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Brown Marks 90th Year

Betty Ann Howell Brown of St. Clairsville celebrates her 90th birthday on Friday, April 1.She was born to the late Howard and Bertha Fritter Howell in Flushing on April 1, 1926. She is married to Hunter Biddle Brown.Betty Brown was employed by Ohio Bell Telephone Co. and is a homemaker. She ...

Spring Means It’s Time for Antiques

Easter came early this year, which can only mean one thing - the annual Oglebay Institute Antiques Show and Sale is next weekend! Yes, if you enjoy browsing through endless vintage treasures and finding that special something for your home, friend or family, this is the place to be - April 1-3 ...

A Bloomin’ Masterpiece

By BETSY BETHELLife EditorSerendipity, among other things, has cropped up at the Spring Flower Show at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh, which was designed for the second time by the staff of Hays Landscape Architecture, now part of the WallacePancher Group, in St. ...

Essay Contestants Have Hearts in the Right Place

Students from The Linsly School in Wheeling captured the top three places in both the middle school and high school categories in the second annual Heart 2 Heart essay contest to raise awareness and compassion for the elderly and sick population.Sharon Travis, founder of the organization that ...

New Book Features Beautiful Belmont Glass

International collector of Early American glass Sid Lethbridge visited Bellaire for the first time this past week to complete a new book on Belmont Glass Works.Lethbridge, who is from Bright's Grove, Ontario, Canada, is nearly finished with his book that will feature color photographs, ...

St. John’s Home for Children Marks 160th Anniversary

St. John's Home for Children in Wheeling will hold a fun evening celebrating 160 years in ministry to West Virginia's underprivileged children Saturday, April 9.The event is presented by the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, BB&T Bank, Fitzsimmons Law Firm and an anonymous sponsor.The ...

Artists With Disablities Sought for Contest

The West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services invites West Virginia artists with disabilities to enter the 2016 West Virginia Diversifying Perspectives Art Contest and Exhibition. This third annual event will feature original artwork created by people with disabilities.Applicants must ...

Garden Lecture To Cover Natural Backyard Habitats

The Ohio County Master Gardeners' Public Garden Lecture Series will feature Bill Beatty, a consulting naturalist and outdoor education specialist, and Janice "Jan" Runyan, who has a lifelong interest in nature and outdoor activities.Their combined presentation, "Creating a Natural Backyard ...

International Food Fests Spices Up West Lib Campus

West Liberty University brings a taste of different cultures to campus and the public with its annual food festival that will take place from 3-6 p.m., Monday, March 21, in the College Union Ballroom."For all our students, it's an important cultural event that helps them to try different ...

‘Cabaret’ Takes Center Stage at WJU

"Cabaret," the musical based on the Christopher Isherwood novella "Goodbye to Berlin" and the Druten play "I am a Camera," will be performed at Wheeling Jesuit University April 7-10.The show is based on the 1998 version and is set in a nightclub in 1930s Berlin just as the Nazi party begins its ...

Sign Up for Chili Cook-off at Heritage Port

Wheeling Feeling Chili Cook-off officials are encouraging local individuals and businesses to cook up their favorite batch of chili - maybe tweak that recipe a bit - and make plans to enter the 15th annual event set for June 4 at Wheeling Heritage Port."Why not have a chili cook-off at your ...

Faith in Action Continues Mission

Volunteers for Faith in Action Caregivers performed 11,469 hours of service in 2015, while the nonprofit organization's board and advisory council continued preparation for a change in its top leadership.Currently, a search committee is interviewing candidates for a new executive director to ...

WJU to Honor Gonter

Wheeling Jesuit University will bestow its highest honor, the Ignatian Medal, to Sr. Joanne Gonter, VHM, who has spent a lifetime serving the Wheeling community and nurturing the faith of others by sharing her own deep commitment to God and her love for education.The award will be presented to ...

Special Activities

Genealogical SocietyThe Monroe County chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will meet at the Monroe County District Library, Ohio 78 and Home Avenue, Woodsfield, at 2 p.m. today, March 20. All meetings are free and open to the public.Chapter member Janet Bell will present a program on ...

A Tidy Revolution

Julia Payne of Bethlehem, a former yoga instructor and a mixed media artist, is attracted to the minimalist lifestyle because she believes clutter is mentally cumbersome."Most people actually find a lot of clutter and mess provokes anxiety. It upsets them way more than they realize," said the ...

Snead Celebrates 98th

Kathryn Snead celebrated her 98th birthday on Friday, March 11.Snead was born in Wheeling on March 11, 1918, to the late Charles and Phoebe Williams. She was married to the late Carlyle Harris Sr. and Arthur Snead.She retired from teaching and as a church organist. She is a charter member and ...

Speaker Shares ‘Power of Hope’

Tammy L. Jordan, whose ministry-focused business provides agricultural and culinary training to recovering addicts and at-risk young people, has a powerful message to anyone seeking to accomplish similar goals: "Never underestimate the power of hope."Jordan, founder and president of Fruits of ...

WVU Faculty, Students to Perform Concert

The music faculty at West Virginia University is a group of experienced, sought-after musicians in their own right, and a local audience will get the chance to judge for themselves during the WVU Chamber Players concert at John Marshall High School in Glen Dale at 7 p.m. Monday, March 14.The ...

Patient Educates Peers on Taking Control of Diabetes

Norma Cannon of Denver, Colo., will deliver a free educational program, "Taking Control," at Zion Christian Retreat if Flushing to share diabetes self-management and lifestyle strategies based on extensive training and her personal experience living with diabetes.The program is part of a ...

Special Activities

Dinner-DanceA shamrock dinner-dance for Ohio County senior citizens will be held at Wheeling Park's White Palace Thursday, March 17, with dinner at 6 p.m. and dancing to music by the George Suhon Duo from 7-10 p.m.The last day to purchase tickets at the Human Resources Center, 51 11th St., ...