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2010-11-04 09:00:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- This holiday season in Asheville will be especially busy with plenty to see and do. Here are the Top 10 Asheville Holiday Outings according to www.RomanticAsheville.com, an online travel guide to this Blue Ridge Mountains area. 1. Christmas at Biltmore Estate: Asheville's biggest holiday event starts November 5. See America's largest home decked out in festive finery. The magical Candlelight Evenings begin November 12. 2. Downtown Asheville:...

2010-09-16 17:20:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College's Veterinary Medical Technology students are benefiting from a unique partnership between Buncombe County and the Asheville Humane Society that allows the students to train in a clinic built especially for them. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100908/DC61634LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100908/DC61634LOGO) "It was a fortunate lining of the stars," said...

2010-09-07 12:11:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The Biltmore Company, in Asheville, N.C., is excited to announce Biltmore Inspirations, its first introduction into the direct selling industry where consultants will offer Biltmore products in a home party environment. The launch of Biltmore Inspirations will focus on food and tabletop items, which relate to the company's legacy of hospitality and entertaining. Products will blend chef-inspired foods with everyday practicality, making it easy for...

2010-08-18 11:48:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College hosted the North Carolina Dental Society's second-largest Missions of Mercy (MOM) free dental clinic Aug. 13 and 14, providing about $400,000 worth of care to nearly 900 people. Forty dental chairs filled A-B Tech's gym holding patients in need of fillings, extractions and other services. "This was the second-largest clinic ever held in North Carolina, and would have been the largest if we...

2010-06-08 02:00:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A team from Stanford University has won the 2010 Juicy Ideas Collegiate Competition, a national contest that challenged students to create a software application using publicly available data to benefit their community. Their "Truth or Dare" entertainment app allows users to discover and research leisure activities, from places to take a date, to cookie recipes to bake, to movies available from the closest video store. Stanford narrowly...

2010-05-24 15:23:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., May 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teams from six colleges and universities across the country have qualified as finalists in the 2010 Juicy Ideas Collegiate Competition, a national contest designed to engage young adults in entrepreneurism and encourage innovation and creativity. The competition challenged students to create a software application that uses publicly available data to benefit their community. It was organized by Advantage West, the economic development...

2010-03-10 10:30:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Gorgeous blooms are in full glory as thousands of tulips welcome springtime during Biltmore's 25th annual Festival of Flowers, April 3 - May 16, 2010. The estate-wide event celebrates the beauty of George Vanderbilt's 8,000-acre property and its original design by Frederick Law Olmsted, father of American landscape architecture. Biltmore's gardens, Olmsted's final and most grand project, are in their 120th year, and are becoming more beautiful...

2010-02-16 07:11:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- A rare 1913 Stevens-Duryea Model "C-Six" seven-passenger touring car will be placed on display for the first time beginning May 20, 2010 in Biltmore's new Antler Hill Village. The car is one of 10 motor vehicles on the estate that was registered in North Carolina in June 1916, and the only one purchased by George Vanderbilt that remains in The Biltmore Company's collection. This particular model is believed to be one of only 10 known existing in...

2009-08-11 15:53:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hilton Asheville, scheduled to open this August, is one of the first major hotels in the United States to take a considerable step toward sustainability. For evidence of the Hilton Asheville's unique commitment to eco-stewardship, you need only to look up. Atop the Hilton is one of the nation's first hotel solar water heating systems. This system will be one of the largest installations in the Western North Carolina region. Water throughout the...

2009-07-17 21:45:00

MONTREAT, N.C., July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- "Walter Cronkite was one of the closest friends I had in journalism. He was an icon. I doubt if anybody will replace him in the hearts and minds of Americans. I respected his views on so many subjects. "I will never forget Walter's narration of a documentary film produced about my wife, Ruth. May God bless his family during these days." FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: Larry Ross (469) 774-6362 Melany Ethridge (214) 912-8934...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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