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This, that to start year

January 3, 2016 As I write this week, the temperature is 70 degrees and it is continuing to rain…as it’s been doing for, it seems, days. more »»

A letter of gratitude

January 3, 2016 A lady always writes a note of thanks as it is in good taste and shows proper manners. more »»

New year brings new cycle of life for animals

January 3, 2016 A new year is a time for beginnings. And the natural world is replete with examples. Though the plant world is presently dormant, a variety of animals have already begun a new cycle of life. more »»

The knitting project and the Russian join

January 3, 2016 I recently found myself working on a knitting project with a lot of color changes required in the pattern. more »»

Clark excited to perform

January 2, 2016 Michael J. Clark, singer, dancer and actor based in New York City, is excited about performing next month at the newly restored Peoples Bank Theatre in his hometown of Marietta. more »»

Putting the ‘Park’ in Parkersburg

January 2, 2016 City is beautifying grounds of Point Park Point Park, an unofficial name applied to Murphy’s Park because of its designation value, promises to be a real beauty spot of which the city will be justly... more »»

No time left to 'just teach'

December 28, 2015 It’s been awhile since I’ve heard a public school educator utter the plea, “Just let me teac. more »»

Forgetting a safety lesson

December 27, 2015 Before I make too light of a situation out of New Jersey this week, I want to make clear I am writing only after seeing the latest reports, which indicate Boy Scout Leader Christopher Petronino was... more »»

Protect religious freedom in West Virginia

December 27, 2015 The fruits of the last legislative session’s near myopic commitment to creating a firm foundation of tort law in West Virginia paid off in spades several weeks ago when West Virginia was upgraded... more »»

Food to kick off New Year's correctly

December 27, 2015 Where did 2015 go? It seemed to run faster than any year before it. Did you accomplish everything you had planned last January? I surely didn’t. more »»

Tasty food delights for holiday season

December 27, 2015 Christmas is over and I hope you all had a wonderful experience with your family and friends and Santa Claus was good to you and your little one. more »»

Look at the best books of the year

December 27, 2015 It’s time to take a look back at the best books of 2015! Romance: “Put a Ring on It” by Beth Kendrick (New American Library, $15) — Readers return to the madcap town of Black Dog Bay, where everyone... more »»

In the kitchen with Giada

December 27, 2015 Giada De Laurentiis releases a new cookbook, “Happy Cooking.” In this book, she says she wanted to make eating well a daily thing for home cooks and balance healthy and delicious. more »»

Custom sewing dummy — part three: finishing touches

December 27, 2015 After what seemed like hours of physically stuffing the duct-tape version of myself with fluffy cloth stuffing, I was finally able to start working on the bottom seal. more »»

Getting to know local feeder birds

December 27, 2015 The best time to learn how to identify birds is now. The best place is at the feeders in your backyard. Typically, fewer than 25 species visit winter feeders. more »»

Spelling bee winners announced

December 27, 2015 Beverly-Center held their school spelling bee Wednesday, December 16. Each grade sent 10 classroom winners to the school-wide bee. more »»

A Christmas eve bedtime story

December 27, 2015 Far away and not so long ago there lived an old moose. His lifelong dream was to be a reindeer. more »»

Happily home for Christmas

December 26, 2015 With both happiness and sadness, Aaron Read returned to Parkersburg this month from military duty in the Middle East. more »»

Turnpike speeds up travel

December 26, 2015 From the Athens Gazette: New Road There is perhaps not one in ten of this community, who are aware of the importance of the road lately located through this county from Chillicothe to Parkersburg. more »»

Slashing the red tape in W.Va.

December 21, 2015 What’s wrong with West Virginia’s economy? One word: Uber. more »»



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