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Interesting Things Every Guitarist Should Know

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There are many things about guitars and playing a guitar that people don’t know about. They really should know, as this would change the way they approached at least some aspects of guitar music. These can range from important knowledge, to less important but still valuable pieces of trivia which can improve the process for everybody. Some people might suggest running down a checklist of things to learn, but other people swear by a small number of tips and tricks which have served them well over the years.

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Looking Glass and Sugar & Snow Collaborate in the name of Great Gelato

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Two Asheville Area businesses, Looking Glass Creamery and Sugar & Snow Gelato are teaming up in the name of delicious gelato. Sugar & Snow Gelato is a local company that has always made their popular line of gelato from scratch. They use simple whole ingredients in their proprietary gelato recipes, versus a commercially prepared base from unknown origins that is the more typical starting point of many ice cream and gelato makers. Local sourcing and top-quality ingredients have always been important to Amy Pickett, founder of Sugar & Snow. She has used creamline milk and heavy cream from North Carolina farms from day one. When it came time to find another dairy provider to keep up with demand, she saw an opportunity to bring her sourcing even closer to home. She decided to reach out to Jennifer Perkins of Looking Glass Creamery to see if there was a possibility of using the milk from the company’s herd of pasture based dairy cows.

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Why a Good Night’s Sleep is Key to Good Health

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Each of us has had a bad night’s sleep at some stage. We all know how it feels. You wake up bleary-eyed with a banging headache and it can feel like an uphill struggle even to get out of bed – let alone make it to the end of the day!

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Craft Your Commerce Workshop

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The Center for Craft, UNC Asheville, and Mountain BizWorks announce Entrepreneur’s Workshop: Craft Your Commerce, a new pilot program to connect, elevate, and advance emerging and established makers/designers who have craft-inspired businesses. Using research responses from over 300 area makers/designers, the series is designed to address top identified craft business topics, share insights from professional makers with strong sector experience, and foster peer-to-peer learning. Workshop pricing is accessible ($20-40) and early-bird specials are currently available.

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First Girls Join Cub Scouts in Western North Carolina

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Today also marks the 108th anniversary of Scouting in America

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Canada’s Appalachia: Vacation In New Brunswick This Summer

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As Ashevillians, many of us harbour a deep affinity for the outdoors. With the Great Smoky Mountains at our doorstep, there is seldom a weekend during the year where we aren't hiking, biking, or skiing in this amazing natural treasure.

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Replacing A Roof; Finding A Quality Contractor

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It is quite overwhelming when you get a house at a very economical price. Constant exposure to the exacting environment lead to deterioration of the roof over time. The roof of a person’s house is not visible to the eye on a daily basis and its inspection gets procrastinated and eventually neglected. It is very important to get one’s roof inspected when the house is bought as its condition might significantly differ from what was apparent from the periphery.

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Career Fair Announced for January 17

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Area residents will have many opportunities to advance their career at the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce’s 12th Annual Homecoming Career Fair. The region’s largest annual career fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at the Davis Event Center at the WNC Agriculture Center in Fletcher.

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How Would the Great Charlton Heston Fare in Today’s Cinema Industry?

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The effects of alcohol use on academic achievement in college

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Alcohol consumption becomes a controversial issue when it comes to its association with poor academic achievements. Indeed, there is no doubt that alcohol drinking may harm college and school attainment. Scientific research backs up this hypothesis by concrete data analyses. Besides, we put forward certain valuable solutions for the next decade that may help reduce the academic performance deficiency caused by alcohol use. Social environment and excessive drinking Research conducted by Lorant, Nicaise, Soto, and d’Hoore supports the idea that the environments in which college students are situated have to do with the abusive and excessive alcohol consumption. These social settings could be on-campus residences and student dormitories where uncontrolled parties and other social events might take place. Based on their data analysis results, out of 6,992 students 25.4 % are heavy drinkers. Only 6% of the participating students have never drunk alcohol in the last year. According to their research, college responsibles have to take action against immoderate alcohol drinking among university students and sensitize them to the importance of alcohol consumption etiquette. The very study sheds light on heavy alcohol consumption in relation with factors such as adolescence, antisocialism, and pleasure. In addition, Lorant asserted that this trend …

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