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Guns & Cornbread: Safety First in the Spring Woods.

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

The scene was all too familiar. A beautiful piece of woods, a bright spring morning, and the song birds were in full chorus. But I knew when I stepped on the little white oak flat in front of me things would change in a hurry. Along with two other DNR Officers I had been called […]

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B-Sides & Badlands: South Hill Banks Weave Genres in Rich Tapestry

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

The Appalachian Trail worms its way up and down the east coast for over 2,200 miles. Anyone who has hiked any length of the woodsy footpath knows of its rustic beauty, harkening to a vibrant history of hard-working families and a heritage nestled in the annals of time. It contains unlocked mysteries and fables far […]

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May 2-5: “We’re So Fly” Fishing Festival

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Festivals, Mountain Scene

From Thursday, May 2nd until Sunday the 5th, make plans for the first annual “We’re so Fly” Fly-Fishing Festival celebrating the gorgeous rivers and streams in Bath County, Virginia. This 4-day festival is co-hosted by a small group of Bath County business owners and part of the event will include a silent auction to benefit […]

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Sat. April 27: Libation-Fueled Fun at WV Craft Brew Festival!

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Festivals, OffBeat

The Mountain State is fast becoming a premier destination for craft brew enthusiasts. To celebrate and showcase the robust brew scene, craft brewhouses from across the state will gather on Saturday, April 27 for the 3rd Annual West Virginia Craft Brew Festival.  The event will be held on the historic State Fairgounds of WV from […]

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Sat. April 13: For the Love of Chocolate!

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Festivals, Out & About

For the love of chocolate! One day each year, you can walk the streets of downtown Lewisburg while indulging in a decadent line-up of artistic creations such as whoopie pies, chocolate covered caramel waffle bowl sundaes, dipped & bedazzled Oreo cookie pops with sprinkles, chocolate covered banana shots, and so much more! Slated for Saturday, […]

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Sat. May 4: Run for the Roses at Derby Day!

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Valley View

On Saturday, May 4, 3-8pm, join hundreds of horse race enthusiasts for Gateway Industries’ 25th Annual Run for the Roses Derby Day at WV State Fairgrounds in Lewisburg. Watch the Kentucky Derby on big screen tvs with pre-race festivities, a cocktail party, hors D’oeuvres, a buffet dinner, live music, a hat contest, raffles, door prizes, […]

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What would the Bunny bring you to Drink this April?

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog

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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In the Spirit: St Patrick’s Day. The Father, the Son, & the Holy Spirits of Ireland

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, In The Spirit, Kathryn Flynn

The Feast of St. Patrick or as it is commonly known now “St. Patrick’s Day” falls on March 17th every year and has more than a small reputation for being a day filled with drinking, debauchery, and more drinking. How exactly does a day dedicated to the memory of a canonized person, the “Apostle of […]

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WV Artist on Display: Birdbaths to Dragonflies w/ Tanya Henson

Meet Tanya Henson, this month’s multidimensional WV Artist on Display. She is a seasoned artist with the ability to create almost anything through upcycling techniques. Tanya is a dog loving, fire dancing, kayaking and camping fiend, wherein she is always looking for cool sticks and pretty rocks to add to my creations. We came across […]

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My Dog & I: Walking & Working

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

Thank Goodness the weather has started to relax its Winter Grip and Spring is in sight! Let’s start to think about peeling off those long johns and getting some color back into our faces… I know there are a LOT of dogs who are really excited that their owners are stirring from hibernation and starting […]

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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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