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Wednesday, October 27th was my oldest brother's birthday...he turned 77 years old! It was a fun-filled day. Two of my sisters and their husbands drove to Tennessee for a birthday luncheon. Later that evening we had a small birthday party with friends. Dan had a great day and I was happy to share this special day with him. I recently wrote a post on "My Brother and RLS" and him not eating any dairy products. The carrot cake in the photo was made by his friend Misti Kilgore. There (15 comments)
The Greenbrier Annual Antique Show starts today and continues through October 31, 2010. Access to the floor exhibits and sale for the next few days are: Daily pass: $10 per person 3-day pass (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) $15 per person Opening Night Welcome and Preview Party was last night.... Thursday, October 28, and was a big success. I attended this event, and had a great time visiting each of the booths, taking photos, enjoying the Greenbrier's delicious food, and meeting folks from Pennsylvania, Florida, Maryland, Virginia, and New York.
Time is running out to save big on a Snowshoe Mountain 2010-2011 Season Pass. The early season savings expires on Saturday, October 30th! Get yours today and save up to 15%. A Snowshoe Season Pass not only grants you unlimited access to Snowshoe's three areas, 244 acres of skiable terrain, and the most snow in the region, but it gets you exclusive discounts on resort lodging and lift tickets at other Intrawest resorts--the leading resorts in North America! This year on October 5, 6 and 15 it snowed on the mountain and Opening Day is scheduled for November (6 comments)
The Greenbrier Antiques Weekend Opening Night Welcome and Preview Party is on Thursday, October 28 and will honor the late Barry Weber, renowned antique jewelry appraiser. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center, West Virginia’s most comprehensive cancer treatment, research and education facility.
The Antique Weekend starts October 28 and goes through October 31, 2010
The Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center offers a multidisciplinary team approach and state-of-the-art technologies and treatments, the latest clinical trials, and a variety of education and prevention outreach programs. Operated by WVU Hospitals, the Cancer (6 comments)
Greenbrier Valley Theatre (GVT) presents "Nevermore"
GVT will present “Nevermore” on October 29th and 30th. The mystery surrounding Edgar Allen Poe’s death and his final days are the inspiration behind this enthralling and deeply human musical. In a dream-like manner, “Nevermore” is a biographical sketch that uses the author’s own words to examine his relationships with the women in his life, revealing the emotional life that helped create one of America’s literary giants.
It’s October, 1849; Poe is ill, frequently drunk, and close to death. In his extended dream he suffers the visions of his young (5 comments)
This is a great post to read by Anna "Banana" Kruchten about her series on her book Anna Banana's First Time Home Buyers Book! Links to other series are located at the bottom of her post. Comments are disabled, please go to the original post to leave comments.
Via Anna 'Banana' Kruchten, Phoenix Property Shoppe 602-380-4886: Phoenix First Time Home Buyer Coffee Shop Talk with Anna Banana! Part 3 It's time for the FUN part! And I know you're excited for this one, so let's get right to it: looking at homes! This process has always been one of (0 comments)
Halloween Events this weekend in Greenbrier County, WV
Ghost Tours of Historic Lewisburg Enjoy a candlelight walking tour of haunted homes and sites in the Lewisburg Historic District. Tours take place on Friday and Saturday evenings in October. The two-hour tour departs at 8:00 PM nightly from The General Lewis Inn located at 301 East Washington Street, Lewisburg, WV. Cost is $20 per person, Children 7 and under free. Reservations recommended. For more information, contact 304-256-TOUR (8687).
6th Annual Haunted House Get ready for Halloween with (10 comments)
Lewisburg's First Friday is November 5, Visit Bella The Corner Gourmet
November 5th is the date for the next First Friday After Five in Lewisburg, West Virginia. Bring your family and friends and enjoy live music, art, food and fun in Historic Downtown Lewisburg on its tradition of First Fridays after Five! The event is free to the public.
Shops, galleries and restaurants in downtown Lewisburg stay open until 9:00 PM serving complimentary refreshments and entertainment during Frist Fridays. Shopping for the holidays or just enjoying the autumn evening will be fun for (4 comments)
This Halloween Take a Walk Through Haunted Woods at The Second Creek Haunted Trail
The Second Creek Haunted Trail
Event Date: October 29 and 30, 2010
Event Time: 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Event Location: Highland Park Road in Second Creek
Description: Almost a mile long trek through Haunted woods, then a hayride back to the start. The woods are lit only with candles with lots of monsters hiding in wait.
Costs: $5 for adults and $3, for children (Children under 5 years old (7 comments)
Tamarack and the World's Longest Pink Ribbon Scarf - 10/21/10 10:06 PM
Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia comprises a warmly decorated retail store, working studios for resident artisans, a fine art gallery, a theater, and A Taste of West Virginia food court, managed by The Greenbrier. Tamarack is located off of I-77, Beckley, West Virginia, and welcomes half a million visitors annually as a one-stop shop for West Virginia culture, heritage, handcrafts, fine art, regional cuisine and music. Tamarack is how you will see and treasure West Virginia. For the month of October, Tamarack knitted two events together — literally. American Craft Week began on October 1, the day that also ushered (23 comments)
Greenbrier East High School will present Jonathan Larson's TICK TICK BOOM! on November 1 and 3 at the Eastern Greenbrier Middle School.
Curtain is at 7:00 PM
Cast members include Micah Spiece Eric Graves Katie Fullen. Sam Yates, Director. TICK TICK BOOM! will be the GEHS entry at the WV Theatre Conference in Charleston. The musical, by the creator of RENT, tells the story of a promising composer turning 30 in 1990.
Admission is free, but donations at the door will be greatly appreciated. The GEHS theatre entry last year took (6 comments)
This is a great post by Sherilyn Cervantes, about getting personal with our clients....and is worth reading. Comments are disabled, please go to the original post and leave your comments. Thanks,
Via Sherilyn Cervantes, Serving Boulder, Larimer & Weld Counties, CO (ERA Herman Group Real Estate ): In a world where short sales and foreclosures dominate a good portion of the homes for sale, we are continually faced with talking with prospective Sellers facing the loss of their home. Sure, its easy to justify to them that short sale is a far better choice than foreclosure and credit recovery is (0 comments)
This post is written by Tish Lloyd and is excellent advice for all sellers. Pricing your house right in the beginning is the key and the chances of selling are dramatically increased. Comments disabled, please go to the original post to leave a comment.
Via Tish Lloyd Real Estate Agent Wrightsville Beach, NC (Prudential Laney Real Estate 910.547.1446): I was recently asked, "How can I get the most money for my house?" Now, this is not a new question for REALTORS® and frankly, the answer is not a new one either. "Curb Appeal, Staging and PRICING IT RIGHT!" Not the "magic potion" (0 comments)
Eat at Arby's Today and Help Support the Greenbrier Valley Theatre Please support the Greenbrier Valley Theatre today, October 19, by going to Arby's in Lewisburg for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The owners of Arby's, the Ream's brothers, (Ream Interests, Inc.) are donating 100% of the income made today to the Greenbrier Valley Theatre. So come out and support your local Greenbrier Valley Theatre by inviting your family and friends to enjoy the delicious food at Arby's! See you there! Arby's 512 Jefferson Street Lewisburg, WV 24901 (304) 647-4498
When I went to the laundry room to start a load of clothes in the washer today, I remembered there was a contest going on about What's Under the Sink, proof that I can blog about anything.
So, I looked under the sink in the laundry room. You guessed it, I found Tide, bleach, woolite, and some other cleaning supplies. Nothing exciting, but glad to see I had Tide to do my laundry, and woolite to wash my sweaters. While separating the clothes, I started thinking of what we as real estate agents wear to work each day, (10 comments)
This OCTOBER has 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays, all in one month.
It happens once in 823 years. These are considered money bags months, so perhaps the real estate market will pick up. Below is a look at the Market trends for Greenbrier County and Lewisburg, WV for the month of September, 2010 and 2009.
Greenbrier County Market Trends for September, 2010
Greenbrier County Market Trends for September, 2009
A Unique Shopping Experience at the Greenbrier's Art Colony, Part 8, Christie's Signature Art
At Christie's Signature Art, you will find Michael Christie, an artist in residence, at the Greenbrier's Art Colony. Michael's studio has been at the Greenbrier since 2007. His ability to capture the essence of his subjects offers a gift that is twofold; it sparks an emotional connection to the viewer and is what drives Michael to create. His unguarded perspectives accentuate the spirituality he sees in everyday life. Michael aspires to translate the eloquence of language into the visual poetry of painting. He finds comfort (5 comments)
The 26th annual Taste of Our Town (TOOT) festival took place Saturday, October 9, 2010 from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM. TOOT is a benefit for Carnegie Hall and is held every year in downtown Lewisburg. Literally thousands of residents and visitors from across the region converge to gather on the streets of historic downtown Lewisburg to sample delicacies from local restaurants, civic clubs and organizations. It was a very warm day, lots of fun and games for the kids, as well as lots of food for everyone. Check out the video below...........
A Unique Shopping Experience at the Greenbrier's Art Colony, Part 7, The Pottery
While exploring the Arts Colony at the Greenbrier you will have the pleasure of seeing the work of master potter, Tracy Brent Howard at the Pottery. Terri Howard's welcoming demeanor and desire to share Tracy's art with you will add an education about pottery to an already enjoyable experience.
The Pottery opened in 2005 at The Greenbrier. The Howard's also have a studio in White Sulphur Springs were the pottery is made. When Tracy Brent Howard was three and four years old his mother would watch (7 comments)
A Perfect Way to Bling in the Fall is to attend the BBQ Fundraiser for the Greenbrier Valley Theatre.
The "Boots and Bling" benefit at the home of John and Elizabeth Arbuckle in Lewisburg, WV Sunday, October 17 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Route 219N, the Maplewood Farm
Grab your boots and don your rhinestones for this great new event! This down-home evening will feature live music by Half Bad Bluegrass Band, beer and wine, and some delicious BBQ. Tickets are $50 per person. Order tickets online, or call GVT at 304-645-383. Pick (8 comments)
A Unique Shopping Experience at the Greenbrier's Art Colony, Part 6, Studio 40, Art-to-Wear and Fine American Crafts
Mary Chappell, a textiles artist from Virginia, moved to West Virginia in 1980 to open a gallery at the Greenbrier's Art Colony. She now resides in Lewisburg, WV and has been at the Greenbrier for 30 years.
"My mission has always been to link talented artists with an educated and admiring public. I have been involved with the retail sale of handcrafted goods since 1976, when a friend and I opened a (11 comments)
The Greenbrier’s Restaurant, Prime 44 West, Unveils Private Label Trefethen NBA legend and West Virginia native Jerry West today unveiled the Prime 44 West private label wine selection, a Trefethen Cabernet Sauvignon produced in California 's Napa Valley for The Greenbrier. The wine was selected by the West family in a blind tasting and is now featured on the Prime 44 West wine list and available for purchase at the resort.
“We love Trefethen wines and think this Cabernet Sauvignon is the perfect compliment to the Snake River Wagyu Tenderloin, Milk Fed Veal Chop, Colorado (7 comments)
The 26th annual Taste of Our Towns (TOOT) festival will take place Saturday, October 9, 2010 from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m TOOT is a benfit for Carnegie Hall and is held every year in downtown Lewisburg. Literally thousands of residents and visitors from across the region converge to gather on the streets of historic downtown Lewisburg to sample delicacies from local restaurants, civic clubs and organizations.
If I am lucky enough to get there early, I usually buy one of my favorites, (14 comments)
My husband and I spent Sunday afternoon with friends down near Talcott, West Virginia, which is about an hour from our home. Our friend has a log cabin and had invited some friends over for a shrimp boil. The day was cool about 54 degrees and a fire was going strong when we arrived, as well as the party. While sitting around drinking, eating and laughing I looked over the door and saw the below sign....I just had to take this photo.....what a hoot!
While out showing houses with my clients, we saw a fawn in the nearby woods. The client goes over and the young deer starts licking his hand for a good five minutes. I had plenty of time to get my camera and snap a few photos.
We then go into the house and when we came out the fawn was in the yard waiting for us. He continued to pet the small deer until we were ready to go. The poor thing was so skinny and must have been hungry and we had nothing to feed him. Seems (14 comments)
Puzzle Maker, Bill Thompson, at the Gibson's Gallery at the Greenbrier's Art Colony
When you enter Gibson's Gallery and go upstairs to the production area, in the corner you will find Bill Thompson, the Puzzle Maker, busy making a new and different puzzle.
Bill Thompson is 87 years old and has been making puzzles for 18 years at the Greenbrier. The puzzles are made out of copper and soldered with silver. He has ten puzzles in his collection. His best-seller, The Heart Puzzle, is relatively simple but will amaze and mystify any audience. (12 comments)
Fine Jewelry Studio at the Gibson's Gallery located at the Greenbrier's Art Colony
This is a continuation of a previous post on the Gibson's Gallery, one of the shops at the Greenbrier's Art Colony. The Fine Jewelry Studio is located in the production area in the back of the main showroom of Gibson's.
Marty Schaerer has been making jewelry for over forty years and has been a rock and gem lover her whole life. She started picking up Petoskey stones in Michigan with her grandmother when she was just a child. She knew she (7 comments)
Author Bio: Rebecca Gaujot is a licensed REALTOR® with over 20 years of experience helping home buyers and home sellers successfully navigate through a real estate transaction in Lewisburg, White Sulphur Springs, Fairlea, Caldwell,WV and other areas of the Greenbrier County since 2007.
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