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

National Camera Day – Appreciate the Beauty Around

Courtesy of: SnapKnot

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

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

Jobs in Asheville NC | Linamar Job Fair July 5 – July 6, 2011

Volvo Equipment

Asheville Is Getting a New Factory, and Jobs!  Visit the Job Fair on July 5th and 6th – Thanks to Efforts to Revitalize our Workforce from our Officials and Linamar. Linamar Corporation will host a management job fair on Tuesday, July 5, and Wednesday, July 6. The event will be held in the Haynes Building… 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

Changing of the Guards!

Spring is such a wonderful time of the year and as I look out my home office window I see new growth.  I see lovely plants and wonderful little creatures, such as ground squirrels, wild turkeys, squirrels and birds, of many different varieties.  This is the time of year when many animals have their babies. … Read More

No Material Girl Here

Red Rose

  I love the gifts in life that keep on giving. For the past few days I have had the pleasure to enjoy beautiful azaleas, rhododendron and roses. I have been able to enjoy them for years. Why? I don’t really like to get cut flowers for holidays. Yes the thought is nice and I give them to… Read More