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May Calendar

May 1-31 - Oglebay Institute's Schrader Environmental Education Center, Oglebay Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday.May 1-31 - Wheeling Civic Garden Center, Oglebay Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.May 1-31 - Good Zoo, Oglebay Park, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.May 1-31 - Oglebay ...

Chocolate Extravaganza

Eighteen chocolatiers will bring their sweet - and savory - treats to Temple Shalom for the 27th annual Chocolate Extravaganza from 1-3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 1.First-time organizers Bobbi Pollock and Clare Levenson hope to draw a bigger crowd on the new day of the week - it formerly took place on ...

WSO Board Benefit Gives ‘License to Bid’

The Wheeling Symphony Orchestra board will host its annual auction with the 007 theme, "License to Bid: Shaken, Stirred, Sold," on Saturday, April 29.Auction previews begin at 6 p.m., and the live auction begins at 7. Up for bid are prizes such as a "Hillbilly Holiday" party for 20 featuring ...

WLU Singers, Choir Present Beloved Works

West Liberty University College Community Choir and the WLU Singers will perform a special spring concert at 3 p.m., Sunday, May 1, at Vance Memorial Presbyterian Church on National Road and Bethany Pike in Wheeling. Doors open at 2:15 p.m., and limited tickets are available online at ...

Minstrel Show Tradition Continues

The Warwood Lions 39th annual minstrel show, "Summer Lovin', Fun in the Sun" is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 29 and 30 at the Warwood School on Viking Drive.Songs about summer fun and love including "Motor Boatin'," "Summer Lovin'," "Sunny Side of the Street," "See You in ...

Oglebay Institute to Host First Folio’s Visit to W.Va.

William Shakespeare's works have stood the test of time. Not only are the Bard's centuries-old plays and sonnets considered some of the most historically important English texts, but phrases he coined are still in frequent use today, whether members of the general public are aware of it or not: ...

Researcher Champions Marshall County’s Historic Rock

No matter how you spell its name, a large boulder in Marshall County serves as a signficant reminder of a historic achievement in the U.S. transportation industry.The stone's carved message commemorates the spot where the last spike was driven to complete the B&O Railroad from Baltimore ...

Windups Remain Cool Collectibles

Windup toys are a fascinating collectible. Antique toys in general are always tops in the collectible market, but windups are one of the most entertaining and enduring of collectibles.Even in this age of computer games and tech toys, children are captivated by the simplicity of winding and ...

Meadowcroft Rockshelter, Historic Village Opens Season May 1

Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village, a National Historic Landmark and part of the Senator John Heinz History Center museum system, will open its 2016 season on Sunday, May 1.Meadowcroft, the oldest site of human habitation in North America, has become an international destination, ...

Wheeling Jesuit Talk Addresses Restorative Justice

A talk on restorative justice at Wheeling Jesuit University will feature Sr. Donna Liette, C.PP.S. (Missionaries of the Precious Blood) and two colleagues, who will present "Liberty and Justice for All, Reconciliation in a Neighborhood of Violence" at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 26.Liette, along ...

Arts and Crafts Era Collectibles Attractive

Arts and Crafts is an important decorating style that influenced furniture, architecture, fine arts and the decorative arts internationally in the late 1800s through the early 1900s. It celebrates traditional craftsmanship and handmade work and includes many one-of-a kind creations.Very popular ...

Champions of Children

Three Ohio County professionals who go above and beyond to ensure children are safe and emotionally healthy were honored Friday at the annual Deborah Doleski Allen Champions of Children Awards ceremony that capped the 2016 Week of the Young Child celebration in the county.The awards recognize ...

Renamed Coalition Expands ‘Impact’

The Ohio County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition has changed its name to Impact to broaden the group's focus and expand its regional efforts.Officials of the community coalition announced the name change and unveiled a new logo Wednesday at a press conference in Wheeling Park's Stone ...

Pentino Celebrates 96th

Norman Pentino of Wheeling will celebrate his 96th birthday on Wednesday, April 13.He was born on April 13, 1920, in Cianciana, Sicily. He came to America at the age of 11.He worked at the former Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp.'s Martins Ferry plant until retiring when he was 62.He was married ...

Special Activities

Newcomers ClubThe Wheeling Newcomers Club will meet at Belmont Hills Country Club, St. Clairsville, at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 14, for a program and a luncheon. Dr. Robert Harrison will speak on Shakespeare in anticipation of the First Folio tour coming to Oglebay Institute's Mansion ...

Scholars Separate Fact From Fiction

Fraught with fiction, fraud follows fame for some figures in the literary field.Author Charlie Lovett of Winston-Salem, N.C., visited Oglebay Institute's Towngate Theatre in Wheeling Wednesday to discuss notorious frauds perpetrated on William Shakespeare's reputation. A copy of Shakespeare's ...

Performances Highlight 2016 WJU Gaudiosa

Performances by alumni, students, faculty and Pittsburgh's River City Brass will be featured at Wheeling Jesuit's Gaudiosa 2016.The performers will take center stage at the McDonough Center on Saturday, April 16, during the university's annual dinner that benefits student scholarships."Gaudiosa ...

‘Painting With A Purpose’ to Benefit Zion Playground

Zion Christian Retreat and Nature Center in Flushing will host "Painting with a Purpose" instructed by Roxanne Bruce of Creative Canvas at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 21. The "purpose" is to help raise funds for the facility's new children's play area, called Noah's Ark."We have started ...