kpanek on October 7th, 2011

Mr Z does a podcast interview with John & Kathleen Panek about Bikes, Bed, and Breakfast

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kpanek on September 1st, 2011

September 1, 2011: That is what Ed Youngblood titled his News & Views entry of 8/24/2011 – Bikes, Bed, and Breakfast. He starts the entry with this:  “In 1952, Jonas Salk developed a vaccine that contributed eventually to 99 percent immunity to the polio virus, which had been the cause of the most dreaded childhood […]

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kpanek on August 2nd, 2011

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 […]

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kpanek on July 26th, 2011

MountainFest 2011 in Morgantown July 28-31, 2011. See Classic-Cycle-Art at the Vintage Motorcycle Show.

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kpanek on July 13th, 2011

Enjoy great music as you help a good cause! Attend the Lord’s Pantry Music Festival!

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kpanek on April 23rd, 2011

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 […]

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kpanek on April 18th, 2011

Rain did not stop the First Annual Shinnston Culture & Heritage Festival. It was a wonderful day!

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kpanek on April 15th, 2011

April 15, 2011: Tomorrow, April 16, is the first annual Shinnston Arts & Crafts Festival. There will be at least 30 vendors!  SUNSHINE OR RAIN!!! The festival will take place on Bridge Street in Shinnston. If we are blessed with sunshine, the Festival will be held in the parking lot between the Bice-Ferguson Museum and […]

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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 8th, 2011

February 8, 2011: On February 3, 2011 we at the Gillum House Bed & Breakfast had the honor of hosting the owners of Tucked Inn the Harbour Bed & Breakfast in Victoria, Ontario, Canada. They gave us an Inuksuk that has been given a place of honor in one of our dining room display cases housing the […]

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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 December 2nd, 2010

December 2, 2010: This evening is the final rehearsal for the Shinnston Community Band for the 14th annual Shinnston Christmas Concert on Saturday, December 4, 2010.  The Parade starts at 6:00 P.M. from the old Shinnston High School through the City (form-up is at 5:30). Santa will come to Shinnston with the Parade. Immediately after […]

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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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