For a good time that’s untimed to let everyone compete -- and complete -- at his or her own pace, the third annual Night Glow 5K Run/Walk will light up Hurricane City Park on Sunday, May 28.
The City of Nitro has awarded prizes to a dozen people who participated in the Nitro Centennial All-Horse Parade on May 13.
Every year, I make a batch of fruity pepper jams and jelly. I’ve used many types of fruit depending on what is available at the time. Favorite flavors have included Strawberry Pepper Jelly and Fig Pepper Jam.
Memorial Day became an official American holiday in 1971 to honor the men and women who died in service to the United States.
The season got off to a slow start for the West Virginia Power last month, as the single-A farm club of the Pittsburgh Pirates lost their first six games before getting one in the win column.
Putnam County residents ages 60 and older, along with their friends and families, are invited to report for this year’s Putnam County Senior Picnic.
Along with Saturday’s Lemonade Day 5K fundraiser in Winfield, “Team Katie” community efforts to support a teenage cancer patient Katie Cobb of Winfield and her family continue in coming days:
This week, Hurricane High senior Anna Gordon races to the finish not only of a state championship track event, but a successful high school career.
One Winfield Elementary School class is organizing a large-scale fundraiser for a middle schooler with childhood cancer.
Do you often wonder what bird is singing, or what are the trees you’re standing under?
The second annual Mountain Mission 5K Run/Walk will begin at 8 a.m. Tuesday, July 4 at Kanawha State Forest in Charleston.
This is the time of year when I need to use frozen vegetables from last year’s garden to create space for this year’s crop. I also had to find a spot for some frozen whole trout that a friend delivered last week. To make room for the...
A week from today, summer begins. At least for the kids in Kanawha County Schools. Putnam County Schools are in session until June 1. (To make things a bit more confusing, most people think of Memorial Day as the beginning of summer, while...
In an old, black-and-white photo, you can see the quiet determination in her eyes, the resolve to finally take a stand, or, in this case, to remain seated.
From his building, businessman Charlie Johnson kept noticing the long-dormant car wash facility next door on busy Teays Valley Road in Hurricane.
Few command the presence or the talent like Buffalo’s Brooke Persinger, and this year she’s again guiding the Bison softball team with leadership and statistics.
Laura Byrnes achieved a phenomenal feat with her feet -- and fists -- recently.
In celebration of the Town of Buffalo’s rich history that dates to the late 17th century, the annual Buffalo Heritage Days will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, May 12, and 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 13 at the Buffalo Academy in...
When Christian Deiss stands in a group of fellow sports reporters, he usually stands out in the crowd.
In honor of National Police Week May 15-21, Financial Resources & Consulting and Henderson Insurance will host a First Responders Appreciation Day on Friday, May 19.
This is the time of year when we have an abundance of fresh asparagus. I am always looking for new ways to prepare it.
Thinking about Mother’s Day (it’s this weekend, don’t forget!), I decided to learn a bit more about the celebration and where it came from.
On July 26, 1942, 35 intrepid men and women gathered at Mission Hollow, near Kanawha City, to undertake what would be the first-ever hike of the Kanawha Trail Club.
You don’t have to travel far to find inspiration for capturing West Virginia’s scenic beauty. From the Potomac Highlands to the New River Gorge, West Virginia offers numerous areas for any adventurous photographer. There is so much to...
Poca senior Bubba Hill plays a lot of positions, and his versatility makes him a great asset to the Dots baseball team.
With a cool head and steady hand, Winfield girls tennis player Brittany Gray has successfully dispatched each of her opponents this regular season.
Valley Park in Hurricane is offering leased space for individuals, families, friends, organizations and schools to grow their own produce.
The City of Nitro will celebrate a century of history on Saturday, May 13, with the Nitro Centennial All-Horse Parade.
From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, May 6, Nitro Church of the Nazarene will have a vendor/craft show, with vendors from LuLaRoe, Posh, Scentsy and Paparazzi; handmade items; a silent auction and more.
Below is the schedule for the 2017 graduation ceremonies of public high schools in Kanawha and Putnam counties:
Some herbs thrive in cool spring temperatures. My cilantro reseeded and I have a beautiful patch in the middle of the garden. Cilantro adds flavor to Mexican and Asian dishes. It is quick to bolt when the weather warms, and I won’t get another...
Earth Day was about a week and a half ago. Day events are helpful, because they focus attention and provide a rallying point for supporters.
Rock Branch Elementary School students gave a moving presentation to visitors at the Nitro school on April 27.
The last time I caught up with Caleb Bowen, the assistant coach for Marshall University’s track and cross country teams, he had just won the Marshall Marathon last November.
One historic Hurricane building has been brought back to life as a store featuring local and female artisans, meeting space and a cafe.
A year after acquiring the property, the Marshall Health-Teays Valley location has opened to serve its patients in Putnam County under one roof.
It was a rainy morning at Ruffner Elementary School in Charleston, but when the authors of an award-winning series of books about character development showed up, the mood lightened among the fourth-graders who had gathered to hear them.
Former coal miner Dwayne Freeman drew upon his mountain roots -- and family tree -- to launch the Appalachian Distillery three years ago, and business is still brewing and booming.
Anytime Winfield girls soccer coach Marshall Hoff spoke of his team this season, the phrase, “You’ve got to hate to lose more than you love to win” was guaranteed to come up somewhere.
It was Earth Day all week at the Putnam County Public Library in Hurricane.
The 2017 RESA III Regional Math Field Day was held at the University of Charleston on March 24. Putnam County winners included:
Marshall University has been selected by the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation to host the first GenCyber Camp in the mid-Appalachian region for high school students interested in cybersecurity and careers in the...
Many of my friends are ramp and morel enthusiasts. Both are in season now in our area.
There’s a small private school in Charleston’s Elk District called the Lighthouse of Learning. It is essentially a one-room schoolhouse for middle and high school students.
The Kanawha Valley Doll and Miniature Club is hosting the annual the Tri-State Doll luncheon and sale May 5 and 6 in St. Albans.
A new autism support and social group is assembling monthly in Hurricane, forging bonds and developing a broader outreach around the region.
Autism advocate and Autism Society of West Virginia Putnam County Chapter President Nathalie Henchey is scheduled to receive a Jefferson Award today for her work in raising autism awareness.
Charges have been filed against a Putnam County farmer accused of animal abuse.
By Rick Steelhammer
A program launched last year that used the New River Gorge National River’s recently restored Camp Brookside as a campus for free public instruction in activities ranging from yoga and tai chi to...
Deb Bauer is an outdoorswoman for all seasons.
During the winter, Bauer, who just turned 52 and works in the aerospace industry, likes to cross country ski, especially around the mountains near her home in Spokane, Washington.
The situation that came to a head last week at A&A Farms in Confidence appears to be another case of good intentions gone bad.
Hurricane High School senior Aaron Perry paved his path to the next level with pitching, and this season he looks to cap his high school career as a state champion.
When Lisa Lewis, the principal of Lakeside Elementary School, walked into a school assembly earlier this month, she thought she was watching of a new Parent Teacher Association fundraiser to the school.
The owner of A&A Farms at Confidence said he wanted his place to be a sanctuary for unwanted animals. But something, somewhere, went wrong.
Driving through downtown a few days ago, on a bright and sunny spring day, I noted a large group of people (mostly women) walking/jogging on their lunch hour near the West Virginia Power ballpark.
I like doughnuts. I like sugary glazed doughnuts, cake doughnuts, chocolate doughnuts, doughnuts with or without holes, cream-filled doughnuts, jelly doughnuts, yeast or raised doughnuts, beaver tails, malasadas and bar doughnuts.
“Marcellus Shale,” a topical play addressing the environmental and personal impact of fracking, will be presented on stage at 8 p.m. Friday, April 21 and also at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 22 at the Alban Arts Center, 65 Olde Main Plaza in...
At one time or another, pretty much everyone has asked the question, “What does a rabbit who brings eggs have to do with Easter?”
Most people are familiar with tacos, a traditional Mexican food. Tacos are made with soft or hard corn or wheat tortillas containing a variety of fillings. They are often garnished with tomatoes, onions, lettuce, salsa, cheese or guacamole. Beef and...
Have a child looking to improve his or her game on the court?
Win or lose, Winfield’s Cartney Schoolcraft competes every play for the Generals softball team.
A clean sweep is on the calendar -- specifically, Wednesday, April 19 -- for Main Street in downtown Hurricane.
Hidden in Plain Sight, a program from the West Virginia State Police Crimes Against Children Unit, made a stop at Winfield
I have been writing my column for the last couple of months at a local café on Main Street in Hurricane called Books & Brews.
A year removed from success and injury, Buffalo track standout Madi Michels returns healthy and ready to re-create her freshman success.
Plans for renovations at Buffalo Elementary School are moving forward after a mandatory pre-bid hearing at the school Wednesday, March 29.
A classroom partnership at Buffalo High School is creating friendships, while teaching students life skills.
The weather is getting warmer and soon it will be time for backyard cookouts, picnics, graduation parties and potluck events. That means you’ll probably be seeing a pasta salad or two.
The West Virginia Power’s website has a countdown clock, reflecting the days, hours and minutes until opening day. Hint: the first pitch of the 2017 home opener gets thrown tomorrow.
They say one good turn deserves another, but a good spin can also reap positive benefits.
The Coal River Group has announced it will host the third annual Run for the River Triathlon at Meadowood Park in Tornado on Saturday, April 15.
It’s a royal occasion as two new Putnam County businesses open their doors officially.
The Home Builders Association of Greater Charleston will sponsor the 2017 West Virginia Home Show this weekend.
A virtual rite of spring for decades now, prom season will be returning to area high schools in coming weeks.
The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources hosted the 12th Annual West Virginia Archery in the Schools State Tournament at the Charleston Civic Center Saturday, March 25.
The City of Hurricane is seeking entries for the talent show that will take place during the Spring Festival Saturday, May 6 on Main Street.
New Hope Animal Rescue, a no-kill animal sanctuary, is sponsoring its eighth annual Bowl-A-Thon for Animals on Sunday, April 2, at Town N Country Lanes in Nitro.
The Putnam County Solid Waste Authority held a recent recycling contest that was open to all students who reside in Putnam County.
There’s only one rabbit that moves faster than the Easter Bunny -- and that’s the White Rabbit when he’s looking for Easter eggs with his Wonderland friends.
A pair of Buffalo High School football standouts signed on March 22 to play at West Virginia Wesleyan College. Fullback/linebacker Jacob Hanshaw and offensive/defensive lineman Hunter Allen both signed with the Bobcats last week.
Several Putnam County school students competed in an archery tournament in Ripley on March 18.
Poca High School senior Sarah Fisher again figures a prominent position for the Dots softball team this season, though this year in a new role.
Magic and science will merge for a fun-providing, thought-provoking and fundraising day Saturday, April 1 at St. John United Methodist Church in Scott Depot.
It was big day at Poca Middle School on Friday, March 24.
When Marlane Crockett Carr moved to Eleanor at age 4, the town was nothing more than a few homes and dirt roads -- but to her, it was paradise.
Two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to listen to two men speak and what they said still resonates with me.
Some would argue that White Chili is not chili at all, just as there are those who say red chili should never contain beans. Chili lovers have strong opinions about what constitutes a good chili.
The annual Spring Festival, sponsored by the United Methodist Women at Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church, 2848 Putnam Ave. in Hurricane, will be held Saturday, April 8, at the church.
FestivALL Charleston, named a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society again for 2017, celebrates its 13th year June 16-25.
The 27th annual Friends of Sojourner’s Style Show is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 8 at the Woman’s Club of Charleston headquarters, 1600 Virginia St., E., Charleston.
Bananas are one of the most popular and widely consumed fruits in the world. They are a staple food crop for millions of people in developing countries. They are considered critical to global food security and serve as a valuable, year-round food...
Judging from the emails and comments I received from the column two weeks ago about getting rid of plastic bags, I touched a nerve.
Project Sticker Shock, a program for the prevention of underage drinking, continues to be active in Putnam County.
The West Virginia Golf Association is accepting registrations for 2017 tournaments, some of which will be held in Kanawha and Putnam counties. To register and find out more about each event, go to: www.wvga.org
Leadership and success follow hand-in-hand with the Hurricane softball program, and this year’s team figures to feature more of the same behind returning senior starters Katie Adams and Paige Scruggs.
More than 100 young riders from throughout West Virginia, Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, North Carolina and Maryland will saddle up to compete in a rodeo contest later this month in Winfield.
For the most part, this winter has been relatively mild when it comes to temperature and precipitation, which has really helped the middle and high school track and field athletes prepare for the upcoming track season.
Ron Foster didn’t intend to pursue politics.
He had spent his whole life working in engineering, eventually moving on to owning his own business, Scott Depot-based Foster Supply.
If you thought honey bees were beneficial, sit back and listen to Rob O’Quinn fill you in on the importance of mason bees and leafcutter bees, which are native to North America.