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Asheville, NC real estate for sale. Information for buyers, sellers and mountain homeowners, without pressure. Rich content for those who are far away about what it is like to live here through the generous use of media. And some nostalgia with our, "Baby Boomers' Fun Stuff", Thanks for stopping by.

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Monday, August 17, 2009

Monday: Media Day

As the guy at the feed store said this morning, the day is "gray and groggy". So, let's just engage in a little local roundup and start the week in an upbeat way.

Asheville in The Wa Po
The Washington Post had an article about Asheville this past weekend. Entilted, "Asheville, NC Has a Song in its Heart", the focus was not so much on local music as it turns out.

The overview did mention the Friday Night Drum Circle, which in just couple of years went from nuisance to the official city calendar. But the remainder dealt with Biltmore House for the most part.

Madison County on DIY Network
Something that escaped our notice was the presence of the DIY Network in our own Madison County. Courtesy of Ashevegas, we learn about a home being built there and featured by DIY in the Little Pine area of the county.

Nice country up there in Little Pine which rises from The French Broad River. It's a bit riddled with stalled subdivisions these days including some Ted Turner money from what we have heard in the past. The area could use the boost is our feeling

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Uniquely Asheville

An occasional installment of ours covering what makes our fair city the hip and eclectic place that it is.

Friday, August 14
Arts 2 People, and The Lexington Avenue Arts and Fun Festival brings us the First Annual Freaks of Asheville Calendar with a photo exhibit at at Pack Place downtown.

Ashvegas has the details for this event which is designed to "capture the power and personality of Asheville eclectic and unbridled cultural creatives.", (sic). We have previously noted Asheville's prominent place nationally as a vortex for artists and creativity.

This weekend on a shoestring, from Mountain Express.

Thursday, August 20
With the help of The Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project, also known as ASAP we have The Asheville Tomato Walk. This is a collective effort to feature the peak season of locally grown tomatoes with such things as tomato cocktails, and tomato entrees at several independent restaurants.
Every month, ASAP’s Get Local restaurant program invites diners to join farmers and chefs in celebrating a featured, local food. All eateries participating in Get Local highlight the same ingredient when it’s at its peak—and each creates their own, unique dishes.
While on the subject of "local", check out Mountain Express' Keep it Local feature, complete with coupons! Good deals from local businesses.

Saturday, September 6

The Lexington Avenue Arts and Fun Festival is a must see if you're here, really fun with a celebratory feeling. Enough said.

Saturday, September 13
Organic Fest, "Celebrating Everything Organic" takes place on Battery Park Avenue downtown from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM. The event includes live music, more than 80 vendors, arts & crafts, and stuff for kids. The event is apparently one of the largest organic festivals in the nation.

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Friday, August 07, 2009

Baby Boomers: August 7, 1955

Coming into the weekend with a significant day in baby boomer history, the birth of the transistor radio in 1955.

Our streets, beaches and backyards would never be the same after rock and roll went mobile. The sound was glorious mono, with those earphones, as opposed to headphones.

To commemorate and entertain, here are The Everly Brothers, performing the # 3 song of the year for 1960:

2 minutes and 7 seconds



Filed Under: Baby Boomer Stuff