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Cherokee and WNC music and dance events

Two Big Cultural Events in December in Hendersonville & Ashevillefrom press releaseThe Center for Cultural Preservation, WNC’s cultural history and documentary film center, presents, Cherokee Music and Dance on Thursday, December 7, 7 p.m., Blue Ridge Community College’s Thomas Auditorium.  Tickets are $5. The screening of A Great American Tapestry will be held on December 2, 2 p.m., at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Reuter Center, UNC Asheville.  Tickets for that event are…See More
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Battery Park Hill through the ages

Battery Park through the Years by Rob NeufeldPHOTO CAPTIONS: 1) Present-day view of Battery Park Apartments from…See More
Nov 6
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Oct 13
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Dave Minneman, heroic portrait

Dave Minneman and a sense of justiceby Rob NeufeldPHOTO CAPTION: Dave Minneman doing research at Pack Memorial Library.  Photo by author.            “One of the biggest things I did as a kid, in order to escape my father,” Asheville resident Dave Minneman says of his 1960s and 70s rural Indiana childhood, “was…See More
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Julia Nunnally Duncan at MACA Authors' Booth

October 14, 2017 from 9:30am to 1:30pm
Julia Nunnally Duncan will be signing her new books A Part of Me and A Place That Was Home at the Mountain Glory Festival in downtown Marion on Saturday, October 14, from 9:30-1:30. She will be located at the MACA Authors' booth on Main Street.See More
Oct 7
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Sample 8 Great Smokies Writers at Malaprop’s, Oct. 15

Writers in UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program (GSWP)read atMalaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 3 p.m., Sun.,Oct. 15 Elizabeth Lutyens, editor of the GSWP’s Great Smokies Review, leads the Prose Master Class and will host the reading. ·        Ellen Carr, who works in the financial industry, will read excerpts from her novel of uneasy relationships, Unmanned. ·        Sarah Carter, an artist and photographer who will publish an excerpt of her novel, Jolene, Joe-Pye,…See More
Oct 6
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Ellington in Asheville--a survey

The Douglas Ellington effect: An Appreciationby Rob NeufeldIMAGE: Douglas Ellington’s original drawing for a City Hall-County Courthouse Art Deco complex.            “Dear Douglas,” Kenneth Ellington wrote his brother, the 38-year old Pittsburgh architect, on May 6, 1925, “I know things are…See More
Oct 6
Mark de Castrique posted a blog post

How To Kill Your Reader

Danger is a crucial element in a mystery novel. A killer is on the loose and no one is safe. But sometimes the killer can be the writer, and the victim, the reader.I'm talking about when the author turns into a preacher and the story becomes a sermon. Now I am not against using a mystery novel for social commentary. Writing doesn't happen in a moral vacuum, and, after all, isn't a mystery a morality play? As fellow North Carolina author Margaret Maron said there is no topic that can't be dealt…See More
Oct 5
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Hidden Scars - A Sam Blackman Mystery

Sam Blackman and Nakayla Robertson investigate a 70-year-old death that unleashes a killer.
Oct 3
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Black Mountain College as Backdrop for Mystery

My new book, HIDDEN SCARS, is released Oct 3rd.  D.G. Martin notes the star of the story is Black Mountain College.  http://chapelboro.com/town-square/columns/one-on-one/one-one-lost-college-still-shinesSee More
Oct 3
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Upcoming book--Sacred Sites for Secular Times

Sacred Sites for Secular Times: 50 Commemorative Experiences in Western North Carolina by Rob Neufeld              Among the many sites dedicated to history, there are some—both overbooked and overlooked—that provide full and moving experiences.  They involve a physical component, connecting to landscape; an imaginative one, entering other times and minds; and an interactive one, maintaining relevance.             The entries in this book help create full experiences through descriptive…See More
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Aim for Beauty

In honor of my blog Plant Whatever Brings You Joy's 10th Blogiversary I've posted a chapter from my book Plant Whatever Brings You Joy: Blessed Wisdom from the Garden. This particular chapter was also excerpted in Fairview's GreenPrints magazine, which was greatly appreciated. Read more here: http://plantwhateverbringsyoujoy.com/aim-for-beauty/…See More
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July 2009 Blog Posts (16)

All the Little Creatures

Under the ancient hemlocks in a secret valley high in the hills

All the little creatures came to a great meeting among the rills



A secret lake, its waters a deepest purple hue

Fed by springs falling from cliffs and the clearest mountain dew



Gives magical renewal to the Creator’s hurt children from pain

From senseless human violence and hunter’s depredations again



The bears came first, ponderously padding through in command of all

The ‘coons… Continue

Added by Chuck Connors on July 30, 2009 at 11:42am — No Comments

Tootles the Dancing Cat

Ya’ll might of heard about Oscar the ‘death cat’. He’s the furry nursing home



‘therapy’ animal up in Rhode Island that likes to be there at the end. Some folks claim



he’s got special powers that give him the inside dope on a patient’s passing. Shoot, a



doctor even wrote about him in the high brow New England Journal of Medicine.



It all may be true but I sure wouldn’t bet my last dollar on it. Speakin’ of dollars that



reminds me of my… Continue

Added by Chuck Connors on July 30, 2009 at 11:39am — No Comments

Civil War Letters 3

In this third letter of the packet-Penland writes of the actual fighting for the first time. As he writes-you can catch a glimpse of the difference between the North and South's weaponry. He is impressed by the Yankees' firearm power.



Mount Taylor, Carter County Tennessee Jan the 3rd 1863



Dear Father and Mother



I now take the present…
Continue

Added by Tipper on July 30, 2009 at 11:15am — No Comments

Preserving Summer's Bounty



Over the past few weeks we've been discussing different ways of preserving the wonderful bounty summer time offers us. If you're interested in any of the following-click on the title to jump over to the Blind Pig & the Acorn to see the entire post.



*Making Blackberry Jelly the Old Time… Continue

Added by Tipper on July 28, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

Playing For Keeps is Now Available!!



TITLE: Playing for Keeps



SERIES: The Smith Sister's Trilogy: Book 2



AUTHOR: Stephanie Morris



AUTHOR URL: http://www.stephaniemorris.webs.com



GENRE/THEME: Interracial Romance



PUBLISHER: Amira Press



ISBN: 978-1-935348-51-1



RELEASE DATE: July 24, 2009



URL TO THE BUYING PAGE:… Continue

Added by Author Stephanie Morris on July 24, 2009 at 11:54pm — No Comments

GENEALOGY HELP

I am priviledged to own a set of "North Carolina Troops 1861-1865" a Troop Roster with loads of accurate info.If anyone has a relative that served in the Confederate Army from N.C. or think they might.Please feel free to send me his name and or whatever info you might have and I will gladly look him up for you.I ask no payment I do it for the love of history.The only request I might make is if you have a copyable photo of him I woud love a copy with your permission.

Thanks

Barry… Continue

Added by Barry E.Hollingsworth on July 24, 2009 at 1:34pm — No Comments

Cousin Eugene Fights the Train

Ed Stephens of Dillsboro has a problem with the Great Smoky Mountain



Railroad. According to the Sylva Herald Stephens says the railroad is abandoning



old train cars on his property. Stephens “called them and asked them to remove the



cars.” “They told me to get a lawyer.” Now this wouldn’t be much more than a



‘tempest in a teapot’ ‘cept Stephens drove his pick-up truck up on the tracks and



left it there for a couple of days. Now why would he… Continue

Added by Chuck Connors on July 20, 2009 at 1:29pm — 1 Comment

NIghtime in the Country

Nighttime in the country, the shadows dark and deep

Fireflies all a’ glitter, the frogs chirp a roaring peep!



The critters of the night move stealthily from bush to hay

The baby skunks and tiny possums come out to snack and play



The riot of nocturnal flowers, their scent so sweet and full

The first cutting of the hay, the greased implements in the shed of tools



I gaze across the land, breathe in the wonder of the night

Could it be that I am… Continue

Added by Chuck Connors on July 20, 2009 at 1:24pm — No Comments

The Bones of the Hills

The bones of the hills, these ancient rocks,

First laid down untold eons ago



The foundations of the Appalachians, strong and cold

Hidden away from prying eyes, secrets in the earth



These ancient mountains, the backbone of Pangaea

super continent, of the entire world!



The super Appalachians fierce and proud,

stretching to Scotland--all the way to Africa!



Mighty Granite, Schist, Gneiss, Shale, Igneous and Sandstone rocks,

Their… Continue

Added by Chuck Connors on July 20, 2009 at 1:22pm — No Comments

Aunt Lucille Whups the Bear

Some of ya’ll might have heard about the bear that staged a break-in at the WNC



Nature Center in Asheville awhile back. Accordin’ to media reports a yearling black



bear scaled a ten foot fence and dropped in to do a little visitin’ with the center’s



herd of deer. Bob Fay, the nature center’s critter curator, said the deer “didn’t much



appreciate the visitor.” Why wouldn’t Bambi welcome a friendly visit with his ole buddy



Smokey the… Continue

Added by Chuck Connors on July 20, 2009 at 1:20pm — No Comments

Cutting To The Chase Is Now Available!!





TITLE: Cutting To The Chase

AUTHOR: Stephanie Morris

AUTHOR URL: http://www.stephaniemorris.webs.com

GENRE/THEME: Contemporary Interracial Romance

PUBLISHER: Sugar and Spice Press

RELEASE DATE: July 18, 2009

URL TO THE BUYING PAGE:… Continue

Added by Author Stephanie Morris on July 18, 2009 at 9:38pm — No Comments

Appalachian Vocabulary Test 9



Time for this month's Appalachian Vocabulary Test



1.Eat up

2.Evening

3.Et

4.Far

5.Fer



1.Eat up-bite badly, consume. "I swear the chiggers have eat me up this summer."



2.Evening-time between noon and night. "Late this evening we'll go fishing if you want too."



3.Et-eat, ate. "Come on in and sit down, have you et?"



4.Far-fire. "If you play in the far you'll pee in the… Continue

Added by Tipper on July 9, 2009 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Places I'll be and hope to see you!

Haywood County Book Mania on August 1 (there is an author's reception the night before!)

Malaprops Bookstore & Cafe on August 15 at 7PM

Louisiana Book Festival on October 17

Added by Kathryn Magendie on July 7, 2009 at 4:35pm — 2 Comments

Black Like Me

In 1959, the writer John Howard Griffin decided to go through with a daring, personal experiment. Using drug medication and a sun lamp, he transformed his skin to change from a white man to a black man. He shaved his head and added a dark cream. His plan was to tour around the South and write about his experiences under a secret guise. Close friends and family thought he was crazy when he discussed the idea, but he had such conviction to find out for himself what it would be like for a white… Continue

Added by Michael Beadle on July 2, 2009 at 11:41pm — 2 Comments

Air Conditioning

Do you have air conditioning? We do-however at the moment-it's broken. Back in the day, when The Deer Hunter built our house-we couldn't afford central air-but 7 years ago he could stand the heat no longer and he and a friend installed central heat and air in our house. Apparently-I've grown very used to it-cause for the past 2 days I have been quite miserable. At bedtime last night-it was 84 degrees in our living room-not the best temperature for sleeping.



When I was growing up,… Continue

Added by Tipper on July 2, 2009 at 3:53pm — No Comments

New Publishing Contract for Cutting to the Chase!

I'm excited to announce that a publishing contract has been offered for Cutting To The Chase! The book is coming your way soon! Stop by my website to check it out!
Happy Reading!
Stephanie Morris

Added by Author Stephanie Morris on July 2, 2009 at 2:25pm — No Comments

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