Eckhart House Plays Host to Teas, Tours and History
By:  Phyllis Sigal   It just doesn’t get any sweeter than this: holiday music subtly catching your ear. A seasonal tea steeping in an antique teapot over a warming flame. Three tiers of treats — all dainty, delicious and homemade.   When Joe and Gretchen Figaretti invite you into their historic Eckhart House in Old Town, just a bit north of the Wheeling Tunnel, you enter a different era — a time when there was no tunnel, when horse and buggies clip-clopped by, when w...
Sparkling Festival Attracts Thousands to Oglebay Park
By:  Christina Fisanick   Oglebay Park’s Winter Festival of Lights takes visitors on a 6-mile driving tour, sparkling with more than 90 displays, including Snoopy and his gang, poinsettias, Cinderella’s castle and so much more.  With over 100 million lights, it is West Virginia’s largest holiday light show.   The Winter Festival of Lights has received numerous awards and honors in its more than 30-year history, such as a spot on the American Bus Association’s Top ...
Symphony on Ice- A Gift of Holiday Warmth
Symphony on Ice — A Gift of Holiday Warmth By Phyllis Sigal   How can a place as cold as ice make you feel all hot-cocoa, blazing-fire, cozy-blanket, favorite-sweater warm?   Maybe it’s those adorable little ones making their way out onto that big ice rink so early in their skating lives. Maybe it’s the teen skaters gliding to greatness or the medaled-professionals who’ve come to wow us with spins and spirals and axels and swizzles.   Maybe it’s the ...
Recipe for a 'Capitol' Holiday
Recipe for a ‘Capitol’ Holiday by Ryan Norman   Take six parts theatrical spectacle, add a dash of distinctive cuisine, fold in a trip to one of many unhidden gems — and what do you have? All the ingredients for a delectable visit to Wheeling. Treat this article as a menu to order up just the right dish of holiday entertainment that’s sure to hit the spot. Might I begin by recommending our specials: six shows being performed in the storied Capitol Theatre. Then consider ...
Business Spotlight: Hangover BBQ
A Hankering for Some Hangover BBQ   By Phyllis Sigal You had me at first whiff, Hangover BBQ. Then I tasted the peppered turkey. I’m in love. Tender, juicy, a perfect texture. The tri-colored beans pass with flying colors, drenched in a rich, dark sauce with a slightly smokey flavor. Mmmmmm. One bite, and I was smitten The ribs aren’t just your regular fall-off-the-bone tender — they’re so tender the bone slides out of the meat like a greased pig from a farmer’s clu...