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Exotic Mix Of Spices Warms Carrot Dish

I first tasted harissa when I was 19, and I traveled on a lone adventure to Tunisia after spending a semester abroad in France. I browsed the open markets, with their appealing drapey white cotton clothing — I wore billowy pants from that trip for years to follow. I was particularly ...

Smoky Lentil Soup Finds Depth Without Meat

Rich bean soups are classic winter comfort food. They are filling, healthy and inexpensive, making them a worthy addition to the menu rotation. The downside to dried bean cookery is the time it takes to soak and then cook beans. Canned beans are a reasonable substitute, although they cost more ...

Caring for Creation: Sustainability Program Set at Mount St. Joseph March 17

WHEELING — As area residents strive to “go green” in their homes and workplaces, several organizations are collaborating to present a day-long program focused on environmental issues. The program, “All for One and One for All: Kinship and Caring for Creation,” will take place March ...

Exhibitions, Festivals Mark 300th Birthday of Big Easy

The Big Easy is celebrating a big birthday this year: 300 years since New Orleans was founded. The celebration began New Year’s Eve with a massive fireworks show over the Mississippi River. Exhibitions, festivals and events planned throughout 2018 will reflect the tricentennial ...

Honoring Wheeling Legend Ross Felton

The family of the late Ross Felton, who championed causes including Jamboree In The Hills and the recent renovation and reopening of the Capitol Theatre in Wheeling, were on hand following the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra concert Feb. 9, to receive a commemorative collage in his honor. Pictured ...

History of LaBelle Nail Factory Explored, Remembered

WHEELING — A presentation on Wheeling’s historic LaBelle Nail Factory last week drew a large crowd, including several former workers and a descendant of the company’s founder. The LaBelle program was presented Tuesday at Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library. Wheeling ...

‘Glass Castle’ Author to Lecture At West Liberty

WEST LIBERTY — Best-selling author Jeannette Walls, who wrote the memoir, “The Glass Castle,” will be the guest lecturer at West Liberty University’s Hughes Lecture on March 22. Free and open to the public, the lecture will take place at 7 p.m. in College Hall and will be followed ...

West Liberty Stages World Premiere

WEST LIBERTY — The West Liberty University Hilltop Players will offer theater fans the opportunity to enjoy a world premiere of the new play “18 Victoria” by Cody Daigle-Orians, set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday as well as March 1-3, and 3 p.m. March 4. The playwright will be ...

WVNCC Celebrates Black History Month With History of the Region in Photographs

WHEELING — In celebration of Black History Month, West Virginia Northern Community College will welcome Samuel W. Black this week as he presents “Through the Lens of Allen E. Cole: A Photographic History of African Americans in Cleveland, Ohio.” The presentation will take place at noon ...

Special Activities

Ladies League The Ladies League of Marshall County will meet in the commons of John Marshall High School at 7 p.m. Monday. The meeting has been moved up a week because of a scheduling problem. Lisa Musilli, an interviewer at Harmony House, will speak about human trafficking, Internet ...

Augustine Celebrates 95th Birthday Today

Emma Gertrude Criswell Augustine is celebrating her 95th birthday today. She was born Feb. 18, 1923, in Wheeling, the daughter of Ralph and Emma Celeste Rice Criswell. She is the last surviving of six siblings, including Charles, Laura, Ethel, Cyrus and Ila. At the age of 20, she joined the ...

Raf Simons Pops Up As The ‘Kernel’ of Fashion World

DEAR ABBY: I’ve recently started seeing someone, and we have shared a wealth of information about ourselves with each other. When I asked him his last name, he said it was “Erickson.” When I asked him if he had a middle name, he responded that he didn’t. Soon after, I saw his ...

Blood Test for Cancer May Be Promising

Scientists are reporting progress on a blood test to detect many types of cancer at an early stage, including some of the most deadly ones that lack screening tools now. Many groups are working on liquid biopsy tests, which look for DNA and other things that tumors shed into blood, to try ...

Review Calls for Improvement in Sepsis Outcomes

PITTSBURGH — Despite improvement in the rates of people dying of sepsis in the hospital, the condition is still a leading cause of hospital readmissions and costs, as well as long-term disabilities and impairments, prompting University of Pittsburgh and University of Michigan medical ...

Art Under Foot — Creative Flooring Commands Attention

There was a time when designers and decorators considered floor coverings to be background elements in a room. Rugs and tile were meant to be practical, not attention-getting. That’s changed. Now, the floor is often one of the strongest elements in a space. Today’s wide range of artistic ...

Southern Sympathy Tastes a Lot Like Butter

If I learned anything from reading “The Southern Sympathy Cookbook: Funeral Food With a Twist,” it’s that you can’t cook Southern food without a few essential ingredients: butter, buttermilk, cream and bourbon. I get it. When grief hits you and your loved ones, concerns about counting ...

So, It’s Your First Cruise …

ABOARD CELEBRITY EQUINOX — Honeymooners Zach and Alyssa Bynum of Louisville, Ky., had never been on an ocean cruise until last summer when they sailed aboard Celebrity Equinox. They were immediately enamored with this shiny ship and impressed by the overall experience. They likely will ...

Ladies League Plays Fairy Godmother to Prom-going Girls in Marshall County

MOUNDSVILLE — Like so many fairy godmothers, the women of the Ladies League of Marshall County have worked their magic to bring ball-worthy attire and accessories within reach of any prom-going junior or senior girl in Marshall County. The Cinderella Project was conjured by league member ...

Having a Heart Ball for 50 Years

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A celebration of 50 years of fashion and culture awaits patrons at the Heart Ball organized by the Ohio Valley division of the American Heart Association. The ball is set for Feb. 24 at Belmont Hills Country Club, with a variety of music, food, beverages, dancing and fun for ...

Duncan Marks Century

Betty Ruth Duncan will celebrate her 100th birthday on Feb. 19. She was born Feb. 19, 1918, in Hundred, daughter of Oscar and Ova Smith. She was one of 10 siblings raised in Greene County, Pa. She married Ralph Edwin Duncan on Feb. 11, 1935, in Littleton. Duncan began her career as a ...