Blog :: 03-2011

CUPCAKES FOR CURES! 2nd Annual Asheville Cupcake Competition

March 26, 2011 Grove Park Inn Our mission is to find Asheville's Best Cupcake and support the American Cancer Society's efforts to find ways to cure and prevent cancer.


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    Chef's Table and Sunbrust Trout Farms competing in the WNC Chefs Challenge 2011

    Western North Carolina's hottest culinary competition is back on the food scene. The region's top chefs square off in weekly match-ups that determine who wins the title of Best Chef in WNC. The competitions will be held each Monday at Cucina24 in Asheville. Doors open at 6pm, with seating beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $49 each and do not include beverages or a 7.5% sales tax. A 20% auto-gratuity will also be added to each final bill.

    At each heat, two teams are given a secret ingredient to be featured in their culinary creations. Diners enjoy six dishes - three from each team - but are not told who has made each course. The diners then score the dishes using the same guidelines as a professional food critic to determine who advances to the next round. The top two competitors will face off during the finale at the Asheville Wine & Food Festival Grand Tasting in August. The WNC Chefs Challenge offers a unique way to participate in the pressure-filled environment of a world-class culinary competition.

    Our Official Challenge Auditor is Dixon Hughes, the largest CPA firm based in the Southern U.S. After all dishes have been tasted and scored each week, two of their professionals will tally the results and announce the winner at each event!

    Chef's Table - March 28th Sunbrust Trout Farm- April 11th

    CALL FOR ARTISTS & CRAFTERS / Appalachian Lifestyle Celebration

    The Downtown Waynesville Association is seeking heritage themed vendors for the first annual Appalachian Lifestyle Celebration, Saturday, June 11, 2011 on Main Street. In the interest of protecting and preserving Appalachian traditions, this event will be a celebration of traditional mountain craft, food, and entertainment. Exhibit space will be made available to vendors demonstrating and/or selling handmade Appalachian art and crafts in the areas of basket making, blacksmithing, leatherworking, quilting, weaving, pottery, wood working/carving, painting, etc. In addition to craft vendors, the event is seeking demonstrators for Appalachian life skills such as lumberjacking, butter churning, soap making, storytelling, native plants, and food preservation. Vendors interested in exhibiting personal collections of antique items such as tools, household items, quilts, tractors, etc. are also being sought for participation. If interested in being a part of this new event, download an application or call 828-456-3517.

    Submission deadline is April 1, 2011.

    Quick Draw Saturday, April 30th

    Laurel Ridge Country Club. Noteworthy artists create a collectable piece of art in one hour, while event spectators tour the ongoing process. Get to know the artists as they work and bid on their art during the auction, heavy hors d'oeuvres follow - 4:30-9:30pm. Tickets at 828-456-6584 or 734-5747

    Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Habitat for Humanity's New ReStore. March 31st at 4pm

    A ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for 4 p.m. March 31st to celebrate the opening of Haywood Habitat For Humanity's new ReStore, which opens to the public on April 1. The ReStore will initially be open three days a week, Thursday - Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Located at 95 Montgomery Street, across from the Sweet Onion, the ReStore will sell donated surplus building materials from builders and re-modelers as well as home furniture and furnishing, appliances, tools, lighting, home decor, and books from individuals and homeowners. Some donated materials may be used directly in the construction of Habitat houses, but most will be offered for sale in the ReStore at a fraction of retail prices. All proceeds from the ReStore will be used to build Habitat houses within Haywood County.


    Raised ranch in nice community central to Clyde. Minutes to hospital, fitness center, & interstate. Gentle yard front/back. Home has good size rooms including formal dining room, fireplace,kitchen w/ bfast bar. Large finished area in basement (approx 750 sq ft) & additional 1200 sq ft of unfinished space which includes 2 car garage. Home is being sold as is. Seller makes no representation as to the condition. Buyer advised to do all inspections. Seller is remodeling basement and installing new carpet. $174,900




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