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Singer-songwriter Dan Evick, shown here on the cover of his new album, “Moving On,” will perform a concert with bandmates Brandon “Tuna” Collins and Ryan Smurthwaite, at Words & Music Bookshop at Stratford Springs, Wheeling, from 6-9 p.m. Friday. The concert will be recorded by Ian ...

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Eldana Smith plays Jim Hawkins and Juan Dunlap plays Long John Silver in the Parcel Players’ production of “Treasure Island,” which will be staged July 12-15 at Oglebay Institute’s Towngate Theatre.

Parcel Players Stage ‘Treasure Island’

Oglebay Institute’s Parcel Players will present “Treasure Island,” a skillfully crafted adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s swashbuckling classic. It will be staged at 7 p.m. July 12-15 at OI’s Towngate Theatre, 2118 Market St. Based on the masterful adventure novel, Ken ...

Adirondack Style Goes Beyond Chairs

The Adirondack style started with a chair in 1903. Many wealthy folks from the East Coast wanted a cool place to live for the summer, so they started building homes in the Adirondack mountain area. Thomas Lee was vacationing in Adirondack town of Westport, N.Y., and he wanted comfortable ...

Speakers Recall Late Great Coach Stewart

Author Susan Jones told a Wheeling audience that her book, “Bill Stewart: In His Own Words,” has been very well received. Jones appeared at Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library Tuesday to share stories from the 2014 book about the late West Virginia University head ...

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Hare Marks 90 Years

Louis and Shirley Zimmerman, formerly of Wheeling, now of Calabash, N.C., celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on Saturday. They were united in marriage on July 1, 1972, at Vance Memorial Presbyterian Church in Wheeling by the Rev. G. Kenneth Gates. Shirley Zimmerman is the daughter ...

The Game Room at the Mansion Museum includes a Chippendale-style sofa with claw feet and wool embroidered upholstery.

Remember Independence Day in Federal Fashion

What could be better to write about as we approach the Fourth of July than Federal furniture? Long a favorite of discriminating antique enthusiasts, the Federal period provided the United States with American furniture that instilled long lasting pride. When I first started this column, it ...

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Chautauqua Homecoming Days, Bethesda Festival Next Weekend

Area residents can take a stroll down memory lane at the 28th annual Chautauqua Homecoming Days and Bethesda Festival next weekend. The celebration takes place Saturday and next Sunday at Epworth Park, a historic Methodist campground located on North Main Street in Bethesda. Coinciding ...

Upcycled Fashion Show      contestant Jean Kalb, 10, of     Triadelphia,    models her creation   during the 2016 show at the Ohio Valley Mall in St. Clairsville. 

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Upcycled Fashion Show, Contest Seeks Designers

Attention mini fashionistas: Save your egg cartons and bubble wrap, it’s almost time for the annual Ohio Valley Upcycled Fashion Show, hosted by the Children’s Museum of the Ohio Valley. Upcycled fashions are clothing and accessories that are created using materials that otherwise would ...

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Enjoy the Fruits of Summer

A guide to summer fruits: Peaches Why: They are sweet, don’t raise blood sugar levels and are very low in calories. Health Perks: One peach delivers 10 percent of the vitamin C you need and 2 grams of fiber. And peaches have a low glycemic load. Nutrition: Serving size: one medium ...

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Only 3 percent of those in computer science and computing careers are female. Girls Who Code, a national nonprofit, is dedicated to increasing that number.

Children’s Museum to Launch Local ‘Girls Who Code’ Club

Girls ages in grades 6-12 will soon have an opportunity to learn coding at a new club at he Children’s Museum of the Ohio Valley called Girls Who Code. Girls Who Code is a national nonprofit organization “dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology.” “By creating opportunity ...

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Perkins Restaurant & Bakery offers catering for all occasions

WHEELING — With locations in Wheeling and Moundsville, Perkins Restaurant & Bakery is a family-style restaurant offering breakfast, lunch and dinner with a variety of “upscale” menu choices and custom catering for up to 300 people for any special occasion. Tim Presseler, vice ...

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Lilies bloom near a sculpture on the estate of Bruce and Bobbie Bishop in Hocking County, Ohio, where the three-day Lilyfest will take place July 14-16.

Lilyfest Blooms on Hocking Hills Estate

A one-of-a-kind free summer festival will take place in Ohio’s Hocking Hills region July 14-16, paying homage roots music and the natural beauty of daylilies, as well as water lilies, Asiatic lilies, hostas and other popular garden plants. The 26th annual Lilyfest is a three-day ...

This undated photo provided by Rizzoli shows the purple garden on Architect Peter Marino's property and is featured in the book "The Garden of Peter Marino," by Peter Marino. Among the apple orchards, art objects, and hundreds of evergreens on Marino's 12-acre property in the Hamptons of New York is a garden color wheel, with purple flowers at the north end of the property, pink at the south, and red and mixed hues to the east and west. Purple hydrangeas lead to an 18th century French fountain whose basin is filled with purple water lilies, in Marino's purple garden. Lavender, catmint, verbena and miniature potted rhododendrons provide a multi-season show. (Jason Schmidt/Rizzoli via AP)

Gardens Combine Drama, Artistry in Saturated Hues

Some of the most striking gardens aren’t a riot of multiple colors but a carefully curated assemblage of hues. Using foliage and flowers, gardeners can create drama and artistry. A lake of blue salvia, perhaps. A swath of feathery green grass. The idea is to mass-plant so the color ...

This May 30, 2017 photo shows salmon with crispy skin and pepperoncini lemon sauce in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Sara Moulton. (Sara Moulton via AP)

Revive Traditional New England Fourth of July Dinner: Salmon

Throughout New England, the traditional entree of choice for dinner on the Fourth of July was salmon served with a side of peas. This happy pairing capitalized on the region’s seasonal bounty — it just so happened that the salmon were running and fresh peas were at their peak at the very ...

This June 19, 2017 photo shows a glass of icy agua fresca in Coronado, Calif. This dish is by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)

Fresh Fruit, Ice Blend Helps Keep You Cool

Balmy weather calls for ice-cold sweet treats; fruity drinks are a natural part of the summertime poolside landscape. But those drinks are often loaded with sugar, boasting 40 or more grams in even a reasonably sized drink. Worse, the “fruitiness” is often from flavored syrup instead ...

This May 24, 2017 photo shows corn gazpacho with garlic croutons. This dish is from a recipe by Sara Moulton. (Sara Moulton via AP)

Corn Served in a New Way for Fourth of July

Simple and delicious straight out of the garden, abundant corn on the cob is one of the great things about summer. You boil it up, spread on a little butter, dig in and thank your lucky stars. But even perfection gets boring after a while. This cold refreshing soup is a way to have your corn ...

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Children participate in a yoga class at Happy Goat Yoga in North Wheeling. Instructor Nikki Kiger will wrap up the first summer session of kids’ yoga classes Tuesday and a second four-week session will begin on July 18.

Yoga’s Benefits Extend to Kids

As the benefits of yoga — not only physical but mental and emotional — become more recognized, getting kids more involved with the ancient practice is a no-brainer. Nikki Kiger, a physical therapist with West Virginia Birth to Three, is wrapping up a month-long summer session of ...

In this June 21, 2017 photo, Astrid Rubens demonstrates the elasticity of homemade slime in her kitchen in St. Paul, Minn. Glue, baking soda and contact lens solution are all it takes to make satisfyingly stretchy slime. (AP Photos/Jeff Baenen)

Summer of Slime

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Call this The Summer of Slime. The slime trend is probably happening right now in your home, if you live with a tween girl. Or maybe it’s on your phone, in endless video loops that crackle and pop on Instagram and YouTube. For Boomers and Gen X-ers who aren’t ...

In this May 24, 2017 photo a path forks in a wooded area in Dymock, England. The American poet Robert Frost lived in the area from 1914-1915. His time there was a key influence on his work, including the famous "The Road Not Taken" in which "two roads diverged in a yellow wood".  (AP Photo/Jerry Harmer)

Two Roads Diverging in Yellow Wood May Be in England

DYMOCK, England — The woods were cool, a welcome balm on a hot day. Shafts of sunlight poured through the canopy. Slowly, I walked down a track thick with long-fallen leaves. And then I found it. It wasn’t much to look at, just a spot where the path split. But that was the point. ...

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Artworks Gallery Features Steubenville Artists

What happens when an impressionist and a realist create an art show? Not a joke, it’s this month’s show at Artworks Around Town at the Centre Market, 2200 Market St., Wheeling. Jim Watson and Paul Hornung, both members of the Steubenville Art Association, are exhibiting their artwork ...