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New mysteries to keep pages turning

June 19, 2016 Now is the time to grab a new mystery and get reading! Bestselling author David Bell releases a story of a missing woman and a friendship in “Since She Went Away. more »»

Safety Town program teaches local children

June 19, 2016 From May 31 through June 10, old friends and new gathered at Beverly-Center Elementary School to help incoming kindergarten students from Fort Frye and Wolf Creek Schools learn how to be safe. more »»

Concert series rock Point

June 19, 2016 Downtown PKB’s Summer Concert Series kicked off on June 3 with the U.S. Stones, a tribute band to the Rolling Stones. more »»

The milkweed and monarch connection

June 19, 2016 Of all the animal on the planet, insects are among the most feared and reviled. Some sting (wasps, and bees) and some bite (mosquitoes, horse flies, and blackflies. more »»

Greenhouse sprouts at church garden

June 18, 2016 A new addition has joined the dedicated gardeners at First Lutheran Church’s Community Garden in Parkersburg. more »»

Differing opinion on state song

June 18, 2016 Flag of the state is seldom seen; only two of them are known to be in existence How many West Virginians have seen their flag unfurled on West Virginia soil? How many have seen it unfurled at all,... more »»

Captain America twist not the last word

June 16, 2016 Captain America is not the first marquee comic book hero to break bad, and if there’s one thing you can count on, it’s that he’ll be back. more »»

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 »»

Welcome summer with strawberries, salad

June 12, 2016 Summer has finally decided to join us for a season! Let’s enjoy every day of this happy season. 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 »»

Time for summer vacation reads

June 12, 2016 It’s the time of year for relaxing in your backyard, by the pool or grabbing something fun to read while on vacation. more »»

Volunteers honored

June 12, 2016 It was said many years ago that it ‘takes a village’ to raise a child. 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 »»

Alt returns; North Hills club energized

June 11, 2016 Linda Alt has returned as swimming pool manager at North Hills Swim and Racquet Club. 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 »»

Spending it or losing it in W.Va.

June 6, 2016 During the past several weeks, I’ve been told by two moderately high-ranking officials that what I’d written about state spending was incorrect. 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 »»



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