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Children’s Fashion Goes Native American

SANTA FE, N.M. — An international clothing company based in San Francisco is introducing a spring fashion line that exhibits Native American-inspired art and designs. It includes a collaboration with the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture and work by Santa Fe-based artist Gregory Lomayesva, ...

Have Fun Getting Fit

With spring here and summer just around the corner, people are feeling the call to get outdoors, and there is no shortage of fun ways to be active in our local region. Gene Mozena, who works as a physical education teacher at the St. Clairsville Elementary School and operates a program called ...

Make It or Fake It? Furniture Labels Can Be Misleading

(AP) - Americans spend billions of dollars a year on furniture, but they’re often not getting what they paid for. A big part of the problem is misleading labels, experts say. Terms like “genuine leather” and “real wood,” which seem straightforward enough, can be industry code-words ...

Put Fresh Spin on Caesar Salad With Brussels Sprouts, Sardines

For all the grief the Caesar salad gets in the culinary world, I proudly admit to adoring the classic flavor combination — garlicky-lemon dressing mixed with anchovy-umami undertone that can only come from salty fish, topped off with nutty, pungent parmesan. If I could eat only one salad ...

Shredded Sweet Potatoes with Dates and Pistachios

Shredded Sweet Potatoes with Dates and Pistachios is a tasty side dish that’s a great way to round out a spring menu. The easy part of this recipe is that it takes just 5 minutes to cook on top of the stove. And because the oven is going to be hogged for hours by the main dish you’re ...

Citrus Cuts Richness Of Salmon

Salmon is my No. 1 favorite fish in the ocean, and I am not alone. The rich and sometimes slightly sweet flavor, the velvety texture, the appealing color, and the fact that it takes so well to all kinds of preparations and seasonings make it a go-to fish for many of us. The bright flavors ...

Floral Blessings Abound for Women

WHEELING — Melissa Cavicchia isn’t just delivering flowers in her spare time, she’s delivering love. The Bethlehem mother of two, who also works part-time, has started a personal service — a ministry, really — called Floral Blessings, and last week made her first delivery of nine ...

All Eyes on Memphis for King Anniversary

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Fifty years ago this Wednesday, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was killed while standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. The civil rights leader’s shocking murder on April 4, 1968, marked one of the most significant moments in U.S. ...

Four-legged Fashionistas

MILAN — Milan has long been the world’s ready-to-wear fashion leader. Now, dogs are getting in on the Italian city’s sartorial scene with a new line of haute couture for canines. Dog a Porter, by the Milan brand Temellini, offers clothing custom-fit for different breeds, ranging from ...

Symphony Brings ‘Music, Noise And Silence” to Tri-state Young People

WHEELING —The Magic Circle Mime Co. will join the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra on the annual Young People’s Concert Tour of tri-state schools. The program, “Music, Noise and Silence,” will reach 4,000 area elementary school students from Ohio, Marshall and Wetzel counties in West ...

Joseph Receives Highest Honor in State for Dentistry

To receive the Robert B. Bridgeman West Virginia Distinguished Dentist Award is the highest honor a Mountain State dentist can receive, but to this year’s recipient, Dr. Dan Joseph of Wheeling, it has an even deeper significance. “Bob Bridgeman represented the finest qualities that ...

Spring Decor: Happy, Relaxed and Retro

The biggest trend in decor may be that there isn’t a big seasonal shift in style any more. In an era of democratic design, there’s a relaxed approach to home decorating that has put the notion of “in” or “out” on a back burner. We can decorate our homes more freely. There are ...

Add Candy Crunch To Fancy Salad

Here’s a salad fit to join the lineup for your fanciest dinner or holiday meal. Each of the ingredients brings its own unique taste and texture to the mix, but the standout is the praline. A hard candy typically consisting of sugar and nuts, praline was invented in the 17th century by the ...

Pastry Nests Hold Baked Eggs for Easter Brunch

With spring — and Easter — upon us, I offer a dish guaranteed to spruce up a seasonal brunch. It may look complicated, but it really couldn’t be simpler. The only hump to get over is fear of phyllo (also spelled filo), a pastry dough that originated in Turkey and that’s popular today in ...

Classic Deviled Eggs Make Heavenly Appetizers

Deviled eggs know no single season or demographic. They are blissfully democratic appetizers. In the same category as pigs in a blanket: everyone is happy to see them, sophisticated people shed their cool. You can’t be annoyed when there are deviled eggs around; it would be like being ...

‘Glass Castle’ Author Jeannette Walls Shares Life Lessons

WEST LIBERTY — “The Glass Castle” author Jeannette Walls had nearly made it to West Liberty University from her Charlottesville, Va., horse farm Wednesday night when she got lost. Her GPS had led her astray, and a “very nice” man on Table Rock Lane pointed her in the right direction. ...

Adrift Down Under: Left a VB in the Sand on a Beach in Australia

We decided to leave Sydney after a day there. It had something to do with all the pretty people not sweating, doing aerobics or kickboxing, reminding us of the heights we could climb. I remember we sat in this park downtown under a tall palm tree surrounded, and so we walked two miles back ...

Swizzles Haven’t Fizzled

Could there be a passion sillier than saving simple stirrers for cocktails? Used to blend a drink, spear an olive, or stir up a punch, “swizzle stick” is even fun to say. The real twist is that avid collectors claim that the only honest stick, worth adding to a collection, is one from a ...

April calendar

April 1-30 — Oglebay Institute’s Schrader Environmental Education Center, Oglebay Park, noon-5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. April 1-30 — Wheeling Civic Garden Center, Oglebay Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. April 1-30 — Oglebay Institute’s Mansion Museum, Oglebay ...