kpanek on April 1st, 2011

Shinnston is located 22 miles from the Anna Jarvis House and from the Mother’s Day Shrine. See where Mother’s Day began.

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kpanek on March 18th, 2011

In West Virginia Spring means ramps, Ramp Dinners, Festivals, and visiting wonderful bed & breakfasts.

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kpanek on February 19th, 2011

February 19, 2011: Local talk radio is 103.3 WAJR-FM. In 2008 they hired a young man from Bellefountaine, Ohio who had been working in Cambridge, Ohio as the new News Director and morning talk show host. This young man broadcasts football games and basketball games in such a way that as you sit at home […]

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kpanek on February 19th, 2011

For a bit of relaxation in a hectic day a visit to A La Carte Chocolate at 410 Main Street, Bridgeport, West Virginia is perfect. And the chocolates – truffles, crodials, solids, or bark are absolutely wonderful!

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kpanek on January 24th, 2011

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 […]

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kpanek on January 7th, 2011

January 7, 2011: The New Year has arrived! We are all digging in because there is nothing to get us out. WRONG!! I am happy to report that Melissa at Home Style once again has something to bring you out to make a project, socialize (yes, you get to talk to someone other than your […]

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kpanek on September 22nd, 2010

September 22, 2010: Frontier Days officially opened today! I met Miss Frontier Days, Gabrielle Ash from Doddridge County. She is appearing at Frontier Days and will be in the Parade Saturday.  Frontier Days opened tonight with a Gospel Sing with performances by several area churches and groups. Then Red Hat followed by The Museum performed […]

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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 September 16th, 2010

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. […]

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kpanek on August 13th, 2010

August 13, 2010: In a little over one month Shinnston Frontier Days 2010 begins. The Miss Frontier Days Pageant takes place September 11 with a 5K Run earlier in the day. Then on Sunday, September 19 the Car Show kicks off the Frontier Days celebration at the Lincoln High School Parking Lot. The celebration will […]

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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 26th, 2010

June 26, 2010: The Shinnston Community Band has had to change the date of the annual Independence Concert and Fireworks. The concert will take place at Shinnston City Park as usual but it will be on Sunday, July 4! The band has a great program planned with a good mix of music, from the traditional […]

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June 15, 2010: I just had an e-mail from the Marion County Convention and Visitors Bureau about an event that is coming in July! More than 200 teams will travel from all over the East Coast to Morgantown and Fairmont for the Hoop Group Triple S Harley-Davidson Summer Jam Fest Basketball Tournament. Hoop Group is […]

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