What’s New in Berkeley Springs March 23-29, 2020

We’re here and you’re not.  So sorry but all these “stay home” orders will end some day and we’ll still be here with our healing waters and you’ll be able to come visit.

OK.  That’s our hopeful comments.  Plus the fact that spring is in bloom with daffodils and flowering trees.  Gardens are being planted — a good alone-type activity that will pay off in the future.

So…what is happening?  Spas and non-essential shops are closed by order of the Governor.  So are the lodge, cabins and golf course at Cacapon State Park.  Hiking trails remain open. Fortunately, construction work is considered essential so work on the new park lodge continues.

For fans of 150 year old hardware stores, Hunter’s is open.

We’re doing everything we can to support our local restaurants, most of which have curbside and carry-out service of their excellent food.  We do urge everyone to call first however since life can change so quickly.  We have a good list on our web page with phone numbers.  We can say that Tari’s Cafe is closed completely for a short time while some needed repairs are undertaken. They plan to evaluate the situation on Friday. Canary Grill is closed.

Ravenwood is going all out. They’ve moved their specialty grocery inventory from their cheese shop to Ravenwood. Everything is available at 20% off from the service window and they’re making fresh meals for take out every day and for dinner.  Call ahead.  Full menu is also available for take out at The Country Inn. The Fairfax Coffee House has fresh made bread.

Much to the dismay of many, the public water pump in Berkeley Springs State Park has been closed to the public by state order just as all public fountains in all WV parks have been.

Our partners at the Chamber of Commerce have been doing a first-rate job keeping up with what’s happening in individual businesses as they let the Chamber know.

Travel Berkeley Springs is postponing its April Uniquely West Virginia Wine and Food show until sometime in June.  We’ll keep you posted. The always anticipated annual Quilt Show at the Ice House is NOT going to happen, at least not live but inventive minds are working on something electronic. Stay tuned.

Our first Morgan County Bicentennial lecture on historic tomato growing and canning  happened via the medium of a live stream that you can see and hear on the Museum of the Berkeley Springs Facebook page.

Nothing has changed — it’s just on pause.  Imagine how much fun it will be when we can be together again.

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