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VALLEY GROWN: PRESERVING AT-RISK PLANTS FOR THE FUTURE

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Kim Forte, Valley View

Foraging wild-edible plants has long been a part of Appalachian heritage and rural culture. From ramps, fiddleheads and morels in the spring, to chicken of the wood, ginseng and goldenseal in the fall, we are able to wild craft medicine and food from the forests and trails all year round. This instinct to gather is […]

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Thur, Dec 31: Ring in the New Year!

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Valley View

Since the days of ancient Babylon, 4000 years ago, the new year has been considered an integral part of society. People from around the world make the coming of the new year a grand event and have their own way of celebrating. In Disney World and Disney Land, it’s the busiest day of the year. […]

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VALLEY VIEW: UPCYCLED FASHION W/ PRETTY WHITE TRASH

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Valley View

Local photographer/artist, Amanda Reed recently teamed up with Sunflower Soul shop owner, Weslea Coles, to create a diverse line of accessories, using natural, recycled, and vintage elements. Both avid recyclers, they were inspired to find new uses for old things and came up with a product line called “Pretty White Trash,” which is a West […]

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VALLEY VIEW: TAKE ME OUT TO THE CORN MAZE! BY BEN ANDERSON

By: LBSPY / Category: Ben Anderson, Blog, Valley View

The transition from summer to fall can be somewhat depressing, especially for kids still adjusting to monotonous schoolwork day in and day out. Families jump at any opportunity to take a break from their workloads and enjoy a beautiful fall afternoon. In our area, one of the most popular tourist attractions during this season for […]

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START YOUR WEEK RIGHT W/ CARTIER RAINE LIFESTYLE SPA!

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Valley View

Start the week right with Cartier Raine Lifestyle Spa’s weekly specials!!!! Save $20 with Massage Monday; enjoy a custom airbrush tan for just $25 w/ Tan Tuesday; and Wax It ALL Off while saving 15% off services every Wednesday! Cartier Raine is located on 49 E. Main Street (across from 50 East Restaurant). For more […]

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VALLEY GROWN: EARTH RIDGE FARM. BY KIM FORTE

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Kim Forte, Valley View

Surrounded by a large oak forest, Earth Ridge Farm in Renick, WV is an ideal place for raising pigs. Greenbrier Valley native Justin Lewis has been farming for four years and owns and operates the farm. He tells us, “I started out interested in the preservation and selling of quality breeding stock and feeder pigs.” […]

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VALLEY VIEW: LOVE YOUR NUTS!

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Food & Drink, Shopping, Valley View

You will love the nuts at Osage Pecan Company located in downtown Lewisburg. This cozy specialty shop, managed by Lewisburg native Brit West, is a family run operation lasting almost 4 decades. Brit offers his patrons a gourmet selection of nuts and other unique items. The shop is conveniently located across from Food & Friends […]

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Take Food to a Higher Altitude w/ Hashtag Lewisburg!

Take Food to a Higher Altitude w/ Hashtag Lewisburg WV this April! - This April, take food to a higher altitude with Hashtag Lewisburg! This month, we feature one of Lewisburg’s newest restaurants, Landings, a farm-to-table experience located at Greenbrier Valley Airport. This issue also features Bennett Wales & The Relief, Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company’s 3-year anniversary celebration, the Legendary 12th Lewisburg Chocolate Festival, a Patsy Cline Tribute, […]

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