Shiner

WEELUNK BOOK REVIEW: Shiner

In her stunning debut novel Shiner, Amy Jo Burns explores friendship and grief in the mountains of West Virginia. Teenaged Wren Bird and her family live an isolated and antiquated life in Randolph County, nearl...
Events

Don’t Miss These Ohio Valley EVENTS

Breakfast With Books Livestream: Unlock Your History Workshop Hosted by the Senator John Heinz History Center, this half-day virtual program will help attendees explore their German roots and personal immigrat...

Surveys of Dimmeydale and Elm Grove to Begin

CONTACT: Betsy Sweeny Director of Heritage Programming Wheeling Heritage 304-232-3087 bsweeny@wheelingheritage.org WHEELING, W.Va. – Nov. 13, 2020 – The neighborhoods of Elm Grove and Dimmeydale are bei...
Festival of Trees

Ohio Valley EVENTS for November

Festival of Trees Held at Oglebay Institute’s Stifel Fine Arts Center, Festival of Trees features a variety of trees, wreaths, and garlands decorated by creative and skilled volunteers. Case a bid for the full...
WEEread

WEEREAD: Who’s Telling Appalachia’s Story?

Since it's release in 2016, J.D. Vance's memoir Hillbilly Elegy has received both praise and criticism. Borne out of a need to respond to Hillbilly Elegy, Appalachian Reckoning and What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia tackle issues that have plagued the region long before Vance came on the scene. Have you read any of these books? What are your thoughts on the role that they play in telling our story as Appalachians?
Leaves

Upcoming EVENTS in the Ohio Valley

Wine-Down This Friday Love yoga? Love wine? Enjoy both this Friday from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at Restore Yoga + Wellness in St. Clairsville. Nicole Snodgrass will lead a relaxing vinyasa-based class that includes a...
Halloween

Halloween EVENTS in the Ohio Valley

October Lunar Infusion The Empress Emporium will host an online tea ceremony on Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. Purchase a bag in advance to receive all of the essentials for this witchy event. Each bag includes a witches b...
Halloween

Local EVENTS for the Halloween Season

Fear Field Haunted Trail Experience an old-school haunting, just outside of St. Clairsville, OH at the Fear Field Haunted Trail. The one-mile outdoor trail is sure to send a chill up your spine. Open every Fri...
Fall Leaves

Local EVENTS This Weekend in the Ohio Valley

Then and Now Movie Event The Strand Theatre in Moundsville is hosting a “Then and Now” movie event on the big screen, which will feature two versions of The Phantom of the Opera. Come see the silent film that ...
Fall

More Fall EVENTS in Wheeling

Live Music Making a Comeback When was the last time you experienced a live music performance? Enjoy the crisp, fall air around a firepit to the sounds of Jason Treuman at the Route 88 BBQ and Brew on Friday. O...
WEEread

Recommended Reading: WV Books for Kids

As the kids settle into the new school year, check out these books to keep their minds active and explore the mountain state through reading. All of the books featured are either written by West Virginia author...
Fall Events

October Events You Won’t Want to Miss

Boo at the Zoo is Back There is more to explore this year at Boo at the Zoo with extended hours, timed entry ticketing and an interactive scavenger hunt! Boo at the Zoo will be held from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Oc...
Park

Local EVENTS: Outdoor Fun for Everyone

Wheeling Symphony Orchestra Debuts SoundBites Series This Sunday, the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra kicks off its new series SoundBites: An Extraordinary Culinary Musical Experience. Each concert will guide you ...
The Unquiet Grave

WEELUNK BOOK REVIEW: The Unquiet Grave

For many a West Virginian, the story of Zona Heaster Shue — better known as the Greenbrier Ghost — is a familiar one. The small details may differ, but the story usually goes something like this: in 1897, a rec...
Car Show

Get in Gear for Ohio Valley EVENTS

VROOM, VROOM The Ohio Valley Street Survivors in partnership with the Oglebay Good Zoo will host the 28th annual Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, at the Levenson Shelt...
Events

Ohio Valley EVENTS Keep You on Your Toes

DANCE, DANCE, DANCE • Oglebay Institute’s School of Dance will hold an open house for new and returning students from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at the dance studios, 1330 National Road, Wheeling. At...
Events

Explore August EVENTS in the Ohio Valley

GEOTOUR! Welcome to the Belmont County Explore More GeoTour launching at 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 14. Embark on a journey that will take you across the beautiful and scenic landscapes of Belmont County, where a tot...
Stradwick

The First Time I Was Called the N-Word

A few years ago, my students did a research project on emotional memory. They explained to me what emotional memory was. Ask a person: “Do you remember what you were doing on February 10, 2017?” They probabl...
Riding on Comets

WEELUNK BOOK REVIEW: Riding on Comets

In her memoir Riding on Comets, born-and-bred West Virginian Cat Pleska recalls coming of age in the 1950s and ‘60s in a story that, at its core, is about a family trying to stay together. At first look, Pleska...