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Bring Your Appetite and Kick Up Your Heels at Mahrajan

WHEELING — The 86th annual Mahrajan, better known as the Lebanese Festival, will again bring two days of music, dancing, traditional ethnic foods, vendors and amusement for all ages on Saturday, Aug. 10 and Sunday, Aug. 11 at Oglebay Park’s Levenson Shelter. Hosted by Our Lady of ...

Still Stepping Out After 100 Years

WHEELING — Since 1932, members of the Cleveland Hiking Club have visited Oglebay Park 10 times for an opportunity to traipse the hills and natural trails that wind through the park. The club of about 1,300 members is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year with another visit this August ...

Music Boxes, Antique or Newer, Have Always Delighted Collectors

Music boxes have always delighted me. The soft sound of the tinkling bells inside an interesting object d’art is impossible not to enjoy. Winding the box up only adds to the excitement. I have a few. One or two are antiques, but most of my music boxes are newer models or gifts that I ...

Parcel Players Stage ‘The Tale of Captin Ficklebeard’

WHEELING — Oglebay Institute’s Parcel Players will stage “The Tale of Captain Ficklebeard” by Zachary Michael at 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday at Oglebay Institute’s Towngate Theatre, 2118 Market St. In this original play, Ficklebeard and his band of pirates go on a quest to ...

august calendar

Aug. 1-31 — Oglebay Institute’s Schrader Environmental Education Center, Oglebay Park, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Aug. 1-31 — Good Zoo, Oglebay Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 1-31 — Oglebay Institute’s Mansion Museum, Oglebay Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 1-31 — Oglebay ...

Appetites Whet for Farm to Fork Event

WHEELING — The Wheeling Symphony auxiliary’s eighth annual Farm to Fork event is set to begin at 5 p.m. on Aug. 10. Three event chairs — Robin Dunbar, Lori Spadafore and Danielle Futey — and their committee have been busy planning this year’s culinary adventure. The Farm to ...

Postlethwaite Marks 100

Edith Chaplin Postlethwaite of Cameron will celebrate her 100th birthday on Monday. She was born on July 29, 1919, one of 12 children of John and Mary Chaplin. Before World War II, she worked at Cameron Clay Products decorating and packing pottery that was sold all over America. It was ...

Special Activities

Butterfly Events Valley Hospice’s 15th annual memorial butterfly releases will be held at Wheeling Park’s White Palace at 6 p.m. Aug. 12 and at Steubenville Country Club at 6 p.m. Aug. 14. Butterflies must be ordered by Monday; there is a cost for each butterfly. For more information ...

Reunion Notebook

Moundsville Class of ‘58 Moundsville High School Class of 1958 is having a luncheon at the Guest House in Moundsville at 1 p.m. Thursday. First Ward A reunion for Wellsburg’s First Ward will be held at the E.R. Nichols Playground in Wellsburg Friday through next Sunday. A wiener ...

For Creative Chicken Salad, Get Inspiration From Morocco

By AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN For a creative chicken salad, we were inspired by the flavors of Morocco: apricots, lemon and warm spices. To give our dressing complex flavor, we reached for garam masala, a traditional spice blend of coriander, cumin, ginger, cinnamon and black pepper. We ...

Cauliflower On The Grill Is Easy

By AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN To make grilled cauliflower with a tender interior and a flavorful, nicely browned exterior, we first microwaved it until it was cooked through and then briefly grilled it to pick up color and flavor. To ensure that the cauliflower held up on the grill without ...

This Chicken and Couscous Dish Is Winning Weeknight Dinner

By AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN Bursting with the aromatic flavors of saffron, chorizo and garlic, this chicken and couscous dish is a winning weeknight dinner. When developing this recipe, we started with classic chicken and rice, but found that the rice was not cooking at the same rate as the ...

Hats Off To Summer Fun

You can do more with a newspaper than just read and recycle it. Use it to make a hat — and wear it at your child’s birthday party, a family reunion, a picnic at the park or just for fun! All you need are recycled newspapers, a roll of masking tape, or a large rubber band and basic art ...

Sisters of St. Joseph Are Caring For Creation

WHEELING — One of the most fragile and beautiful creatures of nature — the monarch butterfly — has found friends in a 100-acre plot of land that even Winnie the Pooh would envy. Far from the reaches of modern interference, sisters in the Congregation of St. Joseph at the Mount St. ...

Collectors Just Can’t Get Enough of Hello Kitty

She still sits in a corner of my attic, perky and cute! Just who is this happy friend? Well, none other than Hello Kitty, the plush, stuffed toy of my eldest daughter’s that stayed behind years ago when she grew up and moved out. This is one toy that is too cute to part with, so I’ve ...

Special Activities

Magic Show The Space and Beyond Magic Show will be presented at the Benwood-McMechen Public Library, 201 Marshall St., McMechen, at 2 p.m. Monday. The children’s program is free and open to the public. Lecture The Ohio Valley Civil War Roundtable’s lecture series, Wheeling During the ...

Not all Heroes Wear Capes

WHEELING — Organ donations: two words most people do not want to talk about. Ultimately it means someone is dying or has died. Maybe that person is a registered organ donor because he or she checked off “organ donor” on his or her driver’s license. And for many families, they never ...

There’s Always Something New in Antiques

Today I’m sharing a new collectible I discovered thanks to an avid reader who also enjoys fine glassware like the treasures created in the Upper Ohio Valley back in the day. This time it’s the Erskine Glass Company that I’m talking about. Formerly located at 22nd and Commerce streets, ...

People’s University to Explore Wheeling’s Labor History for Wheeling 250

WHEELING — Wheeling was a hotbed of unionism throughout its industrial period. In observation of the 250th anniversary of Wheeling’s founding, People’s University at the Ohio County Public Library will explore that industrial history, focusing on the experiences of the working class and ...

Society Plans Day Trip to Cass Scenic Railroad Aug. 17

BELLAIRE — The Great Stone Viaduct Historical Society is planning a day trip to the Cass Scenic Railroad on Aug. 17. The trip will depart Bellaire from in front of Frizzi Law Offices, 224 32nd St., and travel by chartered bus to Elkins, West Virginia, where the group will board the train. ...