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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 »»

Shibori Dyeing: Part Four: Large-scale dyeing

June 5, 2016 With approximately one hour left in the three-hour shibori dyeing class, most of my classmates seemed happy with their sample pieces dyed in various patterns. 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 »»

Graduation promise kept

June 4, 2016 Jim Pappas was determined to attend Madison Hill’s graduation. On May 21, Pappas, 92, of Walker was in the crowd at Michie Stadium as Hill of Parkersburg graduated from the U.S. more »»

All that glitters is not gold

June 4, 2016 For the party of Alaskan gold-seekers from Parkersburg, decision time was near; do they push on into the Yukon or return to the states? A letter written Sept. more »»

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles born in comics

June 2, 2016 The merchandising juggernauts that are the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles return to the big screen this week, but the characters got their start in some comics with which many of their most ardent... more »»

That forgotten legion

May 30, 2016 Sometimes on one of those late spring days when Memorial Day comes, you can almost see them, marching, marching onward, the legion of forgotten dead. more »»

Clinton plan for coal states not believable

May 30, 2016 Apparently a substantial number of West Virginians actually believe Hillary Clinton plans to help us after she completes the project Barack Obama began — wrecking the coal industry and driving... more »»

Honoring those who gave all

May 29, 2016 Ah, here I sit, at home in the middle of a three-day weekend (I hope ... I am writing this at an unnamed point earlier in the week. more »»

Struggling with the updates

May 29, 2016 This is being written by a very irritated female. I have been fighting for days with the nasty computer that lives in my office. more »»

Plant seeds of generosity too

May 29, 2016 I have always heard that the best time to plant your veggies and flowers is after Mother’s Day. This year it is a little different with all the rain and cool days that we have been having. more »»

Shibori dyeing, part three: Green first, then blue?

May 29, 2016 When the sample pieces of shibori came out of the dye vat, they were initially an odd shade of green. more »»

'A Day at the Playground' theme in busy life

May 29, 2016 * Roll out of bed around 5:45 a.m. and put final touches on an email to the MOV Chamber members. more »»

Painted bunting excites Okla. hunter

May 29, 2016 I’m often asked why I love birds. The answer is simple: they please my eyes, ears, and brain. Even common backyard birds are eye candy. Give me chickadees, or give me death. more »»

History of Memorial Day

May 29, 2016 I had another column in mind for today until I realized tomorrow is Memorial Day. That reminded me of some clippings I had saved from a newsletter I once received, speaking to just that day. more »»

Gala raises money for cemetery

May 28, 2016 Parkersburg’s version of “Downton Abbey” raised $9,000 last Saturday for the restoration and preservation of Riverview Cemetery in the 1300 block of Juliana Stree. more »»

Parkersburg's Klondike saga continues

May 28, 2016 Last week’s item about the men from Parkersburg on a quest for Alaskan gold continues with a letter from Dr. Rolla Camden sent from St. Michaels, Alaska, Sept. more »»

X-Men’s popularity has shifted

May 26, 2016 History has repeated itself, and been rewritten, in the “X-Men” movie franchise. more »»

Bring on the school grades

May 23, 2016 Many parents don’t understand the gobbledygook bureaucrats use in evaluating the quality of schools. But they understand the A-to-F grading system perfectly. A means really goo. more »»



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