Community Notes

Jefferson Memorial Park roundup: Children’s tennis standings — Big league: Lions, 5-2; Tigers, 4-3; Blue Jays, 3-4; Bears, 2-5. Little league: Cubs, 7-0; Vikings, 5-2; Hawks, 1-6; Owls, 1-6. Results: July 16 — Tigers 7, Bears 2; Lions 7, Blue Jays 2. July 17 — Cubs 9, Vikings 3; Owls 7, Hawks 5. July 18 — Bears 5, Lions 4; Tigers 6, Blue Jays 3. July 19 — Vikings 8, Owls 4; Cubs 7, Hawks 5. League players of the week — Regan Allinger, Evangeline Vaira, Peter Mejia, Paul Remsburg, Dori Sanders, Sarah Leonguerrero, Kylie Kershner and Bradley Diehl.

Animal care training: A new training program begins in September for students interested in providing animal care. The Animal Care Nursing Assistant program is a non-credit, 150-hour training program preparing students to work with domestic animals. The training is ideal for students with a desire to work alongside a licensed veterinary technician. Students must be 18 years of age and be able to lift 40-50 pounds from the floor to the table. More information can be obtained on Aug. 25 at 10 a.m. at the Blue Ridge Community and Technical College Technology Center, 5550 Winchester Ave. Martinsburg. Students that wish to registered can contact Cynthia Hull at 304-260-4380, ext. 2405. Enrollment is limited; early registration is encouraged.
New art grant program announced: Building and expanding arts opportunities for Berkeley County residents is the goal of the new grant program being announced by the Berkeley Arts Council. Submissions for the first application cycle are due by Sept. 17. Applicants must be residents of, or operate from facilities within, Berkeley County. More details and an application package are available on the Berkeley Arts Council website, Email questions to, or call 304-262-1611.

Apple harvest festival applications being accepted: Artists and craft persons throughout the tri-state and mid-Atlantic region are encouraged to submit application for participation in the Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival, to be held Oct. 20 and 21. The juried show will be held in the historic B&O Railroad Roundhouse complex in downtown Martinsburg. Quality arts, crafts and vintage wares, including painting, photography, ceramics, wood-working, textiles, stained glass, candles, jewelry and more will be considered. Application deadline is Aug. 15. For more information or an application, email or call Linda Snyder at 304-754-8015.

Residents asked to donate: Community residents in and around Middleway are asked to make their annual street light donation in July. Proceeds will help cover the 12 lights.

Council on Aging bus trips: The Jefferson County Council on Aging and Jefferson Capital Tours will be offering bus trips throughout the year. Trips offered include: Pennsylvania Opry: Remembering Elvis — Aug. 15; Cape May, N.J. — Sept. 4 and 5; Inner Harbor Gospel Cruise — Oct. 13; Antietam Cowboy Christmas Show — Nov. 14; Christmas in Williamsburg, Va. — Dec. 5 and 6. For questions or to register, contact Chasidy Rosa-Morales at 304-725-4045 or stop by JCCOA, 103 West 5th Avenue, Ranson.

Local artists’ exhibit: The Shepherd University Scarborough Library is hosting an art exhibit as part of the 250th anniversary of Shepherdstown. The exhibit, titled Friday Painters, will be on display through August 30 in the Scarborough Library reading room. For questions, contact Mike Austin at 304-876-0598 or

Library announces summer hours: The Shepherdstown Library is pleased to announce that throughout the summer it will be open on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Every Friday will still be a fine-free day. The library will also be open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For questions, call 304-876-2783 or email or

Low cost veterinarian service offered: Spay Today is the area’s reduced-cost spay and neuter program for dogs and cats. At the time of surgery, initial shots and tests can also be obtained at lower rates. To find vets and more information, go to or call 304-728-8330.

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