Angela Gazzillo

The Dynamic K-9s In Flight Frisbee Dogs Will Return to Tweetsie RR This Weekend

Published Friday, July 29, 2016 at 1:20 pm
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July 12, 2016. K-9s In Flight Frisbee® Dogs will return to Tweetsie Railroad in Blowing Rock to treat guests to high flying fun on July 23-31. All of the dynamic dogs that perform as part of the K-9s In Flight Frisbee® Dogs are rescued or adopted, and the show helps promote and emphasize the importance of pet adoption. / Read more… Continue reading

Annual Animal Enrichment Day Set for Wed. August 3 at Grandfather Mountain

Published Friday, July 29, 2016 at 12:58 pm
July 25, 2016. How do you keep an animal entertained? You otter come find out! On Aug. 3, the Grandfather Mountain will host Animal Enrichment Day, during which guests can participate in games and activities centered on providing the habitat animals with special enrichments — treats designed to break up their routines and help keep them active and intellectually stimulated. / Read more… Continue reading

Appalachian State Alum Peggy Eller Recalls 28 Years of Training Mountaineer Toddlers

Published Monday, July 25, 2016 at 2:44 pm
July 25, 2016. Eller retires after 28 years of childcare service at ASU's Child Development Center. “I wanted to coach sports, work as a physical education teacher or teach business education. Coaching sports, that was pretty optimistic in 1977 for a female, I’ve always enjoyed being around children, their joy, their laughter, inquisitiveness. I wish I could have written down all their funny sayings.” / Read more… Continue reading

Mark Stuart, Andy Ferrell and ClayBank to Perform at the Jones House Friday Night

Published Monday, July 25, 2016 at 2:22 pm
July 25, 2016. Songwriters Mark Stuart and Andy Ferrell, as well as rising bluegrass band, ClayBank, all perform at the Jones House Friday, as part of the 2016 Concerts at the Jones House series. "It is always fun to catch touring musicians who are traveling through the area, and this was one of those opportunities, And, Mr. Stuart sounds excited to visit the High Country with his solo act." / Read more… Continue reading

Music to Your ART’S Desire: Get Your Tickets Now for July 22 Symphony by the Lake

Published Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 8:35 am
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July 19, 2015.The celebrated Symphony of the Mountains will soon return to Chetola Resort for the 2016 edition of Blowing Rock's Symphony by the Lake! The Symphony will perform at 7:30 p.m., following this year’s theme “Music to your ARTS Desire,” which incorporates a large mix of classical Broadway hits, Hollywood favorites and patriotic staples. By Angela Gazzillo / Read more… Continue reading

Don’t Miss Avery County’s Fine Arts and Master Crafts Festival in BE This Weekend

Published Friday, July 15, 2016 at 9:21 am
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July 12, 2016.Avery County's Fine Art and Master Crafts Festival will return for its 25th year this Friday and Saturday, July 15-16, where over 60 hand selected artisans will showcase their unique work.  By Angela Gazzillo / Read more… Continue reading

Lees-McRae Summer Theatre Presents “Always… Patsy Cline” July 14–20

Published Friday, July 15, 2016 at 9:20 am
July 12, 2016. Lees-McRae continues the 31st Summer Theatre season with the musical Always… Patsy Cline. The production will be performed on July 14-16 and 19 at 7 p.m. and July 16, 17 and 20 at 2 p.m. The musical demonstrates how important personal connections can be as Patsy and Louise create an intense friendship by sharing their lives with one another. “It’s an intimate two-person show, and actresses Kim Krege Florio and Erica McGee will make our audiences fall in love with Louise and Patsy. They take us back in time to the soundtrack of an earlier era.” / Read more… Continue reading

Carlton Gallery’s 34th Spring Group Exhibition With Artists’ Spotlight “Perceptions of Nature” Continues

Published Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 12:25 pm
July 12, 2016. Carlton Gallery’s 34th Spring Group Exhibition which includes an Artists’ Spotlight “Perceptions of Nature” with Debbie Arnold, Tonya Bottomley and Trena McNabb is extended to run through July 17. / Read more… Continue reading

Jones House to Feature Blues Acts Friday As Part of the Summer Concert Series

Published Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 12:17 pm
July 12, 2016. The historic Jones House will be full of the blues on Friday night for the Summer Concerts at the Jones House series. The evening will feature two regional blues bands, including the Luke Mears Band and the King Bees. / Read more… Continue reading

New Porch Provides Beautiful Outdoor Seating and Expansion at Vidalia Restaurant

Published Friday, July 1, 2016 at 10:40 am
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July 1, 2016.A long overdue, highly anticipated outdoor expansion has been added to serve as the perfect summer compliment to Vidalia, a local upscale restaurant.  By Angela Gazzillo / Read more… Continue reading

Valle Crucis Community Park’s New Welcome Center Brings Workshops and Opportunities

Published Monday, June 27, 2016 at 2:05 pm
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June 27 2016. A new welcome center at the Valle Crucis Community Park housed guests Thursday evening, June 16, for a celebration of its grand opening equip with food, refreshments and an official ribbon cutting ceremony. By Angela Gazzillo / Read more… Continue reading

Singing On the Mountain Returns For 92nd Year at Grandfather Mountain This Sunday, June 26

Published Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 7:15 am
June 20, 2016. The 92nd annual Singing on the Mountain gospel music festival comes to Grandfather Mountain in Linville Sunday, June 26, featuring a sermon by Andrew Greer and musical performances by the Primitive Quartet, Rick Webb Family, Michael Combs, the Cockman Family, Amantha Mill, Patricia Smith, The Parsons and Smokey Mountain Reunion. / Read more… Continue reading

$2 Tickets to Horn in the West: Locals Pay the Same Price from 1952 on Opening Night

Published Friday, June 24, 2016 at 2:00 pm
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June 22, 2016. On opening night, Saturday, June 25, residents of Watauga County pay the same price as they did in 1952, the first season of Horn in the West. For just $2, residents can learn about and enjoy the history of Daniel Boone and the mountain settlers. Horn in the West asks that tickets for this are purchased in person to validate Watauga County residency. By Angela Gazzillo / Read more… Continue reading

A Cleaner World Opens New Store in Linville, Offering Seamstresses a New Opportunity

Published Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 12:35 pm
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June 23, 2016. A Cleaner World and C.W. Alterations have opened a new store in Linville, providing customers with not only a more convenient location, but the opportunity to work closely with seamstresses Sharon Crump and Nicole Wagoner.  By Angela Gazzillo / Read more… Continue reading

The Summer Concerts at the Jones House Series Continues Friday With Three Acts

Published Monday, June 20, 2016 at 2:46 pm
June 20, 2016. The Summer Concerts at the Jones House series continues Friday at 5 p.m with three song-writer acts: The Spice Creek Ramblers, Alexa Rose, and The Everydays. / Read more… Continue reading

Pet Portrait Demos And Chatting About Four-Legged Friends at Carlton Gallery

Published Monday, June 20, 2016 at 2:00 pm
June 20, 2016. Pet Portrait Demonstrations and Chatting about Four-Legged Friends are featured at Carlton Gallery by artists Gina Strumpf, Brian Carney and Alan Gordon on Saturday, June 25 as part of the opening season for the 8th Annual Avery Tour de Art. / Read more… Continue reading

Local Lawman, Jerry Vaughn Limps No More

Published Monday, June 20, 2016 at 1:41 pm
June 20, 2016. Jerry Vaughn is able to walk without pain again after a successful knee replacement surgery at Appalachian Regional Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center / Read more… Continue reading

Tournament Celebrates Fifty Year Tradition of Friendship, Golf at Blowing Rock Country Club

Published Monday, June 20, 2016 at 12:44 pm
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June 20, 2016.In 1966, Herman Dixson invited friends to Blowing Rock for a little friendly competition in the name of golf. Fifty years later, friends of Dixson’s are still gathering from all over the South to continue the game and longstanding tradition of the tournament. By Angela Gazzillo / Read more… Continue reading

Jerald Melberg Gallery Will Open It’s New Pop-up Location in Downtown Blowing Rock

Published Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 11:00 am
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June 14, 2016.Renovations are in full swing for Blowing Rock’s newest art gallery, as it prepares for its pop-up location’s public opening at noon on Saturday, June 18. Jerald Melberg Gallery, based in Charlotte, will open a temporary location in Blowing Rock from June to November.  By Angela Gazzillo / Read more… Continue reading

Friday Ribbon Cutting to Celebrate New Knife Shop at Mast Store in Valle Crucis

Published Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 1:00 pm
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June 15, 2016. Come celebrate as the Mast General Store in Valle Crucis cuts the ribbon at its new specialty knife shop and hosts its grand opening at 3 p.m. on Friday, June 17. The new shop will be home to over 500 knives and offer a large selection ranging from pocket knives to machetes. By Angela Gazzillo / Read more… Continue reading

Dan Meyer Day: Stop by the Boone Area Chamber Friday to See Soon-to-Be Retiree

Published Monday, June 6, 2016 at 3:06 pm
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June 6 2016.Stop by the chamber office and help honor a celebrated local leader this Friday, June 10, which will officially be known as Dan Meyer Day. Community members are welcome and encouraged to stop by the chamber office between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Friday By Angela Gazzillo / Read more… Continue reading
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