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Mountain bogs in Western North Carolina are unique water-bound landscapes home to a variety of carnivorous plants, such as the mountain sweet pitcher plant, purple pitcher plant, and green pitcher plants. The Nature Conservancy and United States Fish and Wildlife Service are working to protect and restore bog areas from development and invasive species.
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The Southern Highland Craft Guild, a network of artists and mountain craftspeople, opened an exhibition called, “Roots in the Guild: Nine Women Artists Today” at the Folk Art Center in Asheville. The nine artists joined the Guild in the 1970s when styles and designs were transitioning from traditional to modern and contemporary in craft.
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Diane S. Dean is a painter in Hendersonville, North Carolina who values the people part of doing her art above all else. She loves interacting with people at art festivals, and her extroverted personality lends itself well to working closely with clients to create commissioned pieces. Most of her acrylic paintings are of natural landscapes and flowers.
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The towns of Sylva and Dillsboro in Jackson County, North Carolina offer unique experiences for day trippers. The towns are shopping destinations for antiques, arts and crafts, and fly fishing equipment. Hiking, rafting and kayaking are just some of the outdoor activities for nature-lovers.
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The third book in the best-selling Serafina Book Series by author Robert Beatty will be released nationwide on July 4, 2017. The story is set at the Biltmore Estate and in the mountains of Western North Carolina, and adapted as a Disney-Hyperion mystery-thriller film series. This month, Beatty will give a reading of the opening chapters in his hometown of Asheville.
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Hendersonville will offer an outdoor art gallery experience through the 2017 ArtScape Banner Project, reproducing selected work from local artists onto forty banners that will hang throughout the downtown area for a year. ArtScape will include a wide range of styles, media and subject matter, with both two-dimensional and three-dimensional work represented.
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Every year the Blue Ridge Horticultural Association hosts the Growing in the Mountains Spring Plant Sale. A variety of people come to the sale to buy local products, and to talk about plants and gardening. Local nurseries and growers attest to the importance of maintaining a close-knit community.
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Homeland Park is a neighborhood of historic log cabins and an eclectic mix of residents in Asheville, North Carolina. Originally developed as a mountain resort in the 1930s, Homeland Park was renovated and transformed into a vibrant community.
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The Music Foundation of Western North Carolina presents its Fifth Annual World Masterwork Series Benefit Concert, The 3B’s, in September. The performance is an unprecedented and technically challenging three-piano concert. Three pianists will be accompanied by the Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra.
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Late last year the Party Rock wildfire raged thousands of acres in the Hickory Nut Gorge and led to the evacuation of Chimney Rock. In its aftermath, the Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy is working to address concerns about the health of the forest and raise awareness about the effects of wildfire. A citizen science program is also being created to help gather data in affected areas.
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Chuck and Jeannie Blethen own the Blue Ridge Vineyard in Madison County, North Carolina. They have years of experience in organic viticulture, specializing in the growing of Katuah muscadine grapes. The Blethens believe grape production may be one piece in a complex solution to helping farmers diversify from tobacco and moving mountain agriculture forward.
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More people are beginning to understand the importance of local, organic food, but few know how to confront the large corporate retail chains that control what is on grocery store shelves. Local Organic Y’All is a North Carolina-based independent food advocacy group that aims to increase access to locally grown, organic food by engaging with mainstream supermarkets and wholesalers in the state.
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The Kilmstra family owns a farm in Polk County, North Carolina, which specializes in pastured pork and free-range broilers and layers. Relatively new to farming and to the state, the Kilmstras have received support from Patrick McLendon and his nonprofit organization Growing Rural Opportunities. McLendon will put on the inaugural GRO Fest to promote Kilmstra’s farm and local food.
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Warblers are often considered the gems of North American bird life and over forty species pass through Western North Carolina during the year. As these songbirds begin migration in April, there are many opportunities to observe and learn about warblers around Asheville. Regular events and walks are held by the Audubon Society, Ventures Birding Tours and other local birders.
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Land protection and conservation are topics that come to mind this time of year when we celebrate Earth Day. Eight professionals from the private and public sectors talk about natural resource issues in Western North Carolina, their outlook for the future, and the best action items for concerned citizens.
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