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There is a black light that never goes out — Eerie 3D black light art at Quarrier Diner and Timothy’s
F. BRIAN FERGUSON | Gazette photos
There is a black light that never goes out — Eerie 3D black light art at Quarrier Diner and Timothy’s

Kids shouldn’t have all the fun at Halloween.

That’s what Anna Pollitt, owner of the Quarrier Diner and Timothy’s, both located at 1022 Quarrier Street, in Charleston, said she was thinking when she gave the green light...

Colombian coffee aroma wafts through Gilmer County
Colombian coffee aroma wafts through Gilmer County

LINN — Duane and Rachel Brown never really meant to get into the coffee business.

“To tell you the truth,” Rachel said, sitting at the head of the table in her dining room, slowly sipping...

At Indiana University, misspelling is cast in bronze

It’s one thing to spell a word wrong when you work for a newspaper in a market like mine.

I’ve done it more than a few times over the years but I never fail to feel like a moron when a misspelling for which I’m responsible...

Diabetic teen doesn’t let diagnosis get her down
Diabetic teen doesn’t let diagnosis get her down

You’re out shopping for a few necessities when you pass a woman browsing with her teenage daughter. The mother throws up her hands frantically and says, “You’re acting funny! Are you high?!” The looks you shoot their way...

Manna Meal fundraiser Friday wants participants to have a bowl

Hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind ceramic bowls filled with one of five varieties of homemade soup are available to those taking part in today’s Fall MannaFest fundraiser to benefit Manna Meal Inc., the Charleston nonprofit organization dedicated to...

W.Va. wine trail has become a ferment desire
W.Va. wine trail has become a ferment desire

This is the sixth and final installment in a series of reports about West Virginia farm wineries and the quest for wine and distillery trails that could drive tourism for this emerging industry.

The featured winemakers, ranging in age from 37 to ...

Pets of the Week: Oct. 19, 2014
Pets of the Week: Oct. 19, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Butter Bradley is a 4-month-old yellow Lab who lives with the Bradley family in Charleston. In fact, he was a first birthday gift for Brooks Bradley from his grandparents, “Poppy” and “Nammy”...

Fall brings Foliage Festival to Va. music center
Fall brings Foliage Festival to Va. music center

HOT SPRINGS, Va. — Tama Whitelaw remembers coming to the Garth Newel Music Center as a young girl with her parents to experience the music and serenity of the place.

“It still has the feel of a...

Monroe farm still mills Bloody Butcher corn
Monroe farm still mills Bloody Butcher corn

SECONDCREEK, W.Va. — There’s a mesmerizing sound of tumbling corn kernels, as Larry Mustain holds out an overflowing handful of Bloody Butcher corn.

In his hand are a dozen seeds of red, purple...

The Golden Years: Many seniors care for aging parents

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In addition to meeting the transportation, financial, physical, mental and social challenges as we retire and enter our golden years, perhaps the most challenging of all issues is how we manage caring for our aging parents....

Counter Intelligence: Eggplant, simple to exotic
Counter Intelligence: Eggplant, simple to exotic

By April Hamilton

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — When an abundant supply of locally grown, just-harvested eggplant came my way, I got busy making some of my favorite eggplant-themed dishes, starting with a roasted eggplant caponata.

This...

Vines & Vittles: Canaan to host wine weekend
Vines & Vittles: Canaan to host wine weekend

By John Brown

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The annual Wild, Wonderful Wine Weekend, which has become a gourmet rite of fall, will take place Oct. 24-26 at Canaan Valley Resort.

I have been privileged to lead the wine component of the weekend ...

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...

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