We want to highlight some of the positive things going down in town this week to bring a smile to your face. Thank you to all the essential folks and helpers who are serving on the front lines and supporting our community!
Great Advice For Memorial Weekend From Water Stone Outdoors
Mayor Norman Daily Updates
Mayor Norman (the cat) at Maggie’s Pub is certainly spreading positivity to the community by posting his daily antics (courtesy of Josh Gray) during this business shutdown. Norman has many many admirers and Josh is helping him deal with the social distancing and we are all here for it. Check Maggie’s Pub on Facebook to follow Norman’s daily log. Here is an update. Norman’a log has inspired some to donate to the New River Humane Society. Donations have reached $450!
Fayetteville Puts Up Flags To Honor Veterans
The Town of Fayetteville would like to honor all our veterans every day but especially on Memorial Day. The following veterans are featured throughout our streets this month by the family or friends of the veteran by the purchasing a veteran flag in their honor. The flags contain the veteran’s name, picture and information listed below. If you would like to purchase a flag for the veteran in your life, please contact Zenda Vance or send The Town of Fayetteville a Facebook Message.
As you enter our town onto Court Street from Rt 19, the flags begin with the following order ending at Wisteria.:
Rodney Myers, Air Force, 1955-1059;
David Akers, Army, Vietnam;
Robert McKown, Army, Korean War, Vietnam;
Lyle M. Miller, Army,WWII;
Kenneth Ray McKee, Petty Officer 3, Navy, Global War of Terrorism;
W.E. “Bill” Akers, Private 1st Class, Marines, Iwo Jima, WWII;
George A. Young, Army, WWII;
Leonard R Wood, Private 1st Class, Army, WWII;
Milt Dotterweich, Coast Guard, Vietnam;
Richard Edward Nichols , Army, Vietnam;
Ricky Nichols, Navy, Desert Storm;
Charles Ray Vance, Navy, Vietnam;
Bruce Wood, Spec 4, Army, Vietnam;
Jackson Lee Carte, Army, WWII;
Albert Coppney, Army, WWII;
William “Earl” Kenna, Tech 4, Army, WWII, 1943-1946;
James R. Ballard, Technical Sergeant, Company A, Army, WWII, 1943-1946
Taking a left onto East Maple Avenue at the stoplight off of Court Street, you will see the following veteran flags:
Herbert C. Wheeler, Brigadier General, Air Force, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Gulf War;
Jerry Good, Army, 1970-1972;
Bennett Blume, Navy, WWII;
Taking a right onto West Maple Avenue at the stoplight off of Court Street, you will see the following veteran flags (on both sides of road):
Charles D. Hesse, Army & Air Force, WWII;
Herbert L. Collins, Army, Korean War, Bronze Star;
Bill D. Frasier, Corporal, Marines, WWII;
Elmer Lee Pritt, Army, National Guard;
Lyndon T. Abbot Jr., Army,, WWII & Korea;
Ermel A. Hess, Army, WWII;
Harold “Harry” Fuller, Army, Vietnam;
J.C. Blume, Navy, WWII;
Roy Cruikshank, Marines, WWII;
Christopher Sullivan, Corporal, Marines, 2015-2019;
Connar Rule, Tech 5, Army, WWII;
Edward Blume, Air Force, WWII;
Larry Browning Parsons, Staff Sargent E5, Air Force, 1960-1968;
Matthew Scott Cooley, Sergent, Army, Operation Iraq Freedom,2003-2005;
S.E. Pennington Sr, Signalman 2nd Class, Coast Guard, WWII;
Frank Spangler Sr., Army, WWII;
Wilbert Bandy Sr., Army , Vietnam, 1967-1968;
Oather Lewis Jones, Navy, Vietnam, 1962-1968;
Thomas Rule, SP4, Army, Vietnam;
Richard W. Kappler, Army, Vietnam, 101st Airborne;
Thomas Kesterson, SK 2C, Navy, WWII, 1944-1946, U.S.S. Arequipa;
Taking a left onto Fayette Avenue off of Court Street, you will see the following veteran flags in this order:
C.R. “Charlie” Bryant , Army, Operation Iraq Freedom;
C.W. “Bill” Bryant, Army , Vietnam;
Kenneth L. Eskew, Army, Korean, Purple Heart;
W. Pete Coppney, Navy, Korea, 1953;
Wm. “Buddy” Learmonth, Army & Navy;
We Thank You For Your Service!!
The flags will fly through Memorial Day. They will be placed again in November for Veterans Day, again, in no particular order.
Tango Continues to Serve Our Community With Fruit & Smiles
Fayetteville Farmers Market Moves to Courthouse Parking Lot
The Fayette County Farmers Market will be set up in the Fayette Courthouse Parking lot for the next three Saturdays from 8:30am to 12:30pm.
Active Southern WV Celebrates Bike Month
May is Bike Month and Active Southern WV invites you to celebrate by participating in the Active SWV Bike Month Photo Contest.
1 – Private message your images to our facebook page along with a description, your name, and mailing address.
2 – We will have a panel of judges select the winners and announce by sharing the bike entry gallery at the end of May. *By sending your photos, you agree to having them reposted by Active SWV.
3 – Each photo submission earns an entry into the contest.
4 – Winners will receive an Active SWV prize bag with bike goodies.
Show us why you love to bike southern West Virginia!
Bike Month is sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling and encourage more folks to giving biking a try.
MoveYourWay #BikeMonth #ActiveSWV
Arrowhead Bike Farm Offering Bike Rentals
Twisted Gypsy’s Open By Appointment Only
Twisted Gypsy’s will be operating by APPOINTMENT ONLY for the time being.
Customers can message or call to set up an appt. MONDAYS – SATURDAYS…11-5.
Also, ALL CLOTHING IS 20% OFF!!!
(Excluding clothing already marked down).
🔥PLEASE WATCH FACEBOOK PAGE FOR SALE POST!🔥
We do ship, as well!!!
Active Southern West Virginia is redirecting funding and collecting additional donations to support feeding programs across the state during Covid-19 They are collecting funds that support programs in four counties including Fayette County and the Coda Mountain Academy . A local resident Jenna Grayson is also selling pepperoni rolls as a fundraiser to support this program.
Lesser Known Trails of The New River Gorge
Lots of folks will be getting outside and on the trail over Memorial weekend. We are encouraging visitors to be courteous and practice safe social distancing. Our friends at Lafayette Flats have put togethe this handy guide for lesser known hiking trails in the New River Gorge.
Mountain Surf Paddle Sports Opening Plans
May Opening plan: Beginning May 22nd,MSPS will begin “no-contact” rentals.
At this time MSPS wants to be here to help our immediate community stay active and get outdoors in a responsible way.
To get a “no-contact” rental:
- Call us at 304-785-4108 to schedule a pick up time. Please call at least the day before you wish to rent. Same day rentals are not guaranteed.
- Go to our website www.mtnsurfps.com to pay, fill out waiver, and rental agreement. (You can pay in cash if you have exact change)
- Come to our office/home location in Fayetteville – We will not be operating out of Water Stone Outdoors at this time (we will give our address when you make the appointment).
Measures being taken to ensure your safety:
- All of our boards, paddles, and pfds, and straps will be sanitized before you pick them up. Once sanitized no one will be touching them until you pick them up.
- We will have a drop off area you will place the boards, paddles, pfds, and straps where we will wash and sanitize them.
- We can do everything else online to ensure no contact.
Looking for ways to support MSPS?
- We are a Red Paddle Co Paddleboard dealer, so if you are in the market for a new Paddleboard please consider buying local though us! Check out their award winning boards at www.redpaddleco.com we also have a 10%Off special right now on boards!
- We have gift cards available for purchase on our website
- We will have Tank Tops and Hats for sale in the next few weeks, stay posted!
Future opening plans: Estimated date: June 1st (this date is subject to change as we continue to assess the situation and regulations).
- Rentals up to a broader audience with the same no contact platform.
- Small group tours (6 or less) – We feel we could remain socially distant on the water with groups of 6 or less.
New River Humane Society Seeks Creative Volunteers to Help Build Animal Enrichment Equipment
We have need of some creative and handy folks who can help design and build some Canine Enrichment Equipment for our play yard, and a Catio area for our kitties!! The pictures below are some examples of what we’d love to see our animals have at the shelter, but certainly we’re open to bigger and better suggestions!!If you or someone you know would like to help us, please send us a PM so we can get to work!! And if you’d like to contribute to help us pay for the supplies and equipment, we’d welcome that too!
Share Your Good News
If you have good news you want to share, we want to hear it. Thanks for delivering on the good news. #fayettevillewvstrong
Firecreek BBQ & Steaks is Open!
Firecreek BBQ & Steaks re-opened this Thursday. They will be opened regular business hours. Several changes have been made. Limited dine in, outdoor dining (when weather permits) carry out & curbside. Please bring your patience and understanding! We are excited to indulge in their delicious bbq.
New River Yoga Studio Classes
~Monday 7pm with Candace at the studio.
~Tuesday 9-10am with Candace at AOTG pool deck.
~Tuesday 5:30 with Geoff through Zoom.
~Wednesday 9am High Fitness with Sarah Edwards at the Studio.
~Wednesday 5-6pm with Janet through Zoom.
~Thursday 5:30-6:30 with Candace, Yoga on the Courthouse lawn.
~Thursday 6-7pm with Aimee Rise through Zoom.
~Friday at noon with Lila in her yard! What a treat.
~Sunday 9-10am Yoga on the Gorge, this week is Candace.
This class has rotating teachers.
Hope to see you! Our little studio is struggling, please attend a class or help spread the word. Thank you.
New River Gorge Learning Co-op Chrysalis Students Are Building Up The Community
The Chryalis students at the New River Gorge Learning Co-op are working on projects using reclaimed materials as a fundraiser. If you have an idea or see something you the team is taking bids for building projects.
Lafayette Flats Updated Food Guide
Our friends at Lafayette Flats have put together this handy carry out food guide. To stay up to date with menu links and hours click the link to download the guide directly from their site. https://lafayetteflats.com/fayetteville-food-guide#fayetteville-food-guide.0