9 West Virginia Mountain Trips Where your Dog Can Take the Lead

first_imgBring Fido along for a dog-friendly weekend in West Virginia!In the Mountain State, festivals, restaurants and adventures give a whole new meaning to family-friendly, Fido included.These places are top dog:1. HuntingtonCasual and tasty, Huntington’s West Virginia Hot Dog Festival in July is an enormous picnic party. Top hot dog vendors and chefs cook, and you can compete in zany contests all day.Cheer on dachshunds at the wiener dog race. Enjoy live music, a dog parade, car shows and crafts.Ritter Park’s rose gardens, trails and dog park have lots of exciting new scents and sensations for canines, too. Teach Rover some agility with obstacles like a tire jump and stay table.The Econo Lodge Hotel and Red Roof Inn welcome pets, so plan on extending your stay!swiftlevelfarm52. CharlestonLeash up Fido and marvel as Charleston “becomes a work of art” for 10 days in June with 100+ art exhibits, a chili cook-off, photography, bands and more.Hang around and watch FestivALL’s Woofstock & Wieners race, a goofy competition for  dachshunds. You can also enter your dog in sprints or show off his tricks and obedience skills.Share a nature walk with Rover at Kanawha State Forest and look for vibrant warblers and burbling streams. For river views, walk along Kanawha River Trail. It’s especially attractive in the evening, when sunsets settle over the city.For lunch, soak up beach-front ambience at Tricky Fish, which has a pet-friendly patio. Speaking of dogs, order a customized hot dog— grilled or deep fried. Plus, the dog park’s just down the block!Then, book a stay with pet-friendly hotels like Red Roof Inn and Residence Inn.4. New River GorgeYou and your dog can conquer the rapids together! The New River Gorge boasts some of the world’s best whitewater. Be gentle with your pet and try the mild (but still peppy) Upper New River.For lunch, bring your pooch to Vandal’s Kitchen, which has an outdoor patio and picnic table. Or, sprawl on Mackie’s Biergarten’s deck and order some Asian fusion goodness.Plenty of campgrounds and cabins are pet friendly, too! Check out Hemlock Haven Cabins, which has fenced-in backyards for pet owners— no need to get up early for a walk! You can also bring your dog to Country Road Cabins and New River Cabins.Dog_Friendly_Adventures_water_dog5. Harpers FerryThis atmospheric Antebellum town is the perfect backdrop for Ghost Tours of Harpers Ferry, the oldest of its kind in America. Leash your dog and listen to its eerie stories.Ready to hit the trails? Harpers Ferry National Historical Park has some of the most scenic paths in America. Centuries of history, lore and natural beauty guide you for miles along towpaths.When you’re done exploring, grab some BBQ and fries at Hannah’s Train Depot, where pets are welcome outside.The Clarion Inn Conference Center has pet-friendly rooms.6. Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, WestonIf your pooch is small enough to fit in a stroller, he can join you for some ghost tours! Or, carry him in your arms as you stroll through this historic building.7. Mountain State Brewing Co, Morgantown: Unwind at one of West Virginia’s oldest breweries. Sit with your dog on the lower patio or upper deck and order flavorful brews that go from Cold Trail blonde to dark, creamy Miner’s Daughter stout.Where are you going to take your dog?You and your canine navigator can plot a journey together or find nearby attractions with WV’s “Best of Summer” map:Get a free summer guide to West Virginia’s best for you and the whole family (Fido included).last_img read more

Europa League: Man U to unleash Ighalo on Club Brugge

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea EPL: Chelsea, Liverpool in cagey duel Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that January signing Odion Ighalo is in contention to start the first leg of Manchester United’s Europa League last-32 game against Club Bruges on Thursday. The Nigeria striker, 30, made his debut in the 2-0 win over Chelsea last weekend when he came on as substitute. “Well for me Odion is a different type of striker for us,” the boss told reporters in Belgium. “He’s a box striker, he’s a goalscorer. We’ve already seen in training that he really knows his craft. “He knows how to play as a centre-forward and he’s a fantastic professional, and human being, and he’s already added to the squad. The boys have learned his song already, so they’ve taken to him. “So I hope he’s going to sharpen up quickly, because we know he’s been out of season and he needs to do a little bit extra after training most of the time and we try to give him as much game time as possible. “Unfortunately he didn’t score against Chelsea, he had a good chance, that would have been a good start, but I’m sure he will take his chances.” The Nigerian striker has joined the club from Shanghai Greenland Shenhua until the end of this season and made his anticipated debut during the final minutes of Monday’s 2-0 Premier League victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, where he replaced Anthony Martial late on. The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations top scorer showed flashes of his combative qualities against the Blues and almost scored, too, when a low shot was saved by Chelsea goalkeeper Willy Cabballero.Tags: BelgiumChelseaClub BruggeEuropa LeagueManchester UnitedOdion Ighalolast_img read more

Dwindling few refuse to let Pearl Harbor fade

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsIt was a dirty job, but somebody had to do it. He’d stick around after they were gone to turn out the lights. This is the way our national treasures joke around when they get together. They cheated death at Pearl Harbor 66 years ago today, but they can’t hold the Grim Reaper off forever, they know. From a peak membership of almost 20,000, the association is now down to less than 5,000 nationally, and many of them are too sick or infirm to make the meetings anymore. There were once 180 vibrant chapters nationally. Now it’s down to a little more than 100, and many of them really exist only on paper, the guys say. Their chapter used to rent halls for the local Pearl Harbor Day dinner. Now they rent a room – and it doesn’t have to be very large. Art Herriford pulled rank Thursday as national vice president – and soon to be president – of the rapidly shrinking Pearl Harbor Survivors Association. “I’ve been officially designated to turn off the lights,” the 85-year-old Van Nuys man said, smiling at his buddies. Herriford volunteered to be the last Pearl Harbor survivor standing. Joe Ceo, 87, George Keene, 84, and Joe Mariani, 88 – a few of his pals in the San Fernando Valley chapter of the association – had all volunteered for the job, too, but Art reminded them that rank has its privileges. There are only 14 members left in the San Fernando Valley chapter from a high of more than 80 less than two decades ago. Their time is running out, our national treasures say, but one thing they don’t want to ever run out of is our memory of what Dec. 7, 1941, meant to this country. So they still hit the road during the year in their wheelchairs, walkers and on legs that have a hard time making it across a parking lot to keep Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day alive. Ceo is at his daughter’s Newhall elementary school today talking to her class of sixth-graders about what he was doing 66 years ago. Keene has a stack of letters in his den from school kids thanking him for stopping by their classrooms to open their eyes. Herriford – the designated last man standing – recently spent more than an hour after a talk at one school signing autographs. “Imagine that,” he said. “Autographs, like I was a movie star or something.” You guys were bigger than movie stars, Art. You weren’t acting. You were the real thing. “Tell him about the telegraph your parents got a few days after the attack, honey,” said Thelma Mariani, Ceo’s wife. He was on the starboard side of the USS California firing an anti-aircraft gun that kept jamming on him when a torpedo made a direct hit on the battleship’s port side. “We lost 87 men that day, and my father got a telegraph saying I was one of them,” Ceo said. “On New Year’s Day, my parents got another telegraph saying I was alive. “In all the years afterward, they never talked to me about those three weeks they thought I was dead. They couldn’t bring themselves to, and neither could I.” To all the proud men of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, this is your day, gentlemen. Thank you from a grateful country. dennis.mccarthy@dailynews.com, 818-713-3749160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more