Puddle Jumpers

Ultimate Air Dogs might be the luckiest dogs at Bele Chere. In addition to touching down in a refreshing pool of water, they are the only animals allowed at the festival (other than service dogs). Ultimate Air Dogs was created by former Detroit Tigers pitcher Milt Wilcox (he won the 1984 World Series with the […]

Hop-along Saturday

These weekend, visitors came out for not one, but two whole festivals dedicated to the art of growing hops. Thousands of lime green cones stretched along steel cables at Echoview Farm in Weaverville and the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center in Mills River on Saturday. Each tiny cone is a hop, a key […]