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Creative Ways To Honor Loved Ones

By LISA A. FLAMAssociated PressIn the days leading up to her wedding, Lauren Chertok was heartbroken. Her beloved Aunt Rosie, who taught her to make meatballs and often came over for Sunday dinners, died just two weeks before her big day, leaving her large family enveloped in sadness."It was ...

Museum Founder To Discuss Underground Railroad Movement

The Woman's Club of Wheeling will meet Friday, Oct. 16, at Monument Place, Kruger Street, Wheeling.A la carte luncheon will be available from 11 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. The general business meeting will begin at 1 p.m. with the club president, Eileen Simon, presiding.After the meeting, Cathy ...

Jazz Audiences Can Plug Into Humphries’ Beats

On the heels of her August opener for The Avett Brothers at Capitol Theatre in Wheeling, Jill Andrews will perform Friday Oct. 23, at the Albert S. George Youth at Barnesville Memorial Park in Barnesville.Andrews began her music career in 2004 by co-founding the alt-country group, the ...

Lunchbox Collectors Hungry for More

Lunchbox enthusiasts enjoy searching for the hundreds of variations of the noontime carry-all that first came into use in the late 1800s. Pop culture lunchboxes have been enthusiastically collected since the 1970s and enjoyed a real hot spot on the collectibles market during the 1990s, when ...

Bridgeport Second-Graders Take Anti-Bullying Pledge

Bridgeport Elementary second-graders took the anti-bullying pledge during a National Bullying Prevention Month program at Ohio Valley Mall in St. Clairsville on Oct. 1, under the watchful eyes of Captain McFinn, a bully shark who changed his ways to become a friend and protector.Candi ...

Actress-Activist To Speak at Northern

Geri Jewell, comedian, actress, motivational speaker and activist, is slated to return to West Virginia Northern Community College in October, this time for two performances, as part of the college's commemoration of Disabilities Awareness Month.A week-long observance will be highlighted by ...

Special Activities

Newcomers ClubThe Wheeling Newcomers Club will meet at Belmont Hills Country Club, St. Clairsville, at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, for a program and a luncheon. Melanie Bromelow from Mel's Imagination will be the speaker.For more information and to make a reservation, call 304-242-4709 today, ...

Angotti, Ohh! Join Forces For Benefit Concert in Wheeling

From the Ohio Valley to big-city venues, two popular musicians are returning and sharing their talents for a concert to help a Wheeling organization's music program.Officials of C.A. House Music in St. Clairsville are presenting a second benefit concert, dubbed "Music All Over 2.0," with ...

Symphony Opens Masterworks Season With Violinist Koh

The Wheeling Symphony Orchestra's Masterworks I concert, set for Friday, Oct. 9, will set the tone for the 2015-16 season."The opening Masterworks program is one of brilliant and unique orchestral voices," Maesto Andre Raphel, music director of the WSO, said. "It is based on music by Russian ...

Paperweights a Perfect Collectible for Neat Freaks

Paperweights have been around since ancient times, but with all the reliance on digital information, you have to wonder if these pretty collectibles will become uncommon in the future. I keep several on my desk at work and more at home because they keep my notes neat.Collectors have enjoyed all ...

Wheeling Mentalist Brings Show Home

By DORSEY KINDLERStaff WriterCraig Karges was into magic before it was cool - before such luminaries as David Blaine, "Mindfreak" Chris Angel or even David Copperfield. Back when practicing it was more likely to earn you a middle school swirly than a cable show or adoring fans.No, as a kid ...

Oglebay Institute Hosts Beer and Belly Laughs

Oglebay Institute opens its new season of beer tasting events Friday, Oct. 16, at its Stifel Fine Arts Center in Wheeling with a special performance by the popular Left of Centre Improv Troupe.Part of OI's Art and Ale series, the event features a selection of fall-inspired craft brewed beers ...

Halloween Costumes Run the Gamut

By BETSY BETHELLife EditorHalloween costumes have come a long way since the days of cutting eye-holes in a white sheet or buying a cheap plastic mask with razor sharp edges and an elastic band that inevitably snapped right before heading out to trick-or-treat.Halloween is now big business - ...

Halloween Fun: Haunted Houses, Creepy Mazes, Zombie Fights

Escape rooms, zombie fights and carnival sideshow freaks are a few of the themes popping up at this year's Halloween attractions.But if you're not up for extreme frights offered by hard-core haunted houses and nighttime theme park events, there are lots of low-key alternatives, with some venues ...

Middle Creek Elementary School Receives Books

Middle Creek Elementary School students will continue to receive new books thanks to generous contributions from local businesses.Each year, Middle Creek Elementary School receives grants to support its BAM! (Book-A-Month) project. Kohl's recently donated funding to help the school distribute a ...

WLU Employee Set to Walk 60 Miles for Cancer Charity

In a journey of many miles and many dollars, Mary Ann Charlton Edwards of Wellsburg is participating in her ninth Susan G. Komen 3-Day walk this weekend and has raised nearly $35,000 for the cause over the years.Edwards, executive secretary to the president of West Liberty University, is ...

Some Parents Charge Rent to Adult Kids

Parents whose grown children are living at home - and experts say their numbers are growing - can face a complicated question: whether to charge rent, and how much.Circumstances vary from household to household.For Terri Gifford, a self-employed mom in New Rochelle, N.Y., who renovates old ...