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Off the Beaten Path Adventures

April 3, 2018

Whether kooky, spooky, or quirky, taking the path less traveled can be the best way to make your own history. Julia-Ann Square Historic District The Julia-Ann Square Historic District is filled with mansions that echo the newfound wealth of the 20th-century oil, gas and timber wealth. These were the homes of some of the most…

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10 Things You Must See This Spring in Greater Parkersburg

March 15, 2018

Spring is a refreshing time of year. The flowers are blooming, the trees are turning green, the air carries the promise of warm days to come and you and your family are anxious to get out of the house and shrug off that cabin fever. Here are ten things that are sure to get you…

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Civil War Trails

March 13, 2018

Few places have a storied past as fascinating as Greater Parkersburg, West Virginia. While no significant battles were fought in Wood County, the county was greatly changed by the Civil War. When the war started, Parkersburg was a sleepy southern town. It lay at the junction of the Northwestern and Staunton turnpikes, the confluence of…

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One Local Couple is “Stoked” about Their Business

February 26, 2018

“We keep the quality at the very highest of standards possible,” Travis said of the coffee they serve at Stoked Coffee in Marietta, OH and Parkersburg, WV. Coffee is a staple of the American way of life, and there are so many places to get that coffee fix. With that said, the Greater Parkersburg area…

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There is more to Mountwood Park than Hiking Trails

February 26, 2018

There are a lot of notable parks in the Greater Parkersburg area, but Mountwood Park stands out as one with an abundance of great activities mixed with a great array of trails. This Waverly park opened to the public in the formative years of the 1980s and has since been a staple of the area….

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WV Weekend: Made In Greater Parkersburg

February 26, 2018

Homegrown favorites make a visit to Greater Parkersburg surprisingly delicious. Here are 7 must stop locations for handcrafted gourmet foods and gifts – all made right here in West Virginia and Ohio! You know a restaurant is good when the line is almost always out the door. And that’s the way it’s been for nearly…

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The Parkersburg Art Center has Something for Everyone

February 26, 2018

The Parkersburg Art Center has been a fixture of the city since 1938 and is still home to art pieces and exhibits that are sure to amaze and inspire creativity. Located at the corner of Market and Eighth Street, the Parkersburg Art Center has something for everyone to enjoy. The Art Center is open Wednesday…

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5 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Greater Parkersburg

February 6, 2018

Valentine’s Day is a holiday for good times and romance. Here’s a list of five things you can do around the Greater Parkersburg area to make this Valentine’s Day your best yet! 1. Parkersburg Art Center | Parkersburg Perhaps, you would like to slow down and spend some time in a stress-free atmosphere. Look no…

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Family. Heritage. Chocolate. – The Story of Holl’s Chocolate

February 6, 2018

Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and it’s the best time of the year for those who have a sweet tooth. Perhaps, nothing says Valentine’s Day quite like chocolate. Holl’s Swiss Chocolates in Vienna has roots that go back to the late-1950s when Fritz Holl and a group of chocolatiers decided to travel to the…

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