Boo at the Zoo a Real Treat
Boo at the Zoo a Real Treat By: Christina Fisanick   Oglebay’s Boo at the Zoo opened for the first time in 1980. I would have been 7 years old then, so it should be part of my Halloween memory bank. My parents thought differently. Back then, Moundsville to Oglebay seemed like an epic journey. Uphill both ways, right? While my school friends shared their stories on Monday mornings of the zoo train darting through the pitch-black tunnel and the bags of delicious treats they received ...
Oglebayfest: A Family Favorite
Oglebayfest: A Family Favorite By CHRISTINA FISANICK It’s almost here! Although Wheeling hosts dozens of festivals throughout the year, my absolute favorite is Oglebayfest, and it kicks off its 41st year this weekend, Oct. 5-7. This year marks my 10th consecutive pilgrimage to the rolling hills and rollicking fun of Oglebayfest.   I generally begin Oglebayfest weekend with lunch on Friday at Glassworks Grill at Wilson Lodge with my friend Laura. We have sandwiches, a cold beer...
Centre Market Showcase - REStyle
REStyle is a new consignment shop located in Centre Market.  They chose this location because of the foot traffic. “Centre Market is always popular people are always walking by.”   Owner Rebecca Stahl says she has always wanted to own her own business since she was a little girl.  She chose a consignment shop because, “I have always had a passion for retail and a love for the environment. I decided I could combine these two interests by opening up a clothing consignment store....
Centre Market Business Showcase- Part II
  Zeb’s Barky Bites located in Centre Market is your spot to get homemade dog and cat treats.  The idea for the business came from 10-year-old Zeb’s own dogs.  “Our dogs have sensitive stomachs and other treats well…. Did not agree with them.”  So, they started making their own treats.  Zeb then asked his parents if they could sell their treats so other dogs could have them too.   They began by going to different farmer’s markets to sell their dog treats.  Sho...
Centre Market Showcase - Wheeling Brewery
Centre Market is home to several locally owned shops, boutiques, and restaurants. Centre Market opened as an open-air market in 1853.  Back then it was just the North Market House which has since been enclosed with walls.   The Wheeling Brewery opened its doors in Centre Market in 2014 serving a variety of craft beers. “Wheeling Brewing Company was created out of a passion to lead in the revitalization of downtown Wheeling and to resurrect a rich history of micro-brewing in the are...