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Higginbotham Ready To Celebrate 90th Birthday

Harold “Higg” Higginbotham will celebrate his 90th birthday on Thursday. He was born May 10, 1928, the son of the late George A. and Allie R. Higginbotham. He was one of 10 children. He and his late wife, Osie M. Young Higginbotham, were married for 52 years. He worked at the Kanawha ...

Artists Honor ‘Earth, Sky and In Between’

WHEELING — Two of Artworks Around Town’s most versatile and talented artists will be featured in the Studio Gallery during the month of May. Betsy Cox and Susan Wellman Dorsch will open their show, “Earth, Sky and In Between,” with a free reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. Friday. Cox ...

Backward Books: Questionable trend makes mystery of titles

Looking for an easy way to organize a messy bookshelf? You might consider turning all the spines backward. Yes, the backward bookshelf is one of the easiest ways — albeit, not too functional — to clean up a hodgepodge of texts. It’s also an interior design craze that’s about as ...

Broccoli Haters Add Extras For Flavor

My sister, Mary Pat, is a great cook and an even better baker. Sweets are her thing but as the mother of three active boys, dinner always comes first—chronologically speaking! My sister adapted the recipe for a broccoli dish from a popular pasta that her Italian friend Roberto Broglia, ...

Get Dinner On A Roll With Chicken

A rolled chicken breast may look la-di-da fancy, but it’s really super-easy to pull off with a tiny bit of patience. And this particular version rewards you with bacon and melted cheese. I feel like I can do a lot of things if there is bacon and melted cheese involved. Here’s the ...

Free-range Parenting Laws Could Catch On

SALT LAKE CITY — After Utah passed the country’s first law legalizing so-called free-range parenting, groups in states from New York to Texas are pushing for similar steps to bolster the idea that supporters say is an antidote for anxiety-plagued parents and overscheduled ...

Teacher, Detective, Volunteer Accept Champ Awards

WHEELING — Ohio County prevention professionals on Friday recognized a detective, a volunteer and a teacher for going above and beyond for Ohio County children. Presented by the Ohio County Family Resource Network Partners in Prevention Team, this year’s trio of Deborah Allen Doleski ...

Wedding Wild Cards: The Speeches

Today’s weddings are often planned down to the tiniest detail, sometimes at great expense, to create a truly “perfect” day. But for better or for worse, one random element remains: the speeches and toasts that honored guests stand up and give. Often they’re sweetly, if awkwardly, ...

LGBTQ Couples Shake Up Wedding Industry

Traditional weddings are deeply rooted in gender-based rituals, but the growing LGBTQ wedding industry is reimagining that. Many couples are engaging with centuries of tradition but crafting their own way to the altar. “Structurally, what is required in the wedding planning process is the ...

Science Fair Inspires Scientific Discovery

WEST LIBERTY — The annual West Liberty Regional Science & Engineering Fair will take place on Saturday. Open to inquisitive minds in grades 6-12, all competition and poster displays take place in Campbell Hall of Health Sciences. The springtime format is a result of the recent ...

Spouses Boost Early Detection for melanoma patients

CHICAGO — There’s an extra bonus to marriage for melanoma patients: They tend to be diagnosed in earlier more treatable stages than patients who are unmarried, widowed or divorced, a new study says. Spouses may be apt to notice suspicious moles on their partners that could signal ...

Brightening Up The Bedroom

Colored, textured and patterned comforters and duvets are telling a dramatic bedtime story these days. “Bedding acts as a narrator to set the tone of the room,” said Anthropologie’s home textiles buyer Brittany Peacock. “As the focal point of the room, the bed is a natural location ...

Spaghetti Squash a Tasty Alternative to Pasta

Spaghetti squash is a large round squash that forms spaghettilike strands when it’s cooked. Its texture is crisp, its taste is mild, and it can indeed replace spaghetti in the recipe of your choice. This is especially good news if you’re searching for an alternative to pasta, either ...

Nights Out Planned For Mothers, Sons

Mother’s Day weekend offers moms and sons two opportunities to “just dance, dance, dance.” The United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley kicks off the weekend on May 11 with a mother-son dance at Grand Vue Park Banquet Hall in Moundsville. The Ohio County Family Resource Network will host ...

Get Lost in the Book Loft’s 32 Rooms in Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ohio — If you are longing to lose yourself in a good read and happen to find yourself in this capital city, you might consider getting lost in a 32-room bookstore, The Book Loft of German Village. The independent bookstore, which opened more than 40 years ago, is a maze of ...

Reviving Wright: Library Brings Back Poetry Fest For One Time Only

MARTINS FERRY — A one-time renewal of the James Wright Poetry Festival is being offered to mark publication of a long-awaited biography of the Martins Ferry native and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. A free, one-day edition of the festival is planned Saturday at the Martins Ferry Public ...

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 ...