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Annual Habitat fundraiser

For the past 20 years, Habitat for Humanity has held a dinner and auction to support its house building efforts. This year, a dedication will be held at the dinner to celebrate the event’s namesake and his wife for their support of the organization. The late Paul Callihan was active with ...

Museum to host Gunmakers and Allied Artists Show

The annual Contemporary Gunmakers and Allied Artists Show will offer a look at firearms and other pioneer tools — both historically and contemporarily made — on Saturday at the Campus Martius Museum in Marietta. The annual show will be from 9:30 a.m. to 4 pm. and regular museum admission ...

Pancake Days returns

Helping children is the mission behind the 66th annual Kiwanis Pancake Days, which is scheduled for this weekend. The event will be held Friday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. and from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the First Congregational Church, 318 Front St., ...

Architectural Works of Art

When local architect Jack Louis Iams died Nov. 7 at the age of 90, he left behind a legacy of building and restoration projects covering more than 50 years. He was a 1951 graduate of Marietta College and a 1956 graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a degree in architecture. After ...

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Hendershot-Pettit

Steven Hendershot of Whipple and Tina Hendershot of Marietta announce the engagement of their daughter Lacey J. Hendershot to Justin D. Pettit, son of Rick Pettit of Lowell and Krista Gage of Cutler. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of the late Maxine Erb of Whipple, and the late Richard ...

Shea-Martin

Sandi Shea and John Martin of Marietta are announcing their engagement and upcoming wedding. Sandi is the daughter of Sally Wesel and Kenneth Sandstrom, of Marietta. John is the son of the late Marvin and Patricia Martin, also of Marietta. A September 2020 wedding is planned.

Lang-Potts

Danielle Elizabeth Lang and Travis Ray Potts, together with their parents, are announcing their engagement and upcoming marriage. The bride-to-be is the daughter of David and Kelly Lang of Lowell, Ohio. She is the granddaughter of Raymond and Deanna Lang of Lowell and Robert and Eolyne Parlin ...

Wells-Smith

David and Lisa Wells of Belpre are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Marissa Wells, to Justin Smith, son of Bill and Julie Smith of Belpre. The couple will be married on Jan. 18, 2020 at the Belpre Church of Christ by invitation only.

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Keegan-Broughton

Megan Elizabeth Keegan and Seth James Broughton were united in marriage on November 1st, 2019 at Snow Canyon State Park in St. George, Utah. The bride is the daughter of Anne and Joseph Keegan of Marietta and the granddaughter of the late Luada (Lu) and Joseph Wesel of Marietta and John and ...

Harrington-Gourley

Along with their parents, John Gourley and Sheena Harrington invite you to join them in celebration of marriage May 23, 2020 at the Knights of Columbus Churchtown, Ohio at 3:30 p.m. John is a 1995 graduate of Waterford High School and is employed with Nevelle Construction. Sheena is a 2002 ...

Saverko

Kelly Gregory and Joshua Saverko were united in marriage Aug. 3, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Marietta. Pastor Chad Mugrage was the officiant. Kelly Gregory is the daughter of Kyle and Brenda Gregory of Marietta. She is the granddaughter of Neil and Jeanette Gregory of Marietta ...

Cole-Kuo

Aubrey Lyn Cole and Ren-Shuoh (Emory) Kuo were united in marriage on May 31 in an outdoor ceremony at the Marietta Shrine Club in Marietta. The ceremony was officiated by Pastor John Watkins. The bride is the daughter of Kevin H. Cole and Tracy R. Cole of Vincent. She is the granddaughter of ...

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Cunningham couple celebrates 40 years

Paul and Nancy Cunningham of Marietta will be celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary. They were married in Marietta on Jan. 30, 1981. Paul is the son of the late Raymond E. Cunningham and the late Lois Ann Cunningham. Nancy is the daughter of Roy and Dorothy Woods of Marietta. Paul and ...

Gossett – 55th

Bernard and Janet Gossett of Marietta will be celebrating their 55th wedding anniversary Saturday, Sept. 5. Bernard Gossett and the former Janet Hasley were married Sept. 5, 1965, at the Marietta E.U.B. (Evangelical United Brethren) Church, now Faith United Methodist Church, on Seventh Street ...

Schmedes – 50th

Hank and Carol Schmedes are celebrating 50 years of marriage Sept. 5. They were married in their hometown of North Plainfield, New Jersey. A family trip to Disney World was planned but had to be postponed due to COVID-19. They have one son, Chris, daughter-in-law Megan, and three grandchildren, ...

Knowlton – 50th

Jeff and Janet Knowlton of Marietta will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married in Lower Salem on Aug. 30, 1970. Jeff is the son of Willa Knowlton and the late Ralph Knowlton of Whipple and Janet is the daughter of the late Charles and Geraldine Handschumacher of Lower ...

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More than one Grinch out there

Several Christmases ago I wrote an article “Why the Grinch Stole Christmas.” As we wrap up this year of 2020 I think there are actually many “Grinches” that are trying to steal Christmas. The “Grinch” stands for anything that is threatening to sabotage Christmas or otherwise steal ...

A Christmas visit with Santa

As parents and grandparents we know our children pretty much what they will put on their Christmas list except may be a few things that they may surprise us with when we see their list. How innocent and pure their little minds are and their Christmas lists are priceless. Oh, how I wish they ...

Get kids in kitchen with new cookbooks!

Now might be a great time to look for a kids’ cookbook as a present that will teach kids an important life skill and have fun at home as well! “The Everything Kids’ Cookbook” by Sandra K. Nissenberg, MS, RD, (Adams Media, $14.99) is an updated version that contains more than 90 recipes ...

Seasonal novels out now

The Five-Ingredient Mystery series gets a seasonal twist in “Gingerdead Man” by Maya Corrigan. While in an alternate world where there is no COVID, Val and her grandfather are taking part in the Dickens of a Holiday festival, complete with tea party and costumed characters straight from ...