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Don’t Look Down

My first recollection of ever crossing the Wheeling Suspension Bridge was in the back of my parents’ old DeSoto. The car was white and green and had one of those problem-plagued push-button gearshifts. While there may have been weight and height restrictions on the bridge at that time, I ...

Green Is The Grass In Warwood

The sky has been gray an awful lot of the time in recent weeks. Rain has inserted itself into many of our afternoon and evening plans. Some of the national news reports have been just as dark with a few political thunderstorms thrown in for good measure. So one day this week I made an effort ...

Bees, Hot Weather What’s Next?

I’m beginning to feel defeated. My poor hummingbird friends have been forced from their feeders by a bunch of bully bees. In large numbers, there are varieties of these nectar predators that have invaded the hummingbird food sources. I understand bees are very important to the natural ...

A ‘Well-Heeled’ Downtown

It’s no secret that one of the biggest complaints about driving in downtown Wheeling is the deplorable condition of the streets. Main and Market streets have resembled a war zone for more years than I care to count. Good news came recently when bids went out for the downtown Streetscape ...

Kewpie Dolls: Collectors Still Love These Little Imps

Kewpie dolls are an adorable little addition to any antique collector’s menagerie. These little imps also have an interesting background. The charming dolls were born in the early part of the 20th century after illustrator Rose O’Neill decided to satisfy her public’s request for a doll ...

Have No Regrets

The doorknobs throughout our house are sticky, and I am not in a hurry to clean them. Each time I grab one, it reminds me of the little hands of two grandkids under the age of 8 who created this mess. And I’m grateful. After two long years of separation, hunkering down at home to avoid the ...