Love is in the air here at Weelunk and we wanted to take a moment to recognize our community writers who help us tell Wheeling’s story. Each of our writers brings their own interests and experiences to the content they create for this platform and we appreciate the perspective that they provide to our readers. We asked our writers which articles they most loved writing, and below is what some of them had to say. If you want to share your creativity with the Weelunk community, consider becoming one of our writers! Visit our Write For Us page to learn more about how you can join the Weelunk writers team!
“Ed was most gracious with his time and patience as I carefully looked over every creation and detail he incorporated into his dioramas. His attention to detail and the various methods he uses to create his works fascinated me to no end.” – Taylor Abbott
“Working on the Positive Push article afforded me the privilege of covering two incredible community members, Chase and his father James Watts. With James’ passing a few months ago, having had the privilege to interview him about his vision, work and community legacy feels like even more of an honor. My favorite part of writing for Weelunk is getting to help tell stories about the amazing community work people are doing locally.” – Sarah Clark
“I wrote a piece about baking in August 2020 when lots of people were learning to bake as a pandemic hobby. I have always loved to bake, and I really loved hearing how the folks I interviewed formed connections with their families and friends through baking.” – Jennifer Materkoski
“Meeting up with Isaiah on a beautiful autumn day in October is my favorite Weelunk memory so far. He blew me away with his fresh perspective on music, fatherhood, life, race relations and, of course, Wheeling.” -Angela Hawk
“I love anything to do with the New Deal and the CivilianConservation Corps (CCC), so getting to write about the part it played in developing and maintaining Wheeling’s own Oglebay Park was a treat! Many of the structures erected during the 1930s, like the Crispin Center and Camp Russel, still exist today and serve as a wonderful reminder of our nation’s resilient spirit.” – Anna Cipoletti
“My favorite article that I’ve written (so far!) is the one about the Elizabeth Kamm Gardner collection of dance and ball programs. The collection itself was fun to look at, with over 100 colorful and unique dance programs and invitations. As someone new to town, learning about the variety of venues and host societies was a great way for me to get myself acquainted with Wheeling.” – Kate Wietor
“This story really opened up my heart and mind to everything Wheeling has to offer. It felt good to speak to my city, as corny or silly as it sounds. I read it every now and then and it gives me a renewed love for Wheeling’s arts, food and people. You sometimes forget how great a place is until you remind yourself.” – Jessica Broverman