Community Notes

Vikings 5-3, Hawks 1-6, Owls 1-6. Results:Jefferson Memorial Park roundup: Children’s tennis league standings — Big League: Lions 6-2, Tigers 5-3, Blue Jays 3-5, Bears 2-6; Little League: Cubs 8-0,  July 25 — Lions 5, Bears 4; Tigers 6, Blue Jays 3; July 24 — Cubs 8, Vikings 4. The Lions and Cubs won the regular season championships and will receive trophies on tennis awards night at the park on Sept. 4 at 6 p.m. Members of the Cubs were: Ava Roth, Brenna Patterson, Polly Slover, Aynese McAllister, Anna Walter, Madison Vickers, Jolynn Allinger, Virginia Slover, Emerson Tracy, Grace Taylor, Maggie Slover, Corrigan Tracy, Caroline Taylor, Regan Allinger, Austin Hughes, Lloyd Tracy, Austin Young, Austin Vickers, Wade McAllister, Henry Evans, Reid Patterson, Wyatt Young, Aiden Walter and Cooper Young. Members of the Lions were: Maggie VanVliet, Dori Sanders, Madison Chen, Leah Chen, Anna Park, Alyza Hoover, Cory Coomler, Isaiah Washington, Isaac Washington, Stone Sanders, Paolo Cruz, Sam Vaira and Andrew Dych.

The USTA Eastern Panhandle Tournament was held July 27-28. Local players earning trophies in singles: First — Grant Davis, Aiden Turney; Second — Carter Davis, Nathan Perry; Third — Cullen Irving, Asa Hammer, Roula Hammer; Fourth — Kaleb Lochnor, Ethan Gottlieb; Fifth — Bryce Turney. The Jefferson Park swim team won the division championship in a meet held recently. Many team members qualified for the All-Star meet.

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.

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, Martinsburg. Students that wish to register can contact Cynthia Hull at 304-260-4380, Ext. 2405.

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 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. Application deadline is Aug. 15. For more information or an application, email or call Linda Snyder at 304-754-8015.

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, Md., 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 Ave., 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 Aug. 30 in the Scarborough Library reading room. For questions, contact Mike Austin at 304-876-0598 or

Library announces summer hours: The Shepherdstown Library will be open Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through the summer.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

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