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The one-year learning curve

February 1, 2015 This weekend marks the one-year anniversary of my move to Parkersburg. more »»

New romances with the Amish

February 1, 2015 Two new Amish romances have recently been released. more »»

When sewing machine breaks....

February 1, 2015 Anxious readers who have been keeping up with my attempts to sew my own purse were searching through the paper in vain last Sunday, seeking the next installment of my quest. They found nothing. more »»

Spellers to compete

February 1, 2015 Fifth and sixth grade spellers from Beverly-Center, Lowell, and Salem-Liberty Elementary Schools as well as seventh and eighth graders from Fort Frye High School will be spelling Tuesday night for... more »»

Backyard bird count Feb. 13-16

February 1, 2015 The 18th annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) takes place Feb. 13-16 so you can celebrate your love of birds on Valentine’s Day. more »»

Soft place to lay

February 1, 2015 His tin cup worn thin From the pennies tossed in Lines etched deep In old leather skin A ragged old coat Cut at the knees He said “it don’t keep me warm But it don’t let me freeze” He’s chasing a... more »»

Keep house smelling good with baked goods

February 1, 2015 Today is the big game. No matter for whom you cheer, enjoy the game. Or enjoy shopping if you have escaped the wildness of the game. more »»

Changes in downtown area can be good

February 1, 2015 I’ve regularly written about change when discussing downtown Parkersburg, and have mentioned several times that the old, romantic past could not return. Many recognize that it wouldn’t work today. more »»

Marketplace vendors work together

January 31, 2015 I like the enthusiasm and friendliness at the Point Park Marketplace in Parkersburg. Yes, the market at 113 Ann St. near the entrance to Point Park is open in the winter—Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p. more »»

Automobiles make a big entrance

January 31, 2015 The first automobile — to be owned by a Parkersburger arrived here today The first automobile to enter the city and to be owned by a Parkersburger, arrived here to-day at noon, and this city has... more »»

Tearing up the education 'box'

January 26, 2015 Many really good educators wish the government would just get out of their way and let them teach. They know what to do without having state and federal governments breathing down their necks. more »»

Learning about others' cultures

January 25, 2015 Anyone who has left the friendly confine of West Virginia has probably experienced the bewildered look in strangers’ eyes when they ask “Oh. more »»

Young adult books to appeal to many

January 25, 2015 There are several new young adult books out now that are good mystery reads! For younger teens is “The Wollstonecraft Detective Agency: The Case of the Missing Moonstone” by Jordan Stratford with ar... more »»

Winter dormancy or hibernation for animals

January 25, 2015 Sub-zero temperatures always get me thinking about how wildlife copes with severe winter conditions. Black bears have developed an admirable strategy. more »»

Spelling champs are crowned

January 25, 2015 Beverly-Center Elementary School held its annual school-wide spelling bee on January 14. more »»

Memorial service held

January 25, 2015 Memorial service for Pat Malone was held Saturday, Jan. 24, at 2 p.m., at Miller-Huck Funeral Home. Pennsville Volunteer Fire Department will meet at 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, at the fire house. more »»

Get ready for next weekend with treats

January 25, 2015 I am delighted to announce that one of the projects for this year has been started. After several hours work, I have finally found my des. more »»

Debra Conner leaving for S.C.

January 24, 2015 Margaret Blennerhassett is moving to South Carolina. more »»

Park lands vital to city's growth

January 24, 2015 Prospect Hill (Quincy) Park is brought to attention of the city dads A committee in charge of Simms Powell appeared before the city executive body on the Prospect Hill park question. Mr. more »»

Funding plan for state's highways

January 19, 2015 West Virginia state government is just about out of money to fund big highway projects. more »»



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