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Soul Asylum at Peoples Bank Theatre July 14

Minneapolis rockers Soul Asylum announces new U.S. tour dates with Cracker kicking off on July 14 in Marietta at Peoples Bank Theatre. Tickets will be on sale Friday, June 9 and can be purchased at: www.soulasylum.com The band spent most of 2016 crisscrossing the country in support of ...

Downtown swings for First Friday

By Erin E. O’Neill The Marietta Times eoneill@mariettatimes.com The theme of June’s First Fridays event is Downtown Mini Golf and organizers hope the weather will cooperate enough for patrons to get in a couple of swings. “Marietta Adventure Company will have our hole set up, rain ...

Taste of Parkersburg paired with music, wine-tasting event

From staff reports PARKERSBURG — The 12th annual Taste of Parkersburg will be Saturday, bringing top quality food and wines to downtown Parkersburg. Organized by Downtown PKB, the Taste will be joined by two related events on the night before, the kickoff of this summer’s Point Park ...

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Mushrooms-grilled, in soup, omelets, casserole, salad or on pizza-there are myriad uses for the fungi, and many of the most tasty can be found through foraging. "I put the mushrooms I find in soups," said Rhea Bockhorst, of Marietta. "Many people like to dry theirs because they re-hydrate ...

Memorial Day holiday

From staff reports Several communities in the Mid-Ohio Valley will be celebrating Memorial Day with parades and ceremonies during the holiday weekend. MARIETTA In Marietta, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion will be sponsoring parades on Monday to honor the military ...

Area attractions open for the holiday

From staff reports While many businesses will be closed Monday for Memorial Day, a number of area attractions are open through this weekend and will be open to visitors Monday on the first official weekend of the summer tourism season. ¯ While usually closed on Mondays, Blennerhassett ...

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Quiet Oasis

Veto Lake, Washington County’s only public lake, offers people a spot to view wildlife, picnic or even fish for a variety of species. The 160-acre lake, located just east of Ohio 339 on Veto Road in Dunham Township, has six miles of shoreline and was designed in 1954 by the Ohio Department ...

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Kids fishing derby

WHIPPLE—It’s that time of year again for competitors of all ages to see who can catch the biggest fish during the annual Washington County Fish and Game Club Fishing Derby. Located at 2100 Duck Creek Road in Whipple, fishers of all ages have a chance to compete among each other for the ...

3 events in May, June at Henderson Hall

From staff reports Three events are slated for May and June at the historic Henderson Hall on River Road off West Virginia 14. The Pioneer Antique Auto Club will hold its annual Henderson Hall Antique Car Show starting at 9 a.m. Saturday. Admission is free. Roy Meredith, organizer, said ...

River Cities Symphony at Peoples Bank Theatre

From staff reports The Mid-Ohio Valley’s hometown River Cities Symphony Orchestra continues its 2016-2017 season with a fun Broadway-themed Summer Pops concert. The Pops Go Broadway Concert will be 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Peoples Bank Theatre, 222 Putnam St., Marietta. Tickets are $15, ...

ERIN O’NEILL   The Marietta Times
Mariah Carper holds her daughter Alice at their new Waterford home.

A year of firsts

As if being a first-time parent weren’t stressful enough, Mariah Carper, 27, and her husband, Ryan, 34, also work full-time and just moved into a new home in Waterford. It’s just one aspect of how becoming a parent can change a mom — for the better. The couple met when Mariah worked at a ...

PEYTON NEELY   The Marietta Times
Owner Mona Barrett holds one of the baby goats that will be at the Animal Farm Baby Shower during a busy day at Sweetapple Farm on Wednesday.

Celebrating motherhood

VINCENT—What better way to spend the Mother’s Day weekend than being surrounded by dozens of baby animals at Sweetapple Farm? Mother’s Day is this Sunday and on Saturday the popular family farm in Vincent invites anyone to attend its Farm Animal Baby Shower. For the fourth year in a ...

Rendezvous on the River recreates frontier life

From staff reports A visit to Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park is like stepping back to another century and another dimension will be added with the gathering of mountain men and other pioneers. The first Rendezvous on the River of the 2017 season began Wednesday and continues ...

MOV’n Dragons to host orientation

There have been numerous times in the past 11 years that I have thought of Gretchen Feldmaier — the MOV’n Dragons founder and inspiration — and smiled. She felt so strongly about the Mid-Ohio Valley having a Dragon Boat team, that a few of us who gathered at her bedside knew that it was ...

PEYTON NEELY The Marietta Times
Yoga class going on inside of the gym at the Betsey Mills Club one rainy afternoon.

Sunrise, sunset, rooftop?

Looking for a new hobby while also finding your inner balance? Marietta has a variety of yoga options: Sunset yoga, rooftop yoga and sunrise yoga are just a few of the classes in which local residents can enroll. In 2016, the Seattle Yoga News reported that 36.7 million Americans, or 15 ...

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Belpre Homecoming lineup features Covington, fireworks

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. On Tuesday, the Belpre Homecoming Committee announced the entertainment and event lineup for the 2017 event, which runs from Aug. 3-5 at ...

ERIN O’NEILL  The Marietta Times
Diana Shuck, an employee of American Flags and Poles and an organist at Twin Rivers Baptist Church, demonstrates the Allen electric organ that she will be playing during May’s First Fridays event. The 20-year-old instrument is currently housed at the store on Front Street.

Tourism showcase

The theme of May’s First Fridays event will highlight tourism in the area and will bring a special treat for people of all ages on Friday evening. “Ohio’s First Adventure” will spotlight the Washington County Historical Society, the Children’s Toy and Doll Museum, the Wayne National ...

St. Marys’ rite of spring: Vidalia Onion Festival

From staff reports The 13th annual Sweet Breath of Spring Vidalia Onion Festival will be Saturday in St. Marys, W.Va. Running from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., there will be music, food, plant sales, a farmers market, crafts, a car cruise in, bingo and other activities on Washington Street from ...

Dancing with the Docs

Many times physicians need to be quick on their feet when dealing with a medical situation. This Saturday, however, eight of Marietta’s finest will put on a pair of dancing shoes to help the Strecker Cancer Center. Dancing with the Docs is a presentation by McDonald’s of Marietta, LLC, ...

Merchants and Artist Walk in Parkersburg

From staff reports The first Market Street Merchants and Artists Walk in downtown Parkersburg will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, featuring more than 20 retail shops, restaurants, offices and services along with local and regional artists. Downtown PKB and Artsbridge are partners in ...