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Lewisburg, West Virginia
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2A The Mountain Messenger, Thursday, October 18, 1990 Hillsboro... Continued From Page I-A i tractions. The elder Mr Walker (tied m 1951. Mr Walker (Archie) and his wife Kathleen Faulknier Walker look over tile store and ran it until 1977, when he sold it to Curlis Pyles. Mr Pyles sold the building to Earl Kellison in 1981. In late spring of 1990 present owner Eric Domboskl purchased it from Mr Kellison after it had been unused for sev- eral years. "it's cerlahlly nice to see the old place open again," Mr WMker said, "and particularly Io see what it's open for." The store is now the home of Fallawater Woodworks, where Mr and Mrs Domboskt make fur- nilure for customers throughout ttle East. One portion of the buiMing is devoted to antique sales, but the majority is work space lor the numerous pieces of furniture handmade by lhe couple. "It's so wonderful having Arehie here--he's our connection to the past in this building," Mrs DonlbosM said. "He lives Just a few l>et away and comes over at~)ut every day." - i ININ i I "As a matter of fact," Mr Dora- Ix)ski said, "Just about all our neighbors are In their 80's." "We call them our 'grandpas.'" Mrs Domboskl added with a smile. This is the ideal space and location for this business," Mr Domboskl said. "I had a shop on Droop Mountain from 1987 to the time we moved down here. We have a lot of tottrisls stop here--that seems to be the illa- jority of our local business." The couple centers their fur- niture manufacturing on Wind- sor and Shaker-style chairs and tables, using mostly cherry and walnut. "Itmy transport the wood Into town themselves after bring- ing it down from the mountains by horsepower--real horse- power. At one time they used a team of two horses to haul the woc~t. Now they use a large draft horse. "We mill our lumber on the spot, stack it, stick it, and season It," Mr Domboskl said. Mr Domboski gained much of his experience In tree harvesting when he worked full-time in log- ging from 1981 to 1984 in the area. He used horses at that time, also. NNi TIlE BEST FOOD, FINEST FOLK, &" MOST RELAXED ATMOSPHERE IN TOWN FOOD & FRIENDS C Tsuai Diiiing AIR CONDITIONED COMFORT , Monday Pizza & Wednesday Stir-Fry Nights 645-4548 112 W. Washington St.- Historic Lewisburg II II I I The couple attend ntunclOtlS arts and crafts shows in West Virginia and the WaMm/Kion, D. C., area, where Ihev get orders to keep them busy l]lrOtlgholiI the whiter. "Eric's work is mas- terful," his wife said. "He builds lhings to last lor general6ms. A lot of people take shorlcuts, bul tie takes none." "I want my furniture to last for 200 years, like a lot of oilier things have lasted," Mr l)om- boski said. "It's always the best I can make." "We're doing pretly well with our antique business, too," he added. "We actually got started in it by accidenl. We had saved sonic old tools and placed iheni in the window this sunmler. Quite a few people came in and asked If they were lot sale. So we decided that was a good busi- ness to get into, and we look il from there." Mr Domboski grew up in I)hiladelphia, studied photogra- phy, and worked as an illuslra- tot for several years, lie moved to Lewis Counly in 1974 and Hillsboro in 1978. He has been making furniture since 1974. Mrs Domboski grew up in New York City, sitidied photog- raphy, and worked m proles- slonal photography several years in California. She moved to Hillsboro in 1981. 645.6038 :' chn~=~ My Left Foot Fri. & Sat. 9:30 p.m. Sunday 8:00 p.m. Closed Mort. Tue. Thru Thurs. 8:00 p.m. Fri. & Sat. Dinner Special Stuffed Shells, Salad & Garlic Bread $4.9.5 Reservaiions Requested Balcony Open For Dining Driving Miss Daisy Fri. & Sat. 7:00 p.m. Sunday Matinee 4:00 p.m. Closed Monday Tuesday Matinee 2:00 p.m. Wed. Thru Thurs. 6:00 p.m. Balcony Open For Dining 5th Annua All Diamond Jewelry All 14K-Gold Chains Off All Seiko & Citizen Watches Thurs- Oct 18th Fri.- Oct 19th Sat. - Oct 20th 9 am-7 pm 9 am-7 pm 9 am-7 pm Lay-A way Available with 25% down. THINK OF CHRISTMAS EARLY While The Seh Is Good nd The Pri es Are Ri ht! * Visa * MasterCard Discover Card Red Oaks Shopping Center | 1 ridges... Continued From Page l-A elsewherG It shot my plans right down at that time. I'm still wait- mg to know something definite. They've been around to survey my place and said the acquisi- lion was to have been settled in March. Thal would have been fine, bul it's all this waiting lhat's diflicult. It's typical of gov- ernment bureaucracy, though." According to DOH District Nine Right-ogWay Agent Archie Brackens. preliminary right-of- way plans are anticipated from the state DOH office sometime this month. After these are re- ceived, it takes approximately nine months to acquire the prop- erties. If all goes as scheduled, Mr Brackens said, the Roncev- erte bridge project will be adver- tised for bids in December 1991, and bids will be let in early 1992. Cost for the project is esti- mated at nearly $6 million. Meanwhile, highway crews are working to resurface the dam- aged surface of the bridge by re- placing 1- 1/2 inches asphalt with 1 inch. The reduced weight oil the bridge should help keep it m acceptable condition until the new structure is built, according to District Engineer W. O. Burlis. Social Security Cuts Services Area residents who normally visit Social Security "contact sta- tions" at Rainelle, Marlinton, Union, Lewisburg, and Arbovale should call the Covington Dis- trier Office before visiting these locations, according to Joyce Armentrout, Assistant District Manger of lhe Social Security Administration. Ms Armentrout said the Cov- ington office is currently operat- ing on the regular hours of 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but contact station service has temporarily been cancelled, at least until Oc- tober 19. The curtailment of service is due to the failure of Congress to pass budget and appropriations bills, making it necessary to meet the automatic budget reductions required un- der the Gramm-Rudman budget- balancing law, according to Dis- lricI Manager Roger B. Evans. The office has also curtailed all travel, including home visits. Mr Evans said monthly Social Security and Supplemental Se- curity benefits are exempt from the cuis, but Social Secmity's administrative cosls are not ex- empt. These costs include those lor salaries, travel, equipmenl, supplies, and oilier expenses. Adminislralive cosls account lbr less than two per cent of Soch~ Security's budget. Robert McCloy (left), Margaret McCIoy, Gaston Ca Andrea Gainer, and Phil Gainer. City's Maria By Jonathan Wright Bob McCloy of Kingston upon Thames, a burrough of London, England, was in Lewisburg sev- eral days this month as part of an international exchange con- ducted by the City Managers' Association. During his stay in West Virginia he visited Char- leston, where he and his wife met that city's mayor and Gover- nor Gaston Capterton. Mr McCloy is chief executive of Kingston and heads a staff of 7,000 who provide a variety of services to the bulTotlgh, inchld- ing schools, libraries, parks, zoning, retirement homes, col- leges, social seix'ices, and utili- ties. "We have much larger juris- dictions in England." tie said. "The differences between our syslem and yours lin the Uniled States] is quite interesting. Oil the face of it we both say our systems work, yet they are so fundamentally different." Mr McCloy and his wife Mar- garet were hosls to Lewisburg Mayor Phil Gainer and his wife Andrea Gainer last spring when they went to England as part of tile exchange program. Before coming to Lewisburg tile British .':ouvle spent a week at the City Managers" conl>rence in Fort After visiting LeWi traveled to for a week-long stay. "I'm mnaz.ed at and contentment ely here," Mr McCloy very friendly and lake life by that. Even peel: dealing with big to take things "West Virginia is tie added. "The parts I had visited previou: with mile after nesses. Here you hills, beautiful find it very attractive' cially impressed of your aulumn very surprised to see yellows and reds. l about it and seen bul when you really seems so stm'tling." Before becoming tire of Kingston, a leacher, at idgeshire, and parts He became director and recreation in fore being named to posilion in 1986. Caldwell... Rupert since 1954. "We loved coming to Greenbrier Counly. It's so beautiful here," he said. The couple travels some dur- ing the winter, but Mr Caldwell keeps his chrysanthemuni plants alive by housing them at 40 degrees in a lighted room. "I water them sparingly, just enough to keep them alive. In the spring I set tip a temporary greenhouse and keep them there until all the freezes are over. Then I begin transferring cut- Continued tings to other potsJ In 1987 Mr three awards fro~ bloom. The entry pade bloom." a flower made tip of ers of petals. The Caldwells Ii~ Greenbrier River wanner Iemperatu~ water are ideal "longer growing their flowers. Raven wood Gallery. 106 E. Washington St Lewisburg, WV 645-6405 Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10-5 ORIGINAL ART, PRINTS . COMMISSIONED PAINTINGS CUSTOM FRAMING RESTORATIONS YIB,41,~O~I ." .... .': 7". :} Cause a sensation with ~our swe~ on Swee teat Day. . 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