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Bring Back the Game

BRING BACK THE GAME     Anna and I basically spent a month in Asheville, NC this summer. We returned to Georgia a few days ago, and while we were glad to get home, as we got out of the car, we were met with the suffocating heat that I still have not become acclimated to even though we have lived in Middle Georgia for over 30 years. Every plant in our backyard had dried up and only the belligerent squirrels had survived the summer’s inferno.      We had a great time in Asheville. We visited our…See More
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The history of Oakley

Oakley is a place with an unforgettable historyby Rob NeufeldAn earlier time PHOTO CAPTION: The Taylor family of Oakley: Jean, Virgil, Sadie Louise, and Dan, c. 1936.  Photo courtesy Dan Taylor.            “We had hobos come to our house, and my mother would never turn them away,” Dan Taylor says of his experience…See More
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FDR and the Haywood farmer, 1937

New Deal boosted Haywood sharecropper’s familyby Rob Neufeld PHOTO CAPTION: Dan Cochran poses with his family—his wife, Ila; Howard, Pansy, and Chester; and Peggy’s and Kaye’s mother, Mabel Jean—dressed in clothes provided by the photographer, c.1927.            Franklin Delano Roosevelt started going to Warm…See More
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William Ritter and Sarah Ogletree will perform a fundraising acoustic concert at City Lights Bookstore on Saturday, July 16th at 6:30pm. Donations will be collected for a friend, Aaron Shapiro, to help raise money for a volunteer trip to Malawi to assist with the construction of a school. William Ritter and Sarah Ogletree have been playing traditional mountain music together in WNC for the past five years. Their self-titled CD is on sale in the bookstore and will be available during the…See More
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Buncombe Chautauqua History Alive - Mark Twain, Amelia Earhart, Matthew Henson, Wernher von Braun at A-B Technical Community College, Ferguson Auditorium, 340 Victoria Rd, Asheville

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Nationally acclaimed historical interpreters perform as four of American's Greatest Adventures.Laugh out loud with MARK TWAIN, the iconic world traveler and wily intellectual whose books inspired America’s spirit of adventure.Take to the skies with AMELIA EARHART, whose courage and plucky personality showed how women could soar beyond society's expectations.Race to the North Pole with MATTHEW HENSON, the intrepid African American explorer who co–discovered the North Pole.Blast into space with…See More
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BOOK DISCUSSIONS IN WNC, FEBRUARY 2013

 

Friday, February 1

BOOK CLUB: The Best? Books book club holds a book discussion at the College Walk Retirement Center, 100 N. College Row, Brevard, 10:30 a.m. Call 884-3151, ext. 226.

Saturday, February 2

 

Sunday, February 3

ROYAL BOOK CLUB: The ROYAL Book Club meets to discuss “A Million Suns” by Beth Revis at Spellbound Books, 21 Battery Park Ave., Asheville, 4 p.m. Call 319-1907.

Monday, February 4

ALL ROMANCE ALL THE TIME: The All Romance All the Time Book Club discusses “Dead Witch Walking” by Kim Harrison at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

BRIDGING DIFFERENCES: The Bridging Differences Bookclub, hosted by Patti Digh, meets to discuss “Half of a Yellow Sun” by Chimamanda Adichie at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Tuesday, February 5

BOOK DISCUSSION: “The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry” by Rachel Joyce is the subject of a book discussion at the Enka-Candler Library, 1404 Sandhill Rd., Candler, 7 p.m. Call 250-4758.

Wednesday, February 6

MALAPROP’S BOOKCLUB: The Malaprop’s Bookclub, hosted by Jay Jacoby, discusses “The Cove” by Ron Rash at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Thursday, February 7

BOOK DISCUSSION: “A Game of Thrones” by George R.R. Martin is the subject of a book discussion at the East Asheville Library, 902 Tunnel Rd., Asheville, 6:30 p.m. Call 250-4738.

Friday, February 8

 

Saturday, February 9

 

Sunday, February 10

 

Monday, February 11

BOOK DISCUSSION: The Fireside Book Club holds a book discussion at Fireside Books & Gifts, 111 W. Main St., Forest City, 5:30 p.m. Call 245-5188.

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB: The Malaprop’s Mystery Bookclub, hosted by Sallie Bissell, discusses “The Hypnotist” by Lars Kepler at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Tuesday, February 12

BOOK DISCUSSION: “Pictures of You” by Caroline Leavitt is the subject of a book discussion at the Leicester Library, 1561 Alexander Rd., Leicester, 1 p.m. Call 250-6480.

DISCUSSION BOUND: “The Journey is the Destination” by Dan Eldon is the subject of a book discussion at the Asheville Art Museum, 2 S. Pack Square, Asheville, 3 p.m. Free with museum admission. Call 253-3227.

BOOK DISCUSSION: The Educator’s Book Club holds a book discussion for Rutherford County School employees at Fireside Books & Gifts, 111 W. Main St., Forest City, 6 p.m. Call 245-5188.

Wednesday, February 13

 

Thursday, February 14

BOOK DISCUSSION: “Tinkers” by Paul Harding is the subject of a book discussion at the Mars Hill Public Library, 25 Library St., Mars Hill, 1 p.m. Call 689-5183.

BOOK DISCUSSION: “1491” by Charles C. Mann is the subject of a book discussion at the Fairview Library, 1 Taylor Rd., Fairview, 1 p.m. Call 250-6485.

Friday, February 15

 

Saturday, February 16

 

Sunday, February 17

 

Monday, February 18

 

Tuesday, February 19

BOOK DISCUSSION: “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” by Jamie Ford is the subject of a book discussion at the North Asheville Library, 1030 Merrimon Ave., Asheville, 2 p.m. Call 250-4752.

BOOK DISCUSSION: “The Nine Tailors” by Dorothy Sayers is the subject of a book discussion at the Black Mountain Library, 105 Dougherty St., 7 p.m. Call 250-4756.

COMIX CLUB: The Comix Club, hosted by Lauren Napoli, discusses “Koko Be Good” by Jen Wang at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Wednesday, February 20

BOOK DISCUSSION: “A Confederacy of Dunces” by John Kennedy Toole is the subject of a book discussion at the Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library at 249 Frank Allen Rd., Cashiers, 5:30 p.m. Call 743-0215.

Thursday, February 21

BOOK DISCUSSION: “Suite Francaise” by Irene Nemirovsky is the subject of a book discussion at the Skyland Library, 260 Overlook Rd., Asheville, 2:30 p.m. Call 250-6488.

BOOK DISCUSSION: “A Land More Kind Than Home” by Wiley Cash is the subject of a book discussion at the Swannanoa Library, 101 W. Charleston St., Swannanoa, 6 p.m. Call 250-6486.

BOOK DISCUSSION: “Ahab’s Wife” by Sena Jeter Naslund is the subject of a book discussion at the Fairview Library, 1 Taylor Rd., Fairview, 7 p.m. Call 250-6485.

Friday, February 22

 

Saturday, February 23

ANIMAL RIGHTS: The Animal Rights Reading Group meets to discuss animal rights in written works at Firestorm Café, 48 Commerce St., Asheville, 1 p.m. Call 255-8115.

Sunday, February 24

 

Monday, February 25

BOOK DISCUSSION: “Train Dreams” by Denis Johnson is the subject of a book discussion at the Marshall Public Library, 1335 N. Main St., Marshall, 6:30 p.m. Call 649-3741.

POLITICS OF FOOD: The Politics of Food Bookclub discusses “Eating Animals” by Jonathan Safran Foer at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Tuesday, February 26

BOOK DISCUSSION: The Fireside Fantasy Book Club holds a book discussion at Fireside Books & Gifts, 111 W. Main St., Forest City, 6 p.m. Call 245-5188.

Wednesday, February 27

 

Thursday, February 28

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