WVU Extension Committee — The Fayette County WVU Extension Committee will meet on Monday, Feb. 22 at 4 p.m. by way of Zoom, an online platform. All Extension Service Committee meetings are open to the public. To attend, email Brian Sparks, county program coordinator (CPC), at In turn, you will be emailed a link for the Zoom meeting.

Fayette County Public Library Board — The FCPL Board of Trustees will meet Wednesday, March 10 at 3 p.m. at the FCPL Administration Building.

Fayette County Commission — The Fayette County Commission will hold a Zoom meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 17 beginning at 9 a.m. To attend the meeting via Zoom, visit, or you can call in at 646-558-8656. Meeting ID is 304-574-1200. Following is the meeting’s agenda: 9 a.m. — Pledge of Allegiance and Board of Equalization & Review; 9:05 a.m. — exonerations (Eddie Young), approve prior meeting minutes, agenda items (Exhibit A: approval of Farmland Protection Board easements for Sparks, Jarrett and Rogers, tabled from Jan. 29; request from William Bailey, director of New River Youth Symphony Orchestra, to use the Fayette County Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Building for socially distanced rehearsal space on Monday evenings from 5 to 9 p.m. They have 50 members, but only groups of 10 to 25 would be present at a time. They’ve also inquired about storage of percussion equipment at the building; order declaring mileage rate of $0.56 per mile per the General Service Administration for the year 2021 as of Jan. 1; and resolution of participation and cooperation in the Certified Development Community Program and designation of NRGRDA as Fayette County’s representative); 9:15 a.m. — re: back pay for deputies (Corporal Nick Hall); 9:30 a.m. — re: Building Department budget (Allen Ballard); 9:45 a.m. — re: Zoning budget (Angela Gerald); 10 a.m. — re: budget and 911 restructure (Kevin Walker); 10:20 a.m. — re: Midland Trail Community Center grant support letter (Bill Deligne and Lt. Nick Mooney); 10:40 a.m. — re: explanation of 7-1-3U agreement between West Virginia Conservation and FCC for FCC to approve and authorize President Brenemen top sign (Randy Prince); 11 a.m. — continued discussion and decision re: request from WVDOT for the FCC to acquire properties in Scarbro; 12 p.m. — Coal Reallocated discussion and decision (URA should not discuss services or payment of any invoice without prior commission approval or without a signed requisition by two commissioners; and to determine actual amount of Coal Reallocated revenue earmarked for the URA from May 2016 to May 2019); and 12:30 p.m. — re: issue obtaining permit for property at Wolf Creek Park (Treetop Property Development). Future commission meetings are scheduled for Monday, Feb. 22; Thursday, Feb. 25; and Friday, March 5.

Region 4 Planning & Development Council — Region 4 Planning & Development Council will hold a special executive committee meeting Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. via Zoom meeting. The Region 4 PDC Office is located at 885 Broad Street, Suite 100, Summersville, WV 26651. Please call 304-872-4970 for information on attending the online meeting.

Board of Education — The Fayette County Board of Education has set the following meetings for February: Tuesday, Feb. 16 — regional LSIC meeting for New River Primary, New River Intermediate, Fayetteville PK-8 at New River Intermediate, 6 p.m.; Thursday, Feb. 18 — special meeting/public hearing proposed school calendar 2021-2022, BOE office, 5:30 p.m.; and Thursday, Feb. 18 — regular meeting, BOE office, 6 p.m. Following is the agenda for the special meeting on Feb. 16: call to order (President Pat Gray), Pledge of Allegiance (Gray), recognitions and reports — LSIC presentations (New River Primary, 6 p.m.; New River Intermediate, 6:10 p.m.; and Fayetteville PK-8, 6:20 p.m.), round table discussions, adjournment.

Places to Go/Things to Do

Fayette County Public Library — The Fayette County Public Library system has released the February calendar of events for the county’s branch libraries. All the system’s branches will be closed Monday, Feb. 15 for Presidents Day. Following is the list of scheduled events by branch, listed alphabetically. Ansted — Pick a Movie Night (Tuesdays, Feb. 16 and 23); penny and string games (Saturday, Feb. 20); Knex, Lego and adult coloring (call to register any time); ticket drawing, are you lucky? (until March 10). Fayetteville — Adult Book Group (Monday, Feb. 22 at 6 p.m.); Storytime and/or STEM (Monday through Friday, call for appointment any day). Meadow Bridge — Read Aloud (Tuesday, Feb. 16 and Wednesday, Feb. 24, all day); Lego (Monday, Feb. 22, all day); Coloring (all day, Thursday, Feb. 25). Montgomery — Chocolate Hearts Estimation Station (through Feb. 19); Storytime (Wednesdays, Feb. 17 and 24). Mount Hope — Dollar Decorating (Tuesdays, Feb. 16 and 23); Rock Painting (Wednesdays, Feb. 17 and 24); Lego-Knex (Thursdays, Feb. 18 and 25); Storytime (Friday, Feb. 19 at 11 a.m.); jigsaw puzzles and scavenger hunt, passive programs. Oak Hill — Livestream Storytime (Thursday, Feb. 18 and 25 at 11 a.m.); Lapsit Livestream (Tuesday, Feb. 23). Every library also has grab and go craft bags for children to pick up. The system also has released the March calendar. Following are the schedules for each branch, listed by alphabetical order. Administration Office — Book Club (Thursday, March 11, 6 p.m.); Adult Movie Night (Leprechaun, Tuesday, March 16, 5:30 p.m.); and Movie Night (Raya and the Last Dragon, Tuesday, March 30, 5 p.m.). Ansted — Pick a Movie Night (Tuesdays, March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 6 p.m.); Storytime (Fridays, March 5, 12, 19 and 26, 1 p.m.); Legos, Knex, penny games, string games, adult coloring (call to pick a time, Saturday, March 6); St. Patrick’s Day coloring (Friday, March 12). Fayetteville — Storytime, STEM, Family Out of the House together (options movie night, books on tape, board games, puzzles or crafting) (call and set aside a time); Storytime (Wednesdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 10:30 a.m.); STEM (Fridays, March 5, 12, 19 and 26, 3 p.m.); Adult Book Club (Monday, March 29, 6 p.m.); Meadow Bridge — Doodle and Dine (all day, Tuesday, March 2); Storytime (Wednesday, March 3, 3 p.m.); Mail A Hug! (all day, Thursday, March 4); Racing to Read (all day, Mondays, March 8 and 15); Pajama Storytime (all day, Wednesdays, March 10 and 24); Let’s Letter (all day, Thursdays, March 11 and 18); Get Your Green On (all day, Wednesday, March 17); and Very Hungry Caterpillar (all day, Monday, March 29). Montgomery — Storytime (Wednesdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 5 p.m.); Lego/Knex (all day, Thursdays, March 4, 11, 18 and 25); Find the Leprechauns (all day, Wednesday, March 17); Plant a Flower (Tuesday, March 23, 1 p.m.); and Dyeing Easter Eggs (Tuesday, March 30, 1 p.m.). Mount Hope — Dollar Deco (Tuesdays, March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 11 a.m.); Wreath Making (Wednesdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 11 a.m.); STEM (Thursdays, March 4, 11, 18 and 25, 4 p.m.); Storytime (Fridays, March 5, 12, 19 and 26, 11 a.m.); Rock Painting (Mondays, March 8, 15, 22 and 29, 1 p.m.). Oak Hill — Dr. Seuss’ Birthday (Tuesday, March 2); Storytime (Thursdays, March 4, 11, 18 and 25, 11 a.m.); Livestream Storytime (Fridays, March 5, 12, 19 and 26, 11 a.m.); Wrestle Mania Storytime (Sunday, March 28, 12 p.m., will post on the Oak Hill Library’s Facebook page). Every library has grab and go craft bags and scavenger hunts and puzzles for kids. All programs require registration before attending.


Lenten Fish Dinner — Saints Peter & Paul School will host its annual Lenten Fish Dinner on all Fridays of Lent: Feb. 19 and 26; and March 5, 12, 19 and 26. The meal will be drive-through curb service only. Meal costs are as follows: flounder, $9; shrimp, $10; combo, $11; and child, $5. Dinners include baked potato, baked beans, slaw, dessert, bread and drink. Children can choose from a smaller portion of fish or cheese pizza. Cash and check are accepted. All proceeds benefit Saints Peter & Paul Catholic School.

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