Blog :: 11-2012

Spending Thanksgiving in Maggie Valley & want someone else to do the cooking & cleaning....

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If you are spending your Thanksgiving in Maggie Valley and looking for a great place to go, we got you covered!!! Below is a list of the Restaurants that are serving up the Turkey and fixings. And for those of you looking for some fun in the snow, we have included the times and lift ticket prices for Cataloochee Ski Area. So you can kickback, relax and let someone else do all the work, then ride the slopes.

J Arthurs (12-6) Salty Dog's (after 4) Catalocchee Ranch, reservations only Hurley's (open at noon) Moonshine Grill (12-6) Country Vittles (12 -4) Nutmeg (7 -3 breakfast and lunch; ) Maggie Valley Club

Cataloochee Ski Area will be open for skiing from 8:30am-4:30pm on Thanksgiving Day and will offer a Thanksgiving Dinner beginning at 11:30am with turkey and all the trimmings for $10.75, plus tax.

Lift ticket rates on Wednesday will be $35 for day or twilight for adults or juniors and $20 for night skiing from 6pm until 10pm on Wednesday night. Beginning Thursday through Sunday, we will be charging $50 lift for adults and $40 for kids 12 & under for day or twilight lift tickets. Night ticket pricing will be $25 for adults or juniors on both Friday and Saturday nights. To get a full report of the base, slopes open, etc visit Cataloochee's website.

Wishing Everyone a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

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On the Road Again- Just Can't Wait for that Thanksgiving Travel Traffic!

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The TV & Internet have already begun showing the long lines of vehicles on the roadways, luggage dragging families in the airports, and even the lines at bus & train stations this Thanksgiving week. This is a huge reason I almost always have Thanksgiving at my house. As much as I dread getting up at 5am on a day off to throw the bird in the oven and prepare to stand in a hot kitchen for 10 hours while others eat, drink, watch football, and be merry.... I dislike sitting in traffic and crowds even more.

But for all you brave folks out there that are hitting the roadways, skies, rails this week; here are a few tips from the American Red Cross to make it a safe trip.

Click on the picture to go to these Tips and much more at



Main Street Waynesville - Holiday Open House this Sunday!

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Looking for something to do this Sunday to really get you into the Holiday Spirit.... Maybe get a little jump on your Christmas shopping. Then the place to be is downtown Waynesville on Sunday, November 18th from Noon-4pm.

The Downtown Waynesville merchants open their doors on this special Sunday afternoon extending an invitation to everyone to visit the downtown area. Their shops, galleries and restaurants are beautifully decorated. Stroll the downtown streets and enjoy the sights, scents and sounds as Downtown Waynesville kicks off the 2012 Holiday Season. The lamp posts are wrapped in greenery entwined with tiny white lights, wide red ribbon & huge red bows. The shop wreaths are hung and windows are filled with gift ideas. Downtown Waynesville is well known as one of the prettiest small towns in the country for the holidays!

Click here to view this event and more from the Downtown Waynesville Association

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Investor Special! Large Home With Great View! Needs Fire Damage Repairs

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Subject to Freddie Mac First Look Initiative until 11/24/12. Only offers from owner occupants will be reviewed. Home is being sold as. Home has suffered fire damage in the garage/kitchen area. Smoke damage on main level. Over 3500 square feet w/open great room, lots of glass,views. Bedrooms on main & full finished basement for gameroom/family room etc. Easy access in deed restricted community. Buyers should investigate financing before offers.

Click here to view the Full Description of this wonderful home and to contract the Realtor.

Voices in the Laurel Holiday Concert - First Baptist Church in Waynesville

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Voices in the Laurel's annual Holiday Concert will be on Saturday December 15th at 4pm at the First Baptist Church at 100 South Main Street, Waynesville, NC. Tickets are available by calling 828-335-2849 or on their website - click on 'Support Us' - 'Buy Tickets'

Included in the Voices in the Laurel's repertoire will be "El cant des Ocells" (Song of the Birds), a Catalan Christmas carol, which the children will sing in Catalan, an official language of the Spanish community of Catalonia. Some of the choir's members performed the carol at the 130-year-old Basilica Sagrada Familia in Spain this summer.

"When we sang it in Barcelona, the people at our concert leapt to their feet and sang with us," said Martha Brown, executive director of Voices in the Laurel. "They were weeping. It was one of the most touching moments of our festival tour. It was beautiful. This song is from that region of Spain. We are so excited to share this piece of music with the rest of our choir and the audiences in western North Carolina this season because of its beauty and representation of another culture."

Also included in the Voices concert will be a medley of Christmas songs from "The Polar Express," with all of the children in costume and a musical arrangement of Robert Frost's "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening." The choir will be accompanied by pianists Mary Ann Cooper and Anna Watson, oboist Judy Dodson, and Robert Brown, drums, and Trevor Stoia, string bass.

Voices in the Laurel's Chamber Choir will also be performing at the Biltmore Candlelight Christmas Evening on Monday December 10th as well as the Appalachian Christmas Pre-Concert with the Junaluska Singers at the Stuart Auditorium at 2:15pm on Saturday December 8th at the Stuart Auditorium at Lake Junaluska in conjunction with Voices Holiday Silent Auction at the Harrell Center from 12-5:30pm.

Visit the Voices in the Laurel Website for details of all their Upcoming Events, purchase tickets, make a donation.

Meet Artist Matthew Zedler and View his New Exhibit at The Hotel Indigo Tonight!

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Julie Keiper, Director of Marketing for NewZart Gallery shared this wonderful event with us and we wanted to share it with all of you.

Hotel Indigo is holding a Meet the Artist Reception for Matthew Zedler, a Madison county-based artist on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Hotel Indigo, 151 Haywood Street, downtown Asheville. The public is invited to the reception followed by the live music of Ben Hovey at 7pm.

The ongoing display will feature works from Matt's latest "Panacea Pour l'âme" line, otherwise known as "Remedy for the Soul" through January 15th, 2013 in the public areas of the hotel. Read More

Visit Matthew's website to view his work and learn more about the Artist himself.

Join Altrusa of Waynesville and GIVE TO THE TROOPS!

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Our Troops and their families are always in our hearts. We see and hear this every day through conversations, Facebooking and Tweeting, news media etc. This time of year is especially difficult for our Troops forward deployed. I am sure, like myself, each of you reading this are thinking, "How can I help make it a little easier?" Well..... here is a great way to do just that!

As part of their SOS - Altrusa Supports Our Soldiers community service project, the group is collecting supplies to send to troops overseas. Donations of requested items would be most welcome by the public. Altrusa is also accepting cash/check donations to purchase supplies. Click their logo below for complete details including where you can drop off donations

Click Altrusa's Logo for Complete Details

Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries!

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Like all of us at Realty World Heritage Realty, I am sure you are looking forward to that extra hour of sleep tonight. (Minus the Mallettes, little Trey might have other plans) Clocks officially go back an hour at 2am. So when you get up tomorrow morning, take advantage of that "extra" time and change the batteries in your smoke detectors. Don't just check them.

Don't just check them..... Change them!

The CAT's Open for Business and fun on the Slopes!

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For the second time in 5 years, Cataloochee Ski Area in Maggie Valley, NC has opened its slopes in October! Click the image below for the current Trail Report and a link to for all the latest and greatest information on this years Ski Season!

Click to go to the CAT's website for all the latest information and events.