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
On this West Virginia Week, we learned about plants that can thrive in former mine lands, we kayaked along the Gauley River, we learned about an art exhibit inspired by recent cuts at West Virginia University, and we saw dogs fly from Charleston to Michigan to reach their forever homes.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
The chance of ending up in the water is higher in those rapids, McQueen said. He believes in the river mantra that a boater is always just in between swims.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
The Gauley River National Recreation Area is getting some federal funds to help cap an abandoned gas well.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Some rafting guides are making practice runs before the start of the fall season on the Gauley River.Adventures on the Gorge Vice President Dave Arnold…Continue Reading Take Me to More News
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