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The Folded Leaf

Studio practices a flexible approach to wellness
Charleston residents April Woody and Megan Kozack are on a mission to make West Virginians healthier.

West Virginia's International School

Apprenticeship program ensures growth for Fetty
At his forge in West Virginia, artist-blacksmith Jeff Fetty has been nurturing his craft and business for nearly 30 years. While coaxing hard, cold iron into delicately wrought objects, Fetty remains conscious of the need to develop his skills as a business person.

Relax, refocus and revitalize
While the 450 acres found at Mountain Quest Institute in Pocahontas County, West Virginia (MQI) may appear to be just farmland, there’s more going on behind the doors of this quiet retreat, research and conference facility than one may expect to find.

World-class tourist destination draws thousands
In April 2008, three whitewater rafting companies – The Rivermen, Class VI River Runners and Adventure Mountain River – merged into a new company, Adventures on the Gorge.

Don’t forget to pack the frog
Polly is a fun and exciting learning tool that helps build the foundation for skills in reading, writing, global literacy, photography, technology and communication.

High Adventure in Fayette County
West Virginia’s great outdoors will take center stage with boy Scouts from across the nation once The Summit: Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve is completed. The 10,600-acre site in Fayette County will be the Boy Scouts of America’s (BSA) fourth national high-adventure base and will offer whitewater rafting, rappelling, mountain biking, hiking and more.