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Things are getting done in Wayne County, West Virginia — a not-so-sleepy suburb of the Huntington metro area that offers not only rural scenery, but also a rural way of life that embraces the time-honored handcrafts of yesteryear.

CAMDEN PARK: Originally developed as a picnic area by the Camden Interstate Railway in 1903, Camden Park has survived into the 21st century as a thriving traditional amusement park. Today, it is the oldest amusement park in West Virginia with about 30 rides, including the classic wooden roll…

ORIGIN: Wayne County was established by the state of Virginia on Jan. 18, 1842. It and 43 other counties joined to form West Virginia on June 20, 1863. It’s the westernmost county in what is now the state of West Virginia, and it was named in honor of Gen. “Mad Anthony” Wayne. The general is…

Milton, West Virginia, is a small town of fewer than 3,000 people; but it's known around the world by glass collectors, and it's also home to several renowned artists. How does such a small town find itself on the world art map? The Blenko Glass Company has been churning out colorful glass pieces for collectors, along with glass for more practical applications, for nearly 100 years. The shop brings thousands of visitors to Milton each year, employs several glass artists, and has persevered through many changes and challenges in the glass industry.

ORIGIN: Named for Milton Rece, a large landowner and the first Postmaster in the area when the town was incorporated in 1876.

BLENKO GLASS: Located at Blenko Glass Company off of James River Turnpike in Milton. Historic museum on second floor of the Visitors Center features extensive stained glass display, history of the family-owned glass company, Country Music Award and U.S. Capitol lighting globe on display. Tou…

The Pittsburgh Pirates won the World Series. The Milwaukee Bucks won the NBA championship. Time Magazine's "Man of the Year" was President Richard Nixon. The No. 1 television show in America was "All in the Family." Cher, Rod Stewart, Paul McCartney, and the Bee Gees all enjoyed No. 1 hit songs.

"New and improved.” That's how Debbie Conard describes the 2016 Cabell County Fair.

Serving as the parade, entertainment, parks appearance, and concessions chairwoman, Conard spearheads most everything that is not on the livestock side of the parade.

The mission of the Milton Performing Arts Center, also known as MPAC, consists of providing high-quality entertainment to the area by presenting a wide range of programs that entertain, enrich, and educate the population of the region, in addition to enhancing the economic vitality of western West Virginia.

Beautiful things are happening in the Valley. Nestled between the two largest metropolitan areas in the state of West Virginia, Putnam County is anything but sleepy. Rather, it is alive with a vibrant, diverse art community.

The former architect who holds a bachelor's degree in architecture from University Engineering and Technology in Dhaka, Bangladesh, worked for years in Philadelphia on R & D and commercial buildings. Her passion, though, was anchored in the visual arts.

ORIGIN: Putnam County was formed in 1848 from Kanawha, Cabell and Mason counties. The county was named for Israel Putnam, a New England patriot, who served as a general in the Revolutionary War.

CABOOSE MUSEUM: Hurricane's railroad history is still evident on History Row in the center of the city. Folks may find historical artifacts and railroad memorabilia in the restored "caboose museum" and view a bit of pre-history Hurricane, a 77-inch petroglyph that bears the image of the anci…

The Rev. Don Gatewood, chairman of the PipeSounds committee, said the PipeSounds concert series showcases that organ.

The series features four concerts per year on the Harrah symphonic organ at the Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church, 2848 Putnam Ave. in Hurricane.

"Providing a nurturing and creative atmosphere where students and their parents fall in love with dance" is the main mission of the Academy of Arts at January's. The Academy also offers students opportunities in visual art, theater, and music.

The "exciting" growth to which Joni Cantrell, executive and founding director, refers is that of her organization, Arts in Action - a school of performing and visual arts in Putnam County that she and others founded in 2003.

OHIO UNIVERSITY SOUTHERN CAMPUS: Collins and Riffe Centers and Bill Dingus Technology Center of the University. Located at 1804 Liberty Ave., Ironton. Also a Proctorville campus. Call 800-626-0513 for information on future exhibits.

The entirety of Lawrence County will resonate with the deep, bass, musical vocals of Richard Sterban and the rest of the Oak Ridge Boys during the 2016 Lawrence County Fair.

ORIGIN: Named for Capt. James Lawrence, commander of the frigate Chesapeake during the war of 1812. Founded Dec. 20, 1816. Burlington was first county seat. County seat subsequently moved to Ironton.

BARBOURSVILLE COMMUNITY PARK: This park is located in the village of Barboursville, located off of U.S. 60 and near the Huntington Mall.

ORIGIN: Barboursville was established in 1813. Named after Virginia Gov. James Barbour (1812-1814), the village was the county seat of Cabell County from 1814 until 1887.

The Huntington Museum of Art is one of Huntington's gems that has sat atop one of the hills between the city and Interstate 64 for more than 63 years, and offers a nice variety of art that is sure to offer something of interest to everyone.