EVENTS Are Rollin’ on the River

Rollin’… rollin’ … rollin’ on the river … The Sternwheel Festival kicks off at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 12. Along with the boats docked at Wheeling Heritage Port, food vendors and crafters, entertainment will...

BILL HOGAN’S MUSINGS: Poppa’s One, Two, Three

Driving through Wheeling Park, I noticed a sign — “Bandstand” — and followed it to the top of the hill. I haven’t been up there in decades. The last time was for a party we had there when the rails around the b...

Treasures Await at Area EVENTS

FIND THE TREASURE Kids are taking over Centre Market from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 8, for the Centre Market Family Treasure Hunt. Kids will receive a free wristband for bounce houses, face painting, Big...

Ohio Valley EVENTS Heating Up

HOT TIME IN THE OLD TOWN Since 2002, the Wheeling Feeling Chili Cook-Off has been a summer staple at Heritage Port in Wheeling. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, the event will feature live music, ...

Get Fired Up for Route 88 BBQ & Brew

Sitting around the fire pit, making s’mores, sipping a glass of wine or having an ice-cold craft brew. Playing a bit of corn toss. Listening to some live music on a Saturday night. Sounds like summer backyar...

Oglebay to Host Free Spring Horticulture Demos

Escape into the fascinating world of horticulture on Saturday, April 27, for an afternoon of free educational programming on herbs, succulents, combo gardens, miniature gardens and hypertufa containers led by O...

EVENTS in the Ohio Valley? You Can Bet On It

OFF TO THE RACES The United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley’ presents its annual Night at the Races fundraiser from 5-10 p.m. Friday, March 29, at the Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack. Guests are invited ...

EVENTS to Keep You Busy Day and ‘Knight’

A LITTLE 'KNIGHT' MUSIC The British music invasion hits the Capitol Theatre tonight with the “Music of the Knights: The Music of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sir Elton John and Sir Paul McCartney” at 7:30 p.m. F...

EVENTS: Happy New Year!

SPARKLING WINE TASTING Good Mansion Wines will serve up a bounty of sparklings and other reds and whites to usher in the New Year!  At 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, taste and compare Prosecco, Cava, Champagne, Cre...

EVENTS: Feel the Love of Christmas

FEEL THE LOVE The B.E. Taylor tradition returns to The Capitol Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, with “Feel the Love — Celebrating a B.E. Taylor Christmas Concert!” B.C. Taylor, the band’s drummer, vo...

EVENTS: And After Dinner’s Digested …

Looking for something to do to keep your visitors entertained? There’s shopping, an art film, a wine tasting and, of course, a variety of holiday events such as the Festival of Lights, Festival of Trees and the...

Recipe for a ‘Capitol’ Holiday

Take six parts theatrical spectacle, add a dash of distinctive cuisine, fold in a trip to one of many unhidden gems — and what do you have? All the ingredients for a delectable visit to Wheeling. Treat this ...

Happy Trails to Oglebay

Right now, people are walking in Oglebay Park. Some walk with dogs, some run through the woods. Some walk with a cane or motor along in an electric power-chair. Parents push strollers, and kids run ahead, aroun...

Boo at the Zoo Unmasked

The Oglebay Good Zoo held its first Boo at the Zoo in October 1980 as a way to raise funds for animal care and zoo operations and to invite the community to enjoy safe, family-oriented Halloween fun. It quickly...

A Little Northern Comfort at Oglebay

The flow of Hurricane Florence evacuees to Oglebay began trickling into Wheeling on mid-morning Friday last week. Nestled in the rolling hills of Wheeling, Oglebay opened its arms and hosted those displaced ...

Parks to Host Job Fair

Are you looking for a rewarding full-time career, a part-time role or a seasonal position? If so, don’t miss the Oglebay and Wheeling Park job fair from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, at the Oglebay Pin...

EVENTS: Here’s to History!

FORT HENRY DAYS History comes to life this weekend as Fort Henry Days brings the Revolutionary War to Oglebay Park, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, and Sunday, Sept. 2. Dramatic battle re-enactment...

TIME TO GREEN UP: Oglebay Makes Greens Greener

As part of a continuing series on how Wheeling is greening up, Weelunk looks today at the non-profit sector. Area readers are likely familiar with Oglebay’s full-scale switch to LED bulbs for the annual Festiva...

EVENTS: Good Times Brewing in Wheeling

The fifth annual Mountaineer Brewfest, a celebration of West Virginia’s finest craft and microbrews, will be held Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Heritage Port in Wheeling. Festival hours/admission vary according to ...

Imagine Wheeling without Oglebay Park. … At one point that nightmare was nearly reality. As one of the largest self-sustaining city parks in the country, Oglebay Park rubs shoulders with just a select few...

Free Family Fun at Medieval Family Fun Faire

Donning armor and smiting your enemies with a sword has always made for compelling storytelling. The popularity of Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings and other medieval-themed media attest to the fact that we l...

EVENTS: Happy Fourth and More

HAPPY FOURTH! The Fourth of July isn’t until next Wednesday, but holiday festivities get underway this weekend. At Oglebay, there are park-wide family fun events all weekend, with the grand finale fireworks...

Events Heating Up in Ohio Valley

HOT COMPETITION It’s time for the annual Wheeling Feeling Chili Cookoff set for Saturday, June 2, at Wheeling Heritage Port. There are cash prizes for the chili cooks, chili to taste, vendors, activities for...

Summertime Activities Ramping Up

It’s beginning to look a lot like summer! Outdoor activities abound in the Ohio Valley with pools open, Wheeling Park’s Dive-In Movie on the big screen, road races and Memorial Day events, including a ceremony ...

Much Well-Deserved Ado About Mom

It’s Mother’s Day weekend, and there are plenty of events that cater to mom and kids! You can kick up your heels at a mother/son dance or run your toes off at a 5K. If neither of those is your cup of tea, well,...