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Dawn-to-Dusk to Benefit Children With Autism

Since 2004, under the direction of Robert “Hoagy” Carmichael, Hoagy’s Heroes has organized multiple long-distance motorcycle rides to raise money for various charities. On Aug. 13, Hoagy’s Heroes will hold their third annual Dawn-to-Dusk 500-mile ride, and this year’s recipients are ...

Special Activities

Film Showing The Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library, 700 Fifth St., will present the film, “Zootopia,” rated PG, at noon Monday. It is part of the library’s summer reading program aimed at children and showcasing special events. The film showing is free and open to the public. ...

Reunions

Buckeye North A Buckeye North High School alumni reunion will be held at Brilliant Community Park from 3-11 p.m. Saturday. Toronto An alumni volleyball match will be played at Toronto High School at 1 p.m. Saturday, followed by a picnic for all involved. To register or for more ...

Births

Harry and Meredith Norman of Colliers announce the birth of their daughter on May 25 at Wheeling Hospital. Maternal grandparents are Randy Hood and Connie Tarr of Follansbee. Maternal great-grandmothers are Mary Hood and Barb Thompson. Paternal grandparents are Harry and Cheryl Norman of ...

Political Antiques Win in a Landslide

With two weeks of convention coverage just ending, you may be tired of politics, but in the world of antiques, elections are always a winner. History buffs, party activists and lots of collectors of all ages enjoy reminders of hard-fought races and meaningful issues in our political ...

A Cool Exhibit

NEW YORK — Move over Willy Wonka. A temporary museum dedicated to all things ice cream is treating visitors to edible balloons, a Chocolate Chamber, a “swim” in a pool of faux rainbow sprinkles and, of course, scoops of heavenly ice cream. New York’s Museum of Ice Cream is the ...

Dancer to Pose for Book on Parks

A McMechen girl has been chosen to represent West Virginia in an upcoming photography shoot to promote dancing and America’s majestic landscapes. Avery James, 13, a dancer with Arielettes and eighth-grader at Sherrard Middle School, will be the only Mountain State resident to take part in ...

First WLU Business Student Places at National Meet

West Liberty University can claim a first-time winner in the Future Business Leaders of America Phi Beta Lambda national competition held recently in Atlanta, Ga. Senior Catherine Tate of Weirton placed ninth in the country for cost accounting. She is a scholarship student in the Gary E. West ...

Study: Improved Health, Increased Quality of Life

The value of a healthy lifestyle isn’t reflected only in the numbers on the scale or the blood pressure cuff. University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health researchers demonstrated that it also can be measured through improved “health-related quality of life.” In an analysis ...

Rock Around The Block

There’s never a bad season to reconnect with neighbors at a block party. Some neighborhoods get together at Halloween. Others bring out the fire pits and snowball shields when winter comes. But summer’s long, lazy days make it prime time for block parties. Some tips for a fun and easy ...

Healthy Snack With Burst Of Energy

In the weeks leading up to the Olympics, I always look forward to reading stories about what Olympians eat. What many of the athletes have in common is a favorite healthy snack that gives them an intense burst of energy. I don’t see why things should be different for those of us who watch ...

Pair Black Beans, Sweet Potatoes

The upcoming summer Olympics have me dreaming of a bucket-list trip to Brazil, and because my dreams usually feature food, I’m also hankering for some black beans made in my incredibly heavy stone bean pot a dear friend of mine lugged all the way back from his Brazilian vacation years ...

Grecian Fest Debuts Cooking Demonstrations

The word may no longer appear in the middle of the event’s title, but food is undeniably still at the center of the Grecian Festival at St. John the Divine Greek Orthodox Church in Wheeling. Specialties such as baklava, souvlaki, moussaka, gyros and spanokopita bring people from all ...

Girl With Prosthetic Leg Receives Matching Doll

Sarah Czapp of Wheeling finally has a doll just like her. For her 4th birthday last October, Sarah’s grandpa bought her a coveted American Girl doll, with curly blond hair and hazel eyes just like Sarah’s. But the doll, whom she ...

Mount Pleasant Tour Features Additions, Extended Hours

The Historical Society of Mount Pleasant has hosted an annual tour of the historic village for more than 60 years. The tour takes place the first full weekend in August, and this year will be held Aug. 6-7. Extended hours this year will allow extra time for visitors to appreciate fully each ...

Both Sides of River Host Ferry Festival

The second annual Ohio River Ferryboat Festival will take place from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday in Sistersville and Fly. The inter-state, inter-county, inter-community event is a dual celebration between Monroe County, Ohio, and Tyler County, W.Va. Vendor setup is free. Those interested in the ...

Schrader Center Opens Nature-Themed Shop

Ohio Valley residents and tourists have another reason to visit Oglebay Institute’s Schrader Environmental Education Center, located in Oglebay Park, with the grand opening of the facility’s new retail space. The Samara Shop features a collection of nature-inspired items carefully ...

Special Activities

Poetry Reading Marshall County native Jacob Strautmann, along with his partner Valerie Duff, will give a poetry reading from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the First State Capitol Building in Wheeling, hosted by Wheeling Heritage. Many of Strautmann’s poems feature Marshall and Ohio counties. His ...

Reunions

Norris The descendants of David and Emma Norris will hold their annual reunion Aug. 14 at the Red Barn, Fourth Street, Moundsville. The reunion starts at 10 a.m. There will be a  meeting at 11 and lunch at noon. Euchre and bingo will follow. Attendees are asked to bring a covered dish and ...

Fisher-Price Fans Collect Toys and Fond Memories

Every baby boomer can recall a favorite Fisher-Price toy. Maybe it was the Safety School Bus, the Little People Play Family Castle or the classic Corn Popper push toy. But no matter what the shape, these classic toys stir pleasant memories. That’s why a large group of collectors today ...