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Columns

Admiring Some Collectibles That Honor Veterans

The observance of Memorial Day, which began after the Civil War, honors our nation’s armed service personnel killed in wartime, a fact we should all remember as we enjoy the extra day off, picnics and barbecues. Many antique collectors seek patriotic advertising pieces and memorial relics ...

Finding Victory In The Soil

Maybe it was the smell of the freshly turned earth or the warm feel of the garden soil running through my fingers. Whatever it was, I was smiling at the idea of creating something beautiful within the confines of my flower garden. Just days earlier, I wasn’t sure spring would ever really ...

May Is Recognized as Better Hearing and Speech Month

WHEELING — In September 2020, Easterseals began a monthly article series in the Life section of the Sunday News-Register to promote awareness and understanding of the work we do and the people we serve. We have featured information about our services in line with special awareness months, ...

These Cute Collectibles Tell a Story

Salesman samples are collected by antique enthusiasts who are captured by the small treasures and their social significance. These perfectly made little products were scale models of real items that were sold by companies (usually through traveling salesmen) back in the early 20th century. ...

Things Are Looking Up

I heard the familiar rumble above me, and then the couch began to shake a bit. Sitting in my living room, I’ve become accustomed to routine military helicopter maneuvers flying over our Ohio County home. Only lately have I experienced the minor quivering of the couch as the “birds” ...

Oglebay Insitute’s Museum Committee Invites You to Secret Gardens

It’s been a little over a year now since everything shut down and most public events were quarantined due to the pandemic. So, it’s with great joy that I’m writing a column today to let you know that the Museums of Oglebay Institute is having its Secret Gardens of Wheeling Tour and ...