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Tire collection events announced for May

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s (WVDEP) Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan (REAP) is hosting several tire collection events in the month of May. Among the remaining events in May are: • Barbour County: May 13 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the ...

Today is Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of four articles brought to you by Youth Health Service to highlight the importance of caring for every child’s mental health. ELKINS — Today has been designated as National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day by the Substance Abuse ...

Free event to feature homemade, homegrown goods

ELKINS — Elkins is full of skilled makers, bakers and producers, and the Elkins Tractor Supply store is bringing these talented individuals and businesses together for a community-wide, family-friendly event. The store will host its annual Market Day event from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. May 18 ...

Jump into ‘Seussical’ with The Old Brick Playhouse

Anticipation is building for Thursday’s Old Brick Playhouse Apprentice performance of “Seussical the Musical” by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. The Old Brick Apprenticeship is a nationally acclaimed afterschool theatre program for secondary students located in Elkins. Recently ...

Special exhibits join the Strawberry Festival Quilt Show

BUCKHANNON — The 42nd Strawberry Festival Quilt Show, sponsored by the Quilters at Heart Guild and the Upshur County CEOS, will be from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. May 16-17 and from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. May 18 at the Rockefeller Center on the West Virginia Wesleyan College campus. Two special exhibits ...

St. Joseph’s Hospital recognizes employee

BUCKHANNON — St. Joseph’s Hospital recently honored Teena Thorne with the Values Inspired Person (VIP) Award. Teena is an LPN with the St. Joseph’s Family Medicine Clinic located at Auction Lane. Tina’s co-workers say that she is always cheerful, giving her patients hope and ...

Ribbon cutting a fundraiser for Animal Friends

DAVIS — A new restaurant in Davis celebrated its grand opening this past weekend with a ribbon cutting and private fundraiser for local Tucker County charity, Animal Friends of Doggy Sods. The 912 Brew Pub, located at 912 William Avenue on the main drag in Davis, serves what it calls ...

Altman designs artwork for D&E commemorative medal

ELKINS — Members of the 2019 graduating class at Davis & Elkins College will receive a commemorative medal featuring artwork created by their classmate Nick Altman. The original drawing of The Caboose Cafe is embossed on the front of the coin, while the back is inscribed with the ...

Artist exhibit to benefit library

BUCKHANNON — Acclaimed local artist Sara Golden will display “The Stream of Collective Consciousness Series”, an exhibit of original art based upon a word-a-day in the form of greeting cards and prints, at the Upshur Country Public Library today, starting at 10 a.m., and Friday from 10 ...

Roger Bolton honored for service to the community

PHILIPPI — Reg Trefethen, the out-going president of the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce, presented the Chamber Directors Special Award recently to Roger Bolton, owner of Town and Country Chrysler-Dodge-Ram in Belington. Bolton was honored for his many years of meritorious public ...

Clean-up set at Rich Mountain Battlefield

The Rich Mountain Battlefield Foundation will host a Park Day cleanup of trash and winter debris beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the battlefield. Bottled water will be provided, but participants are asked to bring their own lunch. Free T-Shirts will also be available. In case of bad ...

Emma Scott Garden Club plans fundraiser

ELKINS — The Emma Scott Garden is planning for their annual fundraiser “Food, Floral and Fun VI” on Saturday, May 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Randolph County Community Arts Center on the corner of Randolph Avenue and Park Street, Elkins. The venue has changed this year but the ...

Elkins City Hall News

At this past week’s meeting, City Council was presented with the idea of installing a new sound system downtown. Many organizations and residents have expressed an interest in this project and after some discussion the council agreed to move forward asking the Municipal Properties committee ...

Cortland nurse travels to Guatemala for surgical mission trip

THOMAS — Missionary work providing skilled health care and surgical needs to people in medium and low-income countries such as Guatemala has been around for centuries. Thankfully, Cortland Acres nurse, Lesa Jordan, has been volunteering her time and skills for the last 15 years to help ...

West Virginia counties receive disaster designation

CHARLESTON— The United States Department of Agriculture has approved 12 counties in West Virginia as primary natural disaster areas. Those counties are the following: Braxton, Calhoun, Clay, Jackson, Mason, Nicholas, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Webster, Wirt and Wood. The designation is in ...

Davis Health System launches affiliation with WVU Hospitals

ELKINS — Davis Health System and WVU Hospitals announced Wednesday a clinical affiliation that will increase access to certain highly-specialized services and innovative care for residents in the Potomac Highlands region. “We are building on each other’s strengths to provide the ...

Local club seeks photographic art for Cortland Acres

THOMAS — Cortland Acres, in collaboration with the Tucker County Photography Club, announces the fourth annual Photography Exhibition. Selected images will be used to create high definition canvas prints for display throughout Cortland Acres. As in previous years, approximately 14 images ...