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11th Annual Black Mountain Garden Show and Sale

Come Join us at the 11th Annual Black Mountain Garden Show and Sale!
This much loved free event is a favorite of locals and visitors.  We will be having a wide variety of plant material for sale featuring perennials, annuals, herbs, native trees, shrubs and garden accessories.  In between your shopping, come sit awhile and listen to the free gardening related demonstrations held throughout the day.

A delightful choice of lunch specials will be available at the Monte Vista Hotel for you to enjoy while you sit and soak in the mountain beauty.
Rainbow Recycling will recycle your plastic flower pots, plastic trays and markers.  Come to the marked drop-off location in the back parking lot of the Black Mountain Library during Garden Show hours.  Volunteers will help unload your vehicle.  Pots and trays will also be available for reuse if you need them  – FREE, “as is”, on a first-come, first-served basis.

When:  May 21, 2016

Where:  On the grounds of Monte Vista Hotel

Location:  308 W. State Street, Black Mountain, NC

Timing:  9 am to 4 pm

Admission:  Free

Food:  Lunch available at Hotel

Recycling:  Bring any “as is” plastic plant containers, trays

or markers to Rainbow Recycling Booth

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Sylva, NC: More than just a cool courthouse…

Welcome to Sylva… a progressive small town in Jackson County situated amidst the Great Smoky Mountains. Downtown, a Main Street community, has many restaurants and shops along its tree-lined streets.

Educational opportunities are virtually unlimited, with Western Carolina University only 7 miles away in Cullowhee, and Southwestern Community College in Sylva.

Recreational opportunities are numerous and diverse here. They have a state of the art playground designed by our children and built by the community.

The town owns a pristine tract of land, Pinnacle Park, that boasts hiking trails, waterfalls, and a town view from 5,000 feet.

The Tuckasegee River is known for its whitewater and trout populations.  And the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a 30 minute drive away.

For more, visit http://www.mountainlovers.com!

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Best Places To Live In North Carolina

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So what setting, geography, and lifestyle have to be present to make a place in the Carolinas a Best Place for you to live?!

Well, today I’m going to share with you some of my best places in North Carolina based purely on setting, geography, and lifestyle.

I’m a mountain man myself. I grew up near the ocean and I’m tired of the hot sun and flat scrubby coastal land of  the northeast and southeast. So for me, the mountains of western North Carolina are a refreshing magnificent change.

But I still will tell you about some incredible coastal areas, for those of you who still want to be on the water, and don’t forget those pure, crystal clear, cold as ice mountain lakes.

So off to the Mountains…I love the areas of Asheville, Waynesville, Cashiers, and Chimney Rock.  Asheville has only about 80,000 people, but it’s very hip with plenty of services, a major hospital and airport. Waynesville has about 30,000 people in the greater area. And if you love living at severe angles on the side of a mountain with incredible long mountain views, Waynesville’s for you. Visit Chimney Rock south of Asheville, hike the trails and enjoy the hawks, vistas, and views of Lake Lure. Check out the waterfalls at Graveyard Fields off the Blue Ridge Parkway and take a dip in some crisp, clear, mountain springs.


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Brevard, NC: Charming & Tranquil

Downtown Brevard is the crossroads between Pisgah National Forest, Dupont State Forest, Gorges State Park, and Bracken Mountain Nature Reserve. These are ideal for: hiking, biking, fishing, kayaking, and climbing.

For 72 years Brevard has been home to the world-renowned Brevard Music Center. Downtown Brevard is also home to The Porter Center of Performing Arts (Brevard College) and the Transylvania Community Arts Council, which both bring diverse programs, concerts, and exhibits to our mountain community. The Heart of Brevard has teamed together with Transylvania Arts Promotion (TAP), in order to produce The Arts Directory of Transylvania County.

Four annual street festivals capture our hometown feeling: White Squirrel Festival, Fourth of July Celebration, Halloweenfest, and Twilight Tour. Other special events include: Annual Squirrel Box Derby, Old Time Music Competition, Valentine Get-Away Weekend, and Main Street Alive. They’re just a part of why people visit City of Brevard, Land of Waterfalls, Transylvania County.

For more info, visit: http://www.brevardnc.org

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