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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 »»

Valuable book was in attic

May 2, 2011 A 500-year-old book published soon after Johannes Guttenberg invented the printing press turned up at an auction in Sandy, Utah, a few weeks ago. more »»

Marietta tie to old frames

April 18, 2011 Question: I purchased a box of art frames at a Marietta auction along with a print that was signed in pencil by an artist with only the last name of Sturgill, and from what I’ve read, it may have... more »»

I’m working hard, and my DAD lost how much??!!!!!

April 18, 2011 Does anyone have as much difficulty as I do when trying to order something somewhat healthy at a restaurant? For me, this topic is especially difficult because when I arrive at the restaurant with... more »»

Treasure in the Attic: H.P Fischer’s photos and postcards

April 11, 2011 Does the name Harry Fischer ring a bell? Harry Fischer was born in Marietta in 1879, and graduated from Marietta Academy with the Class of 189. more »»

The Year-round Gardener: Backyard composting is getting hot!

April 11, 2011 My last article discussed vermicomposting, the process using earthworms, beneficial bacteria and other organisms to replicate nature’s breaking down of vegetation and other organics. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Checking prices on a watch, coin bank

April 4, 2011 Q.: Would like information on an old pocket watch, when it was made and its value. more »»

A Weighty Issue: The numbers don’t lie, thank goodness

April 4, 2011 Well, come to think of it, I do believe I have not included a current weight in these past couple of columns. I think it has been a month that my weight was not registered in it. more »»

 
 

 

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