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A Return to Natural Living

How one local couple seeks to promote a healthier community through wholesome products and clean living Nestled on the outskirts of Belpre, Ohio sits a small l...

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 business was born out of her imagination earlier this year after she spent years selling quilts...

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, for...

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 find what might be the most unique shop in Parkersburg. It’s so unobtrusively located and ...

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...

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. Despite below freezing temperatures, the sidewalks were filled as shoppers popped in and out...

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...
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