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Christmas Collectors Celebrate Every Day

Christmas collectors are the most passionate collectors around. These enthusiasts love to gather antique Christmas treasures and display them no matter the season. One of the stars of the season is that jolly old elf, Santa Claus. You would be amazed at the number of images, figures and ...

Victorian Christmas Toys, Games Were Popular Entertainment

Christmas toys were popular in Victorian times. Hundreds of different family card and board games were manufactured and sold. Today they are collectible as complete games or parts. The box decorated with an attractive Christmas picture of Santa and snow scenes can be propped on a shelf. The ...

Teacher Returns To Alma Mater, Pens Book About Teaching

After more than 20 years in North Carolina, school teacher A.J. Bucon’s mid-life epiphany led him back to the hallowed halls of his alma mater — Wheeling Central Catholic High School It was a compilation of experiences since returning to Central, not as a student, but as a teacher, that ...

Coloring Book Depicts Wheeling, Past And Present

Get out your crayons and take a stroll down memory lane this holiday season. Author Mike Duve has produced a 140-page Wheeling Souvenir Coloring Book that depicts people, places and businesses — past and present — in Wheeling, West Virginia. The 8 and 1/2 by 11-inch book offers hours ...

Retired Wetzel County Teacher Publishes Her Second Children’s Book

Wetzel County resident and retired teacher, Jan Thornton Jones, announces the publication of her second illustrated children’s book, “Why Me?” This is the story of a very active little boy who seems to bring trouble to every situation both at school and at home. After each incident, ...

Old Christmas Might Include New Collectibles

Do you have a favorite ornament on your Christmas tree? Many people do but especially collectors who seek special ornaments that appeal to their tastes. Vintage ornaments dating to the mid-20th century are popular right now and you can still find these at antique shops, second-hand stores or ...

Gussie Smith’s Works Featured At Grave Creek Mound

MOUNDSVILLE — The Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex in Moundsville is featuring the works of Marshall County native Gussie Smith. A native of Glen Dale, Smith’s accomplishments include illustrating the children’s book “Why Tommy Hid His Toys,” by Cheryl A. Ward, designing ...

Area Students to Perform At Third Friday Event

WHEELING — Artworks Around Town, 2200 Market St., will present an evening of holiday music for this month’s Third Friday program. Two local schools will be featured Friday in a festive offering of some of the area’s most musically-gifted youth. The Wheeling Central Catholic High ...

Elmhurst Bridges the Generation Gap

WHEELING — A new partnership between the Children’s Museum of the Ohio Valley and Elmhurst, The House of Friendship assisted living residence in Wheeling designed to connect youngsters with older adults through play was inaugurated with a full morning of holiday crafts and games, ...

Special Activities

Eastern Star Miriam Chapter 1, Order of the Eastern Star, will meet at Monument Place, 91 Kruger St., Wheeling, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Donna Daily, worthy matron, and Jim Daily, worthy patron, will preside. Members are asked to bring hot chocolate packets for a backpack project. Jean and Don ...

Family Service Plans Benefit Concert

WHEELING — The board of directors of Family Service Upper Ohio Valley will present a benefit concert, “A Family Christmas,” at the Capitol Theatre, 1015 Main St., at 7 p.m. Friday. The event is a family-oriented Christmas concert featuring the Ron Retzer Trio and the 1170 Band. The ...

A Very Bridge And Tunnel Christmas: A Rocking Holiday Concert at Towngate

WHEELING — Members of The Bridge and Tunnel Collective and some special guests will perform a holiday revue for all ages at 8 p.m. Saturday at Oglebay Institute’s Towngate Theatre, 2118 Market St. The concert will put audience members in a festive mood as multiple local musicians take the ...

Teen Girls at YSS Helinski Shelter Make Baby Blankets for Wheeling Hospital

WHEELING — Teen girls living at Youth Services System’s Helinski Shelter on Wheeling Island presented a Wheeling Hospital representative with about 20 baby blankets they made for the hospital’s labor and delivery department. Margo Scott, Helinski site coordinator, said the girls in the ...

Eagle Riders Association Donates to Family Violence Prevention Program

WHEELING — This holiday season, the Elm Grove Eagles-Eagle Riders Association has given a $1,000 contribution to the YWCA Wheeling’s Family Violence Prevention Program. Members of the group presented the check in memory of Stephanie Hoskins Killeen who died on Jan. 1. Her parents are ...

T’is the Season to Get Stressed Out! Making Holiday Stress Manageable

WHEELING — How do you deal with the hassles of the holiday season? Do you channel super-human strength or do you have a colossal meltdown when the pressures of home and work reach a critical point? Well, the good news is that you don’t have to respond like Superwoman or Clark Griswold to ...

Collectors Love Taste Of Cookie Cutters

Cookie dough has been cut into shapes for thousands of years. Several methods have been used to create designs. Molding, pressing, cutting and a combination of these systems have resulted in festive cookies in all kinds of holiday shapes such as bells, stars and trees. The most common ...

Seniors Exhibit Their Work in Nutting Gallery

WEST LIBERTY — West Liberty University’s Senior Exhibition this mont features five senior student artists: Mimi Albon, Emily Artimez, Matt Layton, Shelby Moore and Isabella Pozell. The artwork represents the students’ capstone projects and is for class credit. Each student came up with ...

Special Activities

Newcomers Club The Wheeling Newcomers Club will hold a meeting and luncheon at Wheeling Country Club at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. The program will feature a gift exchange for those interested in participating. Gifts are to be wrapped; it is optional to identify the giver with a notice inside the ...

Kathy’s House Foundation Continues Nurse’s Legacy of Caring

GLEN DALE — To honor the memory of a nurse who opened her heart and home to others, the Kathy’s House Foundation is continuing her legacy in Marshall County. The foundation is operated by family and friends of Kathy Criswell Martin, who died unexpectedly at age 63 in November 2016. At the ...