New Midland Trail Guide Is Out
9/13/2011 3:01:15 PM
The 2011-2012 Midland Trail Destination Guide is hot off the presses! This year’s cover features an illustration titled “Burning of the Bridge at Gauley” by artist William Gura. This piece was commissioned as a part of the Illustrated History of Midland Trail project by the Midland Trail Association and was chosen as our guide cover to commemorate the 150th anniversary of this Civil War event that took place on the Midland Trail in the town of Gauley Bridge. The illustration will also be featured in interpretive signage on the banks of the Gauley overlooking the piers of the original Gauley Bridge.
A Toast to UKVEDC Oktoberfest!
9/27/2011 2:06:24 PM
According to Diana Wilson, Executive Director of the Upper Kanawha Valley Economic Development Corporation
, this year's Oktoberfest was bigger and better than ever. Featuring an authentic German Beer Garden, live music, vendors selling locally grown food and Oktoberfest pretzels, sternwheeler rides, a classic car and truck show, and pony rides, it was a great event for the whole family. Each year attendance has increased, and this year was no different. Congratulations to the folks at UKVEDC for hosting a successful event!
Cedar Grove Update
10/26/2011 2:23:13 PM
Peggy Coleman, Secretary/Treasurer of the Virginia's Chapel Foundation, said that she is eagerly awaiting the completion of the Midland Trail Cedar Grove Interpretive Wayside Exhibit at Virginia's Chapel. She has visions of decorating the church and the new gazebo with lights and luminarias next Christmas while guests sing carols and sip hot cocoa.
Pumpkin House Attacts National Attention
11/14/2011 12:00:00 AM
Kenova's iconic Pumpkin House
made it's humble debut in the year 1978 with only 5 carved pumpkins for a Halloween display. Over the years, with the help of hundreds of volunteers, the number of hand-carved pumpkins has grown exponentially, reaching a lofty 3,000.