Halfbaked n’ Bothered: Life is a Beach. by Margaret Baker

When I was a kid in North Carolina we used to go to Surf City every summer. Surf City was not a cool beach. It was not popular with teens on Spring break or with topical trunks surfer dudes. There were no amusement parks, no miniature golf courses with giant alligator entryways, no seafood that […]

Sat. July 19: Explore the World of Herbs

The Green Bank Herb Fair returns to the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) in Greenbank, WV on Saturday, July 19. Compared to last year, the number of speakers, demonstrations, and activities are doubled.  This summer’s sessions will emphasize herbs which thrive in the area, including ginseng, and emergency medicines we can get from plants growing […]

F&D: What’s New at the Wild Bean?

What’s new at the Wild Bean, located at 1056 Washington Street E. in downtown Lewisburg? Read our Q&A with owner, Roger Dolan to learn about their organic brews, new and popular menu items, the Wild Bean rewards program, and an upcoming service to pre-order drinks! Tell us about your Organic brew: We carry organic coffees […]

Life is a Beach w/ LBSPY #55, OUT NOW!!!

While you’re out this July, pick up LBSPY #55 to find the best things to do! Featured articles include events at the Greenbrier Classic, live music at Fudge Street Cafe and across several venues with the Mtn Music Trail. You’ll also see First Friday music listings and activities with Story Time. More events incl: Green […]

1st Friday Story Time at Love Child

While you are in town on the 4th for Lewisburg First Friday after 5pm, join us for a new tradition of “Story Time” at Love Child. Beginning at 5:30pm, I will be reading a short story geared toward children 2-4 years old. Then at 6pm the 4-6 year olds will be entertained with a story […]

Music Trail: Music, Dance, & Folkways

The five West Virginia counties that lie along US Route 219 are a hotbed of traditional mountain music. The Allegheny Highlands region has a long and storied tradition of producing outstanding pickers; to this day, if you drive far enough up any given holler, you’re likely to hear the sounds of front porch banjo pickin’ […]

Bubba, Buffett, & Bearded Men…

Now can you take the quiet sport of golf and spice it up a bit? Throw in a couple of bayou-dwelling, bearded creatures, add an astronomical amount of fireworks, blend it like one of Jimmy Buffett’s margaritas, and serve it up right next to the coolest small town in America. The result: the Greenbrier Classic […]

Sat. July 26: Lewisburg Music Festival

The season of festivals, mountain music and otherwise, is upon us, the Summer Solstice (when the planet’s tilt is most inclined toward its star), passing by, lingering, with its longest day of the year, its many sun-worshippers, music-devotees, dancers-in-fields, singers-on-porches; these days of festivals venerate the season in all its glory. The solstice, recognized all […]

Music in July at Fudge Street Cafe!

On Friday, July 11th, the cafe will host an acoustic solo set with Tim Martin and again on the 18th with Adam Markham. Train Wreck (pictured above) is scheduled to perform Friday, the 25th. Train Wreck is a 6 member band from Blacksburg, VA. Their genre is Rock/Dance/Funk/Blues. You’ll hear them play covers from ZZ […]

Saturday, Aug 2: Reggae Sunfest in Hillsboro!

Mark your calendars, Pocahontas County will soon be celebrating one of the Caribbean’s most popular exports , music. Reggae Sunfest will take place on Saturday, Aug. 2, at the Pretty Penny Café in Hillsboro, WV. The festival will feature headliner Shawn Owen Band, along with Lazy Man Dub, and I-Vibes Original, and Domino Sound DJ’s […]

Saturday, July 12: Old World Cycling in VA

There is no need to cross the Atlantic for an Old World cycling experience. Come to Virginia’s scenic Alleghany Highlands region for the second annual Gran Fondo Alleghany Highlands. Easily accessible from Interstate 64, and just minutes from Greenbrier County, the Alleghany Highlands’ majestic peaks and picturesque valleys might be mistaken for a region of […]