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 29th, 2012

42698 – Then end of the line! Today was the last time Engine 42698 left the Station. It was a tribute to the memory of Drexel Westfall and his wife Martha Jane who both passed away last month. In 1998, Candy Fiorito and her “partner-in-crime” Lexie Barnes had an idea of a way to spread […]

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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 April 7th, 2012

Approximately 75 children came to Ferguson Park for the Easter Egg Gather April 7, 2012.

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kpanek on February 29th, 2012

Shinnston has more churches than bars. There have never been “religious wars” in Shinnston. The Lenten Services prove it.

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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 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 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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kpanek on August 9th, 2011

Motorcycle riders come to Gillum House for routings to get the best motorcycle riding tailored to what they want in a ride.

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kpanek on August 2nd, 2011

August 2, 2011: Sunday ended MountainFest 2011. It was a great festival with something for everyone. Ted Nugent, Montgomery Gentry, helicopter rides, daredevil exhibitions, food…. And the piece de resistance – the Vintage Motorcycle Show. This year the Vintage Show had the entire building – wide aisles, larger and better displays, and MORE BIKES!!! Classic-Cycle-Art […]

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kpanek on July 18th, 2011

Everyone wants to be in Shinnston August 6, 2011 for the Citywide Yard Sale!

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