A Winter Wonderland for the Whole Family
A Winter Wonderland for the Whole Family   For 34 years Oglebay’s Festival of Lights has been one of the best holiday experiences found anywhere in the United States. The secret to its success is an ever-changing array of lights and holiday activities.   The park staff works tirelessly all year to make sure the event brings something new each season. This year's dazzling light show covers more than 300 acres over a six-mile-drive through Oglebay Park.   Technol...
Exploring Wheeling with Kids
Exploring Wheeling with Kids By: Jeremy Morris   I arrived in Wheeling in 2005 in my late 20s, mostly a bachelor.  I was engaged in a not-so-long distance relationship with my future wife who was still in Morgantown. At the time I sought those self-indulgent experiences that many childless 20-year olds seek, lots of late-nights and spur of the moment road trips.   Fifteen years later I see Wheeling, and the world, through the lens of fatherhood.  It has led me on a mul...
Saturday Night's Alright for FUN
Saturday Night’s Alright for ‘FUN’ By: Jeremy Morris   Sir Elton John may have sung Saturday Night’s Alright for Fightin’ but in Wheeling we prefer FUN!  Saturday, October 19th will be a fun day indeed, and we’ll leave the fightin’ to our hockey team.   There is a gauntlet of events to put Autumn into full swing. Pace yourself, it is an action-packed day of family fun in the Friendly City.  Steady wins the race on days like these.   Run For You...
Oglebayfest Never Disappoints
Oglebay Fest Never Disappoints   It’s our region’s best arts festival. It’s our country fair.  It’s the grand finale of Wheeling’s wonderful outdoor festival season and we always save the best for last.   Oglebay Fest is a celebration of our city’s greatest asset, Oglebay Park.  It is also one humongous appreciation party for the residents and visitors that support the park. As a traveler, you are often told a destination has a little something for everyone, w...
Quench Your Thirst at the Mountaineer Brewfest
By: Jeremy Morris     We’ve been brewing beer in Wheeling since long before West Virginia was ever a state.  Since 1812 to be exact, back when all beer was “micro-brewed”. This year’s Mountaineer BrewFest, will take place on August 17th at Wheeling’s Heritage Port, just a few blocks away from that original brewery site.  The festival runs from 4-10 p.m.   In its sixth year, the Mountaineer BrewFest has grown to become the preeminent micro-brewery festiv...