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Preparation for Thanksgiving Day

Can you believe that Thanksgiving Day is just six days away? I am very excited to get ready to prepare a big feast and to have my family and friends over and to show them how thankful I am for their love, support and friendship. At times our lives get so busy and we don’t express to our ...

New cookbook aims to make cooking at home a breeze

Sometimes it can be hard to get a hold of all the ingredients for one dish. A new cookbook brings the most taste with as little ingredients as possible in “Food 52: Big Little Recipes” by Emma Laperruque. Laperruque, the food editor for Food52 and a columnist for Big Little Recipes, ...

Creatures, villains in young adult books

Young adult novels dip into fantasy with werebeasts and magick and villainy with two new books! A girl and her brother fight over ruling their kingdom in “Into the Bloodred Woods” by Martha Brockenbrough. On his deathbed, King Tyran divided the land between his daughter, Ursula, his ...

Downtown PKB’s upcoming winter events

Two Downtown PKB events will be making their return before the end of the year. Both Small Business Saturday and Winterfest will be held within the next two weeks in downtown Parkersburg. Each will be returning with the same look and feel as they had before COVID-19. They are great ...

Let them have fun

Lynnda and I just returned from Disney World, a trip I promised her following soccer season. This was a “thank you” for her support during the season. We eat late dinners during the season. Most weekends have games restricting fall travel. Her support is essential for me to coach. She ...

MOV Parent: Teach your children to share and give

As we are approaching the busiest time of the year, and before it is too late, it is time to reach out to our children and grandchildren and remind them that this is the season of giving and sharing. If we teach our children from a young age to share and give, it will establish a habit that ...