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for The Laurel of Asheville Vol. 13 Issue 7, July 2016
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Little Pigs Bar-B-Q is Asheville’s oldest continuously operating restaurant. It has been open 53 years and stands out among Asheville’s diverse cuisine due to its simple philosophy.
Exercising an ability to be assertive, girls in grades three through eighth can learn from GOTR coaches and this non-profit organization. During ten weeks’ practice for the twice a year, end of season 5Ks, girls engage in age appropriate exercises and discussions about becoming a stand-byer, to help curb bullying on and off the track.
A remnant of the Appalachian diet is the pictured churner, used to create buttermilk. Popular before the days of refrigeration because of its superior preservation ability, buttermilk became a staple in the region as a beverage or ingredient for baked goods.
Offering a “hOMe” away from home is Oshun Mountain Sanctuary, a Queen Anne style mansion turned country inn style retreat center. The twenty-five room facility built in 1889 encouraged holistic well-being and connection with nature through activities such as lectures and lodging options of sanctuary rooms and country cottages. The nonprofit also promoted sustainability of its 41 forest acres through a partnership with Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy.
Summer camp has been redefined in the North Carolina towns of Asheville, Greensboro, and Durham through Queer Oriented Radical Days of Summer. A response to the Same Sex Marriage Amendment passed in 2012, offers a place for creative expression and community building for queer and trans youth. Activities include Safe Sex and Consent and music lessons, as well as traditional summer camp activities like canoeing and nature walks.