The annual New River Birding and Nature Festival kicks off April 29 and runs through May 4 in and around the New River Gorge National River. The festival draws visitors from around the country to the area each year who hope to see a variety of birds, including the Rose-breasted Grosbeak. The festival’s site at www.birding-wv.com touts a bird-watchers’ paradise: “Administrated by the National Park Service, this area is the heart of the upland, hardwood forests that Cornell Lab of Ornithology has identified as a crucial stopover habitat for the continued survival of species such as Golden-winged, Blue-winged, and Swainson’s Warbler, as well as the Scarlet Tanager. This bird-watching festival highlights more than 100 bird species on a variety of birding tours. ... This week-long event features guided birding and nature excursions, world-class speakers, the finest collection of guides at any festival destination anywhere, tasty food, and a back-porch atmosphere unmatched by any other birding festival. Signature guided bird-watching experiences include the opportunity to visit a wide range of habitats, instruction for those wanting to enhance their birding skills, and the best guide-to-guest ratio on the festival circuit.” Visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/NewRiverBirdingNatureFestival.
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Time to get your flu vaccine
National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW), observed Dec. 8-14, is a national observance that was established to highlight the importance of influenza vaccination.
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Ensuring access to care for state seniors
I am absolutely committed to protecting Medicare. It is crucial to helping ensure that our seniors, especially those on fixed incomes, have access to quality and affordable health care, and can live and retire in dignity.
Rosedale captures $25K in contest
Students at Rosedale Elementary danced in celebration Wednesday morning after learning the school won $25,000 as part of the 2013 U.S. Cellular’s Calling All Communities campaign.
Funding sought for public transportation
Raleigh and Fayette county officials serving as part of the newly established Fayette Raleigh Metropolitan Planning Organization (FRMPO) have been meeting regularly since July to devise a plan to ensure that public transit continues to be readily available in both counties in the future.
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WRC, Beckley PD officials attend training
“Strangulation: All Things Legal” was presented in Charleston on Oct. 25 by the West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence, West Virginia Division of Justice and Community Services, WV Supreme Court of Appeals, WV Prosecuting Attorney’s Institute and the WV Regional Community Policing Institute.
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