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Adventure Center of Asheville and Asheville Greenworks Green Adventure Service Day

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Participate in an Asheville Greenworks service project at the Adventure Center of Asheville and receive   50% off that day to climb the Asheville Treetops Adventure Park, or zip the KidZip or the Asheville Zipline Canopy Adventures.

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New Diamond Brand Outdoors Stores Opening in Asheville

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Diamond Brand’s devoted shoppers can now enjoy the best of outdoor gear and holiday shopping at two very special stores in new Asheville locations. On Thursday, November 20th, Diamond Brand Outdoors will open at the Aloft Downtown Hotel, 51 Biltmore Avenue. A second Diamond Brand Outdoors will open on Friday, November 21st in South Asheville’s Biltmore Parkway Centre at 1378 Hendersonville Road next to Liberty Bicycles and The Fresh Market. Official Grand Opening events will take place the following week, December 5th at the South Asheville location and at the Aloft Downtown on December 11th.

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RiverLink announces the Comprehensive Creek Care program

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RiverLink announces the Comprehensive Creek Care program, an approach to neighborhood creek care that approaches water quality improvements in a variety of ways. Neighborhoods, businesses, churches and other groups around Western North Carolina have already worked to improve water quality through RiverLink's Adopt-A-Stream program. RiverLink is now offering more tools for more improvements: litter cleanups, stormdrain marking, invasive species removal, and giving unnamed streams names.

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The 2014 NC Mountain State Fair is Back

The 2014 NC Mountain State Fair

The North Carolina Mountain State Fair is back y’all, and you know what that means.  DEEP FRIED EVERYTHING!!!

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Keep the Blue Ridge Parkway Open!

Keep The Blue Ridge Parkway Open

Where would Asheville be without the Blue Ridge Parkway? Of course, the answer is that it would be exactly where it is now. You can’t magically move an entire city, vortex or no vortex. But that’s not the point, is it?

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Jeff Robinson Invitational PBR Rodeo Coming 6/6/14

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In addition to awesome happenings here in Asheville this weekend (GeekOut pop culture convention and All Go West music fest) you can also drop by the Ag Center and enjoy some PBR. Now I know what you are thinking- “I was drinking Pabst Blue Ribbon before it was cool," and you probably were, but I’m referring to Professional Bull Riding. Who doesn’t want to go out and watch someone get thrown around like a ragdoll while trying so stay on the back of animal the size of a mid-sized sedan? Well if this sounds like your kind of party, you can pick up tickets at Alan’s Jewelry and Pawn or Jackson’s Western Store.

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UPDATE: Summer Movies at The Orange Peel and Wedge Brewing

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It’s that time of the year again, and if you are like me, you are just itching to go sit around outside with close friends and watch a classic movie. Unfortunately this year with the Biltmore Square Mall undergoing renovations, Cinebarre won’t be playing outdoor movies this summer. Lucky for you, we have found a couple of alternatives.

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Mother Earth News Fair April 10-12, 2014

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MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR shows practical and fun aspects of sustainability

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Cold Weather and the Parkway

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The parkway during cold weather brings many changes from ice to snow to just plain cold rain. Each of these changes is unique in the mountain range because each one brings a new perspective the wilderness. While the majority of the trees are bare for late fall and winter, there are still areas where different shades of green and yellow appear. One such area is the lookout near Highway 191 exit. This lookout overlooks the French Broad River which is a magnificent river that runs by and through parts of Asheville. Even on a cold rainy day, looking out on the river is a peaceful experience. On one side of this overlook is the river and the other side is a wall of rock spotted with green and yellow-green brush that will remain there all winter long. Soon, as the weather gets colder, this wall of rock will fill up with ice streaming downward from the top to the bottom. That is in itself a pretty site especially when the sun comes out making the ice sparkle and dance! Don’t let the cold weather stop you from exploring the parkway areas that are open for access. This late fall and …

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Parkway Rocks

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rocks-2Most people drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway enjoying the view of trees and foliage especially during the season of Fall. And while this is part of the splendor of the Parkway, there is another aspect that many people miss during their drive.

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