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Delicate Hankies — Nothing to Sneeze At

My mother had a whole drawer of delicate handkerchiefs and after she passed away, I was happy to give the drawer, brimming with fine examples, a new home. Maybe it’s because when I learned to iron, I was given the task of pressing the flat stuff, like the handkerchiefs, tea towels and ...

Friends of Wheeling Bestow Annual Awards

WHEELING — Friends of Wheeling and Wheeling Heritage co-sponsored their annual awards dinner Wednesday evening at River City restaurant. Each year Friends of Wheeling honors individuals and/or organizations that have made noteworthy contributions to historic preservation in the local area. ...

WSO Concludes Its 89th Season with Fuchs, Mozart, & Tchaikovsky

WHEELING — Wheeling Symphony Orchestra’s final concert of the 2018-19 season, Fate and Triumph: Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony with guest artist Soyeon Kate Lee, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 17 at the Capitol Theatre in Wheeling. Music director finalist Silas Huff will ...

Thursday Music Club Honors Students

WHEELING — The Thursday Music Club has presented awards to 48 students who participated in the 2019 Young Musicians Auditions. An honors recital was presented at Vance Memorial Presbyterian Church for students who received ratings of superior or superior with honors during the auditions. ...

Park Players to Present The Classic Gershwin Musical ‘Crazy for You’

WHEELING — Lucky audience members will get the chance to witness a classic Gershwin musical production when the Park Players of Wheeling Park High School present their spring musical, “Crazy for You, Friday through Sunday,” May 3-5. The play will be held in the high school’s J.B. ...

Towngate Theatre Continues 50th Season With Great American Play ‘Our Town’

WHEELING — Oglebay Institute’s Towngate Theatre continues its 50th season of community theater with Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece “Our Town,” considered by many to be greatest American play ever written. It will be staged for two weekends: May 3, 4 and 5 and ...

Dot Show Honors Deceased Professor Of Art Bernie Peace

WEST LIBERTY — A fitting tribute to West Liberty University Professor Emeritus and well-known artist Bernie Peace, who died in January, is on display through Thursday in the Nutting Gallery on the campus. “The theme of “The Dot Show” takes its inspiration from Peace’s extensive ...

Another Mystery Solved

This column has taught me so much! When I began it some years ago, I knew a smattering about antiques and had a degree in literature. I worked for Oglebay Institute and loved its museums and focus on local history. I had studied art and took an interest in fashion, so the column was a great ...

Chocolate Lovers, Get Ready for a Decadent Day May 5

WHEELING — How sweet it is! The much-anticipated Chocolate Extravaganza at Temple Shalom in Wheeling is set to take place from 1-3 p.m. Suday, May 5. The Temple is located at 23 Bethany Pike in the Woodsdale neighborhod of Wheeling. Tickets can be purchased at MMM Popcorn, Valley ...

Wheeling Symphony Auxiliary Keeps Things Humming

WHEELING — As the curtain rises and the tap, tap of the maestro’s baton signals the start of another Wheeling Symphony Orchestra performance, a collective sigh goes unheard among those who helped make it all happen. Behind every symphony event is an army of volunteers — young and young ...

Nationally Known Artist Bob Dombrowski to Show at Gallery

WHEELING — Artworks Around Town curator Betsy Cox said the newly refurbished art gallery will feature the works of Bob Dombrowski at the upcoming Gallery Hop at the Centre Market. This is the first celebration since the group re designed and renovated its space last month. Guests will be ...

Roundtable Speaker To Focus on ‘Traitors In Wheeling’ April 29

WHEELING — Dr. Kenneth Fones-Wolf will be the Ohio Valley Civil War Roundtable’s speaker at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 29 inside the auditorium of West Virginia Northern Community College in Wheeling. His topic for Monday’s meeting is “Traitors in Wheeling: Storie of Those Who Signed ...

May Calendar

May 1-31 — Oglebay Institute’s Schrader Environmental Education Center, Oglebay Park, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. May 1-31 — Good Zoo, Oglebay Park, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 1-31 — Oglebay Institute’s Mansion Museum, Oglebay Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 1-31 — Oglebay ...

Easter Collectibles Stir Sweet Memories

Though not as plentiful as Christmas collectibles, Easter items are a collectible category in their own right. In fact, rabbits stand alone as a collectible and include the whole gamut such as: stuffed, plastic, glass, pewter and paper-mache bunnies. Germany made the first composition candy ...

Wheeling Symphony Auxiliary’s Snag A Bag Fundraiser Set For Friday, May 3

On Friday, May 3, join in the fun of the ultimate girls’ night with other fashionable ladies at the Wheeling Symphony Auxiliary’s Snag a Bag fundraiser at The Highlands Event Center in Triadelphia. Attendees will have the chance to bid by live or silent auction, on over 40 new designer ...

WSO Guest Boggess’ Broadway Success Depends on Hard Work

By LINDA COMINS Staff Writer WHEELING — Former ice skater Sierra Boggess didn’t “skate” into her career as a Broadway star and concert artist. Boggess, who is performing with the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra this week, is quick to point out that it takes hard work, persistence and ...

Annual Mother’s Day Dance Set for May 11 in Wheeling

WHEELING — The Ohio County Family Resource Network will host its seventh annual Mother-Son Dance,titled “Mother, May I Have This Dance?” from 6-8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11 at St. Vincent de Paul Parish Hall in Elm Grove. Many moms work tirelessly every year to get their daughters and ...

Champion of Children Awards Ceremony Held

Shown at the 2019 Deborah Doleski Allen Champion of Children Awards are from left, Claudia Raymer, executive director of the Ohio County Family Resource Network, who presents awards to Connie Ball from Youth Services System; Carman Redford, Creative Hands Childcare Learning Center; and ...

WLU Concert Band and Wind Symphony Join Together in Final 2019 Concert

WEST LIBERTY — The West Liberty University Wind Symphony and Concert Band will present the final concert of their spring 2019 Concert Series at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25 at St. Mark Lutheran Church, located at 141 Kruger St., Wheeling. The concert is free and open to the public. The ...

Register Now For Tiny Tot Trot

Online registrations are being accepted for the annual OV Parent Tiny Tot Trot set for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 25 at Wheeling’s Heritage Port. The Tiny Tot Trot, for ages 5 and under, is part of the Ogden Newspapers Half-Marathon Classic Wellness Weekend. Youngsers ages 4 and 5 will race ...