Features

Stifel Gives Art Students A Cutting Edge

Artist Rick Morgan said he was in college before he learned how to cut a mat properly in order to display his artwork in a professional manner. Now the director of the Oglebay Institute Stifel Fine Arts Center, Morgan is in a position to teach local high school students not only how to cut mats ...

My ‘Bird Cage’ Feeding Station

Over the last 30 years, deer and raccoons have cost me a small fortune. Though I never intentionally feed these backyard visitors, they're difficult to discourage. Deer stand on their hind legs and bat seed from feeders or use their long sticky tongue to empty feeders they can reach. Raccoons ...

Outdoor Shot of the Week

This entry is the latest Sunday News-Register's "Shot of the Week," where a different outdoor shot submitted by a reader is featured both in the newspaper and on our CU photo gallery website, cu.theintelligencer.net. At the end of each month, our editors will select the best photo from that ...

Gamble Celebrates 96th

Evelyn Jean Gamble of Pleasant Valley will turn 96 years old today, Dec. 6.She was born Dec. 6, 1919, daughter of the late Lonnie and Mabel Francis. She was married to the late Raymond Gamble.She was a homemaker and retired from the West Virginia Department of Highways.The family includes her ...

Special Activities

Newcomers ClubThe Wheeling Newcomers Club will hold a luncheon at Belmont Hills Country Club in St. Clairsville Thursday, Dec. 10. The event will start at 10:30 a.m. with a gift exchange. There is a cost for the luncheon. Reservations are to be made today, Dec. 6, by calling 304-242-4709.Ohio ...

It’s a Jolly Season For Collectors

Christmas fans are some of the most enthusiastic collectors in the world. These antique lovers seek old trimmings, Santas and just about any ho-ho-ho decoration you can imagine.The Victorians are credited with making Christmas what it is today in the United States. They made it a big holiday ...

Author Offers Whimsical Tale of Pretzel’s ‘Birth’

West Virginia author Anna Egan Smucker - whose new book tells a tale of the pretzel's invention - explained the process of melding illustrations and text for a picture book to a Wheeling audience Tuesday.Smucker, who lives in Bridgeport, W.Va., appeared at the Ohio County Public Library's Lunch ...

CALENDAR

Nov. 30 - Yuletide luncheon, West Virginia Northern Community College, Education Center, culinary arts dining room, 10 17th St., Wheeling, noon.Nov. 30 - Book talk, "Bill Stewart: In His Own Words" by Susan Jones, at Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library, 700 Fifth St., Moundsville, 5-6:30 ...

Kaleidoscope Features Fun Activities for Kids

Parents who could use a few hours to themselves to clean, shop or simply read a book without being interrupted a hundred times are invited to bring their children to West Liberty University this Saturday, Dec. 5, where kids in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade will be treated to a ...

West Liberty University Sends A ‘Holiday Card’

West Liberty University choir and friends will send its best wishes for a happy holiday season as it presents its annual holiday concert in two free performances at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 6, at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph, 1300 Eoff St., Wheeling.Under the direction of Dr. Scott ...

‘Best Christmas Pageant Ever’ At Towngate

Oglebay Institute's Towngate Theatre heralds the holidays with the hilarious and heartwarming classic, "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever." It will be staged for two weekends - Friday through Sunday, Dec. 4-6 and Friday and Saturday, Dec. 11-12.Based on the charming young adult book by Barbara ...

Symphony, Skaters, Singers Take to Ice

Professional skaters, tri-state area skaters and a number of local school choirs will join the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Andre Raphel for a festive evening of skating and holiday music at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, at WesBanco Arena."We have really returned," Bruce ...

Orlando Parks Are Not Just For Kids

By BETH J. HARPAZAP Travel EditorA helicopter manufacturer landed a new model chopper at Walt Disney World. A tech conference booked Universal's Harry Potter park.Those are just a few examples of how conventions and conferences take advantage of Orlando, Florida's theme parks when they hold ...

Assessing Region’s Efforts to Move Beyond Rust Belt Image

A key to Wheeling's successful redevelopment involves getting "folks on board with a common shared vision for the future," scholar and Ohio Valley native Allen Dieterich-Ward believes.Dieterich-Ward spoke at the Ohio County Public Library's Lunch with Books series Tuesday to launch his book, ...

Decorating Diva Creates Holiday Wedding Scene

I'm sure many antique enthusiasts have already decorated their homes. But if you're having trouble finding the holiday spirit, look no further than Oglebay Institute's Mansion Museum. The 1846-era landmark is glittering this year with a theme of "Silver Sensation," sponsored by Panhandle ...

Business Students Hear From Ziegenfelder Owners

The business cold call took on a new meaning for a class of business students as they had a chance to hear from Lisa and Barry Allen of Wheeling. Lisa Allen is CEO of Ziegenfelder's Frozen Treats, and her husband, Barry, is vice president of sales and marketing."To have Lisa and Barry share ...

Families of Drug-Exposed Babies Focus of Conference

The Ohio County Partners in Prevention Team with the Ohio County Family Resource Network will be holding the annual Partners in Prevention Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.on Friday, Dec. 11 at Wes Banco Arena in Wheeling.The workshop is a wonderful opportunity for both new and experienced ...

State Funding For Old Pottery Site in Chester

By STEPHEN HUBAFor The IntelligencerThree years after completing the cleanup of the old Taylor, Smith & Taylor pottery in Chester, the property owner says it is ready to build.The Business Development Corporation of the Northern Panhandle, owner of the property since 2011, learned ...