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Counter Intelligence: On a rampage
Photos by APRIL HAMILTON
Counter Intelligence: On a rampage

By April Hamilton

“I have nice neighbors.” — Julie Schaer, Putnam County farmer

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A photo and its accompanying tagline on a social media site jumped out at me in early April. I immediately sent...

Thinking of orange foods and recycled beer

The Food Police took down a major offender last week when they convinced the folks who run Kraft it was in their best interest to stop using artificial dyes to give their best-selling, blue-boxed macaroni and cheese product the classic, otherworldly...

Counter Intelligence: On a rampage
Counter Intelligence: On a rampage

By April Hamilton

“I have nice neighbors.” — Julie Schaer, Putnam County farmer

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A photo and its accompanying tagline on a social media site jumped out at me in early April. I immediately sent ...

Living Life Fully: Define yourself in defining moments

By Linda Arnold

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — As you go about your day-to-day life, you may not realize there’s a backdrop of defining moments that have been woven into your tapestry.

A defining moment is described as “a point...

Garden Guru: More than just a hill of beans
Garden Guru: More than just a hill of beans

By John Porter

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Perhaps no other vegetable reflects the difference of cultures and regions in the Americas quite like the bean. Passed down from generation to generation, it is interesting to think that something as...

Smell the Coffee: Not an elephant

By Karin Fuller

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Last Sunday’s column was eerily predictive.

I wrote about riding the exercise bike at the gym. Mentioned it was recently nearly the death of me after my new workout strategy misfired....

Community Notes: April 22-28, 2015

SAINT ALBANS — Heart of Phoenix Equine Rescue will celebrate national Help A Horse Day, organized by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, with an open house on April 26 ...

From the Kitchen: Avoid the pineapple void

To help address any void of pineapple in your life, I’m sharing this somewhat different approach to a pineapple dessert.

And that would be because it’s ...

Innerviews: State marshal’s success story inspires ongoing advocacy
Innerviews: State marshal’s success story inspires ongoing advocacy

Once upon a time, there was a little boy who lived in a trailer in Rand ...

His life sounds like storybook material, complete with the happily-ever-after ending. He shares the tale at every opportunity, with at-risk schoolkids and struggling...

Chester not bagging it with teapot repairs

Chester, West Virginia’s northernmost city, is anxious to spout off about its unique, homespun tourist attraction, The World’s Largest Teapot. A recently launched clean-up and renovation project should keep the town with the giant teapot ...

Live Life Fully: How we get our best ideas

By Linda Arnold

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Is there something magical about the shower? Or brushing your teeth and shaving? How ’bout jogging or doing needlework?

Why is it that we often get our best ideas while doing a repetitive,...

Garden Guru: Fruits for small spaces
Garden Guru: Fruits for small spaces

By John Porter

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Many gardeners with small garden spaces, or no garden spaces at all, endeavor to grow food in small plots or containers. These gardeners usually stick with tried and true vegetables they can easily grow...

Smell the Coffee: Feeling the burn

By Karin Fuller

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — I was pedaling into my fifth mile on the exercise bike at the gym when I realized the world needs to create a new system of measurement.

This realization occurred while watching a TV program about ...

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