Pocahontas County archers hit the bullseye

Pocahontas County Archery competed in the Peterstown/James Monroe Invitational Archery Tournament at James Monroe High School in Linside last weekend where the Marlinton Elementary and Pocahontas County High School teams came in first in...

What’s with those Sweethearts?

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer Whether you prefer a time tested message like “Be Mine,” or you are a young person who leans more toward a modern sentiment like, “Tweet Me,” it’s good to know that...

This place is for the birds

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer Backyard birds are well cared for in Pocahontas County. All year long, we supply our fine feathered friends with mixed seeds, millet, sunflower seeds and suet. But we are especially generous at our...

Last Run Restaurant, Cass Store open this winter

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer The trains may be in hibernation, but the town of Cass is still booming with the Last Run Restaurant and Cass Company Store open for the winter season for the first time...

Stalking the elusive acrylic fox

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer The absolute highlight of my week was the acrylic painting class taught by Kristen LeCroy Friday evening at The DirtBean. Kristen, whose day job is at the Community Wellness Center, was a...

The wonderful warmth of a wood stove

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer Often too hot to touch, but always beckoning us near, the wood stove was the heart of most homes not so long ago.  How I loved the cook stove in the kitchen...

Good news ~ hot cocoa is good for you

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer Fireplace crackles Sparks of love Rich hot cocoa In festive mugs ~Terri Guillemets  Winter Heat, 2008 For me, a cup of hot cocoa on a winter’s day is as much about the nostalgia as the chocolate. And now, I...