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Spice Up the Season

Whether this holiday marks your culinary debut or you’re a seasoned chef looking for a fresh take on seasonal favorites, you can take some notes from the pros. Every good chef has an arsenal of tricks and techniques to create amazing dishes every time, and the perfect blend of spices is ...

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Festival of Trees returns to Oglebay Institute’s Pine Room

WHEELING — Oglebay Institute’s Festival of Trees is underway and continues through Nov. 18. During Festival of Trees, Oglebay’s Pine Room is transformed into a Christmas wonderland of fully decorated trees, wreaths, centerpieces and swags created by area designers. All items are for sale ...

VICTORIAN TEA (11-12)

Victorian Christmas teas planned in Barnesville

BARNESVILLE — To celebrate the Christmas holiday, the Bemont County Historical Society is hosting a Victorian Tea on Dec. 1 at the beautifully decorated Belmont County Victorian Mansion Museum 532 N. Chestnut Street, Barnesville. There will be two seatings for the tea. The first seating ...

All dogs go to Heaven

Last week I wrote about our little “Fishy” passing away and how we held a short funeral service for the red and blue betta. That got me thinking about my old dog Buster, who passed away about four years ago. Buster was a black and white border collie mix with a lot of personality. We got ...

BEAUTIFUL (11-12)

‘Beautiful Fantastic’ to show at library

MOUNDSVILLE — The Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library will present a “Think Outside the Book” film on at 6 p.m. Nov. 14. The feature will be “This Beautiful Fantastic,” a fantasy-drama directed and written by Simon Aboud. It’s a gentle, heartwarming grown-up fairy tale ...

WRIGHT BOOK (11-12)

‘James Wright, A Life in Poetry’, explores Martins Ferry poet’s life

NEW YORK — Martins Ferry native James Wright is an unsung giant of American letters. His poems of the working class and the disenfranchised have been championed by countless writers, from Mary Oliver to Stanley Kunitz to Robert Bly, and his core readership has long displayed an unusual level ...

SPECIAL DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS:

∫ The deadline for submissions for the Nov. 26 Lifestyles section is noon Nov. 16 due to the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. Items can be emailed to: shanson@ timesleaderonline.com; mailed to: The Times Leader, Attn: Lifestyles, 200 S. Fourth St., Martins Ferry, OH 43935; faxed to: ...

WINNER (11-12)

Local WVU students win national design competition

CANONSBURG — On Oct. 19, the Pittsburgh Coal Mining Institute of America and the Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration held a joint meeting in Canonsburg, Pa., where a group of West Virginia University students won the 2017 PCMIA/SME Student Design Competition. The group consisted ...

St. C. Library programming offered

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The St. Clairsville Public Library is set host a variety of programs this month and next including those related to Christmas crafts, games and more. ∫Adult Programs ∫ Craft Together: Giving Glitz and Glamour “Add a little glitz and glamour to your holiday season ...

Elmhurst Holiday Shopping Event Set

WHEELING — Residents of Elmhurst, The House of Friendship assisted living residence in Wheeling will have an opportunity to shop for holiday gifts in the comfort of home on Thursday when a dozen mini shops open for business from 1:30-4 p.m. The public is invited to participate in the event. ...

St. C. Library to host ID theft prevention program

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — As we all learned recently in the news, Equifax Inc. announced a cyber security incident affecting 143 million U.S. Consumers. The staff of St. Clairsville Public Library, seeing a need to inform our community of the risks relating to the Equifax breach, contacted various ...

Datebook

RELAY FOR Life Longaberger Basket Bingo, “In Memory Of Kelly McKim Smith,” is slated for 1 p.m. today at the Buckeye Local High School. Doors open at noon and Bingo starts at 1 p.m. at $20 per person (prepaid) or $25 at the door. For tickets, call Carol Webb at 740-546-4005 or Donna Ball ...

HOLIDAY TEA (11-12)

Annual Stifel Holiday Tea set

WHEELING — Welcome the holiday season with an afternoon tea at the historic Stifel Mansion. An annual tradition, the Stifel Holiday Tea takes place from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday at Oglebay Institute’s Stifel Fine Arts Center, which is elegantly decorated for the holidays. The event is free and ...

Dome Theater Takes Viewers Through Time

STEUBENVILLE — Jefferson County students and their families took a trip through time and space during a presentation of the Dome Theater on Nov. 4. About 25 people attended the event at Harding Middle School, which was sponsored by the Jefferson County Educational Service Center and ...

Workshop for senior citizens set Tuesday at Jarvis law offices

DILLONVALE — Responding to concerns by retirees and seniors about increasing costs of long-term care, a local law firm is slated to conduct free workshops to provide answers and clarity to issues confronting seniors in their retirement years. The free workshops titled: “How to Plan For ...

BALL SPONSORS (11-5)

Residence Inn St. C. named 2017 Chamber distinguished employer

ST. CLAIRSVILLE – Residence Inn of St. Clairsville was named the St. Clairsville Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Distinguished Employer of the Year at its annual banquet held Oct. 12 in St. Clairsville. The Distinguished Employer Award recognizes a Chamber member that demonstrates ...

Artisan Center to host clay sculpture exhibit

WHEELING –Wheeling Heritage will welcome Pennsylvania artist Susan Phillips to display her clay works for a November exhibit in the 3rd Floor Loft Gallery of the Wheeling Artisan Center, 1400 Main St. “Clay as Clay” will run Nov. 9-30, with an opening reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Nov. ...

So long ‘Fishy’

Last Sunday our pet “Fishy” died. He was a beautiful red and blue betta. He loved to eat his flaky fish food with tiny shrimp in it. Most of the time he enjoyed lounging on his fake plant’s leaves or sometimes he would hide underneath of it. He was our son Henry’s first live pet. I ...

MF SUCCESS

Ferry students awarded for success

Photo provided Martins Ferry Middle School students were recently awarded prizes at their Success Assembly at the end of the first grading period. New School Resource Officer Jon Young presents Chloe Meeker and Daeja Pugh with $100 prepaid Master Cards, Jazzemine Ward and Kadence Jeffers with ...

SPECIAL DEADLINE  FOR SUBMISSIONS:

The deadline for submissions for the Nov. 26 Lifestyles section is noon Nov. 16 due to the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. Items can be emailed to: shanson@timesleaderonline.com; mailed to: The Times Leader, Attn: Lifestyles, 200 S. Fourth St., Martins Ferry, OH 43935; faxed to: 740-633-1122 and ...