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IN THE SPIRIT: ITALIAN WINE FOR YOUR AMERICAN HOLIDAY

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Brian McClure, In The Spirit

With the approach of Thanksgiving and the holidays just around the corner, we start to think about what beverages we’d like to see gracing our tables with those festive meals. As I have just returned from a week-long odyssey through Italy earlier this month, it got me thinking about how great Italian wines are in […]

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MTN SCENE: A FREE-RANGE THANKSGIVING W/ TERRAPIN FARMS!

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Mountain Scene

When shopping for your Thanksgiving bird, it will be tempting to grab one at the supermarket. But instead of buying store-bought, have you considered a tasty, locally sourced bird for a free-range Thanksgiving? The past 2 decades have given way to a steady rise of small farms across the United States that are working to […]

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WISDOM FROM THE WOODS: PILLHEAD

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

West Virginia is facing yet another crippling crisis created by crooked corporations. I understand how the opioid epidemic occurred but it’s still an enigma to me. Growing up with my grandparents, pills were a last resort for treating any of our maladies. The survival kit for sickness in my home was peroxide, rubbing alcohol, Vicks […]

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ERIK THE TRAVEL GUY: A DECK OF CARDS

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Erik Hastings, Erik the Travel Guy

Am I the only person that sees some folks rely on electronic communication a wee bit more than ACTUAL human contact? Let’s discuss. As I continue my travels all over this world, I’m alarmed at how much “device staring” I see. I notice that friends and family members sitting RIGHT NEXT to each other can […]

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MTN MUSIC TRAIL: BUCK FEVER & FORKED DEER

It’s November – time for Buck Fever in West Virginia. Bow hunting season started September 30 and runs through the end of the year. Muzzle loader season is December 4-9. But he season that gets by far the most action is the two week Buck and antlerless deer season November 20 – December 2. One […]

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Sat. Nov 25: Christmas Art Sale at Lee Street Studios!

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, FEATURED EVENTS, Valley View

On Saturday, November 25th, stop in Lee Street Studios in downtown Lewisburg for their first annual Christmas Art Sale. From 10am to 4pm, visitors are encouraged to shop and support the art community in Lewisburg. You will find unique works by Michael Christie, Susan Ernst, Janet Anderson, Anne Gardner, Debbie Rapp, Susan Smead, Diane Mitchell, […]

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Sat, Nov 25: Christmas Tree Giveaway!

By: LBSPY / Category: Around Town, Blog, FEATURED EVENTS

Christmas is right around the corner and to celebrate the big occasion we are giving away a fresh cut, 7 ft. Fraser Fir Christmas Tree! This will be Hashtag Lewisburg’s Third Annual Christmas Tree Giveaway and this season, our chosen supplier is Crickmer Farms from Danese, West Virginia. Family owned and operated since 1978, Crickmer […]

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SET YOUR SIGHTS ON THE HARVEST W/ HASHTAG LEWISBURG THIS NOVEMBER!

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog

Set your sights on the harvest w/ Hashtag Lewisburg! This November, we feature Mountaineer Guns and April’s Pizzeria in White Sulphur Springs, WV. You’ll also read about Buck Fever, Opioid Addiction, Great Expectations, Thanksgiving Day wine pairings, how to have a Free-Range Thanksgiving w/ Terrapin Farms in Renick, and so much more!  Also, Enter to […]

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WV ARTIST ON DISPLAY: STAYING ON TREND W/ AUTUMN SCENTS!

Get to know Regina Booth. She and her husband, Robert, make handmade soaps and lotions. They created a business out of their passion and it’s called The Honey Orchard, which is based out of Monroe County. Regina tells us they make all our items in small batches using the finest ingredients to ensure the highest […]

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MTN MUSIC TRAIL: FIDDLING AROUND THE MUSIC TRAIL

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Gibbs Kinderman, Mountain Music Trail

The Mountain Music Trail has a new AmeriCorps volunteer for 2017-18. He’s Ethan Jones, from  Athens, Georgia. Ethan plays old time fiddle and banjo. He recently graduated from Rhodes College in Memphis, where he majored in biology. He was raised on old time music; his father brought him to the  Appalachian String Band Festival at […]

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EXTRA VALUE W/ HASHTAGWV! WE REACH 123,000 PEOPLE 3X A DAY ON THE RADIO!

Christina runs an "Event Spotlight" on 95.3FM , 93.3FM WKCJ Oldies, and 103.1FM THE BEAR. This spotlight airs 3x a day (Monday-Friday) on both stations. 95.3FM reaches 45,000 listeners daily in Beckley, Greenbrier County, Monroe County, Summers County, and some of Mercer County!!! 103.1FM has been serving 78,000 listeners everyday in the Greenbrier Valley of West Virginia and the Alleghany Highlands of Virginia since 1983. We distribute 7,000 full color, free papers across 5 counties. Ad rates start at just $20! Click here for MEDIA KIT  

Set your Sights on the Harvest w/ Hashtag Lewisburg this November!

SET YOUR SIGHTS ON THE HARVEST W/ HASHTAG LEWISBURG THIS NOVEMBER! - Set your sights on the harvest w/ Hashtag Lewisburg! This November, we feature Mountaineer Guns and April’s Pizzeria in White Sulphur Springs, WV. You’ll also read about Buck Fever, Opioid Addiction, Great Expectations, Thanksgiving Day wine pairings, how to have a Free-Range Thanksgiving w/ Terrapin Farms in Renick, and so much more!  Also, Enter to […]

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