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Retreat at Cool Spring

By Betsy Arnett Heading east from Berryville on Route 7, right after crossing the Shenandoah River, turn left and drive north on Parker Lane. This narrow road winds through the woods along the Shenandoah, the river on one side and the western slope of the Blue Ridge on the other, for a mere one and […]

Hawk Awareness

By Doug Pifer Maintaining a bird feeder close to the house can be fun and educational for kids, a great hobby for older folks and entertaining for everybody. It’s easy to forget it’s not a show but real life, with sometimes unintended consequences. Lynne Crumpacker was reminded of this as she worked at her computer […]

Point-to-Point Rescheduled for April 23

By Rebecca Maynard If you thought you had missed the 68th annual running of Blue Ridge Hunt Point-to-Point Races in March, there is good news. The event was postponed due to cold weather causing unfavorable ground conditions and is now taking place rain or shine Sunday, April 23 at noon. Everyone is invited to come […]

Keeping Smiles Bright On Main Street

By Rebecca Maynard A dental visit isn’t necessarily something most of us anticipate with pleasure, but Dr. Ahmed Al Attar of Main Street Smiles in Berryville does his best to make sure you leave his office with a smile on your face. Dr. Al Attar completed his B.A. in Biology from the University of Virginia […]

Help is on Hand with Budget Handyman Service

by Claire Stuart Spring is the traditional time to clean up and catch up on the chores that didn’t get done in the winter. If you need help with your to-do list, Melvin and Susan Hallman, owners of Budget Handyman Service, invite you to call on them for jobs big and small. They are local, […]

Clarke Softball Field is Rededicated to Charles O. Grubbs

By Sinead Juday When Susan Grubbs first started coaching softball for Clarke County High School, the field was “too small and behind the Presbyterian church with only a few benches and rusty backstop,” says her sister, Kim Braithwaite. Now, many years later, the new and enhanced softball field is dedicated to their father, Charles O. […]

Farmers Market Opens for the Season with Live Music

The Clarke County Farmer’s Market is starting strong this season with Furnace Mountain Band providing live music on opening day, Saturday, May 5. The market offers fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, crafts and baked goods every Saturday morning, May through October, from 8am–12pm in the town parking lot on South Church Street in Berryville. Enjoy something […]

PVAS Sponsering April 13 Forum on Environmental Advocacy

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a forum on environmental advocacy the evening of Thursday, April 13 in Shepherdstown. The forum, entitled “A Guide for the Uneasy Environmentalist,” will be held from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the Frank Arts Center auditorium on the Shepherd University campus. Admission will be free and everyone is […]