What is a voter to do?
June 12, 2016 I suspect I fall in line with many Americans when I say I am having a difficult time deciding how to handle my vote for president in November. more »»
Memories of Olympic Deli
June 12, 2016 If you grew up in Parkersburg I am sure you would remember “Angelos’s Brothers Confectionary” at the corner of 7th and Lynn Streets, which was established by George and Pete Angelos around 1918 and... more »»
Who’s your customer?
June 12, 2016 I had the great honor to meet with a group of local college students last week that are participating in the Community Foundation’s Civic Fellows Progra. more »»
Shibori dyeing, part five: Dyeing bathtub
June 12, 2016 Once the shibori dyeing class was over, I was sent back to my hotel with a plastic shopping bag full of still-wet, bunched-up cloth that had yet to be fully rinsed of the indigo dye. more »»
Make memories this summer
June 12, 2016 When my daughters were little girls, cool summer evenings sent them into a tizzy. “Can we have a camp fire tonight?” they’d ask. more »»
Telling time in Parkersburg
June 11, 2016 Town clock vs. big whistle The Parkersburg Gazette editor talks strongly to the citizens of that little village about the necessity of having a Town Clock. more »»
Conquering a bug phobia
June 5, 2016 Cicadas are deadly. No, hear me out. My aversion to bugs is well documented, but in most circumstances, I can become accustomed to (non-biting/stinging) bugs after enough tim. more »»
Recipes are family favorites
June 5, 2016 Vacations are always nice, but getting home is better! It seemed that half the population of the country was at Myrtle Beach while we were there. more »»
Get grilling with 'Meathead'
June 5, 2016 Now is the time to fire up those grills and do a little barbecuing! And become a better griller with “Meathead: The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling” by Meathead Goldwyn (Houghton Mifflin... more »»
Amish romances for fans
June 5, 2016 Several popular writers in the Amish genre are back! First is Charlotte Hubbard continuing her Promise Lodge series with “A Simple Vow. more »»
Summer reading planned in Beverly
June 5, 2016 Sign-ups for the Beverly Public Library’s summer reading program begin tomorrow at the library. Programs are available for children and adults of all ages, and last from June 6-July 16. more »»
California dreaming — Bug Fair
June 5, 2016 In 2011, I recommended a nonfiction book titled Winged Obsession: the Pursuit of the World’s Most Notorious Butterfly Smuggler by Jessica Speart. It’s a riveting nonfiction account of how a U.. more »»