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SW Resources surpasses card fundraiser goal

PARKERSBURG — With the help of the community, SW Resources surpassed its fundraising goal this month. From Jan. 15 to Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day cards were sold at various locations with the proceeds going to SW Resources to purchase new scanning equipment, which will ...

Actors Guild of Parkersburg ready to show ‘Sense and Sensibility’

PARKERSBURG — The Actors Guild of Parkersburg’s production of Jane Austen’s “Sense and Sensibility” will open 8 p.m. Friday at the theater at West Virginia University at Parkersburg. The venue change is due to the renovation of the Guild Playhouse in Parkersburg. The play also ...

Campus Martius sets Revolutionary War presentation

MARIETTA — Local residents interested in the American Revolutionary War will have a chance this weekend to learn more about the subject at the Campus Martius Museum. The Brigade of the American Revolution will hold a School of Instruction from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the ...

Trailblazer Awards Gala to be held today

CHARLESTON — The Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs will hold its second annual Trailblazer Awards Gala 6:30 p.m. today at the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences in Charleston. The ceremony honors people who make a significant impact in communities. Winners will be ...

Warren High School to stage ‘Little Women’

VINCENT — “Little Women” will be presented by the Warren High School Drama Class at 6 p.m. March 6 and 7 in the school auditorium. Tickets are $10 from any drama class member or from the high school office. Tickets are $12 at the door. For more information, 740-678-2393 ext. 0. The ...

Very Spectacular Arts Festival set for March 17

PARKERSBURG — The Very Spectacular Arts Festival for school children with disabilities will be held 9 a.m.-2 p.m. March 17 at West Virginia University at Parkersburg. Sponsored and organized by Artsbridge, the theme of the 21st annual festival will be a “St. Patrick’s Day Arts Bash!” ...

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Fish Fries PARKERSBURG — The Knights of Columbus in Parkersburg will hold a fish fry at 6 p.m. Friday at 1010 Market St. The event is open to the public. Call 304-428-0331 for takeout orders. In Little Hocking, the St. Ambrose Knights of Columbus Fish Fry will hold fish fry 5-7 p.m. Fridays ...

Parkersburg natives work together on Colorado show

GREELEY, Colo. — Two Parkersburg natives worked together on a production that debuted on a Colorado stage. David Grapes, a graduate of Parkersburg South High School, created the show “Land of Dreams” in 2017. Danny Strimer, a graduate of Parkersburg High School, and Alan Miller ...

Parkersburg woman enjoys cooking Cajun food

PARKERSBURG — Louisiana native Bailey Tisdale enjoys cooking Cajun and southern food. With the approach of Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, on Tuesday, Tisdale is busy preparing food for the traditional southern celebration. Tisdale, 31, is from Albany, La., and attended Southeastern Louisiana ...

Campus Martius offers programs

MARIETTA — Several history-focused programs will be featured in the next few weeks at Campus Martius Museum in Marietta. On Saturday, the Brigade of the American Revolution School of Instruction will be held at Campus Martius. The cost is regular museum admission. The Brigade of the ...

Competition helps power Ripley robotics team

RIPLEY — A robotics team in the Ripley community is making its presence known as it continues to the statewide competition for the third year in a row. Students who participate work to brainstorm ideas to build a robot, engineers put it together, someone codes the robot to make it work ...

Agencies team up to pump life into blood drive

PARKERSBURG — Two local societies are joining together in a national initiative to draw attention to the need for blood by cancer patients. The Give Blood to Give Time partnership between the American Red Cross and the American Cancer Society will make people aware cancer patients use more ...

‘The Burn’ bringing program to Parkersburg church

PARKERSBURG — “The Burn,” a young adults ministry at 946 Market House of Prayer, invites seekers of all ages to attend a two-day Leap Year 2020 Christian celebration on Feb. 28 and Leap Day Feb. 29, beginning with food served at 6 p.m., according to a press release. This year’s ...

First Lutheran begins 40 days of Lent with Ash Wednesday service

PARKERSBURG — First Lutheran Church, 1701 19th St., begins the season of Lent with worship services at noon and 7 p.m. on Ash Wednesday. Communion will be celebrated at both services and a nursery will be available. Weekly Wednesday Lenten services will begin March 4 and continue 12:30 ...

WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center offering scholarships

PARKERSBURG — WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center is offering scholarships for college students in a health care field through the Camden Clark Auxiliary and the Camden Clark Foundation. The Auxiliary of Camden Clark Medical Center is sponsoring up to four $2,500 Leo D. Carsner ...

Belpre Elementary School collects $2,700 for koala rescue

BELPRE — Belpre Elementary School students raised more than $2,700 to help with medical care for koalas harmed in the recent wildfires in Australia. Principal Lauren Keeling said earlier this month the school’s first-grade classrooms decided to have a school-wide Penny War, where loose ...

Waterford FFA feeds community

WATERFORD — Sporting a new flavor for the annual community thank you, Waterford High School’s FFA served more than 500 meals Wednesday. On the menu for the annual hog roast: plain, barbecue and a seasoned rub. “We did things a little differently this year, using pork shoulders instead ...

Rockport woman writes vampire romance

PARKERSBURG — A Rockport woman’s dream is to become a full-time author. But Crystal Schultz has a Plan B, too. Schultz, 29, has written “Crimson and Clover,” which she calls a vampire romance novel set in Parkersburg around 2010. It’s about the youthful-looking 75-year-old vampire ...

Blennerhassett Museum unveils exhibits

PARKERSBURG — Beginning Friday, the Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History will be introducing a new series of exhibits. Titled “Echoes of Old Times,” each month in February, March and April the museum will feature a new exhibit focused on a different aspect of local history. The ...

Glenville State College concert set for Friday

GLENVILLE — The Glenville State College Brass and Woodwind Ensemble will hold its annual concert 7 p.m. Friday in the Fine Arts Center Auditorium. Groups scheduled to perform are the Trumpet Ensemble, Flute Trio, Saxophone Quartet, Brass Ensemble and Clarinet Choir. “The Brass and ...