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Daily Independent

Appetizing Ashland Area: Griffith & Feil, goodies & fun

I recently had the good fortune to see one of my favorite people eating at a quaint soda fountain in Kenova, West Virginia. Joyce Welch and two of her Forest Avenue friends were enjoying a late lunch, as I often do, at Griffith & Feil Pharmacy and Soda Fountain. If...
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Be you at B.U. Studio

ASHLAND It was all smiles Friday as the ladies behind B.U. Studio had their grand opening and Ashland Alliance Ribbon Cutting. Family and friends of the duo — Megan Crockrel and Ashley Miller — filled the new studio space to celebrate and enjoy some cake. The women are best friends and business partners who share a passion of uplifting others.
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The Gallery Lofts Is A Unique Stay In Huntington, West Virginia That’s An Art Lover’s Dream

If you spend much time in West Virginia, chances are you’ll eventually (or even frequently) find yourself passing through one of the state’s larger cities: Huntington. And when you do, you’ll want to know where to stop for the night: at the Gallery Lofts Apartment. To learn more or book your stay, visit the Gallery […] The post The Gallery Lofts Is A Unique Stay In Huntington, West Virginia That’s An Art Lover’s Dream appeared first on Only In Your State.
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I should have known! Summer isn’t forever, and maybe that’s good. Fall reminds me of the winter that is to follow and the hope of spring when life is renewed with flowering plants and trees. The idea of having seasons brings up memories of certain activities. Finally, for once in my life, we have about six cord of firewood stacked in the shed in case of a cold winter. I finally put in my retirement papers at work and immediately went on vacation in hopes that a few weeks of “Indian Summer” may follow. Throughout my life I have considered fall to be harvest time. That isn’t because I personally have pumpkins to pick, but because of the availability of things I love. I enjoy fresh apples, newly ground sorghum, colorful porch decorations, and the rediscovery of warm sweaters. Folks are getting ready for harvest celebrations that had roots in the old countries in the dark ages. The good food such as roasting marshmallows over campfires and apple pies and sweet potatoes became part of our diet.
Ironton Tribune

Shake Shoppe sees surge of support

In the week following the news that their business was being sued in federal court, the owners of Ironton’s Shake Shoppe said they are thankful for the surge of support they have received from the community. Maddie Cogan and Robby Brown, owners of the restaurant, located at 1625 Liberty Ave....

Local coffee shop opening up new location in Huntington Mall

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - You will soon be able to get a little extra pick me up to help while you shop around the Huntington Mall. The mall announced Friday that Grindstone Coffeeology, which has a location along 8th street in Huntington, is opening a storefront in the mall. You...
Ironton Tribune

EDITORIAL: Against spirit of small town business

In the week since Ironton Shake Shoppe owners Robby Brown and Maddie Cogan shared with The Tribune the news that their restaurant is being sued by the Shake Shoppe of Gallipolis, they have seen the community in Lawrence County and beyond rally to support them. The owners of the Gallipolis...
Ironton Tribune

Views from social media: Shake Shoppe lawsuit

Our story from the weekend edition of The Ironton Tribune about the lawsuit filed by the Gallipolis Shake Shoppe against the Ironton location garnered much attention, with nearly half a million views on Facebook alone. Many readers shared and commenting on the story, with most overwhelmingly coming down on the...


Listen to win a family 4 pack of tickets to Gritt’s Fun Farm!. Gritt’s Farm invites the whole family of Toddlers & Tiny Tots, Gramps & Grannies, and folks of all. ages to visit Gritt’s Fun Farm, a 6-week fall event, Sept. 18th – Oct. 31, 2021 at Gritt’s Farm of Buffalo,

Farm-to-Table dinner with The Wild Ramp

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - The Wild Ramp will hold its annual Farm-to-Table Dinner on Saturday, October 2, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Limited tickets are available for $75/person at The Farm-to-Table Dinner is The Wild Ramp’s largest fundraiser, and proceeds benefit the market’s community programs and sustainability.

Rocky Tops Pizza adds local business to Barboursville

BARBOURSVILLE — Rocky Tops Pizza was established by the Akers family in Kenova in 1991. The small take-out pizza joint would quickly become a favorite in Wayne County. Today there are four locations serving up pizza with a thin, chewy crust and cheese sticks with a sweet dipping sauce. The...

BUSINESS BEAT: Starbucks, Qdoba, Papa John’s coming to Stadium Center in Huntington

HUNTINGTON — The developers of Tanyard Station in Barboursville announced tenants and new site plans at the former Burger King site on 5th Avenue in downtown Huntington. Brent Roswall, developer with Interstate Development Co. LLC, said a Starbucks, Qdoba and Papa John’s will be three new businesses at the site called “The Stadium Center.” The site is across from Marshall University’s Joan C. Edwards Stadium.

Ohio Horse Park Fall Festival Saturday

FRANKLIN FURNACE — The Ohio Horse Park, home of Adkins Performance Horses, will be holding their 2nd Annual Fall Festival this Saturday, September 25 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. This year’s festival hosts a Cruise-In, Bark in the Park with dog show and costume contest, Chili Cook-Off, along with...

Rest of The West: Tudor’s Biscuit World

Welcome to the Rest of the West (Virginia), a series where Xena Bunton explores the foods, places and things that hold importance to the state of West Virginia. In 2021, West Virginia was listed as the state with the second highest (39.70%) obesity rate—right under Mississippi (40.80%). When I traveled this summer to Mississippi for the first time, there was no denying that the state has some good food, but I didn’t realize that the two states were so similar—that is, with a strong love for biscuits.

Dessert auction to benefit Cabell-Wayne Association of the Blind underway

HUNTINGTON — The Cabell-Wayne Association of the Blind is hosting its third annual Sweets for Sight fundraiser, which is virtual for the second year due to COVID-19. Those with a sweet tooth can bid on tasty treats from vendors that include Delights by Davis, Lisa’s Jars of Love, Tibbenham Chocolates and Ashland Gelatin Art.

Lesage airport becomes private airstrip following sale

HUNTINGTON — Cabell County Commission President Jim Morgan said Tuesday that the county has closed on the sale of the Robert Newlon Airport property near Lesage. The sale closing took place Monday and came following several months of debate and negotiations. It was sold for $200,000 to Robert Newlon Airport Inc., which is owned by Carl Bailey, owner of the Fly In Cafe at the airport. Bailey began managing the airport in 2006.

Community news

FRANKLIN FURNACE, Ohio — The Ohio Horse Park, home of Adkins Performance Horses, will host its 2nd annual Fall Festival from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 25. This year’s festival includes a cruise-in, Bark in the Park with dog show and costume contest, chili cook off, pony rides, games, inflatables, food, live entertainment and more. Admission is $5 per person (3 years and younger free).