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Retired TeachersBelmont County Retired Teachers Association will hold a luncheon and meeting at Belmont Hills Country Club, St. Clairsville, at noon Thursday, Sept. 10. Reservations are to be made by Monday, Sept. 7, by calling Donna Kennedy, 740-635-1264.Anne Rattine, the schoolmarm at the ...

Wheeling Native Receives Famous Player’s Horn Collection

Opening the case that cradles U.S. jazz great Jimmy Knepper's favorite trombone, Wheeling native Reggie Watkins instantly knew intimate details about the late Grammy-nominated musician, who toured the world with bands fronted by Benny Goodman, Herbie Mann and Charles Mingus, among others."An ...

Watkins Brings Vibrant Style to Stifel

Wheeling native and renowned trombonist Reggie Watkins returns to Oglebay Institute's Stifel Fine Art Center at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, to open the 2015-16 Jazz at the Stifel series.He will play original music and jazz standards, as well as a attribute to the late great trombonist Jimmy ...

‘On to Richmond’ Resonates Today

"On to Richmond" was the Union Civil War rallying cry from the very first days of April 1861 to the end in 1865, when on April 3, Richmond, Va., finally capitulated. Because of the 150th anniversary of the surrender, many people gravitated to the city this year.The Chambersburg Civil War ...

Appraisal Guys Bring New Twists to ‘Fun’ Fundraising

The "Appraisal Guys," Tim Luke and Greg Strahm, are excited to return to Wheeling for their 12th year of collaborating with the Museums of Oglebay Institute for AppraisalFest.Interesting twists have been added to this year's AppraisalFest with new events and a fresh approach to other popular ...

Silver: A Reliable Collectible

Silver is a collectible that antique enthusiasts can rely on for timeless beauty and lasting value.At the moment, I'm looking for a set of vintage silverware (silverplate), because I find the soft, warm color of silver perfect for winter and holiday dining. Plus, I've never owned a set of real ...

Floods Crush Wheeling’s Coney Island Dreams

Few reminders remain of Wheeling's short-lived version of a Coney Island amusement park, swept away by floodwaters a century ago.That ghost of fun was the topic for Wheeling resident Kate Quinn's presentation for Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library Tuesday, Sept. 1. After Quinn ...

Best Sellers

HARDCOVER FICTION1. "X'' by Sue Grafton (Marion Wood Books/Putnam)2. "Go Set a Watchman" by Harper Lee (HarperCollins)3. "The Nature of the Beast" by Louise Penny (Minotaur)4. "Friction" by Sandra Brown (Grand Central Publishing)5. "The Girl on the Train" by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead)6. "Alert" ...

WVU Opens Art Museum

Exceeding high expectations, the opening week of the West Virginia University Art Museum brought together the university and Morgantown community, young and old, of all walks of life, said museum director Joyce Ice.A trumpet fanfare heralded the official opening on Tuesday, Aug. 25, when WVU ...

WV Stars to Shine at Blue Church

Grammy winner and Wheeling native Mollie O'Brien and her husband, Rich Moore, join forces with West Virginia troubadour Todd Burge for an evening of contemporary and traditional roots music at The Blue Church in East Wheeling.The performance is set for 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, and tickets are ...

City Calls For Artists

The City of Wheeling Arts & Cultural Commission is seeking amateur and professional artists to paint parking meters in the Centre Market area.The Centre Market Parking Meter Mural Project is designed to enhance other revitalization projects that have been successful in this area, and ...

Reunions

Union Class of '57Union High School Class of 1957 is holding a reunion for alumni from all classes, spouses and friends at McMechen Riverview Park at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5.The cost covers a catered meal and beverages. Participants may bring their own snacks and lawn chairs.For reservations, ...

Special Activities

Ladies LeagueThe newly organized Ladies League of Marshall County will have a family picnic at River View Park in McMechen at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31. The picnic is being sponsored by Reynolds Memorial Hospital, which is supplying meat, drinks and paper goods. Each member is asked to bring a ...

Wheeling Couple Share A Passion

Sharing a passion for the arts and an appreciation for quality wine, Cheryl and Robert Joseph of Wheeling are collaborating again for their first joint art exhibit.The couple's show, "Creative Expression of Oil and Clay," will be displayed in the third-floor Loft Gallery of the Wheeling Artisan ...

Siege of Fort Henry Reenacted

Visitors to Oglebay Park's Site One and?Camp Russel over Labor Day weekend will find they have entered an 18th-century encampment, complete with colonial and?British troops and citizens, Native Americans, and all the sights, sounds and smells reminiscent of frontier life in the Ohio?River ...

Writer Shares ‘Cozy’ Mysteries

Writer Susan Spencer-Smith of Weirton read from her "cozy mystery" series and discussed her definition of "Hoopie" - the place and the people - with a Wheeling audience Tuesday, Aug. 25.Spencer-Smith spoke at the Ohio County Public Library's Lunch With Books program. A retired United Methodist ...

Artist Reflects on Lifetime of Work

"Reflections," the September exhibit at Artworks Around Town in Wheeling, is an important "first" for the exhibiting artist. It is the first solo show for longtime educator Judy Mowry-Minder of Wheeling, who said the artwork on display is a reflection of her life until this time."Reflections" ...

Wood Carving Show Returns to Oglebay Labor Day Weekend

The Oglebay Woodcarvers Guild of Wheeling will hold its 36tth annual Wood Carving Show and Sale in the Pine Room at Oglebay Park's Crispin Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 5-6.This event is open to the general public. There is no charge to stroll through the many tables ...

Towngate to Screen Charlie Chaplin Comedy

Charlie Chaplin's politically incisive and laugh-out-loud comedy "Modern Times" returns to the big screen as the Wheeling Film Society presents a one-night-only screening at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, at Oglebay Institute's Towngate Theatre and Cinema, 2118 Market St., Wheeling.A conversation ...