Upward Bound Comes to Berkeley County

Shepherd University received a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to operate an Upward Bound program over the next five years in Berkeley County’s four high schools. The grant will...
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Martinsburg Farmers Market

The first official day of the 2016 Martinsburg Farmers Market was Friday, June 3rd. Because I am always eager to support our local farmers, I immediately went after work. The turnout was excellent, especially...
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The Martinsburg Roundhouse

The presence of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company in Martinsburg, West Virginia dates back to the 1840’s when the first engine and machine shops were erected for the expanding company. When West...

2016 Martinsburg Farmers Market

When I recently heard that there was an initiative to bring back the Martinsburg Farmers Market, I was cautiously optimistic. We had one a few years back, but I was never able to attend. Because it was only...
Martinsburg Rescue Mission

Point in Time Count – Berkeley County

The West Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness is hosting a Point in Time Count in Berkeley County. I had the opportunity to participate in the Point in Time Count last year, working to help the homeless...
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A History of Old Norbourne Cemetery

The parish cemetery contains the final resting places of many of the city’s ancestors, and there is at least one member of every important family from Martinsburg’s early history interred in these...
Trivia Night

Trivia Night

A few years ago, a pizza chain added chicken wings to their menu. The commercial asked pub trivia players, wing experts they called them, to taste test the wings. When I saw that commercial, I thought, “I...
Kidz Power Pacs

Kidz Power Pacs

We were a little late to our meeting when we pulled into Eagle School Intermediate five after ten on a bright Saturday morning. Standing at the outer circle of the packed gymnasium, we could hear a voice over...

Acts of Kindness

“I don’t think our readers are going to believe you,” says my peer at Miburg.  “I don’t really believe it myself,” I reply. It’s another warm Thursday night, and I am on my way home from a...

Christmas In The Streets

On December 19th the 3rd Annual Christmas In The Streets Outreach took place in downtown Martinsburg. Community members gathered to serve a hot meal, hand out Christmas stockings filled with socks, hats and...

Scarves In The Park – Recap

We want to thank everyone who participated in Scarves In The Park this Saturday. It was beautiful to see so many people come together to make this a reality, and we were thrilled to be able to document it for...

Getting Around: Public Transportation

At one point or another most of us need, or find it more desirable, to use public transportation.  Financial constraints, vehicle breakdowns and employment changes may lead to different travel needs.  One...

Five Fun Places for Families to Play

Fall is starting to disappear with winter creeping its way into our lives. Many of the outdoor activities we enjoy will be postponed until the spring. More indoor activities, sheltered from the cold weather,...

Scarves in the Park

Many of us are still in summer mode, feeling like BBQs and poolside lounging were just yesterday. For some members of our community, the reality of the upcoming winter is all too real. Lisa Dodge is aware of...
Reuben with a side of fries.

Katara’s Deli: Nothing Small About It

The Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival was in full swing throughout downtown Martinsburg. Due to the Apple Trample 5K race and the Grand Feature Parade, police had all the main roads blocked off and the...

MiBurg is Born

It’s a 63-mile loop. From Martinsburg in Berkeley County to Charles Town to Harpers Ferry to Shepherdstown in Jefferson County, and then back to Martinsburg. From mad development to the...