Christmas is for . . .

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From my earliest childhood memories, I can remember the anticipation of Christmas. From writing a list from the Sears catalog that was two pages long, to having fresh fruit, especially oranges and tangerines, to eating soft peppermint sticks. The smell of pecan and pumpkin pies, turkey cooking and, for me, collards. I also could not… Read More

A Day in Asheville – From the Eyes of Someone New to the Area

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Enjoy the Moments! Have you heard the lyrics from the song by Air Supply? Through the eyes of a child there is joy there is laughter, There is hope, there is trust, a chance to shape the future For the lessons of life, there is no better teacher Than the look in the eyes of… Read More

Christi Friesen Polymer Clay Artist Offers Weekend Workshops in Black Mountain!

Christi Friesen Photo

The Blue Ridge Polymer Clay Guild is proud to be sponsoring a workshop with Christi Friesen at the Carver Center in Black Mountain on Saturday, December 3rd and Sunday, December 4th from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. There will be two classes offered and you can sign up for either day or both days for… Read More

Bele Chere 2011 Festival in Asheville NC – Fun Things to Do In Asheville NC July 29th – July 31st

Poster for Bele Chere Festival in Asheville 2011

This time of year is full of lots of wonderful things to do in Asheville, but Bele Cher brings people from all around to enjoy our festival.   What is Bele Chere do you ask?  From Wikipedia the definition is: “Bele Chere is an annual music and arts street festival held in Asheville, North Carolina…. Read More

July 4th in Asheville NC Area – So Many Things . . . So Little Time!

Fireworks for Fourth of July

What to do, What to do? It’s a four day weekend for most people or at least a three day weekend. It holds so much excitement to have a few days off. Oh, how to make the best of it.  It depends on what you most like to do. First off, let’s start with the… Read More

Why Asheville?

Shepard Dog Pastel Drawing by Sandra LoCastro

Most of you might not know but I am definitely from North Carolina, a true southern girl. I grew up along the eastern part of the state from Greenville, Farmville, Ayden and a small time in Wilmington. I love the outer banks of North Carolina better than any beach I have ever been to. So… Read More

Have You Been Served?

Statue of Lady serving up towels

How many times have you been at a restaurant of any establishment which has someone to perform a service and you have either been impressed or not?  While at a friend’s home I saw this statue and it made me think about service. I have heard over the past few years that we need to go back to… Read More