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West Virginia Independence Hall To Be Haunted by Spirits

WHEELING — The West Virginia Independence Hall Foundation will present a “Spirits from the Past” program at 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at West Virginia Independence Hall, 1528 Market St. Admission is charged and reservations by Oct. 15 are strongly suggested since attendance will be limited. The ...

C3 Food Network Offers Tips for Healthy Bodies and Souls

WHEELING — If good health is considered wealth, the folks at C3 church in Wheeling want you to be very well off. C3 Food Network is the latest offering at the church located at 250 Bethany Pike in Wheeling. This network is an ongoing group of people dedicated to healthy cooking and ...

Williams Returns to Ohio Valley For Wheeling Symphony Debut

WHEELING — Guitarist John Marcel Williams said he is excited to return to the Ohio Valley for his first performance with the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra. He will be the guest artist for the WSO concert, “Let’s Dance,” conducted by music director John Devlin, at the Capitol Theatre ...

Cuckoo Clock Discovery Features Twin Doors With Chirping Birds

After writing about my own cuckoo clock a month or so ago, I received several comments from readers telling me about their own clocks. It seems that cuckoos are treasured by many readers for sentimental reasons. One of the comments was from a resident of North Wheeling’s Victorian Old Town, ...

Jazz at the Stifel Fine Arts Center Set for Oct. 14

WHEELING — Oglebay Institute continues its tradition of bringing big city jazz shows to Wheeling. Internationally recognized jazz singer Lisa Yvonne Ferraro will perform in the historic Stifel Mansion at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14. A teller of stories and an interpreter of song, Ferraro has a ...

Crittenton Services to Hold Its Annual Soup-Salad Luncheon this Wednesday

WHEELING — Crittenton Services will kick off the fall season with its annual soup and salad luncheon Wednesday at the McLure Hotel, 1200 Market St. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Lunch begins at noon. Free parking is available in the adjacent garage. The luncheon features a buffet and ...

Collegiate Alumnae Plan Meetings

WHEELING — Collegiate Alumnae of Wheeling will hold five meetings for 2019-20. The group’s first meeting of the year will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday on the lower level of Christ United Methodist Church, 1232 National Road. After a brief business meeting, Bill Beatty will give a ...

Special Activities

Newcomers Club The Wheeling Newcomers Club will meet at Wheeling Country Club at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. The program will feature Maureen Zambito, antiques columnist for the Sunday News-Register. Luncheon will be served after the program. There is a cost for the luncheon; a vegetarian option is ...

Run for Your Life 5K to Benefit Wheeling Symphony

WHEELING — The Wheeling Symphony Auxiliary is sponsoring a zombie-themed 5K race, Run for Your Life, on Saturday, Oct. 19, at Wheeling Heritage Port. Online registration is available now at Tristateracer.com. Day-of race registration will be available beginning at 8 a.m. A mini-monster ...

Ford’s Warriors in Pink program

Members of the B.M. Spurr School of Practical Nursing at WVU Reynolds Medicine on Tuesday are shown making quilt squares at Jim Robinson Ford dealership at The Highlands for Ford’s Warriors in Pink program in the fight against Breast Cancer. The dealership invites the public to stop by again ...

Wellsburg Applefest Pageant Winners and Royalty Announced

WELLSBURG — The 2019 Wellsburg Applefest will fill the streets of Wellsburg Friday through Sunday with food, entertainment, crafts and everything apple. Prior to this weekend’s festival, the Wellsburg Applefest Pageant was held on Sept. 29 at the Wellsburg Moose Lodge, and the crowned ...

School of Dance to Perform ‘Alice in Wonderland’

WHEELING — The story of “Alice in Wonderland” was penned more than 150 years ago, yet this engaging fantasy of a young girl and her adventures into a world of enchantment has remained popular with young and old alike. Oglebay Institute’s Youth Ballet Company creatively brings this ...

Sons of the American Revolution Offer Student Programs and Scholarships

With the new school year underway, the George Washington Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) reminds teachers and students of several youth-oriented contests that the SAR sponsors. They are: The Knight Historical Essay contest for high school sophomores, juniors and ...

Performers to Entertain Thursday Music Club

BETHLEHEM — Millard Neal and 19 other performers will present “Bach Chaos” as the entertainment this week for the Thursday Music Club. The club will meet at The Gathering Place at Woodview Apartments, 1055 E. Bethlehem Blvd., at 11 a.m. Thursday. Attendees are asked to form a ...

Help Ford Create Quilts

TRIADELPHIA — Pink — it’s everywhere when the calendar turns to October and for a good reason — it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And pink is showing at the Jim Robinson Ford dealership at The Highlands in Ohio County, where a special event to help in the fight against breast ...

Oglebayfest Brings Families, Friends and Fun Together

WHEELING —Turn the page to October — it’s time for Oglebayfest. For anyone unfamiliar with this annual thank-you party at Wheeling’s Oglebay Park, take note. It will be held beginning at noon Friday and continuing through Sunday on the 100-plus acres of rolling hills located along ...

Get a Glimpse of Farm Life At The Ohio County Country Fair

WHEELING — The Ohio County Country Fair at Site 1 opens at noon Friday and continues through Sunday during the Oglebayfest celebration at Oglebay Park. The fair will offer displays of elaborate quilts, homegrown foods and gentle animals. The fair has a variety of traditional fair ...

Romantic Era of Rail Still Attracts Fans

Every year about this time, you see fall foliage and other entertainment style train rides advertised in the tri-state area. It seems everyone enjoys the nostalgia and romance of riding the rails. Collectors have always enjoyed railroads and memorabilia from the heyday of rail travel, ...

Higley Celebrates 90th Birthday

Majorie I. Higley of Wheeling is celebrating her 94th birthday today. She was born Sept. 29, 1925, in Grand Valley, Pennsylvania, daughter of Albert and Blanche Pauley. She is the widow of Lyle Higley, whom she married in 1942. She is a member of the Elm Grove United Methodist Church. She ...

Reunion Notebook

Moundsville Class of ‘58 Moundsville High School Class of 1958 is having a luncheon at the Guest House in Moundsville at 1 p.m. Thursday. Palmer Descendants of George and Tabitha Coen Palmer and William and Sarah Nolan Palmer will have a reunion at the Wileyville fire hall at noon Oct. ...