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2008 WV Distinguished Service Arts Award Ceremony page 4 Poetry’s Flying Alphabet by M.Ray Allen page 4 Kyle Petty Charity Ride A Big Hit in White Sulphur Springs page 4 Shows at GVT: The Spitfire Grill, Bach at Leipzig and more ... page 5 STARS: page 6 A Summer Galaxy Fest by Dave Buhrman Exhibits at AHACC — Alleghany Highlands Arts & Crafts Center page 7 Mary Dailey,Summers County Musician, Performs Musical Intermezzo for Mike Seeger at Festival of the Rivers page 7 Galleries Calendar page 8 page 9 What’s Bloomin’ by Charles Garratt Big Dreams...Restless Spirit Outdoor Drama Returns to Island Park Amphitheater Stage in September page 9 Theatre & Music Calendar page 10 Virginia Junior Opry Stars: Bradley Butler page 11 Great Music coming up at the Opera House by Barbara Elliott page 11 Garden Talk: Latin Lessons & Gold for page 12 your Garden by Barry Glick Tire Code by Gary North page 12 Latest Spoof email claiming to be from the IRS! page 12 Entertainment Calendar pages 13-15, 26, 29

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Commentary Inflation genie out of the bottle page page The Empire Strikes Back — Hawaii Interview Excerpt with Ron Paul page Land of the Free or Home of Tyranny? by Christopher Barr page In Dependence Day by Dennis Grover, American page

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Poetry’s Flying Alphabet

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Poetry’s domain is often clouded, but occasionally shafts of sunlight spear through the darkness to provide the clarity of vision necessary for insight. Many newcomers to poetry’s domain stumble in the darkness while searching for their “big break.” Well meaning as they may be, they are often misled by those who would separate them from their money, those opportunists who lure the unsuspecting “wanna be” into their web of deceit. For example, several years ago The World of Poetry operated out of Sacramento, California, and held poetry conventions — even celebrities like Bob Hope served as keynote speakers. The organization called for poetry submissions, and its Golden Poetry Award was awarded to many. Rather than provide the poets with prizes, the organization sold their trophies to the poets who won them. Also, the poets had to purchase the book that contained their poems. I wrote an article for The Daily Review, Clifton Forge’s newspaper, informing its readers that I would expose a nationally known poetry organization for what it truly was, a business venture. I spread several newspapers on the floor and shut my eyes. At random, I touched my index finger to twelve different places on the pages and recorded each line. The twelve lines made no sense and lacked the elements of poetry that are needed to write a poem. After submitting the twelve lines to The World of Poetry, I received an award certificate along with a glowing report about the greatness of my poem and the

organization’s desire to publish it because my poem deserved to be read by readers around the world. The local paper published a copy of the award certificate along with another article that I wrote concerning that organization’s lack of credibility. While teaching creative writing at the Augusta Corrections Facility in Augusta County near Craigsville, I was approached by an inmate in my writing class who felt that he had received his “big break” by receiving a Golden Poetry Award from the same organization. He asked me to write to the warden to see if he would permit him to go to receive his award and read his poem at that organization’s poetry convention in Washington D.C. It is difficult to tell anyone that the “big break” perceived is nothing but a sham. Not only did I not write a letter on his behalf, but I tried to enlighten him about the scam. Of course, anyone who attended the convention had to pay, and the organization offered no travel expenses or accommodations for those who attended the convention. Unfortunately, the internet is a breeding ground for such organizations. If a poetry society or organization is legitimate, the poet will not be asked to purchase anything. Instead, the poet will receive payment for the poem or poems accepted in the form of cash or copies of the magazine or book. Newcomers to poetry’s domain should be on guard for scams and remember that the lure of receiving recognition for one’s work is often the scammer’s bait.

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Greenbrier Valley Theatre’s 2008 Season is underway providing or to make reservations call 304.645-3838, or 866.888-1411. many opportunities to take in some reTicket prices are adults/$10 and ally great shows! children/$8. The Spitfire Grill is a tale of redempOpening at the grandstand at tion and rebirth with music that will have the West Virginia State Fair August your hands clapping. This warm21 is the musical review Route 66. hearted musical about getting a fresh Sit back and relax while the perstart in a small-town life features a charformers whisk you on a trek across acter named Percy. A young woman the country. With a DJ guiding the just released from prison, who decides way and following the famous to start life anew in the little town of Route 66 road, they sing and dance Gilead, Wisconsin. She quickly finds to well-known songs ranging from work as a waitress at The Spitfire Grill. Chicago to California. Featuring Unfortunately the owner, a grumpy old tunes from the ‘50s and ‘60s such widow named Hannah, wishes to put as “Let’s Go for a Ride”, “On the the place up for sale. But with the help Road Again” and “Little Old Lady of Percy’s new friend and co-worker, from Pasadena,” Route 66 is a Shelby, they come up with a plan to Lori Gardner, Ann Teisher, Cathey Sawyer perform simple slice of American culture. raffle off the restaurant to the person Between musical numbers are snipin GVT's presentation of The Spitfire Grill with who writes the best essay on why they pets of period commercials and remaining performances on July 25 and August 1. Regular Tickets are Adults $23 · Seniors $20 · would want the Grill. For the rest of jingles that help build the exciteStudents/Children $14. the story take in one of the remaining ment along the way. A genuine two performances of The Spitfire Grill —July 25 and August 1, crowd-pleaser, Route 66 is just the show to get you up and dancing. Performances for Bach at Leipzig by Itmar Moses shows con- Route 66, a musical review that features a cavalcade of country and tinue on July 26, 31 and August 2. In this humorous historical riff of classic tunes opens at GVT on August 21, after touring locally beforehand beginning August 8 and also actual events, war is brewing between the special appearance at The State seven rival musicians all vying for the Fair of West Virginia on August 15. same job: the organmaster at the Other performance dates at GVT for Thomaskirche church. Set in 1722 EuRoute 66 are August 22, 23, 27, 28, rope, the keyboardists, all named 29 and 30. Georg or Johann, attempt to swindle, GVT’s annual Summer Camp bebribe and poison their way into the pogan July 21 and ends with a bang on sition. Combining lofty language with August 3 with the fantastic Summer madcap misunderstandings, this farciCamp Showcase. Children ages 5- 14 cal comedy is undeniably entertaining. are encouraged to join in on this theThe highly anticipated, annual PB atrical fun. This year’s theme is “All & J Café for Kids is for the young, or Aboard for Acting” and the stuyoung at heart. All actual children who dents’ daily classes, ultimately to attending these performances sit in a culminate into a finale camp perforBach at Leipzig cast freom lefy to right is small child-sized chair at a small table mance, are centered around this Joseph Murray, Pamela Paul, Kurtis and are specially treated to dinner promaritime theme. Donnelly, Ike Webster (sitting), Dave vided by the cast. Half an hour before Souvenir: A Fantasia on the Life Sucharski (standing behind him), and each show, the costumed actors serve of Florence Foster Jenkins is the first these younger members of the audience their choice of peanutshow of the fall season. This wealthy eccentric socialite of the 1930s butter-and-jelly or hot dog along with carrots and celery, a pudding grew famous for her shockingly terrible singing voice. Yet this woman cup, and a juice box. This summer’s show is a journey into a fantasy w h o featuring the classic tale of Hansel and couldn’t Gretel with a few carry new twists and turns a along the way. In tune, this family-friendly sung version the children a t and their father are v e n performers in a trav- u e s eling show while the i n witch is the flashy BosFortune Teller. t o n , With all of the mu- N e w sic, fun and food, York, Summer Camp Showcase performance is August 3rd. Cast rehersal for Hansel and Gretel this age-old fairy tale Washcomes to life with music, delightful characters and audience partici- ington to a houseful of fans, all by privately financing her own concerts. With “singing so bad that’s it’s good” this biographic pation. Hansel and play, by Steven Temperley, outlines the unique relationship Gretel may have between Jenkins and her accompanist, Cosme McMoon. At you crave seconds. first he’s appalled by the quality of her singing, but, like many Plan now to attend others, he eventually comes to admire her tenacity. Perfora performance on mances for Souvenir: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster July 28, 29, AuJenkins are September 26, 27, October 2, 3, 4, 9, 10 and 16. gust 4 or 5. DinGreenbrier Valley Theatre is located at 113 E. Washingner is served to the ton St., Lewisburg, West Virginia. For reservations call children at 6pm 304.645-3838 or 866-888-1411 or go to and the show starts www.gvtheatre.org. Remember, GVT also offers group rates at 6:30pm. For and special discounts. Hansel and Gretel more information

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Hi astronomy fans! I stayed up till 4am on a Tuesday morning in May after giving an astronomy show here at my mountaintop farm to record the sky on DVD, then I captured a few raw frames of video for viewing’s sake. The 3am May sky becomes the 11pm July sky and an even earlier August sky — thus the lockstep motion of the constellations appear to rise two hours earlier every month. After 12 months we arrive back at the same position. So, by attaching a wide-angle 4mm lens to my StellaCAM3 and exposing two pictures for a minute each, I captured 180° of sky similar to the view your own eyes would give you if they could only add and accumulate the faint light coming from the center of our galaxy. Ignoring bright Jupiter left of center, pictured above right, see if you can see “the teapot” — Sagittarius with 4stars in the handle, 3 in the spout, and 1 at the top lid. Got it? Good ... the “steam” rising from the teapot spout is actually the diffuse light from billions of stars too distant to be individual points. We are looking towards the busy center of our own galaxy’s central bulge, which is 30,000 light years away — 1light year = 6 trillion miles. If it weren’t for the “light absorbing dust” embedded amongst all those stars, nighttime would not be very dark here in the summer. Scorpio, a bit higher up and right of center has a red giant star — Antares, in its heart. If our Sun were replaced with Antares, Earth’s orbit would be INSIDE the star! Thus, Antares is  the biggest Jupiter SINGLE thing you’ll ever see ... because a galaxy is billions of things. Scorpio’s long body and tail scrape the tops of the trees. Picture 2 on left above, taken only 5 minutes later, includes bright Jupiter at the lower right corner and then shows the rest of the summer Milky Way looking up and toward the north east. Try to make out the band of our Milky Way Galaxy next time you’re away  from city lights and there’s no bright moon up. A telescope shows much to small an area of sky. The band of our own galaxy is best viewed with your eyes. M99 With the big 15’ scope all set up and tracking properly I was able to go pretty deep thru intergalactic space and record to DVD many galaxies I had not previously viewed. Looking away from the Milky Way band more toward Virgo, Leo, and the Big Dipper gets you out of the foreground local galaxy stars and into deep space quickly. M99 is one of the thousands of Virgo supercluster galaxies residing 60 million light years away — downtown compared to the boondocks where Andromeda and  our Milky Way reside. The Mice are two The Mice interacting galaxies in the Coma cluster 300million light years away. I know it’s just a smudge at that distance unless you have access to the Hubble telescope to compare ... http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap020506.html NGC 4535 is a nice barred spiral galaxy in Virgo that appeared on the  screen when I NGC4535 punched the wrong # into the go-to. NGC 4565 known as the “edge on” galaxy in Coma Berenices lies over 25million light years away and  is probably about the Note: same size as our own NGC4565 Milky Way contain Siamese Twins ing 200+ billion stars. Note: Can you see the faint galaxy I also captured to the lower left of this picture. Let me know if you know how I can find out more about it? NGC 4567 and 8 in Virgo are called the “Siamese Twins” because they appear attached from our point of view here on earth. To learn more contact David Buhrman, HC 67 Box 533, Renick, WV 24966; telephone: 304-497-2135, e-mail: dave@wvskytours, or visit him at www.wvskytours.com

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Exhi bits at AHACC — Alleghany Highl ands Arts & Crafts Center FRIDAY, AUGUST 1ST BOOKING SIGNING Carolyn Deck’s — Works in Gouache remain on exhibit through August 2. This exhibit is followed by Roanoke artist Nancy Stark’s Watermedia from August 5-September 6. Nancy Stark has earned admittance to many prestigious art shows, won awards in many of them and had her work published in a national magazine for artists, all largely because of her train paintings of the last few years. Some of the works in this exhibit are very large, some are of train cars, but in a more abstract, not "Hey that's the old #39 to Thurman" sense — some are on wood, some on canvas, maybe, —and some on paper. All GREAT color! She didn’t start out to be an artist—apart from an occasional workshop, she is largely self-taught. She only picked up a brush after earning degrees in psychology and education, raising a family and teaching for many years. “I just wanted to do something for myself.” Ironically, Stark’s first train watching expeditions were made to accompany her new husband Doug. “What did I think about it?” she laughs, “I was bored.” Obviously she eventually found things to draw her attention. While her work has plenty of details to admire, it is the shadows, shapes and texture that intrigue Stark. The boredom of that first train-watching ex-

pedition is gone. Stark, for now “has found her calling.“ Nancy Stark is a Signature member of the Virginia, National and American Watercolor Societies and shows at Roanoke’s Festival in the Park (where she won Best in Show in 2006), the O. Winston Link Museum and at Signature 9 Gallery, all in Roanoke. From September 9-October 11, Bonnie Venable, who works with fibers, presents her show — Fibrous Sources and Surprises — ranging from old silk kimonos to paper, and seed pods to twigs. Some are very elegant and formal, some are wonderfully whimsical. She comes out of traditional sewing tradition, has passed through some painting and is now off using Japanese fabrics and papers. Bonnie exhibits some framed pieces, dwelling houses with treasures form unexpected sources, some "twig people" and even some pieces that deal with ancient languages. The Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center always feels very fortunate to be able to present quality works by so many major artists — in person versus only in text books, or at major museums! Do plan a visit to Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center, 439 E. Ridgeway St, Clifton Forge VA, 540.862-4447.

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Galleries Posters & Prints by Max Hayslette in Mini Art Gallery, art deco treasures, native American crafts, Alderson's Alderson's, 203 S Monroe St, Alderson WV, 304.445-2851 19th & 20th c. paintings paintings, Parian Ware Bronzes & original prints; private collection of military art & equipage from Napoleonic era through Boer War War, Wm. M. Grover Galleries ies, by appointment, Rt 687, Bacova VA, 540.839-6336 The Best of West Virginia Virginia:: Juried Art Exhibition features 124 selections from 89 WV artists on exhibit through August 3, Tamarack Tamarack, Beckley WV, 304.256-6843 artist exhibits & receptions, Paine Gallery, Bluefield Area Arts Center Center, Bluefield WV, Mon-Fri 9-4, 304.325-8000 Gary Bowling’s House of Art at get s’mART CafeGo CafeGo, featuring Railroad Tribute Dining, 701 Bland St, Bluefield WV, 304.323-2112 2007 West Virginia Juried Art Exhibition Winners exhibit through August 14,, WV First Ladies Ladies, The Cultural Center Center, Charleston WV 304.558-0220 Photo/Realism through September 7; The Best of Photography and Film from the George Eastman House Collection through September 14; Close to Home Home:: West Virginia Artists from the Permanent Collection Collection, more than 100 paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures by West Virginia artists, September 10-January 4, 2009; giant format films; The Moon: Past, Present & Future; Space Oddities, Dinosaurs Alive! in ElectricSky Theater; Milton’s Marvels of Science; Kidspace, Avampato Discovery Museum, The Clay Center Center, One Clay Center, Charleston WV, 304.561-3570 Carolyn Deck— W orks in Gouache through Aug 2; Nancy Works Stark— watermedia Aug 5-Sept 6; Bonnie V enable: FFiberous iberous Venable: Sources & Surprises Sept 9-Oct11; Alleghany Highlands Arts & Crafts Center Center, 439 E. Ridgeway St, Clifton Forge VA, 540.862-4447 (Mon-Sat 10am-4:30 pm; Jan-April TuesSat 10 am-4:30 pm) Original oils & pottery by David Weaver, Midland Trail Gallery Gallery, Rt. 60/Rt. 41, Clifftop WV, 304.438-8649 Marcia Springsteen’s handthrown pottery — ornaments, pots with legs, lamps & classic favorites; Appalachian art & crafts, stained glass, cards, watercolors, Wakerobin Gallery lery, Rt 12, Forest Hill WV, 304.466-2227 Quilts and Quaker Heritage — never before seen quilts, samplers, clothing, related items, assembled & researched by quest curator Mary Robare on exhibit through Sept 22; Five Generations of Mennonite Quilts exhibit Sept 27 - Dec 29, Civil War Room, Children’s Room, Sewing Machines, Research Library, Virginia Quilt Museum Museum, Harrisonburg VA, 540.433.3818, www.vaquiltmuseum.org Nancy O’Farrell’s pottery & hand dyed shirts shirts, Creative Hands Gallery Gallery, 2nd Ave & James St, Hinton WV, Fri & Sat 10-6, 304.466-5559 John Henry Woodcarving Exhibit Exhibit: 100+ hand-carved figurines detailing railroad jobs in 1870, Hinton RR Museum Museum, 206 Temple St, Hinton WV, Mon-Sat 10-4, 304.466-5420 Cultural, artistic & educational exhibits, Sat 10-6, Sun noon-4pm, Campbell-Flannagan-Murrell Museum Museum, corner of 5th Ave & Summers St, historic Hinton WV, 304-466-1401 Wood Clock Museum Museum, 309 Temple St, Hinton WV, Fri & Sat 10-6, 304.466-3880 19th & 20th c. American & European paintings paintings, Parian Ware, Ceramic ware, Bronzes, original prints, oils, watercolors, Wm. M. Grover Galleries Galleries, Mon-Thurs 11-4; Fri & Sat 10-5, 2809 Main St, Hot Springs VA, 540.839-6336 Auditorium Gallery: Photographs of Musicians at Work/ Play by Patrick Hinley Hinley; Old Stone Room: Group Show: Main Street Studio Artists Artists; Museum Gallery: Its All About Color: Romney Shelton Collins — all exhibits through August 22; Old Stone Room: Season of Color opens with awards reception September 5 from 5-7:00 pm — on exhibit through October 24, Mon-Fri 9-4:30, Sat 12noon-4, Carnegie Hall Hall, 105

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Church St, Lewisburg WV, 304.645-7917 regional art, Dandelion Gallery Gallery, 506 Lazenby Avenue, Princeton WV, closed Mon & Weds, 304.877-3651 Exhibits, City Hall Lobby Lobby, Local History Exhibits W. Washington St, Lewisburg WV, 304.645-4998 Paintings of Appalachian Artist Association display, Jack’s Diner, 801 Oakvale Road, Princeton WV, Mon-Sat. Plein Aire Landscapes of West Virginia and other places by Diner Morgan Samuel Price August 1-31— 1-31 meet-the-artist artist breakfast, lunch, dinner reception 5-8pm on Fri, August 1; New Works by Max photographic display of Old PPrinceton rinceton Shops by Steve Jesse, Hayslette September 5-30 5-30— meet-the-artist artist recep- replica depot houses, priceless artifacts of Virginian RR, New Works by Lynn BBoggess oggess Princeton Railroad Museum tion 5-8pm on Fri, September 5;New Museum, historic district of East Mer& Mary O’Neill through July 31 31; works by Dave Berry, Evan cer Street, open Sundays 2-5pm, Princeton, WV 304.487Boggess, Lynn Boggess, Dr. Zack Comeaux, G.P. Cooper, Barry 5060 or 304.487-5045 Fields, Charles Flickenger, Max Hayslette, Jessica Roczniak & area artists exhibits, The Gallery at the Jefferson Center Center, Barbara Nissman CD’s & books, Cooper Gallery Gallery, 122 E. 541 Luck Ave, Roanoke VA, 540.343-2624, Washington St, Lewisburg WV, 304.645-6439 www.jeffcenter.org Giclee Prints by local painters & photographers, Drift- Louisiana Link through October 1, O.Winston Link Muwood Sign & Frame Frame, 437 N. Jefferson St, Lewisburg seum seum, Roanoke VA 540.982-5465 WV, 304.645-5854 The Auto Gallery, History in Motion, Railcar Rescue, The Greenbrier Artists exhibits at Greenbrier County Public Virginia Museum of Transportation Transportation, Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun Library Library, Lewisburg WV, 304. 647-7568 noon-5, Roanoke VA, 540.342-5670 Daywood Lobby features works by Brandon Fleshner Fleshner, Theatre History Gallery, History Museum & Historical SociSharon Johnson Johnson, Shoshanna Schwimmer Schwimmer, Shirley Taggart Taggart, ety of Western Virginia Virginia, Roanoke VA 540.342-5770 and photographer Gary Cooper Cooper; Pete Ballard’s PerformCollection,, Process and PromTheatre Wash- Highlights from the American Collection ing Artist Fashion Dolls, Greenbrier Valley Theatre, ise in a new Art Museum Museum; Folk Art selections, sculpture ington St, Lewisburg WV, 304.645-3838 court, Art Museum of Western Virginia Virginia, Roanoke VA American Art & Craft Craft: distinctive jewelry, furniture, pottery 540.342-5760 & blown glass by our nation’s top artists, Harmony Ridge Clark: Great Journey West through August 31; In Gallery & Birdhouse Cafe Cafe, 209 W. Washington St, Lewisburg Lewis & Clark The Glow The Living Glow: The Science Behind the Art of Neon;The WV, 304.645-4333 River: coastal estuary touch zone; The Sky Above Mister Art & Antiques from Africa & China - Shona stone sculp- Rodger’s Neighborhood: sing & dance about the day & night ture, Zulu pottery, North China baskets, chests & cabinets, skies; Earth Treasures Mineral Gallery; Weather & Live American art jewelry & clothing, High Country Gallery Gallery, 122 Animals Galleries, The Science Museum of Western VirW. Washington St, Lewisburg WV, 304.645-5222 ginia ginia, Roanoke VA, 540.342-5726 Folk Art Works by Minnie Adkins, Black Joe Jackson, S.L. A History of Salem through 200+ Years Years, Community and Jones, Addir Morgan, Cher Shaffer, Howard Finster, quilts, Courage Courage, The Brown House Parlor, Lakeside!, Walter Biggs: pottery, floor cloths, early country furniture; In Retrospect Artist & Gentleman, Pete Ballard Fashion Dolls, Salem Antiques & Folk Art Art, www.inretrospecaniquesandfolkart.com Museum Museum, 801 E. Main St, Salem VA, 540.389-6760 Contemporary American craft art art, glass, pottery, jewelry, New Harmonies Harmonies, Historic Crab Orchard Museum Museum, Rts 19 art to wear; art for living, New Horizon Gallery Gallery, 100 E & 460, Crab Orchard Rd, Tazewell VA, 276.988-6755 Washington St, Lewisburg WV, 304.645-5600 artisan creations for the beauty of home, sculptural furniSpecial exhibits, displays displays, North House Museum & Green- ture, Gangchen Tibetan carpets, pottery, wood turnings, brier Historical Society Society, 301 W. Washington St, Lewisburg rustic elegance, antiques, jewelry, The Gallery at Seven WV, 304.645-3398 Oaks Oaks, Court House Hill, Warm Springs VA, Fri -Sat 11-5pm, Photographs by Josh Lipton Lipton, Charles Garratt and other area Sun 1-5pm, or special appointments 540.839-3054 photographers, Plants Etc., Jefferson St, Lewisburg WV, original, hand crafted jewelry, tumbled stones, spheres, 304.647-3950 stone carvings, crystals, gem art, select Native AmeriOriginal paintings, prints, notecards, Tuckwiller Gallery Gallery, can beaded pieces, McGraw Minerals Unique Jewelry & 102 W. Washington St, Lewisburg WV, Gemstones Gemstones, Court House Hill, Warm 304.645-2070; University Mall, Blacksburg Springs VA, Thurs-Sat or by special apVA, 540.552-2630 pointment 540.839-2599 One of a kind works of art in contemporary Ashley Bryan: A Life Celebrated Celebrated,, oils & painting and handmade print and ceramic charcoals; Michael Cummings, fabric; Jery genres of regional, national & international Taylor, baskets - exhibits through August artists, call about featured artist show’s & 7; Seasons: Bill White oils; Sally Bowning reception, The Washington Street Gallery Gallery, mixed media; Tim O’Kane watercolors 123 W. Washington St, Lewisburg WV, artists’ reception Friday, August 8 from 304.647-4561 5:30-7:30pm, exhibits through September new exhibits open in beginning September 4; Henry Isaacs Workshop & Exhibition 2008 2008, Lenfest Center Center, Lexington VA, Friday-Sunday, September 5-7; Kate Emlen 540.458-8000 oils, Angus Wilson oils, Diana Fayt ceramfrom Seasons collection ics - gallery talk & reception Saturday, Labor Day Studio Show September 1 of Jeff by Bill White Diehl’s handthrown pottery, high-fired September 13 from 5-7:30 pm - exhibits stoneware, porcelain tableware & decorative pieces at September 10 - October 15; fine art, pottery, silver, shows ot- and receptions May-Dec: Warm Springs Gallery home and studio of Jeff & Donna Diehl, Lockbridge PPotGallery, Courttery Studio Studio, 1274 Lockbridge Rd, Meadow Bridge WV, house Hill, Warm Springs VA, Weds-Sun 1 am-4 pm, or by 304.484-7150, www.lockbridgepottery.com appt 540.839-2985 Pete Ballard’s 19th/20th Century Historic Fashion Doll Works by master potter Tracy Brent Howard and Terri Exhibit Exhibit, Gertrude Smith House House, 708 North Main Street, Howard, The Pottery of The Greenbrier Greenbrier, The Greenbrier, Mount Airy, North Carolina, 1-800-576-0231 White Sulphur Springs WV, 304.536-4723 Highland County Museum & Heritage Center Center, The Mansion P.Buckley Moss Originals & Prints Prints, Donna Farlow’s origiHouse, Monterey VA, 540.396,4478 nals, prints & jewelry eannie jewelry, Jeff Davis wood carvings carvings, Jeannie 1829 Andrew Johnston House, Museum & Research Center Center, Brenneman Brenneman, Ron Resland Resland, Phyllis Crickenberger Crickenberger, Romney Giles County Historical Society, Pearisburg VA, 540.921-1050 Shelton Collins Collins, Ann Tamea & Sharon Johnson artist works, Shoppe, 80 West Main Folk Art Art, 1918 Princeton display, coins , The Bronze Kittens Korner Gift & Custom Frame Shoppe Look Look, Mercer Street, Princeton WV, 304.920-2081 St, White Sulphur Springs WV, 304.536-9206


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MOUNTAIN ROAD SIDES – Fortunately, August and September and not generally as brown in the central Appalachian Mountains as they can be further south or near the coast where the late summer heat begins to cook the green out of plants in field and forest. Gone is the color from the showy flowering shrubs except at the very highest elevations, and by mid-August the last of the Rhododendron is gone from even the highest peaks. At those same high summits, fall color creeps in by late September in normal years. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of spectacular flowers still to be found during a weekend drive in the mountains or a hike on cool, forested trails. Before the days of air conditioning, an evening stroll in the woods or ride along quiet mountain roads was a pleasant way to escape the summer heat, and they still are. In early August spectacular orange spikes Yellow Fringed Orchid can be spotted growing in seeps and wet, sunny woodlands through out the mountains. Standing as much as two feet tall with an inflorescence of dozens of frilly flowers, the Yellow Fringed Orchid is easy to spot even among late season grasses. Like many late summer road side flowers, Yellow Fringed Orchid fall victim to mowing machines, both in fields and along the road sides. Back in the days of sickle bar mowers, many flowers survived just out of reach of the long mowing bar. The area six to eight feet above the ditch is still a good place to watch for Yellow Fringed Orchid and other flowers where they have carved out a niche between the open sun of the road cut and the deeper woods.

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From mid-August until October, look for the delightful spires of the Ladies’ Tresses Orchids. A number of spebaby * kids * gifts cies can be found in these mountains, one even grows occasionally in lawns that aren’t heavily maintained. The tiny flowers of Ladies’ Tresses spiral around the stem in single or double twist. Depending on the species, the Located in Beautiful lip of each flower can be pure white, green or yellow, Historic Lewisburg, WV while the rest of the flower is pure white. The plants can vary from a few inches tall to nearly two feet when in bloom. 112 W. Washington St. The individual flowers are seldom more than 3/8 inch in length, Mon-Th 9.30-5.30 but when seen close-up are delicately beautiful. Fri + Sat 9.30-6 The unique spiral structure of the flowers rising up Sun 12-5 the stem gives the Ladies’ Tresses the appearance of a 304.645.5270 large white screw, or to the more imaginative, the delicate curls of a formal lady prepared for an evening of dancing. Ladies’ Tresses Orchids often go unnoticed, Eclectic Clothing and Accessories STYLE even in the fields and yards of wildflower enthusiast. Once Beautiful Jewelry INSPIRATION spotted, the twist of white flowers stands out. Be sure to Wonderful Bath & Beauty Products check any sunny, wet location even along the edge of COMFORT Handbags Wallets Footwear parking lots at trail heads and overlooks. Bright Blue Chicory and elegant Queen Anne’s Lace fill un-mowed fields and roadways during August and into September before eventually giving way to the yellows of Domestic and International Wines Golden Rod and other fall flowers. Wine Tastings Late summer is also the time for Bee Balm, BergaWine-of-the-Month club memberships mot, Bottle Gentian, Vipers Bug Loss and many other flowers. While we think of spring and early summer as the season of flowers, late summer is filled with its own delights of color and form.

Big Dreams...Restless Spirit Outdoor Drama Returns to Island Park Amphitheater Stage in September

Big Dreams...Restless Spirit, West Virginia’s excit- morous, heartwarming, and uplifting story will inspire all ing new outdoor drama which celebrated its premiere last theatergoers to pursue their own big dreams and fulfill year returns to the stage on September 4th, at the Island their own restless spirits. Returning to the stage are many veteran actors who Park Amphitheater in Ronceverte. The Amphitheater is located on the banks of the Greenbrier River, and the six have appeared in both Riders of the Flood and Big performance dates are September 4th, 5th, and 6th and Sep- Dreams...Restless Spirit. Theatergoers will recognize many tember 11th, 12th, and 13th. Showtime is at 8:00 p.m. familiar faces and places from throughout the Greenbrier Valley region as the story is told. each evening. Big Dreams...Restless Big Dreams...Restless Spirit tickets are available at Spirit was written by Greenbrier First National Bank in County native and professional Ronceverte: 1-888-647-4500 artist, Robert Tuckwiller, and is or 304-647-4500, and a sequel to the ever-popular Tuckwiller Art Gallery in Riders of the Flood outdoor Lewisburg: 1-800-343-7386 drama, also written by or 304-645-2070. Preferred Tuckwiller, and which enjoyed seating (seat provided in front a five-year amphitheatre run. half of amphitheater) tickets are During the late 1800’s the expansion of the railroads into Big Dreams...Restless Spirit porch scene cast mem- Adult and Youth: $10.00. the Greenbrier Valley region bers from left to right are (seated) Larry Davis and General admission tickets (fesbrought about many changes for Kevin Ratliff ; (standing) Brian Griffith and Sue Ella tival seating on grass covered tier section, bring your own those who lived and worked in Gee Miano. www.ridersoftheflood.com. the area. For some it was the end of a way of life. For lawn chair or blanket) are: Adult: $8.00; Youth–12 & others it was the beginning of a new way of life and new under: $5.00. On Thursday night, September 4th, children ages 12 & under are admitted FREE when accompaopportunities. The Big Dreams...Restless Spirit outdoor drama tells nied by an adult parent or guardian with a paid ticket. The stars really shine this time of year, and the stars the story of how two men, who were once “Riders of the Flood” and who drove cut logs down the Greenbrier River of Big Dreams...Restless Spirit will shine bright on Sepfrom the high mountain country, saw their livelihood tember 4, 5, & 6 and September 11, 12, & 13. So do change by the coming of the railroads. Challenged by an plan to attend one of these performances, and enjoy the old friend to use their “restless spirit” to pursue their “big starlit sky on the banks of the Greenbrier River. Come early dreams” they set their sights on new horizons. This hu- to visit the shops, restaurants, and other area attractions.

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T heater & Music Alleghany Highlands Center for the Performing Arts: The Masonic Theatre 877.301.3817 • 510 Main St • Clifton Forge VA

Oriskany Strings at The Virginia Opry a collection of bluegrass, folk & popular music Saturday, August 9 at 8 pm “STARS”: A Variety Show for Summer Saturday, August 23 at 7 pm Virginia Junior Opry Show with Bob Campbell, director & M.C, Sat., September 20 at 7 pm

Barter Theatre 276.628-3991 • 133 W. Main St • Abingdon VA 10:30am, 2pm, 3pm, 7pm, 7:45pm, 8:15pm shows Heaven Sent through August 8, Evita, The Brementown Musicians and Appalachian Reality through August 9, The Cure for Love and Who’s Tommy through August 10, , Don’t Cry for me Margaret Mitchell through August 16, Sweeney Todd August 16September 13, Comin’ Up a Storm August 27-November 8 , Bat Boy: The Tabloid Musical September 6November 9, Tuck Everlasting September 11-November 15, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast September 19-November 15,

Carnegie Hall 304.645-7917 • Church Street • Lewisburg WV FREE Benefit Concert by Pianafiddle to begin their national tour, and for Trillium Performing Arts Collective’s Capital Campaign Saturday, July 26, 2008 at 7:00 pm Dinner and A Show with Reggae artist Corey Harris, Friday, August 1, 2008 at 7:30 pm Ivy Terrace Concerts: bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a magical Thursday evening of music on a summer night. Mary Dailey, Jimmy Costa & Patrick O’Flaherty Thursday, July 24 at 6:30 pm Ivy Terrace Concert, Thursday, August 28 at 6:30 Tuesdays with Fran Belin, bring your lunch & enjoy the 12 noon free concert, Tuesday, September 10 Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys Friday, September 19, 2008 at 7:30 pm

a program of Boccherini, Menotti & Dvorak 3 pm concert, Sunday, July 27 Garth Newel Chamber Players with pianist Robbie Merfeld music of Spain, 5 pm concert followed by optional Tapas dinner, Saturday, August 2 Russians on Holiday! 3 pm concert, Sunday, August 3 Garth Newel Chamber Players Stories in Music, 5 pm concert followed by optional gourmet dinner, Saturday, August 9 Farewell to the Students Program 3 pm concert followed by Farewell to the Students picnic, Sunday, August 10 Borromeo String Quartet 5 pm concert followed by optional gourmet dinner Saturday, August 16 Schumann & Bartok 3 pm concert, Sunday, August 17 Paul Moravec 5 pm concert followed by optional gourmet dinner Saturday, August 23 Schumann & Bartok 3 pm concert, Sunday, August 24 Garth Newel String Players 5 pm concert followed by optional gourmet dinner Saturday, August 30 Mendelssohn & Cotton 3 pm concert followed by end-of-summer barbecue, Sunday, August 31 British Invasion Party a fundraiser for Bath County Arts Association, night of music, dance, food - costumes encouraged Saturday, September 13

Greenbrier Valley Theatre 304.645-3838•113 E. Washington St•Lewisburg WV Weds & Thurs 7:30pm; Fri & Sat 8pm; Matinees 3pm The Underpants by Steve Martin, Saturday, July 26 The Spitfire Grill, Fridays, July 25, August 1 Bach at Leipzig by Itmar Moses July 26, 31, Aug. 2, Matinee Saturday, July 26 at 3 pm PB&J Café presents Hansel and Gretel children sit at small tables and chairs and are served dinner by the cast prior to the show, July 28, 29, August 4, 5 Route 66 by Roger Bean August 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30 Lady D Sunday, August 31 at 7:30 pm Jennifer Kirkland & Bert Carlson Sunday, September 7 at 7:30 pm Chief Logan State Park Outdoor Dramas Manhattan Jazz Quartet 304.792,7125 • Showtime 8:30 pm • Logan WV Sunday, September 21 at 7:30 pm Souvenir: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Annie July 29, 30, 31, August 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 1,4, 15, 16 Jenkins by Stephen Temperly September 26, 27, October 2. 3. 4. 9, 10

The Clay Center 304.561-3596•One Clay Square•Charleston WV Grease co-presented with Charleston Light Opera Guild Friday & Saturday, July 25, 26, August 1, 2 at 7:30 pm Sunday, July 27, August 3 at 3:00 pm West Virginia Symphony Orchestra Friday & Saturday, September 19, 20 at 8:00 pm Chicago Wednesday, September 24 at 7:30 pm Naturally Seven Thursday, September 25 at 7:30 pm

The Historic Fayette Theatre

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The Jefferson Center

540.839-5018 • Route 220 • Warm Springs VA Summer Chamber Music Festival: Garth Newel Chamber Players with Yumi Kendall & other guest musicians all Schubert program, 5 pm concert followed by gourmet dinner, Saturday, July 26

540.345.2550 • Shaftman Hall • Roanoke VA The Space Monkey Odyssey, Saturday, August 2 The Platters & The Cornell Gunter Coasters Saturday, August 16 The Avett Brothers, Friday, September 19 The Derek Trucks Band, Friday, October 24

304.574.4655•115 S. Court Street•Fayetteville WV showtime: 8 pm • matinee: 2 pm Barefoot in the Park July 25-26, Aug 1, 2, 3-matinee

Island Park Amphitheater 304.645.2070 • Showtime 8 pm • Ronceverte WV www.ridersoftheflood.com Big Dreams, Restless Spirit - an outdoor drama performed by Riders of the Flood Company Thursday-Saturday, September 4-6, 11-13

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540.458-8000 • 540.774.2660 • Roanoke VA • performances Wed-Sat Lexington VA at 8:00 pm; Sunday at 2:00 pm Guys and Dolls, a musical, through August 3 Golden Dragon Biloxi Blues, a comedy, September 17-28 Acrobats, Keller Summit Theater Theatre/Wilson 304.325.8000 • 500 Bland S • Bluefield WV Hall, Animal Farm, adapted by Ed Trotta Thursday, dinner theatre reservations Fri & Sat, Sept 5 & 6; September 11 at no reservations neeeded for Sun, Sept 7 matinee 8:00 pm

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304.585.7959 • Rt 52 • Welch WV Terror of The Tug Theatre at Lime Kiln outdoor drama of coal mining wars in Southern WV 540-463-7088 • Lexington VA Friday-Saturday, July 25, 26, August 1, 2 at 8:00 pm Robin & Linda Williams and their Fine Group Sunday, July 27 Mill Mountain Theatre Blues in The Bowl with Scott Ainslie and the Buddy 540.342-5740 • 800.317-6455 • Roanoke VA Parker Band’s beguiling mix of African & American roots Tue-Thurs, Sun 7:30pm; Fri-Sat 8pm; of the Blues, in story and song., Saturday, Aug 2 Matinees Sat-Sun 2pm The Barra MacNeils IDOLS OF THE KING Canada’s Premier Celtic Family, Sunday, August 10 by Ronnie Claire Edwards & Allen Crowe — Spotlights Big Band in the Kiln, Just Jazzin’, Sat., August 16 dazzle off a thousand sequins when the songs, the sto- Our Town, performed by Southern Virginia University ries, the myth and the legend beam onto the stage in Theatre Department, August 22-23, 29-30 this tour de force concert celebrating Elvis and the Janice Martin, Fascinating Gershwin sound that changed music forever, through August 24 Sunday, September 7 The Commander Cody Band, Sat, Sept 13 The North Theatre The Millers — Clayton on guitar & vocals, age 25; Cole 434.792.2700 • 629 North Main St • Danville VA on drums & vocals, age 21, and L.D. age 14, on harmonica An Evening of Comedy hosted by Country Boy & vocals, & their dad Larry on bass, Sun, Sept 28 featuring Nick Lewis, Barbarle Carlyle, J Smooth Friday, August 9, doors open at 7:30 pm Theatre West Virginia 800.666.9142 • Grandview Cliff • Beckley WV Pipestem Amphitheatre Honey in the Rock 304.466-1800 • Pipestem Resort State Park July 22, 27, Aug. 1, 5, 9, 15, 17, 23, 26 Pipestem WV • Showtime: 8 pm Hatfields and McCoys Rick K and The Allnighters, Saturday, July 26 July 24, 26, 29, August 3, 8, 11, 12, 19, 22, 25 Everett Lilly and the Lilly Mountaineers Grease July 25, 28, 31, August 2, 4, 7, 10, 14, 16, 18, 21, 24 Saturday, August 2 Phil Dirt and the Dozers- August 31 Buck and Company, Saturday, August 9 Billy Payne, Saturday, August 16 Trillium Performing Arts Collective The Car Show Weekend with The Collegians 304.645.3003 • Lewisburg, WV Saturday, August 23 Friday Night Alive! dance, theatre, music, spoken Pocahontas County Opera House word...call Trillium to sign-up, perform at Old Stone Room, Carnegie Hall, Friday, Sept 20 at 7 pm Third Avenue • Marlinton WV 304.799.6645 • 800.336.7009 - see story page 11 The Hillbilly Gypsies, Saturday, July 26 at 7:30 pm Unkl Ray’s where music makes the difference The Bob Thompson Unit, Sat, August 9 at 7:30 pm 304.466-3550 • on the river • Hinton WV call for August-September live entertainment schedule Route 66, Saturday, August 16 at 7:30 pm C&S Railroad, Saturday, September 6 at 7:30 pm The Wild Bean Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys 304.645-3738 • 1-81/I-77 Exit 73 Saturday, September 20 at 7:30 pm 119 E. Washington St • Lewisburg WV 24901 Spencer Bohren, Friday, September 26 at 7:30 pm The Farewell Drifters, Friday, July 25 at 8 pm Pocahontas County Youth Fiddle Contest Rockridge Brothers, Sunday, July 27 at 6 pm Saturday, September 27 at 10 am-4 pm The Afromotive, Friday, August 1 at 9 pm Gandydancer, Saturday, September 27 at 7:30 pm Doug & Shelley Harper, Sunday, August 24 at 4 pm Mayhem String Band, Friday, September 12 at 8 pm Roanoke Civic Center 540.853.5483•Williamson Rd & Orange Ave•Roanoke VA Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre BB King, Tuesday, July 29 at 7:30 pm 888.950.3382 • 1-81/I-77 Exit 73 Chicago, Wednesday-Thursday, September 24, 25 at 170 Malin Dr • Wytheville VA 24382 7:30 pm with Broadway Buffet on Wednesday Smokey Joe's Cafe, musical tribute to golden age of Rock & Roll, features over 30 popular songs: There Shenandoah Shakespeare Goes My Baby, Stand By Me, Yakety Yak, On Broadway, BLACKFRIARS Playhouse Love Potion #9, and many more! a fantastic evening of 540.851-1733 • shenandoahshakespeare.com music and dancing, through August 31 10 S. Market St • Staunton, VA 24401 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, rip-roaring Measure for Measure, King Lear, Twelfth Night musical stage version of 'Goin' courting', adapted by thru August 31 Lawrence Kasha and David Landay, with Millie as a young Staunton Music Festival bride living in the 1850's Oregon wilderness whose plan Saturday & Sunday, August 23 at 7:30 pm is to civilize and marry off her six rowdy brothers-inHamlet, Rosencrantz and Gildernstern, Twelfth law and ensure the success of her own marriage; songs Night, Measure for Measure, King Lear, The Com- include Bless Your Beautiful Hide Sobbin' Women, edy of Errors, Richard II - thru September 30 Wonderful Day, & more! September 4 - November 2


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has been performig as a drummer for the Virginia Junior Opry for nine years. Move over Ringo Starr, Butler plays the way Jerry Lee Lewis plays piano. Performing on stage at the historic Masonic Theatre with the Virginia Junior Opry on July 12, Butler drew several rounds of applause from the appreciative 216 W. Edgar Avenue Ronceverte, WV 24970 audience. 304.645-CHOC(2462) After winning a 4-H Club talent competition at an early age, Butler became Boxed Lunches  Custom Cakes the first Alleghany Idol winner, and he has performed professionally as the drummer for Living Proof, a country music band based in the Alleghany Highlands. at 8-12 noon Butler is the son of Kimberly Burks and Vincent Butler, and the stepson of Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri 7:30am-5pm Micah Burks. Robert and Kay Hale are his grandparents — all reside in Selma, Virginia. His grandparents on his father’s side are Hobart and Jeri Butler of Cove Creek. Kay Hale Bradley Butler said, “Bradley plays be ear, and at age two he began by banging on my “Elvis tins”. The Virginia Junior Opry that features performers from grade one through college recruited Butler at age four, and he is the only member to perform with the group prior to entering school. M.Ray Allen, founder and president of Appalfolks of America Association, remarked, “The Virginia Junior Opry, has provided a showcase for Bradley’s talent, and he continues to amaze audiences with his entertaining performances.” In addition to performing with the Virginia Junior Opry, Butler plays drums at the First Assembly of God in Clifton Forge, at area pageants, and at festivals. He has performed at Memberships available • Student Discounts The Homestead, a political convention in Staunton where he on premise snack bar received a standing ovation when he was only seven, and an Bradley Butler, age two, banging on “Elvis tins” www.valleyview.cc Extreme Life Rally. with wooden spoons Butler’s other interests include art and music. As a 7th grader, he has already distinguished himself as a scholar by scoring a perfect 600 on the math section of the SOL tests. His educational goal is to attend college and to become an architect. For someone so young, Butler has played many venues such as Bob Campbell’s Fishersville Junior Opry, Relay for Life and the Alleghany High School Jazz Band. He has often appeared at Fun Fridays in Clifton Forge. As his MawMaw, Kay Hale, concluded, “Bradley is a precious child whose musical talent comes from God.”





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Great Music coming up at the Opera House The Pochontas County Opera House in Marlinton, WV, has a terrific lineup of performances in store for the months of August and September. Cool jazz is on the bill on Saturday, August 9, with The Bob Thompson Unit. Pianist Bob Thompson has won the respect and praise of jazz critics and fans alike. With appearances on BET, the internationallybroadcast public radio show Mountain Stage and several tours abroad, he's been a visible presence in the jazz world for more than 30 years. Charleston, WV, is home for the members of the Bob Thompson Unit: Tim Courts on drums, saxophonist Doug Payne, bassist Chris Allen, and guitarist Ryan Kennedy. Greenbrier Valley Theatre presents its touring production of Route 66 on Saturday, August 16. In this-fastpaced musical review, four high-octane gas station attendants take the audience on a journey along the famous Route 66 from Chicago to L.A. They sing and dance their way across the country to familiar '50s and '60s songs by the Beach Boys, Willie Nelson, Woody Guthrie, Elvis and many others. Next up is the rootsy, bluesy, and soulful sound of C&S Railroad on Saturday, September 6. If you love great roots and blues music, don’t miss seeing these boys, playin' the blues like a freight train. The ever-popular Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys return on Saturday, September 20, The current band members are Richard Hefner, Jeff Hefner, Chris Nickell and Mike

Special to Valley Guide by Barbara Elliott Smith, all West Virginia natives. They are well known for their ‘high lonesome’ sound of original bluegrass in the vein of Ralph Stanley, Bill Monroe and Jimmy Martin. Blues/folk guitarist, singer and songwriter Spencer Bohren will be in Marlinton for the annual Harvest Festival weekend for a performance on Friday, September 26. Brought up in a strict Baptist family, Bohren sang harmonies in church, and it was his passion for gospel music that led him to become an equally diligent student of blues and a master of the lapsteel guitar. On Saturday, September 27, the Autumn Harvest Festival concludes with a performance by Gandydancer, West Virginia’s premiere mountain string band. Five musicians from various counties in West Virginia play driving fiddle tunes and banjo pieces and sing ballads, folksongs and oldtime spirituals in four-part harmony. Speaking of strings, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on September 27, the Opera House hosts the first ever Pocahontas County Youth Fiddle Contest. This is only the 4th fiddle contest in the national exclusively open to young people. For details, visit www.pocahontasoperahouse.org or e-mail publicity@pocahontasoperahouse.org. All performances are at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults. Children 12 and under are admitted free. The entrance and main seating area are handicapped accessible. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to attend; special accommodations can be arranged upon request by calling 304.799-6645. Regular attendees will be glad to know that thanks to the “Fan Club” campaign, the Opera House is now air conditioned!


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Garden Talk: Latin Lessons & Gold for your Garden

by Barry Glick

Good morning, it’s time for todays Latin lesson. growing season long. Maianthemum canadense spreads by underWell actually, although most botanical nomenclature is in the beau- ground runners (stolons) to quickly form a natural colony. I would tiful language of Latin, there is much in Greek and other languages. never consider it invasive or even aggressive. There aren't very many which is why, to be correct, we plants that would conjure up the use of the adjective "adorable" to should refer to a plant name as describe them, but in this case I deem it justifiable. - in appreciation and for thanks its “Scientific Name”. Now, Put on The flavor of the day today your sunis Maianthemum canadense, a glasses!!! plant that rocks my world every Yellow Star spring. If you break down the Grass is a VERY genus name, “Mai” refers to the a p p r o p r i a t e month of May, Ah! ha! ...duh, the name for time that this woodland beauty Hypoxis hirsuta, flowers with its soft sprays of although the yelcreamy white flowers and, of low color of the course, “anthemum” means flowers is so brilHypoxis hirsuta flower. So there ya go, and that liant, you may A 32-page per issue tabloid format brings us to its common names, want to call it Golden Star Grass. A plant native to all but nine personal guide to entertainment, May Flower, Canada Mayflower western states on the mainland US and all but two western provshopping, recreation and more, and False Lily of the Valley. Cominces of Canada http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=HYHI2 with calendars of events and feature stories Maianthemum canadense mon names can Hypoxis hirsuta deserves a place in every type of serving southern West Virginia and western Virginia since 1991. be so charming, don’t you agree? garden. Its diminutive size makes it a perfect choice By the way, although the specific epithet is for a rock garden. However its woodland nature Published bi-monthly year round by canadense, that doesn’t mean it is native only to lends itself be perfect in any shade or wild garden Creations of Sorts Canada. During the time of Carl Linnaeus, the faand the fact that it loves to soak up the sun, makes it P.O. Box 94 ther of modern taxonomy, 1707-1778, there was perfect for the front of any sunny perennial border. White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia no United States and this whole part of the world Hypoxis hirsuta was a member of the Amaryllis 24986 Asarum canadense was referred to as Canada. Consequently, plants family, but recently, taxonomists have created a new Phone/Fax: 304-536-2500 like Asarum canadense wild ginger, and Aquilegia plant family, Hypoxidaceae. The name of the genus, valleyguide@gmail.com canadense - columbine, and so forth, were given the speHypoxis, is derived from the Greek, hypo which means bePrint dates for 2008-2009 cific epithet of canadense to describe the region of the world low and oxy which means pointed and refers to the points that they inhabited. of the petals. The species name, hirsuta, refers to the very Monday, September 22, 2008 Although Maianthemum canadense is native to 27 fine hairs on the blades of the foliage. Hypoxis hirsuta is for October - November 2008 issue mostly northern states and every province of Canada, see the only North American member of the family and of the Monday, November 17, 2008 http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=MACA4, genus. All of the others are South African - http:// for December 2008- January 2009 issue Maianthemum canadense also grows well in the south and www.plantzafrica.com/planthij/hypoxis.htm Monday, January 19, 2009 west if provided full shade. Soooooo I guess that just about Hypoxis hirsuta grows to be about 3’ to 6’ tall with an for February - March 2009 issue covers every state in the mainland US and I’d venture to equal spread. Eventually, they'll gently self sow into a very Monday, March 23, 2009 Aquilegia canadense say they’d probably grow well in Alaska also. Hawaii ??, I natural colony. I've been building a good stock of plants to for April-May 2009 issue don’t know. share with you and now is a good time to plant them. Monday, May 18, 2009 Maianthemum canadense is one of my all-time favorite native By the way, if you haven't read the story in GQ (Greenbrier for June-July 2009 issue groundcovers. It forms a dense mat of glossy green foliage that Quarterly, magazine about Sunshine Farm and Gardens, you can Submissions and ad copy should be emerges through the leaf litter in my garden very early in the spring. read it on line at http://sunfarm.com/images/GVQ08-2.pdf received a week prior to each print date. Even after the long flowering period, the foliage is persistent the Happy Gardening, Barry

2008-2009 Basic Rates per Issue Actual price per column inch (CI) display ad is $5.50 per column inch. Business Card 2CI(3.5”) x 2” = $22 1/8 page, 3CI x 3.3” = $55.00 1/4 page, 3CI x 6.5” = $105.00 1/3 page, 2CI x 12.5” = $135.00 1/2 page, 6CI x 6.5” = $ 200.00 Full page 6CI x 13” = $400.00 Special custom size ads are available. Examples of pricing for custom ads are: 3CIx3”=$50; 3CIx4”=$66; 3CI x5”=$82.50 Valley Guide can be found in over 500 locations in Fayette, Greenbrier, Mercer, Monroe, Pocahontas and Summers Counties in West Virginia and Alleghany, Bath, Giles, Highland, Rockbridge, Tazewell Counties in Virginia; plus subscriptions mailed first class to readers in Alabama, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Maryland, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia. Total issues printed: 15,000; Industry Standard Estimated Readership Minimum: 45,000; VG Estimated Survey Readership: over 50,000

Barry Glick maintains a 60 acre Botanic Garden and Nursery at the headwaters of Spring Creek in Northern Greenbrier County. Barry Glick , Sunshine Farm & Gardens, HC 67 Box 539B, Renick, WV 24966 USA, 304-497-2208 FAX 304-497-2698 EMAIL barry@sunfarm.com Latitude 38.04N Longitude 80.26W USDA Zone 5 www.sunfarm.com © 2008 Barry Glick and Sunshine Farm & Gardens

Tire Code by Gary North

This tip can keep you from being ripped off for hundreds of dollars. It may even save your life. What I am about to tell you, I learned this week. I should have known for decades. So should you. First, tires older than six years are unsafe. They have a tendency to disintegrate. It doesn’t matter that they have never been driven. The rubber disintegrates. Second, there is a numerical code, required by Federal law, that tells you when the tire was manufactured. It appears at the end of a 12-digit code that begins with DOT. The last 4 digits tell you the week and year. For example, 4207 means that it was produced in the 42nd week of 2007. If it’s a 3-digit code, the tire was produced in the previous century. Re-

place it. Until recently, manufacturers were allowed to place the code on the inside of the tire, assuring sellers that buyers would not discover that the tire had been sitting in inventory for several years. When the code is on the inside, it’s very difficult for the buyer to see it, even if he knows that it’s there and what it means. A recent article on the topic can be seen at: http://www.garynorth.com/snip/595.htm To view a photo of a tire with the code visit: http://www.garynorth.com/snip/ 596.htm Before you buy new tires, ask the salesman to show you the exact tires to be installed — not “looks just like this (but 10 years older).” Check the code. Do not pay for tires older than six months. It’s your money. Check your spare! Replace it if it’s old.

This ‘spoof’ email has a subject line of "2008 Economic Stimulus Refund". Then, the body of the email begins with: " Over 130 million Americans will receive refunds as part of President Bush program to jumpstart the economy. Our records indicate that you are qualified to receive the 2008 Economic Stimulus Refund. The fastest and easiest way to receive your refund is by direct deposit to your checking/savings account. Please click on the link and fill out the form and submit before July 15th, 2008 to ensure that your refund will be processed as soon as possible."

If a person clicks the link in the email, the form looks like an official IRS web page, but it is NOT. The person is asked to put in bank account information for direct deposit of the stimulus check. Of course, what happens is the account is cleaned out. If people receive any email claiming to come from the IRS, they should check the official IRS website at www.irs.gov. For more information on phishing emails (emails and/or websites that try to get private information like bank accounts and credit card numbers) claiming to be from the IRS and related email scams, check http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=155682,00.html. Suspicious emails can be forwarded to phishing@irs.gov

Latest spoof email claiming to be from the IRS!


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August-September ‘08 Entertainment although presumed correct at the time of publication, do call ahead to verify information as times and events may change Artists Studio Tours, view area artists’ works in progress, discuss techniques, watch demonstrations, purchase direct, 304.645.1000 Bath County Historical Society , Fri-Sat 10am-4pm, free admission, Courthouse Hill, Warm Springs, VA, 540.838.2543

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Flea Market, Bluefield, WV, 5am-3pm through Nov 24; Flea Market — VFW Post 1033, Dolly Ann Drive, Covington, VA, 540/ 965-4841, 540/ 962-3137, 540/ 962-2371; Edray Flea Market — All welcome, free setup, Edray Kwik Stop; Flea Market & Farmer’s Market 8am-early afternoon, WV State Fairgrounds, Rt. 219 S, Fairlea WV, 304.645-1090; Marlinton Farmer’s Market locally produced fruits, vegetables, flow-

ers, nursery stock, honey, eggs, baked goods, First Ave next 7000 native & ornamental trees/shrubs, 6 distinct habitats in to Mini Park on banks of Greenbrier River, Marlinton WV, 304.799.6083 or 304.799.6416; PenceSpringsFleaMarShenandoah Valley, 1 mile from Lexington VA, 540.463.2697 ket, Pence Springs, WV, 6 am; Renick Flea Market 12 noon-4 Daily Movie Showings shows 10am-4:30pm Tamarack, Beckley WV, 1.888.262-7225, www.tamarackwv.com pm, inside old school, Renick WV, 304.497-2992; Tazewell Farmer’s Market locally grown vegetables, herbs, pork, beef, Farm Tours at Thistle Cove Farms lamb, farm fresh items at Pisgah near Crab Orchard Museum, 8amThistle Cove Farm, Tazewell Co, VA, www.thistlecovefarm.com noon, Tazewell VA, 540.988-9090 Graham House Tours & Dinner Lowell WV, 304.466-3321 Every & Sunday Meditation for Everyone Gray Owl Digital Photography Seminars and nature photo 2-3pm,Saturday Enhansse Spa and Fitness Center, Rt 219 near Fountain workshops with Charles Garratt, PO Box 301, Warm Springs VA Springs Golf Course, call Krysten Wall 304.772-4360 24484, 540.839-2016, charles@grayowl.com Every Sunday Bartow Drive-In Flea Market Bartow, WV, Greenbrier Bunker Tours - public tours ($30) at 9:30, 11:30, 304/456-4793; Edray Flea Market — All welcome, free setup, 1:30, 3:30 daily, meet at North Entrance of The Greenbrier, White Edray Kwik Stop; Flea Market — VFW Post 1033, Dolly Ann Drive, Sulphur Springs, WV, 304.536-7810 VA, 540/ 965-4841, 540/ 962-3137, 540/ 962GVTs After School Drama Program for ages 5-17, GVT, Covington, 2371; Renick Flea Market — noon to 4 pm, inside old school Washington St, Lewisburg WV, 304.645-3838 First Monday April-December Historic 1929 Ritz Theatre great films & shows year round, Every Home School Days 211 Ballengee, Hinton WV, 304.466-5811 special programs for homeschoolers in groups or family units,

Boxerwood Gardens Arboretum

Hull’s Drive-In Theater

Frontier Culture Museum, Staunton VA, 540.332-7850

two 1st-run movies every Fri, Sat & Sun April-Oct, Rt. 11 N from I-64 exit 55, Lexington VA, 540.463-2621

Thursday, July 24 Beef Up Your Skills with Guerilla Grilling Class, bbq night

Meadow Bridge Drive-In Theater

on both sides of counter, sandwich special &/or learn about grilling techniques for beef, pork, fish, wild game from Chef Jamie Henderson, use WV Grown food products, eat what you cook, 6-8 pm, Tamarack, Beckley WV, 1-88-TAMARACK

two 1st-run movies every Fri, Sat & Sun April-Oct, Rt. 11 N from I-64 exit 55, Lexington VA, 540.463-2621

Monacan Indian Living History learn about & assist Monacans with canoe building, shelter construction, hide tanning, mat & rope weaving, fishing, tool making, gardening, preparing meals, making pots, bowls & baskets, Natural Bridge VA, 800.323-8843 Mill Mountain Zoo Roanoke VA, 540.343-3241 National D-Day Memorial dedicated to the memory of valor, fidelity and sacrifices of the Allied Armed Forces of Europe, June 6, 1944, Bedford VA, 1.800.351.D-Day Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Museum Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 1pm-5pm, Hillsboro WV, 304.653-4430 WV Central Railroad ride Cheat Mt Salamander Railbus along Shavers Fork River Thurs-Mon, 1.800.MTN RAIL Every Monday The Story Wizards for ages 3-5, 10:30-11:30 am, Princeton Pub Lib, 205 Center St, 304.487-5045 Every Tuesday Every Tuesday Ronceverte Farmer’s Market 10 am- 2 pm, Edgar Ave. next to the Post Office. All local farmers welcome. 304-647-3140: Story Hour for ages 3-5, 11noon, White Sulphur Springs Public Library, 304.536.1171; The Story Wizards storytime for ages 3-5 from 1-2 pm, Princeton Public Library, 205 Center St, Princeton WV, 304.487-5045; Flea Market & Farmers Market main parking lot off Rt. 219S, WV State Fairgrounds, Fairlea, WV, 304-645-1090; American Heritage Music Hall, open jam sessions, 7-? pm, former Island Park Roller Rink, Ronceverte WV 304.645-2298

Thursday-Saturday, July 24-26 Bluefield Lemonade Days Bluefield WV, 304.327-7184 Rockbridge Regional Fair, 4-H exhibits, carnival midway, rodeo, music, food & fun, Lexington VA, 540.463-6263

Friday-Saturday, July 25-26 When if has Risen Well, baking demonstrations Frontier Culture Museum, Staunton, 540.332-7850

Saturday, July 26 Canaan Culinary University: Art of Pizza create pizza with Executive Chef Nemat Odeh, learn about pizza dough, sauces, spices, and toppings, create a gourmet pizza, participants receive chef hat & apron, recipes & dine on their creation, $50 per person, Pazzo’s Pizza & Diner, Canaan Valley Resort, Davis WV 304.866-3858, 1.800.622-4121

American Heritage Music Hall 4th Saturday music, dance, featured band 7-11 pm, welcome all ages, family atmosphere, kids play area, donations appreciated, former Island Park Roller Rink, Ronceverte WV, 304.645-2298

Floral & Gifts for over 50 years “Flowers Make Scents”

Gift & Fruit Baskets • Singing Balloons • Leanin’ Tree Cards & Posters• Limited Selection of First Edition Books Live & Silk Arrangements for all Occasions WV Logo WINDCHIMES 303 Frankford Rd Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 9:30-3:30 Ronceverte WV Weds & Sat 9:00-12noon

304.647-4300

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Saturday-Tuesday, July 26-29 Ribfest, World class, award-winning BBQ ribs & chicken from vendors across the US, nightly concerts featuring nationallyknown entertainers, arts and crafts, rides, attractions for the whole family, Laidley Field, Charleston WV, 304.984-2412

Sunday, July 27 Uncorked & Unplugged

Every Wednesday Mercer County Farmers Tailgate enjoy relaxing breezes at Rockbridge Vineyard, sip some wine Market at MCTEC, Music in the Park 12 noon, Princeton & listen to live music, 2-5 pm, Raphine VA, 1-888-511-WINE WV,Carnegie Chess Club, all levels of play from 4-6 pm, Board Monday, July 28 Room, Carnegie Hall, Church St, Lewisburg WV, 304.646-4313 Alleghany Highlands Poetry Workshop Every Thursday Come Paint! with Greenbrier Artists: 9am- meets last Monday of every month, 6 pm, all welcome, public 3pm, Carnegie Hall Art Studio, Carnegie Hall, Lewisburg WV, 304.392-5525; International Buffet & Live Music Elk River Touring Center, Slatyfork WV, 6-9 pm, 304.572-3771 Every Thursday-Saturday - The Yard Sale 9am-5pm, Clifton Forge near Cliftondale Park, 540.968-2515; Pottery/Sculpture lessons, 4-6pm, get s’mART, Bluefield WV, 304.3-2112 Every Friday Monroe Farm Market seasonally fresh, locally produced products: vegetables, fruits, berries, eggs, plants, jams, baked goods, meat to order, honey, flowers & more, 2-6 pm May- October, Pump St on Hwy 3, Union WV; Farmers’ Market 3:30-6pm, The Highland Center, Spruce St, Monterey VA, 540-468-1922; Blue Ridge Backroads live at the Rex Historic Rex Theatre, Galax VA, 276-238-8130; Music at Chicory Square, 12 noon, Bluefield WV; Friday Night Jamborees at Floyd General Store, Floyd VA, 540-745-4563 Every Saturday Bath County Farmer’s Market awesome market sells baked goods, eggs, cheese, produce, herbal body products, herbs, goat soap, honey & more, 8 am12 noon, under the porch at Lickety Splits Restaurant, Hwy 42 & Rt. 39, Millboro Springs VA, 540-997-0239; Bartow Drive-In Flea Market Bartow WV, 304.456-4793; Bluefield

welcome free of charge, Clifton Forge Public Library, 535 Church St, Clifton Forge VA, 540. 862-4502

Monday-Sunday, July 28-August 3 West Virginia State Water Festival coronation of Queen Mermaid, quilt, art, dog & flower shows, pretty baby contest, parade, craft show & sale, Batteau Boat & Frontier Camp, fierworks, sock hop, fishing tournament, games , races, demos, Hinton WV, www.hintonwva.com

Monday, July 28 Alleghany Highlands Poetry Workshop meets last Monday of every month, 6 pm, all welcome, public welcome free of charge, Clifton Forge Public Library, 535 Church St, Clifton Forge VA, 540. 862-4502

Tuesday, July 29 Summer Music Games of Southwest Virginia

an exquisite selection of private villas for your personal vacation, corporate retreat or small group get-away comfortably appointed 1,2 & 3 bedroom suites nestled in the heart of the George Washington National Forest near the Jefferson Pools at Warm Springs, Virginia

Salem Civic Center, Salem VA 540.375-3004

Wednesday-Saturday, July 30-31, August 1-2 Pearl S. Buck Quilting Party 3-days of quilting instructed by area experts, workshops include “Winter Blessings,” Dimensional Embroidery, and “Quick Trip Around the World,” registration required, Oak Grove Presbyterian Church, Hillsboro WV, 1-800.336.7009

www.villameadowsva.com • 540-839-2124 • P.O. Box 153, Meadows Drive Warm Springs, Virginia 24484


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ENTER TAINMENT & THE AR TS ENTERT ARTS rant, Hwy 42 & Rt 39, Millboro Springs VA, 540.997-0239

Courtyard Concert

5-day mountain top gathering of musicians & friends, con- flutist, Debbie Stephenson, 5-8 pm, refreshments, late night tests, concerts, workshops, square dances, hymn-sing, camp- shopping, Mill Alley Courtyard, Monterey VA, 540-468-2397 ing, Camp Washington-Carver Clifftop, WV, 304.344-4314 or 540-280-7975

August 2008 117 E. WASHINGTON ST., LEWISBURG, WV • 304-645-0000

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New Fall Clothes Arrive Soon! Unique Gifts WV Books Jewelry & Accessories Home Accents Collectibles & Art unusual WV themed items

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Sunday, August 10 22st Annual Athens/Concord Town Social

Friday, August 1 Book Signing at Open Book

Concord University, 2 pm-5 pm, Athens WV, 304.384-7618

What Parents of Special Children Should Know: The Story of Sarah Reem by Dr. Shamma-Othman, 4-6 pm, Open Book, 113B E. Washington St, Lewisburg WV, 304.645-7331 First Fridays After 5, shops & galleries open til 9pm, refreshments, Lewisburg WV, 304.645-4333

gospel, traditional & contemporary music, both vocal and instrumental, performed live at the ski lodge, Timberline Resort, Tucker Co. WV, 304.866.4801 or www.timberlineresort.com

Annual Gospel Music Day

Tuesday, August 12 Old Time Music Jam Live from Work Horse Cafe FREE mountain music jam session, 6:00 pm, musicians wel-

Artist Reception for Morgan Samuel Price: Plein Aire come, audience encouraged to dance and sing, concessions Landscapes of West Virginia and other places available, Virginia Horse Center, Lexington VA, 540.464-2950 5-8pm at Cooper Gallery, 122 E. Washington St, Lewisburg Wednesday, August 13 WV, 304.645-6439 Story & Craft at The Clay Center First Fridays Music on all Farms The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle, Craft-construction paper FREE , 6-8 pm, Frontier Culture Museum, Staunton, 540.332-7850 ladybugs, The Clay Center, Charleston WV, 304.561-3570 Film Fest Fridays, begins 6:30 pm, call ahead for movie Rag Rug Making titles, NRAO, Green Bank WV, 304.456-2150 traditional art of rug making, created from worn-out clothing & other "scraps" of fabric taught by Jimmie Black, make a rug Friday-Saturday, August 1-2 for a special place in your home, or as a gift, $35 includes comDowntown Bluefield Street Fair plete instruction, wooden crochet hook, initial materials to Bluefield WV, 304.327-9686 make one rug, 1-3 pm, Historic Smithfield Plantation, 1000 Saturday, August 2 Plantation Road, Blacksburg VA, 540-231-3947 Mill Gap Ruritan Earth Roast 5 pm, Mill Gap Ruritan Grounds, 11-mi southwest of Homestead Postcard Club Monterey, southern end of the Blue Grass Valley, High- Reynolds Homestead, 7pm, Critz, VA, 276.694-7181 High Tech Wednesday land Co. VA, 540-468-2916 guided tours through parts of NRAO normally off-limits, Gospel Sing bring 2-covered dishes & drink, enjoy the picnic, music & fel- reservations suggested, NRAO - National Radio Astronomy lowship, 6 pm, Organ Cave at Organ Cave WV, 304.645-7600 Observatory, Green Bank WV, 304.456-2150

Swiss National Holiday Celebration & First Saturday Square Dance

Weds-Sun, Aug, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 Staunton Music Festival

dance begins at 8 pm, adults $5, 12 & under $1, Community wide variety of musical programs, workshops, Staunton Music Festival, Staunton VA, 540-569-0267 Hall, Helvetia WV, 304.924-6435

Sunday-Tuesday, August 3-5 Multifest

Thursday-Saturday, August 14-16 Virginia Dogwoods Pre-State Rally

Glen Maury Park, Buena Vista VA, 540.464-2950 indulge in Soul Food, fine Asian cuisine & zesty Hispanic food, top performers from gospel & jazz to hip-hop, reggae, R&B Friday, August 15 and pop, ethnic arts & crafts, cultural dances, State Capitol Fridays in the Park: The Worx grounds, Charleston WV, 304.347-7663 or 304.776-1282 Glen Maury Park, Buena Vista VA, 540.464-2950

M & Tu 3pm-1am F-S-Sun 1pm-1am closed Weds & Thurs

Sunday-Saturday, August 3-9 National Farmers Market Week Tuesday, August 5 Blue Ridge Story Tellers

Friday & Saturday, August 15 & 16 Artists’ Weekend

Barnes & Noble, Roanoke VA, 540.776-2960

Friday-Sunday, August 15, 16, 17 Blues, Brews and Barbeque

WSS Main Street Committee meets

2-day outdoor event for painting enthusiasts, $30 plus cost of meals, reservations required. The Highland Center, Monterey VA, 540-468-2916

open to public, 6 pm, WSS City Hall, 304.536-4787

PubPub Quiz Every Tuesday at 8 Irish Session Every Sunday at 6 pm irishpub24901@gmail.com www.irishpubonwashingtonstreet.com kiss days August 2, 3, 9, 12, 17 days of grace August 21+, 22+ watch the stress August 6, 14, 15, 16 don’t over react August 23, 25 be creative and inspired September 20, 21 be careful, stay flexible September 6, 7, 18, 19

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mouth-watering weekend of championship BBQ, palate-cleansing brews & great sounds from regions best blues bands, car shows, championship cook-off’s, 5-mile foot race, Snowshoe The Z was Zapped by Chris Van Allsburg , Craft- Z coloring Mountain Resort, Snowshow WV, 877.441.4FUN pages, The Clay Center, Charleston WV, 304.561-3570 Saturday, August 16

Wednesday, August 6 Story & Craft at The Clay Center

Thursday, August 7 Art by Night, downtown Galleries, Roanoke VA, 540.342-2028 Thursdays, August 7, 14, 21, 28 Wake up and see stars

Salem Civic Center, Salem VA, 540.389-3333

reservations suggested, 2pm, National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Green Bank WV, 304-456-2150

Dino Day!

Vintage Comic Book Show Big Country 101 Back to School Beach Bash beach games 10am-4pm, Douthat SP, VA, 540.862-8100

take part in a dino dig, visit the “boneyard,” walk in the footsteps of a dinosaur, make your own fossils, science demos on fossils & prehistoric life, dinosaur stories, 11 am-4 pm, The Clay Luncheon of the Boating Party by Susan Vreeland Center, Charleston WV, 304.561-3570 follows Impressionist painter Auguste Renoir through his first Purple Fiddle Evening Concert conception to his last brushstroke of Luncheon of the Boat- 8 bands+, playing at Outdoor Pavilion, Canaan Valley Resort, ing Party, meet the people represented in the painting, expe- Davis WV 304.866-3858, 1.800.622-4121 rience France & art in the time of the French Impressionists, Helvetia Chicken Supper & Dance 1:30-3 pm, The Clay Center, Charleston WV, 304.561-3570 great fresh food & produce from local kitchens & gardens from 5pm Thursday-Saturday, August 7-9 til all gone, dance begins at 9pm, Helvetia WV, 304.924-6435

Thursday, August 7, 21, 28 Reading Art Book Club

18th Annual Virginia (Air Head) Rally Glen Maury Park, Buena Vista VA, 540.464-2950

Saturday-Sunday, August 16-17 Roanoke Valley Gun Show

Friday-Sunday, August 8, 9, 10 Roanoke Civic Center, Roanoke VA 540.853-5483 Taste of the Mountains Food, Wine & Jazz Festival Battle of Dry Creek Reenactment & Living History taste the areas finest foods, regions finest wines, listen to memories are honored of those who bravely fought this historic great jazz artists, complete with wine & food tastings, Snow- battle, Greenbrier State Forest, near White Sulphur shoe Mountain Resort, Snowshow WV, 877.441.4FUN Springs WV, www.thebattleofdrycreek.com

Friday-Saturday, August 8-16 The State Fair of West Virginia Fairlea WV, 304.645-1090

Sunday, August 17 Membership Picnic

meeting & auction 4-6:30 pm, members gather to meet, eat & play together, pot luck dishes, family games, election of new board members, FREE for member, Crab Orchard Museum, Rts. 19 great in-season local produce, beautifully produced, handcrafted & 460, Crab Orchard Road, Tazewell VA, 276.988-6755 items made by local artisans, great music, 8 am- 3 pm, Bath Tuesday, August 19 County Farmer’s Market, under the porch at Lickety Split Restau- All Night Open Mic

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storytimes at 11 am, noon, and 1 pm in lower level classrooms. WV Symphony Orchestra, FREE concert, with Grant Cooper, support provided by West Virginia Public Broadcasting, The Clay conductor Tristan Hott, cello soloist Ryan Hardiman, vocalist 7 pm at Woodrow Wilson HS Auditorium 2008 7:00 PM Center, Charleston WV, 304.561-3570

Thursday, August 21 Third Thursdays in White Sulphur Springs

St. Thomas Episcopal Church Labor Day Fair

Friday, August 22 Canaan Kettle Cook-off

Tuesday, September 2 Blue Ridge Story Tellers

white elephant, arts, crafts, raffles, door prizes, fortune telling, 5-8 pm, refreshments, entertainment & merchant’s special lunch, Main Street, White Sulphur Springs WV, 304.536-2535 38th Annual Labor Day Festival offers, White Sulphur Springs WV, 304.536-9206 with 8am 5K road race, 10am parade, Glen Maury Park, Buena NAMI New River/Greenbrier Valley , all welcome, meet at 7 pm, Old Stone Church, Lewisburg WV, 304.445.7866 Vista VA 540.464-2950, 800.555-8845

chefs, restaurants, individuals bring culinary team to compete Barnes & Noble, Roanoke VA, 540.776-2960 in “kettle cook-off”, with 1-hour to prepare meal for judges, WSS Main Street Committee meets contact Dave Bostic to register, Canaan Valley Resort, Davis open to public, 6 pm, WSS City Hall, 304.536-4787 WV 304.866-3858, 1.800.622-4121 Wednesday-Saturday, September 3-6

Children’s Home Society’s 4th Annual Make It Right For Kids Night

Complete Line of Design Services

Open House at Melanie’s Styles & Profiles

special give-aways daily ending with garden party on Saturhors d’oeuvres, silent auction, 7-10 pm, Old Stone Room, Carnegie day, Melanie’s Styles & Profiles, 108 W. Main St, White SulHall, Lewisburg WV, www.childswv.org, 304.647-3430 phur Springs WV, 304.536-5113

Friday-Sunday, August 22-24 In the Garden with the Experts

Thursday, September 4 Art by Night, downtown Galleries, Roanoke VA, 540.342-2028 hands-on garden symposium of workshops & informative classes Thursdays, September 4, 11, 18, 25 for new & refreshing ideas for spring or summer gardens with na- Wake up and see stars

tionally acclaimed horticulturist & radio personality Andre Viette & reservations suggested, 2pm, NRAO-National Radio Astronomy The Homestead’s own Kyle Richardson, The Homestead, Hot Springs Observatory, Green Bank WV, 304-456-2150 VA, 540.839.7721, www.thehomestead.com Friday, September 5

Snowshoe Symphony Festival and Monarch Butterfly Festival

Artist Reception for Max Hayslette

Car Show Weekend with The Collegians

First Fridays Animals & Livestock

5-8 pm at Cooper Gallery WV Symphony, gourmet foods, arts & crafts, Snowshoe Moun- 122 East Washington St, Lewisburg WV, 304.645-6439 tain Resort, Snowshow WV, 877.441.4FUN First Fridays After 5 - shops & galleries open til 9pm, Saturday, August 23 refreshments, Lewisburg WV, 304.645-4333 vintage cars, oldies, pop & rock classics, Pipestem Resort State 6-8 pm all farms - Free to public, Frontier Culture Museum, Park, Pipestem WV, 304.466-1800, 1.800 CALL WV Staunton, 540.332-7850 American Heritage Music Hall Film Fest Fridays, begins 6:30 pm, call ahead for movie 4th Saturday music, dance, featured band 7-11 pm, welcome all titles, NRAO, Green Bank WV, 304.456-2150 ages, family atmosphere, kids play area, donations appreciated, Friday & Saturday, September 5 & 6 former Island Park Roller Rink, Ronceverte WV, 304.645-2298 Shaker box Workshop Monday, August 25 construct 3 oval Shaker bent wood boxes using hot water bendAlleghany Highlands Poetry Workshop ing technique, hand & power tools, finishing techniques inmeets last Monday of every month, 6 pm, all welcome, public clude traditional milk paints, distressing or modern varnish welcome free of charge, Clifton Forge Public Library, 535 Church finishes, all skills welcome, no experience required, $160, 9 St, Clifton Forge VA, 540. 862-4502 am-5 pm, Historic Smithfield Plantation, 1000 Plantation Wednesday, August 27 Road, Blacksburg VA, 540-231-3947

Story & Craft at The Clay Center

Friday-Sunday, September 5, 6, 7

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett, Craft-pasta Snowshoe Mountain’s OCTOBERFEST rain clouds, The Clay Center, Charleston WV, 304.561-3570 hearty beers, German foods, brass & oompah bands, dress in Wednesday-Saturday, August 27-30 lederhosen, dance, drink, eat, Snowshoe Mountain Resort, Snowshow WV, 877.441.4FUN Highland County Fair Virginia’s oldest continuous running county fair, Monterey VA, 22nd Annual Mountain Music & Dance Festival 540-468-2550 Glen Maury Park, Buena Vista VA, 540.464-2950

School Days, School Days

Helvetia’s First Saturday Square Dance

begins at 8 pm, adults $5, 12 & under $1, Community Hall, children’s activities, sternwheeler races, nightly entertainment, Helvetia WV, 304.924-6435 15-mile Charleston Distance Race, Charleston Distance Walk, Saturday-Sunday, September 6 & 7 Taste of Charleston, Funeral Parade complete with an Olympia AutumnFest Brass Band, hot air balloon activities, Charleston WV, auction, bingo, car show, crafts, dog show, food, games, kiddie www.sternwheelregatta.com rides, pony rides, Saturday night dance, lots of entertainment Saturday, August 30 & music, Rich Creek VA, 540.726-2785, see ad pg 32

Canaan Culinary University: New England Clambake

Monday, September 8

create mussel, clam & shrimp clambake with corn on the cob, Carnegie Hall Film Series potatoes, home baked bread, slaw & salads with Executive Chef 7pm, Lewis Theater, Lewisburg WV, 304.645.7917 Nemat Odeh, participants receive chef hat & apron, recipes & dine on their creation, $50 per person, Canaan Valley Resort, Tuesday, September 9 “BoomersandBeyondExpo”formerlySeniorSevicesExpo Davis WV 304.866-3858, 1.800.622-4121 Roanoke Civic Center, Roanoke VA 540.853-5483 Saturday-Sunday, August 30-31

Festival of the Rivers featuring Mike Seeger

Old Time Music Jam Live from Work Horse Cafe

2-days of live music & more, see story pg 7 & ad with full line-up of FREE mountain music jam session, 6:00 pm, musicians welcome, audience encouraged to dance and sing, concessions musicians pg 25, Hinton WV, 304.466-3550, www.cfm-fmh.org available, Virginia Horse Center, Lexington VA, 540.464-2950

Aunt Jennie Music Festival Chief Logan State Park, Logan WV, 304.792.7125

Sunday, August 31 Uncorked & Unplugged

Stylish Essentials for Your Home Gift Certificates for Any Occasion Martha Stewart Signature Furniture Designer Showroom Monday through Friday 9 to 5

104 West Main Street White Sulphur Springs, WV 24986 304-536-5101 Fax 304-536-5130

Saturday, September 6

celebrate the opening of a restored 1840 museum school Murder Mystery Dinner Theater house, presentation of actual lessons that might have been Canaan Valley Resort, Davis WV 304.866-3858, 1.800.622-4121 taught at the school house many years ago, 11, 12, 1:30, 2:30, Take Your Partner 3:30, Frontier Culture Museum, Staunton, 540.332-7850 barn dance in 1850s American barn 7-9pm, $5 per person, Friday-Monday, August 29-September 1 Frontier Culture Museum, Staunton, 540.332-7850

Charleston Sternwheel Regatta Labor Day Weekend

A new look for a Creekside Cottage

Wednesday, September 10 Homestead Postcard Club

Reynolds Homestead, 7pm, Critz, VA, 276.694-7181 enjoy relaxing breezes at Rockbridge Vineyard, sip some wine High Tech Wednesday, guided tours through normally off& listen to live music, 2-5 pm, Raphine VA, 1-888-511-WINE Entertainment Calendar continued on page 26

Greenbrier River Campground

“on the banks of the Greenbrier”

CANOE • TUBE KAYAK & RAFT RENTALS SHUTTLE SERVICE Located between Ronceverte & Alderson on Rt 63 For reservations & Information call:

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Raising Musse US Fish Hatchery White Sulphur Springs 100 years

Big Trout Trout raised at White Sulphur Springs are raised to about 3 pound adults, used to spawn a generation of eggs and then turned over to state and Native American stocking programs. The old earthen sluices are a fisherman's dream, though off limits to fishing.

Mussel Rearing Rachel Mair (left) and Matthew Patterson stand in front of the home grown equipment used to raise mussels. Much of the equipment used to raise mussels is designed and built on site. The facility is experimenting with different methods of water flow and artificial habitat to optimize growth of mussels.

The National Fish Hatchery at White Sulphur Springs is more than 100 years old. Remnants of the old warm water ponds are visible to the left of the visitor center. Plans call for these old depressions to be turned into wetlands with a board walk to extend the education program at the facility. An amphitheater is also planned along with a hiking and jogging trail.

Big One Brian Watson of the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries shows how big some native fresh water mussels grew before over harvesting, pollution and other factors impacted streams. VDGIF, the US Fish and Wildlife and other government agencies are working to identify, protect and restore fresh water mussels.

Bioreactors Can a fish hatchery solve the energy crisis? The hatchery at White Sulphur Springs uses these British made bioreactors to grow four species of algae to feed juvenile and adult mussels. While most visitors come to see the work with rainbow trout and endangered fresh water mussels, recently some guests have come to observe these bioreactors for possible use in growing algae to produce diesel fuel. Some species of algae are up to 50% lipids (oils). Fuel production using algae might be hundreds of times more efficient per acre than corn or soybeans.

Remove Eggs The spawning process begins with male and female trout placed in a tub of water with a mild tranquilizer. The females are stripped of eggs, which are bright orange. Then the male sperm is added and swirled together in the pans before the eggs are taken to another building for incubation

Fishhouse Trout raised at White Sulphur Springs National Fish Hatchery spend most of their lives under cover being feed regularly in fresh, aerated water safe from predators. When they become mature and weigh between 2 and 3 pounds, they are used to spawn the millions of fish eggs the hatchery produces and ships all over the country every year.

Tom and Mike at Spawn Tanks Tom Watkins and Mike Whited prepare for the days spawning. Every Wednesday for a couple of months in the summer and again in winter, the pair extract eggs and sperm from mature trout, combine them to produce fertilized eggs. The adult fish are used for stocking rivers after they have spawned.


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els & More ... Looking Education is a part of the program to protect fresh water mussel species in the Appalachian Mountains. Kids look down into Mill Creek through "scopes" that allow a clear view of the rocky stream bottom where mussel live. Many of the children found mussels in the creek as they roamed around in the cool water on a hot day in early June.

Pied Piper Like a water born pied piper, Matthew Patterson of the USFWS hatchery at White Sulphur Springs leads a group of kids up stream to release more fish infected with James Spiny mussel larvae and then explore the stream bottom for adult mussels. The rare James Spiny mussel was discovered in Mill Creek three years ago and USFWS and VDGIF have been working to protect and improve the population. For the past two years, they have held field days at Camp Accovac where children and parents can participate and learn about mussels, crayfish and aquatic environments.

Close-up of mussels grown at White Suphur Springs hatchery. The small ones are young and planned for later release into the wild. The big one is a variety that can get even grow larger. The large shells of mussels like this one were tied to sticks and used as hoes by Native Americans — of course they also worked as bowls and cups and scoops. To learn more about the White Sulphur Springs Fish Hatchery — how eggs are harvested from rainbow trout and how freshwater mussels are protected, stop in at the hatchery’s visitor’s center, view the four aquariums, and begin a self-guided tour. The hatchery is located just off Route 60 at 400 E Main St, White Sulphur Springs, WV. For group tours or further information call 304.536.1361.

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Fish Release Kids gather around Matthew Patterson in Mill Creek near Millboro, Virginia early in June to release fish back into the stream. Earlier in the day, the fish were netted and placed in tanks with larvae of the James Spiny mussel, an endangered species. The mussel larvae live for a short time in the gills of fish before dropping off to spend their adult lives in rocky shoals of mountain streams.

Saturday, October 4 4th Annual Freshwater Folk Festival presentations and exhibits by expert biologists, live music, hands-on educational activities, arts & crafts, live musical performances, food vendors, events for all ages, 10-5pm, US Fish and Wildlife National Fish Hatchery, White Sulphur Springs WV, 304.536-1361

All photos and captions by Charles Garratt, to see more, view a video clip on the web at YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hrz-yUtTV_g


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Auctioneers Glen Singer and Alan Rudley offered up a diverse lot of antiques, collectables, artworks, and furniture donated from the community to raise funds for protecting Greenbrier County’s mountains. A beautiful sunny Saturday and the enthusiastic crowd combined to keep spirits and bids high throughout the three hour auction held at this wonderful historic home belonging to the Schleiff family.

Alan Rudley (l) and Glen Singer as auctioneers at MCRE’s Gone with the Wind Auction Mountain Communities for Responsible Energy is proud to report nearly $4,000 was raised Saturday and we would like to thank all those who participated, donated items for sale, and worked behind the scenes. Special thanks to: Charlie and Jo Long who sent Sunny and Chris down on Thursday to erect the big 20' x 40' tent they donated for the event. Glen Singer and Alan Rudley who kept us focused and entertained the whole afternoon. Lisa and Sandy Carter and their daughters for providing the delicious BBQ. Bob and Tenley for demonstrating the electric cars of Alterra. Stan and Deb Zahorenko at the information table. Carolyn, Liz, and Amy at the registration table. The Wild Bean and All About Beauty who support MCRE in so many ways. Helen Searle and Valley Guide and The Mountain Messenger for space they devote to this ongoing battle. Helen Levine and Alan Rudley for the organization and legwork to make the auction such a success. Ma Nature for sending us a sunny day. Florian, Margaret and the entire Schleiff Family for opening up their lovely home to host MCRE’s latest fundraiser. Carroll Bassett for these four great photos. And everyone who came and spent their hard earned money to support MCRE. Thank You!

Joyous Warm Springs Gallery Reception

Pictured at left, Nikki Giovanni, honored poet, author and distinquished professor at Virginia Tech, joins Ashley Bryan, celebrated children’s book author and illustrator, and Barbara Buhr, gallery director, in front of one of Ashley’s paintings. At right, Jery Bennet Taylor poses in front of some of her beautiful sweetgrass baskets. This show, A Life Celebrated, remains on exhibit through August 7. Seasons, the next artists' reception, is Friday evening, August 8 and features Bill White oils, Sally Bowning mixed media, Tim O'Kane watercolors on exhibit through September 4. Folowed by Henry Isaacs Workshop & Exhibition, Exploring the Foundations of plein air, Friday-Sunday, Sept 5-7 followed by Kate Emlen oils, Angus Wilson oils, Diana Fayt ceramics - gallery talk & reception Saturday, September 13 and exhibit through October 15. Warm Springs Gallery is located on Courthouse Hill, Warm Springs VA, 540.839-2985.

19th & 20th Century Historic Fashion Doll Exhibit On Sunday, September 7, 2008, the Gilmer-Smith Foundation is hosting an opening reception in honor of a new Pete Ballard 19th/20th Century Fashion Doll Exhibit. This fifteen-doll collection has been given as a gift to the Gilmer-Smith Foundation and offers a glimpse of ladies’ fashions from 1821 - 1919. The Cynthia c.1909 Bridal Costume is of ivory artist will be on hand from satin. Bodice is white em- 2 - 5 PM to meet guests broidered tulle over ivory and offer commentary on satin. The yoke has a high his 19th and 20th century Gibson collar edged with dolls. The fifteen fullsatin and short, lace length dolls in authentic undersleeves. The over-bodice is of ivory satin with a period clothing comprise portrait neckline and short this unique collection and sleeves. The bodice is will remain at Gertrude draped to the left and caught Smith House as part of its with a corsage of ribbon and permanent collection. Renown for his experrose buds with long ribbons with lovers’ knots. Skirt is tise in the history of ladies’ of white embroidered tulle and men’s fashions during over ivory satin. The the 19th and 20th centuoverskirt is of ivory satin cut ries, Mr. Ballard has creto a high waist and divided ated numerous collections at the left, floor length in front with a long train in the back. Bridal Cap is of ivory of his handcrafted dolls embroidered tulle, gathered at the top with a circle of pearls. now placed in several muA short, ivory tulle nose veil in ront is caught at the sides with seums across the country. ivory satin bows, and has a band of lace under the chin. The He has been recognized veil is arranged in a long train at the back. She carries a bridal by the Metropolitan Museum in NYC, the Mint bouquet with ivory satin ribbons tied with lovers’ knots. Museum in Charlotte, and

by his own state of West Virginia for his contributions in the arts. Besides the exhibit opening reception, open house hours are observed from September 8th through December 2008, on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sat- Lucille c.1919 urday from 11 - 3 PM, and Ball Costume or “robe other times by appoint- de style” of black velment. During community vet with lilac taffeta festivals and events, the his- underdressed has a sleeveless bodice that toric house will also have wraps to the hips at the open house hours. Locals sides with velvet and visitors alike are always crushed around the encouraged to visit this hips. lovely historic home. The overskirt is of balck The Gertrude Smith House chiffon embroidered all is located at 708 North Main over with pailettes or Street, next to the First Bap- small sequins, to lay on tist Church. Parking is avail- the material like fish able on Elm Street and to the scales. The embroidery back of the house. For groups is of white, silver-grey, gold and rose pailetttes wishing to schedule a visit, with floral designs in call Executive Director Ann black and silver beads. The underskirt is of black velvet, Vaughn to plan your tour. uneven at the hem and lined with lilac taffeta. Fan is of ombre The number is 1-800-576- ostrich willow plumes in red. Shoes of lilac are decorated 0231 or 336-786-6856, with silver and rhinestones. Jewelry of mulit-bracelets and and do check the website large earrings were a fad of the time as were fancy combs for at www.visitmountairy.com the hair. The “robe de syle” was revived at this period by the for further information and Hose of Lanvin in Paris. It echoes the wide pannier skirt of directions to Gertrude the 18th Century. It uses smal pads or smal oops to widen the hips. The style was popular off and on during the 1920’s. Smith House.


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Local Farmer’s Markets National Farmers Market Week is August 3-9. For all the great in-season produce you can buy visit one soon. See you at the market! Every Tuesday Ronceverte Farmer’s Market 10 am- 2 pm, Edgar Ave. next to the Post Office. All local farmers welcome. 304-647-3140

Every Wednesday Mercer County Farmers Tailgate Market at MCTEC Bluefield, West Virginia Bath County Market Minstrel

Every Wednesday and Friday Clifton Forge Farmer’s Market fresh eggs, vegetables, home canned goods and more, public parking area behind True Value, opens 8am, Clifton Many thanks to Harmony Leonard, at Forge, Virginia left, and Donna Campagna, at right, Market Masters of Bath County Every Friday Farmer’s Market, for their assistance Highlands Farmers’ Market with this article and the many lovely seasonal produce, flowers, 3:30 to 6 pm, photos they supplied. The Highland Center, Spruce St. Monterey, Virginia, Scott Smith, market master, farmersmarket@htcnet.org 540-468-1920 or540-468-1922

Monroe Farm Market seasonally fresh, locally produced products: vegetables, fruits, berries, eggs, plants, jams, baked goods, meat to order, honey, flowers & more, 2-6 pm May- October, Pump St on Hwy 3, Union WV

Highland County Farmer’s Market Monterey, Virginia photo courtesy of Scott Smith

Every Saturday Bath County Farmer’s Market fresh in-season produce: organically grown tomatoes, potatoes, garlic, onions, green beans, greens, fresh herbs & herbal products, blackberries, fat wild red raspberries, fresh baked bread, pies, cookies, brownies, date bars, cheese, eggs, 8 am-12 noon, under the porch at Lickety Split Restaurant, Hwy 42 & Rt. 39, Millboro Springs Virginia, www.bacofarmmkt.com, 540-997-0239

Covington Farmer’s Market Exercise Machine Grain Grinder at Marlinton Farmer’s Market

fresh eggs, vegetables, season goodies, parking lot across from library, opens 8am, Covongton, Virginia

Flea Market & Farmer’s Market Monterey, Virginia photo courtesy of Scott Smith

8am-early afternoon, WV State Fairgrounds, Rt. 219 S, Fairlea West Virginia, 304.645-1090

Lewisburg Farmer’s Market opens 8am, parking lot beside Post Office, Lewisburg, West Virginia

Marlinton Farmer’s Market locally produced fruits, vegetables, flowers, nursery stock, honey, eggs, baked goods, freshly ground grains for flour, jams, jellys, relishes, WV maple syrup and wonderful crafts, First Ave next to Mini Park on banks of Greenbrier River, May- October, Marlinton, West Virginia, Doug Bernier 304.799.6083 or 304.799.6416, etater.com

Tazewell Farmer’s Market locally grown vegetables, herbs, pork, beef, lamb, farm fresh items at Pisgah near Crab Orchard Museum, 8am-noon, Tazewell, Virginia, 540.988-9090

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Inflation genie out of the bottle Dana Samuelson, President & Dr. Bill Musgrave, Vice President run a gold coin shop, American Gold Exchange, so they have a bias. Nevertheless, what they have to say about inflation is interesting since it explains how come the government/media keeps telling us one thing when anyone actually buying anythiing knows different. Of all the incredible statistics fed to May 2007, according to Time Magazine: Americans recently, perhaps the most patently Oil – up 89%, Meat – up 12% , Dairy – up absurd—and the most dangerous to our fu- 24% , Cereals – up 89% , Oils and fats – up ture financial wellbeing—are about inflation. 77% , Sugar – up 40% Until recently, inflation has not been much of With these fundamental necessities skyan issue in U.S. policy, but that’s about to rocketing in price around the world, we have change. The Fed is increasingly concerned to ask, how can the official U.S. measurewith the uptrend in prices, especially food and ments of inflation be so benign? The answer, energy, while the U.S. economy is slowing of course, is they cannot. According to the down. In the 1970s, we called this curse most recent Consumer Price Index report, stagflation and it is back. Some of the infla- April year-over-year inflation was running at tionary pressure comes from abroad. For over 3.94%, down from 3.98% in March. While a decade, we imported price deflation prima- these figures are alarmingly high, and certainly rily from China and India in the form of cheap higher than the Fed’s target rate of around labor, goods, and services. Today, that very 2.2%, they are nowhere near the real figures. same pool of cheap labor has earning power John Williams argues convincingly that CPI and new money to spend, and is competing measurements have been systematically unfor the same goods and services we are. derstated since the early 1990s in order to Growing demand in India and China, in par- reduce the burden placed by entitlements, ticular, is creating strong upward price pres- such as social security, on the federal the sure on commodities, food, and natural re- budget and bring the deficit under control. sources. So, the cheap labor in China and Behind this movement were financial lumiIndia that kept prices low for so long is now naries Michael Boskin, then chief economist having the opposite, inflationary effect. to the first Bush Administration, and Alan There are 2.4 billion Chinese and Indi- Greenspan. According to Williams: ans combined, totaling eight times the U.S. “The Boskin/Greenspan argument was population. They’re hungry, increasingly mo- that when steak got too expensive, the conbile, earning their way out of poverty for the sumer would substitute hamburger for the first time, and helping to strain supplies of steak, and that the inflation measure should the world’s finite commodities. Pair this with reflect the costs tied to buying hamburger global money supplies that have been gush- versus steak, instead of steak versus steak. ing with new paper and you get a recipe Of course, replacing hamburger for steak in wherein more paper chases after fewer avail- the calculations would reduce the inflation able goods. It’s no wonder prices for every- rate, but it represented the rate of inflation in thing we need to consume on a daily basis terms of maintaining a declining standard of are suddenly rising. This situation has been living. Cost of living was being replaced by building for several years and now it’s arrived the cost of survival. The old system told you in earnest. Since May of 2007, just one year how much you had to increase your income ago, prices for daily necessities have jumped in order to keep buying steak. The new sysdramatically. Changes in world prices since tem promised you hamburger, and then dog

The Empire Strikes Back -- Hawaii So I held my nose and joined the Hawaii Republican party in order to be a delegate for Ron Paul to the state Republican convention. The following story was written by a fellow delegate and is confirmed by several sources as accurate. Waikiki Beach, Hawaii — A powerful display of corruption, led by Governor Linda Lingle and Hawaii Republican Party chairman Willes Lee, crushed Ron Paul delegates’ efforts at the Hawaii State Republican Convention held here May 16, 17 and 18. Angered by — and fearful of — the well organized Ron Paul supporters’ winning of delegate seats at the Hawaii district caucuses this winter, the GOP establishment set up and executed a full attack. The convention ballroom at the Hilton Hawaiian Village was decorated with large McCain banners. Flanking the stage were larger than life photographs, one of McCain as a young pilot and the other as a senator. Using a template designed by the Republican National Committee (RNC) from other conventions, the Hawaii GOP establishment carefully crafted a script of the entire convention. An undisclosed GOP offi-

cial, apparently sympathetic, leaked a copy of the script to the Paul campaign after the voting was completed. A full copy of the script is available online at http:// www.dailypaul.com/node/49549 Rather than remain impartial, Sam Aiona, convention chairman and brother of Lt. Gov. Duke Aiona, railroaded through the complete agenda. Every outcome was predetermined with little or no debate allowed. Attempts were made to block orderly Ron Paul supporters from the two microphones set up on the floor. Many long time Republicans were disgusted, and one district chair from Maui stormed out. Others were delighted, considering Ron Paul ‘a kook’ and telling his supporters ‘why don’t you just go home. Unable to get enough participation from a dwindling Republican faithful, state work-

COMMENT AR Y COMMENTAR ARY food, perhaps, after that” (The Consumer Price Index). As one of the original architects of the CPI, Williams is in a position to know how it has morphed from its original structure, and his illuminating website tracks it and many other government statistics according to their original measures. If we return to the preClinton standards of measuring CPI, Williams says, the alternative calculations show April inflation running at roughly 11.5%, versus 11.6% in March! That means the difference between reported inflation and “real” inflation is around 7.6%! These numbers are alarming but they make a lot more sense to real people, especially when the IMF says food prices rose 43% last year while the BLS says U.S. food costs were up only 5.1%. Gasoline prices rose 5.6% in April, according to BLS numbers, and 20.9% compared to a year ago. But the seasonally-adjusted gasoline prices used in calculating the official headline CPI number supposedly declined by 2.0% for the month. Of course, the financial media and markets concentrate on the seasonally-adjusted aggregate series, which minimized energy inflation thanks to this reported weakness in gasoline. Increasingly, the mainstream media is waking up to the unreality of official inflation numbers. USA Today ran a story about the CPI with the revealing headline, “Inflation May Be Worse than Consumer Price Index Shows,” citing this comment from the Wachovia Economics Group on the seasonally adjusted drop in the price of gasoline: “The drop makes absolutely no sense. Where does the BLS buy their gas?” And the L.A. Times cited the assertion from Scott Anderson, senior economist with Wells Fargo & Co., that the data released by the Labor Department “weren’t worth the paper they were printed on.” We think he has a point! And as reported by MarketWatch’s Paul B. Farrell earlier this week, Harper’s Magazine recently

publish an article by Kevin Phillips entitled: “Numbers Racket: Why the Economy is Worse than We Know.” A former Republican strategist for Nixon, and today one of America’s leading political historians, Phillips states: “Based on the criteria in place a quarter century ago, today’s U.S. unemployment rate is somewhere between 9% and 12%; the inflation rate is as high as 7% or even 10%; economics growth since the recession of 2001 has been mediocre, despite the surge in wealth and incomes of the superrich, and we are falling back into recession.” So the chickens are starting to come home to roost, the roosters in the media are finally starting to crow about it, and gold will be the primary beneficiary. The questions now are whether the dollar will rally from its all-time lows, and whether precious metals and oil will slump with a rising dollar, as we would normally expect. We believe the answers are no. In the short run, we may see oil and precious metals fall with a rebounding dollar; but the dollar can only rebound so far, even behind future rate increases, until the fundamental financial imbalances—budget deficits, massive debt, trade imbalances, and unreported inflation—in the U.S. economy are dealt with, and that will take years. Instead, we expect the gold market to enter a powerful new phase driven by the megainflation that is already rampant, if unreported, in our economy. We believe we are on the cusp of this transition now. And those of you who remember what happened to gold during the 1978 to 1980 period of super-high inflation will understand how explosive this part of the bull market in precious metals can become. The lull we are experiencing now may be the last one before prices break sharply higher into a full-blown, inflation-driven bull market that could easily propel the gold price into the $1,500 to $2,000 range, if not higher. We urge you to stock up now while prices are still low. As always, thanks for you time!

ers were called in to swell the numbers of the McCainiacs. In addition, state delegates Luke Messman and Matt Holt reported a conversation with a Honolulu businesswoman who identified herself as a ‘lobbyist’. She admitted she was neither a McCain or Paul supporter, but that she was contacted the day prior and ‘forced to attend’. Party bosses worked the convention floor using colored cue cards red for yes and green for no - and instructed the mindless McCainiacs how to vote on every motion. Against RNC rules, the voting procedure was changed from 4 ballots to one. This was clearly planned in advance since GOP establishment insiders then produced their preprinted ‘Unity Slate’. Rules were changed to allow the pre-printed ‘Unity Slate’ to be used as an actual ballot so that McCain supporters did not even have to mark a ballot. A victory for

the ‘Unity Slate’ was therefore assured. A protest from Ron Paul coordinator Julie Signore, citing RNC rules that expressly prohibit changing the voting rules at the last minute, was met several times with ‘Your point is NOT WELL TAKEN’ from convention chairman Aiona. The entire convention voting process, from admitted ‘filtering’ of nomination papers to forbidding observers from seeing the number of votes entered into the tabulating computer - and every act in between - was a parade of malfeasance. Lingle, who is Jewish, returned a day early from a ‘global leadership conference’ during the 60th anniversary of Zionist-occupied Palestine. Her comment, ‘We discussed leadership at length and in-depth’, was met with applause, and she announced that she would be heavily involved in the McCain campaign on the Mainland in the late summer and fall. Later, convention chairman Aiona admitted privately that ‘We had to do this to keep Senator McCain from being embarrassed.’ Others feel this orchestrated blackout of Ron Paul supporters was to keep Lingle in the running for McCain’s VP


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Interview Excerpt with Ron Paul: ALI: Many people who saw the Primaries and the debates on CNN, in which you were included, ask, “Why is American media so god awful and stupid sometimes?” You see the Primaries and the debates on CNN and sometimes you want to cry. Why, do you think, is there such an aversion in asking the hard questions and calling out the politicians, such as the Senators, all who voted for the Iraq War? How come many people don’t see real dialogue, and where can you find such a space to engage the politicians in such a dialogue over real matters? Is the Internet the last place? PAUL: Yeah, I think the Internet is the saving grace right now. One time during the debates - we had a break and I asked the moderator, “How come you didn’t go to me? I was trying to get you to call me. I would’ve answered that question.” Then he pointed to his earpiece and he said, “I get my orders from my ear piece.” So, somebody has these things orchestrated as far as who gets the time and what the questions are going to be, and it’s all well planned out. It’s probably not an accident on how these things come about. And I do think the major media is too much in tune with the military industrial complex as well as the government. Entire interview: http://goatmilk.wordpress.com/ 2008/05/27/ron-paul-the-libertarian-dark-horse-rides-again-anexclusive-interview/

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Land Of The Free Or Home Of Tyranny? by Christopher Barr Rush judgment not rash cure for cancer in the 1930s that was verified 100% effective under A signer of the Declaration of Independence from Benjamin Franklin’s Pennsylvania delegation, Dr. Benjamin Rush was once personal physician to George Washington and the preeminent medical doctor of early America. Dr. Rush also led the Pennsylvania delegation that ratified the United States Constitution. He put forth a very strong recommendation for inclusion to that founding document of this nation. ”Unless we put medical freedom into the Constitution, the time will come when medicine will organize into an undercover dictatorship to restrict the art of healing to one class of men and deny equal privileges to others; the Constitution of the Republic should make a special privilege for medical freedoms as well as religious freedom.” This urging of Dr. Rush went unheeded. Red ... I am red with embarrassment that this nation has arrived at just that place that Dr. Rush predicted. There was no rush to such an arrival as it only began to come about almost 100 years after the death of Rush. That place was solidified throughout the last century. In this storied “land of the free” today’s modern medicine is severely restricted to one primary method of drugs and surgery. Medical practices are limited by laws, courts, government agencies, insurance regulations, and in one case just a few years ago, by armed guards. A Colorado couple gave birth to their first child and were informed that a screening test cited the mother as positive for Hepatitis B, and therefore the newborn would be vaccinated immediately. The new parents’ joys were turned to horror. They said there must be a mistake and refused the vaccination. Armed guards were brought in to ensure the vaccination was administered. Subsequent testing very shortly thereafter confirmed that the new mother did NOT in fact have Hepatitis B. The young father had cited the Constitution in his arguments against the vaccination. Alas, the Rush provision never made it into the Constitution. The grieved father was ganged up on by modern medicine with its members aided by hospital officials, social services, courts, and an armed contingent. ... white ... I am white hot with anger that this nation squelches non-medical treatments as “unproven” while fighting against research that would bring proof in these areas, and fighting against any research that manages to be performed with favorable results that are outside of drug and surgical methods. In this storied “home of the brave” those who are brave enough to buck against the system do so at varying degrees of peril to their own life, liberty and pursuit of happiness. Royal Raymond Rife developed a

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the watchful eyes of the American Medical Association, the University of Southern California, and others. Professional medical men refused to give a written stipulation that no one would be refused treatment based upon financial condition, so Rife refused to sign over rights to his method. Subsequent court battles were extensive and expensive. Rife was unable to match the exhaustive legal muster of modern medicine. His treatment was buried and cancer victims have followed needlessly to early burials as a result. Meanwhile, Rife was driven from his pursuit of happiness to pursuit of hard liquor in his despondency. He subsequently became an alcoholic. Two decades later Drs. Seidel and Winters of the prestigious Franklin Institute of Dr. Rush’s own beloved state of Pennsylvania tried to revive some of Rife’s work. They ignored the anonymous phone calls warning them to cease their research. They didn’t ignore the bullets ringing through the rear window of their automobile and ceased their research. Then there is Dr. John R. Christopher who was one of the last herbal doctors licensed to practice in America. He was arrested and jailed many times for practicing medicine without a conviction before his death of old age in the 1980s. Countless other incidents like these few dot the historical landscape of the past century. The predominant practice of medicine has fended off competition to practically “restrict the art of healing to one class of men and deny equal privileges to others”. It is just as the medical doctor Benjamin Rush warned more than 200 years ago. ... and blue I am blue with sadness for the needless suffering in this nation from the stranglehold modern medicine has placed over the health care system. It has effectively choked off competitive juices and the life flow of citizens in this nation. Modern medicine twists and turns facts and figures to question and mock non-medical options. Fear of injury or death from these other options is the primary weapon employed. Yet few are the actual injuries and deaths from the non-medical methods. Meanwhile, conservative estimates note 100,000 deaths each and every year from modern medical errors. Other estimates more than double that number. In the beginning of the last century antitrust laws smashed a string of bullying monopolies. It is time to smash the bully of modern medicine such that it see proverbial stars, and be beaten as though with stripes, forever ending its health care monopoly. Source: http://www.healthtruthrevealed.com Christopher C. Barr writes Naturally Speaking from Arkansas: The Natural State ... naturally! You may write him at P. O. Box 1147, Pocahontas, Arkansas 72455 or by e-mail at cbarr@childrenofJesus.org.

by Dennis Grover, American

From CORPORATE DIRECTED NO FREE(dom) NEWS or KNOWFREE(dom) NEWS, The following thoughts are meant to enlighten. (Making any changes without the express written consent of the author can lead to guilt, stress, illness, Anger, Sterility and/or litigation, the author does not want that for you.) In the late 1700’s American Patriots fought and many made the ultimate sacrifice so that American citizens can have Independence. Now comes July 4, 2008 and the USA P.A.T.R.I.O.T has fought and murdered to put US citizens In Dependence. I live in a small town. The last July 4th holiday morning I looked out my front window and saw two sheriff units parked directly in front of my home. This situation is not a pleasant one for me nor was the following knock on my door. I answered and there in front of me stood a very young deputy who earlier this morning had obviously been dressed and armed as Rambo. He informed me that my next-door neighbors had barricaded themselves in the house. The husband had not taken his medication and they feared the coming confrontation could escalate to the point of damage to my property, including possible fire. He told me to leave my home; go watch the local parade and then turned to leave. I stopped him and said first of all NO! Secondly, I asked where the fire engine was standing by? He said, “The fire engine is in the parade and if I did not leave, the county would not be responsible for my property or me.” At this point, not wanting to be involved in the problems of others, I did go to the parade 2 blocks away but then was internally confronted with the whole situation. In less than 6 minutes I suffered a devastating attack of independence. The county is not responsible for my property or me in the best or worst situations. I also realized that after numerous fence talks with these neighbors in months prior, this situation came as no surprise. I returned home, drove through the police blocks, parked in front of my house and went inside. One deputy gave me a bad look, but said nothing. I glanced at him but refrained from offering my mind-felt hand gesture. Inside, through my window, I saw their 8 or 9 year old daughter smiling and waving to me. Visions of prior

situations on American soil between “authorities” and child victims became vivid and tears emerged. This family is a young couple with 3 children, sincere in nature, but products of government schools, fast food and allopathetic medicine. They are however; well versed in “government” as they both had discussed with me the origin of every government assistance project available. The oldest child is the girl who waved at me this morning and from all appearances acts as a conscious child with a thought process. This used to be called “normal” but is now classed as a threat to authority. This couple also has twin boys 4 or 5 years old that exhibit no conscious activity and are oblivious to all surroundings. Their speech is guttural noises with changes in pitch. They attend “special” preschool classes and of course have had their full array of vaccinations in order to do so. I describe this family, not to demean them, but to emphasize the fact that they are a creation of those who want to control America and keep its citizens living in fear, frustration and desperation. What happened next door was the result of these efforts and the frustration in the ignorant people it creates. The blame rests solely on Americans who allow these efforts to emerge in this country and those who refuse to be responsible American citizens, not I and hopefully not you. Today and for the rest of your life you can choose to be an American and personal Patriot accepting responsibility and the joyful rewards of independence; or you can close your eyes to the grim reality of the dark forces and be In Dependence. Proclaimed Patriot or P.A.T.R.I.O.T. product. Choose carefully! Have a happy Independence day. Thanks for being another American, Dennis Grover, American 2790 Wrondel Way #41, Reno, Nevada 89502 –Ph. (775) 284-1388 Dennis is the host of "WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL,” The Truth on Television" now in its Tenth year of production. www.libertyandjusticeforall.tv, 775-2841388, dennis@libertyandjusticeforall.tv, Copyright in Common Law 2006 AKM


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TUESDAY August 5 & September 2

New Moon/Solar Eclipse in Leo 6:21 am • August 1 PEO Chapter O • Virginia 304/497-2557, 9:30 am AA • OD, NS, Emmanuel Epis. Church, Covington VA, 12 noon NA • Emmanuel Episcopal, Covington VA, 6:30 pm AL-A-NON • St. Andrews EpiscopalChurch, 516 McCormick Blvd, Clifton

Story Hour for 3, 4, 5 year olds • Summers County Public Library, 10:30 am, Hinton WV, 304/466-4490 4 Year Old Play ime • Green Bank Lib, Greenbank WV, 10-11:30 am Playground for 3-5 Year Olds • Hillsboro Lib, Hillsboro WV, 10-11:30 am Duplicate Bridge Club • Covington Senior Center, Rockbridge Ave., Covington VA, 10:30 am AA • St. James Episcopal Church, 218 Court St, Lewisburg WV, 12 noon AA • OD, NS, Rivermont Community Center, 1011 Rock Bridge Street, Covington VA, 540/962-0137, 12:15pm OA (Overeaters Anonymous) • St. James Episcopal Church, 218 Court St, Lewisburg WV, Patti 304/536-4130, 1 pm WSS CVB • City Hall, White Sulphur Springs WV, 5 pm Adult Basic Education Classes, GED's, & more • Monroe County Library, Union WV, 304/772-3038, 5:30-8:30 pm Hilldale-Talcott Ruritan Club • Community Building , Linda Huffman 304/466-2062, 6 pm Clintonville Ruritan Club • Community Building Rt. 60 W, Frank Hampton 304/645-6259, 6:30 pm NA • St. Andrew's Episcopal, Clifton Forge VA, 6:30 pm Clifton Forge City Council Work Session • Court House, Clifton Forge VA, 7pm Covington City Council Work Session • Council Chambers of Covington City Hall, 703/965-6300, 7pm Division of Genealogical Studies • Greenbrier Historical Society, Greenbrier County Library, Lewisburg WV, 7 pm Greenville Ruritan Club • Community Center, Rt 122, Tully Larew 304/832-6623, 7 pm November-May; 7:30 pm August-October Quinwood City Council Meeting • Quinwood City Hall, Quinwood WV, 304/438-6658, 7 pm WSS Fire Department • WSS Firehouse, 304/536-4715, 7 pm Epsilon Sigma Alpha International • Old Stone Presbyterian Church, Michelle Vance 304/536-4121, 7 pm NA • St. James Episcopal, Lewisburg WV 304/645-2588, 7:30 pm Alderson Women’s Club • Faye 304/445-2573, 7:30 pm Anthony Creek Volunteer Fire Department •Business meeting at Firehouse, David Young Chief 304/536-1636, 7:30 pm Anthony Creek Volunteer Rescue Squad • Anthony Creek Firehouse, Carl Wade Captain 304/536-1636, 7:30 pm Epsilon Sorority of Beta Sigma Phi • Nancy Collins 304/ 645-7000, 7:30 pm I.O.O.F.Greenbrier Lodge #146 •Ronceverte, 304/647-4527, 7:30 pm PEO Chapter V • Elizabeth 304/645-6462, 7:30 pm Ronceverte City Council Meets• City Hall, Ronceverte WV, 304/647-5455, 7:30 pm Covington VFW Post 1033 • VFW Hall, Dolly Ann Drive, Covington VA, 7:30 pm WSS Masons • WSS Masonic Lodge Hall, 304/536-4501, 8 pm AL-A-NON • St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 516 McCormick Blvd., Clifton Forge VA, 540/962-0137, 8 pm AA • ST/O St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 516 McCormick Blvd., Clifton Forge VA, 540/962-0137, 8 pm AA • OD, NS, St. Andrews Episcopal, Clifton Forge VA, 8 pm AA • Caldwell Presbyterian Church, Route 60, Caldwell WV, 7 pm

Forge VA, 540/962-0137, 8 pm AA • St. James Episcopal Church, 218 Court St, Lewisburg WV, 7 pm AA• Big Clear Creek Baptist Church, Anjean Rd, Rupert WV, Doc 304/ 392-5456, 7 pm AA • OD, NS, St. Andrews Episcopal, Clifton Forge VA, 8 pm

A Tomato has four chambers and is red. The heart is red and has four chambers. All of the research shows tomatoes are indeed pure heart and blood food.

SATURDAY August 2 & September 6 AA • Lewisburg United Methodist Church, 214 E. Washington St, use entrance off Lee St, Lewisburg WV (no smoking on church property) 10 am closed meeting: step study, Janeal Q 304/645-6070 Delta Kappa Gamma • Emmanuel United Methodist Church, WSS WV, Beatrice Harvey 304/645-2138, 10am Honnahlee Saturday Playdays • activities for preschool and elementary age children, Honnahlee, 117 East Washington Street, Lewisburg WV, 304/645-6123, 10:30 am Story Time & Crafts for ages 3 to 5 • WSS Public Library, 304/536-1171, 10 - 11 am Spa City Energizers 4-H Club • WSS Public Library, Mendy Jones 304/536-1400, 1 pm AA• Monroe Co. Lib, Rt 219, Union WV, Dwight 304/772-3487, 4 pm Bingo • Ronceverte Firehouse, Ronceverte WV, 6 pm NA • St. Andrew's Episcopal, Clifton Forge VA, 6:30 pm AA• Big Clear Creek Baptist Church, Anjean Rd, Rupert WV, Doc 304/ 392-5456, 7 pm AL-A-NON • St. Andrews Episcopal, 516 McCormick Blvd., Clifton Forge VA, 540/962-0137, 8 pm AA • OD, LS, SO, St. Andrews Episcopal, Clifton Forge VA, 8 pm

SUNDAY August 3 & September 7 Grandparents Day • September 7 NA • Emmanuel Episcopal, Covington VA, 6:30 pm AA • St. Thomas Epis Church, Rt. 60, White Sulphur Springs WV, 7 pm AA • Alderson Presbyterian Church, basement on Monroe County side, Alderson WV, 7 pm AA • OD, St. Lukes, Hot Springs VA, 540/962-0137, 8 pm

A Carrot slice looks like the human eye The pupil, iris and radiating lines look just like the human eye...and yes, science now knows that carrots greatly enhance blood flow to and for the function of the eyes.

MONDAY August 4 & September 1 Labor Day • September 1 Marie Ruritan Club•Community Building, Michael Allen 304/466-4149 AA•U. Methodist Church, Pocahontas & Walnut, Ronceverte WV, noon Lewisburg Rotary Club • The Elk’s Club, Lewisburg WV,

The law locks up the man or woman, who steals the goose off the commons; But the greater villain the law lets loose, who steals the commons from the goose. ~ Anonymous, 17th Century ~

John MCCaffrey 304/392-2371, 12 noon

PATCH • WV School of Osteopathic Medicine, Lewisburg WV,

WEDNESDAY August 6 & September 3

April L. Vestal 304/438-6188 ext. 131, 3 pm

Adult Basic Education Classes, GED's & more •

Inter Agency Council • Carma 304/445-7309, 9 am Adult Basis Education & Literacy Programs •

Peterstown Library,Peterstown WV, 304/772-3038, 5:30-8:30 pm

free computer class in Microsoft Word, Excel, typing, writing & math

Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Composite Squadron WV 100 • aerospace skills, GED prep, college level tutoring, services available 9 am-7 pm, education, cadet programs, emergency services, CAP Squadron facility, Greenbrier Valley Airport, Maxwelton WV, cadets - youth 7th grade and up, 6 pm; adults 7 pm ARES (Mountaineer Amateur Radio Emergency Service) • Rm 203, old Rivermont School, Covington VA, 6 pm AL-A-NON • St. James Episcopal Church, Lewisburg WV, 7 pm Alvon Arrows 4-H Club • Old Anthony Creek School Building, Joy Bland 304/536-2444, 7 pm Greenbrier County Cattlemen's Association • Jim McCutcheon 304/645-1525, 7 pm GFWC of White Sulphur Springs • Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Shirley Hicks 304/ 536-3794, 7 pm Lewisburg Boy Scout Troop 70 • Lewisburg United Methodist Church, Cliff Baker, 304/645-6131, 7 pm Smoot Ruritan Club • Smoot Elementary School Cafeteria, Gene Campbell 304/392-6717, 7 pm (if holiday 2nd Mon) Peterstown Ruritan Club • Call Trent Chinault 304/753-4452, 7 pm Marlinton City Council•City Hall, Marlinton WV, 304/799-4315, 7:30 pm USABDA-Ballroom Dancers of Lewisburg • St. James Episcopal Church, 218 Church St, Lewisburg WV, 7:30-9:30 pm, 304/536-1337 AA • St. James Episc Church, 218 Court St, Lewisburg WV, 7 pm closed AA • Emmanuel Episcopal Church Annex, Maple Street, Covington VA, 540/962-0137, 8 pm

Monroe County Library, Union WV, 304/772-3038 Children's Story Hour • C.P.J. Memorial Library, Covington VA, 540/962-3321, 10:30 am AA • St. James Episcopal Church, 218 Court St, Lewisburg WV, 12 noon Grief Support • Alleghany Regional Hospital, Covington VA, 3-4 pm, call 540/862-6214 Bingo • early bird 6pm, Bingo 6:30pm, door prizes, Douglas Center, 108 Douglas St, Princeton WV, sponsored by Concord College Athletics G.E.D. • Ronceverte Public Library, 304/645-7911, 5:15-8:15 pm Greenbrier Percussion Group • Greenbrier Community Center, Oak&Feamster St., Lewisburg WV, 304/497-3397, 6 pm NA • Emmanuel Episcopal, Covington VA, 6:30 pm AA • St. James Episcopal Church, 218 Court St, Lewisburg WV, 7 pm Lewisburg Junior Woman’s Club • Lewisburg Library Annex, Lewisburg WV, Tracie Brackenrich 304/645-5107, 7pm Monroe County Landmark Commission • Monroe Co Court House, Union WV, 304/772-5539, 7pm Feb, Apr, June, Aug, Oct , Dec WSS Rifles • City Hall, WSS WV, 304/536-4373, 7:30 pm AL-A-NON • Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Maple Street, Covington VA, 540/962-0137, 8 pm AA • OD, LW, SO, Emmanuel Episcopal Church Annex, Maple Street, Covington VA, 540/962-0137, 8 pm

CL UBS & OR GANIZA TIONS CLUBS ORG ANIZATIONS THURSDAY August 7 & September 4 Bath County Chamber of Commerce Board Meeting • open to all members, Chamber office, Hot Springs VA, 8 am, 1-800-628-8092 Adult Basis Education & Literacy Programs • free computer class in Microsoft Word, Excel, typing, writing & math skills, GED prep, college level tutoring, services available 9am-7pm, Monroe County Library, Union WV, 304/772-3038 Children's Story Hour • ages 3-5, Greenbrier County Library, 301 Courtney Drive, Lewisburg WV, 304/645-2350, 10-11 am Playground for 3 Year Olds • Green Bank Library, Greenbank WV, 10-11:30 am Playground for 3-5 Year Olds • Hillsboro Library, Hillsboro WV, 10-11:30 am WSS Rotary Club • April's Pizzeria, White Sulphur Springs WV, 304/536-4309, 12 noon AA • St. James Epis Church, 218 Court St, Lewisburg WV, 12 noon closed TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) • Rhema Christian Center, Fairlea WV, weight-in 4:45-5:45 pm, meeting 6pm, Leader Cindy Rhodes, 304/392-2261 Ronceverte Lions Club• The Lions Den, Lynn Holbrook, 6:30 pm Canvas Ruritan Club • Canvas School, Butch Crump 304/872-0415, 6:30pm Alleghany Highlands Orchestra • rehearsal 6:30 - 8:30 pm, fellowship hall, First Presbyterian Church, Locust & Maple, Covington VA, for membership and auditions 540/962-4847 Epsilon Delta Sorority of Beta Sigma Phi • Sandy Circosta 304/ 536-3403, 7 pm Greenbrier County Republican Club • Greenbrier County Courthouse, Bill Hawkins 304/536-2080, 7 pm Renick Ruritan Club • Call Karen McMillion 304/497-3779, 7pm WSS Junior Fire Department • White Sulphur Springs Firehouse, Bob White 304/536-1819, 7 pm Diabetes Support Group • Alleghany Regional Hospital, Lowmoor VA 1-800-451-7210, 7 pm Anata Shrine Club • 7:30 pm, Clifton Forge Shrine Club Alderson VFW Post #6723 • Alderson City Hall, Buel Cochran 304/445-7522, 7:30 pm Gamma Chi Sorority of Beta Sigma Phi • Sue Gurley 304/536-1044, 7:30 pm NA • St. James Episcopal, Lewisburg WV, 1-800-776-4442, 7:30 pm AA • First Presbyterian Church, White Sulphur Springs WV, 8pm AA • Alleghany Highlands Community Services, 305 Monroe Ave, Covington VA, 540/962-0137, 8 pm4

It’s better to be alive now, while you have a chance, than be dead later, when you have plenty of time. ~ Author Unknown

FRIDAY August 8 & September 12 AA • OD, NS, Emmanuel Epis. Church, Covington VA, 12 noon NA • Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Covington VA, 6:30 pm AA • St. James Epis Church, 218 Court Street, Lewisburg WV, 7 pm AA• Big Clear Creek Baptist Church, Anjean Rd, Rupert WV, Doc 304/ 392-5456, 7 pm AL-A-NON • St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 516 McCormick Blvd., Clifton Forge VA, 540/962-0137, 8 pm AA • OD, NS, St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Clifton Forge VA, 8 pm PEO Chapter F • Anna Warren 304/497-2557, 8 pm AA • OD, LS, SO, St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Clifton Forge VA, 8 pm

SATURDAY August 9 & September 13 AA • Lewisburg United Methodist Church, 214 E. Washington St, use entrance off Lee St, Lewisburg WV (no smoking on church property) 10 am closed meeting: step study, Janeal Q 304/645-6070 Mountain Heritage Quilters Guild of Southern WV • learn, promote & preserve quilting and patchwork, all welcome, lower level, Monroe County Public Library, Union WV, 10 am Honnahlee Saturday Playdays •for pre & elementary, Honnahlee, 117 E Washington St, Lewisburg WV, 304/645-6123, 10:30 am Story Time & Crafts for ages 3 to 5 • White Sulphur Springs Public Library, 304/536-1171, 10-11 am AA • Monroe County Public Library, Rt 219, Union WV, Dwight 304/772-3487, 4 pm Bingo • Ronceverte Fire House, Ronceverte WV, 6 pm NA • St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Clifton Forge VA, 6:30 pm AA• Big Clear Creek Baptist Church, Anjean Rd, Rupert WV, Doc 304/ 392-5456, 7 pm AL-A-NON • St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 516 McCormick Blvd., Clifton Forge VA, 540/962-0137, 8 pm AA • OD, NS, St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Clifton Forge VA, 8 pm

SUNDAY August 10 & September 14 Fifth Sunday of Lent •Day Light savings TIme Begins • March 9 Lewisburg Library Annex, Lewisburg, WV, 304/645-7936, 10 am Monroe County Historical Society • meetsMarch, June, Sept & Dec at Monroe County Library, Union, WV, 304/ 772-5208, 3pm NA • Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Covington VA, 6:30 pm AA • St. Thomas Epis Church, Rt. 60, White Sulphur Springs WV, 7 pm AA • OD, St. Lukes, Hot Springs VA, 540/962-0137, 8 pm


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Adul Basic Education & Literacy Programs •free computer classes AA • OD, NS, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Covington VA 12 noon in Microsoft Word, Excel, typing, writing and math skills, GED prep, NA • Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Covington VA, 6:30 pm John MCCaffrey 304/392-2371, 12 noon AA • U. Methodist Church, Pocahontas & Walnut, Ronceverte WV, noon college level tutoring, services available 9am-7pm, Monroe County Li- AA • St. James Episcopal Church, 218 Court St, Lewisburg WV, 7 pm GFWC of Lewisburg • Greenbrier County Public Library, Lewisburg WV, brary, Union WV, 304/772-3038 AA• Big Clear Creek Baptist Church, Anjean Rd, Rupert WV, Doc 304/ Buffalo Cabin Quilters • newcomers & quilt pieces welcome! 304/645-3509, 12:30 pm 392-5456, 7 pm Adult Basic Education Classes, GED's & more • Peterstown Public 10 am, call Becky Benett for meeting place 304/456-4082 AL-A-NON • St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 516 McCormick Blvd., Children's Story Hour • C.P.J. Memorial Library, Lewisburg Rotary Club • The Elk’s Club, Lewisburg WV,

Library, Peterstown WV, 304/772-3038, 5:30-8:30 pm Clifton Forge VA, 540/962-0137, 8 pm Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Composite Squadron WV 100 • aerospace Covington VA, 10:30am, 540/962-3321 AA • OD, NS, St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Clifton Forge VA, 8 pm AA • St. James Epis Church, 218 Court St, Lewisburg WV, 12 noon education, cadet programs, emergency services, CAP Squadron facility, Bingo • early bird 6 pm, Bingo 6:30 pm, The Douglas Center, 108 SATURDAY August 16 & September 20 Greenbrier Valley Airport, Maxwelton WV, cadets-youth 7th grade & up Douglas St, Princeton WV, sponsored by Concord College Athletics Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius 5-10 pm • August 1 meet at 6 pm, adults 7 pm G.E.D. • Ronceverte Public Library, 304/645-7911, 5:15-8:15 pm • Lewisburg United Methodist Church, 214 E. Washington St, use AA WSS City Council • White Sulphur Springs Town Hall, 6:30 pm Greenbrier Percussion Group • Alderson Lions Club • entrance off Lee St, Lewisburg WV (no smoking on church property) 10 Greenbrier Community Center, Lewisburg WV, 304/497-3397, 6 pm am closed meeting: step study, Janeal Q 304/645-6070 The Big Wheel Restaurant, Alderson WV, 304/445-2674, 6:30 pm NA • Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Covington VA, 6:30 pm Carnifax Ferry Ruritan Club • AA • St. James Episcopal Church, 218 Court St, Lewisburg WV, 7 pm Story Time & Crafts for ages 3 to 5 • White Sulphur Springs Public Library, 304/536-1171, 10 - 11 am Community Building, Bob Brown 304/872-2043, 6:30 pm NA • St. James Episcopal Church, Lewisburg WV, 7 pm Honnahlee Saturday Playdays • pre-& elementary child activities, Frankford Ruritan Club • Frankford Elementary School, Rt 219, Jody Richlands Ruritan Club • Calvary United Methodist Church, Garavaglia 304/497-2025, 6:30 pm

Rt. 60 W, Richlands WV, John W. Bell 304/645-3418, 7 pm

Honnahlee, Lewisburg WV, 304/645-6123, 10:30 am

Lewisburg Lioness Club • Dining Room, Greenbrier Valley Airport, Union City Council Meeting • City Hall, Union WV, 304/772-5522, 7 pm AA • Monroe County Public Library, Rt 219, Union WV, WSS Friends of the Library • 304/536-1171, 7 pm Dwight 304/772-3487, 4 pm RT.219 N, Lewisburg WV, 304/645-6762, 6:30 pm Bingo • Ronceverte Firehouse, Ronceverte WV, 6 pm Organ Cave Ruritan Club • Organ Cave Community Center & Elizabeth Eastern Greenbrier JAYCEES • Island Park Club House, NA • St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Clifton Forge VA, 6:30 pm Chapel Methodist Church, Organ Cave WV, Sue McCormick 304/647- Ronceverte WV, 8 pm, 304/536-2940 or 304/536-9111 AL-A-NON • Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Maple Street, AA• Big Clear Creek Baptist Church, Anjean Rd, Rupert WV, Doc 304/ 4269, 6:30 pm 392-5456, 7 pm Spanishburg Ruritan Club • BV-VFD Community Room, Beckley Rd, Covington VA, 540/962-0137, 8 pm AA • OD, LW, SO, Emmanuel Episcopal Church Annex, AL-A-NON • St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 516 McCormick Blvd., Spanishburg WV, Richard Godfrey 304/425-1282, 6:30 pm Clifton Forge VA, 540/ 962-0137, 8 pm AA • St. James Episc Church, 218 Court St, Lewisburg WV, 7 pm closed Maple Street, Covington VA, 540/962-0137, 8 pm Williamsburg Ruritan Club • Avocados & Pears target the health AA • OD, NS, St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Clifton Forge VA, 8 pm Williamsburg Community Building, Jim Phares 304/392-6064, 7 pm and function of the female womb SUNDAY August 17 & September 21 AL-A-NON • St. James Episcopal Church, Lewisburg WV, 7 pm and cervix, and look just like these NA • Emmanuel Epis, Covington VA, 6:30 pm Rainelle City Council meeting • organs. Research has shown that AA • St. Thomas Epis Church, Rt. 60, WSS WV, 7 pm City Hall, Rainelle WV, 304/438-7191, 7 pm when a woman eats 1 avocado a AA • OD, St.Lukes, Hot Springs VA, 540/962-0137, 8 pm WSS Lions Club • WSS Community Center, Tuckahoe RD, White Sulphur week, it balances hormones, sheds Springs WV, Rodena Belcher 304/645-1831, 7 pm unwanted birth weight, prevents cervical cancers, Fort Hill Rebekah Lodge #17 • and .... it takes exactly 9 months to grow an avo- Create an environment that encourages I.O.O.F. Lodge Hall, Madeline Moses 304/645-2041, 7:30 pm Lewisburg Masons • Greenbrier Lodge #42 A.F.& A.M-Masonic Temple, cado from blossom to ripened fruit. There are over physical activity, set up your kitchen in 14,000 photolytic chemical constituents of nutriMcElhenney Lane, Lbg WV, Jim Coleman 304/645-3768, 7:30 pm tion in each of these foods—science has only studI.O.O.F. • I.O.O.F. Lodge, Main St, Hot Springs VA, 8 pm such a way that you're not overeating, ied and named about 141 of them. AA • Emmanuel Episcopal Church Annex, Maple Street,

Thoughts on How to Live Better:

Covington VA, 540/962-0137, 8 pm

THURSDAY August 14 & September 11 Let everyone sweep in front of his own door, and the whole world will be clean. ~ Goethe

Patriot Day • September 11 Greater Greenbrier County Chamber of Commerce • Community College, Alumni Rm 302, Lewisburg WV, 304/645-1000, 7:30 am

TUESDAY August 12 & September 9

Lashmeet Ruritan Club • Ruritan Community Building,

Adult Basis Education & Literacy Programs •

Adult Basis Education & Literacy Programs •

free computer classes, typing, writing & math skills, GED prep, tutoring, Peterstown Public Library, Peterstown WV, 304/753-9568 Story Hour for 3, 4 & 5 year olds • Summers County Public Library, 10:30 am, Hinton WV, 304/466-4490

free computer classes, typing, writing & math skills, GED prep, tutoring, 9 am-5 pm, Monroe County Public Library, Union WV, 304/772-3038 Playground for 3 Year Olds • Green Bank Library, Greenbank WV, 10-11:30 am AA • St. James Epis Church, 218 Court St, Lewisburg WV, 12 noon closed WSS Rotary Club • April’s Pizzeria, White Sulphur Springs WV, 304/536-4309, 12 noon TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) • Rhema Christian Center, Fairlea WV, weight-in 4:45-5:45 pm, meeting 6pm, Leader Cindy Rhodes, 304/392-2261 Muddelty-Glade Creek Ruritan Club • Community Building, Darlene Sopp 304/872-6712, 6 pm Family Resource Meeting • Old Stone Church Fellowship Hall, Lewisburg WV, 6 pm Greenbrier County Housing Coalition • Community Building, Lewis Terrace, Lewisburg WV, 304/645-6331 Aglow • Old Stone Pres. Church, Lbg WV, 6pm social, speaker 7pm East River Ruritan Club • Ruritan Community Center, Oakvale WV, Delbert Whitlow 304/898-2141, 6:30 pm Greenbrier Valley Board of Realtors • Greenbrier, Monroe, Pocahontas Co. Realtors & interested affiliates, Martha Hilton 304/645-1900, 7 pm Bozoo Ruritan Club • Ruritan Building, Oliver Porterfield 304/753-9111, 7 pm Muddy Creek Mountain Ruritan Club • Muddy Creek Mountain Community Building, Myron Goodell 304/445-2959, 7 pm Sun Valley Ruritan Club • Ruritan Community Building, Echols Jeffries 304/384-7392, 7 pm Multiple Sclerosis Self-Help Group • All welcome! meet at Greenbrier Medical Center Cafeteria, 202 Maplewood Ave, Ronceverte WV, 7 pm, Joe Pellant 304/645-4779 Ronceverte Merchants Assn • Ronceverte City Hall , 7 pm Rupert City Council • City Hall, Rupert WV, 304/392-5682, 7 pm Alderson City Council • City Hall, Alderson WV, 304/445-2916, 7:30 pm Eastern Star • Masonic Lodge Hall, 304/645-6733, 7:30 pm USABDA - Ballroom Dancers of Lewisburg • St. James Episcopal Church, 218 Church Street, Lewisburg WV, 7:30-9:30 pm, Shirley Griffith 304/536-1337 NA • St. James Episcopal Church, Lewisburg WV, 7:30 pm AA • First Presbyterian Church, White Sulphur Springs WV, 8 pm AA • Alleghany Highlands Community Services, 305 Monroe Ave, Covington VA, 540/962-0137, 8 pm Lewisburg Elks Club • Lewisburg Elks CC, 8 pm, 304/645-3660 VFW Post 4482 • VFW Hall, White Sulphur Springs, 8 pm, Morgan Woodhouse 304/536-1230

cultivate a sense of purpose and surround yourself with the right people. ~ Dan Buettner, author of The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who've Lived the Longest

Ruritan Lane, Lashmeet WV, Gale Shrewsbury 304/467-7442

Playground for 4 Year Olds • Green Bank Library, Greenbank WV, 10-11:30 am A.A.R.P. • Lewisburg United Methodist Church, Lewisburg WV, Rev. Carl Renick 304/645-6304, 11:30 am AA • St. James Epis Church, 218 Court St, Lewisburg WV, 12 noon AA • OD, NS, Salvation Army Building, Covington VA, 12:15 pm Adult Basic Education Classes, GED's & more • Monroe Co Public Library, Union WV, 304/772-3038, 5:30-8:30 pm Lewisburg BPW Club • Dining Room, Greenbrier Valley Airport, Garnette Haynes 304/645-3961, 6 pm Lewisburg Lions Club • Lewisburg United Methodist Church, Lewisburg WV, Troy Holbrook 304/497-2966, 6:30 pm NA • St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Clifton Forge VA, 6:30 pm Gap Mills Ruritan Club • Carmel Presbyterian Church, Zenith Rd, Gap Mills, Duane Miller 304/772-3369, 7 pm Nemours Ruritan Club • Ruritan Community Building, Nemours Valley Rd, Sandra Hampton 304/979-8778, 7 pm Shenandoah Manor Family Council • meeting at Shenandoah Manor dining room, 304/645-7270, 7 pm Rockbridge Greens • regular meeting, Rockbridge Regional Library, 138 S. Main Street, Lexington VA, 540/261-4306, 7- 9 pm American Cancer Society • Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, Fairlea WV, Louise Machburn 304/647-4530, 7 pm WSS Rescue Squad • WSS Firehouse, 7 pm Clifton Forge City Council • main courtroom, 7:30 pm NA • St. James Episcopal Church, Lewisburg WV, 7:30 pm Greenbrier County Board of Education • County School Board office, Lewisburg WV, 7:30 pm. Xi Gamma Nu Sorority • 304/647-5051, 7:30 pm I.O.O.F. • Lodge Hall, Ronceverte WV, 7:30 pm Laureate Alpha Epsilon Sorority of Beta Sigma Phi • Barbara Livesay 304/647-3100, 7:30 pm Lodge Shryock 47 • Ronceverte Masonic Lodge, 7:30 pm AL-A-NON • St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 516 McCormick Blvd., Clifton Forge VA, 540/962-0137, 8 pm AA • ST/O St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 516 McCormick Blvd., Clifton Forge VA, 540/962-0137, 8 pm AA • OD, NS, St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Clifton Forge VA, 8 pm AA • Caldwell Presbyterian Church, Route 60, Caldwell WV, 7 pm

MONDAY August 18 & September 15 Full Harvest Moon in Pisces 5:13 am • September 15 Lewisburg Rotary Club • The Elk’s Club, Lewisburg WV ,John MCCaffrey 304/392-2371, 12 noon

AA • United Methodist Church, Pocahontas & Walnut Sts, Ronceverte WV, 12 noon

Family Refuge Center Board of Directors • Family Refuge Center, Lewisburg WV, 304/645-6334, 4:30 pm Lewisburg Foundation • Old Stone Presbyterian Church, Lewisburg WV, Steve Hunter 304/647-5007, 4:30 pm Adult Basic Education Classes, GED's & more • Peterstown Public Library, Peterstown WV, 304/772-3038, 5:30-8:30 pm Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Composite Squadron WV 100 • aerospace education, cadet programs, emergency services, CAP Squadron facility, Greenbrier Valley Airport, Maxwelton WV, cadets - youth 7th grade & up meet at 6 pm, adults at 7 pm NAACP • 118 S. Lexington, Covington VA, 6 pm Shady Spring Ruritan Club • Perry Memorial United Methodist Church, 100 Shady Lane, Donald Collins 304/763-4336, 6 pm Rock Camp-Wikle Ruritan Club • call for site & time, Randolph Miller 304/832-6820, Union/Lindside WV, 6:30 pm Gauneka Ruritan Club • Community Center, Owen ‘Junior’ Facemire 304/632-2070, Gauley Bridge WV, 6:30 pm AL-A-NON • St. James Episcopal Church, Lewisburg WV, 7 pm Bereaved Parents • Lewisburg United Methodist Church, Lewisburg WV, Betty Ewart 304/645-3048, 7 pm AA • St. James Episc Church, 218 Court St, Lewisburg WV, 7 pm closed Bluegrass Ruritan Club • call for area church meeting location, Joe Wiley 304/645-2573, Pickaway WV, 7 pm Lewisburg Boy Scout Troop 70 • Lewisburg United Methodist Church, Lewisburg WV, 7 pm Ronceverte Friends of the Library • Ronceverte Public Library, Ronceverte WV, Carrie Curry, 304/645-7911, 7 pm WSS Public Library Board • WSS Library, 304/536-1171, 7 pm Greenbrier Commandery #15 K.T. • Masonic Lodge, Lewisburg WV, Lee Bell 304/645-1525, 7:30pm Roanoke Valley Astronomical Society • Science Museum of Western VA, Roanoke VA 540/ 342-5710, 7:30pm USABDA - Ballroom Dancers of Lewisburg • St. James Epis. Church, 218 Church St, Lewisburg WV, 7:30 - 9:30 pm, Shirley Griffith 304/536-1337 AA • Emmanuel Episcopal Church Annex, Maple Street, Covington VA, 540/962-0137, 8 pm


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TUESDAY August 19 & September 16

THURSDAY August 21 & September 18

Playground for 3-5 Year Olds •

Adult Basis Education & Literacy Programs • free computer classes, typing, writing & math skills, GED prep, tutoring, 9 am-5 pm, Monroe County Public Library, Union WV, 304/772-3038 Playground for 3 Year Olds • Green Bank Library, Greenbank WV, 10-11:30 am Playground for 3 to 5 Year Olds • Hillsboro Public Library, Hillsboro WV, 10-11:30 am WSS Rotary Club • April's Pizza, WSS, 304/536-4309, 12 Noon AA • St. James Epis Church, 218 Court St, Lewisburg WV, 12 noon closed Greater Bluefield Chamber of Commerce Board Meeting • 12 noon, 304/327-7184 DAR • Linda Walls 304/645-2441, 1:30 pm TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) • Rhema Christian Center, Fairlea WV, weight-in 4:45-5:45 pm, meeting 6pm, Leader Cindy Rhodes, 304/392-2261 Coal Valley Ruritan Club • Welch Hospital, Walt Garrett 304/436-8682, Board meets at 5 pm; Club meets at 6 pm Covington BPW •meet at Best Western, 6pm, Covington VA, 540/965-6360 Ronceverte Lions Club • Lion's Den, Ronceverte, 6:30 pm Alleghany Highlands Orchestra • rehearsal 6:30 - 8:30 pm, fellowship hall, First Presbyterian Church, Locust & Maple, Covington VA, for membership and auditions 540/962-4847 Maxwelton Ruritan Club • Someplace Else Restaurant, Lewisburg WV, Patricia Tyree 304/645-7410, 6:30 pm Greenbrier Habitat for Humanity • all interested are invited to attend, 304/645-3886 for monthly meeting place, 7 pm Ronceverte River Festival Meeting • Ronceverte Public Library, Marty Smith, 7 pm Single Again • Lewisburg United Methodist Church, Lewisburg WV, Kyle Harper 304/645-2784, 7 pm Friends of the Greenbrier County Library • Lewisburg Library Annex, Lewisburg WV, 304/647-6231, 7 pm Throttle Throbs Car Club Meeting • rotating monthly dinner meetings in Greenbrier County every, for more information on club & activities call Ron Ness 304/497-3456, 7 pm Gamma Chi Sorority of Beta Sigma Phi • 7:30 pm Blue Bell Garden Club • 304/645-3403, 7:30 pm NA • St. James Episcopal Church, Lewisburg WV, 7:30 pm Eastern Star • Masonic Lodge Hall, WSS, 8 pm, 304/536-2151 AA • First Presbyterian Church, White Sulphur Springs WV, 8pm AA • Alleghany Highlands Community Services, 305 Monroe Ave,. Covington VA, 540/962-0137, 8 pm

Public Library, Greenbank & Hillsboro WV, 10-11:30 am Story Hour for 3, 4 & 5 year olds • Summers County Public Library, 10:30 am, Hinton WV, 304/466-4490 Duplicate Bridge Club • Covington Senior Center, Rockbridge Ave., Covington VA, 10:30 am Busy Bees • Emmanuel United Methodist Church, White Sulphur Springs WV, 304/536-4016, 11:30 am AA • St. James Epis Church, 216 Court St, Lewisburg WV, 12 noon AA • OD, NS, Salvation Army Bldg, Covington VA, 12:15 pm Greater Greenbrier Valley Home Builders Association • for builders & businesses associated with builders in Greenbrier & Monroe Counties to exchange ideas, discuss regulations governing the building business, meeting at 6:30 pm, call 304/645-3230 for site Quota Club • Ethel Dixon 304/536-1888, 6:30 pm NA • St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Clifton Forge VA, 6:30 pm Athens Women's Club • Anderson Hall, Concord United Methodist Church, Athens WV, 304/384-7146, September - June at 7 pm GFWC Rupert Woman's Club • Community Building, Rupert WV, 7pm Cameras In Action • all welcome, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Oak Hill WV, Nancy Wiseman 304/574-1718, 7 pm Clifton Forge VFW Post 4299 • Clifton Forge National Guard Armory, Room 648C, Clifton Forge VA, 7 pm Hinton City Council meeting • City Hall, Hinton WV, 304/466-3255, 7:30 pm Alderson Junior Woman’s Club • City Hall, Alderson WV, Mary Danberry 304/445-2743, 7:30 pm CovingtonVFWPost1033 • VFW Hall, Dolly Ann Drive, Covington VA, 7:30 pm Clifton Forge Main Street, Inc. • Board meeting, Main Street office, W. Ridgeway St., Clifton Forge VA, 7:30 pm I.O.O.F. • Greenbrier Lodge Hall #146, Ronceverte WV, 7:30 pm Lewisburg City Council meeting • City Hall, 7:30 pm NA • St. James Episcopal Church, Lewisburg WV, 7:30 pm Ronceverte Masonic Lodge Chapter • Masonic Lodge, Ronceverte WV, 304/645-7882, 7:30pm AL-A-NON • St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 516 McCormick Blvd., Clifton Forge VA, 540/962-0137, 8 pm AA • ST/O St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 516 McCormick Blvd., Clifton Forge VA, 540/962-0137, 8 pm AA • OD, NS, St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Clifton Forge VA, 8 pm AA • Caldwell Presbyterian Church on Route 60, Caldwell WV, 7 pm

CL UBS & OR GANIZA TIONS CLUBS ORG ANIZATIONS MONDAY August 25 & September 22 Sun enters Libra • Autumn Begins • September 22 Lewisburg Rotary Club • The Elk’s Club, Lewisburg WV, John MCCaffrey 304/392-2371, 12 noon

AA • U. Methodist Church, Pocahontas & Walnut, Ronceverte WV, noon Adult Basic Education Classes, GED's & more •Peterstown Public Library, Peterstown WV, 304/772-3038, 5:30-8:30 pm White Sulphur Springs Ruritan Club • White Sulphur Springs Civic Center, White Sulphur Springs WV, Gary Ray 304/536-1099, 6 pm Alderson Lions Club • 6:30 pm Fairlea Ruritan Club • Fairlea Firehouse, 1st Street, Fairlea WV, Kenny Shafer 304/645-7832, 6:30 pm Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Composite Squadron WV 100 • aerospace education, cadet programs, emergency services, CAP Squadron facility, Greenbrier Valley Airport, Maxwelton WV, cadets - youth 7th grade and up meet at 6 pm, adults meet at 7 pm Ronceverte Woman's Club • Ronceverte Public Library , 7 pm WSS Lions Club • WSS Community Center, Tuckahoe RD, White Sulphur Springs WV, Rodena Belcher 304/645-1831, 7 pm AA • St. James Episc Church, 218 Court St, Lewisburg WV, 7 pm closed AL-A-NON • St. James Episcopal Church, Lewisburg WV, 7 pm Lewisburg Masons • Greenbrier Lodge #42 A.F. & A.M-Masonic Temple, McElhenney Lane, Lewisburg WV, Jim Coleman 304/645-3768, 7:30 pm Fort Hill Rebekah Lodge #17 • 7:30 pm VFW Post 4482 Auxiliary • VFW Hall, A. Butts 304/645-6853, 7:30 pm I.O.O.F. • I.O.O.F. Lodge, Main St., Hot Springs VA, 8 pm AA • Emmanuel EpisAnnex, Maple St, Covington VA, 540/962-0137, 8 pm

TUESDAY August 26 & September 23 Women’s Equality Day • August 26 Pocahontas County Free Day at the Landfill • house hold/white

goods(take appliances:refrigerators/stoves free any day landfill is open) Adult Basis Education & Literacy Programs • free computer class training in Microsoft Word for Windows, Excel, typing, enhancement of writing & math skills, GED preparation, college level tutoring, services available at Peterstown Public Library, Peterstown WV, 304/753-9568 Story Hour for 3, 4, 5 year olds • Summers County Public Library, 10:30 am, Hinton WV, 304/466-4490 Playground for 4 Year Olds • Green Bank Library, Greenbank WV, 10-11:30 am Playground for 3-5 Year Olds • Hillsboro Library, Hillsboro WV, 10-11:30 am Duplicate Bridge Club • Covington Senior Center, Rockbridge Ave., Covington VA, 10:30 am Celery, Bok Choi, FRIDAY August 22 & September 26 Rhubarb and other Sun enters Virgo• August 22 American Indian Day • September 26 AA • St. James Episc Church, 216 Court St, Lewisburg WV, 12 noon AA • OD, NS, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Covington VA 12 noon AA • OD, NS, Salvation Army Building, Covington VA, 12:15 pm similar vegetable spe- AL-A-NON • St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 516 McCormick Blvd., Clifton Downtown Lewisburg Merchants Association • cies look just like Forge VA, 540/962-0137, 8 pm call Donna Toney for meeting location, 304/645-4022, 5:30 pm bones. These foods AA • St. James Episcopal Church, 218 Court St, Lewisburg WV, 7 pm Adult Basic Education Classes, GED's & more • target bone strength. AA• Big Clear Creek Baptist Church, Anjean Rd, Rupert WV, Doc 304/ Monroe Cty Public Library, Union WV, 304/772-3038, 5:30-8:30 pm Bones are 23% sodium and these foods 392-5456, 7 pm Indian Rocks Ruritan Club • Indian Rocks Lodge, Craigsville WV, are 23% sodium. If you don't have enough AA • OD, NS, St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Clifton Forge, VA, 8 pm George Knight 304/742-8822, 6 pm sodium in your diet the body pulls it from Birch River Ruritan Club • the bones, making them weak. These Birch River School, Dille WV, Drema Davis 304/649-2924, 6:30 pm NA • St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Clifton Forge VA, 6:30 pm foods replenish the skeletal needs of the 10. Does not require a remote control. NA • St. James Episcopal Church, Lewisburg WV, 7:30 pm body. AL-A-NON • St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 516 McCormick Blvd., 9. Has nothing to do with politics. WEDNESDAY August 20 & September 17 Clifton Forge VA, 540/962-0137, 8 pm Adult Basis Education & Literacy Programs • free computer classes 8. You can blame the weather for anything that AA • ST/O St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 516 McCormick Blvd., in Microsoft Word, Excel, typing, writing & math skills, GED prep, Clifton Forge VA, 540/962-0137, 8 pm goes wrong. college level tutoring, services available 9 am-7 pm, Monroe County AA • OD, NS, St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Clifton Forge VA, 8 pm 7. Looks enough like work to assure solitude. Public Library, Union WV, 304/772-3038 AA • Caldwell Presbyterian Church, Route 60, Caldwell WV, 7 pm Greenbrier Gardeners • 304/645-7014, 10 am 6. Legal to exterminate your enemies.

10 Reasons to Garden:

NARVRE National Association of Retired and Veteran Railway Employees, Inc., Rainelle, Unit #114 all railroaders working or retired are welcome to come join this group, Rainelle Public Library at 10am, for more info go to www.narvre.com or call 304.438-6350 or 304.438-8071 Children's Story Hour • C.P.J. Memorial Library, Covington VA, 10:30am, 540/962-3321 AA • St. James Epis Church, 218 Court St, Lewisburg WV, 12 noon Grief Support • Alleghany Regional Hospital, Covington VA, 3 - 4 pm, call 540/862-6214 Fun & Games • Stories & Crafts • ages 7-12, Bath County Public Library, Warm Springs VA, 540/839-7286, 3:45-4:45 pm G.E.D. Classes • Ronceverte Public Library, Ronceverte WV, 304/645-7911, 5:15-8:15 pm Wednesday Bingo • early bird starts at 6pm, Bingo 6:30 pm, The Douglas Center, 108 Douglas St, Princeton WV, sponsored by Concord College Athletics Greenbrier Percussion Group • Greenbrier Community Center, Oak & Feamster St., Lewisburg WV, 304/497-3397, 6 pm NA • Emmanuel Episcopal, Covington VA, 6:30 pm Lewisburg Cub Scouts • Lewisburg United Methodist Church, 7 pm AA • St. James Episcopal Church, 218 Court St, Lewisburg WV, 7 pm AL-A-NON • Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Maple Street, Covington VA, 540/962-0137, 8 pm AA • OD, LW, SO, Emmanuel Episcopal Church Annex, Maple Street, Covington VA, 540/962-0137, 8 pm

5. Right to bare arms – and bare legs. 4. Allows you to turn your junk into art objects. 3. Does not require fluency in Latin. 2. You can bury mistakes in the compost pile. 1. You won't be arrested for ignoring “the rules.”

WEDNESDAY August 27 & September 24

Mercury Retrograde • September 24-October 15 Adult Basis Education & Literacy Programs •

free computer classes, typing, writing & math, GED prep, tutoring, 9 am7 pm, Monroe County Public Library, Union WV, 304/772-3038 Children's Story Hour • C.P.J. Memorial Library, Covington VA, 10:30am, 540/962-3321 Savannah Garden Club • call Phyllis Tuckwiller, 304/645-6633, 11:30 am AA • St. James Epis Church, 218 Court St, Lewisburg WV, 12 noon SATURDAY August 23 & September 27 Lewisburg House & Garden Club • 304/647-5007, 1 pm AA • Lewisburg United Methodist Church, 214 E. Washington St, use Valley Trails Garden Club • 304/645-3163, 1:30 pm entrance off Lee St, Lewisburg WV (no smoking on church property) 10 am Grief Support • ARHospital, Lowmoor VA, 3-4 pm, 540/862-6214 closed meeting: step study, Janeal Q 304/645-6070 G.E.D. •RoncevertePublic Lib, Ronceverte WV, 304/645-7911, 5:15-8:15 pm AA • Monroe County Library, Union WV, Dwight 304/772-3487, 4 pm Greenbrier Percussion Group • Greenbrier Community Center, NA • Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Covington VA, 6:30 pm Oak&Feamster St, Lewisburg WV, 304/497-3397, 6 pm Pipestem Ruritan Club • Ruritan Community Building, NA • Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Covington VA, 6:30 pm Broadway Rd, Edward P. Lowe 304/466-0845, 6 pm AA• Big Clear Creek Baptist Church, Anjean Rd, Rupert WV, Doc 304/ Greenbrier County Planning Commission • Greenbrier County Courthouse, Lewisburg WV, 7 pm 392-5456, 7 pm Greenbrier County Democratic Women's Club • AA • Emmanuel Episcopal Church Annex, Maple Street, Greenbrier County Court House, Nadine Smith 304/645-1276, 7 pm Covington VA, 540/962-0137, 8 pm AA • St. James Epis, 218 Court St, Lewisburg WV, 7 pm AA • OD, St. Lukes Episcopal Church, Hot Springs VA, 8 pm Eastern Greenbrier JAYCEES • Island Park Club House, Ronceverte WV, 8 pm, 304/536-2940 or 304/ 536-9111 SUNDAY August 24 & September 28 AL-A-NON • Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Maple Street, AA •Lewisburg Library Annex, Lewisburg, WV, 304/645-7936, 10 am Covington VA, 540/962-0137, 8 pm NA • Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Covington VA, 6:30 pm AA • St. Thomas Epis Church, Rt. 60, White Sulphur Springs WV, 7 pm AA • OD, LW, SO, Emmanuel Episcopal Church Annex, Maple Street, Covington VA, 540/962-0137, 8 pm AA • OD, St. Lukes, Hot Springs VA, 540/962-0137, 8 pm


CL UBS & OR GANIZA TIONS CLUBS ORG ANIZATIONS THURSDAY August 28 & September 25 Hinton Ruritan Club • First Presbyterian Church, 3rd & Ballengee, Hinton WV, Ron Seaton 304/466-1365

Adult Basis Education & Literacy Programs • free computer classes, typing, writing & math, GED prep, tutoring, 9 am5 pm, Monroe County Public Library, Union WV, 304/772-3038 Playground for 3 Year Olds • Green Bank Library, Greenbank WV, 10-11:30 am 3-5 Year Old Playground • Hillsboro Library, Hillsboro WV, 10-11:30 am WSS Rotary Club • April’s Pizzeria, WSS, WV, 304/536-4309, 12 noon AA • St. James Epis Church, 218 Court St, Lewisburg WV, 12 noon closed Alleghany Highlands Orchestra • rehearsal 6:30 - 8:30 pm, fellowship hall, First Presbyterian Church, Locust & Maple, Covington VA, for membership and auditions 540/962-4847 We Stitch • learn to stitch & expand your knowledge of stitchery, A-H Embroiderer's Chapter, Embroiderer's Guild of America, Clifton Woods Apts, Clifton Forge VA, 540/863-9581, 7 pm Laureate Alpha Epsilon • Phyllis Boone 304/645-2534, 7 pm Ronceverte River Festival Meeting • Ronceverte Public Library, Marty Smith, 7 pm TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) • Rhema Christian Center, Fairlea WV, weight-in 4:45-5:45 pm, meeting 6pm, Leader Cindy Rhodes, 304/392-2261 Greenbrier Valley Shrine Club • McElhenney Lane, Lewisburg WV, Maynard B. Hinkle 304/645-3291, 7:30 pm USABDA - Ballroom Dancers of Lewisburg • St. James Episcopal , 218 Church St, Lewisburg WV, 7:30 - 9:30 pm, Shirley Griffith 304/536-1337 NA • St. James Episcopal Church, Lewisburg WV, 7:30 pm AA • Alleghany Highlands Community Services, 305 Monroe Ave, Covington,VA, 540/962-0137, 8 pm Lewisburg Elks Club • Elks Club, Lewisburg WV, 8 pm AA • First Presbyterian Church, White Sulphur Springs WV, 8pm

A Walnut looks like a little brain, a left and right hemisphere, upper cerebrums and lower cerebellums — even the wrinkles or folds are on the nut just like the neo-cortex. Walnuts help develop over 3 dozen neuron-transmitters for brain function.

FRIDAY August 29 AA • OD, NS, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Covington VA, 12 noon AL-A-NON • St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 516 McCormick Blvd., Clifton Forge VA, 540/ 962-0137, 8 pm

AA • OD, NS, St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Clifton Forge VA, 8pm AA • St. James Episcopal Church, 218 Court St, Lewisburg WV, Steve 304/645-7294, 7 pm AA• Big Clear Creek Baptist, Anjean Rd, Rupert WV, Doc 304/392-5456, 7 pm

Grapefruits, Oranges, & other Citrus fruits look like female mammary glands and actually assist the health of the breasts and the lymph movement in and out of the breasts.

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MONDAY September 29 New Moon in Libra 4:12 am • September 29 Lewisburg Rotary Club • The Elk’s Club, Lewisburg WV,John MCCaffrey 304/392-2371, 12 noon

AA • U. Methodist Church, Pocahontas & Walnut, Ronceverte WV, noon Adult Basic Education Classes, GED's & more •Peterstown Public Library, Peterstown WV, 304/772-3038, 5:30-8:30 pm White Sulphur Springs Ruritan Club • White Sulphur Springs Civic Center, White Sulphur Springs WV, Gary Ray 304/536-1099, 6 pm Alderson Lions Club • 6:30 pm Fairlea Ruritan Club • Fairlea Firehouse, 1st Street, Fairlea WV, Kenny Shafer 304/645-7832, 6:30 pm Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Composite Squadron WV 100 • aerospace education, cadet programs, emergency services, CAP Squadron facility, Greenbrier Valley Airport, Maxwelton WV, cadets - youth 7th grade and up meet at 6 pm, adults meet at 7 pm Ronceverte Woman's Club • Ronceverte Public Library, Ronceverte WV, Sandy Walton, 7 pm WSS Lions Club • Valley View Country Club, White Sulphur Springs WV, Connie Dorscheid 304/536-3572, 7 pm AA • St. James Episcopal Church, 218 Court St, Lewisburg WV, 7 pm AL-A-NON • St. James Episcopal Church, Lewisburg WV, 7 pm Lewisburg Masons • Greenbrier Lodge #42 A.F. & A.M-Masonic Temple, McElhenney Lane, Lewisburg WV, Jim Coleman 304/645-3768, 7:30 pm Fort Hill Rebekah Lodge #17 • 7:30 pm VFW Post 4482 Auxiliary • VFW Hall, A. Butts 304/645-6853, 7:30 pm I.O.O.F. • I.O.O.F. Lodge, Main St., Hot Springs VA, 8 pm AA • Emmanuel Episcopal Church Annex, Maple Street, Covington VA, 540/962-0137, 8 pm

Disaster Survival Tips 1. Learn how to text message. Oftentimes, as in Katrina, text messages will go through when cell phone calls won’t. 2. Expect smoke. If you’re in an airplane, know how many rows are between you and the exits. If you’re at home, know your way to the door without the lights on. Most fire deaths are due to smoke. 3. Get to know your neighbors. They may be your key to survival. The stronger your community is, the better equipped you will be to survive a disaster. 4. Practice. Many people who survived the WTC attacks knew where the staircases were because they did lots of fire drills. Children especially should know where to go in case of emergency, and walk that route until they are familiar with it. 5. Lose weight. Overweight people often are less able to move quickly in escape situations that call for speed.

TUESDAY September 30 Rosh Hashanah • September 22 Pocahontas County Free Day at the Landfill •

for house hold goods - white goods (appliances like refrigerators and stoves may be taken free any day the landfill is open) Adult Basis Education & Literacy Programs • free computer classes, typing, writing & math skills, GED prep, tutoring, Peterstown Public Library, Peterstown WV, 304/753-9568 Monroe Co. Library, Union WV, 304/772-3038, 5:30-8:30 pm SATURDAY August 30 Story Hour for 3, 4, 5 year olds • Summers County Public Library, 10:30 am, Hinton WV, 304/466-4490 New Moon in Virgo 3:58 pm • August 30 Flea & Farmer’s Market • WV State Fairgrounds, Rt. 219 S, Fairlea WV, Playground for 4 Year Olds • Green Bank Library, 10-11:30 am Playground for 3-5 Year Olds • Hillsboro Library, 10-11:30 am 304-645-1090 or 304/647-5916 AA • Lewisburg United Methodist Church, 214 E. Washington St, use Duplicate Bridge Club•Covington Senior Center, Covington VA, 10:30 am entrance off Lee St, Lewisburg WV (no smoking on church property) 10 am AA • St. James Episc Church, 216 Court St, Lewisburg WV, 12 noon AA • OD, NS, Salvation Army Building, Covington VA, 12:15 pm closed meeting: step study, Janeal Q 304/645-6070 Greenbrier Valley Support Group for Alzheimer's Story Time & Crafts for ages 3 to 5 • Disease and Related Orders • Old Stone Presbyterian Church Lib., White Sulphur Springs Public Library, 304/ 536-1171, 10 -11 am Lewisburg WV, Twyla Wallace 304/645-3414, 2 pm Honnahlee Saturday Playdays • activities for preschool to elementary age children, Honnahlee, 117 East Washington Street, Greenbrier Valley Singles • singles dinner meeting to provide wholesome fellowship, 6pm, call 304/645-3399 for dinner location Lewisburg WV, 304/ 645-6123, 10:30 am Fairlea Ruritan Club • Fairlea Firehouse, Fairlea, WV, William Dixon AA • Monroe County Public Library, Rt 219, Union WV, 304/645-2053, 6:30 pm Dwight 304/772-3487, 4 pm Lewisburg Lions Club • United Methodist Church, Bingo • Ronceverte Firehouse, Ronceverte WV, 6 pm Lewisburg WV, Troy Holbrook 304/497-2966, 6:30 pm NA • St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Clifton Forge VA, 6:30 pm AA• Big Clear Creek Baptist Church, Anjean Rd, Rupert WV, Doc 304/ NA • St. Andrew's Episcopal, Clifton Forge VA, 6:30 pm NA • St. James Episcopal Church, Lewisburg WV, 7:30 pm 392-5456, 7 pm AL-A-NON • St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 516 McCormick Blvd., I.O.O.F. Greenbrier Lodge #146 • I.O.O.F. Ronceverte WV, 304/647-4527, 7:30 pm Clifton Forge VA, 540/ 962-0137, 8 pm Laureate Alpha Epsilon Sorority of AA • OD, NS, St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Clifton Forge VA, 8 pm Beta Sigma Phi • Barbara Livesay 304/647-3100, 7:30 pm SUNDAY August 31 Lodge Shryock 47 • Religious Society of Friends (Quaker) Meeting for Worship• Ronceverte Masonic Lodge, Eugene Kelly 304/645-4657, 7:30 pm Lewisburg Library Annex, Lewisburg, WV, 304/645-7936, 10 am AL-A-NON • St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 516 McCormick Blvd., NA • Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Covington VA, 6:30 pm Clifton Forge VA, 540/962-0137, 8 pm AA • St. Thomas Epis Church, Rt. 60, White Sulphur Springs WV, 7 pm AA • ST/O St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 516 McCormick Blvd., AA • Alderson Presbyterian Church, basement on Monroe County side, Clifton Forge VA, 540/962-0137, 8 pm Alderson WV, 7 pm AA • OD, NS, St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Clifton Forge VA, 8 pm AA • Caldwell Presbyterian Church, Route 60, Caldwell WV, 7 pm AA • OD, St. Lukes, Hot Springs VA, 540/962-0137, 8 pm

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Noon-1 pm - 51/50 - Rock & Blues 1:10-2 pm - Big Fish & Bamboo Cutters Punk, Blues & Rock 2:15-3:05 pm - Spontaneous Combustion Acoustic Jam 3:20-4:05 pm - Option 22 - Acoustic Jam 4:20-5:10 pm - Margo & The Bluegills Country & Blues 5:25-6:15 pm - Patrick O’Flaherty Irish Roots Music 6:30-7:20 pm - Mike Seeger Tipple, Loom, & Rail: Songs from the Industrial South 7:25-8:10 pm - Mary Dailey Irish-Appalachian Folk 8:10-9 pm - Mike Seeger Southern Banjo Sounds: From Africa to Appalachia

FREE TO THE PUBLIC Sunday, August 31, 2008

Noon-12:35 pm - All Nations Praise - Gospel 12:50-1:40 pm - Johnny Jones Gospel, Bluegrass & Country 1:55-2:45 pm - Hans Creek String Band Gospel, Bluegrass & Country 3-3:50 pm - The Wild Rumpus Bluegrass & Traditional Country 4-4:50 pm - Mike Seeger Early Southern Guitar Sounds 5-5:50 pm - Mike Seeger The Roots of Country Music: From Barbara Allen to Wildwood Flower 6-6:50 pm - The Wild Rumpus Traditional & Alt-Country 7-9 pm - The Rust Kings - Neo-Country

Festival of the Rivers is sponsored by the State of West Virginia, Summers County, Summers County Schools, and the City of Hinton. Festival of the Rivers showcases West Virginia’s Appalachian musicians, including primitive and homemade instruments, bluegrass, gospel, folk, rock, R & B

www.cfm-fmh.org

Traditional, Regional, & International Music at the “Gateway to the New River Gorge”


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limit spaces, 3:30pm reservations suggested, limited to 15, NRAO, Dear Sis (the Editor), Green Bank WV, 304.456-2150 A packrat, my nest is littered with past issues of Val-

Thursday, September 11 Never Forget 911 Memorial Walk Mercer Mall, 9 am-11 am, Bluefield WV, 304.425-2971

Saturday, September 13 Men at Work: Historic Trades Weekend 9 am-5 pm daily, all farms general admission, Frontier Culture Museum, Staunton, 540.332-7850

Antique Roadshow &collectibles & locals Flea Market variety of appraisers on hand to review & offer critique on value of family heirlooms & hidden treasures, table space available to sell items at flea market, small table fee charged, for details/rent table space contact David Cooper, Canaan Valley Resort, Davis WV 304.866-4121, 1.800.622-4121

Sundance Express Sidewalk Fair family fun & games, 5-8 pm, refreshments, late night shopping, Mill Alley Courtyard, Monterey VA, 540-468-2397

British Invasion Party The English Channel, band of 5 gifted musicians from Richmond, returns to Bath Co. for night of music, dancing & good food to benefit the Arts Association, costumes encouraged, but not required, for tickets call Garth Newel at 540-839-5018

Thursday, September 18 Third Thursdays in White Sulphur Springs 5-8 pm, refreshments, entertainment & merchant’s special offers, White Sulphur Springs WV, 304.536-9206 NAMI New River/Greenbrier Valley , all welcome, meet at 7 pm, Shepherds Care Worship Center, Stokes Drive-near McDonalds & Kroger’s, Hinton WV, 304.445.7866

Thursday-Saturday, September 18-20 Virginia State Winnebago Rally Glen Maury Park, Buena Vista VA, 540.464-2950

Friday-Sunday, September 19-21 CultureFest top quality music, dance art, workshops, Appalachian South Folklife Center, Pipestem WV, www.culturefestwv.com, 304.425-6425

Fall Photography Workshop basic & intermediate techniques, indoor/outdoor sessions, instructor/student oriented, overnight packages, reservations required, Twin Falls Resort State Park, 304-294-4000, 1-800 CALLWVA

Saturday-Sunday, September 20-21 Home Solutions Expo Salem Civic Center, Salem VA, 540.389-3333

Country Roads Festival crafters, apple buttermaking, food vendors, bluegrass & country music on Sat. & gospel music on Sun.— FREE annual event held 3rd Sat. in Sept. sponsored by Ansted Lions Club, Hawk’s Nest State Park, Ansted WV 304.658-5212

Sunday, September 21 Valley Metro Bus Rodeo Roanoke Civic Center, Roanoke VA , 540.853-5483

Thursday-Saturday, September 25-27 8th Annual Nothin’ Fancy Bluegrass Festival with Rhonda Vincent, The Bluegrass Bros., Michelle Nixon, Nothin’ Fancy & more, Glen Maury Park, Buena Vista VA, 540.464-2950

Friday-Sunday, September 26, 27, 28 Fortune / Williams Music Festival Frontier Culture Museum, Staunton, 540.332-7850

Mountain Heritage Arts & Crafts Festival variety of quality crafts Fri&Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm, entertainment by Colin Dunbar & Sleeping Creek, Jay Smar, Valley Squares, Critton Hollow String Band, Cheaspeake, Patent Pending, free parking, under 6 free, no pets, Harpers Ferry WV, 1. 800.624.0577

Saturday, September 27 Princeton AutumnFest music, crafts, family fun, Mercer St, Princeton WV, 304.487-1502

Sundance Studio Clogging Competition American Clogging Hall of Fame sanctioned, 9 am, Highland High School Gym, Monterey VA, 540-468-3499

Harvest Day old-fashioned fun, games, live entertainment, apple butter making, crafts & wares, hand-powered rail car rides, bicycles & kennel service, special evening train departs at 5pm to Whittaker Station with turkey dinner & all fixings on the train, also Whittaker trains at 9:30 am, noon & 2:30 pm, Bald Knob train at 11 am, Cass Scenic Railroad State Park, Cass WV, 1-800 CALL WVA, 304.456-4300

Autumn Harvest Festival, WV Road Kill Cook-Off Marlinton WV, , 1-800.336.7009

Frankford Autumn Festival Frankford WV

Canaan Culinary University: Mediterrean Cuisine

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ley Guide. Hidden in odd places or waiting to be rediscovered beneath a stack of books, the ‘news’ of 2005 is read again with great pleasure. Recycle? What a horrible idea! No need for television. Throughout the seasons, so quickly passing from our lives, there is so much to read and so little time — too precious to waste on TV. These pages are one welcome source of sanity, humor and wisdom, as well as disquieting truth for those able to handle it. Of course, there’s always plenty of useful information, practical advice and home remedies. To cure diarrhea, grate an apple, let it turn brown and eat the gratings. Hmmm. Sounds like some kind of New Age, color synergy hocus-pocus. Then there’s “instant relief of achy muscles.” A horseradish and olive oil massage applied six times a day. If it’s instant relief, why six times a day? Pleasant dreams can be found on the front page. A favorite, Alderson Memorial Bridge, was a photograph taken by a “very kind soul” whose name was “misplaced.” It’s difficult to decide if something was lost or something was gained when her name was found, noted in a later issue. Who could forget Jennifer Anderson’s Magic Moment with a Manta ray? Who would not be captivated by Frank R. Stockton’s whimsical Griffin? If we could only put those creatures in charge of our school children and politicians... A haunting article describes an attic in a lunatic asylum containing hundreds of suitcases covered with decades of bird droppings and dust. Letters and photographs of The Lives They Left Behind: Suitcases from a State Hospital Attic. Grandma, fully sane, a talented artist and musician, was similarly confined, diagnosed with female hysteria, a “mental disorder.” She grew old hidden from the world. I only learned of her death years after she was gone. There are no letters, no photographs. Regular readers know Valley Guide has a peculiar personality, a contrast of moods and oddball quirks, names, faces, happenings and places. It’s just like an extended family. Well, it is a ‘family’ isn’t it? With lots of relatives to help “us to learn about ourselves.” Sis, the editor, keeps everyone updated with news, recipes, poetry, arts and all kinds of interesting ‘stuff.’ An amazing assortment of brothers, sisters, aunts, grandfathers, moms, and sweethearts lost or yet to be come into our lives. They’re all here to greet us — even family pets — with welcoming smiles, extended arms, open hearts and wagging tails. Except for the ones that bite. Some of them pass by like sparklers on the Fourth of July or a stroke of a fiddler’s bow on the Eighth of January. Some become constant companions. But that’s OK. It’s that way in every family. There’s a place for almost everyone. I would never have met ‘cousin,’ Roland Layton, had it not been for his regular book reviews. So often we quarrel. In disgust, I yell at him. At times, he doesn’t have a bit of sense when he is off on one of his socialistic diatribes. He doesn’t care how much I grumble. He ignores me and keeps reading books and writing reviews. Always well written. Always worth reading. There’s Lloyd Burns, a ‘brother’ Ruritan, with whom I have had the pleasure to shake hands, and members of the Frankford Ruritan Club and their friends, working to restore a church and cemetery. Pilgrims Rest. Walnut Grove. Just simple names from the past, little words in the great dictionary of things. Who could deny the unseen threads pulling at the heart of every Pilgrim,

guiding each of us back to Rest our weary souls in the cool shade of that comforting Grove. I think Lloyd, his companions and neighbors, and everyone who has read about their project, would agree our heritage, the freedom to worship and to be able to write about it here, are priceless jewels deserving great care. Especially today, in a society corrupted by so many shallow and worthless pursuits, those tangible reminders, an old building and weathered headstones, represent man’s upward reach. What could be of greater importance? Even the commercial messages and images on these pages come alive, beckoning us to see beyond advertising ink into the mystery of another world. — How could I not yearn to look deep into the eyes of my raven-haired beauty, Edith? Or is she Eve, standing beside the apple tree holding a basket of forbidden fruit? Forever young. Forever serene. Forever illumined by a setting and a rising sun. Some day, just at sunrise, I will ask her to take my hand and we will stroll through the Gardens of Sunshine Farm; stop at a wide place along the river where she will laugh and count as I skip flat rocks across still waters. We will search Talcott for John Henry; wish we could still linger over something cool and sweet at the Moxie Café; and at the end of the day, just at sunset, our eyes will meet, our lips barely touch, and her hands will slip from mine as she vanishes, returning to a two dimensional world of black on white. I thought it was a dream until that darned Ruby Rooster crowed and flapped past my head and got tangled up in the table lamp. He’s been plucked and he’ll feed the preacher on Sunday. Someone should have had enough sense not to name a rooster Ruby — unless you’re Johnny Cash. In the bustle of ‘modern life,’ bigscreen TVs warp reality and big-government smacks us up alongside the head. It’s not so easy to keep family together. Another ‘cousin,’ Sandy Burky, writes about memories of Decoration Day in Helvetia and Pickens. Homecomings... and wondering “what legacy I’ll leave when the folks stand over my headstone.” Perhaps not in this life, but on a distant, ephemeral October day when our mountains are yet warm, and a gentle breeze rustles the last stubborn leaves, there will be a Valley Guide family gathering. A faint half-moon floats in a sky of incredible blue. Two white-haired gentlemen pause as they walk by the pond, pointing their canes across the valley. Remembering the legacies they left. Young men lean against the fence, look to the hills and talk of coon and bear while young ladies whisper, laugh and blush as they help prepare table upon table with food. The fried chicken, slaw, potato salad, stuffed peppers, egg custards, cakes and pies are like no others I’ve ever tasted. Late in the evening, children slip on their long-sleeved shirts, their cries of delight heard as they play hide-andseek. Grownups gather about the porch. Sounds of a piano come from within. Hard times come again no more. The night is suddenly cool. My raven-haired beauty smiles, winks, and pours a little something extra into the punch bowl. Tomorrows can wait. The bills have all been paid. Impossible? Valley Guide readers know every church in West Virginia has a Golden Telephone. Make that 35 cent call. There will be no doubt in your mind. So, Sis, you’re a pretty good editor. Once in a while, someone needs to thank you for making it possible to keep up with kin. If you think any of this is meant as a compliment, if your head gets swollen and you start feeling important, remember what Daddy always said whenever I thought I had done something real special. “With that and a dime, you can buy a cup of coffee just about anywhere.” With affection, “Your Brother” in a north-western Virginia county


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Low Moor, Virginia The only thing old about The Company Store in Low Moor, Virginia is the fact that it’s been in continuous use since 1872. Over the past year, the entire interior of The Company Store has been completely updated, while still retaining the charm of the old store. The open kitchen, exposed brick, neatly clothed waiters, and exceptional food makes one feel like they are in an urban setting... and, the good news is, it is located conveniently off of Route 64. The Company Store and Iron Company Restaurant is open Monday through Saturday from 7:30am to 2:30pm, serving locals and visitors alike with a hearty breakfast, and fantastic lunch menu. Where else could you get a steak and egg breakfast with cornmeal fried tomato or a fancy Reuben sandwich on herbed chibatta? But, don’t worry, there are also plenty of “Iron Workers” meals, that are sure to be recognized, and share the same ”Low” prices, as the location of the restaurant. Besides these tasty meals, there is still more to The Company Store — like a full array of products that could be found for purchase at a company store or, as one might think today — a trendy little store... canned goods, breads, condiments, country hams, post cards, jewelry, sodas, wines, soaps, candles are just a few items to start the list rolling. If that’s not enough to get you to Low Moor, then come on a Thursday through Saturday evening from 6:00pm to 9:30pm for a taste of Executive Chef Michael Neutelings fine culinary creations. Neutelings, formally a sous chef at The Homestead resort, brings freshness to the plate that is not only beautiful, but extremely tasty. His revolving specials menu is sure to bring back diners again and again. Neutling’s under study, Matt Mueller, does a fantastic job, of creating dishes that are full of flavor, and cooked with a sense of inspiration,. Entrees priced at $14.95 are a value that becomes the deal of the Allegheny Mountains. A Sunday brunch buffet, served from 11:30am to 3pm, is sure to satisfy one’s appetite, as well as conjuring the pleasure of eating brunch with family and friends at home. The Iron Company Restaurant has plenty of intimate tables, as well as a large comfortable banquet facility. Also keep them in mind for any and all of your catered events. Yep, sitting in such a beautiful and comforting setting. Eating such wondrous food, puts one in Paris, France, or New York City. Too bad for those folks, who may never travel to Low Moor and experience this quiet little gem set in the Allegheny Highlands. However, they are only a phone call away! Give them a call — 540-862-0098. Meanwhile enjoy a few of thier recipes.

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Herb Ciabatta Reuben Concord: Campus Beautiful A new twist on an old sandwich. Makes 1 sandwich 4 oz. corned beef 2 oz. sauerkraut 1 oz. Thousand Island Dressing Ciabatta bread sliced in half

Preparation: Grill ciabatta bread until lightly toasted. Spread layer of dressing on each half. Pile high with sauerkraut and corned beef and enjoy!

The Peoples’ Artist

Fire Grilled Pork Chop with Caramelized Apples and Rosemary Jus Makes 1 serving 10 oz. pork chop with bone 1 medium yellow onion 3 oz. country butter 2 cups beef broth 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped fine

Preparation: For the onions, slice yellow onion into 1/4” slices. Saute in country butter in medium size saute pan over medium heat until well caramelized. Add 2 cups of beef broth and 2 tablespoons of fresh chopped rosemary. Simmer 5 minutes. Grill chop to desired doneness. Place shop on bed of onions, drizzle with rosemary sauce.

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Blackberry BBQ Duck Crepes Yield 4 servings For the Duck: Roast off one whole duck, let cool and shred (Pulled) meat by hand. Crepe Ingredients: For Blackberry BBQ Sauce: 1 cup all-purpose flour 2 eggs 3 cups frozed blackberries, whole 1 1/2 cups ketchup 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup water 1 cup cider vinegar 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 TLBS butter, melted Preparation: In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the ¼ cup worchestershire sauce flour and the eggs. Gradually add in the milk and water, 2 lemons, sliced stirring to combine. Add the salt and butter; beat until smooth. 2 cloves of garlic, minced Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium ¼ cup soy sauce high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using 1cup dark brown sugar approximately 1/4 cup for each crepe. Tilt the pan with a 2 TLBS Dijon mustard circular motion so that the batter coats the surface evenly. ¼ cup chili powder Cook the crepe for about 2 minutes, until the bottom is light 1 TLBS ground ginger brown. Loosen with a spatula, turn and cook the other side. Preparation: Combine all inServe hot. gredients into heavy botAssembly of the Crepes: Mix together enough BBQ sauce to tomed pot. Simmer over Memoisten the pulled duck. Place duck mixture on crepe and dium heat for half an hour. Puroll. Reheat slightly. Place Crepe on a bed of mixed greens, ree, and Strain. Cool. Reheat and drizzle lightly with more sauce. when ready to use

528 Main Street Clifton Forge, Virginia 24422

Terrific Selection of Antiques and Collectibles A Bit of Everything for Every One

Monday through Saturday 10 am - 5 pm Sunday 12 Noon to 5 pm


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SPORTS August-September 2008 although presumed correct at the time of publication, do call ahead to verify information as times and events may change Appalachian League Baseball: Bluefield Orioles and Princeton Devil Rays, games Mon - Sat 7 pm, Double Headers 6 pm, Sun 6 pm, Double Headers 5 pm, Bowen Field, Bluefield, 540.326.1326 or Hunnicut Field, Princeton, WV 304.487.2000

Salem Avalanche Baseball Team Salem Stadium, Salem, WV 540.389.3333

Bird Hotline: 804.367-1000 Bowling Leagues Leagues: Greenbrier Bowling & Recreation Center at

mussels are protected, visitor’s center self-guided tours with 4 aquariums, 400 E Main St, White Sulphur Springs WV, 304.536.1361 Year-Round Fishing: Back Fork of/and Elk River, North Fork of/and Cranberry River, Blackwater River, North Branch of the Potomac River, North Fork of the South Branch, Williams River Daily/Weekly Exercise Classes: On the Ball Ball, Fitness for Weight Loss Loss, Tai Chi Chi, Yoga Yoga, Relax Class Class, WVPTs Wellness Classes, Rt 219N, Lewisburg WV, 304.645.2525 Every Tuesday: Birds & More Walks: meet at Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge, 7:30-9:30am, 304.866.3858 Jazzercise: 5:45 pm, White Sulphur Springs Civic Center, White Sulphur Springs, WV, 800.284.9440; Street Hockey: 7-11 pm, Lewisburg Tennis Courts by Elementary School, skaters or not, all welcome!, 304.647.9613 Every Tuesday & Thursday: 30% off Tuesdays on Lower New River One Day Trip, Appalachian Wildwater, 800.624.8060 Every Wednesday: Aqua Yoga at Greenbrier State Forest pool, 6-7pm, 304.536-1944 Every Friday & Saturday: Catfish Derby, 12-acre lake, $500 tag fish, 7pm-1am, Mountain Meadow Hunting Preserve, Ellison Ridge Rd, Greenville WV, 304.832.6635 Every Saturday: Shooting Match: shotguns & 22's, 1.5 miles up Rt. 92, White Sulphur Springs, WV, 304/ 536-1213, 7 pm

Pipestem WV, 304.466-1800 for reservations

Mid-Summer W alk between the PParks arks Walk guided 8-mile hike between Blackwater Falls & Canaan Valley Resort State Parks, Davis WV, 304.866.4121 or 800.622.4121

Fishing with a FFriend riend free fishing rodeo, awards & door prizes with Ritchie Co. Deputy Sheriff’s Association local law enforcement officers, enjoy delicious food they prepare, North Bend State Park, Cairo WV, contact: Sheriff Ron Barniak 304-643-2262

Saturday-Sunday Saturday-Sunday,, August 2-3 Train Days, Chief Logan State Park, Logan WV, 304.792.7125 Saturdays, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Fiddles and V ittles TTrain rain Vittles ride to Whittaker Station, buffet dinner, live bluegrass music, 5 pm departure, Cass Scenic Railroad State Park, Cass WV, 1-800 CALL WVA, 304.456-4300

Spare Time Bowing Sports Bar & Grille, Rt. 219N, Lewisburg, WV, 304.645.0065 - call now about youth & senior programs! Thursdays, August 7, 14, 21, 28 Cass Scenic Railroad State PPark ark ark: old logging town with Wake up and see the stars, 2pm, NRAO, Green Bank WV, history, walking tour, Cass Scenic Railroad SP, 1-800-CALL-WVA reservations suggested 304.456-2150 Catch & Release Fishing: Milligan, Second Creek, Dogway Thursday-F riday Thursday-Friday riday,, August 7-8 Fork of the Cranberry River, Shavers Fork of Cheat River, North Geology! Rocks and South Branch of the Potomac River area rocks & geology history with Ken Ashton, geologist with Daily Walks, Hikes & Programs: Bluestone State Park, WV Geological & Economic Survey, slideshow, interpretive walk, Canaan Valley Resort State Park, Greenbrier State Forest, Wednesday-Sunday Pipestem Resort State Park, Pipestem WV 304.466-1800 ednesday-Sunday,, July 16-20 Pipestem Resort State Park, Seneca State Forest, Twin Falls West V Thursday-Sunday , August 7-10 Thursday-Sunday, ir ginia State HOG Rally — Canaan Valley Resort, Virirginia State Park, Watoga State Park, 1.800.CALL WVA National Barrell Horse Association Colonial National Davis WV, 304.866.3858 or 800.622.4121 Douthat State Park: cabin rentals, interpretive programs, jon Thursday-Sunday Virginia Horse Center, Lexington VA, 540.464.2950 Thursday-Sunday,, July 24-27 & canoe rentals, paddle boat tours, canoe trips, nature strolls, US P Friday-Saturday riday-Saturday,, August 8-9 ony Clubs National Championships East Pony Douthat State Park, Clifton Forge, VA, 540.862.8100 Man-cation W eek end Week eekend Virginia Horse Center, Lexington VA, 540.464.2950 Driving Course Classes Classes: AA (Accident Avoidance), Friday-Saturday, July 25-26 variety of activities & socials, Canaan Valley Resort State Parks, MDC (Masters Driving Course) review & advanced course Beach Music FFestival, estival, Car Show & Golf TTournament ournament Davis WV, 304.866.4121 or 800.622.4121 for AA graduates, EDC (Evasive Driving Course), Execu- Fri&Sat Car Show, live music Sat. noon-10:30pm, Sat. golf 9am, 5th Annual BBQ Cook-off tive Security Training, FATT (Fridays at the Track), Glen Maury Park, Buena Vista VA, 540.261-7321, 800-555-8845 cash prizes for best BBQ chicken, beef brisket or pork ribs, Summit Point Race Track, Summit Point, WV, 304.725.8444 Friday-Sunday, July 25-27 registration required, Canaan Valley Resort State Parks, Davis Elk River Touring Center: mountain biking, snow touring & Snowshoe POWERade Bik WV, 304.866.4121 or 800.622.4121 Bikee Race Series II more, Slatyfork, WV, 304.572.3771, www.ertc.com Saturday Saturday,, August 9 four event race series, $20,000+ in prizes, airy Stone State Park: Little Mountain Trail System open all Snowshoe Mountain Resort, Snowshoe WV, 877.441-4Fun Fairy Fight-Nite year - hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, 276.930.2427 7 am, Salem Civic Center, Salem VA, 540.389-3333 Saturday Saturday,, July 26 Great Train Excursions: 1.5hr, 10 mi roundtrip on Durbin Douthat Arts & Crafts FFair Wednesday ednesday,, August 13 air Rocket powered by Climax #3 steam locomotive, departs Durbin quilts, birdhouses, furniture, ceramics, candles, woodcrafts, High T ech W ednesday, guided tours through parts of NRAO Tech Wednesday Depot, scenic vistas & wildlife viewing; 2-hr-36 mi. roundtrip on stained glass, crochet, jewelry, photography, baskets, free normally off-limits, reservations suggested, NRAO - National Cheat Mountain Salamander goes over the river and the moun- admission 10-4, Upper Beach Parking Area, to register as a ven- Radio Astronomy Observatory, Green Bank WV, 304.456-2150 tain, train departs from Cheat Bridge, Durbin & Greenbrier Valley dor call 540.862-8100, Douthat State Park, Clifton Forge, VA Wednesday-Sunday ednesday-Sunday,, August 13-17 Railroad, Durbin, WV, 877.686.7245, www.mountainrail.com Sunday Lexington National Horse Show ““AA AA AA”” Sunday,, July 27 Hawk’s Nest State PPark ark Nature Center, Aerial Tram, Scenic Pistol Shoot: small bore pistols/rifles, big bore hunter's pistols, Virginia Horse Center, Lexington VA, 540.464.2950 Overlook, Jet Boat rides, 1-800-Call WVA riday,, August 15 silhouette targets, regis 10-3 pm, Rupert Pistol Club, Big Mt. Rd, Friday The Homestead golf & shooter’s choice packages, Hot Springs Rupert, WV, Howard Scruggs, 304.392.5028 RACEFEST VII ““TTimberline 50” VA, 540.839.7721, www.thehomestead.com motor bike & ATV races, Timberline Resort, Tucker Co. WV, Monday Monday,, July 28 Hunt by Reservation Only: 1.800.933.PARK Delta Aquarids Meteor showers, +/- 20 per hr for 7 days 304.866.4801 or www.timberlineresort.com Joe's Fishing Hole: pay by the inch Rainbow Trout fishing, Tuesday Friday-Sunday, August 15-16-17 uesday,, July 29 N. Douthat Park Rd, Bath Co., VA, 540.862.2876 Cheat Mountain Challenge/Snowshoe Century Ride 2008 Summer Music Games of Southwest V irirginia ginia Vir August & September Nature Photography W orkshops bands 6-10 pm with Drum Majors Retreat/Finale, call Gail a challenge for every hill climber, road biker, Snowshoe MounWorkshops includes lodging, Nature’s Image: Photography Field Workshops 540-580-627, Salem Civic Center, Salem VA, 540.389-3333 tain Resort, Snowshoe WV, 877.441-4Fun 804.883.7740, lanephotoworkshops.com Saturday, August 16 WednesdayThursday ednesday-Thursday Thursday,, July 30-31 Living History Golf Course: play with hickory clubs the old- Geology! Rocks Wild 100K Back Country Race fashioned way, clubs & gutta purcha balls provided, scheduled tee area rocks & geology history with Ken Ashton, geologist with thrills for 62-miles, Elk River Touring, Slatyfork WV, 304.572-3771 times 8am-4:30pm May-October, Oakhurst Links, Montague WV Geological & Economic Survey, Weds. 8pm slideshow, Thurs. Big Country 101 Back to School Bash Drive, White Sulphur Springs WV, 304.536-1884 10 am interpretive walk along Blackwater River Trail, Canaan beach games, Cardboard Boat Regatta-paddle your creation around Longdale Trout Pond: Rainbow Trout 10” & up, I-64 exit 35, Valley Resort, Davis WV, for details call Park Naturalist Destiny lake course-call for rules of construction; horseshoe pitch contest6400 Longdale Furnace Rd, Clifton Forge VA, 540.862.4295 Phillips 304-866-4121 ext 2688, or 800.622.4121 all ages pitch for prizes awarded throughout day, events begins Motorcycle Rentals & Tours in West Virginia 11am, Douthat State Park, Clifton Forge, VA, 540.862-8100 Thursday-Sunday , July 31-August 3 Thursday-Sunday, Mountain Thunder, 1-888-WV-BIKER, www.wvbiker.com Thursday-Sunday Thursday-Sunday,, August 21-24 Mountain Cluster Dog Show New River Smallmouth Bass: Eastern Regional Andalusian & LLusitano usitano Horse Show Salem Civic Center, Salem VA, 540.389-3333 guided fishing trips & floats, Spencer, WV 540.726-3452 Virginia Horse Center, Lexington VA, 540.464.2950 4-H Southern Regional 4-H Horse Championships NRAO - National Radio Astronomy Observatory Friday-Sunday riday-Sunday,, August 22-24 Virginia Horse Center, Lexington VA, 540.464.2950 guided & group tours, solar viewing, high tech tours, star lab, star In the Garden with the Experts parties, Green Bank WV, 304.456-2150 hands-on garden symposium, workshops, informative classes, Organ Cave Guided and Wild Cave Tours: it’s always the new, refreshing ideas for spring or summer gardens with Friday-Sunday riday-Sunday,, August 1-3 same 52 degrees inside the cave, Organ Cave WV, 304.645.7600 nationally acclaimed horticulturist & radio personality Andre Annual FFrontier rontier W eek end Week eekend Pocahontas Co. Info: 1.800.336.7009 circa 1835 old West weekend with cow camp, chuck wagon & Viette & The Homestead’s own Kyle Richardson, The Homestead, Riverview Golf Range: 300 yd target range, target greens, appropriate gear, live shoot out on horse back, trail rides. BBQ, Hot Springs VA, 540.839.7721, www.thehomestead.com clubs available, Rt 60 & Stonehouse Rd, Caldwell WV, 304.661.4656 square dance, old western & mountain music by Saddle Tramps, Old Dominion Mor gan Horse Show ““A A” Morgan Seneca Rocks Discovery Center: 304.636.1800 Virginia Horse Center, Lexington VA, 540.464.2950 scenic chairlift rides, wear western clothes, cover charge, reserSnowshoe Mountain Resort Events Events, WV, 877.441-4Fun vations suggested, Timberline Resort, Tucker Co. WV, Virginia Outdoor Sportsman Classic Swiss Mountain Retreat’s Hunter ’s Haven, Grandpa 304.866.4801 or www.timberlineresort.com Hunter’s Salem Civic Center, Salem VA, 540.375.3004 John’s Hilltop Heritage Farm, Helvetia WV 304.924-5503 Saturday, August 23 Saturday Saturday,, August 2 WV State Parks & Sportsmen Specials: 1.800.CALL WVA Mountain Mama Road Bik Cruise-In & Craft Show Bikee Challenge WV Hunting, Fishing, Trapping Hotline: 304.558.3399 ride through Highland County, 8am, Monterey VA, 540.468.2550 200+ custom cars, live 50s-60s music, crafts, food, contests, White Sulphur Springs Civic Center : games, face painting, bake sale, dash plaques, 9am-3pm, Bluestone Turnpike Hikes exercise/gym/rooms, certified kitchen, 304.536.2010 meet at Mt. Creek Lodge 10 am & 3pm-allow time for tram ride- Harrisonburg VA, 540.432-8922 White Sulphur Springs Fish Hatchery Tours: est Bikee FFest for 10-mile hike park-to-park to Bluestone Lake State Park, Ace Annual New River Bik learn how eggs are harvested from rainbow trout & how freshwater Hinton WV, 304.466-2805 from Pipestem Resort State Park, Ace Adventure Center, Oak Hill WV, 1.800.787.3982

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SPOR TS SPORTS Throttle Throbs Car Show

locomotives, surrounding area, limited class size, $75, reserva10am-5pm, Appalachian Festival, Crossroads Mall, Beckley WV, tions required, overnight packages, Cass Scenic Railroad State Ron Ness, president, 304.645-5055 Park, Cass WV, 1-800 CALL WVA, 304.456-4300

Saturday-Sunday, August 23-24 Cole Brothers Circus 15th Annual Chris Wheeler Memorial Softball Tournament Salem Civic Center, Salem VA, 540.375.3004 Glen Maury Park, Buena Vista VA, 540.261-7321, 800-555-8845 Saturday Saturday,, September 13 Sunday Stewardship Virginia Waterways Cleanup Day Sunday,, August 24 Pistol Shoot: small bore pistols/rifles, big bore hunter's Douthat State Park, Clifton Forge VA, 540.862-8114 all Sale pistols, silhouette targets, regis 10-3 pm, Rupert Pistol Club, Eastern FFall Big Mt. Rd, Rupert, WV, Howard Scruggs, 304.392.5028

Virginia Horse Center, Lexington VA, 540.464.2950

Wednesday-Saturday, August 27-30 Highland County FFair air — Monterey VA, 540.468-2550 Friday riday,, August 29 Murder Mystery Dinner TTrain rain at Cass

Stewardship V irirginia ginia W aterways Cleanup Day Vir Waterways stream & trail clean-up, canoe tours, children’s programs, 118:30, Douthat State Park, Clifton Forge, VA, 540.862-8100

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COMING-UP Thursday-Monday Thursday-Monday,, October 9-13 TRAILFEST TV & DirtBik TRAILFEST:: National A ATV DirtBikee Rally Hatfield-McCoy Trails, activities for all age riders, ATV parade, geo caching, carnival, music, demo tours/rides, rider friendly events, Pineville, WV, limited space for spot call 1.800.732-6980, www.trailsheaven.com

Saturday-Sunday rail Saturday-Sunday,, October 11-12 — Shawnee TTrail Sat. 10am-4pm, Sun. noon-4pm, Chief Logan State Park, Logan WV, 304.792.7125, or Jeannie Gore 304.752-7044

Friday rontier Days riday,, - Sunday Sunday,, November 7-8-9 — FFrontier Chief Logan State Park, Logan WV, 304.792.7125

Entertainment & Arts Calendar cont’d from pg26

Saturday-Sunday, September 13-14 'who-done-it' ride to Whittaker Station includes dinner, Cass Grand National Cross Country Series

create salads, dips, hummus, stuffed squash & stuffed grape leaves, cheese strudel, baklava with Executive Chef Nemat Odeh, particiScenic Railroad SP, Cass WV, 1-800 CALL WVA, 304.456-4300 #10 round of premier off-road racing series, Snowshoe Moun- pants receive chef hat & apron, recipes & dine on their creation, $50 per person, Canaan Valley Resort, Davis WV 304.866-3858, Friday-Sunday riday-Sunday,, August 29-31 tain Resort, Snowshoe WV, 877.441-4Fun 1.800.622-4121 Labor Day W eek end Sunday Week eekend Sunday,, September 14 American Heritage Music Hall Helvetia Mountain RRun un nature hikes, crafts, recreational activities, live music, 4th Saturday music, dance, featured band 7-11 pm, welcome all ages, North Bend State Park, Cairo WV 304.643-2931 8:45am kids fun run, 10K mountain run & 2-mile walk start family atmosphere, kids play area, donations appreciated, former IsFriday-Monday 9am, Helvetia WV, 304.924-6435, helvetiawv@msn.com riday-Monday,, August 29-September 1 Park Roller Rink, Ronceverte WV, 304.645-2298 Hear the Beat Horse Show, a therapeutic riding fundraiser land Labor Day W eek end Celebration Week eekend Saturday, September 27-November 16 enjoy the great outdoors, Canaan Valley Resort State Parks, Davis Virginia Horse Center, Lexington VA, 540.464.2950 Autobiographies: Six West Virginia Artists Thursday-Sunday WV, 304.866.4121 or 800.622.4121 Thursday-Sunday,, September 18-21 Charleston and Huntington area artists – Peter Massing, Robin Labor Day W eek end Virirginia ginia 4-H State Championship Horse and PPony ony Show McClintock, Mark Tobin Moore, Eric Pardue, Emily Ritchey, and Week eekend family weekend of golf, mountain hikes, a relaxing massage, Virginia Horse Center, Lexington VA, 540.464.2950 Claire Sherwood – create works that reflect their concerns, artistic falconry, horseback riding, fabulous cookout Sunday evening Friday-Sunday riday-Sunday,, September 19-21 influences, affinities to certain materials or forms, and personal orkshop with music by Jangling Reinharts, The Homestead, Hot Springs Fall Photography W Workshop histories, The Clay Center, Charleston WV, 304.561-3570 VA, 540.839.7721, www.thehomestead.com basic & intermediate photography techniques, in & outdoor ses- Sunday, September 28 Mayhem in the Mountains — Series III sions, instructor/student oriented, reservations required, Twin Cranberry Shindig, Open House at Cranberry Mountain Nature Center, Pocahontas Co. WV, 1-800.336.7009 grand finale to Mountain Bike Race Series, live entertainment, Falls State Park, Mullens WV 304.294-4000 Uncorked & Unplugged happy hours, giveaways, Snowshoe Mountain Resort, Snowshoe Friday-Sunday riday-Sunday,, September 19-31 sip some wine, listen music, 2-5 pm, Raphine VA, 1-888-511-WINE Nature W onder W eek end WV, 877.441-4Fun Wonder Week eekend Friday-Sunday nature hikes, wild foods programs, wild foods banquet—for Monday, September 29 riday-Sunday,, August 30-31 Virirginia ginia Starter Horse TTrials rials more info contact Emily Fleming 304-558-2754, North Bend Alleghany Highlands Poetry Workshop meets last Monday of every month, 6 pm, all welcome, public wel& SBRAA LeeJackson Classic for Appaloosas Lee-Jackson State Park, Cairo WV 304.643-2931 come free of charge, Clifton Forge Public Library, 535 Church St, Wednesday-Sunday Virginia Horse Center, Lexington VA, 540.464.2950 ednesday-Sunday,, Clifton Forge VA, 540. 862-4502 Friday-Monday September 24October 12 — FFall all FFoliage oliage RRuns uns riday-Monday,, August 30-September 1 24-October

Blue Ridge Quarter Horse Association Show & enjoy fall colors at Cass & surrounding area, Cass Scenic RailFuturity, Virginia Horse Center, Lexington VA, 540.464.2950 road State Park, Cass WV, 1-800 CALL WVA, 304.456-4300 Labor Day W eek end at Douthat Thursday-Sunday Week eekend Thursday-Sunday,, September 25-28 V Horse Show for Saddlebreds beach games, nature & history programs, activities for all ages, ASHA ASHAV Douthat State Park, Clifton Forge, VA, 540.862-8100

Virginia Horse Center, Lexington VA, 540.464.2950

38th Annual Labor Day Festival

Friday riday,, September 26 rain at Cass Sunday Vesper service/gospel concert; Monday: arts & crafts, Murder Mystery Dinner T Train 1/2 mile fun run, 10am parade, 11am opening ceremony fol- 'who-done-it' ride to Whittaker Station includes dinner , Cass lowed by political speeches, 1pm baby contest followed by af- RR SP, Cass WV, 1-800 CALL WVA ternoon of live entertainment, 9:30pm fireworks, Glen Maury Friday-Sunday riday-Sunday,, September 26-28 Roadkill Killer Road Ride & Dirtbean’s 3rd Anni Park, Buena Vista VA, 540.261-7321, 800-555-8845 pasta dinner at Dirtbean Hale Fri, continental breakfast Sat. before ride, post ride fun, choose shorter or longer ride, Dirtbean Hale, Marlinton WV, 304.799-4038 Gauley River Whitewater

September 2008

Homestead Couples Invitational Season Opens! Thursdays, September 4, 11, 18, 25 golf with friends & family, 36-hole best ball net, using 100% of Wake up and see the stars, 2pm, NRAO, Green Bank WV, handicap for ladies & men, overall net, gross winners, flight reservations suggested 304.456-2150

Friday-Sunday riday-Sunday,, September 5-7 Fall Arabian Classic Virginia Horse Center, Lexington VA, 540.464.2950

awards, Closest to the Pin competition, give-aways, The Homestead, Hot Springs VA, 540-839-7510

Saturday Saturday,, September 27 Har vest Day Harvest

Coming-Up ... Saturday, October 4 Alderson Fall Heritage Festival, Alderson WV 4th Annual Freshwater Folk Festival live music, educational activities, crafts, food, 10-5pm, WSS Fish Hatchery, White Sulphur Springs WV, 304.536-1361

Huntersville Traditions Day wagon rides, horse plowin’, livin’ history, frontier cookin’, back porch pickin’, apple butter makin’, demonstrations of lost arts, see ad pg 32, Huntersville WV, 304.799-4747, 800-336-7009

Tuesday-Sunday, October 7-12 Craftsmen’s Fall Classic Arts & Crafts Festival Roanoke Civic Center, Roanoke VA, 540.853-5483 Saturday, October 10-12: Lewisburg Arts & Crafts Fair , State Fairgrounds of WV, Fairlea WV Saturday, October 11:

Apple Days Writer’s Workshop Douthat State Park, Clifton Forge VA, 540.862-8100 T.O.O.T, wide variety of foods & more, benefit Carnegie Hall, 11am-3pm, on the streets of Lewisburg WV, 304.645-7197

Thursday, October 16

Downtown Charleston ArtWalk day-long special event full of old-fashioned fun, games, live enSaturdays, September 6, 13, 20 Charleston & Huntington area artists create works that reflect their tertainment, apple butter making on the river bank, crafts & Fiddles and V ittles TTrain rain Vittles concerns, artistic influences, affinities to certain materials or forms, ride to Whittaker Station, enjoy buffet dinner, live bluegrass wares, hand-powered rail car rides, bicycles & kennel service, & personal histories, The Clay Center, Charleston WV, 304.561-3570 fall colors, special evening train departs at 5pm to Whittaker music, 5 pm departure, Cass Scenic Railroad State Park, Cass Saturday-Sunday, October 11-12 Station with turkey dinner & all the fixings on the train, also WV, 1-800 CALL WVA, 304.456-4300 Hands & Harvest Festival Whittaker trains at 9:30 am, noon & 2:30 pm, Bald Knob train Saturday-Sunday Saturday-Sunday,, September 6-7 arts, crafts, bluegrass music, hay rides, seasonal foods at 11 am, Cass Scenic Railroad State Park, Cass WV, 1-800 Blue Ribbon Open All Breed Horse Show Monterey VA, 540.468-2550 CALL WVA, 304.456-4300 Virginia Horse Center, Lexington VA, 540.464.2950 Wednesday ednesday,, September 10 High TTech ech W ednesday, guided tours through parts of NRAO Wednesday normally off-limits, reservations suggested, NRAO - National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Green Bank WV, 304.456-2150

Thursday-Saturday, September 11-13 Golf & Sporting Clays Outing

NAMIW ALKS NAMIWALKS please, join our walk, NAMI/New River/Greenbrier Valley, 1-800-950NAMI, coatsrus@suddenlink.net

Washington & Lee vs A verett University Averett

18 stations of tournament sporting clays & 18 holes of golf Salem Football Stadium, Salem VA, 540.375.3004 Saturday-Sunday,, September 27-28 followed by shoot-playoff of top six two-person teams, The Saturday-Sunday Civil W ar Reenactment War Homestead, Hot Springs VA, 540-839-7510 reenactments & encampments, Chief Logan State Park, Logan Thursday-Sunday Thursday-Sunday,, September 11-14 WV, 304.792.7125 Virirginia ginia Quarter Horse Association Breeder ’s FFuturity uturity Breeder’s Virginia Horse Center, Lexington VA, 540.464.2950

Friday-Sunday riday-Sunday,, September 12-14 Photography W orkshop Workshop

Sunday, September 28 Pistol Shoot: small bore pistols/rifles, big bore hunter's

pistols, silhouette targets, regis 10-3 pm, Rupert Pistol Club, classes for all skill levels, photo opportunities of historic town, Big Mt. Rd, Rupert, WV, Howard Scruggs, 304.392.5028

2008 Hunting & Trapping Virginia Continuous Hunting/Trapping Season: Groundhog, Opossum, Skunk, Nutria & Coyote in most counties

West Virginia Squirrel Season Youth Hunt Saturday, September 27 Continuous Open Season: Coyote, English Sparrow, European Starling, Opossum, Pigeon, Skunk, Weasel, Woodchuck Totally Protected • NO Open Season: Mountain Lion, Elk, Otter, Hawks, Owls, Falcons, Eagles, Song & Insectivorous Birds


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Roland Layton’s Review of

Three Cups of Tea, One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace, One School at a Time by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin NY: Penguin Books,2007 I found Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin’s book, Three Cups of Tea, One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace, One School at a Time, to be a wonderful reading experience, so it is no surprise to me that it is a New York Times bestseller, and also a recipient of the Kiriyama Prize. First, a word about the somewhat peculiar title: it derives from a Pakistani proverb that goes like this: the first time you share a cup of tea with a Pakistani, you are a stranger, the second time you are an honored guest, and the third time you “become family.” Greg Mortenson, the subject of the book, has shared so many cups of tea with his Pakistani friends that he has become “family.” The writer of the book is David Relin, who has won over forty national awards for his writing, but Mortenson supplied the material. The book sums up his life’s work of building schools for the poor children of Pakistan. Greg Mortenson’s life began with an adventure. Just three months after he was born in Minnesota in 1958, his parents, Lutheran missionaries, moved to Tanzania where he grew up, in the process becoming bilingual in English and Swahili, and in general at home in African culture. The family lived within sight of the great Mt. Kilimanjaro, and when young Greg was 11 years old, he persuaded his father to take him to the summit. In Greg’s words: “I gagged and puked my way up Kilimanjaro. I hated the climb. But standing on the summit at dawn, seeing the sweep of African savannah below me, hooked me forever on climbing.” As a typical missionary child, Greg returned to America for his high school education. He excelled in both sports and studies, but the family could not afford to send him to college, so the only way to go on with his education was to enlist in the army and benefit from the G.I. Bill. Physically fit from his background in sports, Greg was an outstanding soldier. He trained as a medic, which gave him his lifelong interest in medicine. After his service in Germany, he was discharged and, as he had planned, he enrolled in college, first in Concordia College in Minnesota, later transferring to the University of South Dakota which had more diversity in its student body. He graduated with honors in nursing and chemistry, and briefly contemplated going to medical school — he was in fact accepted at Case-Western Reserve University Medical School in Cleveland, but decided he wanted to start making a living. He moved to California where he worked as a trauma nurse in emergency rooms in the San Francisco area — and spent his spare time honing his mountaineering skills (e.g., climbing up the sheer granite walls of Yosemite!). At this point in the book, Greg has led a more adventurous life than most of us manage, but now the story closes in on its central theme: Greg’s remarkable mission in Pakistan building schools for the children of that poor country. This part begins with his signing on as a medic for an expedition to climb the notorious mountain “K-2.” Compared to Everest, K-2 is a “killer.” Nicknamed the “Savage Peak,” K-2 has claimed the lives of dozens of climbers. Greg got within 600 meters of the top, when he had to help rescue one of the climbers, a Frenchman who had been stricken with pulmonary edema, the scourge of mountain climbers. Greg had to give up, because 78 days of what he called “primal struggle” left him a “faint, shriveled caricature of himself.” With his porter, he set off on a hike of 50 miles to the nearest village. But then he and his porter became separated, with the porter having the food, tent, stove, and warm clothes. Greg got lost and almost died from the sub-zero cold and lack of food. At the last minute, he stumbled into the village of Korphe, where he was befriended and provided with a warm place to sleep and food (a staple of the area is “butter tea” which is green tea plus salt, baking soda, goat’s milk,

and a sliver of rancid yak butter — Greg called it “stinkier than the most frightening cheese the French ever invented” — but he learned to like it). Because he loves children, after he recovered his strength he asked to see the local school, which turned out to be 78 boys and 4 girls in an open field studying their multiplication tables by scratching the numbers in the dirt! The teacher, who served several “schools” in various villages in the area, showed up irregularly. (Can we imagine elementary school pupils in America, alone, without a teacher, sitting in the outdoors working on their lesson?!) Greg records that “I felt like my heart was being torn out. There was a fierceness in their desire to learn, despite how mightily everything was stacked against them.” He swore to the headman: “I‘m going to build you a school. I will build a school. I promise.” And so Greg began his life’s mission. He returned to California, soon finding work as an emergency room nurse, and set out to raise the money to build that school back in Pakistan. But how to raise the money? He hit on the idea of writing 500 letters to prominent people describing his mission and asking for donations. He rented a typewriter and went to work. But he was a poor typist and progress was slow. Then, irony of ironies, a Pakistani who managed a copy center taught him how to use a computer, enabling him to produce in one day the letters it had taken him months to write! Greg notes the irony: “Someone from Pakistan helping me become computer literate so I could help Pakistani kids get literate!” But as it turned out, he only got one contribution from all the letters: $100 from Tom Brokaw, a fellow alumnus of the University of South Dakota. Greg was sleeping in his car and showering in the fitness club he belonged to, in order to save money for his school project. But he was making little progress toward his goal. At this point, Dr. Jean Hoerni entered his life. Hoerni was a native of Switzerland and a graduate of Cambridge University — and immensely wealthy from his inventions that opened the way to the silicon chip. He was also a mountaineer and a lover of central Asia. Hoerni bluntly asked Mortenson: “Tell me, if I give you funds for your school, you’re not going to piss off to some beach in Mexico, smoke dope, and screw your girlfriend are you?” It was the beginning of a deep friendship. Hoerni got Mortenson started and made it possible for him to devote full time to his mission, by setting up the Central Asia Institute with Mortenson as its head. The book recounts how Greg returned to Pakistan, bought the building materials for the school in Korphe, and got the school built. And it was just the first one of many dozens that Mortenson has built, and is still building. His headquarters are in Bozeman, Montana, but he is in daily contact by phone and e-mail with his staff in Pakistan, and he travels there several times a year. The book gives many personal details about Mortenson that bring him alive for the reader. For example, he was something of a “lady’s man” — but he didn’t marry until he met Tara Bishop at a lecture given by his hero Sir Edmund Hillary, the conqueror of Mt. Everest. Greg and Tara talked for hours. Then she invited him into her apartment and over a glass of wine she said to him “Welcome to my life” to which he replied “Welcome to my heart.” Six days later they were married! It’s been a happy marriage, with Tara supporting her husband in his mission. The book gives interesting accounts of the building of schools by Mortenson all over Pakistan. An important part of the story is how reactionary Muslim leaders delivered “fatwas” or decrees against Mortenson’s schools, because they taught girls — but Mortenson has been able to get approval from the highest levels of Muslim leadership for his

BOOK REVIEW work. (For people of the West, one of the strangest aspects of Islam is its treatment of women. Consider the bizarre burkas which reveal only the poor wearer’s eyes, or the fact that in Saudi Arabia, women aren’t allowed to drive, or that even in American mosques, women have to enter by a side door and isolate themselves in the balcony. In another example, the respected “Dr. Greg,” as the natives called him because he often used his nurses’ training to give medical aid, had to get a husband’s permission before he touched a woman he was trying to save from complications of childbirth. The religion in effect deprives itself of the creative powers of half the human race! While we’re on this topic we should note that there is no limit on the looniness of fundamentalist Islam: the book records that in a medical school in Talibanrun Afghanistan, a sentry was posted in the medical school classroom to ensure that no pictures of a human were shown, and no diagrams of a human body were sketched on the blackboard!) Also interesting is that at one point Mortenson was a prisoner of the Taliban and facing execution, but his captors changed their minds and released him, even making a contribution towards his school building program! An article in Parade Magazine in 2003 led to a great outpouring of contributions, so that the bank account of the Central Asia Institute is now over a million dollars. Dozens of schools have been built. Mortenson’s life has been a great adventure and the book is immensely entertaining. But what is the deeper significance of his story? It is surely that building of real schools, which prepare young Pakistanis for the modern world by teaching them science and math and foreign languages and all the other subjects that liberate us from ignorance, must become a vital weapon in the “war on terror.” Our war so far has been mainly limited to military moves, which are needed, but they aren’t enough! Mortenson points out that a single missile with its Raytheon guidance system costs $840,000 and in our wars in Afghanistan and Iraq we have fired off hundreds of them. Think how many schools $840,000 would build! Arabian oil money (from the West!) has financed hundreds of the infamous “Madrassas” — Muslim schools which limit instruction to the Koran and the sayings of the “Prophet” — poor preparation for the modern world but an excellent primer for hating the West and engaging in “jihad.” (Fundamentalist Islam holds that there is no need for anything other than the Koran. Curiously, there was a similar attitude in early Christianity: there was no need to study Aristotle and Plato, since we have the Bible. Thank goodness for Western Civilization that a more sensible attitude prevailed: the Bible is fine, but the great Greek thinkers have much to offer!) Mortenson’s argument is that we need to support the great mass of peace loving Muslims in Asia. We must not let the fanatic element prevail. The way to the hearts of the people is through education, the kind his schools provide. We close this review with a quotation: “In a part of the world where Americans are, at best, misunderstood, and more often feared and loathed, this soft-spoken, six-footfour former mountaineer from Montana has put together a string of improbable successes. He has single-handedly changed the lives of tens of thousands of children, and independently won more hearts and minds than all the official American propaganda flooding the region.” Three Cups of Tea, One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace, One School at a Time ends with giving the reader websites to provide more information, as well as ways to aid Mortenson’s mission. I greatly enjoyed Three Cups of Tea, One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace, One School at a Time and you will too!


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