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MOLLY MUST

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Chicken Alley, just around the corner, sports
one of Asheville's most brilliant murals. I enjoy
escaping there to admire artist Molly Must's colorful work. On close inspection, one discovers
the mural's larger-than-life rooster and chicken,
a woman holding a jar of honey and a snake
named "Boy" all pay tribute to a long-closed
poultry and produce shop. The modern energy
and nod to history in this art never fails to produce a smile and spark the imagination.
Sightings of the nun, tiny doorways and an
eclectic mix of murals, gargoyles and graffiti help
validate my idea of what the bumper sticker
"Keep Asheville Weird" is saying. "Weird," as it
relates to Asheville, means open, vibrant and
unique - anything but ordinary. This town is deliciously quirky, decidedly progressive, and a destination that continues to offer surprises for even
the most jaded.

MOLLY MUST

Above: Molly Must's Chicken Alley mural combines history with quirky art.
Facing page: Grove Arcade is once again a marketplace, with condos above.

SURROUNDED BY AWE-INSPIRING natural beauty, it's
also a foodie town, a microbrewery town, a music
town, an arts and crafts town and a place that
embraces buying local, eating organic and celebrating
the kind of changes that transformed the ghost town

Asheville: The Insider Recommendations
WHAT TO DO
Follow the Beat - One of the best
free events in Asheville takes place
every Friday evening in the warmer
months. Just head over to Pritchard
Park for the drum circle - it's a freeflowing montage of drummers, hula
hoopers, dancers and bystanders.
Get a Taste of the High Life - Definitely
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a no-brainer on any Asheville "to-do"
list, George Vanderbilt's massive playground gives you a chance to see how
the ultra rich lived. If you're a fan of
Downton Abbey, you'll love comparing
it to Biltmore Estate's history and secrets.
Concerts on the South Terrace in the
summer months are another great bet.
biltmore.com

Catch a Ballgame - Head over to
McCormick Field to see the Asheville
Tourists in action. This popular minor
league team is an affiliate of the
Colorado Rockies. Thirsty Thursdays are
especially popular during home game
nights because beer is just a buck, but
they also have other fun promotions like
$1 hotdogs, family fun days, and give-


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Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014

Letters / You Said It
From the Editor
From the Farm
BRC Unlocked
Mountain Report
Creasture Feature
Great Buys in the Mountains
The Hike
Festivals and Events
Country Roads
It’s Weird, It’s Wonderful, It’s Asheville!
Photoessay: The Waterfalls of Western North Carolina
Mountain Adventure: Where to Play, Where to Stay
One Day on the Parkway, 1987
Little Zoos, Big Fun
Mountain Garden
Flavors
Cabin in the Woods: The Farms Cabins and Cottages
Guest Column
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Intro
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Cover1
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Cover2
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 3
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 4
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 5
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Letters / You Said It
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - From the Editor
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 8
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 9
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - From the Farm
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 11
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - BRC Unlocked
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Mountain Report
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Creasture Feature
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Great Buys in the Mountains
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - The Hike
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 17
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Festivals and Events
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 19
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 20
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 21
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Country Roads
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 23
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 24
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - It’s Weird, It’s Wonderful, It’s Asheville!
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 26
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 27
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 28
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 29
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 30
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 31
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 32
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 33
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Photoessay: The Waterfalls of Western North Carolina
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 35
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 36
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 37
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 38
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 39
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Mountain Adventure: Where to Play, Where to Stay
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 41
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 42
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 43
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 44
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 45
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 46
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 47
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - One Day on the Parkway, 1987
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 49
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 50
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 51
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Little Zoos, Big Fun
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 53
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 54
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Mountain Garden
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 56
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Flavors
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 58
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 59
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 60
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 61
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Cabin in the Woods: The Farms Cabins and Cottages
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 63
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 64
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 65
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Guest Column
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 67
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Cover3
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