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Grandpa Larry’s Random Reminiscence: Food for a Flower

My flower, If you were a nasturtium, there would be no problem. I would look at your leaves or your buds and if they were not blooming as they should or a little misshapen or not full color, I would determine that something was wrong. I’d take a sample of the soil you were growing […]

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Ivy Terrace Summer Concert Series at Carnegie Hall!

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, FEATURED EVENTS, Local Beat

Enjoy free live music on the lawn of Carnegie Hall during this Summer’s Ivy Terrace Concert Series! The line-up includes Long Point String Band (old-time acoustic), Shayar (reggae), Hardened and Tempered (folk and country), Thomas Taylor (country), Krista Hughes Band (classic country to modern country to vintage rock), and B-BAMS (Neil Young, The Beatles, etc)! […]

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Guns and Cornbread: Pack the Tent & The Skillet Southern WV… It’s Time to Go Camping

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Guns and Cornbread, Larry Case

Ok boys and girls, it is that time of year. Climb up in the attic above the garage, dig out the tent and hope there are no new holes in it. Find that box you use for your camp cooking utensils and make sure the skillet isn’t rusted up too bad. If you are going […]

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My Dog & I: German Shepherds?!

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Janine Lazarus, My Dog & I

You know, I have been dying to write this article. Well, this is certainly the year to do it!! I currently have NINE shepherds training with me…Not all at the same time, of course, but participating in various different programs: daycare, obedience, reconditioning, service etc. If ever there was a dog that could take on […]

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B-Sides & Badlands: Black Garlic Honors Stevie Watts’ Memory on New Album

By: HashtagWV / Category: B Sides & Badlands, Blog, FEATURED EVENTS, Jason Scott

Funky and fresh, Fayetteville’s Black Garlic upends all expectations. In blending blues, rock, funk and soul, the progressive six-piece march onward into new territory for what will surely be crowning artistic accomplishment. Having lost founder, frontman and talented musician Stevie Watts last summer, remaining members Josh Bibb (guitar), Rob Gross (drums), Michael Williams (bass), Duncan […]

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First Draft: Washington Street Pub. New Name. Same Great Experience.

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, First Draft

The Irish Pub has re-opened its doors in downtown Lewisburg and is now called the Washington Street Pub. Colin Rose and Paula Thomas from The Asylum are the new owners. The Pub space, with its oak floors, handcrafted woodwork, and large front windows is still the same, however, Colin and Paula have added a new […]

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Saddle up for June w/ Hashtag Lewisburg City Paper!

By: HashtagWV / Category: Attractions, Blog, Things to Do

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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June 7-9: Lewisburg’s Home Tour Weekend!

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, FEATURED EVENTS, Out & About

From first Friday, June 7 until the 9th, you are invited to join the Greenbrier Historical Society in partnership with local garden clubs in presenting “Home Tour Weekend,” a three-day weekend event in Lewisburg, WV. Friday kicks off the tour with a Garden Party at Historic Mirapaso, 6p-8pm. Enjoy an evening of locally sources appetizers, […]

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June 6: No Fancy Footwork Needed. An Evening of English Country Dance.

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

Dancing “…adds to the accomplishment of Behaviour and Carriage and Qualifies a person for Polite company.” ‒ Nicholas Ridgely 1750’s Dover, DE An evening of English Country Dance will be hosted by St. James Episcopal Church on Thursday, June 6 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.  The St. James entrance is located on Court Street […]

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Guns and Cornbread: Requiem for a Gobbler Season

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Guns and Cornbread, Larry Case

Knowing it was coming didn’t ease the pain any. He had been awake at least thirty minutes before the alarm jolted the house. He didn’t really mind, the house seemed too quiet most of the time anyway. It felt like a place that needed a jolt, as if something had to give, somebody needed to […]

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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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