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Beatrix Potter, Naturalist & Farmer

In the summer of 1892, Beatrix Potter put a dog’s leash on her pet rabbit, Benjamin Bouncer, and took him on a walk to look for gooseberries in the garden of her family’s rented summer cottage in Birnam, Scotland.

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Woodfin Greenway & Blueway

RiverLink, an environmental advocacy group dedicated to the French Broad watershed, has launched a partnership with Friends of Woodfin Greenway & Blueway (FWG&B) in support of the Woodfin Greenway & Blueway project.

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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.