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Local community supports annual Toys for Tots campaign

LEWISBURG, WV (WVNS) — It was another successful Toys for Tots campaign at 59News Friday, December 3, 2021. There was no shortage of donations and generosity this year. The Toys for Tots in Greenbrier County has an important campaign slogan: Every child deserves a Christmas!. Connie Brown donated toys for...
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Dear Recycle Lady: Friday, December 3

Dear Readers, Have you noticed the new recycling symbols that are beginning to appear on many products? The How2Recycle symbols are the standardized labeling system that give recycling instructions on an increasing number of products. Websites, www.How2recycle.info and www.plasticfilmrecycling.org, are both excellent sites for information about recycling metal, plastic, and paper. Most of these recycling symbols are rather small so look closely for them. They are usually found on the side or bottom of a box, package, or plastic packaging. The label above shows information about recycling METAL, as indicated by box just below the recycle symbol. Both...
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White Sulphur Springs welcomes in the Holiday Season this weekend

White Sulphur Springs will be the holiday place to be this weekend on Saturday, Dec. 4, and Sunday, Dec. 5. To start the weekend off, The Mistletoe Market will open at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning and last all day at Midland Trail Park. This market will feature many local craftsman and vendors. At 5 p.m. on Saturday evening the Annual Christmas Parade will kick off with the Greenbrier East High School marching band.
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Bethlehem Farm recognizes volunteers

Bethlehem Farm, Inc. is thanking its volunteers for their dedication, which enabled its low-income home repair program to continue serving neighbors in Summers, Monroe, and Greenbrier Counties throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. Volunteers passed safety screening protocols and served the local community this year through roof replacements, wheelchair ramp construction, floor repairs, bathroom renovations, and much more. Volunteers greatly enjoyed meeting local homeowners and building relationships through working together, sharing stories, or enjoying an outdoor lunch conversation.
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Donations Requested For Huffin' For Stuffin' Food Pantry

Greenbrier Valley Bike Club member kick off the 2021 holiday season by holding their second Annual Thanksgiving Day Huffin’ for Stuffin’ fundraising event for the Willliamsburg Food Pantry. Food items and cash donation will be collected till December 10.Any community member interested in making a contribution my contact Liz Wickline, Club President at 304-646-8287 for more information and drop off location. The post Donations Requested For Huffin' For Stuffin' Food Pantry appeared first on West Virginia Daily News.
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Health Department Drive Hopes To 'Spread The Warmth' To Those Affected By Homelessness

A warm clothes drive is seeking donations, hoping to get jackets and blankets to as many people affected by homelessness as possible this season. Amanda Eltzroth, a peer recovery support specialist with Seneca Mental Health Services and the Greenbrier County Health Department asked for any spare items the community could donate to the drive. “We’re […] The post Health Department Drive Hopes To 'Spread The Warmth' To Those Affected By Homelessness appeared first on West Virginia Daily News.
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Greenbrier County business holds Day of Giving Back

FAIRLEA, WV (WVNS) — An annual tradition of community service continued November 25, 2021 in Fairlea. After taking a year off because of the COVID-19 pandemic, When Pigs Fly Barbeque’s Annual Day of Giving Back returned in full swing to provide Thanksgiving meals to anyone in need. Manager and Co-Owner Kellen Leef said she started […]
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ARC Supports Expansion of Recovery Programs in W.Va.

A new recovery program in Greenbrier County that gives women a place to live as they work through a recovery program received a $498,024 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). is a nonprofit that opened an 11 bed facility in Greenbrier County for women recovering from substance use disorder...
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Pride Hosts Website Launch Party

Local nonprofit Greenbrier Valley Pride will be hosting its Website Launch Party and Fundraiser Nov. 20 at Cross Creek on Main in White Sulphur Springs. The party is the organization’s first official event since the successful Pride Parade and Festival June 29. Guests will be treated to local DJs, drag queens, and live music at […] The post Pride Hosts Website Launch Party appeared first on West Virginia Daily News.

Christmas spirit makes its way to Greenbrier County

LEWISBURG, WV (WVNS) — It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in downtown Lewisburg. The annual tree lighting will take place Saturday evening to kick off Christmas in Lewisburg. There will be carriage rides, holiday treats and surprise visits from Santa every Saturday until Christmas Eve. Mayor Beverly White said Christmas in Lewisburg is […]
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The Snow Queen returns this holiday season

A long standing but now dormant Ronceverte tradition will be returning this winter, as the Snow Queen Pageant will be held for the first time in 29 years. Originally held under the auspices of the Ronceverte Rotary Club to generate funds for the city’s Christmas Stocking program, the first Snow Queen Pageant was held sometime in the 1930s. Young women from each high and junior high school in the area would be nominated within their school, and then compete against one another in what amounted to a county-wide beauty pageant.
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Diversified Assessments employees protest vaccine mandate

LEWISBURG, WV (WVNS) — A national conversation over vaccine mandates made its way to Lewisburg Thursday, November 18, 2021. Employees with Diversified Assessments, a medical company in Greenbrier County, drew a picket line outside their office to protest a COVID-19 vaccine mandate announced November 10, 2021. According to documents obtained by 59News, 100 percent of […]
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GVCF Distributes Grants

The Greenbrier Valley Community Foundation awarded over $42,000 in internal grants in 2021 to eighteen organizations and educational programs in Greenbrier, Monroe, and Pocahontas counties. This figure includes only grant programs administered internally by GVCF, most of which are application based, and is not inclusive of all fund distributions and scholarships from the Community Foundation as a whole, which is nearing approximately $830,000 for the year to date. The following GVCF grants have been awarded. The GVCF Endowment Challenge, a renewed opportunity, aims to help Greenbrier County nonprofits create an endowment to provide long-term financial sustainability to the organization....
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Organ Cave CEOS meet

Organ Cave Community Educational Outreach Service (CEOS) met for their Nov. 15 meeting at Elizabeth Chapel United Methodist Church. Meeting was called to order by members pledging the American Flag. The following will serve as club officers for 2022: President, Janet Johnson; Vice President and Meditations, Cathy Queen; Secretary and...
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