The South Charleston Chamber of Commerce will host “A Murderous Reunion,” an interactive murder mystery dinner theater, at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18 and Saturday, Sept. 19 at the Comedy Zone Charleston, in the Holiday Inn & Suites...
Let your hair down, put on some beads and join the fun at the annual Funeral Parade, to be held Saturday, Sept. 19, in South Charleston.
Watercolor classes for beginners and advanced beginners will be offered soon at the Hansford Center in St. Albans.
West Virginia’s 2015–2016 migratory game bird seasons will begin statewide Tuesday, Sept. 1, with the opening of the early Canada goose and mourning dove seasons, according to Paul Johansen, chief of the Wildlife Resources Section of the...
Eight students and staff members of the Elkview-based Dueling Dragon Seiei Kan Martial Arts attended the American Karate and Jujitsu Union Nationals at Ohio University Chillicothe in Chillicothe, Ohio, on Aug. 15.
This year’s Oktoberfest is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12. During those 12 hours, activities to excite the entire family will be in full display.
Regency Place, a senior and independent-living community in Scott Depot, will host a bowling tournament, to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association, Sunday, Aug. 30, at Town & Country Lanes in Nitro.
Gallery Eleven’s Featured Artist of the Month for August is JoeAnn Crawford, an award-winning West Virginia artist who is included in several state, national and corporate collections.
Move over, Trix cereal -- crayons aren’t just for kids anymore, either.
The West Virginia Power came out of the gate strong to start the second half of their South Atlantic League season and haven’t look back going into the final regular-season games.
Ground has been broken for a new recreational opportunity for Clendenin’s citizens and visitors.
Mayberry’s Family Restaurant in St. Albans will be hosting its fourth annual “Mayberry’s Day” on Saturday, Aug. 22, with a day filled with free activities for the community, including a cake and pie contest, Mayberry...
Lenny Robinson was Batman in appearance and in heart.
Based on a classic children’s book, the play “Dr. Dolittle” continues this weekend at the Alban Arts Center, 65 Olde Main St., St. Albans.
Belle kids enjoyed the second annual back-to-school bash Aug. 1 at Mount Juliet United Methodist Church in Belle. Along with face-painting, there were inflatables for children to enjoy along with free sno-cones, hot dogs and beverages.
Schools have started, but summer hasn’t ended.
As a reminder of that, the City of South Charleston is hosting its annual Summerfest event, which runs from Wednesday, Aug. 12, through Saturday, Aug. 15, downtown “Around the...
Ford Motor Company’s Driving Skills for Life program will be conducted twice on Saturday, Aug. 15, at the West Virginia Air National Guard Armory adjacent to Coonskin Park in Charleston.
Resembling a Frisbee, a “golf disc” ricocheted off a tree and landed in some brush, as dappled sunlight sparkled “Hole” No. 8 at St. Albans City Park’s new disc golf course.
Caution is paramount for motorists and students alike every hour of every day schools are in session.
Individuals working to get Sunday hunting approved in Kanawha County by voters in the May 2016 primary election will hold petition signings at the following locations:
For many of our readers, this week’s print edition will look somewhat different -- yet somehow familiar.
All work and no play can put a bit of a damper on the excitement and challenges of a new school year. As such, a variety of diversions (all this and S’mores!) is included with next week’s new-student orientation enrollment and move-in...
The Kanawha Players will perform “Dearly Departed,” by David Bottrell and Jessie Jones, on Aug. 21-22 and 28-29 at the LaBelle Theater in South Charleston.
There are several versions about the origin of Buffalo chicken wings. One thing is certain: They originated in Buffalo, New York.
With unseasonably frequent rainstorms this summer keeping us guessing, one thing remains as predictable as it has for the past 113 years: the annual Pinch Reunion will be held yet again, this time on Aug. 7-9 in Pinch.
Registration is underway for the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources’ fall “Becoming an Outdoors-Woman” workshop at Watoga State Park in Marlinton Sept. 18-20.
The South Charleston Chamber of Commerce and Chamber members Associated Systems Professionals and Bluegrass E-Cycling are hosting a free e-cycle event in South Charleston.
The Kanawha Valley Friends of Old-Time Music and Dance -- widely and better known as FOOTMAD among its members and legion of followers -- will sponsor a “Wandering Minstrel House Concert” with Baltimore-based artist Arty Hill and...
What good is sitting alone in your room? Come hear the music play.
It’s 35 years and counting for the Hansford Senior Center in St. Albans.
here’s magic in the milkweed.
That’s the hope of children who planted a butterfly garden behind First Presbyterian Church of Dunbar, where milkweed plants are ready to attract monarch butterflies.
A “monster flower” took shape just outside the Rock Lake Community Life Center in South Charleston, as children and youth gathered for the fifth annual Rock Lake Arts Camp.
West Virginia State University has announced it is lowering early enrollment tuition for high school students taking courses to $25 per credit hour.
Bill and Fran Fortune, co-directors of the Nitro Community Food Pantry, walked through the pantry’s new location and marveled at all the space.
New Hope Animal Rescue’s Paws and Shop thrift store, 2806 Putnam Ave., Hurricane, is hosting Customer Appreciation Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8.
Our garden is bursting with zucchini. With such wet weather, I cannot always get into the garden without sinking knee deep in soil that is comparable to quicksand. When I can finally reach the plants, the zucchini are often much bigger than I like.
There’s a breath of somewhat-fresher air in the Mink Shoals/Charleston area these days.
As many readers know, I am a potter. I specialize in utilitarian ware. I have always enjoyed making ceramic items that I can use in the kitchen.
As towns across West Virginia seek ways to prosper now and in the future, tourism is coming to the forefront as sectors such as coal and chemicals continue to wane.
Fishing or floating on the rivers and streams in the area can be both fun and challenging.
The West Virginia Power has started the second half of the South Atlantic League season playing an inspiring style of baseball. The Power’s roster has young players from top to bottom, which this season’s coaching staff enjoys teaching...
Although it’s been open for about a year, a new picnic shelter at St. Albans City Park was officially recognized during a recent ribbon-cutting ceremony.
William L. Grover of Cross Lanes is about ready to retire from a job he loves, even though it requires him to get out of bed by 1 or 2 a.m. and then drive in darkness, rain, snow, sleet, hail and anything else Mother Nature throws at him.
A new event, featuring fun for the whole family and a spirited cornhole tournament, is coming to Marshall University’s Huntington campus on Saturday, Aug. 1.
Gooseberries are not a popular fruit. In fact, a lot of people have neither seen nor tasted gooseberries. They are not available in supermarkets and, only occasionally, can they be found at farmers markets.
The wet weather has had an impact on this year’s Putnam County Fair, but the fair is open this weekend (July 17-19) as planned. Highlights include carnival rides, food vendors, a high-wire act, 4-H displays, live entertainment and much more is...
The Coal River Group has announced the hiring of the organization’s first full-time employee.
Unlike the holiday season of Thanksgiving and Christmas, summer is a time when donations to local food banks tend to fall off, as schools aren’t in session and vacations are on the minds of many.
The City of Nitro’s museum, which features a collection of military memorabilia, is in the process of moving from its former home in the old Nitro High School, into a bigger, more visible space inside the old A-1 Carpet building on 20th...
Fisher Memorial Church, located in southern Jackson County, a few miles north of Sissonville, will host the 19th West Virginia School of Gospel Music Camp Monday, July 27 through Friday, July 31.
While Sissonville High School students are out for the summer, construction workers from Putnam County-based MIRC Construction Services are in, giving a new, fresh look to the home of the Indians.
West Virginia University Tech opened its doors, dorms and laboratories last week for a first-time, gender-specific week of academic exploration and career possibilities.
Everyone, including young people like me, has a busy and stressful life. But can you imagine being a U.S. Senator and the amount of stress that comes with that job?
The Putnam County Fair returns for 2015 Friday, July 10 through Saturday, July 18 at the 4-H Fairgrounds in Eleanor.
or a group of artists, Tuesday means packing up their brushes and watercolors and heading to the Hansford Senior Center in St. Albans.
Weeds reach the giraffe’s knees at a former Putt-Putt golf course at the Rock Lake Community Life Center in South Charleston.
Beginning Aug. 1, Monty Warner will assume responsibility as chief executive officer at the YMCA of Kanawha Valley, which operates facilities and programs throughout the county.
A group of area senior veterans and support staff hope to raise enough money to pay for a trip to Glasgow, Scotland, in September. The mission is to participate in a cross-cultural event to promote healthy lifestyles among senior citizens.
Propelled by a West Virginia Division of Energy grant via the state Department of Education’s Office of School Transportation, Kanawha County Schools tested propane-powered buses throughout the county last month.
There are lots of jokes about zucchini, but I have to admit I like this vegetable and look forward to the first from the garden.
Brianna Eden, a 2015 Sissonville High School graduate, received a JROTC medal and certificate in May from John Young Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution representative Linda Bibbee.
For approximately 50 years in the 20th century, Hafer Funeral Home and other funeral homes in the Elk River area frequently provided ambulance service to residents in need, driving passengers to the nearest hospital or other professional medical care.
Kanawha County’s Summer Food Service Program had a special opening course at the Elk Elementary Center in Elk Hills last week.
Twelve-year-old Chance Peck of St. Albans has achieved a milestone not equaled by many others.
The following is a list of upcoming events scheduled at Kanawha County Public Library locations. For more information, visit the library’s website at www.kanawhalibrary.org.
Sternwheelers, live music and more will greet visitors to St. Albans Riverfest, which kicks off Thursday, June 25, and continues through Sunday, June 28 at Roadside Park in St. Albans.
The third annual recipients of the Richard (Dick) Green Memorial Scholarships are Lauren London from Hurricane High School and Mariah Cook from Nitro High School.
Charleston Montessori School will offer a one-week camp for rising first- through sixth-grade students the week of July 27-31.
The 19th annual Regional Teen Institute will be held Monday, June 29 through Thursday, July 2 at the Rippling Waters Campgrounds in Romance in southern Jackson County.
At the 16th annual awards ceremony at Riverside High School May 14, the East Bank High School Alumni Association awarded scholarships of $4,000 each to 25 RHS graduating seniors.
The peak season for locally grown fresh strawberries is May through June. There is nothing better than a soft, deep-red, sun-warmed strawberry plucked right off the plant.
On a warm spring day in May, a group of St. Albans ladies wearing elegant hats captured a bygone era of genteel formality, teas and social graces.
Nestled in a woodsy setting near the Carriage Trail in Charleston’s South Hills, is a small cabinet filled with knowledge, adventure and imagination.
Some people are surprised to learn that I have eaten freshwater shrimp, more properly called freshwater prawn, raised near Athens,Ohio.
Two-hundred-thirty-three eighth-grade students from across West Virginia received the prestigious Golden Horseshoe award for outstanding knowledge of West Virginia history and culture on May 1.
Adults and children may debate from now ‘til the end of time the existence of Santa Claus.
The annual National Summer Transportation Institute 4-H camp for students entering seventh through ninth grades continues to accept applications for the June 15-26 camp hosted by West Virginia State University Extension Service.
Bubbles burst like gentle kisses on the face of Piedmont Elementary School kindergarten teacher Janet Lutz.
Construction has begun on what will become Zippy’s Hot Dogs & Ice Cream, a new, family-owned business between the Shops At Trace Fork and Dudley Farms Plaza in South Charleston.
Representatives from one of West Virginia’s Medicaid managed care organizations fear that a court order barring them from expanding their coverage into behavioral health services will negatively impact patient care coordination for thousands of...
Budding teenage artists will get the opportunity to blossom at West Virginia University’s Mountaineer Summer Drawing Academy July 22-25 in Morgantown.
The University of Charleston School of Pharmacy is inviting high school juniors and seniors and college undergraduates to participate in an intensive, three-day summer camp for students interested in pursuing a career in pharmacy.