Weekend Update 5/20


Fayetteville has been awarded the silver award from West Virginia Healthy People Healthy Places! The community plant stand is back and restocked. We have lots of fun lined up for this weekend with live music, food trucks, bike clinics, guided nature activities, farmers market and more!


Girl Gang Gettin After it with Lets Taco bout it Community Events at the Freefolk Brewery


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Group Ride Arrowhead Bike Farm


Relaxed pace, informal group ride. Everyone is welcome and nobody gets left behind!

The Community Plant Stand is restocked

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The community plant stand is back at the Fayetteville Visitor Center, help yourself while plants last. If you have any starts we would love to take them off our hands. New to this year, we have a sealed tote on the second shelf with seeds for seed swapping. Please label seeds so that we are not spreading invasive plants.

Food Truck: Twisted Sisterz

MAY 21 AT 1 PM – MAY 23 AT 1 PM

The Twisted Sisterz food truck k will be set up at The Freefolk Brewery this weekend.

The Station Dinner Menu

Dinner is back over the weekend at The Station!

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Live Music at Chimney Corner Cafe


Chimney Corner Cafe is rockin the entire weekend with LIVE MUSIC
Friday 6-9
Drew Shinheart
Saturday 6-9 Clinton Scott
Sunday 3-6
Randy Gilkey

Friday, May 21

Archibald Johnson LIVE at Freefolk Brewery


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Saturday, May 22

Paul Nelson at The Freefolk Brewery


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Local favorite Paul Nelson plays a selection of jazz/bossa nova standards on his archtop Benedetto bravo.

Fayette County Farmers Market

Wiseman Ave. Courthouse Parking Lot beside Court House


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Reiki Level 1 & 2 Practitioner Training Course

102 E. Mapel Ave Fayetteville


Reiki is a Japanese energy healing technique that promotes healing and is ancient in technique. Reiki is a way to manage symptoms and improve your general well-being. Through energy life force, the Reiki Practitioner is able to stimulate the body’s natural healing abilities while you lay there relaxed and comfortable.Benefits of Reiki include; relieves pain, anxiety, fatigue, treats depression, boosts mood, relaxes muscles, clears toxins, increases immune response, promotes sleep and balances your energy…. just to name a few.The Reiki Training Center of West Virginia offers not just Reiki treatments and massage, but also offers courses from Level 1 Reiki Practitioner all the way to becoming a Reiki Master.These courses are to certify students in becoming Level 1 & Level 2 Reiki Practitioners and teaches you how to become successful and starting yup your own thriving Reiki practice.
Class is
*Saturday May 22nd 8:30am-6:30pm and
*Sunday May 23rd 8:30am-6:30pm
Cost is $250.00 per class and you can choose to take level 1 now and complete level 2 at a later date if needed. However, it is encouraged to take both courses together for various reasons. If taken together the cost is 400$ for both level 1 & level 2.
A 50$ deposit is required and then you will receive your training manual in the mail to begin preparations for the course.
Payments can be mailed, or paid over the phone. Payment arrangements are also available if needed.
*A light breakfast and snacks will be provided or if you choose, you can go out for lunch, or bring your own. A fridge and microwave are available. We will be breaking for lunch from 12:30-1:30.Email thereikitrainingcenterofwv@gmail.com
Website thereikitrainingcenterofwv.com
Phone 304-640-3956Please email, message or call with any questions!Additional:
20 hours of CEU’s through NCBTMB.org are also available with this course completion to any LMT healthcare professional. Just please notify us prior to taking the course.Namaste & many blessings to you!
~Regina Pino-Bell RM, PTA, LMT

Youth Mountain Bike Camps Arrowhead Bike Farm 12-17 years


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Calling all youth mountain bikers! The Arrowhead Bike Farm is excited to announce it’s NEW Youth Mountain Bike Camps! These camps will increase the amount of fun and skill your rider has on a mountain bike. We will work through ways to be more stable on your bike, have more control while shredding, ways to get those wheels off the ground, and many more skills based on group interest! Our professionally trained and certified instructors will provide individual feedback to each of the riders in a fun, enthusiastic and confidence-building way. In addition to our great instructors, we keep group sizes small to provide the largest amount of personal instruction possible.This camp goes way beyond working on skills in a field! We will be covering a lot of ground on the Arrowhead Mountain Bike Trails located in the New River Gorge National River. While on these trails, we will stop and analyze features that we come across to improve choosing the best path and how to respond to on trail features in a quickly and effectively. We encourage parents to come up and explore the farm and nearby trails. This is the best way to get some personal ride time without kids!Ages: 12-17
Skill Level: Beginner-Intermediate Riders
Required Equipment:Helmet
Hydration pack/ Water Bottles
Overnight camping supplies
Camp Includes:Bike and Helmet safety check
Trail Snacks
Instruction from professionally trained and BICP certified instructors
Fun constructed mountain bike features for focused skill instruction.
Overnight Camping for youth and adults
Important Notes: Parents/adults will be responsible for their children after 4 pm and overnight.

New River Yoga at Adventures on The Gorge Pool Desk


Spring Nature Fling Trees are Terrific

SATURDAY AT 2:30 PM EDT – 4:30 Burwood Trail

May 22, 2:30 – 4:30 pm: Trees are Terrific Hike.
WHERE: Burnwood Day Use Area picnic shelter at New River Gorge National Park and Preserve in Lansing, WV.
Hike the Burnwood Trail to discover the diversity of area tree species and how to identify these plants. Be prepared for some moderate terrain on this 1.5-mile walk.
RESERVATIONS required by May 21 (limit 20 participants): 304-465-2632 or jodi_french-burr@nps.gov.


New River Yoga at Adventures on The Gorge Pool Desk


Women’s Group Ride at Arrowhead Bike Farm


We are excited to announce our Weekly Women’s Group Ride will be on Sundays!Sundays at 5 pm, Erin Larsen and Sarah Coffey will be leading a beginner to intermediate ride for women who are looking to ride with other women, explore the Arrowhead Trails with a group, and have a good time!Meet at the Bike Farm at 5:00. The length of the ride will depend on the group but will range from 6-8 miles.




Charlie’s Pub will be hosting its first ever live stand up comedy night! New York City natives Terry McNeely (seen on Comedy Central) and Adam Gable are out on tour doing clubs around the country and have added Charlie’s Pub to their schedule. We’re definitely excited to have these guys come play our little bar and have added some West Virginia comedians to the bill as well. Andy Frampton and Seth Taylor will be in the house with their unique brands of comedy. There is no cover and we would love to see the place packed to show some love for comedy so bring your people!

Lodging Highlight: Sunny Family Home in the Heart of Fayetteville

Experience the incredible outdoor recreation of Fayetteville in this recently renovated 3br/1ba cottage located near the heart of town. Walk 2 blocks up to downtown (Secret Sandwich, Pies and Pints, gear store, Wood Iron coffee shop) or 2 blocks down to Firehouse BBQ and Maggies Pub. Or cook at home in the redone and fully equipped kitchen. 5 mins drive over the bridge to trails, rock climbing and rafting at the New River Gorge, 10 minutes the other side of town to great mountain biking!

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This house is a great basecamp for all that Fayetteville and New River Gorge have to offer.

Within a few minutes of town there is superb hiking, mountain biking, rafting, and rock climbing. There is also great fishing nearby.

The Kaymoor mine is a few minutes outside of town and is easy to navigate to the site You can continue to the bottom of the gorge on an additional staircase of 800(?) steps!

If you have some extra time, take a drive down to Nuttallburg Mine. You can hike from the rim down to the actual mine (1 mile?), or drive further 30 minutes to the site where coal was offloaded at the bottom of the gorge.

Other areas of interest include Carnifex Ferry (Civil War Battleground), Gauley Bridge, Summersville Lake, Hawk’s Nest Dam and much more.

Please enjoy the outdoor fire pit!

Fayetteville Bike Month Challenge

May 1-31

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May is National Bike Month and the Town of Fayetteville invites you to celebrate! When you ride your bike this month, you have a chance to win prizes. Here’s how to participate:1. Ride on any of the local trails below.
2. Post a picture of you from your ride to social media.
3. Use the hashtag #FayettevilleBikeMonth2021Each time you post a picture from a different trail from the list, your name will be entered to win one of these prizes:- Basic bike tune-up from New River Bikes
– Bike rental, camping, and meal from Arrowhead Bike Farm
– Drawstring bag, water bottle, and bike bell from Active Southern West VirginiaWinners announced June 1st! Join the event or follow @Town of Fayetteville, WV to see winners.*Trails*
– Arrowhead Trails (all levels)- Fayetteville Town Park (fitness trail – beginner; park loop trail – intermediate)- Hawks Nest Rail Trail (beginner)- Needles Eye Park Trails (intermediate)- Wolf Creek Park Trails (all levels)

Good News!

Fayetteville Wins Silver Award for West Virginia Healthy People Healthy Places

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Public Health, Division of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease (HPCD) today announced five communities as recipients of the Healthy People Healthy Places designation, recognizing their commitment to supporting healthy choices.  
This year’s gold-level awardees are the City of Beckley and Berkeley County. The silver-level awardee is the City of Fayetteville. Bronze-level awardees are the City of Morgantown and Putnam County. 
“These communities made a conscious effort to make West Virginia a healthier place to live, work, learn, eat, and play,” said Jessica Wright, Interim Co-Director of the Office of Community Health Systems and Health Promotion and HPCD Director. “Communities are showing a concerted effort by developing policies to address tobacco cessation and prevention, promote healthier eating, and promote physical activity. These efforts not only make our communities healthier and happier places to live, but also aim to reduce healthcare costs and build economic impact.” 


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