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Wheeling Area Artists Wanted for Annual Studio Tours

WHEELING — In its efforts to serve the community with art and cultural programming while supporting area working artists, the Wheeling Arts and Cultural Commission is excited to announce its fourth annual Greater Wheeling Artists Studio Tour and is seeking artists to participate. This is a ...

Tragic Accident Leads Woman to Help Others

Latoya Johnson-Rainey was only 18 when she was badly burned in a traffic accident that also claimed her mother’s life. Her burns also took the hair from her head, adding even more misery to her loss. “I was entering my first year of college and I had such a lack of confidence after losing ...

Physical Therapist Gets Elmhurst Residents Moving

WHEELING — Easy does it. Let’s work on our balance today. How about a nice slow stretch before we begin. For the past three years, Blue Sky Therapy physical therapist Lindsay Dobbs has been guiding the residents at Elmhurst — The House of Friendship in their every-day challenges to ...

Making a Difference Through Dance

BELLAIRE — You’ve met physical therapist Lindsay Dobbs. Now meet Lindsay Dobbs the dancer. As a licensed physical therapist with Blue Sky Therapy, Dobbs has been known to incorporate music and dance in her sessions with clients. Dobbs has been involved in the world of dance since she ...

Bellaire Resident Merryman to Celebrate 100th Birthday

Ralph Merryman, a lifelong resident of Bellaire, will celebrate his 100th birthday on Friday, Feb. 14. He was born to Forest and Mildred Merryman in 1920, and was subsequently joined by two siblings, Harold and Loretta. Ralph graduated from Bellaire High School in 1938 and in four years, ...

Wheeling Aerialist To Return For Symphony Fundraiser

WHEELING — After traveling around the world and entertaining international audiences, Wheeling native Megan Wilson is bringing her high-flying act to her hometown. Wilson and her husband, Andy Parrish, will present two shows as a benefit for the Wheeling Symphony. Performances will be ...

Feast on Pancakes and Be Serenaded with Jazz

WHEELING — Shrove Tuesday, Feb. 25, is celebrated around the globe as a day for feasting on pancakes. In some cities, like New Orleans and Rio de Janeiro, Feb. 25, will be the culmination of weeks of celebrations leading up to Mardi Gras – the last day of “fat eating” before the ...

Showcase of Local Black Filmmakers’ Works Set for Feb. 7 in Wheeling

WHEELING — On Friday, Feb. 7, Wheeling Heritage and the YWCA Wheeling present The Ohio Valley Festival for Filmmakers of Color. This first-time event will showcase creative amateur filmmakers from Wheeling, Martins Ferry, Bridgeport, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles and Duarte, California. This ...

‘Wheeling Reads’ Kickoff Event Takes Place Feb. 6

WHEELING — Oglebay Institute’s Towngate Theater and the Wheeling Arts and Cultural Commission will host the kickoff event for Wheeling Reads: One Book, One Community. The city has voted to read Tara Westover’s Educated over the next year. The Wheeling Reads kickoff event will be held ...

Sweeney Todd Performed by WLU’s Hilltop Opera

WEIRTON — West Liberty University’s Hilltop Opera, in partnership with Striplight Community Theatre (sctwv.org), will present “Sweeney Todd: in Concert” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 7 and 8 at the Ashley Marie Performing Arts Center, 2850 Weir Ave., Weirton. “This is a ...

Priebe Masters Many Talents

Editor’s Note: Each month, Artworks Around Town will tell us about its member artists. This week will feature artist Bobbi Priebe. WHEELING — Artworks Around Town’s Artist of the month for February is Bobbi Priebe. A member of the gallery for years, she has been an involved and active ...

Cline Set to Entertain Thursday Music Club

BETHLEHEM — Alan Cline, a 2012 Gretchen McKee Scholarship winner, will entertain the Thursday Music Club at 11 a.m. Thursday at Woodview’s Charhouse, formerly the Gathering Place, on Bethlehem Boulevard. Debbie Breiding, a West Liberty University music instructor, will accompany Cline. ...

Artworks’ Gallery Hop to Feature Three Artists

WHEELING — Artworks Around Town’s Gallery Hop for February and March will feature the photography talents of theree local artists. The title of the two-month show, “Departure From Reality,” promises to provide a stunning glimpse into the perceptions of three of the area’s finest ...

Special Activities

Lunch With Books Lunch With Books will feature a presentation by author Greg Bottoms at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at noon Tuesday. The free program will be presented live via Skype. In a new memoir, “The Lowest White Boy,” from WVU Press, Bottoms writes ...

Wheeling Park Queen of Queens Pageant Is Set for Feb. 5

WHEELING — Wheeling Park High School’s Queen will be soon be crowned at the Palace on the Hill. The Wheeling Park Queen of Queens Pageant will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5 at in the Phyllis A. Beneke Theater. Tickets are available for purchase at the school’s main office until ...

Valentine Independence for Collectors

I love antique Valentines. The artistic designs, the sweet sentiments expressed, even the scrolling handwriting, it’s all so romantic. Our own West Virginia Independence Hall is having an appropriate and unique Valentine’s Day fundraiser that involves antique valentines. For $10 (cash or ...

The Viennese Winter Ball Cotillion Will Dance the Night Away

WHEELING — Viennese Winter Ball, an important fundraiser as well as one of the most elegant social events of the season, is celebrating its 39th year. The gala takes place at Oglebay’s Glessner Auditorium Saturday, Feb. 1. Organized by a 17-member committee, the ball generates funds for ...

Antique, Vintage Flexible Flyer Sleds Are Sought After by Collectors

There hasn’t been much snow this winter and I’ve missed it, but not nearly as much as children who love to sled and build snowmen. I’ve got a Flexible Flyer in my garage (for the grandkids) just waiting for a good snowfall but I’m not sure it’s coming. Old wooden sleds and winter ...

Wheeling Health Right to Host 27th Chef’s Auction

WHEELING — WesBanco Arena will transform into a magical, faraway land when Wheeling Health Right hosts “Once Upon a Time.” Wheeling Health Right’s 27th Chef’s Auction, set this year for 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 1, will take guests on a journey through the world of fairy tales. The ...

February Calendar

Feb. 1-29 — Oglebay Institute’s Schrader Environmental Education Center, Oglebay Park, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Feb. 1-29 — Good Zoo, Oglebay Park, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 1-29 — Oglebay Institute’s Mansion Museum, Oglebay Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends. Feb. 1-29 ...