kpanek on September 20th, 2010

September 20, 2010: Last night the Gambill Amusements trucks started rolling in, bring the carnival to town. They will be setting up and getting everything ready for the Fall Event of Shinnston – Frontier Days! Where? Adult rides are set up right in front of the Gillum House Bed & Breakfast in the Volunteer Fire […]

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kpanek on August 17th, 2010

August 17, 2010: Stydahar Field has new bleachers!  The Harrison County Board of Education said the bleachers would be done before the first home game.  And they are!  HOWEVER the Press Box is NOT, therefore the first 6 Lincoln Football Games will be AWAY games!  Fear not!  Citizens of Shinnston who cannot go to the […]

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kpanek on July 12th, 2010

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 […]

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kpanek on July 6th, 2010

July 6, 2010: Have you ever wanted to learn about the rifles Davy Crockett and Dan’el Boone carried on the Frontier? Have you ever wanted to experience a black powder, muzzle-loading rifle? The Appalachian Rangers Muzzleloading Club Ltd. Is making it possible for you – and children 12 and older – to have that experience.  […]

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kpanek on July 4th, 2010

July 4, 2010: I got to thinking that people may not know how to get to the Bice-Ferguson Memorial Park (Shinnston City Park) for the Concert and Fireworks tonight. So here are the directions.  From I-79, take Exit # 125, turn WEST toward the Exxon station and turn LEFT at the Exxon onto WV Rt […]

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kpanek on June 12th, 2010

June 12, 2010: What a beautiful day! We had a short cloudburst but it did not dampen the afternoon at the bocce courts! Willard and the Silver Foxes (his helpers) built the bocce courts at Shinnston City Park and said from the beginning there would be a roof, lights, and a fence around it to […]

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kpanek on February 27th, 2010

February 27, 2010: Last night I looked out the kitchen window just before I headed off to bed. I left the kitchen singing – Sleigh bells ring, are you listenin’? In the lane, snow is glistenin’….. It was a most beautiful sight! The snow looked like it had diamonds scattered all over the surface. I […]

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kpanek on December 22nd, 2009

December 22, 2009: We got hit with a lot of snow December 18 & 19, somewhere between 15 and 18 inches, but the streets of Shinnston were clear for traffic Saturday. Public Works started plowing Friday and kept up with the snow all day Saturday. At 11 PM Saturday night they were loading that plowed snow into […]

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kpanek on December 19th, 2009

December 19, 2009: Cross-country skiing anyone? We are having one of our rare “big” snows! We actually have enough snow on the trail for cross-country skiing! And the span is in, with railings, across the washout. It is supposed to snow into Sunday with snow showers after that! We may have our first White Christmas […]

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kpanek on June 5th, 2009

June 05, 2009: The PGA Nationwide Tour Player’s Cup Golf Tournament will be at the Pete Dye Golf Club in Bridgeport, West Virginia – less than 10 miles from the Gillum House  – June 22-28. And once you get on US Rte. 19 South (one block from the house) there is one well-marked left turn and follow […]

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