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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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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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[14 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | 14 views]
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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[8 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | 3 views]
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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[1 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | 6 views]
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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[25 Dec 2014 | Comments Off | 9 views]
Season’s Greetings from Why Charleston

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

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[15 Dec 2014 | Comments Off | 24 views]
The Esquires 50 Years Celebration Dance

Lose yourself in the smooth rhythm and blues sounds straight from the 60’s as the The Esquires Band celebrates their 50 years in music this December.
The Esquires was formed in 1963, and debuted at the Stonewall Jackson High School assembly. They performed all around the Southeastern United States, at clubs and colleges. The band members took their own paths in 1971, and the group reunited in 1983 wildly successful holiday reunion dance, that attracted the crowd who grew up to their music. Though the band members have changed throughout the …

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[8 Dec 2014 | Comments Off | 11 views]
Lola’s

Pizza comes in all flavors and sizes, but if there’s a hankering for a pie that goes beyond the usual, there’s no better place to go in Charleston, WV than at Lola’s.
Located just down the road from the Bridge Road shops in a charming little house, Lola’s makes homemade Neapolitan style pizza. Cooked on a stone hearth, the pizzas here have a great combination of toppings and sauce, baked on top of a deliciously crispy crust.
Diners have the choice to pick from Lola’s tried and tested gourmet pizzas, or create …

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Shows this December at The Comedy Zone

This December, have a laughter-filled weekend at The Comedy Zone in Charleston, WV.
John Betz, Jr. will entertain the crowd with the exciting tales of his life working for the Federal Government and later on teaching high school Mathematics. He will be joined on stage by Jourdain Fisher on December 5 at 8pm, December 6 at 7 pm and again at 9 pm. Tickets for this show costs $10. This is a 21+ show.
Donna Carter will be sashaying on to the stage with her signature syrupy southern drawl on December 12 …

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Manna Meals: Also for the working poor

Manna Meal has served more than 2 million meals since it opened its doors in 1976.
Charleston’s largest soup kitchen is located on Quarrier Street, inside St. John’s Episcopal Church. Established mainly to serve meals to the homeless, Manna Meals has now started feeding low-income individuals, recently unemployed, or anyone who have no other means to get sustenance. Many of their recent visitors are workers, who need a little help to get by until their next paycheck.
Manna Meals serves breakfast (8 am – 9 am) and lunch (11:30 am to …