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Storytelling After Dark

Cooler mornings and evenings are coming our way as October makes its bid to be our favorite month. With autumn forest colors reaching peak, it is one of our most beautiful times of the year, but little children will remind us as they search in attics for costume apparel that Halloween is on ...

Making Summer Memories

Summer has been so appreciated this year. As August is upon us, one recognizes that enjoyable activities have returned to our schedules and being able to be part of our social order has done us all lots of good. While vaccinated folks have considerably more freedom to come and go, a ...

Adventure Lake

If putting a real splash into your summer is a goal, one may gather the family and head for Route 119 North out of Philippi to find Tygart Lake State Park on Grafton’s edge. A new and wonderful addition has been constructed among the facilities there and is known as the Adventure Lake ...

Teter Lake

If the sun’s hot rays are causing cravings for cool ocean waves, but a convincing argument has not been made for packing up and being part of the Eastern shore beach-mania, a surprising solution may exist within an hour’s drive of your home. An area “Best-Kept Secret” awaits you ...

Fresh Strawberries

Those Central West Virginia natives among us recognize each May that it will not be long before ripened strawberries will be available from our area farms. Buckhannon’s annual Strawberry Festival has always ensured competitions among State strawberry growers and a native of that town ...

From Dance Hall to Church

BRANDYWINE — From dance hall to pork palace, from strip joint to Christian church. What tales these gray walls could tell! This plain clapboard building at 12590 Blue Gray Trail (US33) was built by Roy Pope to be a community dance hall in the 1930s. “It had neon lights all around and ...