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A Weighty Issue: Getting back on track can be a challenge

September 19, 2011 Yes, there has been no article in the newspaper these past couple of months. No, I didn’t quit writing the column. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Artist spent early years in Marietta

September 12, 2011 Received an email last week from an art gallery in California wanting to purchase any artwork by famous local Marietta artist Gina Knee. Received a letter from them also in 2010. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Time to look at selling old jewelry

September 5, 2011 Have any old gold jewelry that you would like to turn into cash? Now is the time to sell it with gold reaching a high of $1,908 an ounce. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Copy of work not as valuable as original

August 29, 2011 Question: A couple of years ago I purchased an oil painting at a Columbus flea market by a local artist you mentioned in one of your columns by the name of Lily Martin Spencer who grew up on a farm... more »»

The Year-round Gardener: Still plenty of time to plant in your garden

August 22, 2011 Here in the United States, in the whole Northern Hemisphere actually, we have hit the peak gardening season. This is the time of the year when we are reaping the rewards of our winter and spring work. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Old parlor stove made in Cleveland

August 22, 2011 Question: I’m sending photos of two heating stoves that are in my daughters home in Marietta. We think the stoves were put in the home when the home was built between 1910 and 1912. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Stoneware jar find

August 15, 2011 Question: A few years ago, cleaning out a barn in Devola, I came across a stoneware jar marked E.C. Phelps, Parkersburg, Virginia. My wife today, uses it as an umbrella stand at the front door. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Recalling Henry’s Store in Marietta

August 8, 2011 Question? I have a glass candy dish. On the bottom of it reads, “Henry’s” “The Store Ahead” Dry Goods, Millinery, Cloaks, Furs, Marietta, Ohio. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Donaghho family known for its pottery

August 1, 2011 A miniature stoneware water pitcher, made in 1877 and attributed to 17-year-old Parkersburg potter Walter Donaghho, was recently purchased at a yard sale in Marietta. more »»

The year-round gardener: Drip irrigation systems are efficient

August 1, 2011 What is drip irrigation? Drip, or micro-irrigation, is technology that uses a network of plastic pipes to carry a low flow of water under low pressure to plants. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: An old photo sparks interest

July 25, 2011 Question: Can you tell me anything about a picture I’m sending you of an old Indian lady? It belonged to my dad and was probably taken some time in the ’50s. — D.A., Beverly. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Antiques hunter needs an assist

July 18, 2011 Question: I just happened to stumble upon your column while doing research on Derby Kilmer desks. It turns out Frederick Kilmer, a partner in the Derby Desk Co. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Examples of valuable finds in local homes

July 11, 2011 Still searching for that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? It’s out there. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Local artist makes a mark

June 13, 2011 Marietta was home to several famous artists who made it big in the art world, who I have mentioned many times throughout my columns. more »»

Treasures int he Attic:

June 6, 2011 ¯ A rare 6¢-inch tall Hutchinson soda bottle, made by the “West VA” Bottling Works/Parkersburg, brought $310 last week at auction on eBay. ¯ Selling for $152. more »»

Early Lee Middleton doll found

May 30, 2011 Question: I purchased a 13-inch doll from McLeish Auction Service in Marietta for $4. The doll’s back is stamped, “An original Kingdom Doll,” No. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: There’s money in re-selling used books

May 23, 2011 Was out to a few sales last weekend and just happened to run into this lady at the Porter Building in South Parkersburg who was out buying up every book, record, CD, DVD, she could get her hands . more »»

Treasure in the Attic: American Bisque cookie jars remain valuable

May 16, 2011 A couple from New Hampshire recently auctioned off three cookie jars on eBay that were manufactured by American Bisque in Williamstown: ¯ Selling for $88. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Old pocket watch sells for $1,000

May 9, 2011 A Marietta woman who wrote me a couple of weeks ago about an old pocket watch that once belonged to her grandfather is $1,000 richer today after taking my advice and shipping the watch insured to... more »»

The Year-round Gardener: Many good reasons to plant an herb garden

May 9, 2011 Why plant an herb garden? There are many good reasons to plant an herb garden that include using them fresh to enhance the natural flavor of foods, to beautify the landscape, and to add fragrance to... more »»



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