Harps. Angelic voices. It’s only found in Almost Heaven.

The Wheeling Jamboree is one of last remaining shows of its kind. It is the second oldest country music radio

Once winter is over, these resorts help create one-of-a-kind spring memories

Summer memories last a lifetime in Almost Heaven. Something about the sun shining, lush greenery and flowers and outdoor adventures,

Visit these Hidden Castles in Almost Heaven

Hidden throughout West Virginia, castles can be found that will that take you back in time. Beautiful architecture, manicured grounds

Looking for Amazing Winter Experiences? Winter in West Virginia is Unlike Anywhere Else

Cozy fires. Warm gloves. Hot cocoa. Chilly adventures. Winter in West Virginia is unlike anywhere else. From the longest sled

Longing to Spend Time with Family? These Ski Resorts are Perfect for Family Trips

Life is all about making new memories and experiencing new things each and every day. Here in the Mountain State

You can get an up-close look at these Almost Heaven factories

West Virginia is home to incredible businesses – many of which open their doors to share their crafts with the

Strap on Your Skis for the Thrill of a Lifetime Under the Stars in Almost Heaven

Experience the thrill of making turns as the sun sets behind you with night skiing. This winter, take advantage of

This Winter, Experience Tubing in Almost Heaven. Soon You’ll Be Longing For More.

Chilly temps and good times make for the best of memories. This winter experience the best of both in Almost

Good Times and New Experiences Await Ahead at these Almost Heaven Casinos

Nights spent with good friends and fun adventures make for lasting memories. Venture to the casinos around the state for

A romantic Valentine’s Day in the mountains of Almost Heaven

This Valentine’s Day, treat that special someone in your life to a uniquely West Virginian experience. The Mountain State has

Factory Tours for Breweries, Wineries and Distilleries

West Virginia is home to incredible businesses – many of which open their doors to share their crafts with the

The Ultimate Guide to Winter in Almost Heaven

This winter, we did our research and curated the ultimate guide to winter in Almost Heaven. From sledding down the

10 best mountain romance packages this Valentine’s Day

Enjoy special memories and new adventures this Valentine’s Day in Almost Heaven. Beautiful suites, delicious dinners, relaxing spa treatments and

The trip you’ve been longing for. Memories in the making. That’s Almost Heaven.

If you’re looking to visit West Virginia, these iconic adventures are perfect ways to see Almost Heaven. Whether you’re looking

A look at 2019 in West Virginia: Important dates and events you don’t want to miss

Mark your calendars for these 2019 events in Almost Heaven. Which ones will you be attending? FEBRUARY: Cabin Fever Craft

Travel every Almost Heaven region

Each region in Almost Heaven is home to beautiful sites. From gentle rolling farmland to deep gorges and canyons, the

These special West Virginia buildings feature unique architecture and history

While West Virginia is known for its rolling hills, gorgeous mountains and abundance of wildlife, it is also home to

These Almost Heaven restaurants are serving new approaches to Appalachian cuisine

Across West Virginia, we are seeing chefs highlighting the importance of authentic dishes. Appalachian food is popular across much of

These unique places to stay can only be found in Almost Heaven

Everyone needs a change in their normal routine from time to time. When planning your next vacation to West Virginia,

These West Virginia activities are perfect for your New Year’s resolutions

We’ve all said it – “New year, new me.” Each new year brings the opportunity for change. Outdoor activities are

West Virginia Cities by Day & Night

The Mountain State is home to a mix of vibrant, eclectic, unique and historic cities that are perfect for wandering

Have you tried these unique West Virginia winter experiences?

Winter in the Mountain Sate is the perfect time to venture out and experience new things! From incredible light displays

Unique ways to bring in the New Year in Almost Heaven

You don’t have to make the journey to New York City to get your fill of New Years fun! Be

West Virginia seasonal foods & drinks that will warm your spirit this holiday season

As the temperatures drop and the holiday season arrives, seasonal food and drink begins appearing throughout the Mountain State. These

These 5 Winter Mountain Resorts are Real-Life Wonderlands

West Virginia is an outdoor playground with winter mountain resorts around the state that are just waiting to be explored.

Experience winter sports, exotic animals & a world-renowned holiday light show at this unique park

Since 1985, the Oglebay Winter Festival of Lights has been a staple of the holiday season in West Virginia. The

5 spots to choose and cut Christmas trees in the Mountain State

The holiday season is here, and many of you are probably looking for that perfect Christmas tree for your living

How to shop local in Almost Heaven

Across West Virginia, there are small, locally owned businesses with products perfect for anyone. Whether you’re shopping for a loved

“It’s A Wonderful Life” Production

The radio version of the holiday classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” is on stage at the historic Alpine Theatre. Performances

The best places for ice skating in Almost Heaven

Whether you’re a child or just a child at heart, ice skating is something that you can enjoy. You may

These are some of the best shops for Almost Heaven goods

It is always fun to give and receive gifts. But it’s even better to support local, hand-crafted items sold by

Explore these 5 Nordic Trails & Touring Centers in West Virginia

Explore the Mountain State’s beautiful landscape during the winter by cross-country skiing the state’s incredible trails. From perfectly groomed trails

A Foodie’s Long Weekend Road Trip in West Virginia

If a colorful plate full of Almost Heaven flavor is on your list this season, get ready to hit the

This Group is Approaching 60 Years of Tradition at Oglebay Resort

For 90 years now, beautiful Oglebay Resort in Wheeling has been welcoming guests with generous hospitality. Thanks to the resorts

Insider’s Guide to Real-World WV Locations in Fallout 76

Looking to explore the real-life Mountain State locations in Fallout® 76? You’ve come to the right place. Through an exclusive partnership

These West Virginia-made gifts are perfect for the holidays

This holiday season purchase your friends and family something special and unique that was made right here in Almost Heaven.

These 3 West Virginia locations are some of the spookiest in America

Everyone loves a good ghost story. Something about us loves the terrifying idea of the supernatural, no matter how often

Your Ultimate List of the Most Instagrammable spots in West Virginia

The Mountain State is known for its incredible beauty. From sweeping vistas to charming storefronts all around the state are

CULINARY EXPLORER: Appalachian Foods You Can Eat Every Day – Pawpaws

Matt Welsch, Culinary Explorer Don’t tell it to the folks in Paw Paw, West Virginia, but these days many folks

5 of the most haunted locations in West Virginia

With as much history as West Virginia has, there is no surprise that there is no shortage of hauntings. For

4 unique ways to experience fall foliage in Almost Heaven

There are not many things in this world as magical as fall in West Virginia. The changing hue of the

Fallout 76: Did you catch these 8 WV landmarks?

This year’s hottest new video game, Fallout 76, will be set in West Virginia. Fallout 76 takes place in a

Did you know about West Virginia’s deep Italian heritage?

The West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival is one of the largest and most widely known annual events in the state.

These are the Leaves You’ll Find in Almost Heaven

Each year people from all over come to the Mountain State to see its beautiful fall foliage. From gorgeous shades

Fall 101 in West Virginia

Fall in the Mountain State is a magical time of year. Leaf peeping, apple cider, pumpkin carving, corn mazes, bonfires,

7 Kid-Approved Activities Adults Will Also Love

West Virginia is the perfect place to have a family adventure. From wild adventures like ziplining and caving to mild

The best ways to go leaf peeping in West Virginia

This fall, immerse yourself in the dazzling colors of the Mountain State’s fall foliage. See everything from the brilliant yellows

These 4 spots are perfect for fall foliage in West Virginia

Before the branches go bare, make sure to check out these West Virginia stops for the best October fall foliage.

These West Virginia-Made Bits & Bites make for perfect gifts

Looking for some unique West Virginia flavors and products? These places have everything to satisfy your Mountain State cravings and

Uphill and Downhill: The top ways to do both in West Virginia

No matter the season, there is adventure to be found in the Mountain State. Rain or shine, day or night,

These 6 Restaurants in West Virginia Serve Cheeseburgers that will Blow Your Mind

There’s nothing quite as good as finding the perfect burger spot. Here’s a list of Almost Heaven places with cheeseburgers

Here are some Helpful Tips as Hurricane Florence approaches

As Hurricane Florence approaches, it’s important to take precautions to ensure everyone’s safety. For the latest news, check with these

HISTORY & HERITAGE EXPLORER: Check Out These Only-In-West-Virginia Monuments You Have to See To Believe

Jeanne Mozier, History & Heritage Explorer In West Virginia, monuments are quirky and occasionally dedicated to fictional figures – maybe.

National Grandparents Day was created in this small West Virginia town

Did you know that National Grandparents Day has roots in West Virginia? We celebrate Grandparents Day thanks to Marian Herndon

The 10 Best Spots for Trail Running in West Virginia

From flat, peaceful runs through the West Virginia countryside to runs that will take you up to see some of

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There’s nothing sweeter than local West Virginia honey

There is no shortage of local honey here in West Virginia! Not only is honey a sweet treat, it also

These fun and easy day-trips prove you’re never far from Almost Heaven fun

West Virginia is conveniently located within a few hours of many of our country’s major cities. Richmond, Virginia; Lexington, Kentucky;  Pittsburgh,

49th Running of the West Virginia Derby

Join us for the 49th Running of the West Virginia Derby | $500,000 | Grade III and Governor’s Stakes |

Grab your hats and mint juleps: It’s time for the West Virginia Derby

You may have heard of the Kentucky Derby, but did you know West Virginia has its own? You can experience

West Virginia Camping 101  

While West Virginia is home to so many great outdoor activities, camping is one of the best! From sleeping under

Stay in these 14 cabins for relaxing getaways

From rustic cabins perched upon a mountain to secluded hideaways, these cabins will provide the relaxing getaway you’ve been looking

Wing connoisseur? Visit these 5 places

Do you consider yourself a wing expert? If so, visit these places for unique wing experiences. These are the perfect

Find your perfect West Virginia spa getaway today

In need of a spa getaway but not sure where to go? Relax, we’ve got you covered. With locations all

Lebanese Fest

For more than 80 years, the Mahrajan has been held in Wheeling, West Virginia, welcoming thousands of people of every ethnicity across the country to share in the rich culture of our Lebanese heritage. Food will include: Tabbouleh, pita bread, hummus, stuffed grape leaves, baked Kibbee, Lebanese rice, meat pies, Spinach & Feta Pies, Shwarma - Lamb/Beef or Chicken, Lamb Shish Kabob, Baklava, fillo rolls, Ghouribeh, and much more. Free admission, parking, and entertainment. Food and beverages are sold ala-carte. Saturday, August.11th, 2018: *Lebanese Songs & Dabke 12:00pm - 2:00pm *Parish Dance Troupe 2:00pm - 2:15pm *Lebanese Songs & Dabke 2:30pm - 4:30pm *Parish Dance Troupe 4:30pm - 4:45pm *Lebanese Songs & Dabke 5:00pm - 7:00pm *Parish Dance Troupe 7:00pm - 7:15pm Sunday, August.12th, 2018: *Lebanese Songs & Dabke 12:00pm - 1:00pm *Professional dance show #1 1:00pm - 1:30pm *Lebanese songs & dabke 1:30pm - 2:00pm *Parish Dance Troupe 2:00pm - 2:30pm *Professional Dance Show #2 2:30pm - 3:00pm *Lebanese songs & dabke 3:00pm - 3:30pm *Parish Dance Troupe 3:30pm - 4:00pm *Professional Dance Show #3 4:00pm - 4:30pm *Intermission - Recorded Music 4:30pm - 5:00pm *Professional Dance Show #4 5:00pm - 5:30pm *Lebanese Songs & Dabke 5:30pm - 6:00pm *Parish Dance Troupe 6:00pm - 6:30pm

These West Virginia mac & cheese dishes are the cheesiest

It is only fitting that this American classic has a day of its own. Celebrated on July 14, national macaroni

These 5 dishes are nacho average snack

Sometimes nothing hits the spot quite like a towering pile of nachos. All around the Mountain State, you can feast

6 of the Best Places for Dinner & a Natural Show

Have you been craving those amazing one-of-a-kind summer nights enjoying delicious food and incredible views with your friends and family?

155 ways to enjoy summer in West Virginia

West Virginia turns 155 years young on June 20! And while you’re spending the birthday exploring the beautiful state, here

Your Guide to Summer in West Virginia

Summer in West Virginia is that special time of year when everything looks and feels perfect! The trees are lush

A Day at the Races: The Full Experience

You don’t have to wait until Kentucky Derby day to hit the races. Experience the excitement of race day right

As Seen on TV: West Virginia Chefs Edition

West Virginia chefs are dominating television lately. From winning speed challenges to taste tests, these chefs are putting their culinary

Everything old is new again: New turns for old places

West Virginia’s rich history is captured in lovingly restored churches, train stations, schools and homes that have been converted to

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Hit the history trail: 4 West Virginia road trips with heart

Planning your summer road trip? These fascinating trails might pique your interest in West Virginia’s rich culture and history. Download

The ultimate West Virginia beer road trip

Venture your way through the Mountain State and have some incredible brews along the way! From IPAs to stouts, each

Lecture – East Liverpool Potters Southbound to West Virginia

By Susan Weaver, Director, The Museum of Ceramics, East Liverpool, OH As East Liverpool ran out of riverfront land, enterprising potters crossed the Ohio to the “Southside” to expand or start potteries. Harker Pottery, Taylor, Smith & Taylor, Edwin M. Knowles, and Homer Laughlin China Company all moved south into what would become the towns of Chester and Newell.

Wheeling Heritage Port Sternwheel Festival

Three days of summer fun great entertainment, food, live bands, kid's area, lots of parking, boats, fireworks and more A Must See Event !!! The feature attractions includes regional entertainment ranging from classic rock and roll to Dixieland jazz, children's activities and a spectacular fireworks display. Additionally, many food and craft vendors, and most importantly the Sternwheel Boats themselves, make this early fall event a truly unique experience.

A WV Author Book Talk with John Mihalyo

The Author will speak about his novel, Always Living The Dream. Jake Million is living the life he has always desired. He is retired and is physically and financially able to "Always Live the Dream." This being said, he's never let go of what is most important in his life, the Four F's, Faith, Family, Friends and having Fun. Thus, the book describes the happenings and "isms" that only Jake can tell in his own unique way. FREE and open to the public. Call 304-737-0157 for more information.

Cookies & Canvas Library Event

Come join us for our Cookies & Canvas Painting Event with Deborah Ross Smith as our Paintbrush Social Instructor! Create a painted masterpiece on canvas, while nibbling on a sweet treat. All supplies included (paint, canvas, and sweets). Be sure to wear clothes to paint in! Participation open to adults of any age and children 13 and older. Cost is $35 per person, cash only (call with any questions). Limited space, must pre-register & pre-pay by June 4th by calling 304-737-1551. For more information on library events and materials, visit

Wheeling Vintage Raceboat Regatta

Come to the Regatta and see the beautiful wooden hydroplanes and raceboats up close. Watch them run on the Ohio River at speeds between 60 and 140 mph! Learn about how these boats were built in their “glory days” from the 1920’s to the mid 1980’s. Find out who the famous boat builders were and the differences among them. Learn about the aerodynamics, engineering and physics of boat racing. Transport yourself back to the 1960’s and 1970’s, when one of the most famous sites in power boat racing, New Martinsville, WV, was in its heyday. Do you know what sport boasts the most world records set in West Virginia? That would be inboard power boat racing, and those records were set in New Martinsville! Dates: August 31- September 2, 2018 Hours: Fri: 10am-5pm, Saturday: 9:45am-10:30pm, Sunday: 9:45am-5:00pm

Dragon Boat Race

Dragon Boat Racing is a great team building and networking experience. Some businesses use this event to have an employee picnic while others take advantage of making it a team building event. Whatever the reason, gather your group for a unique experience of paddling a 46 foot long dragon boat on the Ohio River!

Mountaineer Brewfest

Mountaineer Brewfest, an Ohio Valley festival showcasing West Virginia’s diverse entries in the Craft and Microbrew market. Hours: 4pm - 10pm. Visit

Heritage Music BluesFest

2018 Artist Lineup: Delbert McClinton; Southern Hospitality; Eric Gales; Rick Estrin and the Nightcats; Monster Mike Welch & Mike Ledbetter; Rev Peyton’s Big Damn Band; Southern Avenue Paul DesLauriers Band; Ghost Town Blues Band; Mindi Abair & the Boneshakers; Eden Brent; Heather Newman; Miss Freddye; The Keeshea Pratt Band, IBC Band; Kevin “B.F.” Burt, IBC Solo Duo and Felix Slim. Tickets on sale now at!

Debbie Green 5K Run/Walk

The race starts at 7pm at Wheeling’s Heritage Port. Registration and packet pickup is 4pm-9 pm SHARP! Shirts guaranteed to the first 250 registered participants. Refreshments provided and Wild Horse will provide entertainment. Championchip timing by Runners High. Entry fee is $13 prior to the day of the race and $15 race day. Age Division Winners: The winner of each age division will receive a trophy. Runners & Walkers: Top 10 Male/Top 10 Female Runners and Walkers get an eagle statue. Green Mile Grand Door Prize: One year membership to Chambers YMCA.

Festival of India 2018

Ratha Yatra or the Festival of India (Chariots) is one of the world’s oldest religious festivals, originally celebrated in Jagannath Puri. By the mercy of Srila Prabhupada this festival is now being celebrated all over the world. In the summer of 1967, the city of San Francisco saw the Western world’s first Ratha Yatra. Many other swamis and yogis journeyed to the West in the past, but none of them had the vision of Srila Prabhupada: to establish the Krishna conscious culture of ancient India without watering it down. Srila Prabhupada introduced Lord Jagannatha to the Western world and also inaugurated the Ratha Yatra ceremony, in its original format. New Vrindaban will celebrate this international festival for the third year in downtown Wheeling, West Virginia.

Wheeling Symphony Concert & Fireworks

A Wheeling tradition! Enjoy a performance of American favorites by Wheeling Symphony Orchestra followed by fireworks on the riverfront at Wheeling’s Heritage Port!

Color Me Au-Some 5K Walk/Run

Participants are plastered with color bombs of dry tempera paint powder at stations throughout the course. Participants are encouraged to wear white t-shirts to engage in the “Color Me Process.” The Color Me Au-Some 5K course incorporates one of the city’s oldest and most recognizable landmarks, the Wheeling Suspension Bridge. The course starts at the picturesque waterfront, goes through downtown, over the Suspension Bridge, around Wheeling Island, back over the Suspension Bridge, and down Main Street returning to the Waterfront. Following the race, participants can enjoy refreshments, door prizes, awards ceremony, and music. Awards will be given to the top 5 female and male walkers and runners, and the top three female and male finishers in the following categories: 9 & under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, top finisher in 70+. Children ages 3 & under will pay no registration fee, but parents must register them and sign the waiver. All participants that register as walkers MUST walk. If you register as a runner, you are permitted to run and walk.

Wheeling Feeling Chili Cookoff

Since 2002, the Wheeling Feeling Chili Cookoff has been a summer staple at Heritage Port in Downtown Wheeling. The event — always held the first Saturday in June — features live music on the riverfront, classic car show, and plenty of food and drinks for the whole family to enjoy. Attendees can buy tasting tickets to sample the dozens of chilis and salsas prepared by the contestants. The Wheeling Feeling Chili Cookoff offers a beautiful venue and easy access from Interstate 70. Cooks can enter the following categories: red chili, chili verde, salsa, and homestyle. The event is an official International Chili Society (ICS) competition. The ICS is a nonprofit organization that sanctions chili cookoffs with judging and cooking rules/regulations. The events are worldwide and benefit charities and nonprofit organizations. All winners of ICS-sanctioned cookoffs qualify to compete for cash prizes and awards at the World’s Championship Chili Cookoff held each year in October. The ICS is the largest food contest/festival organization in the world.

How to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in West Virginia

Cinco de Mayo is the celebration of the Mexican army defeating the French forces of Napoleon III on May 5,

You must try these 8 giant burgers in West Virginia

What makes a hamburger special to you? Is it the chargrilled, juicy beef? Is it the way you dress a

5 incredible motorcycles rides in West Virginia

There’s nothing quite like riding over the mountains and through the valleys of West Virginia. Whether you want a curve-hugging,

These 27 places know EVERYTHING about West Virginia

Have you consulted a local convention and visitor’s bureau when planning your trip? These organizations are staffed by friendly and

Relax during these 6 easy adventures in West Virginia

Everyone knows that West Virginia is the prime place for hard-hitting adventures like whitewater rafting the Gauley River’s class V+

12 months, 12 festivals & events in West Virginia

Throughout the year, the Mountain State is home to some of the most unique and fun festivals and events. From

You must try these 11 AMAZING pies in West Virginia

  The pepperoni roll may well be West Virginia’s state food, but we also have some desserts that have reached

Worm Races

Adopt a worm from us or bring your own worm and enter it into the Brooke County Public Libraries Annual Worm Races. You must be registered for this program. Typical age is from Elementary to High School in celebration of the Children and Young Adult Summer Reading Program. Registration opens July 1st.

Dedication of Library Building Addition


The Friends of the Brooke County Public Library present their Annual Spring Event!

Come meet and greet Sacajawea who will be portrayed by a presenter from the West Virginia Humanities Council History Alive! Program! Free to attend; light refreshments will be served; parking at the back of the building.

Celebrate Earth Day in West Virginia

Earth Day is celebrated worldwide every April 22 in an effort to promote a healthy, sustainable environment. There are many