Each year, as the Kyle Bankes Memorial 5K winds through the village, the runners and walkers pass the place where Bankes rests in the Beverly Cemetery.
Passing that spot, with sometimes 100 or more of the people who cared so much for Kyle, is emotional but also a highlight for his mother, ...
7 to 9 a.m. Hog weigh-ins at the Fair Barn.
9 to 11 a.m. Hog Pictures at the Fair Barn.
10 a.m. to noon Receiving Fancywork, Exhibit Buildings, featuring quilts, hand sewn photography, clothing, jewelry and more.
2 p.m. Horticulture exhibits in place, Exhibit Buildings.
4 p.m. ...
- Belpre City Schools: Aug. 16.
- Fort Frye Local Schools: Aug. 24.
- Frontier Local Schools: Aug. 22.
- Marietta Christian School: Aug. 21 (half day); Aug. 22 (full day).
- Marietta City Schools: Aug. 23.
- Morgan Local School District: Aug. 23.
- Oak Grove Christian ...
With the idea of sending teens back to school with a new focus and self-awareness, First Baptist Church Williamstown is inviting all area teens to a free rally on Saturday.
The Back-2-School Teen Rally at the church on Highland Avenue will feature guest speakers, a worship leader and ...
From staff reports
BELPRE To mark the 85th year of the Belpre Homecoming Festival, organizers are bringing back a couple of popular acts and activities from the past.
The 85th annual Belpre Homecoming Festival kicks off today at Civitan Park in Belpre and runs through Saturday.
Pumpkin pie, lords and ladies waltzing and singing mice are all the staples of this year’s Missoula Children’s Theatre production: “Cinderella.”
“Give it all you’ve got, can you give it all your energy?” asked Lexi Inks, tour actor and director, as she blocked and taught ...
It’s a summer classic, supporting your local volunteer firefighters through ice cream, country stores and bingo.
“It’s a fundraiser to keep things running,” said Seth Deem, 29, of Reno, who’s a volunteer firefighter for Reno’s department. “All the funding volunteer ...
Food trucks: they are the reverse of a drive-thru but similar aims of convenience.
Marietta has played host to several portable restaurants serving everything from lunchtime delights to sweet treats, and residents from all over get a chance to enjoy the food at different locations ...
“Ol’ Man River” is a song that is probably familiar to most of those who have grown up at the confluence of the Ohio and Muskingum rivers. But it is much more than a nod to popular culture. Our rivers are full of biodiversity, stemming from millions of years of evolution.
“The age ...
Corn on the cob, sweet corn ice cream and corn hole are just a few of the corn-related food and fun activities at this year’s Marietta Sweet Corn Festival.
On Friday and Saturday, fans of the staple crop will gather in Muskingum Park to listen to music, enjoy a magic show, play games and ...
From staff reports
Two nights of live music and a local craft beer festival will highlight the 17th annual Big Bend Blues & Brews Bash, which takes place July 28-29 at the Pomeroy Riverside Amphitheater in historic downtown Pomeroy.
Affectionately called “The Bash” by blues ...
Those walking through Muskingum Park in the coming days may happen upon a comedic tale of love, money, prejudice and social injustice.
The fourth annual Shakespeare by the River production will feature “The Merchant of Venice,” beginning tonight and continuing through July 9.
“Some of ...
From staff reports
A number of activities are planned in the Mid-Ohio Valley through the weekend and beyond to the Fourth of July holiday.
≤ The Washington County Fairgrounds in Marietta will host a day of activities on the Fourth of July weekend.
On Saturday, there ...
By Wayne Towner
Special to the Times
PARKERSBURG — A number of special activities are planned on Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park through the end of June and the month of July.
Information about all of the events is available by calling 304-420-4800. Boat tickets are sold at ...
Peoples Bank Theatre in Marietta will be offering summer stock productions of “Cabaret” and “The Merchant of Venice.”
The musical “Cabaret,” directed by Geoff Coward, will begin at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, with additional performances on June 30 and July ...
In support of National Get Outdoors Day, the Wayne National Forest Athens Ranger District-Marietta Unit is inviting the public to attend a day of outdoor fun on the banks of the Ohio River.
In collaboration with the Grandview Volunteer Fire Department, the Wayne is hosting the Leith Run ...
From staff reports
The 22nd annual Mid-Ohio Valley Multi-Cultural Festival will feature three days of food, fun, entertainment and activities at City Park in Parkersburg.
This year’s festival runs Friday through Sunday, with free admission all weekend. The hours are 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, ...
The American flag is everywhere.
The flag can be found in numerous places.
It's perched atop buildings, painted on walls, hanging from the sterns of boats, from the railings of porches and proudly waves over the graves of veterans.
Today marks Flag Day, a day commemorating the adoption of ...
From $20 to a couple thousand the cost of staying active while chained to a desk is as varied as the alternative solutions.
“There is more and more research that sitting all day is as bad for you as other habits like a bad diet and not getting exercise,” said Washington County Health ...
If you go
∫ What: Sarah, Plain and Tall
∫ When: June 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 and 24 at 8 p.m. and June 18 at 3 p.m.
∫ Tickets: MOVP.org, Marty’s Print Shop, the Marietta-Washington County CVB and the box office.
∫ Sponsored by WesBanco.
∫ Directed by Kay Doak
∫ Presented ...