Joe Stephens

Serenity Poetry Series

For those who aren’t already aware, the Serenity Coffee House in Vienna is fast becoming an important hub for art and culture in the Mid-Ohio Valley. On any giv...

Scrooge the Musical

We’re all familiar with the story that seems to have existed forever: Ebenezer Scrooge, the crankiest, most hateful miser in all of London, is visited by his la...

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Who would ever have guessed that Harry Potter’s son would be intrepid, do foolhardy things that went directly against the orders of his family, and would find out he was much braver and more resourceful than anyone, including himself, would ever ha...

Berdine’s Five & Dime

You’ve heard the old cliché countless times that says going to a particular place is like stepping back in time. Well, a trip I just took to Harrisville really ...

The Mousetrap

Based on the short story, “Three Blind Mice,” also by Agatha Christie, The Mousetrap was first produced for the London stage in 1952. Most shows are considered ...

Salvage the Bones

There are movies or shows we see and museums we go to and books we read, not because we feel like they will be entertaining but because we just feel like it’s something we need to do for our own understanding and human growth. Like taking a bitter pi...

WV State Honey Festival

Life in City Park is pretty sweet this weekend. I know—it’s an awful pun, but I just couldn’t help it. You see, the park is the site of the 36th annual West Vir...

Karmic

A new and exciting phenomenon in the entertainment world is the concept of the web series. It is, in many ways, the video version of independent publishing. The...

Monty Python’s Spamalot

There were two conflicting issues at play in my mind as I took my seat to view the Actors Guild of Parkersburg’s upcoming production of Monty Python’s Spamalot. On one hand, I’m a confessed Python snob. Being the old geezer on staff at this publicati...

The History of Fort Boreman Hill

If you haven’t been to Fort Boreman Historical Park, you are missing out on one of the truly beautiful locations in the Mid-Ohio Valley. Maybe the most beautifu...
Joe Stephens

Joe Stephens

Author

Joe is a teacher at Parkersburg High School, a blogger, and the author of a series of detective novels known as the Shalan Adventures.

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