Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The BIGBIGBIG One Day Season Pass Sale this weekend at Cataloochee Ski Area

March 2   The BIGBIGBIG One Day Season Pass Sale  All season passes will be on sale for the lowest price of this year and next for this one day only! Ski for the rest of the season and the next on the pass you purchase that day. Pass sale will be from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM only and you can purchase in person, over the phone with a credit card or online. Don't forget seasonal rentals will be available for order for the 2014/15 season at that time as well.

Cataloochee Ski Area is located in Maggie Valley NC

Monday, February 24, 2014

Stories of Mountain Folk for 2-22-14

Stories of Mountain Folk is a weekly podcast produced by Catch the Spirit of Appalachia and archived at Western Carolina University.

February 22, 2014:
Storytelling: Amy talks about her memories of how the women in her family wore dresses as she grew up, and when pants came into style.  Music: “Ancient of Days”.

Creative Corner: Doreyl continues conversations with Mary Jo Hooper Cobb from Tuckasege. Mary Jo tells stories about her Mother, Gladys Denton Hooper, a life of commitment and service.  Music: “A Beautiful Life” by Lonesome Sound.

Stories of Mountain Folk: Amy spends more time with Joyce Posey Starr. She continues her story, this time telling about her life in Needmore, NC, and then about what she and her husband bring tot Mountain Heritage Day each year.  Music: "When You Wish Upon A Star" Jo Northup & Richard Birt.

Reprisal from June, 2012: Doreyl talks with Peggy Dawson about mulching in gardening and insect deterrents.  Music: “The Garden" The Clover Band.

Going Down Another Road: Judy talks once more with Sheila Kay Adams, who continues her history of playing the banjo during her life, and especially about the people who influenced her banjo music.  Music: "Ducks on the Mill Pond" by Sheila Kay Adams; and "John Henry" by Henry Queen.

Closing Song:  "Under the Double Eagle" by Lee Moore.

CLICK HERE to listen to Stories of Mountain Folk 

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Bryson CIty Bicycles Offers Early Bird Specials

Now through March 31, 2014 save $10 - $50 at Bryson City Bicycles, 157 Everett Street in Bryson City NC.

It's been a cold and snowy winter, but spring is just around the corner despite what the mentally unbalanced ground-hog said.  It's a great time to bring your bike in for service so you can be ready when the trail Sirens sings.  Mention this post for $$$$ off any of the three tune-up packages through the end of March.
Basic Tune-up - $40 
Brake adjustment
Derailleur adjustment
Lube chain
Air up tires
Labor only – parts not included.
Full Tune-up - $65
Brake adjustment
Derailleur adjustment
Headset adjustment
Hub adjustment
Suspension set-up
Basic wheel truing
Bolt check
Bottom bracket check
Lube chain
Air up tires
Labor only – parts not included.
Overhaul - $200
Bike Wash
Complete bike break-down and rebuild
Brake adjustment
Derailleur adjustment
Headset overhaul
Hub overhaul
Full wheel and rotor truing
Bolt check
Suspension set-up
Pivot maintenance
Bottom bracket inspection and cleaning
Lube chain
Brake bleed
Air up tires
Labor only – parts not included

Bryson City Bicycles offers bike rentals, sales and repairs in downtown Bryson City. Visit the shop and you’ll find personalized fittings, daily and weekly rentals, parts and accessories, gift items, books, maps, trail information, kids’ products and more. BCB supports a strong and healthy community through bicycling and local involvement. Hours of operation are 10-6 on Monday through Saturday, closed on Sunday so they can fish for trout.

Diane Cutler and Andy Zivinsky, the owners of the shop, have lived all over the country prior to discovering Bryson City and embracing it as home. They are both enthusiastic and accomplished riders, coming from somewhat non-traditional bicycling backgrounds. Andy is a former BMX competitor, and was ranked #13 in the state of Florida as a teenager. He is now an adrenaline-happy mountain biker. Diane prefers her rides like her coffee, ‘decaffeinated’. But now that she rides a Niner, she is loving the forest service roads and the occasional dose of singletrack.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Live Music at The Purple Onion in February

February 15 - Overmountain Men   David Childers and his great band return.

February 16 - Honeycutters (Sunday Concert)   The Purple Onion is privileged to welcome back The Honeycutters on Sunday, February 16 at 6:00 PM. The doors open at 5:00 PM and although we will not be serving dinner, light fare, beverages and desserts will be available before the concert. Admission is $15 in advance ($20 @ the door) and seating is limited.

February 20 - Alex Krug Combo   Heart-driven rock/Americana band making their debut here.

February 22 - Johnson's Crossroad   Bluegrass with a touch of almost everything.

February 27 - Gigi Dover

The Purple Onion is located at 16 Main Street in historic downtown Saluda NC