Winter 2011

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Bake, Laugh, Dance, Helvetia

Every December in Helvetia, the community celebrates the Feast of St. Nicholas.

Green Gift Guide

WV LIVING finds the most unique (and environmentally friendly!) gifts this year.

Mini Meals

Tasting parties prove that less is more when it comes to this big trend in small food.

Awestruck at Oglebay

Oglebay Resort in Wheeling offers rest and recreation amid luxurious accommodation.


The Marshall Artists Series celebrates 75 years.

Sending Greetings, Changing Lives

SW Resources’ Cardability program gives joyful jobs to people with disabilities.

Primo Pasta

Kathy and Hugh Hitchcock of Biselli Pasta in Elkins provide gourmet products to shops across the Mountain State.

Mountain of Meaning

An annual ski camp at Snowshoe Mountain Resort changes the lives of wounded warriors.

Raising the Curtain

After a decades-long restoration process, The Metropolitan Theatre in downtown Morgantown is once again a destination on High Street.

Let’s Go Tubing

Oh what fun it is to ride downhill at West Virginia’s top tubing parks.

A Higher Level of Shopping

The Wheeling Artisan Center provides a one-of-a-kind shopping experience against a backdrop of history and industry.

Conversations with John C. Allen

John C. Allen Jr.'s book Uncommon Vernacular explores the historic homes of Jefferson County.

Living in Buckhannon

In North Central West Virginia, Buckhannon is a friendly town that offers more shopping, dining, entertainment, and history than you can fit in one day.

Mountain Made by J.T. Arbogast

An L.A.-based actor with roots in Pocahontas County, J.T. Arbogast went home to Cass to film Angel's Perch.


Beat cabin fever all across this great state with feasts, festivals, shopping, and more.

A Real Celebration

West Virginia tree farmers keep tradition alive—one evergreen at a time.

The Spirit of Philanthropy

From grassroots organizations to everyday heroes to living legacies, West Virginia's philanthropists are changing the face of the state.

Classy and Fabulous in Charleston

This Coco Chanel-themed bridal shower in Charleston had us wishing for our very own sweet, sophisticated party.

House of Art

One Bluefield artist expands on a surprising art phenomenon in the heart of southern West Virginia.

How Sweet It Is

From melt-in-your-mouth cakes and cookies to the best in cupcakes and pies, West Virginia offers up more than a handful of delectable desserts.