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Multipurpose Furniture Makes Small Spaces Functional

NEW YORK — It’s not always enough for a couch to be a couch. Sometimes, especially when space is tight, it helps if the couch can double as two armchairs and a coffee table, and even storage shelves, as is the case with one Japanese camping couch popular among city dwellers. The ...

Pour Tomato Deluge Into Creamy Soup

Check out your grocery store right about now because I’ll bet you’ll find gorgeous tomatoes everywhere. Roma tomatoes are a bargain this time of year, and they are ideal for cooking in all sorts of recipes. Full of vitamin C and A, as well as lycopene, tomatoes are a healthy buy, ...

This July 26, 2017 photo shows a tomato, mozzarella and basil tart in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Sara Moulton. (Sara Moulton via AP)

Tomatoes at Their Peak Are Perfect in This Tart

There are very few things more delicious than tomatoes in season. Sure you can buy them year-round, but these imports tend to be mealy and flavorless, so why bother? Tomato Mozzarella and Basil Tart is a celebration of the tomato at the peak of its perfection, namely right now. One important ...

This June 24, 2017 photo shows a fava bean tabbouleh in Coronado, Calif. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)

Give Your Tabbouleh a Facelift With Fava Beans

Beans are an inexpensive and lean source of protein, fiber and micronutrients. But it’s easy to fall into a bean rut. White beans, black beans, garbanzo beans and fresh green beans easily make their way to the table relatively frequently. Consider widening your bean circle and including ...

Keep Fit With the Grandkids

By Donna Erickson Scoot and run. Scoot and run. The energetic 6-year-old balancing on her scooter set the pace for her grandmother running alongside — or maybe it was the other way around. They passed me when I stopped to let our family dog, Cali, do some sniffing on the wild grassy ...

Photos Provided Three art cars, such as this one created by Jason Sauer of Pittsburgh’s Most Wanted Fine Art, will be on display for the opening reception of the contemporary art exhibit #OpenOnPenn Thursday at Oglebay Institute’s Stifel Fine Arts Center.

Street Art At the Stifel

WHEELING — If anyone driving on National Road past the Stifel Fine Arts Center on Thursday glances over, he will see eye-catching, mobile art created on unconventional canvases — automobiles. Three “art cars,” created by Jason Sauer of Pittsburgh’s Most Wanted Fine Art, will be ...

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Broadway at the Capitol Announces 2017-18 Season

WHEELING — Broadway at the Capitol returns to the historic Capitol Theatre with some of the biggest and best Broadway shows for the 2017-18 season. This year, titles include local premieres, timeless classic tales, family favorites and more. For the first time, Wheeling audiences will be able ...

Film Society Announces Sixth Season

The Wheeling Film Society announces its sixth annual season of screening-discussions of classic Hollywood films. John Whitehead, professor of film studies at Wheeling Jesuit University, will serve as host for the screenings and conversations. He is the author of ...

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Fall Brings New Curator to Museums

There’s a new curator in town. Virginia native Kara Yenkevich joined the Museums of Oglebay Institute on Aug. 1. She moved here from Delaware, where she last worked at the Delaware Historical Society as a graduate assistant while completing her master’s degree. “Researching, preserving ...

Demi Lovato arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Lovato in Lace, Pink In A 3-piece Suit at VMAs

NEW YORK — Demi Lovato kicked off one of fashion’s most out-there evenings Sunday at the MTV Video Music Awards as she strutted in a risque black lace bodysuit with matching sparkly harem pants by Zuhair Murad as the night’s host, Katy Perry, showed off a white one-shoulder dress by ...

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Retailer Donates Book Bags

Photo Provided Students of Ohio County Schools are benefiting from a hefty contribution by a local business, its associates and its employees. JCPenney at The Highlands recently collected nearly 100 book bags filled with school supplies, which were delivered Aug. 22 to the Ohio County Board ...

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Student Teachers Receive Grants

During the May meeting of Delta Kappa Gamma, Psi Chapter, two student teacher grant-in-aid awards were presented. Psi chapter members donated various school supplies, books and decorations to help the recipients as they begin their teaching careers. Eileen McCormick, scholarship ...

Nutting Gallery Features First Exhibit of Season

WEST LIBERTY — West Liberty University’s Nutting Gallery’s first exhibition of the 2017-18 season opened Wednesday with “Investigations and Interactions” by Tom Estlack. A professional artist with experience in web development, sculpture, music, animation and other media, genres ...

Kids Will Get Kickback From Tourney

WHEELING — The House of the Carpenter is sponsoring a kickball tournament at 9 a.m. Oct. 21 at St. Jude’s Ball Field, 700 Glen Dale Ave., Glen Dale, behind Reynolds Memorial Hospital. The tournament proceeds will go toward the House of the Carpenter’s backpack program for local ...

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Chapz Employees Carlee Stiles, left, and Kristin Wood feature the outdoor bar a patio area at Chapz Restaurant near Morristown.

Chapz Bar & Grill Features Outdoor Bar and Patio

By SCOTT McCLOSKEY Staff Writer MORRISTOWN — Whether it’s listening to live entertainment or booking it for a private party — the outdoor bar and patio area at Chapz Bar & Grill, located along National Road just west of the Jamboree in the Hills site near Morristown, continues to ...

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Rita Driscoll works on a treadmill in a supervised exercise therapy program for patients with peripheral artery disease on Aug. 15 at University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis. Medicare soon will start paying hospitals and clinics for these exercise sessions, making the therapy available for thousands of older Americans with a specific type of leg pain.

‘This Grandma Still Dances’

CHICAGO — Three times a week, Rita Driscoll steps onto a treadmill at a Minnesota hospital under the eye of a rehab therapist. She walks until it hurts — pushing her limits, walking faster and adding steeper inclines. The retired school aide has leg pain caused by clogged blood ...

This undated photo provided by interior designer Heidi Pribell shows Pribell unfixing the 1805 marble mantlepiece from the wall of a home in Boston. Pribell sold the mantlepiece to the Museum of Fine Arts later. When Pribell spotted a dust-covered mantelpiece in the basement of a client's newly purchased home, it was the start of a long relationship.(Rhea Nawar/Heidi Pribell via AP)

Mantel Masterpiece Moves From Trash Pile to Museum

When interior designer Heidi Pribell spotted a dust-covered mantelpiece in the basement of a client’s newly purchased home, it was the start of a long relationship. The ornate white marble mantelpiece, with two caryatids flanking each side, was sitting amid rubble and construction ...

This July 22, 2017 photo shows a summer peach clafoutis in Houston, Texas. This dish is from a recipe by Elizabeth Karmel. The recipe that can be tailored to whatever summer fruit is on hand, and not just cherries, which are traditionally used in France for this rustic dessert that envelopes the fruit in a custardy crepe-like batter. (Elizabeth Karmel via AP)

Fruity Clafoutis Part 1: Peaches

This summer, I became obsessed with making clafoutis (say: cla-FOO-tee) — big baked custardy fruit pancakes. If you look up the definition of clafoutis, it is referred to as a tart or fruit covered with flan. But, I think the taste and texture is more like a big thick crepe or custardy ...

This Aug. 21, 2017 photo shows a tangy orange fruit dip with fresh mint in Bethesda, Md. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)

Tangy Fruit Dip Stars Orange Juice, Mint

Late summer fruit is perhaps my favorite. Berries are juicy and sweet, in their last flourish before slipping away into elite and expensive status. Peaches and plums are soft and caramel-like in flavor. Even the humble pebbly-skinned cantaloupe boasts rich orange flesh and syrupy-sweet ...

This Aug. 17, 2017 photo provided by The Culinary Institute of America shows a plum clafoutis in Hyde Park, N.Y. This dish is from a recipe by the CIA. (Phil Mansfield/The Culinary Institute of America via AP)

Fruity Clafoutis Part 2: Plums

September is a curious kind of month. It’s the time of year that we wistfully bid farewell to the easy, carefree days of summer and say hello to the crisp apples, new school clothes and the more structured schedules autumn brings. If you’re not quite ready to let go of summer, The ...