Jim Shock Archive

Wisdom From the Woods: Life Lessons Learned from being around a Dog Lover

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

Wisdom from the Woods Life lessons learned from being around a Dog Lover Life is a journey between loss and discovery. Occasionally the two intersect in inspiring ways. Recently, a gruff stranger sat beside me. On the face of it, we couldn’t have been more unlike. Then a common thread stitched us together instantly. “Is […]

Read More

Life Lessons Learned From being around Misguided People.

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

Wisdom from the Woods –Life lessons learned from being around misguided people. There aren’t many places in West Virginia that scare me. Doesn’t mean I shouldn’t be frightened. Going off the beaten path makes for a good story. The movie “Wrong Turn” takes place in “Greenbrier backcountry, West Virginia”. Some pretty weird stuff happens here, […]

Read More

Wisdom From The Woods: Life Lessons Learned from Being Around Family

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

Wisdom from the Woods–Life lessons learned from being around family Family is why we leave… why we stay… and why we come back. In an election year, there is occasional debate about the term family values. I don’t know what that expression means from a political standpoint. I do, however, know what it means to […]

Read More

Wisdom From The Woods: Life Lessons Learned from Being around Me

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

Wisdom from the Woods–Life lessons learned from being around me Consistent truth, to me, is credibility. So before I share wisdom, I must share truth. For reasons known to them, my parents left my twin brother and I when we were seven years old. We were raised by my grandparents, my grandma mostly, and that’s […]

Read More

Wisdom from the Woods – Life lessons learned from being around Spiteful People.

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

Wisdom from the Woods – Life lessons learned from being around Spiteful People. When you run across a rotten egg, you appreciate the good ones in the carton. Same is true of people. While West Virginians have a tremendous capacity to care for their neighbors, a few have a greater gift for chaos than compassion. […]

Read More

Wisdom from the Woods – WV State Fair Enthusiasts. Issue #14

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

Wisdom from the Woods – Life lessons learned from being around WV enthusiasts at the state fair. After a barrage of barbs about it, I’ve come up with a convincing case for why West Virginian’s supposedly don’t wear shoes. Maybe we want to walk more closely in the footsteps of the trailblazers who’ve forged paths […]

Read More

Wisdom from the Woods: Good Quality People by Jim Shock

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

Wisdom from the Woods – Life lessons learned from being around Good Quality People. It’s said that stereotypes are founded in truth. I believe West Virginians are all related. We’re connected in ways that outsiders don’t understand. Those of us, who work, work hard. Equally, we enjoy good times to the fullest. We care deeply […]

Read More

Wisdom from the Woods: Life. By Jim Shock

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

Wisdom from the Woods… Life lessons learned from being around Life. A heart is a resilient thing. It can be beatin’, stalled, stopped, restarted and replaced but it can never be really fixed unless it’s been broken. You have to leave something behind to appreciate why you loved it (and missed it) to begin with. […]

Read More

Wisdom from the Woods: Neighborly People. by Jim Shock

By: LBSPY / Category: Jim Shock

Wisdom from the Woods – Life lessons learned from being around Neighborly People. Don’t tread on me is more a matter of fact than a motto. West Virginians are never stronger than when we band together to trounce trouble. During the recent disaster, sturdy fences of locked arms were wrapped around communities all over the […]

Read More

Wisdom From the Woods: Narcissistic People by Jim Shock

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

Wisdom from the Woods — Life lessons learned from being around Narcissistic People. The reason people walk away from toxic relationships is because, at some point, they finally realize that the person they’re leaving was never really there at all. When it happens, you realize quickly that what you’ve lost is absolutely nothing -Jim Shock

Read More

WARM UP THE HOLIDAYS THIS DECEMBER W/ HASHTAG LEWISBURG CITY PAPER!

Warm up the holidays this December w/ Hashtag Lewisburg City Paper! - Warm up the holidays this December w/ Hashtag Lewisburg City Paper!  + Find KRAMPUS to enter for your chance to win a dozen cupcakes from Cakes Your Way and the Coffee Café in Covington, VA! Located in downtown Covington, Cakes Your Way and the Coffee Café is the town’s convenient stop for a latte and […]

Stay Updated w/ HashtagWV!

Want to stay updated with the paper or thinking about advertising? Sign up today for the latest HASHTAGWV monthly newsletter!

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

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/ […]

"Over the last 10 years, we have tried several avenues for advertising. Beyond a doubt, our greatest return has been through HASHTAGWV. Whether it be in the HASHTAGWV print edition, or online, our customers, both locals and tourists, really do look for this media form to be in tune with what’s going on in the area and for destination shopping. Advertising with LBSPY (now HASHTAG) has unequivocally been a great asset for our business!" - Craig Miller w/ Serenity Now Outfitters. Ad rates start at just $20! Click here for MEDIA KIT  

LBMEDIAKIT
LBSPY-Testimonials1
Patrick4CMPLTshrp "LBSPY is the best thing that has happened in Greenbrier County since I have been here for seven years. Maybe the whole state.... a first class operation and a lot of hard work," Patrick O'Flaherty (pictured above), The Irish Pub, Lewisburg, WV

Donating = Loving

HashtagWV remains D.I.Y. in nature and it takes hundreds of hours a month to research and write, and thousands of dollars to sustain. If you find any joy and value in it, please consider making a one time or recurring monthly donation of your choosing, between a cup of coffee at The Wild Bean and a good dinner at Food & Friends
Adam DeGraff "LB Spy always has their finger on the pulse of this community!" - Adam Degraff (pictured above), (The Weight/ The Dueling Fiddlers / Pianafiddle)

Instagram

  • Latte break in the office.
...
#lewisburg #lewisburgwv #gotowv #igers_of_wv #wv_igers #simplygbv #coffeeshopvibes #wildbean
  • Dr Pence found the one, the only, evil #Krampus. Have you found him in our December issue? You can WIN a dozen cupcakes @cakesyourwaycoffee! Pick us up!
...
#lewisburg #lewisburgwv #gotowv #greenbriercounty #igers_of_wv #wv_igers #greenbrierchiro #chiropracticcare #krampusiscoming
  • The team @adorn_wv enjoying the latest #hashtagwv City Paper. Keep them in mind this holiday season. They carry beautiful handcrafted items for gifts + self-care by a variety of artists both near and far! @adamdegraff latest album is avail here too! 121 Stratton Alley in downtown Lewisburg.
...
#lewisburg #lewisburgwv #gotowv #simplygbv #greenbriercounty #igers_of_wv #wv_igers #adornwv #adornhandcrafts #shoplocally

Follow Us!

LBSPY ARTICLES

Wonder How HashtagWV Remains Free?

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 […]

BEHIND HASHTAG

HASHTAG WV
P.O. Box 744
Lewisburg, West Virginia 24901
info@hashtagwv.com

TESTIMONIAL

"Here at WHEN PIGS FLY BBQ, we get the most return advertising with LBSPY. New customers tell us all the time how they see our ad. They then come see us!" - Mike and Kellen, owners of When Pigs Fly BBQ, Lewisburg, WV.
"Christina, Thank you so much for the cover and the ARTICLE. Your LBSPY is fantastic! We hope to grow this ride and other sports events in our area. Your magazine will do this. Again thank you from everyone in the GVBike club. Come ride with us sometime." - Janice Centa

WE ARE YOUR SOURCE!

LBSPY is a free, full color arts and entertainment tabloid dedicated to providing useful information in the areas of Greenbrier County, Pocahontas County, parts of Alleghany County, and more. We distribute 7,000, full color issues every month.

WE ARE ENGAGED!

We are engaged in promoting local music, arts, events, dining, and shopping. We reach our audience where they live, eat, shop, drink, play, and fill up their gas tank. BEHIND THE SPY

TESTIMONIAL

"LBSPY is the best thing that has happened in Greenbrier County since I have been here for seven years. Maybe the whole state.... a first class operation and a lot of hard work," Patrick O'Flaherty, owner @ The Irish Pub