Posts Tagged ‘Tucker County, WV’

Do You Know Where Mother’s Day Began?

posted: 34 month ago by Becky Henderson  |  2 Comments ;
Mother’s Day was first celebrated on Sunday, May 10, 1908, in Grafton, W.Va., in the Andrews Methodist Church now known as the International Mother’s Day Shrine.

Mother’s Day began in the Andrews Methodist Church now known as the International Mother’s Day Shrine.

Mother’s Day was first celebrated on Sunday, May 10, 1908, in Grafton, W.Va., in the Andrews Methodist Church now known as the International Mother’s Day Shrine.

Anna Jarvis is recognized as the founder of Mother’s Day.

During the Civil War, the Jarvis family lived in Webster, a community south of Grafton. Anna’s mother, Ann Jarvis, provided nursing care and promoted better sanitation during the war years. After the war, Ann continued her work and strove to bring families and communities back together.

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MountainMade now located at Cafe Cimino in Sutton, WV.

posted: 42 month ago by Becky Henderson  |  No Comments ;
Tim and Melody Urbanic at Cafe Cimino

Tim and Melody Urbanic at Cafe Cimino

MountainMade has another home and it’s right in the center of West Virginia.  Café Cimino Country Inn in Sutton is now featuring the fine arts and crafts of some of West Virginia’s best artists. Now, when shopping for MountainMade artisan gifts, one can also enjoy their “new digs”.

Café Cimino Country Inn offers 10 elegant guest rooms in an exquisite Colonial Revival Estate, circa 1898. Gracefully situated on the Elk River, the Inn affords discriminating guests casual elegance and a beautiful, peaceful atmosphere for their getaway. Guests of the Inn also enjoy spa services and recreation on the Elk River and Sutton Lake. The grounds are spacious and inviting, offering several little “nooks and crannies” where you can relax and talk, read, enjoy a meal or just “be“.

Café Cimino Country Inn’s restaurant is a leader in West Virginia’s “Farm to Table” and the “Slow Food” Movement. As in Italy, dining at Cimino’s allows one to enjoy the whole experience and linger for hours with friends and family. The Inn features fresh food grown on the family farm and by local growers. The chefs at the Inn have been trained by Executive Chef Tim Urbanic, an old world chef, whose reverence for food and of the dining experience has made this property one of West Virginia’s premiere destinations.

The Urbanics say that the addition of MountainMade to the Inn’s amenities is a “perfect fit” since both businesses’ share the same clientèle.  ”I think that our demographic/target markets are the same people; ones that know, appreciate and demand quality in whatever they do in life”, adds Melody.

Melody Urbanic
Chef Tim Urbanic

Café Cimino Country Inn

Celebrate Leaf Peepers Festival With MountainMade

posted: 42 month ago by Becky Henderson  |  No Comments ;
This photo of blazing fall foliage at Dolly Sods Wilderness Area in Tucker County, is one of many available online from MountainMade photographer Ed Rehbein.

This photo of blazing fall foliage at Dolly Sods Wilderness Area in Tucker County, is one of many available online from MountainMade photographer Ed Rehbein.

The leaves are beginning to display their autumn colors just in time for the Leaf Peepers Festival, September 24-26.

This year marks the 22nd year for this exciting community event. Every year MountainMade works with the Alpine Festival, the Tucker Community Foundation, and the Tucker County Chamber of Commerce to coordinate the events that our visitors from near and far enjoy.

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Discover These MountainMade Artists For Fall

posted: 42 month ago by Heidi Haldeen  |  No Comments ;
Come see the fall foliage for Leaf Peepers Festival, and swing by the majestic Blackwater Falls.

Come see the fall foliage for Leaf Peepers Festival, and swing by the majestic Blackwater Falls.

The nights are getting a bit cooler and kids and teachers are going back to school. Ready or not, fall is upon us. The trees are a-bloom with apples and there’s a hint of fall colors beginning to emerge.

September is around the corner. There’s still time to come in and find a great deal on acrylic/pastel artist Beth Crowder, and botanical artist Bruce Wilson will soon be exhibiting in the Gallery.

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Grafton Memorial Day Dates Back To The Civil War

posted: 46 month ago by Becky Henderson  |  No Comments ;

American Flag

Memorial Day brings memories of parades, picnics and a day off from work or school.

In West Virginia, the origins of Memorial Day go back to the Civil War. In 1867, Maj. R. C. Bates was ordered by the War Department to locate a permanent burial site for the Union soldiers who had died in hospitals and battlefields throughout West Virginia.

Bates chose the Grafton location because it was relatively level in a region noted for mountainous terrain and it was near Maple Avenue Cemetery, where many war dead had already been buried. In 1867, Grafton held a “Flower Strewing Day” later called Memorial Day to honor those who served the community and the country during the Civil War.

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