Sunday, September 30, 2012

Spruce It Up! It's a Day of Service

The Governor of West Virginia designated September 29, 2012 as a “Day of Service” and organizations, Cities, and citizens were invited to register their planned activity on the Day of Service. The Shinnston Development Authority registered The Rail-Trail Spruce-up.
It was a “natural” for the Kiwanis Club to come on board and the Key Club at Lincoln High School adopted it as a project. The Garden Club funded the purchase of plants and bulbs, a local trucking company donated a truckload of gravel, a local contractor donated use of equipment and his expertise as a Master Gardener, and City workers and Council members came out to help. There were over 60 volunteers – most of them Key Club.

Volunteers assemble at the Trailhead

The Sue Ann Miller Trailhead will be awash with daffodils in Spring 2013. The trailhead shows the pride of West Virginians in their State and their City. (All work was to be finished by Noon so everyone could watch and/or listen to the West Virginia University’s first Big 12 Conference game. WVU won!!)
Key Club plants and weeds
Shinnston is a small City with a population of about 2250. Come on down and bike/hike our rail-trail, visit our Ferguson Memorial Park with pool, playgrounds, bocce courts, horseshoe pits, walking trail, and cornhole, stop in at the Bice-Ferguson Museum, spend a few minutes meditating at the only Chapel of Perpetual Adoration in WV, or make an appointment to tour the original, on original site circa 1778 2-story log house by calling Gillum House Bed & Breakfast (it is a great place to stay!).
Be sure to visit the Sue Ann Miller Trailhead to see the great spruce-up done on our Day of Service.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Woodridge Bed and Breakfast Slidell Louisiana - Shootin' the Breeze: Let the Fall Festivities begin -

Woodridge Bed and Breakfast Slidell Louisiana - Shootin' the Breeze: Let the Fall Festivities begin -: Louisiana Gator Fest - Slidell September marks the beginning of Alligator hunting season and as things get into high gear, there are a co...

B&B's are a better way to stay, so while visiting Southeastern Louisiana, stay at Woodridge Bed and Breakfast - play hard, sleep well!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Shoot West Virginia to Celebrate Her Birthday!

Head for the hills, stroll through a small town, wade a river, or visit a farm with your digital camera this Saturday, September 15, 2012 - just make sure you are inside the borders of wild and wonderful West Virginia when you take the shot.  

If you have a digital camera, you can take part in the celebration of West Virginia's 150th anniversary by taking a shot of your own West Virginia scenery and contributing it (up to 5 photos) to Wonderful West Virginia magazine as candidates for publication in a special issue to be published in June 2013, the month of the state sesquicentennial - both ordinary and extraordinary scenes will be featured as 'slices of Mountain State life'. The shot above was taken by local photographer Denny Crosby, Slainte Images of the Potomac River bridges near Shepherdstown at sunset.

The theme for the statewide photo shoot is 'A Day in the Life of West Virginia' and all photos must be taken within the state borders, between dawn and twilight.  You can see rules and specifics at the website for the magazine,

Shepherdstown, WV and the Thomas Shepherd Inn B&B are conveniently located for photo shoots any time of the year - just 90 minutes from DC and Baltimore and a few hours from Pennsylvania and Ohio.   Bring your camera and be prepared to shoot!

Jeanne  Muir
Thomas Shepherd Inn B&B

Monday, September 10, 2012

You make the choice!

Which would you prefer? A hotel bread/carb-laden continental breakfast or a hot-home-cooked breakfast made just for you at The Claiborne House in Virginia?
Yes I really had this at a hotel this weekend for a conference!
Hotel Continental Breakfast
Experience the difference at The Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast of Virginia
A Claiborne House Breakfast

Experience the difference at The Claiborne House B&B in Rocky Mount, VA!