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