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Wheeling toy museum plays to kids at heart
DAWN NOLAN | Sunday Gazette-Mail
Wheeling toy museum plays to kids at heart

WHEELING — As Judith Rubin walked along, thoughtfully peering into the glass cases filled with rag, rubber and plastic dolls, one particular plaything caught her eye.

It wasn’t a Raggedy Ann,...

2014 People’s Choice winners

Favorite Event: FestivALL

Favorite Specialty Drink: milkshakes, Ellen’s Homemade Ice Cream

Favorite Food Dish: grape pie, Pies & Pints

Favorite Lodging: Charleston Marriott Town Center

Favorite Retail/Boutique: Taylor...

Lewisburg Chocolate Fest features cocoa spiriters
Lewisburg Chocolate Fest features cocoa spiriters

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Visitors to the ninth annual Lewisburg Chocolate Festival this coming Saturday can expect a chocolate wonderland full of sweet treats and unexpected delights, thanks to inventive chefs like Gina Lang, of Greenbrier Valley...

WV Travel Team: Living overseas is a lifetime vacation
WV Travel Team: Living overseas is a lifetime vacation

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The romance of it is undeniable: Pack a bag, step on a plane and never look back. Call the boss from the beach and — stretching out on the white sand — say you just won’t be back on Monday. No sir. None...

Zoo babies debut at Wheeling’s Oglebay Park
Zoo babies debut at Wheeling’s Oglebay Park

WHEELING, W.Va. — They might be difficult to spot at first, but clinging tightly to the backs of their furry orange family members are two of the newest additions to Oglebay Park’s Good Zoo.

The...

WV Travel Team: Wheeling — chic, historic and oh so tasty
WV Travel Team: Wheeling — chic, historic and oh so tasty

WHEELING, W.Va. — If Charleston is West Virginia’s Washington, then Wheeling is its New York, with a nod toward Philadelphia, thanks to Independence Hall.

I’m certain that growling readers...

WV Travel Team: Take me to the river
WV Travel Team: Take me to the river

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Face it: Having fun can be exhausting.

Driving on vacation can mean long hours working the highways. If you’re touring the country, you have to pack and unpack at every new city you visit.

Ocean cruises...

The List: Five early spring festival road trips

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — As the state thaws out from the winter, there are plenty of good things to look forward to, like the annual spring festivals.

We rounded up five that sounded like just the thing to shake the cold off in time for spring....

In Short: March 5-11, 2015

Mardi Gras in Dunbar

The city of Dunbar is sponsoring a Mardi Gras Mirth and Merriment event Saturday beginning at 7 p.m. at the Dunbar Recreation Center, 2601 Fairlawn Ave.

Entertainment will be provided by Marshall Petty and the Groove. ...

WV Travel Team: Amazing architecture in West  Virginia
WV Travel Team: Amazing architecture in West Virginia

Wealth in West Virginia tended to be transitory, never staying long enough or within the state’s boundaries to fund grand and lasting metropoli.

It did trickle down to create workingman towns and small cities. The state’s relative...

Low-fare Spirit service to resume at Yeager
Low-fare Spirit service to resume at Yeager

More West Virginians than ever are expected to be boarding Spirit Airlines, the no-frills low-cost carrier with the “you get what you pay for” business model, after it resumes its nonstop seasonal service to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, ...

WV Travel Team: Mountain State reminders
WV Travel Team: Mountain State reminders

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — When I first heard the song “You Remind Me of West Virginia,” by Pocahontas County native Wyatt Turner, I knew right away I’d found a wonderful opportunity to highlight the natural beauty of our wild,...

In Short: Feb. 19-25, 2015

Bob Thompson at La Belle

The “D” Street Art & Music Series presents The Bob Thompson Quartet in concert on Saturday at the La Belle Theater, 311 D St., South Charleston.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with a showing of work by...

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