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Wheeling Pumpkins

Carve a Wheeling-Themed Pumpkin

The leaves are changing and there’s a crisp chill in the air - which means that Halloween is right around the corner! With many of us avoiding crowds and taking extra safety precautions amidst the coronavirus, ...
Mental Health

Mental Health and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Has this year felt as long to you as it has to me? Your answer is probably, yes. As we recognize October as National Mental Health Month, it’s a good time to check-in with ourselves as we continue to navigat...
Suspended Aggravation

SUSPENDED AGGRAVATION: Chapter 38

Editor's note: Suspended Aggravation is an original, Wheeling-centric novel by Nora Edinger and is published exclusively through Weelunk. While some of the places mentioned in Suspended Aggravation are real (or...
Fall Leaves

Local EVENTS This Weekend in the Ohio Valley

Then and Now Movie Event The Strand Theatre in Moundsville is hosting a “Then and Now” movie event on the big screen, which will feature two versions of The Phantom of the Opera. Come see the silent film that ...
Suspended Aggravation

SUSPENDED AGGRAVATION: Chapter 37

Editor's note: Suspended Aggravation is an original, Wheeling-centric novel by Nora Edinger and is published exclusively through Weelunk. While some of the places mentioned in Suspended Aggravation are real (or...
Fall

More Fall EVENTS in Wheeling

Live Music Making a Comeback When was the last time you experienced a live music performance? Enjoy the crisp, fall air around a firepit to the sounds of Jason Treuman at the Route 88 BBQ and Brew on Friday. O...
WEEread

Recommended Reading: WV Books for Kids

As the kids settle into the new school year, check out these books to keep their minds active and explore the mountain state through reading. All of the books featured are either written by West Virginia author...
Suspended Aggravation

SUSPENDED AGGRAVATION: Chapter 36

Editor's note: Suspended Aggravation is an original, Wheeling-centric novel by Nora Edinger and is published exclusively through Weelunk. While some of the places mentioned in Suspended Aggravation are real (or...
Jessica

Exploring Wheeling – Fall Edition

There is a moment in every person’s life where they hear a phrase that will be echoed into countless days of their life. A phrase that is always met with an equally consistent monotone response, which often lea...
Fall Events

October Events You Won’t Want to Miss

Boo at the Zoo is Back There is more to explore this year at Boo at the Zoo with extended hours, timed entry ticketing and an interactive scavenger hunt! Boo at the Zoo will be held from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Oc...
Thomas Family

A River Runs Through It: The Thomas Family

Author’s Note: It is an honor to be invited and share this story of my ancestral journey with our Weelunk readers to mark the milestone occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Wheeling Area Genealogical Society...
Suspended Aggravation

SUSPENDED AGGRAVATION: Chapter 35

Editor's note: Suspended Aggravation is an original, Wheeling-centric novel by Nora Edinger and is published exclusively through Weelunk. While some of the places mentioned in Suspended Aggravation are real (or...
Paw Paw

Paw Paw Season in West Virginia

“Now when you pick a paw paw or a prickly pear and you pick a raw paw, next time beware.” - The Jungle Book, 1967. As a late-70’s baby and child of the 80’s, I had only ever heard of a paw paw in the animate...
Nelson Jordan Center

Nelson Jordan Center a Place of Refuge

Weelunk is committed to telling Wheeling’s story. Our goal is to encourage conversation and engage everyone in what’s happening here. As city officials are determining what the future holds for the Nelson Jorda...
Suspended Aggravation

SUSPENDED AGGRAVATION: Chapter 34

Editor's note: Suspended Aggravation is an original, Wheeling-centric novel by Nora Edinger and is published exclusively through Weelunk. While some of the places mentioned in Suspended Aggravation are real (or...
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...
Suspended Aggravation

SUSPENDED AGGRAVATION: Chapter 33

Editor's note: Suspended Aggravation is an original, Wheeling-centric novel by Nora Edinger and is published exclusively through Weelunk. While some of the places mentioned in Suspended Aggravation are real (or...
Drag

Drag Culture Is About Family

“You’re born naked and the rest is drag.” — Ru Paul Definition: A drag queen or king is a person, who uses drag clothing and makeup to imitate and often exaggerate female or male gender signifiers and gender...
Park

Local EVENTS: Outdoor Fun for Everyone

Wheeling Symphony Orchestra Debuts SoundBites Series This Sunday, the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra kicks off its new series SoundBites: An Extraordinary Culinary Musical Experience. Each concert will guide you ...
Suspended Aggravation

SUSPENDED AGGRAVATION: Chapter 32

Editor's note: Suspended Aggravation is an original, Wheeling-centric novel by Nora Edinger and is published exclusively through Weelunk. While some of the places mentioned in Suspended Aggravation are real (or...
The Unquiet Grave

WEELUNK BOOK REVIEW: The Unquiet Grave

For many a West Virginian, the story of Zona Heaster Shue — better known as the Greenbrier Ghost — is a familiar one. The small details may differ, but the story usually goes something like this: in 1897, a rec...
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...