Wheeling Nailers: Fast-Paced Fun in the Friendly City!
Wheeling Nailers: Fast-Paced Fun in the Friendly City. By Nick Musgrave   While our warehouses and factories stand in testament to our tradition of hard work, the crowd at WesBanco Arena is living, breathing (and yelling) proof that Wheeling plays hard, too.   Currently in its 27th season, the Wheeling Nailers is the ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins. And though the hockey itself is top-notch, the entertainment is hardly exclusive to the action on the ice. Live-s...
Twelfth Night Ball Celebrates Past, Looks to Future
Twelfth Night Ball Celebrates Past, Looks to Future   By Christina Fisanick   The great City of Wheeling turns 250 years old in 2019. Yes, Wheeling is older than the United States. It was founded by the Zane family when Virginia was still a colony and seven years before the Declaration of Independence was signed. As you might imagine, many celebrations are in store to laud this momentous anniversary, and the year kicks off with a Twelfth Night Costume Ball at Oglebay’s Gl...
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 ...