Grandpa Larry’s Post Quarantine Recovery Photos, Story, and Poem

I know this is just a vanity, but part of my brand is that old picture at the top of my column. I don’t even have that shirt anymore! And I always get a haircut in spring because I like to fly with my cockpit open, and don’t like my hair blowing everywhere and slapping […]

Mountain Scene: West End Coffee House, Rainelle’s Buzziest Addition!

People who visit coffeehouses regularly are likely to meet others engaged in the same routine. Over time, they feel at ease in the space and develop a sense of attachment. The coffee house becomes a “third space” where people meet and engage in conversation and friendship. The West End Coffee House, also known as WECH, […]

WV Artist on Display: James Lockridge Brings Joy w/ Artisan Objects

Meet James Lockridge, a local artist who is passionate about crafting artisan objects that bring joy and beauty to our daily lives. James describes his work as an expression of his love for old-world technique in the disciplines of sculpture, painting, gilding, glass and metal work.  His pieces speak to his admiration of classic scale […]

In the Spirit: Whiskey & Women.

International Women’s Day may have been in March, but the accomplishments of strong women should be celebrated every day.  Let’s talk about women empowerment in an industry you would not initially imagine it thriving so well in. The whiskey industry! History will always say drinking or distilling bourbon was only for Gentlemen. What if I […]

Eye on the Sky: Drinking in the Earthshine (with Some Moonshine?)

Hello once again fellow astrophiles! You’ll be glad to know that May is shaping up to be a fine time to be out under the stars, dreaming and frittering life away, drunk on the grandeur of nature. I know I’m going to be out there drinking it all in. The first event of note occurs […]

Sunday, May 30: Pre-Memorial Day Crawfish Boil at Hill & Holler!

@hashtagwv #CMA musician of the year 2019/2020 #JeneeFleenor 🎻 is the coolest! ♬ original sound – HashtagWV City Paper Sure to be the tastiest throwdown this Spring, head to Hill & Holler for their very first Pre-Memorial Day Crawfish Boil on Sunday, May 30th. It will encompass all the great things about life along the […]

May 20 – June 3: Alderson Berry Fest, a HOOT of a Good Time!

From May 20th until June 3rd, grab the kids and head to Sunset Berry Farm in Alderson for Berry Fest! This is a 14-day event that celebrates the strawberry harvest in Greenbrier County, West Virginia. Festival-goers will enjoy headline entertainment, fields of strawberries, pony rides, local eats, a butterfly release, hayrides, longhorns, live music, a […]

Friday, June 4: Scott Miller at Masonic Ampitheatre

Fiery roots-rock singer/songwriter Scott Miller performs at the Historic Masonic Theatre in Clifton Forge on Friday, June 4th at 7:30pm. Raised on a cattle farm in Virginia, and well versed in topics ranging from Greek mythology to modernist poetry, Miller’s smart songwriting has long been admired by his peers. He is a  founding member of […]