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Asheville's Top Tourism Official Resigns to Take Job in Tampa

  • October 21, 2011

ASHEVILLE, NC (October 21, 2011) - Asheville Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) Executive Vice President and Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority (BCTDA) Executive Director Kelly Miller resigned today to accept the position of president and CEO at Tampa Bay & Company, the official tourism promotion agency for that region. Miller has been with the CVB, a department of the Asheville

Fall Color Wars: Forecasts Fuel Friendly/Colorful Competition

  • September 6, 2011

ASHEVILLE, NC (Sept. 6, 2011)-Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. While a traveler's favorite fall color destination may be based on personal preference or sentimental connection, biologists and foliage experts in Western North Carolina are making the case that 2011 could put the Blue Ridge Mountains at the top of the (leaf) pile. Expert predictions are in agreement that environmental conditions

Asheville Woman Breaks Appalachian Trail Speed Record

  • August 10, 2011

With 2,180 miles stretching across 14 states, a thru-hike on the Appalachian Trail is daunting for anyone to attempt. For Asheville resident Jennifer Pharr Davis it was a calling. However that calling wasn't just to hike the entire trail, but to break the record for speed set in 2005, and that's just what she did. To top it off she surpassed not only the women's record, but the men's as well.

Asheville CVB Achieves Destination Marketing Accreditation

  • July 13, 2011

ASHEVILLE (July 13, 2011) - The Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB) announced today that it has been awarded official accreditation from the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP). The ACVB joins the ranks of 130 distinguished destination marketing organizations in the U.S., Canada and Europe in achieving the destination marketing industry's most prestigious

The Omni Grove Park Inn is Now Pet Friendly

  • July 12, 2011

The Omni Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa Rolls Out the Red Carpet for Pets ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA (July 12, 2011) - The Omni Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa is now accepting guests of the four-legged variety for the first time in its almost 100 year history. A new section of "pet-friendly" rooms in the Vanderbilt Wing of the Resort will come with a special turndown amenity. The Inn is

Gas Woes Prompt Big Deals on Summer Travel

  • May 17, 2011

ASHEVILLE (May 17, 2011) - Believe it or not, gas price drama may actually be good news for stateside travelers looking to score deals on summer vacations. With industry analysts split over gas predictions, destinations and attractions are offering gas cards, travel packages and deals-a-plenty to attract the 80 percent of consumers who still plan to take a summer vacation despite gas prices

Announcing Foodtopia for the People

  • April 1, 2011

ATLANTA (April 1, 2010)-Atlanta foodies...start your taste buds! This April, Asheville is packing up its culinary and craft beer culture and heading to the big city. Foodtopia for the People will offer Atlantans chances to win more than 600 tasty prizes, including five culinary getaways to the mountains.   Meet the Foodtopians Asheville will announce five grand prize vacation winners at the

Asheville Moves Mountains for Atlanta

  • February 23, 2011

ATLANTA, Ga.  (Feb. 23, 2011)-Asheville's edgy mountain culture is moving to the big city. Every day for 30 days in March, Atlantans will experience the sights, sounds and flavors of an Asheville vacation during (30) Days of Asheville . No need for Groupon-we're talking FREE events, goodies and surprises...from Asheville, with love. (30) Days of Asheville is a full month of events to tempt

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

  • January 1, 2011

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup from Chef Charlie Widner of Tomato Jam Cafe Ingredients: 1 large (2 pound) butternut squash Olive oil Salt and pepper to taste 3 cups vegetable stock (heated) 3 cups 2% organic milk or soy milk (heated) Nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger to taste 1 teaspoon parsley Instructions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Wash and dry the butternut squash. Carefully cut the squash in half

French Silk Chicken and Mushroom Soup Recipe

  • January 1, 2011

French Silk Chicken and Mushroom Soup from Linda Carter of Southside Café Ingredients: 4 sliced button mushrooms 4 cups of roast chicken removed from the bone and diced 1 large shallot 4 tablespoons oil of clarified butter 1/2 cup sherry 1/2 cup cognac 1 quart chicken stock 1 quart heavy cream 2 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon 1 cup sour cream Seasoning to taste 1/4 cup of oil or