WeelunkHome

ECHOES … Of Life Below Violet Hill

Long before my family moved to the brown stucco house at the top of Chicken Neck Hill overlooking Elm Run, I was a resident of Birch Lynn and spent most of the summers on the gently sloping hillside below it. ...

Zieggy Tribe Delivers Smiles to El Paso School

A big Ziegenfelder smile stretched all the way from Wheeling, West Virginia, to El Paso, Texas, today, when members of the “Zieggy Tribe” shared nearly 1,000 Twin Pops with Tom Lea Elementary. Today’s cool e...

Editor's note: 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 ...

A Wonderland of EVENTS Planned

DON’T BE LATE! Oglebay Institute’s Youth Ballet Company brings the timeless classic, “Alice in Wonderland,” to life through the art of dance. Performances are set for 7 p.m. Oct. 12 and 19; and 3 and 7 p.m. Oc...

EARL’S CAPERS WITH KIDS: Fun at the Fair

Earl’s note: Here is another in a short series about things to do with kids. Today, we go to the Ohio County Country Fair. This year's fair is set for Oct. 4-6. The refreshing autumn breeze carries the aro...

Eat and Drink Your Way Through Area EVENTS

CELEBRATE OKTOBER Oktoberfest fills Centre Market from noon to 11 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28, with live music, food vendors, and domestic and craft beer. Proceeds benefit the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valle...

LISTEN: Henry, Episode 6 – Legacy and Revival

The final episode in our series. Among other things, Wheeling brewer Henry Schmulbach is remembered for his beautiful historic buildings and his entrepreneurial success.  That same entrepreneurial spirit has be...

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...

Cultural Food Tour Offers Tasty View of History

The waves of immigration that fueled Wheeling’s industrial era didn’t disappear with the factory jobs. Kibbeh. Pierogi. Schnitzel. Marinara. They’re all still here. Sometimes in restaurants and at festivals,...

DOWNTOWN DO-OVER: No Block Left Unturned

Editor’s note: Many of the Downtown Do-Overs featured in this occasional Weelunk series have been major projects — from WesBanco Arena to The Capitol Theatre to more than 100 apartments proposed for the vacant ...

Curtain Up! Light the Lights!

Curtain up! Light the lights! … Season 11 of Broadway at The Capitol is starting here, starting now. ... You'll be swell! You'll be great! You'll be ... “Beautiful." The musical tale of singer/songwriter Car...

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...

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...