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29846
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Mountain Springs Cabins is a secluded get-away in Candler, North Carolina, where visitors receive a relaxed vacation in which both nature and nurture play leading roles. Deaf since childhood, Sara Peltier created and ran the cabin rental business for twenty-four years. Her daughter, Kate King, continues Peltier’s legacy and plans to expand the property by adding tree houses, dog accommodations, and recreation areas.
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Spruce Pine Artist Debra Carpenter began to use painting as a form of self-directed therapy to cope with the death of her son in 2002. Of all the paintings displayed in her home studio for the Toe River Arts Council Tour, two are not for sale. The Scream and The Healing both represent the beginning and the ending of her grief, which continues to find its expression in portrayals of whimsical nightmarish paintings.
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A new exhibit called, Forging Futures: Studio Craft in Western North Carolina, showcases craft artisans who excel in clay, fiber, glass, metal and wood. The exhibition is sponsored by Blue Spiral 1 and the Center for Craft, Creativity and Design. Most of them well known, the artists were selected for their ability to adapt tools, techniques and ideas that transcend traditional notions of craft.
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Rebecca Kahrs is a watercolor painter and owner of the Dragonfly art gallery in Brevard, North Carolina. She paints flora and fauna of the region, and has produced several videos for people learning how to paint.
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29906
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Western North Carolina provides a wide range of choices in wedding planning. This guide highlights the region’s best wedding venues, accommodations, transportation, catering, fashion, decorations, gifts, and entertainment.
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29825
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Asheville artist Scott Mills is known for his surreal paintings of nature and animals. In an interview, Mills discusses how his work is derived from the concepts of symbiosis where different organisms work together to benefit each other.
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To improve the sustainability of its farming methods, residents of Asheville are exploring the uses of aquaponics. The technique combines aquaculture which is fish farming and hydroponics which is growing plants in water. Aquaponics is a method which uses nutrient-rich water provided by fish and their waste to help grow plants which then recycle the clean water back to the fish. Aquaponics uses 90 percent less water than traditional soil farming and prevents the damaging of soil and waterways.
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29675
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Cheryl Keefer, a studio artist in the River Arts District of Asheville, North Carolina, creates mostly plein air (outdoor) oil and watercolor landscapes of an Impressionist style. In an interview with Keefer, she discusses her earliest memories of being outside, and how her interest and talent in art developed.
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Daniel Angerstein and Gerald Schultz built their dream home in Stoney Mountain, outside Hendersonville, North Carolina. Angerstein is a pipe organ builder by trade and plays both piano and organ; Schultz is an artist and singer. Their house was designed and decorated to reflect their artistic and musical talents, and to accommodate in-house performances and events.
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Andy Cooper is an artist in Asheville, North Carolina who creates furniture and accessories from salvaged materials, such as reclaimed wood, metal and glass. Cooper describes his work as a combination of functional art and artful furnishings. Recently, Cooper joined the gallery and artist cooperative, Eco-Depot Marketplace.
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29704
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A considerable number of areas in the southern Appalachian Mountains rank at the very top nationally for their conservation value, and many of these fall within Western North Carolina’s Nantahala and Pisgah national forests. To determine the amount of protection afforded to these lands, ecologists use four factors to assess conservation importance.
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29701
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Sunnyside Inn opened in 1926 in Asheville, North Carolina, hosting distinguished guests, celebrities and dignitaries for nearly half a century. The inn was a sought-after culinary destination with an emphasis on southern hospitality and history. The historic home has been preserved and continues to live up to its legacy.
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Despite being labeled as organic and regarded as more profitable by large poultry producers, the author asserts slower growing chickens is the better breed. Benefits for standard bred heritage chickens: stronger skeletal structure, normal organ development, greater muscle mass and meat texture, and stronger immune systems. Benefits for farmers and consumers are genetic sustainability and better taste, respectively.
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36556
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Bee Branch Farm’s owner expresses a personal investment and interest in Sandy Mush’s farmland conservation efforts. Contributions of this native, ninth generation farmer and former high English teacher, include the Northwest Buncombe County Farm Heritage Trail and her farm’s production of vegetables and honey applying organic practices.