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Parkesburg Drawing of the Week

Dominic Viti based this charcoal and pastel drawing on a customer at Rocco & Anna’s.


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Monday Morning Poem

Dear Negative Space   You are formed Between parts Your creation Is an accident. You live Fleetingly.   You change, Flickering, In the light.   You disappear, Shuttered, In the dark.   But in Rodin’s hands,


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Parkesburg Cartoon: Evolution


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After Weight Loss

By Joseph Miller In the summer of 2009, I weighed close to four hundred pounds. That’s big. I dropped to one hundred and seventy by the summer 2012—about average for a guy my height. But here’s


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What Parkesburg Could Use

By Larimee Cortnik Parkesburg could use a watering hole, a place to kick back with friends. I recently visited the Barking Spider Tavern, a carriage house converted into a watering hole in Cleveland, Ohio. An eclectic


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Monday Morning Poem

Be honest, my friend. You really know nothing.   And that’s fine, my friend. None of us do, even in the end.   So forget about your Mission under the moon.   Forget about power, the


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Amtrak Lines

I take the train from Philadelphia to Parkesburg and eavesdrop on passengers’ conversations with a pen and notepad. Here are much-censored samples of what I’ve heard: “I don’t like people who walk slow. They should understand that


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Drawing of the Week

Dominic Viti used charcoal to draw this runner on Main Street.


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Parkesburg Today Wants to Hear From You

Parkesburg Today wants your feedback. What are we doing right? What are we doing wrong? What do you enjoy reading most? Crime, police, sports, business, human interest, articles with pointless pictures of kittens in bow ties?


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Simple Lines

By Larimee Cortnik One of my favorite authors is not Stephen King. I’ve read a few of his books. They were frightening—not something I want to read in bed. At night. Home. Alone. But when I heard


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