Own Your Space

What does Own Your Space mean? You may have heard the complaints some residents and visitors make about Martinsburg’s appearance. Though these comments may not be fair or accurate, they usually relate to...
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National Night Out in Martinsburg

The City of Martinsburg’s National Night Out Celebration, which took place at War Memorial Park on Tuesday, August 2 is part of a national event aimed at increasing community and partnerships with police...
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Life Hacks to Save the World

Because we are all connected to the environment, our decisions and lifestyles have a real impact. It’s important to protect and care for our ecosystem because it is essential to our quality of life and...

Martinsburg Renew Hosts Art Auction

You Are Invited Martinsburg Renew will host an Art Auction at historic Boydville this Saturday, July 23rd. The organization hopes to raise money and begin work on a major project in Downtown Martinsburg. If...
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Martinsburg Farmers Market

The first official day of the 2016 Martinsburg Farmers Market was Friday, June 3rd. Because I am always eager to support our local farmers, I immediately went after work. The turnout was excellent, especially...
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What is MiBurg?

What is MiBurg? MiBurg is more than a website and more than a blog. It's difficult to explain in one word. MiBurg is a window into the heart of Martinsburg, WV and the Eastern Panhandle. It is a place for...
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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...
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Protecting our Public Spaces

This weekend my family enjoyed a lovely afternoon kayaking on the Sleepy Creek Lake. We always enjoy our time in the Sleepy Creek Game Preserve; hiking, camping, kayaking or simply driving around enjoying the...

Create WV Gubernatotorial Roundtable

Charleston, W.Va.  - The Create West Virginia Gubernatorial Roundtable, to take place from 7 p.m. through 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, has been moved to the University of Charleston's 962-seat Geary...

Join the Assets Movement

Join the Assets Movement (JAM) refers to a community movement geared towards preventive solutions rather than interventions. The Search Institute is an organization with over 50 years of research around...

Successful Renters Program

A common complaint that I have heard throughout the years is that there is a lack of “real world” education in our school systems. Financial planning, taxes, credit and debt make the top of the list. The...
Letter to Senator Manchin

My Letter to Senator Manchin

United States Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) has issued an open call for stories about opioid abuse and how it has affected West Virginians. He intends to read these letters on the Senate Floor to filibuster the...

2016 Martinsburg Farmers Market

When I recently heard that there was an initiative to bring back the Martinsburg Farmers Market, I was cautiously optimistic. We had one a few years back, but I was never able to attend. Because it was only...
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Feel Good February

Our society often applauds a bold and brassy leadership style. We expect a “take no prisoners” approach from those in power, and we often view concepts like compassion, thoughtfulness and humility as signs...