Monthly Archives: July 2015

Berkeley Springs "church ladies" become calendar girls

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — A group of women in Berkeley Springs who recently produced a 2016 calendar said they were inspired by “Calendar Girls,” a racy British film about a group of refined women who wanted to raise money for charity by posing for a calendar in the somewhat altogether.

The women from the nondenominational Unity Church of Berkeley Springs came up with an idea for the “Church Ladies Scrapbook Calendar 2016″ featuring themselves as models similar to those in the British film, with one exception.

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Two Berkeley Springs restaurants featured in 101 unique places to dine

Restaurants across the state of West Virginia are celebrating restaurant week.

Along with special lunch and dinner deals, the Wild, Wonderful West Virginia tourism office also released a list of 101 unique places to dine in the state.

One of the lucky features is Lot 12 Public House, an upscale restaurant in Berkeley Springs.

“We have the upscale cuisine, in a comfort setting, in a crazy unique town like Berkeley Springs,” said chef and owner Damian Heath, when asked about why his restaurant might have been selected. “So it’s just a little gem to find in Berkeley Springs.”

The restaurant opened 16 years ago, and is named after one of the plot of land – Lot #12 – which was given to Capt. John Swann of Washington County, Md. by the Trustees of the Town of Bath in 1777.

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