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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 ...

Goofus Glass a Zany Treasure

In the crazy world of collectibles, Goofus is an ornate form of glass that began as a cheap form of finery. These pressed glass treasures are painted on either the back or the front of the design. The paint is often in gaudy colors of gold, red and greens.The pressed designs might be fruit, ...

WLU Class Has Designs On Nonprofits, Startups

Senior graphic design majors at West Liberty University are once again offering their skills as a service to nonprofit groups and startup companies in the Ohio Valley."We've done this for the past 17 years and over the years have assisted several hundred nonprofits and startups with logos, ...

Homeschooling Experts Come to St. Clairsville

A two-day homeschooling conference in St. Clairsville will feature sessions by Steve and Teri Maxwell, authors of "Homeschooling With a Meek and Quiet Spirit" and "Managers of Their Home," on Sept. 18-19.The free conference, organized by Judi Meyer of Wheeling, will take place at East Richland ...

IEP Workshops Set

Two workshops for parents and professionals who work with children with special needs will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 1, led by Larry Searcy of West Virginia Parent Training and Information Inc.Families who are interested in learning more about Individual Education Plans (IEPs) for their ...

Reclaim Your Pantry For Healthy Start to School Year

In my job as a school chef, at least a few times a week I hear parents say, "I'm so tired of battling with my kids about food," "I can't get my child to eat anything!" or "My kid only eats (insert: pizza, PB&J, mac and cheese, pasta or chicken fingers)."I hear the frustration in their ...

Wheeling Symphony Celebrates With Music Under the Stars

The Wheeling Symphony Orchestra opens its 86th season in the place it was born - Oglebay Park - with a Veranda Reception at the Burton Center prior to the Music Under the Stars concert, set for Sunday, Sept. 6.It was 86 years ago, in 1929, when the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra was founded. The ...

Researcher Shares Sacagawea’s Story

Historical researcher Mary Dailey gave a Wheeling audience last week an account of Sacagawea's adventures with the Lewis and Clark Expedition.Dailey, who lives in Green Sulphur Springs, W.Va., spoke at the Ohio County Public Library Tuesday, Aug. 18. The Lunch With Books presentation was part ...

Group to Address Needs Of Kinship Caregivers

Grandparents who are thrust into the role of parenting their grandchildren have a special set of needs and concerns."They can't be the loving grandparent, playing Uno, making popcorn, then they watch a movie and the kids go home," said John Antal, director of clinical and adolescent services at ...

‘Heel to Heal’ 5K Walk/Run Benefits SAHC

The Upper Ohio Valley?Sexual Assault Center is hosting a 5K run and walk to benefit the nonprofit, United Way agency. SAHC is one of nine rape crisis centers in West Virginia and also serves victims of child sexual abuse and provides prevention programs in schools, colleges and the ...

Bright Collectors Dine by Candlelight

Candlesticks are the perfect collectible to enjoy as daylight sneaks away earlier every day and darkness begins at dinnertime. Candlesticks on the table shouldn't be reserved for special moments. These utilitarian antiques warm up the table and relax dinner guests, even if it's just the kids!If ...

Special Activities

AARPGreater Wheeling Area Chapter 824 of AARP will hold a luncheon meeting at Wheeling Park's White Palace at 11:15 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 27. Reservations for members are required and can be made today, Aug. 23, by calling Eunice Lohr, 304-242-9452. Members who have made reservations and need to ...

ArtsLink Presents Smorgasbord of Sounds

The 2015-16 concert series sponsored by ArtsLinkInc. promises an array of concerts featuring multi-talented artists who will appeal to audiences of all ages.Season tickets for the six-concert series are now on sale through ArtsLink, the arts council for Wetzel and Tyler counties. Season ticket ...