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Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation Recruits Local Breweries To Help Celebrate 100 Years of the National Park Service

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During the Asheville Summer, you may find yourself cooling off at the bottom of a waterfall, checking out the views from 6,000 feet, biking through the lush forests, or countless other outdoor activities.  To get to these alluring destinations, you will probably use a portion of the 175-mile portion of the Blue Ridge Parkway that meanders through Western North Carolina.  

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Asheville Sessions: Soldier’s Heart

Asheville Sessions: Soldier's Heart

We did something a little different this week - we took a small road trip out of Asheville and went to Frog Level Brewing in Waynesville, North Carolina. Out on the back porch in the sunshine by the river, we recorded a band called Soldier's Heart. These fellas are are a Southern Appalachian Folk/Roots band. They have their own brand of music of what they call "Honest Porch and Soul", and judging by the number of fans that were gathered to eagerly watch our live session, they live up to their own branding. Soldier's Heart music brings the kind of down home satisfaction to the ear that a fine home cooked meal does to the belly. This seven piece band is compromised of members Caleb Buress on guitar and vocals; Joey Fortner on banjo and vocals; Chris McElrath; Jeff Mendenhall on fiddle; Rick Shore on drums/percussion; and Zack Edwards on Bass. 

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Eat Farm To Table in Ashevillle for Earth Day

Eat Farm to Table in Asheville to Celebrate Earth Day 2014

Earth Day has quickly come upon us, springing  up silently behind Easter. Depending on how you generally celebrate Earth Day - perhaps you plant a tree, start your family garden, or take an extra trip to the recycling center - there are a number of ways you can 'go green' at least one day a year to recognize the Earth Day Movement. One really easy thing to do is eat out. Yup, you heard me right - eat out. Support a local business and celebrate Earth Day all at the same time! Going to a local Farm To Table restaurant will support a local business and the money will be poured back into the local economy - you are not only supporting the restaurant, but the farmers who work to sell the local ingredients each restaurant uses to serve up each delicious masterpiece.

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5 Awesome Places to Get Freelance Work Done

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Asheville is a society of movers and shakers, which means that there is a large population of freelancers in the area. The awesome thing about being a freelancer is you are your own boss, you control your job and your destiny. The bad thing about freelancing is that is generally means lack of workspace. Working at home is cool, but when your entire house starts to feel like your office, it is time to mix things up. The last thing any freelancer needs is to constantly feel like you are in 'work' mode, especially in the confines of your own home. It's healthy to be able to separate home life from work life and work from a remote location.

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Day 10: The place with the cure for everything.

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get in your car and drive down interstate 40 for about 25 minutes to the little mountain town of waynesville,  and there you will find a coffeehouse that claims to be a solution to all your problems, to solve all your ailments, & cure your every need. ok. they don't actually claim that, but their name does... panacea is one of my favorite coffeehouses in the world. in fact, it just might actually be my favorite. the word, panacea, means a cure-all for every ailment, a remedy, a solution to all problems. for me, panacea coffeehouse has been just that place. i have spent countless hours there in my life, discussing life and theology, meeting friends, catching up, reading, working on my computer, and just being. it is a cafe that has been part of my life for quite a number of years, and it is a place to which i have returned anytime i have been in the area.

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