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Innerviews: Chemical engineer living dream role as nonprofit CEO
KENNY KEMP | Gazette
Innerviews: Chemical engineer living dream role as nonprofit CEO

Reared in Guyana, she immigrated to New York as a teenager and envisioned a lifelong career in chemical engineering. Then that game-changing rascal called fate stepped in.

A chemical engineering post at Carbide brought her to...

Innerviews: Chemical engineer living dream role as nonprofit CEO
Innerviews: Chemical engineer living dream role as nonprofit CEO

Reared in Guyana, she immigrated to New York as a teenager and envisioned a lifelong career in chemical engineering. Then that game-changing rascal called fate stepped in.

A chemical engineering post at Carbide brought her to...

Smell the Coffee: Loving, involved beach dads

By Karin Fuller

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Such a simple image, but it stuck with me.

I’d gone to the airport in Myrtle Beach to pick up my boyfriend. My daughter, her best friend, Nicky, and I had driven down on a girls trip, and...

Garden Guru: Plant palace is an easy visit
Garden Guru: Plant palace is an easy visit

By John Porter

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — This time of year is always busy for me. During the middle of July, I find myself hopping around the country attending conferences.

This year it just so happens that this past week I found myself...

Live Life Fully: What will make you happy?

By Linda Arnold

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Are some people just more cranky than others? Or more perky? Do circumstances matter? I would say yes, yes and sometimes.

Yet, things don’t have to stay this way. If you find you’re...

Beers to You: Beer — it’s what’s for dessert

By Rich Ireland

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It still seems to surprise people every time I show up to a party or beer pairing with a dessert course to be served with beer.

In fact, my pairing of a specialty vanilla bean beer with chef Tim...

Counter Intelligence: Cooking and scribbling
Counter Intelligence: Cooking and scribbling

RENSSELAERVILLE, N.Y. — Cooking is in my blood and I have been dabbling and dreaming in the kitchen my whole life.

About a year ago, I added the scribble element: putting these tales on paper.

Food, family, kitchen. My palate has...

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.

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