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27319
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Hood Tours explore Asheville’s African-American history in the areas of arts, environmentalism, and entrepreneurship. The educational experience covers both past and present African-American history with particular attention given to E.W. Pearson (1906-1946) who was a prominent historical figure in Asheville.
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27315
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Barrels used in the process of making wine, bourbon, rye whiskey, rum, and gin are being repurposed by craft brewers. Barrel aging beer adds complexity to the beer and flavors that remain in the cask from its original use. In the Asheville region, this style of beer making is becoming more popular making barrels valuable and difficult to obtain.
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27305
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Historically, bone broth was made to fight sickness. In addition to boosting the immune system, bone broth is credited with improving digestion and helping those with arthritis.
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27313
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Asheville’s Flatiron Building is a unique example of architecture and the neoclassical style designed in 1926 by Albert C. Wirth.
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36476
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Animal shelters in Buncombe County used to face a nearly inevitable consequence of killing their animals. In the past nine years, Brother Wolf’s Animal Shelter has been successful at changing this tragic trend. The collaborative efforts of local officials, humane groups, and citizen volunteers have dramatically increased the number of animals given a new lease on pet life. Illustrating the impact is statistics representing reality before and after Brother Wolf’s initiating efforts, 70 percent kill rate versus a 90 plus percent adoption rate. Also illustrating the impact is a profile of Dora, a dog rescued by and receiving medical treatment from the shelter.
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36477
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Illustrating the research-based positive emotional and psychological impact of pet ownership is pet therapy. Involving trained animals contributing to stress reduction in humans, pet therapy takes place in in facilities such as hospitals, correctional institutions, and homeless shelters. Examples of facilities offering pet therapy mentioned are Reuter Children’s Outpatient Hospital and UNC Asheville’s Peers Educating Peers and Advancing Health Program (PEPAH).
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36480
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Fontana Village’s lake is widely known as an appealing spot for fishers, boaters, hikers, and nature lovers. As for lesser-known aspect of Fontana Village, an example may be the origin of its dam. Constructed by local workers during WWII, Fontana Dam was an energy source for the secret atomic bomb mission research conducted at Oak Ridge, Tennessee.