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Things To Do In Asheville June 19-22 2014

Things To Do In Asheville this weekend - June 19-22nd

Looking for something to do this weekend? There is a flurry of activity happening and it seems like there is something for everyone - and I don't use that phrase lightly. From fiber arts to film festivals, freebies to paid amusement, I have some suggestions on what to do and where to go that are sure to fit any budget and style. 

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Biltmore Coffee Company Closing

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The Biltmore Coffee Company (Not to be confused with Biltmore Coffee Traders on Hendersonville Road), located at 1 North Pack Square, in the bottom portion of the Biltmore Office Building, is closing doors effective Friday, June 27th. Upon hearing this I gave a little gasp of horror as I not only love their space, but I adore their chai lattes. I did a little digging to find out the cause of closure and what would happen to the building.

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Asheville Harry Potter Alliance

Asheville Harry Potter Alliance

The name is confusing to some, if not most. Harry Potter Alliance? “What do you do, sit around and talk about Harry Potter all the time?” Well…no. Not really. Actually, not much at all.

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Caleb Johnson Wins American Idol

Caleb Johnson wins American Idol!

It has been a long road, but tonight crowned Asheville's very own Caleb Johnson the winner for the 13th season of the hit reality television show American Idol! Since the season premiered January 15th

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Asheville City Market Guides

Asheville City Market Guides

Everyone loves a good market, be it a tailgate, farmers, or city market. With the weather turning and market season ramping up, we decided to give you a local market guide. Exact products and vendors may vary from market to market, but expect great local produce and products to be available at all locations. Most markets open in April, but please check out each markets website for exact opening dates.

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Free Comic Book Day May 3rd 2014

Free Comic Book Day is almost here!

Free comic book day is soon upon us! Tomorrow, all Asheville comic book shops - including Pastimes in Weaverville, Hero Hunters in Candler, and Comic Envy on Tunnel Road will open their doors to adori

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International TableTop Day 2014

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How long has it been since you have played a board game? Growing up, it was a family tradition to sit down and have a board game night about once every two weeks. I remember playing the classic games - Yahtzee, Monopoly, Connect 4, Mousetrap, Trouble, Sorry! and more. As I grew older the tradition happened less and less, and eventually stopped. Recently I started getting my husband interested in board games. Having grown up only playing Monopoly, he never had the same pleasant association that I did with board games - he viewed them as a boring chore, instead of an entertaining media free form of fun.

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Asheville Community Children’s Chorus Auditions

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The Asheville Community Children's Chorus will be holding auditions starting March 27 - April 6th in search of new members. The chorus is open to any/all children living in/around the Asheville community, who are ages 9-14, and have an interest in singing. The Asheville Community Children's Chorus puts on concerts of their own throughout the year and also provides many performance opportunities for its members around our community. 

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Historic Biltmore Village Welcomes 3 New Merchants

Historic Biltmore Village Welcomes 3 New Merchants

Catawba Brewing Company’s Tasting Room located at 63 Brook Street, Asheville NC, 28803 held it’s grand opening celebrations Feb. 22. The event, that was open to the public, included the release of a new, commemorative beer, music, and limited edition promotional gear.  The new beer, called Brewtal Double IPA, is the creation of Catawba’s Head Brewer, Kevin Sondey.   Dubbed a “big beer for a big beer city”, Brewtal weighs in at 8.8 percent ABV and showcases the brilliant citrus notes of the Mandarina Bavaria hop variety.  Says Sondey, “I wanted someone to be able to come to Catawba and have something different than what’s available everywhere else.  Brewtal Double IPA was made specifically for our Asheville location’s opening, and exemplifies the wide variety of styles we will continue to make for our home market.”  Catawba’s new location will also allow them to feature entertainment groups.  

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Hibbett Sports Coming to Weaverville

Coming to Weaverville

A new sporting good retailer is coming to the Asheville area. Hibbett Sports is a retailer specializing in footwear, equipment, and apparel. I don't know about you, but I am thrilled that an alternative to Dick's Sporting Goods is coming to town. Occupying on average 8,000 sq feet of retail space, Hibbett's will offer an alternative place to shop when searching for sporting items in the football, baseball, basketball, and soccer world. 

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