Mtn Scene: Groomed Trails & Crisp Mountain Air at The Omni Homestead

This winter, head over to The Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs to experience southern hospitality, elegant charm, and winter fun. This historic 250-year-old resort has been a premier destination for 23 U.S. presidents. Located in rural Bath County, it spans 2,000 acres of scenic Virginia landscape, and provides timeless comforts and access to an […]

WV Artist on Display: Inspired by Nature at its Brightest

This month’s WV Artist on Display is Donna Tolbert. She makes painted furniture, small hand-painted boxes and traditional paintings on canvas. Her passion is repairing and upcycling tired, old furniture and making it functional and beautiful. She says “each piece must have ‘good bones,’ and often the shape inspires whether it will become a koi […]

Guns n’ Cornbread: Are You Stuck in February?

“In the depths of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer” Albert Camus I hate getting stuck. I have had vehicles stuck up in some of the nastiest places that you have ever seen. Usually there was rain and snow and lots of mud involved, along with a good portion […]

In the Spirit: Virginia is for “Wine” Lovers

Go to any corner of the country and ask what the State Slogan for Virginia is and most everyone will respond correctly with “Virginia is for Lovers”.  Only a few stand out in my mind and during my youth, I lived all over the country.  The truth is, our neighbors to the east have a […]

Future Doc: Simple Solutions

Despite being in a complex world, it has been said that nearly all problems can be reduced to a simplicity. The following is my synopsis of the HBO series GAME OF THRONES (GOT): A few people with special blood lines and their enlightened followers wish to “break the wheel” and replace the establishment that has […]

My Dog & I: Crate or Cage?

Many years ago,  a big controversy was front and foremost in the dog training world… Dog trainers and animal professionals were using a containment system to manage their dogs while working with them, training them and caring for them. This became an idea that they tried to share with the public as a useful tool […]

Saturday, March 2: Jon Stickley Trio Will Make you Believe at Wild Bean

On record, the Jon Stickley Trio explode with kaleidoscopic colors, owed predominantly to their tightly-bound, earth-shattering finger-picking. They cut traditional fiddle tunes, such as Bill Monroe’s “Jerusalem Ridge,” with the chewy bounce of jazz music and the blustering firestorm of jamgrass. Players Jon Stickley, Lyndsay Pruett and Hunter Deacon hail from Asheville, North Carolina and […]

A Little Taste of Everything in 2019 at Greenbrier Valley Theatre

Greenbrier Valley Theatre, the State Professional Theatre of West Virginia, is delighted to announce Season Tickets for its 52nd season are now on sale. GVT’s 2019 line-up features everything from fairy tales and zany farces to touching tragedies and holiday comedies. To purchase season passes or for more information, call GVT’s Box Office at 304-645-3838 […]

Friday, March 1: Dave Shepherd at Hawk Knob

On Friday, March 1 from 6-9pm, Dave Shepherd, a country(ish) musician from Philadelphia will be playing his unique blend of music at Hawk Knob Cidery and Meadery in Lewisburg. Dave is influenced by such far-flung styles as 90’s-2000’s punk and indie, 60’s country and bluegrass, classic rock, and instrumental jazz. Listen to him now at […]