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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...
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...
Raven Rocks Header

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, ...