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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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Skateboard Park Fundraiser, April 6th

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Michelle Evans, OffBeat

When I was in junior high and high school, I always envied my friends who rode skateboards. See, I’m a total scared-y cat when it comes to things like that. For instance, I live 22 miles from a ski resort, and the most I’ve ever done there is eat Mexican food, have a few drinks, […]

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Irish Pub, March 17

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Julian Levine

People like to say that on St. Patrick’s day everybody’s Irish. That’s not entirely true, but we’ll overlook it for the moment. I am not one to argue against details against a holiday that combines beer, corned beef, questionable fashion choices and even more questionable decision­-making. In fact I am so far on the opposite […]

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The August Coming to Carnegie Hall, March 22

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

Back in May my cohort Christina and I heard this great band, The August, who were the winning contestants in the “Got Country Class” Competition, held in the lush surroundings of the Greenbrier Hotel. The last night of performances was the culmination of the contest, which had been pared down from the original 130 acts […]

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Kiss Me, I’m Irish! by Tiffany Blair

Kiss me, I’m Irish! Well, half-Irish, anyway. You may not guess it to look at me, but I’m a bona fide descendant of immigrants from the Emerald Isle. My maternal great-grandparents sailed forth from Ireland and started a family in the beautiful, bountiful state of…New Jersey. Okay, so maybe it wasn’t the most exotic place […]

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Saddle up for June w/ Hashtag Lewisburg City Paper!

Saddle up for June w/ Hashtag Lewisburg City Paper! - Saddle up this June for the best things to do in Greenbrier County and surrounding areas!  Sigrid House, owner of Mounted Blessing LLC, invites you to her farm for summer horseback riding lessons. Jason Scott with B-Sides and Badlands interviews Black Garlic about their new album. They play at the Wild Bean in downtown Lewisburg on Saturday, June 22. Gibbs Kinderman with the Mountain Music Trail celebrates Dwight Diller, who won […]

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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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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 […]

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