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Wheeling Young Preservationists Prom

Wheeling Young Preservationists Prom

It started with an idea a couple of years ago.  I REALLY wanted to throw an adult prom.  The who was easy…we have a ton of friends in town that we knew would come.  The when, why, and how were a little harder.  I wanted it to benefit something, so there was more of a purpose behind my “let’s throw a prom” idea.

I’m an Ohio Valley Star!

Two weeks ago, I received a voicemail from one of my favorite people.  My heart skipped a million beats.  I couldn't call her back faster.  Staci (afore mentioned favorite person) works for Augusta Levy Learning Center and two years ago, Bennett was asked to dance in...

Wheeling Feeling Chili Cookoff 2016

Saturday was the annual Wheeling Feeling Chili Cookoff, and the second year that the Wheeling Young Preservationists participated with their own chili to hand out to the masses.  While I'll never understand why the chili cookoff is during the summer, it's always...

Afternoon in Centre Market

Did you know that May is Preservation Month?  The Wheeling Young Preservationists (WYP) decided to kick off the celebration one day early by hosting an "Afternoon in Centre Market" on Saturday.  It's exactly like it sounds: we spent an afternoon in...

WCDS Celebrate

I think the saying goes: If you theme it, they will come.No?  That's not it?  Well...it should be.  Because Louis' school had their annual fundraising event over the weekend and it was 20's speakeasy themed and it was AMAZING.  Last year, we had a...

Show of Hands #8

I'm only a week behind in sharing about this event...that's not too bad is it?  ;)Last Wednesday, the McKinley three all headed down to the Capital Theatre to attend the 8th Show of Hands event, that is put on by the amazing folks at Reinvent Wheeling.  If...

Playing Santa.

We put out a call to our friends and family to help "adopt" a local family this year for Christmas and everyone went over and above what we ever expected.  Seriously, it's quite remarkable.I could cry.  Well, I have cried.  A few times, haha.  I'm...

A Tutu for Bobo.

Two weeks ago, I got a message from Staci, an employee of the Augusta Levy Learning Center (ALLC)...who happens to also be a kickass woman.  She is also apparently someone I simply cannot say no to, however odd the request.  In fact, I didn't even question...

Meet Me in the Alley :: The Finale

It's not often that you can get 1,000 plus people to participate in anything...much less an art project.  Somehow, this man was able to do just that.  And I am so incredibly proud of him. Back in March 2014, Bennett took some photos for a friend.  One...

Good Zoo Brew 2015.

Saturday was the sixth annual Oglebay Good Zoo Brew and the fourth time that Bennett and I hit up the event.  No joke, it is my favorite thing that happens in Wheeling.  We get to hang out with a bunch of our friends, try lots of samples of beer, eat ALL the...

Wheeling Arts Fest.

Saturday had just enough of a break in the [insane amount of] rain for us to make our way to the Wheeling Arts Fest.  It's a pretty fun festival to go to and I love the location.  It's a change of pace from being on the waterfront, like the majority of the...

10 Reasons to Join.

Angelica, Meghan and I are challenging ourselves to blog every day in May.  Want to join us?  Linkup below!  Today's prompt: List of 10 things.Last night, the Wheeling Young Preservationists (WYP) held a pre-chili cookoff, cookoff....

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