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Duo to Present ‘Full Circle’ Program For Thursday Music Club

WHEELING — Violinist Ben Podolski and pianist Debbie Breiding will entertain the Thursday Music Club at Stifel Fine Arts Center, 1330 National Road, at 11 a.m. Thursday. Dr. George and Carol Couch and Dr. Clyde and Joan Campbell are the sponsors of this month’s entertainment. President ...

Special Activities

Lunch With Books “The African American Experience,” a multimedia presentation, will be offered at Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at noon Tuesday. The program is part of the library’s Wheeling 250 observance. Through photographs, video, music, ...

Snuggle Up to Fireplaces Surrounded by Wheeling Tile

Like many Wheeling residents, I am fortunate to have three beautiful and original fireplaces in my home. These lovely fireplaces are surrounded by carved and convenient mantels that are the perfect spot for displaying antiques! Each fireplace is enhanced by decorative wall and floor ...

British Musical Invasion to Hit the Capitol Theatre

WHEELING — Wheeling Symphony Orchestra will celebrate the Music of the Knights: The Music of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sir Elton John and Sir Paul McCartney with guest artists Scott Coulter, Kelli Rabke, John Boswell, and Lorinda Lisitza at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22 at the Capitol Theatre in ...

OUE College Credit Plus Info Nights Scheduled for Students

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Students currently in grades 6-11 and their parents are invited to attend College Credit Plus Information Nights at Ohio University Eastern Campus at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6 and Tuesday, Feb. 19 in the Shannon Hall Theater. Those interested in participating only need to ...

Bourbon Tasting on Tap at Oglebay Mansion Museum on February 24

WHEELING — Oglebay Institute’s third annual “Distill My Beating Heart-Bourbon Tasting” on Saturday, Feb. 23 is sold out. However, due to the popularity of the event, a second event has been added this year. It will take place from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24 at the Mansion ...

Groups Work With Gabriel Project for Diaper Drive

Diaper drives conducted by the Wheeling Serra Club and supported by Team Sledd and other donors have been keeping West Virginia babies warm and dry. For the past eight years these diaper collections have helped the Gabriel Project assist disadvantaged families with infants and children two ...

Make Your Own Cleaning Supplies

By KATHERINE ROTH Associated Press To reduce waste and avoid unnecessary plastic bottles and chemicals — and to save money — many people are opting to make cleaning products from scratch at home. You can find an abundance of recipes for household cleaning products online, along with ...

‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ Climbing Onto Towngate Theatre Stage

WHEELING — Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum. We smell another wonderful fairytale coming to Oglebay Institute’s Towngate Theatre. “Jack and the Beanstalk” will be staged for two weekends: Feb. 1,2 and 3 and Feb. 8 and 9. The production is part of Oglebay Institute’s children’s theater season, which ...

Special Activities

Ladies League The Ladies League of Marshall County will meet in the commons of John Marshall High School in Glen Dale at 7 p.m. Monday. Guest speaker Brenda Crow will present a program on childhood cancer awareness. Beverly Musilli will discuss options for a spring bus trip. Members ...

Antique Enthusiasts Beg For Canine Collectibles

Dogs have never been so popular. Just about everyone is into canines and pedigree breeds at that! My own hairdresser now raises Old English Sheepdogs and does quite well at it (she’s not styling their hair yet). Even little ones are in love with puppies thanks to the animated series, Paw ...

Doughty Featured at Studio Gallery in February

WHEEILNG — Appearing in the Studio Gallery at Artworks Around Town for the month of February is well-known artist and wood carver, Ed Doughty. Doughty has been a member of Artworks for many years and has delighted visitors to the gallery with his realistic images of historic buildings and ...

february calendar

Feb. 1-28 — Oglebay Institute’s Schrader Environmental Education Center, Oglebay Park, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Feb. 1-28 — Good Zoo, Oglebay Park, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 1-March 31 — Oglebay Institute’s Mansion Museum, Oglebay Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends only. ...

It’s Viennese Winter Ball Time for the Symphony

WHEELING — The 38th annual Viennese Winter Ball is scheduled to take place at Oglebay’s Glessner Auditorium on Saturday, Feb. 2. Ellen Culler and Roanne Burech are co-chairs for the ball. Other members of the committee, and their responsibilities, are: Jean Bailey, invitations; Karen ...

Wilson to Celebrate 90th

Robert E. Wilson of West Alexander, Pennsylvania, will celebrate his 90th birthday on Wednesday, Jan. 30. He was born on Jan. 30, 1929, the son of the late Luther and Anna Toland Wilson of Dallas, West Virginia. He and his wife Helen have been married for 64 years. The couple has four ...

Royal Snowflake Ball Is Friday in St. Clairsville

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Young people throughout the Ohio Valley will have a chance to thaw out of the winter doldrums while keeping it cool on the dance floor this Friday night at the 2019 Royal Family Snowflake Ball. Presented by the St. C. Singers, the annual winter family dance will take ...

WVU Students Win Big in National Fashion and Design Competition

MORGANTOWN — The path to a career in the fashion industry just became clearer for three West Virginia University students. Emma Ervin, Katelynn Walker and Mariah White, all fashion, dress and merchandising students, have been named 2019 YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund recipients, an honor that ...

Community Auditions Set for ‘The Marriage of Bette and Boo’

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Theater Department of Ohio University Eastern announces open community auditions for the upcoming production of Christopher Durang’s comedy, “The Marriage of Bette and Boo” are set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23 and Thursday, Jan. 24 in the Shannon Hall ...

Student Artists Honored at Regional Art Show

WHEELING — Oglebay Institute fosters and celebrates the talent and creativity of young artists. The 30th annual Regional Student Art Exhibition opened last week with a public reception and awards ceremony at OI’s Stifel Fine Arts Center. Several students received cash prizes for their ...

Chinese Made the Most of ‘Clobbered’ 1700s Porcelain Style

The English word “clobbered” has been used since at least the 1600s, but its meaning has changed. It still means beaten up, badly injured or damaged. But the word had a very different meaning in the 1700s. It describes porcelain dishes or ornaments with blue-and-white underglaze decoration ...