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’twas a memorable night at Snowshoe

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog

’twas a memorable night at Snowshoe for Blues, Brews, & BBQ. The mtn was packed with visitors, there were 8 brewers, amazing food (incl Pretty Penny Cafe) & John Mayall performed live mtn side under the stars on Skidder Stage.

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Snowshoe Wine & Jazz Festival, Aug 17th & 18th

With an average annual snowfall of 180 inches and an elevation peak at 4,848 feet above sea level, Snowshoe Mountain Resort is a well-known winter destination for all things snow, especially downhill skiing and snowboarding. As the mercury rises and the snow begins to melt, the mountain doesn’t rest, for Snowshoe’s summer programs are just […]

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Honnahlee Toy Store, Lewisburg

Honnahlee is a specialty toy store focusing on imaginative, classic, educational, quality, kid-powered toys. Toy store owner, Margaret Hypes-Dolan, tells us that, “The independent toy industry is about beautiful, unique, safe, fun toys. All of these qualities are reflected in our selection at Honnahlee.” Margaret is careful to select toys that are educational. Her mission […]

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Red Audio @ The Sweet Shoppe, Sept 15th

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Christina Entenmann, Music Reviews

On July 13th, a rock band that “plays anywhere once” came to Lewisburg’s Sweet Shoppe for the first time. The night crowd started light but by around midnight had the bartenders running. The band’s name is Red Audio and they sound like a British garage band that incorporates electronic and rock. The crowd was dancing […]

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Stuart’s Smokehouse in Alderson, WV

Where there’s smoke there’s something special cooking in Alderson, WV. Since opening April 15, 2005, Stuart’s Smokehouse has become a favorite stop for hungry locals, tourists and “drifters” making their way down The Greenbrier River. The restaurant’s relaxing riverside locale, casual vibe and friendly staff make Stuart’s Smokehouse a truly one-of-a kinds dining experience in […]

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Picnic Picks @ Coleman Cliffs

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Food & Drink Reviews, Jim Shock

Beyond the city limits of the “Coolest Small Town in America”, you’ll find some pretty amazing places to just chill, too. In fact, sometimes the best table in the house isn’t indoors at all. Greenbrier County offers an array of ambiances from breathtaking mountaintop vistas, tranquil forest trails and serene creek side settings where you […]

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Olympics, Issue #13

I’m really digging this year’s Summer Olympics! I’m certainly no aficionado, but my DVR is filling up with coverage quite nicely and I really look forward to checking out the day’s events each evening. The swimming and gymnastics are my favorite, but I’ve been genuinely excited during every event I’ve watched so far (I will […]

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Derecho, Issue #11

The day after the June 2012 derecho hit West Virginia, I decided to read a book. Because, what else was there to do, quite honestly? In two days I devoured every word of Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by author Cheryl Strayed. The book is a memoir of Strayed’s journey […]

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Racquetball, Issue #10

I was hit in the face with a racquetball this week. We play mostly for the cardiovascular exercise, but this week I was feeling pretty competitive. I ran to the front of the court and volleyed the ball, but by the time I could turn around he’d already sent it back my way and it […]

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Canada Geese, Issue #9

There is a flock of Canada Geese that calls my workplace home. Each spring I get to marvel at the miracle of life as a dozen or more goslings teeter uncertainly about the grounds, growing in their plumage and learning to forage. I used to think it was really cool that we always had geese […]

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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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