Christmas activities this weekend in Capon Bridge
CAPON BRIDGE — Capon Bridge’s Christmas tree village was busy with children on Monday, as classes from the Capon Bridge Elementary School arrived to decorate their class trees.
AUGUSTA — Fire crews from 4 volunteer companies and the Division of Forestry battled a series of brushfires set within a mile-and-a-half of each other early Tuesday morning.
ROBINSON, ILL. — The legacy of Landon and Nolan Rinker lives on through a memorial at “Friendship Playground,” an Illinois park dedicated to inclusivity.
CHARLESTON — Augusta artist Susan Feller will be representing Hampshire County at the state level, with 2 pieces that highlight both the nation’s struggles in 2020 and the beauty of the Mountain State.
FROSTBURG — The 18th annual Storybook Holiday celebration, hosted by Frostburg State University’s Children’s Literature Centre, will bring its seasonal cheer to downtown Frostburg on Saturday (Dec. 4).
CHARLESTON — With retail stores opening and an in-state cultivation facility in operation, West Virginia’s medical marijuana industry is off and running.
WASHINGTON — It took half a year but Democrats have driven President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion package of social and climate initiatives through the House. It gets no easier in the Senate, where painful Republican amendments, restrictive rules and Joe Manchin lurk.
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ROMNEY — The 1st official step to getting a new gym at Capon Bridge Elementary School is to accept the lowest contracting bid, and that’s just what the school board did at their meeting last Thursday.
Capon Bridge councilwoman Michelle Warnick (left) and Methodist Pastor Alanna McGuinn, aided by Mayor Laura Turner (not pictured), sort through Christmas decorations at the Capon Bridge Public Library Saturday, preparing the pavilion for the town’s Christmas tree village. o
ROMNEY — The current surge in Covid cases hit a record high last week, the Hampshire County Development Authority Board of Directors learned at last Wednesday’s meeting.
A Republican with ties to Congressman Alex Mooney has become the 1st candidate to toss his hat in the ring for a seat in the House of Delegates from the new 88th District.
ROMNEY — The Hampshire County Commission’s power to override the school system’s mask mandate was discussed at length at last week’s County Commission meeting, with parent Micah Moreland demanding action after appealing unsuccessfully to the school board.
CHARLESTON — A West Virginia nonprofit group said Friday that it is offering $1 million in grants to boost COVID-19 testing and vaccination efforts and address HIV and other health issues in the state’s most rural and at-risk communities.
Seventy years ago, in 1941, as the United States watched an expanding world war unfolding in Europe and the Pacific, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt delivered a state-of-the-union address to Congress that rallied a nation then and has resounded through the decades since.
The North River Mills shop has virtually no heat and plenty of ventilation. Years ago, someone must have found themselves in a situation similar to mine as there is evidence of newspapers having been put up on the west wall to block the wind. An open lean-to protects this wall from rain and …
The shortage of natural pollinators, such as bees, is threatening global food production around the world, making it difficult to feed an ever-growing human population. Researchers at West Virginia University have come up with a plan B to this decline in pollinators by creating a robotic pol…
I have virtually no experience in the beef cattle business. There, I feel better having finally made that confession. In addition, I have only 1 (one) tractor repair customer who is a full-time cattle farmer and not retired from some secret branch of the federal government. Of course, all of…
The Hampshire County FFA chapter has been hard at work over the past month. The Halloween Country-Style was a big success, with a turnout of over 200 kids throughout the evening. Members were stationed at different carnival-style games, while others helped the kids paint pumpkins.
It was around 6:30 a.m. and I had just dropped off the Old Hippie school bus driver at her bus in Capon Bridge. It was raining an uninspiring rain; Neither the fury of summer thunder nor the deep, contemplative state inspired by a winter ice storm.
A West Virginia University engineer is combining the study of neuroscience and robotics to better understand the nervous system and motor output of insects to create animal-like robots for potential use in agriculture, mining and space exploration.
CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Department of Agriculture is now accepting Request for Applications for the 2021 West Virginia Farmers and Ranchers Stress Assistance Network grant.
Ah, November. A bright moon in the boughs of leafless trees, a single chill raindrop on the cheek, soft amber glow of distant windows, wood smoke in the silver gray dawn, red glow in the western sky from a Midwest afternoon, survival of the Old Hippie’s orchard day. That’s right — Saturday, …
As many readers already know, I’m an advocate for the preservation and use of old cars, trucks and other machinery. The ‘70s, when the Old Hippie (aka, wife Stephanie) and I were first married, was our golden age of economical, carefree driving; we drove ‘50s trucks. The trucks were designed…
We who do not celebrate All Hallows Eve or Halloween have nonetheless come to associate this time of year with things spooky and mysterious. It’s only natural, really; consider the long shadows of trees reaching across a meadow, the mystery of a vast, rustling cornfield, early darkness, the …
WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has directed the U.S. Department of Agriculture to aid recovery efforts for farmers, ranchers and residents affected by Hurricane Ida.
Ah, October: frost, foliage, woodsmoke and clear, cool nights. Since hunting season has begun, this author is inspired to write about — what else — guns. I’ve been a regular at C.S. Arms in Upperville, Va., for a few years now. I’m into cheap (of course) fixer-uppers, and my special interest…
I guess that I just get on a roll sometimes and reference the same book or movie repeatedly. The reader may recall that I mentioned Audrey Hepburn’s character Liza Dolittle in last week’s installment.
I’m going out on a limb by telling the reader right up front that this is my monthly Bible-based story written to fulfill a new commitment. The Review gets the full-length 1st draft. I’ll not elaborate further until I see how things are going to work out. Here’s why . . .
CHARLESTON — Women landowners who want to learn more about forestry and network with other women involved in woodlands management can now register for the West Virginia Division of Forestry’s Women Owning Woodlands workshop.
I’ve been a real bum this summer. One of the benefits that seniors receive as a result of FDR’s New Deal along with this column, my magazine columns and a couple of mowing gigs made this possible. Tractor repair work has been limited to emergencies until the weather cools.
KEYSER — After a brief hiatus, “Stepping into Grapes and Grains,” a special interest course at Potomac State College, will once again be offered as a continuing education course this fall.
Tractor-trailer loads of wooden bins filled with green/yellow apples have been rolling into the cold storage and apple processing plants for about 2 weeks now. Even with the recent expansion of Winchester, Va., this area on the town’s north end is still easily accessible by heavy truck. Howe…
“Harvest time” so declares a headline above a close-up orchard harvest scene on the front page of the Aug. 31 Winchester Star. A happy Latino (with a name like Treino, he sure ain’t Irish) looks at the camera from behind a nearly full, 22-bushel bin of apples. The apples are quite sizable an…
CHARLESTON — While nearly all businesses in West Virginia have struggled over the last 18 months as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to spread across the state, West Virginia’s farmers and food producers were able to improvise, adapt and overcome.
Betsy Frankhorn is the name given to Hampshire County bus 76. I don’t know the origins of this name other than it was suggested and voted upon by the bus’s passengers. I can only hope that it doesn’t have any inappropriate connotations. These days, it’s very difficult to keep abreast of curr…
My day job and attending a large convention in Landover, Md., have curtailed my writing time. If I’m to get paid, though, I have to put something out there. In other words, the show must go on.