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Tinder loving care: Super successes and phenomenal failures
Tinder loving care: Super successes and phenomenal failures

If you read the first installment of our Tinder series last week, you know why the two of us decided to try the online dating app.

Tinder loving care: Super successes and phenomenal failures
Tinder loving care: Super successes and phenomenal failures

If you read the first installment of our Tinder series last week, you know why the two of us decided to try the online dating app....

Dear Abby: My wife dislikes when I spend time with kids at ex’s home
Dear Abby: My wife dislikes when I spend time with kids at ex’s home

Dear Abby: I am a divorced father who has recently remarried. I have parenting time with my children one weeknight and every other weekend.

Community Notes: Feb. 11, 2016

The Department of Communications and Media Studies at West Virginia State University will be holding a casting call for roles in the short film, “The Woman in the Room,” on Feb. 18 (7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m....

Photo: Ash Wednesday begins Lent
Photo: Ash Wednesday begins Lent

Dear Abby: Close friend resists hints that I want a relationship
Dear Abby: Close friend resists hints that I want a relationship

Dear Abby: “Roger” and I have been seeing each other for two years. (We are both 50.) He is very handsome. We go to movies, ride our bikes together, work out at the gym and attend other events. He calls me every night, sends emails...

Romantic hot spots for Valentine’s Day around West Virginia, part 2
Romantic hot spots for Valentine’s Day around West Virginia, part 2
In case you still can’t decide where or how to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart this weekend, here’s a second helping of some romantic hot spots around the state.
Chefs strike while the cast iron is hot at cook-off
Chefs strike while the cast iron is hot at cook-off

It was less than 24 hours before the competition would literally heat up, but Chef Stephen Owens of Buffalo Diner seemed to be at ease as he went over his proposed menu for Saturday’s Cast Iron Cook-Off with his sous chef, Ilyana Kano.

From The Kitchen: Let them eat (Greek Walnut) cake

There is a handed-down-through-generations Grecian delight of the cake persuasion very much in existence today.

The Food Guy: Reserve a table for romance in Charleston
The Food Guy: Reserve a table for romance in Charleston

When my good friends at the Charleston Convention & Visitors Bureau asked if I’d be willing to share my top picks for the city’s most romantic restaurants on their blog, I said I’d love to. Awww.

Tim and Melody Urbanic win Pioneer Award
Tim and Melody Urbanic win Pioneer Award

In addition to the general Cast Iron Cook-Off awards that are presented to top competitors after the weekend's events, a specific recognition called the Pioneer Award, is also given.

Winners of the 2016 Cast Iron Cook-Off
Winners of the 2016 Cast Iron Cook-Off

Grand Champion: Jason Fleck, 1863 Grill

Best Use of Cast Iron: Jason Fleck, 1863 Grill

Dear Abby: Daughter left out of wedding party vows to skip ceremony
Dear Abby: Daughter left out of wedding party vows to skip ceremony

Dear Abby: My son, “Chad,” is being married in June to “Jenny,” a girl his sister “Madison” introduced him to. Madison feels she should be a bridesmaid in their wedding because she introduced them. Madison had ...

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Food & Dining

From The Kitchen: Let them eat (Greek Walnut) cake
The Food Guy: Reserve a table for romance in Charleston
Romantic hot spots for Valentine’s Day around West Virginia, part 2
Chefs strike while the cast iron is hot at cook-off
Winners of the 2016 Cast Iron Cook-Off

The Food Guy

Dear Abby

Dear Abby: My wife dislikes when I spend time with kids at ex’s home
Dear Abby: Close friend resists hints that I want a relationship
Dear Abby: Daughter left out of wedding party vows to skip ceremony
Dear Abby: How do I answer stepchild’s questions about addict mother?
Dear Abby: My husband won’t cut off financially dependent adult child

Gardening

Garden Guru: Getting ready for springtime planting

Home

DIY: Up your Valentine’s Day decorations with blooming paper flowers
WV Design Team: Brighten your home with vintage lamps

Travel

Reaching millennials a top priority for state’s tourism industry
Adventure Advisory: Things to do across the state
WV Travel Team: Winter Park — A surprising Florida detour

Columns

Innerviews: Kitchen queen reflects on years as professional singer
Rick Steelhammer: On Trumping for peace and toilet paper warfare
Counter Intelligence: Start February on a cleansing note
Live Life Fully: Do you suffer from Intention Deficit Disorder?