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Homemade Beer, Issue #5

Recently, I have been trying my hand at homebrewing as a hobby. It’s been a little half-hearted on my part, truthfully, but I have been lucky enough to have a very enthusiastic partner in the endeavor. We’ve gone thru the process twice so far, I can safely say I have no idea how anyone does […]

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Dining out with Mom, Issue #7

If restaurants are Superman, my mother is kryptonite. No matter how reliable a restaurant’s food and service is, my mother can show up and the whole place just goes to pot. It’s as though they can sense her hunger, and it scares them. She came to visit me for a weekend recently, and we decided […]

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Steel Pterodactyl at Casasanta, Issue #2

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

STEEL PTERODACTYL at CASASANTA By Susanna Robinson-Kenga Last night I attended the performance of long-missing-in-action band Steel Pterodactyl at my favorite venue, CasaSanta, the loft atop the Masonic Building on Court Street. It’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years since the early days of their then-raggedy inception, when they were known as Home Brew. […]

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Issue #6 OUT NOW

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog

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Map Problems…

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog

You’ll notice the maps aren’t working properly. We are working to fix this problem because, well, we like you.

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What to look for in LBSPY Issue #7, 5.21-6.04

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog

BIG Events are Happening in late May/Early June! Rhythm Blues and all that Jazz @ Carnegie Hall (May 29th-2nd) Featuring some of the best jazz and blues artists you can find anywhere. Skip work and head to Carnegie Hall Thursday evening for a free kick off concert outside on our Ivy Terrace. Bring food and […]

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Cartlidge & Brown Wine Dinner at the General Lewis Inn & Restaurant.

By: LBSPY / Category: Christina Entenmann, Food & Drink Reviews

Wine Dinner at the General Lewis Inn & Restaurant I had the honor of attending a Wine Dinner at the General Lewis Inn, on March 28th. To date, this was the second wine dinner event at the restaurant. I arrived to a full lobby of guests anxious to try distinct wines, delicious food, mingle with […]

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Meet the Band: Half Bad Bluegrass Band

By: LBSPY / Category: Christina Entenmann, Music Reviews

On St. Patrick’s Day night, we checked out the Half Bad Bluegrass Band performing to a full house at the Brier Patch Bar & Grille in Lewisburg, WV. Crossing at least 3 generations, fans came together to get down for some good ol’ foot stomping action on the dance floor. This music comes from down […]

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Meet the Musician: Corey Lee McQuade

By: LBSPY / Category: Christina Entenmann, Music Reviews

If anyone can tell you what a dobro, it’s Corey Lee McQuade. The dobro is an acoustic guitar that sounds more like banjos than guitars. Corey plays his dobro on his lap. Not only is Corey incredible at playing this well-known bluegrass instrument, he also play the guitar, banjo, and mandolin. He also sings, plays […]

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Spring into April First Friday, Downtown Lewisburg, 4.6.12

By: LBSPY / Category: Art, Food & Drink, Music, Shopping

Gather at THE WILD BEAN for The Lewisburg Farmers Market Annual Publicity Night and Silent Auction Fundraiser. This event kicks off the market’s 11th season of serving the community and feeding its fellow mountaineers. The night is dubbed “Meet your Farmer Night” for its coalescing of farm producers with consumer citizens. Enjoy live folk music, […]

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WARM UP THE HOLIDAYS THIS DECEMBER W/ HASHTAG LEWISBURG CITY PAPER!

Warm up the holidays this December w/ Hashtag Lewisburg City Paper! - Warm up the holidays this December w/ Hashtag Lewisburg City Paper!  + Find KRAMPUS to enter for your chance to win a dozen cupcakes from Cakes Your Way and the Coffee Café in Covington, VA! Located in downtown Covington, Cakes Your Way and the Coffee Café is the town’s convenient stop for a latte and […]

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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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