kpanek on May 2nd, 2012

May 2, 2012: Spring is almost sprung!!! The tulips, forsythia, daffodils are gone. But they bloomed early this year. Guests coming in May are in for a treat. Blooms are everywhere!! Rhododendron and azalea usually bloom the middle to the end of May. Our red azalea and white azalea are almost in full bloom (the […]

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kpanek on April 21st, 2012

Jim Petty came to Shinnston to get his painting of his 1927 Indian Chief by John Panek.

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kpanek on March 30th, 2012

See the Spring 2012 issue for the article and photo spread about Travel to Shinnston

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kpanek on March 20th, 2012

Sunset-Ellis Drive-in opens April 20, 2012. The Flea Market opens April 21, 2012.

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kpanek on March 4th, 2012

March 4, 2012: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 there were torrential rains, high winds, and flash floods all around north-central West Virginia. By Saturday, March 3, people were cleaning up the mess, the rain had stopped, the sun was out, and the water levels of the rivers and lakes were receding but the water was muddy […]

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kpanek on February 15th, 2012

The Alumni of Shinnston High School (1910 – 1978) gather for a Homecoming every 4 years and 2012 is The Year! The schedule of activities has been announced.

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kpanek on January 23rd, 2012

Reminiscing about growing up in West Virginia and how the love of a State becomes a part of a person, not just a geographic place. It is HOME.

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kpanek on January 16th, 2012

Guests at the Gillum House are invited to celebrate the 100th birthday of the house with a 3rd night rate of $19.12.

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kpanek on December 31st, 2011

2011 was a year of upgrades for the Gillum House Bed & Breakfast, Shinnston Plumbing,and for the City of Shinnston.

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kpanek on November 12th, 2011

Shinnston honors GOD and Country. The 2011 Veterans Day Parade honored Shinnston natives Vic Andrick, Jackson Anderson, David Feathers, and posthumously, Cpl Samuel Murray. Thank you for your Service to keep us FREE.

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kpanek on October 31st, 2011

There are still pretty leaves to be seen for the last time in 2011, but this is the last chance most likely.

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kpanek on October 15th, 2011

Leaf-peeping on US Rte 250 in West Virginia is wonderfully scenic.

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kpanek on October 7th, 2011

Mr Z does a podcast interview with John & Kathleen Panek about Bikes, Bed, and Breakfast

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kpanek on September 1st, 2011

September 1, 2011: That is what Ed Youngblood titled his News & Views entry of 8/24/2011 – Bikes, Bed, and Breakfast. He starts the entry with this:  “In 1952, Jonas Salk developed a vaccine that contributed eventually to 99 percent immunity to the polio virus, which had been the cause of the most dreaded childhood […]

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kpanek on August 31st, 2011

August 31, 2011: As September stands poised and August says goodbye for another year, the nights are getting cooler. My favorite season is coming. The color season will soon be upon us. Our daytrip routings for scenic drives or motorcycle rides are beautiful in any season as this photo from the top of the ridges […]

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