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This Sept. 8, 2017 photo provided by The Culinary Institute of America shows autumn sweet potato and mushroom soup in Hyde Park, N.Y. This dish is from a recipe by the CIA. (Phil Mansfield/The Culinary Institute of America via AP)

It’s Soup Season

What’s for dinner? It is the eternal question and, nationwide, the “I’m out of ideas” face can be spotted on folks wandering the grocery store in search of inspiration. While even chefs sometimes get “dinner block,” there is an advantage to having a library of tricks and ...

Pimento Cheese More Than Sum Of Its Parts

I almost always have pimento cheese in my refrigerator. It is one of my comfort foods, and I never get tired of it. Like most Southerners, I grew up with it, and there are as many variations as there are Southerners. The version that I make most is super simple and the recipe that my mother ...

OVConnect Carves Out Pair of Events With Zoo

The young professional networking group, OVConnect, is partnering with Oglebay Good Zoo to host Pumpkin Carving for Boo at the Zoo on Wednesday and again on Oct. 25. Both events begin at 6 p.m.. Wednesday’s event is a family-friendly program where adults and children will be welcome to ...

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From left: the Joseph Hedges House, 734 Main St., is half of a twin townhouse built circa 1894; the William Goering House, 701 Main St., is the only true Second Empire structure in the North Wheeling Historic District; the George W. Eckhart House, 810 Main St., constructed in 1892, is a fine example of a Queen Anne building.

‘Old Town’ on Parade

In an effort to save two antebellum buildings in North Wheeling, 16 other historic houses in the neighborhood are going to be open for tours from 1-5 p.m. next Sunday. Wheeling resident Jay Frey, one of the organizers of the tour, said the fund-raising campaign represents “a great ...

Dr. Helen Kelly

Three Honored for Work In West Liberty Theater Program

Three individuals who made the West Liberty University dramatic arts program what it is today will be honored Friday during the inaugural Hilltop Players Wall of Fame ceremony in Kelly Theatre on campus. The first inductee bears the theater’s name, the late Dr. Helen M.T. Kelly, who ...

Mickey Mouse and other Disney characters ae dressed up for Halloween on Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure park in Anaheim, Calif. Also new this year at the park, Cars        Land is               decorated            for a                “Haul-o-Ween” celebration. 

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Can Halloween Freak You Out Any More Than the Real World?

NEW YORK — In case the real world’s not scary enough, there are plenty of Halloween attractions out there designed to completely freak you out. One in New York called This Is Real promises to “literally kidnap you and stash you in a Brooklyn warehouse.” Fortunately, you can also ...

Sorority Seeks Presenters For Girls’ Career Day

The Chi Omega chapter at West Liberty University is seeking women to participate in a career day for third-, fourth- and fifth-grade girls at Madison Elementary School on Oct. 28. Andrea Garrison, the chapter’s community service director, said professional women are invited to set up ...

Collegiate Alumnae Opens Season With WVIH Tour

Collegiate Alumnae of Wheeling will have its first meeting of the 2017-18 year at West Virginia Independence Hall in Wheeling on Oct. 14. At 11:30 a.m., a brief business meeting will take place, followed by a tour given by Debbie Jones, site manager, and then a catered lunch from the Hall of ...

STEWART GOODYEAR

Internationally Renowned Pianist to Perform With Wheeling Symphony Orchestra

The Wheeling Symphony Orchestra’s next concert of the 2017-18 season, Russian Masterpieces, features guest artist Stewart Goodyear, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12. The concert will be conducted by Music Director Andre Raphel at the Capitol Theatre in Wheeling. The program will begin with ...

This undated photo provided by Ten Speed Press shows the cover of the book "the life-changing manga of tidying up: a magical story," by Marie Kondo and illustrated by Yuko Uramoto. (Ten Speed Press via AP)

Tidying ‘Magician’ Delivers Guidance to New Audience

Just when it seemed Marie Kondo had spread her gospel on the “life-changing magic” of decluttering as far is it could go, the author — whose two previous books remain international best-sellers — is back with a different audience in mind. Kondo’s message that you should keep only ...

This July 26, 2017 photo shows a grilled BLT salad with buttermilk dressing in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Sara Moulton. (Sara Moulton via AP)

When I first heard about folks grilling romaine lettuce, I was pretty skeptical. Lettuce is supposed to be crisp. Grilling would make it soggy. What’s the point? Now, having tried it myself, I see the point. Grilling the romaine not only really amplifies its flavor, it also adds the same ...

This December 2016 photo shows panko-crusted fish with tzatziki in New York. Tzatziki is one of the most classic Greek sauces, served with everything from pita (as a dip) to lamb to seafood. It’s a refreshing mix of cucumber, garlic and yogurt. (Laura Agra via AP)

Pair Crunchy Coated Fish With Tzatziki

Any flaky white fish would be perfect in this recipe. You just want a mild, moist fish, which then will be encased in a crunchy coating, and a base for the flavorful, creamy and crunchy sauce. Serve this up with some steamed or sauteed green beans to round out the plate. Tzatziki is one of ...

This June 24, 2017 photo shows an apple upside down cornbread in Coronado, Calif. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)

Apples Add Sweet Flavor to Cornbread

Cornbread has always had a bit of an identity crisis in our house: Is it savory or is it sweet? Does it replace dinner rolls or dessert? This very dilemma may be what I love most about cornbread: It can go either way. Usually, we veer more sweet than savory, topping corn bread and muffins ...

Emma, 13, who has brain cancer, feeds one of two red pandas at the Oglebay Good Zoo as part of a zookeeper experience she was granted through the Cancer Kiss My Cooley organization. 
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Good Zoo Offers Close Encounters With Animals

WHEELING — Oglebay’s Good Zoo made the dreams of a 13-year-old girl with cancer come true this summer by providing a close encounter with a red panda. And with recent changes to its programming and physical facilities, the zoo hopes to provide more opportunities to grant wishes and ...

Blackwater Canyon, W.Va.

Fall Foliage: Views & Vistas Across The Tri-state Region

Not all countries across the globe experience the colorful change of seasons from summer to fall, when expansive swaths of verdant forest turn vibrant shades of gold, burgundy and orange. The Eastern United States, along with the United Kingdom, Ireland and northwestern Europe; and northern ...

In this Oct. 19, 2016 photo provided by Local Motion, a man cycles along the Island Line Rail Trail in Burlington, Vt. Viewing fall foliage while walking or running one of New England's many scenic trails is a fun and healthy way to experience autumn. (Local Motion via AP)

Turn Over a New Leaf: Chase Autumn Foliage on Foot

BOSTON — Here’s a novel way to enjoy autumn in New England: While the trees are dropping their leaves, you can be shedding some pounds. Activate the “Health” app on your iPhone (it’s standard and has a simple red heart icon); don a light jacket; unleash your inner multitasker; ...

Salesman Samples Make Cute Collectibles

Salesman Samples Make Cute Collectibles

A few days ago, my sister Judy asked me to stop and see a few small antiques that she came across and wondered about. Well one of these trinkets was a little tin box that puzzled her because it had the word Bread painted on the front. Obviously it was way too small for even a slice of ...

Model Gigi Hadid wears a creation by designer Tommy Hilfiger at the Spring/Summer 2018 runway show in London, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Fashion Around the World: Hilfiger & Hadid in London

LONDON (AP) — London Fashion Week has reached its giddy conclusion, the extravaganza more than meeting expectations with a string of shows, parties and presentations on Sept. 19. The theme seemed to be a frenzied search for fun and whimsy, a shade less serious and complicated than usual as ...

Supermodels Gather in Milan for Versace Tribute

MILAN (AP) — On the third day of Milan Fashion Week, past and present merged at Donatella Versace’s joyous, celebratory, healing runway tribute to her brother Gianni Versace, 20 years after his slaying in Miami. And it culminated with her own reckoning with how she has born the weight of ...