Jenna Sulecki

Jenna Sulecki isn’t from West Virginia, but she’s fallen in love with the state she now proudly calls home. So much so that she wrote and directed an education play about the state’s history called Welcome to West Virginia! You can read all about the play here. Jenna serves as the Artistic Associate and Director […]

Flavor Mutt: a small-batch bakery with a big heart 

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV Chef Chad Jones arrives at his bakery around 4AM to begin baking each day. In a week’s time, he uses hundreds of pounds of flour and makes more than 500 pieces of bread.  “Last year just exploded for us,” says Chef Chad Jones.  He and his wife, Jen, opened Flavor Mutt […]

Kiwanis Club of the Greenbrier Valley focused on serving children’s needs

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV In a time when civic organizations are in decline, there’s a new service organization in the Greenbrier Valley focused on making a positive impact with children.  Kiwanis Club of the Greenbrier Valley is a local chapter of the international Kiwanis Club. Kiwanis began in 1919 in Detroit, and now operates in […]

Courthouse Farmers’ Market opens this Saturday at RCB Clinic

PRESS RELEASE The Robert C. Byrd Clinic is thrilled to announce the return of the Courthouse Farmers’ Market for the 2024 season! The popular market will kick off on Saturday, April 20th, and will run every Saturday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm throughout the growing season. “We are honored to once again host the […]

Susan Syner & Mary Baldwin

“If you want to get something done, ask a busy person.” Few tandems are as busy as Susan Syner and Mary Baldwin. They are active business leaders in multiple ventures including The Briergarten, one of downtown Lewisburg’s newest hot spots. And these busy ladies know how to get things done. Their latest project is the […]

Amy’s Market: Come for the food, stay for a sweet

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV After 24 years in the industry, including 14 years as an executive pastry chef, Amy Mills was ready for a change.  “I didn’t get to interact with customers directly, so I never got to actually see if they enjoyed what I made for them,” she says. “So I decided to open […]

‘Love Child’: A toy store for kids of all ages, especially grandmas

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV Ten years ago, Siobhan Winters was working for Deva Wagner at Wolf Creek Gallery, a staple of the downtown shopping scene in Lewisburg.  “Grandmas were my best customers,” Siobhan confesses. “I’d plop down in the floor and get them whatever shoes they wanted to try on. Older women don’t get the […]

‘Villains Comics’ uses nostalgia to build human connections

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV Downtown Lewisburg has it all–delicious dining, boutiques, fine art, and now a new comic shop.  Over the years, a couple of other comic shops opened their doors to customers, which residents remember fondly. But Villain’s has a few things working in its favor this time around.  “The influx of more people […]

Blue Raven Tattoo offers family-friendly experience

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV Jon Adams started giving tattoos in 1987 with a machine he built himself. It was built from a tape deck motor, toothbrush, guitar string, and components of a ballpoint pen. Now, he and his wife, Jessica, have opened a state-of-the-art tattoo studio just north of Lewisburg called Blue Raven Tattoo. And […]

The Shanghai Parade, where past & present get weird

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV Every New Year’s Day at noon, a crowd of several thousand people line the streets of Lewisburg, WV, for the weirdest tradition in America’s Coolest Small Town–the Shanghai Parade. What is the Shanghai Parade? It’s a free for all. A place where pop culture and rural America collide in a kaleidoscope […]