1st Place - Saguaro Mobile Kitchen
The 1st place winner of the 2021 Entrepreneur Pitch is Alyssa Warren and her team at Saguaro Mobile Kitchen.
 
Since opening this summer, Saguaro has been a hit with the locals. Their focus on high-end cuisine not typically available in our area and their dedication to using fresh, healthy ingredients, has set Saguaro apart from other dining choices.
 
The $3000 prize money will be used to upgrade the kitchen floor and for the purchase of a generator, allowing them to travel to more area locations. 
2nd Place
Coal Miner's Daughter Bakery
3rd Place
Hero Plumbing
The cookies, cakes, and pastries you will see on the Coal Miner's Daughter Bakery website look delicious! What’s even more impressive is that this cottage bakery is run by a 13-year-old entrepreneur named Adyson Stalder.
 
Adyson plans to use her $2000 prize money to acquire a much-needed freezer to upgrade her kitchen and to help keep up with the demand for her sweet treats.
Will Garuccio knows what he’s talking about when it comes to keeping the water running. He has been working for the City of New Martinsville Water & Sewer Department for over 6 years.
 
Will really understands the plumbing needs of the local community. He will be using his $1000 prize money to complete his plumbing certification and to advertise his services in the valley.
Friday, October 22nd
6:30 AM - 7:30 PM - Voting in Wetzel County
EMS & Fire Levy Renewal
Saturday, October 23rd
Noon Until Sold Out - BBQ to benefit "Shop with a Cop"
Middlebourne Galaxy Food Center
Sunday, October 24th
2PM - ArtsLink Presents: Snow White by the Oglebey Institute Youth Ballet Company at the Lincoln Theat
Monday, October 25th
5 PM - 6 PM - Mini Haunted Trail in Paden City
The trail starts at Paden City Library


6:30 PM - Virtual Job Readiness Programs
Join the interactive webinar on ZOOM.com
Wednesday, October 26th
9:30 AM - The Stitching Sister Quilting Guild - Quilt of Valor
Join them at the Francis Performing Arts Center
Thursday, October 28th
Oct 28th - 31st - Virtual Halloween Parade by Sistersville Lion's Club - Facebook.com/SistersvilleLions
Wetzel County Hospital is conducting its first-ever Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). A short survey has been created and is being shared throughout the community to encourage community members to share their opinions on what they feel are the health needs of Wetzel, Tyler and Monroe Counties. 
 
If you have a few moments, please consider taking the survey and feel free to forward this information to any personal or professional contacts. This information will be used to develop and/or support new or existing programming that addresses those needs. Some examples of programs offered as a result of CHNAs include preventative care screenings, health education and nutrition programming, school-based mental and physical wellness programs for youth and others. 
 
This short survey may be accessed via the following link or QR code. Both are anonymous and again, may be shared throughout the community.  
As Americans, we love to think of ourselves as a country that places the safety and care of all children as a top priority. Regardless of how much we’d like that to be so, there are thousands of children who suffer unimaginable abuse daily. The Lighthouse Child Advocacy Center, located in New Martinsville, is a place that truly addresses the issue of child abuse head-on. 
 
Today I had the honor of participating in a ribbon-cutting that brought tears to my eyes. Listening to Susan Scharf, Executive Director for The Lighthouse Child Advocacy Center, was both heartbreaking in that it has to exist and inspiring in that it does exist. Susan heads a dedicated staff of professionals whose sole focus is on providing the support that an abused child so desperately needs. It is a mission of the heart and faith in action.
“The Lighthouse Child Advocacy Center coordinates the efforts of child protection staff, law enforcement professionals, family advocates, medical experts and mental health clinicians under one roof. All of our services are aimed at reducing trauma so that children and families may begin the healing process. The Lighthouse Child Advocacy Center services are free of charge to every client”. https://thelighthousecac.org/about/
 
The Lighthouse interior is brightly decorated, warm, and welcoming. The offices are family and child friendly with essential privacy provided. While the issue of child abuse may live with us for years to come, it is reassuring to know that there is an agency within our community addressing the needs of our most vulnerable citizens.
The New Martinsville Parks and Recreation Department will be holding a Cruise For Treats Halloween event on Howard Jeffers Drive (AKA Hydro Drive) on Sunday, October 31st from 2:00-4:00 PM. They will not be hosting Boo at Bruce this year, but are offering the Cruise in response to the COVID 19 pandemic. 
 
The road will be closed to traffic with the exception of participants. The event is free of charge to children ages 12 and under. All children must be driven along the route by an adult or guardian while those handing out the treats are stationed on the sides. Children are not required to pre-register.
 
Additional information will be made available within the following weeks.
 
The department is now taking information from businesses, organizations, individuals, etc., who would like to hand out treats along the route. You MUST be registered on, or before, 2:00 PM Friday, October 22.
 
Please contact our office at 304-455-9130, or private message us on Facebook if you would like to be involved.
Get A Free Team of Volunteers 
Could your nonprofit, school, or State Agency use a free team of volunteers to accomplish a big task or a series of tasks on your to-do list? AmeriCorps NCCC is accepting applications for host sites for the Spring of 2022. These teams come at no cost and projects typically last 3-8 weeks. AmeriCorps NCCC teams can serve at food banks, community gardens, help with trail maintenance, historic preservation, and more. If you would like to host a team, please contact Stephaine Chan, SChan@cns.gov.