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Friday, March 12 2010

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Friday, March 05 2010

Attention
Chocolate
Lovers!

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Tuesday, August 25 2009

Friday, September 4th, 2009

Historic Downtown Lewisburg continues its tradition of First Fridays after Five. First Fridays after Five takes place from 5pm to 9pm on Friday, September 4th. This event is free to the public. Everyone is welcome! Don’t miss the fun!

City National Bank kicks off the football season with their 3rd Annual City National Bank Tailgate Party. Join the fun in the bank parking lot at 109 S. Jefferson Street (intersection of Washington Street & Jefferson Street). Enjoy a special live music performance by Brown Chicken Brown Cow, delicious barbeque and beer garden. Get there early for great WVU door prizes. Fun begins at 6pm. 645-2500.

High Country Boutique invites you to meet Peruvian designer, ITALA and discover her line of alpaca coats and jackets. Reception begins at 4pm at 122 W. Washington Street, 645-5222.

Old Hardware Gallery hosts the local band the Rust Kings (Allan Sizemore and Jeanne Hoffman), a talented duo of Appalachian stomp grass musicians! While enjoying the music and refreshments, celebrate the grand opening of the gallery’s custom framing shop, featuring the skills of Todd Hardy and Chris Holland. 118 W. Washington Street, 645-2236.

Cooper Gallery celebrates Rupert, West Virginia native Max Hayslette’s 80th birth year! Max is a prolific artist who paints 6 days a week and is know internationally. A collection of current original abstracts and traditional Greenbrier County paintings will be available. Chat with Max and enjoy Celtic harp music by Leah Trent. 122 East Washington Street, 645-6439.

Studio 40 celebrates its first anniversary in downtown Lewisburg with live music, refreshments and a new gallery show of handmade paper wall pieces by Santa Fe artist, Kara Young. Come celebrate! 130 W. Washington Street, 647-4444.

The Irish Pub welcomes the tunes of local Jimmy Costa from 5pm to 8pm. 109 East Washington Street, 645-7386.

Carnegie Hall is pleased to present the 20th Annual Season of Colors Juried Art Exhibition. This year’s theme is “Dreams”. Entries reflect fresh and liberating interpretations of the artists’ vision of dreams. Also opening that evening, are exhibits “West Virginia Images”, photographs by Brittain McJunkin and “Mary, Mary, Mary and More”, collective works of the Morgan women. 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.

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Monday, August 17 2009
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Friday, July 24 2009

Friday, August 7th, 2009

Historic Downtown Lewisburg continues its tradition of First Fridays after Five. This month Lewisburg celebrates the Artistic Talents of Potters, Painters, Crafters and Musicians. First Fridays after Five takes place from 5pm to 9pm on Friday, August 7th. This event is free to the public. Everyone is welcome! Don’t miss the fun!

Washington Street Gallery kicks off a month long show for Virginia potter Dan Finnegan and North Carolina potter Michael Klein. Stop by for the opening reception. 123 West Washington Street, 647-4561.

Cooper Gallery welcomes you to a reception for landscape artist Dave Berry from Morgantown. Dave describes his work as “Intersections … Visions of the Unadorned Landscape.” Meet Dave, view his work and enjoy music by Leah Trent with her Celtic Harp. 122 East Washington Street, 645-6439.

Harmony Ridge Gallery is excited to introduce Ed Jett, creator of a unique series of bird houses. Each one is made of salvaged materials and incorporates a piece of local history with wood from the original 1915 Cass Grade School. 209 West Washington Street, 645-4333.

Studio 40 introduces the work of artist Susan Ward. Susan’s mixed media images are hand-applied to glass for a collaged effect. 130 West Washington Street, 647-4444.

Serenity Now Outfitters will be hosting pet portraits by local artist Elizabeth Basham. Massage therapist Shelli White will also be on hand to give brief sample massage sessions. Stop by for complimentary food and beverages. 207 West Washington Street, 647-9779.

Carnegie Hall hosts an artist reception for photographer Nathan England: “Passages: Recent Works by Nathan England”. Stop by the Museum Gallery to visit with the artist. 105 Church Street, 645-7917.

Yarid’s invites you to visit with their Smashbox Cosmetic Make-up Artists for free makeovers. Discover this new line of cosmetics and have fun creating your summer look. Appointments are recommended. 202 W. Washington Street, 647-5000.

The Irish Pub welcomes the tunes of local Jimmy Costa from 5pm to 8pm, followed by Patrick O’Flaherty starting at 8pm. 109 East Washington Street, 645-7386.

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.

In the spirit of First Friday, The Lewis Theatre offers complimentary popcorn for their evening movie goers from 6:30pm to 9pm. 113 Court Street, 645-6038.

And to top off the evening, visit Lewisburg’s City Green Space at the intersection of Washington Street and Jefferson Street at the fountain from 6pm to 9pm for a live music performance. Bring the family and enjoy the tunes.

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.

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Wednesday, July 22 2009

Here are a few upcoming events for the Greenbrier Valley area. 

CMA Rolls into the Greenbrier Valley

The Greenbrier County Convention and Visitors Bureau is excited to welcome the attendees of the Christian Motorcycle Association’s 2009 Eastern National Rally to the Greenbrier Valley.

The group of 2,000+ cyclists will be at the State Fair Event Center starting today, Tuesday, July 21 through Saturday, July 25. During their stay, attendees will participate in group rides, hear from National Evangelists and the Run for the Son Ministry Partners as well as enjoy all of the wonderful assets of the Greenbrier Valley.

On Saturday, CMA is offering support to local organizations by sponsoring a Supply Drive for the Family Refuge Center and a fundraiser for the Greenbrier County 4-H Teen Leaders during their Bike Games.

Please welcome these individuals to our community and let them know how excited we are to have them here!

Special Saturday Events

Please note that the CMA Parade will take place on Saturday, July 25 at 2:00pm traveling into Lewisburg on Highway 219 to Holt Lane, west on Washington Street and back down 219 to the fairgrounds. The parade will be followed by the event’s Bike Games that will take place on the west side of the pedestrian bridge on the fairgrounds.

For a complete schedule of events that are open to the public, contact the CVB at 304-645-1000.

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Monday, June 15 2009

WHO: You!!! (anyone who is interested in participating, competing, watching, cheering)

WHAT: Lewisburg’s First Annual Tray Olympics

WHERE: The Green Space

WHEN: Sunday, July 5th at 2:00pm

WHY: Fun! Fun! Fun!

HOW: to participate-- sign up at one of the locations below to watch and cheer-- just show up!

Featuring play by play by Mike Kidd!

Yes, I want to participate!
Sign up sheets are located at The Irish Pub, Del Sol Lounge, and the Stardust Café.

ENTRY FEE for all four competitions
$2 until June 19th
$5 between June 20th and July 4th
$10 on July 5th

Rain or Shine, contestants, judges, and observers will gather at the Irish Pub (109 E. Washington Street) at 1:00pm then head over to the Green Space at 1:45pm. Or just be at the Green Space by 2pm sharp.

TRAY OLYMPICS COMPETITIONS
*Trays must be balanced on an open palm or fingertips at all times during each event, except stunts/tricks.
* Awards will be given for individual events and overall.

Basic Race in Heels
All competitors line up together wearing at least 3 inch heels and costumes at the starting line with an open bottle filled with water and two glasses half filled. At the signal everyone runs to the finish line. The first one to cross the finish line without dropping or spilling anything wins.

Course: Will be marked with green arrows. Start at sidewalk of parking lot with bank on left. Cross parking lot, turn right at end, down sidewalk toward street, right on sidewalk by Washington Street, end in front of fountain.

Obstacle Course Insanity Challenge
Teams of two complete an obstacle course while carrying a tray with 6 pints of water, plus another tray together with 6 pints of water. Best time wins. Spillage Penalty ranges from1 to 5 seconds depending on the amount spilled. If you drop a drink (or a tray), you are disqualified. Competitors run course one team at a time. A stopwatch will be used at the finish line.

Course: Will be marked with red arrows. Start in front of fountain, run through fountain, veer left up hill and around statue, straight back through with fountain on left, down steps to Jefferson Street sidewalk, left towards Washington, left on Washington sidewalk, back through green space with fountain on right, down steps into parking lot, cross parking lot, thru gate to bank lot, turn right to walkway, right again towards gazebo, around gazebo to the right (counter clockwise), to left side of bench, full circle around bench (clockwise), to park side of fountain and back through fountain to starting point.

Pick-Up-Palooza
Various items are placed around the green space. Contestants have 2 minutes to pick up and place on their trays as many items as they can. After 2 minutes, items will be counted. The contestant who collects the most items wins!!! Trays must be balanced in one hand at all times. If you put your tray down, you are disqualified.

Stunts/Tricks
Show your stuff! Individuals or pairs or teams can enter. Impress everyone with your special skill or talent with a tray. Scoring Guidelines below:

Crowd Pleasing/Entertaining
Yawn Hmm Cool WOW
(1pt) (2pts) (3pts) (4pts)

Skill/Precision
Not So Hot Pretty Good Very Good Fabulous
(1pt) (2pts) (3pts) (4pts)

Extra Points for _________________________ (1pt) (2pts)

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Wednesday, May 13 2009

Lee and Generals

Was Abraham Lincoln the iconic "Great Emancipator" who freed the slaves and held the United States together by the force of his political will? Or was he a monster who violated the Constitution, suspended habeas corpus and made thousands of people "political prisoners", laid economic waste to the South and killed hundreds of thousands in an unnecessary War, and single-handedly changed the face of American government into something the Founding Fathers had not contemplated?

Modern views of the Civil War hold that it was about nothing more than freeing the slaves. Yet even Lincoln himself once said if he could preserve the Union and not free a single slave, he would do so. What exactly was it that made this nation do the unthinkable and divide, and fight a bloody War over whether or not the Union would be preserved? Why would thousands on non-slaveholding Southerners fight, and die for the Cause of the Confederacy? Was it the oppressive tariffs imposed by a northern-dominated Congress on the South? Or was it that Lincoln, in the aftermath of his 1858 "House Divided" speech, posed a grave threat to Southern beliefs about states' rights, self-governance and the intended meaning of the Constitution?

May 15-17, 2009, in Lewisburg, WV, you will have an unparalleled opportunity to both challenge and pay tribute to the story of Abraham Lincoln. As seen through the eyes of "Lee's Lieutenants" Abraham Lincoln, Federal generals and others you will hear the views, memories, and opinions of those who were leaders of the respective sides, and who fought the War for Freedom, or for Union. You will be able to meet, discuss issues with, and question these personas in a close and comfortable setting on the grounds of Greenbrier Community College, and in the streets of Lewisburg. For anyone with even a passing interest in this era that so powerfully shaped our nation, you will find this to be a fresh, eye-opening, and not-to-be-missed event.

Saturday May 16

10 a.m. – Meet the Confederate Generals. General Robert E. Lee and his Lieutenants including Generals Jackson, Longstreet, Pickett, Early and Armistead will give their perspectives on President Lincoln.

11 a.m. – Meet the Union Generals – General U.S. Grant,, his chief of staff, General Rawlings, Generals Buford and Averell and Colonel George Crook, victor in the Battle of Lewisburg, will give their perspectives on President Lincoln.

12 noon – President Abraham Lincoln on his political difficulties with Copperheads, Southern sympathizers in the North and draft riots in New York.

The Battle of Lewisburg Living History & Reenactment has been selected by the Southeast Tourism Society as one of the top 20 events for May 2009.

For more information contact the Greenbrier County CVB 1-800-833-2068 or www.battleoflewisburg.org.

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Tuesday, May 05 2009

The City of Lewisburg is pleased to announce a free one-day parking pass option for visitors to town who wish to come and spend the day shopping, browsing and eating. Downtown parking is now limited to 2 hours. The one-day parking pass will eliminate visitors getting a parking ticket when visiting the downtown area. “I hope this will help generate more time spent in the downtown shops and restaurants without the fear of being ticketed,” says Lewisburg Mayor John Manchester. The parking passes are available at Lewisburg City Hall, Lewisburg Police Department and the Greenbrier County Convention and Visitors Bureau now located in the Brier Inn complex. Simply stop by any of the three locations and present a driver’s license from out of the area to obtain your pass. “In these challenging economic times this program is a simple thing the city can do to make visitors feel welcome,” says Mayor Manchester.

For more information, contact Bonita Sienkiewicz at (304) 645-3776 ext. 114.

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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
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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”.

Greenbriar Real Estate Office

Main Street

Our new office at 118 E. Washington Street

The streets were filled with people.

Water Station

Theater

Kathy Mundell, Debbie Vass and Bob Baker work one of the water stations.

Across the street from Greenbrier Real Estate Service is Greenbrier Valley Theater.

Greenbriar Office

Greg and Willow Wonka

LtoR: Greg & Jill Allman, Kathy Mundell, Janya Seams, Alisha Patterson, Marie Goodwin, Roger Patterson, Bob Baker; not pictured: Debbie Vass

Willow Wonka and Greg

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Wednesday, April 15 2009
For more information on the Lewisburg Chocolate Festival, go to http://www.lewisburgchocolatefestival.com.  
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Thursday, April 02 2009

Art Fair

Mother's Day

Click on the images above to view flyers for two upcoming events in our area.

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Tuesday, March 17 2009

Scheduled for Saturday, April 18, 2009.  

HospiceCare of Greenbrier Valley is pleased to announce that the 16th annual HospiceCare 10K Race will be held on Saturday, April 18th at 9:00 am as part of the 3rd Annual Lewisburg Chocolate Festival.

The scenic 10K race begins at the Greenbrier Valley Airport, follows Fairview Road and Arbuckle Lane into downtown Lewisburg finishing in front of the Greenbrier County Courthouse. Registration will take place at The Forum beginning at 7:00 am until 8:15 am. Shuttle transportation from the Forum to the airport will be available to racers.

Pre-registration prior to April 4th will be $12.00 and registration on race day will be $15.00.

HospiceCare is also offering The One Mile Fun Run/Walk on the same day at the same time. It will start and finish in front of the courthouse in downtown Lewisburg. Registration is $10.00.

All proceeds will go to HospiceCare to support its new facility near the Greenbrier Valley Medical Center.

Race applications are available from HospiceCare, The Chocolate Festival website at www.LewisburgChocolateFestival.com, Dr. Meg McKeon at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and at The Forum.

For more information about the HospiceCare 10K Chocolate Chase please call Sue Lyngaas, Race Co-Director, at 304-793-6835 or 304-646-6120.

Greenbrier Valley HospiceCare is the recipient of the 2009 Lewisburg Chocolate Festival grant and will be the non-profit partner of the LCF for 2009 and 2010. As a partner, Greenbrier Valley HospiceCare will be the beneficiary of a portion of the profits raised from ticket sales of Chocolate Tastings conducted throughout businesses in downtown Lewisburg.

The third annual Lewisburg Chocolate Festival will take place April 18th with a featured event on Saturday from 11am to 5pm, a Chocolate Tasting Extravaganza. Stroll downtown Lewisburg and indulge in chocolate delicacies of top national chocolate companies, fine regional chocolatiers and the specialties of local pastry chefs! There will also be special chocolate inspired menus at local restaurants on Friday and Saturday nights!

The committee would like to express sincere thanks to CBS 59, Hospice Care and the City of Lewisburg for the great support that has been offered to this event. The Lewisburg Chocolate Festival is collaboration between the Lewisburg Downtown Business Association, The North House Museum, Carnegie Hall, Inc., Greenbrier Valley Theatre, the Greenbrier County Public Library and the Greenbrier County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

For a complete schedule and more information about the 2009 Lewisburg Chocolate Festival events or to purchase tickets for the Tasting Extravaganza please visit www.LewisburgChocolateFestival.com or call 304-645-3398.

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