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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 ...

Picnic with a View

DAVIS — As we have spent a large part of our late winter huddled by heating stoves trying to keep warm and safely confining ourselves to limited travels, spring begins to pop open planted flower bulbs and beckon newly born animals out into pastures where they may find some sprouting growth ...

Finding peace and healing in times of unrest and distress

These are undoubtedly times of tremendous trials. The pandemic has not only brought about great loss but also has caused our lives to be even more complicated. We cannot go to see our elderly loved ones or receive visitors like we used to do. As a pastor, I have been limited in visiting ...