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Conservation Outdoors

Outdoors: Safe Passage

Many of us are overcome by a sense of helplessness when we see a dead animal on the side of the road. But what if there were a way to prevent this often-fatal collision of the natural and modern worlds, and make it easier for humans and wildlife to live in harmony?

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From the Editor: March 2021

Say the word "March" and you feel warm sunshine and imagine the flowers you’ll soon see everywhere. It has been a long winter, a winter that feels almost like it began last March when the world changed in ways none of us could have imagined.

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Arts Visual Arts

Cover Artist: Julie Willan

“I have such a deep connection with wildlife and trying to capture their true essence,” says Julie Willan. “Each piece that I create, I take time to research and see what moves me to want to make that image come to life.”

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The Laurel of Asheville lifestyle magazineThe Laurel of Asheville lifestyle magazine is available in both print and digital editions

We are delighted you have chosen us to be your gateway—both through our popular print Asheville lifestyle magazine and our website—to the arts, culture, and communities that comprise the remarkable area that is Western North Carolina. In these pages, you will find behind-the-scenes stories about the region’s concerts, theatre and dance productions, festivals, restaurants, artists, and the multitude of locally-based businesses. We also enjoy bringing you features about the people and organizations who are caring for those in need, protecting our historic heritage, preserving our rich and diverse environment, and nurturing our cultural soul.