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Through the Looking Glass & Beyond: A Magical Journey through the World of Alpha Music (part 4…the last leg)

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, In the Valley, Johnny Tassa, Random Prophet

Hello Friends. We have reached the last leg of our four part journey of Hashtag Lewisburg City Paper’s exclusive tour into the magical musical world of all that is Alpha Music in Lewisburg, WV…. For those of you just joining us, and anyone already on the tour that wants to look back to the beginning […]

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Groovy Highway: The Adventures of… Thriftstore MacGyver & His Dog, Fleamarket. “Finding Gold in the Dollar Store”

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

Hello, Friends and Neighbors. Thriftstore MacGyver here on Groovy Highway. You can call me T.S.  …’cause there’s really nothing I can do about it… Anyway, it’s just T.S. Ha ha ha ha. First of all, there is a little MacGyver in all of us. Example: We all have used duct tape for at least a […]

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Groovy Highway: Can’t Buy Me Love…But Children Can Always Make Me Smile. by Random Prophet

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

Hello, Friends and welcome to another installment of Groovy Highway. Hot, sticky August to be exact. Wear shoes. No one shall ever burn their feet on Groovy Highway. That just wouldn’t be groovy a’tall. First of all, I gotta say. “Wow”! …and my most sincere and humble “Thank You”. I have had overwhelming response and […]

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Local Eats: The Heart of Mexico in Lewisburg

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Johnny Tassa, Local Eats, Random Prophet

You don’t have to travel to the heart of Mexico for fine Mexican cuisine; you need only travel to Carlito’s Mexican Restaurant in Lewisburg, WV. Carlito’s has brought the heart of Mexico to us. From their families to ours, they brought the heart and soul, the pride and love of Mexico to us… and it […]

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Groovy Highway: Summer Breeze in 1972. May We Never Pass this Way Again.

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

It’s a sunny Summer day in 1972. I can smell the honeysuckle in the air. A bit humid in the sun, but a nice breeze if I can find some shade. I skid my bicycle along the sidewalk . . . leaving the desired long black skidmark from my wide ‘Cheater Slick’ white letter tire […]

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AN AFTERNOON WITH KODIE BROOKS.

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Johnny Tassa, Local Beat, Random Prophet

I moved to West Virginia in 2008. That same year, I remember hearing about a terrible head on car accident that involved a 15 year old boy who was seriously injured and left in a coma. They didn’t know if he would ever wake up.The doctors weren’t sure whether or not he’d suffered permanent brain […]

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GOOD EATS: STUART’S SMOKEHOUSE – HOT DAWGS, HOG BALLS, & AN UGLY WAITRESS.

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Good Eats, Johnny Tassa, Random Prophet

I was heading home one cold rainy night in November; headed through Alderson to Route 64  … and back to Lewisburg. As I was driving along Highland Trail (Rt 63), I could see a sign up ahead in the distance. Stuart’s Smokehouse & Dawgs. I’d heard about the infamous and legendary Stuart’s hot dogs in […]

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Groovy Highway: Are Strangers Really Perfect? People are Strange Every Day… I am Everyday People.

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

My best friends are perfect strangers. Everyday people. I am everyday people. I like everyday people and I get along fine with them; therefore, my best friends are strangers. Being strange myself, I have always been a stranger; therefore, getting along with strangers is understandable.. . and remember, we are talking strangers here; not weirdos.  […]

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Groovy Highway: Subliminal Message from the Hills

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

I was born in Washington DC. Living there practically all of my life, I have heard just about every foreign language on the planet. As I entered adulthood, I’d be lucky to find another English-speaking person some days. Believe me, depending on your day, this really does happen . . . and it’s frustrating as  […]

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

By: HashtagWV / 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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What would Santa Drink? Find out w/ HashtagWV!

What would Santa Drink w/ HashtagWV Lewisburg WV - What would Santa drink? Find out with HashtagWV this December! And enter for your chance to WIN a dozen cupcakes from B. Sweet Confectionery in White Sulphur Springs, WV. Other features this month include the revelry at Shanghai Parade, Laughin in Lewisburg (a comedy show at the Wild Bean), WV Artist Sean O’Connell, and so […]

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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 […]