Ladies gather in Lewisburg to fund area projects

On Wednesday evening, over 70 women gathered at Harmony Ridge Gallery in downtown Lewisburg to raise funds for local projects. Titled the Power of the Purse, and facilitated by the United Way of the Greenbrier Valley, the event offered women the opportunity to visit with each other  while deciding how to spend the funds raised at the event. To sweeten the pot, many women went home with a new handbag. Purses were generously donated by area businesses and individuals. With more than $4,000 raised in just two hours, three projects that benefit children will be funded: Snacks in Packs, Books in Bags, and a vegetable garden to be built for the Children’s Home Society. Pictured: Harmony Ridge Gallery owner Monica Maxwell (left), United Way committee members Shannon Rausenberger, Katie Eades and Mary Baldwin, United Way of the Greenbrier Valley Executive Director Erin Hurst, and United Way committee members Deva Wagner and Cindy Lavender-Bowe. (Sarah Mansheim photo and text)

On Wednesday evening, over 70 women gathered at Harmony Ridge Gallery in downtown Lewisburg to raise funds for local projects. Titled the Power of the Purse, and facilitated by the United Way of the Greenbrier Valley, the event offered women the opportunity to visit with each other while deciding how to spend the funds raised at the event. To sweeten More...

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Mary Godby and Mary Mitchell with quilts from Art in the Valley exhibit at the Greenbrier County Convention and Visitors Bureau
By Mountain Messenger On Monday, March 14th, 2016

Hand-pieced quilts on display at Greenbrier Valley Visitors Center during March

The Greenbrier County Convention & Visitors Bureau is displaying quilts from the Alderson Quilters and Crafters Guild for March’s Art in the Valley exhibit. The annual quilt display is the largest exhibit More...

Photo of the Week
By Mountain Messenger On Monday, March 14th, 2016

Slip sliding away

Last week’s snow was beautiful to look at, but even so, not welcome by everyone, as evidenced by this car over the bank in Caldwell. (Mark Robinson photo)    More...

Polar Bear members brave the icy waters of Anthony Creek on Saturday to raise funds for Child and Youth Advocacy Center. (Photo courtesy Jaime Weikle)
By Mountain Messenger On Monday, March 14th, 2016

Polar Bear Plunge successful again this year

Polar Bear members brave the icy waters of Anthony Creek on Saturday to raise funds for Child and Youth Advocacy Center. (Photo courtesy Jaime Weikle) Over 75 fearless and fun-loving souls braved the cold waters More...

Kids dipped their hands into simulated blood to learn about the functions of different blood cells. Red water beads represented red blood cells, which carry oxygen through the body. Ping pong balls represented white blood cells, which are the “superheroes” of the blood that eat and digest germs. Foam squares represented platelets, which clump together to form clots when a person gets cut. (Photo courtesy of Pat Bauserman, WVSOM)
By Mountain Messenger On Monday, March 7th, 2016

Nearly 100 local children take part in WVSOM science carnival

Nearly 100 local children take part in WVSOM science carnival The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine’s Pediatrics Club and Student Osteopathic Medical Association hosted its first-ever Kids Science Carnival More...

The new Executive Chef Stephen Gustard at The French Goat in downtown Lewisburg. The Goat is open Wednesday through Sunday from 5 - 9 p.m., for lunch on Friday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
By Mountain Messenger On Monday, March 7th, 2016

New executive chef to helm The French Goat

By David Esteppe Owners Deborah Porter and Arthur Forgette are saying goodbye to their good friend Fred Raynaud, the chef who teamed with the duo to develop the menu, appeal and delicious food that brought Lewisburg More...

Lewisburg Mayor John Manchester signed a proclamation Feb. 29 recognizing the upcoming Celebrate Osteopathic Medicine (COM) Week in the community. This year, WVSOM lectures will focus on the “mind” portion of Mind, Body, Spirit. COM Week will take place Mar. 7-11. Pictured: Ethan Stephens, OMS I and Class of 2019 president (left); Rutmann Desauguste, OMS I; John Apgar, OMS I and Class of 2019 treasurer; Amanda Ly, OMS II and SGA secretary; Shaun Carpenter, OMS II and Class of 2018 president; Amy Goetz, WVSOM director of marketing and public relations; Lewisburg Mayor John Manchester; WVSOM President Dr. Michael Adelman; Marilea Butcher, WVSOM associate vice president of administrative affairs; Dr. Robert Foster, WVSOM associate dean for osteopathic medical education; Marina Ragheb, OMS II and SGA historian; Harsha Kannan, OMS II and SGA president; Ahmed Hassabelnaby, OMS II and SGA treasurer; Alyssa Beda, OMS II and SGA vice president; and Renee Marchegiani, OMS II and SGA TOUCH coordinator. (Photo courtesy Pat Bauserman-WVSOM)
By Mountain Messenger On Monday, March 7th, 2016

Manchester proclaims COM Week

Lewisburg Mayor John Manchester signed a proclamation Feb. 29 recognizing the upcoming Celebrate Osteopathic Medicine (COM) Week in the community. This year, WVSOM lectures will focus on the “mind” portion of More...

Chally Erb
By Mountain Messenger On Monday, February 29th, 2016

Trillium celebrates one of their own in next concert

Two years ago, life threw Chally Erb a curveball. Known as one who always pushed himself to physical extremes, whether as a runner, cyclist, kayaker, rafter, farmer, hunter or stilt-walking juggler, Erb did more More...

Greenbrier East’s Taylor Hardiman, #12, gets set to hurl the basketball down the court in a game against Shady Spring, Wednesday, Feb. 24, in Fairlea. Greenbrier East won the game, 67-28. (Mark Robinson photo)
By Mountain Messenger On Monday, February 29th, 2016

Lady Spartans advance to round two

By Mark Robinson The Greenbrier East Lady Spartans played the Shady Spring Tigers Wednesday evening, Feb. 24, and took home the victory, 67-28. For a few minutes at the beginning of the game it looked like it might More...

Pictured are members of the Greenbrier East High School FFA program at the Greenbrier County Commission meeting held on Tuesday in honor of FFA Week Feb. 20 to 27: Back Row: Kayelin Perry (left), Andrew Vance, Justin Viers, Savannah Honaker, John McCutcheon, Justin Massey, Erik Ford, Gillian Plaugher and Madison Jackson, along with Commissioner Hanna, Commissioner McClung and Commissioner Rose (seated).
By Mountain Messenger On Sunday, February 28th, 2016

FFA Week Recognized

Pictured are members of the Greenbrier East High School FFA program at the Greenbrier County Commission meeting held on Tuesday in honor of FFA Week Feb. 20 to 27: Back Row: Kayelin Perry (left), Andrew Vance, Justin More...