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BRADY DOUGLAS CURNES

Brady Douglas Curnes will celebrate his 8th birthday on Dec. 17. Brady is the son of Katie and Doug Curnes of Troy, Ohio, and has a brother, Bowen, who is 5 years old. Grandparents are Debbie and Paul Curnes Sr. of Martins Ferry and Ann and John Frigge of Troy. Brady will celebrate with a ...

Mount Pleasant Christmas in the Village event adds two properties to tour

MOUNT PLEASANT — Back for the third year is Mount Pleasant’s Christmas in the Village. Organized each year by the Historical Society of Mount Pleasant this year’s event is sure to delight. The Historical Society’s Elizabeth House and the Friends Church’s Samuel Gill House return ...

High School’s Festival of Sound 2018 begins Dec. 7

WHEELING — It’s that time of year when the students of Wheeling Park High School are preparing for the 24th anniversary performances of the Festival of Sound concert extravaganza. This much-anticipated holiday event opens at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7 with additional performances at 7 p.m. ...

‘O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree’

The Christmas season and all the shopping that goes with it is well underway now that Thanksgiving has passed. Christmas at our house began just after Halloween, mostly because our son Henry now wants the house to be decorated all the time. Once we took down the Halloween stuff it just looked ...

Bellaire High School Thespians to ‘take over’ libraries with performances

BELLAIRE — The Bellaire High School Thespians will present “The Toys Take Over Christmas” at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Shadyside Public Library and 6 p.m. Thursday at the Bellaire Public Library. A canned goods donation is requested for admission. Children’s games, a singalong, face ...

Datebook

FLUSHING CHRISTMAS Parade is set for Dec. 1. The parade will begin on Old Cadiz Road at 11 a.m. Sign in and line up will begin at 9 a.m. Signs will be posted. Crafts, paint ‘n snack and concessions at the fire hall start at 8 a.m. Breakfast with Santa, sponsored by the Flushing Ruritan Club, ...

Oglebay’s Mansion Museum is decked for the holidays

WHEELING — One of the most beloved holiday traditions returns to the Ohio Valley. Oglebay Institute’s Mansion Museum in Oglebay Park, Wheeling is now lavishly decorated for the holidays and open to the public for tours through Dec. 31. Each holiday season since 1973, the Mansion Museum, ...

Gently used Christmas decoration sale is Saturday

Photo Provided THE UNITED Methodist Women of Lincoln Avenue United Methodist Church, 3838 Lincoln Ave., Shadyside, will be having their Christmas Decoration Sale (gently used) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Preparing for the sale, from left, are Elaine Crow, Susan Brown, Ruth Mosser and ...

Ohio Valley Recipe Corner

This week’s recipe is a three-ingredient dessert from Betty Crocker. Cherry Dump Cake Ingredients: Two cans (21 oz each) cherry pie filling One box Betty Crocker Super Moist devil’s food cake mix 3/4 cup butter, melted Whipped topping or vanilla ice cream, if ...

WLU chooses student ambassadors

WEST LIBERTY — West Liberty University’s Office of Admissions has a special team of assistants that reach out to visitors and show them just how special the Hilltop is from a student’s perspective. “Our Student Ambassadors give campus tours to prospective students and their families, ...

Career center student becomes Eagle Scout

NATHAN DAWSON, a senior in the Agricultural Mechanics (Diesel) program at the Belmont Career Center, was recently pinned as an Eagle Scout for Troop 109 in Bridgeport. For his Eagle project, Dawson, a Martins Ferry student, repaired and replaced the preschool playground at the Community Action ...

Defensive driving courses offered

MARTINS FERRY — The Martins Ferry Area Chamber of Commerce will be holding its next Defensive Driving Course on Sunday, Aug. 19, at East Ohio Regional Hospital in the Ruth Brant Maguire Room. The course will run from 7:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. and will be taught by Vincent West. Students must ...

Barnesville Hospital Foundation offers Estate Planning Workshop

BARNESVILLE — The final session in Barnesville Hospital Foundation’s Financial Planning Series will be Estate Planning, presented by Kyle Witucky, attorney at law. This program will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Barnesville Hospital Classroom. “Estate Planning is for everyone not ...

Wheeling Park to host free Toe Tappin’ Tuesdays concert series

WHEELING — The Wheeling Park Amphitheater on select Tuesdays at 7 p.m. will host free concerts sponsored by the city of Wheeling. 2018 Toe Tappin’ Tuesdays Lineup: ∫ June 19 —Steel Cassa: Steel Drum Band’s “Sounds of Paradise” ∫ July 3 — Pocket Change: Variety of Rock ...

Ohio Valley Recipe Corner — Easy Peach Cobbler

This week’s recipe is an easy peach cobbler made with help from a cake mix. Submitted by Ruth Garrison of Bridgeport. Easy Peach Cobbler Ingredients: 2 large cans of cut up peaches in syrup 1 box yellow cake mix butter, if desired Directions: Drain one can, reserving syrup, and put ...

Thursday Music Club luncheon is May 3

WHEELING — The Thursday Music Club will have its inaugural luncheon at 11 a.m. May 3 at the Stifel Fine Arts Center. Outgoing President Lynn Welsh will install the new officers, President Geri Sloane, Vice President Judy Szymialis, Secretary Arlene Lawson, Treasurer Carol Couch, and pass ...

Zanes Trace DAR make throws, collect batteries

Photo provided THE ZANE’S Trace Chapter Daughters of The American Revolution held their April meeting at the St. Clairsville American Legion. Members collected used batteries in observance of Earth Day, collection supplies provided by J B Green Team. They also took part in making lap ...

Landon Schafer

Landon Schafer will turn 5 years old on May 1. His parents are Tiffany and Justin Schafer of St. Clairsville. His maternal grandparents are Tom and Pam Habig of St. Clairsville. Paternal grandparents are Bernard and Joyce Schafer of St. Clairsville. Landon had a Mickey Mouse and the Roadsters ...

Comfort Food Made Quick and Easy

(Family Features) A steaming bowl of savory soup is the perfect comfort food when the wind is howling, rain is falling or the temperature is dropping. It’s a time to cozy up and enjoy the warmth of being inside while indulging in some of your favorite flavors. The rich, hearty tastes and ...