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Cicadas

Will Wheeling See Cicadas This Summer?

In the coming weeks, billions of cicadas will emerge from the ground in search of a mate. It’s expected to be the biggest buzzy brood to emerge since 2004. If you aren’t a fan of these unique insects, then you ...
Ramps

Spring is Ramp Season in Wheeling

For most people, the first signs of spring are birds chirping and flowers blooming. But in West Virginia, we know that spring has sprung when the ramps are ripe for harvesting. What is a ramp, you ask? Ramps ar...
Dyed Eggs

Try These Naturally-Dyed Easter Eggs

Like many traditions we grow up with, we often keep them going every year without stopping to ask “why do we do this?” Decorating Easter eggs is one of those traditions for me. I look forward to decorating eggs...
Mushroom Comic

COMIC: So You Want to Go Mushroom Foraging?

If you like spending time outdoors and eating local foods, then mushroom foraging might be the perfect springtime activity for you! Spending a day out in the woods searching for wild mushrooms can feel like an ...
Beer Road Trip

WV Beer Road Trip: North Central WV

The Allegheny Mountains and river country of north central West Virginia is arguably the state’s best local beer region. What better way for a beer lover to spend a spring or summer weekend than visiting it. Th...
Consignment

Wheeling’s Consignment Shops Inspire

Discovering the perfect, vintage designer handbag. Finally getting your hands on a gorgeous two-seater sofa to complete your living room. It’s the thrill of finding that one-of-a-kind item or scoring a killer d...
Wings

Wheeling Health Right – Just Wing It

During the last year, hardly any small business or organization has been spared from the effects of COVID-19. Non-profit organizations that rely on in-person events as fundraisers have been hit particularly har...
Henry podcast behind the scenes

Weelunk’s Favorite WV Podcasts

Whether you want to learn about history, indulge in true crime stories, or hear what your favorite local entertainers have been up to, there's a podcast for it! With many of us spending more time at home this y...
chicken

Cooking for One as Self-Care

What comes to mind when you hear the term self-care?  For many folks, this may be taking time for a yoga session or daily meditation. Maybe it’s a facial or a bath bomb?  Maybe it’s a new outfit, a wa...
Lincoln School

Kicking Off Black History Month

Black History Month was created by the famous African American historian, Carter G. Woodson, in 1926. Originally known as “Negro History Month,” it was a response to what Woodson saw as a disturbing lack of Bla...
Bernie Sanders

Wheeling is Feeling the Bern

Unless you’ve been living under a rock or actively avoiding the internet for the past week, you’ve probably seen your fair share of memes featuring U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders. While many guests of the 46th pre...
United Way

Resolve to get Involved

With the start of a new year comes new opportunities to uplift and lend a helping hand in your community. Wheeling is rich with volunteer programs that are suitable for just about everyone. While Wheeling is on...
Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Bio information provided by Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration. For nearly 40 years, the Martin Luther King Jr. celebration has taken place in Wheeling. A joint effort among the celebration committee, Wheel...
Oliver's Pies

Oliver’s Pies Voted Best Pie in West Virginia

Whether you are celebrating a special occasion, or just in the mood for a sweet treat, Wheelingites know that Oliver’s Pies is the place to go. Now, thanks to Yelp and USA Today, Oliver’s Pies has earned the ti...
Rutabaga

A Love Letter to Winter Vegetables

I haven’t always loved winter vegetables. It wasn’t until I started managing farmer’s markets in my 20’s in NYC that I learned the names and uses for many of the gnarly-shaped roots that covered the farmers’ ta...

Ringing In the New Year, 2020-Style

This New Year’s Eve will be unlike any we have ever been a part of. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate in style and have a grand evening! Wheeling has plenty of opportunities that you can take par...
Weelunk 2020

Weelunk 2020: Year in Review

2020 was a year of the unexpected, the innovative, and the impactful. Weelunk spent 2020 telling community stories, discovering Wheeling’s history, and highlighting local people, businesses, and events. Our com...
Holiday Stress

Coping with Holiday Stress

If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255. With the twinkling lights, quality time with friends and family and the joy of sharing tradition...
Center Market

Weelunk’s Ultimate Guide for Shopping Small

Originally Published Nov. 25, 2020 With the holiday shopping season upon us, it’s a great time to support locally-owned businesses by shopping small. While many of us are aware of Small Business Saturday, we...
Polish Traditions

Polish Christmas Traditions

By the 1890s, Wheeling had become a booming multicultural hub, as many left Southern and Eastern Europe looking for work in the area’s steel mills, coal mines and other labor industries. South Wheeling, in part...
Menorah

Your Questions about Hanukah Answered

The Jewish community is known for having many holidays, such as Passover, Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year), and Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement). But for me, Hanukah is the one that feels the most festive. Maybe it...
Santa

Local Letters to Santa from 1904

Writing letters to Santa Claus has long been a tradition for many children who celebrate Christmas. Some send the letters in the mail, leave them by a plate of milk and cookies on Christmas Eve, or give them to...
Wheeling

Wheeling Mad Lib: ‘A Day in Wheeling’

As the pandemic rages on and infected numbers are higher than ever, many of our beloved annual holiday practices and traditions are being reimagined and creatively changed to best protect ourselves and our comm...

Women’s Giving Circle 10th Anniversary

This year, the Women’s Giving Circle is celebrating ten years of service to the people of Wheeling. The organization began in 2010 when the three female board members of the Community Foundation for the Ohio Va...