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Community News

Car donation fuels Wood County woman’s hope

PARKERSBURG — Tears of joy were shed when Alice Mullins learned she was receiving a car from the Good News Mountaineer Garage. Jobs and Hope, an organization helping those in recovery get back into the workplace, partnered with the Good News Mountaineer Garage to provide some of their ...

‘Always…Patsy Cline’ going online

PARKERSBURG —The Actors Guild of Parkersburg will present “Always...Patsy Cline” in a live-streamed show 8 p.m. Oct. 16 and Oct. 17. Local singer and performer Sherry Wilson Braid performs at the famous country and western singer whose hits include “I Fall to Pieces,” “Crazy,” ...

Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program seeks volunteers

COLUMBUS — The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program in Ohio is looking for volunteers during the pandemic. The program has an urgent need for volunteer ombudsmen to advocate for excellence in long-term care, to call residents and their families to give them a voice in this time of crisis and ...

Artist Walk event continues Saturday

VIENNA — The Artist Walk sponsored by Artsbridge continues Saturday at the Grand Central Mall in Vienna. Held from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. in the parking lot by J.C. Penney, the show of local artists will be held every Saturday in October. It features 15 artists and their handmade art, with different ...

MOV Players to present classic radio show ‘The Hitch-Hiker’

MARIETTA — “The Hitch-Hiker” by Lucille Fletcher will be presented by the Mid-Ohio Valley Players in the 15th installment of WMOVP Radio Theatre at 8 p.m. Friday on Zoom. To view the performance, join on the webinar link at 8 p.m. at https://mariettacollege.zoom.us/j/93626779110 or call ...

Parkersburg Area Community Foundation awards pandemic response grants

PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Area Community Foundation has awarded its fifth round of COVID-19 pandemic response grants totaling $38,241. In March, the foundation began raising money for its Safety Net Fund and Hunger Fund to provide COVID-19 relief grants to nonprofit agencies impacted by ...

‘Fall-i-Daze’ sale to raise money for Actors Guild

PARKERSBURG — The Actors Guild of Parkersburg has extended its Fall-i-Daze sale to 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday in the guild annex adjacent to the theater, 720 Market St. Seasonal items including costumes are among items available. A raffle also will be held for a fall quilt made by Log Cabin ...

Lubeck Acres Garden Club meets at arboretum

PARKERSBUREG — Lubeck Acres Garden Club met Sept. 17 at the John Bloomberg Arboretum besides the Parkersburg Wood County Public Library. Members in attendance were Judi White, Dina Braniff, Beth Drake, Lynn Greenly, Keith Cutright, Mike Armstrong and Lynn VanFosson. President Judi White ...

Parkersburg YMCA pickleball tournament moves to City Park

PARKERSBURG — The YMCA of Parkersburg has changed the venue of this weekend’s Pickleball Tournament from the YMCA on 30th Street to the Parkersburg City Park Pickleball Courts. Men’s doubles matches will be featured 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday followed by women’s doubles from 1-5 p.m. and ...

Wood County 4-H working on ‘Opportunity4All’

PARKERSBURG — Every year, National 4-H Week sees millions of youth, parents, volunteers and alumni come together to celebrate the many positive youth development opportunities offered by 4-H as youth celebrate this week. The theme for this year’s National 4-H Week, Oct. 4-10, is ...

Parkersburg Art Center readies ‘Chalk the Block’

PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Art Center will be hosting a “Chalk the Block” chalk art competition, sponsored by Hall Financial Advisors, The competition began today and runs through Oct. 24. It had been a part of ArtOberfest last year but with this year’s cancellation of the outdoor ...

Wood County Christian School crowns court

PARKERSBURG — Wood County Christian School held its Homecoming Coronation ceremony Sept. 26 at Muskingum Park in Marietta. Sarah Pickrell, daughter of Eric and Chevonne Pickrell of Marietta, was crowned the 2020 Homecoming Queen. Jesse Woomer, son of Tom and Brenda Woomer of Marietta, was ...

Henderson Hall welcomes people to Fall Heritage Festival

BOAZ — Many people enjoyed the chance to get out and do something as Henderson Hall hosted its second annual Fall Heritage Festival Sunday afternoon. The historic home along West Virginia 14 south of Williamstown welcomed a number of people to its grounds for the annual event. With the ...

Art Walk brings some needed color to the COVID era

PARKERSBURG — COVID-19 has caused many events to cancel, but as the community moves further into 2020 they find ways to still come together. Artsbridge held an Art Walk outside the Grand Central Mall Saturday, where local artists were able to set up tables to present their work for the ...

Birthday cards from far and near bring a smile to Williamstown girl’s face

WILLIAMSTOWN — While many adults understand the need for being distant and canceling events during the COVID-19 pandemic, the concept can still be hard for children to grasp. Adalynn Gunnoe, 5, of Williamstown is like many children. She likes TV, seeing friends and going places. Gunnoe is ...