Lewisburg, WV Real Estate News

By Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate
  On Lewisburg's First Friday of the Month Celebration, the Greenbrier Valley Theatre (GVT) in Lewisburg, West Virginia has some exciting events for this first October weekend. First, not to be outdone by Hollywood's Sidewalk Hall of Fame, the GVT's "Celebration of Stars" will be on Friday, October 2, at 5:30 pm., with the unveiling of five new Sidewalk Stars in front of GVT.  The recipients are Roger and LewAnne Cerasoli, Jeannine Y. Francis, Paul and Ann Moran, Barbara Nissman, and Betty S. and Bruce Randles.   A reception follows this event. Second, on Friday evening, October 2 at 8:00 pm - the local rock and blues group "Sweety" will be performing. The band members include Christine Campbell, Bill Clapham, Virgil Kelly, Ben Hunt, and Philip McLaughlin.  Admission is $10 at the door...
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By Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate
The HospiceCare's Upcoming Fundraising Event --- the 11th Annual "Toast to Hospice" --  will be on Friday, November 6, 2009.  This event will take place at The Alumni Center of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, Lewisburg, West Virginia. There is an admission fee of $50.00 per person. This fundraising event will start at 7:00 pm with wine tasting and hors d'oeuvres with an auction of fine wines and other select items to follow.  For those patients without insurance the agency receives funds through community donations and fundraising events, such as the wine auction, that help offset the cost of care. HospiceCare programs include care for the terminally ill that are provided in the patients' homes, assisted living and nursing home facilities, inpatient units in hospitals...
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By Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate
  As of August 1, 2009, Thomas H. Johnson became the new owner and broker for Coldwell Banker Stuart and Watts in Lewisburg, West Virginia.  Tom has 17 years experience in real estate as a sales associate, Associate Broker, and Managing Broker.  He retired from the West Virginia State Police with 25 years of service.  Tom holds a Masters Degree from Marshall University.  He is a lifetime resident of Greenbrier County and lives in Lewisburg.  His wife, Terri, is also a real estate agent .  Tom and Terri have one married daughter, Cheri, and are also foster parents.  Tom was awarded the 2006 International Diamond Society of Coldwell Banker, and the 2007 and 2008 International President's Circle.  Tom is an easy-going person and is a well-liked person. Because of his experience, loyalty, ...
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      The Greenbrier Valley Theatre’s production of “SUDS” opened this past week.  I had the opportunity to see SUDS:  The Rocking 60’s Musical Soap Opera.   The music and performances were great.   Sara DelBeato, Maria Maloney, Lourelene Snedeker, and Michael Sharp star in Greenbrier Valley Theatre’s production of SUDS: The Rocking 60’s Musical Soap Opera.  SUDS was written by Steve Gundersen, Bryan Scott and Melinda Gild; directed by Cathey Sawyer, and musically directed by Jeremy Fenn-Smith.    SUDS takes a trip back to the 1960's with Cindy on her birthday upset because her boyfriend breaks up with her. One song leads to another as Cindy, with the help of her guardian angels, tries to find true love in the laundromat.  Featuring over 50 of the era's greatest hits including “A Little...
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By Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate
 On Lewisburg's First Friday, September 4, from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm., the Cooper Gallery is hosting an artist reception for Max Hayslette.   Max Hayslette is a former West Virginian.  He was born in Rupert in 1930.  He had his first art show at the age of 16 in Rainelle, West Virginia.  This year, Mr. Hayslette celebrates his 80th birthday.   Max Hayslette completed his studies at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1952, where he studed with Alexander Archipenko and Egon Weiner.  He considers himself a romantic artist, one who seeks to give his work a warm and gentle, spiritual quality. His dreamy landscapes evoke sentiments of warmth, comfort and familiarity as they transport the viewer to numerous exotic destinations in the far corners of the world.    Max Hayslette is very versatile i...
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By Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate
I had a closing on Thursday, August 6, which I would not be able to attend as I was having surgery at the UVA Hospital in Charlottesville, VA.  The selling agent was from my office, and had informed me everything was ready and not to worry. The following week I found out that there was a BIG problem.  The lender for this loan, Taylor, Bean and Whittaker, a national mortgage lending company, had to cease all origination operations effective immediatetly, and would not be able to close or fund any mortgage loans currently pending in its pipeline.  Dianne Beale, Assistant VP, Mortgage Lending at the First National Bank was providing the VA lender.  She had received word Tuesday, August 4th, about Taylor, Bean and Whitaker and our closing was to be on August 6th.             This could hav...
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By Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate
Jackie Nanney has been in the jewelry business for 32 years.  She started a jewelry business in 1977 to 1998 in Covington, Virginia, and sold this business to her brother.  In 1998, she opened a jewelry business in Lewisburg, West Virginia called the Lewisburg Diamond and Gold.       Lewisburg Diamond and Gold is a family-owned and operated business.  Jackie's husband is a jeweler.  Her son is a watchmaker, as well as a jeweler.  Even though her daughter graduated in sports medicine, she is working and learning the jewelry business.  Pictured right is Jackie Nanney and a patron buying a watch. The following is a list of what you can find while shopping at the Lewisburg Diamond and Gold: Watches-Rolex, Omega, Raymond Weil, Whittnauer, Citizen and Bulova. High end silver with 18 karat gol...
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By Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate
Blackwell's Restaurantis located in the Elks Country Club in Lewisburg, West Virginia. We have eaten at Blackwell's many times, and still think that it is one of the best hidden gems in Lewisburg.  Blackwell's has the very best food and atmosphere in the Greenbrier Valley.  Sitting inside or outside on the deck, patrons have the views of the golf course and the mountains.  The restaurant is opened to the public.                  The owners are Tim and LeeAnn Rodgers.  Tim is a Five-Star Chef.  They have been the proprietors since 2006.  Tim and LeeAnn met while working at the Greenbrier Resort.  Tim was a chef and LeeAnn was attending the Chef's School.   Years later they opened Blackwell's Restaurant and business has been very prosperous for them. Besides the great food, and service, ...
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By Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate
  Antiques and collectibles can be found at The Very Thing, located in Lewisburg, West Virginia, just off the I64 exit.        The Very Thing offers a wonderful opportunity to see many unique and diverse selections of items.  Stop by and browse the 75 vendor booths, with a wide range of goods including antiques, books, collectibles, vintage clothing, furniture, Greenbrier Hotel items, and gifts.    I've shopped at The Very Thing for myself and for my family.  My biggest purchase was a 12 place setting of the Greenbrier dishes, as well as the Greenbrier china that has the letter "G" monogrammed on each piece.  Why buy china with a monogrammed "G"? ... my last name is Gaujot....I thought the dishes would work great...and I might add the china makes a beautiful table.   Never thought I wou...
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By Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate
  Pinnacle Subdivision in Lewisburg, West Virginia, is the newest development in the heart of the Greenbrier Valley. This development is only two miles from Greenbrier County courthouse, historic downtown Lewisburg, and close to schools. Lewisburg is the county seat of Greenbrier County. The Pinnacle Subdivision nestled in the peaceful mountains of southern West Virginia,  is located on 150 acres with beautiful views of rolling fields.  Phase 1 is now opened and there are 18 lots available.  Acreage for lots are from .72 acres to 2.39 acres.  Price range is from $50,000 to $125,000. All lots will have city water and sewer, natural gas, and underground utilities.  All currently available lots have been paved.  Besides the 18 lots for sale in this phase, there are two houses for sale in t...
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By Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate
      Greenbrier Pines Subdivision, Lewisburg, WV In 2004, my husband and I were in West Virginia attending my nephews wedding. Afterward, he suggested we drive to Lewisburg and checkout the area for a possible retirement area.  Well, I fell in love with this quaint historical town.  We found land for sale in the Greenbrier Pines Subdivision, about a mile from the town of Lewisburg.  We purchased two lots and built our retirement home. Greenbrier Pines is a superb residential neighborhood and one of  Lewisburg's finest subdivisions.  Greenbrier Pines is situated on 50 acres, and within the city limits of Lewisburg.  One of the things that I liked about this subdivision is the underground utilities.  Homeowner's association dues are $100.  Elementary school is less than a mile. Plus, the...
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By Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate
  A delightful evening with friends started with dinner at the Stardust Cafe and later a play at the Greenbrier Valley Theatre.  We had tickets for the play "Sherlock Holmes, The Final Adventure." by Steven Dietz. If you are going to the Greenbrier Valley Theatre, the Stardust Café is the place to dine since it is right across the street from the theatre.  The Stardust Cafe is fine dining and a casual atmosphere with lots of character and charm.  When you walk in there is a large glass case full of yummy delicious desserts.  The desserts are made by a local baker, Hall Hitzig, known as the Crazy Baker.  Makes you want to skip the meal and go right to dessert.  Elizabeth Destiny is the owner of the Stardust Café, which use to be a meat market.  Elizabeth, everyone calls her Destiny, has ...
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By Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate
  It was a beautiful day for the Greenbrier County Board of Realtors annual picnic and golf tour today. Some Realtors took the afternoon off to golf, eat, and socialize.   The golfers started their game at 2:00 pm, and the picnic started at 5:30 pm.  Everyone brought a covered dish and the Board provided the meat and drinks.  This event was held at the Elks Country Club in Lewisburg, West Virginia.    Congratulations to Nancy Sartor, Active Realty, the winner of the Door prize.... six months paid MLS Dues.  Also, Marie Goodwin, Greenbrier Real Estate, won the big item on the Silent Auction...she receives a one year paid Board dues.                   My covered dish was Vidallia Onion Dip, and I was asked for the recipe........So, here it is..........  Vidalia Onion Dip 1 C. Hellman's Ma...
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By Keith Shaver, Full Time Agent, that never stops moving!
(Stuart & Watts Real Estate)
I don't know about you but food always seems to make everyone excited. When you talk to someone about somewhere that has got great food and service to boot, you can't help but get excited! I was so glad to hear that there was a contest to see what the "unique places to dine" in West Virginia. It seems that we have a few local establishments that have made the list. Everyone in Lewisburg has experienced "Jims Drive-In" on Rt. 60, just out of downtown Lewisburg. With curb service you get to eat right in your car. If you are lucky enough to be there on a good day you can use the tables placed outside the parking area. They offer great subs, barbecue sandwiches, and don't forget the incredible English hot dogs! Jims Drive-In was #48 on the list for 101 unique places to dine in West Virginia...
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By Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate
   Lewisburg, West Virginia, is known for its fine art.  If a native, or just visiting, the one stop you should put on your list of places to visit is the Cooper Gallery.  On First Fridays of each month, the Gallery is open until 9:00 pm., as is most of the town. On Lewisburg's First Friday, July 3, the Cooper Gallery gave an artist reception for Mark Cline.  His paintings are about the exaggeration of color, as well as the substitutions of colors that may share equal value in the light spectrum.  Mark's paintings are also about texture, both real and implied.  His most recent body of work has been done with a palette knife.  The event was a huge success with some of his art being sold at the reception. Special artist events are scheduled throughout year at the gallery, and are so enjoy...
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By Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate
Since July 4th real estate for me has been somewhat of a whirlwind. Here's a summation of the whirlwind..... On Saturday, July 4th, I wrote a contract for a sweet 65 year old lady.  She wanted to buy this mini farm in Crawley, WV, that I have listed.  I informed her that there would be a lot of maintenance for this property, and may be too much for her to handle.  But, she said the Lord would be helping her.  The contract was contingent on her selling her South Carolina property.  BTW, like most sweet old ladies....she will talk your ear off..and she did....It took three hours to write this contract...... Well, needless to say, I was really concerned about this contract, and her living by herself out in the country, and trying to maintain the property.  Sunday - My sweet little lady cal...
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By Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate
My husband informed me about an article that was written about our small, historic town, Lewisburg, WV.  So I searched the Washington Post and found the article, "Lewisburg, WV Offers Rich History and Small Town Treasures"....By John M. ThompsonSpecial to The Washington Post Monday, June 22, 2009; 4:00 PMThe last time I was in Lewisburg, W.Va., was about seven years ago; we stopped at the Wal-Mart off the interstate to get rain boots for the kids. Then somewhere along the way I heard that Lewisburg is one of those small American towns that have kept their early-20th-century charm while spiffing up enough to give 21st-century visitors a reason to stop over for a night or two. In other words, the town has become an attraction in itself.Where to Go, What to Do in Lewisburg, W.Va.Tucked in ...
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By Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate
HospiceCare's Lewisburg Office  moved to a new location (223 Maplewood Avenue), and had their Grand Opening and Business After Hours on Thursday, June 25, 2009.  The new location is on Route 219 South in Fairlea, WV, across from the Greenbrier Valley Medical Center.  Pictured from the left are Dr. Jay Baker and Dr. Thomas Mann, Medical Directors; Carol Hartley, Board President; and, Larry Robertson, Executive Director.           Attendees had a chance to preview the new headquarters and enjoy a picnic outside on the lawn.   The event was catered by R.J.'s Total Package, Beckley, WV.               Music was provided by violinist Dr Rachel Johnson, D.O., who  is in Family Practice at the Robert C. Byrd Clinic in Lewisburg, WV.  She resides in Alderson, WV.  She refers to her violin as her...
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