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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...

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...

Stone Petal Pottery

The delicacy and strength in the hands of a potter is quite simply, stunning. As the wheel begins to spin, the potter must powerfully push against the clay, forming a symmetric and dense mound in the center of the wheel. But then the potter’s hands m...

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 ...

Farmers Market on Front Street

Ready to shake off the remnants of winter and embrace the warm weather? Do sun-kissed days have you dreaming of summer salads and plotting your flower beds?  Th...

Bubble and Geek

Every so often, the paths of passion and hobby cross to make a really cool career. For Cathy Cogar, of Bridgeport, W.Va., those happened to be candle making and her love of geeky fandoms. Cathy always enjoyed candle making and picked up the hobby in...

The First First Friday

Earlier this month on a chilly Friday night, hundreds of people flocked to Downtown Marietta for the very first First Friday, hosted by Marietta Main Street. De...

The Cash Mob Lifestyle

Do you know how sometimes, something just “hits a heartstring” with you, and everything about it makes sense? Well for me, that’s Cash Mob Mondays, my passion p...

A Men’s Shopping Guide

With the holidays quickly approaching, it can be hard to figure out what to buy the man in your life; especially for the man who seemingly has everything he needs. However, there are a few pieces that every man should own to update his look. With tha...

The Gift Guide

The Mid-Ohio Valley is known for its historic homes, abandoned railroads and cobblestone alleyways. There is always something new to discover around every corne...
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