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Roots of Wine Run To Republic of Georgia

TBILISI, Georgia — Want to learn about the origins of winemaking? You’ll have to go about 2,000 miles east of Bordeaux, France, to the Republic of Georgia, in the Caucasus Mountains. This beautiful and affordable country has many other attractions for both budget and sophisticated ...

Diaper Bags Get Stylish

In generations past, the array of baby paraphernalia needed by new parents was carried in cumbersome totes of heavy plastic, often emblazoned with prints and patterns that spoke more to infants than to adults. But the style stork has delivered some smart-looking new options for moms and ...

Save the Butterflies: Milkweed Gets a Makeover

QUEBEC CITY (AP) — For generations, North American farmers have despised milkweed and done their best to rid their lands of it. “I hate to have milkweed in my strawberry field,” Nathalie Leonard says from her farm by the Quebec village of Lac-du-Cerf. So why does she have 60 acres of ...

For Moist Meat, Make Time to Brine

By AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN Barbecuing is the perfect method for cooking fatty cuts of pork or beef, but relatively lean chicken is another story. For barbecued pulled chicken with a smoky flavor and moist, tender meat, we’d have to come up with some tricks. Brining the birds kept the ...

Visit and Enjoy Iconic Glass Treasure

This weekend as Oglebay Park celebrates its 90th anniversary., we pause to remember that to anyone who enjoys antiques, the park is important, not just for its history, but also for the fine collection of local glass and wonderful antiques housed in the Museums of Oglebay Insitute. In 1900, ...

Tingler Celebrates 96th

Mary Tingler will celebrate her 96th birthday on Tuesday. She was born July 31, 1922 in Blaine, the daughter of Louis and Julia Nagy. She married Lawrence “Pete” Tingler on her birthday in 1951. She has two children: Larry and his wife Deb of Morristown and Mary and her husband Troy ...

august calendar

Aug. 1-31 — Oglebay Institute’s Schrader Environmental Education Center, Oglebay Park, noon-5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Aug. 1-31 — Wheeling Civic Garden Center, Oglebay Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Aug. 1-31 — Oglebay Institute’s Mansion Museum, Oglebay ...

Reunion Notebook

Gouldsberry The annual Gouldsberry family reunion will be held at the Barn, Fourth Street, Moundsville, at 2 p.m. next Sunday. Participants are asked to bring a covered dish and an item for a chance auction. Moundsville Class of ‘58 Moundsville High School Class of 1958 will hold a ...

Special Activites

Drumming A drumming program will be presented at St. Joseph Retreat Center, 134 Mount St. Joseph Road, Wheeling, at 6:30 p.m. Monday. There is a cost to participate. Lunch With Books Travis D. Stimeling will appear at Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., ...

Creative Kids: A Selfie-Portrait

It’s family travel season. A time to visit monuments, landmarks and iconic buildings at tourist destinations. With phones instantly accessible from back pockets, a smartphone photo album isn’t complete without numerous selfies taken in front of places such as Mount Rushmore, the Alamo or ...

YWCA Wheeling Plans To Go Over the Edge

WHEELING — The YWCA Wheeling will bring its edgy fundraiser to the area at a new venue on Aug. 18: Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Ractrack. Partnering with Over the Edge Global, the YWCA Wheeling staff and friends will be rappelling off the hotel portion of the track to raise funds and ...

Five Sisters of St. Joseph Celebrate Jubilees

WHEELING — Five members of the Congregation of St. Joseph are marking jubilees this year, representing a combined total of 320 years of service and ministry. All five sisters celebrated their jubilees together Saturday with a liturgy and a luncheon with family and friends at Mount St. ...

Valley Hospice Sets Butterfly Releases

Valley Hospice will hold two events dedicated to remembering and celebrating the lives of loved ones who have died. The 14th annual Valley Hospice memorial butterfly releases will be held at Steubenville Country Club on Aug. 7 and at Wheeling Park’s White Palace on Aug. 9. Both releases ...

Phone Insulators Collectible Even in Age of Bluetooth

Just what is an insulator and why is it collectible? Since I knew what a glass insulator looked like up close, I was puzzled by the fascination that folks find in collecting these utilitarian objects made of heavy glass. Glass insulators were first produced in the 1850s for use with ...

Indulge in Summer: Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie

By KATIE WORKMAN Associated Press If you want to end a summer celebration or gathering with a big old bang, you would be hard pressed to pick a better dessert than an ice cream pie. Somehow, ice cream stuffed into a pie crust just seems so much more festive and decadent and sultry than ...

Strings Attached: String holders are a delightful collectible

Before scotch tape, Velcro, super glue and household adhesives were around, cord was used to tie things up and no pantry was complete without a ball of string, kept handy for household chores. String was saved and reused, piece-by-piece and tied together to create balls by thrifty homemakers ...

Beekeepers Abuzz About Conference

SCIO — Kirsten Traynor, Ph.D., will be the guest speaker at the Harrison County Beekeepers’ Seminar from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Scio United Methodist Church, 117 Maple Ave. Traynor will cover the following topics: The Healthy Hive; Easy Queen Introduction; Winter Preparation; ...

Special Activities

Marshall County Democratic Women The Marshall County Democratic Women’s Club will meet at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday at Perkins Restaurant in Moundsville. All Democrats are welcome to attend. Wellman Reunion The annual reunion for the descendants of Earl and Belva Wellman will be held next ...

Pscyhonauts Blast Off at ArtsLink Concert Series

NEW MARTINSVILLE — ArtsLink’s Coffeehouse Series will kick off at 6:30 p.m. Friday with a concert by The Psychonauts band with local singer/guitarists Kalob Byers and Keith Butcher. The concert will take place on the lawn of the Francis Creative Arts Center at the corner of Maple Avenue ...

CMA Stages Annual Kids’ Drama Camps

WINTERSVILLE — The Center of Music and Art will hold its annual Summer Drama Camps for children this month. For more than 25 years, the center has been offering these camps to area children. Students spend the week learning about stage presence, performance techniques and everything needed ...