Sunday, January 31, 2010

New Radio Program Highlights North Carolina Traditions

February 5, WNCW Public Radio. Living Traditions Moments will go live just before 8 PM on Friday.  These weekly programs will highlight stories about the people and traditions of the North Carolina mountains and foothills, and how those treasured traditions are being kept alive today. Living Traditions Moments are read by Eric Seeger, Editor-in-Chief of WNC Magazine, a publication about mountain living in Western North Carolina.
WNCW programming is broadcast worldwide on the Internet. Listen live to WNCW's local and eclectic music mix.

Visual Arts Center Gets a New Home

Jan 31, The Rutherford County Visual Artist Guild Visual Art Center, 160 N Main Street, Rutherfordton North Carolina. On Saturday morning Visual Arts Center Artists moved their artwork from 173 N. Main St. in downtown Rutherfordton to 160 N. Main St. The new location is just across the street and down to the corner. The Art Center features a large gallery space for wide variety of artwork and hand created gifts, as well as, a well-lighted studio for classes and workshops. An Opening Night Event is scheduled for early March. Dan Bair is a guild member:

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Conservation Property for Sale

LTLT is offering a fantastic conservation property for sale in western North Carolina. This 35-acre property in Clay County is within two hours of Asheville, NC; Atlanta, GA; and Chattanooga and Knoxville, TN. The secluded forested property is adjacent to US Forest Service lands and has more than 6,000 feet of stream frontage, including Albone Branch. The property also includes a rustic house, primitive cabin, barn with workshop and an excellent garden area. $249,000. Contact Paul Carlson or Sharon Taylor, Little Tennessee Land Trust.

Elyse Wines in Waynesville

February 11, 7PM, The Classic Wineseller, 20 Church Street, Waynesville North Carolina.  An Evening with Elyse Wines. Special guest Michele Duckett, National Sales and Marketing Director for Elyse Vineyards. Limited seating, RSVP required - $25 per person all-inclusive.  828-452-6000

More Snow in the Mountains!

National Weather Service Forecast: Overnight: Snow. Low around 26. East wind between 8 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of 10 to 14 inches possible.

Saturday: Sleet before 1pm, then freezing drizzle likely. High near 29. Southeast wind at 11 mph becoming north. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch possible. New sleet accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

Saturday Night: A chance of snow and freezing drizzle before 7pm, then a slight chance of snow between 7pm and 1am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 13. North wind between 6 and 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 34. North wind between 5 and 7 mph. Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 8. Light west wind.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 41. Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16.

Friday, January 29, 2010

First Sale Ever at the Home of the Perfect Christmas Tree!

Begins TODAY! Home of the Perfect Christma Tree, 262 Oak Street, in historic downtown Spruce Pine North Carolina. As you can imagine, January is not the peak season at the Home of the Perfect Christmas Tree Store! However, keep us mind and remember your purchases support over 100 local crafts people as well as Foundation scholarships for local high school students.

There is a new way to show your support of the Home of the Perfect Christmas Tree project ... by sporting some great HPCT logo apparel, and there’s no better time to buy it than now. For the first time ever all HPCT logo apparel is 50% off at or in our Oak Avenue retail store. Now you can pick up hats, men’s and women’s shirts, sweatshirts, vests ...even kid's shirts for less! Get your HPCT logo apparel today and support our future efforts in entrepreneurial development as well as our Foundation scholarships for local high school students.

Visit us online at
All HPCT logo apparel prices are already marked 50% off! And don't forget to share this great sale with your friends!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Haiti Relief Benefit Concert at Cayons in Blowing Rock

February 3, 6PM-9PM, Canyons Historic Restaurant and Bar, 8960 HWY 321, Blowing Rock North Carolina. Haiti Relief Benefit featuring Melissa Reaves and Friends, The Harris Brothers & Todd Wright Quartet. $10 COVER; All proceeds to benefit the Haiti relief effort. Canyons: A feast for the senses with awesome view, casual cuisine  and live music.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

LTLT New Preservation Acquisition

Thanks to the 2009 fund raising efforts the LTLT ( Land Trust for the Little Tennessee) is acquiring 5.6 acres adjacent to its Tennessee Bottomland Preserve. This addition includes a unique granite outcrop that overlooks the valley. The property was offered to LTLT by Mrs. Margaret Parks in honor of her late husband Jim Parks who loved the property and always wanted to see it conserved with LTLT. Mrs. Parks describes the granite rock as a "magic place to sit and dream".

LTLT is beginning a fundraising campaign for this property with a matching funds challenge. Email for more details.

150th Anniversary Planning Meeting

Jan 28, 5:30PM-7PM, Rosman Elementary School Gym, Rosman North Carolina.
Feb 2,  5:30PM-7PM, Transylvania County Library, Rogow Room, Brevard North Carolina
If you have ideas about what kind of activities should be included in the 2011 celebration or how to tell the story of Transylvania County history, this is your opportunity. Ther will also be music, refreshments and more information about the 2011 celebration. Everyone is invited. For details contact 828-884-3100.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Green Products Open House in Bryson CIty

Feb 1, 10AM-4PM, Swain County Chamber of Commerce, Bryson City North Carolina. Tired of toxic cleaners that are a hazard to you, your pets, and your children - not to mention the environment? Then join Shaklee representative Rota Krape and the Swain County Chamber of Commerce as we host an open house product demonstration at the Chamber office. The event will be a drop in affair and will take place Monday, February 1, 10am - 4pm. "The Chamber is pleased to offer this unique demonstration to the community. Shaklee Products are well known for their commitment to the environment andto family safety; two themes that the Chamber take very seriously as well."

Asheville has a 2010 Culinary AffAIR

January 28,  7PM-11PM, DoubleTree Biltmore, 115 Hendersonville Road, Asheville North Carolina.  The Culinary Affair 2010   The black tie evening begins with a cocktail hour featuring several hors d’oeuvres stations, each paired with a signature cocktail. This hour of mingling and tasting will include delights from The Colorful Palate, The Lobster Trap, Frankie Bones Restaurant & Lounge, and Luella’s Bar-B-Que. The independent restaurateurs and chefs of the Asheville area will then invite you to be seated for a six-course dinner.

This Week at the Back Room Restaurant

January 26-30, The Back Room Restaurant at The Flat Rock Wine Shoppe, 2702 Greenville Highway, Flat Rock North Carolina. NEW - Drink Specials! This week's Nightly Dinner Specials:
Tuesday: Our half pound burger (Beef, Chicken, or veggie) all the toppings plus a side, $7.00
Wednesday: All you can eat Crab Legs, just $19.99 with starch and vegetable.
Thursday: Prime Rib $14.99 with starch and vegetable. Add crab legs $7.00
Friday: Buy one appetizers receive one free, buy two get four; Get the idea?
Saturday: Buy one entree receive one half price.              Click for this weeks music

Update from Random Arts

Jan 29 - 30, 9AM-5PM, Random Arts, Statesville North Carolina. We "rocked" it in Sanford, NC at the Quilting Fiber Arts show at the beginning of this month and now we are headed for Statesville to continue the magic and the excitement. Come see us here along with Louise McClure & her fabulous bead & jewelry kits & goodies, and many more of your favorite quilt, fiber, fabric & mixed media artists & shops. Get it all under one "Statesville Civic Center" roof. Ask for your Random Arts 20% off coupon at the door. Read more about Random Arts or purchase online supplies..

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Jer's Kitchen offers Lunch Specials This Week

Tuesday - Friday, Jer's Kitchen, Whistle Stop Mall, 1281 Georgia Road, Franklin North Carolina. This week instead of the usual "simple suppers" Jer's is offering lunch specials, take-out to 5PM:
(All specials $8.50)
Tuesday - Chicken Crepes with roasted garlic cream and house salad.
Wednesday - Greek olives, feta, green onions and artichokes and a house salad
Thursday - Mediterranean Chicken-pasta, chicken, garbanzo beans, black olives, mushrooms and sausage with a house salad
Friday - Onion crusted salmon with mustard cream sauce and mashed potatoes, and salad

Purple Onion Argentina Wine Tasting

Jan 25, 6:30 PM, The Purple Onion, 16 Main Street, Saluda North Carolina. Richard McKinney from Tryon Distributing will enlighten tasters about his eight wine selections and Chef Jeremy Edwards will be grilling and braising some delectable dishes ( locally raised beef included) to complement the wines. The price for the tasting will be $45 and includes wine, dinner, tax and gratuity. Reservations can be made by calling the Purple Onion at 828-749-1179. For thosewho have yet to attend a wine tasting at The Purple Onion, they are typically fun, casual, and informative and a great opportunity to taste new wines and stock up on some of your favorites.

Fiddle Masters Tour stops in Asheville

Feb 1-2, 8PM Dianne Wortham Theatre, 2 South Pack Square, Asheville North Carolina. Two of the world's most celebrated fiddlers are married. Known best for their individual careers and tours, this fiddling couple, winners of multiple Juno Awards (Canada's version of the Grammy award), is coming through Asheville during a rare three-month joint tour. Get details...

Saturday, January 23, 2010

A Decade of North Carolina Wines

With the new year comes a new decade for North Carolina wine. Take a look back at a few of the highlights from the prosperous decade of the 2000’s:
• N.C. wineries more than quadrupled in growth from 21 in 2000 to 89 in 2009
• Three appellations were established in N.C., starting with Yadkin Valley AVA in 2003, Swan Creek AVA in 2008, and Haw River Valley AVA in 2009
• N.C. wine production climbed from off the charts in 2000 to now rank 8th in the U.S. in 2009
• Grape production in N.C. jumped from ranking 12th in the U.S. in 2000 to 9th in 2009
• Grape bearing acres in N.C. grew from 600 in 2000 to 1,700 in 2009
• Biltmore Winery became the most visited winery in the U.S.
• Duplin Winery became the largest Muscadine wine producer in the U.S.

Mountain Trails Crews Need Help

The icy, frigid weather earlier this month downed many, many trees in the mountains, and long stretches of the MST (Mountain to Sea Trail) are blocked. Our volunteer trail crews will need lots of help opening the trails again for hiking. If you'd like to volunteer, contact Don Walton in the Asheville area, John Lanman in the Boone area, and Jim Hallsey in the Jefferson/Wilkesboro area.

New Edition of MTS Hiking Guidebook

Walt Weber has produced a new edition of his valuable MST guidebook: Trail Profiles and Maps from the Great Smokies to Mount Mitchell and Beyond. Contact Les Love of the Carolina Mountain Club to learn how to buy your copy for $14.95. Retail stores where the guidebook can be found are:
Diamond Brand Outdoor, Fletcher
REI at Biltmore Park
Mast General Store, downtown Asheville
Black Dome, Tunnel Road.
Highland Books in Brevard
Headwaters Outfitters in Rosman
Grateful Steps at 828-277-0998 (our publisher, which is happy to send your order for the above price plus postage)

Friday, January 22, 2010

Chimney Rock Special on Youth Annual Pass

Feb 1 - Feb 28, Chimney Rock Park, Chimney Rock North Carolina. What can you get for $8 these days? How about an entire YEAR of fun, field trips, hikes, education programs and more! In honor of Chimney Rock mascot, Grady the Groundhog, Chimney Rock Park is offering membership in Grady's Kids Club, the youth version of the Annual Pass, for just $8. With the membership kids 6-15 get unlimited visits to the Park for an entire year, discounts in the Park and deals at other area attractions.

Click here to download this special coupon. Coupon must be presented to the Ticket Plaza at the time of purchase. Valid February 1-28, 2010.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Bad News for Builder is Good News for Mother Nature

The Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy (CMLC) announced its purchase of 1,527 acres on Weed Patch Mountain, north of Lake Lure in Rutherford County. The land, once part of the 4000-acre “Grey Rock at Lake Lure” residential subdivision, was owned by Orlando-based Land Resources, LLC and was intended for development until that company filed for bankruptcy last year.

According to CMLC Executive Director Kieran Roe, acquisition of the tract preserves scenic ridges, distinctive rock outcrops, dense hardwood forests and abundant trout streams for public benefit. The tract is part of a corridor of existing public and conserved properties near Chimney Rock State Park. CMLC hopes to work with the state park and other conservation partners to add the tract to permanent public ownership in the next two to three years. For more information about CMLC or the Weed Patch Mountain project, visit the CMLC website at or call 828-697-5777.

Round Peak Vineyards Chocolate Covered Bottles!

Great for Valentine's Day from Round Peak Vineyards, Mount Airy North Carolina. We've partnered with the Davidson Chocolate Company to create a truly unique gift...our FULL wine bottles dipped in great chocolate! You simply open and pour some wine, then break pieces of chocolate off to eat as you go. Enough chocolate for 6 people, perfect for a bottle of wine. These were a big hit in December!  You can choose any of our wines, and select either dark or milk chocolate. The pre-order price for any combination is $36, 10% off the normal amount. Call or email us to order by the end of January for delivery by Valentines day, or to pick up at our Valentines Party.

Sequoyah National Golf Club Rated #2 "Best New Course You Can Play"

Sequoyah National Golf Club, Harrah's Cherokee Hotel & Casino, Cherokee North Carolina. Cherokee's newest amenity, the Sequoyah National Golf Club, was recognized on Golf Magazine's list of the "Best New Courses" of 2009. The annual list ranked Sequoyah National Golf Club, designed by Robert Trent Jones II, as the No. 2 "Best New Course You Can Play."

The course at Sequoyah National was praised for its hilly layout, carved out of the steep foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. It's said to be "spectacular throughout," serving as an extraordinary amenity to the Harrah's Cherokee Hotel & Casino, which is located nearby in the heart of the Cherokee Indian's homeland. The facility offers visitors to Cherokee a unique golf experience. Read more...

Some Like it Hot in Bryson CIty

January 23, Marianna Black Library Auditorium, Bryson City North Carolina. The Marianna Black Library Classic Film Series brings you another movie from the Golden Age! The teaming of Marilyn Monroe and Billy Wilder has been the theme this month, and it continues with “Some Like It Hot” on Saturday, January 23rd, at 4:00 PM in the library auditorium. All movies shown at the library are free to the public and projected onto an 8 X 10 foot screen, with a theater sound system. The Marianna Black Library hosts classic movies on the second and fourth Saturday of each month, at 4:00 PM. Popcorn and refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Marianna Black Library. For more information, 828-488-3030 or

Blueridge Parkway Road Trip Sweepstakes

Enter to win a week-long road trip that will guide you through everything this amazing byway has to offer. The lucky entrant receives two nights at the Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, two nights at the Brookstone Lodge in Asheville, two nights in Cherokee, and a host of passes and certificates for restaurants, attractions, and shopping along the way! You’ll also get a subscription to Our State magazine as a memento of your journey to North Carolina. Hurry! The sweepstakes ends January 31, 2010.Offered by the NC Division of Tourism. Enter To Win!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

See George Clooney Up in the Air in Flat Rock

Jan 22-28, Flat Rock Cinema, 2700 Greenville Hwy., Flat Rock North Carolina. Weekdays 4, 7; Sat-Sun 1, 4, 7.  Golden GLobe nominated "Up in the Air" - Ryan Bingham (Georfe Clooney) is a corporate downsizing expert whose cherished life on the road is threatened just as he is on the cusp of reaching ten million frequent flyer miles and just after he's met the frequent-traveler woman of his dreams. All tickets are $6. Reservations are encouraged, but not required, by calling  (828) 697-2463 during our normal box office hours. The box office opens one hour prior to our first show each day.

Wine Tasting and Music at The Back Room Restaurant in Flat Rock

Jan 22, The Back Room Restaurant at The Flat Rock Wine Shoppe, 2702 Greenville Hwy, Flat Rock North Carolina. Wine Tasting 5PM-7PM - enjoy music by  Ellen Trnka and Ally's yummy hors d'ouevres.

Then at 9PM get your toes tappin' to Woody Platt and Mike Guggino of The Steep Canyon Rangers along with  their side band Pisgah Forest Pickers.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Groundhog Day at the WNC Nature Center

Feb 2, 3PM, Western North Carolina Nature Center, Asheville North Carolina. Come by and cheer Nibbles on as she predicts the end (?) of winter, we hope! Refreshments and special presentation by Carlton Burke, professional naturalist.

Riverfront Bus Tours in Asheville

Jan 21, 12:00PM-2:00PM, Asheville City Hall, Asheville North Carolina. Come tour the French Broad and Swannanoa Rivers with RiverLink and witness their magic first hand.   This is an opportunity to see the improvements that have occurred and hear what is coming over the next several months and years to make our rivers a better place to work, live and play.   You will also learn some local history and visit some streets and neighborhoods you have never seen before. This tour is free for RiverLink members.  Non-members cost $15.00 per person.  Lunch is not provided but you can bring your own.   Reservations are a must – so call us at 828- 252-8474 or click here to make your reservation online.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Lodging Owners' Fraud Alert

Jan 14, Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce Fraud Alert Announcement: A Chamber Member accommodations owners received a check for a week-long stay in February.  The check was cut from an insurance agency and mailed from a Barnes & Nobel.  There was a request from the guest that a part of the money be wired back as it was intended for a travel agent.  When the accommodations owner went to deposit the check, a bank employee was suspicious and scanned the check.  It was a fraud. Initial contact was made via email.  Please pass this along to any other interested parties.

Winter Blow-Out Savings & Specials at Dream View Chalet

Dream View Chalet, Beech Mountain North Carolina.  180 degree mountain view! We're making it easier for you to enjoy the sledding, skiing, and snow of Beech Mountain with some great wintertime deals.  For stays beginning the last week of January until the end of ski season (early March), we are:
* Lifting our 3-night minimum stay requirement for the remainder of the ski season and are welcoming 2-night stay requests.
* Offering a 20% discount* on select 3-night or longer stays (2-night stays are not eligible).
Don't let another winter pass you by without taking advantage of the beauty and fun of Beech Mountain. Contact us and book your Dream View Chalet winter stay today!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Free Floral Design Classes in Brevard

The White Squirel Shop2 West Main Street, Brevard North Carolina. Three FREE Floral Design Classes this winter. January 27, February 17, and February 24. Space is limited and registration is required. Please call 877-3530 to register. Linda Smith, floral designer will be conducting the classes.

20th MLK Celebration at Brevard College

Jan 16-18, Brevard College, One Brevard College Dr, Brevard North Carolina. Brevard College and the community will join together to honor and celebrate the legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This year's events include:
A free interfaith prayer brunch
A joint worship service
A moving performance of "Mine Eyes Have Seen The Glory" 
A Brevard College student-led initiative called the MLK Challenge
The "Walk to Change"   
A community-wide MLK Celebration
For more info and details...

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Dinner Specials at The Backroom

The Back Room at the Flat Rock Wine Shop, 2702 Greenville Hwy, Flat Rock North Carolina. Now offering Dinner Specials (we think they should be called Special Dinners) that will make bothe your tummy and your wallet happy:
  • Tuesdays: Build your own Ally burger (beef, chicken, or vegetarian) $7.00 with all the trimmings!
  • Wednesdays: Pasta Night...pile it on, still just $10.00
  • Thursdays: Prime Rib (until it's gone) with vegetable and starch $14.99
  • Fridays: Happy Hour all night long, buy one appetizer receive one free!
  • Saturdays: Buy one entree get one 1/2 price.

December Donation Ensures Land and water Protection

The Maribeth Yoder-White Trust donated a conservation easement on the property to Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina in December ensuring the land will never be developed. Wildlife habitat and forests protecting the water quality of Big Camp Creek are now permanently conserved on a 136-acre tract near Union Mills in Rutherford County. The easement’s forested floodplains and slopes will help protect the downstream water supply of Forest City. Landowners who donate permanent conservation easements to non-profit land trusts like Foothills Conservancy on land that offers scenic open space or hosts significant habitat for plants and animals, including working farms and forests, can take advantage of attractive federal and state tax incentives. Read more about The Foothills Conservancy and land donations...

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Spend An Evening with Jeff Daniels

January 23, 8PM, The Dianne Wortham Theatre, 2 South Pack Square Asheville North Carolina. The Theatre's Mainstage Series presents one of Hollywood's most versatile leading men. A brilliant stage actor, Jeff Daniels was most recently on Broadway in the multi Tony award-winning smash hit God of Carnage. Daniels is also an incredibly talented musician and vocalist who has been writing songs for more than 30 years. Don't miss the fantastic treat of seeing the one and only Jeff Daniels in his singer/songwriter show. Experiencing his grassroots charm and down to earth wit in the intimate Diana Wortham Theatre, you'll feel as if you're being treated to an evening in this star's living room. For tickets or more info...

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Smoke-Free NC Now in Effect

Beginning January 2, 2010, smoking is prohibited in many more public places in North Carolina. Under the new law, enclosed areas of almost all bars and restaurants must be smoke-free. Smoking is also not allowed in most enclosed areas of lodging establishments, such as hotels, motels, and inns, if the establishment prepares and serves food or drink. A lodging establishment may designate no more than 20% of its guest rooms as smoking rooms.

The new state law does not require unenclosed areas of restaurants, bars, and lodging establishments to be smoke-free. These establishments may, however, voluntarily put into place a policy that prohibits smoking in these unenclosed areas.For more information visit the official government site...

Friday, January 8, 2010

Asheville Cabin - Special Rate for a Special Place

Asheville North Carolina - ALLEE'S GETAWAY CABIN SPECIAL: January - March stay 3 or more nights at the discounted rate of $150 per night! 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, with 2 fireplaces and GREAT MOUNTAIN VIEW. Free WIFI. This is a newer cedar cabin located in quiet mountain setting yet close to downtown Asheville, Biltmore, Blueridge Parkway, Hendersonville, Black Mountain. Sleeps up to 8. $175-$195 nt, $1000-$1150 wk.

Winter BrewsCruise will benefit RiverLink

Jan 23, 3PM-7PM, Haywood Park's Grand Ballroom (adjacent to the Haywood Atrium, and behind the Bier Garden), Asheville North Carolina. The 3rd Annual Winter Warmer Beer Festival. Purchasing tickets in advance is recommended, as the last two year's event sold out. Tickets are $37pp and will include a souvenir mug, samples during the event, and food provided by a local caterer. The fun includes live music and an attempt by the Charleston Oyster Roast shucking champion to beat the Guinness world record for most oysters opened in a minute at the Winter Warmer beer festival! A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the local non-profit organization, River Link. Read more or buy tickets online...

The Backroom announces new "Dinner Specials"

Jan 8, The Backroom, 2702 Greenville Hwy, Flat Rock North Carolina. Starting tonight we are going to feature "Dinner Specials" every night with deep discounts to help take the sting out of our economy:
Fridays: Happy Hour all night long, with 2 for 1 appetizers.
Saturdays: Buy one entree get one entree 1/2 price!
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday dinner specials announced soon.

HandMade Creative Lab & Social Mixer

Jan 11, 5:15pm-6:45pm, 125 S. Lexington Ave., Suite 102 (corner of S. Lexington & Hilliard Ave.) Asheville North Carolina. Topic: New Year's Creative Re-orientation for Artists:
-  How do you reset priorities and let creativity drive your business?
- Where do you get stuck and what keeps you there?
-  Gain insight from colleagues on your possible next actions steps.
Social Mixer afterwards at Asheville Brewing Company at 77 Coxe Ave.
HandMade in America  - "Our mission is to grow handmade economies by creating tools, markets and partnerships that honor craft, cultural heritage, and a spirit of community." Learn more are Handmade in America...

Immaculate Baking Co. Online Special

Immaculate Baking, Flat Rock NC. The holiday season is just a state of mind, and at Immaculate Baking, they are refusing to let go of the decorations, good will and sweet temptations! In that spirit, they are offering 40% off online purchases of Chocolate Peppermint and Gingerbread Spice Dough. Stock up before these Holiday flavors go into hibernation, and remember, all cookie dough can be frozen! Go to the online store and use the code: SAVE40 when you are checking out.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Enjoy Winterfest with your own vacation rental

Jan 8-10, BEECH MOUNTAIN Winterfest Live music, bathing beauty, big air contest, village rail jam, cardboard box derby, food cookouts, demos, ski beech sports sale and more.

DREAM VIEW CHALET. 180 degree views at 5325 feet on top of Beech Mountain. 4 BD, 4.5 BA, fireplace, WIFI, PET FRIENDLY. Walk to Land of OZ and OZ Ski Run. Beech Mtn Club privileges. Located next to OZ Cathedral making it perfect for large parties. $300-$665 nt, $1325 - $3160 wk


A BIT OF HEAVEN  3 BD, 2 BA mountain view vacation rental 1/2 mile from Ski Beech. Game room with pool table, fireplace, fully equipped kitchen. Use of Beech Mountain Club facilities (pool, golf, tennis) in season. $100-$200 night, $650-$1200 week - this rate includes ALL fees and taxes

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The Taste and History of Malbec

Jan 14, 7PM, The Classic Wineseller, 20 Church Street, Waynesville NC. Wine Tasting - The Taste and History of Malbec. Limited seating, RSVP early. $15 per person. The Classic Wineseller retail space is truly an underground cellar. Located just around the corner on Church Street and Main Street in Downtown Waynesville, North Carolina, the Wineseller features over 1100 wine selections within 12,000 bottles plus an extensive selection of beers, champagnes, and ports.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Vintner's Dinner at Shelton's Vineyards

Jan 15, 6:30 PM, Shelton Vineyards, 286 Cabernet Lane, Dobson NC. Break the winter blues! Join Winemaker, Murphy Moore and Chef Paul for an intriguing evening of wine and food pairings. Remember, "food and wine are meant to be paired - paired with friends, family and times to be remembered". Seating is limited, make your reservations early 336-366-3590 or by email and start enjoying the good life.
Preview the Vintner's Dinner Menu online.

Parkway Playhouse Starts New Blog

The Parkway Playhouse, 202 Green Mountain Drive, Burnsville NC. The new blog is specially designed for Parkway Playhouse patrons to share thoughts and read posts from favorite artists. New posts are added regularly, so visit frequently to discover what goes on behind the scenes at the Parkway Playhouse. The Parkway Playhouse, established in 1946, is North Carolina’s oldest continually operating summer theatre.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Murder Mystery Weekend in Waynesville

Jan 15 - 17, Waynesville Inn Golf Resort and Spa, Waynesville NC. On the 18th tee of Porous Pines Country Club, regional Golf Champ Holin Wunn met his demise. The gallery was shocked when he collapsed in the middle of his backswing during the match of the sexes between female golf pro Birdie Bigelow and male golf champ Holin Wunn. Now it's necessary to not putter around and trap the killer with a stroke of investigative genius. You will become one of the investigators and work with the Detective to figure out "WHODUNIT!"
Join the About Town Tours "ComeSolveIt"-Charlotte Players for a weekend of intrigue and fun at The Waynesville Inn.  $199 per person for two nights. For more information contact:,