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In Short: March 5-11, 2015

Mardi Gras in Dunbar

The city of Dunbar is sponsoring a Mardi Gras Mirth and Merriment event Saturday beginning at 7 p.m. at the Dunbar Recreation Center, 2601 Fairlawn Ave.

Entertainment will be provided by Marshall Petty and the Groove.

In Short: March 5-11, 2015

Mardi Gras in Dunbar

The city of Dunbar is sponsoring a Mardi Gras Mirth and Merriment event Saturday beginning at 7 p.m. at the Dunbar Recreation Center, 2601 Fairlawn Ave.

Entertainment will be provided by Marshall Petty and the Groove. ...

‘Cookie Lobbyist’ tries sweet-tooth approach to sway W.Va. legislators
‘Cookie Lobbyist’ tries sweet-tooth approach to sway W.Va. legislators

Lori Jo Magana is a citizen lobbyist with a sweet touch.

A literally sweet touch.

For more than a year, the Charleston woman has been lobbying West Virginia state legislators with blue-frosted cookies in the shape of water droplets,...

2015 Women of Achievement to be honored
2015 Women of Achievement to be honored

The Charleston YWCA’s 2015 Women of Achievement honorees are a diverse group.

From a private practice lawyer to a college student, these four women — Kitty Dooley, Sharon Flanery,...

Community notes: March 4-10, 2015

INSTITUTE — The third annual West Virginia State University Tower Awards Film Festival will take place Thursday from 5-9 p.m. in the Davis Fine Arts Center Theater on the school’s...

Adding a little lime to your life: Couple serves up authentic Thai
Adding a little lime to your life: Couple serves up authentic Thai

For those familiar with The Empty Glass, a dimly lit, neighborhood bar on Charleston’s East End, international cuisine is probably the last thing you’d imagine being served.

Starting March 3, frequenters will be able to enjoy pan ...

Charleston man hopes to bring the music to blighted Detroit
Charleston man hopes to bring the music to blighted Detroit

At the tender age of 21, Sam Saunders has set himself a daunting task, but needs some help to accomplish it.

Saunders, who grew up in Charleston from age 9 and taught music at the Roosevelt Center while still in high school, is now a music major ...

Cultivating a culture of cooking
Cultivating a culture of cooking

“You guys ready to start chopping?”

Raj Pongsugree asks her cooking class. The eager eyes of Jamie Coleman, Zahra Khan and Julia Carriger look back at their instructor as plates of ingredients color a large white counter top in...

Innerviews: Retired corporate lawyer finds true calling at Legal Aid
Innerviews: Retired corporate lawyer finds true calling at Legal Aid

For 36 years, as a top corporate lawyer for one of Charleston’s most prestigious firms, he was a legal wolf at the door. Representing banks, he put the pressure on people, threatened to take their homes, wages and cars, working to squeeze the...

Mysteries of the past unlocked in old cemetery find
Mysteries of the past unlocked in old cemetery find

POCA — The logging company bulldozer came to a halt and the operator climbed down to get a closer look at what he’d uncovered in the brush near Heizer Creek in Putnam County. It was a grave marker....

On the Town: Valentine Dinner/Dance
On the Town: Valentine Dinner/Dance

Marshall University Quarterback Club of Charleston held their annual Valentine dinner/Dance at the Embassy Suite hotel in Charleston on Friday, February 13.

On the Town: West Virginia Association of Counties Reception
On the Town: West Virginia Association of Counties Reception

The West Virginia Association of Counties Legislative Reception was held on Monday, Feb 9 at Embassy Suites in Charleston.

On the Town: Carnaval Fundraiser
On the Town: Carnaval Fundraiser

In collaboration with The Charleston Ballet, Friends of Clay held their annual Carnaval fundraiser with a Roaring 20s theme on Saturday, January 31 at the Clay Center for Arts & Sciences.

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