Blossoming Flavors: Old Stone House 4th Cookbook is ready

Blossoming Flavors is the fourth cookbook developed by the Service League of Morgantown and is available for purchase at $18.87 plus tax at the Old Stone House Gift Shop, 313 Chestnut Street in downtown Morgantown. The Service League owns and operates the Old Stone House as a non-profit gift shop staffed entirely by volunteers. This year the League is celebrating 81 years of community service. Proceeds from the sale of this cookbook are returned to the community through a variety of outreach programs and community projects.

It has been 18 years since their last cookbook was compiled which contained over 500 recipes. Blossoming Flavors has over 800 favorite recipes from League members, family, friends, celebrities and local restaurants. Recipes are contained in a padded 3-ring binder with durable metal binding that easily snaps open to allow more pages to be added. The cookbook also includes a thick, durable plastic bookstand inside to securely hold the cookbook open and upright for hands-free cooking. Eight tabbed dividers arrange recipes into categories and sub-categories for easy identification. The back of each tabbed divider includes a list of ‘helpful hints’ for that category. The index is listed in alphabetical order according to category and the contributors list identifies individuals who have submitted recipes. Other information included are pages with cooking terms, microwave hints, quick fixes, food quantities for large servings, substitutions and equivalency charts plus other help information.

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Charity Partners at Old Stone House Nov. 14- Feb. 11

Shop at Old Stone House Nov. 14-20 to Benefit Community Kitchen As part of their ongoing Charity Partner Program, ten percent of the Old Stone House Gift Shop’s gross sales during the week of November `4-20 will be donated to the Community Kitchen at Trinity Episcopal Church. The shop is open Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m-3 p.m. and Sunday, noon-4 pm. The gift shop offers a wide variety of unique gift items, food products, WV made items and handcrafted items. They also sell used books.

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Service League of Morgantown expanded their community outreach in 2008 through the addition of a Charity Partnership Program. Solely through the Charity Partner Program, the grand total of donations over the past eight years has totaled over $24,000.

Service League’s active membership selected sixteen organizations to partner with in 2016-2017 and each will receive 10% of the gift shop’s gross sales during the designated dates:

Nov. 14-20 Community Kitchen at Trinity Episcopal Church

Nov. 21-27 In Touch and Concerned

Nov. 28-Dec. 4 St. Ursula Food Pantry & Outreach

Dec. 5-11 Mon County Child Advocacy Center

Dec. 12-18 Rape and Domestic Violence (RDVIC)

Dec. 19-30 Morgantown Area Meals on Wheels

Jan. 16-28, 2017 Empty Bowls

Jan. 30-Feb.11 Girls on the Run

Since, September, a total of $838 has been donated to the following organizations through this year’s Charity Partner Program: Mon County Special Olympics ($120); Stepping Stones ($100);

WV Family Grief ($125); Christian Help ($153); Scott’s Run Settlement House ($100); Milan Puskar Health Right( $140); and CASA for Kids ($100). Totals for Shack Neighborhood House are not yet available.

The Old Stone House is maintained and run as a gift shop by Service League of Morgantown volunteers. There are no paid employees Founded in 1935, Service League of Morgantown’s mission has been to give back to their local community to improve the lives of local citizens to improve the lives of local citizens through charitable, educational and cultural activities. The Old Stone House was built around 1795 and is the oldest stone dwelling in the county. It is listed on the National Historic Registry.

For further info, call 304-296-7825 or visit Facebook 

Main Street Morgantown presented with Historic Preservation Award for the Downtown Morgantown Historic District

Main Street Morgantown was in attendance this past Sunday, October 16 at the Capitol complex in Charleston to receive a recognition award for historic preservation for the Downtown Morgantown Historic District.  The event, “Our Legacy, Our Future,” was produced by the WV Division of Culture and History – State Historic Preservation Office in celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.  Because historic preservation is part of the Main Street Morgantown mission, we were presented with this historic preservation recognition award.

From the event program: “Representing a significant period from 1795-1945, this commercial district has resources related to the development of Morgantown from an agricultural community to a thriving city. District boundaries closely follow the original grid of Morgantown as laid out by Zackquill Morgan, founder of the town.  This district includes a collection of architectural styles including Romanesque Revival, Italianate, Gothic Revival, Classical Revival and Federal.”