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Valley Hospice Sets Butterfly Releases

Valley Hospice will hold two events dedicated to remembering and celebrating the lives of loved ones who have died. The 14th annual Valley Hospice memorial butterfly releases will be held at Steubenville Country Club on Aug. 7 and at Wheeling Park’s White Palace on Aug. 9. Both releases ...

Phone Insulators Collectible Even in Age of Bluetooth

Just what is an insulator and why is it collectible? Since I knew what a glass insulator looked like up close, I was puzzled by the fascination that folks find in collecting these utilitarian objects made of heavy glass. Glass insulators were first produced in the 1850s for use with ...

Indulge in Summer: Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie

By KATIE WORKMAN Associated Press If you want to end a summer celebration or gathering with a big old bang, you would be hard pressed to pick a better dessert than an ice cream pie. Somehow, ice cream stuffed into a pie crust just seems so much more festive and decadent and sultry than ...

Strings Attached: String holders are a delightful collectible

Before scotch tape, Velcro, super glue and household adhesives were around, cord was used to tie things up and no pantry was complete without a ball of string, kept handy for household chores. String was saved and reused, piece-by-piece and tied together to create balls by thrifty homemakers ...

Beekeepers Abuzz About Conference

SCIO — Kirsten Traynor, Ph.D., will be the guest speaker at the Harrison County Beekeepers’ Seminar from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Scio United Methodist Church, 117 Maple Ave. Traynor will cover the following topics: The Healthy Hive; Easy Queen Introduction; Winter Preparation; ...

Special Activities

Marshall County Democratic Women The Marshall County Democratic Women’s Club will meet at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday at Perkins Restaurant in Moundsville. All Democrats are welcome to attend. Wellman Reunion The annual reunion for the descendants of Earl and Belva Wellman will be held next ...

Pscyhonauts Blast Off at ArtsLink Concert Series

NEW MARTINSVILLE — ArtsLink’s Coffeehouse Series will kick off at 6:30 p.m. Friday with a concert by The Psychonauts band with local singer/guitarists Kalob Byers and Keith Butcher. The concert will take place on the lawn of the Francis Creative Arts Center at the corner of Maple Avenue ...

CMA Stages Annual Kids’ Drama Camps

WINTERSVILLE — The Center of Music and Art will hold its annual Summer Drama Camps for children this month. For more than 25 years, the center has been offering these camps to area children. Students spend the week learning about stage presence, performance techniques and everything needed ...

Won’t You Pay a Visit to Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood?

It’s a beautiful day in Mister Rogers’ neighborhood! But if you want to visit, you’ll have to head to Pennsylvania. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the classic PBS children’s television show “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” hosted by the late Fred Rogers. A new ...

Heavy Furniture Still on the Table

Although antique dealers tell us early 1900s oak furniture doesn’t sell, average Chippendale pieces are not wanted and fancy French designs of the past are out of style, some average examples and even good copies can be useful and a good investment. In 1899, Wallace Nutting started ...

Teens Educate Young Campers About Staying Substance-free

WHEELING — Area high school students working as summer interns for the Community Impact Coalition are educating young campers this week about the dangers of substance abuse. The purpose of the two-day forum, which is being done in conjunction with the Chambers YMCA Summer Camp at Bridge ...

Turnabout Is Fair Play When Based on Facts

NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the nation’s top public health agency once opposed condoms and needle exchange programs as ways to stop the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. This week, in one of his first media interviews since taking office, Dr. Robert Redfield Jr. said his views ...

Try This Peachy Trick For a Sog-free Cake

By AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN Add ripe peaches to cake and problems abound: All the juice makes for a soggy cake and their delicate flavor gets lost. Roasting the peaches—and tossing them with peach schnapps—concentrated their flavor and expelled moisture. However, the peaches became ...

Sarah Hays Plays Showcase Concert in Barnesville

The third concert of the Showcase Summer Concert Series will feature the Sarah Hays Band of Wheeling at 7 p.m. Thursday at Community Arts Place in Barnesville. The band will perform a mix of originals, blues, country and classic rock. The Hays band features lead vocals by St. Clairsville ...

Elmhurst’s Louisiana Shrimp Boil Promises Summer’s Best Party

WHEELING — The spacious grounds of Elmhurst, The House of Friendship assisted living residence will rock with a downhome, southern vibe at the second annual Louisiana-style Shrimp Boil on the Lawn fundraiser, set for Saturday, July 28. The mouth-watering aroma of a traditional southern ...

YWCA Wheeling Seeks a Few Good Women

WHEELING — The YWCA Tribute to Women Selection Committee is accepting nominations for the annual Tribute to Women Awards. The committee will choose five women form the area whom they feel have been outstanding in several ways. Community service, employment accomplishments and family are but a ...

Fisher-Price Collectors Have Fun With Toys

Every baby boomer can recall a favorite Fisher-Price Toy. Maybe it was the Safety School Bus, the Little People Play Family Castle or the classic Corn Popper push toy, but no matter what the shape, these classic toys offer pleasant memories. That’s why so many collectors today seek and save ...

Howells Earns Presidential Award for Excellence

One of the most popular summer day camps at Wheeling Country Day School is Margie Howells’ Creek Week, during which children learn about the ecosytem of Long Run under the guise of splashing around to keep cool in the summer heat. The creek that borders the Wheeling Country Day campus to ...