Asheville streets are a litter paragon or not?

A big city newbie resident was so glad to see how clean Asheville is, when she moved in.  Then she went housesitting in an even smaller city and started to see, in comparison, how foul Asheville’s streets are

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NC & SC Senior Chess Championships in December!

Armchair Warrior

It was surprising to learn the South Carolina Senior Senior Championship is to be held in a month, December 16-17, 2017. Even more surprising is the fact that the North Carolina Senior Senior Championship will be held in only a couple of weeks, December 1-3, 2017.

I have been in contact with Gene Nix, the organizer of the SCS, and a room has been booked, Dano! The Armchair Warrior has decided to get out of the chair with arm rests and PLAY SOME CHESS!

For info on the NCS contact Wayne Spon, 301-787-6479.

Contact the Greenville Chess Club, c/o Gene Nix, 119 Northcliff Way, Greenville, SC 29617 (; 864-905-2406, about the SCS.

A PDF with all the particulars for the NCS can be found here:

For the SCS go here:

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ROADTRIP: Read The Asheville Citizen-Times’ Great RoadTrip Resource

WNC Travel Intelligence

By D. Lanier Shook                            April 1, 2017

If you don’t read your local newspaper you are missing alot. Local newspapers aren’t just a great source of information, they’re a great way to get to know your community and beyond. The Asheville Citizen Times is a perfect example of this. The local articles they print are great ways to get a feel for the community. Of course, the fact they actually hired Jason Sandford — the blogging genius behind the phenomenal — warms the heart of any blogger.

The Sunday, March 26 edition of the Asheville paper had an subscriber exclusive section that really impressed me. Their Guide to Family Travel is a must-read for those in Asheville, Upstate South Carolina, and the surrounding area. Here are five reasons you should read it.

  1.  It has a great article about how to survive a roadtrip with kids — what to take…

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