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THAT FLAVOR YOU LOVE ISN’T PUMPKIN AT ALL!

Excerpted from an article by ASAP for the Asheville Citizen-Times. “Pumpkins, the winter squashy behind the quintessential “fall flavor,” are stealing  the show right now at area farmers & tailgate markets.  But how much are pumpkins really behind the symbolic autumnal flavor, and what of it’s history?  The pumpkin flavor” ubiquitous in mainstream food culture…

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SMOKIES’ “MISSING LINK” IS NEARING COMPLETION

Excerpted from an article by Erik Schelzig for the Associated Press. “Walland, Tennesee – Efforts to extend a serpentine ridge-top road with soaring views of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park have been thwarted for decades as engineers have grappled with how to complete a 1.6-mile stretch known as the missing link.  A $35 million…

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CATCH FALL IN THE SMOKIES

Excerpted from an article by Karen Chavez for Asheville Citizen-Times “If a lifetime love affair could be adequately expressed, it would include fascination and respect, thousands of miles by air, car and foot, and a package of notes and photos delivered from the heart (and several years of exhaustive research).  Such is the affection Tim…

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HIKE NC! ROLLS OUT FALL HIKES IN WNC

Excerpted from an article by Karen Chavez for the Asheville Citizen-Times “Those who hike can’t imagine a fall without at least a few mountain hiking trips…This fall, Blue Cross and Blue Shield ofo N.C. and the NC State Parks, which is celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the state parks system, are launching Hike NC!, a…

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MORE THAN 1,500 PLANTS FOUND NOWHERE ELSE IN THE WORLD…

….BUT WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA! Here are excerpts from a recent article in the Asheville Citizen-Times by naturalist George Ellison. “Buckley’s St. John’s-Wort is one of the endemic plant species found in the southern Blue Ridge Mountains and no place else in the world… I’ve had the opportunity to spend a lot of time recently on…

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SPRING CLEANING TIPS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

Excerpted from an article by Jaymi Naciri for realtytimes… “Let’s face it….no one looks forward to spring cleaning.  The results of those efforts to dust, scrub, vacuum, empty out,. de-clutter and disinfect – definitely.  They process of getting there – nope! …what makes it better is having help.  Get the whole family involved to streamline…

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FIVE IDEAS TO GET THE MOST FROM INDOOR WINTER MARKETS

This guide to Asheville-area tailgate markets is supplied by Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project. For more WNC listings, visit http://from-here.org. “Winter farmers markets create opportunities for us to connect with local farmers and pickup produce such as potatoes, carrots, kale, salad greens and other staples all year.  For some, shopping at the winter markets is a…

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WINTER TAILGATE MARKETS IN OUR AREA

Information supplied by Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project.  For more WNC listings, visit http://from-here.org. WNC WINTER MARKETS:  (for details and additional markets, visit www.appalachiangrown.org.) Transylvania Winter Tailgate Market:  10 am – noon Saturdays, 190 E. Main Street, Brevard.  Visit TransylvaniaFarmersMarket.com. Asheville City Market:  10 am – noon Saturdays, Asheville Masonic Temple, 80 Broadway, Asheville, beginning January…

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OSKAR BLUES CANS WATER TO HELP VICTIMS OF FLOOD…

Excerpted from an article by Beth Walton for Asheville Citizen-Times Brevard, NC – “In an effort to help those in need, Oskar Blues Brewery canned up water, not beer, for a city in Michigan. In response to the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, the popular brewery partnered with the Ball Corporation and the CAN’d Aid…

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SOME TOASTS TO THE NEW YEAR….2016!

The Connestee Falls Real Estate Team all join in hopes that this holiday was a great one for you and your family.  To help usher in the New Year with a festive spirit, here are a few New Year’s Toasts as compiled by Paul Dickson – who has written a book about toasts. Happy New…

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