Stories by Janet Moore

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Janet writes and edits from her home in Asheville, N.C. Her writing has appeared in Plough to Pantry, The Laurel, the Asheville Citizen-Times and numerous travel and tourism trade publications.

Visit Janet's website at WordsAndMoore.com.

Asheville Lyric Opera

Rocking the Classics in Asheville

In a city where creativity is a way of life, it’s not surprising that the classics play an integral part of Asheville’s music scene in surprising ways. Take the Asheville Symphony Orchestra , for example. “Asheville is a musical oasis between Nashville and Atlanta,” says David Whitehill, executive director of the Symphony. “We have an ecosystem here that is steeped in

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Holidays at the Grove Arcade

Asheville Gift Guide: 27 Mountain-Made Items for Your List

Share the city you love with your loved ones It’s that time of year again, when you want to remember family and friends with special gifts. But where do you start looking for items to delight the toughest customers? We suggest you begin right here. The city’s creative community is full of fabulous gift ideas ranging from the functional to the whimsical, the sumptuous to the

SoCon in Asheville 2013

Getting Into the Hometown Team Spirit

Cheer on Asheville's Sports Teams Americans love spectator sports, and in Asheville there are plenty of opportunities to experience what longtime sports commentator Jim McKay called “the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.” Take Me Out to the Ball Game The Asheville Tourists have a long and colorful history that dates back to 1897. Today this minor league team plays in the

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Biltmore Park Apartments

A Crossroads of Shopping & Dining at Biltmore Park

Head south from Asheville, where the French Broad River meanders alongside I-26 and you find the pedestrian-friendly neighborhood of Biltmore Park . Developed by the great grandson of George Vanderbilt, the area incorporates residences, businesses, schools and retail shops in one planned community that promotes fitness and fun with the best of Southern living. Who can resist the giant chess set

Music Festival Asheville

Tap Your Toes at Asheville Music Festivals

Hear Local and World Talent at Asheville’s Musical Celebrations Asheville’s music scene, like the city, is melodious blend of contemporary, classical and old-time traditions. One look at our wide range of music festivals, and it’s easy to see why any time of the year is a good time for music in Asheville. To help you get started, here is an overview of annual music festivals in

Grove Arcade Holidays

Holiday Shopping Hot Spots in Asheville

Do your holiday shopping in Asheville Crisp mountain air combines with the smell of evergreens, spice-infused apple cider, and hot chocolate. In Biltmore Village carolers are singing the familiar songs of Christmas and on Asheville's street corners, musicians serenade shoppers with old and new holiday favorites. It is the holiday season in Asheville and throughout the city's diverse

National Gingerbread Competition

Gingerbread House Competition at Omni Grove Park Inn

The National Gingerbread House Competition William Shakespeare got it right when he wrote, “And I had but one penny in the world, thou should’st have it to buy gingerbread.”   You’ll find plenty of this spicy holiday favorite during The Omni Grove Park Inn ’s 2017 National Gingerbread House Competition, celebrating its 25th anniversary of showcasing

A statue of Olmstead lives at the NC Arboretum in Asheville

A Sense of Place: Frederick Law Olmsted’s Legendary Landscapes

See Designer’s Vision Blossom in Asheville He designed New York’s Central Park and Prospect Park; the city of Pinehurst, North Carolina, the landscape surrounding the U.S. Capitol. He pioneered not only landscape architecture but also conservation in America, and there are few places where the genius of Frederick Law Olmsted is better preserved than at Biltmore in Asheville. His design

Artisan Weavers at Fiber Day

Weaving Wonders: Asheville’s Rich Farm to Spindle Heritage

Get a Feel for Mountain Fiber Arts The natural fiber tradition runs deep in Western North Carolina. Spinning, knitting, weaving and felting are literally part of the region’s fabric. Some say that the tradition of selling functional weavings began 40 miles north of Asheville at a Presbyterian mission located on a remote crossroads near the Tennessee border. It was here in 1856 at

Autumn glory in the Smokies

An Eden Still Unspoiled

George Masa, Horace Kephart and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park There was drama in the mountains of Western North Carolina back in the 1920s and 1930s, and it had nothing to do with prohibition and moonshine. One need only read Serena , Ron Rash’s riveting novel set in the region’s rich timber country (or see the movie starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence) to