Debby Kemmerling: October Community Captain of the Month

Nicholas County welcomes a new Community Captain in Nettie –  Debby Kemmerling! Congratulations to Debby on being Active SWV’s October Community Captain of the Month. She decided to lead a sunset walking group in Canvas every Wednesday to motivate herself and others to stay active during Covid. We asked ...

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October Community of the Month – Powellton

Active’s SWV’s October Community of the Month is Powellton, WV. Powellton is located on the western border of Fayette county, adjacent to Kanawha county. Armstrong Creek, a tributary of the Kanawha River, flows through the community. Armstrong Mountain with its prehistoric stone ruins is also ...

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Richwood Trails: Monongahela Outdoor Volunteers Update

Bicycling is gaining popularity around the nation in 2020 due to restricted public transportation and social distancing. Mountain biking is also growing in participation for those seeking a rural adventure. Active Southern West Virginia encourages the residents of Nicholas, Fayette, Raleigh, and Summers counties to include biking in communities as a way of staying active.

A West Virginia University researcher says exercising on local trails has doubled during the pandemic and is safe as long as people use best practices to ...

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Community of the Month: Helen, WV

As a new feature to our monthly newsletter, we will be highlighting a small coal-impacted community with the intent of introducing their residents and neighbors to the Active SWV mission of improving health through physical activity. Our nation once depended on the hard work of these communities to power the industrial revolution and we cannot forget their importance. And if, in the process, we can identify potential volunteer Community Captains in these ...

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Upper Kanawha Valley Montgomery Walking Group


Join the UKV Walking Group every Monday at 5:30pm and Thursdays at 10am at the YMCA in Montgomery to walk a mile with a the group. Community Captains Jo Harris and Joyce Surbaugh lead this weekly walking group to help provide a free physical activity opportunity in their community. This is a beginner friendly weekly walking ...

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Upper Kanawha Valley Montgomery Walking Group


Join the UKV Walking Group every Monday at 5:30pm and Thursdays at 10am at the YMCA in Montgomery to walk a mile with a the group. Community Captains Jo Harris and Joyce Surbaugh lead this weekly walking group to help provide a free physical activity opportunity in their community. This is a beginner friendly weekly walking ...

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Upper Kanawha Valley Montgomery Walking Group


Join the UKV Walking Group every Monday at 5:30pm and Thursdays at 10am at the YMCA in Montgomery to walk a mile with a the group. Community Captains Jo Harris and Joyce Surbaugh lead this weekly walking group to help provide a free physical activity opportunity in their community. This is a beginner friendly weekly walking ...

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