12th Annual Polar Bear Plunge planned for Blue Bend

A large crowd cheers on participants at 2014 Greenbrier Polar Bear Plunge. Each year plungers come to Blue Bend and jump in to raise funds and awareness for child abuse. 0The Greenbrier Valley Polar Bear Plunge Club convenes each year on the closest Saturday to Mar. 8 at Blue Bend in the Monongahela National Forest in Greenbrier County. Visit facebook.com/greenbrierpolarbear.

Organizers of the 12th Annual Greenbrier Valley Polar Bear Plunge Club say the charity event for the nonprofit Child and Youth Advocacy Center in Lewisburg is set for Saturday, Mar. 7, beginning at 1 p.m at the Blue Bend Recreation Area in the Monongahela National Forest. Over 300 fearless individuals have earned membership into the club by plunging More...

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Heather Williams and Kim Thompson speak about Alzheimer’s disease and invite any caregiver for an Alzheimer’s individual to a free support group meeting on the first Tuesday each month at The Seasons assisted living facility in Lewisburg. Of the many benefits of the support group, understanding and responding to dementia-related behavior is one of the most helpful to the caregivers. The phone number to The Seasons is 304-645-4453.
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Family, friends and caregivers

By David Esteppe According to the Alzheimer’s Association, over 15 million Americans are currently in the trenches of providing support for those with Alzheimer’s disease. On Monday, Alzheimer’s Association More...

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35th Annual Hamfest to take place in Oak Hill

35th Annual Hamfest to take place in Oak Hill The Plateau Amateur Radio Association is sponsoring the 35th Annual Hamfest at Lewis Community Center, 469 Central Avenue, Oak Hill, on Saturday, Feb. 21, from 8 a.m. More...

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Speakers now available from Humanities Council

The West Virginia Humanities Council established its Sesquicentennial Speakers Bureau to help organizations around the state observe the Civil War Sesquicentennial and strengthen their related programs. Historians More...

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National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Greenbrier Valley to meet

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Greenbrier Valley will hold their support group meeting Thursday, Feb. 19, at 6 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church on Court Street, Lewisburg. The topic will be “Loving More...

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Area Knitters’ Workshop March 28 & 29

Fiber Arts Network and Carnegie Hall in Lewisburg, are sponsoring the Maggie Radcliffe Knitting Workshop on Mar. 28 and 29. • Saturday, Mar. 28, 2-5 p.m.: Knitting in all directions for the experienced beginner More...

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Belinda Biafore named Chair, Christopher Regan named Vice Chair of WV Democratic Party

This week the West Virginia State Democratic Executive Committee voted to name Belinda Biafore Chair of the West Virginia Democratic Party. Belinda has served as Vice Chair since 2004 and this week Christopher Regan More...

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WV Preservation Alliance welcomes Sibray, Ballman to Board

The Preservation Alliance of West Virginia (PAWV) has announced the appointments of Martha Ballman and David Sibray to its board of directors, according to its executive director, Danielle LaPresta. A statewide More...

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Conservation Stewardship deadline approaching

USDA’s National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recently announced the opening of the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) for new enrollments in 2015. Farmers, ranchers and foresters interested in participating More...

Cadet Austin Elon Brooks
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Cadet Austin Elon Brooks graduates Mountaineer ChalleNGe Academy

The Mountaineer ChalleNGe Academy is pleased to announce that Cadet Austin Elon Brooks, the son of Wanda and Steve Boothe of Lewisburg, has completed the requirements for graduation. Cadet Brooks is one of 131 graduates More...