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By Diana Friedman and Diana Friedman,Special to the Sun | October 1, 2000
When a friend heard that my husband and I were planning a vacation with our two young children in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., she was surprised. "Isn't that the spa / resort town where people go for romantic interludes and relaxing getaways?" she asked. Well, yes. Berkeley Springs is known for its upscale spas, budget-busting accommodations and eclectic art galleries, but it's also family-friendly and affordable if you know where to look. The more I learned about this small town just two hours from Baltimore, the more convinced I became that it could be an ideal family destination.
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July 1, 2011
Sandra Rachel Pauline Schmuhl and Christopher Douglas Long were married April 30. The bride is the daughter of Susan Compton-Maddox, of Darnestown, and the late Karl Schmuhl. The groom is the son of Douglas and Carole Long, of Laurel. The ceremony was officiated by Nancy Montagna, adjunct leader with the Washington Ethical Society. The ceremony and reception were held at Mrs. K's Toll House in Silver Spring. The bride was escorted down the aisle by her mother and her aunt, Sandra Campbell, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.
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By Ronald Hube and Ronald Hube,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 28, 2005
Many places boast that George Washington once slept there, but Berkeley Springs, W.Va., might be the only locale that brags that the Father of Our Country bathed there. Washington often visited the warm mineral springs that emerge from the base of a mountain in West Virginia's eastern panhandle, and his fondness for the waters helped spawn what is said to be the country's first health spa and the surrounding town of Bath. Unofficially renamed Berkeley Springs, the area today continues to attract relaxation-starved tourists who wade in the waters or soak in the spring-fed baths.
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April 18, 2010
Redbud Weekend in Berkeley Springs Where: Throughout Berkeley Springs, W. Va., about a two-hour drive from Baltimore. When: Friday, Saturday and April 25 What: Spring celebration includes arts exhibitions, theater, wildlife encounters, celestial observations and guided hikes at Eidolon Nature Preserve. Visitors can go to Berkeley Springs Visitors Center, 127 Fairfax St., to pick up a Redbud Weekend brochure, which includes directions for a self-guided driving tour of all activities and a map. Nature Niche, at 50 Washington St., offers brochures and a free redbud seedling (while supplies last)
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April 27, 2007
Dr. Jones was born and raised in South Bend, Ind., and earned his bachelor's degree in chemistry from Manchester College in North Manchester, Ind., in 1957. He earned both his master's and Ph.D. in analytical chemistry in 1963 from Purdue University. He joined the faculty of what was then Western Maryland College in 1963, and was chairman of its chemistry department from 1976 to 1982. In 1967, he founded and served as first president of the Middle Atlantic Association of Liberal Arts Chemistry Teachers and also held various offices with the National Science Foundation.
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January 20, 2005
On January 18, 2005 ISABELLE NELLIE Mc BEE (nee Barnes), 88, of Berkeley Springs, WV. Mother of Doloris Pinckney and Ronald Gary Mc Bee, Sr, grandmother of seven, step grandmother of two, great grandmother of nine, step great grandmother of five. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. on Thursday and noon to 2 P. M on Friday at Berkeley Springs Church of the Nazarene, Harrison Avenue and Truman Street, Berkeley Springs, WV, where services will be conducted at 2 P.M. on Friday. Interment will be in Spohrs Crossroads Cemetery, Berkeley Springs, WV.
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June 5, 2009
DARLYNE HEROUX CHAMP of Berkeley Springs, WV, on June 1, 2009; wife of Leslie Champ; mother of Nancy Tallagsen, Melvin Tallagsen and wife Tonya; sister of Michelle Heroux-Bynum, Anne Heroux Murphy, David Heroux; step daughter of Jeannette Barczak Heroux; grandmother of Michael Paul Coradi, Jr., Andrew "AJ" Tallagsen, Victoria Haley, Jordan Haley; lifetime friend of Mike and Ginger Hubbard. Friends may call 3 to 5 P.M. Saturday at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 95 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, WV, where services will be held at 5 P.M. Interment private.
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January 26, 2005
MILDRED MARIE MEDLEY, 81, of Berkeley Springs, WV, formerly of Baltimore, MD, owner of Medley's Bargain Mart, died January 16, 2005, mother of Patricia Anne Medley; sister of Dorothy Seehafer, Gladys Mason, Evelyn Meinhardt, and Robert Albright. Memorial service to be held at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, January 29, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Route 522 South, Berkeley Springs, WV. Interment private. Memorial contributions may be made to Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, C/O Kelly Osborn, P.O. Box 83, Berkeley Springs, WV, 25411.
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July 6, 2005
On June 28, 2005, BRIAN JONATHAN LAPP, 46, of Lexington Park, MD; father of Jason B. Lapp, Lusby, MD; son of Dr. Herbert and Lorraine "Larry" Traenkle Lapp; brother of Warren S. Lapp; uncle of Trevor A. Lapp, all of Berkeley Springs, WV. Graveside Funeral Services will be held at 11 A.M. Saturday, July 9, 2005 at Spohrs Crossroads Cemetery, Route 9 East, Berkeley Springs, WV. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 180 South...
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April 4, 2001
Sandra Leith Merson, a homemaker, died Saturday of cancer at Winchester Medical Center in Virginia. She was 51 and had lived in Highlandtown before moving to Berkeley Springs, W. Va., in 1985. She was an administrative aide at Alex Karas Rolls Royce and Photography on Belair Road. Born Sandra Leith Shock in Rising Sun, she graduated in 1972 from Patapsco High School. In 1975, she married William Henry Merson, who survives her. Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home in Berkeley Springs.
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November 9, 2009
On November 8, 2009, Ruth Marie Johns Funeral service to be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, November 11 at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs, WV. Interment following in Greenway Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice.
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June 5, 2009
On June 3, 2009, DAVID LEO SPIELMAN. He is survived by his daughters Tammy White, Jeannie Keefer, and Robin Spielman; five grandsons; one great-granddaughter; and fiancee Christine Michaels. Viewing Saturday June 6th 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at Helsley- Johnson, 95 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle or to the family.
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June 5, 2009
DARLYNE HEROUX CHAMP of Berkeley Springs, WV, on June 1, 2009; wife of Leslie Champ; mother of Nancy Tallagsen, Melvin Tallagsen and wife Tonya; sister of Michelle Heroux-Bynum, Anne Heroux Murphy, David Heroux; step daughter of Jeannette Barczak Heroux; grandmother of Michael Paul Coradi, Jr., Andrew "AJ" Tallagsen, Victoria Haley, Jordan Haley; lifetime friend of Mike and Ginger Hubbard. Friends may call 3 to 5 P.M. Saturday at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 95 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, WV, where services will be held at 5 P.M. Interment private.
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By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,Special to The Baltimore Sun | November 16, 2008
Holiday shopping can feel like an expensive chore, robbing you of precious weekends. Or it can feel like a present to yourself. We've investigated three destinations, within a few hours drive, where you can get all of your holiday shopping done in a single, concentrated weekend. Use it as a getaway with your girlfriends or a way to entice your spouse into helping you find a gift for his picky parents. You can justify your short trip's cost because the getaway frees your other weekends so you can do something, anything, besides battling shoppers on a mall parking lot. Each of these destinations has a mix of boutiques, where your dollars support Main Street businesses and local artists, and larger shopping complexes, where you're sure to find good deals from national chains desperate for customers.
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April 27, 2007
Dr. Jones was born and raised in South Bend, Ind., and earned his bachelor's degree in chemistry from Manchester College in North Manchester, Ind., in 1957. He earned both his master's and Ph.D. in analytical chemistry in 1963 from Purdue University. He joined the faculty of what was then Western Maryland College in 1963, and was chairman of its chemistry department from 1976 to 1982. In 1967, he founded and served as first president of the Middle Atlantic Association of Liberal Arts Chemistry Teachers and also held various offices with the National Science Foundation.
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April 13, 2006
VIRGINIA R. BORNEMAN BOWERS, 86, of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, died Sunday, April 9, 2006, in a local nursing home. Mrs. Bowers was born December 31, 1919, in Vineland, New Jersey, the daughter of the late Paul and Elizabeth Crowley Borneman. She was a retired Registrar at the United States Naval Academy, having twenty-five years of service. Mrs. Bowers was a Veteran of World War II having served with the United States Marine Corps achieving the rank of Master Sergeant. Her husband, Walter John Bowers, preceded her in death on March 6, 1992.
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April 2, 2006
On March 30, 2006, JEROME JOSEPH KOZAK, SR., 80, of Berkeley Springs, WV., husband of Marie Dorothea Hester Kozak, father of Marie Theresa Kozak, Jerome Joseph Kozak, Charles Bartholomew Kozak, John Christopher Kozak, Mary Elizabeth Hamblet, Anne Marie Stough, Mary Regina Kozak-Bruce, brother of Rose Marie Icenroad. Grandfather of 12, great-grandfather of one. Friends may call 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. Monday at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 95 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, WV with the Rosary at 7:30 P.M. Funeral Liturgy will be offered at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, April 4 at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church, S. Washington & Liberty Streets, Berkeley Springs, WV. Interment with Military Honors at Rocky Gap Veterans Cemetery, Flinstone, MD.
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November 9, 2009
On November 8, 2009, Ruth Marie Johns Funeral service to be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, November 11 at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs, WV. Interment following in Greenway Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice.
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April 2, 2006
On March 30, 2006, JEROME JOSEPH KOZAK, SR., 80, of Berkeley Springs, WV., husband of Marie Dorothea Hester Kozak, father of Marie Theresa Kozak, Jerome Joseph Kozak, Charles Bartholomew Kozak, John Christopher Kozak, Mary Elizabeth Hamblet, Anne Marie Stough, Mary Regina Kozak-Bruce, brother of Rose Marie Icenroad. Grandfather of 12, great-grandfather of one. Friends may call 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. Monday at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 95 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, WV with the Rosary at 7:30 P.M. Funeral Liturgy will be offered at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, April 4 at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church, S. Washington & Liberty Streets, Berkeley Springs, WV. Interment with Military Honors at Rocky Gap Veterans Cemetery, Flinstone, MD.
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By JOAN HENNESSY and JOAN HENNESSY,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 9, 2005
He was old. And stiff. And troubled by rheumatism. But in 1818, Thomas Jefferson took to the waters of Warm Springs, Va., and found the experience to his satisfaction. To this day, the springs where he bathed are called the Jefferson Pools. In those days, people didn't talk about stress management or letting go or good karma. But they believed, as many believe today, that the springs are therapeutic. When you're neck deep in steamy water, they say, a fundamental truth becomes clear: Finally, something you crave may actually be good for you. For many of us, the reasoning works.
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