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April Donations to F.A.R.M. Cafe to count in Feinstein Challenge

F.A.R.M. Cafe is participating in the Feinstein $1 Million Challenge between now and April 30. Make a donation (cash, check, pledge or food item) to F.A.R.M. Cafe before the end of the month and the Feinstein Foundation of Rhode Island will also make a contribution to Boone’s pay-what-you-can community cafe. Full Story

Local Groups Fight Hunger by Taking the Feinstein Challenge

Only three weeks remain to take the Feinstein Challenge and join local schools, churches, businesses and civic organizations in the fight to end hunger in the High Country.  Hospitality House has partnered with the Alan Shawn Feinstein Foundation and at the conclusion of the challenge will receive a grant Full Story

Major Spring Meeting of Friends of High Country State Parks

Everyone who supports the area’s four State Parks is urged to attend the Friends of High Country State Parks’ first major membership meeting Wednesday evening April 18th. It’ll be easy to attend the pre-dinner time meeting on the ASU Campus in Belk Library room 114. Full Story

On to Iowa; Parkway Team Wins State OM

Parkway's 8th grade team took first place at the State Finals of Odyssey of the Mind last weekend, sweeping all three components (long-term, style and spontaneous) of the competition.  The team is the first ever from the Watauga County Schools to make it to the World Finals for Odyssey of the Mind Full Story

High Country Bike Plan Survey

High Country Council of Governments is developing a bike plan for Yancey, Mitchell, Avery, Watauga, Ashe, Alleghany, and Wilkes Counties.  The Plan is intended to improve safety, access, and mobility for cyclists by developing a network of designated routes that connect municipalities and other major destinations in the region. Full Story

Green Drinks Boone on April 10th to Focus on Earth Day Events in April

The April 10th meeting of Green Drinks Boone will focus on the various Earth Day events that are scheduled throughout April in the High Country. On April 22, more than one billion people around the globe will participate in Earth Day 2012 celebrating the 42nd annual Earth Day Full Story

High Country Audubon Announces Research Grant

High Country Audubon Society (HCAS) is pleased to announce a grant opportunity to support bird research in the High Country of North Carolina.  HCAS is the local chapter of the National Audubon Society and Audubon North Carolina, serving Watauga, Ashe, Wilkes, Alleghany and Avery counties.

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Highland Games Tix On Sale

A sure sign of the summer season; advance tickets are now available for the 57th Annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games. The games are July 12-15 at McRae Meadows on Grandfather Mountain, and are considered the greatest of America’s Scottish Games because of the spectacular mountain setting Full Story

Basic Obedience at Puppy Kindergarten Class

Melissa MacKinnon, owner of Woof Pack Pet Services, is offering a Puppy Kindergarten Class and a Basic Obedience Class in the Watauga Humane Society’s Community Room, 312 Paws Way, Boone, NC 28607. At 6pm, beginning Tuesday, May 1st and continuing for 6 weeks, the Puppy Kindergarten Class Full Story

Appalachian Women’s Fund Award Luncheon Set

The Appalachian Women’s Fund will hold their annual Grantee Award luncheon on April 17th at Casa Rustica in Boone.  Representatives from the dozen agencies that received grant money for 2012 will share the ways in which the lives of impoverished women and girls have been improved through innovative programs and initiatives funded by the AWF. Full Story

The Avery County Humane Society is Moving Soon!

The dogs, cats, kittens and puppies of Avery County Humane Society will be on the way to their new animal shelter on New Vale Road in Newland on April 16 and the shelter will open to the public on April 19!   Staff and board members are already preparing for the move. Full Story

Community offers support for needy families to get their plates in shape

March is National Nutrition Month. Each March, the annual campaign organized by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, formerly the American Dietetic Association, brings awareness to smart food choices and physical activity practices. This year, the theme is, “Get Your Plate in Shape.” Full Story

Appalachian State University’s Best Recreational Day Camp Returns for a Fourth Summer

Calling all kids of the High Country!!  Camp UREC is back in action for the sixth summer in a row, and with many new activities planned; this summer promises to be the best one yet.  For six summers, Camp UREC has set the precedent as being the most energetic, most creative, and most fun day camp of the High Country. Full Story

Playhouse Baby Fair and Consignment Sale Toddles to Town on March 30 & 31

Did last week’s warm weather prompt you to pull out the kids’ summer togs only to find that, oops, that cute t-shirt dress from last year is now on a halter top?  The seventh annual spring  Playhouse Consignment Sale and Baby Fair will allow you to update everyone’s wardrobes for a song Full Story

Great Friend to Families Nominees Sought

The Children’s Playhouse is searching for a resident of the High Country whose greatest joy comes from helping kids and families, the 2012 winner of the Great Friend to Families Award. Nominations for this award are due on April 5th.
The fourth annual Great Friend to Families award Full Story

Garden to Provide Food for Hospitality House

“Community groups will join together this spring in a truly ‘groundbreaking’ project by planting a summer garden providing fresh vegetables for our residents,” said Lynne Mason director of Hospitality House which serves seven High Country counties. “We are also committed to offering healthy food selections and produce Full Story

Feinstein Challenge to Help “End Hunger in the High Country”

Be a part of fighting hunger in the High Country by taking the Feinstein Challenge now through April 30. For the fourth consecutive year, Hospitality House has partnered with the Alan Shawn Feinstein Foundation, who will divide $1 million Full Story

'Artie' Popping Up in High Country

Artie the Autistic Traveling Awareness Bear has been exploring the High Country.  Artie comes from a progressive program originating in Missouri, USA.  Here is what he wants to share: “I am a bear from the Traveling Awareness Bears located in Missouri USA.  My website is: Full Story

Dinner with Greg LeMond March 24 at Lees-McRae

Lees-McRae College, in partnership with the Avery Chamber of Commerce, presents dinner with cycling legend Greg LeMond Saturday, March 24 on the campus of Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk.
This fundraiser for the Lees-McRae College Cycling Program will include a ride with Greg LeMond Full Story

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