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ERIK THE TRAVEL GUY: A GOOD MEAL ON THE ROAD

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

As we celebrate Taste of our Towns festival, or TOOT as it’s affectionately known, this month in Lewisburg, West Virginia, I was reminded how significant an excellent, locally-sourced meal can enhance your travel experience. Theoretically, meals should reflect the pride and personality of the region – from crawfish boils in the South Carolina to lobster […]

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GROOVY HIGHWAY: IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE’S PRISON SENTENCE… OR IS IT? DEPRESSION REARS ITS UGLY HEAD.

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Groovy Highway, Johnny Tassa, Random Prophet

Life …  We are born. We are given this life whether we want it or not; a life for which we did not ask. Is it going to be an easy life? Is it going to be a hard life? Is it going to be a short life? Is it going to be a long […]

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WIDSOM FROM THE WOODS: HISTORY LESSON @The West Virginia State Museum at The Culture Center in Charleston

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

Our way of life in West Virginia is quickly becoming history. A history that will someday be retold at The West Virginia State Museum at The Culture Center in Charleston. Many of us compare way back when to here and now with a fondness for the former. It’s easy to step back in time in […]

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IN THE SPIRIT: TASTING WINE… WHAT IS GOOD?

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

With TOOT (Taste of our Town) upon us already, as the year 2017 is vanishing before our eyes, it occurred to me that when we discuss the “taste” of a wine, or any beverage really, there is a different meaning for every individual taster! However, while there may be wildly differing opinions of what “tastes” […]

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MY DOG & I: PRIME TIME.

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

So this month we are not going to talk about puppies or training or discipline. This article is about allowing ourselves to enjoy the fruits of our labors and about rewarding our long time companions for their years of service! Our dogs these days are living longer… with the advent of better care and more […]

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GOOD EATS: BURGER OF THE WEEK AT THE ASYLUM!

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Food & Drink, Good Eats

With TOOT last week and holidays right around the corner, everyone is thinking comfort food. That said, a burger with a side of fries has been America’s quintessential year-round comfort food for over a half century, and the Asylum in downtown Lewisburg is turning heads with “Burger of the Week”. Restaurant owner, Colin Rose, and manager, […]

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ADOPT ME: BABY & HAILEY NEED HOMES!

By: LBSPY / Category: adopt me, Blog, Humane Society

Reason #1 to adopt a pet: Many of the pets from shelters and rescues are already housetrained, which means you’re not only saving a pet’s life, you may be saving your rug. Adopting a mature pet not only gives older animals a second chance, it often means introducing them to your family will be much […]

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Sat, Oct 14: Oktoberfest at the Brewery!

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, In the Hills

On Saturday Octobter 14th following the TOOT festival,dress up in lederhosen (or not) and head over to Greenbrier Valley Brewing Co. in Maxwelton for Oktoberfest! They have a special treat for their fans as they celebrate with five special small batch brews taking over the taps, plus their Imperial Stout, and their Flagships! TEN TOTAL TAPS!! […]

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PSEUDO NEWS: THIS COLUMN IS FOR THE BIRDS.

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Larry Berger, Pseudo News

I love the songs the birds sing. And since I don’t know them by their names like my neighbor, John, who can spot a yellow breasted whatever driving along at fifty miles an hour, I name them by their sounds. There’s Cheeber Cheeber, and Jimmy Jimmy, and the Bird Of Encouragement, who sings, “w’need ya, […]

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Friday, Oct 27: Harrison Bounds at the Asylum!

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Out Loud

On Friday, Oct 27, check out a three piece band of misfits at The Asylum in downtown Lewisburg! Coming out of Hampton Roads, Harrison Bounds are teachers and students of music who love putting on high-energy shows to elicit the feelings we all know and love. Harrison currently works as a bassist, singer & songwriter, […]

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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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