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Second Annual Dragon Boat Race Set in Wheeling

The Dragon Boat Race benefiting King’s Daughters Child Care Center in Wheeling will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 27 at the Wheeling Heritage Port. Teams of 22 people in each boat will race 250 meters up the river twice in the morning. The top 12 teams with the best average times will ...

Circus Souvenirs Entertain Beyond the Big Top

Circus themes just naturally go along with summer fun. Collectors  enjoy circus memorabilia for its amusing quality and nostalgic memories. What a great category to collect! Circus tents, animals, performers and colorful costumes are all part of the entertaining world of circus, and these ...

Thaddeus Kosciuszko, a Forgotten Son of Liberty

PHILADELPHIA — If the hip-hop Broadway smash “Hamilton” can reignite interest in the first U.S. treasury secretary, what will it take to drum up interest in another forgotten hero from America’s fight for independence? That question has stumped National Park Service employees who ...

Paris Couture Hits Creative Climax

PARIS — Paris couture week reached a creative climax Wednesday with strong showings from Valentino, Gaultier and Elie Saab. Here are some of the highlights of the last of the fall-winter 2016 collections. VALENTINO Grand Elizabethan chic with a twist was the style that Valentino’s lauded ...

North Wheeling’s New Garden Is Growing

The seeds for a community garden that were sown in one Wheeling neighborhood three years ago finally have sprouted. Tomatoes, green beans, watermelon and zucchini are among the produce growing in 13 raised beds in the North Wheeling Community Garden on Fourth Street behind Bethlehem Apostolic ...

Grill Does Double Duty as Smoker

There was the year that I demonstrated how to make ribs eight times on the same national morning show. Each time, I would remind them we did ribs the last time, and the producer would say, “I know but everyone loves ribs!” And that is true. The bonus: They’re easy to make — and ...

Try Making Your Own Pickles

In the world of summer barbecues, the pickle hardly plays a starring role. Truth to be told, “hold the pickles” is my standard order, as I am not a fan of pickles on a cheeseburger, nor do I particularly care for pickle juice leaking onto my sandwich bread at a deli. But homemade ...

Author Probes Dark Humor in Novel ‘The Last Baby Boomer’

Author Chris Rodell of Latrobe, Pa., offers a serio-comic look at issues of life and death in his debut novel, “The Last Baby Boomer: The Story of the Ultimate Ghoul Pool.” Rodell returned to Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library Tuesday to talk about his new book. He ...

Chautauqua Homecoming Days, Bethesda Festival Set Next Weekend

The 27th annual Chautauqua Homecoming Days and Bethesda Festival will take place Saturday and next Sunday at Epworth Park, North Main Street, Bethesda. On Saturday, a “white elephant sale” and the concession stand at the park entrance open at 8 a.m. Epworth Park souvenirs, memorabilia ...

Home Renovation A Family Affair

Home renovation is a labor of love for the Corliss siblings, New Martinsville natives who recently transformed the century-old former home of a beloved family member, adding modern amentities but preserving much of the antique charm. The wood-paneled, reddish-brown home sits at the corner ...

Dr. Beach Names Hawaii’s Hanauma Bay Best Beach in America for 2016

By CALEB JONES Associated Press HONOLULU — When you come upon an ocean bay that has features known as “Toilet Bowl” and “Witch’s Brew,” you may not envision a welcoming tropical oasis. But Hawaii’s Hanauma Bay, nestled inside a breeched volcanic cone on the southeastern ...

Special Activities

Arts in the Park The tradition of Arts in the Park will continue at Bruce Park in New Martinsville from 1-4 p.m. Monday. Carman Harman, playing Uncle Sam, will serve again as master of ceremonies. Arts and crafts demonstrations and exhibits by artists and crafters from Wetzel, Tyler and ...

Reunions

Wheeling Class of ’48 Wheeling High School Class of 1948 will meet at Mehlman’s Cafeteria, National Road, St. Clairsville, at 1 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call Margaret Mowder Stewart at 304-242-7300. Catholic Central Class of ’64 Steubenville Catholic Central High ...

Mayor Stella Koerner

Photo Provided This photograph from the newspaper archives shows Stella Koerner cutting a ribbon in April 1988 for Body Graphics. Koerner was the first woman mayor of Wheeling from 1986-1988 and only the second female city council member after Mae Hughes. She appeared on the “Today” ...

Girls Enjoy Math, Science At SMART-Center Camp

Twenty girls sharpened their math and science skills and learned new concepts during the annual Girls Enjoying Math and Science — GEMS — camp at the SMART Centre Market in Wheeling on Monday and Tuesday. The girls, entering fifth through eighth grades, conducted experiments and engaged in ...

Grandmother’s Gardens

By KATHERINE ROTH Associated Press NEW YORK — Many American painters, inspired by French Impressionists at the turn of the 20th century, flocked from East Coast cities to sun-dappled garden havens in places like Appledore, Maine; Old Lyme, Conn.; and Long Island’s East ...

Fried Chicken Sandwich Gets Picnic Makeover

Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A famously claims that they didn’t invent the chicken, just the fried chicken sandwich. There is no denying that the fried chicken sandwich is a classic and crave-able combination. Before I started making my own version of the sandwich it was always the first thing I ...

Give Potato Salad Buffalo Treatment

Chicken wings are wonderful, but Buffalo chicken wings are on another level — and that’s thanks to the sauce. Defined by blue cheese, celery and hot sauce, Buffalo sauce could glorify any number of dishes. (Imagine how luscious it would be on a steak!) Looking ahead to the Fourth of July ...

Atlantic Beach Pie a Sweet, Salty Treat

This Atlantic Beach Pie recipe comes from Bill Smith, long-time chef of Crook’s Corner restaurant in Chapel Hill, N.C. When I first tasted it, I went into a pie-induced trance. I have a fuzzy memory of finishing the pie, sharing it with my dinner companion, forks nudging each other for the ...

Family Nature Programs Encourage Outdoor Discovery

The public is invited to explore and discover the beauty and intrigue of the natural world by participating in the Summer of Wonder nature programs at Oglebay Institute’s Schrader Environmental Education Center, located in Oglebay Park. Nature walks, stargazing and evening campfires are ...