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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 ...

Butler Marks 95th Birthday

Denzil Butler of Cameron will celebrate his 95th birthday on Wednesday. He was born May 23, 1923, in Gilmer County, W.Va., and was married to the late Genevieve Sampson. He is a U.S. Air Force veteran, served as minister of List Street Church of Christ and retired last year from his career ...

Nursing Students At WLU Celebrate Accomplishment

WEST LIBERTY — West Liberty University nursing students marked their graduation in a special way recently with a professional nursing pinning ceremony recently held in Kelly Theatre. Opening remarks were delivered by WLU President Stephen Greiner. The class of 2018 of nursing graduates ...

Special Activities

Film Showing The Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library, 700 Fifth St., will offer a special after-hours film presentation of “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” rated R, in the library’s lower level at 6 p.m. Thursday. The film showing is free and open to the public. ...

People’s University Course On World War II Starts Tuesday

WHEELING — The next subject in the Ohio County Public Library’s popular People’s University series is World War II. This series, featuring an array of historians and experts, is being offered in connection with the “We Can Do It! WWII” traveling exhibit from the Senator John Heinz ...

Volunteer Reading Tutors Treated to Lunch and a Show

WHEELING — Ohio County Schools on Tuesday thanked its volunteer reading tutors for donating their time to benefit the school system’s students. Student Services Director Raquel McLeod welcomed the tutors to the school system’s annual reception held at the Wheeling Park High School ...

Low Profile High Style

Kitchens tend to be designed as star players on the residential stage. Their role is often aspirational —pro chef’s lair, for example, or the country kitchen from that Italian movie you loved. But there’s a different story being played out by some kitchen designers today: kitchens ...

Artists Test Their ‘Metal’ At Stifel Center

WHEELING — “Tin is the New Black,” an exhibition featuring professional artists working in repurposed printed lithographed metal, is on display at Oglebay Institute’s Stifel Fine Arts Center in Wheeling through June 22. Unique and colorful, the exhibit explores the imaginative stories ...

Little Free Library Placed at Historic Site

WHEELING — Grow Warwood Pride unveiled a “little free library” at the Community Bank in Warwood on May 11. “The site is significant,” said Grow Warwood Pride president Julie Davis. “We chose it to pay tribute to the historical site of the Ohio County Library Warwood branch.” ...

Divorce Has Been a Royal Nuisance, Until Now

LONDON — Divorce has bedeviled Britain’s royal family for many centuries. It has created problems not only when Prince Charles and Princess Diana ended their marriage in the most bitter fashion in 1996 but also when other royals — Princess Margaret — fell in love with people who ...

Trans Fats on UN Health Agency Hit List

NEW YORK — The World Health Organization has released a plan to help countries wipe out artery-clogging trans fats from the global food supply in the next five years. The United Nations agency has in the past pushed to exterminate infectious diseases, but now it’s aiming to erase a ...

Latest Apps Put the Feng In Your Home’s Shui

Planning out how to arrange furniture in your home — or plants in your garden — used to involve a pencil, graph paper, a measuring tape and a lot of imagination. The process has gotten easier — and way more streamlined — thanks to a burgeoning selection of home and garden ...

Twenty Minutes to Prepare Summer on a Plate

Grilled fish is the official dish of summer around our house. There is nothing I love to eat more in warm weather than a piece of fresh seasonal fish cooked on the grill — the slightly sweet flesh offset by a tiny bit of char. You can use some fish from your freezer stash in a pinch, but ...

A Fond Farewell to Andre Raphel

WHEELING — For Andre Raphel, the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra’s departing maestro, the repertoire for his final concert this week represents “the sound that has developed during our work together” over the past 15 seasons. A year ago, Raphel announced that he would be leaving the ...