Parkersburg

Parkersburg Paddlefest

September can be an especially busy month for active Mid-Ohio Valley residents, between county fairs, local festivals and countless family-friendly events. This...

Knotty Hoops

When people first hear the name of Jesse Cottrell’s embroidery business, Knotty Hoops, they usually chuckle. After she spells it out, they get it. Jesse’s busin...

Wild & Wonderful Donuts

Who doesn’t love a good doughnut? Well, probably somebody doesn’t, but I think we can agree those people are highly suspect. The problem many folks have, though, is that they often struggle to find their favorite ones in stock at their local shop. Or...

The Local Development of Hemp

It may surprise many in the Mid-Ohio Valley to know that we have an up and coming hemp industry with locally owned plots and products. Hemp in West Virginia has...

The Face of a Dying Art

There is an old adage that states “there are two things every man should have in this life: a good bartender and a good barber.” Now of course this shouldn't pe...

Big Fish

Traveling salesman Edward Bloom and his lovely wife Sandra should be on top of the world. Their successful son Will is getting set to marry a beautiful, sweet-hearted woman they love and Edward has even figured out that Will’s blushing bride Josephin...

Carving out the Notes

A fiddle is another name for the bowed instrument that is more often called a violin. Even though many joke in saying a violin is just a fiddle that went to col...

The Shire

Tucked appropriately in the lower level of a small building in a quiet little out-of-the-way corner of a large shopping center in the city’s south side, you’ll ...

Fine Dining at The Coffee Bar

On a recent Saturday evening, I broke out of my usual weekend routine and headed to The Coffee Bar in Parkersburg. The words “coffee bar” and “evening” in the same sentence may raise a few eyebrows, but trust me—this pairing was molto delizioso Many...
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