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February 8, 2015 Last Thursday, members of the West Virginia Press Association gathered in Charleston for a breakfast with members of the Legislature, and to hear from Gov. more »»

Weather wreaks havoc on Chamber activities

February 8, 2015 We’ve learned the hard way not to schedule too many Chamber activities in January as Mother Nature usually gets the better of us and we end up having to reschedule everything in the first quarter of... more »»

New thriller mysteries will give readers the chills

February 8, 2015 Two new thriller mysteries will give readers the chills! First is Lou Berney’s “The Long and Faraway Gone. more »»

The stars of Ground Hog Day

February 8, 2015 Ground Hog Day is all about an overgrown ground squirrel surviving winter. more »»

Basket bingo scheduled for March 6

February 8, 2015 Just a reminder for the Pennsville Volunteer Fire Department and Ladies Auxiliary Banquet, reservations are due in by Feb. 13, 2015. Reminder that Basket BINGO will be held on March 6, 2015. more »»

Creating a purse – part nine: the perfect strap

February 8, 2015 Many readers contacted me about my broken sewing machine during the past week, expressing concern over its affliction. more »»

Getting ready for Valentine’s Day

February 8, 2015 Have you recovered from the big game last Sunday night? Or, I should say, from all the goodies you ate while the game was on. I did enjoy watching it as well as eating snacks. more »»

Film award named for Brian Meade

February 7, 2015 The first Brian Meade Award for best local film will be presented in March at the ninth annual Colony Film Festival in Mariett. more »»

Auto Club took early role seriously

February 7, 2015 Will organize an auto club; meeting held Wednesday when preliminary arrangements were made A meeting was held in the assembly hall of the city building last night by the auto owners of the city, at... more »»

Is change happening in Charleston?

February 2, 2015 Something of a psychological change appears to be accompanying the earth-shattering political power shift in Charlesto. more »»

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 »»



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