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Marquee Cinemas raising money for “Operation Underdog”

July 3, 2013 - Author: admin
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This Saturday! Marquee Cinemas is hosting a Premier Party for the release of Despicable Me 2. They have invited Operation Underdog to join the fun!

Movie goers can anticipate meeting and greeting many furry critters seeking their forever homes as well as receiving information on pet care, adoption, fostering, spaying and neutering of animals.

Additionally, Marquee Cinemas is raising money for Operation Underdog through a gift basket drawing with chance tickets being given with monetary donations of $1 or more per person, per ticket. Tickets can be purchased at Galleria 14 between now and Saturday, July 6, with a 2pm drawing that day.

For more information on the Despicable Me 2 Premier Party, call Marquee Cinemas at 304.252.5565. For additional information on Operation Underdog, visit www.operationunderdog.org.

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Skyline City – Beckley, WV

March 11, 2013 - Author: admin
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Take a walk down memory lane and enjoy the views of Beckley, West Virginia. Rare, vintage footage of Beckley in the 40′s/50′s era. In this video you’ll see several sights throughout Raleigh County, in Southern West Virginia.

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WagFest 2013 – Featuring “From the Future” @ Foster’s!!!

January 27, 2013 - Author: admin
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“Get ready to raise your paws for a good cause… Show the homeless animals that you care! Join Foster’s and Operation Underdog for “Wag-Fest 2013″ featuring the awesome band “From the Future” with Stuart Hill and gang.

There will be a $5 cover charge per person and proceeds will benefit local animals that are homeless and need foster homes as well as medical care.

Doors open at 8pm. We will have dog themed drinks that night! Be there!” – RSVP: HERE

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“Groundhog Day” to play at Raleigh Playhouse and Theatre

January 24, 2013 - Author: admin
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Raleigh Playhouse and Theatre: “Groundhog Day” will be playing on February 1st and 2nd at 7:15 p.m. and the 3rd at 4:15 p.m.

Here’s a trailer for Groundhog Day below. Enjoy!

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“IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE” playing @ New Theatre Uptown Beckley

December 11, 2012 - Author: admin
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Here is an original trailer for the classic film showing this Saturday at the newly opening, Raleigh Playhouse and Theatre! Tickets are just $5. Come and see one of the Holiday classics in a restored version that is cleaner, clearer, and crisper than the print audiences watched in 1946!

Come watch the Holiday classic “It’s A Wonderful Life,” Saturday at 7:15, and Sunday at 3 p.m. and 7:15. Come check out our awesome space!

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VIDEO: Beckley Christmas Parade 1965

December 9, 2012 - Author: admin
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Footage from the Beckley West Virginia Christmas Parade of 1965.

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Extreme Bull Riding (January 18 & 19, 2013)

December 8, 2012 - Author: admin
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“The toughest sport on earth returns to Beckley, WV January 18 & 19, 2013. Purchase your tickets @ www.beckleyconventioncenter.com.”

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School of Harmony & Coffee Beans and Books Present: The Halloween Spectacular

October 18, 2012 - Author: admin
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“Come join us! Please share our event. The Halloween Spectacular is free however please call Coffee Beans and Books to register, 304-860-1990.”

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ADOPT AN ANGEL THIS CHRISTMAS!

October 17, 2012 - Author: admin
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ADOPT AN ANGEL THIS CHRISTMAS! Christmas is just around the corner, and The Salvation Army is once again organizing the Angel Tree program and is looking for partners in the upcoming Christmas season who will strengthen our efforts to do the most good through Angel Tree Adoptions.

You can make a difference in two ways:

1.Make a commitment for your organization to adopt a set number of angels. By adopting the angels, members of your organization will purchase toys and clothing for the under-privileged children.

 
2.Sponsor an Angel Tree at your business, church or organization. Angel Tree sponsors set up a tree and place the angels supplied by The Salvation Army on the tree. The Salvation Army will then pick up donated gifts to be distributed to under-privileged children. Sponsors will also encourage team members and customers to participate. By sponsoring an Angel Tree you become a part of a century old Christmas tradition and YOU make it possible to provide Christmas toys and clothing to children whose parents are out of work or unable to do so.

This is a unique way to share the joy of Christmas with children throughout Southern West Virginia

For more information please contact the Beckley Salvation Army office at 312 S. Fayette St. (304) 253-9541 for more info on the Angel Trees.

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Chili Night 2012 – Give us “Moore(field)”

October 8, 2012 - Author: Chad McGraw
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Every year in uptown Beckley, on the first Saturday in October, a great thing happens. The streets are closed to vehicular traffic leaving a four-block area dedicated to smiling pedestrians, music, and CHILI. This year, Chili Night in Beckley was Saturday, October 6, and it was another success. From personal experience I can tell you that there were many great tasting dishes, and another great crowd that must have been near the expected 20,000 attendants. It was an atmosphere of fun for the entire family that Beckleyans have come to expect and enjoy.

Although many of us have come to appreciate the event over these last twenty-two years, we may not all understand how indebted we are to the one lady who makes it all happen, Jill Moorefield. Jill Moorefield heads up Beckley Renaissance, the organization responsible for all the public events held in uptown Beckley by the city every April through October. In order to get an idea of how far Jill has brought Chili Night and Beckley Renaissance as a whole, I spoke with her for a few minutes last week ahead of the 22nd Annual Chili Night.

Foster’s Chili – Photo courtesy of  WVFoodie.com

In 1991, Jill Moorefield began promoting a new idea for the City of Beckley: an event organized by the city on behalf of area residents, a place that would encourage a family friendly environment, and a spirit of competition and community involvement at the same time. On that first Chili Night, approximately 400 area residents gathered in an empty parking lot where the Federal Building now stands. Jill says it was a short affair by current standards, with local vendors simply selling their chili to local patrons. But Jill saw an opportunity for something really special. Beginning with the 2nd annual Chili Night in 1992, Jill has been in charge of the event. It is now the highest grossing public event for the City of Beckley on an annual basis, averaging about 20,000 attendants and 70 total vendors (45 offering chili). It also funds the entire slate of events by Beckley Renaissance- things like the Taste of Appalachia held at the end of August and Fridays in the Park, which still offers live music free to the public every Friday afternoon (May-September) in Word Park. Jill has also found a way for young Beckleyans to get involved with the formation of the Beckley Youth Council. In this organization, Beckley area high school students are selected to become members of a standing committee every year and be involved in all the events Beckley Renaissance puts on. The kids get firsthand experience in the logistics of putting together large scale events, community service credits for numerous scholastic requirements, and the chance to have real input as to what events they want to see in Beckley.

So, in closing, thank you Jill and Beckley Renaissance, all the vendors and area residents who attended for another great Chili Night. I hope you all enjoyed the event as much as I did, and I hope after this article you take the time to appreciate what a great job Jill Moorefield does for all of us. Her efforts are truly from the heart, the result of long hours and little budget. If you would like to help Beckley Renaissance or have a suggestion to improve any of their events, log on to the City of Beckley website http://www.beckley.org, email Jill directly at jmoorefield@beckley.org, or give her a call at 304-256-1776.

 

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