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In Our Own Backyard

August 26, 2009 I know this isn’t a secret to many of you, but Marietta has a simply wonderful water park. I thoroughly enjoyed my first visit to the Marietta Aquatic Center at Indian Acres Park recentl. more »»

An Excuse Or Reason?

August 19, 2009 Just as the days are heating up to true summer levels, the pools are closing and the countdown has begun to the beginning of the school year—the unofficial marker to the end of summer. more »»

The Ball Roll

August 12, 2009 Town and Country Days, Wetzel County’s annual county fair, always brings back innumerable memories for me. You see, I was one of those kids that lived at the fair during the week-long event. more »»

Perfect Summer Entertainment

August 5, 2009 People who say there is nothing to do in Wetzel County certainly aren’t looking very hard. Almost every weekend there are more things beckoning me and my attention than I can possibly attend. more »»

Bridging The Gap

July 28, 2009 I am constantly amazed at how much the Ohio River divides the residents of Monroe and Wetzel counties. We live so close together, yet often are worlds apart. more »»

A Great Day

July 22, 2009 I thoroughly enjoyed the Festival of Memories held in downtown New Martinsville Saturday. My sister Karen had attended the event for the first time and she was amazed at how wonderful it all wa. more »»

The Truly Important Things

July 15, 2009 The national media may have been obsessed lately with the numerous deaths of celebrities, but Wetzel County has not been immune to similar losses. more »»

A Real Gem

July 8, 2009 I must sheepishly admit that I have never been to Hundred’s Fourth of July celebration before and may I say that it was fabulous! It was great to see so many people come out for the... more »»

Michael’s Missed Comeback

July 1, 2009 With the media onslaught that followed the shocking death of Michael Jackson, my 11-year-old niece just couldn’t understand why it was such a big dea. more »»

Vacation: Facebook

June 24, 2009 What did you do over summer vacation? That is the question that is often posed, particularly to school children. more »»

Jim Who?

June 16, 2009 Once again I thoroughly enjoyed participating in the Wetzel County Relay for Life Softball Tournament. I readily admit I am not a softball player. more »»

Skip The Zoo

June 10, 2009 I had the opportunity last week to take an impromptu trip to Washington, D.. more »»

It’s All A Matter Of Choices

June 3, 2009 Friday Joellen and I took a little shopping trip and my sister asked us to look for a few things along the way. What she wanted us to pick up wasn’t anything for her exactly. more »»

Going To The Big City

May 27, 2009 “I want to go to the big city to see Dora and Boots!” This was the refrain we heard sporadically from Joellen for about a month before Dora the Explorer and Boots came to Pittsburgh in... more »»

History Embodied

May 20, 2009 Our community experienced a real loss last week when Jim Fitzsimmons passed way. He was a long-time newspaperman who certainly had strong ties to this organization. more »»

Regal Reunion

May 13, 2009 There aren’t many opportunities for most Americans to become “knights” or “ladies”. Maybe that is why the Golden Horseshoe is such a coveted award in West Virginia. more »»

Something For Everyone?

May 5, 2009 I have completely run out of space in which to print items in this week’s Wetzel Chronicle. I try my best every week to provide this community with the information it needs and desire. more »»

Restocking The Shelves

April 29, 2009 Ever since the threat of bird flu a few years back I have tried to keep an extra stash of necessary items in my basement: water, toilet paper, food, etc. more »»

One Less Reader

April 22, 2009 In the newspaper business we care a lot about numbers--the number of subscriptions, readers, Web site hits, Web site members, and of course the numbers at the bottom line. more »»

An Influential Life

April 15, 2009 An influential teacher can easily be the most life-changing force in a person’s life. They are right up there with parents on the influence scale. more »»

 
 
 

 

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