Today, there are nearly 7 million people aged 65 and older in the U.S. living with Alzheimer’s dementia, including 38,100 in West Virginia. The Alzheimer’s Association is encouraging West Virginians to think about their brain health and the benefits of building healthy brain habits during Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month[Read More…]

DoHS Recognized for State Innovations to Advance Respite Care

The West Virginia Department of Human Services (DoHS) has been recognized by the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) for its policy strategies shared at the State-Federal Respite Summit on West Virginia’s partnership with managed care organizations (MCOs) and universities to train the workforce that supports children and adults[Read More…]

Brooke County Fair Bingo

The Brooke County Fair will sponsor a bingo event Tuesday, June 18, at Brooke Hills Park – Bald Eagle Shelter. Doors will open at 5 p.m. with games beginning at 6 p.m.Admission is $15 and includes 10 regular games and one coverall.The event will also include special games, raffles and[Read More…]

Pull Up A Chair

By: Hettie Basil Lighttower I first experienced meditation in college in the mid 80’s. I thought it was really annoying and kinda stupid to just sit there and do nothing. I had heard about it or seen it on National Geographic shows where the guy traveled around the world and[Read More…]

Mount Union Spring 2024 Dean’s List

Ava Bolen of Wellsburg, William Cruny of Follansbee and Jack Scopel of Weirton have been named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2024 semester at the University of Mount Union.To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must have completed at least 12 credit hours of traditionally graded coursework[Read More…]

Colliers Student Graduates from Marietta College

Rachel Kazmirski, of Colliers, was among more than 215 students who received diplomas at Marietta College’s 187th commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 4, in the Dyson Baudo Recreation Center.Kazmirski completed requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science and graduated Magna Cum Laude.Kazmirski is also a graduate of[Read More…]

Brooke County Library Book Club

A group of friends, a good book, and free-flowing discussion… doesn’t that sound like the ingredients for a wonderful experience. The Brooke County Public Library will be meeting on Thursday, June 27, at 5 p.m., in person and virtual to discuss the book “Sorrow Road” by Julia Keller. You will[Read More…]

Holiday Hours at the Library

The Brooke County Public Library and Follansbee Branch will be closed Wednesday, June 19 in observance of Juneteenth Freedom Day and Thursday, June 20 in observance of West Virginia Day.

Brooke County Public Library Journaling Event

The Brooke County Public Library is offering “Adventures in Journaling.” Learn the basics of visual and written journaling Tuesday, June 18, at either 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. or 3:30–5 p.m. This workshop for adults and young adults will briefly cover types and techniques of journaling. Then, participants will get to personalize[Read More…]