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4th of July 2013 in Alderson, West Virginia

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Event

Bring in the 4th of July this year at West Virginia’s biggest celebration, held in Alderson, West Virginia. Daily from the 4th through the 7th there will be Vendors and Fun Factory Inflatables and Rock Wall for children. Also, duck tickets will be on sale daily for the Rubber Duck Race, scheduled for Monday, July […]

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Snowshoe Mtn’s Homegrown Arts & Music Festival, July 4-6th

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Event

Beginning July 4th, check out this festival of music, arts, and WV culture at Snowshoe Mountain Resort in Pocahontas County. THURSDAY, JULY 4TH: Paul Gold (Music), 4pm. Tie Dye Thursday, 5pm. $5/shirt. Join in creating awesome tie dye art work in Village Plaza. Southpaw Band, 7pm. Welcome to the Mountain Marshmallow roast, 8pm. Adjacent to […]

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July 14th: An Afternoon of Art & Music at Heartstrings Academy by Susanna Robinson-Kenga

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Event, Sound of the Town, Susanna Robinson

Some of my favorite people in the musical community of our lovely ‘Burg are putting on a little show, An Afternoon of Art and Music at HeartStrings Academy on Sunday, July 14, featuring just about the sweetest guy around, none-other than Thomas Ball, amazing classical/jazz guitarist, who will perform works for solo guitar by Francisco […]

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Wisdom From the Woods: The Wonderland of West Virginia by Jim Shock

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

Wisdom From the Woods: Life Lessons Learned from Living in the Wonderland of West Virginia If this is your first visit to West Virginia, warn your significant other. You’re about to have an affair. A single sampling of what this state has to offer and you’ll be hooked. West Virginia is sumptuously seductive, especially in […]

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Pioneer Days in Marlinton, July 10-14th

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Event

WEDESDAY, JULY 10: Museum Tours, 10-5pm. Baby Pageant (boys & girls, (0-4), 7pm. Opera House. THURSDAY, JULY 11: Flea Market, 8am- Dark. 3rd Ave. Museum Tours, 10-5pm. Crafts, 5-7pm. Opera House. Youth Parade, 7pm. Main Street. Bubbles, Balloons, & Street Fun, 7:30pm. Viney Mountain Bluegrass Boys, 7:30-10pm. Bank. Carnival, 6-11pm, Mini Park FRIDAY, JULY 12 […]

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Offbeat: Defenders of the Homefront by Michelle Evans

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Michelle Evans, OffBeat

The Little Levels Heritage Fair, held annually in Hillsboro, WV, was created based on an old photograph of the Pocahontas County Horse Show in 1915. This year’s festivities will be at the Pearl S. Buck Birthplace and is called, “Defenders of the Home Front.” The celebration is in commemoration of the Sesquicentennial of WV Statehood […]

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WV’S 150th Music Festival at Cantrell’s by Ian Lutz

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Music

Well folks West Virginia’s 150th birthday is right around the corner!! There are scores of events being held around the state to celebrate, and this is one you won’t want to miss. Cantrell’s Rafting in Fayetteville is opening up their campground to the public for “WV’s 150th Music Festival”. The staff, promoters, bands, and vendors […]

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Impromptu Dance Party by Tiffany Blair

A Woman, a Story, & a Life In-Between: Impromptu Dance Party. A few weeks ago, I woke up in the middle of the night with my hands balled into little fists of fury. I shook them out, took a few deep breaths, and went back to sleep. Since then, though, I’ve noticed that the same […]

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Halfbaked ‘n Bothered: The Evolution of Techno Snooty. by Margaret Baker

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog

In the beginning doctors had beepers. Practical. They could still have a sort of life, go to the grocery store, a movie and get beeped if there was a medical emergency. But they looked so cool. So important. Excuse me. Can I use your phone? Could be life or death. The rest of us felt […]

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Wisdom From the Woods: Arbitrary People. by Jim Shock

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

I’ve learned not to make rash observations about anything in West Virginia. The moment I think I have her figured out, she throws a litigious loop in my lane stumbling my steps and tripping me up. I love the unpredictability of each day here though. Unforeseeably fabulous and fickly formidable conditions coexist in jarring harmony. […]

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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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Best Things to Do in Lewisburg, WV

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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