Beneath the photo of her flooded home, my friend DeeDee’s Facebook status read: “One day can change everything.”
Applications for the 2017 Antlerless Deer Season limited permit areas are now available online at www.wvhunt.com, and will be accepted until midnight, Aug. 13.
The early belief that West Virginia was used as strictly hunting grounds for Native Americans with no permanent inhabitants is now being debunked.
There are no forgotten cast-offs in this attic.
It’s Elizabeth’s Attic in Nitro, celebrating its 15th anniversary under owner Vikki Hamilton. Located at 107 21st St., Elizabeth’s Attic is an inviting gift boutique that...
The day we all celebrate, the day that this country officially began moving forward as an independent nation, is the day the Declaration of Independence was adopted. It’s actually not the day it we declared ourselves free.
Consumers may be surprised that the farmers who grow beautiful produce often have very unhealthy diets. I am proud that I grow much of what we eat, but sometimes I don’t have time to make every meal from scratch.
Take a thrill ride to the Florida Keys in thriller author Eric Douglas’ latest adventure: “The 3rd Key: Sharks in the Water.”
Shara Donohue arrived at the Cross Lanes Branch Library in a Hyundai loaded with the stuff of science.
During my second pregnancy, I experienced difficulty in a relationship, one with another young mother.
Weimer Elementary School staff and volunteers went into the St. Albans-area community recently, reading to and with students as part of the school’s efforts to reduce the “summer slide.” (The summer slide is when students’...
As part of the 2017 Summer Library Club, Kanawha County Public Library is offering a unique, interactive event for teenagers.
There are three “summers.”
There is the unofficial beginning of summer that happens on Memorial Day. There is meteorological summer that begins on June 1 and then there is today: June 21 – astronomical summer. Today is the...
Who knew a dripping, wet sponge could be so much fun?
Children ages 4 to 9 are invited to exercise their bodies and imaginations next week at the Academy of Arts at January’s on Charleston’s West Side.
With the heat beating down, Rick Starcher carried a barrel onto the main horse ring at the Elk River Boots and Saddle Club in Elkview.
To me, living in West Virginia these days can feel a bit like Civil War times. Because of the division between Marshall and West Virginia University sports fans.
At the 17th awards ceremony at Riverside High School on May 11, the East Bank High School Alumni Association awarded 25 scholarships in the amount of $4,000 to each graduating recipient.
Earlier this month, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded the Elk Valley Library Association Inc. a grant to support summer literacy.
It’s amazing how often we have to remind people from outside West Virginia that we are actually a state.
Tiramisu is a popular Italian dessert. The name tiramisu means “pick me up” in Italian. Tiramisu is most commonly made of ladyfingers dipped in coffee, layered with a mascarpone cheese and whipped cream filling and dusted with cocoa.
In 1967, members of a newly formed church started meeting in an abandoned appliance store.
A colorful fabric collage that captures the spirit of South Charleston will be on display at various venues throughout the city this year, during the town’s 100th anniversary.
When it comes to cooking, “love is always there,” said Denise Jones, owner of a new eatery in South Charleston that specializes in soul food.
The Charleston Parks and Recreation Department will host a rollicking, rolling scavenger hunt on Sunday, June 18 in downtown Charleston.
The Cabin Creek Health Center would like you to get down and dirty this summer -- and reap what you sow in the process.
With a theme “GLOW for Jesus,” three St. Albans area churches are collaborating to provide a special community vacation Bible school from June 19 through June 23.
Former South Charleston High distance runner, now motivational speaker, to appear at LaBelle Theater
An old newspaper headline reads: “Determined Imhoff overcomes obstacles.”
Charleston Parks & Recreation is inviting skateboard enthusiasts to go on a Sunday, June 18 scavenger hunt on wheels.
The Charleston WV Christian Women will host a luncheon from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 14 at the Charleston Women’s Club headquarters, 1600 Virginia St., E., Charleston.
The Cabin Creek Health Center is once again planting vegetables for a healthy growing season. Through the generosity of the West Virginia University Center for Excellence in Disabilities, the Cabin Creek Health Center is able to expand its growing...
Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha and Putnam will host a pair of upcoming Master Homeowner Workshops.
Baking a cake “upside down” is an old technique. Centuries ago, cakes were baked in cast iron skillets and were often referred to as “skillet cakes.” Fruit and sugar were placed in the bottom of the pan and the batter was...
Just about everyone I know loves the ocean. Whether it is the annual family outing to Myrtle Beach or someplace more exotic, most of my friends head to the ocean as often as they can. There are some of you who prefer the mountains or don’t take...
Golf enthusiasts don’t have to leave the Kanawha Valley to enjoy a fun and challenging 18-hole course.
The storage building behind First Presbyterian Church of South Charleston is a little empty at the moment, but that’s likely to change in the coming weeks, as the church’s Furniture Mission gears up for another season.
Stonewall Jackson Middle School now has a girls’ tennis team, thanks in large measure to the YMCA of Kanawha Valley’s free tennis lessons, which debuted last summer at the nearby Edgewood Drive tennis courts.
It’s the season for vacation Bible schools, and at Fisher Chapel United Methodist Church in Sissonville, VBS participants will take a trip back in time. They’ll get a sense of what life was like when the church was founded in 1893.
Amateur and professional disc golf players from around the region will converge on the Kanawha Valley next week for the third annual Kanawha Valley Regional Disc Golf Tournament.
Charleston resident Dahveed Bar-Daniel has released his fifth book, entitled “Mastering Creative Writing: A Writer’s Guide.”
The asparagus season is about to come to an end. I don’t remember a year when the yield has been greater.
Summer is here, and, judging by the number of pools I see for sale at local retailers, the demand for home pools is growing.
The West Virginia Reptile Expo is planned for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 16, at The Arena, 6400 MacCorkle Ave., S.W., in St. Albans.
The annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Kanawha Valley fundraiser will be held from 7 p.m. Friday, June 2 through 7 a.m. Saturday, June 3 at Camp Virgil Tate in Charleston (between Cross Lanes and Sissonville).
The City of Charleston Parks and Recreation Department will begin a free Walk with Ease program at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 6.
Finding a new location for the Nitro Police Department, and for Nitro City Council meetings and municipal court, has been one of Mayor Dave Casebolt’s primary goals since being elected to office.
The West Virginia Department of Agriculture will host the annual Beef for Fathers’ Day event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, June 8 at the Capitol Market in Charleston.
Backpack Blessings, a nonprofit food support program that feeds Kanawha and Clay county children along the Elk River when school is not in session, will host a fundraising vendor sale with food, games and door prizes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday,...
Corridor G (U.S. 119), like all corridors throughout the region, was built to open up rural areas of the state with easy-access, four-lane highways.
In the year that the Forks of Coal State Natural Area has been open to hikers and nature lovers, a number of improvements have been made.
Now is a good time to clean up the golf clubs and buy a season pass to West Virginia State Parks golf courses. Season passes encourage play by those new to the sport and encourage those who haven’t played in a while to return to the course.
The City of Nitro has awarded prizes to a dozen people who participated in the Nitro Centennial All-Horse Parade on May 13.
Parkline Inc., a Putnam County metal building and electrical business, created a spark in Google’s 2016 Economic Impact Report.
Every year, I make a batch of fruity pepper jams and jelly. I’ve used many types of fruit depending on what is available at the time. Favorite flavors have included Strawberry Pepper Jelly and Fig Pepper Jam.
Memorial Day became an official American holiday in 1971 to honor the men and women who died in service to the United States.
Charleston Montessori School’s annual Summer Art Colony camps in June are enrolling children ages 3 years through fifth grade.
At its May 15 meeting at Marmet City Hall, Marmet City Council members discussed and approved a proposed resolution to begin construction of a visitors’ center.
With a range of services designed for relaxation and beauty enhancement, it’s quite possible to enter the Boho Spa in South Charleston and emerge as a new person.
Artists of all experience levels congregate to create each week at the John L. Dickinson Family Homeowner and Education Center.
The challenge and joy of bird watching can begin in your own back yard or a nearby field or woodland.
The season got off to a slow start for the West Virginia Power last month, as the single-A farm club of the Pittsburgh Pirates lost their first six games before getting one in the win column.
To paraphrase the late David Bowie, you can eat gyros for just one day.
Do you often wonder what bird is singing, or what are the trees you’re standing under?
The second annual Mountain Mission 5K Run/Walk will begin at 8 a.m. Tuesday, July 4 at Kanawha State Forest in Charleston.
The East End Bazaar-Open-Air Artisan Market will host Sips & Sweets, from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at 1428 Washington St., E., in Charleston.
Young entrepreneur Breeânna Love Kiser is using her talents to help others fighting a dehabilitating disease -- just as she does herself.
This is the time of year when I need to use frozen vegetables from last year’s garden to create space for this year’s crop. I also had to find a spot for some frozen whole trout that a friend delivered last week. To make room for the...
A week from today, summer begins. At least for the kids in Kanawha County Schools. Putnam County Schools are in session until June 1. (To make things a bit more confusing, most people think of Memorial Day as the beginning of summer, while...
In an old, black-and-white photo, you can see the quiet determination in her eyes, the resolve to finally take a stand, or, in this case, to remain seated.
When Ian McGill went on tour with some local rap artists, he saw in bigger cities the fashion styles that were capturing the attention of young people, especially on the West Coast.
The second annual Kanawha City Bike Appreciation Day will start at noon Sunday, May 21, at the 57th Street Kanawha City bicycle trailhead.
“Let’s go boating!” are favorite words for many outdoor recreationists. Here in southern/central West Virginia, there are several top-tier marinas that can help you make waves on the water this summer.
About three years ago, life caught up to me, and I found myself desperately trying to sequester time to fulfill my obsession with rock climbing to no real avail. There was no way I could sustain my climbing level and obsessive psyche AND balance my...
A giant “cake” will be one of the highlights of this year’s annual South Charleston Herbert J. Thomas Memorial Hospital Armed Forces Day Parade, which begins at noon Saturday, May 20.
This is the time of year when we have an abundance of fresh asparagus. I am always looking for new ways to prepare it.
Thinking about Mother’s Day (it’s this weekend, don’t forget!), I decided to learn a bit more about the celebration and where it came from.
Visitors to St. Albans Founders Day this Saturday, May 13, can fuel their energy by beginning the day at the St. Albans Rotary Club’s annual pancake breakfast at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on B Street.
A section of fence in Caden Salango’s back yard is broken, a testament to the 9-year-old’s leg power when it comes to kicking soccer balls.
With more than a few strokes of paint, genius and creative flair, Kanawha City’s Mountaineer Montessori School is celebrating its 40th anniversary in a colorful, one-of-a-kind way this month.
Laura Byrnes of the Elk River Boxing Club in Clendenin achieved a phenomenal feat with her feet -- and fists -- recently.
On July 26, 1942, 35 intrepid men and women gathered at Mission Hollow, near Kanawha City, to undertake what would be the first-ever hike of the Kanawha Trail Club.
You don’t have to travel far to find inspiration for capturing West Virginia’s scenic beauty. From the Potomac Highlands to the New River Gorge, West Virginia offers numerous areas for any adventurous photographer. There is so much to...
The City of Nitro will celebrate a century of history on Saturday, May 13, with the Nitro Centennial All-Horse Parade.
From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, May 6, Nitro Church of the Nazarene will have a vendor/craft show, with vendors from LuLaRoe, Posh, Scentsy and Paparazzi; handmade items; a silent auction and more.
Registration is open for summer 2017 4-H camps in Kanawha County.
Jeff’s Auto Parts on Quick Road in Elkview is celebrating its 30th anniversary as an automotive business mainstay with a Customer Appreciation Day on Friday, May 5.
Below is the schedule for the 2017 graduation ceremonies of public high schools in Kanawha and Putnam counties:
Some herbs thrive in cool spring temperatures. My cilantro reseeded and I have a beautiful patch in the middle of the garden. Cilantro adds flavor to Mexican and Asian dishes. It is quick to bolt when the weather warms, and I won’t get another...
Earth Day was about a week and a half ago. Day events are helpful, because they focus attention and provide a rallying point for supporters.
If longevity deserves a trophy, make it a big one for Southland Trophy, Sign & Billiards in South Charleston.
Various South Charleston agencies are pooling their resources to sponsor Camp Appalachia for at-risk youth in the city this summer.
On the same evening as the 143rd Run for the Roses takes place at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, the 12th annual Night at the Races Derby Fundraiser will be held from 5:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 6 at Edgewood Country Club.
When the Curves for Women fitness facility closed suddenly in St. Albans, loyal member Larissa Gatens decided to take the lead in keeping a similar venue in place on Olde Main Plaza.
It was a rainy morning at Ruffner Elementary School in Charleston, but when the authors of an award-winning series of books about character development showed up, the mood lightened among the fourth-graders who had gathered to hear them.
Former coal miner Dwayne Freeman drew upon his mountain roots -- and family tree -- to launch the Appalachian Distillery three years ago, and business is still brewing and booming.
Join a Zumbathon or purchase tickets for basket raffles from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at Elk Elementary Center. Proceeds will benefit Herbert Hoover High School’s Project Graduation 2017.
Marshall University has been selected by the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation to host the first GenCyber Camp in the mid-Appalachian region for high school students interested in cybersecurity and careers in the...
Many of my friends are ramp and morel enthusiasts. Both are in season now in our area.
There’s a small private school in Charleston’s Elk District called the Lighthouse of Learning. It is essentially a one-room schoolhouse for middle and high school students.
The Kanawha Valley Doll and Miniature Club is hosting the annual the Tri-State Doll luncheon and sale May 5 and 6 in St. Albans.
A Holistic Health and Wellness Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 29 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 520 Kanawha Blvd., W., in Charleston.