Coming Home To Elkins

Elkins has always been a special place to me, despite not living here for nearly 20 years. I know that comes across as a strange sentence, but bear with me. We have a saying in my family about me that goes...

Creating Christmas at the Community Center

This past weekend the Phil Gainer Community Center welcomed thirty vendors from all over West Virginia that sell a variety of arts, crafts, specialty food and much more. After the Christmas Bazaar took place,...

Top Forest Festival Eats: City Park Edition

After spending three years ranking the foods of the carnival I decided it was time to broaden my horizons and visit the food stands of the city park. The park’s food alley was full of friendly people and...

Top Forest Festival Eats: 2017 Edition

Guess what time it is, folks. That’s right: Forest Festival time. For the third year in a row I took to the streets with some colleagues in order to find the best foods of the Mountain State Forest Festival....

Youthbuild Students Elected National Leaders

Two students from Youthbuild North Central, located in Elkins West Virginia, have been elected to the National Young Leaders Council. The Young Leaders Council is the peer-elected student leadership body for...

Randolph County Summer Bucket List

Looking for some excitement as the summer winds down in Randolph County?  Look no further – we’ve assembled the ultimate list of adventures to end your summer vacation. Have fun, check out our bucket...

Kump Education Center Summer Splash Fest

Kump Education Center presents Summer Splash Fest with three Magic of Science shows Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 10:30 to 4:00.  Between shows Giant Bubble, Minds in Motion, Slip & Slide, and Wetland...

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...

A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats

So many times in this world people are looking out for #1. They are concerned with how well they are doing, often at the expense of others. The idea that for you or your business to be doing well means that...

Downtown Mural Continues to Shine

Drive down Third Street in Elkins and you’ll see it, big and bright and full of optimism, sitting on the side of the old Talbott Glass Building. The sunny mural has greeted downtown Elkins visitors for...