Roaming gnome grabs a cold one in downtown Lewisburg

The Travelocity Roaming Gnome is freshly back on American soil after a quick jaunt to Abu Dhabi. He’s in West Virginia this week helping us kick off National Travel and Tourism Week and celebrate West Virginia tourism. On Thursday afternoon, after a relaxing appointment at The Salt Cave and Spa, he popped in to The Livery in downtown Lewisburg for a pint of Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company’s Weizenbock and a dozen oysters on the half shell. He spent Thursday night at The Greenbrier, natch. (Sarah Mansheim photo)

The Travelocity Roaming Gnome is freshly back on American soil after a quick jaunt to Abu Dhabi. He’s in West Virginia this week helping us kick off National Travel and Tourism Week and celebrate West Virginia tourism. On Thursday afternoon, after a relaxing appointment at The Salt Cave and Spa, he popped in to The Livery in downtown Lewisburg for More...

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Troy Clemons, the WVU Mountaineer, at the Blue/Gold game last Saturday. (Mark Robinson photo)
By Mountain Messenger On Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Maxwelton native makes debut as new Mountaineer

By Mark Robinson Troy Clemons, a 21-year-old native of Maxwelton, was at West Virginia’s Blue/Gold game last Saturday, held at The Greenbrier. After the game, he took a few minutes to talk about new role. He was More...

Marissa Miluk
By Mountain Messenger On Monday, May 2nd, 2016

The traveling vegan

By Peggy Mackenzie What could be more wonderful – to win a contest to go on a six-month foodie tour of the world all expenses paid? That’s what happened to Marissa Miluk, 21, a recent vegan convert and daughter More...

Work has begun at WV Fine Artisans Gallery on West Washington Street, Lewisburg. Pictured: Judie Lewis, crew chief (left), John Telisko, Sandra Schmocker, Bruce Brenneman and Judith Bair, a few of the participating artists.
By Mountain Messenger On Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Local artists plan pop-up gallery

A group of 15 artists and artisans have come together under the name WV Fine Artisans Gallery to develop a retail space in Lewisburg. The co-op plans to open for business at the former site of the Old Hardware Gallery More...

Glenn Singer, owner of the Stone Garden, and Mary Jo Thompson, chairman of the 2016 Home and Garden Tour. Thompson is holding a miniature Alpine succulent in a stone pot by artisan Allen Ritzman (1952-2013). The charming garden held by Thompson will be one of many items available at the silent auction and reception, which will be held at 4 p.m. at the General Lewis Inn following the Home and Garden Tour on Saturday, June 11. The Stone Garden at 208 Feamster Road in Lewisburg offers a wide variety of miniature Alpine succulents in hyper tufa and stone pots.
By Mountain Messenger On Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Preparations underway for 2016 Home and Garden Tour

Glenn Singer, owner of the Stone Garden, and Mary Jo Thompson, chairman of the 2016 Home and Garden Tour. Thompson is holding a miniature Alpine succulent in a stone pot by artisan Allen Ritzman (1952-2013). The More...

Crews began a new water run-off remediation project at downtown Lewisburg’s Montwell Park this week. A single 36-inch culvert is being replaced with three 42-inch culverts, the parking lot is being freshly graveled, and a green space is being added. Overlooking the park renovation stands the 19th Century brick mansion, Montwell, after which the park is named. (Sarah Mansheim photo and text)
By Mountain Messenger On Monday, April 25th, 2016

Montwell Park undergoes facelift, infrastructure upgrades

Crews began a new water run-off remediation project at downtown Lewisburg’s Montwell Park this week. A single 36-inch culvert is being replaced with three 42-inch culverts, the parking lot is being freshly graveled, More...

There was no lack of creativity for the children who attended the third annual Ruritan Easter party held at the Williamsburg Community Building. Activities included crafts, games and snacks. Each year, more and more parents, grandparents and guardians are seeing the quality of these community sponsored events for their children in this safe place where children can showcase their talents.
By Mountain Messenger On Sunday, April 17th, 2016

Easter party sponsored by Williamsburg Ruritan Club

There was no lack of creativity for the children who attended the third annual Ruritan Easter party held at the Williamsburg Community Building. Activities included crafts, games and snacks. Each year, more and More...

Lheanna Harns of Richmond, VA, teaches Johanna Atchison, 9, of Moneta, VA, a little “Heart and Soul” duet on the newly debuted piano at Lewisburg City Hall. (Sarah Mansheim photo)
By Mountain Messenger On Sunday, April 17th, 2016

Blizzard conditions don’t keep hungry festival-goers away from Chocolate Fest

Lheanna Harns of Richmond, VA, teaches Johanna Atchison, 9, of Moneta, VA, a little “Heart and Soul” duet on the newly debuted piano at Lewisburg City Hall. (Sarah Mansheim photo) A showcase display at Harmony More...

Sam Black Church 2
By Mountain Messenger On Monday, April 4th, 2016

The amazing music of Boston’s Sam Black Church: A documentary of hardcore/metal band with local roots

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Michael Bryant (left) of Buchanan, program head of the Welding Technology Program at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College, was recognized as DSLCC’s “Educator of the Year” at an awards ceremony held during the Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting at the Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs. Bryant, who has been with the College for 17 years, is a Certified Welding Inspector with the American Welding Society. He has served as a coordinator for the regional SkillsUSA welding competition on multiple occasions and has judged at the regional and state levels. Before joining the staff at DSLCC, he was owner-operator of Earle S. Bryant Welding Service in Troutville. He serves on the Welding Advisory Committees for both Jackson River Technical Center in Alleghany County and Botetourt Technical Educational Center in Botetourt County.  Bryant, seen here helping student Amearie Kagulire with a welding assignment, is an active member of Zion Hill Baptist Church where he serves as a deacon and adult teacher. For more information about the DSLCC welding program, contact Bryant at 540-863-2895 or mbryant@dslcc.edu.
By Mountain Messenger On Monday, March 28th, 2016

Bryant named DSLCC Teacher of the Year

Michael Bryant (left) of Buchanan, program head of the Welding Technology Program at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College, was recognized as DSLCC’s “Educator of the Year” at an awards ceremony held during More...