Saturday, October 31, 2020

Sean Connery, the Scottish-born actor who was film's first - and for many viewers, the only - "Bond, James Bond," and whose charismatic swagger enlivened dozens of other movies including his Oscar-winning performance in "The Untouchables," has died in the Bahamas. He was 90.

HUNTINGTON — The Huntington Museum of Art will present a free virtual Walter Gropius Master Artist Ceramic Symposium Nov. 5-8. The symposium will feature six ceramic artists — Linda Christianson, Justin Donofrio, Sanam Emami, Chris Gustin, and Michael Hunt and Naomi Dalglish of Bandana Pottery.

LIVE: Without a live audience, “Mountain Stage” records its first new show since February at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, in Charleston. Featured are indie rocker Chuck Prophet; singer-songwriters Kim Richey and S.G. Goodman; and Charleston native Sierra Ferrell, a regular on the local music scene…

NOTES FROM THE VOLUNTEER: Woodstock is a male dog around 3 years old and weighs 55 pounds. He loves people and will do pretty much anything for attention and petting. Woodstock knows some basic commands and is friendly with other dogs. He would make a wonderful hiking or running buddy, but c…

Friday, October 30, 2020

Greater Huntington Park and Recreation District will present a socially distant and safe Fantasy Maze for Halloween 2020 from 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31 and Sunday Nov. 1.

EAGLE SCOUT: Andrew Karnes, son of Elizabeth and Chuck Karnes, of Huntington, and a 2020 graduate of St. Joseph Catholic High School, achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in December 2019. His project consisted of cleaning debris, putting down a terraced retaining wall and laying mulch at St. Jo…

Thursday, October 29, 2020

SINGLE: Jason Aldean will try to score his 25th No. 1 single with the release of “Blame It On You” this week. Penned by Kurt Allison, Tully Kennedy, John Edwards, Michael Tyler and Brian White, “Blame It On You” is featured on Jason’s 2019 album, “9.”

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

SEVENTH: Brynlee Hart, first-grader at Davis Creek Elementary School, turns 7 years old Friday, Oct. 30. Her grandmother, Gena Hart, who “so enjoys this column,” says Brynlee was 20 minutes from being a Halloween baby the year she was born. Happy birthday, Brynlee, and many more.

Little by little, our favorite shows are starting to return to our screens after a long absence due to the COVID-19 production shutdown. This week is a big one for NBC as Tuesday, “This Is Us” kicked off its new season and Thursday marks the return of “Superstore.”

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

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

Every year during health insurance open enrollment season, scammers try to dupe unsuspecting consumers into sharing their personal information. This year is no exception. According to new reports, Americans are getting scam calls phishing for their Medicare numbers and ot…

GOSPEL: Paul Belcher presents “The Original Battle of Songs” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, at Paramount Arts Center. Featured are Triumphant Quartet, Karen Peck and New River and Lore Family. Tickets are $25 and $20. Contact; or 606-324-0007.

Monday, October 26, 2020

As a young boy growing up in Charleston, Tyler Jordon remembers spending many days in his grandmother’s kitchen in South Hills, working right alongside as she taught him how to make her beloved party mix, a family-favorite snack that quickly gained fame among others in the community as well.

APPOINTED: Melissa Conley-Salyers, elementary school teacher in Boyd County School District in Ashland, was recently appointed to Education Professional Standards Board. The appointment was made by Gov. Andy Beshear.

Sunday, October 25, 2020

NAME, SIZE AND BREED: Erika is 3 to 4 years old, 51 pounds.

Darrell and Gloria Riley, of Proctorville, Ohio, celebrated their 60th anniversary Oct. 22.

From celebrating special days to making funny faces on a regular afternoon at home, cute kids are a recipe for winning photos.

Goodwill Industries of KYOWVA Area Inc. hosts the 6th annual Walking Dead & Zombie Run 5K Virtual Race through Oct. 31. All proceeds will go toward Goodwill’s Coats for Kids program, which with financial assistance will be able to purchase brand new coats, gloves, hats and shoes for area…

C. Cassilly Adams (1843-1921) was a talented artist whose best-known painting was “Custer’s Last Fight,” his imaginative recreation of the 1876 Battle of the Little Big Horn. The clash saw 7th Cavalry troopers commanded by George Armstrong Custer ambushed by members of the Lakota, Northern C…

Saturday, October 24, 2020

SPAGHETTI: A spaghetti dinner with Rocco is served from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25, at Ceredo Volunteer Fire Department. The cost is $5, includes bread and dessert. Proceeds benefit emergency equipment. Drive-thru service, walk up and delivery are available. Call 304-453-4808.

Friday, October 23, 2020

EXHIBITS: Barboursville artist Vernon Howell has several pieces of art hanging in three venues. In two of these venues, one may combine dinner and a viewing of the art exhibit. On Saturday, Oct. 24, a two-person exhibit is offered at The Cellar Door, 905 3rd Ave., Huntington. Each artist has…

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Last week, I shared an email from a reader who was extremely concerned about giving marketers too much personal data. The reader wondered why they were getting personalized coupons mailed to them from a particular retailer, and he recognized that the coupons reflected his purchase history. H…

ANOTHER HIT: Jason Aldean scored his 24th No. 1 single as “Got What I Got” ascended to No. 1 on both the Billboard Country Airplay chart and Mediabase chart this week. Penned by Thomas Archer, Alex Palmer and Michael Tyler, “Got What I Got” is featured on Jason’s 2019 album, 9. The tune foll…

Based out of Kettering, Ohio, Rapid Fired Pizza is a relatively new chain of pizzerias that place their emphasis on a wide variety of customization options and a specialty oven that can cook a pizza in about three minutes.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

NAMED: Kathryn Dean, Wayne High School senior, deserves a big hand clap. The cross country runner competed in the Huntington/Wayne High School Invitational, where she was named “Performer of the Meet.” Keep up the good work, Kathryn — the next step could be a gold at the 2024 Olympics in Par…

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

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

The COVID-19 pandemic has more people than ever ordering from Amazon. And, of course, scammers are finding ways to cash in on the trend. Con artists are posing as Amazon employees, calling people, and claiming to need information about their account. And if that wasn’t tricky enough, scammer…

READ: Writers’ Harvest hosts a virtual reading with Angie Mazakis, poet/author, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, via the Zoom webinar link. A short question-and-answer session follows. The benefit for Hunger Relief is sponsored by College of Liberal Arts and A.E. Stringer Visiting Writers Series…

Monday, October 19, 2020
Sunday, October 18, 2020

Meet this cool young man named Gary! He is 14 years old, and he loves Pokemon cards, video games, toys and sports, especially the Steelers. Gary is very loving and talkative. He loves to tell stories and ask questions.

DEAR JILL: I am highly concerned about privacy, so I do not use electronic coupons, and I will also not use a store loyalty card. So, I was concerned when I received a mailer of coupons from the supermarket. The mailer contained coupons for the exact items I buy most often at this market, ri…

In Appalachian speech, my wife and I became “come-heres” as we moved to Huntington as she became minister of Spring Valley Presbyterian Church. We were welcomed with Appalachian friendliness by this “church that feeds the hungry” with its food pantry. Church members had deep hearts with mode…

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