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Outdoor Enthusiasts Enjoy Greater Parkersburg

September 8, 2015

Kim Coram simply can’t contain her enthusiasm when the conversation turns to outdoor opportunities in the Greater Parkersburg, W.Va., and Mid-Ohio Valley region. Her description is peppered with words like “phenomenal” and “amazing.” Coram, who created the website (“oPam” is Online Physical Activity Magazine) and who teaches kayaking and mountain biking among other things, knows the…

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Grandest Canyon – Actors Guild Of Parkersburg

June 2, 2015

Miss Ida Ingram’s dying wish was to have her ashes scattered over the Grand Canyon – no small request for the two remaining sisters, Isabelle and Imogene, as they are elderly and have never before ventured out of South Carolina. Into the picture comes a long-lost nephew, Brandon, who agrees to drive his maiden aunts…

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Make Your Own History

May 28, 2014

Come escape, discover and play in Greater Parkersburg. Unique Shops | Great Restaurants | Comfy Accommodations | Spectacular Events Discover the romance and intrigue of Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park and ride an authentic sternwheeler. Or enjoy superb outdoor recreation at North Bend State Park. The area’s rich oil and gas heritage is presented at…

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History Channel’s American Pickers to take stop in Parkersburg next week

April 30, 2014

Show seeks to feature collectors and characters. PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (April 30, 2014) – This isn’t your grandmother’s antiquing. The popular History Channel television show American Pickers will make a stop in West Virginia this May, including Parkersburg. The show is currently seeking collectors and characters to be featured in future episodes. “The Pickers team will be coming…

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Steampunk Convention comes to Parkersburg!

April 18, 2014

There is an exciting new event coming to Parkersburg the first weekend in May this year. The event is Vandalia-Con, a convention based on the genre of imaginative fantasy known as Steampunk. Steampunk has its roots in the speculative fiction of such late 19th century authors as Jules Verne and HG Wells. I encourage you…

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“Introduction to Adventure” A great new program at North Bend

March 27, 2014

I was out at North Bend State Park recently and I met with Superintendent Steve Jones and Kristi Steed, their Group Sales Coordinator. They were telling me about a great new spring program out at the park that will provide the opportunity for people to receive instruction in two of my favorite outdoor activities –…

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All Aboard!

February 7, 2014

If you’re going to be in town the weekend of February 22nd, do yourself a favor and head on down to the Mid-Ohio Valley Model Railroad Club Event – Cabin Fever Breaker Open House. The event will be held at the headquarters of the MOVMRC in the Basement of the NOE office building at 610…

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Travelling Exhibit from the Smithsonian at Parkersburg Art Center

February 6, 2014

“Hometown Teams – How Sports Shape America” is a Museum on Mainstreet Exhibition organized by the Smithsonian Institution Travelling Exhibit Service.  It will visit six locations in West Virginia this year and our own Parkersburg Art Center was chosen to be the opening venue! The kick off for this fantastic exhibit will take place with…

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