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Dinner PARKERSBURG — The Knight of Columbus will hold a fish and shrimp dinner at 6 p.m. Friday at 1010 Market St. Cost is by menu pricing. Carryout orders by calling 304-428-0331. The event is open to the public. *** Bingo BARLOW — The Barlow Area Christmas in the Village will host a ...

Wake the World lets local youth enjoy day on the river

VIENNA — For 364 days of the year, Wood County Juvenile Drug Court youths do what they are told, Judge Darren Tallman said. The one day exception, Tallman said, is when these youths do what they want: participate in an activity provided by Wake the World - West Virginia on the Ohio River in ...

Geogerian to perform Senior Cello Recital

PARKERSBURG — Simone Geogerian, 18, a cellist from Marietta, will present her Senior Cello Recital at Trinity Episcopal Church, 430 Juliana St., Parkersburg, on Sunday at 4 p.m, with a reception following. Geogerian has studied privately with professional cellist Cynthia Puls since the age ...

The River art exhibit flows into Parkersburg Art Center

PARKERSBURG — The River 2018 Art Show, which opened Sunday at the Parkersburg Art Center, includes the strongest field of work submitted to the biennial juried exhibit, according to the man who picked the pieces to be featured in this year’s showing. Gary Pettigrew, a Professor ...

Successful social revs up Belpre High School Alumni Association

BELPRE — The annual Belpre High School Alumni Association’s Ice Cream Social and Cruise-In 2018 was a great success, said Scott Church, president of the BHS Alumni Association. The event took place on July 14 at Howes Grove Park in Belpre. Jason Hall, alumni band member, class of 1998; ...

Local acts get Parkersburg Homecoming spotlight

PARKERSBURG — Three bands and three solo acts will be featured at the 2018 Parkersburg Homecoming Music Showcase, the third year for the event highlighting local musicians. “The first time is a test; the second time is just to make sure; the third time you go for it,” said Joe Ellison, ...

Two-hour Trips From the MOV: Fayetteville offers excitement, relaxation

The town of Fayetteville bills itself as One of America’s Coolest Small Towns. While the New River Gorge bridge shadows the town, there is plenty of outdoor adventures surrounding it and on the way. “There’s a lot of family friendly outdoor activities,” says Tabitha Stover of ...

Belpre Homecoming Committee announces registration for participants

BELPRE — Belpre Homecoming Committee announces the registration details for participation in the 86th Belpre Homecoming Aug. 2-4 at Civitan Park Registration forms for the annual parade, pageants, display/vendor/crafter spaces, are available at the Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce Office, 731 ...

Residents savor flavor of Marietta Sweet Corn Festival

MARIETTA — Marietta Sweet Corn Festival kicked off its 11th weekend Friday evening despite the weather forecast. “I hope we get lucky and it just stays breezy and with a little cloud cover Saturday,” said Candis Schoeppner, who serves on the scholarship committee of the ...

Twila LaBar bringing movie to West Virginia University at Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG — West Virginia University at Parkersburg and alumna Twila LaBar will host the West Virginia premiere of the independent film “Blanche” at 7 p.m. Aug. 25 in the College Activities Center. The premiere will open with original songs from the movie, performed by LaBar, the ...

American Red Cross offers free swimming lessons in Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG — Every night for the past two weeks a group of adults and some older teens has been taking advantage of free swimming lessons at the Southwood Park Pool. Kathy Wise has been teaching the classes sponsored by the American Red Cross for 46 years. She said the ARC has sponsored ...

Sunny weather boosts West Virginia Interstate Fair and Exposition

MINERAL WELLS — If the next three days of the West Virginia Interstate Fair and Exposition are like the first two, organizers say it will be a good year for the fair, in its 46th year. Russ Collins, vice president of the West Virginia Interstate Fair and Exposition board, said the weather ...

Parkersburg Homecoming Committee announces 2018 entertainers, events

PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Homecoming Committee has taken the 36th annual weekend event back to its roots in a number of ways. The committee announced its lineup and contests Wednesday afternoon with some of its anchor events like the Rubber Ducky Derby, Music Showcase, Grand Parade and ...

Parkersburg Homecoming fireworks display heading back to Ohio River

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg Homecoming’s fireworks show on Saturday night, Aug. 18 will originate from a barge on the Ohio River south of the Parkersburg-Belpre Bridge, Parkersburg Homecoming Committee President Mike Cottrell said Wednesday. “The show is back where it used to be, on the ...

First Fridays events slated in Marietta

MARIETTA — The Marietta Morning Rotary Club and Marietta Main Street will partner for the remainder of the 2018 calendar year to expand First Fridays programming for the city of Marietta and the surrounding communities. Marietta Main Street hosts programming in downtown Marietta on the first ...

Marietta ready for Sweet Corn Festival

MARIETTA — The Marietta Sweet Corn Festival will be this weekend at Muskingum Park in Marietta. The festival will be 5-9 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday. The primary attraction is $1 ears of corn donated by Witten Farm Market, along with other food vendors. The entertainment, ...

West Virginia Interstate Fair and Exposition continues through Saturday

MINERAL WELLS — The 2018 West Virginia Interstate Fair and Exposition continues today through Saturday with live entertainment, activities, carnival rides and other attractions on Butcher Bend Road near Mineral Wells. The fair also features track events for ATVs, trucks and tractors, youth ...

OUTlandish Bingo fundraiser set for Sunday in Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG — The OUTlandish Bingo Fundraiser to benefit Parkersburg Pride will be held beginning 6 p.m. Sunday at the Dils Center on Market Street in downtown Parkersburg. Doors open 5:30 p.m. for general admission and 4:30 p.m. for those who have pre-purchased tickets. Admission is $20, ...

Parkersburg Art Center to open new exhibit

PARKERSBURG — Professional artists from all over West Virginia and Ohio will have their works on display at the Parkersburg Art Center in an exhibit opening Sunday. The showing kicks off with an opening reception and awards ceremony from 1:30-3:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend this ...

ArtsLink to kick off programs Friday

NEW MARTINSVILLE — ArtsLink has a pair of programs coming up. ArtsLink’s Coffeehouse Series will kick off Friday with a concert by The Psychonauts band with local singer/guitarists Kalob Byers and Keith Butcher. The free concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. on the lawn of the Francis Creative ...