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WNC TO ADD OUTDOOR JOBS AND $10 MILLION TO ECONOMY

Source:  Karen Chavez/Asheville Citizen-Times/USA Today Network ¨ASHEVILLE¨ – Picture this, WNC!!  The image of Mt. Mitchell or Looking Glass Falls, or the best mountain biking trail in Pisgah, with the words ¨Made In WNC¨, denoting the outdoor jacket, hiking shorts, bike, backpack or gear that everybody wants to have? The reality of Asheville and WNC…

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WNC´S BEST APPLES NOW AT TAILGATES & FARMERS´ MARKETS

Source:  Courtesy of ASAP/Special to Asheville Citizen-Times/USA Today Network ¨The adage goes, ¨an apple a day keeps the doctor away,¨ and according to some studies, for some ailments, this can hold true.  But does it apply to all apples equally, and what about apple cider and apple cider donuts? Farms across our region have apples…

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A CLIFF NAMED AFTER BONAS, THE HUNTING DOG

Bonas Defeat Gorge Source:  George Ellison/Nature Journal/Asheville Citizen Times ¨My first dog – part something, part something else – was named Rascal.  He was my buddy from the time I was in grade school.  Other dogs have followed….As of now Elizabeth and I maintain three shorthairs:  Woodrow, named for the character Woodrow Call in Larry…

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CONNESTEE FALLS – GENERAL MANAGER´S CORNER

Source:  Connestee Falls News/A publication of Connestee Falls Property Owners Association – October 2018 Here below are excerpts taken from the latest quarterly Newsletter.  I hope to follow up from now on each quarter with excerpts from the Connestee Falls News to keep everyone informed of developments and activities on a regular basis. By:   Jim…

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DUPONT STATE FOREST FESTIVAL LAUNCHES NEXT WEEKEND

Triple Falls at DuPont Recreational State Forest Source:  Transylvania Times/Brevard, NC/Monday, September 10, 2018 ¨On National Public Lands Day — Saturday , September 22 — Friends of DuPont Forest will launch the first ever DuPont Forest Festival, an event celebrating the adventure, wildness and beauty of DuPont State Recreational Forest.  Nearly 80 activities have been…

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WORLD EQUESTRIAN GAMES – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Source:  Karen Chavez/Asheville Citizen-Times/USA Today Network.  Today at the Tryon International Event Center, nearly half a million people are expected to flood the tiny town (of Tryon)  in Polk County. WEG is the pinnacle of equestrian events in the world this year — the games take place very four years in the middle of the…

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4 HIKES THAT MAKE ASHEVILLE ONE OF TOP 5 HIKING SPOTS IN US

Above image from Pinterest – Moore Cove Trail, Pisgah National Forest, Brevard, NC Source:  Karen Chavez/Asheville Citizen-Times/USA Today Network ¨ Those of us who live in the Western NC mountains have always had the smug suspicion that our hiking is superior to just about anywhere else in the country.  Now we have some data —…

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WHAT DO YOU DO FOR FUN AT CONNESTEE??

Source:  Connestee Falls Friday Flyers Well, in answer to that question….just about everything! When you come into Connestee Falls, at any of the three gates, you will find a letter box filled with flyers.  There will be a new one in there each week of the year, listing activities, dates of meetings, community goings-on in…

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WNC FESTIVAL UPDATE…

Source:  Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine As promised earlier in the season, here are a few more interesting festivals happening around Western NC as summer winds down into fall. — RIVERFEST — Asheville, NC — August 18::  Party on the banks of the French Broad River with local tunes and brews, all for a good cause…

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LADYBUG, LADYBUG, WHERE HAVE YOU GONE?

  Source:  ASAP/Special to Asheville Citizen-Times/USA Today Network ¨Ladybug, Ladybug, fly away  home!  Your house is on fire, and your children will burn!¨  Eek! I remember these first few lines of a childhood rhyme I used to recite.  It´s every bit as creepy as many of the other fairy tales and childrens’ verses (Mother Goose…

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