Sports Blog

From the Bench: State Champion Pole Vault Hopeful Hadjis Facing Long Odds to Beat Injury

After 20-plus years writing, it’s rare when someone catches me off guard. Yet Bridgeport High School student Sam...

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It’s Happening

It's Happening: Another Round of Mud Pies to Violets; Deer to Dandelions

There perhaps has never been a spring as welcome as this one - and the fact that the last several days have featured major...

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A&E Blog

ArtsLink: Connie, the Bridgeport Stage Crafters and Why Words Can be More Valuable than Money

I hate money.    I hate what people will do to acquire it. I hate not having it. I hate how not...

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ToquiNotes: For Jerome Axton, It's Time to Let the Battle Begin

One of Jerome Axton’s former basketball coaches talks about his work ethic in glowing terms. He described him as...

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Emergency Services Blog

How You Can "Be A Force of Nature" in Face of Disaster

Severe weathercan strike anywhere at any time.Thunderstorms and lightning,flash floods,tornadoesand evenwinter stormscan d...

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Weekend Angler

Weekend Angler: All I Want for Christmas is Some Smallmouth Bass

The Christmas Holiday Season has arrived along with some snow, incredible food, shopping, and special time with family and...

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Mikini Bikini

Women Dress for Women

You could say the corporate office where I work isn’t your typical Fortune 500 environment.  Now well-known ...

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Conservation Station

Conservation Station: Make Your New Year's Resolutions Count

I would like to wish you all a wonderful and safe holiday season!  Thank you for all the support you, my readers,...

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Off the Shelf

Off The Shelf: Book Sale this Week

April 21st through the 26th marks the return of our book sale. Because of the epic number of donations this year we mo...

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Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness: These Are a Few of My Thanksgiving Things...

I look back on Thanksgiving dinners as a child with nothing but fondness and warmth. The excitement I felt as my mom s...

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Healthy Kids First

Healthy Kids First: "Nature's Candy"

I am always looking for quick and easy snacks for the kids and nothing beats a granola bar. Lately, I can’t...

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Mandy Curry

Mandy Curry

The Locavore Next Door

The Locavore Next Door: How to Speak & Eat Like a Local

Growing up there were culinary traditions and ways of doing things that I just took for granted.  It wasn’t...

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Carrie Robinson

Carrie Robinson

Brady's Blog

Brady's Blog: The Ten Thousand Foot View of Bridgeport's Color War

I’ve been thinking a lot about Tracy Marrow the last few weeks.  I’m sure that name means nothing to most...

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Tim Brady

Tim Brady

College View

College View: Campus Thoughts of WVU's Big 12 Move

EDITOR'S NOTE: This article initially appeared in The Daily Antheneum, West Virginia University's student newspape...

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Lacey Palmer

Lacey Palmer

Journey to the Crown

Journey to the Crown: Winding Up Appearances as Miss WV

It has been quite some time since I have posted about my recent appearances! Here is what I have been up to around the...

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Strong Ideas

STRONG Idea: 12 Days of Fitness; Day 12

On the twelfth DAY OF FITNESS, my trainer gave to me 12 Squat Hops 11 Full Body Sit-ups 10 Stance Jacks...

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Wheels Up

Wheels Up: Telling RFK to Get a Haircut and Other Presidential Bridgeport Visit Tidbits

Thanks again for the great feedback on my article featuring Chet Whitehair.  He is truly a fascinating man. I was thi...

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Benedum Blog

Benedum Blog: Gearing Up for the "Festival of the Century"

The Bridgeport Benedum Festival is gearing up for its biggest and best event in many years. As festival chair, I am as...

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John Belcastro

John Belcastro

Let’s Get Fresh

Let's Get Fresh: Spring Remembrances

The Market marks another milestone today as we finish off our 3rd Winter Market season and head into our 6th outdoor seaso...

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Bob Workman

Bob Workman

A Little Know-Howe

A Little Know-Howe: Let Them Eat

Perception is reality. How many times have you heard that phrase? The reason it has stood the test of time? There'...

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The Grapevine

The Grapevine: Spain: The Final Chapter

As a final chapter to my recent trip to Spain, I just want to tell you about the Tomb of Christopher Columbus. How fit...

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Rosalyn Queen Alonso

Rosalyn Queen Alonso

Student Perspective

Student Perspective: Member of RAZE, Leah Stutler Shares its Mission to Stomp Out Tobacco Use

RAZE is a statewide, teen-led movement to spread the word of the Lies of Big Tobacco in West Virginia. The definition of R...

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Leah Stutler

Leah Stutler

City Faces

City Faces in Different Places

My son Michael runs track at Bridgeport High School. Over the years I’ve gotten to know so many wond...

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Michelle Duez

Michelle Duez

Cantrell’s Corner

Cantrell's Corner: A Presidential Experience

Last Friday, I found myself with a V.I.P Pass to meet 43 of the former presidents of the United States. Well, they were Jo...

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Hannah Cantrell

Hannah Cantrell

Floral Design with Cara

Floral Design with Cara: Wheat Grass- Nutritional and Beautiful

Over 5,000 years ago, Mesopotamians found wheat grass to be sacred and a part of their health and vitality. Today, whe...

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