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Archive for September, 2007

Hayes School of Music to webcast select performances

BOONE—The Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University is now webcasting select musical performances.

Department of Theatre and Dance presents “This Is Not A Pipe Dream”

BOONE – Journey into the mind and heart of the artist René Magritte as the Department of Theatre and Dance presents “This Is Not A Pipe Dream” by Barry Kornhauser Oct. 3-7 in Appalachian State University’s Valborg Theatre.

Mast General Store’s John and Faye Cooper featured on “Appalachian Perspective” TV program

BOONE – John and Faye Cooper took a leap of faith when they left Florida and moved to Valle Crucis in order to purchase a 100-year-old store that had been closed for several years. They reopened Mast General Store in 1980 and have since created a thriving business – with seven locations in three states.

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Appalachian Appreciation Week celebrated Sept. 24-28

BOONE—The Boone Area Chamber of Commerce will sponsor Appalachian State University Appreciation Week Sept. 24-28. As part of the activities, the chamber will host an ice cream social on Monday, Sept. 24, beginning at 12:30 p.m. on Sanford Mall. Chamber members will serve ice cream to staff, faculty and students while supplies last.

Recital showcases talents of American composer Alec Wilder

BOONE—The music of American composer Alec Wilder is featured Oct. 2 during a Faculty Recital Series presentation at Appalachian State University.

Members of the Mariam Cannon Hayes School of Music will perform a variety of vocal and instrumental compositions in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Wilder’s birth.

The recital begins at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall.

Peace Corps service opportunities available

BOONE—Students at Appalachian State University interested in opportunities with the Peace Corps are invited to visit an informational booth Sept. 25 from 1-4 p.m. during Jobfest at the Broyhill Inn and Conference Center. Also on Sept. 25, Appalachian students and the community are invited to come by Room 421 in Belk Library for a Peace Corps information session from 6-7 p.m.

Volunteer weather buffs needed for community weather network project

raingauge_t.jpgBOONE—Local weather watchers of all ages in northwest North Carolina are needed to participate in the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS). The volunteer weather observers will help collect precipitation data using inexpensive equipment in their backyard.

Noted novelist Nino Ricci speaks at Appalachian Oct. 4

Ricci_t.jpgBOONE—Novelist Nino Ricci reads from his work Oct. 4 for the Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series at Appalachian State University. His presentation begins at 7:30 p.m. in Room 114 Carol Grotnes Belk Library and Information Commons.

History of Bertha and Moses Cone featured in symposium Sept. 28-29

manorhouse_t.jpgBOONE—The people and history of Flat Top Manor will be the focus of a symposium on held Sept. 28-29 in Watauga County. Flat Top Manor is part of the Moses H. Cone Memorial Park near Blowing Rock.