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Purge Jewelry Box, Re-discover Gems

Debbie Roes owns the largest jewelry box she could find, but it was still so full she had difficulty seeing her belongings. So she decided to de-clutter it as part of an overall purging of her possessions, and the result made her happy. “It used to be so cluttered that I didn’t really ...

Designers Offer Tips for Homes that are Kid- and Parent-friendly

By MELISSA RAYWORTH Associated Press For new parents, the urge to keep little ones entertained and enriched can often lead to a home so full of baby gear and toys that grown-up style all but disappears. It doesn’t have to be like that. Designer Theodore Leaf of Los Angeles ...

Zucchini Flowers — Perfect for Stuffing

Zucchini flowers are perfect for stuffing. In the following recipe, the flowers are filled with cheese before frying. The result is a creamy, flavorful filling and a supercrisp crust. For years, my go-to deep-frying batter has been made of roughly equal parts beer and flour. But I wanted the ...

Cooking On Deadline: Grilled Lamb Chops

This recipe sounds, looks and tastes fancy, but it takes only a few steps of preparation and some simple assembly. It’s one of those recipes that demands the best ingredients you can afford; it will make a difference. You can also use rib lamb chops, which are a bit pricier. Play around ...

Carrots Go From Boring to Zesty in Morocco

Serving a couple of vegetables every night at dinner is a great strategy for families with picky-eaters. Offering young kids a choice (“Would you like green beans or parsnips or both tonight?”) gives them a small but important sense of efficacy, while also helping to demystify ingredients ...

Hot Dog!

“He is American exceptionalism! He is America!” Announcer George Shea bellowed these words over a crowd of 35,000 people — little blonde girls perched on their fathers’ shoulders, Chinese women barely 5 feet tall, frat brothers in shiny Ray-Bans, some native New Yorkers and some ...

‘Hospitality’ Fueled Trek Across Alaskan Wilderness

Former Wheeling residents Ray and Barbara Bane’s 1,200-mile trek by dogsled across Alaska’s wilderness in 1974 was “a trip of hospitality,” he said, referring to a warm welcome from native Alaskans. He told of their adventures Tuesday at the Ohio County Public Library. His wife ...

Art, Ambition Spur WLU Theater Major

“Art is very important. I think it brings peace to the world,” stated rising junior Destiny Walsh, a West Liberty University theater major who is focused on building a future as she earns her college degree. Walsh came to WLU at the age of 17, after graduating from nearby Brooke High ...

Still Time to Join Relay for Life

The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life Ohio County is set for Friday at Wheeling Park’s Good Lake. Although hundreds of participants are already registered, it is not too late to join. Organizers said additional participants can register on site at the registration tent located at ...

Mehl Applauds Breastfeeding

August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month in Ohio, and last week was World Breastfeeding Week. Research suggests that breastfeeding is a key modifiable factor for disease for both mothers and infants. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that Ohio’s 2014 breastfeeding ...

Special Activities

Relay for Life A meeting for anyone interested in Ohio County’s Relay for Life will be held at West Virginia Northern Community College’s B&O Building, 1704 Market St., Wheeling, at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Team captains can pick up T-shirts for team members to wear at the relay. Relay ...

Reunions

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 and visitors. Meredith The 90th annual Meredith reunion will be held at the Alma ...

Cocktail Collectors Are Shaking Things Up

Barware and cocktail party glassware are stylish collectibles that are just plain fun. It seems like every upscale restaurant offers a signature martini, and consumers are following suit by purchasing everything from stemless wine glasses to fancy barware for wine, beer and liqueurs like ...

Industrial Designers Create Art in Everyday Items

Many artists don’t create just pictures or sculptures. They make furniture, jewelry, dinnerware or even kitchen tools and toys. In the 1920s and ’30s, there was a new title for these multi-talented artists: industrial designer. They redesigned existing large machines like trains or trucks, ...

Meet the Breeds With St. Clairsville Kennel Club

The St. Clairsville Ohio Kennel Club members will be bringing their dogs to Pet Supplies Plus in the Ohio Valley Plaza, St. Clairsville, from 6-8 p.m. Thursday for the public to “meet the breeds” in conjunction with the American Kennel Club’s Responsible Dog Ownership Day. The event ...

Haizlett Named An Emerging Artist

West Liberty University graphic design senior Rosalie Haizlett was named an Emerging Artist Fellow by the Tamarack Foundation. According to Tamarack Foundation, Emerging Artist Fellows are thriving early-career creatives. They demonstrate not only a superior level of mastery in their craft, ...

Olympians’ High-Tech Gear Shaves Seconds

NEW YORK — When seconds count, the right clothing matters. For the Rio Olympics, Nike used 3-D printing technology to develop small silicone protrusions for redirecting air flow around the runner. Body scanners helped Adidas design suits to keep swimmers in ideal form. Swiss cycling ...

‘Brisk’ Walk May Save Couch Potatoes, Office Workers

LONDON — If you spend all day sitting, then you might want to schedule some time for a brisk walk — just make sure you can spare at least an hour. Scientists analyzing data from more than 1 million people found that it takes about 60 to 75 minutes of “moderate intensity” exercise to ...

Study Finds Hiding Places of Depression Genes

NEW YORK — In a key advance for the study of depression, a comprehensive scan of human DNA has turned up the apparent hiding places of more than a dozen genes linked to the disorder. “This is a jumping-off point” for further work to reveal the biological underpinnings of depression, ...

Take Cover in Style

Whether they’re providing cozy shelter from the elements outdoors or top-secret privacy in the playroom, a number of style-savvy new tents put the “fun” in a functional structure. Land of Nod has several tepees with pizazz. Color-happy and neutral-toned cotton canvas comes in an ...