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...
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...
wheeling restaurants

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...
Creek

BYGONE COMEBACKS: The Magic of a Creek

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...
Villamagna

Art in the Time of Coronavirus

Whether their work documents the period or adds commentary or levity, five Wheeling artists who are creating art throughout this COVID-19 time report the same ends to their artistic means. Peace. Artists ...
Laughlin Home

Victory Gardens: Then and Now

There’s nothing new about the idea of victory gardens in the United States. Since World War I, Americans have taken it upon themselves during times of crisis to manage their own food supply. This monumental eff...
ov power yoga

COVID Reopening a Tricky Business

As West Virginia reopens from a COVID-19 shutdown that began in mid-March, three area businesses gave Weelunk a peek at their alternately perplexing and feisty path back. A quick look: Flipping the door sign...
COVID-19 Sign

Wheeling Heritage Seeking Community Response to COVID-19

Wheeling Heritage is asking members of the community to share their experiences they’ve had during the COVID-19 pandemic. The organization is asking anyone interested in sharing their story to visit wheelingheritage.org/covid-19 and submit text, audio, video or images.
Polio Survivor

Polio Survivor Recalls Earlier Pandemic Era

Today, it’s easy enough for Wheeling residents to check the day’s infection and death tallies for COVID-19, the pandemic of the day. The counts are in the local newspaper. They can be found on the internet. Sho...
Wee Read

WHAT WEE ARE READING

Some of us have more downtime now than we did before we began to shelter in place during the pandemic. What better time than now to catch up on those books in the “to-read” pile next to your bed! Here are some ...
CFOV Header

Emergency Impact Fund Grants Announced

In just three short weeks, CFOV's Emergency Impact Fund has provided grants totaling $97,373 to area nonprofits! The fund, created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, provides flexible operating grants to ...
Christina quarantine

Not Her First Quarantine

This is not my first quarantine.  In the sweltering August heat of 1979, my family and I, along with our entire trailer park neighborhood in Moundsville, were on lockdown for two weeks. Although 14 days...
Wedding Photo

Eloped! COVID-19 Bride, WWII Bride Can Relate

At Weelunk, we’re all about keeping you connected to your community. Because that looks a little different right now, we’re bringing you ways to engage while staying safe and healthy. We hope Weelunk can contin...