BARBOURSVILLE - Many Tri-State residents were saddened last year when Tascali's Decades Pasta Bar & Grill closed after 29 years when owner Darrell Smith retired.
I must admit I was not desperately anxious to tackle Ian Kershaw's first volume of his study of Adolf Hitler, Hitler, 1889-1936, Hubris. This was, in part, due to its length-with Volume 2 it amounts to over 1,200 pages. But there is also the difficult nature of the subject matter. And, haven't Alan Bullock and Joachim C. Fest provided all that one might wish to know about the rise to power of Hitler and his Nazi Party? Mr. Kershaw would disagree.
The Tri-State offers several opportunities to get outdoors and exercise for a good cause. Here are a few opportunities coming up in the next few weeks:
It's getting hot in here so let's turn the amps up. As the temperatures rise, the sweat pours and the bands and DJs wring it all out with the crowd.
American Legion Post 177, 6024 U.S. 60 E., Barboursville. THURSDAY: Music and karaoke with Gary Vance. FRIDAY: Dance music with Jack O'Shea, 8 p.m. SATURDAY: July Fourth party afternoon and evening. SUNDAY: Sports on TV.
Kyle McKnight of Hurricane, West Virginia, earned the highest achievement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to Scouts, the Eagle Scout Award.
Here's a look at fireworks displays scheduled throughout the region this holiday weekend. Most are set to start around 10 p.m.
"If you want to be original just try being yourself, because God has never made two people exactly alike." - Bernard Meltzer
Strong currents in natural bodies of water can pose a serious threat to swimmers, and they're often invisible.
Is it possible to really like a show, but hate its network for putting it on the air?
In the case of "The Jim Gaffigan Show," I'm going to say yes, because even though the show is solid and I really like it, I hate TV Land airing it since it means bad things for my current favorite sitcom.