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Yes, happy anniversary to us. But much more so, our happy and sincere thanks to
you, our readers, for allowing us to present this issue, because we wouldn’t have a
single candle on our cake – not to mention 25 – without your care, your loyalty,
your subscriptions and your kind response.
to bring those stories to fruition.
Inspect the publisher’s box of Volume
I, Number 1 (June/July 1988), and in
addition to Richard’s and mine, you’ll
find two other names that are also in the
pub box for this issue: Su Clauson (now
Su Clauson-Wicker) has been a consistent source of great stories over the
years, especially the quirky and offbeat
that give the mountains much of their
charm.
And then there is the only name other
than us two company boys to appear in
every issue since the beginning: Elizabeth
Hunter, who profiled a mountain family
in that first issue and very soon after
began writing the “From the Farm” column that has, for all these years, served
as the heart and soul of the magazine.
Digital ExClusivE

Her passionate, intimate, heart-felt column has deeply touched not only the
many readers who turn to her first, but
also the judges, over the years, at the
competitions whose winners are
announced at the International Regional
Magazine Association’s annual gathering.
The walls just outside my office are lined
with more than a dozen plaques recognizing Elizabeth as the very best at what
she does.
Yes, happy anniversary to us. But
much more so, our sincere thanks to you,
our readers, for allowing us to present
this issue, because we wouldn’t have a
single candle on our cake – not to mention 25 – without your care, your loyalty,
your subscriptions and your kind
response to us over those years. 

looking Back on 25 amazing Years!
Additional content exclusive to the digital version
of this issue includes (but is not limited to) a behindthe-scenes look at the making of the cover, videos
and audio interviews from Cara Modisett’s page-56
story about 25 gen X and gen Y-ers making a difference in the mountains, and a full-length story about
the 40th anniversary of the beloved TV show “The
Waltons.” Plus, you can also enter to win a FREE
Asheville getaway (see page 5.)

For a limited time only, we are also pleased to
announce the digital edition of this issue, as well
as our Sept./Oct. issue, will be available for FREE
BRC
Click to view a special video
to all readers. We hope you will take this unique
about our 25th anniversary!
opportunity to share Blue Ridge Country with
your friends and family. Access to the digital ediIn celebration of our silver anniversary we convinced tion is also included with all print subscriptions. For
Founder & Publisher Richard Wells, Editor in Chief more details, please visit BlueRidgeCountry.com/
Kurt Rheinheimer and Editor at Large Cara Ellen Subscribe.
Modisett to sit down in front of the cameras for a
On behalf of all of us here at Blue Ridge Country,
little reminiscing. To learn what Richard and Kurt thank you again for 25 incredible years. We are
look for in a cover, hear their reflections on some of humbled by your loyal patronage, and we look foryour favorite stories, and more, visit BlueRidge ward to bringing you even more great stories and
Country.com/Online today to access our brand experiences from the region we all love and cherish
new iPad and laptop/desktop-friendly digital edi- through this exciting new format for years to come.
tion. You can also view the video instantly by scanSee you in the mountains!
ning the photo above with your smartphone using
the Digimarc Discover app (see page 6.)
—Jeffrey K. Wood

From Top:
Richard Wells, Founder & President
Scott R. Templeton, Vice President & Publisher
Su Clauson-Wicker, Contributing Editor
Elizabeth Hunter, Contributing Editor
Cara Ellen Modisett, Editor at Large

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013

Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013
Table of Contents
Digital Help Guide
Letters
From the Editor
From the Farm
Worth a Click
Creature Feature
Great Home Buys
Country Roads
The Hike
Mountain Report
Festivals and Events
The Best of the Mountains 2013
25 Years of Covers: Your Favorites
Ghost Town in the Sky Rises from the Dead to Live Again
Blossoms and Buddies: The Photoessay
25 Gen X and Gen Y-ers Changing Our Mountains for the Better
Beer! A Tasting Tour of Notable Microbrews in the Mountains
Then & Now: A Photo Tour
Chefs of the Mountains, Part III
Cabin in the Woods
Flavors
Mountain Garden
The Guest Column
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Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - Table of Contents
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Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 5
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - Digital Help Guide
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - Letters
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - From the Editor
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 9
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - From the Farm
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 11
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - Worth a Click
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 13
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - Creature Feature
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 15
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - Great Home Buys
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 17
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - Country Roads
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 19
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 20
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 21
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - The Hike
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 23
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 24
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - Mountain Report
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - Festivals and Events
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Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 28
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 29
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - The Best of the Mountains 2013
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Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 41
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 25 Years of Covers: Your Favorites
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 43
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 44
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 45
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - Ghost Town in the Sky Rises from the Dead to Live Again
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 47
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 48
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - Blossoms and Buddies: The Photoessay
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 50
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Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 53
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 54
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 55
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 25 Gen X and Gen Y-ers Changing Our Mountains for the Better
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 57
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Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 60
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Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 62
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 63
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - Beer! A Tasting Tour of Notable Microbrews in the Mountains
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 65
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 66
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Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 68
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 69
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 70
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 71
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - Then & Now: A Photo Tour
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 73
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Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 76
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 77
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 78
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 79
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - Chefs of the Mountains, Part III
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 81
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 82
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Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 85
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - Cabin in the Woods
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Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 88
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 89
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - Flavors
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 91
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - Mountain Garden
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 93
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