Compass – Fall 2019

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On the ‘Brightside’ of life

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer   Spring, summer and fall, there’s a good chance you’ll find Dawn Baldwin picking, drying and chopping a variety of herbs for her herbal teas.She’s built a small business of growing and...

The Whistle Punk Grill and Taphouse ~ worth the drive

Ken Springer Contributing WriterThere was a great Filipino bakery on a backstreet of Waiki-ki back in the 80s. I had alighted in this tropical paradise for a few months in 1985 and thought that while...

Century old techniques restore century old Climax #9

Suzanne Stewart Staff WriterBehind the scenes at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park, there is a buzz of activity that is usually not seen by visitors who travel there to ride the train. That buzz takes place...

You can’t get there from here

Ken Springer Watoga Foundation Contributing WriterThe first time I heard the words “Watoga State Park,” I was sitting on the porch of Harper’s General Store in Seneca Rocks, West Virginia – now called Mouth of Seneca....

Compass – Summer 2019

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Stony Bottom Bluegrass Band ~ a family created by music

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer“Aw, Sookie!”If you’ve ever heard a booming bluegrass voice speak those words, chances are you are at a square dance or night of entertainment featuring some configuration of the Stony Bottom Bluegrass...

Spring into Spring at Watoga State Park

Laura Dean Bennett Staff WriterAfter a long winter, it’s finally time for Pocahontas Coun-ty’s hills, valleys, forests and rivers to come alive with the sounds and sights of spring.In anticipation of the changing season, Cranberry...

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