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From the kitchen: Salad daze
From the kitchen: Salad daze

Salad days are here! I especially enjoy whole-meal salads — those with protein, vegetables and sometimes fruit all in one.

It saves time and our energy and in the summer heat, with every movement we all become energy...

From the kitchen: Salad daze
From the kitchen: Salad daze

Salad days are here! I especially enjoy whole-meal salads — those with protein, vegetables and sometimes fruit all in one.

It saves time and our energy and in the summer heat, with every movement we all become energy conservationists....

Innerviews: Visionary teacher builds new career as
Innerviews: Visionary teacher builds new career as "social entrepreneur"

She calls herself a “professional social entrepreneur.”

That’s the nutshell title. There’s also “serendipity concierge,” a matchmaker of sorts for business wannabes.

Officially,...

Vines & Vittles: Don’t rely on price or label

By John Brown

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — I am always fascinated by how we make choices regarding the wines we choose to purchase and drink.

Whether for everyday consumption or for special occasions, we can all agree that it’s worth...

Garden Guru: Keep garden fertility in balance
Garden Guru: Keep garden fertility in balance

By John Porter

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Here in the middle of the growing season, most plants have been chugging along long enough to show wear and tear and the ravages of their advanced ages.

Bug holes are worn like badges of honor in...

Counter Intelligence: A taste of Appalachia
Counter Intelligence: A taste of Appalachia

By April Hamilton

“Shake the hand that feeds you.” — Michael Pollan

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — There is a buzz in the air, the happiest of hums. A new food guide has been released, and the focus is Appalachia....

Smell the Coffee: Nesting habits

By Karin Fuller

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — I suppose it shouldn’t be all that surprising that, in a life as consistently odd as mine, my baby starling has gone to live with a Wrenn.

And another starling. Named Gershwin.

From...

CindySays: Find a way to stay active on vacation

By Cindy Boggs

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Dear Cindy,

My husband and I have been exercising regularly since the beginning of the year. We feel better, look better and our children are active too! Every summer, we go on vacation with a...

Mind Your Manners: The etiquette of pregnancy
Mind Your Manners: The etiquette of pregnancy

By Pam Harvit

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — While standing in the checkout line at a grocery store, I overheard the following conversation:

“When is your baby due?”

“I’m not pregnant. I had the baby five...

From the kitchen: Master grilling lessons

Hungry for grilling ideas? How would you handle being served 14 different grilled restaurant items to savor, from vegetable, through meat and poultry and on into dessert? There’s a way to find out.

Periodically throughout the summer, Joe ...

Innerviews: Upbeat outlook grounded in joy of music
Innerviews: Upbeat outlook grounded in joy of music

Weekdays, he pores over tax returns as a state tax audit clerk. But that’s not the Kai Haynes most people know.

He’s one of Charleston’s busiest and most-recognizable musicians, longtime bassist with the ...

Baffling cases of mistaken municipal identity

While going through my email on Friday morning during my day job as a bush league newspaper reporter, I came a across a story pitch from a public relations agency intriguing enough to make me gently ease my finger off the “delete” button....

Write Your Own Column: Music Memories with Andy

In my coming of age years in the 1960s, the kids in my family were consumed by the “new” music — rock and roll.

By 1964, I was becoming a teenage girl and, like most teenage girls in America, I was excited by the new music...

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