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GENUINE LEATHER? REAL WOOD? HOW TO READ FURNITURE LABELS

SOURCE:  Katherine Roth for Associated Press/Asheville Citizen-Times “Americans spend billions on furniture, but they’re often not getting what they paid for.  A big part of the problem is misleading labels, experts say. Terms like “genuine leather” and “real wood,” which seem straightforward enough, can be industry code words for composite materials.  And once items arrive…

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HERE’S WHY YOUR REFRIGERATOR SMELLS BAD…

SOURCE:  Jonathan Chan for reviewed.com/Asheville Citizen-Times “You know what game I never want to play?  Find That Smell.  It never ends well, especially when the smell is coming from your fridge.  I’ve spent years working in an appliance lab, and I’ve seen some fridge disasters in my day. THE STINK OF MICROBES…The long and short…

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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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DuPont WILDFLOWERS & WATERFALLS INSPIRE A BOOK

SOURCE:  Excerpted from an article by Matt McGregor for Transylvania Times We clipped this article as something of local interest, and then filed it for some reason.  The news is a year old, appearing in our local paper on July 20, 2017 — but it will still be of interested to nature lovers in our…

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WHERE DID ACTUAL ¨THREE BILLBOARDS¨ FROM FILM END UP?

Source:  Excerpted from John Boyle´s ¨Answer Man¨ column/Asheville Citizen-Times ¨Question:  With the movie ¨Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri¨ being such a big hit, I´m wondering what happened to the actual three billboards?  Are they still around? Answer:  So this one is pretty humorous, although the movie is about a deadly serious subject.Frances McDormand, puts them…

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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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