'Create WV's' countywide event seeks input
From 5:15-to-6:15 p.m. on Tues., Mar. 18, representatives from Charleston's "Create WV" Festival will be asking the general public for suggestions about the upcoming "Glenville centered" event in October. This planning meeting will take place at the Gilmer County Historical Society's Annex on East Main Street, Glenville. Create WV seeks to give a statewide boost to the communities that it selects by bringing in a wide variety of speakers, musicians, artists and tourists. In fact, Kanawha County State Senator Brooks McCabe, in an unrelated telephone interview, said that he is looking forward to visiting Glenville, along with many other Charleston friends, to see what the county has to offer in the way of cultural events and business opportunities. For further information about this March 18 planning session, contact: Dr. Bob Henry Baber at 304-462-6391.
Glenville City Council this Thurs., 7 p.m.
Due to the snow and ice storm Sun. evening, Mar. 2, the regular public Glenville City Council meeting was canceled and rescheduled for 7 p.m. on this Thurs., Feb. 6 at the upper City Hall room. Mayor Dennis Fitzpatrick invites the public to attend.
River View House to be featured at social
Place the Thurs., Mar. 27 Business After 5 on your pocket calendars! It will be a popular event, at which the community is invited to attend. The hostess will be local attorney, Ms. Shelly Morris DeMarino, and it will be the first public showing of one of the new houses being constructed in the River View subdivision on SR 5 near the old and new bridges to the prison.
Ms. DeMarino states that this opportunity for the public to see one of these modern homes and its amenities at this informal social gathering is an ideal way for everyone, especially those residents interested in new and improved housing, to get acquainted with the scenic River View development neighborhood. For more information, contact: Dave Corcoran, Sr., Co-Chair, at 304-462-7309.
Accidents decrease from last snow
According to Sheriff Larry Gerwig, the snow and ice storm we experienced Sun. night and into Mon. did not, thankfully, increase the number of auto accidents on Gilmer County roads.
Sheriff Gerwig states, "There was only one accident, a two-car crash near Dawson Farms." Dawson Farms is near the turn-off to Cedar Creek State Park.
During the last severe weather event of nearly two weeks ago, 14 accidents were reported to the Sheriff's Dept.
County Commission to meet Fri.
No doubt due to the snowy and icy weather, the Gilmer County Commission postponed its regular Tuesday meeting until 9 p.m. on this Fri., Mar. 7 at the Commission's Room at the Courthouse. The general public is invited to attend.
The March, 2014 term began on Tues., March 4, 2014 with Chief Judge Jack Alsop instructing the Grand Jury. After the grand jurors went to the jury room at 9:55 to consider their indictments, Alsop called several civil matters for status hearings.
On Sun., Feb. 23, Gary Jenkins, 26, of Perkins, WV, was charged with one count of misdemeanor trespassing (non-structure), one count of misdemeanor reckless driving and one count of misdemeanor trespassing (structure).
Now, if you're getting tired of the same old cigarette taste, or want to just "kick the habit" for good health reasons, the place to start your quest in Glenville is at the newly opened "WV Vapors" shop downtown.
The Normantown and Sand Fork elementary schools have been elevated to special honors in the Mountain State: they have both achieved designations as state "Success Schools" for 2013.
In addition, the Normantown School has been named as a "Reward School," an ultra superior accomplishment.
On last Sat., Mar. 1, WV Vapors, a new age "e-cig shop," opened at 20 East Main Street in Glenville, which was the former offices of H & H Railroad and, earlier, Dr. Carl Nichols.
On Sunday evening (Mar. 2) when sitting down to pen this column, I was greatly saddened by news of the passing of Frances Myers Schmetzer, a very good friend of mine and everyone else who knew her.
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has a pretty tight grip on the trademark of their annual awards show, much like the NFL has on the Big Game played between the winners of the NFC and AFC division championship games. So let's just say that I want to talk about the Big Show that was hosted by Ellen "I'm Really Not That Funny" Degeneres and televised Sunday night.
With the new Mountain East Tournament formatting, the league's top four teams are given a first round 'bye' and head straight to Charleston for competition. A week ago, the Pioneers were ranked #5, and they were uncertain whether they could break into those top spots.