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Hampshire County Parks and Recreation is requesting bids for installing and finishing the drywall and for installing the HVAC system at the new Conference Center at Hampshire Park, which is located at 121 Hampshire Park Lane on South Branch River Road, approximately 3 miles west of Romney, W…

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Hampshire County Parks and Recreation is requesting bids for installing and finishing the drywall and for installing the HVAC system at the new Conference Center at Hampshire Park, which is located at 121 Hampshire Park Lane on South Branch River Road, approximately 3 miles west of Romney, W. Va. 

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The Hampshire County Youth Soccer League is the winner of our 1st HCP&R Facebook Contest and will receive a $500 donation from HCP&R. The 2nd contest is now open and will run through this Sunday, Sept. 6. For the next 2 weeks, Hampshire County Parks and Recreation will be donating $5…

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The 3rd qualifier for the Gary Crane Cup will be held on Thurs., Aug. 13, at the Raven Golf Course at Snowshoe Mountain. Note that this outing is on Thursday, not Tuesday as they are normally held because the Raven Course is only open Thursday through Sunday this summer. The cost for 18 hole…

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Hampshire County Parks and Recreation is requesting bids for the concrete and carpentry/framing work at the new Conference Center at Hampshire Park, which is located at 121 Hampshire Park Lane on South Branch River Road, approximately 3 miles west of Romney, W. Va. Bidders are requested to s…

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Per the Governor’s order, 1 of the guidelines for our parks has changed. Groups are now limited to 25 people at outdoor gatherings, so those using our parks and/or renting our pavilions will need to stick to that directive until further notice. The remainder of the guidelines for using our p…

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Work is steadily progressing on the new Conference Center at Hampshire Park. We gathered bids for the plumbing and electrical work last week, and those bids will be opened at the HCP&R Board meeting this Wed., July 15, at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria at Old Capon Bridge Middle School. Once co…

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The 2nd qualifier for the Gary Crane Cup will be held this Thursday, July 9, at The Pines Course in Morgantown. Note that this outing is on Thursday, not Tuesday as they are normally held, because Thursday was the day the course had enough room to accommodate our outing. The cost for 18 hole…

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We had 20 golfers for our first qualifier for the 2020 Gary Crane Cup last week at Highlands Golf in Franklin. 

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At last week’s meeting, the HCP&R Board presented guidelines for opening the parks in Hampshire County. The guidelines are as follows:

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The first qualifier for the 2020 Gary Crane Cup will be held this Tuesday, June 16, at the Highlands Golf Course at Fisher Mountain in Franklin. The cost for 18 holes of golf with a cart and a free sleeve of balls is just $25, and the first tee times will begin at 1:00 pm.

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The first qualifier for the 2020 Gary Crane Cup will be held on Tuesday, June 16, at the Highlands Golf Course at Fisher Mountain in Franklin. The cost for 18 holes of golf with a cart is just $25, and the first tee times will begin at 1:00 pm.

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More and more of our state is starting to open up as the numbers of infections, hospitalizations, and deaths continue to decline. The Hampshire County Parks and Recreation Board will hold its monthly meeting this Thursday night, May 21, and we should be able to make some announcements about …

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Another week of stay-at-home is behind us, and it finally appears that we are making progress toward getting back to normal. Many states, including West Virginia, are starting to open some institutions and businesses, which is a step in the right direction. The Governor has stated that as lo…

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The outlook continues to get brighter, albeit in small increments, on the fight against the corona virus. 

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It may not seem like it, but conditions appear to be getting slightly better in the fight against the corona virus. Initial projections of the number of people who would be infected and the number who would pass away were far above what we are actually seeing, which is good news indeed. If w…

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Another week has gone by, and the situation in our state and country hasn’t changed a great deal. Everything is still shut down, and people are more cautious than ever about where they spend their time and who they spend it with. We continue to be one of the lucky states, with just over 300 …

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Just about everyone you talk to says they have never been through anything quite like this pandemic, with closed churches, closed businesses, no sports, and social distancing. Sometimes we think that all these precautions are silly, but we must keep this in perspective. 

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As is the case with many of our upcoming programs and events, the Gary Crane Cup Golf Program is up in the air at this point. Cacapon State Park has closed its course through April, so the first outing, which was scheduled for Tuesday, April 21, has been postponed indefinitely. We will resch…

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Due to concerns about the flu and other health issues, HCP&R is canceling the Women’s Self-Defense Course that was set to begin April 7. When these health concerns pass, we plan to offer the course at some point. We are very sorry for any inconvenience the cancellation may cause, but we …

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Even though the Christmas Festival of Lights Fund Drive officially ended February 29, we just keep getting new members for the Santa Club. 

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Hampshire County Parks and Recreation is offering a twelve-week women’s self-defense course at the Old Capon Bridge Middle School cafeteria. The course will meet every Tuesday evening from 7:00 until 8:30 from April 7 through June 23. Wayne Neller, a black belt in Karate and a veteran instru…

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Slanesville Ruritan became the newest member of the Santa Club this week when they graciously donated $1,000 to the Christmas Festival of Lights Fund Drive. With just a few days remaining in the drive for this year, sixteen different donors have contributed $6,300 to the Fund Drive. We have …

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Angie and Jimmy Shanholtzer of Shanholtzer’s Collision became the latest members of the Santa Club when they contributed $1,000 to the Christmas Festival of Lights Fund Drive for 2020. That donation runs our total to $10,100, including the $5,000 allocation from the Parks and Recreation Boar…

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Hampshire County Parks and Recreation and the Hampshire Mat Club will hold the ninth annual Lord of the Rings Open Youth Wrestling Tournament this Saturday, Feb. 8, at Hampshire High School. The wrestling action starts at 8 a.m. and continues all day, with competition on four mats simultaneo…

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Hampshire County Parks and Recreation concluded its seventh annual Christmas Festival of Lights at Afton and Pauline Malick Central Hampshire Park on Wednesday, Jan. 1, and the response was terrific. Over 6,400 vehicles toured the lights, and estimating modestly that each vehicle contained t…

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On Monday, Jan. 6, HCP&R began taking pavilion and park reservations for the 2020 season. The rental season extends from April 15 through Oct. 15. Before and after those dates, running water will not be available in any of our parks.

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Hampshire County Parks and Recreation concluded its 7th annual Christmas Festival of Lights at Afton and Pauline Malick Central Hampshire Park on Wednesday, Jan. 1, and the response was terrific. Over 6,300 vehicles toured the lights, and estimating modestly that each vehicle contained 3 peo…

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Our seventh annual Christmas Festival of Lights will kick off with the Lighting Ceremony, which will be held this Saturday, Nov. 30, at 5 p.m. at the amphitheater at Afton and Pauline Malick Central Hampshire Park in Augusta. The Festival will run through Jan. 1 and will be open daily from 5…

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Hampshire County Parks and Recreation will sponsor two youth basketball leagues for the coming winter. Biddy Buddy is for all boys and girls in grades 3 and 4, and the Intermediate Basketball League (IBL) is for all boys and girls in grades 5 through 8. The schedule of important dates and ti…

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Plans are complete for our 7th annual Jump Start Basketball Clinic. Jump Start is open to all boys in grades 3-7. (Note the change in the grades. Due to WVSSAC regulations, 8th graders are not allowed to participate in this clinic.) The clinic is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 16 at the HHS gy…

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HCP&R and Wilson Lanes will sponsor the seventh annual Chuck Parsons Memorial Bowling Tournament this Saturday, Nov. 2, beginning at noon at Wilson Lanes. The 3-game USBC-sanctioned tourney is open to all walk-in single men and women bowlers, and the registration fee for all entries is $…

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HCP&R and Wilson Lanes will sponsor the seventh annual Chuck Parsons Memorial Bowling Tournament on Saturday, Nov. 2, beginning at 12:00 noon at Wilson Lanes. The three-game USBC sanctioned tourney is open to all walk-in single men and women bowlers, and the registration fee for all entr…

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The pursuit for the Gary Crane Cup will culminate with the Final Round, which will be held at Capon Springs Resort this Tuesday, October 8. The festivities kick off at 12:30 with a free lunch in the resort dining room, and the first tee times follow at approximately 1p.m. The cost for 18 hol…

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Our sixth annual Bicycle Fun Ride will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28, beginning at 10 a.m. The ride will cover the ten-mile stretch from Capon Bridge to Yellow Spring along Cacapon River Road. We will start and end at the Capon Bridge Town Park, where we will hold a free luncheon after the r…

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The Hampshire High School Volleyball Team and HCP&R are offering an introductory volleyball clinic for all girls in grades 3 through 5 during the fall season. The clinic will introduce players to different aspects of the game under the direction of HHS Head Coach Megan Fuller and the HHS…

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HCP&R will sponsor a Clay Shoot at Cacapon State Park in Berkeley Springs this Saturday, Sept. 14, beginning at 9:30 a.m. The cost for the shoot will be as follows: 1 round of 25 clays using your own gun and shells will be $10; 1 round of 25 clays using your own gun and purchasing shells…

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HCP&R will sponsor a Clay Shoot at Cacapon State Park in Berkeley Springs on Saturday, Sept. 14, beginning at 9:30 a.m. 

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The final qualifier for the 2019 Gary Crane Cup will be held this Tuesday, September 3, at Canaan Golf Course in Davis. The cost for 18 holes of golf with a cart is just $30, with the first tee times starting at 1 p.m. 

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The final qualifier for the 2019 Gary Crane Cup will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 3, at Canaan Golf Course in Davis. The cost for 18 holes of golf with a cart is just $30, with the first tee times starting at 1 p.m.

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The Hampshire County Commission and Hampshire County Parks and Recreation have begun a joint effort to build a new conference center at Hampshire Park. The new building will replace the current dining hall/kitchen and showers and will be constructed on that site.

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Hampshire County Parks and Recreation and the Romney Lions Club are proud to announce their sixth annual Saturday in the Park, which will be held this Saturday, Aug.10, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Afton and Pauline Malick Central Hampshire Park in Augusta. Saturday in the Park is a celebrat…

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The fifth qualifier for the 2019 Gary Crane Cup will be held this Tuesday, August 6, at Locust Hill Golf Course in Charles Town. The cost for 18 holes of golf with a cart is just $25, with the first tee times starting at 1 p.m.

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Hampshire County Parks and Recreation has once again entered into an agreement with King’s Dominion to offer discount tickets to the park for this summer. These are any-time tickets that are good for admittance to the park any day that it is open. The park opened on March 23 for the 2019 sea…

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Hampshire County Parks and Recreation and the Romney Lions Club are proud to announce their sixth annual Saturday in the Park, which will be held on Aug. 10 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Afton and Pauline Malick Central Hampshire Park in Augusta. Saturday in the Park is a celebration to comme…

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HCP&R will sponsor a Clay Shoot at Cacapon State Park in Berkeley Springs on Saturday, Sept. 14, beginning at 9:30 a.m. The cost for the shoot will be as follows: 1 round of 25 clays using your own gun and shells will be $10; 1 round of 25 clays using your own gun and purchasing shells f…