We want to highlight some of the positive things going down in town this week to bring a smile to your face. Thank you to all the essential folks and helpers who are serving on the front lines and supporting our community!
West Virginia Hero’s of 2020
Jay Young with Adventures on The Gorge has started the West Virginia Heroes of 2020 Series showcasing the helpers, heroes and volunteers who are stepping up in the midst of the global pandemic to make their communities better places and to ease our path in these difficult times. In this episode, Libby Campbell talks about a years-long effort to mobilize a corps of volunteers. Thanks for all you do for our community Libby Campbell!
Mayor Norman Daily Updates
Mayor Norman (the cat) at Maggie’s Pub is certainly spreading positivity to the community by posting his daily antics (courtesy of Josh Gray) during this business shutdown. Norman has many many admirers and Josh is helping him deal with the social distancing and we are all here for it. Check Maggie’s Pub on Facebook to follow Norman’s daily log. Here is an update. Norman’a log has inspired some to donate to the New River Humane Society. Donations have reached $450!
Fayetteville Puts Up Flags To Honor Veterans
Volunteers Make Fayetteville Shine
Fayetteville Is Hosting Towns First Drive In Concert
Visit Fayetteville is excited to host Fayetteville’s first Drive In Concert! The Station and The Grove WV have teamed up to present the Drive-In Concert Series. The shows will be held at The Station’s parking lot in Fayetteville, WV. Each ticket holder will be designated a parking spot that adheres to social distancing guidelines set by the state of WV. Ticket holders will be given a link with their purchase that will connect them with the live streamed audio. Plug your mobile device into your car stereo for the audio, and watch all the action from the stage.
Minimum of two ticket holders per car. Kids 12 and under free.
Please purchase all tickets under one transaction if possible.
Due to parking restraints, no cars are allowed to leave the lot until the show is over.
The Company Stores are a modern rock band from Charleston, WV. Their 2017 sophomore album, Little Lights, recorded at Echo Mountain Studio with Grammy winning producer Julian Dreyer, has been getting phenomenal reviews, and is being spun all over the U.S. and Canada. Described by Skope Magazine as being led by “Soulful, sultry vocals, a funky horn section, and a gritty backbeat”, the band “links Appalachian folk influences with a progressive, electronic sound that isn’t afraid to break boundaries” and “explores the vastness of rock and all it has to offer.”
Groundhog Gravy were lucky enough to cross paths in Fayetteville, West Virginia. It was due to the white-water this particular Appalachian area provides, these musicians were brought together. This “white-water capital of the world” allowed one passion in each member’s life to lead to another passion – music. What had started off as acoustic, beatnik, grass-funkin’ on the front porch of the “Bungahole” (guide camp), has evolved into an electric, groove filled, rock and roll band with deep funk fusion, blues roots, and a splash of dub that blend together in a way that astonishes listeners. One cannot help but tap their feet, sway their shoulders, bob their head and let themselves dissolve into the music.
Please abide by all West Virginia state open container and alcohol laws and regulations.
Fayetteville Farmers Market Opening Day
This is the opening weekend for the Fayetteville Farmers Market located in The Station Parking lot by the Fayetteville Visitor Center. The Market kicks off this Saturday from 8am to 12:30pm.
Active Southern WV Celebrates Bike Month
May is Bike Month and Active Southern WV invites you to celebrate by participating in the Active SWV Bike Month Photo Contest.
1 – Private message your images to our facebook page along with a description, your name, and mailing address.
2 – We will have a panel of judges select the winners and announce by sharing the bike entry gallery at the end of May. *By sending your photos, you agree to having them reposted by Active SWV.
3 – Each photo submission earns an entry into the contest.
4 – Winners will receive an Active SWV prize bag with bike goodies.
Show us why you love to bike southern West Virginia!
Bike Month is sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling and encourage more folks to giving biking a try.
MoveYourWay #BikeMonth #ActiveSWV
Twisted Gypsy’s Open By Appointment Only
Twisted Gypsy’s will be operating by APPOINTMENT ONLY for the time being.
Customers can message or call to set up an appt. MONDAYS – SATURDAYS…11-5.
Also, ALL CLOTHING IS 20% OFF!!!
(Excluding clothing already marked down).
🔥PLEASE WATCH FACEBOOK PAGE FOR SALE POST!🔥
We do ship, as well!!!
Active Southern West Virginia is redirecting funding and collecting additional donations to support feeding programs across the state during Covid-19 They are collecting funds that support programs in four counties including Fayette County and the Coda Mountain Academy . A local resident Jenna Grayson is also selling pepperoni rolls as a fundraiser to support this program.
Mountain Surf Paddle Sports Opening Plans
May Opening plan: Beginning May 22nd,MSPS will begin “no-contact” rentals.
At this time MSPS wants to be here to help our immediate community stay active and get outdoors in a responsible way.
To get a “no-contact” rental:
- Call us at 304-785-4108 to schedule a pick up time. Please call at least the day before you wish to rent. Same day rentals are not guaranteed.
- Go to our website www.mtnsurfps.com to pay, fill out waiver, and rental agreement. (You can pay in cash if you have exact change)
- Come to our office/home location in Fayetteville – We will not be operating out of Water Stone Outdoors at this time (we will give our address when you make the appointment).
Measures being taken to ensure your safety:
- All of our boards, paddles, and pfds, and straps will be sanitized before you pick them up. Once sanitized no one will be touching them until you pick them up.
- We will have a drop off area you will place the boards, paddles, pfds, and straps where we will wash and sanitize them.
- We can do everything else online to ensure no contact.
Looking for ways to support MSPS?
- We are a Red Paddle Co Paddleboard dealer, so if you are in the market for a new Paddleboard please consider buying local though us! Check out their award winning boards at www.redpaddleco.com we also have a 10%Off special right now on boards!
- We have gift cards available for purchase on our website
- We will have Tank Tops and Hats for sale in the next few weeks, stay posted!
Future opening plans: Estimated date: June 1st (this date is subject to change as we continue to assess the situation and regulations).
- Rentals up to a broader audience with the same no contact platform.
- Small group tours (6 or less) – We feel we could remain socially distant on the water with groups of 6 or less.
New River Humane Society Seeks Creative Volunteers to Help Build Animal Enrichment Equipment
We have need of some creative and handy folks who can help design and build some Canine Enrichment Equipment for our play yard, and a Catio area for our kitties!! The pictures below are some examples of what we’d love to see our animals have at the shelter, but certainly we’re open to bigger and better suggestions!!If you or someone you know would like to help us, please send us a PM so we can get to work!! And if you’d like to contribute to help us pay for the supplies and equipment, we’d welcome that too!
New River Yoga Studio Is Open
The Yoga studio is open and we have a few changes to our schedule.
The classes on the schedule are
•Monday 7pm All Levels with Candace Evans at the studio
•Tuesday 5:30pm Gentle Beginners through Zoom with Geoffrey Heeter
•Wednesday 9am High Fitness with Sarah Edwards at the studio.
•Wednesday 5pm Yoga for Athletes through Zoom with Janet.
•Thursday 6pm Yoga with Aimee Rist through Zoom.
•Friday Noon Happy Hour Yoga with Lila Marie Thomas at the studio.
•Friday 6:30pm Hip Hop with Ebony Charlette at the studio.
•Sunday 9:30am Soulful Flow with Candace at the studio.
Each class has a 5 person limit. You have to register before class. You need to log onto the MINDBODY app to reserve your spot.
Lafayette Flats Updated Food Guide
Our friends at Lafayette Flats have put together this handy carry out food guide. To stay up to date with menu links and hours click the link to download the guide directly from their site. https://static.showit.co/file/bCS-AJZmTxSjQzUfnrdXnw/89232/food_flier-_pandemic.pdf
Food Truck Highlight: RiverChick Farm Food Truck
Riverchick Farm Food Truck is a local food truck serving coconut ice cream and crepes with locally sourced farm ingredients. You can also visit a few new farm babies on the this week.
Share Your Good News
If you have good news you want to share, we want to hear it. Thanks for delivering on the good news. #fayettevillewvstrong