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Contributing Writers Leslie Bonham Happening Around Town P6 M. Lynne Squires Looking Back: at the Diamond Department Store P10 Dave Cooper Outdoor Living P20 Melody Pittman Weekend Traveler PP32-33 M. Lynne Squires Focal Point 42

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Happening Around Town

Summer is getting underway and Charleston takes celebrating to a whole new level! “Symphony Sunday” along the river at UC, workshops at Capitol Market, Brown Bag concerts at Davis Park, and a Biker Bash on the Boulevard are just a warm-up for FestivALL that begins later this month. FestivALL, when “a city becomes a work of art”, is an awesome line-up of concerts, art exhibits, and activities for everyone. For a complete rundown of details on FestivALL events, check out their website at

Tuesdays at 6am on Magic Island. Bring your mat and see the sun rise over the riverbank!

All of the branches of Kanawha Public Library have many activities for people of all ages: book clubs, discussions, safety workshops, and lots of fun for the kids! Visit your local branch for a complete list of events. For yoga enthusiasts, start your day on

There are many exciting opportunities to enjoy during this summer. Charleston has a fabulous selection of restaurants to try as you take in the festivities. You don’t want to miss out!

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“Symphony Sunday 2017”, UC Lawn, 1pm, FREE

“Live on the Levee”, Biker Bash Night, The Joe Hunt Project Band, opener Jack Dunlap and the 2 Dollar Short Band, FREE

Chris Stapleton’s “All American Road Tour”, Charleston Civic Center, 7pm, admission varies

“Special Blenko Glass Event”, Capitol Market, 9am

“The Mayor’s Concert” featuring Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Clay Center, 7pm, FREE

“Live on the Levee” featuring Whiskey Daredevils, opener: Of the Dell

June 4

Kanawha Players presents “Willy Wonka Jr”, Charleston Civic Center, admission: TBA

FestivALL’s Opening Ceremonies and Art After Dark, Clay Center, 7:30pm

“The Art of Wine” Capitol Market, 1pm, admission: $20

“Live on the Levee” featuring Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr; opener: The Carpenter Ants, Haddad Riverfront Park, 6pm, FREE

“3rd Annual Kegs 4 K-9’s”, Magic Island, 4pm, admission: $35, $50

Singer-songwriter Chris Stapleton brings his “All American Road Show Tour” to the Charleston Civic Center. The Civic Center is also the venue for the Kanawha Players latest offering, “Willy Wonka Jr”. “Live on the Levee” continues with an eclectic line-up of performers, including “America’s Got Talent” winner Landau Eugene Murphy Jr.

“Brown Bag” concerts, 11:30am, Davis Park, FREE

“FOOTMAD Contra Dance”, Columbia Gas Auditorium, 1700 MacCorkle Ave., 7pm, admission: $5 suggested donation

“Live on the Levee” featuring The Company Stores, opener: William Matheny 6pm, FREE

“Spartan Race Workout and Spartan Kids Race Workout Tour”, UC, 8am, FREE

6th Annual “Capitol City Biker Bash”, Haddad Riverfront Park, admission: FREE

“Let’s Get Cooking with Chef Paul Smith”, Capitol Market, 11am, admission FREE

“Smoke on the Water Chili Cook-off”, Haddad Riverfront Park

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Looking Back

By: M. Lynne Squires The Diamond Department Store

became synonymous with shopping malls, Charleston had a few stores that anchored the downtown shopping experience. Among them, The Diamond Department Store, the jewel in the retail crown of the capitol city. Completed in a record six months in 1927, The Diamond was built on Capitol Street, on the site of the state capitol building that burnt to the ground in 1921. Designed by architect Charles Haviland, The Diamond was a state-of-theart store. The original building was five floors boasting large display windows fronting Capitol Street, modern ventilation, three elevators, and a pneumatic tube system to shuttle cash and receipts between various departments and the office. Adults and children alike marveled at the small metal tubes that ‘whooshed’ out of sight, returning a few minutes later with their change and receipts. In 1949, it was expanded to the corner of Washington Street, diagonal from the prestigious Daniel Boone Hotel. The $1,250,000 expansion added two more elevators and a set of escalators that reached from the basement to the fifth floor. The first escalators in the state drew people from great distances just to ride them.

Virginia State College, as well as white supporters, staged a 7 hour sit-down protest at the lunch counter. The department store finally integrated its dining facilities on May 3, 1960. The windows are remembered by many for the elaborate displays, and none as well-loved as the Christmas windows. Mechanical toys, dolls, trains, and more drew up to 80,000 shoppers on peak December shopping days. One window displayed a train that could be activated by shoppers pressing a button adjacent to the window. A review of the departments on each of the floors is certain to bring back many memories of shopping The Diamond. Hickory Farms added a location in part of the basement in the 1970’s. The rest of the basement housed the ‘Budget Store.’ The street floor was home to fine jewelry, costume jewelry, and for several years provided ear piercing services. Other departments on the street floor were handbags, gloves, hosiery, hats, cosmetics, candy, a bake shop, notions, stationary and the men’s store. The mezzanine housed the beauty salon. The open balcony waiting area gave an open view of the first floor, as well as the occasional smell of permanent wave solution wafting down on shoppers. The second floor was referred to as the ‘fashion floor’ and offered all things to appeal to the well-appointed woman shopper, and the young woman shopper as well in the ‘Young W.Va. Shop.’ From bridal gowns to maternity gowns, fur coats to tennis dresses, and evening gowns to garden party frocks, the second floor was a one-stop fashion shop. There, of course, were shoes aplenty for

At mid-century, The Diamond was expanded eastward up Washington Street. Both times the Diamond building was expanded, it took over space previously occupied by the Sterling Restaurant. After the second expansion, and their displacement, the Sterling built a new building down from the Daniel Boone Hotel. Wehrle B. Geary, a Roane County native, and A.W. Cox merged their resources in 1926 to open The Diamond. The store’s name came from Wehrle, who had opened the Diamond Shoe Store in 1906, which became a full-fledged department store in 1917. In 1956, Associated Dry Good purchased 226,000 square foot Diamond Department Store. In the 1970’s a second location was opened in the Parkersburg’s Grand Central Mall. Personal service, now practically a thing of the past, was a trademark of The Diamond. They offered store-to-church bridal service, an in-house photographer and on-site artist, a wig booth for trying wigs in privacy, and a book store offering signings and luncheons with visiting authors. The store offered a luncheonette on the first floor, and a large cafeteria on the fifth floor, both popular eateries for shoppers and downtown business people. The store was the site of a sit-down protest however, as it barred African-Americans from its lunch counter and cafeteria for decades. African-American organizations instituted a two-year boycott of the store, and students from West

the well-dressed lady. The third floor had all things for the well-appointed home. Lamps, pictures, draperies, bedding, floor coverings and furniture. Infants, children and teens needs were covered on the fourth floor. In addition to children’s wear, the floor was the home to toys, linens, domestics, fabrics, needlework supplies, and ‘Trim the Tree’ shop during the holiday season. Fifth floor was home to housewares, fine china, sliver, electronics, appliances, paints, and the book store. The enormous cafeteria served a large variety of entrees, desserts, and drinks that were carried to the table by apron clad waitresses. Many holiday memories include having breakfast with Santa each year in The Diamond cafeteria. The Charleston Town Center Mall opened in 1983, and in the same year The Diamond’s inventory was liquidated and the business closed in both locations. The state purchased the Charleston building and it now houses government offices. Employee reunions were held occasionally for years after the stores closing. Little is left to remind anyone of the beloved retail giant of the Kanawha Valley, other than memories. Next month, Looking Back heads to Kanawha City and the Libby Owens Ford glass plant.


M. Lynne Squires’ book Letters to My Son – Reflections of Urban Appalachia at Mid-Century includes memories of The Diamond of her youth.

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DUNBAR. Updated roof, siding, windows, gutters & furnace. Has den off of bdrm plus an office. Lovely fenced yard w/ private patio. $85,000 MLS:207695

KIMBERLY. This 1 story home has many updates including roof, siding, windows & heating/ cooling. Has extra lot w/ workshop & 2 sheds. $45,000 MLS:206570

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SOL SCOTT DEPOT TEAYS FARMS HORSE STABLE! This property offers large horse barn with riding ring and 6.97 acres! Price Reduced at $145,000! Contact Scott Goff for showing or more information 304-395-7867 MLS 205313

CHARLESTON HISTORIC DISTRICT 4 unit apartment building! 3 large 2 bedroom units with carriage house, off street parking good rental history $210,000. Contact Mat Currey for more information or showing MLS 211622

ST. ALBANS 837 S Washington Street Price Reduced $95,000! bed bath finished basement and attached garage with hardwood floors. ontact Scott Goff for showing or more information 304-395-7867 MLS 208123

GLASGOW RETAIL/OFFICE/STORAGE SPACE FOR SALE 4400 sq ft open space very adaptable for single or multiple use. wner financing available. $120,000. Contact Mat Currey for more information or showing MLS 211492

OFFICE BUILDING with Large Parking Lot For Sale. 801 6th Avenue St. lbans. s ft of office s ace located on th avenue with ample parking $145,000 Contact Bill Currey at 304-419-4417 for more information or private showing.


BIG CHIMNEY TOWNHOUSE FOR SALE! 222 Lighthouse Way 2 bedroom . bath, unfinished basement washer and dryer stay, Not in Flood zone $76,000. Contact Scott for more information or private showing 304-395-7867 18 | JUNE 2017 June2017.018.indd 10

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3.18 ACRE LOT ON LIVELY IN CHESTNUT RIDGE SUBDIVISION, South Charleston, Established Subdivision, some excavating has been done. Located away from the hustle and bustle but 15 minutes to downtown Charleston. $84,900


SOLD! 5141 KENTUCKY ST., SO. CHAS $101,000 3 Bdr 2 Ba approx 1,867 Sq Ft. Great older Brick Cape Cod home with much potential, Beautifully updated kitchen and solid surface counters, real hardwood floors,front porch, back patio, enced back yard, irst floor bedrooms, unfinished basement lots more storage,A jewel just waiting to be polished $110,000

UPDATED 1 BR, 1BA garage apartment on back of lot. The house has been gutted for reno. Seller wants to sell as is. New roof, windows, doors, and vinyl siding. Potential for rezoning to office or light retail. Walking distance to the bus line, library, restaurants, etc. Stubbed in plumbing for third BR in house as aster B . ossible seller financing for ualified buyer. NEW LISTING





112 20TH ST, DUNBAR, $83,000, 2 Bdr, 1 Ba, Brick home with Metal Roof, new Plumbing, second bedroom has separate entrance, Front and Back Porch, corner lot.


2919 NOYES AV, CHAS. $184,900 3 Bdr 2 Ba,Approx 2264 SF,Great traditional style with front porch//Fresh paint/updated kitchen,windows roof/fenced back yard for children and pets. Call Penny 304-419-4663 MLS:200071


370 SEVEN OAKS, SCOTT DEPOT, $229,900, 4 Bedrm,4.5 Baths, approx 3,284 SF, spacious 2 story,w/full basement, plenty of storage, Open Kitchen and Family Room area, updated appliances,Blur Ribbon Schools in the area.



1218 GARVIN AV, CHARLESTON, $53,500, 2 Bdr 1 Bath,appro . , , reat starter on downsi e home. nfinished space in the basement would be ideal to install a second bathroom. Easy maintenance vinyl exterior and metal roof.. Two parking pads. Would be a great property for an investor as well. Second lot conveys with sale.

Penny Skaff, Broker 3121 MacCorkle Ave, Ste C. So. Chas, WV 25303 Locally Owned & Operated.

UNIQUE BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY-OVER 8 ACRES Properties consist of upper pinch gardens cemetery,db/pg 2812/718, which has 4.957 Acres with 1,490 burial plots designated(only using approx. 1/3 Of property) of which 261 have been sold. Other adjacent parcel is 3.54 Acres which is included in sale. JUNE 2017 | 19

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Great Ways to Make Your OUTDOOR SPACE a Great Place to Live! It

’s that time of year when we all look forward to comfortable temperatures and relaxing spaces to spend our evenings and time with friends. Well-developed plans for the extension of the home is the success of a well concepted plan.

Here are 5 tips that will make a difference! Connect the outdoor space to the adjacent indoor room. When you want to create that smooth transition, it is always a good move to consider the starting point. That is the space you are coming from inside the home as you enter the outdoor space. Style, Color, and Function are all connected to

that indoor partner. Often our outdoor space is connected to the kitchen so considering a dining space for the initial experience as you head into the outdoor space might be a good idea. Next, when the opportunity allows extend comfortable seating that is a perfect complement to that inside the home. A breeze flowing through doors pulled back create a sense of air that is most often relaxing. These complements can be created by using wood tones that marry well with those pieces inside. Or, using similar styles outdoors in colors and patterns that reflect the indoor experience.

Create multiple groupings to make the space more interesting! A dining area, a covered space, a conversation point, and perhaps that area by the pool. Just as when inside the home, nobody wants to feel trapped in a room where there is only one way out. And, having options to allow for more comfortable conversation is always a plus!

DAVE COOPER Space Planning & Interior Design

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MAKING HOME a better place to live

Find a great and hopefully dramatic focal point. Often the use of an outdoor TV viewing space in the plan will draw the crowd into the space. More often, the use of interesting water features or an interesting fire table will make you “want” to be in the space!

Finally, pick a theme or color to create a cohesive blend to the equation. For example, the use of a color punch throughout the environment in toss pillows, planters, and flowers will make the space feel wonderful and RIGHT. The use of a consistent style in all areas will quickly do the same! Clearly there are many opportunities to create additional square footage that may make the home on the market more attractive or the amount of space in your home greater in a comfortable way. Many of these ideas are affordable and easy to achieve! As we always say at COOPORRIS18, “Make you HOME a GREAT PLACE TO LIVE!” Have a great summer!

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AREA - Beautiful raised brick rancher with 3,346 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths on first level and additional 2 bedrooms, 1 full bath in lower level. 1st floor also includes large open kitchen and awesome cathedral ceiling great room with wood burning fireplace, laundry room also on first floor for one floor living. Large open den lower level with wood pellet stove, upper and lower decks over looking wooded lot and an oversized two car garage on almost two acres. MLS 212955 $159,900


d l o s 1538 HAMPTON RD


Very nice one story, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths with recently updated kitchen and baths. Hardwood floors in living/dining rooms and new carpeting in all bedrooms/family room. Large lower level family room with guest bed room or office. Newer roof and windows. MLS 212310


Broker of record: Shane Radcliff 831 4th Avenue, Suite 100, Huntington, WV 25701



Beautiful raised ranch on corner lot in great family neighborhood, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. Hardwood and tile throughout, new kitchen and baths plus new windows. Completely renovated and ready to move in. Home Warranty included MLS 212309 JUNE 2017 | 21

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Summer Sipping Drinks for those warm summer nights

Tequila Sunrise Margarita INGREDIENTS


Red colored sugar 1 lime wedge 3 cups Triple Sec or other orange liqueur 2 - 3 cups tequila 1 1/2 cups freshly squeezed lime juice 1 cup superďŹ ne sugar or powdered sugar 2 cups orange juice Ice cubes Grenadine syrup orange slices (optional)

Place sugar on a small plate. Rub rims of glasses with the lime wedge. Dip rims of glasses in sugar to coat; set aside. In a pitcher combine Triple Sec, tequila, lime juice, and sugar. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Stir in orange juice. Chill until ready to serve. Place ice cubes in sugar-rimmed glasses. Pour tequila mixture over ice cubes and add 2 dashes grenadine syrup to each glass. Garnish with orange slices, if desired.

Blackberry Sangria INGREDIENTS


4 ounces white wine (we like Sauvignon Blanc) 2 ounces blackberry infused vodka (you can substitute straight vodka) handful of blackberries (fresh or frozen) 2-4 ounces gingerale

In a pint sized mason jar, combine wine and vodka. Add enough berries to ďŹ ll ar while berries are fully submerged. over with a lid and refrigerate over night. When ready to serve, add ice and top with ginger ale. Garnish with a sprig of mint. NOTE: This recipe is for a single cocktail. If planning on entertaining a group, just multiply by the number of people you will be serving.

Mason Jar Bourbonade INGREDIENTS


1 lemon 3 tablespoons sugar 1/2 cup water 1/4 cup bourbon Crushed ice Club soda

Halve lemon. Cut lemon half into quarters; reserve remaining lemon half for another use. Place lemon quarters and sugar in a pint-size jar. Using the handle of a wooden spoon, muddle lemon wedges. Add water, bourbon, and ice. Cover and shake for about 20 seconds or until sugar is dissolved. Top with club soda.

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CHARLESTON/MINK SHOALS: 5 bedroom, 4 1/2 baths. Beautiful well-kept home situated on 1.25 acres, 10 minutes from Charleston. Home theatre and kitchenette on lower level. Granite counters and stainless appliances. Ready for occupancy! MLS# 212312; $515,000

5 BAY GARAGE: 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths. In-ground salt water pool with pool house. Situated on a gorgeous river lot. MLS# 212424, $379,000

INDIAN CREEK VILLAGE: 3 bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths. One-owner home located in sought after neighborhood. Lower level family room and full bath with partial kitchen. MLS# 211565; $372,500

MINK SHOALS / ELKVIEW: 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 baths. One-owner home in immaculate, move-in condition. Very serene setting with large covered front porch. Stainless appliances, whole house generator, and wired security system. MLS# 214246; $260,000

BELLE: 2 bedroom, 1 full bath. Wellmaintained, one story home with an unfinished basement. Garage building behind house has a two bedroom apartment that could be rented to provide good income. MLS# 212690; $79,900





RANCH: Stunning 5 bedroom, 4 1/2 baths. Finished lower level includes fully equipped kitchen, walkout patio and plenty of space for second living quarters. Two car garage. Only 15 minutes from Charleston. MLS# 212637; $599,000

KANAWHA CITY: 2 bedrooms, 1 full bath. Well-kept home on one level with a one car detached garage. Convenient to Kanawha City amenities and downtown Charleston. MLS# 212059; $109,500

PINCH/ELKVIEW: 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths with lots of updates throughout! Stainless appliances in kitchen and large fenced yard. MLS# 212291; $169,900

PINCH/ELKVIEW: 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 baths. 1 1/2 story home in move-in condition! Updates include: HVAC, roof, floor coverings, and windows. Master bedroom with bath and laundry facilities on main floor. MLS# 212824; $79,900


CHARLESTON: 5 bedroom, 3 1/2 baths. Large kitchen that is open to the great room. Private balcony off master suite and large deck in the back of the house. MLS# 212204; $349,900

PINCH/ELKVIEW: 5 bedroom, 2 1/2 baths. Beautiful split level home located on 1.22 acres. Striking outdoor space including a large covered semi-wrap around porch. Two car attached garage with plenty of additional driveway space. MLS# 212856; $255,000

6.78 ACRES OF PRIVACY: 4 bedroom, 3 full baths. This custom-built private home offers main level master suite with walk-in closet. Hardwood floors throughout. 2-car heated garage, full basement, and relaxing outdoor oasis. MLS# 214263; $379,000

SOUTH HILLS: 4 bedroom, 4 1/2 baths. Fabulous home situated on over 3.5 acres in the heart of South Hills. MLS# 212635; $489,000

Lot 98 - MLS# 212157; $54,000 Lot 100 - MLS# 212225; $63,000 Lot 106 - MLS# 212223; $73,000

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NEW LISTING 2155 ARCHIBALD DRIVE, SISSONVILLE, WV $115,000 Great starter home or rental property in convenient Spring Hill location. Wil- Sissonville Area-Fantastic Price on this 3 bed 2 bath charming cape cod on 2.1 liams Cabinets in kitchen. Large screened-in back porch. One-car garage with acres. Updated bathroom. Plenty of space for outdoor lounging on decks and lots of room for hobbies. asher dryer hook-u s in unfinished basement. MLS ga ebo. Must See MLS 214392

0 KELLY ROAD- CROSS LANES, WV $39,500 ross Lanes-Looking for land in ross Lanes area ust over acres on elly oad and at great rice. MLS

50 TWILIGHT DRIVE CHARLESTON, WV $65,000 residential Selling house “as-is.” 2 bed/1 bath. Close to Downtown Charleston. Fenced yard. . . screened-in orch. asher dryer stays. ew floor furnace. -car gar. Shower water closet in s ft unfin bsmt. a es are Homestead emption rate.

246 MORRIS DRIVE-MONTGOMERY, WV $35,000 2007 HUDSON STREET-CHARLESTON, WV $79,000 leming. Situated on level double lot. harleston- bedroom bath home ust minutes to downtown harleston. Montgomery- bedroom, bath ne floor living. Metal roof. onvenient to owntown Montgomery. Seller Moice side and back yard. Hardwood floors. Seller Motivated MLS tivated MLS 24 | JUNE 2017 June2017.024.indd 1

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SPRAWLING BRICK RANCHER sitting on 2.66 acres! 4 bedrooms & 3 baths. Lower level rec room with fire lace. lorida room overlooking rivate back yard. hree-car garage. Move-in condition ec room measurements are lorida room. Home warranty included $275,000 MLS

3 BEDROOM/2.5 BATH RANCHER setting on a nice, level lot with fresh interior aint, new flooring, u graded electric, and much more his is one you have to see for yourself $114,000 MLS

ALL BRICK HOME ON CORNER LOT. reshly ainted and new car et. fire laces, large rooms throughout, an additional s uare feet of unfinished s ace on lower level - could be finished out. $369,000 MLS

HIDDEN POCKET OF HOMES! S acious bedroom, full and half baths. en and airy. Hardwoods on nd floor. covered orches. overlooking fenced back yard. Great storage. $209,000 MLS

NEW CONSTRUCTION TOWNHOMES minutes from harleston. bedrooms baths. st floor master. en floor lan. Seller to ay u to in closing cost and an e tended home warranty for years $256,000 MLS

BRICK RANCHER , hardwood floors, nice kitchen with large window overlooking back yard, lower level rec room, slate atio, storage building, and car covered car ort. ell-maintained $125,000 MLS

LARGE ONE STORY office building. s uare feet, arking for cars. Set u now for offices and conference rooms. or sale or can be leased for er month. $375,000 MLS

TOWNHOME COMMUNITY, bedrooms baths, main floor master, hardwood on first floor, u dated kitchen and baths, new car et u stairs, great nd floor family room with firelace, car garage, near cul-de-sac, invisible fence, $289,000 MLS

CONTEMPORARY LOFT behind alachian ower ark, o en floor lan, e osed brick walls, kitchen with foot island, high end a liances, common area deck overlooking the ball ark and downtown harleston. $329,000 MLS


STARTER HOME; bedroom, bath with covered front orch, freshly ainted, convenient location, on the city bus line... ell-maintained losing costs assistance by Huntington anks $69,000 MLS

DOWNTOWN LIVING! bedrooms, baths - freshly- ainted, new heat and air, newer stainless a liances, -car garage. eeds flood insurance $139,000 MLS

NICE LOT! House needs a little work, but with some L , could be a great bedroom bath starter home. $51,000 MLS

ADORABLE , home in South harleston w one-floor living. Great starter home H floors throughout main living areas. o y L w . Se arate den . artial basement with e tra bedroom. ute and inviting orch great for en oying those beautiful s ring days. his home is one you want to snatch u while you can $65,000 MLS

GREAT SOUTH HILLS LOCATION! bedroom, bath townhouse with u dated kitchen and baths, hardwoods on first floor, large lower level rec room with additional office s ace or could be a third bedroom, intimate back atio. Move-in condition $159,900 MLS

UNBELIEVABLE FIND IN KANAWHA CITY with rivacy galore bed bath brick rancher w H floors, u graded SS a liances, large M w his her baths closets, screened orch off master, whole-house generator, ga ebo, two-car garage attached lus additional three-car garage w finished game room u stairs. ll this sitting on . acres $529,000 MLS

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INCREDIBLE STONEHENGE HOME at a great rice well below market value rick colonial w bdrms including large main floor master suite. ons of light, rivacy fab southern style front orch. owner. Huge eat in kitchen. mmaculate must see home $449,750 MLS

ONE-STORY IN GREAT KANAWHA CITY LOCATION! House offers bedrooms and . baths, fresh aint, large family room, screened-in orch area, two-car garage, and rec room in basement with fire lace... all of this ust waiting for you to move in $225,000 MLS

CHARMING 2-STORY IN EDGEWOOD AREA. . Hardwood floors throughout. inished lower level with garage. Large covered back orch and fully fenced back yard. Living room with fire lace, dining room, and u dated kitchen on main floor. $134,900 MLS

STATELY LOUDON HEIGHTS HOME on front of South Hills, only minutes from downtown. mmaculate condition and loaded with charming illiamsburg feel and rivacy. ery little yard work and first floor master makes this home easy living Home has car garage lus additional detached garage. abulous atio. itchen with granite and u dated baths. $289,900 MLS

BEAUTIFUL, ARCHITECT-DESIGNED 2-STORY COLONIAL in South Hills e clusive Stonehenge Subdivision. ver acres with rivacy and incredible screened orch with fire lace. versi ed gourmet kitchen with granite, beautiful custom trim woodwork. bedrooms, wood aneled family room, sunroom, and home theatre. ne of harlestons finest $1,399,999 MLS

FANTASTIC KANAWHA CITY HOUSE com letely u dated kitchen and baths, brick e terior, hardwoods and tile throughout. edrooms . aths. artment over garage offers o tion of additional living s ace or ossible rental income. $349,900 MLS

CUTE KANAWHA CITY HOUSE with tons of otential. bedroom, bath. ear all amenities. enced yard. ne-car garage. nfinished basement. eck off kitchen. eeds L . Sold as-is. $100,000 MLS

, one of the best ro erties in harleston, in o chase subdivision. BR, w ossible th, . including ma estic main floor master suite w balcony. idgeto setting w over rivate wooded acres views. Story great room w floor to ceiling windows. ool hot tub, wrought iron fencing ool house w , rec rm huge storage under the ool erfect guest house or mother in law uarters. Great room large kitchen combination, laundry. $1,555,000 MLS

CHARMING 4 LEVEL SPLIT HOME located in South Hills neighborhood on a corner lot. hardwood floors throughout, fire lace in living room. ela on your rivate atio area. good si ed bedrooms. inished lower level. $249,900 MLS

CHARMING SOUTH HILLS CAPE COD situated on a large rivate lot. irst floor master bedroom, den, and full bath with additional s acious bedrooms on the nd floor. inished lower level rec room and an abundance of storage. versi ed kitchen com lete with a double oven and gas cook to . $215,000 MLS

INCREDIBLE SOUTH HILLS HOME! eautiful finishes and custom details throughout. en floor lan on main offering great s ace for entertaining. bedrooms, full and half baths, including master suites. ull finished lower level with kitchenette, work out room and large rec room. utside amenities include covered deck with com osite decking, outdoor kitchen, ool, hot tub, fire it area, all rivately situated yet minutes to downtown. $1,445,000 MLS

LOVELY KANAWHA CITY, merican -s uare style home. eautiful newer kitchen as well as newer master bedroom suite. ons of natural light Many u dates, loaded with charm. Great front orch and neighborhood location alking distance to the am us. Great storage s ace. $289,000 MLS

Joseph Miller, Broker of Record , 1205 Virginia St. East Charleston, WV 25301

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PURE ELEGANCE: Custom built on developer s lot in amestown. ourmet kitchen, car garage with ample parking area, H C units, flat yard, large screened in porch, too many features to name.

UNIQUE, B / / B home in heart of outh Hills, walk to unrise rail. Newly refinished HW, rd floor rec rm, large L with e posed beams, car garage and huge flat yard. L

STATELY BRICK HOME: Crown molding, wainscoting, refinished hardwoods. our season sunroom overlooking large inground pool flat yard. beds, full baths half. ver , s .ft. L

FLAT, FENCED YARD! beds, . baths, over LIKE NEW pdates include roof, flooring H C, s uare feet. mple parking, open concept living bathrooms open floor plan. beds and full baths room, gourmet kitchen, media room, so many ad- in this conveniently located home L ditional features!

FAMILY FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD: Large rooms, great storage, tons of improvements, including updated baths, roof, heat pump and rear patio. bed, . bath, sf. L

BEAUTIFUL PENNSYLVANIA FIELD STONE HOUSE; Premier location with a chef’s kitchen with Wolf stove, Subzero refrigerator. Wet bar, movie room, work out room and so much more! 4 beds and 4 full baths. One of a kind! MLS: 212780

IMMACULATE, bed/ bath, charming Churchill Circle home. pdates include crown moldings, two beautiful bay windows, air conditioner, hardwoods under carpet, new carpet, and new garage door opener.

EXPANSIVE FARM w/2-story, 4 BR farm house that boasts gourmet kitchen w/Viking Oven, wormy chestnut paneling, sunroom, FP in each BR, breakfast & formal dining areas, & new furnace (2015). Climate controlled garage w storage for cars finished s ace above. 2 story, 6-stall horse barn, 60x120 cattle barn, riding rink, & 2 concrete water troughs on 140 pasture fenced acres. 368 acres! MLS 214530

SPACIOUS, 5 bed/ 3 bath home in unbelievable location & immaculate condition! Level lot with 2 master suites. Beautiful screened-in porch. 3 HVAC units. 5 minutes to Kroger & amenities! MLS 212973

STONEHENGE LOT: . acres, ne t to nature 150 ACRE WORKING FARM: bed, bath, log cabin built in preserve, wooded with views. Water, sewer, electric years in a row fully fenced with acres cleared. inutes to - . utilities in place.


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Living at The Ridges, Charlestons only gated Community with video surveillance, minutes from Downtown Charleston offers vacation style living including Clubhouse with Gym, Party Room, Pools, Basketball/Tennis Court and Playground

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228 Whispering Woods

1104 Cornell St

AMAZING, 5 BEDROOM/3 1/2 BATH, HOME nestled on 2 acres in the mountains near Downtown Charleston & hospitals! Over $225,000 in updates & renovations in the last 2 years including all new Darin Fisher designed kitchen w/top-ofthe-line Jen-All appliances w/10 yr warranty, new hardwoods on main oor, gas water heater, decking, aint, much more holehouse generator & awesome playhouse in the back yard for kids. $499,000 MLS 212470

CHARMING, LUXURIOUS, PRIVATE, & STUNNING describes this totally renovated home. Over $250,000 in renovations & updates in the last few years. From new complete kitchen to large master suite, no expense has been slighted. Private, large backyard perfect for entertaining & for your favorite sport. This home is a steal for the price. Must see to appreciate! $399,999 MLS 212577


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We’re continually on the hunt for experiences that add richness to our lives. In the spirit of the revival of road trips, we are proud to begin a regular, monthly section to feature destinations within driving distance of Charleston. We feel that our smart and savvy readers will find these trips enriching and entertaining.

Huntingdon, Pennsylvania



By: Melody Pittman

The massive Raystown Lake provides year round fun for the one million plus visitors each year - Melody Pittman

Driving five hours Northeast of Charleston brings you to the historic town of Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. Huntingdon, celebrating 250 years in 2017, is situated about halfway between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. It is a few miles from the shore of the state’s largest lake, Raystown Lake. Outdoor lovers will be fascinated with the caves, fishing, boating, mountain biking, and hiking opportunities available in Huntingdon. Huntingdon’s scenery reminds the writer of her home in the West Virginia hills. Here are some recommendations to help inspire a weekend traveler getaway in the charming town of Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. #HdonPA250 32 | JUNE 2017 June2017.032.indd 2

WHERE TO STAY IN HUNTINGDON Staying in Huntingdon’s historic downtown would be best suited at one of the local bed and breakfasts. Gage Mountain B B is within walking distance of all of the downtown offerings, has seven rooms with private baths, and includes a gourmet breakfast. This Victorian home is adorned with stately stained glass, six fireplaces, and a billiards suite. The Edgewater Inn circa 1762 is located 15 minutes outside of downtown Huntingdon and has a gorgeous se ng on the uniata River. Guests here can spend time tubing on the river that runs by only steps away. A gourmet breakfast is included and pets are allowed.

Pay particular attention to the stained glass and architecture of the lovely Gage Mountain B&B.- Melody Pittman

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Edgewater Inn’s Riverside Grill offers a pretty view of the uniata River from the bar area. I recommend trying their Chicken Piccata or Crab Lobster Stuffed Ravioli with creamy Vodka sauce.


Riverside Grill has a new chef onboard to handle their restaurant and many wedding/ meeting functions. - Melody Pittman

Downtown Huntingdon has the largest concentration of buildings on the National Historic Register that i have ever seen. - Melody Pittman

Large families or those wanting lodge-like accommodations will go crazy over Bear’s Paw Lodge, a private mountaintop retreat that easily sleeps 25 people. Its impressive amenities include a built-in sauna, state-ofthe-art kitchen, stone double-sided fireplace, wrap deck overlooking 0 wooded acres, and impressive furnishings. Visitors coming to Huntingdon County’s Raystown Lake can rent houseboats, cabins, lodge rooms, campsites, or a hotel room nearby.


The most popular eatery in Huntingdon is Boxer’s Cafe. The restaurant fills up quickly, so plan accordingly. For upscale dining, visit Mimi’s Restaurant Martini Bar.

A HUNTINGDON UNIQUE OFFERING The addition of the Allegrippis Trails has brought a significant addition of outdoor enthusiasts to Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. These stacked-loop trails go on for over 30 miles and provide the perfect terrain for mountain bikers, hikers, and cross-country skiers, seasonally. Fat tire biking, a popular activity in Huntington, is fabulous on a course of this nature. Bikes can be rented at Rothrock Ou itters in downtown Huntingdon.

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Spend the day on Raystown Lake in a rental boat of your choice and have lunch at their onsite eatery, featuring outdoor seating. - Melody Pittman

WEEKEND TRIP TO HUNTINGDON, PA Whether you are wanting to spend time on the lake and enjoy the outdoors, or soak up the vibe of a 250 year old historic town, Raystown Lake and historic Huntingdon hold unexplored treasures sure to impress. The beauty of nature will astound you

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Tucked away on Spring Street in Charleston is one of the Kanawha Valley’s premier destination locations for quality home fixtures and appliances. Open to the general public, as well as contractors and designers, Ferguson Enterprises specializes in lighting, plumbing, and appliances. A ten thousand square foot showroom allows customers to see, feel and experience potential purchases. After all, wouldn’t you rather sit in a bathtub and know it fits, instead of ordering a tub and finding out after installation that it’s a tad too short for the tallest person in your home? Not limited to bath fixtures, they also showcase everything in kitchen appliances, including the kitchen sink! With no detail too small, Ferguson Enterprises can also provide guidance in selecting from an assortment of sink faucets. Considering an array of options like deck mount, bridge, wall mount, gooseneck, and even ADA compliant faucets, their experienced staff guide buyers in the choice that fits the home owner’s needs as well as the esthetic preference. Today’s homeowner isn’t limited to kitchen appliances in onlyOlsay the Collection kitchen. There are multiple applications, such as outdoor kitchens, which require finishes and durability to withstand the elements. Many homeowners include a coffee bar adjacent to master bathrooms. Wine refrigerators are frequently found in kitchens, but just as often in bedrooms or other areas of the home.

calming scents, or select scents that invigorate the mind. The possibilities are practically endless. Chromatherapy, or colored light therapy, allows you to soak in your favorite colors, or enjoy a varied light show. Tubs with acoustic options bring the rhythms of your smart device music to the bathwaters. For a bathroom with a high-tech touch, let Ferguson Enterprises add a mirror to your master bath that doubles as a television screen. See yourself, and the news/sports/ movie of your choice too! Indoor lighting has long been known to provide ambiance, as well as task illumination. Accent lighting plays up featured areas, such as sculpture, art or plants. The. The possibilities, while seeming vast and possibly daunting, can be tailored to your needs with the assistance of the experienced staff of Ferguson Enterprises who can assist you in selecting the appropriate combination of all three. Choose from pendants, wall sconces, track lights, under-cabinet, recessed, and chandeliers, in styles from the modern to the traditional. Lighting for the exterior of a home provides additional safety, as well as increasing the curb appeal. Wall, ceiling or hanging lights add a welcoming touch to the entrance to your home. Lights for garage, patio, or side entrances can be set on motion sensors or dimmers. Ferguson’s staff can direct you in the selection of the appropriate sized fixture suited to your entryway space. A multitude of styles are available to enhance your home.

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