Features

Individual Flair Marks Bridal Fashion For 2018

Individuality is in when it comes to bridal fashion and accessories. “Brides today want to look and feel like themselves — their most beautiful selves,” says Amy Conway, editor in chief of Martha Stewart Weddings. “That means bringing their own style into their look. They’re ...

WJU Prof Earns Fulbright To Study German Army

WHEELING — A member of Wheeling Jesuit University’s history department is one of 500 U.S. teachers — and the first WJU faculty member — to receive funding from the Fulbright Scholars Program. Jeff Rutherford, WJU associate professor of history, has received a substantial grant to ...

Calm Cool Collected: Architectural Digest Design Show Full of Fresh Ideas

NEW YORK —Last month’s Architectural Digest Design Show offered winter-weary attendees a breath of fresh air with many design ideas that were calm, cool and collected. Some highlights: CALM Brooklyn textile design firm Eskayel put founder Shanan Campanaro’s painterly watercolors of ...

Soup Uses Brisket Leftovers

If you are preparing brisket this spring, you may well have leftovers. You can, of course, just heat up those leftover slices and have yourself another small, lovely brisket dinner, or perhaps make a thick and probably messy sandwich. Good choices, both. But if you want to stretch those ...

Pasta Salad Adds ZING to Spring

A great pasta salad is a beautiful thing. It anchors a picnic, potluck or buffet with aplomb. It’s portable, flexible, and easily and often vegetarian. Pasta salads are also such a nice way to play around with seasonal vegetables, so you can change things up all year. Spring and summer ...

Angel Food Cake Gets a Makeover

Is there anything dreamier than the tender crumb of a light-as-air angel food cake? I’ve loved angel food cake ever since I first tasted it as a child. It reminded me of cotton candy. No wonder: angel food cake is essentially a fluffy blend of a super-sugary meringue laced with just enough ...

Appalachian Rhapsody: Wheeling Native Eager for Hometown Premiere

WHEELING — Wheeling native Nate Strasser is excited about this week’s Wheeling Symphony premiere of “Appalachian Rhapsody,” a work that he and a friend co-wrote. The orchestra will perform the composition on a pops program at the Capitol Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Friday. “This piece ...

Popular Paint the Town Pink Returns

WHEELING — After a hiatus, Crittenton Services Inc. is resuming its popular Paint the Town Pink fundraising event. The pink gala will take place at Glessner Auditorium in Oglebay Park’s Wilson Lodge at 7 p.m. Saturday. Explaining the reason for the event’s return, Kathy Szafran, ...

Ohio University Eastern Lauds Women Leaders

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Ohio University’s Eastern Campus invites the community to attend Women in Leadership, an open forum featuring local female leaders, on Tuesday in the Shannon Hall Theater on campus. The event, which is part of OUE’s 60th anniversary celebration, is free and open to the ...

Special Activities

Newcomers Club The Wheeling Newcomers Club will hold a luncheon meeting at Wheeling Country Club at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Peter Holloway, vice president and financial adviser at Hazlett, Burt and Watson, will be the guest speaker. Luncheon will be served after the program; a vegetarian ...

Children’s Fashion Goes Native American

SANTA FE, N.M. — An international clothing company based in San Francisco is introducing a spring fashion line that exhibits Native American-inspired art and designs. It includes a collaboration with the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture and work by Santa Fe-based artist Gregory Lomayesva, ...

Have Fun Getting Fit

With spring here and summer just around the corner, people are feeling the call to get outdoors, and there is no shortage of fun ways to be active in our local region. Gene Mozena, who works as a physical education teacher at the St. Clairsville Elementary School and operates a program called ...

Make It or Fake It? Furniture Labels Can Be Misleading

(AP) - Americans spend billions of dollars a year on furniture, but they’re often not getting what they paid for. A big part of the problem is misleading labels, experts say. Terms like “genuine leather” and “real wood,” which seem straightforward enough, can be industry code-words ...

Put Fresh Spin on Caesar Salad With Brussels Sprouts, Sardines

For all the grief the Caesar salad gets in the culinary world, I proudly admit to adoring the classic flavor combination — garlicky-lemon dressing mixed with anchovy-umami undertone that can only come from salty fish, topped off with nutty, pungent parmesan. If I could eat only one salad ...

Shredded Sweet Potatoes with Dates and Pistachios

Shredded Sweet Potatoes with Dates and Pistachios is a tasty side dish that’s a great way to round out a spring menu. The easy part of this recipe is that it takes just 5 minutes to cook on top of the stove. And because the oven is going to be hogged for hours by the main dish you’re ...

Citrus Cuts Richness Of Salmon

Salmon is my No. 1 favorite fish in the ocean, and I am not alone. The rich and sometimes slightly sweet flavor, the velvety texture, the appealing color, and the fact that it takes so well to all kinds of preparations and seasonings make it a go-to fish for many of us. The bright flavors ...

Floral Blessings Abound for Women

WHEELING — Melissa Cavicchia isn’t just delivering flowers in her spare time, she’s delivering love. The Bethlehem mother of two, who also works part-time, has started a personal service — a ministry, really — called Floral Blessings, and last week made her first delivery of nine ...

All Eyes on Memphis for King Anniversary

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Fifty years ago this Wednesday, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was killed while standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. The civil rights leader’s shocking murder on April 4, 1968, marked one of the most significant moments in U.S. ...

Four-legged Fashionistas

MILAN — Milan has long been the world’s ready-to-wear fashion leader. Now, dogs are getting in on the Italian city’s sartorial scene with a new line of haute couture for canines. Dog a Porter, by the Milan brand Temellini, offers clothing custom-fit for different breeds, ranging from ...