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Innerviews: Even after 52 years in nursing, she can't walk away  
LAWRENCE PIERCE | Gazette
Innerviews: Even after 52 years in nursing, she can't walk away  

If there's an aspect of nursing Audrey Schmidt hasn't experienced, she'd be hard-pressed to name it. Her been-there-done-that career spans five decades and embraces about every duty imaginable -- OB, pediatrics, ER, ICU and CCU, IV therapy, home...

WV Design Team: Cozy home must have fireplace
WV Design Team: Cozy home must have fireplace

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — I admit to having a love affair with fireplaces. As cooler days bring us indoors, I am a confirmed ambiance seeker.

I love the return of chilly, rainy Saturdays. I know this seems like a deranged idea to many who...

Live Life Fully: How do you color your world?

By Linda Arnold

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Ever notice how you feel around certain colors? For me, it’s turquoise and orange. I just feel better around these colors — I’m not sure why. So, it’s no surprise...

Sunday’s Child: Girl has artistic streak
Sunday’s Child: Girl has artistic streak

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Ruth is 13 years old and will turn 14 next month; she is very excited about planning for her birthday. She has expressive brown eyes and a very honest face. She likes to sing and write songs and stories. She is in her...

Garden Guru: Organic growing takes attention
Garden Guru: Organic growing takes attention

By John Porter

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — More and more gardeners are interested in growing organically. This is especially true for gardeners growing fruits, vegetables and even grains. Reasons include concern over pesticide use, human health,...

Smell the Coffee: Almost human

By Karin Fuller

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It was one of those realizations that, once it occurred, kept gathering speed.

In this case, the thought stream started at the litter box, when I recognized what kind of people my cats would be if ...

WV Travel Team: W.Va.’s top tourist haunts
WV Travel Team: W.Va.’s top tourist haunts

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Travel Channel recently released its list of the 10 most haunted places in the United States, and, impressively, the state of West Virginia took the top two spots with the West Virginia State Penitentiary and the former...

Care Fair shines a light on caregivers’ needs
Care Fair shines a light on caregivers’ needs

As a wife, mother and businesswoman, Gayle Twigger-Shaw, a well-known Charleston interior designer, was accustomed to wearing many hats. But after her husband was diagnosed with a life-changing illness, she said her amazing multi-tasking skills nearly ...

Two West Virginians are finalists in Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest
Two West Virginians are finalists in Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest

West Virginia has two finalists in the upcoming 47th Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest, one of the nation’s longest-standing, most lucrative cooking competitions.

Jeanette Nelson of Bridgeport earned a final spot in the Savory Snacks and Sides ...

Inaugural Appalachian Queer Film Festival to debut in Lewisburg
Inaugural Appalachian Queer Film Festival to debut in Lewisburg

In a history-making month for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) community here in West Virginia, the inaugural Appalachian Queer Film Festival is making its debut in at the Lewis Theatre in Lewisburg Oct. 23 through 26. The...

From the kitchen: Cheese-stuffed Banana Peppers with international possibilities

For many years, Bob Corey of Corey Brothers Produce, hosted a television segment during the newscast of a local station.

“The Produce Corner” was a popular, informative brief discussion of a particular fruit or vegetable, always...

Send in your pumpkin pics!

Proud of your pumpkin carving skills? Jazzed about your jack-o’-lantern? Hey, we’re all good at something, and if these two things are in your special skill set, this is your time to shine!

We’re looking for scary, silly,...

Community notes: Oct. 15, 2014
Community notes: Oct. 15, 2014

‘Top of the Mountain’

HUNTINGTON — Mountwest Community & Technical College will host its inaugural ‘Top of the Mountain Festival’ on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the...

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