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Keep exploring…Some summer camp options to get kids moving and learning

Several organizations in the area will be offering summer camps for children that will not only help get rid of the summer doldrums, but continue their education during the seasonal break from school. Trish Stille, child care director at the Marietta Family YMCA, said her organizations Camp ...

Strawberry tradition continues

The eighth annual First Congregational United Church of Christ Strawberry Festival will take place this Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at their Fellowship Hall and will offer a slice of much of what makes Marietta great. Kay Maidens, a member of the church and organizer of the event, said ...

Hidden Places, Secret Spaces event this Saturday

From staff reports Marietta Main Street is teaming up with the Hidden Marietta Tour Company to host a very unique downtown tour called “Hidden Places, Secret Spaces” which takes guests through typically off-limits sections of Marietta’s historic buildings, such as basements or upper ...

Smoot musical ensembles present spring show

From staff reports The Smoot Theatre Vocal Ensembles will present their final concert of the year at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Smoot Theatre, 213 Fifth St., in downtown Parkersburg. The event is free and open to the public, with donations accepted. The choral groups are The Smoot Theatre ...

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Wharff-Brooker

Steve and Pam Brooker of Marietta and Craig and Cheryl Wharff of Marietta are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their children, Kelsey Jordan Brooker and Brett Mikhael Wharff. Kelsey is the granddaughter of Zeke and Barbara Wallis of Marietta and Anna Mae Brooker and ...

Cole-Kuo

Mr. Kevin H. Cole and Mrs. Tracy R. Cole, of Vincent, are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Aubrey Lyn Cole, to Ren-Shuoh (Emory) Kuo, son of Chih-Yen Kuo and Carol Wu of Houston, Texas. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Dorothy J. Cole of ...

Strauss-Arnold

Kaeley Marie Arnold and Ethan Troy Strauss announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Christopher and Tina Arnold of Marietta. She is the grandaughter of Mildred Arnold and the late William Arnold of Marietta, and Robert and Mary Lou Ullman of Marietta. She is a 2010 graduate ...

Hanson-Brantmeier

Kelsey Jo Hanson and Gregory Scott Brantmeier, together with their families, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Robert and Victoria Hanson of Beverly. She is a 2011 graduate of Fort Frye High School and a 2016 graduate of Ohio University with a ...

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Curtis

Josie Dawn Felton and Lane Rolland Curtis were united in marriage on June 23, 2018 at 4:30 in the afternoon at the Marietta Shrine Club. Pastor Scott Shawver was the officiant. Josie Dawn Felton is the daughter of Johnny and Lucinda Felton of New Matamoras. She is the granddaughter of John and ...

Tuten

Maggie Hendershot and Samuel Tuten were married on Oct. 20, 2018 at McLeod Plantation in Charleston, South Carolina. Brother-in-law and Pastor Whitney Owens officiated the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Steven Hendershot of Whipple and Tina Hendershot of Marietta. She is the ...

Klinger

Nicole Gabrielle Brusman and Matthew Steven Klinger were united in marriage on May 26, 2018 at The Bell Event Centre in Cincinnati with Matt Holman officiating the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Jaye and Cynthia Brusman of West Chester. The groom is the son of Steve and Rachel Klinger ...

Antill

Laura Elaine Hill and Tyler John Antill were united in marriage on July 14, 2018 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Beverly. The double-ring ceremony was officiated by Father Tim Kozak and Karl Kesselring. The bride is the daughter of Dale and Susan Hill of Waterford. She is the ...

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Hendershot

Albert and Rhonda (Johnson) Hendershot celebrated 35 years of marriage on July 29, 2018 with a quiet dinner and a movie. They were married on July 29, 1983 by the late Lewis P. Jensen on the front lawn of her parents’ home. She is the daughter of the late Charles and Amy Johnson of Huck Road ...

Witten

Bonnie and Jerry Witten of Lowell will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 27. Bonnie Lou Sutherland and Jerry Wayne Witten were married at The Beverly United Methodist Church on Dec. 27, 1968. As classmates at Fort Frye High School, they were not high school sweethearts but ...

Dye anniversary

Roger and Darlene (Cline) Dye recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. The couple was married on Nov. 26, 1958 in Graysville. They have made their home in Newport for the past 44 years. Roger and Darlene are the parents of three children, Rhonda Dye - deceased, Vickie Turner and ...

50th: James and Juanita Baker

James and Juanita Baker began their lifelong friendship during high school. They are celebrating the last 50 years, as a result of being married in Lima, Ohio, on Friday the 13th of September 1968. The bride and groom were attending The Ohio State University. Their struggle to survive during ...

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Books offer visual journey through area’s past

I’ve always been a history nut, particularly American history. While in college I took so much American history that I ran out of classes to take. When taking Ohio history a professor simply wrote “enough” across my multiple page answer to a question about the Ohio Company that ...

Plan ahead for giving, volunteering

Our United Way is a hub of volunteerism and intentional giving for this entire community. We field calls nearly every day as part of the process to match those who wish to give with the agencies and programs where the most impact can be made. Whether the “give” is time or a tangible ...

Depressed? There is hope and recovery

The term “depression” is much more prevalent in society than yesteryear. In the wake of recent suicides by such celebrities as Kate Spade (fashion designer) and Anthony Bourdain (celebrity chef and television host). Depression and other forms of mental illness doesn’t care if you are ...

Weighty issues: Alzheimer’s and Dementia

I am very excited to expand on my Weighty Issue column to include other health and wellness topics. Some of the topics will range from diabetes to depression to celiac sprue and so forth. Whatever the case, I would like to include similar experiences relating to that topics. I hope that it will ...