Dorrane Bernard, also known as Cerridwen de Skene in the Barony of Blackstone Mountain, a Charleston area medieval recreation group, conducts a fiber arts demonstration utilizing a spinning technique known as “sprang.” The group hosted A Day in the Park earlier in the month at Hawks Nest State Park during which members demonstrated medieval arts and fighting techniques and answered questions from the public.
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LFC honored by Harvard’s Kennedy School
Leadership Fayette County, a youth leadership and education program borne from the county’s planning process, has received national recognition from the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the Harvard Kennedy School. Honored by Harvard as a “Bright Idea,” the program will be highlighted on the Ash Center’s website and the Governance and Innovation homepage. Bright Ideas is an initiative that recognizes creative and promising government programs and partnerships.
Officials work to improve disaster plans
Improving the county’s communications during a disaster is a top priority of the Fayette County Office of Emergency Services, says the agency’s new director.
Flag flies prominently in Montgomery
A large United States of America flag now welcomes travelers entering Montgomery on the western end of the city on Rte. 61.
Tech alumni group launches wall project
The Tech Golden Bear Alumni Association (TGBAA) has officially begun its inaugural fundraising efforts for a new Welcome Wall at the campus entrance of West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WVU Tech).
Fayette grand jury indicts six on charges in prison system
Among 74 indictments this term out of Fayette County Circuit Court, six are related to crimes allegedly committed in the prison system itself.
Civil War Heritage Weekend slated
This Sept. 7-9, Fayetteville hopes to draw visitors for a weekend of history, food, and fun during its first ever Chautauqua and Civil War Heritage Weekend.
Class of 2013 honored at WVU Tech
West Virginia University Institute of Technology honored the Class of 2013 during the 114th commencement on campus this past Saturday.
Fayette County Schools: Committee studies architect’s report on needed facility upgrades
Huddled around notecards and a 36-page report of projected needs for Fayette County school buildings, members of a facilities advisory committee on Thursday viewed for the first time a breakdown of their schools’ critical and recommended upgrades.
County Chamber calls for education reform
Concerned about the economic impact of an ailing school system, the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce is speaking up about the need for education reform at the local level.
Deadline June 1 to sign up for Coda Kidz Camp
The sound of music and children’s laughter are in the air as budding young musicians, ages 5 to 12, discover their musical talent in the fun and innovative summer program, Coda Kidz.
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