Tasting the waters at a spa Tastelessness will be the...

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February 21, 2002|By Karin Remesch

Tasting the waters at a spa

Tastelessness will be the most sought after quality at the 12th Annual International Water Tasting Saturday in historic Berkeley Springs, W.Va., the country's first spa. Throughout the day, media judges will be quaffing more than 100 waters from across the country and around the globe, including Bosnia, Moldavia, Scotland, New Zealand and Tajikistan. Categories include municipal, bottled noncarbonated, international sparkling and purified drinking water. The public will vote for the People's Choice award for best packaging, and can taste the competing waters along with the judges. In the evening, everyone's invited to a black tie/bib-overall optional reception and awards presentation, featuring food and bottling exhibits.

All activities take place at the Coolfont Resort and Conference Center. Municipal waters will be tasted beginning at 3:30 p.m. and judging for bottled noncarbonated and sparkling waters and purified drinking water starts at 7:30 p.m. The awards reception is scheduled for 9 p.m. Admission is free. Call 800-447-8797.

Suburban Home & Garden Show

You'll be inspired to remodel or decorate your home and to landscape your garden at the 10th Annual Suburban Home & Garden Show today through Sunday at the Fort Washington Expo Center in Fort Washington, Pa. Stroll through acres of blooms and compare award-winning work by area landscapers. Visit minishows for unique accent pieces for your home. Browse aisles of authentic artwork, jewelry and crafts in the American Indian and Western Gallery. Discover handcrafted, one-of-a-kind pieces by local and national artists along Artisans' Row. And tour a Tipi Village. In all, more than 1,000 exhibits, covering 275,000 square feet, will offer the latest in home products and services.

The show is at 1100 Virginia Drive. Hours are 2 p.m.-9 p.m. today, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. tomorrow-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Admission $8, $2 ages 6-12 and $5 before 5 p.m. on opening day. Call 215-641-4500.

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