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Today’s Email Announcements

Weekly Events at Lost Province Brewing Co.

Monday July 18

Family Night-Buy any regularly priced pizza and receive one free kid’s meal.

Wednesday July 20

½ Off Beer and Wine Specials.

7pm-9pm Trivia Night: Beginning at 7pm, Lost Province will be hosting Trivia Night. Compete on your own or on a team! The competition gets started at 7pm so come a little early for a pizza and a pint and get your seat!

Thursday July 21

College Night and $3.00 Thursday-$3.00 pints on all Lost Province brewed beers (except high gravity).

7:30pm-10:30pm Live Music: Dylan Pinkerton. Dylan Pinkerton is an Australian singer-songwriter having recently made his way to Boone, North Carolina. Dylan’s sound can best be described as the love child of John Mayer and Allen Stone, which embodies lush melodies, relatable lyrics and interesting stories all rolled up into a contemporary Pop, Folk fondue. Since taking up the guitar at age 15 Dylan has performed at nationally acclaimed festivals such as Blues Festival (2012, 2013) and performed around the country at venues like the Sydney Entertainment Centre. Currently Dylan is continuing his studies at Appalachian State University whilst completing his debut EP at the Robert F Gilley recording studio.

Friday July 22

7:30pm-Closing Live Music: The Fat Face Band. The Fat Face Band formed 2011 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The trio has since performed throughout the Southern US, including for President Barack Obama’s 2012 Democratic National Convention. Featuring a unique instrumentation (trumpet/melodica, guitar, and tuba), Fat Face blends styles and sounds from New Orleans, traditional Americana, alongside jazz standards, original compositions, and avant-garde. In June 2014 the Fat Face Band traveled to the United Kingdom for a two-week tour sponsored by Apollo Jazz Network and Wessex Tubas.

Saturday July 23

7:30pm-Closing Live Music: Folk and Dagger. Folk and Dagger are a folk rock group from Boone, NC, whose original trio formed in 2007. The band includes singer-songwriter Doris Bazzini Crothers on rhythm guitar and vocals, Colin Crothers on lead guitar, and Colleen Tarantino Utter on vocals. Originally singing as a church choir group, the band was joined by Charlie Ochoa and then Jimmy Puchalski on percussion. More recently, the foursome includes Boone native, John Fulkerson on djembe, shaker, and tambourine. The band’s soulful harmonies and Crothers’ acoustic lead guitar style have been likened to “Indigo Girls meet the Beatles.” Bazzini Crothers’ songs focus on love and life’s dramas including annoying co-workers, juggling marriage and children, and the occasional need to carry whiskey in one’s purse. The band has released two CDs–Half Full in 2009 and Got Wine? in 2011.

Sunday July 24

Lost Province Sunday: Residents of “The Lost Province” (Watauga, Ashe, Avery and Alleghany) receive 10% off food with verification of residency.

Studio 140 to Host Kent Paulette July 23

On Saturday, July 23rd from 5 to 10 pm, Studio 140 will host an opening for artist Kent Paulette.  Paulette will be painting live outside of the gallery and will also be unveiling his newest painting, The Elk Majestic.

“This painting is a mix of my old and new styles,” Paulette says.  “I used a huge palette knife with an 11-inch blade to create the thick texture and I even threw in some of my Ninja Splats.”

Studio 140 is located at 140 Azalea Circle in downtown Banner Elk.   The gallery is open on Wednesdaythrough Sunday each week this summer from 5 pm until 10 pm, and it stays open until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.  More info can be found at www.facebook.com/Studio140 or by calling (828) 352-8853.

Feast to the Beast National Tour to Stop in Asheville Aug. 4-5

Feast to the Beat, a national road trip tour celebrating the country’s National Parks and National Heritage Areas, will arrive in Asheville for a two-day event-filled stop, August 4-5, 2016.

August 4 – Ticketed Event at Highland Brewing Event Center

The first event on Thursday, August 4 will be a concert at 7 pm at Highland Brewing Company’s Event Center, featuring the award-winning band, Balsam Range, with an opening performance by Tellico. The concert is in support of the work of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership and the Blue Ridge Music Trails of NC. Tickets and more information are available on the Highland Brewing website:http://www.etix.com/ticket/p/8914135/feast-to-the-beatconcert-asheville-highland-brewing-company

August 5 – Free Event at the Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center

On Friday, August 5, from 10 am to 4 pm, Feast to the Beat will present a full day of activities celebrating the region’s culture and heritage at the Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center in Asheville. The free event will showcase the best in food, drink, and music of Western North Carolina.

Music lovers and casual listeners alike will have an up-close and personal experience with JAM IN THE VAN, a solar-powered mobile recording studio that will host five bands during the day.https://www.youtube.com/user/JamintheVan

Each band will record a three-song set, complete with video, and the audience can watch the behind-the-scenes action on large screen monitors outside the van.

In between recording sessions, local chefs Ally Phillips of Ally’s Kitchen, and Arlene Cotler, known for her designer dinner parties, will demonstrate and compete using local foods to highlight the cuisine of the North Carolina mountains. http://www.feast2thebeat.com/blue-ridge-parkway/


In addition, the day will feature family activities and interpretive programs. For more information, call the Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center, 828-298-5330. www.blueridgeheritage.com.

Jonathan Poe to Give Organ Recital and Evensong Sunday, July 24

Mr. Jonathan Poe will play the next recital and Evensong on Sunday July 24th at St. Mary of the Hills Episcopal Church in Blowing Rock.  The recital begins at 3 pm, and Evensong follows immediately at 3:30.

St. Mary’s is pleased to welcome Poe back to the mountains – he received his Bachelor of Music in Organ performance from Appalachian State University, studying under Dr. Joby Bell. He received his Master’s from Mercer University,and is currently organist and choirmaster at Christ Church Episcopal in Macon, Georgia. For this recital, Poe has chosen Praeludium in E minor by Nicolas Bruhns, Fantaisie in A Major by Cesar Franck, and Recollection (Soliloquy No, 2) by David Conte.

Evensong is sung daily at Anglican cathedrals around the world, as an opportunity for rest and reflection at the end of a day’s work and worry.  Music for this Evensong includes the Magnificat and Nunc dimittis by Howells (Collegium Regale), Preces and Responses by Clucas, Howells’ Like as a Hart, and Maria Magdalenaby Dulot.

The choir of St. Mary’s sings Evensong one Sunday each month through October, and everyone is welcome. You’re also invited to talk to Mr. Poe and members of the choir at a small reception in the Parish Hall after the service.  The church is located on Main Street in Blowing Rock.

For more information on this service, please contact St. Mary of the Hills at 828.295.7323.

Raichle Named Iterim Chair of the Department of Sustainable Technology

By Meghan McCandless

BOONE – Dr. Brian Raichle will act as interim chair of the Appalachian State University Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment beginning in July. Raichle, who had been assistant chair and professor in the department, replaces Chad Everhart.

Raichle earned his Ph.D. from N.C. State University and his B.S. from West Chester University of Pennsylvania, both in physics. Before coming to Appalachian in 2000, he held positions as visiting assistant professor of physics at Western Carolina University and as assistant professor of physics at Morehead State University.

“I’m looking forward to serving my peers and learning more about how the university functions,” said Raichle. “My goal is to advocate for the department and share our significant accomplishments and tremendous potential with the campus community and beyond.”

Raichle is both a teacher and researcher focusing primarily on renewable energy initiatives. In addition to securing numerous grants for the department, he also received the 2013 Fine and Applied Arts Outstanding Teaching Award.

“Brian is dedicated to serving the department and has established a wonderful working relationship with the faculty as assistant chair,” remarked Phyllis Kloda, dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts. “Under his leadership, the department will continue to flourish with innovative initiatives both in the classroom and through faculty research and scholarship.”

About Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment

Appalachian’s Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment features an integrated array of programs spanning the fields of sustainable design and technology. Its mission is to foster a strong and vibrant culture of inquiry, discovery and innovation that integrates theory with application, problem seeking with problem solving, local issues with global perspectives and technological progress with environmental stewardship.

The department offers bachelor’s degrees in sustainable technology and building science, and a master’s degree in technology. It is one of seven departments housed in the College of Fine and Applied Arts. To learn more, visit tec.appstate.edu.

About Appalachian
Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 18,000 students, has a low faculty-to-student ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Blue Ridge Parkway Ranger Programs July 20-24

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Cone Manor – Milepost 294

10:30 am – Informal Upstairs Tour at Cone Manor

From 10:30-12:00, the second floor of Cone Manor will be open for a do-it-yourself tour. Rangers will be on hand to answer questions.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Cone Manor – Milepost 294

10:30– Children’s Hour

Activities may include storytelling, traditional games, and/or hands on simple crafts. An adult or older responsible attendee must stay with children in order for them to participate (best suited for ages 4 – 12)

Friday, July 22, 2015

Cone Manor – Milepost 294

10:30 am – Informal Upstairs Tour at Cone Manor

From 10:30-12:00, the second floor of Cone Manor will be open for a do-it-yourself tour. Rangers will be on hand to answer questions.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Cone Manor – Milepost 294

10:00, 11:00, 2:00, 3:00 -Upstairs Tours at Cone Manor

Ranger led tours of the second floor of the former home of Moses and Bertha Cone. Tour is approximately 45 minutes long and reservations are required. To reserve a tour: call 828-295-3782 or sign up at the NPS information desk at the Manor House. Reservations are accepted beginning at 10:00am Friday for the upcoming weekend only. No advance reservations, please.

Cone Manor – Milepost 294

10:00 – 11:30 – Skunks! If you are at Cone Manor stop and visit with the ranger and learn a little about this alarming but wonderful animal.

 Grandfather Mountain – Milepost 302

2:00 – 4:00 – Carnivors, the Apex Predators. Stop by the ranger table at Milepost 302 on between 2 and 4 to learn more about the fascinating and sometimes fearsome coyote and fox.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Cone Manor – Milepost 294

10:00, 11:00, 2:00, 3:00 -Upstairs Tours at Cone Manor

Ranger led tours of the second floor of the former home of Moses and Bertha Cone. See Saturday (above) for details.


 Special thanks to Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, Eastern National, and FRIENDS of the Blue Ridge Parkway for their financial support of these programs

Republican Women to Meet July 27

The Watauga County Republican Women’s Club (WCRWC) will have its next monthly meeting on Wednesday, July 27th at the Sagebrush Steakhouse in Boone, NC. The meeting will begin at noon. All interested in furthering the Republican cause in The High Country are welcome to attend and are invited to join. Call 828-295-9020 for more information. The WCRWC meets the last Wednesday of each month.

Funeral Requiem for Laura Lenoir Norwood July 30

100 years after her death a memorial funeral requiem will be held at St. James Episcopal Church in Lenoir, N.C. on Saturday July 30th at 5 pm. Miss Norwood was a noted local southern patriot, civic promoter, visual artist, and educator. Because at the time of her death there were no funeral homes in Lenoir, and since the rector was away, Miss Norwood was buried without funeral the same day of her death. Miss Norwood was a lifelong and devoted member of St. James Episcopal Church and the absence of usual funeral rites would have no doubt grieved her considerably. With this service that omission shall be rectified.
The service should last approximately 30 minutes and weather permitting the church plans on a reception on the grounds after the service. The Caldwell Heritage Museum and St. James Episcopal Church are jointly planning the service and desire that any descendants of the Norwood family or owners of Norwood art or memorabilia contact the Museum at 828-758-4004, or the Church at 828-754-3712. The public is cordially invited to attend.