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Mountain Scene: Foraging for Appalachian Groceries.

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Mountain Scene

In West Virginia there is usually a two-month window between April and May to find ramps and morel mushrooms. This is a sure sign that spring has sprung, and if you’re willing to invest the time and effort, tis the season to find two of nature’s most flavorful foods. Starting in early April many local […]

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In the Hills: Reaping the Benefits From Cannabis

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, In the Hills

Loria and Joe Chasnoff live in their hand-built house, pursuing their vision of a self-sufficient, solar-powered life-style. Joe is a master in wood craftsmanship and has built his career in furniture and cabinetry for the last 50 years. Loria is a skilled pain management massage professional and she always had the vision to establish a […]

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WV Artist on Display: Whimsical Paintings w/ Rachel Dennison.

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, WV Artist on Display

Get to know Rachel Dennison, a creator living in wild and wonderful West Virginia. We discovered Rachel’s work on instagram @rld_art_wv. She focuses on the intersection of everyday and surreal. You will see she creates whimsical paintings set in cozy environments such as a ramen head, teapots, bad apples, still waters, cat wizards, and the […]

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History Unraveled: Confederate Lady-Spy

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Brehana Scott, History Unraveled

Nancy Hart was a West Virginia woman who operated as a spy during the Civil War. Nancy, like the majority of men, women, children, and horses in our region, supported the Confederacy during the Civil War.  Nancy and other local Confederates believed that slavery and owning other people was an acceptable practice. While I totally […]

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Guns and Cornbread: Death, Taxes, and Turkey Hunting 101

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Guns and Cornbread, Larry Case

I have always figured Ben Franklin was a pretty smart cookie. I mean what with discovering electricity and coming up with all those profound quotes and all. This time of year, many of us think about his death and taxes quote, telling us how these are the only things we can be certain of. The […]

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My Dog & I: At Your Service

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

I am getting a lot of enquiries these days about whether or not I offer “service dog” training. It seems that more and more folks are interested in having their dog play a more structured role in their lives and want to achieve some sort of “title” to define that role. There are many reasons […]

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Healing Corner: The Present.

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Healing Corner, Sherry McLaughlin

Let’s not look back on all of the Glorious moments recognizing them only in past pictures or past regrets of not having loved enough. Let’s see the miracle that is life right now. Cast before you is the possibility for infinite Creation; notice as your body naturally breathes in this present moment. Feel how your […]

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Good Eats: Escape to the Asylum in Lewisburg!

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Good Eats

Did you know the Asylum has a hotel? It’s called The Escape and is self-described as your “home away from home.” Owners Paula Marie Thomas and Colin Rose say they aim to make your visit to Lewisburg as relaxing and enjoyable as possible. They officially opened the Escape in June 2017, and guests are returning […]

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Cosmic Jive: Spring Has Sprung!

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Cosmic Jive, Matthew Young

After what feels like an eternity, spring, as they say…has sprung. The trees are turning green, the birds are chirping, the sun is staying up longer and it’s getting warmer. This stuffs all pretty great, you know, if you’re into that kind of thing. And really, after a year of post-apocalyptic winter, who isn’t ready […]

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Grandpa Larry’s Random Reminiscence: A Covid Chronicle

A year ago I wrote this rather obscure poem about the time and circumstances I found myself in, which we are all too familiar with now, the Covid-19 pandemic. The poem combined the new CDC guidelines with a little bit of mystery along with some old personal angst and regret. It was called Quarantine: I […]

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Rock into Violin + Piano w/ Hashtag Lewisburg City Paper this April!

Rock into Violin & Piano w/ Hashtag Lewisburg City Paper this April! - This April, rock into violin and piano with Hashtag Lewisburg City Paper. On Saturday, May 8th, you are invited to an evening of high-energy live music with internationally touring classical and rock violinist Adam DeGraff and Lewisburg area pianist and teacher Alex DeGraff at the Lee Street Listening Room in Lewisburg. The concert starts at 8:00 […]

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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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