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The Eastern and Carolina hemlocks, which represent Appalachian culture, are also a keystone contributor to the mountain forest ecology. These hemlock forests are struggling to survive the invasive hemlock wooly adelgid, which feasts only on them. The Hemlock Restoration Initiative in Asheville, North Carolina is working with partners to restore hemlocks and long-term health.
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Marc and Marianne Blazar opened a new restaurant at the Orchard Inn in Saluda, North Carolina. The cuisine is New American with an emphasis on sustainable farming, local produce and meats. The Blazars strive to reduce their carbon footprint and promote a healthier lifestyle.
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Sahar Fakhoury is a figurative artist, painter and sculptor who moved from Kuwait to Asheville, North Carolina in 1990. Creating some continuity from her childhood as a gymnast and dancer, Fakhoury’s most recent work is inspired by the human body in motion. She also sees the importance of art as a form of historical documentation.
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Marc and Colleen Wheeler, owners of Wedding Festivals, have produced bridal trade shows for more than twenty-five years, with eight annual shows in Western North Carolina. Gathering hundreds of wedding professionals and vendors in one place saves wedding planners time and energy.
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Panthertown, a Blue Ridge National Heritage Area in Jackson County, North Carolina, offers a variety of experiences for outdoor enthusiasts. Public trails have been created and maintained by the Friends of Panthertown to conserve the area and improve recreational opportunities. The nonprofit group recently purchased land sold by a private landowner to increase visitor access and protect the area from development.
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The nonprofit organization Organic Growers School started from the volunteer efforts of farmers and extension specialists who gathered in 1993 to address the need for region-specific cultivation support for farmers in Western North Carolina. Their twenty-fourth annual Spring Conference will bring people to Asheville for a weekend of classes and workshops on a range of topics related to gardening, farming, permaculture, and sustainable living.
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The artistry of great literary works, costume design and movie making comes together in Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics, a new exhibition premiering in Biltmore House. Inspired by George Vanderbilt’s love of literature, the exhibition showcases award-winning costumes from films based on favorite books in his collection. Vanderbilt amassed a library of more than twenty-thousand volumes at his North Carolina home.
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Brad and Cynthia Brasher are owners of Black-Eyed Susan Catering in Black Mountain, North Carolina. After years of hosting and cooking for backyard weddings, the Brashers turned their talents into a southern-style catering company. They strive to be a green business and compost, recycle, grow their own herbs, and use organic ingredients when possible.
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The Eastern Wood Bison, one of three subspecies of North American bison, was killed to extinction by 1825. Two trans-mountain migration routes of the eastern wood bison roughly followed the French Broad River near Asheville, North Carolina. Remnants of the old bison trails still exist today and are distinguished by deeply sunken paths with old, mature trees growing from high embankments.
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The art of mosaics stretches back over five-thousand years and its appeal is as strong in modern times as ever. Some of the world’s best mosaic instructors are at Linda Pannullo Mosaics and Workshops in Asheville, North Carolina. This article profiles six of those instructors, highlighting each of their styles, techniques, and workshops.
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The Asheville Area Arts Council will present Cyan-Magenta-Yellow-Black, a new exhibit at The Refinery Creator Space. The exhibit showcases mixed media from a group of young artists based in Asheville who use color and light immersion inspired by the color-printing model known as CMYK. Their work explores the transition from analog to digital culture, and how we communicate as a society.
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Wilma Dykeman’s first book, The French Broad, was published seven years before Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring. Dykeman’s book is widely credited for bringing needed attention to the polluted state of the French Broad River and its tributary, the Pigeon River. The Center for Cultural Preservation and the Wilma Dykeman Legacy will present a program honoring her work in Western North Carolina.
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Many jewelers in Asheville, North Carolina offer customized wedding ring designs that go beyond the traditional gold bands of the past. Jewelry designers can make rings to reflect a couple’s story, to incorporate family symbols, or to fulfill any creative request.
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Assemblage is a relatively young art form in which the composition is made from scraps, junk or an assortment of objects. Eco-Depot Marketplace in Asheville’s River Arts District displays the works of assemblage artists that are all categorized in some way as environmental. To qualify, the work must relate to the environment in materials, technique or subject matter.
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Living Web Farms is one of many farms and agri-businesses in Western North Carolina focused on providing practical education and inspiration to help people understand how to tend to both the land and themselves. They provide food to the hungry and teach classes in farming, food preparation, and the creation of alternative energy sources.
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