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Sat. Jan 6: Chili Cookoff & Bicycle at GV Beer!

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

It’s gonna get HOT in the tap room during Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company’s 3rd Annual Chili Cookoff featuring special musical guest, Bicycle! Bicycle’s genre is rock, the whole rock, and nothing but rock! Registration and tastings are FREE! Event starts at 4:30pm and ends at 9pm. Let this cook-off warm you up on this January night. […]

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Do your Dream Job w/ National Apprentice Day, a Free Year Round Apprenticeship Program!

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Out & About, youth program

When you were a child, what was your dream job? Did your dream come true? If you had the chance to experience your dream job as a child, would it have changed your life? Based in Lewisburg, West Virginia, National Apprentice Day is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization connecting kids to their dream job. This program is […]

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SET YOUR SIGHTS ON THE HARVEST W/ MOUNTAINEER GUNS!

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, On The Cover, Out & About, Shopping

The coming of fall heralds crisp air carries the scent of wood smoke and frost-tipped grass crunching underfoot. It’s the trigger for every hunter that the long awaited hunting seasons are at last rolling in on a whirlwind of colorful leaves. Mountaineer Guns on Main Street, downtown White Sulphur Springs, is on hand to help […]

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Thur, April 20: Sensi Trails “Prohibition” Tour Comes to Lewisburg!

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Out & About

Prepare yourselves for a high-energy reggae show on Thursday, 4/20 at the Asylum in downtown Lewisburg with Sensi Trails, a three-piece original reggae/rock/pop band from the Outer Banks (OBX) of North Carolina. DJ Byson is opening the show. They are on tour and debuting their newest EP, “Prohibition,” which is inspired by the current marijuana […]

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281 Free Thanksgiving Meals Served at When Pigs Fly!

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Out & About

For a third year in a row, When Pigs Fly BBQ in Fairlea, West Virginia rounded up all the necessary ingredients to serve free Thanksgiving meals to the community. The ingredients included donations, volunteers, food, and a whole lot of love in their hearts. Owners Mike Sheridan and Kellen Leef call Thanksgiving their, “Giving Back Day.” And giving […]

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Saturday, Oct 29: Lewisburg Halloween Festival!

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

On Halloween night, hordes of costumed children trick or treat the night away. We encourage you to gather the kids and the family dog(s) and start the festivities early at the Lewisburg Halloween Festival. Slated for Saturday, October 29th, this special free event is held from 3-8pm at Hollowell Park, located behind WV Osteopathic School […]

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Capturing the 2016 Roadkill Cookoff!

The 2016 Roadkill Cookoff & Autumn Harvest Festival was another smashing success! To celebrate the event, we documented with photos and some video. There were thousands of attendees and the weather was perfect. Big congratulations to “East Meets West Virginia” for winning 1st Place and $1,200 prize money!! Check out our interview with them below. 2nd Place ($600) & […]

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OUT & ABOUT: ENHANCE YOUR 2 WHEEL EXPERIENCE AT APPALACHIAN BICYCLE CO!

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Out & About

Independent bike shops are the soul of our biking communities. They have a life force that is developed by its owners’ personality, who offer quality service and have created a unique culture and following. This is the feeling you get when you shop with Stu Schwab, owner/operator at Appalachian Bicycle Co. in downtown Lewisburg. Stu’s […]

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The French Goat Celebrates 1 Year!!!

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Food & Drink, Out & About

On the eve of Thursday, August 18th friends and patrons of Lewisburg’s favorite French restaurant, The French Goat, gathered to celebrate it’s 1 year birthday! As all French birthday celebrations go, there were hats, cake, amazing food, and wine! Pictured above is owner Arthur Forgette thanking his guests for a memorable first year. Since their […]

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OUT & ABOUT: FLOOD RELIEF BENEFIT CONCERTS

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Out & About, Uncategorized

The West Virginia Winter Music Festival Musicians Fund, 501(c)3, held 2 flood benefit events this past July. On Saturday, July 2nd, partnering with the WBCCI (Airstream Trailer Club) they raised $1000 with the Airstream Concert Band performance (pictured below) on the lawn of New River Community and Technical College. On Saturday, July 25th, the WVWMF […]

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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  

Finding Sanctuary in Food this January w/ HashtagWV!

Finding Sanctuary in Food this January w/ HashtagWV! - Find sanctuary in food this January at Sanctuary Living Cuisine Cafe & Bakery on Main Street in White Sulphur Springs.  The Victorian-style house, built in the early 1900’s, in all its stained glass and floral damask glory, has evolved from a family home to antique shop, and now to a restaurant with a mission to serve more […]
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