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Gina GreeneNelkie

Working with Bridgette Shuler, while I was out of state, was fantastic! She was prompt and in constant contact with me regarding the process of buying our new home in Connestee. Her knowledge of the area was the most valuable asses, as she is from here and has children like I do. Can’t thank her…

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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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ROUNDABOUTS MEANT TO EASE PISGAH FOREST TRAFFIC

Source:  Mark Barrett/Asheville Citizen-Times/USA Today Network Be on alert, Brevard/Transylvania County Citizens!  Something is finally going to be done about the traffic at the Pisgah Forest stoplight!!!  YAY!!!  (And everyone who hails from New Jersey will get to take a little trip down memory lane….or should I say, circle?) PISGAH FOREST — People headed to…

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PROTECT POLLINATORS! GO EASY ON THE FALL GARDEN CLEANUP!

  Source:  Dean Fosdick/Associated Press/Asheville Citizen-Times Time to rake up the yard, deadhead the perennials and till the vegetable garden?  NOT SO FAST!!¨ Popular opinion is swinging toward letting things stay just as they are through winter — decayed and drab, but serviceable. Displaying a messy yard may not win any good-neighbor awards, but entomologists…

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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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BUILDING COLORFUL AUTUMN LANDSCAPES

Source:  Debbie Green/Guest Columnist/Asheville Citizen-Times ¨As the leaves turn and leaf-peepers arrive, we tend to focus on autumn leaves as the source of natural beauty in the fall.  But why look only to the trees? There are many plants and shurbs that can make your garden — and our towns in WNC  – beautiful throughout…

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HOW DO STORMS LIKE FLORENCE GET NAMED?

Hurricane Florence Source:  Angelia L. Davis/ USA Today Network/South Carolina ¨The World Meteorological Organization, an international committee based in Switzerland, assigns names to tropical storms with a sustained wind of 39 miles per hour.  The main purpose of naming a tropical cyclone or hurricane is (so)  people (can) easily understand and remember the  tropical cyclone…

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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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MAKE WAY FOR CICADAS (DAY)…and KATYDIDS (NIGHT)

Sources:  Laura and Hal Mahan/The Laurel of Asheville Magazine – August Issue – ¨The Sounds of Summer:: Insect Choruses Newcomers to our area, and very often visitors at Connestee Falls, ask:  what is that racket outside at night?? Welcome to WNC and one of it´s most noticeable harbingers of mid-to-late summer and early fall –…

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