In the know … key upcoming events


The county’s future takes center stage as “How Do We Get There: Tackling Transportation and Growth in Jefferson County” begins at 7 p.m. at Shepherd University.

The League of Women Voters is sponsoring the forum at the Robert C. Byrd Legislative Studies Auditorium, which will feature state Sen. Herb Snyder, who helped enact legislation to fund the MARC commuter train to D.C.; Cheryl Keyrouze, executive director of the Eastern Panhandle Transit Authority; Jennifer Brockman, director of Jefferson County Planning and Zoning; and J. Lee Thorne of the state Department of Highways.

For details on the event, contact Mary Sell at


This weekend

This weekend brings the 42nd annual Mountain Heritage Arts & Crafts Festival at Sam Michaels Park, 1330 Job Corps Road in Shenandoah Junction.

Besides the chance to shop, you can watch artists at work, enjoy bluegrass and kids’ activities, sample West Virginia wines and other foods. The festival, happening from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday, is put on by the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce.

Learn more at or by calling 304-725-2055.



Learn more about water gardening as the Gardeners Exchange Group holds its June meeting at 9:30 a.m. at the pond at Sue Pellish’s home.

The G-E-G is a new, informal network of avid gardeners from Jefferson, Morgan and Berkeley counties and nearby Maryland and Virginia that meets monthly.

Learn more at or by calling Carole Brooks at 240-405-7013.


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