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February 2013

Celebrating 42 years!

what’s inside


The Quad-State Region’s Most Comprehensive Calendar of Events MD • WV • VA • PA


Places to Dine, Shop, Stay & Play


Valley Theatre


Civil War Valentines


Senior Lifestyle

The National Dance Company of Ireland

The Capitol Theatre Chambersburg, PA Monday, February 11 See ad on page 7



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Brighten Up Your Style!

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Home Décor, Window Treatments, Furniture, Fashion and More!

Make your

Valentine Sparkle! Lockets of Love 19935 Lehmans Mill Road, Hagerstown, MD • 301-739-9119 • Hours: Tue-Sat 10-5 • Follow us on Facebook

UPCOMING EVENTS Gospel Dinner Concert Series February 23 • 6 pm Conley-Schmidt & First Love Tickets are $22.00 (Includes dinner and concert)

Rock & Roll Relics 50s/60s Dance

Cabin Fever Craft Show

March 9 • 6-10 pm

March 2

Tickets are $12.00 in advance, $15.00 at door

Shake off the winter doldrums! Come on out to shop and browse... Plenty of craft vendors to check out!

Doors open at 6, Dance starts at 7 Concessions available

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Explore Hagerstown &

Washington County

Come and enjoy what Hagerstown-Washington County, MD has to offer this winter season! Stay here and ski or snowboard at nearby Whitetail Ski Resort. Washington County is home to 5 national parks, 8 state parks, and more than 30 museums. There's great shopping opportunities here, including at the Hagerstown Premium Outlets. Our county has wonderful choices in dining, lodging, adventure and recreation, and surprises around every corner! • 888-257-2600 www. va l leyrev ue . co m



The Area’s Most Comprehensive

Calendar Magazine

Celebrating 42 Years!

301-665-2817 Volume 42 Number 8


Shenandoah Valley Area Map ..................................4 Directory & Map Key ......................6 Valley Theatre ................................7 Calendar of Events.........................8 Senior Lifestyles............................10 PA Maps .....................................14 PA Dining Guide..........................15 PA Points of Interest ......................16 VA Maps .....................................22 VA Points of Interest......................26 MD Maps....................................28 MD Dining Guide ........................29 MD Points of Interest ....................30 WV Maps ....................................36 WV Dining Guide ........................37 WV Points of Interest.....................38 Published the first of each month. Distributed FREE throughout the Cumberland and Shenandoah Valley area by the leading businesses who advertise in The VALLEY REVUE magazine, and Chamber of Commerce office, Tourist Information Centers, State and National Parks, Museums, Military Posts and Colleges. 11,238,500 published to date (since 1971). 10,000 copies this issue. For publication info or advertising rates, call The Valley Revue at 301-665-2817. E-mail: For free insertion of calendar of events items, write: The Valley Revue, PO Box 3529, hagerstown, MD 21742, or email Publication deadline is the 5th of each preceding month.

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What to do Where to Go What To See in the Quad State Area!

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Antiques • Flea Markets 4 231 216 145 216 59

Antique Crossroads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Bunker Hill Antiques Assoc. . . . . . . . 46 Kingfish Antiques . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 New Oxford Antique Center . . . . . . . 48 North Mountain Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Old Glory Antiques . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

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Campgrounds 67

Ole Mink Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

Entertainment • Dancing 100 1 227

Capitol Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Maryland Symphony Orchestra . . . . . 7 Old Opera House. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

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Festivals • Shows • Tours • Events 154 6 156

Chocolate Extravaganza . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Flower & Garden Show . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Green Grove Gardens Events . . . . . . 2

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Furniture • Art North Mountain Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 216 P. Buckley Moss Museum . . . . . . . . . 48 * Queen St. Gallery/WV Glass . . . . . . . 46 202

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Lehmans Mill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Miller’s Farmstead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Nature Niche . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Small Things Crafts at Persnickity Place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Sweet Myrtle Gifts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Violets & More . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

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Berkeley Springs Cottage Rentals . . 41 Cider Mill House B&B . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Realtors, Builders, & Contractors 238

Larry DeMarco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

Recreation/Attractions 238 234 1

The Bath House Day Spa . . . . . . . . . 41 Martinsburg/Berkeley Co. CVB . . . 45-47 Hagerstown/Washington Co. CVB . . . 3 •

Services 38 125 34 235 34

Fahrney Keedy Home & Village . . . . 13 Homewood at Plum Creek. . . . . . . . . 11 Homewood at Williamsport . . . . . . . . 11 ProDesign . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Williamsport Retirement Village. . . . 13

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Esh’s Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Northwood Book Store . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Norwegian Codfather. . . . . . . . . . . . . 21



Theatre The Academy Theatre 58 E. Washington St., Hagerstown, MD

301/733-8261 Capitol Theatre 159 Main St., Chambersburg, PA

717/263-0202 Carlisle Theatre 44 W. High St., Carlisle, PA


Chambersburg Community Theatre 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg, PA

717/263-3900 Cumberland Theatre 204 North George St. Historic Charles Town, WV The hysterical farce

Suite Surrender By Michael McKeever

February 8, 9, 10 and 15, 16, 17, 2013 Visit: (304) 725-4420 or 888-900-SHOW

101 N. Jackson St., Cumberland, MD

301/759-4990 H. Ric Luhrs Performing Art Center Shippensburg University, 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, PA

717/477 SHOW (7469) The Majestic Theater 25 CarlisleGettysburg, PA

717/337-8200 Maryland Ensemble Theater 31 W. Patrick St. #L1, Frederick, MD

301/694-4744 Maryland Symphony 13 S. Potomac St.,Hagerstown, MD

301/797-4000 Maryland Theatre 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown, MD

301/790-2000 The Old Opera House 204 North George St., Charles Town, WV

304/725-4420 Shenandoah University 1460 University Dr., Winchester, VA






Feb. 16 8:00 pm SUNDAY Feb. 17 3:00 pm


With Special Guest, Vassily Primakov, piano MARTIN Overture in Homage to Mozart SCHUMANN Carnaval, Op. 9 MOZART Concerto for Piano No. 27 in B-flat Major SCHUMANN Symphony No. 4 in D minor

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540/665-4569 Totem Pole Playhouse 9555 Golf Course Rd., Fayetteville, PA

888/805-7056 or 717/352-2164 Wayside Theatre 7853 Main St., Middletown, VA

540-869-1776 Weinberg Center for the Arts 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD

301/228-2828 Winchester Little Theatre 315 W. Boscawen St., Winchester, VA

540/662-3331 Wonderment Puppet Theatre 412 W. King St., Martinsburg, WV

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Calenda r of Events

February All month

... every Sun and Wed

ART IN THE HALLWAY SALE … Meritus Medical Center, hallway left of information desk, 11116 Medical Campus Rd., Hagerstown, MD. Featured artist is Rachael Stevenson from Hagerstown, MD. Artwork can be viewed in the hallway and purchased in the Gift Shop. All proceeds benefit Meritus Medical Center Auxiliary. 301/790-8144 or 301/797-1850.

WESTERN MD RAILWAY MUSEUM ... 1-4 pm Sun., 9 am-12 noon & 1-3 pm Wed., 41 N. Main St., Union Bridge, MD. Railroad memorabilia, archives, pictures and model layouts. 410/775-0150.

YEAR ROUND VOLKSWALK … dawn to dusk, Shell Station, 74 W. Main St., Westminster, MD. Walk the streets of Westminster. 410/871-0534. YEAR ROUND VOLKSWALK … 9 am-5 pm, Meet at McDonald’s, 1706 Ridgeside Dr., Mt. Airy, MD. Walk on the sidewalks and roadsides of Mt. Airy. 301/829-3685. YEAR ROUND VOLKSWALK … 9 am-5 pm, The Inn at Norwood, 7514 Norwood Ave., Sykesville, MD. Walk on sidewalks, roadsides & town linear trail. 410/871-9464.

... every Sunday COLONIAL SUNDAY BRUNCH & TWO BIT DRINKS … 11 am-3 pm, The Fairfield Inn, 15 W. Main St., Fairfield, PA. Featuring Champagne Mimosas, Bloody Marys and Rail Drinks. 717/642-5410. BLUES IN THE ATTIC … 3-6:30 pm, Blondie’s, 11737 Old Route 16 St., Rouzerville, PA. Live music. Ages 21 and over. 717/762-9030.

... every Monday HARMONY ALONG THE POTOMAC CHAPTER OF SWEET ADELINES, INTERNATIONAL ... 6:30-9 pm, Trinity Episcopal Church, 200 W. King St., Martinsburg, WV. Women’s barbershop chorus rehearsal. Women of all ages are invited to enjoy 4-part, a’capella singing. 304/267-4796. SWEET ADELINES CHORUS ... 6:45 pm, St. Paul United Methodist Church, 750 Norland Ave., Chambersburg, PA. Women of all ages are invited to sample 4-part harmony singing, barbershop style. 717/709-0179. MASON DIXON BARBERSHOP CHORUS REHEARSAL ... 7:30 pm, Haven Lutheran Church, 1035 Haven Rd., Hagerstown, MD. Men of all ages are invited to sample 4-part harmony singing. 240/520-0707.

... every Tuesday JAY & JOE’S ACOUSTIC PICKIN PARTY ... 6-8 pm, Port City Java, Long Meadow Shopping Center, 1551 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown, MD. Local musicians play acoustic rock, blues &

Calendar of Events deadline is the 5th of each month preceding publication. Mail event info to: The Valley Revue, P. O. Box 3529, Hagerstown, MD 21742 or email Every issue of The Valley Revue is available to read online at: 8 F EB RUA RY 2013


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folk music. Bring your instrument and join in. 301/790-5040. KARAOKE … 9 pm-1 am, Barefoot Bernie’s Bar & Grille, 901 Dual Hwy, Hagerstown, MD. 301/797-4424. ACOUSTIC OPEN MIKE NIGHT … 10 pm-1:30 am, Dante’s, 16 W. Main St., Frostburg, MD. 301/639-1734.

... every Wednesday WEDNESDAYS IN WINTER … 12:15 pm, Cumberland County Historical Society, 21 N. Pitt St., Carlisle, PA. Free program. Bring your lunch. Coffee and cookies provided. Feb. talks: Millicent Kitzmiller by Sandy Mader (2/6), John Hemminger by Steve Zeigler (2/13), Three Babes in the Woods by Gary Johnson (2/20), and History of the Union Fire Company by Randy Watts (2/27). 717/249-7610. HAGERSTOWN TOASTMASTERS CLUB ... 7-8 pm, Hagerstown YMCA, 1100 Eastern Blvd., Hagerstown, MD. Need to brush up on your public speaking skills in a fun, nonjudgmental and encouraging environment? We meet every 2nd & 4th Wed. Call for information. 301/988-3252.

... every Wed and Fri SHERMAN-FISHER-SHELLMAN HOUSE TOURS ... 1 & 2 pm, 206 E. Main St., Westminster, MD. Historical Society of Carroll Co. 200-Year-Old Sherman-Fisher-Shellman House www. va l leyrev ue . co m
















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docent-led tours. Other tours may be arranged by appointment by calling the Society at 410/848-6494.

... every Thursday OPEN MIC ... 6:30-9:30 pm, Port City Java, Long Meadow Shopping Center, 1551 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown, MD. Hosted Open Mic. Acoustic music, all ages welcome. 301/790-5040. OPEN MIKE NIGHT … 10 pm-1:30 am, Dante’s, 16 W. Main St., Frostburg, MD. 301/639-1734.

... every Friday BLUEGRASS JAMS ... 7 pm, Beck & Benedict Hardware, 118 Walnut St., Waynesboro, PA. $4/person. 717/762-4711.

… every Fri and Sat THE MOUSETRAP … 6 pm Fri. & Sat., 1 pm Feb. 24, Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater, 44 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown, MD. Agatha Christie’s classic. Show runs Feb. 15 thru Mar. 23. Admission. 301/739-7469.

… every Fri, Sat and Sun MANSION HOUSE ART CENTER EVENT … 11 am-4 pm Fri. & Sat., 1-5 pm Sun., Mansion House, 501 Highland Way, Hagerstown (MD) City Park. “Impression Tuesday Painters.” VAA members North Gallery Show. Reception Feb. 3, 2-4 pm. Show runs thru Feb. 24. continued on page 18 301/797-6813. F EB RUARY 2013




Know Your Eyes – Cataract Facts



What Is a Cataract? A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye that affects vision. The lens is a clear part of the eye that helps to focus light, or an image, on the retina. The retina is the lightsensitive tissue at the back of the eye. In a normal eye, light passes through the transparent lens to the retina. Once it reaches the retina, light is changed into nerve signals that are sent to the brain. A cataract can occur in either or both eyes. It cannot spread from one eye to the other.

Cataracts and Aging Most cataracts are related to aging. Cataracts are very common in older people. By age 80, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery.

Development and Risk Factors Age-related cataracts develop in two ways. • Clumps of protein reduce the sharpness of the image reaching the retina. • The clear lens slowly changes to a yellowish/brownish color, adding a brownish tint to vision. Protein Clumpings Cloud the Lens. The lens consists mostly of water and protein. When the protein clumps up, it clouds the lens and reduces the light that reaches the retina. The clouding may become severe enough to cause blurred vision. Most agerelated cataracts develop from protein clumpings. When a cataract is small, the cloudiness affects only a small part of the lens. You may not notice any changes in your vision. Cataracts 10 F E B RUARY 2 013

tend to grow slowly, so vision gets worse gradually. Over time, the cloudy area in the lens may get larger, and the cataract may increase in size. Seeing may become more difficult. Your vision may get duller or blurrier. Discoloration of the Lens Cataracts cause the lens to change to a yellowish/brownish color. As the clear lens slowly colors with age, your vision gradually may acquire a brownish shade. At first, the amount of tinting may be small and may not cause a vision problem. Over time, increased tinting may make it more difficult to read and perform other routine activities. This gradual change in the amount of tinting does not affect the sharpness of the image transmitted to the retina. If you have advanced lens discoloration, you may not be able to identify blues and purples. You may be wearing what you believe to be a pair of black socks, only to find out from friends that you are wearing purple socks.

Risk Factors The risk of cataract increases as you get older. Other risk factors for cataract include • certain diseases like diabetes • personal behavior like smoking or alcohol use • environmental factors such as prolonged exposure to ultraviolet sunlight.

Lowering Your Risk There are several things you can do to lower your risk for cataract. They include • having regular eye exams • quitting smoking • wearing sunglasses T h E VA L L EY R E v UE



• taking care of other health problems • maintaining a healthy weight • choosing a healthy diet.

Get Regular Eye Exams Be sure to have regular comprehensive eye exams. If you are age 60 or older, you should have a comprehensive dilated eye exam at least once a year. Eye exams can help detect cataracts and other age-

related eye problems at their earliest stages. In addition to cataract, your eye care professional can check for signs of age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, and other vision disorders. For many eye diseases, early treatment may save your sight.

Symptoms and Detection The most common symptoms of a cataract are

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• cloudy or blurry vision and poor night vision • glare -- headlights, lamps, or sunlight may appear too bright or a halo may appear around lights • double vision or multiple images in one eye • frequent prescription changes in your eyeglasses or contact lenses. Cataract is detected through a comprehensive eye exam that includes a visual acuity test, dilated eye exam, and tonometry. The visual acuity test is an eye chart test that measures how well you see at various distances. In the dilated eye exam, drops are placed in your eyes to widen, or dilate, the pupils. Your eye care professional uses a special magnifying lens to examine your retina and optic nerve for signs of damage and other eye problems. In tonometry, an instrument measures the pressure inside the eye. Numbing drops may be applied to your eye for this test.

Dealing with Symptoms The symptoms of early cataract may be improved with new eyeglasses, brighter lighting, anti-glare sunglasses, or magnifying lenses. If these measures do not help, surgery is the only effective treatment. Surgery involves removing the cloudy lens and replacing it with an artificial lens.

Treatment and Prevention A cataract needs to be removed only when vision loss interferes with your everyday activities, such as driving, reading, or watching TV. You and your eye care professional can make this decision together. In addition to cataract, your eye care professional can check for signs of age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, and other vision disorders. For many eye diseases, early treatment may save your sight. For more in-depth information, visit www.vall ey rev ue .co m

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Hofbrauhaus U.S. 30 Abbottstown, PA 17301 Tel. 717-259-9641 “Our Wurst Is Our Best”

Gute Deutsche Kueche Mon 11-9, Tue-Thur 11-2:30 & 5-9, Fri & Sat 11-9:30, Sun 12-7:30 Credit Cards Accepted





Littlestown (G-3). Family dining and homestyle cooking. Serving breakfast, lunch & dinner. Tues.-Thurs. 6am-7pm, Fri. & Sat. 6am-8pm, Closed Sun. & Mon. 717/359-5328. See ad on this page.

HOFBRAUHAUS RESTAURANT, Abbottstown (H-2). German-American cuisine. Open Mon. 11-9, Tue.-Thur. 112:30 & 5-9, Fri. & Sat. 11-9:30, Sun. noon7:30. Sauerbraten, Wiener Schnitzel, Rouladen, Kassler Rippchen, Steaks & Seafood. Party & Banquet facilities. Credit cards accepted. 717/259-9641. See ad on this page.



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rant with home-cooked daily specials. Daily Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Buffets. Special Weekend Buffet. Full menu available. Breakfast always available. Off premise catering available. Dessert Bar. Homemade wholesomeness. Gift Shop. Collectors Baskets. Fresh Baked Pies. Candy. Carry-out deli. No alcohol. Banquets & parties. Thurmont location 301/271-4373 or Waynesboro, PA location 717/765-6772. See ad on page 2.

Homestyle country cooking and baking in a charming colonial setting 4763 Baltimore Pike

Littlestown, PA Call: 717-359-5328 Closed Sunday & Monday Hillcrest Restaurant & Bakery has been owned and operated for 40 years by Jim Wolf, who is also celebrating his career of 51 years in the Bakery Profession.

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Points of Interest Shawnee State Park W of Bedford on U.S. 30. Named after the Shawnee Indians, this 3,800-acre park includes a 451-acre lake. 335 campsites, fishing, swimming, boating, hiking, hunting, snowmobiling, and picnicking. Open yearround. Gravity Hill Located west of Rt. 96 near New Paris, PA. Defy gravity at this remote spot in Bedford County. Water runs uphill … cars roll uphill … it really works! Difficult to find unless you have detailed directions. The Bedford Co.Visitors Bureau will send a free map and brochure – Call 1-800-765-3331. Lake Gordon & Koon Lake Located E of U.S. 200 S of Bedford in the Centerville area. A real mecca for fishermen. Espy House Built in 1771, served as Washington’s Headquarters in the fall of 1794 during the Whiskey Rebellion. The only remaining building in existence on its original site, occupied by Gen. Arthur St. Clair, President of the Continental Congress & first Governor of the Northwest Territory. Anderson House 137 Pitt St., Bedford. Built in 1814 by Dr. John Anderson, a portion was used for his office & in 1815, converted one-half of the house into a bank, whose original vault can still be viewed. The Chamber of Commerce now occupies part of the house. 800/7653331, ext. 220. Breezewood Located at the #12 interchange of the Pa. Turnpike, I70 and U.S. 30. Nearby areas offer a wide variety of recreational areas. Fulton House One hundred block of Lincoln Way E, McConnellsburg. A former stagecoach inn, c. 1793. Restored in 1976, today houses offices of the borough of McConnellsburg and the Fulton Co.Historical Society open for special events or by appointment. 717/4853172. Burnt Cabins Grist Mill One of the oldest mills in the County dating back to 1750, and the only grist mill still operated by a waterpowered overshot wooden water wheel. McConnellsburg The County seat of Fulton County. at the junction of the Lincoln Highway Rt. 30, and US Rt. 522. Established in 1786 and filled with historic structures from the late 18th century. 717/485-4064. Fort Loudoun Historic Revolutionary War Fort ruins mark the site of the first Colonial uprising against British military rule in 1767. Ramps Bridge Also known as Failors Mill Bridge, one mile west of Newburg (off Rt. 641) on Covered Bridge Road. Built in 1882, it is the only such structure remaining on its original site in Cumberland Co. Red Bridge The covered bridge just south of Mercersburg on Rt. 416 was built in 1883 and is still in daily use. Mercersburg Home of the famed Mercersburg Academy, a private school whose campus is home to the log cabin birthplace of James Buchanan, the only native Pennsylvanian to become President of the United States.

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Cowans Gap State Park Located 9 mi. NE of McConnellsburg. Over 1,300 acres includes a 42-acre lake for swimming, fishing, and boating, 232 campsites, 10 rental cabins, and scores of private cabins. Robert Kennedy Memorial Presbyterian Church Organized in 1741 at Welsh Run, SE of Mercers-burg on Rt. 416, one of the oldest churches in the Cumberland Valley. Greencastle Established in 1782, historical events include President Washington’s visit during the Whiskey Rebellion, and John Brown’s stay while working on plans for the Harpers Ferry Raid. Firemen’s Display Greencastle. The Rescue Hose Company displays the nation’s oldest workable fire engine built in 1741 and other early firefighting equipment. The Johnston Home Greencastle. Built in the late 1700’s by Dr. Robert Johnston, Surgeon-General during the Revolution. George Washington slept here during a visit at the time of the Whiskey Rebellion. Mason-Dixon Crown-Stone Marker Located S of Greencastle. Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon surveyed and marked the line between Md. and Pa. in 1765, placing stone markers at one-mile intervals, with every fifth mile marked by a Crown-Stone. This 105th milestone, is one of the few remaining left. Enoch Brown Park Just N of Greencastle. Massacre site of Enoch Brown, pioneer schoolteacher, and his ten pupils during the uprising of the Pontiac Indians in 1764. Martin’s Mill Covered Bridge Greencastle. One mi. W of Greencastle. The original bridge, built in 1849, crosses the Conococheague Creek. The bridge is 205 ft. long and approx. 28 ft. wide. Brown’s Mill Graveyard Near Greencastle. Monument built to the memory of Revolutionary War heroes pays tribute to the men who fought for independence. Corporal Rihl Monument Greencastle. Corporal William Rihl of the First New York Cavalry was the first union soldier killed on Free Soil in the Civil War, June 22, 1863. Brown’s Mill School Just N of Greencastle, E of U.S. 11. A complete furnished example of a country schoolhouse. Waynesboro Dates back to 1749. Located nearby is the SnowHill Nunnery with the cloistered buildings intact as they were used by the 7th-Day Baptists. Toll Gate House 323 E. Main St. Waynesboro. Built between 1844 and 1853. Now serves as the office for the Franklin County Chapter of the American Red Cross. A.T.H. & L. Museum S. Potomac St., Waynesboro. Contains approximately 150 pieces of Fire Company Memorabilia dating back to 1880. Free. Oller House 138 W. Main Street, Waynesboro PA 17268. Tour: Queen Anne-style home donated by industrialist J.F. Oller Family. Houses the Waynesboro Historical Society and area genealogy library and information. Call 717.762.1747


Renfrew Museum and Park Rt. 16, East of Waynesboro. 107-acre park along the Antietam Creek, features a Pennsylvania-German farmstead, an extensive collection of John Bell Pottery, and features Nicodemus collection of American decorative arts. Open late April-late Oct. Open Tues-Sun, 12-4pm. Admission. 717/762-4723 Penn State’s Mont Alto Campus Location of the first Episcopal Chapel built in the area. Abolitionist John Brown taught Sunday School here prior to his ill-fated Harpers Ferry raid. Also the site where over 500 iron workers once toiled at the Mont Alto Furnaces. Chambersburg The County Seat of Franklin Co. Occupied by Southern forces three times during the Civil War. The last time ended in the burning of the city in 1864 for refusing to pay ransom of $100,000 in gold. The Chambersburg Heritage Center Located on the square at 100 Lincoln Way East, Chambersburg. Open Monday - Friday 8am 5pm, and Saturday 10am - 2pm. An interpretive center dedicated to over 200 years of Franklin County History. Topics include: Frontier, Architecture, Underground Railroad, Civil War Invasions and Raids, and Transportation. 717/264-7101. Wilson College Chambersburg. One of the nation’s oldest four-year liberal arts colleges for women. In 1982 the college established its Continuing Studies Division to serve both men and women. The 300-acre Wilson campus is open to the public. Chambersburg Volunteer Firemen’s Museum 441 Broad St., in the former quarters of the Cumberland Valley Hose Co. #5. Displays of historic pumpers, uniforms, artifacts, and photographs. Open May-Oct. Fire Prevention Week. Sat. 1-9 p.m.; Sun. 1-5 p.m. Free. 717/263-1049 (evenings). The Old Jailhouse 175 E. King St., Chambersburg, at N. Second St. (U.S. 11N). An 1818 jail complex, restored and renovated houses the Kittochtinny Historical Society’s Museum and Library. Hours vary. 717/264-1667. Caledonia State Park Between Chambersburg and Gettysburg, 1,444 acres in Franklin and Adams Co. astride U.S. 30. Golf, swim, picnic, camp or enjoy entertainment at the Totem Pole Playhouse Summer Theatre. Thaddeus Stevens blacksmith shop, c. 1830, now operates as a museum. Historic Round Barn Franklin township between Cashtown and Arendtsville, a short distance N of U.S. 30 W of Gettysburg. Built in 1914 by Noah Sheely, Adams County’s first commercial orchardist. Biglerville N of Gettysburg on Rt. 34. Known for its old general store of yesterday and days gone by. Gettysburg Site of the Battle of Gettysburg. The County Seat of Adams County. Site of Lutheran Theological Seminary founded in 1826, and Gettysburg College established in 1832. Site of the Battle of Gettysburg fought in July 1863 and the Civil War battlefield where President Lincoln delivered his famous Gettysburg Address Nov. 19, 1863.

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Eisenhower National Historic Site 97 Taneytown Rd., Gettysburg. The only home ever owned by General Dwight D. Eisenhower and his wife, Mamie. Originally furnished home, 1887 Pennsylvania bank barn. Tours offered daily, Junior Secret Service program for children 7-12. Admission. Open daily 9-4. 717/338-9114. Cashtown Inn 1325 Old Rt. 30, Cashtown. 1797 stagecoach stop. Confederate headquarters for Battle of Gettysburg. Seen in the movie, Gettysburg. Open Tue.-Sun offering lodging and dining. 717/334-9722. Cumberland County Historical Society and Hamilton Library Association 21 N. Pitt St., Carlisle. Open Mon. 7-9 p.m., Tues.-Fri. 1-4 p.m. 5,500 books and monographs relating to regional history as well as the oldest American-made printing press, Schimmel & Mountz woodcarvings, Jim Thorpe photos and more. Free. Carlisle The County Seat of Cumberland County. Carlisle named for Carlisle, England, was laid out in 1751 following the same pattern of its namesake. Home of three signers of the Declaration of Independence and Carlisle Barracks, second oldest army post in the United States, and Molly Pitcher of Revolutionary War fame. The Neas House 113 W. Chestnut St., Hanover. An elegant Federal-style mansion, circa 1783. One of the first all brick buildings in the town; it once was the home of Hanover’s first Burgess. There are 7 rooms, 2 halls and a kitchen. The home is furnishings are circa 1815, the year the original owner and his wife died. Admission also provides entrance to the Warehime-Myers Mansion. Tours available Sat Noon-3:15. Special tours are available – 717 637 6413 or 717 632 3207. The Warehime-Myers Mansion 305 Baltimore St., Hanover. A Neo-Classic structure, circa 1911. One of Hanover’s twin mansions built by the Hanover Shoe Co. for the co-owners. It has 17 room, 2 large halls, a carriage house and an expansive lawn with a wide variety of trees, identified by ‘common and botanical’ names. It remained in the family until 1996 when J. William Warehime purchased it. He donated it the Hanover Area Historical Society in 2007. The furnishings are eclectic, some from each of the former owners. Admission also provides entrance to the Neas House. Tours available Wed. 10-3:15 & Sat Noon-3:15. Special tours are available – 717 637 6413 or 717 632 3207. The Little Red Schoolhouse On the campus of Shippensburg University. Built in 1865 and moved brick-by-brick to its present site in 1969. Visit by special appt. through the Univ. Alumni Office. 717/477-1218. Strawberry Hill Nature Center 3 mi. W of Fairfield on Mt. Hope Rd. 609 acre non-profit preserve with wildlife, woodlands, ponds, and streams to explore on more than 10 miles of blazed trails. Nature Center open 9-4 Mon. - Fri. Trails open dawn-dusk daily. Free. 717/642-5840. Conococheague Institute Museum and Library Located in the shadows of Whitetail Ski Resort, 1-1/2 miles SW of Rts. 995 & 416. Home of the original Welsh settlement, 1730s, f.f. Scotch-Irish & German settlers. Frontier forts of French & Indian War era. History/genealogy research library, Welsh Barrens Visitor Center, Negley & Davis/Chambers houses, German 4Square garden, early settlers cemetery. Tours available. Open Tues., Wed., Fri., & Sat., 9-4, Sun., 1-4. Other times by appointment. 717-328-3467, email:, website: F EB RUARY 2013





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TRAINS OF CHRISTMAS … 1-5 pm, Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum, 300 S. Burhans Blvd., Hagerstown, MD. The visions, sounds and snows of Christmas past and present on an “O” Gauge Railroad featuring trains of Lionel, MTH, Williams, Weaver and others. Open Fri.-Sun. thru Feb. 24. $5/adults, $.50/ages 4-12, free/ages 3 & under. 301/739-4665.

... every Saturday HAGERSTOWN FARMERS MARKET ... 5 am-12 noon, 25 W. Church St., Hagerstown, MD. Home cooked breakfast or lunch, farm produce, meats, poultry, eggs, flowers, local handmade crafts, and much more. 301/7398577, x183. SATURDAY MORNING YOUTH PROGRAMS ... 10-11:30 am, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown (MD) City Park, Virginia Ave. at Park Circle. Free art classes for ages 6-13. Monthly registration required. 301/739-5727. MARCHING TO THE BEAT: MUSIC MONTH AT THE PRY HOUSE … 11 am-4 pm, The Pry House Field Hospital at Antietam National Battlefield, MD. Musicians from around the region will serenade visitors in the exhibit gallery with songs and instrumentals from the 1860s. $3 donation suggested. 301/416-2395. HAUSER AFTER HOURS … 6-9 pm, Hauser Estate Winery, 410 Cashtown Rd, Biglerville, PA. Live music featuring acoustic artists to full bands. Pay per plate dinners are served from 18 F EB RUA RY 2013

some of the finest caterers in Pennsylvania and Maryland. 717/334-4888. LIVE MUSIC AT THE CLUBHOUSE GRILLE … 7 pm, The Woods Resort’s Clubhouse Grille (located at the golf course), Mountain Lake Rd., Hedgesville, WV. Feb. entertainment: Ellis Woodward (2/2), Denny Spickler (2/9), Lynn Routzahn (2/16) and Gary Waugh (2/23). 304/754-3482. See ad on page xx.

... every Sat and Sun PUSS N BOOTS … 12 noon & 2 pm, Wonderment Puppet Theater, 412 W. King St., Martinsburg, WV. Thru March 3. $4.50/person, free/under 2. 304/258-4074. GETTYSBURG NATIONAL MILITARY PARK WINTER LECTURE SERIES … 1:30 pm, Gettysburg (PA) National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center. Join a Park Ranger for a free indoor lecture on topics relating to “The Civil War in 1863.” Every Sat. & Sun., plus Feb. 27. 717/334-1124, x8023.

… continuing thru February 2 PRINTS & DRAWINGS BY PENN’S WOODS PRINTMAKERS … 4-8 pm Fri., 10 am-4 pm Sat., 51 S. Main St. (near Olympia Candy Kitchen), Chambersburg, PA. An IceFest exhibit by a group of area artists who create etchings, monotypes, collagraphs and other hand-pulled prints. 717/816-7568.

… continuing thru February 3 MARY POPPINS … 7 pm Fri. & Sat., 2 pm Sun., The Academy Theater, 58 E. Washington St., Hagerstown, MD. Performance by Hagerstown Children’s Theater. $15/adults, $12/children and seniors. ThE VALLEY R Ev U E

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ALADDIN … Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre and Children’s Theatre, 5 Willowdale Dr., Frederick, MD. Stage adaptation of the Disney hit film. 301/662-6600.

SHADES OF BLACK AND WHITE … 10 am-2 pm Tues.-Fri., 10 am-8 pm Feb. 1, 9 am-5 pm Feb. 2, Chambersburg Council for the Arts Gallery, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg, PA. Black and white embroidered works by Barbara Randall and black and white photography by Adam Wilson. 717/264-6883.

… continuing thru February 28 MIXED MEDIA ARTWORK BY KAITLYN WHARTON … Cumberland City Hall, 57 N. Liberty St., Cumberland, MD. 301/777-2787. PEN & INK STIPPLING BY RICHARD SHUCH … Washington Street Library, 31 Washington St., Cumberland, MD. 301/777-1200. CIVIL WAR EXHIBIT … 10 am-5 pm Mon.-Sat., 11 am-5 pm Sun., National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. “Bringing the Story of War to Our Doorsteps: Rediscovering Alexander Gardner’s Antietam Photography.” Admission. 301/695-1864.

… continuing thru March 9 STEEL MAGNOLIAS … Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre and Children’s Theatre, 5 Willowdale Dr., Frederick, MD. Quintessential story of friendship and trust. www. va l leyrev ue . co m

… continuing thru March 17 SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN: HOMECOMING … Wayside Theatre, 7853 Main St., Middletown, VA. Musical full of fabulous Bluegrass Gospel favorites. Admission. 540/869-1776.

… continuing thru March 31 ART FOR AMERICA: SELECTION OF WPA PRINTS … 9 am-5 pm Tues.Fri., 9 am-4 pm Sat., 1-5 pm Sun., Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown (MD) City Park, Virginia Ave. at Park Circle. 301/739-5727.

… continuing thru April 14 80TH CUMBERLAND VALLEY PHOTOGRAPHIC SALON … 9 am-5 pm Tues.-Fri., 9 am-4 pm Sat., 1-5 pm Sun., Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown (MD) City Park, Virginia Ave. at Park Circle. 301/739-5727. PHOTOGRAPHY BY REGINA DELUISE EXHIBIT … 9 am-5 pm Tues.-Fri., 9 am-4 pm Sat., 1-5 pm Sun., Washington County Museum of F EB RUARY 2013




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…continuing thru December 31 FOREVER FREE: THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION EXHIBIT … Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Harpers Ferry, WV. The Union Commitment to End Slavery.


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… continuing thru July 28 VALLEY OF THE SHADOW COMMEMORATIVE EXHIBITION … 9 am-5 pm Tues.-Fri., 9 am-4 pm Sat., 1-5 pm Sun., Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown (MD) City Park, Virginia Ave. at Park Circle. Artwork commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Maryland Campaign of 1862 and the Gettysburg Campaign of 1863. 301/739-5727.

… continuing thru Sept. 29 NINETEENTH CENTURY AMERICAN ART EXHIBITION … 9 am-5 pm Tues.-Fri., 9 am-4 pm Sat., 1-5 pm Sun., Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown (MD) City Park, Virginia Ave. at Park Circle. 301/739-5727. AMERICAN DECORATIVE ARTS EXHIBITION … 9 am-5 pm Tues.-Fri., 9 am-4 pm Sat., 1-5 pm Sun., Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown (MD) City Park, Virginia Ave. at Park Circle. Exhibition examines the stories and histories of objects from the Museum’s outstanding collection of American decorative arts, and objects on loan 20 F EB RUA RY 2013

… continuing thru December 31, 2014 CIVIL WAR EXHIBIT: “CHARITY AFIRE” … 10 am-4:30 pm Tues.-Sat., Seton Heritage Ministries, National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, 339 South Seton Ave., Emmitsburg, MD. Exhibit offers insights about the casualties and compassion from the hearts of sister nurses. The Daughters of Charity who served at various sites wrote numerous accounts. 301/447-6606.

Friday, February 1 DOWNTOWN AFTER DARK … 5-8 pm, Greencastle, PA. Various activities and promotions at participating businesses – Sweet Myrtle Gifts (see ad above left), Anna’s Paperworks, Balance Yoga Studio, Bob’s Florist, Fairy Godmother, John Allison House, Sweet Pea Dessert, and Upscale Consignment. Enjoy what downtown has to offer! 717/597-4080. WHO’S BAD: THE ULTIMATE MICHAEL JACKSON TRIBUTE BAND … 7:30 pm, The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown, MD. Admission. 301/790-3500. FIRST FRIDAY COFFEEHOUSE … 7:30 pm, Trinity Church Orchard House, 4599 Shepherdstown Rd., Martinsburg, WV. Tim Grimm. $5-$10 donation requested. Call Steve Warner for more information. 304/876-2915. FLICC FOREIGN FILM FESTIVAL … 7:30 pm, The Carroll Arts Center, 91 ThE VALLEY R Ev U E

W. Main St., Westminster, MD. “A Separation.” PG-13 movie. $6/adults, $5/CCAC members, students & seniors, free/ McDaniel College students & staff with ID. www.carrollcountyartscouncil. org. 410/848-7272. SPANK! THE FIFTY SHADES PARODY … 8 pm, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. Hilarious new musical. Make it a girls’ night out. Get there early for pre-show cocktails, then stay after to meet the cast. Admission. 301/600-2828.

Fri, Sat, February 1 & 2 VALENTINE BEAD EVENT … 10 am-5 pm, Lehmans Mill, 19935 Lehmans Mill Rd., Hagerstown, MD. Make your Valentine sparkle with the new “Lockets of Love” from Chamilia. Spend $125 and get a free snap bracelet. 301/ 739-9119. See ad on page 2.

Fri, Sat, Sun, February 1, 2&3 ICEFEST 2013 … Downtown Chambersburg, PA. Winter festival featuring live ice carving and over 70 sculptures, chili cook-off, ballroom dancing, scavenger hunt, and more.

Friday, February 1 thru Wed, February 27 4TH ANNUAL ART EDUCATORS OF WASHINGTON COUNTY … 10 am-5 pm Tues.-Fri., Main Gallery, Washington County Arts Council, 34-36 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown, MD. Opening reception Feb. 8, 5-7 pm. 301/791-3132.



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continued from page 21 Saturday, February 2 BARREL ROOM TASTING AT LINGANORE WINECELLARS … Linganore Winecellars/Berrywine Plantations, 13601 Glissans Mill Rd., Mt. Airy, MD. Take a tour, sample wines from the tank and barrel rooms, enjoy antipasto samples, and meet owners Anthony & Eric Aellen. Admission. 301/831-5889. PERFORMANCE BY CHAMBERSBURG BALLET THEATRE AND GUEST ARTISTS … 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm & 5 pm, Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg, PA. Four half-hour mini performances will be offered during IceFest. $5/person. 717/709-1800.

FREE CIVIL WAR CINEMA … 1 pm, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown (MD) City Park, Virginia Ave. at Park Circle. “The General.” Held in conjunction with the Museum’s “Valley of the Shadow” exhibition. 301/739-5727. MUSEUM AND MOVIE: DOUBLE FEATURE … 3 pm & 5:30 pm, National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, 339 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg, MD. Family-friendly double feature. 301/447-6606. DELAPLAINE ARTIST OPEN HOUSE & DROP-IN ART SESSION … 3-5 pm, Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick, MD. View new exhibits by painter Skip Lawrence and sculptor Mary Walker. Creative Outlet Theme: Chinese New Year. Art activities for all ages. $1 per activity. 301/698-0656. FIRST SATURDAY: FIRE IN ICE … 5-9 pm, Downtown Frederick, MD. www. va l leyrev ue . co m

Live entertainment, fun activities and more. 301/698-8118. HAUSER AFTER HOURS … 6-9 pm, Hauser Estate Winery, 410 Cashtown Rd, Biglerville, PA. Live music featuring Shelly McCarthy. Pay per plate dinners are served from some of the finest caterers in Pennsylvania and Maryland. 717/334-4888. VALENTINE’S SHOW … 6-9:15 pm, Antietam Recreation, 9745 Garis Shop Rd., Hagerstown, MD. Semi-casual evening filled with pre-dinner activities, gourmet spaghetti dinner and spectacular variety show. It is a family-friendly program, but it is recommended that you do not bring children under age 16. Admission. 301/797-7999. HAGERSTOWN COMMUNITY COLLEGE ANNUAL FASHION SHOW … 7 pm, Hagerstown (MD) Community College, Kepler Center. HCC’s Black Student Union hosts 3rd annual fashion show. $5/HCC students, $7/general public. 240/500-2435. ALL COUNTY BAND & JAZZ BAND CONCERT … 7 pm, North Hagerstown High School, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, MD. Some of the best middle and high school band and jazz band musicians in Washington County perform. $4/person in advance, $5/person at the door. 301/766-2928. CHRIS MACDONALD’S MEMORIES OF ELVIS IN CONCERT TOUR … 7:30 pm, The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown, MD. Admission. 301/790-3500. KATHY MATTEA … 8 pm, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. Grammy awardcontinued on page 27 F EB RUARY 2013




Sesquicentennial Commemoration

Hearts at War By Kelly Hancock, Manager of Education and Programs, at the Museum of the Confederacy, Richmond, VA


y the 1860s, Valentine’s Day was a well-established holiday celebrated by many in the Western world. People could make their own valentines to send to loved ones, or they could buy them from a stationary store. Advertisements of the time illustrate the wide variety of valentines available. Everything from sentimental, romantic valentines made of embossed paper and lace to insultingly cruel “vinegar” valentines could be found at prices ranging from 1¢ to over $20. Even the American Civil War did not prevent the sending of valentines; although the Memphis Daily Appeal proclaimed on February 14, 1862, “We believe our fair readers are more in favor of the young masculines sending bullets to the enemy than “perfumed missives” to themselves.” Among the bullets, rifles, swords, and uniforms in the Museum of the Confederacy’s collection is a small but delightful treasure trove of wartime valentines, many of which are handmade. Certainly, one of the most intriguing of the valentines was created by a convalescing soldier. This lacy, blue valentine is an example of scherenschnitte, the art of paper cutting that originated in Germany and Switzerland and was brought to America by immigrants in the 18th century. One can imagine the countless hours the recuperating solider spent painstakingly

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drawing the design of birds, branches and leaves, and then cutting it to create a token of love. Another valentine in the Museum’s collection reveals a sense of humor. It features a train engine named the Lovely Lizzie, sporting a blue bonnet. Her cowcatcher (or pilot) is labeled “beau catcher” and her tender box is full of hearts. A caption beneath the picture reads, “THE LOVELY LIZZIE Transports all the MALES in the Confederacy Free of charge and with astonishing celerity.” In addition to valentines, stories of wartime romance can be told through artifacts and letters in the Museum of the Confederacy’s collection. The relationship of New York businessman Frederick Coghill and his Norfolk, Virginia fiancée Julia Mitchell demonstrates that love knows no bounds. Julia was torn between her family and the man she loved, but Frederick Coghill finally won her hand and the couple was married in Union held Norfolk on THE VALLEY REVUE




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Scherenschnitte valentine made by a convalescing soldier Museum of the Confederacy Eleanor Brockenbrough Library

Portrait of Julia Mitchell by Louis Guillaume The Museum of the Confederacy Photo by Allen Thompson

June 13, 1863. In a letter to his father following the wedding, Coghill declared, “So my dear Father, you have one Rebel daughter but I am sure you will love her nonetheless for that, for she could not be otherwise.” Even General Robert E. Lee, weighted down by the cares of war, took time to encourage romance. On the evening of April 2, 1865, the date of the Union breakthrough at Petersburg, he allowed his adjutant Walter Taylor to travel to Richmond and wed his longtime sweetheart Elizabeth “Bettie” Saunders. In the Museum’s collection is Lee’s wedding gift to Taylor—a grooming kit—bearing witness to the fact that love prevails in spite of war. www.v alley

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Civil War Lecture & Book Signing Kelly Hancock will give a lecture on “Hearts at War: Civil War Valentines and Love Letters” at Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown, MD on Sunday, February 17 at 2:30 p.m. She will present a collection of wartime love letters, valentines and home-made items of affection from the Museum of the Confederacy’s rich collection. Tickets $5 for non-members and free for members and children under 12. In addition, historical fiction author Jessica James, of Gettysburg, PA, will be at available from 1-5 p.m. that day for a book signing of From the Heart: Love Stories and Letters from the Civil War. This publication features letters from some of the most well-known Civil War leaders, including generals J.E.B. Stuart, Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson and George Pickett. F EBRUARY 2013



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Winchester-Frederick County Visitors Center 1400 S. Pleasant Valley Rd. Winchester. Maps, attractions, events restaurant, lodging and shopping information. Open daily 9-5. Closed major holidays. 540/542-1326. Toll-free 877/871-1326. Winchester & Frederick County is home to the world famous Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival, held each spring & the Apple Harvest Festival, held the third weekend in September. State Arboretum of Virginia 9 mi. E of Winchester on U.S. 50. Educational workshops, recreation, driving tours of the Arboretum & Blandy Experimental Farm. Open dawn to dusk year-round. Free. 540/837-1758. Abrams Delight 1340 Pleasant Valley Rd., off Rt. 50 E, Winchester. Built in 1754 by an early settler, Isaac Hollingsworth. Restored & refinished in Early American period. Open April-Oct. Mon-Sat 10-4, Sun 12-4. Admission. 540-662-6519. Long Branch E of Winchester on U.S. 50 on Va. Rt. 624. Federal Georgian mansion museum (c. 1811) filled with period furniture, silver, china & Oriental carpets. A Duncan Phyfe dining table and 12 Hepplewhite chairs identical to another dozen used in the White House. Open Sat. & Sun. 12-4. April-Oct. Admission. 540/837-1856. Sheridan’s Headquarters Corner of Piccadilly & Braddock Sts., Winchester. Gen. Sheridan began his famous ride in 1864 to Cedar Creek Battlefield here, then rallied his retreating army and drove the Confederates from the field. Stonewall Jackson’s Headquarters N. Braddock St.Winchester, VA. During the winter of 1861-62 General Jackson & his staff occupied this house — now a museum. April-Oct. - 10-4 daily. Nov-March - Fri & Sat 10-4, Sun. 12-4. Admission. 540/667-3242. Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum 54 S. Loudoun St., Old Town Mall, Winchester. Hands-on, interactive discovery museum for families. Climbing-wall, simple machines, natural history center, fully equipped emergency room clinic, dinosaur prep lab, new Paleontology exhibit. Open 9-5 Tues.-Sat., 15 Sun. Admission $6. 540/722-2020. Old Court House Civil War Museum Built in 1840, the courthouse served as a prison and hospital to both Northern and Southern troops. Today it stands as a “Witness to War”…a historic building with soldiers’ graffiti and an extensive relic collection. Winchester’s downtown walking mall. Open Fri. & Sat. 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M., Sun. 1:005:00, Tours also available by special appt, (540) 542-1145 Skyline Caverns Largest and only developed cavern in Warren Co., VA & one of only a few places on earth where delicate & unique formations known as Anthodites are on display. 800/296-4545. The Warren Rifles Confederate Museum 95 Chester St., Front Royal. Memorial to the men and women who served the cause of States’ Rights, 1861-65. Relics and records of the War Between the States. Daily April 15-Oct. 31, 9-4. Admission, all students free. 540/636-6982 or 635-2219. Loudoun Museum/Information Center 16 W. Loudoun St., Leesburg. 130-year-old building next to a restored log cabin (c. 1767). 200 years of local history and slide presentation. Starting point of the walking tour of historic Leesburg. Daily 10-5; Sun. 1-5. $1 Admission. 703/777-7427.

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Morven Park Two miles north of Leesburg on Rt. 698. Historic 1,200-acre estate of the late Virginia Governor & Mrs. Westmoreland Davis. America’s foremost antique carriage collection, Governor’s Mansion, boxwood gardens, and the international Equestrian Institute. Open April-Oct., Tues.-Fri. 12-4:30, Sat. 10-5, & Sun. 1-5, closed Mon. (except holidays). Limited hours in Nov. & Dec. Admission. 301/777-2414. Oatlands Six mi. S of Leesburg in the heart of Hunt Co. Once the center of a thriving acre plantation. Boxwood, magnolias & a gazebo tea-house grace the formal gardens. Built in 1800-1803 by George Carter. AprilDec., Mon.-Sat. 10-4:30; Sun. 1-4:30. Admission. 703/777-3174. St. Thomas Chapel Trust Middletown. Original Chapel built 1834, patterned after York Cathedral in England, as an interdenominational place of worship. Shenandoah Caverns Just two minutes off I-81, Exit 269, 4 miles north of New Market, VA. A natural phenomena of limestone formations, discovered in 1884 and opened to the public in 1922. Open year round, guided tours every 20 min. 540/477-3115. Middletown Home of the Wayside Theatre, Virginia’s oldest professional theatre in the Shenandoah Valley, producing an 7-play season of Broadway hits from June through April. 540/869-1776. Also home of Wayside Inn, hotel/restaurant since 1797. 540/8691797. Belle Grove In the Cedar Creek Battlefield one mi. S of Middletown off U.S. 11. Built in 1794 by Revolutionary War Office, served as Sheridan’s northern headquarters during the Civil War. Tours run mid-March thru mid-Nov., 10:15 to 3:15 daily; Sunday 1:15 to 4:15. Admission, Group rates. Cedar Creek Battlefield 8437 Valley Pike, Middletown. The Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation hosts special events and living history weekends in a continuing efforts to enhance the battlefield and teach the public about their history. 540/869-2064 New Market Battlefield Commemorating the clash in spring of 1864 when 6,000 Federals fought 4,500 Confederates for possession of the Shenandoah Valley. Admission ticket includes Battlefield, Hall of Valor Museum, and Bushong Farm. 540/740-3101. Open daily 9-5. Berryville County seat of Clarke County, formerly named “Battle Town,” is rich in historical lore. “Audley,” the colonial estate home of Nellie Parke Custis, ward of George Washington who was married to his nephew, lived here. Clarke County Historical Society Museum In the Old Court House (c. 1839), S. Church St., Berryville. Open Wed. & Sat. 2-4:30. Historical exhibits include Lord Fairfax’s clock & strongbox, & copies of the Clarke Courier newspaper from 1869 available on microfilm. Strasburg Museum The Strasburg Museum exhibits authentic 18th, 19th, and early 20th century articles of local life. Collection includes blacksmith and carpenter’s tools, three furnished Victorian rooms, a country store, Civil War farming, photographs, reading materials and more. Open 7 days a week from 10-4, May-Oct. Admission. 540/465-5570. Veramar Vineyard 905 Quarry Road, Berryville. Situated on a private 100-acre estate in the heart of Northern Virginia Hunt County. A small, family-run winery dedicated to producing naturally dry, full-bodied wines. Open Thurs-Mon 10-5. 540/955-5510. Alpacas at Sunset Acres 155 Bittersweet Lane, Berryville. These enchanting creatures will steal your heart. 540-955-3529. Frontier Culture Museum Visit Europe and America’s past at four different historic farms moved from their country of origin and reconstructed at the museum site in Staunton, VA. See the rare & minor breed animals, walk through the authentic gardens, help harvest period crops and watch a blacksmith at work. Open daily 9-5. Winter hours Dec. 1 - Mid-March 10-4. Admission. 540/332-7850.



continued from page 23 winning country singer. Admission. 301/600-2828. CONTRA DANCE … 8 pm, War Memorial Building, corner of German and King Street, Shepherdstown, WV. Contra dance workshops begin at 7:30 p.m. Bring clean, soft-soled shoes for dance. $7/members 12 & up, $10/nonmembers over age 12, $5/dancers under age 12. SHELLEY ENSOR … 8 pm, The Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster, MD. Jazz and Gospel. Common Ground on the Hill Concert Series. Admission. 410/857-2771.

Saturday, February 2 & 16 FREE MOVIE NIGHT … 7-9 pm, Bridge of Life Center, Hagerstown, MD. Enjoy a movie, free popcorn and soda in a safe, family-friendly environment. 301/791-1674.

Sunday, February 3 FCSME MODEL TRAIN OPEN HOUSE … 1-4 pm, Frederick County Society of Model Railroad Engineers, 423-A E. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. The operation of a large HO and HOn3 scale model railroad built inside a real Chesapeake & Ohio horse/baggage car with an outdoor Gscale model railroad. 240/731-0844. HAGERSTOWN MODEL RAILROAD MUSEUM OPEN HOUSE … 1-5 pm, Antietam Station, 17230 Shepherdstown Pike, Sharpsburg, MD. Operating model railroad layouts. Free admission. Donations accepted. 301/800-9829.

UNITED STATES ARMY FIELD BAND … 2 pm, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. 301/600-2828. ROBERT PINSKY … 2 pm, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. Admission. 301/600-2828. MUSEUM CONSORT … 2:30 pm, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown (MD) City Park, Virginia Ave. at Park Circle. “Salute to the Ladies.” Reception to follow. 301/739-5727.

Sunday, February 3 & 17 CARILLON CONCERT … 12:30 pm, Baker Park, Joseph Dill Baker Carillon Tower, nearest N. Bentz and Second St., Frederick, MD. Free. 301/6002888 or 800/999-3613.

Tuesday, February 5 DARK MATTERS … 7 pm, William M. Brish Planetarium, central offices of Washington County Schools, 823 Commonwealth Ave., Hagerstown, MD. Find out about “Dark Matter.” $3/adults, $2/children and students, $10/family max. planetarium. 301/766-2898.

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Historic Frostburg US 40 Alt, Frostburg. 19th century homes, churches and commercial buildings line Main Street. Self-guided walking tour. Free. Frostburg Museum Hill & Oak Streets, Frostburg. 1899 school building with local history displays, memorabilia of Frostburg – its area and people. Tues-Sat noon til 5. Free – donations accepted. 301/689-1195. Thrasher Carriage Museum 19 Depot St., Frostburg, features horse-drawn vehicles from delivery wagons to Vanderbilt sleighs. 301/689-3380. Admission. Queen City Transportation Museum, 210 S. Centre St., Cumberland, features a National Road exhibit from a Conestoga Wagon to a Model T. 301/777-1776. Admission. Spruce Forest Artisan Village On U.S. Rt. 40, east of Grantsville, nestled between Penn Alps Restaurant and Craft Shop and the 1813 Casselman Bridge. Village features working artisans inside authentic and historic log cabins, Bear Hill School and plankhouses. Buildings date back to pre-Revolutionary War era. Open year round, Mon.-Sat., 10-5. Various festivals and music concerts throughout the year. Free. 301/895-3332. Casselman River Bridge Grantsville. The bridge was erected in 1813. Its 80-foot span was the longest single-span bridge in America at that time. Skeptics felt that the elongated stone arch would collapse once the supporting timbers were removed. However, the bridge stood and served as a major link along the National Road from 1813 to 1933. Open daily. Free. The Castle 15925 Mt. Savage Rd., Mt. Savage. Turn-ofthe-century industrialist Andrew Ramsey built this castle to resemble the “Craig Castle” in Scotland. This incredible home with period furnishings is currently a Bed and Breakfast. Tours by appointment only. 301/264-4645. Evergreen Museum 15603 Trimble Rd., NW, Mt. Savage. 200 years of history including period furniture and books from the Trimble library, maps, letters and deeds from the late 1700’s and a 5-ft. long dollhouse replica of the 3-story Evergreen House. Walk on the mile-long trail used to haul coal during WWI. 301/264-4106. The Narrows & Lover’s Leap The Cumberland Narrows, is a spectacular break in the Allegheny Mountains with vertical rock walls rising more than 800 ft. above Wills Creek, U.S. 40 and the main line of the CSX Railroad. Gordon-Roberts House 218 Washington St., Cumberland’s National Register Historic District. Constructed in 1867 for Josiah Hance Gordon, a prominent Cumberland attorney and President of the C&O Canal. In 1889 the W. Milnor Roberts family purchased the house and lived in it for over sixty years. Open year round, Tues.-Sat. 10-5. Tours on the hour, last one at 4. Admission. 301/777-8678. George Washington’s Headquarters Greene St., Riverside Park, Cumberland. Only remnant of Fort Cumberland, circa 1755. Historic St. Patrick & SS. Peter & Paul Cemeteries 125 Fayette St., Cumberland. Historic gravesites of Union & Confederate soldiers, local slaves, Catholic Friars, and the Shrine of Pieta. 301/722-4624, Ed Taylor, Jr. for tour.

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Rose Hill Cemetery 535 Fayette St., Cumberland. Cumberland area historic cemeteries and monuments erected and restored by Cumberland Historic Cemetery Organization. Gravesites of major interest throughout US history. 301-722-5480. Western Maryland Station Center Home of the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad which runs excursions May through mid-December; and the Allegany County Visitors Center/C&O Canal Visitors Center and Canal Exhibit Center displaying artifacts and audio visual displays on Canal history. Free. Visitors Center is open daily, from 9 am - 5 pm, closed major holidays. 301/722-8226; 800/425-2067. Rocky Gap State Park Five mi. E of Cumberland on I-68. Over 3,000 acres featuring a 243acre lake. Two beaches in the day-use area (301/777-2139) and one beach in the 278-site campground area (301/777-2138). Fishing, hiking, nature trails, boat rentals and private boating with use of electric motors only. Daily 6 a.m.-sunset during summer season. $2/person. Rocky Gap Veterans Cemetery Adjacent to Rocky Gap State Park on Pleasant Valley Rd. E of Cumberland. A 15-acre site administered by the state provides free burial for Maryland Veterans. Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Free. 301/777-2185. Oldtown Site of the historical Cresap House is the oldest community in Allegany Co.. Michael Cresap Museum Opessa St., Oldtown, off Rt. 51. Open first week in Sept. from 1-5 p.m., as well as June-Sept. and other times by appt. 1764 home of Revolutionary War hero. Visit the museum grounds and gardens. Walking tour of Oldtown in the a.m. 301/223-9602. Christian Heritage Museum Nestled in historic western Maryland’s Washington County, the Christian Heritage Museum is a collection of rare historic Bibles, books, manuscripts, sermon notes, and documents of Christian history. Call or visit our website to schedule your tour at, 877-313-9002. Paw Paw Tunnel/C&O Canal NHP The historic 3,118 foot-long C&O Canal tunnel, built between 1836 and 1850, is located 25 miles southeast of Cumberland, MD off MD Rt. 51, across the Potomac from Paw Paw, WV. Visitors hike approx. 1/2 mile to reach the tunnel entrance. Open year-round, daylight to dusk. Carry a flashlight. Park Service guided tours offered weekends during the summer. For information, call the Cumberland Visitor Center at 301/722-8226. Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum 300 S. Burhans Blvd., Hagerstown. Home of Hagerstown Chapter, National Railway Historical Society. Exhibits picture the history of the seven railroads of Hagerstown. Fri., Sat., & Sun. 1-5 p.m. Admission. 301/739-4665. Washington Co. Museum of Fine Arts City Park, Hagerstown. Georgian brick museum maintains a remarkable collection of American paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture from the 18th century to the present as well as fascinating decorative arts. The Museum contains ten galleries and offers exhibitions, concerts and lectures free to the public. Tues.-Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-4, Sun. 1-5. Mon. Closed. Free. 301/739-5727. Hager House and Hager Museum Key St., City Park, Hagerstown. Stone residence of Captain Jonathan Hager, founder of Hagerstown, built in 1739. April-Dec., Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun. 2-5 p.m. Nominal admission. 301/739-8393. The Mansion House Art Gallery Highland Way, city Park, Hagerstown. Built by miller-horticulturist, home builder-artist, John Heyser, in 1846. Now home of The Valley Art Association, where members exhibit their work, conduct meetings, art classes and art shows all of which are open to the public. Fri. and Sat. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays 1-5 p.m. Free. 301/797-6813 T h E VA L L EY R E V UE

Town Museum of Williamsport Located in the Springfield Farm Barn, Springfield Lane (off U.S. 11 north), Williamsport. Displays of local and area memorabilia & artifacts. Open every Sun., 1-4 p.m. Free. 301/223-7229. Log House Museum 11 South Mill St., Clear Spring District Historical Assn., P.O. Box 211, CS David Wiles. An original log home from the 1830’s restored and furnished with items that were used 150 years ago. Admission. By appointment only. 301/842-2342. Western Maryland Rail Trail Located 1/2 mi. east of I-70, Washington Co., exits 1, 3 & 12. One of the premier rail trails in the east. A 20-mi. paved former railroad right of way. 301/842-2155. Miller House Museum 135 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, the Miller House is an 1820s residence operating as a museum and headquarters of the Washington County Historical Society.Tours Apr.-Dec., Wed.-Sat., 1-3 pm. Admission. 301/797-8782. Albert Powell Trout Hatchery Six mi. E of Hagerstown, Rt 66 exit off I-70. Produces more than 150,000 fish annually for stocking Maryland waters for sportsman. Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 301/791-4736. Beaver Creek School Museum 9702 Beaver Creek Church Rd. Operates as a museum by the Washington Co. Historical Society. Free. 301-797-8782. Boonsborough Museum of History 113 N. Main St. (U.S. 40-A), Boonsboro. Memorabilia of Boonsboro & Washington Co. Open Sun. 1-5. May-Sept. Nominal admission. 301/432-6969. Appalachian Trail South Mountain Washington & Frederick Counties. Hiking trail over 2,000 miles long extending from Maine to Georgia, on the crest of the South Mountain between Washington and Frederick Counties. Washington Monument State Park Near Boonsboro, the first monument erected to the memory of George Washington in 1827. Glorious views, hiking, picnicking. 301/791-4767. South Mountain House On Alt. U.S. 40 (the Old National Trail) between Boonsboro & Middletown on the Appalachian Trail, established in 1732 as a wayside inn/tavern. Today houses one of the area’s finest restaurants. Crystal Grottoes Caverns On Md. Rt. 34 near Boonsboro. Only caverns open to the public in the entire state of Md. Mar.-Sept. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. & Oct.-Feb. 11 a.m.5 p.m. Admission. 301/432-6336. Antietam National Battlefield On Md. Rt. 65 North and East of Sharpsburg. Daily 18min. orientation slide program. Weather permitting, an 8-mile self-guided auto or bike tour is available. Burnside Bridge Antietam Battlefield. Built in 1836, later named for Union General whose unsuccessful battle was staged on the bridge. One of several dozen stone arch bridges found in this part of Maryland. Barron’s C&O Canal Museum & Store 1-1/2 mi. NW of Sharpsburg on Snyder’s Landing Rd. off Rt. 65. Historical pictures, artifacts & interpretive discussion about the history of the Canal. Sat. & Sun. 9-5 year-round. Free. 301/432-8726. Brunswick Railroad Museum 40 W. Potomac St. Historical displays of the B&O RR, C&O Canal, Potomac River, the town and its people. Sat. 10-4; Sun. 1-4 AprilDec. 301/834-7100. Catoctin Mountain Park/ Cunningham Falls 3 mi. W of Thurmont on State Rt. 77. 1,500 acres including waterfalls, hiking trails, 42-acre lake for swimming, seasonal camping and cabin rentals, picnicking, fishing, boating, riding, mountain climbing. Visitors Center open weekdays 10-4:30 and 8:30-5 on weekends. 301/663-9388.

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Grotto of Lourdes On U.S. 15 near Mount St. Mary’s College, Emmitsburg. First National Catholic Shrine in America. Daily dawn to dusk. The great 25-foot statue of the Blessed Mother stands at the Grotto entrance on a 95-foot tower, visible for many miles. Free. Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Seton Emmitsburg. National Shrine of the first nativeborn American saint. Tues.-Sun. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun. 9 a.m. Mass. 301/447-6606. Fallen Firefighters Memorial On the campus of the National Emergency Training Center (formerly St. Joseph’s College), S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. Daily, 8:30-5. Free. Western Maryland Railway Historical Society Museum Rt. 75 in Union Bridge. Plans, photos and artifacts of Western Maryland Railway. Sun. 1-4 p.m. Jan.-Dec. except holidays. Free. Winchester Country Inn Westminster. Oldest English-style farmhouse standing in Carroll Co., c. 1760, once the home of William Winchester, founder of Westminster. Also the site of a vocational training program for people with developmental disabilities. Carroll Manor Area W of Buckeystown on Manor Woods Rd. Estate of Charles Carroll, Signer of the Declaration of Independence. St. Joseph’s Church on the estate contains many works of art and antiques. Free. New Market E of Frederick, I-70 & Md. 75, on Rt. 144. Nationally famous “Antique Capital of Maryland” with 40 stores and shops. Gathland State Park 2 mi. E of Md. Rt. 67. Site of the War Correspondents Arch honoring journalists who covered the Civil War. The only monument dedicated to a free press in the world. Free. 301/791-4767. Gambrill State Park Off U.S. 40 west of Frederick. Scenic panorama overlook at 1,800 ft. elevation. Camping areas. Nature trail, hiking and horseback trails. Schifferstadt 1110 Rosemont Ave., Frederick, just off U.S. Rt. 15, Exit 7. The oldest dwelling in Frederick City, built c. 1756. Tues.-Sat. 10-4, Sun. 12-4. April-mid-Dec. Donation. 301/663-3885. Hessian Barracks On the grounds of the Maryland School for the Deaf, S. Market St., Frederick. Used during the Revolutionary War to house prisoners and later during the Civil War as a hospital. The Delaplaine Visual Arts Center Historic Mountain City Mill Building, 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick. A lovely gallery presents monthly changing exhibits. Thu.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. 1-4. 301/698-0656. Tourism Council of Frederick Co. 151 S. East St., Frederick. Daily 9-5:30. Exhibits and film on Frederick County, MD. No Admission. 301/600-4047. Court House Square Court & Church Sts., Frederick. Many beautiful 18th and 19th century homes. Co. Court House, landscaped grounds, monuments & markers. Frederick Co. Historical Society Museum 24 E. Church St., Frederick. Over 6,000 items related to Frederick Co. history. Guided walking tours our offered Saturday 11 am and Sundays at 1:30pm, May-Oct. Open Mon.-Sat. 10-4, Sun. 1-4 p.m. Donations. Rose Hill Manor Park N. Market St., adjacent to Gov. Thomas High School, Frederick. Restored home of Maryland’s first governor. Children’s Museum, Farm Museum. Open by request and at annual spring & fall festivals. Open April-Oct. Mon.-Sat. 10-4; Sun. 14; Nov. weekends only: Sat. 10-4 & Sun. 1-4. Closed Jan. & Feb. Admission. 301/600-1650. The National Museum of Civil War Medicine 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Dedicated to telling the medical story of the Civil War. Mon.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. 11-5. Closed: New Year’s, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Admission. 301/695-1864. Garden House 3513 Urbana Pike, Urbana. Historical Smith’s Store (c. 1830) served the outspoken unionist Thomas A. Smith & family as a residence, store, saloon & post office during the Civil War. 301/874-2231. F E B RUARY 2 013 31




continued from page 27 THE HONEYCUTTERS … 7:30 pm, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. Americana music. Admission. 301/600-2828.

Thursday, February 7 thru 24 BEAU JEST … 8 pm Thurs.-Sat., 2 pm Sat. & Sun., Cumberland Theatre, 101 N. Johnson St., Cumberland, MD. Comedy by James Sherman. $10$20/person. 301/759-4990.

Thurs, February 7 – March 2 20TH ANNUAL TRI-STATE PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION … 9 am-5 pm Mon.-Fri., 11 am-4 pm Sat., Saville Gallery, 9 N. Centre St., Cumberland, MD. Opening reception Feb. 9, 6-8 pm. 301/777-2787.

M A Thurs, February 7 – March 3 R GLASS MENAGERIE … 8 pm Y THE Thurs.-Sat., 7 pm or 2 pm various L Sun., Maryland Ensemble Theater, A 31 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. N Tennessee Williams’ classic. D Admission. 301/694-4744.

Friday, February 8 MAKING SENSE OF THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR … 7 pm, Washington County Free Library, Boonsboro Branch, 401 Potomac St., Boonsboro, MD. American Civil War discussion series that explores literary works about the American Civil War. Preregistration requested. 301/739-3250, x186. SOMETHING THE LORD MADE … 7 pm, Shepherd University, Reynolds Hall, Shepherdstown, WV. Spring 2013 film series. Discussion follows film. 32 F E B RUARY 2 013

Not rated. Free. 304/876-1837. ALFIE BOE … 8 pm, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. Singer-Actor. Admission. 301/600-2828.

Fri, Sat, February 8 & 9 VALENTINE’S SHOW … 6-9:15 pm, Antietam Recreation, 9745 Garis Shop Rd., Hagerstown, MD. Semi-casual evening filled with pre-dinner activities, gourmet spaghetti dinner and spectacular variety show. It is a family-friendly program, but it is recommended that you do not bring children under age 16. Admission. 301/797-7999.

Fri-Sun, February 8, 9 & 10 DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES … Linganore Winecellars, 13601 Glissans Mill Rd., Mt. Airy, MD. Signature wine tasting for two. Each couple will receive a long stemmed rose and a gift box of Wockenfuss Chocolates. Reservations required by Feb. 4. Admission. 301/831-5889.

Fri, Sat, Sun, February 8-10 and 15-17 SUITE SURRENDER … 8 pm Fri. & Sat., 2:30 pm Sun., The Old Opera House, 204 N. George St., Charles Town, WV. Hysterical farce by Michael McKeever. $10-$19/person. 304/725-4420 or 888/900-SHOW. See ad on page 7.

Saturday, February 9 RINGS CONFERENCE … 8:45 am-5 pm, Marriage Resource Center of Frederick County, 10105 Kelly Rd., Walkersville, MD. One-day conference entitled RINGS – Real Intimacy & Growth Skills. Topics include: communication, components of a T h E VA L L EY R E V UE

healthy marriage, connecting, conflict resolution and more. Contact for details. 301/898-8917. HIKE WITH A FRIEND … 9-11 am, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane, VA. 2.5 mile hike. 540/592-3556. WINTER MODEL TRAIN SALE … 9 am-2 pm, Washington County Agricultural Center, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, Sharpsburg, MD. All gauges of trains, Brass, Lionel & American Flyer, railroad collectibles and hobby tools and parts. $4/adult admission to sale, free/children under age 12. 301/800-9829.

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BERRYVILLE BLUEGRASS SERIES … 7 pm, Johnson-Williams Middle School, 110 Lincoln Ave., Berryville, VA. “IIIrd Tyme Out” and “Cold Stream Road.” Ongoing series to raise funds for Clarke County High School athletes. $22/advance tickets, $25/tickets at the door, $120/season tickets. 540/837-2187. AN EVENING WITH MICHAEL W. SMITH … 8 pm, H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center, Shippensburg University, 1871 Old Main Dr., Shippensburg, PA. $44-$59/person. 717/477-7469. BUZZ JONES BIG BAND VALENTINE SHOW … 8 pm, The Majestic Theater, 25 Carlisle St., Gettysburg, PA. Romance your sweetheart with immortal love songs of the Great American Songbook. $25-$31/person. 717/337-8200.

Sat, Sun, February 9 & 10 CENTRAL MARYLAND ANTIQUE TRACTOR CLUB ANNUAL TOY AUCTION AND SHOW … 9 am-8 pm Sat., 9 am-3 pm Sun., Eventplex, Frederick Fairgrounds, 797 E. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. Consignment auction of antique toys and memorabilia Sat., toy show Sun. 34 F E B RUARY 2 013

Consignments taken Fri. Admission. 717/552-7691.

Monday, February 11 RHYTHM OF THE DANCE … 7:00 pm, The Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg, PA. National Dance Company of Ireland in a repeat performance with new music and choreography. Tickets $30/adults, $27/seniors, $18/child. 717/263-0202. See ad on page 7.

Tuesday, February 12 READING OF LOVE POEMS … 6:30 pm, Allegany Arts Council’s Community Room, 9 N. Centre St., Cumberland, MD. Free and open to all are poets and lovers of poetry. Light refreshments will follow reading. 301/777-2787.

Wednesday, February 13 WEAVERS ROUNDTABLE … 10 am, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown (MD) City Park, Virginia Ave. at Park Circle. Four Borders by Barbara Diefenderfer. 301/739-5727. VALENTINE’S DANCE … 7-10 pm, The Women’s Club, 31 S. Prospect St., Hagerstown, MD. Fundraiser open to the public. Music by a DJ and light refreshments. Admission. 301/739-0870.

Thursday, February 14 9TH ANNUAL BLACK HISTORY PRESENTATION … 2-4 pm, Hagerstown’s Memorial Recreation Center, 109 W. North Ave., Hagerstown, MD. 301/791-6191. CAL RIPKEN, JR … 7:30 pm, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. Frederick Speaker Series: “Iron Man” Cal Ripken, Jr. $25-$35/person. 301/600-2828. T h E VA L L EY R E V UE

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Thurs-Sat, February 14, 15 & 16 VALENTINE’S SHOW … 6-9:15 pm, Antietam Recreation, 9745 Garis Shop Rd., Hagerstown, MD. Semi-casual evening filled with pre-dinner activities, gourmet spaghetti dinner and spectacular variety show. It is a family-friendly program, but it is recommended that you do not bring children under age 16. Admission. 301/797-7999.

Thurs-Sun, February 14-17 DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES … Linganore Winecellars, 13601 Glissans Mill Rd., Mt. Airy, MD. Signature wine tasting for two. Each couple will receive a long stemmed rose and a gift box of Wockenfuss Chocolates. Reservations required by Feb. 4. Admission. 301/831-5889. www.vall ey rev ue .co m

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST … 7:30 pm Thurs.-Sat., 2 pm Sun., The Majestic Theater, 25 Carlisle St., Gettysburg, PA. The Gettysburg College Department of Theatre Arts presents Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy. $5/person, free/children under 18 or students with ID. 717/337-8200.

Friday, February 15 DISCOVERY’S SWEETHEART EVENING WITH BIG BAND & EXCITING CASINO … 6-10:30 pm, Hagar Hall, 901 Dual Highway, Hagerstown, MD. Semi-formal event with delicious food, cash bar, funny money, dance contest, silent & live auction, and door prizes. $45/person. For tickets, call 301/791-3246 (CVB) or 301/790-0076 (Discovery Station). continued on page 37 F E B RUARY 2 013




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BAVARIAN INN & LODGE, Shepherdstown (F-4). Nestled on a cliff overlooking the Potomac River Bend. Award-winning Country Inn, AAA 4 Diamond serves fine German, Continental Cuisine and Wild Game Specialties. Wine Spectator Award Winning Wine List. 72 Luxury Rooms most with Whirlpool Bath, Fireplace and Balconies. Presidential Suite. Open year round, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. 304/ 876-2551. CLUBHOUSE GRILLE AT THE WOODS GOLF COURSE, Between Martinsburg and Berkeley Springs (E-4). Open 7 days a week; Winter hours 11:30 am-8 pm. Breakfast and casual dining, with beautiful golf course views! Musical entertainment in the Pub on Saturday nights. 304/754-3482.

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STAMP AND POSTCARD SHOW … 9:30 am-3:30 pm, Ramada Plaza Hotel, 1718 Underpass Way, Hagerstown, MD. 16 postcard and stamp dealers. 301/739-3801. RIGOLETTO … 12:55 pm, RC Theatres Cinema 3, 10701 New George’s Creek Rd. SW, Frostburg, MD. Shown live as it is being performed by the Metropolitan Opera in NY. Admission. www.rctheatres. com/events.asp?type=opera. THE MET LIVE IN HD: RIGOLETTO … 1 pm, The Majestic Theater, 25 Carlisle St., Gettysburg, PA. $17-$25/person. 717/337-8200. POPOVICH COMEDY PET THEATER … 1 & 4 pm, H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center, Shippensburg University, 1871 Old Main Dr., Shippensburg, PA. $12-$18/person. 717/477-7469. ROMANCE OF THE DANCE … 2 & 7 pm, The Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg, PA. Chambersburg Ballet Theatre. Excerpts from: Swan Lake, Winter Scene, Beauty & the Beast plus F E B RUARY 2 013




Points of Interest

Harpers Ferry Six mi. E of Charles Town on Rt. 340. Restored National Park, famous site of John Brown’s raid on the U.S. Arsenal in 1859. Wax Museum, Arsenal site, Armory, B&O Railroad Station, St. Peters Church, and many quaint shops nearby.

Harpers Ferry Overlook A beautiful panoramic view of three states, WV, VA and MD, at the junction of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers. Nearby is the famous “Jefferson Rock.” where Thomas Jefferson wrote, “This view is well worth a trip across the Atlantic.”

Old Opera House 204 N. George St., Charles Town. Built by descendents of Charles Washington, brother of George. Refurbished and renovated, now offers seven programs annually including classic plays, concerts, comedies, dramas and children’s plays. For current schedule, call 304/725-4420.

Jefferson County Museum 200 E. Washington St., Charles Town. An outstanding collection of artifacts, many of which relate to the Harpers Ferry raid and the Civil War. Of particular interest is the wagon that carried Brown to his execution and the battle flag of Stuart’s horse artillery. Open April-Nov. Admission $2.00 per person. Open Tues.Sat.

Washington Heritage Trail A National Scenic Byway Welcome Center on the Porch @ Caperton Station, 229 E. Martin Street, Martinsburg, WV. Open Wed.- Sat., 10-4 or by appointment. Cordial welcome. Book & gift shop, Amtrak & MARC info, cold drinks, coffee, B&O Roundhouse tours. Call 304/264-9977.

Charles Town Race Track Long famed for its exciting thoroughbred horse racing, has both day and nighttime racing of over 200 racing days a year in luxurious surroundings. 304/725-7001.

Belle Boyd House & Museum


126 E. Race St., Martinsburg. open April 13 though Christmas. Civil War-World War I and II displays-many other Berkeley County displays like the famous baseball player Hack Wilson. Built by Benjamin Reed Boyd who was the father of the famous Civil War spy Belle Boyd who spent part of her childhood here. Eleven rooms of historic displays. Open Fri. and Sat. 10 am-4 pm. Closed Federal holidays. Other days by appointment only. Private tours advance notice of 3 days. Call 304/267-4713.

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136 E. Race St. Berkeley County Virginia was carved off Frederick County Va. in 1772. Very large collection of records on the area families and their homes. Records on over 3,500 places listed in the National Register of Historic Places in Berkeley County. Open Thurs., Fri., Sat., 10 am-4pm. Closed Sun.-Wed. and Federal holidays.

Aspen Hall 405 Boyd Ave., Martinsburg. Nestled on seven park-like acres on a stocked trout stream and built of native limestone, this elegant mansion, circa

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1750, is one of the most historic homes in our area. Many of the original features of the 22-room house remain. The farmstead was known as “Mendenhall’s Fort” during the French & Indian War which started 250 years ago. The rare blockhouse from this period is still standing. George Washington attended a wedding at Mendenhall’s Mill in 1761. Aspen Hall is now operated as a bed and breakfast inn. Admiral Boarman House 208 S. Queen St., Martinsburg. One of the oldest brick houses in town, c. 1802, on land granted to Adam Stephen in 1773 by Lord Fairfax.

Bunker Hill Flour Mill Just off U.S. 11 S of Martinsburg in the village of Bunker Hill. One of the very first mill sites in Berkeley Co., c 1735, on an original land grant. Steam tractor engine & other exhibits.

Historic Shepherdstown Museum In the historic Entler Hotel, corner of Princess and German Streets, Shepherdstown. Area artifacts preserved and displayed. Rumsey Boat House displays a half-scale model of the first steamboat, built by James Rumsey, and launched on the Potomac in 1787. Open April-Oct., Sat. 11-5 & Sun. 1-4. Admission is $4 per person, children under 6 and students free. 304/876-0910.

The Country Inn at Berkeley Springs Berkeley Springs. Built on site of 500 room Berkeley Hotel (c.1869), The Country Inn has since 1932 continued to serve travelers in a manner befitting the town’s colonial days. A unique blending of styles from days gone by; the grace, charm and elegance of the historic Inn and Spa. 866-458-2210.

Coolfont Manor House On 1800 acres, about 4 mi. from Berkeley Springs. Home of American author, teacher, attorney, and statesman, Herbert Quick (1861-1925). House was built over a spring which flows through the cellar and out into a front-yard swimming pool.

Cacapon State Park and Lodge 10 miles South of Berkeley Springs. An outdoorsmen’s paradise, over 6,100 acres. Vacation cabins, restaurant & lodge rooms available. Swimming, picnicking, boating, fishing, hiking & bridle trails plus an 18hole championship golf course.

Gen. Adam Stephen House 309-313 E. John St., Martinsburg. Home of the founder of Martinsburg, built in 1774-1789 of a native limestone on a hill overlooking the Tuscarora Creek. Stephen served in the French & Indian and Revolutionary Wars. Sat. & Sun. 2-5 May-Oct or by appt. Free. 304/267-4434.

Norman Dillon Farm Museum Located on the corner of Route 9 and Ridge Road Across from Hedgesville High School. The museum contains a large number of pieces of old farm equipment, some of which dates back to pre-civil war days. Museum is Open April 1st through October 21st, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Free Admission 304/267-7519 or 304/263-0731.

Museum of The Berkeley Springs On the 2nd floor of the Roman Bath Bldg. (which is the oldest public bldg in Morgan Co., c. 1820), Berkeley Springs. History & geology of The Springs & its people. Memorial Day - mid-Oct. (Apple Butter Fest weekend). 2-5 Thu. & Fri.; 10-4 Sat.; 12-4 Sun.; 9noon Mon. & Tue.; closed Wed. Free.

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Stratus. Admission. 717/263-0202. See ad on page 7. RUUT … 6-9 pm, ThorpeWood, 12805A Mink Farm Rd., Thurmont, MD. Singer/songwriter Ruut shares her new music. $25/person in advance, $30/person at the door. Ticket includes light dinner and dessert. Bring your favorite beverage. RSVP @ or call. 301/271-2823. MISS WASHINGTON COUNTY & MISS WESTERN MARYLAND SCHOLARSHIP PAGEANT … 7 pm, Hagerstown (MD) Community College, Kepler Theater, 11400 Robinwood Dr. GARY PUCKETT … 7:30 pm, Allegany High School auditorium, 616 Sedgwick St., Cumberland, MD. Legends of Rock n’ Roll Series. Doors open at 6:30 pm. 301/759-0580 or visit TWR, 549 N. Centre St., Cumberland, MD. THE FLYING KARAMAZOV BROTHERS … 8 pm, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. Comedy, theatrics, juggling and more. Admission. 301/600-2828. THE COMEDY PIGS … 10:30 pm, Maryland Ensemble Theatre, 31 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. New sketch show by one of the most established improv/sketch groups in the Mid-Atlantic region. $16.50/person. 301/694-4744.

Sat, Sun, February 16 & 17 REACTING TO THE PAST … Frostburg (MD) State University. www.vall ey rev ue .co m

Two-day workshop with educational role playing game, “Frederick Douglass, Slavery, Abolitionism, and the Constitution: 1845.” Free registration, includes all meals and game materials. Space limited to 30. MARYLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT … 8 pm Sat., 3 pm Sun., The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown, MD. MasterWorks 3: For the Love of Mozart. Special guest Vassily Primakov on piano. $12-$83/person. 301/797-4000. See ad on page 7.

Sunday, February 17 BOOK SIGNING BY JESSICA JAMES … 1-5 pm, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown (MD) City Park, Virginia Ave. at Park Circle. Award-winning historical fiction author Jessica James. 301/739-5727. CIVIL WAR LECTURE: HEARTS AT WAR … 2:30 pm, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown (MD) City Park, Virginia Ave. at Park Circle. Kelly Hancock, Museum Educator for the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond, VA, will present a collection of wartime love letters, valentines and homemade items of affection. Ticketed event. $5/nonmembers. 301/739-5727. See pages 24-25.

Monday, February 18 ADAMS COUNTY COMMUNITY APPRECIATION DAY … 8 am-5 pm, Gettysburg Museum and Visitor Center, David Wills House and Rupp House History Center, Gettysburg, PA.

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continued from page 39 Commonwealth Ave., Hagerstown, MD. Find out about the moon. $3/adults, $2/children and students, $10/family max. depts_programs/planetarium. 301/766-2898.

Wednesday, February 20 KIWANIS TRAVELOGUE … 7 pm, South Hagerstown (MD) High School auditorium, 1101 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown, MD. “America – Sea to Shining Sea” with Stan Walsh. $10/adults, $5/students. 301/739-1981.

Thursday, February 21


BATTLE OF VICKSBURG WITH DAVID BOOZ … Carroll Community College, 1601 Washington Rd., Westminster, MD. Find out how Grant was to succeed and understand the results of the campaign. Admission. 410/386-8100. KINDER KONZERT … 9 am, 10:30 am & 12 noon, Hagerstown Community College, Kepler Theater, Robinwood Dr., Hagerstown, MD. MSO performs the story of “Opera Cat.” Free. 301/797-4000. MIDDLEBURG/MASON-DIXON LINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY … 7 pm, State Line Ruritan Building, located off Rt. 11 at the State Line, PA Community Park. “Three Babes in the Woods.” Speaker Gary Johnson tells about the tragic deaths of three children in the woods of Cumberland County in 1934. Public invited. Refreshments. 301/739-0357. ASTRONOMY PROGRAM … 7 pm, Renfrew Institute & Park, 1010 E. 40 F E B RUARY 2 013


erkeley Springs, a fountainhead of warm mineral waters frequented by Native Americans long before Europeans arrived in the New World, are at the heart of a mountain spa community in West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle. First noted as Medicine Springs in 1747 on a map drawn by Thomas Jefferson’s father, the waters for many centuries have drawn visitors seeking health and relief from the stress of everyday life. In 1776, George Washington’s family and friends drew up a plat of 134 lots, named the streets, and incorporated The Town of Bath, invoking the muses of the renowned English spa. Yet the magic of the springs prevailed, and the town and surrounding area are known by their name – Berkeley Springs. The waters flow at a constant 74°F from the base of Warm Springs Ridge. You may still drink freely and fill your jugs at Lord Fairfax’s public tap, and wade in the ancient stone pools in the nation’s smallest state park. The town has endured cycles of notoriety, fashion, war and modern progress, but remains the Country’s First Spa, a quiet, friendly haven surrounded by West Virginia’s splendid outdoors. ß T h E VA L L EY R E v UE Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting February 21-24, 2013

The award-winning 23rd annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting welcomes more than one hundred waters from across the country and around the globe on Saturday, February 23. Held at The Berkeley Springs Inn Best Western Conference Center, it is the largest water tasting competition in the world. Preliminary judging is Thursday, February 21 and the final tasting is conducted Saturday, February 23, followed by a reception announcing winners for both bottlers and municipalities. Municipal waters compete for the coveted honor of best tasting tap water at 2:30pm. Bottled waters, both still and sparkling, are judged at 6:30pm, along with waters in a new category, purified drinking water. All day Saturday, the public can taste along with the judges and have an opportunity to vote for the People's Choice award for best packaging. Beneath the Surface and Around the Globe is a seminar to address industry issues in an in-depth manner. Expert panelists from within the industry lead the one day event Friday, February 22, from 1 to 5 pm. The seminar is free and sponsored by Travel Berkeley Springs. www.vall ey rev ue .co m

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continued from page 40 Main St., Waynesboro, PA. Presented by Renfrew Institute in partnership with Tri-State Astronomers. Free. 717/762-0373. FREDERICK COUNTY CIVIL WAR ROUNDTABLE MEETING … 7:308:30 pm, National Museum of Civil War Medicine, Delaplaine-Randall Room, 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. “The Science of Civil War Photography.” AN EVENING WITH JOHN QUINONES – LECTURE … 8 pm, H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center, Shippensburg University, 1871 Old Main Dr., Shippensburg, PA. H.O.P.E. Diversity Scholarship Program. $20/person. 717/477-7469.

Thurs-Sun, February 21-24 BERKELEY SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL WATER TASTING … Berkeley Springs, WV. Largest water tasting competition in the world. More than 100 municipal and bottled waters from around the United States and the world compete for the title of best water. Seminar Fri., public tasting and competition Sat. Other tastings and specials countywide. about.htm. 1-800-447-8797.

W E S Fri, Sat, February 22 & 23 T VALENTINE’S SHOW … 6-9:15 pm, V I R G I N I A

Antietam Recreation, 9745 Garis Shop Rd., Hagerstown, MD. Semi-casual evening filled with pre-dinner activities, gourmet spaghetti dinner and spectacular variety show. It is a family-friendly program, but it is recommended that you do not bring children under age 16. Admission. 301/797-7999. 42 F E B RUARY 2 013

Saturday, February 23 WINTER BIRD IDENTIFICATION … 10-11:30 am, Catoctin Creek Park & Nature Center, 2929 Sumantown Rd., Middletown, MD. Hike through the woods to listen and identify different native birds. Ages 12 & up. Free. 301/600-2936. CIVIL WAR TALK … 2-3 pm, National Museum of Civil War Medicine, Delaplaine-Randall Room, 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. “African American Men and Women in Medicine during the Civil War” by Robert Slawson, M.D. Admission. 301/695-1864, x17. CONLEY-SCHMIDT & FIRST LOVE GOSPEL DINNER CONCERT … 5:30 pm doors open, 6 pm dinner, Green Grove Gardens Event Center, 1032 Buchanan Trail East, Greencastle, PA. Concert follows dinner. Advance ticket sales only. $22/person. 717/496-7664 or 717/765-6772. See ad on page 2. LAST CHANCE BONANZA … 5:30-11 pm, The Fort Ritchie Community Center, 14421 Lake Royer Dr., Cascade, MD. Ticket includes dinner for two, chance to win up to $1000, silent auction, DJ and dance. $35/couple. 301/241-5085. 9TH ANNUAL COMMUNITY TALENT SHOW EXTRAVAGANZA!! … 7 pm, Apollo Civic Theatre, 128 E. Martin St., Martinsburg, WV. $10/person. 304/263-6766. AN EVENING WITH OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN … 8 pm, H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center, Shippensburg University, 1871 Old Main Dr., Shippensburg, PA. $39$59/person. 717/477-7469. SUNDERMAN CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC 24TH ANNUAL WINTER T h E VA L L EY R E v UE

JAZZ ENSEMBLE CONCERT … 8 pm, The Majestic Theater, 25 Carlisle St., Gettysburg, PA. Guest artist Chris Brubeck. $5/adults, free/children. 717/337-8200. THE COMEDY PIGS … 10:30 pm, Maryland Ensemble Theatre, 31 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. New sketch show by one of the most established improv/sketch groups in the Mid-Atlantic region. $16.50/person. 301/694-4744.

Sunday, February 24 STRESS LESS SUNDAY … 10:30 am, Hauser Estate Winery, 410 Cashtown Rd, Biglerville, PA. Yoga on the Hill from 10:30-11:45 am and Chair Massages from 1-4 pm. 717/334-4888. SHARING THE TREASURES … 10:30 am, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown (MD) City Park, Virginia Ave. at Park Circle. Sandy Wantz leads an informative program that focuses on a specific area of the museum’s collection. 301/739-5727. AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS … 3 pm, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. Mark Brown’s thrilling and theatrical adaptation of the Jules Verne novel. Admission. 301/600-2828. SUNDERMAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA POPS … 3 pm, The Majestic Theater, 25 Carlisle St., Gettysburg, PA. $5/adults, free/children and Gettysburg faculty, staff & students with ID. 717/337-8200.

Wednesday, February 27 FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF … 6:30 pm happy hour, 7:30 pm movie, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. Happy hour featuring craft beer tastings and classic cult film. Admission. www.vall ey rev ue .co m 301/600-2828.

Thursday, February 28 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT LIVE: ALL-STARS TOUR … 8 pm, H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center, Shippensburg University, 1871 Old Main Dr., Shippensburg, PA. $85 VIP seating includes a post-show meet and greet with performers. $25-$85/person. 717/477-7469.

Thurs-Fri, February 28-March 1 SANDRA BERNHARD … 7:30 pm Thurs., 8 pm Fri., Frostburg (MD) State University, Lane Manicur Hall. Iconic comedian and actress. A musical cabaret performance. 301/687-3171.

Friday, March 1 SUNDERMAN HIGH SCHOOL BAND INVITATIONAL … 8 am, The Majestic Theater, 25 Carlisle St., Gettysburg, PA. $5/adults, free/children and those with Gettysburg College ID. 717/337-8200. SUNDERMAN CONSERVATORY WIND SYMPHONY … 8 pm, The Majestic Theater, 25 Carlisle St., Gettysburg, PA. $5/adults, free/children and those with Gettysburg ID. 717/337-8200. DOWNTOWN AFTER DARK … 5-8 pm, Greencastle, PA. Various activities and promotions at participating businesses. Enjoy what downtown has to offer! 717/597-4080.

Fri, Sat, March 1 & 2 SWEET MYRTLE SPRING OPEN HOUSE … 10 am-8 pm Fri., 10 am-5 pm Sat., Sweet Myrtle Gifts and Fine Interiors, 11 E. Baltimore St., Greencastle, PA. Help us celebrate our growing business. 717/ 597-4080. See ad on page 20.

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Center, 1032 Buchanan Trail East, Greencastle, PA. 717/496-7664 or 717/765-6772. See ad on page 2. THE MET LIVE IN HD: PARSIFAL … 12 noon, The Majestic Theater, 25 Carlisle St., Gettysburg, PA. $17-$25/person. 717/337-8200. FREE CIVIL WAR CINEMA … 1 pm, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown (MD) City Park, Virginia Ave. at Park Circle. “The Horse Soldier.” Held in conjunction with the Museum’s “Valley of the Shadow” exhibition. 301/739-5727. TOM PAXTON … 8 pm, The Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster, MD. Common Ground on the Hill Concert Series. Admission. 410/857-2771.


Main St., Waynesboro, PA. Spring lecture series. “Invasive Exotics in the Natural Landscape.” Free. 717/762-0373.

Friday, March 8 CHOCOLATE EXTRAVAGANZA … 7-9 pm, Waynesboro Country Club, 11000 Country Club Rd., Waynesboro, PA. Fundraiser, featuring the Neil Wright Band playing big band hits to popular favorites. Enjoy chocolate creations from area confectioners, beverages and more. Black tie welcome but not required. $25/person. 717/762-0397. See ad on page 9.

Saturday, March 9 ROCK AND ROLL RELICS 50s/60s DANCE … 6-10 pm, Green Grove Gardens Event Center, 1032 Buchanan Trail East, Greencastle, PA. $12/advance tickets, $15/at the door. 717/496-7664 or 717/765-6772. See ad on page 2.

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MILLER’S FARMSTEAD SPRING OPEN HOUSE … 10 am-5 pm Sat., 12 noon-5 pm Sun., Miller’s Farmstead, 14506 National Pike, Clear Spring, MD. Accessories for any home. See Lawrence Crouse making his hand-crafted wood furniture in the barn with lots of his furniture items for sale. 301/842-0330. See ad on page 35.

19TH ANNUAL FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW … 9 am-5 pm Sat., 10 am-4 pm Sun., Hagerstown (MD) Community College, ARCC Building, Robinwood Dr. Exhibitors, children’s gardening activities, quilt raffle, demonstrations, seminars and more. $4/adults, free/children under age 12. 240/500-2346. See ad on page 48.

Sunday, March 3

Sat, Sun, March 16-17 & 20-24

GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA … 3 pm, The Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg, PA. Admission. 717/263-0202.

66TH ANNUAL PENNSYLVANIA MAPLE FESTIVAL … 120 Meyers Ave., Meyersdale, PA. Food, crafts and live entertainment. Learn how to tap a tree, boil sap into syrup, and more. $5/adults, $1/children ages 6-12, free/children under age 5. 814/634-0213.

V I R G I Thursday, March 7 N CONSERVATION CHALLENGES IN I A CHANGING ENVIRONMENT … 7 A pm, Renfrew Institute & Park, 1010 E. 44 F E B RUARY 2 013

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istory is Hot in Berkeley County, West Virginia just as it is in other parts of the state during this 150th Anniversary of Statehood. A quick rundown of our historic places and the area made us realize just how historic this area was and how many things we were “first” to do. Take time to plan a trip to the area and enjoy some of these adventures. Visit our website for even more area activities. THE ROUNDHOUSE Did you know that the roundhouse changed hands 50 times during the Civil War? This is a testament to the importance of the rail center to the success of each side during the war. Did you know that troops under Col. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson trapped and destroyed 42 locomotives, over 300 train cars, 36 miles of track, 102 miles of telegraph wire, 17 bridges and damaged our B&O Roundhouse and shops? Right here-in Berkeley County? Did you know that this was the site of the first National Labor Strike? The Great Railroad Strike of 1877, sometimes referred to as the Great Upheaval, began on July 14 in response to the cutting of wages for the second time in a year www. va l leyrev ue . co m

by the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. After spreading across the entire country, the strike ended some 45 days later as local and state militias, and federal troops went city to city to restore service. www.MartinsburgRoundhouse. com 304.260.4141 DID YOU KNOW MARTINSBURG WAS HOME TO A FEMALE SPY?


In 1843 Isabella (Belle) Boyd was born to Benjamin, a merchant. She was educated in Baltimore and after returning to Martinsburg, at 18 years old, shot a Yankee solder in her parents’ home; this started her spy career. For more information visit the Berkeley County Historic Society located in the house where Benjamin had his store. 304.267.4713




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Did you know that in the early 1920’s future Hall of Fame members Hack Wilson and Lefty Grove played for Martinsburg in the Class D Blue Ridge League? See the Hack Wilson Room at the Belle Boyd Museum. 304.267.4713 SITE OF THE FIRST COMMERCIAL ORCHARD! The Civil War resulted in the beginning of the apple industry in the Eastern Panhandle. William S. Miller, considered by many to be the father of modern commercial orchard development in WV, planted his first orchard of 16 acres near Gerrardstown in 1851. Apple, peach and beekeeping grew from this point until Berkeley County was home to several large orchards. Some of these have farm stands that are open for business. Come by the Visitors Center at 115 North Queen Street in downtown Martinsburg or call for more information. 304.264.8801 DID YOU KNOW LEGOS CAN TEACH HISTORY?


Bunker Hill

Open 7 days Daily 10-5

304.229.0709 144 Runnymeade Rd. Bunker Hill, WV

Antiques Associates

Fine Antiques & Collectibles

❤ The Area’s Largest Collection of Sports Memorabilia ❤ Vintage Costume Jewelry & Linens ❤ WWII Militaria ❤ Vintage Furniture & Glassware ❤ Collectible Comic Books & LP Albums ❤ Howard Refinishing Products ❤ Real Milk Paint ❤ Custom Special Occasion Cakes by Suga Mama Cakes Please call Michelle for an appointment.

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For the Kids, by George is a hands-on, high-touch, total emersion experience designed to put the kids in touch with their heritage. Located at Caperton Station, E. Martin Street 304.264.9977 WHERE DID GEORGE SLEEP? Also check out the 136 mile Washington Heritage Trail as it meanders thru WV’s Eastern Panhandle. 304.264.9977 ThE VALLEY R EV U E

Visit Historic Hedgesville


edgesville is located in Skinner’s Gap on North Mountain, where the original Warm Springs Road (now WV9) passed through from Alexandria, Virginia to Bath (Berkeley Springs). An abundant spring drew the first settler and today serves as Town Spring marked by a protective structure. The spring is reportedly never affected by drought and the water is a persistent 57 degrees. In 1738, the Hedges family began to acquire land just east of the gap. During the French and Indian War in the 1750s, George Washington supervised the construction of a stockade fort in the gap called Fort Hedges. It was one of a string of forts constructed for protection against the French and their Indian allies. The town was laid out in 1832 and established as Hedgesville by the Virginia General Assembly in 1836. At that time, a law was passed making it unlawful to “sit or loiter about Town Spring drinking spirits.” The town was finally incorporated in 1854 and in 1870 the Town Council was given control of the springs. A number of antebellum historic structures still line the village streets, including many original log homes. The village is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.


North Mountain Arts Distinctive Gifts & Handcrafted Arts ♦ Pottery ♦ Home & Garden Decor ♦ Jewelry ♦ Stained Glass ♦ Jams & Jellies

Mud in Your I Pottery Studio has lessons available!

in Historic Hedgesville, WV 304-754-5727

for your support of our business over the years. It has been a pleasure!

Small Things Crafts at Persnickety Place

RETIREMENT SALE continues through February Huge savings on all merchandise! 107 E. Main Street in Historic Hedgesville 304-754-8075

W E S T Furniture, Glassware, Collectibles, Linens & Accent Pieces


Open Fri - Sun 210 N. Mary St. on Rt 901 in Historic Hedgesville WV 304-754-6461 www. va l leyrev ue . co m





10 miles East of Historic Gettysburg on U.S. Rt. 30


OPEN 7 DAYS – YEAR ROUND • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Richard B. Cisney, Owner/Manager The Hagerstown Community College Alumni Association Invites You to Attend the

19th Annual

Flower & Garden Show

The Tri-state Area’s Premier Event

Saturday, March 16 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday, March 17 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 2013 Theme:

“Celebrate the Season!” Hagerstown Community College Athletic Recreation and Community Center, Hagerstown, MD

Admission $4.00, Children Under 12 Free FEATURING: Floral & Garden Exhibitors & Vendors Gardening Seminars & Demonstrations Area Garden Club Displays “Quilt” Raffle Children’s Gardening Activities Beautiful Show Gardens ❧ Live Radio Remotes Free Parking ❧ Delightful Garden Café For Information, call: 240-500-2346 or at:

We have the Eastern Panhandle of WV Covered! ®

REAL ESTATE GROUP 1314 Edwin Miller Blvd., Suite 200 Martinsburg, WV 25404

304-263-2600 304-263-2346 Craig Loy, Broker

& Team Associate Broker, Realtor

February 2013 Valley Revue  

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