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Douglas Imbrogno

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Renovation conserves both history and energy


CHARLESTON, W.Va. — House after historic house along Kanawha Boulevard has been turned into commercial property in recent years, transformed into offices for attorneys, organizations and other institutions.


The care, restoration and reading of Torah scrolls


At the heart of Jewish religious life lies the Torah, which encompasses the first five books of the Old Testament: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy.

And behind every hand-lettered rendition of th...

After 20 years, reclusive artist shows work again


Robert Singleton’s artwork can be found around the world, but until just recently, the reclusive artist had not desired an art showing for 20 years.

And therein lies a rich story about a renowned artist who ...

Early American furniture reveals story of its makers


CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A historic object, whether it be a piece of furniture or a clock, is more than just the sum of its parts to Philip Zea.

It’s also a story that can offer clues to the time, place an...

St. Albans coffee house roasts up a fresh idea


ST. ALBANS, W.Va. — There really are four brothers behind the Four Brothers Coffee and Tea House at 78 Olde Main Plaza in St. Albans.

But it was just one of the brothers, Charlie Ferrell, 44, who kept insist...

‘Traveling 219’ shares highlands highway heritage


CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The New Deal Federal Writers’ Project from the 1930s and early ’40s is long gone, but it inspired a West Virginia heritage tourism and history project that is going strong.


Infant safe sleep practices promoted in pilot project around state


HUNTINGTON — The numbers are daunting. The most recent statistics from 2012 showed that 42 children — about one child every 10 days — died from unsafe sleep practices acr...

Grape Escape fundraiser pairs food, wine, art and performance


It will be a ping-pong evening of wine, food pairings and performance as the Fund for the Arts and Drug Emporium present the 7th Grape Escape fundraiser from 5:30 to 8 p.m. this Friday.

Tickets cost $50 and poceeds...

Mountain Music Trail links venues and events


CHARLESTON, W.Va. — About three years ago, an email correspondence among various music venues and interested folks in southeastern West Virginia floated an idea. The idea was to create something similar to the 333...