17 July 4th Events in Asheville and across WNC to Attend This Year: 2022

It’s Independence Day, and we’re ready to celebrate our country and enjoy all the highlights of the occasion—Face paint, flags, and fried food! This year, celebrate in style at a variety of fireworks shows and other events across the region. If you have trouble choosing, our agents weighed in on their favorite fireworks locations to […]

5 Places to Find the Perfect Father’s Day Gift in Haywood County

If television sitcoms are to be believed, dads are not much more than bumbling blockheads who need their level-headed wives to get them out of the pretty pickle they’ve found themselves in. But we know better. Dads helped us learn to ride bikes, change a flat, and grill up the perfect hot dogs. They were […]

14 Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day in Asheville and across WNC (2022)

Thoughts of summer conjure images of barbecues, family-friendly events, and outdoor adventures galore. And while we’re still a few weeks away from the sun’s highest excursion above the equator, for many, seasonal celebrations cannot wait.  Memorial Day holds an important spot on our calendar as the unofficial start of summer. More significantly, it’s an opportunity […]

3 Fun Ways to “Spring Forward” in Hendersonville

After dark and dreary winter days, the coming of spring weather and sunlight is always a welcome sight! There is much to look forward to, from bright daffodils to pleasant bird songs. But one thing looms over it all, threatening to ruin the first truly nice weekend of the year: Daylight Saving Time. We won’t […]

7 Holidays You Must Celebrate in Lake Lure this Year

In Lake Lure, there is always something fun to do!  In addition to making the most of regular outdoor opportunities, Lake Lure residents and visitors find special reasons to come together throughout the year. Annual events and festivals, art shows and exhibits, and sporting competitions draw crowds of thousands to the shores of the lake.  […]

7 Places to Buy Your True Love a Truly Lovely Bouquet in Waynesville, NC

Perhaps the most overlooked of your core senses is the sense of smell. But did you know it’s the sense most closely linked to memory? Inhale the natural perfumes of roses and lilies. Exhale love. Indulge your loved one’s olfactory bulb this Valentine’s Day and make it an evening to remember. Pair your fragrant romantic […]

Ring in 2022 at One of these 16 Local New Year’s Events!

What are your goals for 2022 and the months ahead? Are they to try something new, get out more (even figuratively), and enjoy life? If so, we know how to start off the new year right! Here are 16 local events across Western North Carolina to help you ring in 2022: Editor’s Note: Start 2021 […]

5 Yummy Stops for Holiday Sweet Treats in Brevard

Santa doesn’t deliver toys all around the world without stopping for a cookie break. And neither should you! Holiday shopping can be stressful. And that’s before all the holiday events and activities kick in. If you’re feeling rushed, stop for a deep breath, a relaxing moment, and a sweet treat just for you. You deserve […]

Shop Small and Make a Big Impact on Small Business Saturday

Have you heard of Small Business Saturday? First celebrated in Massachusetts in 2010, Small Business Saturday quickly took the retail world by storm. The following year, Congress passed a unanimous resolution to support the date. And we don’t have to tell you how unusual that is! Small Business Saturday is now celebrated every year on […]

Agents Answer: What’s the Best Bakery for Pies and Other Holiday Treats

This week, bakers around the country are warming up their ovens for sweet Thanksgiving celebrations. One of our favorite ways to celebrate the season of thanks is by sharing a pie with our favorite friends, clients, and colleagues.  If that idea sounds appetizing to you, we welcome you to keep it local and support small […]