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Wild Rumpus LIVE @ Sweet Shoppe, Feb 9

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Music Reviews

If you haven’t heard of The Wild Rumpus, let us introduce you to a group that will make you want to shake yer’ rumpus at the Sweet Shoppe in downtown Lewisburg, on Saturday, February 9th. They refer to themselves as an Appalachian Stompgrass band, a phrase Allan Sizemore coined a few years ago. Bandmembers are […]

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A Woman, a Story & a Life In-Between – GPS Navigation

A Woman, a Story & a Life In-Between – GPS Navigation I’d be lost without my phone’s GPS Navigation app. Aside from being a brilliant pun, it’s also true – because I have the worst sense of direction of anyone I know. On more than one occasion, I’ve gone into a store in a shopping […]

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Wisdom from the Woods – Life Lessons Learned from Being Around a Wild Nuisance

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

Wisdom from the Woods – Life Lessons Learned from Being Around a Wild Nuisance What issue is bigger than obesity in West Virginia? There’s a laundry list of debatable dilemmas besetting the Mountain State, but the burgeoning coyote population is hard to ignore. While proposed control strategies to manage the menace present unique sporting challenges […]

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Greenbrier’s 3rd Annual Winterfest, Jan 25-27

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, C M

2013 gets off to a wonderful start with the 3rd Annual Winterfest, held at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs. Starting on Friday, January 25th, the list of festivities is sure to spark interest in all of those wishing to enjoy the Greenbrier River Valley’s cold season in style. Returning once again, the National […]

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Hell for Certain String Band Performing at Irish Pub, Jan 17th

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Music Reviews

Lewisburg’s Hell for Certain String Band will be performing live at the Irish Pub in Lewisburg on Thursday, January 17th. Their most recent concert was opening act for the Crankie Show at the Wild Bean last November. Based here in Greenbrier County and playing together since last summer, this is an old-time Appalachian string band […]

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Lewisburg’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. A Tradition Carrying on the Legacy

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Susanna Robinson

Lewisburg’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. A Tradition Carrying on the Legacy I’ve been reading essays and looking at posters made by schoolchildren as their contributions to the upcoming Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration. They are inspiring, idealistic, and innocent, from the mouths of babes, truly, and the message is pure. “I learned that […]

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Carnegie Hall Welcomes Judy Collins by Susanna Robinson-Kenga

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

We traipsed to the packed hallway to hear a legend. I was grateful to be in the position to be writing about Judy Collins, a memorable voice from childhood and beyond. Collins, a piano virtuoso who, at 13, made her public debut performing Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos, but whose rendering of the folk genre’s […]

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Celebrating 1 Year: The Fiddlehead by Gillian McGinn

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

If you’re looking for a place to enjoy great local entertainment and/or great food and drinks, the Fiddlehead is a nice place to be this winter. The menu is suited to the mountain views: get some Logger Nachos and a West Virginia Craft Beer while taking in the local scene. The Fiddlehead is now celebrating […]

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Wisdom: Life Lessons Learned from Being Open-Minded by Jim Shock

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

Wisdom from the Woods – Life Lessons Learned from Being Open-Minded If laughter is infectious, may we all come down with a bad case of it. I only make New Year’s resolutions I’m certain to keep. My past successful commitments to myself include; drink more beer, spend more time with my dog and upset stupid […]

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New Year’s Resolution by Tiffany Blair

Now that we’ve survived the Mayan Apocalypse and braved the holiday crowds, it’s time to set our sights on the New Year. A lot of folks partake in the tradition of declaring a New Year’s Resolution, and I’m usually one of them. In 2013, I won’t resolve to lose weight, drink less beer, or eat […]

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What would the Bunny Drink w/ HashtagWV this April!

What would the Bunny bring you to Drink this April?- In the Spirit of celebrating the arrival of spring, Easter, and the Chocolate Festival, Robert Aquilino invites you to play a game he would like to call “What would the Bunny bring you to drink?” Read the full story in our April issue, out now! Also this month, read about this month’s Lewisburg Chocolate Festival […]

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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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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 […]