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Judy Grigoraci — From the Kitchen: East vs. West, food lovers win

“East is east and West is west and the wrong one I have chose.”

Those are the beginning lyrics to a cheerful ditty by the late singer/movie actress/TV show hostess Dinah Shore.

Let’s be clear there were no...

Local Food Notes: June 28, 2015

Restaurant Week

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Restaurant Week will take place July 13-19. It will provide a unique opportunity to show support for local food establishments across the state.

Local eateries are being encouraged...

WV Farm to Fork Team: Delicious local eating is a snap
WV Farm to Fork Team: Delicious local eating is a snap

This week we are launching a new team for the Sunday Gazette-Mail’s Life & Style section. The WV Farm to Fork team will cover news about locally grown food, farmers and farms. Expect to find details about farmers markets near you, and what...

WV man rescues radio program once played in schools

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Long before televisions hung on school walls, a more understated medium held center stage in the classroom: the radio.

Ed Johnson, now in his 60s, can still remember sitting in his desk at Ford Elementary in Dunbar...

WV Design Team: Home redesign is accomplished with patience, trust
WV Design Team: Home redesign is accomplished with patience, trust

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Redecorating and redesigning your home can be a daunting and stressful process. There is a multitude of decisions to make, it is time-consuming and, of course, then there is the budget.

One of our recent clients has...

E-bike tinkerer’s app lets riders know when the battery’s down
E-bike tinkerer’s app lets riders know when the battery’s down

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Chuck Swiger wasn’t actually meaning to join the next wave of the Computer Age. He just wanted to add a cool new feature to his homemade electric bicycle.

But while at work one day as a computer systems...

Smell the Coffee: Going to xtremes

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It was through happenstance I learned that after a lifetime of nerdiness, I might be edging toward trendy.

I was watching TV the other night when a commercial came on advertising “xtreme golf,” a sport so...

To Pinterest or not — is it worth losing sleep over?
To Pinterest or not — is it worth losing sleep over?

By April Hamilton

“To sleep, or to pin. That is the question.” — quote from social media site Pinterest

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Pinterest, that fascinating cyber world of all ideas — food, art and craft...

Retirees deciding whether new life will include pets
Retirees deciding whether new life will include pets

LOS ANGELES — Denise and John Stevens have had pets their whole lives — then they retired.

“After our last dog passed away, we decided not to get another one. We like the freedom from worrying...

WV Travel Team: Blennerhassetts left lasting imprint on Parkersburg
WV Travel Team: Blennerhassetts left lasting imprint on Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Countless thousands of contemporary visitors to Parkersburg have the Blennerhassett name on their lips as they tour Blennerhassett Island and the downtown Blennerhassett Museum as well as...

WV Book Team: How people are shaped by the land
WV Book Team: How people are shaped by the land

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — As West Virginia University Press expands and develops, we’re excited to publish more and more books about place, including those that focus on disciplines like history, geography, anthropology, archaeology and the...

Peggy Toney Horton: Revisiting those summer days

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The thermometer reached 80 degrees today.

It was the kind of day that took me back in time — to a wonderful time when my children were young. If I close my eyes and concentrate, I can still see it....

Artist’s works for Habitat ReStore are the latex thing
Artist’s works for Habitat ReStore are the latex thing

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — One of Anthony Young’s required tasks as a ReDesign intern for the Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha & Putnam ReStore was to create a temporary window display that represented the organization’s mission and...

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