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Hilltoppers Head South

It was a trip fit for kings and queens on the West Liberty University 2018 Alumni and Friends Cuba Cruise aboard Royal Caribbean’s Majesty of the Sea. Alumni and guests agree that the five-day excursion south of the border was an unforgettable experience. The cruise departed from Tampa, ...

Boost Beefy Flavor With Marinade

By AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN Well-marbled steak tips, with their beefy flavor and tender texture, proved the best choice for our grilled beef kebabs. We created a robust marinade using several key elements: Beef broth and tomato paste added rich, umami tones, salt helped brine the meat and ...

Preteens Share What’s Cooking on FaceTime

By DONNA ERICKSON It’s 7:30 Monday morning of the last week of school. Ten-year-old Eva skips down the stairs to the kitchen, tosses her empty lunch bag on the counter, grabs a bag of bagels and a big jar of peanut butter, and opens the refrigerator and chooses her favorite strawberry ...

Sweet Carolina: Outer Banks, Kiawah Island Make Dr. Beach’s Top 10 List

A crescent-shaped beach on the Hawaiian island of Maui got the top slot on the list of best beaches issued annually by a Florida professor known as Dr. Beach. Kapalua Bay Beach topped the list released by Stephen Leatherman, a coastal science professor at Florida International University in ...

At This Summer Camp, It’s OK to Act Like a Child

Last week it was lights, camera, action on West Liberty University’s first Performance Arts Camp. The summer day camp for children ages 8-14 focused on teaching performance art and singing, all the while fostering creativity. Mike Aulick, West Liberty’s director of theater in the ...

Fast and Furious World Cup Fashion

NEW YORK — Spain, your asymmetry is showing. Nigeria, you’re so bright I need shades! Croatia, Russia’s fresh out of Big Boy restaurants. No worries, though, your party duds are just the ticket now that the World Cup is underway. Those countries are among several of the more ...

What to Expect When You’re Expecting a Puppy

Puppies bring unending joy to a home, but they’re also a handful. Experts say dog owners are often surprised by just how much time and attention puppies require. If you’re preparing for a puppy, there’s so much more to think about than buying a crate, toys and food. Here are seven ...

Panzanella Has Pizzazz

In the most perfect of all worlds, things look as good as they taste. That’s true with this dish. Pink salmon, bright tomatoes (grab multicolored ones if that’s an option), flecks of purpley onion, pale chunks of toasty bread and a drizzle of bright green basil oil — a virtual ...

Keeping Baby Safe … in Style

It’s a headache known to many new parents: Suddenly, your stylish abode morphs into a menagerie of outlet covers and cabinet locks. While the phrases “baby-proofing” and “kid-friendly” rarely conjure up images of elegance or sophistication, recent years have seen a range of more ...

Style Show in Barnesville Features Wedding Attire

BARNESVILLE — The Belmont County Historical Society is holding a Victorian tea and style show at the Belmont County Victorian Mansion Museum, 532 N. Chestnut St., at 2 p.m. on June 23. The event is open to the public. Guests will sample Victorian delicacies at high tea in the museum’s ...

Special Activities

Eastern Star Miriam Chapter No. 1, Order of the Eastern Star, will meet at Monument Place, 91 Kruger St., Wheeling, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Officers will be elected. Carolyn Nortemann, worthy matron, and Don Martin, worthy patron, will preside. Carrie and Bill Wheat will serve refreshments ...

Jones to Give Senior Recital

Benjamin Jones of Wheeling will give his Senior Graduation Recital at First Presbyterian Church, 1307 Chapline St., Wheeling, at 3 p.m. next Sunday. A few of the recital pieces he will be performing on piano are “Beauty in the Rose Garden,” “A Tin Solider’s Love” and “Alla ...

June Is Heavenly Month for Glass Collectors

Every spring I get a friendly reminder from local glass collectors that June brings droves of antique enthusiasts to the Northern Panhandle for annual conventions, tours and meetings. Several avid collector groups gather, including members of the Fostoria Glass Society, the National Imperial ...

DestinAtion: Broke?

NEW YORK —Choosing a faraway destination for a wedding may sound romantic and exotic, but it can take a financial toll on loved ones who don’t have the time or money to participate. So how does a prospective guest decline when the bride or groom is a close friend or relative? The ...

Personalized Maps Offer the Gift of Place for Travel Buffs

If you’ve got avid travelers on your gift list this year, or just armchair ones, consider getting them a custom map. Maps of favorite places might commemorate special trips or experiences, and can appeal to any age or gender. Map Your Travels, in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, has some ...

Steenrod Student Wins State-Level Award from PTA

WHEELING — A Steenrod Elementary School student has received statewide recognition for her skills in photography. Kerrigan Moses was named a West Virginia PTA Reflections winner by earning the Award of Merit in photography. She received a trophy and a certificate. Her entry will be included ...

WVU School of Social Work To Hold Summer Institute on Aging

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University’s Summer Institute on Aging Conference will be held June 12-14 at Lakeview Resort and Conference Center. The Summer Institute on Aging conference was created to provide continuing education for social workers, licensed professional counselors and ...

Museums Showcase Secret Gardens, Gourmet Market

WHEELING — The Museums Committee of Oglebay Institute is once again hosting its popular garden tour for its spring fundraiser. The Secret Gardens of Wheeling Tour & Garden Market takes place Saturday, June 9 and begins at the Mansion Museum in Oglebay. Area residents can view some of ...

Save Time, Calories By Roasting Eggplant Whole

Many eggplant recipes start with slicing or dicing and sauteing in oil. But this approach can add a lot of unnecessary fat to your dish, as porous eggplant flesh absorbs oil like a sponge as it cooks, leading most of us to add more fat than we realize. Instead, consider roasting the eggplant ...

June Exhibit Marks Milestone, Features Founding Artists

WHEELING — In June, Artworks Around Town will celebrate its 20th anniversary. It was founded by Susan Johnston, a Bethany resident at the time. She brought a group of artists together and through her energy and experience, formed a co-op which is now the oldest surviving one of its kind in ...