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Antique Expert Passes After Years of Sharing With Community

I first met Betty June Wymer in the late 1990s while working at Oglebay Institute as public relations director. I was escorted to her home to photograph a rare piece of pottery for then museum curator John Artzberger, who was interested in her collection. She later went on to donate a ...

Young Lions Learn Skills and the Bible Through Drumming

WHEELING — Laughlin Memorial Chapel in East Wheeling is home to the Young Lions Club, a group for boys in the community who want to learn drumming skills. Under the direction of Keith Miller, facilities coordinator at LMC, and his son Maurice Miller, club members have learned and improved ...

july calendar

July 1-31 — Oglebay Institute’s Schrader Environmental Education Center, Oglebay Park, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. July 1-31 — Good Zoo, Oglebay Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 1-31 — Oglebay Institute’s Mansion Museum, Oglebay Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 1-31 — Oglebay ...

Austrian Organ Virtuouso to Perform in Wheeling

WHEELING — A 200th anniversary organ concert will be presented at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 1410 Chapline St., at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 6. The program will feature Austrian organ virtuouso Lukas Hasler. The concert is open to the public. Free-will donations will be accepted at ...

Special Activities

Lunch With Books In observance of the 250th anniversary of Wheeling’s founding, a special program, “Wheeling’s Immigrants,” will be presented at Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at noon Tuesday. West Virginia University history professor Hal ...

Microgreens: Tiny, Nutritional, Easy-To-Grow Crop All Year

If you like munching on seedlings, consider directing your palate toward microgreens. These tiny vegetables burst with rich, leafy flavors ranging from spicy to sweet, and their nutritional power exceeds that of the adult plants. Use them as garnish, sprinkle them onto salads and soups, ...

Awnings Can Make Outdoor Spaces More Comfortable

Many homeowners are eager to step outdoors upon the return of warm weather. Outdoor living spaces have grown in popularity as more and more homeowners embrace opportunities to entertain and lounge around in their yards. Outdoor entertaining areas can be great, but such spaces may go unused ...

Glamour Continues to Fascinate Collectors

Even in this era when male and female roles are mixed, the lure of fashion continues to excite. Stylish clothing is just as important as ever. Chic icons like Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly remain well known. Just this past week, headlines everywhere covered the death of socialite and ...

Wheeling Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Celebrate America’ Holiday Tour Set

WHEELING — The Wheeling Symphony Orchestra’s “Celebrate America” holiday tour will be conducted by Maurice Staton and will feature guest artist Gary Mauer. The tour makes stops in four cities in West Virginia, including Weirton, Davis, Clarksburg and Wheeling. The concerts are free ...

WLU Alumni Plans Trip to Sunny Italy in 2020

WEST LIBERTY— West Liberty University is planning a trip to Italy for alumni and friends that will offer a thrilling look at Venice, Florence and Rome in 2020. “Professor Peter Staffel and I worked together to plan an itinerary that we think will delight our travelers and we encourage ...

Calendar

June 17-28 — Art exhibition, “Crosscurrents,” at Oglebay Institute’s Stifel Fine Arts Center, 1330 National Road, Wheeling, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, free. June 17-28 — Art exhibition by Cecy Rose and Alan Fitzpatrick, Artworks Around Town, ...

From the Farm to the Table Event Planned June 22 in Wheeling

WHEELING — Looking for a good meal, relaxing atmosphere and wonderful music? Look to Christ United Methodist Church in Wheeling. On June 22, the church will host a Farm to Table dinner that will feature locally grown produce and live entertainment. The Wheeling-based non-profit Grow ...

Butler Celebrates at 96

Denzil Butler of Cameron celebrated his 96th birthday on May 23. He was born May 23, 1923, in Gilmer County, West Virginia. He was married to the late Genevieve Sampson and served in the U.S. Air Force. Butler still ministers at the List Street Church of Christ and enjoys gardening and ...

Pewter Offers Warmth and Tradition

Many collectors enjoy the warm patina and traditional appeal of pewter and in my mind it’s a good antique for Father’s Day. Why? Well, I associate pewter with men with muskets and large beer mugs! Pewter is an alloy, made of tin, copper, lead and other metals. It was often preferred in ...

Reunion Notebook

Wheeling Class of ‘54 Wheeling High School Class of 1954 is planning its 65-year reunion. Organizers would appreciate help from anyone connected to the class. Anyone who is interested in attending is asked to call Dolores Hawkins Carl, 304-232-8893, or Joan DiClemente Joanou, ...

Collaborative Ventures Spark Creative Expression

Students at four area schools have created innovative art installations through a year-long collaboration with a quartet of regional artists. The projects were developed through a partnership between Oglebay Institute and the Rural Arts Collaborative, an initiative that delivers hands-on, ...

Oglebay Announces New Nighttime Pool Party Series

WHEELING — Beat the heat and take advantage of special rates at Oglebay’s Crispin Center pool every Wednesday and Friday night from 5-8:30 p.m. during the new nighttime pool party series. Each pool party will feature a unique theme complete with decorations, games, music, and ...

Collectible Enamel Cookware Made in Moundsville

Antique enthusiasts are the nicest people! At least, that’s what I think, since over the years, many readers of my column have been pleased to share a treasure with me. That’s one way that I discover new collectibles and interesting facts about our region. Just last week, I received a ...

Crosscurrents Art Exhibit Showcases Regional Talent

WHEELING — A staple of Oglebay Institute’s art exhibition season, Crosscurrents is now open at OI’s Stifel Fine Arts Center, 1330 National Road. Now in its 40th year, this annual exhibition attracts some of the finest artwork from the tri-state region. The multi-media exhibition ...

Pack Celebrates 90th

Jean Klettener Pack, a resident of Elm Grove, reached her 90th birthday today. She enjoys modeling for the Wheeling Women’s Club and is a member of the Thursday Music Club and chorus, Wheeling Hospital Auxiliary and the Wheeling AARP. A surprise party in her honor was hosted by her four ...