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Inspiring Music, Art, & the Art of Living by LBSPY

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Shopping Reviews

Music is a communal activity that all of us LBSPY readers enjoy. We understand that rhythm and harmony brings us together, creating warm memories. We introduce you to HeartStrings Academy in Lewisburg WV. This is a school that encourages its students to be inspired through expression in music and the human spirit. They were founded […]

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Anything Goes! at ’13 Shanghai Parade, Lewisburg by Craig Miller

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

“Let millionaire and pauper meet, and go marching down the street. The lid is off, fun is rife, let’s have the best time of your life,” exclaims a 1930’s Greenbrier County newspaper article exert. What could this obscure article possibly be referring? The New Year’s Shanghai Parade on Washington Street, of course! Mired in deep […]

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Lone Wolf Revue at Sweet Shoppe

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Music Reviews, Sound of the Town

The town of Lewisburg enjoyed a special musical treat on Saturday November 24th when Lone Wolf Revue played to a packed house at the Sweet Shoppe. The 5 piece string band featured: Paul Johnson on vocals and acoustic guitar, Corey Lee McQuade on the dobro and vocals, Mark Schimick on mandolin and vocals, Xander Hitzig […]

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Wisdom From the Woods: Life Lesson Learned from Being around Loving People

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Jim Shock

Wisdom from the Woods Life – Lessons Learned from being around Loving People West Virginians embrace people in unique ways. The gifts we share are precious, because we don’t have many material favors to spare. A lot of us hug with food. I was squeezed so tightly at Thanksgiving by homemade rolls, pies, cakes, covered […]

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Scarf Problem by Tiffany Blair

I have a scarf problem. The problem isn’t that I own too many of them – THAT would be my shoe problem. My scarf problem is that I have no idea how to wear a scarf in any way that could be considered stylish. I see women in town with scarves draped casually around their […]

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Make Shopping Memorable at Harmony Ridge Gallery

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Shopping Reviews

In an age where consumers are drastically shifting their buying to the internet, we look into a downtown Lewisburg shop next to Food & Friends, called Harmony Ridge Gallery (HRG). In this article, you’ll learn how this busy retail store stays ahead of the game by giving you a memorable experience that may enrich your […]

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The Campbell Brothers: Sacred Steel, African Gospel Music

After an evening with the amazing Campbell Brothers on stage at Carnegie Hall, I was ready to just leap right on up into heaven, singing their praises all the way. Prominently driven by the distinctive style of pedal steel guitarist Chuck Campbell, his searing lap steel soloist brother Darick, hard-driving gospel vocals, the amazing guitar […]

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Rivertown Gypsies at Irish Pub, December 9

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Music Reviews, Sound of the Town

Get to know a band called Rivertown Gypsies, husband and wife duo, Shane and Lynda Allen. They perform a mix of rock, blues, folk, and rock. See them live at the Irish Pub in downtown Lewisburg, on Sunday, December 9th. Give us a brief history of the band. How long have you two played together? […]

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Oh Snap! Look Like a Pro at Snowshoe

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

In this world of i-Phones and go-pro cameras, there still exists a niche in which a third party can capture a memory that may otherwise be lost. Enter Snowshooter Imaging, a photography company specializing in live action shots and souvenirs from atop Snowshoe Mountain. Entering their fourth year in operation, Snowshooter Imaging prides themselves as […]

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NEW LBSPY OUT SOON!!!!

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog

Pick up your newest issue. We have a DOUBLE RAFFLE!! Raffle #1: WIN 2 Tickets to Tim Kidd’s Comedy/Dinner Show at Wild Bill’s Roadhouse, a $60 value!! Raffle #2: WIN 2 TICKETS to WV Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall!! Featured Articles include: Snowshooter at Snowshoe Mtn., Harmony Ridge Gallery, The Campbell Brothers, Lone Wolf Revue, […]

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Eat up the Fun with Hashtag Lewisburg this September!

Eat up the Fun w/ HashtagWV this September! - Eat up the Fun w/ HashtagWV this September!!! This month we feature Freshwater Folk Festival,2018 WV Roadkill Cook Off & Autumn Harvest Festival, Autumn Harvest Festival -Monroe Co WV, a glimpse into Taste of Our Towns – TOOT, and so much more! Pick us up! – HashtagWV #105, September 2018.

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Best Things to Do in Lewisburg, WV

Best Things to Do in Lewisburg WV! - Spending a day in Lewisburg? Here are a few of the best things to do while you’re visiting. Start your day at the Wild Bean coffee shop.  Located downtown, this cafe offers premium coffee, tea, veggie cuisine, wi-fi, entertainment, and more! The breakfast menu consisting of breakfast burritos, egg scrambles, breakfast sandwiches and granola w/ […]
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  • #Repost @smartmuggin I snuck over to the beach this morning and snapped this. Sunrise at Wrightsville. I went back and forth at least 30x and finally decided to head west. Packed up the cats and on my way to Charlotte now. Please keep this beautiful place I call home safe. Keep my friends and family safe. I want to be able to come home.
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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 […]