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When I Eat Chocolate by Tiffany Blair

A Woman, A Story, & A Life In-Between – When I Eat Chocolate I really have to watch myself around chocolate. When I eat chocolate, everything else around me fades away into a haze. I get lost in oblivion and the only thing that matters is the smooth, rich sweetness taking over my senses. Don’t […]

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Wisdom From the Woods: Life Lessons Learned from Being Around a Happy-Go-Lucky Guy by Jim Shock

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Jim Shock, Wisdom from the Woods

Wisdom from the Woods – Life Lessons Learned From Being Around a Happy-Go-Lucky Guy A persona is the person you become when you’re not comfortable being who you are. We all know people with the character of a chameleon. They effortlessly shift shades to suit their surroundings. They’re also known as shady! I crave authentic […]

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Chocolate Festival in Downtown Lewisburg, Sat. April 13th

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, C M, Mountain Scene

This year’s 7th Annual Lewisburg Chocolate Festival is promising to be bigger and better than ever before, with many fan favorites from past year’s events, as well as many more new additions sure to sweeten anyone’s disposition. Chef demonstrations, live entertainment, numerous tastings, children’s story telling, a chocolaty 10K walk/run, the list goes on and […]

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Dance Brazil at Carnegie Hall & Lewisburg Chocolate Festival, April 13th

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Sound of the Town, Susanna Robinson

Mark your calendars for the upcoming Seventh Annual Lewisburg Chocolate Festival, which begins with theatre performance starting on April 12 and continues with delicious samplings of chocolates, kid activities, themed shows, dinners, and musical presentations. Undoubtedly, the culmination of the event will be the amazing dance performance by Dance Brazil at Carnegie Hall on Saturday […]

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Take a Tour at Smooth Ambler Spirits

Not only did the Scotch-Irish bring fine whiskey-making skills to our mountains but Appalachia’s water, grains, and mountain air make for ideal conditions to distill and age these spirits in Greenbrier Valley. Located just 5 miles outside downtown Lewisburg, Smooth Ambler Spirits is pleased to open their distillery to the public for free tours so […]

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Wisdom From the Woods – Life Lessons Learned from Being Around Truly Compassionate People by Jim Shock

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Jim Shock, Wisdom from the Woods

Wisdom from the Woods – Life Lessons Learned from Being Around Truly Compassionate People For better or worse, West Virginians look out for one another. When it’s done for upright reasons, it’s a prized Mountain State trait. However, when looking out for your neighbor involves peering into their life like a lurking peeping Tom through […]

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Victory is Mine! by Tiffany Blair

It would appear my indulgent lifestyle is finally catching up with me. I had some blood work done last week and the results were less than stellar. I need to lose weight, I have high cholesterol, high triglycerides, and an elevated liver something-or-other (Who, me? Couldn’t be!). My doctor wants me to really buckle down […]

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History of the Easter Egg Hunt

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, C M, Mountain Scene

A favorite family pastime, the annual Easter Egg Hunt brings excitement, discovery, and joy to all of those who participate. The kids are especially thrilled, enthralled in the chase of finding those hidden gems placed by parents and adults in the least likely places. Hard boiled, plastic, and sometimes chocolate in nature, from a kid’s […]

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Fran Belin at General Lewis Inn, April 6th

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog

The General Lewis Inn is pleased to host Fran Belin’s black and white photographic essay, Gone But Not Forgotten, for an Author’s Tea on Saturday, April 6th from 2-4. Fran will give an informal talk at 3 P.M. Take a close look at Fran Belin’s photographs to see the person behind the camera. You will […]

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Marty Stuart & The Fabulous Superlatives

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Sound of the Town, Susanna Robinson

I’m completely thrilled and grateful to have been in the audience for the recent concert by country music performers MARTY STUART and the FABULOUS SUPERLATIVES. They were adorably, charmingly, and rightfully cocky, they were hot-shots, they were cool cats, they knew their way around a stage or two, but let me just say, they could […]

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Historic Wonderland w/ Hashtag Lewisburg this July!

Historic Wonderland w/ HashtagWV this July! - This July, we feature the historic wonderland of Elmwood in Union, WV. It is also known as the Hugh Caperton House and was built in the 1830’s It is a two-story, nearly square brick dwelling with Greek Revival details. More features include Carlito’s in Lewisburg, Xander Hitizig’s concerts in the area, summer cocktail recipes, The School […]

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