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Eat your vegetables! – Fast-growing vegetables for the impatient gardener

Stepping outdoors and picking a freshly grown vegetable is a joy for many homeowners who like to garden. Growing vegetables at home offers many benefits. In addition to providing a worthwhile hobby that can increase your physical activity, having control over your own produce can reduce ...

5 reasons to shop farmers’ markets

A farmers’ market is likely coming to a field or open parking lot near you — if there isn’t already one operating nearby. The United States Department of Agriculture says that, between the years of 2008 and 2013, the number of farmers’ markets doubled across the country. 1. Enjoy ...

2018 prom: Lots of planning goes into theme for a magical prom night

The high school years are often filled with milestones but none perhaps more memorable than prom. Over the years, themes have changed to reflect the times, while many stay the same. According to Seventeen Magazine, top themes this year include Mardi Gras, Hollywood, Carnival, Disney movies ...

A better breakfast: Boost Your Breakfast with Protein-Packed Recipes

(Family Features) Whether you're a casual exerciser, a professional athlete or just looking for a nutritious breakfast, kick off your day with protein-packed recipes. As an expert in the nutritional needs of professional athletes, Megan Chacosky, chef and registered dietitian for the U.S. ...

Earth Day – Reduce, reuse, recycle: Have a positive impact on the planet

Earth Day 2018 is Sunday, April 22 As more and more people, businesses and governments have embraced eco-friendly lifestyles and practices, it's never been easier for men and women to make a positive impact on the planet. One of the simplest yet most effective ways to make such an impact is ...

Easter egg hunts & more

From staff reports Several community Easter Egg hunts are scheduled for the Easter holiday weekend, along with other Easter activities. They include: Saturday ¯ An Easter egg hunt will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Barlow Presbyterian Church, Ohio 550 and Warrior Drive. The event is for ...

Eggcellent Easter

Easter egg decorating has evolved with the introduction of Pinterest and Instagram and other creative apps. But whether you try something outrageous, like nail polish art, or stick with the store-bought dye kits, it’s still all about having fun. Add color You don’t need to be Vincent ...

Local students learn lessons of Lent

Out in the community, if you look closely, many people are under some degree of stress right now. But it’s for a good cause. This is Lent, a period intended to mirror among Christians Jesus’s voluntary deprivation in the wilderness in his last days on Earth, and many give up some favorite ...

A cast with some chemistry

By Janelle Patterson The Marietta Times jpatterson@mariettatimes.com Opening this weekend is the Mid-Ohio Valley Player’s installment of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” “We have lots of special effects for this show and I’m extremely pleased with the cast,” said Director ...

‘SHREK’ The musical

You don’t have to go too Far Far Away to find a green ogre, a princess, a talking donkey and a cast of fairytale characters. The beloved musical will be performed at Marietta High School Friday, Saturday and Sunday and it is all the culmination of months of hard work for many high ...

Pets go on parade

At this weekend's first Super Stupendous Pet Tricks and Perfectly Precious Pet Parade at the Peoples Bank Theatre, there's a place for a dog that can play basketball and one that can run through an agility course seamlessly. But there's also a place for the family pet who still hasn't ...

Pinewood Derby Sat. at mall

From staff reports The 46th annual Davis Anderson Memorial Cub Scout Pinewood Derby Allohak Council Championships will be Saturday at the Grand Central Mall in Vienna. Information and registration links can be found at allohak.org. Organizers will not be able to take onsite registrations ...

Good Buys

Between Valentine’s Day discounts and Presidents’ Day deals, February is a great month to find some steals, especially if your wallet is still recovering from Christmas overspending. According to MarketWatch, a website published by Dow Jones & Co., to track the pulse of markets for ...

Scouts prepare for Pinewood Derby

From staff reports The 46th annual Davis Anderson Memorial Cub Scout Pinewood Derby Allohak Council Championships will be Feb. 24 at the Grand Central Mall in Vienna. Information and registration links can be found at allohak.org. Organizers will not be able to take on-site registrations ...

River City Blues Competition

From staff reports The Blues, Jazz and Folk Music Society will host its 26th annual River City Ohio Blues Competition Friday and Saturday at the Lafayette Hotel in downtown Marietta. Nine local and regional blues acts will compete for the chance to perform in an international blues ...

Recipe for Romance

Area chefs know that Valentine’s Day is one of the most popular times to go out for dinner. According to the National Retail Federation, an evening out ranks second only to jewelry, with celebrants planning to spend an estimated $3.7 billion. About 54.7 percent of adults in the U.S. plan ...

Habitat dinner & auction

The goal of home ownership for families who would otherwise struggle is what Habitat for Humanity of the Mid-Ohio Valley is all about. The 18th annual Paul L. Callihan Dinner & Auction planned for Friday will bring together those who support the program and those who benefit from ...

Musical variety at Peoples Bank Theatre festival

From staff reports Peoples Bank Theatre will host the Undercurrent Winter Festival on Friday and Saturday. Organizers said the goal of the event is to bring awareness to the variety of high quality music in Ohio and West Virginia, empowering local musicians to see even more value in their ...

St. Mary goes Hollywood

St. Mary Catholic School Foundation will host its 26th annual benefit on Saturday with a chance to win some big prizes. The theme is “Night in Hollywood.” “It’s old school Hollywood, complete with a red carpet,” said Tonya Booth, school nurse and volunteer of the committee ...

Esbenshade Series features author of ‘Hillbilly Elegy’

From staff reports J.D. Vance, a Middletown native and author of the best-selling 2016 book “Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis” will speak at Marietta College as part of the 2017-18 Esbenshade Series. Vance’s presentation will begin at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8 in the ...