[14 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 11 views]
The Empty Glass Cafe

Looking for live music in Charleston? There’s no better place to go than The Empty Glass!
Featuring live music seven days a week, there’s no better place to unwind after a long day. The Empty Glass also holdest Charleston WV’s longest running Open Mic Night every Monday. It is hosted by Pepper Fandango (first Monday), A Taste of Charleston (second Monday), Gypsy Rhythm (third Monday), and Groove Heavy (fourth Monday). All Open Mic Night is free admission.
The Spurgie Hankins Band, a Charleston born and bred singer and songwriter performs every Tuesday. …

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[14 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 11 views]
The Empty Glass Cafe

Looking for live music in Charleston? There’s no better place to go than The Empty Glass!
Featuring live music seven days a week, there’s no better place to unwind after a long day. The Empty Glass also holdest Charleston WV’s longest running Open Mic Night every Monday. It is hosted by Pepper Fandango (first Monday), A Taste of Charleston (second Monday), Gypsy Rhythm (third Monday), and Groove Heavy (fourth Monday). All Open Mic Night is free admission.
The Spurgie Hankins Band, a Charleston born and bred singer and songwriter performs every Tuesday. …

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[6 Apr 2015 | Comments Off | 5 views]
West Virginia Power season opening game

The West Virginia Power will face the Savannah Sand Gnats on Thursday, April 9, to open this year’s baseball season at the Appalachian Power Park.
The opening homestand will also include four against the New York Mets South Atlantic League affiliate, and three games against the Suns, affiliate of the Washington Nationals.
Tickets for the opening game are available for purchase online through ticketreturn.com, starting at $8. Gates will be open one hour prior to the start of the game.
A Class-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, the West Virginia Power will …

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[25 Mar 2015 | Comments Off | 10 views]
West Virginia Home Show

The West Virginia Home Show is coming back to the Charleston Civic Center this April 10, 11, and 12.
The biggest exhibition in West Virginia and one of the largest in the eastern United States, the WV Home Show attracts over 250 exhibitors, offering everything for building or improving your home. This is the chance to see the latest innovations and different practical solutions for all your home improvement needs.
The event is open for everybody, and is perfect for those building a new house, remodeling their homes, or adding a new …

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[20 Mar 2015 | Comments Off | 13 views]
Fazio’s

A favorite in Charleston, Fazio’s is a family-run Italian restaurant that has been around for over 35 years.
Located in the historic area, Fazio’s is owned and operated by Danny Fazio and his wife, Marsha. Danny, whose family started the restaurant, comes from a line of Italian immigrants who settled in Charleston.
The restaurant serves the usual Italian fare, as well as steaks, for those who prefer not to eat pasta. Their best sellers are their eggplant and veal parmigiana, and regulars rave about their homemade garlic bread.
Fazio’s has retained its …

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[13 Mar 2015 | Comments Off | 17 views]
The Boulevard Tavern

One of the favorite nightspots in Charleston, WV, The Boulevard Tavern has great drinks, good food, and live music.
Located in Kanawha Boulevard, this is a place for musicians, artists, and anybody looking to have a great time. Aside from its well stocked bar, extensive beer offerings, and a full menu delivered by its sister bar, Sam’s Uptown Cafe, many of its regulars come back for the relaxed atmosphere, and friendly bartenders and servers.
There is live musical performances 5 nights a week, and it’s also a popular place for watching sports …

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[2 Mar 2015 | Comments Off | 9 views]
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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[19 Feb 2015 | Comments Off | 21 views]
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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[11 Feb 2015 | Comments Off | 24 views]
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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[2 Feb 2015 | Comments Off | 20 views]
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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[26 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | 30 views]
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 …