North Carolina Mountain Birds: Mourning Dove

Mourning Dove at the Inn on Mill Creek B&B

As we head into cool weather, among the bird species that we can count on to see us through the wintertime is the Mourning Dove, so we’ve chosen this lovely bird as our November feature in our 12 Months of Birding at the Inn series on the blog.

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Restaurants Open for Thanksgiving in Asheville and Black Mountain

Carmel’s, one of several local restaurants open for Thanksgiving 2013
[Photo Credit: Carmel’s of Asheville]

Coming to the Asheville/Black Mountain area for Thanksgiving this year? If you want a great meal without having to cook, leave the hard part to fantastic chefs and support a local business in the process: Check out this list of restaurants that are confirmed open on Thanksgiving, November 28, 2013, and let us know if we can help with making a reservation. We’ll update if we receive word that more Thanksgiving dining options are available and will add to the list.

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Fall 2013 BLUE to BLACK Art Weekend is Nov. 15-17

Mathilda Tanner, one of several local artists

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NC Mountains Fall Color Report November 5, 2013

Welcome to our seventh and final weekly Fall Color Report for the North Carolina Mountains around Asheville, Black Mountain, and Old Fort. It makes us a little bit sad to know that this is our last report on fall foliage for the year, but we still have some color on the trees and before we know it, spring will be here. Guess we do have to get through winter first. But until then…

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