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Center Market

Weelunk’s Ultimate Guide for Shopping Small

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 should think of it merely as a kick-o...
Apples

Apple Season in West Virginia

We’ve slowly transitioned into the apple season here in West Virginia as the popular fall storage fruit steals the spotlight from summer berries and sustains our sweet tooth through the cold winter months. A...
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Take a Hike, Ohio Valley

Updated 11-16-20: In honor of National Take a Hike Day, we’re taking a look back at some of the Ohio Valley’s most unique spots for exploring the great outdoors. As we continue to navigate through the coronavir...
Mt Wood

13 Things to do on Friday the 13th

Halloween may be over, but there’s still time to get your spook on the last Friday the 13th of 2020! Check out these interesting and chilling things to do in the Wheeling area today… Tour Wheeling’s Many C...
Spooky Stories

Ghostly Campfire Tales for Halloween

For thousands of years, storytelling has played an integral role in connecting one another and building communities. We engage in storytelling all the time, whether it be at work, through social media, or while...
Flatwoods

Myth or Legend: Wheeling’s Flatwoods Monster

On a September night in 1952, Kathleen May found herself in an odd situation. After hearing a fanciful story from her children, she found herself navigating through the West Virginia woods by flashlight. They s...
Show of Hands

Show of Hands Voting is Open

Starting today through Nov. 1, four local entrepreneurs are depending on the community to participate in Wheeling Heritage’s Virtual Show of Hands crowdfunding event. In lieu of an in-person event, Wheeling Her...
Wheeling Pumpkins

Carve a Wheeling-Themed Pumpkin

The leaves are changing and there’s a crisp chill in the air - which means that Halloween is right around the corner! With many of us avoiding crowds and taking extra safety precautions amidst the coronavirus, ...
Mental Health

Mental Health and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Has this year felt as long to you as it has to me? Your answer is probably, yes. As we recognize October as National Mental Health Month, it’s a good time to check-in with ourselves as we continue to navigat...
Jessica

Exploring Wheeling – Fall Edition

There is a moment in every person’s life where they hear a phrase that will be echoed into countless days of their life. A phrase that is always met with an equally consistent monotone response, which often lea...
Paw Paw

Paw Paw Season in West Virginia

“Now when you pick a paw paw or a prickly pear and you pick a raw paw, next time beware.” - The Jungle Book, 1967. As a late-70’s baby and child of the 80’s, I had only ever heard of a paw paw in the animate...
Nelson Jordan Center

Nelson Jordan Center a Place of Refuge

Weelunk is committed to telling Wheeling’s story. Our goal is to encourage conversation and engage everyone in what’s happening here. As city officials are determining what the future holds for the Nelson Jorda...
Drive In

Bygone Comebacks: Drive-In Movies

Editor’s note: Have you noticed lately that bits of the past are creeping into the present? We’re gardening more, going to drive-in movies, spending time with nature, putting jigsaw puzzles together. We are fin...
Drag

Drag Culture Is About Family

“You’re born naked and the rest is drag.” — Ru Paul Definition: A drag queen or king is a person, who uses drag clothing and makeup to imitate and often exaggerate female or male gender signifiers and gender...
Gardening

Come Along on a Virtual Garden Tour

Gardening -- whether for aesthetics, for vegetables or for medicinals -- goes back thousands of years. This year, in the time of the coronavirus, gardening has seen a resurgence, offering a healthy dose of beau...
Quarantine Comics Series: Original Cartoons About COVID Pandemic

Quarantine Comics and Cartoons

At Weelunk, we’re all about keeping you connected to your community. Since that looks a little different right now, we’re bringing you ways to engage while staying safe and healthy. We hope Weelunk ca...
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Local Restaurants Get Creative With Takeout

When restaurant dining rooms were shuttered this past spring to slow the spread of COVID-19, area businesses had to think outside of the box to keep producing and selling food. With stay-at-home orders in place...
Neely's Grocery

City of Wheeling CARES About Small Businesses

Does a hairstylist working on her own qualify for a new round of federal assistance to small businesses? Can a corner store get reimbursed for more than $3,000 spent on plexiglass shields, disposable gloves and...