Former Broadway performers, hip-hop dancers, and a director of dance programs for the Army—these women make up the staff at Bowman Dance Company & School. Their diverse backgrounds and talents inform a curriculum that consists of a variety of classes ranging from ballet and creative movement, to hip-hop and jazz, to Pilates and Zumba.
Courses take place at Beckley Gun Club's outdoor range.
A selection of rental pistols is available for students who don't bring their own.
WV Defensive Firearms Training's chief instructor, Jonathan Clemins, works as an active-duty law-enforcement officer in West Virginia. He holds NRA certification and a range-safety-officer license, not to mention his teaching experience as a professor of forensic science and criminal justice. This impressive resume guides Mr. Clemins as he leads intensive, six- to eight-hour courses in the proper use of handguns and tactical rifles.
The sun has risen over Ridgefield Farm & Orchard for more than a century, dusting its orchard's apple trees, its winding cornfield maze, and its acres of pumpkins with warm, nurturing rays. Generations have flocked there from across the country, snipping fresh buds from flower gardens during the summer months or scampering though the pumpkin patch come fall. The advent of autumn also marks the beginning of the farm?s apple-picking season, when dwarf orchard trees grow heavy with juicy gala, empire, and 13 other varieties. After the annual pumpkin-picking and Halloween celebrations have passed, the grounds offer up an abundance of firs and spruces to be used as Christmas trees or stacked up and tied together into one giant Christmas tree. Throughout the year, the onsite country store peddles seasonal produce and housemade jams to boast the bounty of the farm's fields and to keep visitors fueled.