**Grandfather Vineyard 

& Winery**

 

Wine Tastings Daily!

 

Open Mon-Sat: 12-6 and Sun 1-5

 

Come enjoy a glass of our award 

winning wine right on the

Watauga River

It's Time To Go Fish!

 

Step Away from the TV and

bring the family to Boone for a

weekend in the mountains.

Trout love our cool, clean rivers

and you will too!

 

Plan your adventure at: 

ExploreBoone.com

Wren's Nest Landscaping

 

COMPOST available

for delivery

 

Call us today to schedule 

SPRING CLEANUP and

mulching.

 

We also offer a wide

variety of landscape

 services, so

 

Call us today!

828-297-NEST (6378)

rustic

 

Rustic furniture & accessories

Locally made arts & gifts

 

PERFECT Gifts for

your SWEETHEART

 

Taste Olive Oils &

Balsamic Vinegars at

Rustic in Blowing Rock

and Art of Oil in

Boone & West Jefferson

 

theartofoil.com

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4 lines, Unlimited

Talk,Text and Data

$160 per month with FLEX

 

Double Up 

on Data 

Single Line

Unlimited Talk, Text and

4GB Data

$50 per month with FLEX

Add a tablet for $15/month

 

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Loud & Clear 

 

Certain restrictions apply. See store for details.


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Smoky Mountain Memories
by Brenda Hoss

Latest Update: April 15, 2013


This stick was meant for walking.

A visit to the greater Smoky Mountain area April 5-7, 2013 resulted in a delightful find of wildflowers, especially since we were not expecting to see any. We decided the season is going to be a little later than usual but did find a treasure or two blooming: Spring Beauty, Ginger (Hexastylis arifolia), Trailing Arbutus, Blue Violet, Sharp-Lobed Hepatica, Round-Lobed Hepatica, Hispid Buttercup, Bloodroot, Fringed Phacelia, Phlox, Rue Anemone, Yellow Woodland Violet. The Partridge Berry had beautiful, shiny red berries. We found Trillium just opening in a couple of sunny coves. Photos attached.


Trailing Arbutus


Hepatica


Partridge Berry