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Elkins City Hall News

The city has been working closely with the Division of Highways in recent weeks in an effort to get projects underway. This coming week, DOH employees will be cleaning North Randolph Avenue, Randolph Avenue and Harrison Avenue to assist the city. We appreciate their hard work and the ...

Cortland honors volunteers at annual banquet

THOMAS — The Friends of Cortland volunteers held their annual Volunteer Banquet at the Cortland Acres’ Cafe on Thursday, April 11, as part of National Healthcare Volunteer Week. The invitation only event was extremely well attended and provided an opportunity to recognize the many ...

St. Joseph’s set to celebrate National Donate Life Month

BUCKHANNON — St. Joseph’s Hospital is pleased to join the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) to raise awareness about organ, tissue and cornea donation, and to inspire everyone during Donate Life Month to be a hero. Officials will offer a Donation Awareness event on ...

Fernow Experimental Forest celebrates 85 years

ELKINS — Northern Research Station scientists invite you to celebrate the 85th anniversary of the establishment of the Fernow Experimental Forest by joining a tour of research sites at 1 p.m. May 4. Participants will drive their own cars to each of the sites. Please meet at the equipment ...

Misti D. Shine joining St. George Medical Clinic staff

Misti D. Shine is a family nurse practitioner, board certified by American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She is a lifelong resident of Tucker County joining St. George Medical Clinic and will be providing care to our community and its people. She started her career in 1999 as a ...

Historic Buffalo Soldiers unit to appear in parade

BUCKHANNON — Amid all the drill teams and equestrian units scheduled for this year’s WV Strawberry Festival Horse & Carriage Parade, one unit, the Buffalo Soldiers, offers an interesting and historic background. The Buffalo Soldiers Mounted Unit of Maryland will make it’s first ...

Foundation announces opportunity

BUCKHANNON — The Pallottine Foundation of Buckhannon is pleased to announce the dates for its 2019 - 2020 grant cycle. The foundation, formed in 2015, serves healthcare related needs of the communities in Barbour, Lewis, Randolph, Upshur, and Webster counties through its annual grant award ...

Museum grand opening slated

ELKINS — The West Virginia Railroad Museum will be holding a Grand Opening event from 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, April 27, on the second floor of the Darden Mill in Elkins. There is an admission charge. The opening will mark the start of the season and regular hours: 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. ...

Endangered Species Day set

ELKINS — Join the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, the U.S. Forest Service and the Appalachian Forest National Heritage Area AmeriCorps program for the annual Endangered Species Day event at the Elkins YMCA at 10 a.m. May 18. Activities will be ...

B-UHS team does well at WVU competition

This year’s winning business ideas in the West Virginia Collegiate and High School Business Plan Competitions are a sign of the times: STEM learning, food and gaming. Three collegiate and two high school teams are a step closer to their entrepreneurial dreams, as entries from West Virginia ...

Traffic delay in Elkins announced

Division of Highways has announced a traffic delay on Randolph County Route 219/250, also known as Randolph Avenue, for pothole repair beginning on Monday, April 22, and completing on Tuesday, April 23. Delays will occur at the McDonald’s intersection through the Veteran’s Memorial ...

Independent film coming to Buckhannon

BUCKHANNON — The Lascaux Micro-Theater announces the West Virginia premiere of the ‘coming of aging’ feature film, “Farmer of the Year.” The film, by the Ohio University husband and wife team of Kathy Swanson and Vince O’Connell, stars Emmy-nominated Barry Corbin (Northern ...

Philippi set to host annual Main Street Art Stroll

PHILIPPI — Philippi Main Street will host 25 visual artists, 10 individual and group musical artists, and possibly dance artists at this year’s annual Philippi Art Stroll on Friday, April 26 from 5-8 p.m. in 22 exhibit sites in downtown Philippi. And in the midst of all this, visual ...

Tumble Time gymnasts compete in state meet

Tumble Time Gymnastics LLC competed in the 2019 West Virginia State Gymnastics Meet on the campus of West Virginia State University in Institute March 15-17. Platinum level gymnasts Darrah Pennington placed first on vault to become the 2019 WV State vault champion, fourth on floor, fourth ...

Camp Caring set to return for 23rd year

West Virginia Caring is hosting its annual Camp Caring, formerly Camp Nabe, Aug. 3 at Camp Mountaineer on 187 Camp Mountaineer Road, off Route 119 in Morgantown. The non-profit is accepting applications for campers who would like to attend this year’s camp. Since 1996, West Virginia Caring ...

Pringle Tree CEOS Club hosts meeting

Eight members of the Pringle Tree CEOS Club attended the regular monthly meeting April 3 at the home of Rosemary Simons. Members met at noon and Barbara Byrd opened with a prayer and a blessing on the food. A luncheon featuring a variety of finger foods provided by the members was enjoyed ...

Elkins to host two Arbor Day events

National Arbor Day falls this year on Friday, April 26. The public is invited to attend two separate Arbor Day events this year organized by Elkins Tree Board and Emma Scott Garden Club. The first event hosted by Emma Scott Garden Club will happen at 1:30 p.m. in front of the Elkins Middle ...

Communities selected to host Create Your State Tour

PRINCETON — Five West Virginia communities have been selected to host the Create Your State Tour in May. CYS is a multi-media music performance, educational presentation and workshop that inspires and empowers creative community revitalization and development through the arts. The towns ...

Emma Scott Garden Club learns about weather

ELKINS — Exciting news was announced at the April meeting of the ESGC while members and a guest had the opportunity to learn about various aspects of weather from club member, engineer and pilot Ken Hanscom. Hanscom possesses a special interest in Aviation Science and was involved as a ...