Bessie Smith History Alive! Performance

Alpine Theatre 210 Main Street W, Ripley, WV

As the most popular female blues singer of the 1920s and 1930s, Smith was the highest-paid Black performer of her day. Known as the “Empress of the Blues” by virtue of her forceful vocal delivery and command of the genre, her singing displayed a soulfully phrased, boldly delivered grasp of the blues. In addition, she … Continue reading "Bessie Smith History Alive! Performance"


Freakeee 5K Run

Ripley City Park Second Avenue, Ripley, WV, United States

5K Race through Ripley sponsored by Waybright Funeral Home.  You may want to dress for the occasion as the best runner's costume will receive a gift certificate.  The event starts and ends at City Park behind the Ripley Elementary. The awards ceremony will take place at the finish line.  Be sure and stay for the … Continue reading "Freakeee 5K Run"

Elf Off The Shelf Fun Run

Ripley City Hall 203 S. Church Street, Ripley, WV, United States

This is the fourth and final installment of the Main Street Ripley 4 Seasons Race Series.  Join us at Ripley City Hall just prior to the Christmas Parade for this evening 2-mile Fun Run around the avenues and ending at the Starcher Mansion for the City Christmas Celebration!  Awards may even be handed out by … Continue reading "Elf Off The Shelf Fun Run"