Square dance calling — the spoken instructions said over the music — makes participation easy. But there are other aspects — like the prevalence of gendered language such as “ladies and gents” — that can make square dancing an unwelcoming or confusing space. One group of friends in the Appalachian square dance scene are taking action to make the tradition more welcoming for all participants.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
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Have you ever had “churched-up soup beans?” West Virginia State Parks has hired Wheeling’s Matt Welsch as its new executive chef, who has that Appalachian dish on his menu.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
ul Smith is one of two West Virginia chefs in the running for one of the most prestigious awards in the culinary world. Reporter Randy Yohe spoke with Smith, who said it's a humbling honor just to be nominated.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
On a sultry summer evening, three women are killing harlequin beetles in an effort to save the greens at the SAGE micro-farm on Rebecca Street that they…Continue Reading Take Me to More News
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