Morgantown Summer 2021 Edition

volume 10 • issue 4

PUBLISHED BY New South Media, Inc. 1135 Main Street, #279, Granville WV 26534

PUBLISHER/EDITOR- IN-CHIEF Nikki Bowman Mills, nikki@newsouthmedia.com

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EXECUTIVE EDITOR Pam Kasey, pam@newsouthmedia.com

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This Matters

CONTRIBUTOR Barbara Dobilas

10 Try This

Black Bear Historical Fencing is bringing Historical European Martial Arts to Morgantown.

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Find sweet treats and savory fare at Almost Heaven in Cheat Lake.

11 See This

This spring brought a fresh bloom of murals to downtown.

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New South Square is breathing new life into an entire city block in Granville.

12 Who's This

Morgantown’s new city manager brings experience, enthusiasm, and readiness for a pick-up game.

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17 Follow This

If you like historic homes and the stories behind them, this Instagram feed is for you.

13 Beat This

United Way created a fun challenge to crown Morgantown's most generous neighborhood.

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Live theater is back and downtown is your new go-to destination. Features 20 Work Globally, Live and Play Here 31 The Exceedingly Official Insider's Guide to Our Many and Varied Neighborhoods! 50 Endless Adventure in Your Own Backyard

13 Know This

Barbra Doblais shares her observations after recently moving to Morgantown.

14 Do This

There’s a philosophy behind the placement of the climbing holds at Gritstone Climbing + Fitness.

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