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Grandpa Larry’s Random Reminiscence: Navigating Reentry by Former Upper Atmosphere Flyer Grandpa Larry

Homer showed up at the back door again on Saturday. I swung the door wide and let him in. I know it’s safe because he and his wife never go out and I’m the original hermit, so there is little chance that we’ve had contact with the virus. He sat at the kitchen table. “I’m […]

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My Dog & I: Back to Work

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

Welcome back, everyone!! I am really hoping that all of you are in one piece and coping with the “new normal!” During this time of upheaval, many of you have found interesting and exciting ways to make “lemonade from lemons” and have added new elements to your lives. New projects, new methods of working and […]

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Future Doc: Chicken Littles En Masse.

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Dr Timothy Pence, FUTURE DOC

Our truths have the potential to free us or enslave us. The TRUTH is often not where and what we think it is. Frequently, it’s not what it should be nor what we hope it to be. Fear and anxiety are tools of control. As fewer and fewer own “the truth” we receive a bought […]

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Cosmic Jive: It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year… Almost

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

It’s that time of year again. 95 degree days, choking humidity, sunscreen and cold lemonade. Yup, that’s right…the dog days of summer! But don’t let the sweltering heat and merciless mosquitos get you down. It’s important that we all remember there are certain constants within our universe. And one of those constants, perhaps the most […]

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Off the Beaten Path: On Beauty

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

Well, it’s been a long time since I wrote my last column. It seems like forever. Not that time has ceased for one moment its terrifying aspect of accelerating year after year. But, with all the strange things that we’ve been forced to endure over the past several months, it does seem to me sometimes […]

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WV Artist on Display: Don’t Be Afraid to Throw Paint On

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Palette of Possibilities, WV Artist on Display

Alice-Gervais Sabatino is a painter and painting instructor with a focus primarily on landscape, executed in a loose and colorful style. Her emphasis is on moments of celestial transcendence seen through the lens of a night sky or a group of trees. Alice-Gervais was born in Miami, and raised in NYC and West Virginia. She […]

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No Small Task: Find what you are looking for w/ Duane Wolfe at M&M Used Cars.

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, No Small Task

Duane Wolfe has been in the car business since he was in high school and has always wanted a dealership of his own.  When he was 17, he worked in the body shop of a local car dealership and quickly advanced. Over the years, he has had the opportunity to grow up in the industry […]

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Offbeat: Ready to Catapult into the Music Industry. Interview w/ MA’AM.

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, OffBeat

Amy McIntire and Mary Ashton of MA’AM, the classic country duo from the mountains of West Virginia, are hosting an online crowdfunding campaign for their brand-new studio album, Fire Pink. They need your help to fund this new album with Plaid Dog Recording Studio Producer, Mike Davidson in Boston, MA. They have been working hard […]

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In the Neighborhood: Buildable, Loveable, Take-Home Kits

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, In the Neighborhood

Sugar Bear’s Toy Store is offering Take-Home Kits with animals of your choice! Ranging in price from $16 for an 8” animal to $22 for a 16” animal, these kits are a fun way for children to experience an instant connection with their new stuffed friend. Shop owner, Nicole Bostic, originally launched these kits around […]

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Around Town: West Virginian Wins $20,000 in Tacori from Local Store

By: HashtagWV / Category: Around Town, Blog

Every day at Tacori is a celebration of love and through a partnership with Lewisburg Diamond and Gold, a Lewisburg local has recently won $20,000 in Tacori jewelry. In mid-July last year, Tacori announced they would give away $100,000 in jewelry to a total of 5 winners. The rules for entry included visiting a Tacori […]

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Adventure is out there w/ Hashtag Lewisburg City Paper this August!

Saturday 12 & 13: Droop Mountain Studios Tour - On September 12th and 13th, wander the backroads of Pocahontas County and discover Droop Mountain artists at work from 10a-5p, during the 2nd Annual Droop Mountain Studios Tour. You will discover their fresh, unique, and limited pieces, while embarking on their personal stories of inspiration, reflection, and creativity. You will also learn the processes with […]
Adventure is out there w/ Hashtag Lewisburg City Paper this August! - Adventure is out there w/ Hashtag Lewisburg City Paper! Riding a bike is a great way to maintain social distance, get some exercise, enjoy fresh air, and feel connected with the Appalachian Mountains and rivers around us. Whether you’re interested in road riding, cruising the river trail, or braving the downhill course at Snowshoe Mtn, […]

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Saturday 12 & 13: Droop Mountain Studios Tour - On September 12th and 13th, wander the backroads of Pocahontas County and discover Droop Mountain artists at work from 10a-5p, during the 2nd Annual Droop Mountain Studios Tour. You will discover their fresh, unique, and limited pieces, while embarking on their personal stories of inspiration, reflection, and creativity. You will also learn the processes with […]
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Saturday 12 & 13: Droop Mountain Studios Tour - On September 12th and 13th, wander the backroads of Pocahontas County and discover Droop Mountain artists at work from 10a-5p, during the 2nd Annual Droop Mountain Studios Tour. You will discover their fresh, unique, and limited pieces, while embarking on their personal stories of inspiration, reflection, and creativity. You will also learn the processes with […]
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