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Improv comedy group is making it up as they go along
DOUGLAS IMBROGNO | Sunday Gazette-Mail
Improv comedy group is making it up as they go along

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — One recent night at Taylor Books, Melissa Ellsworth was trying to describe what she and a group of companions have been doing every Tuesday in the basement of the downtown bookstore and coffee shop.

Improv comedy...

Improv comedy group is making it up as they go along
Improv comedy group is making it up as they go along

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — One recent night at Taylor Books, Melissa Ellsworth was trying to describe what she and a group of companions have been doing every Tuesday in the basement of the downtown bookstore and coffee shop.

Improv comedy...

Retired Elkins surgeon handcrafts custom guitars
Retired Elkins surgeon handcrafts custom guitars

ELKINS, W.Va. — Bob Rose, a general surgeon for more than 30 years in Randolph County, traded in his scalpel for a workshop full of woodworking tools where he handcrafts guitars and ukuleles in the tradition...

Photo of the Week: July 5, 2015
Photo of the Week: July 5, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Our Photo of the Week comes to us from a young Winfield photographer.

Alexis Reed, 12, was out on a walk when she spotted a nice silhouette scene. As the sun was falling down through the trees, she snapped an image of...

Pet of the Week: July 5, 2015
Pet of the Week: July 5, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Reggie is a 2-year-old terrier mix. His human, Rachel Martin, adopted him from the Putnam County Animal Shelter following her release from the hospital after heart surgery.

“Instead of wanting a bowl of ice...

History app created by Marshall professor gains momentum
History app created by Marshall professor gains momentum

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Born of his own desire to “connect curiosity with expertise,” Marshall University history professor David Trowbridge, 38, developed a free history application for smartphones that alerts users to historic...

Outleannder: How a book is overtaking my life
Outleannder: How a book is overtaking my life

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Typically I write this book column a week or two in advance. I get inspiration, write out all my thoughts and then keep coming back to it over several days until it turns into something readable.

This month I...

Arts Notes: July 5, 2015
Arts Notes: July 5, 2015

Art auction

LEWISBURG, W.Va. — Greenbrier Valley Theatre’s 21st Annual Art Auction is scheduled for Saturday at 113 E. Washington St., Lewisburg. It is the largest fundraiser for GVT and continues ...

Sherry Hill: For the love of alleys

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — I doubt if very few people in today’s world know what alleys are or what they were used for in city neighborhoods, but trust me, I remember them well and miss them. Alleys were paved passways in each city block, and...

WV native is bringing her Appalachian upbringing to the big screen
WV native is bringing her Appalachian upbringing to the big screen

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — After years spent in L.A., Tijah Bumgarner returned to her home state with a handful of experiences testing the waters of the entertainment industry, a bachelor’s degree in film and a script about her hometown....

Garden Guru: Excess rain causes garden problems
Garden Guru: Excess rain causes garden problems

By John Porter

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — This time of year, most people run their vegetable garden on autopilot. Everything has been planted and the harvests may start to slowly trickle in.

While the work in the garden aside from...

WV Farm2Fork Team: Wild Ramp farmers market is thriving
WV Farm2Fork Team: Wild Ramp farmers market is thriving

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Wild Ramp market will turn 3 next Sunday. While many changes have taken place since our first day of opening, little has changed in terms of how the community continues to support us....

WV Travel Team: Float WV’s wild, wonderful water trails
WV Travel Team: Float WV’s wild, wonderful water trails

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The word “trail” evokes images of winding paths through the woods, but not all trails are grounded. For many adventurers, trail navigation requires a paddle, a personal flotation device and a boat, tube or...

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