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• Women in Ag Scores Thousands in Grant Funds
Looking for Partners, Organizers Hope Monday Meeting Draws a Crowd.

• Book Fair Writes A Check To Literacy
Banner Elk Event Raises Hundreds


• Rhododendrons On Roan Mountain


• Pancake Breakfast Kicks Off Festivities At Avery Senior Center
Folks at Caregiver’s Haven are excited to once again be a part of the county seat’s Independence Day Celebration.

• New Students To Spend Weekend At Lees-McRae


Aronoff’s Book Poses an Intriguing What-If Scenario
The Battle of Gettysburg — arguably the most decisive battle of the Civil War — has inspired countless books and stimulated endless theorizing and armchair quarterbacking among history buffs. >>FULL STORY


Local Wine Shop Offers Great Selections And Friendly Service
Check Out Erick’s Cheese And Wine For Any Occasion >>FULL STORY


New Restaurant Promises A Pickin’ And Grinnin’ Good Time
The restaurant, dubbed by Calvert as home of the pick -n- pig parlor, opens its doors Friday, June 27. >>FULL STORY

Events and Happenings

• Banner Elk Thursday Night Concert Series Arrives In Grand Style
The Town of Banner Elk and the Greater Banner Elk Business Association have once again scheduled a versatile and outstanding array of musical talent for the Thursday Night Concert-in-the-Park series.

• Make Time For Trade June 27-29th
Trade, Tennessee may be the only place on earth where you can watch the Civil War reenacted on a grassy hill while listening to the drums of a Native American Pow Wow gathering in the valley just below.
>>Trade Days Show Schedule
>>Trade Days Festival Highlights
>>Trading Cultural Knowledge
>>Trade Days: A Puppets Time to Play

• Lees-McRae Summer Theatre Opens with Barnum
Greatest Musical on Earth Opens June 26


• Broyhill Inn Hosts Farm House Live Dinner Theatre Show
Farm House Live performers will take their show on the road this weekend.

• Premiere Performance At The Orchard At Altapass
The premiere performance of a new play, “What Sweet Lips Can Do,” will be presented at The Orchard at Altapass

• Go Forth On The Fourth
Avery County Offers Celebration Selection

• The Difference Between Bluegrass And Old-time Music At Mountainhome Music
Do you know the difference between bluegrass and old-time music?

• 12th Annual Heritage Day And Wood Kiln Opening June 28

• Dead Jams & Texas Grooves
Moses Guest Makes Area Debut at Murphy’s Monday

• Avery Museum Opened For Season
The Avery County Museum, which is now open for the summer and fall seasons, is please to announce new and updated exhibits and services.

• Tickets for Doc Days Now on Sale
July 11 & 12 festival features Doc Watson, David Holt, Jeff Little and more.

• Clark Gallery Announces 2003 Summer Season Openings

• FORUM At Lees-McRae College Announces 2003 Season

• The Limeliters Brings Eclectic Mix To FORUM Stage

· LMST to Host Summer Theatre Nights at Banner Elk Café
On Wednesday, June 18, the series opens with Under the Big Top featuring musical selections from the LMST production of the award-winning musical Barnum.
>>Lees-McRae Summer Theatre Announces Season

• Summer Theatre At The Lodge

• People, Places & Things
Artist Terry Cannon Opens New Show at Art Cellar

• ASU Announces 2003-04 Performing Arts Series

Sports and the Great Outdoors

• All Lungs And Heart
Runners Build It Up To World Class At ZAPFitness


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