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
The annual performance season of Theatre West Virginia opens later this month. The first production is the original play “Hatfield and McCoys” on Friday, June 17.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
The National Park Service is looking for volunteers to staff the small visitor center this summer in the Grandview area of the New River Gorge National…Continue Reading Take Me to More News
A repair project has temporarily shut off access to the main overlook at Grandview.The National Park Service says in a news release that the overlook's…Continue Reading Take Me to More News
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