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From left to right with their Dr. Seuss trees artwork at last year’s Holiday Art Camp at Stifel Fine Arts Center are Olivia Albrecht, Autumn Cerklefskie, Avery Sadlowski and Noah Seivertson.

Camps Keep Kids Busy Over the Holiday Break

WHEELING — Kids are out of school before Christmas, but you have to work? Need a way to keep kids active after Christmas when all they want to do is play on their technology devices? Parents looking for fun and educational activities for children during the holiday break can choose from ...

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‘Celebrations of the Season’

WHEELING — One of the most beloved holiday traditions returns to the Ohio Valley as Oglebay Institute’s Mansion Museum in Oglebay Resort is lavishly decorated for the holidays by volunteers and open to the public for tours through Dec. 31. Each holiday season since 1973, the Mansion ...

Sarah Czapp, 6, is shown with Fezzie, the Shriners Hospitals for Children        mascot, during a break in filming of the national Christmas commercial in August in St. Louis.

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Girl With Prosthetic Leg Dances Into the Spotlight

Jocelyn and George Czapp of Wheeling think their daughter, 6-year-old Sarah, may have a future in front of the camera after she appeared in three Shriners Hospitals for Children national commercials this year and was tapped as the Erie Shriners Hospital ambassador, appearing in newsletters and ...

Olney Students Exhibit Art

BARNESVILLE — Olney Friends School, 61830 Sandy Ridge Road, will host a student art exhibition Saturday through Jan. 19 featuring two- and three-dimensional original works. An opening reception will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday in the main building, where the artwork will be on display. ...

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‘Memories and Mud Pies’ at Artisan Center

WHEELING — Wheeling Heritage will host an exhibit of work by artists Betsy Cox and Cheryl Ryan Harshman titled “Memories and Mud Pies” from Thursday through Jan. 11 in the 3rd Floor Loft Gallery at the Wheeling Artisan Center, 1400 Main St. The exhibit opens with a free reception from ...

In this May 2016 photo provided by Leah Moyers Photography, the bridal party of Sydney Broadhead of Nashville, Tenn., poses at her wedding in Ashville, N.C. Broadhead allowed her bridesmaids to choose their own dresses, though she stayed in the loop on their plans and was the final arbiter. Mismatching bridesmaids dresses has become more popular in recent years. (Leah Moyers Photography via AP)

Here Come The Mismatched Bridesmaids

NEW YORK (AP) — Alison Kelly felt she had enough on her plate dealing with her own wedding gown and all the details of her mountain getaway nuptials without micromanaging how her bridal party would dress. So instead, she asked her maid of honor — her sister — and the rest of her ...

In this Jan. 12, 2016 file photo, David Duchovny arrives at the season premiere of "The X-Files" at the California Science Center in Los Angeles, Calif. High-profile sex-related accusations against celebrities, politicians and media members have put a spotlight on sex addiction. Skeptics question whether it’s a true addiction or a made-up condition used by misbehaving VIPs to deflect blame. Duchovny voluntarily sought rehab for sex addiction in 2008 while starring on Showtime's "Californication." 
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Sex Addiction — Real or an Excuse?

Is sex addiction a true addiction, a crime, or a made-up condition used by misbehaving VIPs to deflect blame or repair tarnished images? A tide of high-profile sexual misconduct accusations against celebrities, politicians and media members has raised these questions — and sowed ...

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This master bedroom sweet in Scottsdale, Ariz., was designed by Suzanne Lasky of S Interior Design LLC. She incorporates throw pillows into her designs and notes it’s a good idea to designate a “drop zone” for them so they don’t end up on the floor. In this design, the pillows can be placed on the bench at the foot of the bed.

Pillow Fight: Designers Weigh In on Contentious Accessory

It’s a well-known decorating fact that throw pillows are an easy and inexpensive way to change the look of a room. They can add color, texture, interest or a dash of holiday cheer. But that doesn’t mean everybody appreciates them. The internet is full of women (and their interior ...

Apricot almond coffee cake is a special treat that features a cream biscuit dough packed with intensely flavored dried apricots, layered with almond paste and glazed with apricot jam. (Sara Moulton via AP)

Prepare This Special Coffee Cake for Guests

If you’re expecting overnight guests during the holiday season, you might want to stock up on the ingredients for this recipe. Doing so will allow you to throw together a knockout coffee cake for breakfast, a special treat that features a cream biscuit dough packed with intensely flavored ...

Lightened Shepherd's Pie is made with cauliflower puree instead of potatoes. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)

Lighten Shepherd’s Pie With Beef and Cauliflower

The weather is getting colder and we’re tucking into comfort food over in our home. Doing a recipe makeover on a tasty-but-less-than-healthy dish is one of my favorite challenges. Today, I’m taking on a wintertime classic with my Lightened Shepherd’s Pie. Typically, shepherd’s pie ...

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The Nutcracker: Holiday Favorite Leaps Onto Many Stages

Nutcrackers are here, there and everywhere at the holidays — from the dollar store’s seasonal decor aisle to the local theater staging the famous ballet to Steubenville’s Nutcracker Village and its more than 150 6-foot wooden statues. But if you’re like me, you’ve probably ...

This Sept. 24, 2017 photo shows a passageway at Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Ariz., which served as the winter home of architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Built on the desert's hard floor, Wright constructed the structures with redwood beams and large rocks embedded in concrete. The buildings initially were covered with translucent canvas to let light in, but were later replaced with more durable plastic because of the sun's brutal rays. Windows were large openings without glass. (AP Photo/Anita Snow)

Wright’s Winter Home Draws Fans to Arizona Desert

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Each year when the sizzling temperatures finally dipped in the southern Arizona desert, architect Frank Lloyd Wright and a small band of young apprentices would start the annual cross-country migration from Spring Green, Wisconsin, just in time to escape the Midwestern ...

Local skaters and professional figure skaters will take to the ice while the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra and hundreds of students from local school choirs perform holiday numbers Tuesday during the annual Symphony on Ice at WesBanco Arena.

Wheeling Symphony Pairs Musicians With Skaters for Annual Holiday Event

WHEELING —Wheeling Symphony Orchestra will once again present the Symphony on Ice, an annual holiday event featuring the symphony, local skaters, local choirs and special guest champion skaters Courtney Hicks and Robbie Przepioski. For the first time this year, the West Virginia University ...

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Mason Celebrates 100

Alice Mason of Wheeling is celebrating her 100th birthday today. She was born Dec. 3, 1917, in Benwood, the daughter of Charles and Bessie (Niedermyer) Bohlmann. A resident of Elmhurst, The House of Friendship, Mason met her husband, Charles, while he was home on leave from World War II. ...

What Makes a Rockette ‘Kick’?

NEW YORK — One of the biggest draws in New York this time of year is the “Christmas Spectacular” featuring the iconic Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall. Everyone knows about their high kicks, but do you know how many calories each burns? What do they snack on? What’s the best place ...

First Generation Student To Address WLU Commencement

WEST LIBERTY — West Liberty University graduating senior Maria Ganoe, 20, has earned the honor of being the student speaker for fall commencement, which will take place at 11 a.m. Dec. 9, in the Academic, Sports and Recreation Complex. A biology major with a chemistry minor, Ganoe is an ...

Bethany Alumni Give Back With Scholarship

BETHANY — Avella Area High School seniors seeking to enroll in Bethany College next year now have the opportunity for a full-tuition scholarship, thanks to the generosity of two Bethany alumni. Bethany College is now accepting applications for the Georgiana and Robert F. Riley Jr. ...

U.S. Girls’ Self-harm, Suicide Attempts Climb

CHICAGO — Attempted suicides, drug overdoses, cutting and other types of self-injury have increased substantially in U.S. girls, a 15-year study of emergency room visits found. It’s unclear why, but some mental health experts think cyberbullying, substance abuse and economic stress ...

This undated photo provided by designer Abbe Fenimore shows a dining room designed Fenimore. Comfort is just as important as beauty when choosing dining room seating, says Fenimore, founder of the design firm Studio Ten 25, who chose sleek but softly padded chairs for the dining room shown here. (Melanie Johnson/Abbe Fenimore via AP)

Give the Dining Room Its Due

There’s a lot of home decorating advice out there on how to create the perfect kitchen. But what goes into designing a truly great dining room? With the holiday entertaining season gearing up, it’s worth re-examining the dining area. In homes that have formal dining rooms, they often ...

Loading up the freezer with pumpkin and spice breakfast bowl is an excellent plan-ahead strategy, whether you’re a mom of four or you just want to streamline your mornings to include a healthy breakfast. (Melissa D'Arabian via AP)

Trade Acai For Pumpkin Puree In Breakfast Bowl

All four of my daughters love frozen acai bowls because they feel like you’re eating ice cream for breakfast, except healthier. If you haven’t hopped on the acai bowl craze, allow me to update you. Superfood acai berry puree is blended up with fruit — usually berries or banana — and ...