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Thanks for what we have

November 27, 2014 Thanksgiving is a particular time, like the bright and shining poetic moments of Camelot, to express gratitude for our own particular circumstances. more »»

The fairy tale of Arthurdale

November 24, 2014 Run out of bedtime stories for the children? Let me help. There’s a wonderful fairy tale making the rounds, as it does occasionally. more »»

No excuse for highway litter

November 23, 2014 When a group of volunteers gathered to pick up trash along a stretch of Wood County road last weekend, we picked up the usual stuff — plastic bags, pop cans, plastic bottles, candy bar wrappers, and... more »»

Consider the cost of downtown

November 23, 2014 In a recent article I raised the issue of price versus value when considering buying local. more »»

‘End of the Year’ recipes to highlight the holidays

November 23, 2014 This week has been slightly less eventful than last week. Granddaughter Baylee did hurt her wrist at school and another trip was made to the ER. more »»

It’s time for residents to begin FeederWatch

November 23, 2014 Project FeederWatch, Cornell University’s citizen science program sponsored by the Lab of Ornithology, has begun a new season. New volunteers are always welcome. FeederWatch project director Dr. more »»

Students of the month announced

November 23, 2014 These Beverly-Center Elementary students were chosen ‘Student of the Month’ for October and congratulated for showing their Cadet Pride in demonstrating monthly behavior expectations in the hallways... more »»

Thanksgiving potluck dinner set

November 23, 2014 Thanksgiving potluck dinner will be held noon, Sunday, Nov. 23, at Pennsville United Methodist Church in the fellowship room. more »»

Appalachian Artisan

November 23, 2014 As I discussed last week, one does not simply decide to make a new purse. Creation of the item is a massive undertaking, with planning and research going into each stage of the project. more »»

Cake to enjoy on cold evenings

November 23, 2014 This week has been slightly less eventful than last week. Granddaughter Baylee did hurt her wrist at school and another trip was made to the ER. more »»

Get cozy with stews and soups

November 23, 2014 Get warm with some seasonal foods in “Southern Living Soups Stews and Chilis.” This is definitely the season for soup, and this book has plenty of variety to choose from, all with a Southern flair. more »»

Harris enjoyed 'Axeman' role

November 22, 2014 Major Harris enjoyed his role as a newspaper editor in the new indie movie “The Axeman of Henderson County,” which was filmed in Parkersburg and Belpre this spring. more »»

Football arrives in area in early 20th Century

November 22, 2014 Football team is organized Several of the young football enthusiasts got together last Monday night and organized a football team, naming the organization the Parkersburg Athletic Club. more »»

Turning the tide on Aquaman’s image

November 20, 2014 I’m not saying Jason Momoa won’t make a good Aquaman in Warner Bros.’ upcoming “Batman v. Superman” and “Justice League” movies, but I think the studio has an ulterior motive in the casting. more »»

Banishing the ghost of FDR

November 17, 2014 At last, the ghost of Franklin D. Roosevelt has been banished from many West Virginia homes where he resided for three-quarters of a century. more »»

Apparition searches not always as planned

November 17, 2014 From time to time people have asked me where they can go to see an apparition and if I have ever seen one myself. more »»

The perils of Black Friday shopping

November 16, 2014 Some folks have it all figured out when it comes to Black Friday shopping. They will pick up the News and Sentinel Nov. more »»

To Do list continues to run on this time

November 16, 2014 2015 — Here we come! I’m a list person. more »»

Creating a Purse: part one, a plan

November 16, 2014 As with any sewing project, the desire to make a new purse began with two concepts: the realization my current purse is on the verge of breaking and the desire to not have everything I carry spillin... more »»

UM Women to meet

November 16, 2014 Pennsville United Methodist Women will meet at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 18, in the fellowship room. Bring your brochure that we list the books we read in 2014. more »»

Thrillers to chill

November 16, 2014 A man’s affair leads to murder in “No Strings” by Mark SaFranko. Richard believes life with his wealthy wife has grown stale. more »»


Belpre Holiday Lights Parade November 29, 2014

BELPRE — Applications for the Belpre Holiday Lights Parade are available now at Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce office, 713 Park Dr., Belpre, or at the Belpre Municipal Building, 715 Park Drive.The parade is scheduled for 6 p.m. Nov. 29 and is sponsored by Belpre Lions Club. more »

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Books for Artists

November 10, 2014 Since the holiday season is coming up, and many will be thinking of holiday gift ideas, here is one for the budding artist in your life. more »

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