Around the region – Nov 28 |


Breakfast with Santa Claus on December 11

SHEPHERDSTOWN – Breakfast with Santa returns at the Blue Moon from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 11.

Parents can bring cell phones to take pictures of their child (ren) with Santa Claus. Children 4 and under are free, children 5 and over are $ 5 each, and adults $ 10 each. No ticket is needed, just pay at the door.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Shepherdstown Elementary School and other local organizations.

For more information, visit the Shepherdstown Centennial Lions Club Facebook page or send an email to [email protected]

PBWA will host a holiday bazaar

MARTINSBURG – The Professional Business Women’s Association is hosting a Holiday Bazaar from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, December 1 at the Purple Iris in Hartwood Manor, 1956 Winchester Ave.

It will showcase products to buy from member businesses. There will also be a 50/50 raffle for the benefit of the humanitarian society. The PBWA will also collect toiletries (shampoo, lotion, toothpaste and brushes, combs, brushes, socks, hats, mittens, etc.) for the Eastern Panhandle Empowerment Center (EPEC).

For more information, see his Facebook page at

PVAS to hold a campfire, night hike

CITY OF CHARLES – The Potomac Valley Audubon Society (PVAS) will be hosting a family campfire and night hike on Tuesday, December 21, to celebrate the Winter Solstice – the shortest night of the year.

It will be held at Cool Spring Preserve, located at 1469 Lloyd Road, Charles Town.

This event will take place in two shifts: 5 pm-6pm and 6 pm-7pm. Registration is required at

PVAS teaching staff will share campfire stories and lead an overnight hike around the reserve. Hot chocolate, marshmallows and roasting sticks will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring additional S’more supplies.

This program is open to everyone and there is no age limit for participating children. The fee for this event is $ 15 per car for PVAS members and $ 20 per car for the general public. Fees are refundable if cancellations are made at least 24 hours before the event, or if PVAS must cancel due to low registration or bad weather.

For more information, contact Amy Moore Thomas at [email protected] or 681-252-1387.

Audit: WV Boards Need More Oversight

CHARLESTON (AP) – A recently released legislative audit found that the state’s professional and professional licensing boards ended the 2020-2021 fiscal year with balances totaling more than $ 436 million.

According to The Charleston Gazette-Mail, the audit reported that the overwhelming majority of the state’s 791 special revenue accounts for different panels do not have hard limits on the amounts of their balances. Meanwhile, 10 boards that have statutory limits on their budget surplus were not in compliance.

Almost 70 school boards that had no expenses in the past four fiscal years had no expenses but had account balances totaling $ 24.7 million.

These boards, ranging from the Board of Medicine to the Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists, are funded by license fees and fines.

The audit recommended state lawmakers create maximum balances for each account, as well as give the legislature the power to “wipe away” excess funds and redirect the money to other corporate needs. state funding.


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