Panhandle Running Camp Grows

Camp River Runners Summer Youth Run Camps are back, bigger, and better for 2017.  New is our overnight High School Camp July 16-19. We continue our Middle School Day Camp July 10-13 and High School Day Camp...
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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...

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...
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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...
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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...

Spring is Coming to the Eastern Panhandle

With the recent and glorious spike in temperature, it’s easy to forget that we were digging ourselves out of 40 inches of snow just a few weeks ago. Spring is coming to the Eastern Panhandle! This time of...

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...

Home Rule in the Panhandle

On Wednesday February 23, the town council of Shepherdstown, WV held a meeting open to the public to discuss the possibility of the town changing its status to a “home rule” municipality. Members of the...

North Mountain Artist Residency

North Mountain is an artist residency open to those who work in visual mediums, installation, performance, text, research forms, and sound that seek dedicated time and space to develop their practice in a...

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...

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...