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Often times when people are looking real estate for sale in the Asheville, North Carolina events that the area has to offer. Asheville and Western North Carolina do have a tremendous variety of gatherings, festivals, and events occurring throughout the spring, summer and fall. One of the most popular spring gatherings is the LEAF Festival. . It is a three day events that offers an incredible variety of musical performers, many local talented artists and healers, and wonderful culinary delights all taking place in a gorgeous mountain lake setting,. LEAF is also extremely child and family friendly with one of its (11 comments)
You know sometimes I am amazed at the power of this network. The Asheville City Council is meeting today to discuss potential revisions to the steep slope ordinance that the city is planning implementing. The main sticking point is that whether to have the ordinance cover property beginning at 2200 feet elevation ( backed by many environmental and citizens groups) or go up and begin covering property at 2500 feet elevation(backed by many developers, builders, and an affordable housing coalition). There is a concern that by going to 2500 feet that little of the property in City of Asheville will be (31 comments)
During the late 1970's the Carter administration began the first full fledged governmental effort to support solar powered energy by extending tax credits to homeowners who installed solar systems in their home. The solar industry started to take off then as more people began to explore and use this new technology. During the Reagan years, however, the tax credits were abolished and the solar industry went bust. Today there are only some limited tax credits for homes ( $2000 per system for residential homes) and commercial properties that are set to expire 12/31/07. But now Congress is attempting to re-institute robust (18 comments)
The Asheville Mountain Sports Festival is just what it sound like, a rousing and rollicking combination of a variety of different sports competitions, along with music and demonstrations designed for the whole family to have some fun. The premier events include: The Sunset Stampede 10 mile run consists of three running races in downtown Asheville. The Stampede includes a ten-mile race, five-kilometer race, and kid's one mile stampede. The race course leads runners through downtown Asheville with beautiful views of the mountains and Asheville at sunset. The Town Mountain Hill Bike Climb with the race starting from downtown Asheville for a five-mile climb (4 comments)
I was at a meeting with a group of concerned citizens in the Fairview community a couple of weeks ago listening to the woman who had organized the effort ten years ago to get Charlotte Highway (the main road running through Fairview) designated as a North Carolina Scenic Byway. This designation basically means the state views the road as scenic and prevents billboards from being placed along side the road. This lady was an ordinary mother and housewife but somehow ended up spearheading this huge community effort to save a highway from being sullied with billboards. The story was really inspiring as the (7 comments)
I read a comment on a Dena Stevens blog a couple of days ago by Michael Rossregarding his opinion that the Green Movement(my definition below)was anti-growth, anti housing, anti builder, anti developer, anti business, anti property owner's rights. Dena responded by saying the editor of the local newspaper also shared his opinion that being Green meant opposing growth and new developments. While I know most members of the Eco-All Stars Green Scene would not agree with this idea I believe that there may be more than a few out there in the Active Rain community and the general public who might (25 comments)
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