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Live Music Returns to Towngate Theatre

WHEELING —Live music returns to Oglebay Institute’s Towngate Theatre withe the appearance of the Ananga Martin Band taking the stage at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. Adrian Niles, Matt Smith, Chad Burrall, Michael Iafrate and John Whorton join Martin onstage, and the group will perform songs ...

Children’s Museum Will Announce New Location on Oct. 18

WHEELING — The Children’s Museum of the Ohio Valley’s Board of Directors will announce a new location for the popular children’s facility in October. After years of looking for another home, the CMOV finally made the decision to close its doors at 1000 Main St. in downtown Wheeling ...

Brewing History on Tap at Second Annual ‘Pier-Pint’ Event

WHEELING — History and hops will take center stage at the Francis Pier-Pint Historic Brew-Off: Prohibition Edition. The event, which takes guests back to prohibition-era Wheeling, is part beer tasting, part trivia, part interactive history. The Brew-Off takes place from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday ...

Boggs Celebrates 100th

WELLSBURG — A 100th birthday party was held Sunday, Aug. 4 at Scaffidi’s Restaurant in Steubenville for Ruth Marie Boggs of Wellsburg. Boggs is the mother of Charles “Charlie/Chuck” Boggs and her beloved dog, Buster. She has been a member of the Wellsburg community for over 80 years. ...

Special Activities

Genealogical Society Cumberland Trail Genealogical Society will meet in the St. Clairsville Public Library’s meeting room, 108 W. Main St., at 6:30 p.m. Monday. All meetings are free and open to the public. The guest speaker will be Patrolman Michael Duplaga of the St. Clairsville Police ...

Reunion Notebook

Wheeling Class of ‘50 Wheeling High School Class of 1950 will hold its monthly luncheon at Perkins Restaurant, 680 National Road, Wheeling, at 1 p.m. Monday. The event is open to all former students, friends and visitors. St. Joseph’s Class of ‘54 St. Joseph’s Academy Class of 1954 ...

Choosing the Right Rug for the Room

A warm, cozy rug can make a room look and feel more appealing on even the chilliest fall night. And the right rug can be a source of comfort year-round. “They’re also great in the summer, if you think about it, because your shoes are off, you’re in your shorts, the house is air ...

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 ...