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Old 09-15-2014, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Huntington, WV
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An exciting project that will bring new visitors to Huntington next spring is already gearing up.

The City of Huntington, the Hoops Family Children’s Hospital and the Cabell Huntington Hospital Auxiliary are launching a collaborative art ...initiative called “All Aboard! The Artisans Express 2015.” In keeping with Chicago’s Parade of Cows and Lexington’s Horse Mania, artists from throughout the Tri-State will apply their creativity to 42 fiberglass train engine models that will be displayed throughout the city next year. Afterward, the trains will be sold in an auction to benefit the children’s hospital.
Artisian Project to Benefit Hoops Family Children's Hospital | Huntington News

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Old 09-17-2014, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Huntington, WV
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HUNTINGTON -- Mayor Steve Williams has announced that Margaret Mary Layne, executive director of the Huntington Museum of Art, will take over as the city's new director of administration and finance.

Layne will begin her new position on Nov. 1. She has been with the museum since 1997 and served as executive director since 2002.
Layne named new director of admin, finance | The Herald-Dispatch
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Old 09-17-2014, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Huntington, WV
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HUNTINGTON -- Behind the curtain and below the stage is a part of the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center the public doesn't get to see.

The plaster is chipping away, the furniture is dingy and the overall decor is anything but splendor.

It's a part of the 86-year-old structure that only staff members and visiting performers get to see, and it's probably for the best.

But those parts were open to donors Tuesday night during an Orpheum Society fundraising event.

They saw firsthand just how badly $12 million to $20 million in renovations are needed at the historic theater.

"This place is a jewel," said Bob Plymale, state senator and co-chair of The Orpheum Society. "You can't find a theater from Cincinnati to D.C. like this, and you can't find an atmospheric theater by Thomas Lamb anywhere in the United States and possibly internationally. We have a gem here, and we're going to bring a lot of the arts and entertainment we need back into the city."

About $1.2 million has already been invested into the structure to fix leaks and repair the roof, Plymale said. "Now, we're starting to work on the inside."
Fundraiser highlights needs of Keith-Albee | The Herald-Dispatch
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Old 09-23-2014, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Huntington, WV
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HUNTINGTON – Twelve communities from across West Virginia will be represented at a summit Oct. 7-9 in downtown Huntington to focus on solutions for blighted, abandoned and dilapidated properties.

The West Virginia BAD Buildings Summit at Marshall University’s Visual Arts Center will feature speakers from the Center for Community Progress, a national, nonprofit organization that is a leader in solutions for blight and vacancy.

It is geared toward cities, counties and/or regional development teams in West Virginia that are seeking creative solutions to problems caused by abandoned and dilapidated structures. The communities that were selected through an application process include: Fairmont, Weston, Richwood, Wheeling, Ravenswood, St. Albans, Terra Alta, McDowell County, Alderson, Morgantown, Huntington and New Cumberland.
Twelve WV Communities Focus on Abandoned, Blighted Properties | Huntington News
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Old 09-23-2014, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Huntington, WV
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Huntington City Council has approved a lease extension with the Corps. Of Engineers for Harris Riverfront Park that continues through 2053.

Mayor Steve Williams indicated that the original lease was signed in 1978 and would have expired in 2028.

Stressing “we have big plans for riverfront development,” Williams explained that extending the agreement until 2053 will allow “proper time to amortize investments.” The Mayor indicated that “private investment on the river side of the floodwall” is anticipated. He did not release specifics.
Lease on Harris Riverfront Park Extended | Huntington News
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Old 09-24-2014, 06:14 AM
 
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I wish things would accelerate on the riverfront. I can't wait to see what turns out there.
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Old 09-24-2014, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Huntington, WV
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It would be nice if it would move faster but anything like this involving the government moves at a snails pace. Hopefully the addition of private investment will move things along a little bit quicker.
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Old 09-28-2014, 06:07 AM
 
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City focused on storm water | The Herald-Dispatch
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Old 09-29-2014, 05:10 PM
 
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Mayor names Ciccarelli new HPD chief | The Herald-Dispatch
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Old 09-30-2014, 04:26 PM
 
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Veterans Housing Initiative

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