Do You Know a Change Maker?

Who are the rabble-rousing change-makers in your community? Maybe they’re organizing city council candidate forums and spreading the word about the importance of voting in local elections, or working to...

How to Make a Mask for Fasnacht

Colorful examples from the 2016 mask judging. Photo by Emily Coffman. Since I first learned of it while attending WVU years ago, I've wanted to go to Fasnacht, a fanciful celebration in Randolph County's...

A Man and the Forest

He, of course, owns a truck, and it’s got a camper top on the back. He owns a dog, too; he’s an outside canine; the pup’s name is ‘Banks,” and he roams and runs yet is sure to listen to his best...

Five Questions: The Holistic Housewife

Editor's Note: This brand new series seeks to focus on new businesses and organizations in the community by providing a platform for them to share with audiences why they do what they do and what makes...

Soon As I Could: Call Me Crazy

I feel great about living in Elkins and West Virginia—most of the time. Sometimes, though, it can feel like there is a conspiracy to get us to doubt ourselves—to make us feel like we must be crazy for...

Soon As I Could

First things first: I wasn’t born in West Virginia. Upon learning this fact, more than one person who was born in West Virginia has recommended that I add “but I got here as soon as I could.” That...

Randolph County 4-H at the County Fair

Carnival rides, fried treats, games and blue ribbons are all things that are typically associated with the County Fair. However, as Summer days get shorter and the smell of Fall lingers in the evening air,...