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Aloft Asheville’s Furry Guests Find New Homes

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\Meet Pru, a dark-eyed, loveable Chihuahua who has taken up temporary residence at the Aloft Asheville Downtown Hotel. However exciting and full of activity, Pru’s stay may be short and sweet. Two visiting hotel guests have already applied for her adoption. Once the process is complete, Pru will pack up her paws, say good-bye to her hotel family and head to a new and permanent home.

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Asheville Comic Expo 2014

Asheville Comic Expo 2014

Can you fly? Do you have laser beams for eyes? Do metal claws jut out from your hands? No? None of that?  Well you my friend are in need of some excitement and I know of just the thing for you.  The Asheville Comic Expo returns to the US Cellular Center Saturday, September 20th for a day of AWESOME topped with AWESOME with a side of AWESOME.  Check out all the details in the press release below, and be sure to say hi to one of our amazing bloggers who will be running around with a camera.  See you there! 

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Asheville Humane Society Announces Adoption Challenge

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September is historically the slowest month for adoptions and one of the busiest months in terms of animals in the care of Asheville Humane Society. In order to find homes for all the cats and kittens who need a second chance, Asheville Humane Society is dropping adoption fees to just $5.00 for five weeks. From September 2 - October 4, the challenge is to exceed the number of felines' lives saved over last September's adoption total of 145 feline adoptions.
The reduced adoption fee of $5.00 represents an exceptional value. All adoptions include spaying/neutering, current vaccines, medical and behavioral screening, microchipping, a free starter bag of food, one month of complimentary pet health insurance, and a free post-adoption veterinary office visit with a participating veterinarian. The reduced fee applies to cats and kittens of all ages.

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Brown Bag Songwriting Competition Returns for an 8th Season

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The Brown Bag Songwriting Competition is proud to announce the dates for it’s upcoming season of open-mic nights. Now in its 8th year, the Brown Bag will move to the Asheville Music Hall’s main room and kick-off the weekly songwriting and performance competition on Monday, September 8th, 2014 and continue each Monday following until November 17th, 2014. A Brown Bag Finals Showcase will take place on Sunday, November 23, 2014.

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Diamond Brand Recognized in Top 100 National Outdoor Retailers List

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Diamond Brand has been awarded a spot in the Top 100 Specialty Retailers 2014 list by Outdoor USA Magazine. As Western North Carolina’s first outdoor gear shop, Diamond Brand opened in 1964, specializing in gear for the Boy Scouts and the US military. Over the decades, Diamond Brand has grown to fit the ever-widening picture of the outdoor lifestyle. Diamond Brand features a diverse selection of suppliers like Patagonia and The North Face, as well as specialty items for paddlesports, hiking, camping, running and just kicking around town.

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22nd Annual National Gingerbread House Competition

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Applications now accepted for the largest gingerbread house competition in the country

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Things To Do In Asheville 8/30/14

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There are a number of fun events happening in Asheville this weekend!  Be prepared to drink beer, listen to music, and enjoy some authentically awesome food. You know, just another weekend in the town voted one of America's 'Most Quirky' towns  by Travel and Leisure. 

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Whole Foods Mobile Kitchen Rolls to Asheville

Whole Foods Mobile Kitchen Rolls into Asheville

Whole Foods Market Mobile Kitchen Rolls to Asheville for Pre-opening Appetizer

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Beer City Beard and Mustache Club: Dog Daze Evening of Enrichment

Beer City Beard and Mustache Club presents Dog Daze, an evening of enrichment

So you’ve heard the saying, “Nothing goes together better than a brew and a beard?” No? Not a saying? Nevertheless, one local Asheville group is living by that creed. The Beer City Beard and Mustache Club is a group of beer loving, facial hair enthusiasts with the goal of promoting facial hair in the greater Asheville area, and having a few pints along the way.

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Asheville Humane Society Announces Record Breaking Success

Asheville Humane Society Announces Record Breaking Success

Asheville Humane Society (AHS) today announced that the organization broke all previous records for saving the greatest number of Buncombe County animals – 5,599 -- at the close of its fiscal year in June.

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