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Winners of the 22nd Annual Gingerbread House Competition

22nd National Gingerbread Competition Winners

On Monday, Nov. 17, a full house of spectators and anxious competitors gathered for the awards ceremony of the 22nd Annual Gingerbread House Competition at The Omni Grove Park Inn. More than 150 entries were  evaluated throughout the day by a panel of elite judges, including award-winning chef, Cheryl Forberg, curator from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Nadine Orenstein, author of "Making Great Gingerbread Houses," Aaron Morgan, and others.

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New Diamond Brand Outdoors Stores Opening in Asheville


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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The Poor Dears

Cute kittens mewling for mum.

My, my, Asheville. A fortnight ago, you might recall I published two reviews on gourmet boutique doughnut shops. As I’d mentioned in the posts, these aren’t the sort of establishments that I usually f

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• North Carolina Premier of Dalai Lama Awakening on Friday, November 14 in Asheville
• Screening Followed by Special “Question and Answer” Discussion with Director
• Premium Tickets Available, Includes Preferred Seating, Dinner with Director, and DVD

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The Asheville Doughnut Experience: Hole on Haywood Road

The Hole's doughnuts in Asheville, North Carolina

I am a transplant to Asheville; yes, I own it. I love Asheville's food scene, but one thing it has never done well until now is boutique style doughnuts. Tired of the same old same old chains like Dunkin Donuts and Krispy Kreme, I have avoided trying to get a good doughnut in Asheville for a long time. This morning I decided to give a third perspective on the two newcomers to Asheville doughnuts: Hole and Vortex Doughnuts (read my review on Vortex here). As new establishments, they both get a little wiggle room in my opinion for working new bugs out of their preparation and customer service experience.

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Halloween in Asheville: 2014

Halloween in Asheville

It's official,Halloween 2014 is upon us! If you are like me and are really bad about planning ahead for holidays, then you may be sitting at home and slowly building up to a panic attack as you wonder what to do tomorrow. Well, don't worry your pretty little head about what to do. There are a ton of family friendly and some not so family friendly events happening all over town tomorrow. Check out this list for where to go, get your costume ready (you do have a costume, right?)  and be ready to delight in some positively frightful fun!

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Angela James at The Mothlight 10/26/14


Chicago-based singer-songwriter Angela James released her debut LP, Way Down Deep, on Tuesday, October 21. You can preview her music by visiting bandcamp: https://angelajames.bandcamp.com/album/way-down-deep

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Runner of the Woods at Jack of the Wood Sat 10/25/14


Runner of the Woods Performs at Jack of the Wood on Sat 10/25
Featuring The Doc Marshalls’ Nicolas Beaudoing
Show 10:30pm; $5
(828) 252-5445
95 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

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Last Food Truck Friday of 2014


The last ‎Food Truck Friday of the year takes place on Friday, October 24

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Things To Do In Asheville 9/20/14

Things To Do In Asheville this weekend

Asheville is full of wonderful, geeky, quirky people. An eclectic collective of vibrant individuals, living in this city means that you are frequently prepared for the rather unique events that take place all year long. This weekend, prepare to geek out at the annual comic expo, float down the river dressed as a zombie, and rock out to the last Downtown After 5 of the year. 

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