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Chrissy Teigen Offers Fresh Take on Summer Favorite

The Caprese salad of fresh mozzarella, basil and tomatoes is universally loved. I personally make it all summer long and although I mix up the tomatoes based on what I can buy at the farmers’ market, it is virtually the same every time. Since it is tomato season and we waited a long time ...

Succotash With a Brazilian Twist

This week’s recipe puts a Brazilian twist on an American staple, succotash. It should be just the ticket in August, when millions of us watch the Olympics being played in Rio de Janeiro. The classic version of succotash is a combination of fresh corn and lima beans (or some other shell ...

Summer squash reproduces so energetically that calling it prolific is understating the case. Still, why not take advantage of its bounty? Here I slice the squash into long ribbons and employ it as “pasta.” Use a mandoline (be sure to use the guard that comes with it), although a Y-shaped ...

In World of Life Coaching, Jen Sincero Is Royalty

By LEANNE ITALIE Associated Press NEW YORK — We’ve got a world of life coaches out there offering a world of inspirational and instructional ways to make our many and varied “journeys” meaningful through self help. And then there’s Jen Sincero, the sassiest of them all. She ...

‘The Buried Past’

While much of Moundsville’s Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex has remained constant since its opening in 1978, staff are looking to bring the museum complex back to life with a fresh look, inside and out. The museum has opened a new exhibit, “Buried Past,” displaying ...

Galleries to Gelato: The Best of Florence, Italy

FLORENCE, Italy — The skies were clouding over as I strode briskly across that famous bridge, the Ponte Vecchio, ready for a productive day checking off Florentine must-sees. Slight problem: The first museum on my list was open, but the ticket office was closed. OK, then, on to the ...

august calendar

Aug. 1-31 — Oglebay Institute’s Schrader Environmental Education Center, Oglebay Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon-5 p.m.     Sunday. Aug. 1-31 — Wheeling Civic Garden Center, Oglebay Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 1-31 — Good Zoo, Oglebay Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. ...

Thom Discusses ‘Fire in the Water’

Best-selling author James Alexander Thom returned to Wheeling on Tuesday to discuss “Fire in the Water,” his latest historical novel set on the Ohio River. Thom, 83, appeared at the Ohio County Public Library’s Lunch With Books series to promote his new work that recounts the steamboat ...

From West Virginia To Real Wilderness

Alaskan journalist Kaylene Johnson-Sullivan feels privileged to tell Ray and Barbara Bane’s story of leaving the comfortable confines of Wheeling for an adventurous life in the wilds of Alaska. Working with Ray Bane and drawing from his voluminous journals, Johnson-Sullivan has written a ...

Mercer Chosen As Good Samaritan

Dr. William Mercer of Wheeling will be recognized at Youth Services System’s Good Samaritan Dinner at Wheeling Park’s White Palace ballroom at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 19. In choosing Mercer as the 2016 Good Samaritan, YSS board members noted that he wears many hats, sometimes in the course of one ...

WVNCC Culinary Department Earns ‘Exemplary’ Status

The culinary arts program at West Virginia Northern Community College has retained its exemplary status, a prestigious designation earned by “excellent management” and “full compliance” with accreditation requirements. Northern’s culinary program was the subject of a reaccreditation ...

College Corner

Derek Hunter graduated summa cum laude from West Virginia University on May 15 with degrees in economics and political science. While attending WVU, Hunter was a three-year resident assistant at the Honors Hall, was named to the dean/president’s list each of his eight semesters, was awarded ...

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 ...