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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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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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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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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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M. Albert

I wish I could find the perfect way to thank you for being so thoughtful in the myriad of details you handled in marketing our home. Caring is such a part of who you are that I’m sure you’re not even aware of some of the little kindness you do and what a difference they…

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Carolyn & Dean

Looking out of state for the perfect vacation home can be a challenge. It takes the right realtor-one that has the ability to listen and key in on the desires and needs of the buyer. We were fortunate to have DJ Golden as our realtor who truly selected several good choices. Initially, we were focusing…

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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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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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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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