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Good Eats: Jamaican Me Hungry!

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Food & Drink, Good Eats, On The Cover

Armed with entrepreneurial drive, Adrian Simpson recently opened Wah Gwaan Diner in downtown White Sulphur Springs that’s Jamaican us hungry at Hashtag Lewisburg! This is a Jamaican fusion restaurant serving up all your Caribbean favorites. If you’re not familar with the phrase, “Wah Gwaan” it is a Jamaican greeting when meeting people. Jamaicans regularly use […]

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Groovy Highway: If you Eat a Smartie and a Dum Dum, Do they Cancel Out Each Other?

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

Hi, Friends, and welcome to Groovy Highway. I can be consistent and methodical when I want to, but random is what I do best. So, true to form, this month’s column is devoted to totally random things; one not necessarily having to do with the other. There is a possibility that they just might. . […]

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Saturday, Sept 23: Fly Fishing Film Tour!

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, fishy folks

Get excited for the 11th annual Fly Fishing Film Tour, slated for Saturday, September 23rd from 4pm-10pm at the Lewis Theatre in downtown Lewisburg. This is a globally celebrated event and one-of-a-kind experience that you won’t want to miss! Each year fishy folk of all ages, from all over the world, gather at these premieres […]

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The Spy: State Fair Through a Kids’ Perspective

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Random Prophet, The Spy

Hashtag is proud to announce the debut of a new monthly feature. The #Hashtag Junior Spy Club. . .  So, listen up, all of you mini-spies out there.  All it takes to be a member is to be a kid and to email the newspaper at juniorspyclub@gmail.com and you will be sent a copy of […]

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Unhinged: Kathy Mattea & More at Carnegie Hall!

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, UnHinged

For as long as there has been life, there has been music. We tell our story through song. Songs help define a culture and its people. The 2017-2018 season of Carnegie Hall highlights the crafting of songs through performances and workshops by singers and songwriters from near and far. From September to May, the following […]

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Saturday, September 30: Roadkill & Old Time Music

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Gibbs Kinderman, Mountain Music Trail

On the month of September, Marlinton, Pocahontas County and its Opera House will be exploding with old time music. The action kicks off on Saturday, September 2nd with the Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys and their traditional sound, based on  the styles of Bill Monroe, the Stanley Brothers and Jimmy Martin. The weekend of September 15-16 […]

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September: Bees Trees @ more at The Asylum!

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Local Beat

On Friday, September 15th, experience the buzz with Bees Trees at the Asylum in downtown Lewisburg!  This band delivers a dynamic fusion of melodies that highlight a wide range of musical influences. They gain inspiration from genres such as soul, funk, jazz, roots rock, reggae and blues. The Bees Trees frequently perform in a variety of venues […]

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Saturday, Sept 9: Freshwater Folk Festival!

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Larry Davis, Mountain Scene

Free entertainment and nature activities will abound from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, September 9th during the Freshwater Folk Festival at the White Sulphur Springs National Fish Hatchery on East Main Street.  On the beautiful hatchery grounds, there will be music and dancing plus activities that enhance appreciation of our streams and lakes, fish and wildlife […]

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Friday, Sept 1: Celebrate Summer @First Friday!

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog

Downtown Lewisburg celebrates summer with First Fridays after Five on Friday, September 1st!  Join the fun  … live music, art events, gourmet tastings, refreshments and more!  First Friday events are all free to the public from 5pm to 8pm.  Everyone is welcome!   Stop by Love Child for Story Time with popcorn and a special […]

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Sept: Wine & Roses, Matt Deal, Rob Jones @ Sweet Shoppe!

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog

This September 2017, don’t miss all the live music at the Sweet Shoppe in downtown Lewisburg, WV! Wednesday, September 6 & 20, Dan Freeman hosts open mic. Friday, September 8: Wine and Roses  Friday, September 22: Matt Deal. Learn more about Matt: hashtagwv.com/friday-june-30-matt-deal-sweet-shoppe/ Friday, September 29: Rob Jones. Learn more about Rob: hashtagwv.com/fri-feb-19-rob-jones-at-the-asylum-lewisburg-wv/ Also, every Tuesday is […]

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Fall Fashion & Fun Things to Do w/ your Lewisburg City Paper!

Fall into Fashion & Things to Do w/ your Lewisburg City Paper! - Fall into Fashion as unique as you are at Wolf Creek Gallery in downtown Lewisburg. Since 1994, Deva Wagner (owner of Wolf Creek Gallery) has invested thousands of hours into this creative store to offer the coolest up-and-coming brands that have people stopping her clients in the streets. The store offers a selection of carefully curated […]

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Wonder How HashtagWV Remains Free?

WONDER HOW HASHTAG LEWISBURG CITY PAPER REMAINS FREE? - Wondering how Hashtag Lewisburg City Paper gets published and distributed FREE every month in-print and online? Do we have wealthy parents or did one of us seduce a millionaire? No. Are we financed by bank loans or grant money? Nope, not that either. Until we hit it BIG in the lotto, every issue of HASHTAGWV comes […]