Lifestyles

Family Rooted in Nature Camp at Oglebay

Family Roots: Oglebay Institute Nature Camps Provide a Legacy of Experiences for the Rybeck Family Wheeling native Ted Rybeck calls himself “one of the many fans” of Oglebay Institute, and his participatio...

Wheeling’s New Council Eager to Serve City

The duties of Wheeling’s mayor and six council members extend beyond attending two regular meetings per month, and those elected on May 10 to represent the city’s six wards have been appointed to committees, co...

Kalkreuth Transforms Sparkling Kaley Center

Most folks venturing about Wheeling’s downtown district are not able to see the extent of the renovations made recently to the former Riley Building by Kalkreuth Roofing & Sheet Metal, which co-owns the bui...

Betty’s Garden Diary for June 2016

Betty’s Garden Diary - June, 2016 Since June and July usually bring lots of dry weather, most of this issue of Betty’s Garden Diary will be devoted to water management and most of that discussion will be...

A Day On The Grand Vue Adventure Course

Looking for a fun adventure for your family? It’s touted as the “Playground for All Ages,” but it’s really called the "Aerial Adventure Course" at Grand Vue Park.  The park is located in Moundsville, and as Gra...

Childhood Landmarks In Wheeling

In the old days before GPS, people navigated by landmarks. Growing up in Wheeling and living in Woodsdale, we navigated by landmarks. The National Road was the main artery at the time. There was no interstate. ...

Wesbanco Arena Set To Unveil Its New Look

The seats were orange, the front steps were steep, and the scoreboard was a relic from nearly 40 years ago at the time Wheeling’s City Council approved earmarking nearly $7 million worth of sales tax revenue in...

The Man That Comes Around

Ok, before you read my story, you have to listen to the 1939 version of "The Man That Comes Around."  The story will make way more sense once you do. Way back when I was young, a person had to entert...

The Mabel Files: A ’52 Nash in Elm Grove

Mabel Wrestles a Four-Wheeled Beast Called Nash on the Streets of Elm Grove Mabel jammed the gear shift on the steering column of the hulking 1952 Nash Ambassador into what she believed was first gear. Then,...

By A Stroke Of Luck

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails....

Crazy for Cicadas

 Schrader Center Nature Educators Separate Cicada Facts from Fiction and Teach Kids What All The “Buzz” Is About Most years as the weather warms, we look forward to spending time outdoors.  This year is a bi...

Betty’s Garden Diary for May 2016

Betty's Garden Diary - May, 2016 Several folks have asked why this series is called “Betty’s Garden Diary” if Earl writes it! The reason is that Betty does most of the work in the garden! Our garden is a...

Get Out, Explore, Bring Beer

“Get Out, Explore, Bring Beer.” That’s Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company’s (GVBC) mission statement and a good one to live by. They have a huge sense of pride for West Virginia, as they have named their brews a...

A Wheeling Transgender Female Speaks Out

Meet Rosemary Ketchum, a second-year student at West Virginia Northern Community College who now finds herself caught in the middle of a national debate although all she really wants is to be treated as the per...

Growing Up With Oglebay Park

Oglebay Park played a major role in the life of our family. Nine children needed at least 900 acres for a playground, and Oglebay had it. It seems like a thousand years ago, but I can remember the old original ...

Keeping the Kids Coming Back to Wheeling

It has been a mindset in Wheeling for the past 40 years: Once you graduate from a Wheeling high school, you got out and seldom looked back. If students ventured off to college, likely there wouldn’t be an em...

Election Prep: City Council Ward 6

Do Something. Vote May 10. Ward 6 will select a new representative on Wheeling Council. Gene Fahey has represented the ward for the past seven-plus years after defeating Barry Crow in 2008, and now voters will...

Five Questions: Steve Novotney

(Editor’s Note: This article includes the five questions posed to me most often during this election cycle along with the answers I’ve offered.) Steve Novotney, Citizen, City of Wheeling I moved home from...

Election Prep: City Council Ward 4

Do Something. Vote May 10. Wheeling’s 4th Ward includes much of the Woodsdale section of Wheeling, an area stoked with in-demand residential and commercial properties. Two candidates, the incumbent and one cha...

Ramps: Feasting on the King of Stink

It’s spring in West Virginia again. That’s a good thing, because the temperature allows me to write this outside. The grass is a soft, green carpet beneath my feet. Mason bees buzz around my stone foundation an...

Betty’s Garden Diary For April, 2016

Betty’s Garden Diary for April 2016 Betty's Daffodils Blooming in April Spring has arrived, but it did so with a wintry blast during the end of March and first of April. We got Betty’s garden tilled before ...

Music Matters to Me

Elena Akers is a senior at Wheeling Park High School; the following is a submission to Weelunk.com through Mrs. Carly Seals' Creative Writing class.   On certain days, it is not unusual to find a clu...

Standardized Tested

Kallie Richards is a senior at John Marshall High School. This story originally appeared on the JMHS Blog. Standardized testing... I'm truly convinced that for me, it's the most challenging thing in the worl...

Deserted Pizza Shop Gets New Slice Of Life

Tom’s Pizza was a little different from DiCarlo’s and Tony’s in South Wheeling because that guy would bake the raw cheese a bit before serving, and the owner had more toppings than the others, too. It was go...

Five Questions – Tony Domenick

(Editor’s Note: Five questions were distributed to each of Wheeling’s 23 candidates and incumbents running for a council seat or for the mayor’s position, and the men and women were invited to offer their answe...

Time Ticking Away on Former Clay School

(Cover photo by Wheeling resident Wade Augerbright) And there it rests on a footprint stretching 96 feet deep and 300 feet along 15th Street in East Wheeling. It is the former Clay School, and it’s an 83,000...

A Pear Tree Spring in Wheeling

Ahh, Springtime in downtown Wheeling. I am new here. During the very hot August of 2015, I moved into the biggest house I have ever lived in. It's been a rather long journey getting settled in. The house ...

A Nickname for Wheeling’s Residents?

The municipality itself has long owned the nickname “The Friendly City” and most recently “The Wheel,” and marketing slogans like “The Place to Play” have been used to draw tourists to the Northern Panhandle’s ...

I Worked Under Your Bed

You were asleep. You had no idea, but I might have been under your bed working. I was 300 feet under your bed. In the summers I paid my way through college by working for Consolidation Coal Company at the Shoem...

The Poetry Break: Louise McNeill

Story courtesy of Weelunk partner West Virginia Public Broadcasting   West Virginia Poet Laureate and Ohio County resident Marc Harshman delivers the poetry of his predecessor's predecessor in this P...

Growing Up At 2 Laurel Ave.

I don’t think I am different from anyone else in that I thought everyone was raised like I was. It wasn’t until I moved out of my neighborhood and got a little life experience that it began slowly to dawn on m...

Betty’s Garden Diary for March 2016

Betty’s Garden Diary March, 2016 Spring is just around the corner! In this issue of Betty’s Garden Diary, we are going to discuss selecting a location for your garden, composting, starting bedding plants...
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