Everyone wants to be in Shinnston August 6, 2011 for the Citywide Yard Sale!
February 8, 2011: On February 3, 2011 we at the Gillum House Bed & Breakfast had the honor of hosting the owners of Tucked Inn the Harbour Bed & Breakfast in Victoria, Ontario, Canada. They gave us an Inuksuk that has been given a place of honor in one of our dining room display cases housing the [...]
January 24, 2011: MountainFest will be in Morgantown, WV July 28-31, 2011. The paintings of John Panek are part of the Vintage Motorcycle Show every year. In 2009, The Biker Boys (my fond name for them), six gentlemen who were then 67 to 88 years old stayed at the Gillum House for the 4 [...]
Gillum House innkeeper receives 2011 PAII Champion award with Thomas Shepherd Inn innkeepers. They started B &Bs For Vets.
December 29, 2010: I am a proud member of the West Virginia Bed & Breakfast Association, past-president and current Legislative Chair. We all know that a bed & breakfast is the Better Way to Stay. Member bed & breaklfasts are found on the WVBBA website WVBBA has just come out with a new cookbook! It [...]
December 27, 2010: New Year’s Eve is approaching quickly. That means another year has gone! Where did it go? I got an e-mail cartoon a while back that I find is truer with every passing year. The picture was of a roll of toilet paper that was almost gone. The caption said: “Life is like [...]
September 16, 2010: Their B & B Was D.I.Y. Daily Mail – Charleston SHINNSTON – One stop at a West Virginia bed and breakfast in the early 1980s was enough to convince Kathleen Panek she could open one too… That is how an article in the Charleston Daily Mail began on September 15, 2010 (D.I.Y. [...]
July 12, 2010 : During the 4th of July holiday we had guests from New York who came in on a motorcycle for our And Awaaaaay We Go Special and they attended our annual Independence Concert. Mike wrote a ride report for his biker buddies and gave me permission to post it here: This being [...]
May 19, 2010: When I told my co-workers in Illinois that I was house hunting in West Virginia they asked what I was looking for in a house. My answer was it MUST have a big front porch. If it has a porch, the house will tell me when I find it. The house did [...]
May 18, 2010: Shinnston is a forward-moving small City. Not only is it moving forward to be a city where people want to live in the 21st century while retaining its identity with the past, but it is a fiscally responsible city. Yesterday I had the privilege of appearing on a local talk radio program [...]
May 8, 2010: Happy Mother’s Day tomorrow to all you Mothers. I had my Mother’s Day early and it was wonderful! Our youngest daughter and her friend came in from Chicago for my daughter’s birthday. She took us to a baseball game – the three of them went to a CUB game and I went [...]
April 13, 2010: I have been having a great time baking. A friend asked for a bagel recipe recently – “I have one and I even know where it is!” Wrong! The recipe I could envision was for pretzels. Soft pretzels. Yes, I went through a bagel phase after finding a very easy bagel recipe [...]