Lifestyles

Betty’s Garden Diary

Author's Note: This is the first installment in a planned series of informational articles for Ohio Valley gardeners. We will publish one installment this month and one in January. Then the installments will be...

2015 In Review: Readers React Top 10

Click on the Images Below to Read the Stories The past year has presented many positives within the Wheeling-area community, including successful business ventures, economic development, an evolving downtown...

Meet The Centre Market Violinist

Hello Wheeling. My name is Thomas Reinhardt. I have been away from Wheeling for years, traveling while residing in various eco-villages, intentional communities, and ashrams. During this time I have performed a...

The Mabel Files: A Christmas Gift of Faith

Tom and Lizzie Minns rarely had much to spend on each other at Christmas during their long and frugal marriage. The blind couple had always used what little money they had managed to save from their Wheeling co...

New Book & Film Tackle NFL Issue Head-On

CTE The acronym stands for chronic traumatic encephalopathy, and the term didn’t even exist before 2002, when Dr. Bennet Omalu performed an autopsy on the body of 50-year-old Mike “Iron Mike” Webster, the fo...

TOYS!

That’s right. TOYS! The red wagon, the Rubik’s Cube, the baby doll, and the Jack in the Box, and there were the Evil Knievel and G.I. Joe action figures, not to mention the board games, Atari and Nintendo an...

Lowell Windfree’s Bobsled Run

  Lowell Windfree created a spectacular bobsled run. The neighborhood kids loved it. His momma hated it and for good reason. The event unfolded in December two weeks before Christmas. Following a wea...

Help The Unity Center Battle Addiction

She is involved because it is where life led her, and now Wheeling resident Diana Mey is doing what she can to raise awareness about a sanctuary that her family found in order to deal with the realities of addi...

In Video: Empress Emporium

The Empress Emporium is a delightful Tea and Parfumerie shop in downtown Wheeling, located on 1908 Market St. They specialize in decadence, and hand craft the experience for visitors. As you walk in the doo...

Falling Bricks Replaced by Downtown Growth

With every brick that fell, there was one local resident happy but another upset in a community torn between erasing what they always knew of downtown Wheeling and the critical need of evolution. The old Jup...

A Victory For The Ages

It was emotional. Because of all the adversity encountered by this family for a while; because of the wonderment about Savion Johnson and his recovery; because of the ALS diagnosis for former head coach, ass...

Ways to Make Your Home Inviting and Warm

The transition from cozy fall to the chilly temperatures of winter is not always easy, but what better way to do it than by revamping some of your favorite décor? And the best part? It can be a lot simpler than...

Ohio Valley Pride: Then and Now

Having grown up in Wheeling, there are countless memories I continue to cherish. One that stands out in my mind is Friday Night Lights at Wheeling Island Stadium. The game that would mark the end of summer and ...

Harshman Brings Santa To Mountain State

His ideas arrive at moments sometimes unexpected, and on occasion the plot lines are delivered by a friend or a colleague. Such was the case with Marc Harshman’s latest children’s book, “Mountain Christmas.”...

In My Own Words

Weelunk.com is proud to call John Marshall High School a partner.  Look forward to many more blog entires like these from JMHS students, teachers and staff. Each summer, when teachers and students walk away ...

Wheeling Christmas Parade in Photos

Downtown Wheeling on Friday night evoked some of its former glory, as thousands of people thronged its sidewalks in a show of Christmas cheer. Unlike in, say, the 1950s, though, the crowds weren't in town to do...

A Mid November Morning

A pewter sky branches almost bare a few burnt orange leaves stretch sway tear free from branch flit dance fall to the ground to the frozen earth to the brittle brown A few burnt orange leaves fall ...

From One ‘Show’ to Another Show Tonight

“This will not be the last time you hear from me,” said Carrie Eller, the owner of Under the Elder Tree Massage Therapy and Natural Body Care. “And I do love that I live and work in a community that supports lo...

Community Mural Painted in East Wheeling

Community members in East Wheeling are collaborating to change their environment and change their lives. On Nov. 2, individuals gathered to paint a mural which will hang on the exterior of the Marian House Drop...

Changing Leaves: A Farewell to Fall

Feature Photo by Jeremy Larence Story Photos by Rich Knoblich If all of the leaves present would please stop rustling and give me your attention. Thank you. I would like to pause a moment to congratulate ...

I am Thankful for Beer

Editor’s Note: Weelunk is pleased to announce a partnership with Carenbauer Distributing. As you already know from this article, Carenbauer’s is a great Wheeling company and has stepped up to support Weelunk’s ...

Wheeling to Host Second Book Festival

Two award-winning authors will speak at the second annual Upper Ohio Valley Festival of Books scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 14 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Ohio County Public Library. The event also will incl...

Heroes Helping Heroes … That’s the Key

You do not see them often but that’s because they don’t want you to, and they know how to hide. They remain proud of their service to our country, but they are angry with our country. They are our America...

OI Brings the Magic of Theater to Local Schools

Oglebay Institute’s Towngate Theatre takes its show on the road to bring inspiration and enrichment to children in Ohio Valley schools. Each year, Towngate Theatre director Tim Thompson puts together a cast ...

The Night Nathan Brooks Canceled Halloween

(Publisher's Note: Please see my comment after the story for some thoughts from Weelunk's publishers. - Rochambeau) (Editor's Note: Kim Loccisano, veteran journalist for the Martins Ferry Times Leader, contr...

Only in Wheeling: Not Another Teen Movie

I’m not much of a golfer. Ok, that’s an understatement at best and a bald-faced lie at worst.  I probably haven’t actually played a round of golf since I was fifteen.  It was around that time when I discovered ...

Eat Drink and Be Scary

Editor's Note: This is the second contribution from George Kellas.  George won the Show of Hands event in September.  His winning project aims to document Wheeling through film and digital media.   It's not ...

Wheeling’s Haunted Confluence

A mundane parking lot southeast of the Wesbanco Arena belies its true nature. The lot lies on the northern bank of the confluence of Wheeling Creek with the Ohio River, a plot of land that holds a legitimate cl...

Corpus Christi Gearing Up For Annual Race

All participants will be teenagers or younger, and their primary intent is to help assure the future of the quality education offered at Warwood’s Corpus Christi School. A total of 125 students between pre-K...

The Mabel Files: A Homecoming

A Homecoming: Grief, and New Beginnings in the Spring of 1945   Writer’s note: Mabel Griffith passed away on September 28 at the age of 95. She told me many more stories of her family’s life in Wheel...

‘Bobo’ Shines Pink for Good Reasons

Feature Photo by Jeff Forster It’s not an illusion produced by drug use. There really is a pink elephant in downtown Wheeling. And for good reason. “Bobo” the elephant rests in the Heritage Port Park o...

In Full Bloom: Nicky’s Garden Center

  On the way back from Sunday brunch at Oglebay, we decided to stop by Nicky's Garden Center's new location on Warden Run Road to buy my mother-in-law a flower for her birthday. What we found was a whol...

Blue Church Celebrates Hip Hop

Blue Church seeks to fill niche in community This Saturday the Blue Church in East Wheeling will be home to a Homegrown Hip-Hop show that will feature several young artists from the Wheeling community. The c...
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