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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 ...

Special Activities

Lunch With Books Attorney C.J. Kaiser will give a talk, “Wheeling: Crossroads of America,” at Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at noon Tuesday. The program is free and open to the public. He will speak about the 1840 Whig Party political rally ...

WSO Presents a ‘Soulful Celebration’ for Valentine’s Day Concert

WHEELING — Love will be in the air and the music on Feb. 14 when the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra presents a soulful celebration concert on Valentine’s Day as part of its 90th season. A “Soulful Celebration” will feature guest artists Jeans ‘n’ Classics with vocals by Gavin Hope, ...

‘Knit Chicks’ Make Winter Warmer

SHADYSIDE — The cold winter months are brighter and warmer due to the talents of the Knit Chicks, a great group of ladies who gather weekly at the Shadyside Public Library to learn and knit wonderful items. Betty Schmidt of Shadyside was encouraged by Shadyside Public Library Branch Manager ...

Area Student Artists Honored at Annual Regional Student Art Exhibit

WHEELING — Oglebay Institute fosters and celebrates the talent and creativity of young artists. The 31st annual Regional Student Art Exhibition opened Jan. 9 with a public reception and awards ceremony at Oglebay Institute’s Stifel Fine Arts Center. Several students received cash prizes for ...

Wheeling Elks Lodge 28 Gives Back to Community

WHEELING — Back Pack programs have been instrumental in providing school kids with supplemental nutrition every week throughout the school year for many schools. Two local organizations — Hope United Methodist Church in Wheeling and First Church of God in McMechen — have continued this ...

John Marshall Student Attends Young Leadership Association Conference

WESTON, W.Va. — Teens dedicated themselves to moving their communities and schools forward during three days of intensive instruction and interaction at WVU Jackson’s Mill. The annual Fall Leadership Conference, held in November, was presented by the Ohio-West Virginia Youth Leadership ...

Series Highlights History of Churches In City of Wheeling

WHEELING — The Wheeling Area Genealogical Society is launching a new lecture series this year to explore the history of churches in Wheeling. The series, which is free and open to the public, begins in February and continues monthly through October. Sessions will be held in the Ohio ...

Bethany College Professional Image Center Accepting Clothing Donations

BETHANY — The Professional Image Center at Bethany College is accepting donations of clean and gently used professional attire in preparation for the upcoming job interview season. The Professional Image Center allows Bethany students to pick out interview and work-placement attire at no ...

ArtsLink Scheduled to Hold Annual Meeting on Monday

NEW MARTINSVILLE — ArtsLink, the arts council of Wetzel and Tyler counties, will kick off its 19th year with the annual meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, at the Francis Creative Arts Center. The meeting is open to the public; light refreshments will be served. The ...