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Grandpa Larry’s Random Reminiscence: Autumn Nonsense

There was Homer sitting in one of my lawn chairs looking ever-so-much like Rodin’s The Thinker. I was sitting in a favorite chair by the front window reading from my vast collection of fantasy novels, reflecting on the fantasy I was living in. I wondered if some of the novels weren’t esoteric histories, and then […]

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Spirits Up at Robert’s Antiques in Lewisburg, WV

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, On The Cover

Winter antiquing is a great, low-key way to spend a weekend in Lewisburg. This tiny town of just under 4,000 boasts a major antiques scene including Brick House Antiques, The Sign of the Golden Rabbit which carries generational heirlooms, Patina, The Very Thing, Lewisburg Diamond and Gold’s estate jewelry, and Tattered & Worn Antiques and […]

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Off the Beaten Path: Blue Rondo a La Winter

By: HashtagWV / Category: Barry Pyne, Blog, Off the Beaten Path

Of all the seasons, winter is my favorite. One of the best things about it is its coziness potential. Thomas De Quincey expressed it well when he wrote, “Surely everyone is aware of the divine pleasures which attend a wintry fireside; candles at four o’clock, warm hearthrugs, tea, a fair tea-maker, shutters closed, curtains flowing […]

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History Unraveled: An Extremely Short History of Xmas in America

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, History Unraveled, Toni Ogden

The evolution of Christmas in America is a case in point. Gaining a historical perspective on America is not easy with current events and social media sucking up all of the oxygen. However, looking back through the decades and centuries it seems clear that life in these United States has always been more or less […]

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America’s Only Coffee Grinder Museum + Coffee House is in Clifton Forge, VA

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, In the Hills

It’s rare when you discover a great coffee shop with equally delectable scones and biscotti. Even better is coming across 17th century coffee grinders, lush plants, and paintings by local artists. In the heart of downtown Clifton Forge is Caffé Museo: Museum of Antique Coffee Mills & Coffee Bar. Since opening in October 2019, this […]

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In the Spirit: I’ll Bring the Wine!

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Ginger LaSalle, In The Spirit

I have been in the beverage industry for nearly 20 years. My family and friends know my passion, and often ask for my advice. I am also the one who brings the wine for the holiday supper, sharing it with a wide range of wine drinkers.  There are some wines I save for intimate family […]

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My Dog & I: Single But Social

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

It’s a blessing to have a Dogfriend in your life! A perfect best buddy and a patient and supportive partner who needs care in return and gives you a reason to get off the couch and out into the world… As the two of you grow into a wonderful symbiotic duo, reading the other’s mannerisms […]

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Spirits up this December w/ Hashtag Lewisburg City Paper! 

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog

LEWISBURG BOASTS A MAJOR ANTIQUES SCENE Spirits up this December w/ Hashtag Lewisburg City Paper! Lewisburg boasts a major antiques scene and is home to Brick House Antiques, The Sign of the Golden Rabbit which boasts generational heirlooms, Patina, The Very Thing, Lewisburg Diamond and Gold’s estate jewelry, and Tattered & Worn Antiques and Primitives. […]

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Grandpa Larry: Let the Reeling Proceed

I decided to go to D.C. and find one to interview. If you are not already reeling from the incredible unraveling of events this year, then come along with me to Washington, D.C. where I have ventured, to try to get some understanding of how this current political election is going to turn out. I […]

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In the Spirit: Boozy Gifts for your Loved Ones!

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Ginger LaSalle, In The Spirit

Boozy Gifts for your Loved Ones! The holidays are shaping up to be very different this year.  Stores will be open but most of us will be spending more time shopping from the comfort of our computer desk.  The pandemic has also left us with less disposable income forcing gift givers to get more creative […]

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SPIRITS UP + WIN 7FT CHRISTMAS TREE & WV SWAG THIS DECEMBER!

Spirits up this December w/ Hashtag Lewisburg City Paper!  - LEWISBURG BOASTS A MAJOR ANTIQUES SCENE Spirits up this December w/ Hashtag Lewisburg City Paper! Lewisburg boasts a major antiques scene and is home to Brick House Antiques, The Sign of the Golden Rabbit which boasts generational heirlooms, Patina, The Very Thing, Lewisburg Diamond and Gold’s estate jewelry, and Tattered & Worn Antiques and Primitives. […]

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