Preserving Shepherdstown

The following is part of a Vandaleer series from partner Preservation Alliance of West Virginia.  The series focuses on young adults in West Virginia. My name is Kayla Piechowiak and I am the oldest of...

West Virginia Calling Me Home

The following is part of a Vandaleer series from partner Preservation Alliance of West Virginia.  The series focuses on young adults in West Virginia. As a native of Jefferson County, West Virginia, the...
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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...

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...

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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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...

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...

Martinsburg City Council Candidate Mary Lewis

Mary Lewis is running for the Martinsburg City Council of Ward 4, currently held by H.D. Boyd Jr. Additional challengers for the council position include Mark C. Baker and Doug Reid. Ward 4 contains a sizable...

Martinsburg City Council Candidate Jeff Molenda

Jeff Molenda is running for the At-Large position on the Martinsburg City Council. Jeff is one of six candidates for the two At-Large positions, currently being held by Gregg Watchel and Donald “Don”...

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...
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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...
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Community Helpers

This past Sunday, my priest shared this story: A woman was driving near Berkeley Medical Center last week while the snow was still heavily mounded. She saw a man walking down the street in a hospital gown...

MiBurg Launches Community Calendar

When we first launched Miburg, we had several goals in mind. We wanted to improve the cultural narrative of West Virginia and the Eastern Panhandle by featuring positive stories about the people who live and...
Martinsburg Rescue Mission

Point in Time Count – Berkeley County

The West Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness is hosting a Point in Time Count in Berkeley County. I had the opportunity to participate in the Point in Time Count last year, working to help the homeless...
The Color of Food

Learning about the Color of Food

I have always had an interest in growing ramps, mushrooms, garlic, kale and other staple foods. Now that I am a homeowner, I finally have the space to cultivate my own garden. My experience with growing plants...