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2010: A year in preview

November 23, 2010 It’s a year ending in zero. So we all know what that means: the remaining weeks of this calendar year will be a blur of Top 100 This or Best Thats of the Decade. more »»

On sucky gift giving

October 27, 2010 The purchasing and/or creating of any object to bestow upon another—it’s not easy, but we are all called upon to do it. Some go forth into gift giving with great gusto. more »»

You want to know what’s scary? Being an adult.

September 30, 2010 Most holidays evoke Kodak moments and Hallmark sentiment. Even if it is a charade to cover underlying hostility toward loved ones, you play along or risk leaving empty-handed and empty-stomache. more »»

Scooters 101: Your guide to awesome

August 25, 2010 (Ed. note: Motor scooters have, unfortunately, been most recently associated with that waif of an actor Zach Braff, thanks to his overrated “Garden State” movie. more »»

The sport of football and the rise of the Autumnal equinox

July 28, 2010 I was having this argument a couple of weeks ago. I told my friend I was sick of people putting down sports. more »»

Sen. Byrd’s impact felt statewide

June 30, 2010 While Sen. Robert C. Byrd’s legacy will be remembered throughout West Virginia, local officials say his financial impact on this and other areas of the state will be sorely missed. more »»

Best WV daytrips

June 30, 2010 I’ve been greedily hoarding books, pamphlets and other things that boast of West Virginia’s scenery and notable attractions, thinking that when I have enough money I’ll start nosin... more »»

Custom-made couture

June 30, 2010 A few weeks ago I fell in love. However, my new “sole” mate has been cooped up in my house waiting for me to come through with the perfect outfit for our first night out together. more »»

Fashion mags are filled with inspiration

May 26, 2010 Rarely a week goes by without getting into a friendly debate about fashion and why it's important. And a month doesn't go by without making one of my favorite purchases: Vogue magazine. more »»

Green modular homes are coming

April 28, 2010 Barbour County resident Ken Auvil has spent nearly 50 years researching and developing affordable and environment-friendly housin. more »»

Green living tips

April 28, 2010 In supermarkets and coffee shops, on college campuses and in elementary to high schools, on the radio and television, even the buzz on the street these days seems to reverberate one clear message:... more »»

The hills are alive with ... AWESOME

March 31, 2010 The 2010 West Virginia state travel guide is out, so I’ve thumbed through it and made a short list of the Mountain State’s purple mountain majesties you absolutely have to check out this... more »»

Can WVU realistically win it all?

March 31, 2010 March 2008. West Virginia vs. Duke in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Duke, seeded No. more »»

Outdoor pursuits brighten WV’s economic outlook

March 31, 2010 Ready for a pleasant, under reported, surprise concerning West Virginia’s economic structure? Although you hear of downturn concerns often in mining and manufacturing... more »»

West Virginia’s 2010 legislative preview

January 26, 2010 As the legislative session begins, media emphasis often stresses those broad issues that apply to most state demographics. more »»

Coach Stew, a coach you can trust

December 29, 2009 Anyone can talk a good talk, that’s true. He Who Shall Not Be Named certainly did. But there’s something different about WVU football Coach Bill Stewart. more »»

West, not western, and other necessary corrections

November 23, 2009 I’m really surprised that West Virginians aren’t a surly bunch of malcontents. more »»

The perfect West Virginian gift

October 27, 2009 West Virginia has an astounding variety of goods to share. The following list is just a drop in the bucket. more »»

Gaming, West Virginia style

September 29, 2009 Four-inch long models of World War I fighter planes seem suspended in mid-air over the gaming table. Nearby, models of futuristic warrior robots battle over a post-apocalyptic landscap. more »»

‘True Blood’ actor returns home

September 29, 2009 (Editor’s note: Danny Forinash is the communications specialist for the Charleston Area Alliance, the parent organization of East End Main Street. East End Main Street is putting on HallowEast). more »»



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