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AARPGreater Wheeling Area Chapter 824 of AARP will hold a luncheon meeting at Wheeling Park's White Palace at 11:15 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 24. Reservations for members are required and can be made today, Sept. 20, by calling Eunice Lohr, 304-242-9452. Members who have made reservations and need ...

Bats, Bourbon, Barbaro:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Situated on the Ohio River, Louisville is steeped in history, from its roots in the bourbon industry to its claim as the horse racing capital of the world to its world-famous baseball bats.Just don't pronounce the name wrong. (Luevel.)Indeed, there's much debate over how to ...

Warwick China Remains Among Wheeling’s Best-Known Brands

What is Wheeling's best-known china company from its manufacturing heyday? Warwick China, of course.If you knew the answer to this question, you are most likely an antiques or local history buff and perhaps a collector yourself. But if you don't know the answer to this query, then here are the ...

Ohio Valley Dancing Stars Named

The fifth annual Dancing with the Ohio Valley Stars lineup is so dynamic, you will want to "run, not waltz" to get your tickets, say organizers. Tickets are on sale at WesBanco Box Office or online at www.augustalevy.org.This year's all-star lineup includes Wheeling mayoral candidate and ...

Rettig Featured at Artworks

The beautiful and often visually pleasing watercolors of local artist L.W. "Bill" Rettig Jr. are the featured paintings and show in the Studio Gallery for October at Artworks Around Town at the Centre Market in Wheeling. The opening for this show will take place from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on First ...

Natchez Books Offer Intriguing Plots, Characters

Even with more than 1,600 pages, the first two books of the Natchez trilogy proved to be a non-stop read for antiques expert Tim Luke.Luke, who is visiting Wheeling this month for a series of fundraisers for Oglebay Institute, returned to Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library ...

ArtsLink to Present Unique Musical Stylings of Jay Smar

ArtsLink will present a special event at the Wells Inn in Sistersville Monday, Sept. 21.Jay Smar, armed with two guitars, baritone vocals, a claw-hammer banjo and a fiddle, will perform at 7:30 p.m. He serves his audience an "acoustic buffet" of traditional American and original folk music, as ...

Aledade Aims to Establish New Options for Health Care

As the federal government and the U.S. health care industry move toward value-based care, Aledade Inc. is establishing an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) in West Virginia, with at least one participating physician in Wheeling.Aledade has formed a partnership with the West Virginia Medical ...

Characters Bring Wheeling History to Life

Visitors may view gravesites of Wheeling pioneers and hear stories of early Wheeling from living history interpreters at the Friends of Wheeling historic Greenwood Cemetery Tour on Sunday, Sept. 20. Continuous tours will begin at 1 p.m., with the final tour at 4:30 p.m.Two free tours, each with ...

Play Plunges Into Racial Divide

Oglebay Institute's Towngate Theatre opens its season with the multi-award-winning, Tony-nominated play "'Master Harold' ... And the Boys," a luminous drama about racial divide in apartheid-era South Africa.Written by acclaimed author Athol Fugard, the play explores painful human dynamics and ...

Pops Concert Melds Rock, Symphony

Jeans 'n Classics will bring its "Moody Blues, ELO and More ... The Ultimate Symphonic Rock Show" to Wheeling to open the Wheeling Symphony's Pops season at 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 25."Conceptually, it's the perfect show for what Jeans 'n Classics is all about," said Peter Brennan, creator of the ...

Match Safes: The Lighters of Yesteryear

I had my chimney cleaned this week and thought about just how important that task would have been 100 years ago. Chimneys and fireplaces were the standard in home heating to "keep the home fires burning."Matches were just as important in this effort.Before safety matches were invented, stick ...

Take a Peek Into Lydia’s Attic

The Children's Museum of the Ohio Valley on Saturday launched a unique and collaborative project, Lydia's Attic, an extensive living history and hands-on exhibit that highlights the life and times of Lydia Boggs Shepherd (1766-1867), one of the key partners in bringing National Road through ...

Workshops Train Teachers in Adaptive Dance

By BETSY BETHELLife EditorLocal dance instructors had the opportunity recently to learn how to incorporate adaptive dance and movement techniques for children with different types of disabilities.West Virginia native Todd Rosenlieb of Norfolk, Va., presented two free workshops at Oglebay ...

Ryan Celebrates 90th

Virginia R. Ryan of Wheeling is celebrating her 90th birthday on Saturday, Sept. 15.She was born in Wheeling on Sept. 15, 1925.She has seven children: Dave and Sue Ryan of Las Vegas, Nev.; Jan and David Morse of Julian, Calf.; Rick and Lori Ryan of South Charleston, W.Va.; Kathy and Mickey ...

Special Activities

Clearview ClubThe Clearview Community Educational Outreach Service Club will meet at the home of Nancy Kish at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 14. President Jackie Crupe will preside and present the lesson, "Libya, the Country of the 2015 International Student."Esther Bond will offer meditations. ...

Junior League of Wheeling Marks

As the Junior League of Wheeling celebrates its 75th anniversary, Wheeling resident Candace McBee feels honored and grateful to be serving as the organization's president for the milestone year."It's a good feeling. It's very overwhelming. It's a very honorable position to have, and I am very ...

Thursday Music Club To Welcome Members

The Thursday Music Club will begin its 2015-16 season with a "coffee" to welcome new and old members at St. James Lutheran Church, 1409 Chapline St., Wheeling, at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 10.The membership committee, Emily Mayer, Joyce Simon, Carolyn Kain, Sandy Nickerson, Ellen Kilgore and ...

Volunteers Are Sought

The Wheeling Symphony Auxiliary will have a student volunteer training session at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, at the Capitol Theatre for the 2015-16 symphony season.Students in ninth through 12th grade are invited to attend the mandatory training.Students will usher concerts and help with the ...