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… these are the peanuts that white squirrels like… unsalted $1/bag at Ingles this week…

… if you want to see/feed white squirrels in Brevard, take the first entrance at Brevard College (across from strip mall with Pescados and Tan 360)… stop at first tree on right & throw a few peanuts at the base of the tree and wait… they will come… also, same with all the trees along the front of the admin building, but first tree is best…

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Thank you, Transylvania Times for the love in today’s paper!

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Brevard Bites Food Tours Magpie

            BREVARD BITES FOOD TOURS KICKS OFF 2018 SEASON WITH ADDITIONAL RESTAURANTS
              Local guided food & walking tour showcases downtown Brevard’s robust culinary scene

Brevard Bites Food Tours has announced the kick-off of the Brevard-based company’s 2018 season and other big changes for their food enthusiasts.  The food tour company offers guided culinary walking tours through historic downtown Brevard.  Guests enjoy tastings at local restaurants, tap rooms and specialty food shops with tapas-sized portions of house fare favorites and drink pairings. They also learn fun facts about the town’s history and architecture while walking between food stops.

This year, two new restaurant partners have been added to the tour: Rocky’s Grill & Soda Shop and Mayberry’s. “We are so excited to be joining the food tour this year,” said Mayberry’s manager Amy Jackson. “There’s nothing better than good food, people who love good food, and a chance for us to showcase our amazing staff to even more people.”  Among the fare planned for upcoming food tour guests, Mayberry’s will serve tastings of their popular Cuban sandwich (pit ham, pulled pork, dill pickles, Swiss cheese, sweet Cuban mustard all on a pressed Portuguese roll) and other favorites.

The Map Room Tap Room (above D.D. Bullwinkle) has also been added as a new stop on the tour this year offering popular beer tastings to thirsty patrons.  Hop Stop & Beer Garden (100 East Main St.), another new addition, will offer guests samples of a wide variety of local, regional and unique specialty beers, wine and cider.

Some of the other food/drink stops rotated on the tour include: Marco Trattoria, Wine Down, Magpie Meat & Three, Brevard Brewing Company, The Phoenix & The Fox, Kiwi Gelato, Blue Ridge Bakery, Hop Stop and Beer Garden, The Proper Pot, Spice It to a Tea, and Beer & A Bracelet Saloon, better known as “The Smallest Bar in the U.S.”  The food tours last approximately two and a half hours.

According to Brevard Bites Food Tours co-owner Ann Sharpsteen, all the food tour partners are all thriving, growing and enjoying changes of their own this year.  “Brevard Brewing is doubling their production,” she explained. “They will be canning their beer and making it available for retail this summer.”  Brevard Brewing’s five popular year-round beers on tap – Brevard Brewing Lager, Pilsner, IPA, Red, and Dunkel – will be available for purchase in six-packs at Ingles and elsewhere beginning in late June.

Wine Down on Main, the originating point and first stop on the food tour is also thriving and offering new special events and specialty wine dinners to local foodies. “We have some great food and wine in store for guests this year on the food tour,” said Wine Down co-owner, Patty Fisk. “Being a part of Brevard Bites Food Tours has been a positive for us and we’re excited to be a stop again this year. Not only is good for us and fun to interact with and serve the guests on the tour, it’s good for downtown Brevard. ”

“I’m so pleased that the food tour is able to help showcase our vibrant and eclectic food scene,” added Sharpsteen. “The food tour has been popular with locals and visitors alike. Visitors take the tour at the beginning of their visit to learn which restaurants they want to go back to during their stay. It’s a way for them to scope out their favorites. Exploring Brevard’s culinary scene, I believe, truly is the best way to experience the true essence of Brevard.”

Brevard Mayor Jimmy Harris couldn’t agree more, adding, “Brevard has outstanding dining and whether you’re a local resident or visiting for the first time, taking the food tour is a great way to sample the best that Brevard has to offer.”

Tickets for Brevard Bites Food Tours are $39 each and can be purchased online at www.brevardbitesfoodtours.com.  The tours begin at 2 p.m. and operate Friday and Saturdays between May and September.  Gift certificates are also available by calling 828.565.2483.

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… mark your calendar!

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… the White Squirrel Festival is coming May 24-26th… and the 6th Annual White Squirrel 5k Race (presented by the Brevard Rotary Club) will be May 25th 8am at Brevard College… register here online for the 5k or 10k…

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Brevard Project 365 – Day 332

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… after-school milkshakes today at Rocky’s… yum…

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… amazing lunch at Burlingame Country Club today!

… sweet-tea brined fried chicken & waffles… yum!

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Hunger Games Fan Tours – Day 3

… great morning view from the patio at Earthshine…

… the “cornucopia” for the Hunger Games today…

… the fire Matt and I made…

… me doing slingshot…

… Annabelle winning an award at the awards ceremony

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Hunger Games Fan Tours – Day 2

… breakfast… they really should name this the “Rather Well-fed Fan Tour” instead of “Hunger Games Fan Tour”…

… our gang at Hooker Falls parking lot… waiting for NBC news crew to show up and tag along…

…checking out filming location near Triple Falls…

… re-creating a scene at Bridal Veil Falls…

… all of us loved the “Hunger Games” snack bags at Bridal Veil Falls… basil wrapped goat cheese, “Nightshade berries” (“Eat at your own risk!”… nah, they were actually only blueberries)…

… me putting camo clay and paint on Matt…

… Matt photo-bombing poor Annabelle and Owen’s nice picture…

… Owen , Annabelle, and “Effie” at the Capitol dinner gala (the night before the big Hunger Games competition)…

… at the Capitol dinner…

….Caesar Flickerman and Emma Moore…

… Tammy being interviewed by NBC for the weekend Today Show…

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Hunger Games Fan Tours – Day 1

… this sign greeted us upon arrival at Earthshine Mountain Lodge…

… and a stern-faced “Peacekeeper” came down to meet us…

… which sort of freaked me out, as evidenced by this picture… lol

… getting to know the other “Tributes” at our orientation meeting…

… before the welcome dinner… Effie with Annabelle and Owen Lewis…

Effie was just sooo fabulous… we should all aspire to be as fabulous as she…

… Pebbles the goat ate the welcome sign… bad goat…

… getting geared up to zip-line… :-)

… Matt helped “rescue” Hannah…

… nighttime zip-lining was a blast!

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… lots of fun last night at the Co-Ed Cinema “Hunger Games” movie!

My friends Linda Cash, Michael Trufant, and Tammy Hopkins rock… :-)

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… drama at the dump today!

Chuck here, who works at the dump (the official name is “Public Recycling Facility” probably or something like that) had to climb inside the “mixed paper” dumpster to retrieve this gentleman’s car keys accidentally dropped inside… in the process, he found a second set of mystery car keys! (anyone missing their car keys?.. go see Chuck)…

… Allen (the gentleman who dropped his keys) assisted as much as possible…


.. and in the end, success!  (except for the person out there who has no idea Chuck found their car keys in the “mixed paper” dumpster)…

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #61

… catch a movie at Co-Ed Cinema… bookmark their web site to find out what’s showing (or subscribe to their weekly emails)…

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… another beautiful photo from today…

.. this one from my friend, Dixie… “reflecting on spring”… :-)

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Beautiful sunset photo from Blowing Rock

… a friend sent me this photo… sunset today behind Grandfather Mountain… so pretty!

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… a very sweet thank you gift from the ECW…

… for the talk I gave earlier today… what a fun group you were… thank you!

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #60

… check out the seconds at Mud Dabbers in the “Tired & Flawed” section out in back of the studio… you can find the best deals back there…

… unsual jugs behind the checkout counter…

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… my favorite new t-shirt!

… seriously, I’m wearing it constantly now… it’s so soft (made of bamboo)… I love it!  :-)

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.. tiny little car downtown in Arcade Alley today…

… you have to see it in person to appreciate how little it is!…

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #59

… enjoy this amazing weather we’re having!…everywhere I looked today, bulbs blooming…

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Louie trying to engineer a solution…

… for how to get his big stick in the house… xo

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #58

… stock up on fake parking tickets at O.P. Taylor’s… good clean fun that messes with your friends’ heads… :-)

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #55

… call St. Philip’s Episcopal Church for a peek at the graveyard under the church… creepy but interesting!

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church
256 East Main St., Brevard NC
(828) 884-3666


… these graves are in the area under the altar…

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #46

 

… find interesting stuff for sale at cheap prices at the Habitat for Humanity thrift store (behind the Wells Fargo building)… like this lamp that came in today for $15…


… and you know you want this lamp…

… where else can you get a table like this for $125 and support Habitat for Humanity all at the same time?


… and Easter things are out, too!

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #45

… explore the wonderful finds at Underground Salvage Company downtown… I’m looking for old windows to hang above my desk…

… in the back there are some great mirrors framed in old salvage wood, too…

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… made our monthly pilgramage to IHOP…

… for dinner this evening by the airport with Aunt Marla…  xo

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #44

… get yourself a copy of this book (at www.gusnapier.com)… “Convergence: Photographs and Poems by Augustus Napier” and enjoy a fresh and creative look at this beautiful place we live in… I LOVE this book! (thank you, Gus… I haven’t enjoyed a book this much in a long time!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #42

… catch a movie at Co-Ed Cinema like Matt & I did this afternoon… we saw Iron Lady and it was great!…

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In case you need plans for June 30th…

 

… flyer in the window of Sav-Mor grocery store on Rosman Highway…

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Friday night party at Hunters & Gatherers was fun!

… here’s Hunters & Gatherers owner Kim Provost, Tom Cabe, and Ann DerGara… in keeping with the caveman theme, we all got uni-brows , loin clothes, and some drinkable stuff in bamboo cups!  :-)

… then live music at Quarry… Moon Shine Babies! (good to see you, Suzanne!)

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“I Love Brevard” t-shirt contest…

… okay, a free “I Love Brevard” t-shirt to the first person to correctly identify the guy in the middle wearing the dark blue t-shirt… here’s your first hint: this picture was taken in Nashville (several years ago)…

… (and here he is on the left)… second hint: reality TV…. good luck!  :-)

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #41

… enjoy a pineapple shake at Cardinal Drive-in!… xo

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #40

… get out on a Friday night and have some fun… like this party at Hunters & Gatherers tomorrow (Friday) night… I’m going! xo

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A year ago today….

… we were waiting for a huge snowstorm to roll-in and this was my blog post & pic: 

“My snowstorm preparedness kit.”

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Sweet little Louie was a naughty boy today…

… while his momma was out…  :-)

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #39

… celebrate a birthday at Celito Lindo… great food, wonderful friends, yummy margarita… Happy Birthday, Marlaine!  :-)

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… big, big things are getting ready to happen at 44 East Main!

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Had fun with Tammy today at WSQL during her Tammy Tuesday update…

… we talked about the reality show… and then Dustin & Bobby rolled out of the show with our “Big Love in a Small Town” theme song…. fun!

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Matt’s in the paper again today…

 

… I swear I’m not paying off Stella Trapp to get Matt in the paper every week!

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #38

… follow Brevard’s very own Marla Cilley (the FlyLady) at www.flylady.net!… the news is out now today… and it was a hard secret to keep! :-)  Marla has been named the national celebrity spokesperson for Habitat for Humanity International!… check out www.wlos.com for story… xo

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… meet Greg… Brevard reality show cast member…

… and Square Root bartender extraordinaire… he said this picture makes him look demonic, but he’s crazy… he looks great…

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #36

… don’t wait until the last minute this year to stock up on Valentines treats for your sweetie at Downtown Chocolates… Terri said last year, all you men were in there ON Valentines Day… xo

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I love that people here don’t go to jail….

… they go to the “Public Safety Facility”  :-)  … sounds sooo much nicer!

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #35

… meet all the fascinating people who live here!… Today I met Gus Napier, a world-reknowned psychotherapist and acclaimed photographer & poet (he’s standing next to one of his photographs here)… be sure to check out his web site at gusnapier.com… I love it… his book (Convergence) contains photos and poetry about one of my most favorite spots here, Birdrock Falls.

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Somebody’s a new momma to this cutie!

… yes, Libby Freeman (Executive Director of the Brevard Chamber of Commerce) is a new momma to this little baby! His name is Bailey… he was born 11/21/2011… and his favorite things-to-do are follow you to find out what you’re doing to do for him next (nah, he’s not spoiled!) and sit on the slider on the screen porch of his home and rock… too cute… congrats to Libby and her husband!…

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #34

 … enjoy a singer-songwriter night any night of the week with Brevard’s best music talent (at home or in town)… makes for a fun Friday night!… Terina Plyler (left) & Suzanne Schmitt of Moon Shine Babies (right)…

 

… Michael Creech (check out his reverbnation site!)

… Bobby Wynn & Dustin Maxwell…

… John Robbins…

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Check out the “vintage” candy for sale…

 

… well, vintage-looking candy, for sale at Rocky’s… xo

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #18

… shop the Habitat Thrift Store (behind the Wells Fargo building)… someone in the know just sent me a picture of this bench donated today… it’s going out on the floor for sale… would be nice painted a different non-blue color… :-)

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #16

… take advantage of the world-class mountain biking we have here… so says Bike Magazine!… (and Tammy, and loads of other people…)    You need another reason to be proud to live here?  :-)

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365 Things-to-do in Brevard – #13

… gather some of your favorite Brevard peeps and have a good old-fashioned dinner party…  :-)

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This just in… :-)

 

… Caleb Soren Cantrell in the French Alps today…  :-)    hurry back home!

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It’s snowing!!

… lots of celebrating right now at our house because of the snow!… just itching to get the sleds out!  (tonight was Louie’s first time seeing snow, too)

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