Tuesday, September 28, 2021

CHARLESTON — The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org.

FUNDRAISER: Best carving skills of local surgeons and chefs are used at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, outside The Market in downtown Huntington for the inaugural Huntington Children’s Museum Pumpkin Carving Contest. Contestants pay $5 for an extra minute, up to an additional 60 minutes. Proceeds g…

Monday, September 27, 2021

DOCUMENTARY: September’s 4th Tuesday features the showing of “Herb and Dorothy 50x50” documentary at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, at Grace Rardin Doherty Auditorium at Huntington Museum of Art. Masks and social distancing are required. Admission is free.

Sunday, September 26, 2021

HUNTINGTON — The Huntington Museum of Art will participate in the city of Huntington’s yearlong celebration of its 150th birthday with a special exhibit and publication of a new art reference book that highlights the work of Huntington artists, according to a news release.

Whenever I purchase an item that’s available in multiple sizes, I always try to calculate which size is the best deal from a financial standpoint. Cereal, for example, comes in box sizes ranging from around 9 ounces all the way up to 24 ounces. Whenever cereal is on sale, I’ll look at the sa…

NAME, SIZE AND BREED: Vinny came in with his mom Marley and three siblings. They were born around the end of April.

Sunday, September 26, 2021

HUNTINGTON — As part of its ongoing 4th Tuesday Tour Series, the Huntington Museum of Art will present “Herb & Dorothy: 50 x 50” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28. Admission is free to this film documentary by Megumi Sasaki. Masks are recommended but not required to attend, and social distanci…

HUNTINGTON — Heritage Farm is welcoming in the new season with its annual Fall Fest Celebration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, and everyone is invited to join in on the fun.

Saturday, September 25, 2021

LUNCH: A drive-by complimentary lunch is from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, at The Wyngate Senior Living Community, Barboursville. The menu includes salisbury steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn and peach cobbler. Door prizes are also available. Call 304-563-4433.

Friday, September 24, 2021

If you want to know whether your children catalog and store memories, smells, tastes and feelings from your everyday dinner table, ask them what they want to eat when they gather. Mine are grown, and we planned a weekend together. I instinctively asked what I always ask, “Tell momma what you…

SEMIFINALISTS: Congratulations to three Cabell Midland High School students who are National Merit semifinalists in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship program: Emily Akers, daughter of Mark and Julie Akers of Barboursville; Jacob Lee, son of Daria Davis of Ona; and Grant Mullins, son of Jam…

Thursday, September 23, 2021

ALBUM: Mickey Guyton’s album “Remember My Name” arrives Friday. Talking about the project, Mickey says, “I set out to create music that would make people feel self-empowered, loved and comfortable with being themselves, and this album holds true to all of that. I hope everyone who listens fi…

BIRTH: Paul and Nancy Estler of Highlawn Presbyterian Church became happy grandparents Sept. 2 of a new grandson, Jackson David Higgins. This little bundle of boy is a blessing born to Christine and Joe Higgins.

HUNTINGTON — For decades, it has been called the Jean Carlo Stephenson Auditorium, a surprisingly large 800-seat venue located in Huntington’s City Hall building. While the room will always keep that official name, there is now an official future nonprofit in the works, the goal of which wil…

BARBOURSVILLE — Rocky Tops Pizza was established by the Akers family in Kenova in 1991. The small take-out pizza joint would quickly become a favorite in Wayne County. Today there are four locations serving up pizza with a thin, chewy crust and cheese sticks with a sweet dipping sauce.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

RETIRED: A retirement reception honoring Nicki LoCascio, dean of Marshall University Honors College, for 22 years of teaching and administration, was conducted Tuesday. Congratulations and thanks for your dedication, service and hard work.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

NAMED: Four full-time students at Southern New Hampshire University earned a minimum grade-point average of 3.700 and above to be named to the President’s List for the summer 2021 semester. They include Paul Schwartz and James Artis, both of Ironton, Ohio; Andrew Morrison of South Point, and…

CHARLESTON — The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org.

Emergency scams, sometimes called “grandparent scams,” prey on the willingness of an unsuspecting, worried individual to help friends and family in need. Often, they will impersonate their targets’ loved ones, make up an urgent situation and plead for help … and money. Thanks to social media…

Monday, September 20, 2021

LISTED: Ten Huntingtonians graduated from Marshall University’s spring semester and were named to the dean’s list. They include Ryann Meredith Pemberton, bachelor of arts; Haley Rose Pifor and Brian Isaac Schleicher, bachelor of science; Kyle David Powers, bachelor of arts, cum laude; Fred A…

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Supplements to support brain health and focus can be helpful, but it’s important to know what you need since every brain is different.

ASHLAND — A friendly competition happening between the Boyd and Lawrence County locations of The Drop will benefit the Pathfinder Pantry at Ashland Community and Technical College.

Here are restaurant inspections recently performed by the Cabell-Huntington Health Department. The list is sorted by violations. The restaurant is listed first, followed by its address, then priority violations, priority foundation violations, core violations and no violations.

A few weeks ago, I shared stories of “too good to be true” product advertisements that can be found on social media. Often these ads link to overseas websites that appear to be legitimate, but if you place an order, it’s highly unlikely that you’ll receive the item you order.

Sixty years ago, on Sept. 8, 1961, the son of Frank and Elizabeth Leffingwell, Richard A. Leffingwell, married the love of his life, Punkin Browning, daughter of Robert Lee and Pearl Browning.

NAME, SIZE AND BREED: Handsome Russell is a 1- to 2-year-old, 65-pound dog who was found as a stray. He loves people and knows some basic commands.

HUNTINGTON — The Writers Can Read event for September will feature two award-winning authors, Cassie Chambers and Lee Martin, as well as an open mic session for anyone who would like to share their prose or poetry with the audience.

SURVIVORS: Sept. 10: 1 Eileen Waters, 2 Virginia Ramsey, 3 Juanita Duncan, TGIF Juanita Duncan.

Saturday, September 18, 2021

TRIBUTE: A Rat Pack Tribute Show featuring three performers impersonating Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe begins at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at Ro-Na Theater, 310 S. 3rd St., Ironton. The show is a fundraiser for Amy for Africa. Performers are from Murder and Merriment, local…

Friday, September 17, 2021

FALL FEST: Bring the family and enjoy all the activities of Fall Fest in Barboursville this weekend. The carnival, located on Sadler Field, will be available until 11 p.m. Saturday. Musical entertainment will be provided both Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. with Steve Augeri, the former lead v…

Thursday, September 16, 2021

CRUISE-IN: Cops-N-Rodders WV Classic Car Club’s cruise-in is from 5 p.m. until dusk Saturday, Sept. 18, at Putnam County Bank parking lot, Hurricane, West Virginia. Registration fee for competing vehicles is $10. Awards are given for Best Mopar, Best Ford, Best GM, Best Truck, Best Import, B…

DANCER: After being named one of this season’s “Dancing With the Stars” cast members, Jimmie Allen is excited for the opportunity, and he’s getting ready for the Sept. 20 premiere. Last weekend, Jimmie shared, “Looking forward to stepping out and trying something new on Season 30 of @dancing…

HUNTINGTON — The Marshall University School of Music will present a flute-piano-cello trio concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, in Smith Music Hall. The concert features three Marshall University faculty members: Wendell Dobbs on flute, Şölen Dikener on cello and Johan Botes on piano.

Ray Carney is the kind of outlaw you want to root for because he’s kind, generous, loves his wife and family, and is “only slightly bent when it came to being crooked.” He’s the hard-working, upwardly aspirational anti-hero of “Harlem Shuffle,” Colson Whitehead’s loving homage to noir fictio…

Fred Dolin opened his first barbecue restaurant “The Pink Pig” in Fayetteville in June 2020. Despite all the challenges involved in opening a restaurant, particularly during a pandemic, the barbecue joint was a smoking success.

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