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Groovy Highway: Subliminal Message from the Hills

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Groovy Highway, Johnny Tassa, Random Prophet

I was born in Washington DC. Living there practically all of my life, I have heard just about every foreign language on the planet. As I entered adulthood, I’d be lucky to find another English-speaking person some days. Believe me, depending on your day, this really does happen . . . and it’s frustrating as  […]

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My Dog & I: Back into the Pack…

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

One of the trickiest parts of training a dog at my farm is the “going home” transition. I am ALWAYS asked how this is going to be executed successfully and mostly, we are able to make the handover pretty easy. Transitions are always interesting though and a lot does depend on the ability of the […]

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In the Valley: Make Massage a New Year’s Resolution!

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Valley View

Massage as a healing tool has been around for thousands of years in many cultures. Touching is a natural human reaction to pain and stress, and for conveying compassion and support. Located in downtown Lewisburg, Davia Bell and her team at Trinity Bodyworks and Healing invites you to hire them for a massage so you […]

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In the Spirit: Wine Trends for 2018!

With the holidays past us and everyone enjoying our happy new years full of goals and hopes for the coming year, we also tend to look back on the last year and see if we can figure out any trends that will continue or burgeon in the new year. This is true in our personal […]

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Good Eats: Christmas/China Palace

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Good Eats, Random Prophet

I moved away from the rat-race of the city to the beautiful, peaceful countryside and the mountains of West Virginia. Traditionally, living in the city, every Christmas Season I’d take a homeless person to dinner. Well, unlike the cold, cold city, you can’t find homeless people on every corner here. We take them in where […]

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Sat. Jan 6: Chili Cookoff & Bicycle at GV Beer!

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, FEATURED EVENTS, Out & About

It’s gonna get HOT in the tap room during Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company’s 3rd Annual Chili Cookoff featuring special musical guest, Bicycle! Bicycle’s genre is rock, the whole rock, and nothing but rock! Registration and tastings are FREE! Event starts at 4:30pm and ends at 9pm. Let this cook-off warm you up on this January night. […]

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Fri. Jan 19: Krista Hughes Brings Soul to The Asylum!

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, FEATURED EVENTS, Local Beat

On Friday, January 19th, Krista Hughes Band is playing at the Asylum, 9pm, in Lewisburg. Influenced by traditional country music, as well as folk and singer/songwriter, Krista’s music is pure and beautiful. Her sound is part country, part folk, and a dash of soul that makes for a truly unique sound. Krista was born, raised, […]

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Jan-March: Free Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment!

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, FEATURED EVENTS, In the Hills

WVSOM invites you to experience a FREE osteopathic manipulative treatment! There are two 5-week sessions available from January 10-February 7 and February 14-March 14. To make an appt, call 304-647-6286 The Student OMM Clinic is designed to give second-year students the opportunity to provide OMT to patients under the supervision of OP&P faculty. The goals of […]

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Friday, Jan 19: Cody Wickline at Sweet Shoppe

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, FEATURED EVENTS, Local Beat

On Friday, January 19th, Cody Wickline performs at the Sweet Shoppe in downtown Lewisburg, WV.  Cody is a singer/song writer from the mountains of Southern West Virginia.  He is the grandson of a coal miner who taught Cody to love country music. Growing up Cody loved listening to Waylon Jennings, Hank (Williams) Sr., and George Jones.   While […]

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Mon, Jan 15: Lewisburg’s MLK Celebration

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” This is paraphrasing the Reverend Martin Luther King’s statement in the sermon her presented the day after the march in Selma. “A man dies when he refuses to stand up for that which is right…. to stand up for justice.  A […]

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EXTRA VALUE W/ HASHTAGWV! WE REACH 123,000 PEOPLE 3X A DAY ON THE RADIO!

Christina runs an "Event Spotlight" on 95.3FM , 93.3FM WKCJ Oldies, and 103.1FM THE BEAR. This spotlight airs 3x a day (Monday-Friday) on both stations. 95.3FM reaches 45,000 listeners daily in Beckley, Greenbrier County, Monroe County, Summers County, and some of Mercer County!!! 103.1FM has been serving 78,000 listeners everyday in the Greenbrier Valley of West Virginia and the Alleghany Highlands of Virginia since 1983. We distribute 7,000 full color, free papers across 5 counties. Ad rates start at just $20! Click here for MEDIA KIT  

Finding Sanctuary in Food this January w/ HashtagWV!

Finding Sanctuary in Food this January w/ HashtagWV! - Find sanctuary in food this January at Sanctuary Living Cuisine Cafe & Bakery on Main Street in White Sulphur Springs.  The Victorian-style house, built in the early 1900’s, in all its stained glass and floral damask glory, has evolved from a family home to antique shop, and now to a restaurant with a mission to serve more […]
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