First Day Jitters
August 20, 2014 As I am writing this, my little girl starts second grade tomorrow. She’s not ready to go. more »»
August 13, 2014 When I was about my daughter’s age one of the best presents I got for Christmas was a set of rainbow suspenders with odd trinkets on the straps. more »»
The Summer Clock Is Ticking
August 6, 2014 The clocking is ticking off the moments left in the 2014 Summer Vacation. The time off from school is so precious; it just goes by far too quickly. I hope you have had a great summer. I really have. more »»
Reasons You Should Attend
July 30, 2014 I originally started this column by writing, “Last week I had the wonderful opportunity ...” Then I stopped. Sure, it was an opportunity. But even more so it was a very concerted effort. more »»
What to do? What to do?
July 2, 2014 Last week I talked about an upcoming article about things to do the area with children during this summer break from school. more »»
What To Do?
June 25, 2014 It is finally official—it is summer. The calendar now agrees with our weather and the current state of children being free from the school’s walls. more »»
Let’s Have A Bake Sale!
June 4, 2014 At some point in a child’s life, perhaps especially girls, they want to have a lemonade stand. My daughter, Joellen, is no different. She has talked about lemonade stands. more »»
Doolin Breeze Blows On
May 21, 2014 I was certainly sad to hear the news Monday evening that former Wetzel Chronicle editor and active community volunteer Patricia “Pat” Block passed away Sunday. more »»
I Love My Brother
January 29, 2014 I feel like one of those announcements on NBC?News when they say, “In the interest of full disclosure, NBC is the parent company of XYZ, the subject of the following report. more »»
January 8, 2014 I’ve never been one for new year’s resolutions. I’ve always thought it’s just another day and a person can make a change whenever they decide to do so. more »»
A Season Of Extremes
December 24, 2013 I remember in elementary school learning about the color wheel and contrasting colors. If the colors are opposite each other on the wheel, they are called contrasting colors. more »»
December 11, 2013 Are you feeling it yet? You know, the Christmas crunch? I think it happens to all of us. There is a moment when we just get overwhelmed by all the activities, all there is still on our to-do list. more »»
November 27, 2013 I love to shop. I always have. I love Black Friday. One of my sisters and I?have made the annual trip for years. I know some people think anyone who shops on that day is insane. We think it’s fu. more »»
November 20, 2013 This Thursday is the big day—Thanksgiving. It is such a wonderful, unique, American holiday. We know the basis for it —Pilgrims, Indians, harvest, and thanks. more »»
It's A Christmas Mood
November 13, 2013 I know a lot of people think it is simply wrong to have anything to do with Christmas until after Thanksgiving. No decorations. No music. No nothing. I disagree. more »»
We’ve Come To This?
October 16, 2013 I will be the first to admit, although a bit shamefully, that I am not the best at keeping up with national and international news. more »»
All For One, One For All
September 25, 2013 I didn’t really know Mark Doty—the beloved fireman who was killed in an ATV accident last week—but I do know the Paden City Volunteer Fire Company to which he belonged and served tirelessly. more »»
Boy O' Boy Scouts!
July 24, 2013 My family took a little trip the weekend of July 20 to Lewisburg, W.Va., then up to Cass Scenic Railroad. Both of our stops are places I have visited before, and enjoyed. more »»
My West Virginia
June 5, 2013 While attending a Mountain Stage taping recently I began to think how enjoying those events are one of my very favorite things to do in West Virginia. more »»
May 8, 2013 I’m a member of a club. It doesn’t have a name. There is no official membership, yet all those who are part of the club realize they’re members. more »»
I'm Still Here
March 13, 2013 Some of you have been kind enough in the past week or two to ask where I’ve been. You’ve actually missed this little column of mine. more »»
Wetzel County Chamber of Commerce
Drug Free Kids of America
June 28, 2012 A new student representative from Magnolia High School joined the chamber board on Wednesda. more »