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MAGAZINE: BREVARD IN TOP 8 OUTDOORSY RETIREMENT CHOICES!

Excerpted from an article by Special to the Asheville Citizen-Times “Brevard, North Carolina, has been selected a top retirement destination by Where To Retire, a magazine geared toward helping people with retirement relocation decisions.  Brevard is profiled in a feature titled “8 Invigorating Outdoorsy Towns” in the May/June 2017 issue, available nationwide April 11. Where…

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MORE TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE EVENTS PLANNED FOR WNC!

Excerpted from an article by Karen Chavez for Asheville Citizen-Times. “It’s still five months away, but August 21 has Western North Carolina buzzing, and busy making plans. This is the date of the once-in-a-lifetime total solar eclipse, a rare astronomical event in which the Earth, moon and sun line up so that the moon completely…

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THE US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY HAILS AN EARLY SPRING…

…AND TIES IT TO CLIMATE CHANGE. Excerpted from an article for The Washington Post/Energy and Environment by Chelsea Harvey – Feb. 24, 2017 “As the nation basks in some of the warmest February weather it has seen in decades, the US Geological Survey (USGS) has been quick to point out that the early spring conditions…

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PREVENTING BIRD STRIKES ON YOUR WINDOWS

Excerpted and adapted from an article by Connie Adair for realtytimes.com In the winter in Connestee Falls, homeowners who have big windows that bring light, views and the outdoors into their homes also experience the sad event  when birds are attracted to and strike their windows.  Every year, millions of birds die when they fly…

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WINTER IN NC IS THE SEASON OF LIGHT

George Ellison, our favorite NC mountain naturalist and columnist for the Asheville Citizen Times, this season compiled lines from previous columns that in one way or another celebrate Winter:  Season of Light. “After summer’s haze and the soft tones of autumn, we’re confronted not with the gloom we tend to anticipate but with a clarity…

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CASTING CAROLINAS HOSTS “TIE ONE ON” TOURNAMENT

Excerpted from an article by Karen Chavez for Asheville Citizen/Times – “Some of the best fly fishers in the country will compete November 6 in the “Tie One On for Casting Carolinas” Davidson River Team Challenge, presented by Mission Health to benefit the 501(c)3 Casting Carolinas. The non-profit was founded in 2015 to combine fly…

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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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LEAVES: MORE TO APPRECIATE THAN COLOR

Excerpted from an article by our favorite local WNC naturalist, George Ellison, for the Asheville Citizen-Times. “Visitors from across North America and even from around the world venture here each year to see the fall colors – even in “down” years, the colors can be remarkable.  In a “peak” year, they can be astonishing.  Arthur…

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