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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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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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WV Weekend: Taste of Parkersburg

April 29, 2018

Savor the flavor of the Mountain State with entertainment, wine, craft brews, and an eclectic mix of culinary offerings at the Annual Taste of Parkersburg on June 1! Begin your weekend by checking into the historic Blennerhassett Hotel. Suddenly rich from oil and natural gas in the late 1800s, Parkersburg, West Virginia flourished into a…

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April 26, 2018

Summer is prime time in the Mid-Ohio Valley for getting out and about in our community. From kayaking the local waterways to mingling with friends at one of Parkersburg’s outstanding restaurants, there is something here for everyone. Plan your exciting summer weekend in the Greater Parkersburg area join us for one (or more) of our…

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Discover Your Treasure at Scots Marketplace

April 23, 2018

Landscaping, flowers, seeds and garden supplies… if that is what you think of when you think of Scots, you need to take a trip up to Scots Marketplace in Vienna, W.Va. When you walk in the door you will feel like you have stepped back in time to the local general store where everyone knows…

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Local Restaurant Feature: da Vinci’s

April 18, 2018

“It’s all about the people. If you take care of the people, they’ll take care of you. We’ve forged so many great relationships. I don’t just mean the customers,” Christine said, “I also care about our employees. If you take care of your employees, they’ll take care of you.” Greater Parkersburg is home to several top-notch…

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5 of the Best Places to Hike

April 18, 2018

“The mountains are calling and I must go.” ~ John Muir Nothing rejuvenates the soul like a walk in the woods. Lace up your hiking boots and grab a walking stick, our trails are approachable for all skill levels and timeframes Spring is the perfect time to enjoy the outdoor weather and new green foliage….

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Five Things You May or May Not Know About Parkersburg, WV

April 4, 2018

Here are five fun facts you may or may not know about Parkersburg and Wood County! Find us on Facebook or Instagram @VisitPKB to share your fun facts about the area! 1. A Who’s Who List of People Born in Parkersburg Some of these include film actor Paul Dooley, U.S. federal judge Jon Jay Jackson…

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