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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: ...

Artworks to Honor Three New Juried Members Dec. 7

Each December, Artworks Around Town presents works by artists who were juried into membership during the current year. Mike Swartzmiller, Diana Wagner and Laura Bitely will be honored during the Dec. 7 Gallery Hop in the Studio Gallery from 5:30-8 p.m. The reception is free and open to the ...

Wheeling’s Renowned Recognized by Collectors

With the talk of Wheeling’s upcoming 250the anniversary in 2019 and a celebration in the works, I’m returning to a point of pride for our city — Wheeling’s success in the world of pottery. Ebenezer Zane established the settlement in 1769, which went on to become the first capitol city ...

Child Abuse Prevention Conference Set Dec. 14 at WJU

WHEELING — The Ohio County Partners in Prevention Team with the Ohio County Family Resource Network will host the eighth annual Partners in Prevention Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14 at Wheeling Jesuit University. This workshop is a wonderful opportunity for both new ...

Historical Society’s Christmas in the Village Returns to Mt. Pleasant

MOUNT PLEASANT —Back for the third year, the Historical Society of Mount Pleasant is offering a special celebration, Christmas in the Village. For this year’s event, the historical society’s Elizabeth House and the Friends Church’s Samuel Gill House return to the tour with the ...

Strong Feelings for Husband’s Ex

Dear Annie: I have a tricky problem going on right now. I am married and have been for a while — 20-plus years. It’s been a typical marriage, with its ups and downs, but I’d say I’ve been fairly content and things have been pretty good. Right now, I would say I am in the middle of my ...

Biography Of ‘Big Bill’ Lias To Be Presented

WHEELING — Judi Hendrickson and Jeanne Finstein will present the biography of Bill Lias, written by novelist and historian George Fetherling, at the Ohio County Public Library at 7 p.m. Dec. 10. The presentation is free of charge and open to the public. The event will include a visit by ...

Special Activites

Ladies League The Ladies League of Marshall County will meet in the commons of John Marshall High School at 7 p.m. Monday. Tricia Flanigan, director of the YWCA Wheeling’s Family Violence Protection Program, will be the guest speaker. Members are asked to bring a personal care item to be ...

WPHS Music Department Presents Festival of Sound 2018

WHEELING — It’s that time of year when the students of Wheeling Park High School are preparing for the 24th anniversary performances of the Festival of Sound concert extravaganza. This much-anticipated holiday event opens at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7 with additional performances at 7 p.m. ...

Conductor Seeks to Make Concert ‘Event’

WHEELING — Conductor Roger Kalia believes in making a concert an event that extends beyond the music. Kalia, who holds three positions on the West Coast and directs a festival in upstate New York, is one of five candidates for music director of the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra. He is ...

Pass the Butter

Haveyou noticed the current fascination with butter? Foodies, chefs and home cooks are really into butter and its value in the kitchen and on the table. I read an article on butter in a food magazine recently that explained in detail the difference between European butter versus USA (Europe ...