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Archive of the posts written by author: mbreeze.
Feb
26

Comings and Goings…Welcoming the long awaited promises of spring

by Jean Gordon Spring is often the season people look most forward to after the long winter blues, especially after the 2020-21 winter that brought with it so many uncertainties. Who isn’t looking forward to March 20 when spring officially arrives and with it…

Feb
26

Big Ideas for Small Businesses…The best thing you can do for your business right now

By Teri A. Coutu Your business life and home life have changed a lot in the past year, haven’t they? And at the same time, all businesses are still trying to figure out what they can do to increase their success – that…

Feb
26

The Arts…Spring in stained glass

by Mary Karr Spring is finally on our doorsteps, and we artists are especially happy as we can move outdoors to paint and photograph nature unfolding around us.  Art is a staple in our lives as Irving Stone has written so well. “Like…

Feb
26

Real Estate Market Watch…Spring season brings new opportunities

By Wes and Cathy Cleary  While buyers’ wants and needs have evolved through the years, their “must-haves” have changed most significantly recently.  What used to be a deterrent for some is now highly sought after, and frankly a new priority for most. Not…

Feb
26

Built to Last…Spring cleaning- a Fung Shui thing

By David Wulff, AIA  Everyone has clutter.  Clutter is like a fast-spreading kudzu that we see around here.  It seems to multiply without any intervention, and the more you cut it back, the faster it grows.  Cupboards, shelves, drawers, attics, cellars, and garages…

Feb
26

Health Matters…What we knew then; what we know now

By Dr. Max Hammonds What we knew then –       We knew that in Dec, 2019 the meat markets of Wuhan, China introduced us to bat meat and the SARS-CoV-2 virus which exploded into a pandemic. Worldwide, virologists foresaw this new strain…

Feb
26

Wine and Vine…Serving suggestions

By Justin Taylor The current time of wine stewardship has been distressed along with all restaurant service during the pandemic, and it is hopeful that 2021 will bring us back into the fold.  The relationship during a dining experience that exists between a…

Feb
26

Technically Speaking…How does your garden grow? With apps!

by Scott Baughman Spring is about to be upon us and you’re no doubt itching to get out of the house. But be sure to check for poison ivy so that you’re aren’t just plain itching when you do. And what better way…

Feb
26

Lake Lure Flowering Bridge Events

Through March 9: Winter feature Sleds in Beds brings a touch of childhood nostalgia to the gardens, with or without snow.   March 9 – April 27: Bunnies on the Bridge. In this spring feature, bunnies of all shapes and sizes pop up on the bridge to…

Feb
26

Lake Lure Flowering Bridge…The kudzu curse

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