Community Notes

Jefferson Memorial Park roundup: Children’s tennis regular season results: July 30 — Hawks 8, Owls, 4. Playoff results: July 31 — Cubs 10, Hawks, 2; Owls 8, Vikings 4; Championship — Cubs 11, Owls, 1. Aug. 1 — Bears 5, Tigers, 4; Lions 8, Blue Jays 1; Championship — Lions 6, Bears 3. The Cubs and Lions won the divisional playoff championships of the Jefferson County Memorial Park children’s summer leagues. All Cubs and Lions will receive their trophies on tennis awards night, which will be held on Sept. 4 at the park pavilion, rain or shine. League players of the week were: Aaron Matlock, Regan Allinger, Lauren Cummings, Anna Ours, Bryce Turney, Michael Spuria, Sarah Leonguerrero and Stone Sanders. League players of the year were: MacKenzie Littleton, Austin Thomas, Ava Roth and Aiden Turney.

Arbor Day Foundation giving public free trees: Those who joins the Arbor Day foundation in August will receive 10 free white flowering dogwood trees through the Foundation’s Trees for America campaign. The trees will be shipped at the correct time for planting in each member’s area, between Oct. 15 and Dec. 10. The trees are guaranteed to grow or replaced free of charge. To receive the free trees, send a $10 membership contribution to Ten Dogwoods, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410 by Aug. 31 or join online at

Parks and Recreation activities announced: The Jefferson County Parks and Recreation Commission has announced the following activities for the week of Aug. 13 through 17. Register Online at or call 304-728-3207.

- Sports Express Camp: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. each day at JCCC and Sam Michael’s Pavilion. Campers will have the opportunity to experience a variety of sports and games which might include flag football, kickball, waffle ball, badminton, floor hockey, archery, swimming, basketball, volleyball, and much more. Additional fees may apply for field trips. Campers must bring a packed lunch and water bottle. Fee: $100. For youth ages 5 to 14.

- Little Stars Dance Camp: Aug. 13-16 from 10 a.m. to noon each day at JCCC. This camp is designed to be fun and will help your child’s flexibility and hand-eye coordination. The clinic may include an Introduction to ballet, tap and jazz movement. Children will also have a chance to play, make art and craft projects and more. Fee: $45.00. For children ages 3 to 5.

- All Sport Kinder Camp: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. each day at JCCC and Sam Michael’s Field. This camp will introduce basic fundamental skills in different sports. Develops and promotes hand-eye coordination, movement, balance, and most importantly having fun. Sports related crafts are incorporated to enhance the camper’s experience. Fee: $60. For ages 3 to 5.

- Under the Sea Camp: 9 a.m. to noon at JCCC

During this week bring a favorite stuffed sea animal to share with the group. Children may explore, learn about sea animals, and make art/crafts, sing songs, read stories and more. On Friday, wear your swimsuit and bring a towel for a day of water fun. Fee: $60. For ages 3 to 5.

- Science Camp: 1 to 4 p.m. each day at JCCC. What do you know about the solar system? Which of the planets is less dense than water? How much would you weigh on the Moon? How many Earths would you need to make one Jupiter? Join us in building models, playing games and practicing astronomy skills. Fee: $65. For ages 8-13.

Social Security office moving: The Social Security office located at 400 Foxcroft Ave., Ste. 102 in Martinsburg will relocate to 14 Compass Pointe in Martinsburg.  Business operations at the Foxcroft Avenue location will end after closing at 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 17. Office hours at the new location will remain the same — 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Directions to new office: From I-81 exit 16 travel approximately 0.6 miles on WV Route 9 East (Edwin W. Miller Blvd) to Lutz Avenue. Turn right on Lutz Avenue and travel approximately 0.2 miles to 14 Compass Pointe, first building past law offices of Crawford & Keller. From downtown Martinsburg, travel on N. Queen St. (Edwin Miller Boulevard). Continue approximately one mile and turn left onto Lutz Ave. Travel approximately 0.2 miles to 14 Compass Pointe on your right, first building past law offices of Crawford & Keller.

State fair opens Friday: The 88th Annual State Fair of West Virginia opens Friday in Fairlea. The 2012 State Fair concert series opens Friday night with Trace Adkins at 8 p.m. Fairgoers can enjoy a circus, lumberjack show, and a variety of music. Carnival enthusiasts will have 52 rides to choose from on the midway and thousands of livestock will be on display and in competition. Tickets for available for all concerts with details found at or by phoning 304-645-1090. For questions, visit or follow the fair on Facebook or Twitter

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 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

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