It’s a Pumpkinpalooza

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer Inspired by fall and focused on earning the rank of Eagle Scout, Slaty Fork teen Alan Gibson has organized and planned the first, hopefully annual, Pumpkinpalooza. The event, which will take place...

‘Waste not, want not’ ~ The art of frugal living

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer “Use it up and wear it out. Make do or do without.”  My mother’s man-tra about thrifty living still echoes in my head on an almost daily basis. Get together with any group of...

Compass – Summer 2018

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The long road to tea

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer Before and during the American Revolution, many tavern signs were made with a political statement in mind, but the whimsical sign of the The Tea Kettle and Tabby Cat in Wenham,...

Robins ~ the heralds of spring

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer It’s been a long, cold winter. This is the time of year that we’re all anxious for our very last snowstorm to come and go, and we’re glad for every tiny sign...

Pearl S. Buck Birthplace will host writing workshop series

There’s no better setting for aspiring writers to discover and hone their skill than at the home of world-renowned author and humanitarian Pearl S. Buck, one of only a few writers to have...

Deer Creek B&B ~ From place of worship to place of rest

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer ust off the Potomac Highlands Trail on Wesley Chapel Road in Green Bank, there is a quaint two-story white building with a long history. From the outside, it is clear the building...

Wild Edibles Festival at Watoga State Park

Get a “taste” of Pocahontas County Free Admission for workshops and demonstrations Hosted by: Watoga State Park Friday, April 20, and Saturday, April 21 The Wild Edibles Festival will begin Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. with a guided...