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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 ...

Sweet Celebrations of Spring

Many residents can be found today preparing for weekend events that will reflect Easter themes of reawakening, reappearing, or reunion. With some churches continuing closure vigilance, the gathering of families in home settings may be more prevalent, especially with older family members now ...

Building A Vibrant Community — Great Harvest Bakery

In this series of articles about Community Investment, David Kesling, owner of Great Harvest Bakery answers the question, “Why did you invest in Elkins and why do you continue to invest?” There’s nothing better than the smell of fresh baked bread that reminds you of your grandma’s ...