Saturday, April 17, 2021
Friday, April 16, 2021

AUTISM WALK: The Education Committee of the Pea Ridge Woman’s Club is offering an autism walk at Lake William in Barboursville Park at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 17. The community is invited to attend and to participate in the walk. A donation of $5 will be accepted. Each participant is asked t…

Thursday, April 15, 2021

DEAR JILL: A pharmacy chain has bottles of acetaminophen on sale for $1.49 each or four for $4. Obviously the best move here is to buy four, but every time they have this sale, it goes fast. When I get to the store, inevitably I see two or three bottles there instead of four, so I can’t get …

John Stamos in a feel-good Disney sports story sounds like a complete no-brainer, so you have to wonder why no one ever thought of it before. Fortunately for us, someone finally did with the new Disney+ series “Big Shot,” giving us the opportunity to see Stamos in a role custom made for him …

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
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Sports, theater, science and nature — no matter what interest a child has, chances are there is a summer camp for them. For COVID-19 precautions, check the camp websites. To submit a summer camp, email the details to acopley@hdmediallc.com.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

CHARLESTON — The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

BROOMBALL: Guyandotte Baptist Association sponsors a youth broomball throwdown tournament at 6 p.m. Friday, April 16, at Huntington’s New Baptist Church. Physical distancing and mask wearing are required. Food and drinks are provided.

Monday, April 12, 2021
Sunday, April 11, 2021

HUNTINGTON — Kayla Morris, branch manager of Gallaher Village Library, has been selected to join in the Association for Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) Outstanding in Their Field Leadership Institute as part of the 2021-22 cohort, according to a news release from the Cabell County Public Library.

Tamarack Foundation for the Arts has announced six awards in its Emerging Artist Fellowship program for 2021: Brandy Jefferys (Cabell County), Suzan Ann Morgan (Upshur), Emily Prentice (Randolph), Kelsie Tyson (Greenbrier), Nichole Westfall (Kanawha) and Blake Wheeler (Kanawha).

NAME, SIZE AND BREED: McCleod is a 3- to 5-year-old, 43-pound dog. He was found as a stray on March 25.

Sometimes it’s called post purchase dissonance — often referred to as buyer’s remorse. Regardless of the label, it comes from buying a product that later turns out to be less than it appeared to be. All of which comes under an old cliché: “Let the buyer beware.”

HURRICANE, W.Va. — The Miss West Virginia Elementary, Jr. High, High School and Collegiate America Pageant was held in Hurricane on Feb. 20 at the Valley Park Conference Center. Thirty-four participants from around the state competed for state titles.

Saturday, April 10, 2021

PRESCRIPTION: Alan Hawkins, a retired pharmacist, celebrated a birthday Friday. Here’s hoping he received the perfect prescription for a happy, fun-filled day of surprises and many to follow.

Friday, April 09, 2021

DMX, the raspy-voiced hip-hop artist who produced the songs "Ruff Ryders' Anthem" and "Party Up (Up in Here)" and who rapped with a trademark delivery that was often paired with growls, barks and "What!" as an ad-lib, has died. He was 50.

PROUD: Harold and Lakie Bunn, of Huntington, are proud grandparents of the achievements of their granddaughter, Maggie Merriman, who was a silver medalist in the 10-meter platform dive at Purdue University in March. She is a Big 10 scholar all-American and was a fourth-place finish in the NC…

Thursday, April 08, 2021

DEAR JILL: I read your recent columns on preparedness with interest. Unlike what I suspect are most of your regular readers, I am not a coupon user. Between the coronavirus lockdowns and the winter freeze and disasters, I now realize that, moving forward, I must be far more prepared than I was.

TOP OF THE CHART: Congrats to Florida Georgia Line, as their song “Long Live” is in the top spot on the country music airplay chart. This is the 18th career No. 1 hit for Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard. The guys shared, “Having our fans and Country radio support us all of these years has bee…

HURRICANE, W.Va. — A small bakery with a big down-home charm, The Old Mill Bakery has been serving up cookies, cinnamon rolls, pepperoni rolls and scones in Hurricane, West Virginia, for two years. The bakery is the brainchild of Lynn Bright, the self-described owner/baker/dishwasher/vacuum …

Wednesday, April 07, 2021
Tuesday, April 06, 2021

CHARLESTON — The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org.

LIVE: Jewel City Sessions S3:E4 features Cypress Band from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, on Facebook Live. The virtual concert is sponsored by Michael Shade Music and Full Spectrum Audio.

Monday, April 05, 2021
Sunday, April 04, 2021

It’s difficult to revisit Stephen King’s “The Shining” without picturing Jack Nicholson’s menacingly arched eyebrows and famously ad-libbed line “Here’s Johnny!” in Stanley Kubrick’s film, but after a third reading, I’ve come to appreciate how deftly King uses horror as a metaphor for addict…

NAME, SIZE AND BREED: Meet Freya! This playful, 74-pound, 1- to 2-year-old girl was surrendered to the shelter when her owner could no longer care for her.

My favorite class of herbs are called adaptogens. You might be wondering what makes these herbs so special to me. Adaptogens are considered “normalizing” herbs. These herbs are traditionally used to support the very overlooked adrenal glands. Our adrenal glands help keep our stress and energ…

Paul and Susan Helo are seniors living in Ashland doing what they have waited on for many years — and that’s to retire. However, their definition of retirement following their working years is far from the explanation in Webster’s Dictionary. They now live in a world of volunteering their ti…

Saturday, April 03, 2021

EGG HUNT: A free egg hunt is from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 3, at Madie Carroll Museum’s lawn. Nose and mouth face coverings are required at all times. Each age group meets at their table area.

Friday, April 02, 2021

As more light seeps in from the tunnel of not knowing what’s coming next with the pandemic, I continue to wrap myself in gratitude for what we have and comfort myself with a gentleness that speaks to the pressure I feel — pressure to perform or constantly feel enthusiastic.

Thursday, April 01, 2021

HUNTINGTON — Multi-Dove Award-winning and Grammy-nominated recording artist The Nelons will be featured Sunday, April 4, at the Trinity Church of God, located at 2688 3rd Ave. in Huntington, during the 10:30 a.m. Easter Sunday service.

NEW ALBUM RELEASE DATE: As his song “Minimum Wage” climbs the chart, Blake Shelton announced that he’s releasing his next album May 21! “Body Language” is Blake’s 12th studio album, and will feature, “Minimum Wage,” his No. 1 hit with Gwen Stefani, “Happy Anywhere” and 10 additional tracks. …

Last week, I shared a sampling of the many emails I received from readers who lived through the Texas freeze in February. So many people wrote with excellent and surprising tips that I wanted to devote one more column to sharing their experiences, as I feel that we can all learn from this si…

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