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Hands On! Children’s Museum

Want to explore the place where LEARNING comes into PLAY? Hands On!, the children’s museum located on Main Street in Downtown Hendersonville, is just the place. Hands On! provides educational exhibits and programs for children ages 1 – 10, and is a great way for families to spend the day together in a fun and affordable environment. There is so much to do at Hands On! Museum. As you walk in the front doors, you are immediately captured by the mountain exibit where children can roam up and down the mountain, and there are spots to play in the water. Just the...

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Rocky’s Hot Chicken Shack – Not the Average Bird

Flaming chicken, soul food and greetings by the chicken man! That’s what you get when you pay a visit to Rocky’s Hot Chicken Shack in Arden, North Carolina! Get your taste buds ready for the hottest intensity you can take and the kitchen at Rocky’s Hot Chicken Shack will make it to order every time. We have to warn you though, the flaming intensity in the spice may last a long time tantalizing on your tongue! The heat just doesn’t stop! Those of you who like milder or no sauce at all, there are options for you too. Rocky’s Hot...

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4th of July Celebrations around Asheville – Free Events

Asheville The Asheville Downtown Association will host the Ingles Independence Day Celebration at Pack Square Park. The all-day party (noon to 10 p.m.) includes the Ultimate Air Dogs competition, bounce houses, kids activities, the Splashville fountains and live music. Pets, bicycles and coolers are not allowed, but picnics are encouraged. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. Free. ashevilledowntown.org Black Mountain The town of Montreat hosts its annual Independence Day parade at 10:30 a.m., while Black Mountain’s family fun and fireworks begin at 7 p.m. blackmountain.org Brevard The town of Brevard holds its annual 4th of July Festival with an arts...

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Vortex Tours and Spiritual Renewal | DeAnne Live

Mystery Of The Mountains The Earth has long been this humanity’s vibrational mirror. At no other time in our history as a species has the Earth Mother offered the invitation and potential that she does now to the human family. All of her vortices around the world, known and unknown, are activating. Her chakras and light body are cleansing, restructuring and rebalancing as she moves into a new position in the Cosmos and we have the opportunity to move with her in a synchronized attunement of expansion. We are evolving with our Beloved Gaia to a new consciousness and...

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A Brewery Dream In Progress

We spoke with Nathan Woods, who is the Head Brewer at Naked Yeti Brewing, an Asheville brewery dream in the making. Here is what he said: “We are hoping to become an established craft brewery in the next couple years. Our goal aside from making great beer is to join beer, friends, and adventure together. We are still working on a business plan and trying to nail down the perfect recipes. It may be a couple years before we are operational. We started brewing a little over a year ago and have taken off from there. Spending most of our time and...

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Katuah Market – The Grocery Story

We recently corresponded with John Swann, the CEO of Katuah Market, and found out some great information about this new Asheville Grocery Store in the community. What is Katuah Market? Katuah Market is a full-service natural food grocery store located in the Biltmore Village area of South Asheville, NC. Katuah Market combines an offering of best-of-market local, natural, and organic foods with the convenience and service of a traditional corner grocery store. Our full-service Deli features hot and cold food and soup bars, and a wide selection of grab & go foods, and our Café has a full coffee/beverage bar,...

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Asheville Cider at Urban Orchard

We had not really gotten on the cider wagon. Living in Asheville nowadays, you gravitate to craft beer for the most part. And rightly so. After Beer City USA happened, the craft drinking scene in our community was embedded in our hearts and souls, which led to our mouths and down our throats. Along with that, comes their cousin cider! After reading a recent article about the Top 25 Restaurants in Asheville, and seeing how Urban Orchard Cider Company made this list; we had to go again. Not only that, but when the Asheville Foodie page on Facebook tagged the...

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Jennifer Lopez in Hendersonville, North Carolina

Sweets for the sweet of course, so J.Lo had to stop by Kilwin’s Chocolates in Hendersonville North Carolina to get some! It’s the perfect spot to satisfy any sweet tooth. Here she is pictured with several of the great employees at this location. Kilwin’s also has a location in Downtown Asheville NC. Source: Blog – Ask Asheville | Asheville, North...

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50 Things to Do in Asheville

If you’re looking for things to do in Asheville, then consider this list your primer to the many activities available in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Whether you’re a first-time visitor, or perhaps well acquainted with the flare of this Southern Appalachia getaway, here are 50 ideas to help you see, do, and explore the best Asheville has to offer.   #1 Downtown Asheville – You feel it the moment you begin strolling through Asheville’s vibrant city center – it’s an unmistakable mountain vibe that has beckoned visitors to this region time and again. Lining the streets of this walkable neighborhood you’ll find a wide...

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Asheville author Amy Reed debuts “Unforgivable” novel

There are always two sides to a story. In her new young adult novel “Unforgivable,” Asheville author Amy Reed delves into the flipside of a story she began with last year’s “Invincible,” which centered on Evie, a teen who overcomes cancer only to fall into addiction. Reed will launch “Unforgivable” at Malaprop’s on May 11 as part of a three-author YA panel. “Invincible” ended with a cliffhanger, which is where “Unforgivable” picks up. But instead of revolving around Evie, it’s narrated by Marcus, the boy Evie’s family believes led her into a spiral of self-destructive behavior. But all is not as...

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Popular Appalachian Trail film returns to Asheville

Back by standing-room-only popular demand, Asheville filmmaker Chris Gallaway will bring back another screening of his award winning documentary, “The Long Start to the Journey,” which premiered in Asheville last year to sold out shows. Gallaway and his wife, Sunshine, have been busy since last year – they just welcomed their first baby in January. Congrats! Now they’re hitting the film circuit again, but want to make sure all of Asheville – which is home to oodles of Appalachian Trail thru-hikers – the chance to see the movie. The scenic, yet sometimes brutal and tragic film details Gallaway’s 2013...

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Dining review: Gypsy Queen Cuisine

  If your experience with Gypsy Queen Cuisine involved chasing a falafel-packing food truck around town for a fix, you’ll be happy to know that you can stop running. That’s because, in the original Nona Mia location off Patton Avenue, Gypsy Queen has opened up a brick-and-mortar restaurant for its popular Eastern Mediterranean fare. The food truck still roams the streets, but on a recent Thursday evening I gave up the chase and headed for the West Asheville eatery. The inside of the restaurant is small, but feels open and airy due to the high ceilings. The walls are a vibrant...

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Emmylou, Daughtry among stars at Biltmore summer shows

Americana stars Emmylou Harris and Mary Chapin Carpenter are among the artists booked for the 20th annual Biltmore concert series in 2016, the estate has announced. Four shows are booked for the South Terrace Lawn this year, with tickets going on sale May 18. Prices have not been announced. The acts booked include a double bill with Harris and Carpenter, an ’80s night headlined by Rick Springfield, a Christian rock show with Casting Crowns and Jeremy Camp, plus a solo show from rock band Daughtry. Biltmore had also discussed a concert with the band Boston, which has also pulled out of shows...

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Wicked Weed Funkatorium Brewery Tours

Enjoy a tour of the Funkatorium, the Southeast’s only Sour and Wild dedicated tasting room and barrel house. Learn about the unique processes of this niche style of beer while viewing the 600+ barrels currently aging beer. Tours of this facility offer an in depth look into the precise practices of fermenting ales with wild yeasts and bacteria, while allowing guests to taste some of the most unique beers the craft has to offer. Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled tour or you risk loosing your spot to walk ups.Guests participating in tasting must be 21 with valid...

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Brewery Tours « Pisgah Brewing

Our free brewery tours are Saturdays at 3:15pm.You do not need to make a reservation… Please arrive 5 minutes early and bring identification if you wish to sample the beer~For special groups, please call or email us for scheduling and pricing – info@pisgahbrewing.com – (828) 669 0190. Cheers! Source: Brewery Tours « Pisgah...

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Matt Damon Explains Why He’s Moving to Asheville, North Carolina – Daily News 11

  ASHEVILLE, North Carolina – In a big surprise to everyone in Los Angeles, Hollywood actor Matt Damon reveals in a new interview that he is moving to the Asheville, North Carolina area. He tells the magazine that he is “tired of the L.A. lifestyle” and is looking for a big change in life.“I’m just tired of the L.A. lifestyle and the fake people, honestly, and I feel like, at this point in my life, I’d rather just live in a place full of real, genuine people. I’ve been to Asheville a few times over the years and the...

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Carolina Mountain Cheese Fest highlights a local industry

Pre-Cheese Fest tasting seriesThe Cheese Store of Asheville, Oskar Blues Brewery, Noble Cider and 5 Walnut Wine Bar — all sponsors of the Carolina Mountain Cheese Fest — have collaborated to plan a series of tastings in the weeks preceding the festival, with 50 percent of ticket sales from each event benefiting the WNC Cheese Trail. A beer-and-cheese pairing hosted by Oskar Blues took place on April 1, but there’s still time to participate in tastings at 5 Walnut and Noble Cider. Tickets for each event are $20 per person and include educational presentations and tastings of four locally made cheeses paired with...

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Three-week event is inspired by the artists of Black Mountain College

Three-week event is inspired by the artists of Black Mountain College Artist and educator Josef Albers, a prominent teacher at Black Mountain College from 1933-49, would sometimes announce to his students at breakfast that the normal program of classes and activities would be suspended. Mary Brett Daniels, a student at the influential school, told researcher Robert Sunley that those breaks (known as interludes) were “a community response to this build-up of intensity.” She explained in a 1997 interview, “It was understood — again by custom, not by rule — that people would do something of their own devising, perhaps...

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Gov. McCrory’s Message on Legislation to Protect Privacy of NC Citizens

“Hi, I’m North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory.“In the 50 plus years since I’ve lived in North Carolina I’ve learned that the people of North Carolina love each other and they respect their differences. Even when those differences conflict with their beliefs and values.“Time and time again I’ve witnessed the people of North Carolina put aside their disagreements and come together to accommodate and work out solutions, while still respecting each other’s beliefs and values.“I’ve also witnessed politicians who have exploited differences and divided our people. Instead of living up to the North Carolina tradition of respecting those with whom...

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Sunny Point Cafe in Asheville

This West Asheville eatery has received a lot of national attention in past year’s. Everyone from Fodor’s to Southern Living have touted the amazing breakfast this place serves up. Their food is so good that people will gladly stand outside in the rain while waiting for a table. What to order: Their Huevos Rancheros was a finalist in Good Morning America’s Best Breakfast in America competition. It comes with savory black bean cakes, Snow Creek chorizo sausage, feta cheese, roasted tomatillo salsa, and herb tossed red skin spuds topped with two free range eggs any style, cilantro crema, and...

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