Mary Edwards: A Voice for Kids

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| By Kiesa Kay | As a girl, Mary Edwards got hurt. Her parents weren’t her perpetrators, but she ended up in foster care. She learned to hide her tears and smile even when she felt full of pain.

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OpenDoors of Asheville to Host 8th Annual Fundraiser “Art Affair 2017: Urban Canvas”

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The gala and art auction at the newly revitalized location of Wedge Brewery and 12Bones directly supports initiatives to help local youth break the cycle of multigenerational poverty.

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Meet “The Moozic Lady” Sonia Brooks

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There is a lady in town who performs folk music for young children daily. Sonia Brooks, The Moozic Lady, drives around Asheville, NC every morning playing music for the youngest members of our city. For nearly 20 years now, Brooks …

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Meet Our Advertisers: Wes Beach of Learning Improvement Center

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  By Celia A. Wagner   The many years and chapters of our lives make us who we are today. Wes Beach is no exception to that. Wes works with adults and children with learning difficulties. When I asked Wes …

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OpenDoors: Unlocking Local Children’s Potential

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By Carolyn Comeau   Ever known someone who, once she puts her mind to something, cannot be stopped? The special women of OpenDoors, a growing and vital local nonprofit, reflect this determined energy many times over; the prize: helping children …

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The Nearest Thing to Paradise

  By Peter Solet   The next best place to Paradise — that’s the way many folks, natives and transplants alike, describe Madison County, “Jewel of the Blue Ridge.” From Spring Creek to Spillcorn, Mars Hill to Marshall, Madison has …

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Entertaining and Educating with Cosmo

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  By Roberta Binder   On the morning of November 6, Election Day, Suzanne Kline and I sat down to discuss a somewhat different Presidential Election than the one that was on most people’s mind that day. We had come …

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