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Summer is wonderful for berries

June 14, 2015 The strawberries are almost gone here on the hill, but the raspberries are just starting and the blackberries are forming the green buds that will be, hopefully, big, juicy berries. more »»

Bullfrogs signal the beginning of summer

June 14, 2015 Camp near or drive by a farm pond or lake on a summer evening, and you’re likely to hear two distinctive sounds. more »»

For Those Who Wish to be Kings

June 14, 2015 Juggling, backflips and sleight of hand…the court jester had depleted his repertoire of tricks. The king smiled…a happy king in a rich kingdom. more »»

Summer reading has flavorful twists

June 14, 2015 A woman returns home to work her sugary magic in “The Cake Therapist” by Judith Fertig. more »»

Quick-flip cook book is easy to use

June 14, 2015 A quick-flip book serves to give a series of recipes to be used in the microwave with “A Microwave, A Mug, A Meal” by Amy Sherman with illustrations by Nate Padavick. more »»

Weaving a table runner: part 11 — Off the loom

June 14, 2015 There is one event that every weaver is familiar with, but each hopes will not happen in the middle of a project: running out of weft thread. more »»

Thinking about Flag Day

June 14, 2015 Today is Flag Day. I came across this piece recently. It is attributed to and based upon an article written by Colonel Daniel K. Cedusky, USAF, Retired. more »»

Symbols for the folds of the flag

June 14, 2015 American Legion honor guards pay meticulous attention to correctly folding the American flag 13 times. Each fold has meaning: The first fold of our flag is a symbol of life. more »»

Sams follows God's plan for sing

June 13, 2015 Mike Sams said his plans for a gospel sing next Saturday in Wirt County arrived in a vision from God. “He (God) woke me up at 4 a.m. more »»

Wirt County develops own identity

June 13, 2015 WIRT COUNTY — A bill for making a new county, out of parts of Wood and Jackson, has passed the Legislature of Virginia and is now law! Great honor and respect for the memory of that distinguished ma... more »»

Getting the League back together

June 11, 2015 The latest comic property rumored to be ripe for a reboot would do well not to stick too closely to its source material. more »»

Natural gas lets Ohio compete

June 10, 2015 I recently joined a bipartisan group of members from the House Energy and Commerce Committee on a trip to Portugal, Belgium, and the Ukraine to discuss our mutual energy interests and Russia’s... more »»

Obama not alone in war on coal

June 8, 2015 Let’s stop referring to the war on coal by President Barack Obama. Instead, let’s be more practical and call it the Reid, Markey, Warren, Stabenow et al war on affordable electricity. more »»

Feeling performance anxiety

June 7, 2015 As folks read this, Sunday morning, I am likely up the river a bit getting ready to watch my niece in her first dance recital. She is almost 3 years old. more »»

Wood BOE taking wrong approach to cuts

June 7, 2015 On May 26 I was privileged to attend a Wood County Board of Education meeting. I was aware that the topic of budget cuts would be discussed. I was not asked to come. more »»

It's strawberry time again for summer

June 7, 2015 Did any of the flowers or other plants you replanted this past week start screaming at you? I wouldn’t be surprised if they di. more »»

Cookbook offers healthy choices

June 7, 2015 #1 New York Times bestseller Lisa Lillien brings a companion cookbook to her Hungry Girl Diet with “The Hungry Girl Diet Cookbook” (St. Martin’s Griffin, $27.99. more »»

Amish books to entertain

June 7, 2015 There are several new Amish books out now to enjoy. First Jennifer Beckstrand returns to her Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill series in “Huckleberry Harvest. more »»

Downtown area needs cooperative government

June 7, 2015 City government troubles have filled virtually every front page of this paper for the last few weeks. I acknowledge I haven’t read much of these articles even though I’m addicted to news. more »»

Is it OK to feed birds all summer long?

June 7, 2015 Frequent questions this time of year include, “Is it OK to feed birds all summer long, and is it necessary to feed birds all summer?” The simple answers are “yes, and no. more »»



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