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Stifel Fine Arts Center Opens ‘Crosscurrents’

A staple of Oglebay Institute's art exhibition season, "Crosscurrents" is now open at OI's Stifel Fine Arts Center, 1330 National Road, Wheeling. For more than 30 years, this annual exhibition has attracted some of the finest artwork from the tri-state region.The multi-media exhibition features ...

Close Shave For Cancer

By BETSY BETHELAssociate Life EditorWhen Dave Parsons first held a St. Baldrick's Day head-shaving fundraiser for childhood cancer research 11 years ago, he didn't have any personal experience with those he was helping."I basically started it because I had two healthy kids. That was a way of ...

Reading to Kids Declines As They Get Older

World Read Aloud Day is Wednesday, March 4. According to a survey by Scholastic, parents are reading aloud to children but not as early as is recommended (from birth) and not as late as recommended (through the teen years).Some of the findings:- Eighty-three percent of kids ages 6-17 say they ...

DiClemente Reaches 100

Mary S. DiClemente, a resident of Heartland Lansing, celebrated her 100th birthday Tuesday, Feb. 24.She was born Feb. 24, 1915 in Benwood, a daughter of the late Santo and Roseanna Canestraro. She was one of 10 children. She married the late Renato A. DiClemente in 1939.She is the mother of two ...

Dance Company to Entertain

The West Virginia Dance Company will entertain the Thursday Music Club at St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1409 Chapline St., Wheeling, at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 5. The dancers will perform several works from their repertoire during the presentation.President Joan Campbell will conduct a ...

Reunions

Moundsville Class of '58Moundsville High School Class of 1958 is having a luncheon at the Guest House in Moundsville at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 5.Central Class of '65Wheeling Central Catholic High School Class of 1965 will hold its 50-year class reunion at Generations Pub Friday, July 31, and at ...

Buckius, O’Brien to Chair Gaudiosa

Two of the longest-serving members of the Wheeling Jesuit community are the honorary chairmen of the university's second annual Gaudiosa, a gala to benefit student scholarships.With preparations underway for the dinner Saturday, March 28, Uthe Rev. James Fleming, S.J., university president, ...

Dr. Zoot to Play Woman’s Club

The Woman's Club of Wheeling will meet at Monument Place, Kruger Street, Wheeling, on Friday, March 6.The board of directors will meet at 10:45 a.m. with club president Eileen Simon presiding.A la carte luncheon will be served from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. The club's fundraising committee, chaired ...

Daffodil Luncheon Set for March 14

The Greek Orthodox Metropolis Philoptochos Society will hold its annual Daffodil Luncheon at Oglebay Park's Glessner Auditorium at noon Saturday, March 14.The Philoptochos Society, the church's philanthropic arm, holds the event in a different location each year, and the proceeds are split ...

Special Activities

Eastern StarMiriam Chapter 1, Order of the Eastern Star, will meet for grand visitation at Monument Place, Kruger Street, Wheeling, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3. Mary Frohme, worthy matron, and Glen Baker Jr., worthy patron, will preside.The chapter will be honored by a visit of the worthy ...

Celtic Celebration On Tap Saturday

The 19th annual Wheeling Celtic Celebration will be held Saturday, March 7, at the Wheeling Artisan Center, 1400 Main St. The celebration, sponsored by the Wheeling National Heritage Area Corp., will open with entertainment and activities at 11 a.m.The event is co-sponsored by the Wheeling Area ...

Milone Returns to Ohio Valley

Brian Milone, a Wintersville native who has returned to the Ohio Valley after being absent for 20 years, is sharing his happy, brave, exciting art with local art lovers. He has created the newest show in the Studio Gallery at Artworks Around Town in the Centre Market, 2200 Market St., ...

Only Fair

Family, friends and co-workers know that John Fair of Weirton has been dedicated and diligent in his lengthy career in the medical field, but they also understand that he is equally passionate about his longtime involvement with the Boy Scouts of America.Thus, it was only Fair, a humble, ...

Red, Black, Green: Sand on Hawaiian Beaches Not Just Golden

KALAPANA, Hawaii -Go ahead, sink your toes in the sand on Hawaii's famous beaches. But you might be surprised by the color of that sand - it's not always golden. You'll find black sand, red sand and even green sand across the island chain.The Big Island, Maui and Molokai offer black sand ...

Wheeling Man Looks to Give Nod to Local Hip-Hop Artists

Ron Scott Jr. knows local youth and young adults. He knows hip-hop. And he knows the power of music as an expressive art form and a worthwhile pursuit.Using his experience, the lifelong Wheeling resident is planning to produce the first Ohio Valley Hip-Hop Awards this fall.Founder of the Ohio ...

Horseshoe Stadium Usher To Talks About New Book At Martins Ferry Library

With a national championship under it's belt, The Ohio State University Buckeyes football program is the toast of the college football community. Anyone who has ever attended a game at the "horseshoe" in Columbus can tell you that without the hard work and attentiveness of the dedicated ushers, ...

History, Time-Honored Traditions And Antiques at The Greenbrier

I finally had a chance to visit The Greenbrier this past weekend, thanks to my daughter and her husband, Angie and Chad Hill. Or should I say thanks to my grandson, Gabriel, since he needed a babysitter on the weekend trip and who else but his grandmother could suffice?Well, I'll babysit ...

Queen Victoria Turned Mourning Into Art Form

Not only was Queen Victoria the sovereign ruler of the British Empire, but also she was the queen of mourning.The monarch's elevation of mourning to an art form and lifestyle figured into the morbidly fascinating tidbits that antiques dealer Pamela Apkarian-Russell shared with a Lunch With ...

Photographer Strives to Capture Meaning in Everyday Lives

Every artist has a Mount Everest to climb, writes Hugh MacLeod in his book "Ignore Everybody and 39 Other Keys to Creativity." Wheeling photographer Rebecca Kiger recently came across this quote and noted her mountain looms large, right here in her hometown of Wheeling.Kiger, 43, said reaching ...