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12 Inspiring Quotes To Carry You Into The New Year

Sometimes we all need a need a boost to get us into the groove of the new year. We've gathered 12 inspirational, uplifting, and funny quotes to get your 2014 off to a great start. Do you have a favorite quote that isn't listed below? Tell us about it in the comments!

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Make a local nonprofit SMILE when shopping online

Asheville is very conscious about shopping local and supporting our local business owners and economy. However, not everyone shops local all the time - I am sure some of our residents may not shop local at all. Many people shop online to take advantage of great discounts and savings. If you are like me, your go-to website for price comparison and purchases is Amazon.com. This holiday season, don't feel guilty about shopping online when the situation calls for it, because now even when you shop through Amazon a portion of your purchases can support a local nonprofit. 

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The Deep Dark Woods and Raising Caine at Isis Music Hall

Friday, December 6, 2013

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The Redcoats Are Coming!

1268416_473425669431761_1203475236_oThe Redcoats Are Coming! to the Asheville music scene. This rock band is the brainchild of  guitarist Bucky McCann. Joining Bucky are Sam Frame on drums, Brandon Lowery on vocals, and Lee White on bass. We got a sneak peek of what they have to offer the Asheville music scene, and rock music enthusiasts get ready as The Redcoats are sure to please your rock n' roll soul.

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Rodney Laney Performs at The Mill Room December 6th 2013

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19th, 2013 ASHEVILLE, NC – On Friday, December 6th, Rodney Laney, who has appeared on CBS’ Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, HBO, Comedy Central, BBC, and TruTV, will perform in downtown Asheville at The Mill Room for two high-quality comedy shows at 7:00pm and 9:30pm.

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Asheville Candle Company

Have you ever walked down the streets of Asheville on a crisp fall day, wishing you could capture that essence in a bottle? A local company is working on doing just that, in candle form. I met with Frank of Asheville Candle, to experience these wonderful scents for myself and chat with him about this new local startup. Asheville Candles mission is to restore the art of candle making by using only farmers soy and a fine grade of perfume oils, creating scents that name specific local and streets of Asheville. 

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Pierce Edens and The Dirty Work Concert and DVD Screening 11/21/13 – 11/22/13

Pierce Edens and The Dirty Work to Release Full Live Concert CD and DVD Screening at Fine Arts Theater 11/21; Concert at Isis 11/22

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10 Things To Do With Out of Town Visitors

Your family and/or friends are in town for the holidays - what do you do? Recently someone in my family got married, which meant that some of my relatives from Oregon flew into town. This was their first time in North Carolina, and Asheville so I had to make sure to show them the sights and entertain them while making sure they enjoy the city. While it is easy for us to appreciate Asheville, there are certain things you just must introduce out-of-towners to so that they can appreciate the city and get a feel for our zany, eclectic culture. Here is a short list of things that I consider a 'must' for any Asheville tour.

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XAVL at The Mill Room Nov 9th 2013

XAVL is a celebration of creative culture, with 30+ artists demonstrating the creative process in real time, including live painters and graphic designers, installation art, photography, fashion, videography, music, and much more!   This is an all-day event, with workshops and panel discussion taking place during the day (2-6:30pm) and main event with music, etc from 8:15pm-2am.  There will be giveaways from Make Noise and Ableton as well as a raffle for a $750. Producer Bundle prize pack (Moog Minitaur + QuNexus).  Tickets on sale now at Harvest Records / The Moog Store  / Online: http://xasheville.eventbrite.com / At the door if event does not sell out beforehand.

The X event has 3 main intentions:

1. Present the creative process in an ecstatic and engaging way, live and uncut.

2. Allow attendees to follow the creative process in real time, giving them an added appreciation for the talents, mediums and forms of modern of expression.

3. Feature cutting-edge local and national talent, furthering the spirit of collaboration as we shape the evening and our future together.

Lineup Includes:  Fashion by Royal Peasantry. Live painters Josh Spiceland, Makasi Siriwayo, Andy Reed, and Caesar Weasel. Nine Bar Creative will have three graphic designers working as a team to demonstrate work flow and the creative process (their screens will be projected live for all to see). Design curator Craig McAnsh (of Mojo Coworking / NATiVE Marketing), Music performances by Jeremy Ellis! , Aligning Minds, Marley Carroll, and Panther God. Plus: Dance by Kathleen Hahn; Photography by (SIC) Images and Micah Mackenzie; Videography by Imaginari Studios; 3D mapped stage design by 27 Folds; Timelapse installation by Daniel Lowe; Performance Art by Jeramie Bellmay… Plus daytime music workshops and panel discussion.

http://xavl.org

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Recycle Pumpkins – 6 after Halloween uses for your pumpkin

Halloween has come and gone - what are you going to do with your pumpkin? Don't let it rot and toss it - we have other ideas that you can use that jack-o-latern for! From compost to pickling, chicken food and pumpkin puree we can satisfy your frugal mind and soothe your eco friendly soul.

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