It’s been two years since we have had an official 1″ at the Asheville Airport. Are we going to end that snowless spell this week, yet this year? Some of our biggest snows come in March. What do you think?
Downtown after Five will be starting its 24th year on May 18 on Lexington Street between Hiawasse St. and the I-240 Overpass. Velvet Truckstop and Kellin Watson Band will open that night. Subsequent nights will be June 15, July 20, August 17, and September 21. On Friday night, on those dates, the place to be will be on Lexington Street with 5000 or 6000 other people. Don’t miss it!
I have lived in Asheville for nearly 48 years. It wasn’t until 3 or 4 years ago that I began to see bears in my yard, mostly at night when they destroyed my bird feeders. Last year I even saw them at dusk as we raced to see who would get the bird seed first! I decided a little birdseed wasn’t worth much. Bears have been seen in downtown Asheville, around Beaver Lake and many other places you wouldn’t expect. They can appear almost anywhere. It is important to know how to deal with the bears. There are no grizzlies in this area and the black bear is actually quite shy. However they do get bolder as they get used to people. Here are some tips for dealing with the bears.
A friend of mine looked out her front door one afternoon and saw this family strolling by, in the middle of a city neighborhood.
If you are looking in the Asheville area for a home, you might be interested in this home in Haw Creek.
Open House 492465. Sunday April 15, 2012 from 2 pm to 4 pm.
Lots of people know about the Arboretum but have you visited the Botanical Gardens. They are adjacent to UNCA, free, and offer a gentle walking trail. For more information click here
July 27 to 29 2012 will be Asheville’s biggest street festival. Click the link to see some of last years pictures. Right now they are still looking for musical acts and the art work for the poster has not yet been selected. Check out the link above if you are interested in participating. There’s food for everyone of every kind. You can buy Treasures or Trash. So food vendors and miscellaneous venders still need to sign up. Watch this blog for further information when it is announced. And plan to come to Asheville for Bele Chere 2012. There’s fun for grownups and kids too, but please don’t bring your animals.