Make Your Own Eco-Safe Cleaning and Personal Care Products:Winter Green Night at Library on February 7th, 2013
Would you like to learn how to make your own household cleaners, foaming hand soap, and other natural products right at home? WVU faculty member and owner of Natural Home Essentials, Karen Woodfork, can show you how.
On Thursday, February 7, 2013, the Winter Series of Green Nights at the Library continues with a a hands-on workshop for adults and children alike. This fun, do-it-yourself workshop only requires a willingness to learn and a few of your own small containers and spray bottles to take home what you make. The session takes place 6:00–7:30pm at the downtown public library (373 Spruce Street).
Oh the weather outside is frightful!
Thought it would be a good time to highlight some helpful links out there to folks braving the roads:
www.WV511.org is a web site that let's you "know before you go" of the conditions on area highways. It features a robust map that highlights areas that have cameras, and let's you view real-time conditions and action.
Be sure to "like" WV Storm Traffic on your Facebook account too: https://www.facebook.com/wvstormandtraffic - and get real-time alerts about area roads.
Enjoy the snow, but be careful out there!
It might be cold out there today - it was five-degrees on the thermometer this morning, but that's not stopping Rita's Italian Ice from opening a new store today in the Mid-Atlantic Market in Morgantown. If you like Italian ice, frozen custard or a mix of them (a favorite around here is the cherry ice mixed with vanilla custard in a Misto Shake) - you'll love Rita's.
And, just FYI, this new Rita's Italian Ice shop is very close to our Cheat Lake home rental, "The Treehouse".
So, stop by, order something yummy and support this new business in our area!
Mid Atlantic Market
7000 Mid-Atlantic Drive
Morgantown, WV 26508
Phone: (304) 777-4686
Fax: (304) 777-4688
Check out their web site too for specials, flavors of the day and more.
Yikes! It is really cold out there!
Temperatures this low can mean real trouble for your beloved pets. Please take a moment and check out these tips for protecting your pets during these extremely cold temps.
West Virginia University’s new planetarium is open. It is a place where students and the public can observe what’s going on in the night sky.
The planetarium is already being used for public shows to watch stars and astronomical events.
It contains 60 seats that look like movie theater chairs, a computer console in the corner of the room and a projector in the middle of the room.
The public can attend shows at the planetarium. View their 2013 Schedule of Shows here.
The West Virginia University Planetarium is located on the PL Floor of White Hall, 135 Willey Street. Admission is free, but reservations are required and can be made at (304)293-4961 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
WVU Planetarium web site: www.planetarium.wvu.edu
U.S. Senators Jay Rockefeller (D-W. Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) recently announced a federal grant of more than $182,000 that will be awarded to West Virginia University for research on the impact of laws banning cell phone use while driving.
The grant funding comes from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, an organization that conducts and supports national research on topics of public health and human development.
Through the grant, West Virginia University’s research team will determine the national impact of cell phone laws, rates of vehicle accidents among drivers under the age of 25, and the enforcement of calling and texting while driving. West Virginia University will make the information available to other researchers, government agencies and scientific communities once the data is collected and analyzed.
US News and World Report ranked three WVU online graduate programs among the best in the country.
The university's nursing, education, and business online graduate programs have been ranked inside the top 30.
Owen Schmitt, who played fullback for WVU in the 2005-07 seasons, will soon open Schmitt's Saloon, a music venue, restaurant and bar, located at 245 Cheat Road in the Cheat Lake area of Morgantown.
Schmitt and his partner, Todd King, aim to "create a place for anyone and everyone to hang out, party and play or listen to great music."
According to Schmitt, his restaurant will have a "West Virginian country flair." The idea came together when Schmitt was playing in the NFL and approached King, a "successful restaurateur," who then put together the plan.
The restaurant is scheduled to open in the beginning of February, 2013.
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