Medical Weekend: Giving Aid and Comfort

Living history staff and volunteers portray the medical and relief efforts provided to soldiers during the Civil War.

Meet Your Park Archeologist

Learn about archeology at Harpers Ferry and a day in the life of an NPS archeologist.

Meet Your Park Archeologist

Learn about archeology at Harpers Ferry and a day in the life of an NPS archeologist.

17th Annual Don Redman Jazz Heritage Awards & Concert

The concert commemorates Don Redman, the internationally acclaimed and influential 1920 graduate of Storer College, and honors living legends of jazz. The concert features 2018 Honorees, Billy Hart and Bobby Watson, along with the Howard Burns Quartet. The program also features music by the 2018 Don Redman Next Generation Jazz Scholars.

Artifact Sneak Peek

Experience a behind the scenes tour of objects in our archeology collection that rarely see the light of day. Location: Lower Town, John Brown Museum, Allies for Freedom Room Time: 2:00 PM Fee Information: Free. Park entrance fees still apply.

Artifact Sneak Peek

Experience a behind the scenes tour of objects in our archeology collection that rarely see the light of day. Location: Lower Town, John Brown Museum, Allies for Freedom Room Time: 2:00 PM Fee Information: Free. Park entrance fees still apply.

Artifact Sneak Peek

Experience a behind the scenes tour of objects in our archeology collection that rarely see the light of day. Location: Lower Town, John Brown Museum, Allies for Freedom Room Time: 2:00 PM Fee Information: Free. Park entrance fees still apply.

Under Fire: Hold the High Ground, 1862

Artillery crew demonstrates the might and intimidation of field artillery during the US surrender to Confederate General “Stonewall” Jackson. Firing demonstrations occur at 1 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm.

Defend and Protect: Arming America’s Soldiers

Special exhibits and programs highlight the establishment and technology of the Harpers Ferry Armory.

Loudoun Heights Hike

Join park rangers for a 8-mile round trip, 5-hour, hike to Split Rock, learning about the history of the mountain along the way. This is a strenuous hike and proper footwear is required. Bring water, snacks, and lunch. Limited to 20 participants. Pre-registration required by calling 304-535-6038.

Cool off with these WV Inspired Cocktail Recipes

With the heat of summer in full swing, you might want to take a lazy day to lounge by the

Shiley Acres

7 Days, 7 Ways to Celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week

May 5-11, 2019 is National Travel and Tourism Week—an occasion established by congressional resolution 35 years ago to celebrate the

Destination fun: golf & gaming in Charles Town

Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life in Charles Town. Just one hour away from both DC and Baltimore,

A Handmade Christmas in Shepherdstown

You're invited to a free 100% handmade arts and crafts show in historic Shepherdstown, WV inside Town Run Tap House, featuring 17 local vendors. Shop for handmade gifts from soaps, lotion, jewelry, paintings, purses, knit items, and much more. The Tap House will have food, drink, and even a children's play area to entertain the kids while parents browse work from local artists. Door prizes! For our 3rd year, we are excited to expand this event to 2 weekends, with different amazing artists at each one: Saturday, Nov. 24th (Small Business Saturday) and Saturday, Dec. 15th! 10am to 4pm Current vendors include: (more to be added) Nov. 24th: Wild Rose Soap Co. (Organizer) Drakiln Glass (fused glass) Jackie Skavnicky (knit gifts) Gray Fox Farms (jams, jellies, infused honeys Native American jewelry, arts) Linda Steg (Christmas stockings) Dec. 15th: Wild Rose Soap Co. Shade's Farm Honey (raw honey and related gifts) Celebrate more of the town's Christmas in Shepherdstown, with horse drawn carriage rides, carolers, hot cocoa, and festivities throughout the town of Shepherdstown.

A Handmade Christmas in Shepherdstown

You're invited to a free 100% handmade arts and crafts show in historic Shepherdstown, WV inside Town Run Tap House, featuring 17 local vendors. Shop for handmade gifts from soaps, lotion, jewelry, paintings, purses, knit items, and much more. The Tap House will have food, drink, and even a children's play area to entertain the kids while parents browse work from local artists. Door prizes! For our 3rd year, we are excited to expand this event to 2 weekends, with different amazing artists at each one: Saturday, Nov. 24th (Small Business Saturday) and Saturday, Dec. 15th from 10am to 4pm.

Back Creek Valley Homesteading Festival

A day of workshops on topics and skills of homesteading, self sufficiency, outdoor survival, bushcraft and preparedness. Also there will be vendors, food, pony rides, horse drawn carriage rides, live bluegrass music, kids activities and more. $5 for adults, kids under 12 get in free Held on the scenic grounds of the Lazy-A Campground: 15 minutes from Martinsburg and 40 minutes from Shepherdstown or Harpers Ferry, WV. Camp sites are available. Scenic mountain views, hot showers, lots of room for kids to play, and even a stream to splash in.

Celebrate Free Comic Book Day in West Virginia

In an era of big box stores and online shopping, the neighborhood comic shop has stood the test of time,

You must try these 8 giant burgers in West Virginia

What makes a hamburger special to you? Is it the chargrilled, juicy beef? Is it the way you dress a

These 27 places know EVERYTHING about West Virginia

Have you consulted a local convention and visitor’s bureau when planning your trip? These organizations are staffed by friendly and

Relax during these 6 easy adventures in West Virginia

Everyone knows that West Virginia is the prime place for hard-hitting adventures like whitewater rafting the Gauley River’s class V+

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater in Shepherdstown

The Friends of Music are sponsoring a murder mystery dinner theater performance at the Clarion Hotel in Shepherdstown, WV the evening of Friday, May 25. It will combine a seated dinner and an original, lighthearted murder mystery performed by Murder Mysteries Will Travel, a professional acting troupe from Winchester, VA. The mystery will be entitled "A Melodious Murder," with a plot revolving around the murder of an orchestra singer in the 1920s. Like all the troupe's productions, it will be a comedy that spoofs the murder mystery genre, and it will be interactive; diners will work to solve the crime, and they may play roles in the drama if they wish. The evening will begin at 6pm with complimentary hors d'oeuvres and wine and a cash bar. This will be an opportunity to mingle with the actors, learn more about the evening's performance, and decide whether to play a role in the performance. There will also be a wine-pull raffle, with several dozen bottles of donated wines. All the bottles will be numbered and wrapped so their labels can't be seen; raffle-ticket holders will get to keep the bottles that correspond with numbers they draw. Dinner and the performance will follow at 7pm. A choice of entrees, including a vegetarian option, will be available. Dinner tickets will be $100 per person, with $45 of that amount tax-deductible. Attire will be evening casual or your best detective or 1920s outfit. Tickets are available through the Friends website at www.friendswv.org, or call or email the Friends office at 304-876-5765 or info@friendswv.org. The deadline for reserving seats is May 10. The Clarion Hotel is offering rooms to those who attend this dinner at $99 for the night. The Friends' Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra is the only professional chamber orchestra in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia and one of only three professional classical music orchestras in the state.

Back Alley Garden Tour and Tea

Join us to see an old Town in a very personal way. Become backyard friends in 15 or so gardens

Contemporary American Theater Festival Pay-What-You-Can Previews

Each summer, the Contemporary American Theater Festival produces six dynamic, new plays in rotating repertory. Pay-What-You-Can Previews are your opportunity to see the shows before Opening Night! With your donation (of any amount), you can secure your seats to the production. Tickets to all previews will go on sale two hours before the show.

Contemporary American Theater Festival

Discover the ultimate theater experience in Shepherdstown, the oldest town in West Virginia, where the Contemporary American Theater Festival produces the newest plays in America. The 2018 repertory season includes six plays in rotating repertory, including five world premieres: THE CAKE by Bekah Brunstetter; MEMOIRS OF A FORGOTTEN MAN by D.W. Gregory; THIRST by C.A. Johnson; THE HOUSE ON THE HILL by Amy E. Witting; BERTA, BERTA by Angelica Cheri; and A LATE MORNING (IN AMERICA) WITH RONALD REAGAN by Michael Weller.

12 months, 12 festivals & events in West Virginia

Throughout the year, the Mountain State is home to some of the most unique and fun festivals and events. From

You must try these 12 AMAZING pies in West Virginia

  The pepperoni roll may well be West Virginia’s state food, but we also have some desserts that have reached

These iconic hikes in West Virginia are must-sees

If you’re passionate about hiking, then West Virginia is the perfect place for you. West Virginia’s mountainous landscape is an

These 20 events are West Virginia must-sees

Parents hear it every year as school winds down for the summer: “I want something to do!” Fortunately, there’s always

Shepherdstown Visitors Center

Rip through these 4 roarin’ raceways!

West Virginia’s rural hills and hollows combine with our bold “go-for-it” attitude to make motocross (MX) a top-rated sport. The

What’s a “panhandle”? Explore West Virginia’s most northern and eastern arms

Out of all 50 states, West Virginia has the most distinct shape, with two panhandles extending to the north and

5 mom and pop shops in West Virginia you must visit

You’ll never believe what you can find at some of the state’s oldest and most unique “mom and pop shops.”

Celebrate Easter in West Virginia

For many, Easter is a time for rebirth, renewal and reflection. It’s also a time for celebration and family fun.

Abolitionist Ale Works

Mash Brewing Company

10 iconic overlooks in West Virginia that will WOW you

What makes a view scenic? Is it the layers of purple mountains blending into the horizon? Acres of rolling green

Irish Road Bowling

Come join the fun of this annual competition for a weekend rich in history and plenty of entertainment all situated amidst the enchanting natural surroundings of Shepherdstown, WV. Throw cannonballs on historic Trough Road, where in 1862 Confederate and Union troops fought, as the Confederate army retreated from Antietam. Irish Road Bowling consists of a ball made of iron and steel that is heavy enough to pick up speed, yet small enough for any person to handle. Besides the basic rules and terms, all you do is hurl this 28 oz. sized "bowl" with an underhand motion over a 1 to 2 mile country road and see how far it goes! Scored like golf, the fewest number of shots from the start to the finish line wins. Irish Road Bowling is similar to fast pitch softball, except with a running start. It's also like bowling if you had enough room to run 10 or 15 yards. Irish Road Bowling is ideal for young athletes or seniors who are looking to enjoy a scenic walk on a country road, combined with an ancient and exciting, but not overly strenuous, sport! Road Bowling begins at 1:30 p.m. Visit http://www.battleofshepherdstown.org. To be a part of history, contact Road Master Mary Wolfe at (304) 258-4958, or e-mail mwolfe4@frontier.com.

Irish Road Bowling – Cacapon Resort State Park

Irish Road Bowling consists of a ball made of iron and steel that is heavy enough to pick up speed, yet small enough for any person to handle. Besides the basic rules and terms, all you do is hurl this 28 oz. sized "bowl" with an underhand motion over a 1 to 2 mile country road and see how far it goes! Scored like golf, the fewest number of shots from the start to the finish line wins. Irish Road Bowling is similar to fast pitch softball, except with a running start. It's also like bowling if you had enough room to run 10 or 15 yards. Irish Road Bowling is ideal for young athletes or seniors who are looking to enjoy a scenic walk on a country road, combined with an ancient and exciting, but not overly strenuous, sport! "Gravity is your friend" on this mostly downhill roll through the woods with rocky cliffs alongside. This shaded 1.2 mile course will be cool in the hot summer time and great for beginners. Afterward, lake swim, tennis, golf, hiking trails, horseback rides. Registration begins at 10 a.m. and bowling begins at 11 a.m. Lodge reservations 304-258-1022. Road Master Mary Wolfe 304-258-4958 or mwolfe4@frontier.com.

Gentle Hikes for All Ages in Almost Heaven

With a nickname like the Mountain State, you might think hiking is a tough chore in West Virginia. But West

11 glorious wildflower trails in West Virginia

The return of spring and summer brings out the color in West Virginia wildflowers and flowering trees. Pair a wildflower

Motorcycles in the Mountains

West Virginia’s twisting mountain roads were made for two-wheeling fun. The annual MountainFest Motorcycle Rally welcomes over 50,000 motorcycle riders

43rd Annual Mountain Heritage Arts & Crafts Festival

Come join your friends at one of the top judged festivals in America, the 43rd Annual Mountain Heritage Arts and Crafts Festival on September 28-30th, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. each day, at our NEW LOCATION, Jefferson County WV Fairgrounds. We have something for everyone to see and do at our festival. Approximately 200 quality juried artists and craftsperson’s from 24 states will be demonstrating their wonderful created work at the festival. There will be activities for the children such as: a children's tent where children can make a craft, face painting and scavenger hunt. For those that enjoy bluegrass music we have several great bands performing on Saturday and Sunday. For more information on the bands and to get the schedule, visit our website at www.MHACFestival.org. Wine and beer tastings from the areas foremost West Virginia wineries and WV craft beers. Patrons must be 21 years of age or older to taste/purchase beer and wine, so be prepared to show valid identification. Quality arts and crafts, finest West Virginia wines; live bluegrass music; activities for children; and outstanding food, all in the spacious indoor and outdoor beauty of Wild and Wonderful West Virginia approximately one-hour northwest of Washington, DC. There is no better way to spend a September weekend! General Admission is $7 at the gate or $6 in advance. Parking, arts/crafts demonstrations, wine tasting, live bluegrass music, and children's crafts, with face painting are included in the price of admission; so, bring the entire family! For further information, please call 304-725-2055. For advanced reduced tickets, visit our website www.MHACFestival.org. Watch for the Mountain Heritage Arts and Crafts Festival signs and follow them to Jefferson County WV Fairgrounds in the heart of Jefferson County near Harpers Ferry and Charles Town/Ranson.

Tastes from Around the World

Good Shepherd Caregivers invites our friends and community to join us for our 10th Annual Tastes from Around the World at the Bavarian Inn on Wednesday, October 3rd at 6:30 p.m. This event will feature various wines and international cuisines chosen from selected locations around the world. Ticket prices are $70 and can be purchased online at www.gsivc.org, or by calling 304-876-3325. For more information feel free to contact us at any time.

Caregivers Rubber Duck Race

The Rubber Ducky Classic is held at the Shepherdstown Town Run off of German Street in Shepherdstown. Each raffle ticket corresponds to a rubber ducky in the race. The rubber duckies are let loose in the Town Run beginning at McMurran Halls Town Run and ending next to the Little House (across from Blue Moon Cafe) in an exciting race for first, second, and third place. Winners receive cash prizes. The last duck finishing wins a special prize! We also plan on having face painting and other activities, such as having access to the Little House on Princess St. This is a great family event to attend in Shepherdstown during the summer, so invite your friends, family, and even your pets. Tickets are sold the month before the event at specific locations and also at the Good Shepherd Office in Shepherdstown, WV.

Meade Dorsey Golf Classic

The Tournament is a four-person modified scramble with prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishes and includes fun contests such as closest to the hole and a hole in one. Should you need additional information, please contact us at 304-876-3325.

Potters Bowl

Good Shepherd Caregivers will be holding our annual Potter’s Bowl at the Shepherdstown Fire Department on Friday, April 6, 2018, beginning at 6:00pm-doors open at 5:30pm. Choose a pottery item to keep and enjoy the soups, bread, wine, beverages, and desserts. Shop an array of items in the silent & live auctions! Tickets are $30 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Call Good Shepherd Caregivers for tickets at 304-876-3325.

West Virginia’s unique connection to our first president

Berkeley Springs State Park is renowned for its soothing mineral waters and spa treatments. It’s the site of the annual

Celebrate Mardi Gras in West Virginia

  You don’t need to travel to New Orleans to toss festive beads and feast on king cake. Celebrate Mardi

Sleepy Creek Presents

8 Unique Sandwiches in West Virginia

Not all gourmet meals require a knife and fork. You can eat these West Virginia-made sandwiches on the go, but

Join in on this majestic creature’s comeback story

Bald eagles have been nesting in northern parts of the state since 1981, but it wasn’t until spring 2010 that

Morgan County Expo!

"If you can grow it, sew it, whittle it, video it, bake it, or program it - you can show it at the EXPO! " Please contact us if you want to be a vendor.

10 cozy WV cabins and cottages for winter escapes

When a heavy snow blankets the ground and night falls early, there’s nothing like huddling around a crackling fire and

These 5 West Virginia ‘cupcakeries’ will satisfy your sweet tooth

Cupcakes. Cupcakes are everywhere! This latest foodie trend was born out of convenience — unlike a cake, you don’t have

8 WV Coffee Roasts to add to your online cart

Each winter season we are faced with cold mornings and busy days. The best way to beat the chill and

5 Ways to Warm up this Winter in WV

When the weather outside is frigid and freezing, there are plenty of ways to cozy up in Almost Heaven. Whether

WoodsFest

"The Mountains are calling..." WoodsFest is situated on a scenic ridge with gorgeous panoramic views of the golf courses and mountains. Our artisans are hand selected and we hope to have many of your returning favorites. Enjoy live music and good food while browsing through the unique works of hand-picked artisans. Discover a great find in wood-working, painting, jewelry, metal-work, ceramics and much more! Kids will enjoy special activities just for them. Continuous entertainment and food will make you want to stay the day. Hours are 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 13, 2018.

Have you shopped at these locally owned grocery stores in West Virginia?

Independent grocery stores make it easy for you to get fresh, natural foods and other products while supporting your local

West Virginia adds 3 sites to the U.S. Civil Rights Trail

West Virginia is home to three historic stops on the United States Civil Rights Trail. The trail launches with the

This West Virginia popcorn is unlike any you’ve ever tried

Move over, microwave popcorn! These family owned businesses give new meaning to the term mom and “pop” store. The folks

6 unique ways in WV to get in shape for the New Year

So, you made that New Year’s resolution to get fit, but now you don’t know where to start? Check out

Two Rivers String Quartet Concert

The Friends of Music will present the third concert of their 2017-2018 season on Saturday, January 13. The concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church in Shepherdstown. It will feature the Two Rivers String Quartet. The concert program is entitled "Contrasting Passions." It will include two works: • Bedřich Smetana (1824-1884) — String Quartet No. 1 in E minor • Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) — String Quartet No. 4 in E minor, Op. 44, No. 2.  Jed Gaylin, the Music Director of Friends of Music, says both works show great passion but their styles are very different. He says the Mendelssohn piece is "virtuosic, fleet, and intense, with moments, such as the final chorale, of magnificent serenity." On the other hand, he says, Smetana's quartet "is earthy, rooted in Slavic folk music traditions." Admission to the concert will be free for Friends of Music members. The ticket price for others will be $20 per person ($18 before December 31). Tickets can be purchased on the Friends' website at www.friendswv.org or by mail (FOM, PO Box 220, Shepherdstown, WV 25443). Visa and Master Card will be accepted. If there is snow that makes travel difficult on January 13, the concert will be rescheduled to January 20. The Friends of Music is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1999 to support and promote musical excellence in the region. For full information about the Friends and their concerts, go to www.friendswv.org.