kpanek on April 9th, 2014

Carrie and Brannan chose her Dad’s birthday as the day they remarried. It was a family affair with their children in attendance.

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kpanek on March 6th, 2014

John Panek is painting in his studio.

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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 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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kpanek on June 26th, 2013

Shinnston celebrates 4th of July on the 1st!! Come to the Independence Concert in the new Performance Center.

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kpanek on June 12th, 2013

June 12, 2013: Gillum House Bed & Breakfast:                Do we know the roads motorcyclists love?  This is just one of the several routes we have mapped turn-by-turn.  I recently was blessed to experience a trike on this route – I have done it on my motorcycle and it […]

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kpanek on June 7th, 2013

McKee’s Sky Ranch hosts the second annual Vintage Motorcycle Show and races in Terra Alta, WV July 25- 28, 2013.

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kpanek on May 23rd, 2013

The City of Shinnston hosts Big Elm Elementary School at Ferguson Park in May as part of being a Playful City.

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kpanek on May 19th, 2013

Construction of the new bridge taking US Rte. 19 across the West Fork River continues with the West Fork River Rail-Trail open to bicycles, hikers, joggers, and equestrians.

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kpanek on April 5th, 2013

Ramps are a sign and Rite of Spring in West Virginia. When ramps, ramp dinners, and ramp festivals start appearing, we West Virginians know Spring is here!

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kpanek on December 5th, 2012

Shinnston, West Virginia begins their celebration of Shinnston’s Christmas on the first Saturday in December. Activities take place all day, culminating with the Parade and the Shinnston Community Band Christmas Concert.

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kpanek on November 22nd, 2012

The cap on Thanksgiving Day 2012 was Joe meeting Punjab. After an 18th Century Frontier Thanksgiving, Joe got a kiss from Punjab.

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kpanek on September 30th, 2012

Gonernor Tomblim designated Saturday, September 29, 2012 as a Day of Service. Shinnston’s Trailhead got a “facelift”

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