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SPRING

2012

In This Issue Page 6

Toni’s Tales

Page 7

Meet Our Columnists

Page 8

Poetry Corner

Page 12

See & Be Seen

Page 13

Wine a little. . .

Page 22

Stuff To Do

Page 25

25 FREE Things to do in Greater Morgantown http://www.scotthofferphotography.com/

FEATURE STORIES Page 11

Smoking Ban Passes

Page 14

Breaking the Shopping Habit

Page 18

Featured Photographer: Scott Hoffer Photography

Page 20

Oil and Gas Drilling

Send us your photos of Greater Morgantown! We’d love to include your photos of the Greater Morgantown area throughout the magazine, possible future feature stories on your work or the photo subject or featured on the cover. Please include the name of the photographer, a brief description of the photo, and a sentence giving

The Morgantown Magazine permission to use the photo. Submission is the 20th of every month. Please send photos to: info@themorgantownmagazine.com with the subject line Photo Submission or submit online at our web site.

Front Cover and

Back Cover Photos by Scott Hoffer, Scott Hoffer Photography.


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The Morgantown Magazine is published four times a year: February, May, August and November. Online www.themorgantownmagazine.com Vickie Trickett Co-Founder | Editor in Chief | Creative Director Writer | Photographer

Jessica Buda

Co-Founder | Editor | Writer

Jacqui Sikora

Feature Writer

Contributing Columnists Bobbie Hawkins Arthur Morris Toni Morris Nicole Saffron

Tracy Thorne

Advertising Sales Rep

Contributing Writers In This Issue Kara Bell Tracy Thorne

Contributing Photographers In This Issue Bobbie Hawkins Kathy Trickett

Featured Photographer Scott Hoffer Scott Hoffer Photography

Talan Trucking Log Truck; Photo by Kathy Trickett

Additional Sources: Greater Morgantown Visitor’s Guide www.tourmorgantown.com Main Street Morgantown www.downtownmorgantown.com Stories and story suggestions should be submitted by the 20th of each month and emailed to info@themorgantownmagazine.com or mailed to 722 Brookhaven Road, Morgantown, WV 26508. Poetry Corner, calendar events and photographs should be submitted using the form on our web site. Advertising rates are available at www.themorgantownmagazine.com.

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Meet Our Columnists Jacqueline Sikora is an associate with Gianola, Barnum, Wigal & London, L.C. in Morgantown, West Virginia where her main areas of practice include employment litigation, school law, general litigation, and oil and gas law. She earned her B.S. degree from the Perley Issac Reed School of Journalism at West Virginia University and her J.D. degree from the West Virginia University College of Law. Following law school, she worked for a large West Virginia-based defense firm before obtaining a clerkship with the Honorable John Lewis Marks, Jr. of the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit. She is a member of The Order of Barristers, National Association of Women Lawyers and the Monongalia County Bar Association.

Toni Morris, a native Morgantown, West Virginia, is an Asstistant Professor in the Department of Community Medicine at West Virginia University. She is also a Registered Nurse, Artistic Director and Founder of M. T. Pockets Theatre and a serves on the board for the Scotts Run Settlement House. She is married to Ron Weaver and together they are parenting two rescue dogs and a cat. Toni is also a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Education, Curriculum and Instruction at WVU. In her spare time, Toni works on her dreams of being a full time story teller. This is where is begins.

Bobbie Hawkins is an Ohio native, but followed the “Country Roads” of her upbringing to West Virginia at her first opportunity. Living in Morgantown Bobbie is the Director of Business Development for Alpha Associates, one of the largest architectural and engineering firms in West Virginia. On the job and in the community, Bobbie is known for always being involved and giving her all. She currently serves on the board of directors and executive committee for the Morgantown Area Chamber of Commerce, coordinates Leadership Monongalia and is active in the United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties. She was recently named as a board member for the Monongalia Health System, as well as Leadership West Virginia. Growing up as a 4-H member in Ohio, Bobbie continues to be involved in 4-H. She is one of the leaders of the Cheat Lake Sailors 4-H Club and influence many children, from age 5 through age 21. In August of this year Bobbie started a year-long no shopping initiative being chronicled on Wordpress.com called “One Outfit One Day.” Bobbie chose to participate in this event because she is never content to not be busy. Her philosophy is that chaos breeds success and her schedule supports that theory.


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It must be the theatre in me!!!! I love writing this column and I am just thrilled that my friend Vickie allows me the opportunity. Most of the time I write about how I see everyday life. My views on how the world works totally from my perspective. I realize that my views may be a little skewed from normal, but then so I am I. I think it is one of my best features. When I write, I attempt to make my stories fun and humorous even if I get on a little soap box every now and then. Sometimes I succeed and other times I don’t. One fast and hard rule I try to adhere to is not to toot my own horn or talk much about myself in a bragging way. I have some accomplishments that I am pretty proud of but my grandmother, who raised me, did not like people to boost about their achievements. She taught me that humbleness is a much better trait. So I do try to keep my accolades quiet, even if I am proud of a few of them. The fact that I am a nurse, a teacher and have a business makes me very proud. But the one that I am the most proud of is the theatre. I don’t think it will harm anyone if I talk about it a little.

by Toni Morris, from her blog “Blogging My Way to 50.”

Twelve years ago I founded a small community theatre called M. T. Pockets Theatre. Shortly after I started the company, my friend Vickie Trickett came on board and together we have been running the theatre ever since. It isn’t an easy task. It’s 100% volunteer and there is a lot of work involved in keeping people volunteering their time. Most people want to be on stage as actors, but not many want to be behind the scenes. There is so much more to theatre than acting. Directing, set building, lights, stage managing, box office are just a few of the positions that need filled. Not to mention all of the grunt work like cleaning up after everyone. If I tried to list everything that we have done in keeping this company running, we would be here for hours. We are really proud of our work, but that is not what this article is about. What this article is about is how the theatre penetrates your life once you get involved in it. Everything you do has its own lingo, terminology. Theatre is no exception. It has its own dictionary of terms. So much so that I often find myself saying theatre terms at

other events. For example, while at a basketball game I told someone I would see them at intermission instead of half time. I say things like costume room instead of closet or paint the flats instead of paint the walls. I used the term through line instead of story line in my dissertation proposal and they didn’t know what the heck I meant. But my all time favorite was today when I said basketball rehearsal instead of practice. Ok, now that one was funny. The only problem I have with having such a diverse background that includes nursing, a theatre business and teaching is that I often get confused on what to call people. I sometimes get mixed up between patients, students, victims, customers or actors. So if I ever mix up what I call people in a story that I tell you or inadvertently say intermission instead of half time, just remember, it must be the theatre in me.


We are excited to offer our readers a chance to get feedback on their poetry. Are you inspired by Maya Angelou, e.e. cummings or Dr. Seuss? Do verses run through your head? Are you interested in getting feedback on your work? Then the Poetry Corner is for you! In each issue of The Morgantown Magazine, we will share up to two poetry submissions. Readers are encouraged to send comments and feedback that will be shared with the authors. We will only consider original poetry. Submissions of all kinds are accepted serious, funny, long or short. Submit online at www.themorgantownmagazine.com or email your poems to: info@themorgantownmagazine.com with POETRY SUBMISSION as the subject. All poems submitted to The Morgantown Magazine are automatically considered for publication. Submission implies ownership and permission for The Morgantown Magazine to run in any electronic or print issue. Deadlines There are no deadlines; entries are accepted throughout the year. Share your thoughts with the author. Send feedback to: info@themorgantownmagazine.com with the poem title as the subject.


I think I’ll have a cup of English breakfast tea.

a slight breeze assures the

glides in circles of

milkweed seed an adventurous

patience for a reward

journey from address to

provided by a breach of life.

address as far as a swirl of wind can swirl.

the tea is good, a beautiful

November on the balcony

shade of bronze to

in the sun

complement the season.

for just a few moments…

a distant church bell strikes eleven times - not for the

a little white terrier jumps

sake of keeping time as I presume

around the very bright green grass of his West Highland

would be vintage - but out of habit,

garden - a few fences over.

or tradition.

each dog to his own island.

banister shadows

they seem to have no difficulty

now dissect the porch and

with language barriers.

it’s furniture into a Picasso still life and the fox

woof!

chases a bumble bee, snapping it’s teeth in the air,

the ever present grind, thump and tap of construction crew wakes any sleeper remaining in this day - like a monstrous wood pecker pecking at the Iffel tower, I suspect if one would peck at that tower. another woof! the rose garden still blooms in spite of frosty nights and foggy mornings, as falling leaves begin to blanket the neighborhood with neutral shades of death. the gold and red crowns of autumn are dropping from their thrones to allow the sticks of earth to poke the crisp sky.

a turkey vulture

Michael N. Walker of York 2011


Source: Greater Morgantown’s Visitor’s Guide 2010 (click to download the pdf ).


SMOKE FREE MON COUNTY by Kara Bell

For months now, non-smoking activists from places such as Smoke-Free Mon County have lobbied for Monongalia County to become a county that is fully smoke-free indoors. This regulation would ban smoking from everywhere but hookah bars and designated cigar bars. Let’s look at some of the effects of secondhand smoke. There is no doubt secondhand smoke can be dangerous. Cancer.org states an estimated 46,000 deaths from heart disease in non-smokers. There are more than 50 ingredients in cigarettes that cause cancer and these can also be inhaled from secondhand smoke. It is estimated that 8 hours of working in a smoke-filled room such as a bar is the equivalent of smoking an entire pack of cigarettes. Because of this, on January 9, 2012, Monongalia County was the twentieth county to go smokefree indoors in West Virginia. The bill was passed unanimously. The ban in Morgantown was initially intended to take effect on January 1st but was moved to March 9 to match county regulations because they intend to make the entire county, not just Morgantown, smoke-free.

Morgantown resident and smoker Mike Walls had this to say about the smoking ban. “What little I go to bars will now get cut down even more. You just expect that walking into a bar, you’ll encounter smoke. That’s part of the atmosphere.” He enjoys going to a bar, having a few beers and a few smokes with friends. Now that will not be happening anymore. Many residents of Morgantown feel the same way. Local resident and non-smoker Donna Moore shared her view on the smoking ban. “I think people should have the right to do whatever they want. Smoke in bars, or not. Don’t take away someone else’s rights if you don’t want yours taken away, that’s how I see it.” An employee of the local Morgantown bar Kegler’s Sports Bar, Jeff Rowan, says he thinks that Kegler Sports Bar will not lose any business from the smoking ban because Kegler’s houses an upstairs where you can smoke and a downstairs that is smoke-free. He says “You have a choice when you go to Kegler’s anyway. If you want to smoke, go upstairs. If not, stay downstairs. Why take away people’s right to smoke if they want to? Drinking alcohol is just as bad as smoking. Are they going to outlaw drinking alcohol soon as well?” Whether you are a smoker who thinks that you will stop going to bars or a non-smoker that thinks this is a wonderful thing, everyone has an opinion about the smoking ban. We will just have to wait and see what happens to local businesses and bars when this goes into effect.

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Photo from Lady Antebellum Concert held at WVU in December 2011. Photo by Bobbie Hawkins.

By Bobbie Hawkins

Morgantown is a great place to live. Not only do we live in a location with a thriving economy, but we also experience an incredible quality of life. “See and Be Seen” is a modern day society page. This column will highlight activities that are planned, as well as feature photos and stories from recent social activities.

“Top 10 Places to ‘See and Be Seen’ in Morgantown 1.

Air Supply Concert at WVU Creative Arts Center – February 12

2.

WVU Children’s Hospital Gala – February 11

3.

Celebrating Valentine’s Day at a Locally Owned Restaurant – February 14 The Polar Plunge supporting Special Olympics – February 18

4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

West Virginia Fishing, Hunting and Outdoor Show – March 3 and 4 Donating Your Books To the Dominion Post Used Book Sale Morgantown Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours Oliverio’s Restaurant – February 15 Come Fly Away – WVU Creative Arts Center – March 6 Rusted Root Concert – MET Theater – February 17 Cheering On The Lady Mountaineers at the WVU Coliseum


Wine a little…it can’t hurt ! by Tracy Thorne (The Wine Rack)

I see it all too often, someone walks in to the shop looking for that “special” wine to serve at a dinner party. Often times they know what they want when they walk through the door, but as they scan the shelves they become overwhelmed, considering pricing, label, pairing options. As much as I love being able to offer suggestions based on my perspicacity, I am even more excited to see the intense pleasure when that person picks out “their” wine, based on their own experience. This is why I love hosting wine tastings.

Just like learning to play an instrument or a sport, it takes experience and practice. So grab a group of friends that are also interested in learning more about wine, and lets set up a tasting! Organizing a wine tasting is easy with the help of the Wine Rack. Their experienced consultants bring the wine and education to your home. There is no charge for the wine they bring for you to sample. To find out more information contact the Wine Rack at 304-599-WINE or email iluv2wine@hotmail.com

The most entertaining way to learn about wine is to invite a few friends over to a tasting in your own home. The more you know about wine, the more rewarding it will be for you. Tasting is the ultimate way to learn about wine.

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Breaking The Shopping Addiction, One Outfit At A Time. by Bobbie Hawkins

The year is 1993, my hair was big, shoulder pads were in and my college career had just begun. For the first time, I was on my own and thanks to my work study job, I had a little money. The Grand Central Mall in Parkersburg was less than one mile from my dormitory and needless to say, it was the place to hang out. College freshman typically have a tendency towards reckless behavior and I was no exception. While some begin their addictions to drugs and alcohol in college, I began my addiction to shopping. Fast forward 6 months, I needed a job and I thought about food service, I thought about baby sitting and ultimately decided that the ideal job was in my natural habitat, the mall. I began working at the shoe store and quickly realized that I had a shopping problem!

My closet today is home to over 225 pair of shoes and boots. The addiction that began in 1993 has cost me thousands of dollars, countless hours of therapy (the retail kind) and plenty of credit card debt. I have been able to control the credit card debt in recent years, but the addiction continued to spiral out of control. I have studied people who have food addictions and when they tell their stories, most of the time they use the phrase “I eat when I am sad/angry/happy”. In short, their addiction is tied to their current emotional state. As a recovering shopping addict, I can’t say that my shopping was tied to anything, other than a desire to shop and accumulate! In late 2009, I realized that I had accumulated more clothing than closet and that something had to change. I either needed to downsize the clothing or up-size the closet. The logical person would have downsized the clothing, but I insisted on the alternative. My husband and I devised a plan and began the design and construction of my “woman cave”. Next to Key West, my 12’ x 12’ closet is one of my favorite places on earth. Once the closet was complete and my clothing was in its new home, I realized that the result of the extreme shopping problem was that I was bordering on being a hoarder. Who needs 225 pair of shoes? Well apparently I thought I did!

With every article of clothing, every pair of shoes and every handbag in one room, I began to realize that I didn’t need any more and in fact didn’t need what I had. In the early summer of 2011 I hit up a sale rack at Filene’s Basement and wound up buying 8 dresses on one day. All great deals, all classic pieces with longevity and style. I got the dresses home and discovered that I have no place to put them. My closet was officially full. That day I made the decision to stop the shopping madness. Self control has never been one of my strongest attributes. I knew that the only way I could fight the shopping war was to establish an army. On August 17, 2011 I made the first step towards change. A friend saw my closet and claimed that I could wear a different outfit every day and never repeat. That comment gave me pause, I thought about it and said yes, I could wear a different outfit every day and not repeat. Out of that conversation


“My closet today is home to over 225 pairs of shoes and boots.” was born my blog - One Outfit One Day – A Year With No Outfit Repeats. My objective was to wear a different outfit every day, never repeating the same pieces, but without adding any new purses, clothing or shoes. I would chronicle this journey in the blog, on Facebook and Twitter and have my peers keep me honest! Not shopping has been difficult, but by far the most difficult part of this journey has been the self discovery and truly delving into the reasons why shopping had become an addiction. The journey is nearly half complete and I have been mostly successful. A few stumbles along the way, but so far, no major setbacks in my healing! Most of us are blessed with an abundance of possessions. I have learned through this process that the possessions are not the most important thing we collect. The things in life that are the most important are not things at all, but the people around us. In my case, the “army” I assembled to help me succeed. To fight any addiction, you must take it one day at a time. My shopping addiction is no different. My compulsion to shop gets less powerful every day and I can walk into any shoe store and walk out without having purchased anything. I can even walk into the Grand Central Mall and not shake with the anticipation of shopping! Visit my blog at: http://oneoutfitoneday.wordpress.com/


Source: Greater Morgantown’s Visit


tor’s Guide 2010 (click to download the pdf ).


by Vickie Trickett Scott and Jamie Hoffer are from the Morgantown-Cheat Lake area of West Virginia. They describe themselves as ‘shutterbugs at heart’ who take photos of anything and everything. “Just an average husband and wife team that likes to shoot photos in our spare time. Well, that is until recently. Let me start from the beginning. After entering a Facebook contest, I found myself in the middle of a makeshift photography studio in the Hoffer garage. Lights, stark white background surrounded by a boat and asports car. Not being a fan of having my photo taken, I was wondering how I got myself into this. For the next five hours I posed, changed outfits and got a little taste of the life of a model. Other than a few poses that wanted limbs to go in directions they were not meant to go in, it was really quite painless. I waited in anticipation for my photos to appear on Facebook. It was exciting to wake up, grab that morning coffee and see what new surprise Scott had for me. I now am the proud owner of some wonderful photos that I never imaged I would have of myself. The Hoffers’ favorite type of photography is pinup and car photography—photos that resemble the 50’s and 60’s era. Their story began with Scott taking photos of friends vehicles and doing automotive photography for a web site in West Virginia. From there, they started taking photos of family and friends, children. Recently, Scot turned down a job in Texas and turned his basement weight room into a real studio. They have not looked back since. He books shoots Monday through Friday and gives his clients some amazing photos. I hope you enjoy a few of his favorites that he has shared with us. And if you’re in need of new photos, give them a call. You won’t be sorry!


OIL AND GA

THE GOOD. . .THE Unless you live under a rock, not likely, you have probably heard about the Marcellus Shale, and the significant exploration of natural gas along the east coast including in West Virginia. Stories abound regarding West Virginia land owners who have made significant amounts of money by leasing their mineral rights to companies who seek to recover the natural gas trapped under our beautiful mountains. While leasing can be a lucrative option, the business of oil and natural gas leasing, like the wild west, is about maneuvering through the Good, the Bad and the Ugly!

produced and sold, minus certain costs and expenses,” says Brown.

To begin, leases typically provide a mineral owner with a “delay rental” or “lease bonus” which is paid up-front. This payment gives the mining company the right to enter the property, conduct tests and determine if suitable minerals exist; and is intended provide consideration to the landowner while the company decides whether it will exercise any of the rights granted in the lease. If the minerals are developed, or extracted and sold, the mineral owner will also receive a royalty payment which is, typically,“equal to one-eighth of the value of the oil or gas

owners who entered into leases without fully understanding its terms,” says Brown. “Once the lease has been signed, there is little that a mineral owner can do to change the terms.”

Beyond the income generated for mineral owners, oil and gas exploration has resulted in the creation of jobs during a shaking economy. According to the Just Beneath the Surface Alliance website, an initiative supported by the Oil and Gas Association of West Virginia, “the natural gas industry is one of West Virginia’s leading employers of local workers. Currently, the industry makes it possible for 35,000 West Virginia jobs. The industry directly pays yearly salaries of nearly $760 million, with the average yearly wage for the industry being $60,000.” Further, the Just Beneath the Surface Alliance reports The Good: that “with the development of the The “good” in oil and natural gas leasing is obvious. Marcellus formation, there is the Mineral owners can enter into leases with exploration potential for 7,000 new West and drilling companies, and profit from the endeavor. Virginia jobs.” Without getting into the political issues related to the exploration and drilling, the business of oil and gas leasing has provided a much needed economic boost The Bad: to some Appalachian communities. “The exploration But, as with all things, the “bad” of the Marcellus Shale has created a huge increase side of oil and gas leasing could in oil and gas leasing in Monongalia County and the have devastating effects on the surrounding areas,” says Erik Brown a Morgantown mineral owner. “The biggest based oil and gas attorney. concerns we see are mineral

For every story of leasing success, there are stories about mineral owners that did not read or fully understand their lease before entering the agreement. Before signing any oil or gas lease, all


AS LEASING:

E BAD. . .THE UGLY mineral owners should consider the following:

• What is underground gas storage?

• How will my land be disturbed by the exploration The lease may contain a clause which permits and drilling of oil and gas? storage of gas in return for an annual payment. This is The process of drilling for oil and gas, and the common because gas production reservoirs are ideal establishment of a well is usually a temporary for underground gas storage after the gas has been activity. However, it requires the use of large produced, but prior to sale. As with many other terms equipment resulting in a construction site. Be of a lease, this clause is negotiable. sure that you know how much of your land and which parts of it will be used for access, drilling, production, pipelines, compressors and short or long term storage of equipment. Further, to ensure that the surface of your property is restored once the company has finished its work, make sure that you have reclamation plans clearly stated in the lease prior to signing.

• Can my lease be assigned?

Yes. Oil and gas leases typically contain language that allows a lease to be assigned by the company to another entity. Make sure you understand how your rights are effected if an assignment occurs. • How do I protect my water sources?

Protection of your water sources, like natural springs, ponds, or wells, can be included as a lease term. Make • What if I suffer damage to my crops, buildings or other personal property? sure that the company knows of the existence of water sources, and ensure that a reclamation clause Consider how you use your for water sources is included in the lease. property. For example, language in the lease can require fences or other safeguards to protect people and/ The Ugly or livestock. You can also ask for terms that make the company The business of oil and gas exploration is full of pitfalls, responsible for damage to crops, and can get “ugly” when the landowner and company livestock, buildings and other do not agree on the meaning behind lease terms. The end result is usually litigation. Just like the number personal property. of oil and gas leases, legal claims filed by parties to • Can I get free gas? oil and gas leases have increased. Further, there has If a well is drilled on you been a sharp increase in lawsuits involving oil and gas property, you can also negotiate related accidents, concern over water contamination, for the ability to have free natural gas to a home claims that companies did not properly reclaim land, or structure. However, unless the lease specifically disputes over who owns mineral rights, and claims states that the company is required to cover the cost related to the payment of royalties. No matter the of equipment and installation, you may have to pay basis of the claim, oil and gas litigation can be a for it. In the alternative, you may also negotiate for long and costly process. This, knowing your rights before you enter into an oil and gas lease is crucial to a monetary payment in lieu of free gas. happy ending.


FEBRUARY

STUFF T

February 11 - Mylan Park “Bounce Music Festival” Mylanpark.com | 304.983.2383 February 11 - 9th Annual Children’s Hospital Gala Morgantown Event Center | parsona@wvuhealthcare.com February 11 - Morgantown Elks “Derby Days Cash Bash” Chestnut Ridge Road | 304.599.ELKS February 14 - Happy Valentine’s Day! February 18 - WV Polar Plunge 12 Noon | Star City Park Photo by Kathy Trickett

February 25 - Dorsey Knob Ice Bowl All Day Disc Tournament Golf for Bartlett House Dorsey Knob Park | www.dorseyknob.org February 26 - Lakeview Resort Spring Bridal Show www.lakeviewbride.com

February 28 - World Spay Day Morgantown Spay & Neuter Assistance Program Retail Store, Morgantown Mall nancy.young@mail.wvu.edu

MARCH March 2, 3, 4 - Pahl Mite A Major Hockey Tournament Morgantown Ice Park | 1001 Mississippi Street 304.296.8356 March 9, 10, 11 - Northern WV Home Builders Home Show Mylan Park | www.morgantownhomeshow.com March 15 - Picadilly Indoor Circus 12 - 1 p.m. | Mylan Park | www.mylanpark.com

Photo by Kathy Trickett


TO DO! March 17 Happy St. Patrick’s Day! March 24 & 25 - Special Olympics State Basketball Tournament at the WVU Student Recreation Center | src@mail.wvu.edu March 25 - Pictures with Easter Bunny on a Harley 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Triple S Harley Davidson 308 Cheat Road events@triples.hd.com March 27 - Harlem Globe Trotters 7 p.m. | WVU Coliseum | ticketmaster.com

APRIL April 1 - April Fool’s Day April 6 - Good Friday April 7 & 8 - G.B.A. WV Shootout 50 Girl’s Basketball Teams compete | 304.293.PLAY WVU Student Recreation Center April 8 - Easter Sunday April 13, 14, 15 - Mylan All Pets Expo mylanpark.com April 21 - Wild Warrior Challenge Mylan Park | mylanpark.com

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March 28 - Stepping Stones Art Festival 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Mylan Park | mylanpark.com


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Source: Greater Morgantown’s Visitor’s Guide 2010 (click to download the pdf ).


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