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HURRICANE, W.Va. — G.L.A.M. Gala, one of the biggest local fundraisers to benefit Mission West Virginia, is scheduled to take place in person Friday, Feb. 11.

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Jennifer Garner has been named Woman of the Year by Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals, based not just on her career as an actor, but also because of her record as a philanthropist and entrepreneur, the organization said Thursday.

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CHARLESTON — Watoga State Park has become the first site in West Virginia to be designated a Dark Sky Park by the International Dark Sky Association, providing new opportunities for astronomy tourism and programming and nocturnal wildlife observation.

PORTER, Ind. — For Deborah Armstrong, knowing that blue water fills the background of the the Indiana Dunes National Park brochure, is useless. Armstrong, who is blind, helped Indiana Dunes develop a new audio-described brochure, pushing the park to paint a vivid picture of the park.

GLEN JEAN, W.Va. — Beginning with the new year, visitors will no longer be allowed to harvest ramps within the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, Gauley River National Recreation Area and Bluestone National Scenic River in West Virginia.

DEAR JILL: Does your frugality extend to not being wasteful in life? I believe that saving money means maximizing everything that we have. It means getting the last bit out of the jelly jar and the last squeeze of mustard. It means running water into the shampoo bottle to get the last of it out.