By David H. Corcoran, Sr.,
Mayor Dennis Fitzpatrick and the Glenville City Council pressed ahead on a number of local issues at its regular monthly meeting on Mon., Nov. 3, 2014.
First of all, the Council approved making Pine Street "one-way" from Walnut Street to the High School on a limited basis. Upon the Mayor's recommendation, one-way will only be in effect on school days from 7-to-8:30 a.m. in the mornings and 2:30-to-4 p.m. in the afternoons, starting after the Thanksgiving school break, specifically Mon., Dec. 1. This will allow school buses to use the narrow street to the high school without the fear of running into oncoming traffic congestion.
On last Fri., Nov. 7, the deal that the Jeff Roberts' family, of SR 5 West, had been dreaming of for some time went into effect.
The Gilmer County businessman bought Audrey's Family Restaurant from Audrey Miller and renamed it: the Cornerstone Cafe.
“Our whole family cooks, and we enjoy doing it together,” he stated, saying that he, wife Robin and their children will operate the new eatery. Daily specials and freshly made pies will be their specialties.
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During a Thurs., Oct. 30 ceremony in Morgantown, local Glenville newspaper Publisher David Corcoran, Sr. spoke about Pearl Buck's legacy and the historic partnership that will bring the West Virginia Nobel laureate's collection of works to West Virginia University.
In addition, years ago, the Woman's Club of Glenville raised funds to buy and restore the late author's birthplace in Hillsboro.
Community Resources, Inc. (CRI) is committed to understanding, anticipating, assessing, and, ultimately, addressing the needs in our region.
Beginning in the fall of this year, Community Resources, Inc. will form a collaborative work group with local elected officials, community-based organizations, city council members, and current clients within an 11 county region known as northwestern WV.
A collaborative community needs assessment will be conducted to evaluate and gain a better understanding of our region's needs as it relates to under-resourced families.
It is the hope that after the assessment is completed, Community Resources, Inc. will be able to better identify specific issues and needs facing our community. We will be able to better evaluate how those needs are being met in order to better connect residents with services in the multi-county region.
If you are interesting in completing the assessment and making your community a better place to live, please visit our website at http://cricap.org/Assessment/tabid/281/Default.aspx, Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/wvcri or reach us by phone at 304-485-5525/
We thank you in advance for your time and dedication to your community by completing our needs assessment.
For over a year, glenvillenews.com has been, for all practical purposes, either "off or on" or "out of commission." Now, however, the site has been redesigned and is being updated weekly, sometimes more often as breaking news comes in.
The website was designed by local businessman Stanley McLaughlin II, who owns Data Solutions. Kristal Sheets is now managing the web page.
Having lived in Glenville between 2001 and 2004, Sheets has returned to Glenville after being gone for several years. She was a contributor to the paper during most of time she lived in Glenville, and in 2005, she, as editor, won a WV Press Association award for "Best Columnist" for a 2004 submission to her column titled "Don't Get Me Started."
On Tues., Nov. 4 all across America, our citizens came out to the polls in order to select their governmental representatives from the state capitols up to the national capitol. And, in the main, a great tsunami swept into offices the Republican Party's candidates, except for a number of local races where the Democrats were well known, respected and doers for the people.
Yes, Americans want a change, and now we've gotten it.
A 2nd Look –
With the Create WV Conference/Festival having taken place in Glenville this week and with Glenville State College as host, many ideas for improving this city, county and state were advanced by the numerous presenters. Moreover, they were- mostly- well received by our local participants.
A healthful practice –
“Gilmer County on the Move” is a six-week fitness program, which takes place here in Gilmer County. It's a golden opportunity for local people, wanting to shed some weight or become more healthy, to walk together on a regular basis, to log their miles and to, perhaps, win a prize.
We editors were recently questioned about if the Little Kanawha Bus service can "make a financial go of it" here in Gilmer County. All we can say is: "It's still running, but, maybe, at half speed or one-fourth of capacity." Truly, this public service really needs a boost.
To increase ridership, our suggestion is that the service's management make contact with the agencies and places that would most benefit from its services, notably the college, senior center, Historical Society, the downtown and Hays City merchants, among others. In that way, the bus line can create special trips to accommodate the specific clienteles. Or, with the senior center, maybe even arrange day mini-vacation trips to historic and scenic sites around the Mountain State. In fact, this senior editor would be happy to give a tour of the historic Southern West Virginia Coalfields to any area groups who'd want that type of day long excursion. Seeing the hometown of the Rocket Boys, the first Head Start School, the only World War I Colored War Memorial Building in the United States, and other landmarks of the coal mining history. Yes, we editors will help the LK Busline, if asked.
Glenville Newspapers Deadline Change!
The Glenville Democrat/ Pathfinder Newspapers deadline for the week of Thanksgiving will be changing from the regular Monday at 5:00 p.m. deadline to NOON on FRI., NOV. 21 in order for us to layout and print early due to the Holiday. The newspapers will be mailed out and delivered to the stores on Tues., Nov. 25 to assist our readers in getting their newspapers before Thanksgiving. If you need to get something in, please call our office Mon.-Fri. from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The deadline will go back to the regular day and time the following week.
Gilmer's BOE Work Session scheduled for Thurs., Nov. 13 postponed
The Gilmer County Board of Education work session scheduled for Thurs., Nov. 13 in the BOE conference room has been postponed until further notice.
Thanksgiving Special Section Invitation to everyone!