Blue Ridge Outdoors Top Towns: Davis, West Virginia

first_imgDavis is perhaps the region’s best year-round adventure hub, in the heart of Tucker County, West Va. During the winter, the town and surrounding Canaan Valley receives around 150 inches of snowfall, making it one of the top snowsports destinations in the South. Two of Appalachia’s best resorts are within striking distance of Davis.During the warmer months, Davis is a world-class mountain biking and hiking destination, with epic singletrack in Canaan Valley, Blackwater Falls State Park, and Monongahela National Forest.At an elevation of 3,200 feet, the small mountain town of Davis, West Virginia, was once home to a bustling logging industry. Today outdoor recreation and tourism drives Davis’s economy and attracts visitors from around the world. It’s also an up-and-coming microbrew scene.Cudas_IB_0814_2DID YOU KNOW? The Dolly Sods Wilderness area, a crown jewel of the Monongahela National Forest, affords hikers entrance into a remote wilderness setting where elevations vary from 2,700 to over 4,500 feet, and the ecosystems are more reminiscent of those found in southern Canada.Vote now at!davis-trail-sign-ablast_img read more

Patrick A. Frey

first_imgPatrick A. Frey, age 62 of Fairland, Indiana, died Thursday, June 27, 2019 at the St. Andrew’s Health Campus in Batesville. Born June 2, 1957 in Batesville, he is the son of Catherine (Nee: Moster) and Paul Frey.Patrick had a passion for teaching math. He was a Lecturer at the Department of Mathematical Sciences at IUPUI in Indianapolis. Some of his favorite past times were playing cards and shopping to find a great Menard’s store bargain. He always had a trinket that he found there to give to his nieces and nephews. Patrick enjoyed flying and had achieved getting his pilot’s license. Most of all, Patrick enjoyed spending time with family and friends.He is survived by his sister Melanie (Mark) Garlitch of St. Paul, Indiana; brothers Michael (Cindy) Frey of Indianapolis, James (Betty) Frey of Batesville, David (Marie) Frey of Indianapolis, Louis (Mary) Frey of Batesville; 17 nieces and nephews and 20 great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 2nd, from 4 – 7 p.m. at Weigel Funeral Home, with a rosary service at 3:45 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 3rd, at St. Louis Church in Batesville, with Rev. Stan Pondo and Rev. Humbert Moster officiating. Patrick’s wishes were to be cremated after services and the interment will be held on a later date. The family requests memorials be given to St. Louis School or to the St. Anthony Haiti Ministry Fund to support Math Education. Online condolences may be made at read more

5 Tips for Changing Jobs in 2015

first_imgWith the new year in full swing, 48 percent of employees are planning to switch jobs in 2015, according to a new survey by Lee Hecht Harrison.Not only is 2015 the year to find a new job, but also it’s a great year to earn a higher salary. Research also shows that people who leave their current jobs for a new position are more likely to earn more than those who stay in their current position.As the workforce continues to improve in 2015 and more jobs are created, job seekers will need to focus on ways they can market themselves has highly sought-after talent. Here are five tips for changing jobs in 2015:1. Make sure you’re prepared.Before you can fully immerse yourself into the job market, make sure you’re prepared for your job search. Take a look at your current skills and experience, and determine whether you’ve developed enough in your current position to find a new job.It’s also important to make sure your personal brand is prepared for your job search. Take a look at your LinkedIn profile, online portfolio, and any additional social media accounts, and update as needed. You should also share industry-related content, maintain a professional blog, and network with professionals online as you continue your job search.2. Create a vision for your career.When switching jobs in 2015, don’t simply leave your current position because you want a higher salary. Decide whether your current job will help you reach your overall career goals. By creating a vision for your career, you’ll locate jobs that are best suited for your next move.To create your vision, focus on what you enjoy doing and the type of work you believe is fulfilling. By paying attention to the type of work you find rewarding, you’ll be drawn to opportunities that will be the best direction for your career.3. Improve your SEO.Type your name into Google. What do you see? Does your LinkedIn profile show up? Are there any professional blog posts written by you? Do an assessment of your online search results and figure out how you can improve your digital footprint.When improving your SEO (search engine optimization), identify keywords that pertain to your industry and expertise. As you update your social media profiles, incorporate these keywords into your headlines and profile descriptions. These keywords will help you get noticed as employers search for your name online.4. Keep networking wherever you go.Whether you’re at a professional networking event or standing in line at Starbucks, always keep your eye open for networking opportunities. You never know what conversations you’ll spark as you meet new people.When you’re out and about, be sure to keep business cards handy and your 30-second elevator speech ready. You want to give a positive first impression whenever you meet somebody new, so always be prepared to talk about your background and where you hope to go in your career.5. Don’t tell your boss just yet.If you’re serious about finding a new job in 2015, it’s a good idea to keep your job search on the down-low. Searching for a new job while you’re currently employed is risky business, however, it’s essential if you want to create new opportunities for yourself.As you search for new jobs, avoid talking about your job search on social media and sharing the news with coworkers. Depending on how understanding your boss is, it’s a good idea to keep your job search quiet until you’ve secured several job interviews. Although most bosses are understanding, there are those who could fire you before you find a new job. This is why it’s important to have something lined up before you decided to give your boss two weeks notice.Finding a new job in 2015 is going to be a goal for many professionals this year. By following these tips, you’ll be able to change jobs and create more opportunities for your career.Are you thinking about switching jobs in 2015? What do your career goals look like?last_img read more