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Martinsburg’s Nameless

Its 8:30 pm and unusually warm for a November evening. I end up at Sheetz to grab a quick dinner because I’m too tired to cook. I walk inside and find the staff prepping for a busy night. Floors are being...

Pokémon Go Cultivates Community

I started playing Pokémon in 1997. I was thirteen at the time. I began with the Limited Yellow Edition, which was favorable over Red or Blue because you could choose Pikachu as your starting Pokémon. I began...

Jim Horner of Horner Clock Services

James “Jim” Horner started turning wood out of necessity. Jim, a local business owner and artist, works with antique clocks. He began turning wood on his own time with the Catoctin Area Turners. I met...

Miss Earth: Mikaela Gillespie

I met Mikaela Gillespie at the 8th Annual Eastern Panhandle Earth Day Celebration. Mikaela was present to represent Miss Earth and to meet individuals at the event. She wore her Miss Teen West Virginia...
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WV FresHealthy Bucks Program

Eating Healthy Can Be Affordable While many are prepping their gardens for produce in the coming months, local Farmer’s Markets opened to share their seasonal bounty with the community. Nutritious food...

Actions in the Wake of Suicide

A friend messaged me late into the night on Sunday. “I lost someone” and “he took his own life” sat front and center on the screen of my phone. As a therapist familiar with the impact suicide has on...
JD of PINES VII

Artist Spotlight: JD of PINES VII

There were many different types of vendors present at the 8th Annual Panhandle Earth Day Celebration. The event was held on April 30th, 2016 at Morgan’s Grove Park in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. This...
Fog and Fae

Artist Spotlight: Fog and Fae

There were many different types of vendors present at the 8th Annual Panhandle Earth Day Celebration. The event was held on April 30th, 2016 at Morgan’s Grove Park in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. This...
Mountain State Free Thinkers

Mountain State Free Thinkers

There were diverse vendors present at the 8th Annual Panhandle Earth Day Celebration held on April 30th, 2016 at Morgan’s Grove Park in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.  One of the booths in attendance was the...
Prince by Ann Althouse

Getting to Know Prince

I have a secret. I don't own any Prince albums.  I have not seen Purple Rain.  I do not have a fond memory of intimacy with his songs playing in the background.  I might be able to identify a song on the...

Almost Heaven Dinner

I attended the Almost Heaven Dinner, hosted by the Democrats of Jefferson County, WV. The event took place at the Clarion Hotel in Sherpherdstown, WV. I did not know what to expect as I had never been to an...