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Vienna woman competing in national contest to name greatest baker
VIENNA, W.Va. (WTAP) - Rachelle Stephens is competing to become the greatest baker, presented by Buddy Valastro, who is better known as the cake boss. The contest winner will take home a grand prize of $10,000 and have their work featured in Bake from Scratch magazine. Stephens says she is...
Marietta First Friday is back tonight!
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - It’s a start of a new month and it is also the first Friday of December! This means that First Fridays is back in downtown Marietta along Front street. This month’s theme is Moonlight Madness. Jenn Tinkler of Marietta Main Street stopped by Daybreak to talk more about the event.
Three Must-Try Breakfast & Brunch Spots in Marietta
This article presents three exceptional breakfast and brunch spots in Marietta. Have you had the chance to visit any of them? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below:
Daybreak Kitchen: Stuffing Dumpling Soup
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Here is the recipe to make stuffing dumpling soup! The recipe will provide 6 servings. This is a perfect dish to use up any leftovers from Thanksgiving and though the holidays! You can check out the Changed Plate on Facebook and even look into the classes they provide here!
Historic house tours benefit historic district
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Friday marked the first of the season for Julia-Ann Square Historic District’s annual house tours. According to Judith Smith, who helps run the tours, this historic district was once home to the man who drew the state seal, Governor Stevenson, and multiple other historical figures.
New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Cats Up for Adoption in parkersburg, WV
Whether you're thinking about adopting a pet or simply delight in watching cute animals, you'd find a plethora of endearing pets awaiting adoption at animal shelters across and close to parkersburg..
Discovery World on Market names Francisco Gearhead of the Month
PARKERSBURG — Discovery World on Market has announced its first honoree in an employee-recognition program. Selina Francisco is the December Gearhead of the Month. “Selina has been with us since we opened, has been promoted to a team leader and exemplifies excellent customer service,” Wendy Shriver, executive director of Discovery World on Market, said. “At Discovery World on Market, we value our employees and their impact on the customer experience here at the children’s museum. We employ five full-time employees and 27 part-time employees.”
Unleash Your Inner Artist at Parkersburg's Cocktail Paint Party
Get ready to uncork your creativity at the upcoming Cocktail Paint Party! This isn't your typical Friday night out. Picture this: a paintbrush in one hand, a cocktail in the other, and a canvas in front of you, ready to be transformed into a work of art.
Marietta College student competing in national baking competition
MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) - New Martinsville native Bre Herrick is in the mix to become The Greatest Baker, presented by Buddy Valastro, who is better known as the Cake Boss. The winner will take home a grand prize of $10,000 and have their work featured in Bake from Scratch magazine.
The Haunting Echoes of Blennerhassett Island's Past
Amid the serene flow of the Ohio River, Blennerhassett Island stands as a testament to the dreams and downfalls of its previous stewards. A mere stone’s throw from Davisville, the island is shrouded in a history rich with intrigue and spectral whispers. Harman and Margaret Blennerhassett, Irish nobility in search of a new beginning, erected a mansion symbolic of their ambitions. Their estate, however, became the nucleus of the infamous Burr Conspiracy, an audacious plot led by Aaron Burr to establish a separate empire, which precipitated their tragic demise. Twice arrested, the Blennerhassetts watched their dreams crumble to ashes as their home succumbed to flames.
A Christmas Ballet For Everyone
With Christmas coming up, people who celebrate are looking for something festive to do. I recommend seeing the Mid-Ohio Valley Ballet Company’s performance of “Nutcracker,” a Christmas ballet about a girl and the magical things she experiences after a party. The Mid-Ohio Valley Ballet Company, located in...
The oldest restaurant and brewery in West Virginia is more than a century old
PARKERSBURG, WV (WOWK) — People have been hanging out, drinking beer and eating food at the North End Tavern & Brewery in Parkersburg since 1899. Thrillist, Food & Wine, and Only in Your State all say that the North End Tavern, which is also known as NET, in Parkersburg is West Virginia’s oldest restaurant, and […]
Meet Lola! WTAP’s Pet of the Week!
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Meet Lola! This week’s Pet of the Week!. Lola is a pit-mix who is about one to two years old from the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley. She is very affectionate and does well with, and loves, people, dogs, and cats. Lola is very...
A Gastronomic Journey: Discovering 4 Must-Try Modern American Eateries in Marietta
In this article, we explore four contemporary American eateries in Marietta. Have you had the opportunity to dine at any of these places? If yes, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below.
Marietta College groups to perform Handel's 'Messiah'
MARIETTA — Music lovers, get read for a true Marietta tradition — the 97th annual Messiah performance. Marietta College’s Oratorio Choir and a professional orchestra will perform the Handel’s iconic “Messiah” at 7 p.m. Sunday, at Basilica of St. Mary of the Assumption, 506 Fourth St., Marietta.
Tips on decorating for the holidays
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - This time of year, everyone starts to decorate their house for the holidays. Sometimes it can be hard to figure out a good starting place for decorating. Crown Decor and Gifts owner Keith McClung shares a good starting place for everyone. “I always say ‘Start with...
Annual Victorian Home Tour and Tea Event at Julia-Ann Square Historic District
Discover the rich history of West Virginia at the annual Victorian home tour and tea event in the Julianne Square historic district. Explore beautiful homes from the mid-1800s to early 1900s, learn about influential residents, and enjoy the festive decorations.
West Virginia Symphony Orchestra ushering in Christmas with ‘Sounds of the Season’
PARKERSBURG — The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra will continue its ZMM Architects and Engineers Pops Series this weekend with three performances of “Sounds of the Season” in Lewisburg, Charleston and Parkersburg. Led by Music Director Maurice Cohn, the performances will include Santa and Friends and musical selections...
Polar Express coming to model railroad show in Parkersburg
PARKERSBURG — The Polar Express will chug its way into town as the featured attraction at the Mid-Ohio Valley Model Railroad Club’s annual Christmas Open House from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday in the basement of NOE Office Equipment, 610 Green St., Parkersburg. The open house will...
Dogs help kids read through Tail Waggin’ Tutors program
VIENNA, W.Va. (WTAP) - Reading out loud is a common fear. It’s something Tail Waggin’ Tutors aims to give kids more confidence in. WTAP has more on how the program’s unique selection of teachers is helping kids grow. Some tutors have glasses, some wear dresses, and some...