Looking for folks to walk with? Try Main Street Walks, a Healthy Berkeley Its Up to Us and Main Street Martinsburg program. Visit their Facebook Page for more information.

Healthy Berkeley Its Up To Us also offers Pay-As-You-Go-Yoga weekly and is planning more events for you & your family.

Berkeley Views Newsletter, a publication from Sue Flanagan your Families & Health Agent

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Families, Food & Health


Home is where the heart is and family and home issues are at the heart of Extension personal health programming. Programs run through the WVU Extension Families and Health Unit offer a variety of nutritional classes and guidance, learning tools, outreach opportunities, and community connections. Programs are offered for all age groups and are generally free. If you are unable to attend programs, you can find information on this site such as Sue’s articles, the Berkeley Views Newsletter, nutrition updates and notices & healthy recipes. Or stop by the office – we are here to assist you Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Your Families and Health WVU Extension Agent for Berkeley County is Sue M. Flanagan. Email Sue or call the Extension Office at 304-264-1936.

Visit WVU Extension’s Main Families and Health website for more information.

Fraud Watch Talk

WVU Extension is teaming with AARP West Virginia to sponsor a free talk on how spot and avoid identity theft and fraud. The talk is being offered four different times:

No registration is required. Call our office if you have questions: 304-264-1936; or contact the Martinsburg Library at 304-267-8933.


Pressure Canning and Boiling Water Canning
Freezing & Drying
National Center for Home Food Preservation

– It can lower cortisol levels and blood pressure
– It can increase immune response
– It can have impact on brain structure
– Mindfulness programs are widely used in Universities, Hospitals; Silicon Valley & Fortune 500 companies, & Pentagon chiefs. There are certified mindfulness instructors in every state.

This ancient practice helps people extend the benefits of relaxation into more areas of their daily lives. Mindfulness involves a combination of slowing down, doing one activity at a time and bringing full awareness to both outer activity and inner experience. It provides a potentially powerful antidote to the common causes of stress: time pressure, fragmentation, overload, distraction, agitation and worry. Participants will learn & practice the basic tools of mindfulness and learn how and why mindfulness works. Call for more information or if you have a group interested in attending Mindfulness classes.