Around the region – October 17 |


Berkeley Springs Studios Tour October 23-24

BERKELEY SPRINGS – The 2021 Berkeley Springs Studios Tour takes place the weekend of October 23-24. This is a free self-guided tour in and around Berkeley Springs.

Visitors will see in their workshops the latest creations by artists of national and regional renown. As a bonus, the event will take place during the height of this year’s fall foliage.

The artists are Jan and Jonathan Heath, Jane Frenke, Kim Potter, Adriane Burton, Glenn Horr, Rosemary Bigelow, Veronica Wilson and Mary Klotz. They produce contemporary and traditional original works of art and crafts in a variety of mediums, including paintings, prints, pottery, fabrics, glass, metal, and woodwork. During the tour, they will describe to visitors how they make their unique products.

Maps showing studio locations will be available at most stores in Berkeley Springs and at the Ice House Gallery in the downtown area. Information about the visit is also available online on the website –

Due to COVID, all visitors must have been vaccinated, wear masks and respect social distancing.

BCARSE will hold a meeting on Tuesday

MARTINSBURG – The Berkeley County School Retired Employees Association will meet at noon Tuesday at Kitzie’s on Rock Cliff Drive in Martinsburg.

Count required by calling Carol Hayes at 304-263-6910. There is no loudspeaker. Bring a tin can for the rescue mission. Food will be collected from Kitzie’s parking lot.

WVOHOA will meet by Zoom on Wednesday

MARTINSBURG – Zoom meeting of the West Virginia Organization of Homeowners Associations (WVOHOA) at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

This training session will cover “The Importance of an HOA Reserve Account and Reserve Plan”. The guest speaker will be Mark Fine, Chairman of the Commission on Common Property Communities and member of the WVOHOA. All meetings are open to the public. Registration is free but required.

For more information or to register, visit or call 304-728-2201.

25 requests for a seat at the Court of Appeal

CHARLESTON (AP) – The West Virginia Judicial Vacancy Advisory Board has released a list of 25 people who have applied to fill seats on the state’s Intermediate Court of Appeals.

The tribunal was established by the Legislature this year. The commission will interview the candidates and the governor will appoint three judges for terms of two and a half years, until December 31, 2024; 4 and a half years, ending December 31, 2026; and 6 and a half, ending Dec.31, 2028, Gov. Jim Justice’s office said.

The judges will take office on July 1, 2022.

The applicants are John J. Balenovich, S. Benjamin Bryant, Jim Douglas, Robert J. Frank, Daniel W. Greear, Edward Ryan Kennedy, Joseph L. Ludovici, Donald A. Nickerson Jr., Howard R. Nolen, Ronald Reece, Jenna L. Robey, Deanna Ray Rock, James J. Rowe, Thomas E. Scarr, Mychal Sommer Schulz, Debra Scudiere, Martin P. Sheehan, Mark A. Soria, William J. Stevens, Christine B. Stump, Charles Darren Tallman, Harry C. Taylor II, Gregory Alan Tucker, Crystal L. Walden and Keith Bryant Walker.


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