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 July 27th, 2010

July 27, 2010: The Lord’s Pantry Food Bank is doing a Music Fest Saturday, July 31 as a fundraiser – it is going to be a “Pass the Hat”. We hope you come and enjoy the music. Bring your lawn chairs to the practice field for Lincoln High School – across from the State Police […]

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kpanek on July 18th, 2010

July 18, 2010: You know how you have those days that start off with joy to be alive and then discover a sadness? But then when you want to be sad, you cannot because there are too many happy things happening – all TODAY!!  This morning reading the obituaries online of my “home area” newspaper […]

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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 14, 2010: Yesterday we took a ride to Charleston, West Virginia – to the Cultural Center located across the lawn from the Capitol and the Governor’s Mansion. The reason we went was the opening of a Motorcycle Show that will be there for 2 weeks – until July 8, 2010.   There are many vintage […]

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kpanek on March 16th, 2010

March 16, 2010: The Air Force is coming! The Air Force is coming! We have a special reason for celebrating the fact the United States Air Force Band and the Singing Sergeants are coming to Shinnston on April 25 – it is our 35th wedding anniversary. Emma Patterson, Shinnston’s Office Supervisor has been working on […]

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kpanek on November 9th, 2009

November 8, 2009:On Friday, November 6  I had the privilege to attend a West Virginia Humanities Program at the Bice-Ferguson Memorial Museum in Shinnston. The program was Becky Park portraying Colonel Ruby Bradley in the year 1958 shortly after she received her “Bird” Colonel rank. She was Colonel Bradley and it was 1958. She spoke […]

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