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Perfect budget storm hits W.Va.

May 2, 2016 Can it get any worse? Unfortunately, yes. Just a few weeks ago, West Virginia legislators and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin were not far from agreeing on a budget for the coming year. more »»

Finding education time

May 1, 2016 Last Monday, at the Belpre Chamber of Commerce Business Expo, I wandered up to West Virginia University-Parkersburg’s table and asked about online/extended learning classes. more »»

Enjoy beginning of May

May 1, 2016 As this is written, there was a hummingbird checking out the local Restaurant of the Birds. more »»

Orthodox Easter customs and recipes

May 1, 2016 Since I came to this wonderful country fifty years ago, I have always kept and celebrated both the American and Greek holidays and traditions. more »»

'Red Platoon' a searing look into life of soldier

May 1, 2016 Medal of Honor recipient Clinton Romesha writes a harrowing look of a firsthand account of the battle at COP Keating in Afghanistan in “Red Platoon. more »»

Skirt project, part nine — the finished skirt

May 1, 2016 The final moments of making the perfect skirt out of a bargain-store cloth find involve the perfect final touches. For me, no skirt is complete without pocket. more »»

Spark birds are memorable for experienced birders

May 1, 2016 May is when many birders are born. The aroma of lilacs fills the air and spring migration shifts into overdrive. more »»

The Beverly-Waterford Community pool will open this summer

May 1, 2016 The Beverly-Waterford Community Pool will open for the summer of 2016! Through the efforts of many members of both communities, the pool opening is set for this summer. more »»

Rosies to be honored in Vienna

April 30, 2016 Rosie the Riveters, the unsung heroes of World War II, will be honored May 14 with the planting of two pink dogwood trees and the unveiling of a plaque in a park being developed at 30th Street and... more »»

Baseball fever out of this world

April 30, 2016 Their name is Dennis From “1 of the 9” we learn the sad intelligence of the dire defeat of the Artics at Harmar. Yesterday was a cool day and the boys were left(sic). more »»

The ‘settled’ consensus du jour

April 26, 2016 WASHINGTON — Authoritarianism, always latent in progressivism, is becoming explicit. more »»

What’s in your wallet?

April 26, 2016 Harriet Tubman was literally a freedom fighter. more »»

The liberal silent majority

April 26, 2016 A few days before Bernie Sanders lost badly in the New York primary, 27,000 souls filled Washington Square Park, many wildly cheering him on. more »»

Leave fairs, festivals alone

April 25, 2016 It probably will come as some surprise to people interested in the history and culture of black residents of our area that they are part of the problem in West Virginia. more »»

Lining up for adventures

April 24, 2016 Lines, lines, everywhere lines ... I know that’s not quite how the song goes, but that is what a few days last week felt like. It all started with the DMV. more »»

Police officers deserve respect

April 24, 2016 There are very few professions that demand the willingness to sacrifice one’s own life in order to protect the safety and security of others. more »»

Sweets for spring

April 24, 2016 Is it possible that we can really believe it is time to put away the heavy coats, sweaters and hats for a few months? Let’s hope so! It is to our own good mental health to embrace and enjoy each... more »»

How chicken wings became popular

April 24, 2016 I remember 50 years ago that chicken wings were found in the grocery store for ten cents a pound and now they have become one of the most gourmet appetizers and as expensive as the chicken breasts. more »»

Get dessert, dinner from one cookbook

April 24, 2016 Shelly Jaronsky offers both sweet and savory dishes from her blog in her new cookbook, “The Cookies & Cups Cookbook. more »»

Several brand new thrillers set to chill

April 24, 2016 There are several new young adult novels to try this April! First is a twisted tale of reality and fantasy in “Dreamers Often Lie” by Jacqueline West. more »»

 
 
 

 

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