Susanna Robinson Archive

Valley View: A New Chapter, A New Bookstore in Town

By: HashtagWV / Category: Around Town, Blog, Susanna Robinson

The news: A new bookstore is coming to town! On the corner of Court and Washington Streets, a wonderful space is literally getting a new lease on life, with the opening of A New Chapter.  Owner David Craddock is bestowing upon and endeavoring to provide Lewisburg with a colossal space filled with words, inspiration, with […]

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Poetry Corner: Where I’m From.

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Poetry Corner, Susanna Robinson

They ask me where I’m from…I am from my grandmother and her flowered feed sack apron, singing “in the garden”, in the garden. I am from the other grandmother, all humor and twinkling eyes, all apples and cinnamon. I am from the smell of sassafras by the hanging gate beyond the driveway in the house […]

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Mon, Jan 15: Lewisburg’s MLK Celebration

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, jamie wykle, Susanna Robinson, Vibes of the Town

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” This is paraphrasing the Reverend Martin Luther King’s statement in the sermon her presented the day after the march in Selma. “A man dies when he refuses to stand up for that which is right…. to stand up for justice.  A […]

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Thur. Jan 26: Yosvany Terry Sextet at Carnegie

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Sound of the Town, Susanna Robinson

Usually when I’m writing the January column for HASHTAG LEWISBURG, I’m windblown and wild, clawing my way from the edge of some kind of cold blue polar vortex to type my words, but today, writing this on the Solstice, this is not so. Mother Nature’s magical glittering hoarfrost of yesterday morning has gently transmuted into […]

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Jan 1: Llamas in Pajamas @Shanghai Parade!

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Sound of the Town, Susanna Robinson

Every year for as long as I’ve been around Lewisburg, there has been a tried and true tradition on New Years’ Day at high noon. Surreal, bizarre, to say the least, hilariously offbeat, and delightfully diverse, the SHANGHAI PARADE has been walking the (off)beat for so many years, no one really knows how it began. […]

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Fri, Sept 9: Jazz w/ a Cowboy Hat

And in the beginning, from the humble West Virginia town of  Paw Paw,  a Western Swing band was born, unlike any other, bringing the wildness of the times to merge with a saucy homage to the greats… Bob Wills. Charlie Ryan (“Hot Rod Lincoln”).  Louis Jordon. Louis Prima. Milton Brown. Bands like The Light Crust […]

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Sat. April 9: Lewisburg Chocolate Festival

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Sound of the Town, Susanna Robinson

I’ll start right off with a sweet song about a sweet tooth (in my opinion the best song about addiction ever written) by Dave Rawlings Machine. And the song itself is every bit as addictive as any chocolate I’ve tasted, so I’m passing it on to you. Listen and you’ll see what I mean. youtube.com/watch?v=CVKMVGggvKY […]

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Fri. Jan 22: Eric Bibb Brings the Blues to Carnegie

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Sound of the Town, Susanna Robinson

Another year is upon us, and it hardly seems time. The season is warm, and I’m watching bewildered geese flying over, not sure where they should be going, and marveling at the dandelions who poke their little fists through the ground, not quite sure if it’s time. Fireflies were sighted less than a month ago. […]

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Sun, Dec 13: Bob Thompson’s Joy to Lewisburg

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Sound of the Town, Susanna Robinson

I’m not much of a Christmas person. People who know me know that Christmas is hard for me. I awaken to snowy fields where I take on the weight of the world. I look through the lacy frosted windows and I miss everyone I’ve lost. I awaken from fitful dreams of travel and lost shoes, […]

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Sat. July 25: Lewisburg Music Festival

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Sound of the Town, Susanna Robinson

So, as I’m writing this on the hottest day of the year so far, coming down to the last-minute wire for column submission, yet I feel the need to begin my column with a Haiku written from one of my day jobs. I challenge all LBSPY readers to submit a summer haiku that sums up […]

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Grateful, Thankful, Blessed w/ your Lewisburg City Paper!

Grateful, Thankful, Blessed w/ HashtagWV this November! - We are feeling grateful, thankful, and blessed at HashtagWV City Paper this November! This month we feature “Where Art Lives” at Lee Street Studios, “Cool Vintage Finds” at Patina, Home For the Holidays, bowling at Greenbrier Bowling & Rec Center, and so much more! Also this month, we are giving away a 7ft Christmas Tree […]

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Wonder How HashtagWV Remains Free?

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 […]