Valley View Archive

AUG 12-21: FAIR FARE @ WV STATE FAIR!

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

It is now August and summer is quickly moving along toward the WV State Fair! This is a perfect chance to get out and enjoy an exciting, family friendly, fun and diverse event that celebrates some of the best qualities that West Virginia has to share.  Last year, I tasted my way thru a few […]

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Sat. Mar 5 – Splash into the Polar Bear Plunge!

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Valley View

On Saturday, March 5th, swimmers will splash into the 13th Annual Greenbrier Valley Polar Bear Plunge at Blue Bend Recreational Area in Monongahela National Forest. Starting at 1pm, an estimated 100+ people will get their adrenaline flowing as they dip into the frigid water while another 1,300+ will watch in awe. Last year, a snowstorm […]

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VALLEY VIEW: HASHTAG #GBVALLEY TO WIN $100!

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Valley View

Do you have a photo that showcases the natural beauty of the Greenbrier Valley, WV? Or do you have a photo that captures the excitement and fun of a local event or place? Share it with the Greenbrier Valley Visitor’s Center this January for a chance to have your photo showcased in the 2016 Visitor’s […]

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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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Back to the Music w/ Lewisburg City Paper this September!

Back into the Music w/ HashtagWV this September! - It’s back to the music w/ Hashtag Lewisburg City Paper this September. Susanna Robinson features Warner Music School: from humble beginnings to true love and more.  Other big stories include Wild Cuisine at the West Virginia Roadkill Cookoff, Freshwater Folk Festival, an interview with Carlene Carter, Highway Queen by Jason Scott, and so much more! […]

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Best Things to Do in Lewisburg, WV

Best Things to Do in Lewisburg WV! - Spending a day in Lewisburg? Here are a few of the best things to do while you’re visiting. Start your day at the Wild Bean coffee shop.  Located downtown, this cafe offers premium coffee, tea, veggie cuisine, wi-fi, entertainment, and more! The breakfast menu consisting of breakfast burritos, egg scrambles, breakfast sandwiches and granola w/ […]

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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 […]

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