The article on Chuck Yeager was fabulous! (Yeager-The Best There Ever Was) Let's give 10 percent credit to the author and 90 percent credit to the daring experiences of the man in focus. With that kind of material how could any writer go wrong? There ought to be a movie! Keep up the great work.
Bert E. McCormick
Editor's Note: I agree 100 percent.
Photo essay stirs memories
As are many of your readers, I was born and raised in Huntington. I
spent the happiest years of my life in that town and always miss it.
I can always find an article in your magazine that relates to that period
in my life. I worked at the Keith-Albee Theatre during the late 70s
so David Fattaleh's photograph (Virtual
Huntington) of the majestic theatre definately took me back. I look
forward to having my memory jarred again with the next issue.
Pamela (Fleck) Willison
Huntington Quarterly Online
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I am glad I found HQ. I was born and raised in Huntington and graduated from Huntington East High School in 1983. I have always loved Huntington. Your magazine captures Huntington in its prime, and helps people outside the area keep up with what's going on. I don't know if you've ever received a letter from further than England, but I'd bet you haven't received a letter from out to sea. I am currently in the United States Navy stationed on the U.S.S. Mount Whitney, about 50 miles off the coast of Portsmouth, England. Modern technology allows us to utilize the Internet from sea. It is refreshing to surf the Web and come across a piece of home.
U.S.S. Mount Whitney
WVU fan on MU courtesy
A friend and I (both WVU fans) drove up from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to attend the Marshall-WVU game. We had lousy seats and decided to take a chance and park ourselves in two seats amidst all the Marshall fans, knowing full well if the ticket holders showed up we would have to move. I was dressed in blue and gold when the real ticket holder showed up. But despite the fact that we were cheering for opposing teams, this gentleman said he had two extra tickets and that I was welcome to have them. Even though I witnessed scalpers asking over $100 for a ticket prior to the game, this SAINT in green and white gave a WVU fan two free tickets in the MU section. Needless to say I was very moved and grateful. The Marshall fans in my section were very courteous. This goes to show that despite the intense spirit of competition between the two schools, we are all West Virginians at heart. I thank the Marshall fans and the good people of Huntington from the bottom of my heart.
Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Publication is first class
I recently read your Huntington Quarterly magazine for the first time. The
format was elegant. The magazine was informative, pleasant, entertaining
and innovative. It is a first class publication that can compete with the
best in the nation. Keep up the outstanding work.
Jose I. Ricard, M.D.
Magazine reminds me of time spent in Huntington
What a wonderful surprise it was when I glanced in my office mailbox to
find a gift subscription to the Huntington Quarterly from my sister in Ceredo.
I had no idea such a magazine even existed. Once I opened the magazine I
found myself longing to be back on the beautiful banks of the Ohio River
surrounded by the peace and serenity of Huntington, West Virginia.
After graduating from Marshall University in 1987 and now working in Washington, D.C., I guess I never found the time to sit back and review the community that was so warm and caring during my four years in college there. Huntington truly offers something that no other large community does, a feeling that you are always welcome no matter where you are from. For that I am extremely happy. Ah, yes, Huntington is alive and well. Thank you for taking me away from the rush of Washington for a moment, and reminding me of that fact.
Hurray for Huntington Quarterly's positive
Yesterday I received two copies of the Huntington Quarterly magazine. Most
of my mail from Huntington points to a grim outlook for the city economically.
But this new magazine, Huntington Quarterly, is far more optimistic. I liked
that attitude. They said, and I quote, "Huntington is a diamond in
the rough - awaiting to be polished and discovered."
Mrs. Viola Mengle
You can go home again with Huntington Quarterly
Who says "You can't go home again?" I spent a pleasant evening
visiting Huntington through your beautiful magazine, hanging on to every
word even the advertising.
As an active 50-year resident of Huntington, now living out of state, I
know all the people in the articles and those placing ads. I can't tell
you how much I enjoyed my visit.
Jewell K. Thurston
W. Melbourne, Fla.
Former resident yearns for the "good
Being a native Huntingtonian, I am truly thrilled at the thought of being
able to subscribe to a publication which will keep me abreast of my place!
Friends of ours from Illinois sent us your last issue - West Virginians
stick together and always manage to find each other. With all that is happening
in the world today, I sometimes yearn for the "good ol' days"
in Huntington: Camden Park, Wiggins and my first stop right off the plane
- Stewart's Hot Dog Stand. And, of course, my park Ritter! Go for it Huntington!!
Nancy McIntyre Henderson
Huntington Quarterly is "a little bit
I want to write and let you know how very much I enjoy the Huntington Quarterly.
I left Huntington after graduating from Marshall University. If West Virginia
is "a little bit of heaven," the Huntington Quarterly is "a
little bit of home." The article on the Keith-Albee Theatre took me
back more than fifty years ago to the Saturday afternoon matinees. I remember
thinking, as a young boy, that the Keith-Albee was the most fantastic place
anywhere. The article brought back many fond memories.
Magazine affirms our impressions of unique
I am writing to compliment you on your wonderful magazine. The photography,
advertising, articles and paper quality are all outstanding.
My husband, a professor at Marshall University, and I have recently moved
to the Huntington area from Richmond, Va. Your magazine has helped us affirm
many of our impressions of this unique community. Thank you for creating
such a fine publication.
"They did it again"
As I finish reading each issue of the Huntington Quarterly magazine, me-thinks:
"How can they top this edition?" But they did it again! I loved
the recent issue, especially the story of Marshall Reynold's climb to success.
Magazine appreciated by the out-of-towners
I wanted to let you know that your publication is greatly appreciated by
those of us who have moved away from Huntington. The articles and fine photography
of the city's many historic sites are first class. Although I keep in touch
with my family regularly, I always look forward to your publication to keep
me informed. I am sure there are many people like myself who have moved
away and look forward to each issue.
Charles A. Jambee, II
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Photography by David E. Fattaleh is superb
I wanted to thank your photographer, Mr. David E. Fattaleh, for making the
Huntington Quarterly the beautiful magazine that it is. The photography
is always superb! I believe the Huntington Quarterly magazine is a truly
great asset to the image of Huntington and the entire state of West Virginia.
Hoping HQ will go monthly someday
I don't know how you do it, but every issue you publish is better than the
one before. I really look forward to each new issue. Hopefully, you will
someday be able to publish it bi-monthly or even monthly. It is one of the
best communication devices that we have to give perspective physicians concerning
the Huntington area.
J. Thomas Jones, CEO
St. Mary's Hospital
It's all top of the line
I just wanted to thank you for the tremendous story about the Huntington
Area Habitat for Humanity that you included in your Autumn 1991 issue. It
was wonderfully written and conveyed the true essence and spirit of our
organization. To me, the article proves that the Huntington Quarterly magazine
cares about all of Huntington, and not just the elite of the city.
Your Autumn 1991 issue, I think, is the best yet. I loved the article on
Mark McVey, St. Mary's Hospital, and Marshall's new stadium. And the "From
the Editor" column was particularly well-written.
Again, you're doing a great job. From the story selection, to the writing,
to David Fattaleh's captivating photography, to the Chapman Printing Company's
quality printing, it's all top of the line.
Doug Sheils, vice president
Huntington Habitat for Humanity
Keeping in touch
You and your staff do an incredible job of producing Huntington Quarterly!
Cover to cover, word after word, it is truly a pleasure to receive every
issue and read all your good, positive, success stories of "home."
I have especially enjoyed your articles on Mark McVey, Marc Jacobson, Heiner's
Bakery, Ritter Park and the new stadium at Marshall. Since leaving Huntington
five years ago it appears a lot has changed. Thank you for keeping me up
to date and in touch. The quality and professionalism of HQ and your staff
are to be applauded. Congratulation on a job very well done.
Hilton Head, SC
Better with each issue
I have just had an opportunity to review the Spring Edition of Huntington
Quarterly and want to compliment you. As I have remarked in the past, HQ
seems to get better with each issue. I am always impressed by the magazine's
beauty. It reflects very positively on Huntington.
Former resident knocked out
I have just seen my first copy of the Huntington Quarterly and I am absolutely
knocked out. I never imagined anything quite so elegant could ever emerge
from my old hometown. I was born there in 1909, lived for awhile at 1305
Third Avenue and grew up at 1006 Ritter Park. Went a year to Marshall and
then to art school in Chicago. I eventually landed a big job at the Chicago
Tribune, and married old Charlie Love's youngest daughter. On to New York
where I spent 25 years in magazine illustration and Madison Avenue art.
I have lived here in the Virgin Islands for 28 years and paint nothing but
the West Indies. With all that behind me, I don't know where I got the idea
that my old hometown was standing still. Do then forgive my surprise and
accept my congratulations on your excellent publication. Never more seriously,
U.S. Virgin Islands
No one can knock' city
Here is my renewal for your wonderful, excellent, superb, delightful Huntington
Quarterly. Each issue exceeds my expectations and, since I have been a subscriber,
my very favorite cover was the photograph of the snow scene in Ritter Park!
The spring issue of your magazine and the editorial in which you discussed
Huntington with your sister expressed my sentiment also. No one can ever
"knock" Huntington in my presence. I am defensive of everything
Helen Sindell Anderson
Impressing Florida friends
HQ is great! The subjects and research of your articles are amazing. The
photography, color, paper, printing, etc., are outstanding. We keep HQ on
the coffee table in the living room to impress our Florida friends.
Something hometown needs
Just want to tell you that when an issue of Huntington Quarterly arrives
in our mail, we know we will be transported back to our hometown, and in
the time it takes us to read every word on every page, we enjoy some of
our happiest hours. This isn't a publication one skims through! This is
a classy publication and is surely something our hometown needs, and you
and your staff deserve loads of praise. I am so enthused about your magazine
that I am making a gift of it to former Huntingtonians to introduce them
to the delight and pleasure of reading about our former hometown. Huntington
Quarterly is a jewel.
Cecelia M. Hudson
HQ continues to impress
Your Huntington Quarterly is magnificent. I devour it - even the advertisements.
A fellow Huntingtonian has been sharing his copies with me, but now I must
have my own. Sign me up.
Bert E. McCormick
Insight of leaders unique
I just received my spring issue of the Huntington Quarterly and really enjoyed
your interview about the future of the city with Marshall Reynolds and A.
Michael Perry. Their insight was provocative, unique and particularly interesting,
especially regarding making West Virginia more business friendly. I was
born and raised in Huntington and attended Marshall in 1968 and found it
necessary myself to relocate for employment. It is my view, as your interview
highlights, that there is not enough of a business atmosphere to support
a family or buy a house even though the living costs there are substantially
lower than in California.
Huntington is a very beautiful city with its low crime rate and potential
for growth in the future. Only through creative thought and action on the
part of business leaders will the answers be provided. The resources are
there, only to be tapped into and mined like a West Virginia coal field.
In closing let me just say how much I appreciated HQ and look forward to
receiving it. It helps me stay in touch with activities and people I have
known such as Bill Campbell and Tom Way. Keep up the good work, you do a
great job of publishing the magazine.
S. R. Burtless
I just finished enjoying your Fifth Anniversary edition. The look, style
and writing are all first rate. On behalf of the Huntington Regional Chamber
of Commerce, I want to congratulate you on your entrepreneurial spirit.
Obviously, your spirit has brought HQ from a dream to what has to be considered
a treasure for the Huntington region. Your hard work has indeed paid off.
You have our best wishes for continued success!
Kenneth H. Busz, president
Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce
Positive changes downtown
I would like to commend the Huntington Quarterly on its exceptional article
detailing the rebirth of downtown Huntington.
The article, written by Sara Wilkins with her usual flair, accurately described
the positive changes occurring downtown regarding both appearance and activity.
The article commended many engaged persons who have dedicated their time,
energy, financial resources, and heart and soul to ensure that downtown
Huntington becomes all we ever hope it can become. While these people are
too numerous to mention here, we as a community should extend our gratitude
for their efforts in making downtown Huntington a reflection of our heritage
as a people.
Congratulations on a job well done! Also, congratulations to your staff
for a consistently well-published periodical.
HQ a breath of fresh air
Thank you very much for your fine magazine. It is always a pleasure. As
a native of Southwestern West Virginia it is a breath of fresh air to read
something positive about West Virginia and the people who live there especially
for those of us who reside outside the area.
Jesse F. Perry, Jr.
I anticipate each new issue of the Huntington Quarterly to arrive in
the mail and read it from cover to cover. Then, I pass it on to a friend
who has grown very fond of the idea of visiting Huntington. Huntington Quarterly
is the best way to keep up with the Huntington area, except for actually
coming home when time permits for a visit.
Christina Boyd McComas
I have every issue of the Huntington Quarterly that has been printed
and really enjoy reading it and seeing the pictures of the beautiful city
where my husband and I were born and raised. Some people who have never
been to West Virginia think of it as just a poverty-stricken coal mining
state. It makes me proud to show my friends the Huntington Quarterly with
pictures of the beautiful homes, churches, Marshall University, Ritter Park....I
make sure they know that West Virginia has everything any other state has,
except the crime.
Hubert & Margie Rice
Pompano Beach, Fla.
Thank you for such a professional publication. I was born and raised
in Huntington but moved to Florida in 1987. Even though I've been away for
nine years, Huntington is still home. I return home once a year just to
realize that there are still good people left in the world. There is no
place where the people are as nice and helpful. I believe Huntington will
be THE place to move and raise kids. I have brought friends to Huntington
and they have fallen in love with it. Your magazine shows the special atmosphere
that the area has, which no other magazine has been able to accomplish.
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