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HOUSEPLANTS FOR THE HORTICULTURALLY IMPAIRED

SOURCE:  Lee Reich/Associated Press/Asheville Citizen-Times Here are some excerpts from an interesting recent article in our local Asheville paper – of interest to those who, perhaps, can kill a houseplant by just looking at it! “Hints of inpending spring weather might stir a desire to grow plants, even in people not usually drawn in that…

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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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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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ASHEVILLE, TRANSYLVANIA FARMERS’ MARKETS LIVELY!

Excerpted from an article by  ASAP/Asheville Citizen-Times “The Transylvania Farmers Market is unique among tailgate markets in the region — it stays open all year long outside in the same location.  This means that vendors are  out in the elements each Saturday.  So weather determines whether all the vendors are able to make it to…

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HELPING AGING PARENTS/RELATIVES TO DE-CLUTTER…

SOURCE:  Excerpted from article by Patricia Lee/Houzz/realtytimes.com “When the child is the one charged with helping parents downsize, these guidelines can smooth the process.  Many seniors eventually need to downsize to a smaller space, whether to a retirement community, a nursing facility or a room in a family member’s home. If you’re the person faced…

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ORGANIZERS OFFER TIPS FOR OLD PHOTOS

Excerpted from Associated Press/Asheville Citizen Times “Take a survey of your home, and consider all the spots where you have old photos….baby pictures in albums in the living room, vacation snaps in tattered envelopes tucked into a bookshelf, milestone moments in old frames, and older relatives’ fading photos in dusty boxes in the basement or…

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OVERWHELMED BY SUMMER’S PRODUCE CHOICES? HERE’S A PLAN…

Excerpted from an article in the Asheville Citizen-Times – ASAP “The height of summer at farmers’ markets can be dizzying for a shopper.  So may colors, shapes, sizes, varieties, choices! The list literally ranges from A to Z – apples, beans, beets, cabbage, carrots, celery, collards, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, fennel, flowers, garlic, kale,  kohlrabi, okra,…

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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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PREPARING HOME FOR WINTER FOR PEOPLE WITH MOBILITY ISSUES

Excerpted from an article by Connie Adair for realtytimes.com “It’s the time of year when people winter-proof their homes — caulking, adding insulation, checking roofs, gutters and downspouts, putting lawn tools away and brings snow blowers and shovels out of storage.  However , people with mobility issues need to take extra precautions when preparing for…

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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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