Fall Leaves

Marshall NC then and now

Dominated by the Blue Ridge Mountains and broken by rocky outcroppings created by the rush and flow of the French Broad River, Madison County is beauty actualized. Marshall is the county seat and sits with its back to the rocky edge of the mountains with Main Street running alongside the beautiful river. This gem of a town is only 20 minutes from Asheville and 10 miles from the Appalachian Trail. Marshall occupies a narrow strip of level land that is often quoted as being a half-acre wide, a mile long and sky high. In the early days, its school was on the island in the river. Today, that building houses artists’ studios as the city continues to reinvent itself. But before we get ahead of our

A stroll through Kenilworth's art tour

May is a beautiful time in Asheville with flowers in bloom and the colors of spring in perfect harmony. May is also a time when Kenilworth artists open up their studios to the public, presenting their art on their home turf. This year’s Kenilworth Art Studio Tour will take place over Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27 from 10am to 5pm each day. The free, self-guided tour takes you to the home studios where artists are working in a wide range of media. The Tour Map can be downloaded and all studio addresses found at kenilworthartists.org. As you drive through Kenilworth, you will see the signs indicating where the studios are located. The tour is fun for both the seriou

Buy local at Asheville farmer’s and tailgate markets

Living in Western North Carolina, we’re fortunate to have access to fresh, delicious produce and other food products, most of which are grown or raised through sustainable means. Small family farms using organic methods for growing their products or raising their animals are mainstays of the Asheville Farmer’s and Tailgate Markets. Some of these farms have been around for generations, farmed consistently by family members choosing to be stewards of the land. Others have taken to the earth more recently, but whether they’ve been around for a while or are fairly new, they all seem to have the same care and concern and that is to nurture their families and the community. Buying local isn’t just

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