Lifestyles

Park Teacher Opens Minds About Wheeling

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com They get interested, and then they get angry. The best part is that they learn without even realizing it. Ryan Stanton, a history teacher at Wheeling Park High School, ins...

Get Out In The Cold

By Jesse Mestrovic Weelunk Contributor  "Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get." - Ray Kroc The winter doldrums make it difficult to be active and even to get off the couch a...

It’s FINALLY Cold Outside

By Melanee Sinclair Weelunk Contributor   I have always loved winter.  I love the snow, the frost on the windows, and even the dreary, gray days. The crunch of the snow under my boots and my car ...

The “Mabel Files”: Part 1

By Gerry Griffith Weelunk Contributor A word about this series: Like a lot of men, I mentally compartmentalize life and memories. There are boxes up in my head socked away on various imaginary shelves to ...

River City Offering Live & Local Music

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com It’s about the talent, and it’s about the atmosphere it creates. Those are two primary reasons why Jason Miller and Becky Schmidt often offer live and local music at the Rive...

A Christmas Story for the Little Hogans

By Bill Hogan From 1972 Weelunk Contributor THE GOSPEL OF ST. LUKE - AS AMENDED   One day God picked up the world, held it in His palm, and studied the big mess people had made by being mean to...

A Greener Linsly

By Becca Wilson Weelunk.com Contributor  As Wheeling takes initiatives to become a greener city, from supporting local farming efforts to highlighting recycling entrepreneurs, Linsly has taken its own ini...

Linsly Serves By Example in the Community

By Daniella Truong and Grace George (Linsly Sophomores) Edited By: Colin Kelly and Zach Spurrier (Linsly Seniors) Weelunk Contributors   Students at Linsly have been donating not only supplies ...

Get Outside and Do Nothing!

Photographs and Story By Alice Eastman Weelunk Contributor   Climbing trees, making mud pies, rolling over logs, catching crayfish, building snowmen, collecting pinecones, and doing nothing. Most ...

Bill Hogan: Horses

I don’t know a lot about horses. What little familiarity I have is mostly from betting them. I worked at Wheeling Downs when it was a half-mile horse track back when I was in school, but that comes later. Ba...

I Ate, I Ate, From A Locally Important Plate

One of the great things about living in Wheeling is that there are so many friends and family members nearby for entertaining with parties. Everyone loves a party, but my wife, "Wallis," takes it to another lev...

The “Real” Santas of Wheeling

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com Tinsel was everywhere. It was wound around the downtown’s utility poles, and it outlined most storefront window displays. Tinsel smothered the Christmas trees on display a...

The Whores, The Help, and The Hooligans

Editors' Note: Bill Hogan has offered to share with us a series of his recollections about life in long-ago Wheeling. It seems truly strange to me today to put myself back in the early 1940s, when I was bare...

A Vast Cast Faces Its Last Act

By Robert Gaudio Weelunk Contributor When I auditioned for a role in Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” back in September, I was not prepared for the roller-coaster ride that would ensue. Believing t...

That Fabulous Tree Is Talking Again!

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com Her eyes didn’t move from side to side, so you really didn’t know when IT would come. Sometimes you strolled in front of her with your folks, and other times you jumped su...

A Focus on Wheeling From Pittsburgh

By Daniel Finsley Weelunk Contributor I moved to Pittsburgh in 1999 to attend Art School. After graduation, I intended to plant my feet in that very city permanently, but my life had other plans. I ended ...

There and Wheeling Again

  By Derrick McKee Weelunk Contributor  Four and a half years ago, I packed up my apartment on National Road in Wheeling and moved to Fairlawn, Ohio – an upscale suburb jammed between Akron and Cl...

A Tour Through Clay School

Photographs and Story By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com I lived directly across the street from Clay School for three years, and that’s when I learned about Darryl Bayne’s dream. He bought the 83,000-square-f...

New Resident Invites Wheeling To Concert

By Scott Glysson Weelunk Contributor Scott is a professor at WLU and assumed the position of Director of Choral Activities in August When my wife and I moved to Wheeling in June of this year, we really didn'...

Small Business Saturday Recap

By Allison Skibo In 2010, American Express started a new holiday shopping tradition when they trademarked Small Business Saturday. The mission is simple: help small businesses do more business. Weelunkers St...

Christmas Parade Perspective

By LeeRoy Minnette  Weelunk Contributor West Liberty University Adjunct Professor Rebecca Kiger's photography students were given the task of taking Christmas parade pictures.  Roy and Emily's images belo...

Shop Local on Small Business Saturday

Photographs and story by Joelle Connors Regional Economic Development Partnership Few words signal the start of the holiday shopping season like Black Friday. Created by the big box chain stores to jump s...

Thanksgiving Eve At The Alpha

By Josh Wack Weelunk Contributor Tonight is the night. Fresh haircut, new outfit, and a year’s worth of lifestyle and current events updates. The crowd will begin as a normal weeknight dinner crowd, and slowl...

Grisham’s New Novel is a Major Disappointment

By Bill Hanna Weelunk Contributor   John Grisham’s first legal thriller, “A Time to Kill,” was published all the way back in 1989, and the recent publication of his newest novel, “Gray Mountain,” ...

Weelunker Derrick McKee Reviews the Vagabond

One More Final Friday By Derrick McKee Weelunk Contributor I’m a big fan of knowing exactly when a certain event will take place. For instance, I already know I have plans every single year on the firs...

Images from Sandscrest Benefit

Lovers of good food and top-notch spirits had the opportunity to warm-up this weekend at the Hogshead Festival at Sandcrest Conference and Retreat Center. The festival took place Saturday November 15 and fea...

Dimmeydale Diaries

By Jesse E. Gandee Weelunk Contributor For Halloween this year I was blessed with a painful chest cold. My neighbor, Rosetta, brought over a bowl of homemade minestrone soup. My wife and Rosetta seem to b...

Gyllenhaal Shines Brightly in “Nightcrawler”

By Bill Hanna Weelunk.com Contributor  “If it bleeds, it leads.” This little pearl of wisdom proves to be extremely important to Louis “Lou” Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal), the main character in “Nightcrawler...

CMOV Beertastic Pictures by Bennett McKinley

The CMOV's annual board fundraiser, Beertastic: A Beer for All Seasons.  Adults had a turn to have a playdate at the Children's Museum's future location in Centre Market, while sampling local beers brewed by th...

Dream Realized With A Twist

By Marilyn Mull Weelunk Contributor Dorothy’s mantra in the The Wizard of Oz, “There’s no place like home,” resonates in Stacey Nau Taylor’s philosophy as one of Wheeling’s newest female entrepreneurs. Tayl...

“Eat, or We Both Starve!”

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I’m a foodie. I absolutely love going out to dinner with my wife to try something I’ve never heard of before (like gorgonzola-stuffed, bacon-wrapped figs) at a new...

Vagabond Brunch Pleases Family, Cures Hangovers

There's nothing like running a website that encourages people to do things to make one realize that they don't do enough. So last Sunday my family and I traded our Honey Bunches of Oats for a brunch on the town...

Neighborhoods: Downtown

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com (Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of articles that will include profiles on each of Wheeling’s established neighborhoods.) G.C. Murphy. L.S. Good. Sears. Stone...

Educational Diversity Helps Us Thrive

By Keely Camden Weelunk Contributor It can be argued that our differences make us stronger.  Diversity of thought, of background, of belief can add to the rich tapestry of a community, thus allowing our di...

King Breaks the Mold with New Novel

By Bill Hanna Weelunk.com During his long (40 years), successful, and prolific (more than 50 books) career, Stephen King deservedly became known as The Master of Horror. As one who has read just about eve...

Travel: Sometimes, It’s OK To Leave Wheeling

By Anne Harman Weelunk.com Why travel? Seems like a simple question.  And to many of us, “why not travel” is the real question.  But in today’s 24/7 world of news and information, we are bombarded with se...
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