Leisure & Libation

Happy Hauntings

October 2015

Written by Jennifer Fitzgerald & Marla Hardee Milling The thrills and chills of Halloween make family entertainment frightfully popular (and profitable) for area businesses. Susan Sertain has a different perspective…

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“Autumn…the year’s last, loveliest smile,” author William Cullen Bryant once wrote. Keeping that in mind, Western North Carolina finds itself the beneficiary of that smile every September and October. [dropcap]F[/dropcap]all…

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Festival Frenzy

July 2015

Throw a dart at a calendar, regardless of month, and you’ll probably land on the date for a festival. Yes, they are plentiful year-round in Western North Carolina, and new…

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High Country

June 2015

It begins in mid-April. The snow melts, the temperature rises, the tips of the trees turn red, then green, the construction crews rush to finish their winter projects, and the…

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