downtown Wheaton

Virtual Reality Gaming Comes To Wheaton

Arcade-V President Farris Baker pulled on the headset needed to play games at the new virtual reality arcade in downtown Wheaton

Arcade-V President Farris Baker pulled on the headset needed to play games at the new virtual reality arcade in downtown Wheaton

When First Light host Brian O’Keefe visited the Galloping Ghost arcade last year, the sound of hundreds of vintage video games was overwhelming. This week Brian visited a new arcade and had the exact opposite experience. The only sounds at Arcade-V are in the headphones of the people playing the virtual reality games.

A series of six cubicles allow multiple players to virtually  step into the game at Arcade V

A series of six cubicles allow multiple players to virtually step into the game at Arcade V

Improv Celebrates Four Years in Wheaton

westside improv founder jeff ash teaching an eight week intro to improv class

westside improv founder jeff ash teaching an eight week intro to improv class

Some businesses stand out more than others and some you might walk by repeatedly without really noticing them. Westside Improv in downtown Wheaton is a little of both, and next weekend the little theater on Front Street is hosting a 12-hour improv marathon

A Toy Store That Let's You Try Before You Buy

Moore’s Toys & Gadgets owner Diane Moore opened the specialty toy store as a way to find some fun at work

Moore’s Toys & Gadgets owner Diane Moore opened the specialty toy store as a way to find some fun at work

If you’re looking for an unusual toy, game, or puzzle this holiday season, specialty toy stores are ready to help you check another item off your gift list. There is a wide variety of kid-friendly, family friendly, and even some adult only games at Moore’s Toys and Gadgets in downtown Wheaton. First Light host Brian O’Keefe stopped by the store earlier this week

For more than four years Moore’s Toys & Gadgets has brought fun and games to downtown Wheaton

For more than four years Moore’s Toys & Gadgets has brought fun and games to downtown Wheaton

Cafe Liberty Offers Culinary Training For Veterans

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A little more than a year ago, Dan Gibbons found a way to take his idea for making a difference from concept to reality. A friend owned a building that had a vacancy that had been a restaurant, that friend gave Dan a break on the rent, and Café Liberty was born. First Light host Brian O'Keefe has the story of a program designed to help unemployed and under employed veterans

Cafe Liberty Founder and Director Dan Gibbons (left) plans for the next eleven week training program with Chef/Instructor Cheryl Corrado 

Cafe Liberty Founder and Director Dan Gibbons (left) plans for the next eleven week training program with Chef/Instructor Cheryl Corrado 

Cafe Liberty Chef/Instructor Cheryl Corrado and program alum Billy Gordon plan for a catered lunch

Cafe Liberty Chef/Instructor Cheryl Corrado and program alum Billy Gordon plan for a catered lunch

Improv Theater Finds A Home In Downtown Wheaton

Some businesses stand out more than others, and some you might walk by repeatedly without really noticing. Westside Improv in downtown Wheaton is a little of both. First Light host Brian O'Keefe visited with the founder of the theater as an introductory class was meeting for the last of an eight session

Westside Improv founder Jeff Ash

Westside Improv founder Jeff Ash

Westside Improv founder Jeff Ash coaches students during a class at the theater space in downtown Wheaton.

Westside Improv founder Jeff Ash coaches students during a class at the theater space in downtown Wheaton.