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WV ARTIST ON DISPLAY: ABBEY’S POP-UP DESIGN STUDIO

Get to know Abbey, a designer who specializes in branding, web design, and web development. Currently located in Copenhagen, Denmark, she is from Ronceverte and keeps her roots in the mountains of West Virginia. She works with clients across the globe with her traveling design studio, Wayfarer Design Studio. She loves creating brands that are […]

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WV ARTIST ON DISPLAY: ALWAYS HOME W/ BEARWOOD COMPANY

You are always home with the Bearwood Company, located in Hurricane, West Virginia. Owned and operated by Matt Snyder (pictured above), this small business makes furniture, lighting, accessories, and rustic states out of reclaimed wood. They don’t use factory sprayers or fancy automated whirling applicators. Everything they make is made the old fashioned way, a […]

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WV ARTIST ON DISPLAY: DEVOTED TO CLAY

A clay artist has a number of choices to identify and define her palette. First there is the medium. Clay of course but what color, texture and utility appeal the most. Get to know Diana Hunt. She has maintained a studio and sold pottery in the Greenbrier Valley for over 30 years. Through raising 5 […]

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ARTIST ON DISPLAY: THE PURSUIT OF ART W/ TRAHERN COOK

Get to know a South Carolina illustrator who, at the age of 7, publicly acknowledged his desire to commit his life to the pursuit of art as both a career and passion during a televised interview in Columbia, SC. Successful in his pursuit, Trahern Cook, makes a living off of his illustrations. His work is […]

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WV ARTIST ON DISPLAY: FOR THE LOVE OF BEES

Get to know an artist who holds a deep compassion for our honeybees. Her name is Christina Renee Adkins, and she is the owner/operator of Sweet Iris Farm out of Grassy Meadows, WV. Christina makes organic bath and body products including: Raw Honey and Sugar Body Scrubs; Herb and Grain Clay Face Mask; Beeswax, Calendula […]

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WV ARTIST ON DISPLAY: INSPIRED BY LIFE W/ EVVA GILKESON

Meet Evva Gilkeson, our West Virginia Artist on Display for July. Evva paints, assembles art, does prop building, builds custom furniture, and most recently has been applying her skills into tattoo artistry at Custom Image Tattoo in Lewisburg, WV. Get to know an artist who loves her children, is inspired by life, and never stops […]

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WV ARTIST ON DISPLAY: COLOR OBSESSED W/ DIANE MITCHELL

Meet watercolor artist, Diane Mitchell. She captures moments of intense energy in time while reacting to how colors and light play with each other. Embracing her color obsessed style, Diane creates extraordinary relationships between things that are ordinary. She exaggerates colors to inspire emotions, memories, and feelings that might usually go unnoticed in every day. […]

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WV ARTIST ON DISPLAY: RICH WOMAN TRAPPED IN A POOR WOMAN’S LIFE

Linda Mays likes to joke that she is a rich woman trapped in a poor woman’s life. Linda’s mother always told her she had a ‘rich man’s taste on a poor man’s budget’ and Linda says that’s pretty accurate. She loves and appreciates the finer things in life, like gourmet food and exotic travel destinations. […]

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WV ARTIST ON DISPLAY: NYCOMA SCOTT

Meet Nycoma Scott, owner and craftsman at Appalachian Moon Woodworks and this month’s West Virginia artist on display. For 20 years, Nycoma has carved one-of-a-kind wood furnishings and sculptures. This year was a big moment for him as he opened a gallery at The Greenbrier’s Artists Colony, located within resort grounds in White Sulphur Springs. […]

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WV ARTIST ON DISPLAY: CATHEY SAWYER

Get to know Greenbrier Valley Theatre’s Artistic Director, Cathey Sawyer. She has directed over 200 plays professionally, is a member of the Society of Directors and Choreographers, and was recently awarded the Governor’s Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts. This Q&A may help you ponder the “impossible” and help you take ownership of your […]

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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  

Set your Sights on the Harvest w/ Hashtag Lewisburg this November!

SET YOUR SIGHTS ON THE HARVEST W/ HASHTAG LEWISBURG THIS NOVEMBER! - Set your sights on the harvest w/ Hashtag Lewisburg! This November, we feature Mountaineer Guns and April’s Pizzeria in White Sulphur Springs, WV. You’ll also read about Buck Fever, Opioid Addiction, Great Expectations, Thanksgiving Day wine pairings, how to have a Free-Range Thanksgiving w/ Terrapin Farms in Renick, and so much more!  Also, Enter to […]

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Wonder How LBSPY Remains Free?

WONDER HOW LBSPY REMAINS FREE? - Wondering how LBSPY gets published and distributed FREE every 2 weeks 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 LBSPY comes […]