March 09, 2012: Today the sky is blue, the sun is out, and the American flag on our porch is waving in a gentle breeze. This is a day to turn one’s thoughts to the up-coming Arts & Crafts Festival in Shinnston. The second annual Arts & Crafts Festival will take place on Saturday, April […]
March 4, 2012: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 there were torrential rains, high winds, and flash floods all around north-central West Virginia. By Saturday, March 3, people were cleaning up the mess, the rain had stopped, the sun was out, and the water levels of the rivers and lakes were receding but the water was muddy […]
Reminiscing about growing up in West Virginia and how the love of a State becomes a part of a person, not just a geographic place. It is HOME.
Shinnston honors GOD and Country. The 2011 Veterans Day Parade honored Shinnston natives Vic Andrick, Jackson Anderson, David Feathers, and posthumously, Cpl Samuel Murray. Thank you for your Service to keep us FREE.
There are still pretty leaves to be seen for the last time in 2011, but this is the last chance most likely.
Leaf-peeping on US Rte 250 in West Virginia is wonderfully scenic.
August 31, 2011: As September stands poised and August says goodbye for another year, the nights are getting cooler. My favorite season is coming. The color season will soon be upon us. Our daytrip routings for scenic drives or motorcycle rides are beautiful in any season as this photo from the top of the ridges […]
Motorcycle riders come to Gillum House for routings to get the best motorcycle riding tailored to what they want in a ride.
August 2, 2011: Sunday ended MountainFest 2011. It was a great festival with something for everyone. Ted Nugent, Montgomery Gentry, helicopter rides, daredevil exhibitions, food…. And the piece de resistance – the Vintage Motorcycle Show. This year the Vintage Show had the entire building – wide aisles, larger and better displays, and MORE BIKES!!! Classic-Cycle-Art […]
July 13, 2011: The West Virginia Hoop Group Jam Fest will take place July 14-16, 2011 in Morgantown and the surrounding area. For anyone scheduled to play at Fairmont State University (the majority of the 16U games and the 15U games), Shinnston is located just 10 miles south of Fairmont State University on US Rte. […]
April 23, 2011: With the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, West Virginia becomes an active participant in the history of that era of the United States. On June 3, 1863 the forces of the Union under the command of General George McClellan and the immediate command of Colonels Benjamin F. Kelley and Ebenezar Dumont met […]