Greenbrier Valley Real Estate Blog
Thursday, April 23 2009
Friday, May 1st, 2009
Historic Downtown Lewisburg continues its tradition of First Fridays after Five. Kick off the summer with outdoor & indoor live music, artist receptions, fun and refreshments! First Friday after Five will take placefrom 5pm to 9pm on Friday, May 1st. This event is free to the public. Everyone is welcome!
Back by popular demand, Evolver will perform outdoors in Downtown Lewisburg’s Green Space at the intersection of Jefferson Street and Washington Street. Birch Graves provides soulful sounds on saxophone and flute, while the White Sulphur rhythm section of Matthew Patterson and Joshua Adamo lay down luscious grooves on bass and delicious beats on drums. Inspired by a multitude of musical styles (world, jazz, electronica and funk), Evolver successfully fuses these styles with their own improvisational personalities.
Join Show Your Colors for their Grand Re-Opening Celebration at 105 N. Court Street, right next door to their old location. Don’t miss their Tailgate Party with refreshments, fun and specials. 645-0008.
Brick House Antiques welcomes “Dr. Bob” on acoustic guitar in their courtyard. Relax on the front porch and enjoy the music. 123 East Washington Street, 645-4082.
Harmony Ridge Gallery hosts a jewelry show for Kelly Colleen, designer of the hottest ring trend to hit Lewisburg. Stop by and see her colorful selection of Swarovski Crystal and Pearl Stretch Rings as well as a display of her unique necklace and earring designs. 209 W. Washington St, 645-4333.
The Irish Pub welcomes the tunes of local Jimmy Costa from 5pm to 8pm, followed by Patrick O’Flaherty starting at 8:30pm. 109 East Washington Street, 645-7386.
Plants Etc. presents Alan Freeman with his eclectic dulcimer645-6910.. Stop by for great music and refreshments. 102 S. Jefferson Street,
Carnegie Hall kicks off two exhibits on Friday evening from 5pm to 7pm: The Greenbrier’s Artists 25th Annual Exhibit, “Art Journeys” in the Old Stone Room and Chuck Woelfel’s “Paintings and Drawings: Inspired by His Spiritual Natural World” in the Museum Gallery. 105 Church Street, 645-7917.
Enjoy a blend of folk, ballads and old country favorites by “Pushing’ String” at The General Lewis Inn. Ron Kirk performs on guitar and vocals and Jay Frye on bass. 301 E. Washington St., 628-4454.
First Fridays after 5 takes place all year long in downtown Lewisburg with shops, galleries and restaurants in downtown Lewisburg open until 9pm serving complimentary refreshments and entertainment. First Fridays After Five: You’ll find the lights on and the town alive!
Downtown Lewisburg is just 2 miles south of I-64 via exit 169. The town center is located at Washington Street (I-60) and Jefferson Street (Rt. 219). For more information go to www.downtownlewisburg.com or call Aaron or Monica Maxwell at 304-645-4333
Monday, April 20 2009
Lewisburg just completed their 3rd Annual Chocolate Festival and what a Sweet Day it was! Greenbrier Real Estate Service just moved into our new location at 118 E. Washington Street just in time to participate in all of the festivities. Even though we did not have a chocolate tasting we donated 350 bottles of our Greenbrier Real Estate Logo bottled water from Sweet Springs, WV for the Water Stations to sell and raise money for Hospice.
The chocolate tasting tickets sold out quickly but, there was plenty of chocolate to go around! We loved the Chocolate Espresso Brownies with Chocolate drizzled on top from across the street at the Wild Bean. Everyone loved the Chocolate Shoe suckers from Yarid’s shoe store made by Holl’s Chocolate in West Virginia. The selection of chocolate tastings from the Lewisburg Merchants was very impressive from Chocolate covered strawberries to Chocolate truffles, Chocolate martinis to Chocolate S’mores by the campfire! All of the local restaurants: Stardust Café, Tavern 1785 and Food & Friends featured a special chocolate dessert on their menu Saturday Night.
We caught –up with Martin Staunton from Fox 59 News while he judged the Chocolate Bake-off at the Lewis Theater. We also ran into our Mayor of Lewisburg dressed in purple as Willy Wonka, promoting the free movie for Saturday night at the Lewis Theater “Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory”.