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11 Things You Don’t Know About Henderson Hall

August 24, 2018

Henderson Hall is a unique historic attraction that stands along the Ohio River in Williamstown, WV. The Henderson Family never threw anything away so nearly everything in their home is original to the family…therefore everything has a story. Here are 11 things you might not know and want to look for the next time you…

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August 22, 2018

You know it’s going to be a great day when you can slip out of the office and have a day of adventure in one of West Virginia’s State Parks! After our morning adventure of learning to rappel and rock climb (Click here to read Part One of my Quest Adventure), Jenna and I headed…

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WV Weekend: Blennerhassett Island

August 6, 2018

No visit to Parkersburg, W. Va. is complete without an island adventure. And although many islands dot the Ohio River, the most interesting one may be Blennerhassett Island, the home of Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park. Blennerhassett is a verdant spot in the middle of the Ohio River with an imposing mansion carved out of…

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My Quest Adventure – Part 1: Rock Climbing & Rappelling

July 16, 2018

You know it’s going to be a great day when you can slip out of the office and have a day of adventure in one of West Virginia’s State Parks! For several years now I have dreamed of trying my hand at rock climbing, it was literally the second thing on my Pinterest bucket list…

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North Bend: Not Just a State Park but a Gateway to Adventure

July 16, 2018

I experienced many new things at North Bend State Park. Learning to rappel, rock climb and hone my kayaking skills plus we met some extremely nice people, ate awesome food, and overall had a great day at the beautiful North Bend State Park. Hannah Duffield and I got to spend the whole day at North…

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Sally Oliver, Chef, Owner and General Manager

Behind the Scenes at The House of Wines

June 20, 2018

Sally rubbed her temples as the clock tolled 2 a.m. the restaurant was quiet as she ran and re-ran the numbers looking for the $20 discrepancy from that day’s sales. As manager of a French fine dining restaurant in the financial district of Boston, she would stay until she figured out why the numbers weren’t…

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Summer Kayaking Tours

June 20, 2018

Looking for a little summer adventure on the water? The Marietta Adventure Company (Marietta, Ohio) will offer seven seasonal guided kayaking tours. Backwater Tour (Full day trip/5-6 hrs.) This 6-10 mile guided trip offers exploration into three backwater areas along the Ohio River along with glimpses of the Wayne National Forest.  The group will paddle…

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Top 3 Microbreweries in the Mid-Ohio Valley

May 15, 2018

Looking for a getaway that includes sipping and savoring handcrafted brews and wines? Look no further than Greater Parkersburg. The region features three unique breweries and two wineries you’ll want to take time to explore. 1. When you cozy into a booth at the N.E.T. you’ll quickly realize this is a local favorite. North End Tavern…

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Local Artist Forges Memories into Monuments

April 30, 2018

The smell of hot coals simmering in the forge, the ring of the hammer against the pliable iron, the wonder at the iron’s state of delicacy then strength when tempered. Betsy Cook gets to experience the wonder of both science and history when she is sequestered in her forge in Lowell, Ohio, creating works of…

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