Country Roads Crossfit brings a new level of fitness to downtown Lewisburg

Country Roads Crossfit is now open in downtown Lewisburg. The non-traditional workout space favored by Crossfit features a barebones metal frame used for weightlifting, pull ups and gymnastics.

By Sarah Mansheim A new place to work out has opened in downtown Lewisburg, but don’t expect to see treadmills, elliptical machines or weight machines at Country Roads Crossfit. According to Country Roads Crossfit coach Laura Lee, Crossfit workouts are a combination of gymnastic moves, Olympic weight lifting and aerobic exercise, all designed to get More...

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2014 Holiday Guide
By Mountain Messenger On Friday, December 5th, 2014

The 2014 Holiday Guide. Free Publication.

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Carolers sing holiday favorites at the Greenbrier Valley Visitors Center (Photo by Sarah Mansheim)
By Mountain Messenger On Monday, December 1st, 2014

Holiday Open House

Carolers sing holiday favorites at the Greenbrier Valley Visitors Center (Photo by Sarah Mansheim)  More...

The Holiday by Design wreath and Christmas Tree auction at the Greenbrier Valley Visitors Center benefits the United Way of the Greenbrier Valley, with funds going toward local food banks and emergency heating initiatives. Here, United Way of the Greenbrier Valley Executive Director Cindy Lavender-Bowe visits the installation during the Holiday Open House (Photo by Sarah Mansheim)
By Mountain Messenger On Monday, December 1st, 2014

Holiday Open House

The Holiday by Design wreath and Christmas Tree auction at the Greenbrier Valley Visitors Center benefits the United Way of the Greenbrier Valley, with funds going toward local food banks and emergency heating initiatives. More...

Love Child manager Siobhan Winters treats shoppers to cookies and punch at Sunday’s Holiday Open House. Love Child and Wolf Creek Gallery have joined with United Way of the Greenbrier Valley, donating $1 for every wish list to the organization (Photo by Sarah Mansheim)
By Mountain Messenger On Monday, December 1st, 2014

Love Child manager Siobhan Winters treats shoppers to cookies and punch at Sunday’s Holiday Open House. Love Child and Wolf Creek Gallery have joined with United Way of the Greenbrier Valley, donating $1 for every More...

Carriage rides through historic downtown prove a popular attraction during Saturday’s mild weather (Photo by Sarah Mansheim)
By Mountain Messenger On Monday, December 1st, 2014

Holiday Open House opens the holiday season in downtown Lewisburg

By Sarah Mansheim Last weekend was full of fun in downtown Lewisburg, as citizens gathered throughout the weekend to celebrate the holidays. On Saturday night, about 125 people came to the city green space to celebrate More...

Ten dancers from Valley Dance Studio traveled to Williamsburg, VA, for a two-day dance workshop in November. They joined other dancers from the Mid-Atlantic Chapter 17 in Maryland, Washington, DC, Northern Virginia, Delaware and Pennsylvania. The dancers took classes from Dance Masters of America Teachers Michael Lambert, James Boyd, Tracey Davenport and Andrew Nemr in ballet, jazz, tap, AIF stretching and ballet variations. The workshop is part of the National Dance Masters of America curriculum and is for DMA Certified dance schools. For more information about Valley Dance Studio check out: www.valleydanceandetiquette.com. Pictured: Director of Valley Dance Studio Cate Bennett and dancers Peyton Barker, Ainsley Paxton, Elizabeth Rourk, Madeline Beard, Kiersten Keeling, Emily Arbuckle, Kelly Hanson, Breanna Boggs, Taylor White and Sarah Kadel.
By admin On Monday, December 1st, 2014

Dancers attend Master Workshop

Ten dancers from Valley Dance Studio traveled to Williamsburg, VA, for a two-day dance workshop in November. They joined other dancers from the Mid-Atlantic Chapter 17 in Maryland, Washington, DC, Northern Virginia, More...

Jennifer “Tootie” Jones and her son, Everett O’Flaherty, were recently awarded Second Place in the West Virginia Conservation Farm of the Year contest. Jones raises beef cattle at Swift Level Farm, directly marketing her beef to area butchers, restaurants, shops and farmers markets.
By admin On Monday, December 1st, 2014

Beef cattle a quiet, but major, force in Greenbrier County economy

By Sarah Mansheim Grazing cattle in Greenbrier County are so predominant, they’re almost part of the landscape. As we drive on Rt. 219 and Rt. 60, or along any of the back roads that wind around the mountains, More...

Local artist Ron Refsland’s painting of two snowshoe hares will be featured in the 2015 Department of Natural Recourses Calendar for the month of December. Sales of the calendar will be available at the True Value Store in Lewisburg. Proceeds from sales and donations will be donated to County Cats Allies in cooperation with the Greenbrier Humane Society to spay/neuter/vaccinate stray cats in Greenbrier County.
By admin On Monday, November 24th, 2014

Refsland’s snowshoe hares on 2015 calendar

Local artist Ron Refsland’s painting of two snowshoe hares will be featured in the 2015 Department of Natural Recourses Calendar for the month of December. Sales of the calendar will be available at the True Value More...

Beautiful and original woven and knitted art to wear will again be available on Dec. 5 and 6 at the Lewisburg City Hall. First Friday evening, from 4 to 9 p.m., Fiber Arts members will display beautiful shawls, scarves, rugs, Christmas toys, socks, and other handmade items at reasonable prices. Doors will be open again on Saturday, Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for shoppers looking for unusual and artistic handwork.
Local artisans will also give demonstrations of weaving, spinning and other fiber arts. Bring the children to see how these beautiful items are made. Please join us, shop locally and support the amazing weavers, spinners, knitters and felters of Greenbrier County’s Fiber Arts Network.  
For questions or information, call Marie at 304-647-3149.
By admin On Monday, November 24th, 2014

Fiber Arts Network Annual Christmas Sale at Lewisburg City Hall

Beautiful and original woven and knitted art to wear will again be available on Dec. 5 and 6 at the Lewisburg City Hall. First Friday evening, from 4 to 9 p.m., Fiber Arts members will display beautiful shawls, More...