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EVENTS: Music! Movies! Theater! Art!

A ‘BELLA’ MASTERWORKS The Wheeling Symphony Orchestra opens its Masterworks season at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, conducted by music director finalist Timothy Hankewich and featuring guest artist Bella Hristo...

Is a Private School for Your Child?

In the Ohio Valley, parents are lucky to have many choices when it comes to schools for their children. There is a variety of parochial, private and public schools from which to choose. If you are considerin...

A VIEW FROM THE MOON: An Introduction

Years ago, nearly 46 to be more exact, I was a freshman in high school. I was 14 1/2 years old, it was a Saturday morning, dawn was shining on the still sleepy city of Richmond, (East) Va., and I was heading to...

WEEasked some simple questions — and your neighbors, friends, co-workers, acquaintances, even some strangers, answered. Get to know them a little bit better with our fun series, “WEEasked.” Look for it a couple...

Bill Hogan’s Musings: ‘Regal’ Jimmy

“James Samuel Simon, 82, of Wheeling, died Sunday Oct. 7, 2018.” … so the short obituary starts, with mention of his high school and military service. Really not much to report on his 82 years. I knew Jim...

Boo at the Zoo Unmasked

The Oglebay Good Zoo held its first Boo at the Zoo in October 1980 as a way to raise funds for animal care and zoo operations and to invite the community to enjoy safe, family-oriented Halloween fun. It quickly...

EVENTS: Dance, Dress Up, Listen, Taste

TALE AS OLD AS TIME Friends, villains, life lessons and love: “Beauty and the Beast” has it all. Oglebay Institute’s Youth Ballet Company dances the journey of Belle, a caring, intelligent, beautiful, young ...

TIME TO GREEN UP: Recycling Is Tough All Over

Editor’s note: As part of a continuing series, Wheeling officials recently shared the city’s recycling/garbage program may be up for changes both small and large in order to cope with a global crisis in the rec...

Szafran: 25 Years of Crittenton Compassion

“These girls don’t deserve any less than you and I had.” — Kathy Szafran, CEO and president of Crittenton Services _____________________ KATHY SZAFRAN Trauma is defined as “a disordered psychic or beh...

Angela Was ‘More Than Her Addiction’

There's a line in the song “Wait for It” from the musical “Hamilton”  — “Love doesn’t discriminate between the sinners and the saints. It takes and it takes and it takes.” The same can be said for addiction. _...

EVENTS: Oglebayfest, Ecofest, Poe & Poetry

OGLEBAYFEST Artisan crafts, music, food, a 5K race, the parade, the Ohio County Country Fair, fireworks, inflatable rides, more music, gourmet market, antique cars, folk dancing … the list of Oglebayfest act...

WEEasked some simple questions — and your neighbors, friends, co-workers, acquaintances, maybe some strangers, answered. Get to know them a little bit better with our fun series, “WEEasked.” Look for it a coupl...

The Arts at Work in Wheeling’s Centre Market

The sound of engraving tools mingled in the air with pencil scratching and acoustic guitar music on a recent Friday afternoon as Wheeling’s Artworks Around Town Inc. celebrated its 13th annual Paint Historic Wh...

Roberts Ruminates: Disorderly Conduct

I enjoy getting the mail. There’s always some hope when I go to the front porch each day. Maybe a paycheck has come, maybe a package from Amazon on which I’ve already blown said forthcoming paycheck. Maybe, at ...

Art and Technology Converge at Stifel

A crumpled water heater. Footage of a train that looks like it’s been put through a shredder and reassembled. Halting images being projected onto a disc of celluloid film. Metal formed into an image of the fact...

Hollywood Success for ‘Hometown Girl’

Editor's note: Wheeling has cultivated a number of men and women who are outstanding in their chosen fields — the arts, science, medicine, etc. Today, Weelunk features Kristin Slaysman, a Wheeling Park High Sch...

‘The Calling’ Keeps Him Alive

Editor’s note: As part of a continuing series on how Wheeling residents express spirituality, today’s post features a ministry that is the polar opposite of America’s mega-church trend. This pastor has a congre...

“Sometimes, the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.” – Barbara Kingsolver No mother plans to raise a child who struggles with substance use disorder; that is not among the hopes and dreams o...

An Afternoon of Irish Road Bowling

An old (American) adage says that everyone is at least a little bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. According to our fellow Irish Road Bowlers, the same can be said for the hundreds of people throwing steel balls a...

A Love Letter to the Oglebay Train Room

They say nothing lasts forever, and everything changes. You hear it your whole life. And there are many things you wait with mild to severe anxiety to change — from the small, everyday things to the bigger life...

EVENTS: Wheeling Is Drumming Up Things to Do

 JAZZ IT UP Roger Humphries, one of Pittsburgh’s most celebrated jazz legends, will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at Oglebay Institute’s Stifel Fine Arts Center as part of the popular Jazz at the Sti...

The Painful Fat Disease: Lipedema

When I learned I had lipedema, I cried. Hours later I was still crying. Thankfully, I was able to regain control over my thoughts, but I still struggle with depression associated with this progressive, painful ...

Last year during Oktoberfest at Centre Market, Jessica Rine “had a moment,” as she stood looking at the crowds lining the streets. “This event brought the whole community together,” she said. “And as the Uni...

Sound Bath Had Waterfront Humming

Cha-cha-cha-Cheeeeeeeelsey! Tiiiiiiim-OOOOO-thy! SAR-aaaaaaaaaaaah! If you strolled past Heritage Port on a recent Monday evening just before sundown, you may well have heard some striking,...

ZOOsci What?

I first met Norbert in his classroom. Norbert and I now are friends. He occasionally roams West Liberty University's Zoo Science classroom with impunity, slowing occasionally when someone gives him a pat on his...

One Tank Trips: Cathedral State Park

Just down the road from Deep Creek Lake, Md., sits one of my favorite West Virginia day trips, Cathedral State Park. It’s another spot I’ve recently discovered. As we traveled to and from Canaan Valley and Blac...

EVENTS: Paint the Town at First Friday

FIRST FRIDAY The Gallery Hop at Artworks Around Town on Friday, Sept. 7, will usher in a two-month celebration of the art of plein air painting. As a preliminary to “Paint Historic Wheeling” set for later ...
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