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Picnic Picks @ Coleman Cliffs

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Food & Drink Reviews, Jim Shock

Beyond the city limits of the “Coolest Small Town in America”, you’ll find some pretty amazing places to just chill, too. In fact, sometimes the best table in the house isn’t indoors at all. Greenbrier County offers an array of ambiances from breathtaking mountaintop vistas, tranquil forest trails and serene creek side settings where you […]

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Olympics, Issue #13

I’m really digging this year’s Summer Olympics! I’m certainly no aficionado, but my DVR is filling up with coverage quite nicely and I really look forward to checking out the day’s events each evening. The swimming and gymnastics are my favorite, but I’ve been genuinely excited during every event I’ve watched so far (I will […]

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Derecho, Issue #11

The day after the June 2012 derecho hit West Virginia, I decided to read a book. Because, what else was there to do, quite honestly? In two days I devoured every word of Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by author Cheryl Strayed. The book is a memoir of Strayed’s journey […]

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Racquetball, Issue #10

I was hit in the face with a racquetball this week. We play mostly for the cardiovascular exercise, but this week I was feeling pretty competitive. I ran to the front of the court and volleyed the ball, but by the time I could turn around he’d already sent it back my way and it […]

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Canada Geese, Issue #9

There is a flock of Canada Geese that calls my workplace home. Each spring I get to marvel at the miracle of life as a dozen or more goslings teeter uncertainly about the grounds, growing in their plumage and learning to forage. I used to think it was really cool that we always had geese […]

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LBSPY, Issue #13 Coming out Aug 10th!

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog

Featuring: FOOD: Pretty Penny Cafe Hosts Reggae Sun Fest, Hillsboro MUSIC: The Dueling Fiddlers THE AGENDA: WV State Fair ; Blues, Brews, BBQ ; Camp Barefoot ; Wine & Jazz Festival CONCERT REVIEW: ETHEL at Carnegie Hall, Lewisburg. WISDOM FROM THE WOODS with Jim Shock: Good Quality People A WOMAN, A STORY, & A LIFE […]

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LBSPY Introduces CASH MOB!!!

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Cash Mob

For one day, 1x a month, LBSPY promotes a “CASH MOB” at a local business. Similar to flash mobs, Cash Mobs organize customers to spend at least $20 at a locally owned business.

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LBSPY, Issue #8. Coming out June 4th!!!

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog

Issue #8 is Featuring: FOOD: Stuart’s Smokehouse in Alderson, WV MUSIC:The Badlands Bluegrass Festival in Williamsburg WV SHOPPING: Bohemian Style at Howes’ Things in Downtown Lewisburg WV FESTIVAL SCHEDULE: Ronceverte River Festival CONCERT REVIEW: Larry Keel & Natural Bridge at Elk River Inn, Snowshoe WV WISDOM FROM THE WOODS with Jim Shock: Gossipy People A […]

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Merlefest 25, Issue #6

By: LBSPY / Category: Allan Sizemore, Blog, Music Reviews

Music. Friends. Fun. I guess if you have those three things, there’s not much more you can ask for. This year, the 25th Annual Merlefest held in Wilkesboro, NC had all of that, in spades. As usual, a strong party of friends from Greenbrier Valley made the trek for this 5 day festival of camping, […]

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LBSPY Issue #7 Out NOW

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog

LBSPY Issue #7 Features: Food & Wine: Vines & Grinds Cafe & Wine Shop, White Sulphur Springs, WV. Music: Mike Morningstar, performing live at Stuart’s Smokehouse, Alderson, WV Event: Dandelion Festival, Downtown White Sulphur Springs, WV (FULL SCHEDULE of EVENTS, PAGE 14). Music Review by Susanna Robinson, Greg Brown at Carnegie Hall Music Review of […]

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The Nightmare Continues w/ Lewisburg City Paper this October!

The Nightmare Continues w/ Hashtag Lewisburg City Paper this October! - The Nightmare continues w/ Hashtag Lewisburg City Paper this October. Located about 15 minutes from downtown Lewisburg, Miller’s Nightmare and Haunted Farm is owned by the Millers and they have recently found that it is cursed. They’ve come up with a theory as to why the land and crop are tainted. There are inhabitants on the […]

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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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WONDER HOW HASHTAG LEWISBURG CITY PAPER REMAINS FREE? - Wondering how Hashtag Lewisburg City Paper gets published and distributed FREE every month in-print and online? Do we have wealthy parents or did one of us seduce a millionaire? No. Are we financed by bank loans or grant money? Nope, not that either. Until we hit it BIG in the lotto, every issue of HASHTAGWV comes […]

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