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WHICH BIRDS WILL SING SPRING SONGS IN WNC?

Source:  George Ellison/Nature Journal/Asheville Citizen – Times ¨The birding season has just about arrived…yards  will soon be filled with calls and songs.  Some of the singers, like song sparrows, Carolina chickadees, tufted titmice, cardinals, towhees and Carolina wrens – are permanent residents of WNC that will breed right here.  Others – like the white-throated sparrows…

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WANT TO AVOID THE FLU WHILE FLYING? TRY A WINDOW SEAT!

SOURCE:  Mike Stobbe for AP/Asheville Citizen-Times “Worried about catching a cold or the flu on an airplane?  Get a window seat, and don’t leave it until the flight is over….That’s what some experts have been saying for years, and it’s perhaps the best advice coming out of a new attempt to determine the risks of…

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WHERE TO FIND THE EARLIEST WILDFLOWERS

SOURCE:  Excerpted from article by George Ellison for Asheville Citizen Times “There are fundamental concepts associated with every aspect of the natural world that help us understand and appreciate it more fully.  Let’s take a look at three as they apply to wildflowers…. PRINCIPLE OF VERTICALITY:  The Appalachian system as a whole reaches its greatest…

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SPRING IS HERE! FARMERS MARKETS WILL SOON FOLLOW!

SOURCE:  Tailgate Market Report/ASAP/Asheville Citizen Times “Spring is here!  This past Tuesday marked the first day of the season, and that means we’re thinking about the up-coming outdoor farmers tailgate market openings!” ABOUT TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY FARMER’S MARKET/BREVARD, NC:  The Transylvania Farmers’ Market has over 50 vendors offering fresh, locally-grown produce, meat, poultry, eggs, honey cheese,…

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2018 ASSAULT ON THE CAROLINAS RACE – BREVARD, NC

INFORMATION SOURCE:   www.assaultonthecarolinas.com CONNESTEE FALLS REALTY IS PROUD TO SPONSOR THE 2018 ASSAULT ON THE CAROLINAS RACE… …scheduled for Saturday, April 7, 2018! This year’s race is fully subscribed!  Brevard makes this cycling race one of the premier road cycling events in Western North Carolina – and it is as fun to come enjoy the…

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FIVE TIPS TO REFRESH YOUR HOME FOR SPRING…

SOURCE:  Excerpted from an article by realtytimes.com staff writers. “It may still be snowing in some parts of the country, but spring is almost here.  Before the flowers start budding outside, refresh the inside of your home to give your interior spaces that springtime glow. BRING THE OUTDOORS IN!  Adding fresh plants or flowers to…

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SELLERS HAVE CLOSING COSTS TOO!

SOURCE:  Benny L. Kass for realtytimes.com – excerpts NOTE:   The following list is only meant as a guide to possible closing costs.  It is  not to be taken as strict legal advice….only a “heads-up” for potential buyers.  For details about closing costs that apply in your state or jurisdiction, consult your real estate agent or…

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SEASONAL WEATHER IN WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA

SOURCE:  www.bestplaces.net – County Chambers of Commerce – Wikipedia – Other “Transylvania County, NC gets 71 inches of rain per year.  The US average is 39.  Snowfall is around 10 inches.  The average US city gets 26 inches of snow per year.  The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 91. On average, there…

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BEST RENOVATIONS FOR SMALL BATHROOMS

SOURCE:  Excerpted from article by Monica Thomas for realtytimes. “Small bathrooms, or half-baths, present unique design challenges.  You want functional storage without cramping an already tight space or a trendy design without being visually overwhelming.  Whether your goal is to make your small bath more functional for everyday use, or just more aesthetically appeal, you…

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EIGHT MUST-DO’S BEFORE YOU LIST YOUR HOUSE FOR SALE

SOURCE:  Excerpts from article by Jaymi Naciri for realtytimes. “Spring Selling Season Is On!”  If you’re considering listing your house, it’s time to get it in great shape.  You may think your home is already listing-ready, but a real estate agent may not agree.  These eight activities will help you put your best house forward.…

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