I'll Come!
Right now the WV Food & Farm Coalition is exploring the feasibility of a food and farm production center in the Greenbrier Valley that would be resource for the state's agriculture industry.

They are currently requesting input for a feasibility study to be released in October. Learn more, and submit your feedback.

What's happening in May? Here's a few events for your calendar.

Coal Heritage RiverWalk Market, Whitesville: 5/16

All Together Arts Week, Mercer County: 5/16 - 23

May's Worthy Video of the Month comes to us from the town of Wayne, where a trailblazing campaign is underway to launch a local business owned and operated by low-income housing tenants.


It's a terrific time of year in communities all over West Virginia. May is a great time to rediscover your local parks and trails, or celebrate with your community at main street gatherings and local social events.

And, as you'll see in this issue of The Hubbub, it's also a fertile time of year for those West Virginians working hard to improve their communities.

It's really a season when anything seems possible, isn't it? What better time to take that first step, whatever your journey. 

The Hub staff.
Rail-Trail Event Spends $38,000 in Morgantown 
hello morgantown
A new tour  of rail-trails in and around Morgantown in April attracted about 100 riders and support staff from 12 states, who spent more than $38,000 on local hotels, food and services.

It's the public launch of a campaign to link a 180-mile network of rail-trails in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Learn more.
WV Mine Wars Museum to Open in Matewan, May 16
Mine wars matter!
The West Virginia Mine Wars was the largest armed uprising of U.S. citizens outside of wartime, and is now a critical part of the state's history and culture.

A group of citizens in Matewan has come together to tell this important piece of the people's history with the West Virginia Mine Wars Museum.

Get along to the opening on May 16. And grab your chance to be a part of history by supporting the Mine Wars Museum's fundraising campaign!

What National Poll Would You Like to See WV Top?
#1 West Virginia
Aren't you tired of hearing that West Virginia is the unhappiest state in the nation?

Or any of those Gallup polls that tell us how bad it is here?


We live in West Virginia, and we love it. Why is that?


Right now, The Hub is researching what data and evaluation points really reflect the ambitions we have for our state, and why so many people are working hard to improve their communities. So, tell us: What national poll would you like to see WV on top of?

Latest News From The Hub Blog
Mary M. Hunt is the recipient of the Jean Ambrose Champion of Community Development Award for 2015.
food hub talk
Food hub interest grows:
In Philippi, a discussion of food hub options is just
the latest step in a burgeoning statewide movement toward local grocery outlets.
today's news
Could you be your community's information hub? Here are a few easy tips on starting a local news and events blog...

We hope you can stay in touch!
Until next month...
Kent Spellman 
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