Leap on Over to ‘Seussical Science’ on Feb. 29

Oglebay Institute’s Schrader Environmental Education Center will host a youth program as part of its ongoing mission to pique children’s interests in science and nature. “Seussical Science” takes place from ...

2020 Vision: Wheeling Leaders Looking Ahead

Weelunk doesn’t have a crystal ball to foresee how Wheeling’s future will unfold in 2020, but today’s post is the next best thing. Leaders from all over the city and county share their top goals for the coming ...

Birds of a Feather Count Together

On the day of Christmas Bird Count, nature gave to meeeee: 125 Canada geese a-grazing, eight mallard ducks a-swimming, five American crows a-mobbing (a raptor) … and a downy woodpecker drumming in a treeeee. ...

Holiday Art Show and Sale Showcases Local Talent

Oglebay Institute’s annual Holiday Art Show and Sale not only benefits shoppers looking for unique gifts it also supports local artists. The exclusive five-week show provides an outstanding opportunity for s...

West Virginia’s Remarkable Bats

I’ve got a history with bats. For 40 years, they’ve been invading my summers and my homes. A bat slammed into the wall and landed in a paint bucket. One entertained the cats for an evening, fluttering wildly, a...

Ananga Martin Band Album Release Party at Towngate

Live music returns to Oglebay Institute’s Towngate Theatre, and first up is the Ananga Martin Band at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. Adrian Niles, Matt Smith, Chad Burrall, Michael Iafrate and John Whorton will j...

PHYLosophy: Taking Stock of a Great Man

I usually heard his friendly, booming voice before I saw him. He’d stop by the front two desks in the newsroom at The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register, first to visit with Linda Comins and Betsy Bethel-...

Summer of Wonder in Full Swing at Schrader Center

The public is invited to explore and discover the beauty and intrigue of the natural world by participating in the Summer of Wonder Nature Programs at Oglebay Institute’s Schrader Environmental Education Center...

Wee Asked Michael McKowen

WEEasked some simple questions — and your neighbors, friends, co-workers, acquaintances, even some strangers, answered. Get to know them a little bit better with our fun series, “WEEasked.” Look for i...

Lecture Series Explores a Powerful Photo-Documentary

Photographer Angelo Merendino will discuss his internationally recognized photo-documentary, “The Battle We Didn’t Choose – My Wife’s Fight with Breast Cancer,” at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at Oglebay Institute...

Wee Asked Anne Foreman

WEEasked some simple questions — and your neighbors, friends, co-workers, acquaintances, even some strangers, answered. Get to know them a little bit better with our fun series, “WEEasked.” Look for it a couple...

Oglebay Institute Honors Student Artists

The 30th annual Regional Student Art Exhibition opened earlier this month with a public reception and awards ceremony at OI’s Stifel Fine Arts Center. Several students received cash prizes for their work, and o...

Cheryl Pompeo: Happily Dancing Through 55 Years

Everyone is happier when they’re dancing.”  — Cheryl Pompeo ——————————————————————————————————————— Not all teachers go by the book. In fact, I know one who teaches with her heart. Cheryl Pompeo has been a ...

Art Scene Blossoming in Wheeling

It’s no secret when you live in Wheeling — art is everywhere in this small city. It is evident today, possibly more than ever, that art is a main part of the city’s identity and is here to stay. Driving down...

Art and Technology Converge at Stifel

A crumpled water heater. Footage of a train that looks like it’s been put through a shredder and reassembled. Halting images being projected onto a disc of celluloid film. Metal formed into an image of the fact...

Hollywood Success for ‘Hometown Girl’

Editor's note: Wheeling has cultivated a number of men and women who are outstanding in their chosen fields — the arts, science, medicine, etc. Today, Weelunk features Kristin Slaysman, a Wheeling Park High Sch...

Towngate 50th Season Dedicated to Hal O’Leary

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and novelist Thornton Wilder once said, “I regard the theater as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense o...

Long-Time Members Come Out for Board Benefit

More than 400 members and friends of Oglebay Institute attended Friday's annual Board Benefit on the lawn of the Mansion Museum at Oglebay. Perfect weather, delicious food and drinks, snazzy outfits and cama...