Looking Back at the East End Historic District

Looking Back at the East End Historic District

Looking Back at the East End Historic District Bordered by lush mountains with a beautiful river vista, Charleston’s East End Historic District is comprised of residential homes built between the 1830s through the 1940s. Most buildings are single-family, one and...

read more
Weekend Traveler | Lexington, KY

Weekend Traveler | Lexington, KY

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

read more
Weekend Traveler | Ann Arbor, MI

Weekend Traveler | Ann Arbor, MI

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

read more
Looking Back at the Kanawha Valley Salt Industry

Looking Back at the Kanawha Valley Salt Industry

Looking Back at the Kanawha Valley Salt Industry Long before coal trains carried the Kanawha Valley’s black gold out of her hills, and long before the term ‘chemical valley’ was coined, another industry thrived. Starting in the late 1700s, in what was still Western...

read more
Looking Back at the Arcade

Looking Back at the Arcade

Looking Back at the WV State Museum Today, the word ‘arcade’ brings to mind the flashing lights, pings, and bells of pinball machines, skeeball, virtual golf games, PacMan consoles, and the like. One hundred years ago, however, an arcade was defined as a succession of...

read more
Weekend Traveler | South Bend, IN

Weekend Traveler | South Bend, IN

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

read more
Weekend Traveler | Murphy, NC

Weekend Traveler | Murphy, NC

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

read more
Happening Around Town

Happening Around Town

August 2020 As everyone continues to adjust to “life with COVID-19”, Charlestonians are getting creative! Thinking “out of the box”, or better yet, OUTSIDE. Just last month, a $90,000 launch ramp was installed a few feet away from the Charleston Coliseum and...

read more
Looking Back at the WV State Museum

Looking Back at the WV State Museum

Looking Back at the WV State Museum  In 1893, the Chicago World’s Fair had an exhibition presented by the West Virginia Historical and Antiquarian Society. John P. Hale, a Charlestonian, and Virgil Lewis hailing from Mason county were instrumental in the...

read more