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Adopt Me: Sweet & Playful

By: LBSPY / Category: adopt me, Blog, Humane Society

Meet Ruby.  She is mixed breed, about 1 year old, and weighs approximately  50 pounds.  She is very sweet, outgoing, playful and energetic.  Ruby would do best in an active family.  She is spayed and up to date on all her vaccines.  She seems fine with other dogs, and a home with older children is […]

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Sunday, June 17: Father’s Day Backyard Style Brunch Buffet!

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, FEATURED EVENTS, Food & Drink

Start the day right for Dad with a backyard style brunch at Fudge Street Cafe in Covington, Virginia! There will be fried oysters, country style ribs, kielbasa O’Brien, country fried steak, biscuits, applewood smoked bacon, beer & kraut w/ Polish sausage, pies, cobblers, and so much more! See full menu below. What the Fudge is […]

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Local Eats: Coffee, Bikes, Bites & Brews at The Dirtbean in Marlinton

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Food & Drink

Born and raised in Washington D.C., Kristy Lanier is the founder/owner of the Dirtbean in downtown Marlinton, beside the Opera House. While she grew up in the D.C. area, Kristy left the east coast to live in more peaceful surroundings in Honolulu. She resided there for about 10 years until eventually making Pocahontas County her […]

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B-Sides & Badlands: Folk Duo MA’AM Make Splashy Debut at the Listening Room

By: LBSPY / Category: B Sides & Badlands, Blog, Jason Scott

MA’AM is an unapologetic kick in the head. They’re folk. They’re blues. They’re a little indie-rock. You can’t hold them down — and why would you want to? They’re making some of the best folk music around, and the West Virginia duo — Amy McIntire and Mary Ashton (pictured above left to right) — offer […]

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My Dog & I: It’s Shocking!

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Janine Lazarus, My Dog & I

I am going to jump right in here and talk about a very controversial new tool that is changing a lot of lives… For some years, I have been using remote collars in my toolbox as an aid to better long distance, off-leash communication with my dogs.   I have had great success with dogs […]

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Poetry Corner: Swept Away.

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Poetry Corner

The only picture of you as a baby was lost as the waters rose That purple prom dress, the one that showed how much weight you’d lost was lost as the waters rose Aunt SueEllen’s most colorful Star Quilt caught in the oak tree branch as the waters rose Memory after memory rushed downstream as […]

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Ramblin’: Rebirth of the Renaissance at WV Renaissance Festival

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, FEATURED EVENTS, Jennifer Sprouse, Ramblin

Nestled in the unassuming hills of Greenbrier County, an extraordinary farm beckons you to take a step out of the present and into a world of times past- a world where knights spar for sport, lords and ladies grace the scene, and spectators celebrate in the spirit of revitalization and rebirth. In its historically recreated […]

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August 9-18: Grandstand Music Lineup at State Fair of WV

By: LBSPY / Category: FEATURED EVENTS

Don’t miss Travis Tritt, Luke Combs and more during this year’s Grandstand Concert Lineup at the West Virginia State Fair! Luke Combs has gritty, grizzled vocals, brazen songwriting talent and a dynamic live show. He stormed onto the country music landscape as “one of the format’s burliest and brightest stars (Vulture).” Other Grand Stand performances include […]

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Mtn Music Trail: Where the Music Comes From

The Mountain Music Trail is helping to create two new music vacation options this Summer. Right after the Appalachian String Band Festival at Clifftop, in Fayette County, the last weekend in July and first week of August, it’s “Where the Music Comes From”- a skill-building and philosophical experience. Four days of immersion in traditional folk […]

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Acting Out: In Honor of Hollywood’s HeyDay!

By: LBSPY / Category: Acting Out, Blog, FEATURED EVENTS

This June, Greenbrier Valley Theatre in downtown Lewisburg, the state professional theatre of West Virginia, proudly presents A Day in Hollywood, A Night in the Ukraine. This musical extravaganza will run 7-9, June 14-16 and June 20-23 at 7:30 p.m., and a matinee performance on June 16 at 2:30 p.m. (pictured above: Actors, Edward Tolve […]

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Rebirth of the Renaissance w/ Hashtag Lewisburg this June!

Rebirth of the Renaissance w/ Hashtag Lewisburg this June! - Nestled in the unassuming hills of Greenbrier County, an extraordinary farm beckons you to take a step out of the present and into a world of times past, at the West Virginia Renaissance Festival. Also in this issue, we feature the Dirtbean Cafe and Bike shop in Marlinton; Women of Washington Part 2 (Hospitality); Folk […]

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