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Appalfolks of America Celebrates 33 Years of Community Service!

By: HashtagWV / Category: Appalfolks of America, Blog, Music

Appalfolks of America Association (AAA), will celebrate 33 years of community service on Dec. 12, 2018. AAA is a non-profit organization based in Clifton Forge and founded by M. Ray Allen in 1985, Over the years, Appalfolks has built its stellar reputation by helping Appalachian youth via its outreach programs, and in 2006, the University […]

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My Dog & I: Joy

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

It’s here again, Thank Goodness! Yes, I really do love Xmas. I know, have a reputation for being heartless and uncompromising but Xmas just makes me smile!! Those of us that are Xmas Fans are busy thinking of fun ways to celebrate, good things to cook, creative gifts to come up with and anticipating another […]

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Guns and Cornbread: Buy that Kid a Shotgun for Christmas

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Guns and Cornbread, Larry Case

I hope that you have not forgotten what it was like to be a ten-year-old kid on Christmas morning. Now add to that you are a kid in a hunting and shooting family. You have been wishing, hoping, and praying that you will see that new gun under the tree. Can you remember this? Think […]

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How Not to Build a Birdhouse.

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Larry Berger, Life Unhinged

Years ago, when the children were growing up, there was a simple birdhouse hanging on an old oak tree outside my bedroom window amid small banana trees and a profusion of ferns. It was a wooden structure made of raw plywood with a sloping roof, a small hole in the front, no frills. But no […]

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Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, a Timeless Classic at GVT

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

Celebrate the holiday season with Greenbrier Valley Theatre’s adaptation of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, a timeless classic. This family favorite runs December 7 & 8 at 7:30pm, December 13-15 at 7:30pm, and December 20-22 at 7:30pm, with a Pay-What-You-Can Preview Performance December 6 at 7:30pm. and a matinee performance December 22 at 7:30pm. Travel with […]

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Interview w/ Riders in the Sky, an Important Slice of the American Musical Pie

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

For more than thirty years Riders in The Sky have been keepers of the flame passed on by the Sons of the Pioneers, Gene Autry and Roy Rogers, reviving and revitalizing the genre. And while remaining true to the integrity of Western music, they have themselves have become modern-day icons by branding the genre with […]

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Tuesday, Jan 1: Join the Revelry at Shanghai Parade

By: HashtagWV / Category: Around Town, Blog, FEATURED EVENTS

Sometimes the point of a tradition is the existence of the tradition itself. Each January 1st for as long as I’ve been around Lewisburg (which is many-a-year, ya little whipper-snappers), there has been a tried and true tradition on New Years’ Day at high noon. Surreal, bizarre, to say the least, hilariously offbeat, and delightfully […]

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Christmas Time’s a Coming Along the Mtn Music Trail

The most popular Christmas Carol of all times is Silent Night (see time.com/3613551/christmas-song/ ) . That page also has an interactive graphic of the most recorded Christmas songs since 1978. ) Silent Night was written 1814-16. The most popular Bluegrass Christmas song, Christmas Time’s a Coming (youtube.com/watch?v=EXfBYXElPII), was written in 1962 by a fiddle player who […]

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WV Artist on Display: Sean O’Connell, Ceramic Artist

Meet Sean O’Connell, a ceramic artist from upstate New York, and Greenbrier County resident since 2013. From ’95-’03, Sean studied all aspects of ceramic arts with Professor Regis Brodie at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY. He is passionate about his craft and has done exhibitions in several museums and art centers in New York […]

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In the Spirit: What Would Santa Drink?

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, In The Spirit, Robert Aquilino, The Greenbrier

Here we are again, in the middle of the Holiday Season… The shopping has begun and with it the search for the perfect gift for our loved ones and for those who made Santa’s nice list. He is also getting busy planning his route during Christmas Eve. Now, tradition has it, that we will leave […]

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What would Santa Drink? Find out w/ HashtagWV!

What would Santa Drink w/ HashtagWV Lewisburg WV - What would Santa drink? Find out with HashtagWV this December! And enter for your chance to WIN a dozen cupcakes from B. Sweet Confectionery in White Sulphur Springs, WV. Other features this month include the revelry at Shanghai Parade, Laughin in Lewisburg (a comedy show at the Wild Bean), WV Artist Sean O’Connell, and so […]

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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 […]