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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 www.visitingwriters.appstate.edu.    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
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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
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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
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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

Saving the Saluda Depot

Historian Urges Giving to Save Train Depot

from press release 

SALUDA, NC--Dr. George Jones, historian and founder of the Henderson County Genealogical and Historical Society spoke at the March 15, 2015 official launch of fundraising efforts to purchase the historic depot in Saluda, NC by a newly formed non-profit, Saluda Historic Depot.  The event was held to kick off a fundraiser to match a challenge pledge of $50,000 if another $50,000 is raised by March 31, 2015.

The depot sits on historic Main Street at the crest of the steepest mainline standard gauge railroad in the United States. The current depot building, built in 1903, is at least the second depot constructed in Saluda. Moved to its current location on Main Street in 1983, it originally sat further out of town. This particular structure is also a contributing structure on the National Register of Historic Places in the listing for the Saluda Main Street Historic District. 

Once the depot is purchased, the Historic Saluda Committee will spearhead efforts to open a train/historical museum and collaborate with other organizations to include a visitors center within its walls.

Dr. Jones encouraged the citizens of Saluda to participate in this fundraising effort. “I am the oldest living person born in Saluda. I’ll be 95 years old in August.  The rest of you are late comers or just arrived,” says Dr. Jones.”

He told the story about Saluda’s beginnings when Burrell Pace received a land grant and the area was named, “Pace’s Gap” before it was Saluda.   “Saluda has a great history, not a long one but a great one.  The railroad didn’t have to have a right away, they could take one. The railroad had eminent domain so they brought the railroad right through Cornelius Pace’s property. The early families that came here were the Ward’s, and the Pace’s, and the Staton’s from over in Greenville County. The Laughter’s and Thompson’s and Bradley’s came out of Rutherford, some came from SC. The Arledge‘s, and Newman's, and Holbert’s came from Fairfield County, SC as a group.  Saluda has a colorful history and you would do well to develop this museum and preserve it for people to see, read, and understand,” Dr. Jones said.

He strongly urged the citizens of Saluda to decide what it’s worth to the community and individually to preserve the Depot and Saluda’s history.  “It’s a valuable opportunity.  You have an opportunity to participate in it, you’ll never regret it, and as you develop it you will all be proud. I hope you all respond, readily,” advised Dr. Jones.

Dr. Jones was instrumental in working with Henderson County to restore the historic courthouse.  It cost $11 million to restore the Henderson County Courthouse, a beautiful building in Hendersonville that you couldn’t imagine what Main St would look like without it.  “It’s there, the county has it paid for and it’s in good shape.  Incidentally, it was voted unanimously to float the bonds of $11 million to do it. It can be done, if each one of you will do your duty, see the value of this project, step up and do it, you’ll have it solved,” he said.

You can view Dr. Jones’ presentation live at YouTube.

If you would like to climb aboard and help preserve the historic Saluda Depot for future generations, you can send donations or pledges to Saluda Historic Depot, PO Box 990, Saluda, NC 28773 or email savesaludadepot@gmail.com.  All donations are tax deductible and pledges will be invoiced within six months.

The historic depot is a modern icon of Saluda’s beginning and subsequent prosperity with the coming of the train bringing passengers up the Saluda Grade, the steepest mainline standard gauge grade in the country. Because brave men built a railroad up a steep mountain, the small mountain village of Saluda is a thriving community with a historic downtown district with prospering shops and restaurants. The town is surrounded by mountains and deep valleys in the Green River Gorge.  These natural resources have drawn outdoor adventurists to bicycle, fish, zip line, kayak and hike mountain trails.  These enthusiasts eat, stay, and shop in Saluda’s businesses.

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Dr. Jones’ live address to citizens can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvxyWUV6YKY&feature=youtu.be

Photos of Save Saluda Depot fundraiser can be downloaded from Dropbox at this link:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/gacel0bz3dwnohh/AAARPUYx6s1YuDOwwwcPr98Ta?dl=0

 

More information, details, and photos can be found at historicsaluda.orgFacebookTwitter, and Youtube.

 

http://www.historicsaluda.org/?page_id=3356

 

https://www.facebook.com/savesaludadepot?ref=bookmarks

 

https://www.youtube.com/user/HistoricSaludaNC

 

 https://twitter.com/SaveSaludaDepot

 

Download historic photos of Depot from Dropbox at this link:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/61dudlaa7w92qlc/AAARLZA7lQk7yNnsgKTcZZ__a?dl=0

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