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Mountain Musings — Memorial Day thoughts

  Memorial Day thoughts As Memorial Day weekend is upon us, so many memories return of past Memorial Day holidays.  Family picnics, helping to make enough food to feed an army, going swimming if it was warm enough as pools were officially open and planting the last garden plants that needed protection from frost were…

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Everyday Outdoors — The Mighty .22

The big groundhog was well hidden among the bean plants. A young boy peered through the 4-power scope on his older brother’s .22 rifle. The bean patch the groundhog was destroying was not a novelty or hobby. The boy’s father, with help from the rest of the family, worked hard to grow lots of delicious…

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Students learn the joys of gardening at Morgan County school greenhouses

by Kate Evans As the beginning of spring turns minds to planting and gardening, Morgan County students are learning the joy of working with their hands, planting tiny seeds in soil and watching little green seedlings grow in several county school greenhouses. Intermediate school Amie Tutor, West Virginia University Extension Youth Health Educator, uses the…

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It’s Stacy-Healthy Eats: Egg custard pie

My Egg Custard Pie We always seemed to have an abundance of milk and eggs in our refrigerator when I was a kid. To use up the leftover milk and eggs, my Great Grandmother Arizona Henry would make an egg custard pie. My grandma, on occasion, would change this recipe by adding coconut or exchanging…

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BlackCat Music Cooperative welcomes spring with April 23 concert

BlackCat Music Cooperative is hosting a community music performance at the MAC Ice House outdoor stage on Saturday, April 23 at 4 p.m. The theme is “Here Comes The Sun”  and will feature multiple performers, from ages 8 to 80, singing and strumming some of your favorite songs as well as an original or two. Welcome…

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Be bear-safe at home & in the woods

by Kate Evans West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania wildlife officials get calls about nuisance bears every year in the spring and early summer. Nuisance calls are always related to bears looking for food.  Bear-proof your home to keep black bears away.  Be watchful for bears when you’re outdoors. Bears come around when people leave bird…

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Bears emerging from dens, and now looking for food

by Kate Evans Black bears start emerging from their dens as early as March and begin causing damage around homes in spring and early summer when there’s little natural food for them to eat.  They’re seeking mates and young male bears are leaving the den for new territory. Wildlife officials urge people to not feed…

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Entries invited for the 2022 Morgan County Photo Contest

Photographs are now being accepted for the 2022 Morgan County Photo Contest, sponsored by The Morgan Messenger. The deadline for entries is Friday, April 22. Anyone may submit up to THREE photos of Morgan County scenes and people, landscapes or local events. Winners in each category will receive a year’s subscription to The Morgan Messenger…

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