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Editor’s Desk: Outdoor Pursuits digital newsletter to be launched March 7

In a recent poll by Blue Ridge Outdoors, a regional travel magazine that covers nine states, West Virginia claimed the top spot in the “2017 Best of the Blue Ridge” readers’ choice awards.

WV Chaos soccer team to hold tryouts in Charleston
WV Chaos soccer team to hold tryouts in Charleston

The West Virginia Chaos, the state’s first Premier Development League soccer team, will be holding open tryouts at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 4 and 4 p.m. Saturday, April 15 at Schoenbaum Stadium at Coonskin Park in Charleston. The cost to try...

St. Albans Ministerial Association announces 2017 Lenten Series
St. Albans Ministerial Association announces 2017 Lenten Series

The St. Albans Ministerial Association is planning its 2017 Lenten Series, which starts on March 8. All services will begin at 12:05 p.m.

Faith In Action volunteer orientation sessions scheduled

Faith in Action of the Greater Kanawha Valley has announced several new volunteer orientation training dates through March.

CAMC doctor to be honored at Charleston Heart Ball
CAMC doctor to be honored at Charleston Heart Ball

Dr. Donald R. Lilly, Associate Chief Medical Officer and Fellow, American College of Cardiology at CAMC Memorial Hospital in Kanawha City, will be the Heart of Gold Award recipient at the 2017 Charleston Heart Ball Saturday, Feb. 25.

Mobile library, family programs coming to Clendenin

Mobile Library

The Kanawha County Public Library’s Mobile Library is visiting the Town of Clendenin regularly, offering books and other materials until the town’s branch library on Cardinal Street is up and running again.

Eric Douglas: We have a lot to celebrate when it comes to Black History Month
Eric Douglas: We have a lot to celebrate when it comes to Black History Month

The problem with months to recognize things is they usually start out strong, but by the middle of the month, everyone has moved on. It’s hard to keep up the momentum.

Heart & Soul Dinner returns to East End on Saturday
Heart & Soul Dinner returns to East End on Saturday

Come and get it!

The annual Heart & Soul Dinner will be served for the 12th year, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Roosevelt Neighborhood Center on Charleston’s East End.

Trout Unlimited president to speak at annual Ernie Nester chapter banquet
Trout Unlimited president to speak at annual Ernie Nester chapter banquet

The president and chief executive officer of Trout Unlimited, Chris Wood, will be the guest speaker at the Ernie Nester Chapter of Trout Unlimited’s annual fundraising banquet March 14 in Charleston.

Second annual Mardi Bras for a Cause scheduled in Charleston
Second annual Mardi Bras for a Cause scheduled in Charleston

Area women -- and men -- are encouraged to show support for others in need in an encore benefit performance at the end of the month.

Beginners’ watercolor classes to be held in March, April

On Feb. 28, limited enrollment will get underway for spring beginning watercolor classes at the Hansford Center.

Nitro businessman, community volunteer wins Mayo Lester award
Nitro businessman, community volunteer wins Mayo Lester award

In recognition of his long history of service and leadership in Putnam County, Nathan Wills, owner of Town & Country Supply in Nitro, has won the Mayo Lester Community Service award for 2016, presented by the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce.

Drumming for Relaxation & Inner Peace class begins

Unity of the Kanawha Valley, 804 Myrtle Road, Charleston, will host “Drumming for Relaxation and Inner Peace” classes each Wednesday, beginning this evening through March 8.

Annual ‘Critter Dinner’ Saturday at Dunbar

In the spring, it’s ramps, but in the winter, it’s “critters.”

Dunbar Branch Library celebrates noted ‘Little House’ series author
Dunbar Branch Library celebrates noted ‘Little House’ series author

Bonnets, buttons, butter churning -- and books -- were the order of the day recently at the Dunbar Branch Library, where visitors gathered Feb. 8 to celebrate the birthday of one of their favorite children’s authors, Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Big Chimney family doctor reopens after June floods destroy longtime practice
Big Chimney family doctor reopens after June floods destroy longtime practice

Big Chimney family physician Dr. John P. Richards is open for business in a new, fully functioning facility, after losing his longtime practice to the flood waters that engulfed the Elk River area and other segments of the state last summer.

Rhapsody at Riverside
Rhapsody at Riverside

Above the door of the music room where Riverside High School’s show choir, Melodic Fusion, rehearses after daily classes, is a sign that reads:

Farmer’s Table: Washington’s Tart and Sweet Cherry Pie
Farmer’s Table: Washington’s Tart and Sweet Cherry Pie

February is National Cherry Month. It seems like an odd time to celebrate cherries, since much of the country is experiencing cold weather.

Eric Douglas: Sugar comes with real costs for the state
Eric Douglas: Sugar comes with real costs for the state

I’ll begin by saying I’m sure a fair number of you are going to disagree with this: West Virginia needs a tax on sugary drinks.

Annual Give Kids a Smile Day slated for Saturday
Annual Give Kids a Smile Day slated for Saturday

To promote dental health, for the 15th year, the Kanawha Valley Dental Society will sponsor the annual Give Kids a Smile event this weekend.

Christian’s Sports Beat: A new face in the Power dugout
Christian’s Sports Beat: A new face in the Power dugout

When the West Virginia Power, the single-A farm club of the Pittsburgh Pirates, open the 2017 baseball season, there will be a new manager heading up the Minor League squad.

Nitro Little League preparing for spring baseball, softball
Nitro Little League preparing for spring baseball, softball

Forty years is a long time to do anything, but for Ivan Meadows, who has been president of the Nitro Little League for four decades, it’s been time well spent.

Gorby’s Music celebrating 70 years in business in South Charleston
Gorby’s Music celebrating 70 years in business in South Charleston

Call them “The Music Man” memories.

In scenes reminiscent of the Broadway musical that was later a classic film, Vince Gorby remembers riding along with his grandfather as he visited area high schools in far-flung communities to...

Tickets available for fifth annual FestivALL fundraiser
Tickets available for fifth annual FestivALL fundraiser

For the fifth year in a row, FestivALL Charleston will host a food and beverage-themed fundraiser, “FeastivALL,” a gourmet dinner with wine and beer pairing, on Saturday, Feb. 18.

Gabby’s Sewing & More moves from Dunbar to Mink Shoals
Gabby’s Sewing & More moves from Dunbar to Mink Shoals

It didn’t take long for Rebecca “Gabby” Chapman to realize that her sewing shop was quickly outgrowing its small space in Dunbar.

Farmer’s Table: Bourbon Chicken
Farmer’s Table: Bourbon Chicken

The Chinese New Year has begun and it lasts until Feb. 15, 2018. The New Year follows the lunisolar Chinese calendar and the date changes from year to year.

Eric Douglas: Valentine’s Day is just around the corner: a public service
Eric Douglas: Valentine’s Day is just around the corner: a public service

There are just a few more shopping days until Valentine’s Day. Are you going to step up your game this year? Or are you going to run out at the last minute and get a card and some form of candy/flowers?

West Side resident opens S & S New 2 U thrift store
West Side resident opens S & S New 2 U thrift store

The fancy chandelier is not for sale, but everything else is at the recently opened S&S New 2 U thrift store in Dunbar.

Art In Motion Dance Academy to present an ‘Evening of Stories with Mary Dooley and Friends’

The art of conversation returns to the Art In Motion Dance Academy in Charleston on Friday, Feb. 10.

Businessman retires after 38 years at the Ziebart helm
Businessman retires after 38 years at the Ziebart helm

Bill Gill sat on a Saturday morning at the Charleston Civic Center in an unassuming, red folding chair next to a new, red Toyota Tundra. He watched quietly as people passed by, talking amongst themselves, taking part in the annual West Virginia...

‘The Arena’ event venue opens in former Value City Furniture Store in Jefferson
‘The Arena’ event venue opens in former Value City Furniture Store in Jefferson

What do you do with an empty, 43,000-square-foot building that once housed a furniture store?

River City Youth Ballet Ensemble hosting Valentine’s Day Gala fundraiser in Charleston
River City Youth Ballet Ensemble hosting Valentine’s Day Gala fundraiser in Charleston

For a Valentine’s Day date that includes dancing with your sweetheart -- and dance education benefits for youths, consider being a guest at the Valentine’s Day Gala hosted by the Kanawha City-based River City Youth Ballet Ensemble.

Charleston Christian Women to host luncheon

The Charleston Christian Women will host a “Be-Dazzle My Heart” program and luncheon from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8 (doors open at 10:15 a.m.) at the Charleston Women’s Club headquarters, 1600 Virginia St., E.,...

Trout Unlimited president to speak at annual Ernie Nester chapter banquet
Trout Unlimited president to speak at annual Ernie Nester chapter banquet

The president and chief executive officer of Trout Unlimited, Chris Wood, will be the guest speaker at the Ernie Nester Chapter of Trout Unlimited’s annual fundraising banquet March 14 in Charleston.

West Virginia State University begins spring Creators Program sessions

West Virginia State University has kicked off its spring Creators Program sessions, which are held at the WVSU Economic Devlopment Center, 1506 Kanawha Blvd., W, in Charleston.

Farmer’s Table: Loco Moco with Mushroom Gravy
Farmer’s Table: Loco Moco with Mushroom Gravy

Loco Moco is one of Hawaii’s distinctive regional dishes. The basic Loco Moco starts with a mound of white rice topped with a firm but tender hamburger patty, fried egg and brown gravy. Today, there are many gourmet variations.

Eric Douglas: Heart Month isn’t just about Valentine’s Day
Eric Douglas: Heart Month isn’t just about Valentine’s Day

There is a month for everything any more. I did a quick search online and found a list that averaged five different observances for every month, except for one. For some reason, July only has one month-long observance. July is National Ice Cream...

Christian’s Sports Beat: Going big fuels monster truck driver’s mojo
Christian’s Sports Beat: Going big fuels monster truck driver’s mojo

Any student athlete knows that he or she has to make grades not only in the classroom, but also in the sport that he or she plays.

Hayes Middle School Wrestling Invitational results
Hayes Middle School Wrestling Invitational results

Led by three individual champions, Elkview Middle School won the Hayes Middle School Invitational wrestling tournament in St. Albans Jan. 14.

KCCC to host one-session self-defense class
KCCC to host one-session self-defense class

The Kanawha City Community Center will host a one-session self-defense class, beginning at 6:30 p.m. this Friday, Jan. 27.

WomenHeart support group begins second year in Kanawha City
WomenHeart support group begins second year in Kanawha City

Earlier this week, the WomenHeart group started its 2017 series of monthly support and education meetings in Kanawha City, facilitated by CAMC.

Farmer’s Table: Korean Bulgogi Tacos
Farmer’s Table: Korean Bulgogi Tacos

Bulgogi tacos are a full-flavored Mexican/Korean fusion dish that occasionally appear on restaurant or food truck menus, but they are not difficult to make at home.

Eric Douglas: The one-year anniversary of a failed stress test
Eric Douglas: The one-year anniversary of a failed stress test

One year ago today, I began a journey that I never expected. It has changed my life.

‘W.Va. Travel Guide’ available for 2017
‘W.Va. Travel Guide’ available for 2017

Wild, Wonderful West Virginia unveiled its new “2017 West Virginia Travel Guide” Jan. 9 at the Culture Center in Charleston.

‘Dachshund Through the Snow’ 5K Sunday at KSF
‘Dachshund Through the Snow’ 5K Sunday at KSF

The “Dachshund Through the Snow” 5K Run/Walk, the second leg of the 2016-17 Kanawha Valley 5K Winter Series, will be held on Sunday, Jan. 29 at Kanawha State Forest in Charleston.

School for rookie softball umpires scheduled to begin this month
School for rookie softball umpires scheduled to begin this month

If calling balls and strikes is a calling -- or at least a sideline -- you might have considered, you can learn how to call them as you see them at an upcoming training program.

Sled Hockey events being planned for March
Sled Hockey events being planned for March

Charleston Sled Hockey, a division of USA Disabled Hockey, is a small sled hockey team based at the South Charleston Memorial Ice Arena, 20 RHL Boulevard, South Charleston, with 2017 play expected to begin around mid-March.

WVSU professor recognized by Football Coaches Association
WVSU professor recognized by Football Coaches Association

A longtime West Virginia State University associate professor and one-time Yellow Jacket football coach has been honored by the American Football Coaches Association with the organization’s 2016 Trailblazer Award.

‘Fun, fierce, fabulous’
‘Fun, fierce, fabulous’

As visitors to the new Fab House Beauty Salon in Dunbar took selfies against a backdrop of bright, tropical colors, the warm, Carribean atmosphere chased away the cold temperatures that lingered outside.

Nitro begins year of 100th anniversary events
Nitro begins year of 100th anniversary events

The Nitro World War I Museum houses mementos of the town’s born-of-the-war past, so it was a fitting venue recently to recognize its heritage and to look forward to its future.

Farmer’s Table: Turkey Kielbasa and Quinoa
Farmer’s Table: Turkey Kielbasa and Quinoa

I ate quinoa in the ‘70s, before quinoa became cool. My eventual husband who was studying anthropology at the time introduced me to this ancient grain.

Eric Douglas: Clio reveals history all around us
Eric Douglas: Clio reveals history all around us

I will be the first to admit that I’m a history buff. I am intrigued by the notable events that have happened all around us. So much happened that will never make it into a history book, but it is still interesting and important.

Habitat for Humanity to host ‘A Taste of Rocco’s Restaurante’ at Clay Center in February
Habitat for Humanity to host ‘A Taste of Rocco’s Restaurante’ at Clay Center in February

Rocco’s Ristorante will be the featured restaurant at Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha and Putnam’s annual “A Taste of ... in Charleston” fundraising event.

Generator specialists Xspec Power and Critical Power Management relocate to Elkview site
Generator specialists Xspec Power and Critical Power Management relocate to Elkview site

With last summer’s extensive flooding and this winter’s unpredictable snowfalls, residential and commercial power generators are more in demand than ever to keep heat and light flowing in times of crisis.

Civic Center gets Rowdy
Civic Center gets Rowdy

The 21st annual Rough ‘N Rowdy Brawl at the Charleston Civic Center this weekend has about 100 area fighters ready to punch, brawl and -- for the first time -- kick. This year the fighting competition is allowing kickboxing. “Nothing...

Farmer’s Table: Sea Scallops in Coconut-Basil Sauce
Farmer’s Table: Sea Scallops in Coconut-Basil Sauce

Large sea scallops are a rare treat. I recently found some nice ones during the holidays. Dry scallops would have been preferred, but they are hard to obtain in our area. The ones I purchased had been packed in water, which keeps the scallops plump,...

Gift baskets galore at Not Too Shabby
Gift baskets galore at Not Too Shabby

Valentine’s Day is about a month away, but visitors to the new Not Too Shabby gift shop in Dunbar can already find something swell for their sweeties, namely in the form of custom-designed gift baskets.

Christian’s Sports Beat: Pat White’s journey from gridiron athlete to athlete counseling
Christian’s Sports Beat: Pat White’s journey from gridiron athlete to athlete counseling

When I first started watching college football, the first player I idolized was Pat White of the West Virginia University Mountaineers.

East End church to host MLK commemoration Monday
East End church to host MLK commemoration Monday

Dr. Carolyn Stuart, executive director of the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs and chair of the Martin Luther King Jr. State Holiday Commission, has announced the plans for the annual commemoration and celebration of the life of the Rev.

Eric Douglas: First Day Hike starts year off right
Eric Douglas: First Day Hike starts year off right

I’m not a big believer in making New Year’s resolutions.

UC to unveil new athletic facility with official opening Saturday
UC to unveil new athletic facility with official opening Saturday

The official opening of the University of Charleston’s new, state-of-the-art athletic facility will tip off with a pair of college basketball games on Saturday, Jan. 14 on the UC campus at 2300 MacCorkle Ave., S.E., in Charleston.

KUDOS youth participate in ‘hands-on’ toolbox, bike challenge
KUDOS youth participate in ‘hands-on’ toolbox, bike challenge

The National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc. is an organization of current and retired educators in Kanawha and Putnam counties, dedicated to promoting the highest ideas of teaching as a profession and encouraging the development of Kanawha Valley...

Tickets available for fifth annual FestivALL fundraiser
Tickets available for fifth annual FestivALL fundraiser

For the fifth year in a row, FestivALL Charleston will host a food and beverage-themed fundraiser, “FeastivALL,” a gourmet dinner with wine and beer pairing, on Saturday, Feb. 18.

The Wild Poppy Caterers Sandwich Shop opens in Dunbar
The Wild Poppy Caterers Sandwich Shop opens in Dunbar

Although Autumn Gardner earned a degree in marketing and business management in college, her heart has always been in the kitchen.

Annual W.Va. Hunting & Fishing Show returns this month
Annual W.Va. Hunting & Fishing Show returns this month

For the 30th year, the Charleston Civic Center will offer an outstanding, outdoors-oriented extravaganza indoors: the West Virginia Hunting and Fishing Show.

Thirtieth annual Geri Olympics in the planning stages for April

The Institute for Geri Olympics and Active Living planning team are getting ready for the 30th annual Geri Olympics on April 21 at the South Charleston Community Center.

Farmer’s Table: Israeli Couscous with Mushrooms
Farmer’s Table: Israeli Couscous with Mushrooms

Israeli couscous is a type of pasta made from wheat flour and semolina. It has a small, round shape about the size of small pearls. It is also called “pearl couscous.”

Eric Douglas: You can’t blame time -- it just is
Eric Douglas: You can’t blame time -- it just is

As I sat down to write this column, I was thinking about all the entertainers we’ve lost this year and all the significant things that have happened. It has been quite a year. Contrary to a lot of people, I didn’t blame the year and I...

Riverside High swim team splashes into second season of competition
Riverside High swim team splashes into second season of competition

The Riverside High School swim team is virtually a family affair this year, but its coach foresees higher numbers of divers and swimmers on the aquatic roster in seasons to come.

YMCA youth sports programs begin next week
YMCA youth sports programs begin next week

The YMCA of Kanawha Valley, at 100 YMCA Drive in Charleston, is continuing enrollment this week for a variety of winter sessions for youths.

Relay for Life kickoff event scheduled in Charleston

Organizers of the annual Relay for Life, a fundraising event to benefit the American Cancer Society, will host a kickoff event this month in Charleston.

South Charleston Public Library announces winter storytime sessions

Signups for the South Charleston Public Library’s winter storytime sessions begin Monday, Jan. 9. Storytimes will start on Jan. 23.

Coal River Group looks back on successful projects in 2016
Coal River Group looks back on successful projects in 2016

Officials with the Coal River Group report that 2016 was a successful year for the watershed group that strives to keep rivers and streams clean.

St. Albans Historical Society selling 2017 calendars
St. Albans Historical Society selling 2017 calendars

As the year 2017 approaches, it’s not too late for St. Albans residents and those with ties to the community, to stay in touch with the town’s past.

Kanawha City Montessori school planning ‘Journey and Discovery’ experience
Kanawha City Montessori school planning ‘Journey and Discovery’ experience

Go back in time -- figuratively -- in early 2017.

Mountaineer Montessori School, at 308 20th St. in Kanawha City, will host a special event, the “Montessori Journey and Discovery,” on Saturday, Jan. 8.

GoodNight celebration to ring in 2017
GoodNight celebration to ring in 2017

Beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016 will be ushered out and 2017 will be welcomed in with 42 musical performances around the city of Charleston.

Celtic Mountain Iron in Nitro creates custom-designed metalwork
Celtic Mountain Iron in Nitro creates custom-designed metalwork

For some artists, blank canvases ignite their creativity; for Scott Stephens of Nitro, a plate of 11-gauge steel serves that purpose.

Farmer’s Table: Oyster Mushrooms Rockefeller
Farmer’s Table: Oyster Mushrooms Rockefeller

Several years ago, our neighbor cut a tree on the property line before it tumbled into his house. He left the stump. What most people would view as an eyesore became an asset to my husband. He inoculated the wood with oyster mushroom spawn.

Dog obedience classes destined for Dunbar
Dog obedience classes destined for Dunbar

The Kanawha Obedience Traning Club will offer dog obedience classes, starting Sunday, Jan. 8 at the Dunbar Recreation Center.

Eric Douglas: Celebrating Hanukkah
Eric Douglas: Celebrating Hanukkah

We are in the middle of Hanukkah. It began on the evening of Dec. 24 and ends on the evening of Jan. 1.

Eric Douglas: Revisiting ‘Silent Night’
Eric Douglas: Revisiting ‘Silent Night’

Like everything else, things come and go. Fashion becomes fashionable and then it is out-of-style and then it is retro. We have short memories.

Putnam genealogy researcher helps connect families
Putnam genealogy researcher helps connect families

One Putnam County man has made it his mission to connect families through research.

Cross Lanes pastor shares his love of model railroading with parishioners
Cross Lanes pastor shares his love of model railroading with parishioners

A giant model train layout in the basement of the Rev. Gary Nelson’s parsonage in Cross Lanes captured the imaginations of both young and old during a recent holiday open house.

Farmer’s Table: Hazelnut Spritz Cookies
Farmer’s Table: Hazelnut Spritz Cookies

After my parents were married, they shared a home with my maternal grandparents, who were of German heritage.

Berry Hills Country Club collecting toys and coats
Berry Hills Country Club collecting toys and coats

As a way to give back to the community this holiday season, the Berry Hills Country Club at 1 Berry Hills Road, Charleston, is conducting a coat and toy drive now through Dec. 23.

WVU Extension Service 2017 garden calendar available
WVU Extension Service 2017 garden calendar available

Enhance your gardening and culinary skills with tips and resources offered in the 2017 West Virginia University Extension Service Garden Calendar, available now at county WVU Extension Service offices.

Chess clubs making the right moves at local middle schools
Chess clubs making the right moves at local middle schools

Strategy-minded students from Horace Mann Middle School in Kanawha City ventured to Stonewall Jackson Middle School, on Charleston’s West Side, to duel their SJMS counterparts in a chess scrimmage on Dec. 8.

Habitat for Humanity to host furniture refurbishing workshop
Habitat for Humanity to host furniture refurbishing workshop

The Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha and Putnam will host a “Refurbish Old Furniture” workshop.

Marmet Rec Center holding toy drive, hosting holiday dances

The Marmet Recreation Center, 8505 MacCorkle Ave., Marmet, is collecting toys through Saturday, Dec. 17, for children of area flood victims.

From lunches to Bible studies, Family Resource Center offers common ground
From lunches to Bible studies, Family Resource Center offers common ground

Senior citizens from Charleston’s East End and surrounding areas have a common ground to convene regularly on Ruffner Avenue.

Pepperoni Grill baking up rave reviews in Kanawha City
Pepperoni Grill baking up rave reviews in Kanawha City

Since opening its doors and firing its ovens on July 26, the Pepperoni Grill has established a palate-pleased, avid following.

Charleston Wedding Expo returns Jan. 8
Charleston Wedding Expo returns Jan. 8

Save the date: The 13th annual Charleston Wedding Expo will be held from noon until 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8 at the Charleston Civic Center.

WVU Extension Service 2017 garden calendar available
WVU Extension Service 2017 garden calendar available

Enhance your gardening and culinary skills with tips and resources offered in the 2017 West Virginia University Extension Service Garden Calendar, available now at county WVU Extension Service offices.

Farmer’s Table: Blue Cheese & Date Cheese Ball
Farmer’s Table: Blue Cheese & Date Cheese Ball

Cheese balls have long been considered the chic party food and are wildly popular during the holidays. They are easy to make, but even easier to purchase ready-made.

Andrews Heights Elementary students practice coding, robotics in new technology club
Andrews Heights Elementary students practice coding, robotics in new technology club

Stretched out on beanbag chairs and working at tables, students at Andrews Heights Elementary School in Tornado were busy on computers and iPads as they spent a recent afternoon engaged in technology.

Boxing Fit in Nitro provides ring-worthy conditioning to clients of all ages
Boxing Fit in Nitro provides ring-worthy conditioning to clients of all ages

James Frye bobbed and weaved as he threw lightning-quick jabs at his father’s hands.

Eric Douglas: Why we bring trees into our homes
Eric Douglas: Why we bring trees into our homes

I’m always interested in the origins of our traditions. Relatively speaking, the United States is still a relatively young nation, and most of our traditions arrived here with immigrants and the connections we still had to the “Old...

Was it the cornbread? Red House rescue dog has 10-puppy litter
Was it the cornbread? Red House rescue dog has 10-puppy litter

Nowhere in the classic holiday song “The 12 Days of Christmas” does it mention “10 pups a-barking,” but that’s been the case for a Red House couple recently.

Holiday comedy ‘On the Worst Day of Christmas’ begins run Friday at Alban Arts Center
Holiday comedy ‘On the Worst Day of Christmas’ begins run Friday at Alban Arts Center

Adam MacAfee will tell you that Appleville is a quiet, all-American town, full of peace year round. Everything about the annual church Christmas pageant is hunky-dory, until the church on the other side of town gets a real, live camel for their...

South Charleston’s annual Christmas parade Saturday

A holiday spectacle of colorful floats, cartoon characters, marching bands, and, of course, Santa Claus, will roll through the streets of South Charleston this Saturday, Dec. 10.