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GROOVY HIGHWAY: THE ROOT AND FRUIT OF THE VINE… AND IS HEAVEN JUST A SIN AWAY?

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

Hi, Friends. Last month the ‘Wheel of Random’ landed on serious. This month I am getting back up to speed on Groovy Highway and do what I do best. Random. Random is often my best friend. Different or strange is very much needed in this world. I just don’t know how much it’s really appreciated, […]

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PSEUDO NEWS: SHOP LOCAL, IT’S WHAT WE GOT.

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Larry Berger, Pseudo News

I wandered into beautiful downtown Ronceverte and down the hill by the Baptist Church, hung a left and stopped at Martin & Jones Hardware. People milling around. Conversations. I waited. When my neighbor saw me, he smiled brightly. Eventually, my turn came. “I’m looking for some bolts,” I told old Mr. Boneyface. Boneyface is a […]

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ADOPT ME: TWINKLE & ELAINE ARE STARS!

By: HashtagWV / Category: adopt me, Blog, Humane Society, Janine Lazarus

Reason #2 to adopt a pet… Bragging rights! No one needs to see another selfie unless it’s a selfie of you with your adorable pet you just adopted. Every photo you post with your adorable pet will let those well-earned likes roll in. #adoptdontshop.  Meet our stars of the month, Twinkle and Elaine. Two years […]

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IN THE SPIRIT: ITALIAN WINE FOR YOUR AMERICAN HOLIDAY

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Brian McClure, In The Spirit

With the approach of Thanksgiving and the holidays just around the corner, we start to think about what beverages we’d like to see gracing our tables with those festive meals. As I have just returned from a week-long odyssey through Italy earlier this month, it got me thinking about how great Italian wines are in […]

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MTN SCENE: A FREE-RANGE THANKSGIVING W/ TERRAPIN FARMS!

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Mountain Scene

When shopping for your Thanksgiving bird, it will be tempting to grab one at the supermarket. But instead of buying store-bought, have you considered a tasty, locally sourced bird for a free-range Thanksgiving? The past 2 decades have given way to a steady rise of small farms across the United States that are working to […]

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WISDOM FROM THE WOODS: PILLHEAD

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

West Virginia is facing yet another crippling crisis created by crooked corporations. I understand how the opioid epidemic occurred but it’s still an enigma to me. Growing up with my grandparents, pills were a last resort for treating any of our maladies. The survival kit for sickness in my home was peroxide, rubbing alcohol, Vicks […]

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ERIK THE TRAVEL GUY: A DECK OF CARDS

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

Am I the only person that sees some folks rely on electronic communication a wee bit more than ACTUAL human contact? Let’s discuss. As I continue my travels all over this world, I’m alarmed at how much “device staring” I see. I notice that friends and family members sitting RIGHT NEXT to each other can […]

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MTN MUSIC TRAIL: BUCK FEVER & FORKED DEER

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Gibbs Kinderman, Mountain Music Trail

It’s November – time for Buck Fever in West Virginia. Bow hunting season started September 30 and runs through the end of the year. Muzzle loader season is December 4-9. But he season that gets by far the most action is the two week Buck and antlerless deer season November 20 – December 2. One […]

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Sat. Nov 25: Christmas Art Sale at Lee Street Studios!

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Valley View

On Saturday, November 25th, stop in Lee Street Studios in downtown Lewisburg for their first annual Christmas Art Sale. From 10am to 4pm, visitors are encouraged to shop and support the art community in Lewisburg. You will find unique works by Michael Christie, Susan Ernst, Janet Anderson, Anne Gardner, Debbie Rapp, Susan Smead, Diane Mitchell, […]

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Sat, Nov 25: Christmas Tree Giveaway!

By: HashtagWV / Category: Around Town, Blog

Christmas is right around the corner and to celebrate the big occasion we are giving away a fresh cut, 7 ft. Fraser Fir Christmas Tree! This will be Hashtag Lewisburg’s Third Annual Christmas Tree Giveaway and this season, our chosen supplier is Crickmer Farms from Danese, West Virginia. Family owned and operated since 1978, Crickmer […]

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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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