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The Year-round Gardener: It’s the perfect time to tidy up your garden and yard

March 14, 2011 If you are like me, you need to get outside soon or you will just screa. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Winter days a busy time

March 7, 2011 Aren’t you glad spring is just around the corner where we can get back out to the local garage sales and flea markets once again in search of valuable treasure? This winter being cooped up in my... more »»

A Weighty Issue: Searching for a diet plan you can call your own

March 7, 2011 Hi there, everyone! Another day, another doughnut. Ha-Ha! Well, another two weeks have flown by, with no weight loss. I actually gained some, I think. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Fenton pieces attract buyers

February 28, 2011 A Parkersburg man out of work and on unemployment recently auctioned off more than $8,000 worth of rare Fenton glass on eBay. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Bronze dog from 1800s a valuable creation

February 21, 2011 Question: I’m sending a photo of a bronze dog signed by J. Moigniez. Can you tell me anything about the dog and what it might be worth? — D.A., Beverl. more »»

A Weight Issue: Working on the ‘new’ me; it’s a long journey

February 21, 2011 Oops! These past two weeks have been lousy — weight wise. I have nothing to blame it on this time; even though I tried to think of something. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Area sellers use eBay

February 14, 2011 Several items such as old postcards, photos, and other items, depicting the early days of Marietta and Parkersburg recently sold at auction on eBay. more »»

The Year-round Gardener: Sow your own seeds to jump-start your garden

February 14, 2011 It seems that most people choose to buy their garden plants down at the local garden center each spring rather than taking time to grow their own vegetables, fruits, herbs, flowers, trees, etc. more »»

A weighty issue

February 7, 2011 The other day, I had the “sarcastic” privilege of going grocery shopping at midnight. I don’t mind going for my own shopping needs; in fact I like being able to take my time. more »»

Treasure in the Attic:

February 7, 2011 A 1963 gray Pontiac Bonneville Navy Ambulance that carried the body of President John F. Kennedy after he was assassinated in 1963, sold for $120,000 at an auction in Scottsdale, Ariz., in January. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Old 45s, 78s can be money makers

January 31, 2011 John Tefteller, of Grand Pass, Ore. more »»

The year-round gardener: Natural ingredients in your diet can promote health

January 31, 2011 Most people are familiar with the custom of eating sauerkraut on New Year’s Day because it is believed to bring good luck or fortune in the upcoming year. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Monopoly originals yet to be found

January 24, 2011 In 1933, Charles Darrow, an unemployed heating salesman, was sitting at his dining room table at his home in Germantown, Pa. more »»

A Weighty Issue: Developing a healthy body image is a slow process

January 24, 2011 Howdy! Me again! The last column I wrote discussed stress levels and how it pertained to weight loss and/or weight gain. more »»

The year-round gardener: Be informed on how to use herbal remedies

January 17, 2011 Most people are familiar with herbs as foods — for example, basil and oregano in sauces, parsley as a garnish. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Superman saves home from being foreclosed

January 10, 2011 Last year was a very interesting year in the world of antiques and collectibles. more »»

A Weighty Issue: Stress — good and bad — causes more overeating

January 10, 2011 Greetings and salutations everyone! I hope everyone has had a nice holiday filled with celebration, good company and the glorious feasting of all sorts of goodie. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Coffee mills are among favorites of collectors

January 3, 2011 Question: I have an Enterprise No. 2 coffee mill that was once used in Weber’s Grocery Store on Third Street in Marietta. The mill is in excellent condition with its original nickel hopper and decals. more »»

The year-round gardener: A gardener’s resolution ... beat the winter blues

January 3, 2011 Traditionally winter, especially the months of January and February is the time when people suffer from the "Winter Blues" or Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Assassin’s coffin sells for $87,469

December 27, 2010 The wooden coffin that was supposed to be John F. more »»



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