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Win $20 Gift Card to Willow and Ryan’s Unique Boutique!

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Raffle

Pick up our latest issue and enter to win $20 at Willow and Ryan’s Unique Boutique! All you need to do is find 3 hidden cartoon characters (hippie with a tye die shirt, rocker, and a gardener) inside our “Jamaican me Hungry” issue, out everywhere this September, 2017! Fill out the form below to enter […]

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WISDOM FROM THE WOODS: STATE FAIR.

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Jim Shock, Wisdom from the Woods

What I remember most about my first visit to the West Virginia State Fair was being sick to my stomach in the backseat of my grandma’s Ford Pinto listening to Jim Ed Brown and Helen Cornelius singing on the stage. Yes, I’m that old. I’ve returned to the fair many times since and have much […]

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GROOVY HIGHWAY: ANIMAL CRACKERS. SOME HAVE HEALING POWERS

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Groovy Highway, Random Prophet

Hello again, my Friends. Welcome to Groovy Highway with the Random Prophet. Remember, if it’s groovy, I’ll cover it. If it’s random, I’ll think of it. . . . and always keep in mind, I am an artist and musician, not a politician or magician. . . . which means very simply; there will be […]

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MY DOG & I: LET’S GET PHYSICAL!

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Janine Lazarus, My Dog & I

I know it seems like I contradict myself sometimes…I know it can be confusing to hear many different and opposing pieces of information but try to stay with me just a little bit longer… I have spent several articles advising folks about over-touching their dogs. Interference with an animal’s energy force should never be taken […]

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THE SPY: BLACK KING COAL AND IRISH MUSTARD

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Community, The Spy

I am back. . . yet, I never really left. You might know me as HashtagWV, or Hashtag Lewisburg but I am still, and always will be, The Lewisburg Spy. Just call me, “The Spy”, for short. I am not the only spy in Lewisburg, though. All of you are spies, as well. There’s a […]

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WV ARTIST ON DISPLAY: CLEAN & MODERN DESIGN W/ TRAVIS FARLEY

Meet Travis Farley, a native to Greenbrier County and graphic designer specializing in branding, logo, and print design. His business is Travis Farley Design and his goal is to work with local businesses to brainstorm and develop ideas and products to help them grow. He works with start-ups, established businesses, and individuals looking for a […]

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FUTURE DOC: GAME OF BONES, EPISODE 4 – THE MENINGES

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, FUTURE DOC, Timothy Pence

Menindgees..  From ancient Greek meninx, singular membrane. The meninges are collectively the three layered membranes that envelope the brain, brain stem, and spinal cord. The outer layer is the dura, the middle is the arachnoid, and the inner layer is the pia. A primary function of the meninges is to protect the central nervous system. […]

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IN THE SPIRIT: MIDSUMMER WINES DREAM

At this point, summer is in full swing. The grass is definitely green and the lawn chairs are spread out in the backyard.  We have already spent some time hanging up strings of lights and fun decorations outside. To some lucky ones, there might even be a pool involved and the barbeque has cooked anything […]

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PSEUDO NEWS: RIDDLES

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Larry Berger, Nonsense, Pseudo News

Hey, I’m jealous. That riddle guy on page twenty two keeps making up these cool riddles that I can’t ever figure out. So I am going to make some riddles of my own. What happens when you take two dimes out of your pocket and put them on the dresser?  You get a pair o’ […]

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ERIK THE TRAVEL GUY: A FAIR REASON TO TRAVEL

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Erik Hastings, Erik the Travel Guy, Travel

The State Fair of  West Virginia is upon us once again! And, wouldn’t you know it, I am reminded of my youth growing up in Iowa where we native Iowans know a thing or two about fairs. According to Country Living Magazine, The Huffington Post, The New York Post and others, The Iowa State Fair […]

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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! Located in downtown Covington, Cakes Your Way and the Coffee Café is the town’s convenient stop for a latte and a satisfying sweet […]

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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/ […]

"Over the last 10 years, we have tried several avenues for advertising. Beyond a doubt, our greatest return has been through HASHTAGWV. Whether it be in the HASHTAGWV print edition, or online, our customers, both locals and tourists, really do look for this media form to be in tune with what’s going on in the area and for destination shopping. Advertising with LBSPY (now HASHTAG) has unequivocally been a great asset for our business!" - Craig Miller w/ Serenity Now Outfitters. Ad rates start at just $20! Click here for MEDIA KIT  

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Wonder How HashtagWV Remains Free?

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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Lewisburg, West Virginia 24901
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"Here at WHEN PIGS FLY BBQ, we get the most return advertising with LBSPY. New customers tell us all the time how they see our ad. They then come see us!" - Mike and Kellen, owners of When Pigs Fly BBQ, Lewisburg, WV.
"Christina, Thank you so much for the cover and the ARTICLE. Your LBSPY is fantastic! We hope to grow this ride and other sports events in our area. Your magazine will do this. Again thank you from everyone in the GVBike club. Come ride with us sometime." - Janice Centa

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"LBSPY is the best thing that has happened in Greenbrier County since I have been here for seven years. Maybe the whole state.... a first class operation and a lot of hard work," Patrick O'Flaherty, owner @ The Irish Pub