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Saturday, Sept 14: Freshwater Folk Festival returns for a 15th year!

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, FEATURED EVENTS, Out & About

It’s been said that the best things in life are free, and that’s what the 15th Annual Freshwater Folk Festival will be on Saturday, September 14th from 10 AM till 4 PM at the White Sulphur Springs National Fish Hatchery.  The expenses for bands, tents, tables, etc. are paid for with state and county grants […]

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Saturday, Sept 28: Wild Cuisine at Roadkill Cookoff!

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, FEATURED EVENTS, Mountain Scene

On Saturday, September 28th, thousands of folks will stroll around downtown Marlinton for one of the south’s most well-known and wild cooking competitions called the West Virginia Roadkill Cook-off. This event is held during the Autumn Harvest Festival and chefs works hard to come up with wildly delicious dishes that stand out from the rest. […]

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Saturday, Aug 31: Off the Wall at Stuart’s Smokehouse

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Local Beat

On Saturday, August 31, enjoy the sounds of 50’s and 60’s country and rock w/ Off the Wall at Stuart’s Smokehouse in Alderson, WV. They play from 9pm-1am.  Enjoy classic rock, a 2,400 sq ft.deck and delicious menu items while overlooking the Greenbrier River.  They are located at 1738 Highland Trl, Alderson, West Virginia 24910.   304-445-3294. Find Stuart’s online […]

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Elegant Elder in the Arts: WV State Fair Celebrates 95 Years!

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Diana Hunt, Elegant Elders in the Arts

“Art” is a diverse range of human activities creating visual, auditory or performing artifacts (artworks), expressing the author’s imaginative, conceptual ideas, or technical skill, intended to be appreciated for their beauty or emotional power. Art takes many forms leaving the creator, mark and impression. Our appreciation of “art” and works of art has subtly expanded […]

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Grandpa Larry’s Concern for the Planet.

Stretching all the away around the world just below the Arctic Circle there is a large boreal forest. It’s been called the Amazon of the North, and the earth’s green crown. It is the largest intact old-growth forest on the planet. Canada alone contains one billion acres from Newfoundland to the Yukon Territory. Three billion […]

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In the Spirit: A World of Wine Undiscovered.

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, In The Spirit, Ron Magliochetti, The Greenbrier

A recent trip to South Africa was part of my own discovery in the world of wine.  While I have tasted many of the wines from country, nothing compares to the experience of getting the lay of the land, meeting the people, tasting the food and of course the wine.  These experiences help so much […]

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My Dog & I: Respect. What Does it Mean to Me?

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, goodladd dog training, Janine Lazarus, My Dog & I

When I think of the word respect I associate it with words like “honor”, “trust”, “consideration” and yes, “obedience”. For me, the foundation of all my work must be based on these considerations and will not be successful or fulfilling without it. In my relationship with my dogs, there are many elements and emotions but […]

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Future Doc: Food for Thought

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, FUTURE DOC, Greenbrier Chiro, Timothy Pence

Americans consume 49% of global pharmaceutical production. America spends nearly double the amount (about $10k per capita) on health care than other similar populations. Americans rank 37th out of 40 nations in their overall quality of health. West Virginians are the most highly medicated in America. Every 30 seconds someone dies of cardiovascular disease in […]

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WV Artist on Display: Creating Beauty from Chaos.

This month’s artist on display is Wendy Reagor. She shares Studio 3 with her husband Craig at Lee Street Studios in Lewisburg. Wendy considers this time in her life to be an ongoing art quest. She enjoys learning new techniques, making a mess, and rising again with a new body of artwork. Wendy specializes in […]

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No Small Task: From The Fort to The Shop

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, No Small Task

David Walton always wanted to open a service and repair shop. All his life, he’s enjoyed working on engines or just fixing things in general. Most recently, David opened The Shop, an automotive repair shop in Ronceverte. You may know David from the Fort Savanah where from 2003-2009, he happily served us drinks from behind […]

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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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