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Tour Planned at Historic Stone Church Cemetery

WHEELING — One of the area’s oldest burial grounds will be open to visitors when a free tour of Stone Church Cemetery is offered from 1-5 p.m. next Sunday, Sept. 22. Friends of Wheeling, a local historic preservation group, is presenting the tour as a special Wheeling 250 program. The ...

Wheeling NAACP to Honor Three For Their Service to the Community

WHEELING — Three Ohio Valley residents will be honored by the Wheeling NAACP at the seventh annual Freedom Fund Banquet at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Wheeling YWCA, 1100 Chapline St. The honorees will include the Rev. Willie Nevels and his wife Loma Nevels, who will receive the ...

Towngate Theatre Opens 51st Season With the Pulitzer Prize-Winning Drama

WHEELING — Oglebay Institute’s Towngate Theatre opens its 51st season of community theater with Paul Zindel’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama “The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds.” A story of perseverance and hope, it has been hailed as one of the most significant and ...

Sadie Crow to Instruct Theatre Classes for Students

MOUNDSVILLE — The Strand Theatre will be offering acting classes for area students to be held on Saturday mornings beginning on Saturday, Oct. 12 and will run until Saturday, Dec. 7. There are fees for each session. The classes will present a showcase to the public on Saturday, Dec. 7. ...

Third Friday Artworks Around Town

WHEELING — After a brief summer hiatus, Third Friday makes its return to Artworks on Sept. 20 with the jazz duo of Matt Hill and Aaron Carey. They will be presenting their latest collection of jazz, pop and classical music featuring the electric and classical guitar and flugelhorn. ...

Grave Creek Mound Complex Offers Activities, New Exhibits in September

MOUNDSVILLE — Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex begins the fall season with a variety of activities and events. These include the biannual Fossil Day, the Second Saturday film, continuation of the 2019 Lecture and Film Series, and friendship bracelets at the Discovery Table. All ...

Special Activities

Spaghetti Dinner Our Lady of Lebanon Church’s parish council will hold a spaghetti dinner and baked goods sale in Cedar Hall, 2216 Eoff St., Wheeling, from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today. Tickets will be sold at the door. Lunch With Books Author Craig Paulenich will appear at Lunch With ...

Michael Kors Pays Tribute To American Style on 9/11

NEW YORK (AP) — There were no flag outfits, but Michael Kors’ show for New York Fashion Week was very much a patriotic tribute as he saluted American fashion with a collection that ran from nautical chic to classic glamour-girl gowns to whimsical polka-dot designs. Taking place Wednesday, ...

Mother Earth News Fair: Fun for the Family

SEVEN SPRINGs, Pa. — Grab the family and head to Seven Springs Mountain Resort on Sept. 13-15 for an adventure in all that is good for the earth and a whole lot of fun. The Mother Earth News Fair will be held next weekend at Seven Springs and will feature dozens of practical, hands-on ...

Elmhurst Residents Offer Back-to-School Advice

WHEELING — As residents of Elmhurst, The House of Friendship assisted living residence in Wheeling, were gearing up for the annual National Assisted Living Week festivities this week (Sept. 8-14), they also took the time to offer some sage advice to students as they headed back to the ...

Half Dolls Stir Memories

Many people aren’t sure what a half doll is or why they were made. But I learned early about these antique treasures. My grandmother, Sophia Stender O’Malley of Wheeling, was employed for a while as a seamstress after her husband Edgar drowned under the Bellaire Bridge. My mother was just ...

Ballroom Dance Club to Kick Off Season on Sepember 14 in Wheeling

WHEELING — The Board of Directors of the Big Band 200 Club in Wheeling announces its 2019-20 season. The season begins on Sept. 14 with Ross Denman — a Pittsburgh-area disc jockey with extensive experience (and an extensive playlist) from years of ballroom dances in Washington, Pa. A ...

Learn About Foster Care at Marshall County Libraries

MARSHALL COUNTY — Learn all about foster care on Tuesday, Sept. 10, at the Benwood-McMechen and Moundsville Public Libraries. There will be a session from 1:30 to about 2:30 p.m. at the Benwood-McMechen Library, and a session from 6:30 to about 7:30 p.m. at the Moundsville-Marshall County ...

Reunion Notebook

Wheeling Class of ‘50 Wheeling High School Class of 1950 will hold its monthly luncheon at Perkins Restaurant, 680 National Road, Wheeling, at 1 p.m. Monday. The event is open to all former students, friends and visitors. St. Joseph’s Class of ‘54 St. Joseph’s Academy Class of 1954 ...

Special Activities

Newcomers Club The Wheeling Newcomers Club will hold a luncheon and meeting at Belmont Hills Country Club, St. Clairsville, at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. The program will feature Bob Murray, president of Murray Energy. He will speak about the evolution and status of the coal industry in the ...

New Art Show in Weirton Features Industrial and Steampunk Art

WEIRTON — The Top of West Virginia Arts Council will present its new exhibit from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at Summit Art Gallery, 3393 Main St. The reception is open to the public and refreshments will be provided. Free parking is available in two lots along Purdy Lane, located behind ...

Woman’s Club Plans Membership Tea

WHEELING — The Woman’s Club of Wheeling will hold its annual membership tea at 1 p.m. on Sept. 20 at Monument Place, 91 Kruger St. New members and those who joined after last year’s tea will be honored. The hospitality committee will prepare a variety of cookies,candy and tea sandwiches ...

Shaken, Not Slurred

NEW YORK (AP) — Five years ago, for her 27th birthday, Lorelei Bandrovschi gave up drinking for a month on a dare. She was a casual drinker and figured it would be easy. It was, but she hadn’t banked on learning so much about herself in the process. “I realized that going out without ...

Chemistry 101

CHARLESTON —Most colleges are back in session. The stress of returning to college and juggling many areas of life, such as studying, working, and extracurricular activities can lead to unintentional poisonings. The West Virginia Poison Center highlights a few ways college students may ...