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What gives with food service at fairs, festivals?

Numerous non-profit community service organizations were stunned earier this year when the Jefferson County Board of Health denied them permission to serve food at fundraising events.These organizations (Rotary, Kiwanis, the Animal Welfare Society and many others) had for years held fairs, ...

Region blessed with theatrical excellence

First, let me offer my theatrical credentials in brief. I've studied theatre and communication in four major U.S. universities for more than a decade, earning three degrees - including an MA and Ph.D. Secondly, my first stage appearance was 72 years ago, and since retiring to the Eastern ...

Why natural running and why now?

A family physician who has worked in primary care clinics for 20 years, I entered this field of medicine since it seemed to be the area where one can have the most influence and impact on healthy lifestyles. I offer the prescription of daily exercise to every patient and ask what activity they ...

Affordable health care the W.Va. way

About a week ago a group called West Virginians for Affordable Health Care held a workshop in Shepherdstown to explain how the new federal Affordable Care Act will be implemented in West Virginia.This was one of a half dozen such workshops the group is holding around the state. Due to ...

Making commonsense cutbacks

With the country facing a death spiral of debt, it is clear that we must make difficult choices to improve our nation's fiscal future. This week, the Senate took a historic step toward fiscal responsibility by ending $6 billion in subsidies to the ethanol industry. Ending these subsidies will ...

Ginada Pinata:?A band to support, enjoy

Living just two doors away from the Opera House, I have no excuse for the fact that last week was my first time to attend one of its events under the new management. It helps that I was poked into going by Jesse Shultzaberger, a member of the band Ginada Pinata that was playing.Ginada Pinata is ...

Festival provided myriad of crafts, drinks

The Mountain Heritage Arts and Crafts Festival was held last Friday, Saturday and Sunday of this past week, and it was (as always for the June iteration of the festival) hot outside.That really has nothing to do with this column, per se, but I would just like to point out the lengths I go in ...

Festival provided myriad of crafts, drinks

The Mountain Heritage Arts and Crafts Festival was held last Friday, Saturday and Sunday of this past week, and it was (as always for the June iteration of the festival) hot outside.That really has nothing to do with this column, per se, but I would just like to point out the lengths I go in ...

Lack of intermediate court disturbing

West Virginia is one of only a handful of states that lack an intermediate court of appeals. If you lose your case in circuit court, you may request an appeal to the state Supreme Court, but it's up to that court whether or not you get it.Many people have argued for some time that we need an ...

CELEBRATING OUR HISTORY AND OUR PROMISING FUTURE ON WEST VIRGINIA DAY

West Virginia may be a small state, but our impact on this nation's history and its future is far greater than the size of our geography or our population.This June 20, as on every June 20, the people of the great state of West Virginia will once again celebrate the day that our state became ...