Culture

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Time Travel From Home With Historic Postcards

Summer usually means beach vacations and traveling to exciting new destinations. This year, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, travel has been drastically affected. While it may not be advisable to fly off to far-away...
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The Refreshing French 75: Best of Both Worlds

Summertime is finally here, and with it brings lemonade on the back porch or maybe a nice gin and tonic. But what if you could have the best of both worlds? Well, my friends, you can. And it’s called the French...
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Pandemic Mask Battle Is Nothing New

West Virginians slipping out of COVID-19 exile are ripping a page out of history concerning face coverings. During the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic, people resisted wearing masks in public, which prompted many ...
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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 ...
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Support Black-Owned Businesses in the Wheeling Area

As our community continues to support our Black neighbors by condemning institutional racism and advocating for positive change, many wonder how they can do more. One way is to support small businesses owned by persons of color. Weelunk has compiled a list of Black-owned businesses ranging from hair salons to construction companies that you can support in the Wheeling area.
OV Hip Hop

Getting to Know the OV Hip-Hop Scene

Editor’s note: This week, Weelunk will pause our normally scheduled programming to highlight stories that feature Black narratives. We have chosen to take this time to amplify those voices that are so often sil...
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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Tough Times Produce Tasty Treats 

Now’s the time to learn from our Appalachian roots and make do with what we have. With the shelter-in-place order, home cooks should be limiting their trips to the grocery store.  We know now is not the...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Ghost Signs of Wheeling

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...
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The Alpha: Ye Olde Memories

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...
Wheeling Pets

Wheeling’s Pets Then and Now

Editor's note: 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 Wee...