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Lunch boxes are about style, not just sustenance
Lunch boxes are about style, not just sustenance

Brown baggers increasingly favor designer patterns and outdoorsy styling over cartoons

Lunch boxes are about style, not just sustenance
Lunch boxes are about style, not just sustenance

A rising third grader ripped into a package delivered just minutes before by UPS.

She peeled back the tape to reveal mounds of packing peanuts and bubble wrap. In the center of the airy cushion rested a metal container bearing the raised...

DVD shows W.Va. covered bridge history
DVD shows W.Va. covered bridge history

Terry Lively, the president of Vandalia Productions LLC, wants people to understand the importance of covered bridges in the state.

They are not only a beautiful example of architecture, but they are a reminder of West Virginia’s past...

Bistro Express opens in South Charleston
Bistro Express opens in South Charleston

New eatery is in Building 2000 in the W.Va. Regional Technology Park

Kids won’t eat school lunch? A little creativity is the solution to lunchtime woes
Kids won’t eat school lunch? A little creativity is the solution to lunchtime woes

If you really want to get people all riled up at your next social gathering, don’t bother bringing up the tired ol’ topics of politics or religion. Just ask any parents within earshot what they think about school lunches.

Then...

Food Guy: Big news for West Virginia Biscuit Bake Off

Big news coming from the second annual West Virginia Biscuit Bake Off in Marlinton next month. Or rather, the Hudson Cream Flour West Virginia Biscuit Bake Off.

The premier flour producer has signed on as a new title sponsor for this...

Labor Day sides break from the norm
Labor Day sides break from the norm

Burgers. Dogs. Steaks. Maybe some sausages. We know you’ve got the grilling part of your Labor Day cookout covered. So rather than mess with that, we’ll offer up some delicious sides that will complement whatever else you have on the...

Community briefs for Wednesday, Aug. 20

The St. Albans Fire Department IAFF #1155 raised $1,548 during the annual Fill the Boot Drive on Aug. 15 to benefit children with muscular diseases.

Funds raised through the event will help support the Muscular Dystrophy...

Pins, bracelets, barrettes fill ‘80s-inspired kit
Pins, bracelets, barrettes fill ‘80s-inspired kit

Associated Press

Don't just send the little girls and tweens in your life back to school. Send them back to the `80s with a craft kit full of supplies to whip up three of the decade's most iconic accessories: ribbon barrettes, friendship...

Lawmakers seek study on W.Va. craft beer industry

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A legislative committee has requested a study on whether West Virginia’s small craft beer industry is unfairly burdened by regulations meant to govern large beer distributors.

Blackwater Brewing Co....

Hikers to help W.Va. child advocacy centers

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Hikes will be held across West Virginia next month to raise money for child advocacy centers.

The wvCANclimb event is scheduled for Sept. 6.

The West Virginia Child Advocacy Network says more than 10...

Community briefs for Tuesday, Aug. 19

The Kanawha Valley WVU Fan Club will meet at Harding’s Restaurant at the Mink Shoals exit of I-79 at 7 p.m. Thursday.

On Retirement: Closet cleaning reveals hidden treasures

Our 9-year-old granddaughter wasn’t particularly interested in looking at the certificates and awards her father garnered in school, but she delighted in deciphering his handwritten thank-you notes, jokes included, and the short letter he wrote ...

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Kids won’t eat school lunch? A little creativity is the solution to lunchtime woes

What do you do when schools offer healthy meals but kids won’t eat? Food Guy has some tips.

Food Guy: Big news for West Virginia Biscuit Bake Off

Major flour company steps up to sponsor Marlinton’s annual biscuit contest

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On Retirement: Closet cleaning reveals hidden treasures

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