Author: Lincoln Banry

Weekend Traveler: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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 will find these trips interesting and entertaining. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania A scenic three hour and thirty minute drive Northeast of Charleston on I-79 will put you in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Home to arguably the best sports teams in the country, Pittsburgh (the Burgh) will dazzle you with a historic past and bustling...

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Focal Point – Physicians Weight Loss Centers

January is named for Janus, the god of doorways, openings, and new beginnings in Roman mythology. In January, everyone equally is afforded the opportunity to start fresh, to begin again. Wiping one’s slate clean isn’t confined to the first month of each New Year, but more resolutions are made then than any other time. A recent poll indicates the top four New Year’s Resolutions involve losing weight, exercising more, eating a more healthy diet, and taking a more active approach to health.    If you have made a similar resolution, what is the number one, tried and true, cardinal...

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Be Inspired in 2018!

Exhausted from what seems to be the busiest time of the year, it’s been a challenge to find time to even consider the plans for the upcoming year. How will making your HOME a Great Place to Live fit in? As I continue to follow many of the colleagues in the field of Interior Design, I notice that while many common themes and ideas are in place for what we can expect in 2018, there are also distinguishing differences! Ours, basically a subjective path, also must follow some hard and fast rules to make sure our creativity plays out...

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Looking Back at Fort Scammon

Mention Fort Scammon to just about anyone in Charleston and odds are good they won’t have any idea where the Civil War earthenworks battlement was located. The elusive fort, however, is rich with surprising, and little-known facts. Fort Scammon overlooks the heart of downtown Charleston, over 1000 feet above the Kanawha River. Two future Presidents of the United States served at Fort Scammon – Rutherford B. Hayes, and William McKinley. Fort Scammon is located on a prominence now known as “Fort Hill”, on Fort Circle Drive, and was listed as an archeological site on the National Register of Historic...

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Looking Back… at Firefighting History in Charleston

Looking Back… at Charleston Fire Fighting History Today, Charleston has eight fire stations and with over 170 paid firefighters and rescue professionals. They protect over 200,000 people within the Charleston city limits, and further throughout the greater Kanawha Valley. The eight stations encompass engine companies, a ladder company, one rescue unit and four ambulance units. They also have building collapse and hazardous materials units. But 172 years ago, things were a bit different. In 1845, the first firefighting group was assembled in Charleston. Headquartered on Quarrier Street, the fire company boasted a handful of volunteers and two hand pump...

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