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Victoria Tea Feb. 24 at the Castle Victoria Tea will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Feb. 24 at The Castle Historic House Museum, 418 Fourth St., Marietta. Step into the life and times of Queen Victoria with an English inspired tea. Then join us in the parlor as we take a look back at the ...

Made with love

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Because of the efforts of local 4-H members partnering with Jo-Ann Fabrics, there will be many happy faces on some Washington County nursing home residents on Valentine’s Day. Saturday, at Jo-Ann Fabrics in Marietta, 4-H members created many Valentine’s Day cards with Jo-Ann Fabrics ...

Q&A: Massage therapist offers fundraiser that is a win-win

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Local wrestling champion and promoter Patrick Engle has several other careers—respiratory therapist, massage therapist, personal trainer...and this month he’s using two of those to give back to a local organization. Engle is giving proceeds from massages and training sessions to the ...

The fine art of felting

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For thousands of years clothing and other items have been made using the fleece of various animals and that art form was shared Saturday at the Riverside Artists Gallery on Second Street. Tracy Leinbaugh, of Athens, was the instructor, and she described felting as taking wool from animals ...

Wildlife photographer finds daily inspiration

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PARKERSBURG — Danny Carpenter has a checklist before he heads to the woods. Camo, food, lots of patience. But Carpenter carries a tripod and a camera instead of a gun, rifle or bow. Carpenter doesn't need a season as a wildlife photographer. He does have to make sure he doesn't end up ...

Sumner School focus of Blennerhassett lecture

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By Brett Dunlap Special to the Times PARKERSBURG — The old Sumner School was at the center of the local African-American community in Parkersburg for a number of years, the president of the Sumnerite Association told a gathering at the Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History on ...

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Community luncheon in Barlow Wednesday A community luncheon will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Barlow Presbyterian Church, Ohio 550 and Warrior Drive. The menu is meatloaf, scalloped potatoes, baked corn, rolls and desserts. Critter Bash to benefit Pleasants ...

Unity Cafe offers another choice for coffee lovers locally

Business

PARKERSBURG — The aroma reaches the nose before the feet reach Seventh Street; the aroma of brewing coffee. The cartoon image of a scent carrying one somewhere by a finger shaped aroma comes to mind. Quite an amusing image until you read all the memes talking about how others will suffer ...

Friendly Circle

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More than 100 years and millions of hand stitches have bound together a friendship spanning generations. “My mother-in-law’s mother was a charter member,” said Connie Huck, 74, of Waterford. “She could remember riding on horseback to the club with her mother in the 1920s and 1930s. ...

Top spellers from Switzerland of Ohio schools

Neighborhood News

On Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018 the Switzerland of Ohio Schools held the District Spelling Bee. There were students representing all five of the elementary schools. Students competed and won spots from their school bees in order to compete at the district bee. Mattie Booher a seventh-grader from ...

Bible offers stories of love

Religion

Sometimes it’s difficult to decide which token suits our special loved ones for Valentines Day. Loving gestures for this heart of hearts day include sweet offerings from a pretty card to chocolates, roses, or sparkling jewelry. No matter which way we observe it, February 14 is set apart, ...

First Fridays theme a hit

Local News

Despite the chill of Friday evening, Marietta’s downtown shops and restaurants saw crowds out for wine and chocolate. “I saw this (First Fridays event) on Marietta Main Street’s website and knew I had to come down,” said Lisa LaDu, of Columbus, who plans on retiring to Marietta ...

Library branches are offering computer classes

Neighborhood News

Marietta The Marietta location of the Washington County Public Library, at 615 Fifth St., will be offering the following free computer classes in March, 2018: Using Computers – The Basics Tuesday, March 6 at 1 PM Computers are complex devices and can be very intimidating to new ...

Sunset and steeple

Religion

ART SMITH The Marietta Times The setting sun silhouette the Pioneer Presbyterian Church recently. The church is located near the intersection of Farson Street and Ohio 7 in Belpre. Sunday worship service is at 9:30 a.m. If you have a photo that showcases the beauty of an area house of ...

Life sentence for rape of girl, 12

Local News

A Marietta man entered a guilty plea Friday on allegations that he raped a 12-year girl last year. Brian Patrick Hardie, 32, was then sentenced by Washington County Court of Common Pleas Judge Randall Burnworth to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 10 years. Burnworth ...

Career Center FFA team takes first place at state

Neighborhood News

The Career Center announces the team of Matthew Borman, Haley Smith, Kaylie Wittekind, Marissa Hupp, and Michael Jarvis. For the second year in a row, the FFA team finished first in the state out of 32 teams in the FFA Nursery and Landscape competition. Out of 340 individuals, Matthew Borman ...

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Religion

Saturday “Good Samaritan Free Meal and Clothing Giveaway,” 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., third Saturday of every month, at Faith United Methodist Church, 503 Seventh St., Marietta. Sunday GriefShare for 2018 — program to learn how to walk the journey of grief and be supported on the way; group ...

Men Cook event benefits United Way

Local News

Foodies will once again be able to enjoy some adventurous dishes, courtesy of some well-known men of the Mid-Ohio Valley. And it’s all for a good cause. The third annual United Way Men Cook event will be held Feb. 10, this time at the Shrine Building in Marietta. The past two years it ...

Round up

Religion

Community Meals - 5 to 6:30 p.m., second Friday of each month, at The First Unitarian Universalist Church, 232 Third St.; everyone welcome; fellowship hall is accessible and meals offer a variety of healthy choices; for more information, 740-373-1238. - 5 to 6 p.m., third Friday of every ...

Pancake Days end Saturday

Local News

A pancake every 10 seconds. That’s what the cooks and servers are dishing up during the Marietta Kiwanis annual Pancake Days, which started Friday and continues Saturday. On Thursday night, club members and volunteers were setting the stage in a big room in the First Congregational ...