Groovy Highway: Planting the American Dream

Amato Tassa is an ancestor of mine. I believe him to be my great great uncle on the paternal side of my family. He would be my father’s father’s uncle. My granpa, Vincent Amato Tassa’s uncle… I think. Either way, I’m a direct descendant of Uncle Amato. Uncle Amato emigrated to America from Naples, Italy […]

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

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 […]

In the Valley: The Manse, More than just a Room with a View

For many travelers nowadays, staying in a hotel rather than renting someone’s house defies the very essence of vacation. When renting a house, there is a liberation from dealing with hotel staff or anyone else for that matter. There is uniqueness since the variety of accommodations are limitless making it more than just a room […]

July 18-21: A Durbin Tradition

This July, get outside in the wild and wonderful to enjoy 4 days of Durbin tradition at the 31st Annual Durbin Days Heritage Festival! Since 1987, this yearly event is held in on the Main Street of Durbin, WV in Pocahontas County and from Wednesday, July 18 to Saturday, the 21st and a Pageant on […]

Acting Out: The Audience will be in Stitches at School For Lies

This July, Greenbrier Valley Theatre in downtown Lewisburg, the state professional theatre of West Virginia, proudly presents The School for Lies. Rated R, this wild farce matches wit with humor in the story of one woman and her troubles with love, told hilariously through rhyme. The widow Célimène runs the most fashionable salon in 1666 France […]

Thur. July 28: Full Moon Party w/ Dan & Nathan at Asylum!

On Saturday, July 28th Dan Freeman and Nathan Seldomridge join under the full moon to play all your favorite acoustics. Don’t miss the full moon party at the Asylum in downtown Lewisburg! Also this month, the Asylum presents JC Square, Gabe Dixon, and Matt Deal! The Asylum is located at 114 E. Randolph Street. For more […]

Sat. August 18: Shovels and Rope at Carnegie Hall

On Saturday, August 18th don’t miss Shovels & Rope at Carnegie Hall in Lewisburg, WV. They are an American folk duo from Charleston, South Carolina composed of husband and wife Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst. Combining threads from their individual solo careers, Michael and Cary blend traditional folk, rock and roll, and country rock. The band made their […]

B-Sides & Badlands: Xander Hitzig Soars over the Big Ole ‘Yonder’

Xander Hitzig is a mighty force. His voice is towering, especially when crafted around such bluesy melodies as “Black” and “Angel Band,” cuts from his extraordinary 2017 studio record, Come Hither from Go Yonder. His soul ripples outward and proves as crucial to the proceedings as the music itself. Elsewhere, songs like “I Shiver with […]