Maximize your greatest possession: Your time

Karl Teel

There’s no better month for a romantic holiday than February. Think about it. You’re getting tired of the cold. Why not counter the cold with a little cuddling by a fireplace? Bring on the romance and pair it with a glass of wine and watch the snow fall out the window; maybe even hear a little howling of the wind. There’s so much you can do.

Don’t have a fireplace? Visit a cabin in West Virginia or a lodge at Deep Creek Lake. They all have them. Not really a fireplace type of person? Why not take advantage of all the restaurant specials around or take the time to enjoy one of the numerous museums we are so fortunate to have in the region. Of course, you can also do the crisp outdoors thing with skiing, snowmobiling, or hiking.

We have a ton of ideas at the Recreation News Media Group for you to make the most of your time and, just as importantly, we have a ton of ways to tell you about them. You’re using one of them right now as you are reading our monthly newspaper, or maybe it’s the digital magazine version you can link through at And, while you are on Recreation, enjoy additional content including more text, photos, or videos. You can read our calendar of events in the paper or in the online version and learn more about the events with our hot links and maps.

In the hustle-and-bustle world we live in today, spontaneity becomes a requirement to get the most of your time and make the optimal choice for what to do. How many times have you said something like, “Wow, I wish I knew about that (event), I would have gone. I stayed home and organized my closet because I was bored!” Well, even if you don’t have the paper in hand, you can always snag the information by visiting Better yet, it is formatted for your smart phone, so you can do it on the fly.

But you don’t have to come to us, we come to you. Are you on Facebook? So are we. Like us. Add us to your feed. Not only will you find out more on what’s going on, we give away lots of tickets and other prizes.

Join us on Twitter with @LivePlayDo. Want to know what is going on during the upcoming weekend? Sign up for The Weekend Update. Every Wednesday, just after lunchtime on “hump day,” we send out an email of about a dozen events coming up, many with discount opportunities, and all of them with hotlinks. Not getting it? Email and we’ll sign you up right away!

Have a great February and a memorable Valentine’s Day. We are here to help you maximize your greatest possession — your time. Enjoy!

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