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2017 LiveWell Expo

2017 LiveWell Expo

The 4th annual FREE LiveWell expo will be held on March 25,2017 at the WNC AG Center from 9:00am-5:00pm. Come out and meet some of your favorite News 13 anchors & reporters. Check out over 100 local vendors who can teach you how 2017 can be your best year yet. Or check our live entertainment all day on our main stage or live cooking demos from area chefs on the Carolina Kitchen stage. There will be plenty of FREE health screenings as well. The LiveWell Expo is presented by Asheville Savings Bank, Ingles Markets, and Mission Health.

 

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    Burnsville SpringFest

    Burnsville SpringFest

    WHEN: March 11, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

    WHERE: Burnsville Town Center
    6 S Main St
    Burnsville, NC 28714
     

    ARTS & CRAFTS

    The Burnsville Spring Fest Craft Show is here! Featuring one of a kind gift items handmade by local crafters and artisans. Celebrate the arrival of Spring by shopping a wide variety of unique items such as paintings, quilted sheep, teddy bears, wooden bowls, stained glass, painted signs, glass ornaments, beeswax candles, baked goods and much more!
     

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      FEI World Equestrian Games 2018 - Tryon, NC

      FEI World Equestrian Games 2018 - Tryon, NC

      One of the largest sporting events in the world of equestrian sports will take place in 2018 in the nearby community of Tryon, just 45 minutes southeast of Asheville, North Carolina.  

      The 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games are expected to draw nearly 500,000 people from more than 70 countries to the Tryon International Equestrian Center, September 10-23, 2018. The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), the worldwide governing body of equestrian sport, made the announcement in early November 2016.  

      Much like the Olympics, the Games are held every four years and are second only to the Olympics in importance on the world equestrian calendar. Eight world championships will be decided during the 14-day event.  The competitions include: Jumping, Dressage, Para-Equestrian Dressage, Eventing, Driving, Endurance, Vaulting, and Reining.

      Tryon will join an impressive list of cities to host the Games which include Stockholm, Sweden (1990), The Hague, Netherlands (1994), Rome, Italy (1998) and Normandy, France (2014).

      The 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games will be held at the Tryon International Equestrian CenterThe Tryon International Equestrian Center, created by Mark Bellissimo, attracted the Games in large part because of its world-class facilities. The 1,600-acre venue features 1,200 permanent stables and 12 arenas. The arenas include a floodlit international arena capable of accommodating up to 12,000 spectators, with VIP seating for up to 1,500, and a covered arena that has another 5,000 seats. In addition, the International Equestrian Center has a top-notch cross country course used for Eventing and Driving, and it is surrounded by hundreds of miles of equestrian trails for Endurance.

      And, the facility is only continuing to grow. Under the leadership of Bellissimo, the Tryon Equestrian Partners (TEP) have invested more than $125 million as they work to turn the area into the “world’s premiere equestrian lifestyle destination.” TEP plans to invest another $100 million over the next two years leading up the Games. 

      Make Asheville Your Base Camp

      Asheville, North Carolina, is the largest city (pop. 87,000) within 45 minutes of Tryon. The easy drive can be done almost all on major highways (Interstate 26 and US Highway 74).

      Those coming to enjoy the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games can choose from a wide range of accommodations in Asheville, including resort hotelsinns and cabin rentals.

      There are so many things to do in Asheville, before, during, or after the FEI World Games. Asheville has been called a “culinary and cultural capital with a thriving art and music scene.” Enjoy the booming downtown filled with local shopsrenowned restaurants and craft breweries. The mountain community in Western North Carolina is also the site of America’s largest home, Biltmore Estate

      In addition to tours of the 250-room historic home and gardens, Biltmore offers guided trail rides for everyone, from the experienced horseman to the first-time rider, on a gorgeous network of woodland trails. The Estate also features extensive Endurance trails and stable facilities. Other nearby horse riding stables such as Cedar Creek Stables and Sandy Bottom Rides offer great experiences for horse enthusiasts.

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        Halo Yoga Nidra

        Halo Yoga Nidra

        Halo Yoga Nidra

        January 14th, 2017

        Date: 01/14/2017
        Recurring weekly on Saturday

        Time: 4:00 pm

        Location: The Salt Spa of Asheville & Himalayan Salt Cave Sanctuary
        473 Hendersonville RoadrnSuite B, Asheville, NC 28803

        Yoga Nidra is an ancient Indian tradition of going into the deepest possible relaxation state and entering the theta brain wave state. Our Yoga Nidra instructor Katherine Caldwell has an unbelievable calming way of guiding through the meditation. Your experience will be deepened by the unique therapeutic negative ion rich dry Himalayan Salt micro-climate in our Himalayan Salt Cave Sanctuary. The first 20 minutes of this class are dedicated to slow, conscious movements to deepen the breath, center our focus and to set an intention for the Yoga Nidra Meditation. Reservation is required and space is limited. Please call us at The Salt Spa of Asheville (828-505-1838) to reserve your space.

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          Asheville Symphony presents: Eine Kleine Rhine Musik ? Brahms, Haydn, Schumann

          Asheville Symphony presents: Eine Kleine Rhine Musik – Brahms, Haydn, Schumann

          Asheville Symphony presents: Eine Kleine Rhine Musik – Brahms, Haydn, Schumann

          January 14th, 2017

          Date: 01/14/2017

          Time: 12:00 pm

          Location: Asheville Symphony Orchestra
          US Cellular Centerrn87 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC 28801

          In January, take a musical float down the Rhine River as the ASO explores some of Maestro Meyer’s favorite Germanic composers. The program opens with Brahms’ Haydn Variations, an intense emotional experience, followed by Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C featuring guest cello soloist Cicely Parnas. The program closes with Schumann’s ‘Rhenish’ Symphony, which sweeps you along the famed German waterway in an evocative musical journey.

           

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            Top 5 Sunset Spots in Asheville, N.C.

            Top 5 Sunset Spots in Asheville, N.C.

            Biltmore in the Fall at Sunset

            The Best Places to Catch a Scenic Sunset

            It's no question that some of the world's oldest mountains offer some of the best vantage points to watch the sun drop below the peaks in a splash of color.

            In an online poll, fans of Asheville, N.C. nominated their favorite places to watch the sun set over the Blue Ridge Mountains. Here are their responses, in descending order of popularity:

            1. Max Patch

              Max Patch in Fall

              This grassy bald is definitely a favorite, with true 360-degree views of the Smoky Mountains and an intersection with the Appalachian Trail. For a sunset to remember, get there early and bring a picnic and a blanket—and your camera to capture the colors of the sunset reflected on layers of majestic mountains. Here are directions to Max Patch.

            2. Blue Ridge Parkway

              Craggy Gardens Picnic

              America's Favorite Drive—as well as several of the stops along the way—is also a popular choice for some pre-dusk views. Hop on near Asheville and drive south to catch several scenic vistas. Or choose an overlook to snuggle up next to someone special and watch the stars come outLearn more about the Blue Ridge Parkway.

            3. Biltmore

              Biltmore Sunset in Fall

              The 8,000 acres of George Vanderbilt's historic estate offer numerous scenic options, from the meadow behind America's Largest Home, to the lagoon with views of the back of the house and a good chance of a deer sighting. Or choose a window-side table at the Dining Room at the Inn on Biltmore Estate and drink in the beauty of the landscape while you sip some estate-grown wine. Check out our Biltmore ticket travel packages.

            4. Anywhere

              Sunset Over Asheville Skyline

              Many readers made a very good point—almost anywhere in the Asheville area is a good place to see the sunset! Because we are surrounded by some of the highest peaks east of the Mississippi River (including the highest), views are bountiful all over town. Whether you're dining in a restaurant, checking in to a B&B, browsing the eclectic shops or even just standing in a parking lot, don't forget to stop and take in the view. Go ahead, start planning your next visit.

            5. The Omni Grove Park Inn

              Sunset Terrace at OGPI

              The most popular spot to watch the sunset, according to the fans, is undoubtedly the Omni Grove Park Inn. The aptly named Sunset Terrace is famous for its dazzling views of downtown and the mountains, as well as for its chop house cuisine. Already have dinner plans? Grab a cocktail and a table in the new seating area just below the main terrace, or order up some duck fat fries and a local craft brew and lounge on a fireside sofa at EDISON restaurant.

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              Happy New Year!

               


               

              Wishing you good times, good cheer, 

              and a memorable new year.

               

              Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

               

              WNC Mountain Realty Group appreciates

              your business, loyalty, and support this year. 

              We hope to see you again in 2017!

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                Yonder Luxury Vacation Rentals

                 

                Over the winter months, people start contemplating, do I sell my property this year? Do I rent it until the market comes back? What to do, while the fees keep piling up?

                Yonder Luxury Vacation Rentals is an experienced property management company that I have partnered with to assist you with those questions. They have a large database of clients who are repeat vacation renters who are also capable of purchasing a second home if they decide to do so. If you would like to discuss renting your property over the winter or any time in the future, please contact Tony at Yonder and he will be happy to answer all of your property management questions.

                 

                Your property is a significant investment and placing it into a vacation rental program is an excellent decision. Since you have a choice of vacation rental management companies from which to choose, it makes sense to choose the company with the most experience, a solid reputation and a mature and successful marketing program to maximize guest occupancy of your property.

                 

                 

                With 9 years of vacation rental experience in Western North Carolina and 60 homes with over 2000 5-Star reviews, Yonder guarantees your ROI with industry leading strategies that include:

                 

                • Marketing outreach channels on VRBO, HomeAway, FlipKey, TripAdvisor, AirBnB, and YonderNC.com
                • Re-targeting campaigns in key feeder markets: Atlanta, Charlotte, Raleigh, Knoxville, Columbia, Richmond and Jacksonville
                • Search Engine Optimization tactics that strengthen mobile and desktop viewing
                • Over 1,800 referrals per month from ExploreAsheville.com
                • A "clean guarantee" for all our properties
                • A monthly newsletter that goes to thousands of our previous guests and people who have inquired or stayed with Yonder
                • We lead the industry with the time potential guests spend on our website, together with page views and conversion rates
                • A robust social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram
                • A real estate assistance program for any of our guests looking to buy properties, like yours
                • Members of the Vacation Managers Association

                 

                These strategies, coupled with a dedicated team of vacation rental and property management professionals, will work 7 days a week to ensure your home is taken care of and provide substantial positive income for the duration of our partnership.

                 

                We are currently flooded with guests booking vacations into 2018 and would love to sit down and discuss how we can turn your home into a powerful investment that takes all the work off your shoulders.

                Check us out at Yondernc.com

                 

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