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Ellington in Asheville--a survey

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Dave Minneman, heroic portrait

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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
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Dom Flemons legendary musician at BRCC Jan 25

Dom Flemons, Grammy Award Winning Banjo Player, Jan. 25Dom Flemons, legendary banjo player and co-founder of the Carolina Chocolate Drops performs 7 p.m., January 25th, at Blue Ridge Community College’s Thomas Auditorium.The show is the latest “Keeping the Fires Burning” series, produced by The Center for Cultural Preservation to celebrates the heroes of Southern Appalachian culture.Dom awakened Americans to the rich African-American roots tradition that informed old-time and bluegrass…See More
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African-American music in Asheville

Asheville's African-American music meccaby Rob NeufeldPHOTO CAPTION: The Outcasts, the state’s Battle of the Bands winner in 1979, included: (kneeling l to r) Edward Stout, saxophonist; Darriel Jones, drummer; (seated) Patricia McAfee, vocalist; (standing l to r) Marvin Seabrooks, trombonist; Mike Steele, saxophonist;…See More
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Explore the Landscapes of Story & Telling in 6 Weekly Sessions at Lenoir Rhyne University Center for Graduate Studies Asheville

January 24, 2018 at 10am to February 28, 2018 at 12pm
Explore the Landscapes of Story & Telling in 6 SessionsIt’s winter and Connie Regan-Blake is excited to offer a new learning opportunity to warm-up your storytelling voice and creativity!  Join her in Asheville at Lenoir-Rhyne University (36 Montford Ave) on Wednesday mornings 10:00 am – 12:00pm for six story-work sessions.  This weekly format allows for your…See More
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Reading by Poet Anne Waldman at Table Rock Room 201B, Plemmons Student Union, AppState

March 22, 2018 from 7:30pm to 8:45pm
The Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series presents a reading by Poet ANNE WALDMAN. The author will also present a craft talk from 3:30-4:45 in the same location. Admission is free, and book sales and signing will follow each event. Parking is free on campus after 5 pm, with the parking deck at College & Howard streets recommended. For further details, check    Anne Waldman is a poet, performer,…See More
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Lyndsay Eli with GUNSLINGER GIRL (YA Novel) at Spellbound Children's Bookshop

January 20, 2018 from 6pm to 7pm
Are you a fan of The Hunger Games?  Then picture what Katniss would be like - with a gun.  That's just a taste of the "new" West action Lyndsay Eli brings to Spellbound Children's Bookshop with Gunslinger Girl.  She shares her debut novel on Saturday, January 20, at 6 p.m. The US has been fractured by a Second Civil War. Serendipity 'Pity' Jones finds a home of sorts in the corrupt, lawless city of Cessation (think Las Vegas on steroids).  Her shooting skills make her a star of the Theater…See More
Nov 20, 2017
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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
Nov 15, 2017
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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, 2017
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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
Oct 8, 2017
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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, 2017
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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, 2017
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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, 2017

Living Thing Go

Species found for LivingThingGo

(This page links back to a Facebook page on which people post photos of living things they find--to share images; for the joy of alertness; to chart their discoveries; and to elicit comments and get help with identification, if necessary.)

Kingdom: Plantae

    Phylum: Anthophyta (flowering plants)

        Class: Eudicots

            Order: Lamiales

                Family: Lamiaceae (mint)

                    Genus: Thymus

                        Species: Vulgarus (common thyme)

                            Bev Robertson, August 1, 2016  LINK

                Family: Scrophulariaceae (figworts)

                   Genus: Verbascum (mullein)

                     Species: Thapsus (common mullein)

                       Rob Neufeld, July 17, 2016; posted August 3, 2016 LINK

            Order:  Myrtales               

                Family: Lythraceae

                    Genus: Lagerstroemia (crape myrtle)

                        Rob Neufeld, posted August 10 2016  LINK

                Family:  Onagraceae (evening primrose)

                    Genus: Oenothera

                        Species:  Fruticosa (sundrop)

                            Rob Neufeld, posted August 1, 2016  LINK

Kingdom: Animalia

    Phylum: Arthropoda

        Class: Insecta

            Order: Coleoptera (beetles)

                Family: Coccinellidea (ladybugs)

                    Genus: Harmonoa

                        Species: axyridis

                             Abby Reifsnyder, August 25, 2016  LINK

            Order: Diptera (flies)

                Family: Tipolidae (large crane flies)

                    Rob Neufeld, August 22, 2016  LINK

            Order: Hymenoptera (sawflies, wasps, bees, and ants)

                Family: Braconidae (parasitic wasps)

                    Genus: Dinocampus

                        Species: coccinellae (parasitic wasps of ladybugs)

                            Abby Reifsnyder, August 25, 2016 LINK

                Family: Crabronidae (wasps)

                    Genus: Trypoxylon

                        Species: politum (organ pipe mud dauber)

                            Rob Neufeld, August 5, 2016  LINK        

                Family: Vespidae (yellowjackets, hornets; paper, pollen, mason, and pollen wasps)

                    Genus: Polistes (paper wasps)

                        Species: dorsalis

                            Rob Neufeld, August 5, 2016  LINK 

            Order: Lepidoptera

                Family: Erebidae

                    Genus: Euchaetes

                        Species: egle (milkweed tiger moth; milkweed tussock caterpillar)

                            Abby Reifsnyder, August 2016.  LINK

                Family: Nymphalidae (butterflies that stand on 4 legs)

                    Genus: Dryas

                        Species: iulia (Julia butterfly)

                            Subspecies: alcionea

                                Christopher Jobson, August 10, 2015; posted by Bev Robertson August 5,                                    2016  LINK

            Order: Odonata (carnivorous insects, incl. dragonflies and damselflies)

                Family: Libellulidea  (skimmers and perchers)

                    Genus: Libellula (skimmers)

                        Species: incesta (slaty skimmer)  

                            Rob Neufeld, August 5, 2016  LINK 

    Phylum: Chordata

        Class: Aves (birds)

            Order: Anseriformes (web-footed waterfowl)

                Family: Anatidea (ducks, geese, and swans)

                    Genus: Cairina (ducks)

                        Species: moschata (muscovy duck)

                            Nancy Sutton, August 6, 2016  LINK

            Order: Gruiformes (cranes, crakes, and rails)

                Family: Rallidae (rails)

                    Genus: Fulica (coots)

                        Species: atra (Eurasian coot)

                            Abby Reifsnyder, August 25, 2016  LINK

            Order: Passeriformes (perching birds)

                Family: Hirundinidae (swallows and martins, aerial feeders)

                    Genus: Ptyonoprogne (crag martins)

                        Species: rupestris (Eurasian crag martin)

                            Abby Reifsnyder, Aug. 19, 2016; posted Aug. 24, 2016.  LINK

            Order: Piciformes (woodpeckers, toucans et al)

                Family: Picidae (woodpeckers)

                    Genus: Dryocopus

                        Species: Pileatus (pileated woodpecker)

                            Bev Robertson, May 2, 2013; posted August 2, 2016  LINK

            Order: Suliformes (frigatebirds, boobys, cormorants et al)

                Family: Phalacrocoracidae (cormorants and shags)

                    Genus: Phalacrocorax

                        Species: Auritus (double crested cormorant)

                            Abby Reifsnyder, July 2016; posted August 2, 2016.  LINK

        Class: Mammalia (mammals)

            Order: Artiodactyla (Even-toed ungulates)

                Family: Bovidae (cloven-hoofed, ruminant mammals)

                    Genus: Bos (wild and domestic cattle)

                        Species: Tauris (cattle)

                        Variety: Red Angus cattle

                            Abby Reifsnyder, July 2016; posted August 2, 2016  LINK

                Family: Cervidae (deer)

                    Genus: Alces (moose)

                        Species: Alces

                            Subspecies: giges (Alaskan moose)

                                Shellie Rose Kacillas, posted August 1, 2016  LINK

        Class: Reptilia

            Order: Testudines (turtles)

                Family: Emydidae (marsh turtles)

                    Genus: Terrapene

                        Species: Carolina (common box turtle)

                            Subspecies: Carolina (eastern box turtle)

                                Rob Neufeld, August 4, 2016  LINK


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