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Shots from the Bar: Jan. 29, 2015
Shots from the Bar: Jan. 29, 2015

We are on a fact-finding mission to prove without a doubt that there is life in Charleston after dark.

Here’s how you can help: Send us pictures of your friends, pictures of your friends’ friends or even pictures of complete...

Shots from the Bar: Jan. 29, 2015
Shots from the Bar: Jan. 29, 2015

We are on a fact-finding mission to prove without a doubt that there is life in Charleston after dark.

Here’s how you can help: Send us pictures of your friends, pictures of your friends’ friends or even pictures of complete...

In Short: Jan. 29-Feb. 4

Louisville’s Forecastle Music Festival has announced a list of some of the headlining acts for the huge event that takes place July 17-19.

Acts include Sam Smith, My Morning Jacket, Widespread Panic, Modest Weekend, Tweedy, The Tallest...

Judy Grigoraci — From the Kitchen: You’re never too young to learn how to cook
Judy Grigoraci — From the Kitchen: You’re never too young to learn how to cook

I was fortunate a couple weeks ago to spend a little time with a group of young potential chefs at their basic-training headquarters.

Young and very basic is accurate because, after all, how much...

Local start-up business is really testing the waters
Local start-up business is really testing the waters

Sarah Halstead was angry. It was in the distressing days after the Jan. 9, 2014, leak into the Elk River of more than 10,000 gallons of chemicals from a Freedom Industries storage tank.

West...

Carnaval revives the ‘Roaring ’20s’
Carnaval revives the ‘Roaring ’20s’

Attendees of this year’s Carnaval will be transported to an earlier age when the spirited sounds of jazz music filled the streets, speakeasies peddled illegal beverages and flappers were the...

Community notes: Jan. 28-Feb. 3, 2015

Unity of Kanawha Valley, located at 804 Myrtle Road in Charleston, will host a Souper Bowl Soup Sale on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

In addition to several varieties of homemade soups...

Innerviews: Math coach plays by the numbers
Innerviews: Math coach plays by the numbers

Do the math. Yes, you can.

That’s Sara Cohen’s mantra at All Things Math, a teaching service she operates adjacent to the entrance at the Bridge Road Rite Aid. You might call her a math tutor. Don’t. She prefers coach. Her...

Steelhammer: New Patterson book a “bomb”

With 76 of his novels making the New York Times best-sellers list, James Patterson can afford to have at least one book bomb.

Maybe that’s part of the rationale behind the marketing campaign for his newest book, “Private Vegas,...

Symphony League Fashion Show is going Greek
Symphony League Fashion Show is going Greek

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The ballroom at the University of Charleston will be transformed into a Greek temple for the West Virginia Symphony League fashion show Feb. 5, as more than 60 Charleston-area models, 30 retailers and 30 volunteers come...

Pet of the Week: Jan. 25, 2015
Pet of the Week: Jan. 25, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Maggie is a blue heeler, also known as an Australian cattle dog, who lives — and sometimes plays music — with her family in Marlinton. She’s about 7 years old.

“My husband, Mike, and I play...

W.Va. team joins snow carving contest
W.Va. team joins snow carving contest

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Think snow.

Do images of soft, white flakes blanketing trees in the dead of winter come to mind? Or a child landing on his back in a pile of fluffy stuff to make a snow angel? Or even rolling mounds together to form a...

The List: Five films with W.Va. connections

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — While the lion’s share of films are still either filmed or set in California or New York, West Virginia has had a few over the years. Some are better remembered than others, but here are five that Pamela Haynes,...

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In Short: Jan. 29-Feb. 4
Carnaval revives the ‘Roaring ’20s’
Community notes: Jan. 28-Feb. 3, 2015
Pet of the Week: Jan. 25, 2015
W.Va. team joins snow carving contest

Food & Dining

Counter Intelligence: Super Bowl snacks score
Cast Iron Cook-Off returns to capital city
Couple tees up golf-themed restaurant, Wedge
Beers to You: Craft beers for food pairings

Gardening

Garden Guru: Small gardens are big business

Fashion

Symphony League Fashion Show is going Greek

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WV Design Team: Balance is key to bold color

Travel

WV Travel Team: Cruises offer endless options

Columns

Judy Grigoraci — From the Kitchen: You’re never too young to learn how to cook
Innerviews: Math coach plays by the numbers
Steelhammer: New Patterson book a “bomb”
Smell the Coffee: Kitchen duty
Live Life Fully: Could you be addicted to stress?