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Snow Day, a Poem

Snow Day is a poem was written by Lauren Cuff and originally featured by our friends at Weelunk. I have coffee I keep my pajamas on I play music I listen to my dog snore I begin...
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Violet’s Wash

American Life in Poetry: Column 482 BY TED KOOSER, U.S. POET LAUREATE Diane Gilliam Fisher, who lives in Ohio, has published a book called Kettle Bottom that portrays the hard life of the West...

Artist Spotlight: Kristi Squires

This past month The Engine Room hosted an art gallery event in downtown Hagerstown, MD. The event was called “Pocket Market,” a gallery event where local artists were able to showcase and sell their...

Why We Need the West Virginia Channel

This post comes from our friends at Weelunk and is authored by Scott Finn. The original post can be seen here. What is West Virginia’s most valuable resource? Our natural beauty? Coal and natural...

Artist Spotlight: Meg Ryan

This past month The Engine Room hosted an art gallery event in downtown Hagerstown. The event was called “Pocket Market,” a gallery event where local artists were able to showcase and sell their creations...

A Song for West Virginia

This poem was written by Marc Harshman WV Poet Laureate and was originally posted on Weelunk.com   Mountains called Nathaniel, Coal, Cheat, Blair. Rivers called Potomac, Kanawha, Greenbrier,...

Christmas In The Streets

On December 19th the 3rd Annual Christmas In The Streets Outreach took place in downtown Martinsburg. Community members gathered to serve a hot meal, hand out Christmas stockings filled with socks, hats and...
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Millennial State of Mind

Shared from Weelunk.com’s partner: West Virginia Executive Natalie Roper is the Executive Director of Weelunk parter: Generation West Virginia Millennials, those born after 1980, are choosing to live,...

Scarves In The Park – Recap

We want to thank everyone who participated in Scarves In The Park this Saturday. It was beautiful to see so many people come together to make this a reality, and we were thrilled to be able to document it for...

Jefferson County Excess Levy

The following article was submitted to us by a citizen of Jefferson County. On Saturday, December 12, 2015, Jefferson County residents will have the opportunity to support Jefferson County Schools by...
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An Unexpected Halloween

We received the following story from a reader and Martinsburg resident.  Although Halloween is past us, we believe the ideas expressed here can and should carry through the rest of the holiday season and into...
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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! We asked you to share your thoughts, memories and the things that make you happy for our Thanksgiving Day post! We received several messages, and we are really grateful. We also want to...

Four Empty Seats: WE CAN Mentor our Youth

I pull into the parking lot and turn off the engine, pausing to take a few deep breathes before getting out of my car and heading towards the church entrance.  The air is crisp, but I can feel the morning sun...