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Bellamy Brothers benefit

By Janelle Patterson The Marietta Times jpatterson@mariettatimes.com For the second year tickets are going fast for a benefit concert to provide foster children in Washington County with important pieces of a childhood. “We see that these kids have been really dealt a rough hand and ...

Holiday in the Park lighting ceremony Sat.

From staff reports The annual Holiday In the Park lights display at City Park in Parkersburg will kick off with a lighting ceremony Saturday and will remain open through Dec. 31. The ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at the City Park horseshoe pits where Santa Claus will be handing ...

Exploring roads less traveled in Washington County

Jenny Bruce’s Facebook page - Title: Timesaver Memories - Project: Capture and share images of the back roads of Washington County - Status: About 50 percent complete - Where to find it: https://www.facebook.com/Timesaver-Memories-117290688775132/ Three decades in Columbus gave ...

Page turners’ delights

By Kate York The Marietta Times kyork@mariettatimes.com For any book lover, Marietta is the place to be this weekend. Both the Ely Chapman Education Foundation fall book giveaway and the Marietta Friends of the Library used book sale will take place, with plenty of page-turners for ...

Halloween fun in Marietta

This weekend might be little bit gloomy with a forecast calling for rain and cool temperatures, but it will likely just add to the atmosphere for all the Halloween-related events happening around town. Organizer Donna Fairchild, with the Marietta Noon Lions, said predicted rain will force ...

Halloween-related events this weekend

From staff reports Several Halloween-related activities are planned this weekend. In downtown Parkersburg, the annual Monster Mash on Market Street will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the 400 block of Market Street, with activities between Fourth and Fifth streets, as well as the ...

Boo!-tiful

With more than 179 million Americans planning to partake in Halloween festivities, up from 171 million last year, spending is slated to reach a record high, according to the National Retail Federation. This year, consumers are expected to spend $9.1 billion, up from $8.4 billion in 2016. ...

Oak Grove VFD craft and vendor show

It might be just October but the holiday shopping season — and Christmas spirit — is well underway. Soon, craft shows and bake sales will be popping up all over. This Saturday, the Oak Grove Volunteer Fire Department will be holding its inaugural Fall in “the Grove” Craft and ...

Belpre Apple Butter Stir Off features a few twists

From staff reports After nearly four decades, the annual Belpre Apple Butter Stir Off is moving from Howes Grove Park to Civitan Park on Saturday and Sunday. The Belpre Lions Club will hold its 39th annual Apple Butter Stir Off from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 6 p.m. ...

Little Muskingum Watershed Association fall foliage tour

From staff reports The 28th annual Fall Foliage Tour and Antique Engine/Equipment Show will celebrate the fall change of colors Saturday and Sunday at several locations along Ohio 26 north of Marietta. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday and is ...

A plethora of pumpkin

The herald of fall, the pumpkin, has in recent years inspired more than just pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving, carved jack-o-lanterns at Halloween and baked seeds at ball games. Pumpkin spiced lattes, pumpkin chips, pumpkin waffle candles, pumpkin flavored dog food and even a pumpkin scented pen ...

Heritage Day in Belpre includes tours, demonstrations

From staff reports The Belpre Historical Society will host its annual Heritage Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Farmers Castle Museum Education Center on Ridge Street in Belpre. Admission is free. A flag ceremony will begin the day at 11 a.m. with a welcome from Belpre Mayor Mike ...

St. Mary Fall Festival features dinner, fun

With three days worth of events, the St. Mary Catholic School Fall Festival offers a little something for everyone—and every age group. The event, one of the largest annual fundraisers for the school, kicks off Friday with a catered dinner and wine pairings from the House of Wines along ...

Pop Con celebrates all sorts of pop culture

From staff reports The second annual Parkersburg Pop Con will be Saturday at West Virginia University at Parkersburg for pop culture enthusiasts of all kinds. WVU-P is teaming up with local businesses for the convention which runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in the College Activities ...

Williamstown Band to benefit from show at Smoot

By Evan Bevins Special to the Times In organizing his first concert — a fundraiser to purchase new drums for the Williamstown High School music program — Perry Knopp found some willing partners. Charleston indie band Qiet and blues journeyman Greg O’Brien and the Spoodoo Cadillacs ...

Theatre at Marietta College announces 2017/18 season

The Theatre at Marietta College has announced its 2017-18 season. For more information about auditioning or assisting backstage please contact andy.felt@marietta.edu. Facebook.com/mariettacollegetheatre Ticket prices, general box office information, and reservations can be found online ...

Fundraising football game

The Warren Warriors will be looking for redemption on the Marietta Tigers’ home turf in this year’s Al Miller United Way Bowl on Friday night. This is the sixth year for the fundraising football game, which pits longtime high school rivals Warren and Marietta against one another, ...

Memorial 5K honors graduate

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, ...

Waterford Community Fair Schedule

Today 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. ...