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7 Local Stores that have All the Outdoor Gear You Need for Father’s Day

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The French Broad River, along with its tributaries, is an ecological lifeline pulsing through our region. This year for Father’s Day, why not give dear ol’ dad what he needs to tap into that resource and have a great afternoon.

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Burial Beer Releases First Sour Beers In Bottles

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The first offerings from Burial Beer’s Mixed Culture Program are set to release this Sunday, May 28th at 12pm from their South Slope taproom with no distribution of these limited bottles slated. Fall of the Damned is a 500ml Bourbon Barrel Aged Sour Red Ale that began in a Brunelli foudre where it rested for 3 months before moving to bourbon barrels for 9 months and then was blended and racked onto 2lbs of blackberries and marionberries per gallon for additional aging.

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ASHEVILLE OUTLETS HOSTS FLEA FOR Y’ALL

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Next Asheville Flea for Y’all Scheduled for Sunday, May 28 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.   

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Better Dads Festival Comes to Asheville

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This Father’s Day weekend, the Better Dads Festival will create an active, soulful, inspirational, fun, and educational space for the Asheville community to explore and celebrate fatherhood. The event welcomes people of all ages. Live music, dance, games, costumes, drumming, storytelling, crafts, poetry, and a dress-your-dad photo booth will provide opportunities to play together. Community speakers and resource booths from Asheville’s diverse communities will invite festivalgoers to explore how men show up in their lives, the challenges they face, and new possibilities.

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AB InBev Acquires Wicked Weed Brewing

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It’s finally happened...  A local Asheville brewery has sold out to the multinational beverage company, AB Inbev.  The whole town went up in arms last year over rumors that New Belgium might be getting sold out to AB Inbev.  That never was a part of the plan for New Belgium though.

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Looking Glass Creamery Expanding

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Looking Glass Creamery, owned by Jennifer & Andy Perkins, is expanding production and building a new facility with underground cheese aging caves in the agricultural heart of Polk County, NC. Their existing facility located in Fairview, NC will also be renovated to offer more retail and food service options and improved parking. The new cheesemaking operation will add to the burgeoning agricultural economy in Polk County and fit well alongside the numerous vineyards, five wineries, diversified vegetable operations, and livestock farms already thriving in the area. The new facility will be located on the historic Harmon Dairy, a second generation cow dairy run by brothers, Doug and Alan Harmon. 

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Asheville Outlets, Bonnie Rose Appraisal 1st Antique & Collectibles Show

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Asheville Outlets and Bonnie Rose Appraisal Services Inc. will host the first Annual Antique, Vintage & Collectibles Show on Sunday, May 7, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the center. The show will feature booths from collectors of antiques, home furnishings, accent pieces, jewelry and more. A portion of booth proceeds will benefit Mountain Housing Opportunities. Give to the Music will provide busker entertainment throughout the day. Spectators are free.

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5 Places to Experience Local Art and Music in Marshall, NC

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Asheville is arguably the largest hub for local arts in WNC, but by far it is not the only one. Just a short drive north, the small Madison County town of Marshall has made the most of riverside living. There are dozens of local galleries and studios, forming an enclave of artists in the midst of a renaissance.

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Retro Age Opens In Asheville Mall

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Asheville gains a new retro video game store as Retro Age, a small southern branch of stores, sets to open in the Asheville Mall April 1st. Retro Age is owned and operated by Val Fisher, a recent transplant to Asheville. Asheville will be the third Retro Age store to open, the others in Georgia and Florida. The store buys and sells anything video game related, with the exception of PC games.

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Bruisin’ Ales celebrates 10th Anniversary with Golden Gloves 2017 Series

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Bruisin' Ales, the award-winning bottle shop in Asheville, NC, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year with four beers called the Golden Gloves 2017 Series. The Golden Gloves 2017 Series represents some of the most beloved beers and styles sold at the store over the years.

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