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Harmar Days Street Festival

While there will be a significant loss felt with the passing of Brooks Harper, former president of the Historic Harmar Bridge Company, this year’s Harmar Days Street Festival will be held in his honor. Harper passed away in April at the age of 79. He was a business owner and former city ...

Bikers for Christ to host Belpre bike show

A new event has been added to this year’s Belpre Homecoming Festival in early August. Belpre Homecoming coordinator Lyndsay Dennis said the new event will debut from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 2 on the event grounds at Civitan Park. Bikers for Christ Bike Show, the first bike show on the grounds of ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Shaggers host ‘Shaggin’ by the River’

The Mid-Ohio Valley Shaggers Dance Club will hold its 15th annual “Shaggin’ By the River” dance from 3 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Belpre Shrine Club at 1255 Blennerhassett Ave. in Belpre. The cost is $35 a person, which includes a dance workshop and dinner. Pre-registration is required ...

Always wanted to kayak? Here’s how

With ample waterways to utilize this summer, why not try out a paddling sport? That’s how Jess Talbott at the Marietta Adventure Company feels. “I grew up on the water, paddling all over Lake Erie,” explained the 23-year-old Marietta transplant who before settling in the area guided ...

Sternwheel Festival announces 2018 events

The Ohio River Sternwheel Festival has announced the events entertainment line-up. The festival will take place Sept. 7-9 on the levee of the Ohio River, in Marietta. Friday, Sept. 7 9:30 p.m. Chris Lane 8 p.m. Cash Campbell 6 p.m. Opening ceremony Saturday, Sept. 8 10 p.m. Larger ...

Military encampment at Blennerhassett Island

From staff reports Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park will host sights and sounds from the American Revolution on Saturday and Sunday. The Northwest Department of the Brigade of the American Revolution will be encamped on Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park. The purpose ...

Busy days ahead in Parkersburg

From staff reports A number of activities will be taking place this weekend in downtown Parkersburg. Market Street Merchants and Artists Walk Artsbridge will present the first of a pair of Market Street Merchants and Artists Walks from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday along Market Street in downtown ...

A mother’s love is the magic ingredient in these recipes

Memories of mom often revolve around the food, family and laughter in the kitchen. For Vicki Ayers, 64, of Oak Grove, baked steak is more than just a meal that was the key to her late husband’s heart. It’s a memory, enveloped with the love of her mother, Irene Weddle, who despite a ...

A summer full of (camp) fun!

Organized summer activities for children ranging from a few days to the full summer and from arts and science to sports are on the calendar for the Marietta area. One camp that runs the full summer and has it all is the Ely Chapman Foundation Sensational Summer Camp, which runs from June 4 to ...

See ‘Get Smart’ on stage

The shoe phone. The Cone of Silence. A cigarette that will shoot - not very accurately - a single .22-caliber bullet. Most of all, the freedom to poke fun at serious institutions. This the cultural heritage of one television series that aired for five seasons more than half a century ago: ...

Tips for perfectly grilled vegetables

(MS) -- One of the highlights of the summer season is the incredible bounty of fresh produce, and grilling these vegetables gives them a smoky, delicious dimension. Chef BBQ Naz, a grilling expert from Broil King, shares some simple tips for flavor perfection. * When preparing vegetables, ...

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 ...