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Party on the Patio to feature authentic Reggae artist

Party on the Patio to feature authentic Reggae artist

Franklin Norton, Life! Editor
July 20, 2017
Filed under LIFE, Showcase

For anyone who hasn’t had the time to make it to the beach this summer, the Greater Huntington Parks & Recreation District is here to help—by bringing the beach to Huntington. Party on the Patio at Heritage Station, set to begin on Friday, at 7 p.m., will feature the sounds of Jamaican-born R...

Review: HART in the Park’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ lives up to its source material

Franklin Norton, Life! Editor
July 6, 2017
Filed under LIFE

Members of the Huntington community were invited by the Huntington Area Regional Theatre to “Be Our Guests” for their summer showing of “Beauty and the Beast.” HART in the Park, in collaboration with the Greater Huntington Park and Recreation District, is in its third year of summer shows, aft...

Childers shedding light on Appalachia

Childers shedding light on Appalachia

Tom Jenkins, For The Parthenon
July 6, 2017
Filed under LIFE

Lawrence County, Kentucky’s Tyler Childers has been the face of the Huntington music scene for the past few years. If you’re from the area or maybe have immersed yourself in the local music scene you already know who Childers is and know he’s going places. Now he may be getting the recognition he des...

Jarvis prepares talk on LGBTQ+ experience in WV

Jarvis prepares talk on LGBTQ+ experience in WV

Franklin Norton, LIFE! Editor
June 23, 2017
Filed under LIFE, Showcase

Marshall Student Body President Matt Jarvis will take the stage at city hall on Monday to give a talk that hits close to home for him. “Mountainqueer: Identifying as LGBTQ+ in Appalachia”, set to begin at 7 p.m., will address the experience of LGBTQ+ people in Appalachia, specifically in the West Virgin...

Grindstone Coffeeology celebrates one year with big announcement

Grindstone Coffeeology celebrates one year with big announcement

Franklin Norton, Features Editor
June 5, 2017
Filed under LIFE, Showcase

What’s a birthday without ice cream? Last week, Grindstone Coffeeology celebrated its first birthday with a big announcement: they would now be stocking products from Austin’s Ice Cream, a Ceredo-based ice cream shop well known for its homemade treats. For a business just a year old, owner Brenden Fenn was surpri...

Strawberry Pie Week wraps up at Jim’s Restaurant

Strawberry Pie Week wraps up at Jim’s Restaurant

Franklin Norton, Features Editor
May 20, 2017
Filed under LIFE, Showcase

  Every year, for only one week a year, a line forms out the door and down the sidewalk at Jim’s Restaurant in Huntington. On the door of Jim’s reads a familiar sign to many local residents: strawberry pie today. This decades old tradition is a favorite of many locals. Kara Hanna, a Jim’s custo...

Maier Award Winner Jackson Armstrong

Matthew Groves, Reporter
May 1, 2017
Filed under LIFE

Marshall University alumnus and administrative secretary in the English Department, Jackson Armstrong, recently became the first place recipient in the fiction category of the Maier Awards. Originally from Kenova, Armstrong is a graduate from Spring Valley High School and Marshall University. Armstrong...

Brian Michael Reed: Big Mind, Bigger Heart

Hannah Swartz, Reporter
May 1, 2017
Filed under LIFE

Not many people know of the talent that lies between West Virginia’s mountains, but one local artist has art studios in both New York and China. Brian Michael Reed is a West Virginia native from Clay County. At age 17 he lost his father and at age 21 he broke his back. “Art became therapy for...

Local nonprofit seeks to ‘ReBUILD’ community

Franklin Norton, Reporter
May 1, 2017
Filed under LIFE

On a Tuesday night outside an old house on Ninth Avenue, women sat on the porch making crafts, bibles placed around a folding table. Men carried around wooden boards, working steadily on the house. Kids climbed the walls of the porch, and one rode his tricycle on the sidewalk. From the outside, it is...

Little time makes big difference

Little time makes big difference

Heather Barker, Reporter
May 1, 2017
Filed under LIFE, Showcase

Terri Olson was unsure what the next step in her life would be. Adoption had run through her mind but she was unsure if she was ready for that commitment. So she chose the next best thing: becoming a big sister. Julee Bartram was raised by a single parent. Leah Prichard was young when she had...

Comic book club established at Marshall

Staff Reports
April 27, 2017
Filed under LIFE

An official Marshall University Comic Book Club was established after their first club meeting Wednesday. Japanese education major and club president, Hunter Reedy, said he wanted a place on campus where the comic book community could thrive. “I know a lot of comic book fans, and honestly I was...

Free Your Footwear fits families

Free Your Footwear fits families

Ryan Murphy, Reporter
April 27, 2017
Filed under LIFE

Isaac Cosby was sitting with a friend one day when he came to a realization. He realized that while he had a lot of shoes he never wore anymore, there were many people in the world forced to go barefoot, despite their living conditions and extreme need for shoes. “People in certain parts of the world d...