kpanek on April 29th, 2015

Come see the newly redecorated Gillum House front porch.

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kpanek on April 20th, 2015

April 20, 2015, Gillum House, Shinnston:  For the last few weeks, Shinnston’s Lee Reger, Mater Gardener, has been working with the Master Gardener volunteers, Mayor DeMarco, Pastor Cindy Murphy, and community volunteers to plan and plant the Shinnston Community Garden 2015. In 2014, using land owned by the First United Methodist Church and funding from […]

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kpanek on April 18th, 2015

April 18, 2015, Gillum House, Shinnston:  We have been among the missing for a while. Medical issues with himself, coupled with the Winter Doldrums, and with visits from children and grandchildren (aka willing slaves to fixer up) are part of the reason. Have you ever felt like just doing nothing? You know there is a […]

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kpanek on June 9th, 2014

United Way of Harrison County held Third Annual Bocce Tournament fundraiser June 7.

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kpanek on June 4th, 2014

The Battle of Philippi was for possession of the covered bridge crossing the Tygart Valley River.

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kpanek on June 2nd, 2014

West Virginia has many rail-trails throughout the State – several of them are near Shinnston.

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kpanek on May 31st, 2014

There are many lovely waterfalls in West Virginia – these are two of the most spectacular.

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Traveling US Rte. 50 and US Rte. 250 are challenging and fun for motorcycles and sports cars. Curves and scenery in all seasons.

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kpanek on May 28th, 2014

Being a State with coal as a major industry, West Virginia has had many mine disasters. Some of them have sparked legislation for mine safety.

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kpanek on May 26th, 2014

#13 reason to visit Gillum House Bed & Breakfast is Forts.

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kpanek on September 18th, 2013

Glenville State College Bluegrass Band performed at Shinnston Frontier Days

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kpanek on September 16th, 2013

This is how a carnival gets set up. Glenville State Bluegrass Band performs Wednesday!

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kpanek on September 6th, 2013

Gillum House Bed & Breakfast line dries sheets for fresh air aroma, naturally instead of via chemicals.

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kpanek on July 26th, 2013

July 25-28, 2013 the second annual McKee Sky Ranch vintage motorcycle event.

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kpanek on July 6th, 2013

Contrary to the statement “Nothing ever happens here”, Shinnston has a line-up of activities to show there IS something happeng in Shinnston!

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