Gallowglass

Wheeling Celtic Celebration is Going Virtual

The 25th Annual Celtic Celebration will take place virtually on Saturday, March 6 beginning at noon. Since 1997, the event has been an opportunity to gather and celebrate the area’s Celtic heritage with music, ...
Wheeling

EVENTS: Things to do in the Ohio Valley

People’s University Livestream: Lights, Lasers, and Free Space Optics The sixth class in this PU series will cover the dual nature of light, and apply that knowledge to lasers, touching on how a laser works, a...
Tacos

Foodlust in February

an open letter to food lovers on a very COVID Valentine’s Day “I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food.” W.C. Fields Quarantine has reignited the romance . . . with cooking. It all began cir...
At Home in the Heart of Appalachia

WEEREAD: At Home in the Heart of Appalachia

A poignant memoir of family and place, At Home in the Heart of Appalachia’s opening chapter begins with author John O’Brien traveling for his father Jim’s funeral. A strained relationship with his father and hi...
WLU President

New Year Starts with New WLU President

West Liberty University’s new leader, Dr. W. Franklin Evans is finding his first days in office packed with introductions and meetings. Named the university’s 37th president on Nov. 19, 2020, Evans officially t...
Science

New Library Series Explores Physical Science

The Ohio County Public Library in partnership with the Wheeling Academy of Law & Science Foundation, both in Wheeling, will offer the 31st entry in its People's University series as a 6-class online, Lives...
CoStarters

Small Business Program Seeks Entrepreneurs

CONTACT: Alex Panas Communications and Development Manager Wheeling Heritage 740-338-7633 apanas@wheelingheritage.org   WHEELING, W.Va. – Dec. 29, 2020 – Wheeling Heritage and Regional Economic ...
WEEread

WEEREAD: Holiday Reading for Children

A Day for Skating by Sarah Sullivan Written in simple rhyming couplets with no more than two lines to a page, Sarah Sullivan’s A Day for Skating is perfect to share with children who are just learning to r...
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...

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...
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?
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...
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...
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...