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Kanawha Public Library

The Kanawha County Public Library is the largest public library system in West Virginia. It has the main library in Charleston, WV, with nine branch libraries and one mobile library.
The library collection boasts of more than 600,000 items, about half of which are housed in the main library. Aside from the massive resource, the library hosts a number of events and classes throughout the year for all members of the community. There are storytime programs for tiny tots, games for teens, movie nights for the adults, crafting and socials for …

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Kanawha Public Library

The Kanawha County Public Library is the largest public library system in West Virginia. It has the main library in Charleston, WV, with nine branch libraries and one mobile library.
The library collection boasts of more than 600,000 items, about half of which are housed in the main library. Aside from the massive resource, the library hosts a number of events and classes throughout the year for all members of the community. There are storytime programs for tiny tots, games for teens, movie nights for the adults, crafting and socials for …

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Alban Arts & Conference Center

Built as a movie house in 1938, the Alban Arts & Conference Center now play host to community theater productions, art classes, exhibitions, and movie screenings.
Located in St. Albans, just a short drive from Charleston, WV,it is also the home of the Alban Arts Academy, which holds 12-week classes (one semester) on various arts studies: acting (beginner to advanced), improv, singing, puppetry, movement, stage make-up, painting, and sculpture.
Its stage been the setting for performances, such as Richard the Third, Edwards Albee’s A Delicate Balance, Charlotte’s Web, The Wizard of Oz, …

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Hiking around Charleston

Even in the winter, there’s plenty of things to do in Charleston, WV. Outdoor enthusiasts, and even those looking for outdoor activities can rejoice that hiking is indeed possible.
The Kanawha Trail Club organizes hikes throughout the year. These hikes are open even to non-members. The hikes have different difficulty ratings, and caters to various fitness levels and age.
Coming up this Sunday is the Valentine’s Day Hike at the Hoffman Hollow at the Kanawha State Forest. This is approximately 3-4 miles hike on moderate trail, headed by Sharon Cook. At …

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Memorial Ice Arena

The Memorial Ice Arena recently opened in South Charleston, WV. Located at the Shops of Trace Fork off the US 119 South, the arena can fit 500 people in its heated seating area.
It features an official-sized ice rink, and is available for recreational skating, skating lessons, figure skating trainings. It will be open daily all year round, is also available for parties and events.
Admission price is $8, with skate rentals going for $2. All day admission costs $13, while after school admission is $3. Group rates for skating programs …

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The Craik-Patton House

Along Kanawha Boulevard East, along the Kanawha River, lies the historic Craik-Patton House.
Built in 1834, this was the home of Rev. James Craik and his wife, Juliet, until 1846, when the Reverend was called to a church in Kentucky. In 1858, George S. Patton, a Colonel in the Confederate Army, moved in with his family. The house was originally built in Virginia Street in Charleston, facing the Kanawha River. It was moved in 1973 to its present location for its preservation.
The “Elm Grove,” as it was known, is styled in …

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Laury’s Restaurant

Housed in the historic C&O Railroad Depot, Laury’s Restaurant remains the premier fine dining restaurant in Charleston, WV.
Established in 1979, the restaurant serves contemporary American cuisine, with French influences. Its menu offers a diverse menu, including Parmesan Crusted Escargot, Soft-shell Crab, Caribbean Bouillabaisse, Fried Goat Cheese Salad, Roasted Duck, South African Broiled Lobster Tail, and Grand Marnier Soufflé. Each dish can be paired with wine from their extensive stock, sourced from vineyards as far as Argentina and New Zealand.
The experience is completed with its classy interiors and impeccable service. If …

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Third Eye Cabaret

On the hunt for new sounds? There’s no better place to discover new talents in Charleston, WV than at the Third Eye Cabaret.
Every Thursday night, the Third Eye Cabaret brings together indie performers to share their music and talent. Enjoy a night of fresh tunes, from rock, country, and even Appalachian.

In the video uploaded by Radio Free Charleston, are treated to the sounds of The BrotherSisters, Jamie Skeen, Louis Argento and Snakebox. Other performers who have graced the stage at the Third Eye Cabaret includes Brandi Good, Moe Morgan, The …

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The Pied Piper of Charleston

If it’s musical instruments that you are looking for, there’s no better place to check than at the Pied Piper of Charleston on RHL Boulevard.
The shop carries the largest selection and the top brands for guitars, electric keyboards, digital pianos, drums, and bluegrass instruments. Aside from the instruments, other musical paraphernalias are available, like recording equipment, microphones, and amplifiers. However, despite the high quality brands on offer, you can get the best prices and the best value when you buy from the Pied Piper.
You can also expect attentive service from …

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Hello 2015!

Another year has passed, and with the coming of January 1st, a promise of a better year ahead.
Happy New Year to all!

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Season’s Greetings from Why Charleston

Wishing you a day filled with laughter and good cheer.
Happy Holidays!