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Judy E. Hamilton

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Harvest a Christmas tree for a holiday memory


GRIFFITHSVILLE, W.Va. — On a busy Saturday at Wilkerson Christmas Tree Farm, dozens of families had traveled many miles to make memories that will last a lifetime.


Clay Center hires new chief


Al Najjar has spent two decades at science museums, and the past eight years at a children’s museum — and what attracted him to West Virginia’s Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences was the way those...

B’nai Jacob welcomes all to Hanukkah gift show


The Chanukah Gift, Art, Book and Craft Show is one event that organizer Linda Toborowsky promises will offer “something for every generation” for the Hanukkah and Christmas holidays. The emphasis is on loca...

Arts show/sale benefits Unitarian causes


CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The River Arts Show and Sale is becoming a holiday tradition for people seeking interesting and one-of-a-kind handcrafted gifts. From 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, sh...

Blenko Glass and Capitol Market team up for a Holiday Fundraiser


For the first time, the Blenko Glass Company is teaming up with Charleston’s Capitol Market this Christmas to offer a limited edition holiday piece that helps both the historic glassmakers and the non-profit farme...

Photo synthesis: Exhibits of famed photographers


CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It’s not every day that art and photography lovers in West Virginia get to view a collection of works by Ansel Adams.

In fact, it might be as long as 34 years ago that such an oppo...

Re-Fashion Show outfits are a little trashy


CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Recyclers and upcyclers across the Mountain State are busy exercising their creative powers in anticipation of Recycling Coalition of West Virginia’s 12th annual Re-Fashion Show at 1 p.m...

Eye doctor’s art appeals to multiple senses


West Virginia art lovers have a new artist to celebrate: Stephanie A. Skolik, M.D.

Yes, you read that correctly. Skolik is an ophthalmologist specializing in retinopathy research. She is also an artist who has foun...

Stonewall Resort chef a finalist in national cook-off


WESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia may soon have another national culinary star.

Stonewall Resort executive chef Tim White has been selected as one of 11 finalists to compete in...

Alzheimer’s Association offers ‘Experience the Arts’ social group


Having Alzheimer’s disease and caring for someone with dementia can be an isolating and stressful experience. Enjoying Charleston’s abundant arts scene might seem a thing of the past for Alzheimer patients ...

Morgantown listed among best places to retire


CHARLESTON, W.Va. — When thinking of retirement, images of beaches and golf courses often enter people’s minds.

However, according to Money Magazine’s list of the “Best Places to Retire,...

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 wh...

Charleston native wins at Vermont Fine Furniture Festival


Finding your career niche in life can be difficult. Sometimes it takes thinking outside the box to find a good job fit, and that’s exactly what Charleston native Andrew Weirick did to find a career that excites hi...