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Remembering Yeats

Photo by Betsy BethelFrom left, David Board, H. John Rogers and Bill Hogan invite the public to the McLure Hotel at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, to celebrate the life and works of Irish poet, playwright and Nobel prize winner William Butler Yeats, who was born 150 years ago. Irish poetry and music ...

Author Helps Kids Relate to Leaders

Brandon Marie Miller, an award-winning author of U.S. history books for young people, said her interest in history was fed by visit to historical sites with her parents."There's nothing like actually being able to be there," she said regarding inspiration drawn from visiting places of historic ...

Author Writes to Right Injustice She Sees in World

Best-selling novelist Thrity Umrigar - who tackles subjects such as gender exploitation, child abuse, class issues and power - said she writes "to right some kind of injustice that I see in the world."Umrigar, a native of India who lives in Cleveland, served as keynote speaker for the Upper ...

Majolica: Pottery For a Classic Home

Why do I like majolica? It's colorful and shiny, making it a perfect pottery to collect. It can be found in lots of different shapes, characters and themes, so it's both easy to spot when antiqueing and fun to use in decorating.Finished with brilliant tin and lead glazes, it holds an honored ...

World Prematurity Day Marked by March of Dimes

The March of Dimes observed the fifth annual World Prematurity Day on Tuesday, Nov. 17, by sending a representative to area hospitals to thank nursing staffs for the care they provide to premature infants.Rachel Main, family teams specialist at the March of Dimes' West Penn Division in ...

Pain in the Neck?

EDITOR's NOTE: Healthy Kidbits is one of several different categories of articles that appear each month in the OV Parent Magazine; others include Parenting Matters,?Book Bag, Baby Steps and?Class Notes. OV?Parent is a free monthly publication for parents, kids and teachers distributed ...

ABCs of Interacting With Autisic Classmate

The number of kids with autism has increased more than 1,000 percent during the last 20 years, and it's likely that your child will know at least one classmate with the disorder. Researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center say that learning to communicate with these children ...

Couple Marks Birthdays

Richard Neuhart and his wife, Esther, of Bethesda are both celebrating their 90th birthdays this year.Richard Neuhart was born Nov. 15, 1925, son of the late Emmett and Agnes Neuhart. He served with Gen. George Patton's 3rd Army in Europe.Esther Neuhart was born Dec. 1, 1925, daughter of the ...

Special Activities

AARPGreater Wheeling Area Chapter 824 of AARP will hold a luncheon meeting at Wheeling Park's White Palace at 11:15 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 19. Reservations for members are required for the luncheon and are to be made today, Nov. 15, by calling Eunice Lohr at 304-242-9452. Members who have made ...

Sponsors Are Needed For Veterans’ Wreath Project

For the eighth consecutive year, the George Washington Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution is participating in the Wreaths Across America campaign with local sponsors being sought to purchase wreaths that will be placed in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies in Washington ...

OI School of Dance to Hold Open House

Oglebay Institute's School of Dance is now accepting new students and will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21 at the dance studios, located at 1330 National Road, just behind the Stifel Fine Arts Center, in Wheeling. The event is free and open to all students and ...

Book Review, Musical Performance Set for Woman’s Club

The Woman's Club of Wheeling will meet at Monument Place, Kruger Street, Wheeling, for the first book review of the club year at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 20.During the club's afternoon session, members will be treated to a performance by a musical group, The Hillbilly Gypsies.Club member Nancy ...

Mystery Theatre Show ‘Johnny B. Dead’ Set in 1950s

Mystery Theatre Unlimited presents the final local performance of its hilarious dinner theater production of "Johnny B. Dead" at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19, at River City Restaurant in Wheeling.In the original comedy murder mystery, students at a high school in 1957 face scrutiny from a ...

‘Glass Managerie’ To Be Staged

Set to take the stage Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 19-22, "The Glass Menagerie" is regarded widely as one of the most important American dramas of the 20th century."The Glass Menagerie" was the inaugural production in the then-newly renovated Troy Theater in the late 1990s. As one of the ...

John Brown: Martyr or Madman?

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Fifty area residents were in Harpers Ferry on Oct. 17 just as abolitionist John Brown was - although the two arrivals were 156 years apart.Brown, whose descriptions range from martyr to madman, started for Harpers Ferry, Va., (now West Virginia), Oct. 16, 1859, around 8 ...

Poet, Painter Create Picture Book for Children

Wheeling author Marc Harshman and Wheeling artist Cecy Rose have collaborated to create a children's picture book that is destined to become a holiday favorite."Mountain Christmas," written by Harshman and illustrated by Rose, has been published by Quarrier Press of Charleston. Set in West ...

Reunions

Wheeling Class of '50Wheeling High School Class of 1950 will hold its monthly luncheon at Perkins Restaurant, 680 National Road, Wheeling, at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9. All former Wheeling High students may attend.Triadelphia Class of '47Triadelphia High School Class of 1947 will meet for lunch at ...

Special Activities

Newcomers ClubNewcomers to the Ohio Valley may attend the Wheeling Newcomers Club's luncheon at Wheeling Country Club, Thursday, Nov. 12. Dominick Cerrone of Good Mansion Wines will be the speaker for a program at 10:30 a.m. Luncheon will be served after the program.There is a cost for the ...