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Walking Belmont

Crystal Lorimor of Belmont does not want her neighbors to have to walk a mile in the shoes of her dad, who died last May of complications from diabetes. To that end, she does want them to walk a mile - literally - around the village, and she has sought out resources to make it easier for them ...

Wheeling Historian Explores ‘Awfulness’ of Enslavement

Being enslaved in Wheeling seems unimaginable now, but it was a grave reality in pre-Civil War years. While the number of slaves in Wheeling was relatively small and conditions were better than in the Deep South, sorrows of slavery persisted.Wheeling historian Margaret Brennan appeared at the ...

Black Presents ‘From Slavery to Freedom’ at WVNCC

Samuel W. Black, director of African American Programs at the Senator John Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh, is guest presenter for a series of programs honoring Black History Month in February on West Virginia Northern Community College's three campuses.The free presentations titled "From ...

WLU’s Sixth Great Gala Takes On a Kentucky Derby Theme

The sixth annual Great Gala is now in the works at West Liberty University and promises to be another wonderful evening of dining, dancing and socializing for a great cause - scholarships.The university's biggest fundraising event, sponsored once again by WesBanco, will feature a Kentucky Derby ...

Valentines: Paper Collectibles to Love

Vintage valentines are a favorite collectible of mine. With the varied designs and sweet verses, these cards are charming reminders of the importance of greeting cards.Shown in today's column are a group of valentines that are part of a delightful local collection. I have a few lacy vintage ...

Chef, Team Compete in Cook-Off

Matt Welsch, the owner of Wheeling's Vagabond Kitchen, recently took time away from his busy schedule to compete at the annual "Cast Iron Cook-Off" in Charleston, an event that promotes Appalachian culture and healthy eating habits in West Virginia. Despite years of culinary experience around ...

New Exhibit Opens at Nutting Gallery

West Liberty University's Nutting Gallery presents its next exhibition, "Sako-Lesako," this week with an opening reception from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17.The two featured artists, Robert Sako and David Lesako, both work in pastels and both are retired art educators, according to assistant ...

Strike a Pose for Autism

While the typical Valentine's Day celebration includes chocolates, roses and candy hearts, two local fitness instructors in North Wheeling are offering a completely new family-friendly event as an alternative way to celebrate this year.Lindsay Schooler, founder and owner of Happy Goat Yoga in ...

Interactive Sessions Planned to Explore ‘Growing Food, Health and Hope’

Organizers of an upcoming food day in Wheeling hope to plant a seed for cultivating new ways to combat hunger and improve health in the community."Growing Food, Health and Hope" will offer a full day of interactive sessions with local and state presenters. The free event will take place ...

Farmer, Author Sows Seeds of Recovery

Since the age of 5, West Virginia native Tammy L. Jordan dreamed of owning a farm. Today, she owns just such a property, but it's far from an "ordinary" farm.Not only does the Fruits of Labor farm produce crops, but also it is a place to grow skills, sow new paths and rebuild lives.Jordan, ...

Special Activities

Ormet RetireesThe Ormet Retirees Club will meet at Hannibal Grade School at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9. Doughnuts and coffee will be served.All workers who retired from Ormet may join the club. For more information, call Larry Highly, president, at 304-997-6149.Newcomers ClubThe Wheeling Newcomers ...

Hip-hop Gets Its Day

Hip-hop music and culture will take the spotlight on Saturday, Feb. 20, at the McLure Hotel during the first Ohio Valley Hip-Hop Awards.Show of Hands: Downtown Wheeling, Hot Rod Tattooing & Body Piercing and The Movement are sponsoring the awards show that supports local artists in ...

Taste of Linsly Has Mardi Gras Theme

The vibrant sites, sounds and tastes of New Orleans will come alive at the fifth annual Taste of Linsly at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. in Banes Hall on Linsly's campus, sponsored by Dlesk Kitchens and Flooring.Offering delicious food and wine from a variety of local restaurants and caterers, as ...

Crittenton Residents Find Solace in Art

Many of the young girls served in Crittenton Services' residential program in Wheeling are victims of severe abuse, neglect and trauma, and some of them have found art to be therapeutic.A small exhibition featuring six Crittenton clients' artwork opened at Artworks Around Town in Centre Market ...

Current Trends in Community Health Conference Set

The second Ohio Valley Health Education Council's Current Trends in Community Health Conference will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, March 11, at the Mountainside Conference Center in Bethany.Workshop topics include "Self-Care for Helpers 101: Feed and Be Fed" and "Understanding, ...

Local History Winter Lecture Series Continues at Library

In a joint effort to promote awareness of Ohio Valley history, the Bellaire Public Library and the Great Stone Viaduct Historical Education Society are teaming up again to sponsor the Local History Winter Lecture Series.This well-attended lecture series is now in its fourth year. Lectures are ...

Victorian Candy Boxes Make a Sweet Hobby

With Valentine's Day fast approaching, it's a perfect time to enjoy another elegant antique from the Victorian age, decorative candy boxes.The Victorians were crazy about flowers, frills and social duties. What better time to express your fondness for family, friends or that special sweetheart ...

College Corner

Bret Nadolski, a student in the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences at West Virginia University, has been named to the Dean's List for the Fall 2015 semester. The son of Chester and Charlotte Nadolski of Moundsville, he is a senior sport management major, minoring in business ...