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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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Wicked Weed Starts Brewing in Candler

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Wicked Weed has shot up like, well, a weed. This almost three year old business has opened as many facilities in just as many years. Starting out with the flagship location on Biltmore Avenue, expanding to the Funkatorium located on Asheville's South Slope, the team now is brewing at their new production facility in Candler. Wicked Weed first introduced their new 40,000 square facility earlier this year with a groundbreaking ceremonywhere they outline their plans to brew, bottle, and sell their beloved beer to the Asheville masses. The new facility will not only bottle and brew, but in late 2016 the tasting room should be available for the general public to come and imbibe in one of the many Wicked brews.

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Diamond Brand Outdoors Hosts Grand Opening Events For Two New Asheville Stores, December 5th and 11th

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Diamond Brand Outdoors will celebrate two grand opening events in Asheville at their new stores, a heritage outfitter and a downtown adventure boutique. The first event is tomorrow Friday, December 5th from 4 pm to 8 pm at 1378 Hendersonville Road in Parkway Centre. The Downtown store’s grand opening will take place Thursday, December 11th, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 53 Biltmore Avenue.

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Live@Aloft benefits St. Nicholas Project this Sunday in Downtown Asheville

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Aloft Asheville Downtown Hotel will move its Live@Aloft indoors to the W xyz bar this Sunday, December 7, to celebrate their holiday Live@Aloft event at 51 Biltmore Avenue. From 4-7 p.m., guests will enjoy local artists 3 Cool Cats, known for their vintage rock and swing music. The event is open to the public.

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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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Asheville Candle Company

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Have you ever walked down the streets of Asheville on a crisp fall day, wishing you could capture that essence in a bottle? A local company is working on doing just that, in candle form. I met with Frank of Asheville Candle, to experience these wonderful scents for myself and chat with him about this new local startup. Asheville Candles mission is to restore the art of candle making by using only farmers soy and a fine grade of perfume oils, creating scents that name specific local and streets of Asheville. 

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Day 18: I just had to listen to the Beatles as I wrote this.

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there is a cafe that i have seen many, many times, yet have never gone "in".  or rather, "to" it. but, the sun was shining, the air was warm, and i had just enough time, so i decided that this would be the day!

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