West Virginia

The Important Role Of Public Administration In Crisis Relief and Family Preparedness

Natural and manmade disasters happen all over the world, often with very little warning. As global warming’s effect is making natural disasters more commonplace, it has become vital for disaster management solutions to evolve to meet the need.     Between 2011 and 2013, the federal government spent over $135 billion on disaster relief. This …

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Unique Travel Experiences

Now that the kids are grown up and starting off their own adventures, it is the ideal time for you to get out of the house and start to explore the world once again. You’ve done the standard family trips which were more work than fun and now you’re ready for traveling on your own terms. Why not try something a bit different? 

Show Off Your School Spirit with a FANCHEST

Whether you are starting your college education or the parent of a college student, FANCHEST is a great way to show your team spirit.
Show off what college your kids are attending with great team gear.
Start your freshman year off right with official merchandise.

What is a Ramp and how do you cook them EclecticEvelyn.com

What are Ramps and How Do You Cook Them?

Call them ramps, spring onions, ramsons, wild leeks or wild garlic, as Mamaw Flotie would say “hit don’t matter what ya call’em they’ll cure what ails ye”.  Recipes for Spring Tonic and Ramp Shrimp Scampi included.

Coal Camp Stranger

Mr. Anders had seen a family tossed out by hired men just hours after the father had been killed in a mine explosion. A woman heavy with child and four little children with nowhere to go tossed out like garbage. He could still hear her crying and screaming in Italian not understanding what was happening.

Bashful Smile

Could this child be a relative, maybe a distant cousin with those blonde eyelashes like mine and that nose that looks like my son’s?  I don’t recollect any family in the Scott’s Run area but sometimes families traveled when a mine closed.

Food For the Starving Huntington WV Opioid Epidemic EclecticEvelyn.com

Food for the Starving

The city I live in is considered ground zero for the opioid epidemic. In a city that has less than 50,000 people, 1 in 4 adults is addicted to an opiate and 1 in every 10 babies born in 2016 were born addicted.

What I liked in July EclecticEvelyn.com

What I Liked in July

Hello, August! It’s time to share my favorites from Instagram for July. It’s is hard to pick just a few so, for July I focused more on the photograph than on the subject. These are spectacular photographs that remind you of something you would see in a book, magazine, or a museum. Be sure to …

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10 of My Favorite WV Pics EclecticEvelyn.com

10 of My Favorite WV Pics

I love Instagram.  If you’re not following me you really should. I share everything from dogs and cats to crochet and sunsets.  I love taking photos and when my phone is working right I share them on Instagram.  Here are 10 of my favorite pictures of West Virginia I have found on Instagram this month …

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