Appalachian Getaways is distributed in selected metropolitan newspapers and college newspapers across the eastern and midwestern US. Articles and photos that support our goal of helping people enjoy the outdoors will gladly be considered for publication.
Our goal at Appalachian Getaways is to help rekindle our reader's passion for the outdoors and to get active people interested in the adventures available in the Appalachian area; kayaking, rafting, hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, rappelling, camping, scuba diving, and more. We also strive to promote the culture of this fascinating area.
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New Asheville business startup: Unique and decorative cremation urns designed by local artists. These cremation urn distributors have creative solutions for all your memorial needs. They even custom design funeral urns for pets!
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Appalachian Singer/Songwriter Ash Devine to Tour East Coast
By Barry Boston
Ash Devine announces her 2016 East Coast Tour soon at the Courtyard Gallery in Asheville, North Carolina.
Her unique Appalachian style also includes influences from Reggie, Country, and Folk Music. "I have always been spiritually connected to artists that include Bob Marley, Ani DiFranco, and Joanne Mitchell, explains Devine, and I think my music reflects some of their styles and energy.? Ash Devine's roots begin with Old Time music in the mountains of Virginia. ?I began teaching myself guitar at the age of twelve and by the time I was thirteen, I began performing in local coffee shops, and music venues,? states Ash. She quickly became well known for being a talented young singer song writer. She is now living in Asheville North Carolina where she continues to pursue her musical career. Some of Devines’ musical influences include folk artists such as; Joni Mitchell, Ani Difranco and Bob Dylan, and also local musicians which surrounded her throughout her life.
Devines passionate voice, unique guitar rhythms and powerful, socially conscious, poetry driven lyrics are known to captivate audiences. Audience members have often described Ashs style as fresh, and "of a new essence."
Ash Devine is a singer to watch and bound to be discovered by the rest of the East Coast and Appalachia soon. Dont miss her performances, they are listed at her site: www.ashdevine.net
Ash has been featured as an artist at indoor venues, benefits, annual festivals and other events such as; Floyd World Music Festival '02, '05 (featuring Ani Difranco, David Grisman and many others ), Stepping Out (Blacksburgxs Street Festival, annually), Rock the Vote( Syracuse, NY '04), Blacksburgxs First Night, The Annual School of Americas Protest ( Fort Benning G.A. ,Featuring Pete Seeger ).
Boy Scout Saftely Appears in Question at ACE ADVENTURE CENTER, ACE Whitewater
Delaware Boy Scout leader indicted for sex crimes at Ace Whitewater Rafting's, ACE Adventure Center on the New River Gorge in West Virgina.
ACE ADVENTURE CENTER, ACE Whitewater, HAS ANOTHER DEATH ON THE GAULEY RIVER IN WEST VIRGINIA
A Charleston West Virginia newspaper reported:
The body of Neville Williams, 67, of St. Michaels, Md., was located at about 12:45 p.m. Thursday, said Chuck Hartley, chief ranger for the National Park Service. Williams life jacket was pinned to a crack in a rock known as Woodstock Rock.
Read the full story at www.wvgazette.com and go to their archives and use the key words "gauley river"
ACE's safety record can be viewed at:
Drowning at ACE Whitewater, ACE Adventure Center rafter was on a Scouting White Water Trip
The Beckley Newspapers in West Virginia are reporting that Neville Williams of Michaels, MD drowned while on a scouting trip with ACE Adventure Center. It appears that ACE Whitewater, ACE Adventure Center is the only rafting company that does this summer trip on class V water as the water is lower and more technically challenging. Read full stories here:
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