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Family Service Plans Benefit Concert

WHEELING — The board of directors of Family Service Upper Ohio Valley will present a benefit concert, “A Family Christmas,” at the Capitol Theatre, 1015 Main St., at 7 p.m. Friday. The event is a family-oriented Christmas concert featuring the Ron Retzer Trio and the 1170 Band. The ...

A Very Bridge And Tunnel Christmas: A Rocking Holiday Concert at Towngate

WHEELING — Members of The Bridge and Tunnel Collective and some special guests will perform a holiday revue for all ages at 8 p.m. Saturday at Oglebay Institute’s Towngate Theatre, 2118 Market St. The concert will put audience members in a festive mood as multiple local musicians take the ...

Teen Girls at YSS Helinski Shelter Make Baby Blankets for Wheeling Hospital

WHEELING — Teen girls living at Youth Services System’s Helinski Shelter on Wheeling Island presented a Wheeling Hospital representative with about 20 baby blankets they made for the hospital’s labor and delivery department. Margo Scott, Helinski site coordinator, said the girls in the ...

Eagle Riders Association Donates to Family Violence Prevention Program

WHEELING — This holiday season, the Elm Grove Eagles-Eagle Riders Association has given a $1,000 contribution to the YWCA Wheeling’s Family Violence Prevention Program. Members of the group presented the check in memory of Stephanie Hoskins Killeen who died on Jan. 1. Her parents are ...

T’is the Season to Get Stressed Out! Making Holiday Stress Manageable

WHEELING — How do you deal with the hassles of the holiday season? Do you channel super-human strength or do you have a colossal meltdown when the pressures of home and work reach a critical point? Well, the good news is that you don’t have to respond like Superwoman or Clark Griswold to ...

Collectors Love Taste Of Cookie Cutters

Cookie dough has been cut into shapes for thousands of years. Several methods have been used to create designs. Molding, pressing, cutting and a combination of these systems have resulted in festive cookies in all kinds of holiday shapes such as bells, stars and trees. The most common ...

Seniors Exhibit Their Work in Nutting Gallery

WEST LIBERTY — West Liberty University’s Senior Exhibition this mont features five senior student artists: Mimi Albon, Emily Artimez, Matt Layton, Shelby Moore and Isabella Pozell. The artwork represents the students’ capstone projects and is for class credit. Each student came up with ...

Special Activities

Newcomers Club The Wheeling Newcomers Club will hold a meeting and luncheon at Wheeling Country Club at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. The program will feature a gift exchange for those interested in participating. Gifts are to be wrapped; it is optional to identify the giver with a notice inside the ...

Kathy’s House Foundation Continues Nurse’s Legacy of Caring

GLEN DALE — To honor the memory of a nurse who opened her heart and home to others, the Kathy’s House Foundation is continuing her legacy in Marshall County. The foundation is operated by family and friends of Kathy Criswell Martin, who died unexpectedly at age 63 in November 2016. At the ...

Join Musical Guests For Holiday Revue At Towngate Theatre

WHEELING — Join members of the Bridge & Tunnel Collective and some very special guests for a holiday revue for all ages at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 at Towngate Theatre in Center Wheeling. Members of the Bridge & Tunnel Collective and other musical guests will perform their original ...

Special Activites

Advent Procession An Advent Procession of Lessons and Carols will be presented at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 1410 Chapline St., Wheeling at 4 p.m. today. The parish choir will sing Advent selections, interspersed with biblical readings of the season. This traditional service is ...

The Magic of Antiques

Naturally, I think the Mansion Museum at Oglebay Park is magical due to its many antiques and archives but this December, it is especially enchanting due to its holiday trimmings and decor. Why? Because the theme of the volunteer decorators is Holiday Magic! One of the generous volunteer ...

Monarch Choir to Entertain Thursday Music Club

WHEELING — The Thursday Music Club will hold a luncheon and meeting at Stifel Fine Arts Center, 1330 National Road, at 11 a.m. Thursday. Lynn Welsh and Suzie McCormick are sponsors for this meeting. The John Marshall High School Monarch Choir will entertain the club. The choir, directed ...

WVNCC to Host Holiday Concert in the Courtyard

WHEELING – West Virginia Northern Community College, 1704 Market St. will host a holiday “Concert in the Courtyard” from noon-12:45 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3 on their Wheeling Campus in the courtyard in front of the B&O Building. WVNCC student and local musician, Matt VanFossen, will ...

Kris Kringle Takes on Cynics In Beloved Holiday Classic

WHEELING — A treasured holiday classic comes to life on stage at Oglebay Institute’s Towngate Theatre. “Miracle on 34th Street” will be staged for two weekends — Nov. 30-Dec. 1-2, and Dec. 7 and 8. A talented ensemble of local actors tells the story of how Kris Kringle enchants ...

‘Secret in the Wings’ Twists and Turns to Surprise Ending

WEST LIBERTY — A strange contemporary play, “The Secret in the Wings,” is the next production for the Hilltop Players. Opening at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29, the one act production was written by Mary Zimmerman. Zimmerman adapts a group of lesser-known fairy tales to create this theatrical work ...

Mountain Moon Coffeehouse to Return

WHEELING — Some of the region’s best bluegrass, Americana and roots music artists perform in Wheeling as part Oglebay Institute’s popular Mountain Moon Coffeehouse. Crowd-pleasing performers, expert pickers, talented vocalists and captivating storytellers entertain crowds with ...

Symphony on Ice Skates Into Arena

WHEELING — The Wheeling Symphony Orchestra’s holiday event, Symphony on Ice, will be performed at 7 p.m. Thursday at Wesbanco Arena. The music and skating extravanganza is being presented by Main Street Bank and Murray Energy Corp. Roger Kalia, a finalist for the WSO’s position as ...

Calendar

Dec. 1-31 — Oglebay Institute’s Schrader Environmental Education Center, Oglebay Park, noon-5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Dec. 1-31 — Oglebay Institute’s Mansion Museum, Oglebay Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. (Exceptions: ...