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Margaret Lancaster and Rick Ramsey have combined their friendship and love of intriguing decor into a destination for treasure hunters in pursuit of one-of-a-kind items inside their Dog & Pony Show boutique in the heart of downtown Asheville.

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Baked lemon donuts are a unique dessert that can double as a sweet, fruity breakfast. Delicious and packed with lemon zest, they are coated in a lemon-sugar topping for a burst of lemon in every bite.

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A living memorial of emotionally charged, virtuosic choreography will be discharged when “PATRIOT” dancers take to the stage of the Black Box Theatre inside the Wortham Center for the Performing Arts at 7 p.m. on Aug. 14.

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Officials at The Omni Grove Park Inn, 290 Macon Ave. in Asheville, are frosting at the bit at the chance to welcome back in-person competition this year to the National Gingerbread House Competition, set for display at the property from Nov. 28 to Jan. 2.

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Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP) returns in 2021 with 13 returning and nine new farms set to participate in the tour that’s scheduled for noon to 5 p.m., Sept. 18–19.

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Satisfy that sweet tooth without sacrificing nutrition with Crunchmaster Protein Brownie Thins. The bite-size snacks, available in dark chocolate, homestyle milk chocolate and salted caramel, pack the warm and gooey taste of baked brownies with a boost of 8 grams of protein per serving, plus…

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Fans of the Thirsty Monk’s iconic location and offerings at 92 Patton Ave. have something grand to celebrate this month as the brewery debuted its new basement-level bar Delirium to rave reviews July 21.

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The husband-and-wife duo of Ashley and Greg Garrison have turned their passion for ice cream into a tasty treasure in Asheville and Western North Carolina.

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In 2019, zombie apocalypse horror met the DC Comics Universe in an Elseworlds mini-series entitled “Dceased.” Most of the Justice League fell to the horrors of the Anti-Life virus and what few remained fled the Earth, along with a bit over 6 million survivors in space arks built by Lex Lutho…

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The Botanical Gardens at Asheville, 151 W T. Weaver Blvd., has lots going on this month, including the reopening of its Visitor Center and Garden Path Gift Shop.

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The Writer’s Workshop, a non-profit arts organization established in 1958, presents classes for writers of all levels. Each class meets online on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., except where noted, with a 45-minute lunch break. Pre-registration is required at www.twwoa.org. Classes are …

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Foods like tasty whole-grain popcorn offer an easy health snack so you can make every bite count. Try getting in the habit of popping nine cups of popcorn in the morning and dividing it into two containers. Season one container with salt and herbs, the other with a pinch of sugar and cinnamo…

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Getting to talk to Judi Jetson, a wonderfully involved person and board chairman of Local Cloth, will open up your eyes to a lot of awesome activities in this organization.

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Summer sun means it’s time for warm-weather fun for kids of all ages, and all that activity and playing calls for snacks and hydration to recharge. Whether your children like to play poolside or take a bicycle adventure through the neighborhood, the right nutrient-dense foods can keep the fu…

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Historically, July in downtown Asheville welcomes a variety outdoor events that are fun for the whole family. As the seventh month of 2021 gets underway, organizers of Shindig on the Green want to ensure fans that the the 55th season of the show celebrating Southern Appalachian Mountains her…

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Those who attended the 2019 inaugural Chow Chow were treated to a cornucopia of food and wine experiences, showcasing the tastes of Southern Appalachia. From immersive hands-on workshops with top chefs to the three-day Pickled in the Park Grand Tasting in Pack Square Park, the lively events …

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The Asheville Downtown Association (ADA), along with local sponsors, welcomes the 33rd season of Downtown After 5, starting Jul 16. The evening concert series will get underway from 5-9 p.m. on the Lexington Avenue stage.

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Grilling gives summertime a special meaning, especially when it comes to food. Those savory whiffs of barbecuing might call to mind burgers and drumsticks, but don’t forget the sweet smell of seared, steamed or skewered garden-fresh vegetables to make those colorful, flavorful side dishes, too.

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Did you know that Western North Carolina is classified as a temperate rainforest ecosystem? Most people are surprised to hear this, but not organic gardeners. Our area is bursting with biodiversity, and with that comes other types of living organisms — some which are not as welcome as others.

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Combining a hemp expo with an arts and music festival to celebrate wellness while providing a bit of industry education is what visitors to the three-day event can expect as the Southern Atlantic Hemp and Arts Expo (SAHAE, prononuced Say Hey) gets underway in Asheville, June 25-27.

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For the last 15 years, the Black Mountain Center for the Arts (BMCA), 225 West State St., has been celebrating Art in Bloom, a flower-filled event that lasts for two months and is BMCA’s most anticipated fundraiser. This year fundraising is especially important as the pandemic forced the org…

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The results are in. Thank you to all those who submitted feedback via our recent reader survey. The questionnaire appeared in the Beacon for three weeks and we collected a wealth of information on what you like, what doesn’t really do it for you and what you want to see more of.

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Founded in 1966 by 12 Hendersonville natives, Hendersonville Little Theatre began as a local collective of like-minded theatrical artists who wanted the opportunity to develop new work and perform projects they were passionate about.