Features

Standiford Marks 90th

Violet Gautschi Standiford of Fork Ridge, Marshall County, will celebrate her 90th birthday on Tuesday, Dec. 15.She was born in Martins Ferry on Dec. 15, 1925, the only child of Arthur and Edith Riggs Gautschi.She is a longtime member of the Oak Grove United Methodist Church on Fork Ridge. She ...

Special Activities

Christmas CarolfestA Christmas Carolfest will be held at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 1410 Chapline St., Wheeling, at 3 p.m. today, Dec. 13. The musical event is free and open to the public.Soprano soloist Sue Pettit will sing several seasonal selections and lead the audience in singing ...

Emeritus Board Members Named

A meeting of youth-oriented minds took place on Tuesday in Wheeling during the inaugural session of the new Youth Services System emeritus board.The Youth Services System board of directors has recognized those individuals who have shown long-time interest and commitment in the nonprofit ...

Heart and Soles

Volunteers were measuring the stocking feet of those who waited their turn to get a new pair of heavy-duty work boots or shoes bearing the Red Wing logo at the Urban Mission Ministries on Wednesday.There was no guessing on size - there were 10 volunteers with a foot measurement device and other ...

Kids Can Hunt Candy Canes in Woods

Oglebay Institute's Schrader Environmental Education Center at Oglebay is hosting Merry and Bright Candy Cane Hunts for area families to enjoy from 5-6 p.m. Saturdays. The final event will take place Saturday, Dec. 19.The program takes guests along the trails of Oglebay for a holiday-inspired ...

Dollhouses: Treasures In Miniature

Collectors, just as much as children, enjoy the small replicas of furniture or household goods that go along with the dollhouse hobby.You can find elaborate French-styled miniature furniture that is expensive but lovely and designed for ages 8 and up. Other sets feature traditional furniture ...

Stifel Gives Art Students A Cutting Edge

Artist Rick Morgan said he was in college before he learned how to cut a mat properly in order to display his artwork in a professional manner. Now the director of the Oglebay Institute Stifel Fine Arts Center, Morgan is in a position to teach local high school students not only how to cut mats ...

My ‘Bird Cage’ Feeding Station

Over the last 30 years, deer and raccoons have cost me a small fortune. Though I never intentionally feed these backyard visitors, they're difficult to discourage. Deer stand on their hind legs and bat seed from feeders or use their long sticky tongue to empty feeders they can reach. Raccoons ...

Outdoor Shot of the Week

This entry is the latest Sunday News-Register's "Shot of the Week," where a different outdoor shot submitted by a reader is featured both in the newspaper and on our CU photo gallery website, cu.theintelligencer.net. At the end of each month, our editors will select the best photo from that ...

Gamble Celebrates 96th

Evelyn Jean Gamble of Pleasant Valley will turn 96 years old today, Dec. 6.She was born Dec. 6, 1919, daughter of the late Lonnie and Mabel Francis. She was married to the late Raymond Gamble.She was a homemaker and retired from the West Virginia Department of Highways.The family includes her ...

Special Activities

Newcomers ClubThe Wheeling Newcomers Club will hold a luncheon at Belmont Hills Country Club in St. Clairsville Thursday, Dec. 10. The event will start at 10:30 a.m. with a gift exchange. There is a cost for the luncheon. Reservations are to be made today, Dec. 6, by calling 304-242-4709.Ohio ...

It’s a Jolly Season For Collectors

Christmas fans are some of the most enthusiastic collectors in the world. These antique lovers seek old trimmings, Santas and just about any ho-ho-ho decoration you can imagine.The Victorians are credited with making Christmas what it is today in the United States. They made it a big holiday ...

Author Offers Whimsical Tale of Pretzel’s ‘Birth’

West Virginia author Anna Egan Smucker - whose new book tells a tale of the pretzel's invention - explained the process of melding illustrations and text for a picture book to a Wheeling audience Tuesday.Smucker, who lives in Bridgeport, W.Va., appeared at the Ohio County Public Library's Lunch ...

CALENDAR

Nov. 30 - Yuletide luncheon, West Virginia Northern Community College, Education Center, culinary arts dining room, 10 17th St., Wheeling, noon.Nov. 30 - Book talk, "Bill Stewart: In His Own Words" by Susan Jones, at Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library, 700 Fifth St., Moundsville, 5-6:30 ...

Kaleidoscope Features Fun Activities for Kids

Parents who could use a few hours to themselves to clean, shop or simply read a book without being interrupted a hundred times are invited to bring their children to West Liberty University this Saturday, Dec. 5, where kids in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade will be treated to a ...

West Liberty University Sends A ‘Holiday Card’

West Liberty University choir and friends will send its best wishes for a happy holiday season as it presents its annual holiday concert in two free performances at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 6, at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph, 1300 Eoff St., Wheeling.Under the direction of Dr. Scott ...

‘Best Christmas Pageant Ever’ At Towngate

Oglebay Institute's Towngate Theatre heralds the holidays with the hilarious and heartwarming classic, "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever." It will be staged for two weekends - Friday through Sunday, Dec. 4-6 and Friday and Saturday, Dec. 11-12.Based on the charming young adult book by Barbara ...

Symphony, Skaters, Singers Take to Ice

Professional skaters, tri-state area skaters and a number of local school choirs will join the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Andre Raphel for a festive evening of skating and holiday music at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, at WesBanco Arena."We have really returned," Bruce ...