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Photo courtesy of the Marietta Brewing Company.
Keg tree
The Marietta Brewing Company’s Christmas tree this year is made out of kegs and lights.

‘O Tannenbaum’

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go. And some are even celebrating with a bit of creativity when it comes to trees. With 32 layers of books, some spines facing outwards and others facing in, copies of encyclopedia Britannica editions, the Ohio Revised Code, ...

50th annual Holly Trail Tour of Homes

From staff reports The GFWC Parkersburg Woman’s Club will hold its 50th annual Holly Trail Tour of Homes on Saturday and Sunday with several homes in Parkersburg and one in Vienna. In celebration of the “golden tour,” this year’s program features the addition of evening tour from 5 ...

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‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever’

The best is seldom ordinary, and “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” takes that principle to stage in a play about a nativity pageant. The junior players and youth theatre production by the Mid-Ohio Valley Players is being staged for three performances this weekend. The cast of more than 20 ...

Winterfest activities add to Saturday parades

From staff reports The annual Christmas parades in Vienna and Parkersburg will be Saturday, with Vienna’s beginning at 11 a.m. on Grand Central Avenue and Parkersburg’s beginning at 2 p.m. on Market Street. Downtown Parkersburg will also be full of activities from 4 to 7 p.m. for the ...

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Olivia Sprague and Austin Hilverding

Sprague-Hilverding

Olivia Ann Sprague and Austin Todd Hilverding announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Douglas and Janelle Sprague of Waterford, and the granddaughter of B. Eileen Sprague of Fleming and the late Glenn Sprague and Shirley Stollar-Oliver of Marietta ...

Jennifer Stafford and Quentin Stone

Stafford-Stone

Charlie and Donna Stafford of Lower Salem announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Ashley Stafford of Lower Salem, to Quentin Trey Stone of Lower Salem. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mary and Bradley Pinkerton of Newport, the late Charles and Mary Stafford and the late ...

Louray Kern and Jordan Fincher

Kern-Fincher

Louray Michelle Kern and Jordan Christopher Fincher announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Alan and Charlene Kern of Marietta and the granddaughter of Edward and Carol Kern of Marietta, the late Thelma Noll Binegar, and the late William Brooker. She ...

Hushion-Baum

Hushion-Baum

Together with their families, Katie Marie Hushion of Marietta and Joseph Anthony Baum of Millfield, Ohio, announce their upcoming marriage. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Thomas and Teresa Hushion of Marietta. She is the granddaughter of Joseph and Mary Augenstein, Joan Hushion and the ...

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Steven and Kathleen Walden

Klinger-Walden

Kathleen Elora Klinger and LTC Foy Steven Walden were married on Jan. 21, 2017 at Graham Chapel in Montreat, N.C. Dr. Steve Harris, founding pastor of New Life Community Church, Asheville, N.C., officiated. The bride is the daughter of Edward and Charlita Craig Klinger, formerly of Little ...

Clayton and Katlyn Miller

Walton-Miller

Together with their friends and family, Katlyn Irene Walton and Clayton Tyler Miller were united in marriage on Sept. 23, 2017 at Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church in Churchtown. The ceremony was officiated by Father Dave Huffman. The bride is the daughter of Dirk Walton and daughter of ...

Colin and Jennifer Starkey

Thomas-Starkey

Jennifer Christine Thomas and Colin Matthew Starkey were married Sept. 16, 2017 at the Barlow Fairgrounds. Raymond “Barney” Peckens of Fleming officiated the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Gary and Sue Thomas of Marietta. The groom is the son of Matthew and Kristi Starkey of ...

Caleb and Jordan Darling

Futrell-Darling

Jordan Futrell and Caleb Darling were married on June 10, 2017 in the gazebo of the Marietta Shrine Club. Don Archer, of Christ United Methodist Church, officiated the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Les and Terri Futrell of Marietta. She is the granddaughter of Sue and Morris James ...

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Harold and Dorothy Hollister

50th: Harold and Dorothy Hollister

Harold and Dorothy Nonnenmacher Hollister were united in marriage on Dec. 10, 1967 at Calvary Community Church in Belpre by the Rev. Clay Sloan. Harold and Dorothy are the parents of four children, Jodie Cassill (John) of Stanleyville, Barbara Barton of Lowell, Brian Hollister of Vincent and ...

Mary and Leo Antons

50th: Mary, Leo Antons

Mary and Leo Antons of Marietta celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 18, 2017. The couple has two sons, Erik Antons (Beth) of San Diego, California, and Eli Antons (Ruth) of Baltimore, Maryland. They also have four grandchildren, Isaac, Asa, Malachi and Joel. Mary is a retired ...

John and Carolyn Barnes

50th: John, Carolyn Barnes

John and Carolyn Barnes of Belpre recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family weekend at Deer Creek State Lodge, Mt. Sterling, Ohio. They were married in Grace United Methodist Church, Washington C. H., Ohio on Nov. 25, 1967. Carolyn is a retired teacher from Warren Local ...

Jay and Carol Haines

55th: Jay, Carol Haines

Jay and Carol (McCullough) Haines of Lowell celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on Nov. 10, 2017. He worked at Partitions Inc and now spends time now that has been retired farming, restoring cars, and saw sharping. She was a beautician for several years, then was a homemaker that babysat ...

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Dodge Park improvement projects

In the center of the Village of Beverly is a two acre commons known as Dodge Park, named after John Dodge, ESQ., founder of the town of Beverly in the early 1800s, who generously donated the land from a portion of a land grant given to his father, Captain John Dodge, for his services during the ...

Smoot launches performing arts series with Beach Boys tunes

From staff reports The Smoot Theatre will open its 2017-2018 Performing Arts Series on Friday with a tribute to the Beach Boys. Sail On: The Beach Boys Tribute will perform at 8 p.m. Friday at the Smoot at 213 Fifth St. in downtown Parkersburg. Tickets are $40 for adults and $20 for ...

Honey Festival in 37th year

From staff reports The 2017 West Virginia State Honey Festival will be Saturday and Sunday at City Park in Parkersburg. The festival will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children ages 7 to 12 years and free for ages 6 and ...

West Virginia Interstate Fair runs through Sat.

From staff reports MINERAL WELLS, W.Va.— The 2017 West Virginia Interstate Fair and Exposition will feature live entertainment, activities, carnival rides and other attractions on Butcher Bend Road near Mineral Wells. The fair, which began Tuesday and runs through Saturday, will also ...