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Regaining Movement

For a hospitalized person, physical therapy can start early - even if the patient is hooked up to a ventilator or other life-saving equipment in the intensive care unit.Providing physical therapy in an acute care setting presents challenges, but obstacles can be overcome by trained ...

Visiting Artist Brings Green Screen Fun

The MITCH Collective, 501 N. 7th St., Martins Ferry, attracts artists from around the country to experience the beauty of the Upper Ohio Valley while creating new work. During their stay, the artists conduct a community outreach activity that features their specialty art form. In the past, St ...

Paree Shares Victorian Trade Cards

Longtime retail salesman Tony G. Paree of Wheeling shared his enthusiasm for Victorian trade cards with an audience at the Ohio County Public Library Tuesday, May 5.Paree spoke at Lunch With Books and showed images from his new book, "Victorian Trade Cards of Wheeling, West Virginia." Several ...

Special Activities

Newcomers ClubThe Wheeling Newcomers Club will meet at Wheeling Country Club at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 14, for a program and luncheon. There is a cost for the luncheon. Reservations are due today, May 10, and can be made by calling 304-905-9295.Carnation TwigThe Carnation Twig of Ohio Valley ...

Reunions

Follansbee Class of '65Follansbee High School Class of 1965 will celebrate its 50-year reunion on Saturday, Aug. 1 at the Weirton Holiday Inn, 350 Three Springs Dr.For information or to make a reservation, email Madeline Smith McGowan at madmacmcgo@aol.com or Tina Kerkes Mitchell at ...

Festival of Trees Returns to Oglebay

Oglebay Institute has announced the revival of the Festival of Trees, a holiday tradition in the Ohio Valley.Presented in conjunction with the Wheeling Chamber of Commerce, the Festival of Trees holiday decorating extravaganza will take place from Friday, Nov. 13 to Sunday, Nov. 22 at the Pine ...

C.A. House To Present ‘Music All Over’ Show

A special concert is planned next weekend to support and expand a blossoming music program at the Children's Home of Wheeling.CA House Music is presenting a band performance concert, "Music All Over," at Oglebay Institute's Towngate Theatre, 2118 Market St., Wheeling, at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 17. ...

A Glamorous Collectible For Mom on Mother’s Day

It started when I was a teenager. My mother gave me a birthday gift of Maja fragrance, complete with a darling Spanish doll and beautiful packaging. I was hooked.Though I had never heard of the spicy Oriental fashion fragrance for women first created in 1921 by Myrugia, I was captivated by the ...

Weirton Woman’s Club to Host 49th Annual Book Review Lunch

The 49th annual book review luncheon of the Weirton Woman's Club's literary department will be held at the Serbian-American Cultural Center, 1000 Colliers Way, Weirton, at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 17. It is a fundraising event for the Mary H. Weir Library in Weirton.Sandra Robbins, chairman of the ...

Auditions Set For Oglebay Institute Summer Theater

Parcel Players, Oglebay Institute's summer theater program for students ages 12 through college, will present two plays again this summer.Open call and auditions for students interested in learning more about Parcel Players will be held at 7 p.m. June 2-3 at Towngate Theatre, 2118 Market St., ...

Local Models Ready to ‘Rock the Runway’

Dozens of local celebrities and models will help "Rock the Runway" to raise money for the prevention of teen dating violence.Bob Bailey and his As You Like It event planning business is sponsoring Rock the Runway at Wheeling Park Ice Rink on Saturday, May 16. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and the ...

Kentucky Derby: Where Dressing Up Is Still in Style

Traveling to the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby in Louisville last weekend, I was impressed with all the things you'd normally associate with this storied slice of Americana: the twin spires of Churchill Downs, the beautiful thoroughbreds, mint juleps with plenty of giddyup...What struck ...

Roller Derby Attracts All Sorts, Including Moms

By day, they are librarians, nurses, professors, respiratory therapists, graphic designers. And six of them are moms. But three nights a week, the 20 members of Ohio Valley Roller Girls answer only to their derby names as they lace up their skates, strap on their helmets and tear up the roller ...

Visiting the New Las Vegas: It’s More Than Just Gambling

By KIMBERLY PIERCEALLAssociated PressLAS VEGAS - Remember when a visit to Las Vegas was all about gambling? Massive, windowless casinos with air-conditioning and free drinks kept guests oblivious to the passage of time while they sat at slot machines and card tables for hours on end.But it's ...

A Presidential Presentation At WVNCC

Living historian Gib Young of Huntington, Ind., returned to Wheeling to portray President Theodore Roosevelt, in a convincing and historically accurate fashion, for Friends of Wheeling's Preservation Month dinner Wednesday, May 6.The awards dinner was held at West Virginia Northern Community ...

A Nurse’s Story: ER Nurse Recalls Journey to Medical Profession

WHEELING - A long and difficult road led one of Wheeling Hospital's emergency room nurses to her current position, but Danielle Martin lives her dream now with a positive attitude and a determination to be there for Ohio Valley patients."I've always wanted to be a nurse ever since I worked at a ...

Healthy Perennials For Your Gardening Pleasure

Maintenance is key to having a healthy, attractive perennial garden, a horticultural expert told a Wheeling audience of gardening enthusiasts.Dr. Laura Deeter, associate professor of horticulture at The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute in Wooster, spoke at the Ohio County ...

Everyone Get Active!

EDITOR'S NOTE: This article is one of the many features in the May/June issue of OV Parent magazine, a free publication distrubuted throughout the Ohio?Valley to schools, daycare centers libraries, doctors' offices, retail outlets and more.It's been a very long and cold winter and most of us ...

Woman Volunteers Because She Enjoys Making Others Happy

BETHESDA - Bethesda resident Marsha Borovich takes her rescued farm dog Sky to visit residents of local nursing homes and other medical facilities about three times a week.It is a hobby that requires Borovich bathe the dog, an 8-year-old border collie, before each visit so the canine's fur ...

Symphony’s Season Finale Features Pianist

Norman Krieger, one of the most acclaimed pianists of his generation, brings the expressive drama and lyricism of Rachmaninov's show-stopping Piano Concerto No. 3 to the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra's Masterworks IV concert set for 8 p.m., Friday, May 15, under the baton of Maestro Andre ...