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Groovy Highway: Summer Breeze in 1972. May We Never Pass this Way Again.

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

It’s a sunny Summer day in 1972. I can smell the honeysuckle in the air. A bit humid in the sun, but a nice breeze if I can find some shade. I skid my bicycle along the sidewalk . . . leaving the desired long black skidmark from my wide ‘Cheater Slick’ white letter tire […]

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Poetry Corner: Where I’m From.

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Poetry Corner, Susanna Robinson

They ask me where I’m from…I am from my grandmother and her flowered feed sack apron, singing “in the garden”, in the garden. I am from the other grandmother, all humor and twinkling eyes, all apples and cinnamon. I am from the smell of sassafras by the hanging gate beyond the driveway in the house […]

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WV Artist on Display: Fresh and Fashionable.

Born and raised in Hot Springs, Virginia, Vanity Nicole Deaner is a crochet artist and the creator of Small Paw Apparel. Polishing her craft since the age of 12, she creates beautiful crocheted scarves, hats, and tops for men and women. To date, she has designed 5 pieces. Her customer base is comprised of mainly […]

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Adopt Me: Looking for Sweet and Sassy?

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

Are you looking for Sweet and Sassy? Meet Sassy, an adult female tabby cat, 5 to 6 years old with medium length hair. She is spayed and up to date on vaccinations. Sassy has a wonderful cat personality, meaning she loves to get your attention, but usually on her schedule. She will happily sit in […]

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Life Unhinged: It’s Hard to be Homeless.

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

It is hard to be homeless, and alone. I am traveling with a shopping cart, sometimes pushing it, sometimes riding in it with effortless propulsion over vast empty parking lots. But more frequently there is a sidewalk with uneven cement sections and I have to lean on the cart to raise the wheels as I […]

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Mountain Scene: Women of Washington Street

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Diana Hunt, Mountain Scene

Brick and mortar retail is here to stay. So begins an article from “Total Retail”. Downtown Lewisburg and especially Washington and cross streets are a stellar example of this positive trend. Women merchants dominate the downtown streets. These businesswomen are responsible for a strong flow of cash, resources, interest, tourism, and civic leadership. Up and […]

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Guns & Cornbread: You Gotta be Tough for Muskies.

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

Bo Wolfe is a Grinder. In Bo’s terminology, this means he is a person who is out there squeezing the most out of every day. A Grinder keeps going regardless of how tough things are, a Grinder keeps going no matter how difficult the job is or the degree of adversity he or she is […]

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Sat. May 26: Mountain Trails, Tunes, and Ales @GV Beer!

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, FEATURED EVENTS, Music

On Saturday, May 26th, support the Mountain Music Trail during their annual fundraiser, Mountain Trails, Tunes, and Ales. This special event is held from 6-9pm, at Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company in Maxwelton. There will be live music featuring Corey Lee McQuade, Lobelia Road, and Hans Creek String Band. Almas Frybread Taco will also be servicing food and […]

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Around Town: Through the Looking Glass and Beyond.

By: LBSPY / Category: Around Town, Blog, Random Prophet

Through the Looking Glass and Beyond. A Magical Journey through the World of Alpha Music (Part 1) What can I say about Alpha Music in Lewisburg, WV? Like a child’s ‘Toys ‘R’ Us’, Alpha Music is the musician’s toy store equivalent. A rush of musical toys falls over you as you enter the door.  Alpha […]

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Ivy Terrace Concert Series @Carnegie Hall

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, FEATURED EVENTS

The Ivy Terrace Concert Series is an annual Downtown Lewisburg tradition that occurs every second and fourth Thursday of June, July, and August at Carnegie Hall. Rain or shine, music starts at 6:30pm and concludes at 8:30pm. All concerts in the series are free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, […]

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All About Country Living w/ Hashtag Lewisburg!

All About Country Living in HashtagWV this May! - This May, it’s all about country living with Farmer’s Day! Every community has its annual celebrations. In Pocahontas County it’s Pioneer Days and the Autumn Harvest Festival. In Greenbrier County you have The Chocolate Festival, The Dandelion Festival, Taste of Our Town, and the granddaddy of them all, the State Fair of West Virginia. But […]

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