11th Annual FRANKLIN FOLK FESTIVAL :: Saturday, July 19 from 9am - 4pm in Historic Downtown Franklin

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Tourism Development Authority approves funding

Members of Franklin’s Tourism Development Authority (TDA) unanimously voted to provide funding for Franklin’s upcoming Outdoor Athlon event in an emergency vote on Aug. 11.

The TDA grant was approved after Rob Gasbarro and Cory McCall, proprietors of the downtown Franklin outfitter store Outdoor 76, presented their plans for holding the event later this fall at the Aug. 8 TDA meeting.

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Offered by Highlands Cashiers Land Trust

For at least a thousand years, the Cherokee have been masters of the mountains, using trails that often went straight uphill to move between sacred sites, commercial centers and other places in their vast homeland. Two years ago, with the first of two Cherokee Preservation Foundation grants and guidance from the Tribal Heritage Preservation Office of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Wild South and its partners started out toward a goal to re-find, restore and reemphasize the trail and road system of the Cherokee Nation in Western North Carolina and surrounding territory.

The Cherokee Trails Project covers approximately 150 linear miles and 47,000 acres in the Pisgah, Nantahala and Cherokee National Forests containing Cherokee historical sites.

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Old Edwards Inn and Spa will host a Fall Fashion Show Luncheon on Thursday, Sept. 8. Guest speaker, Richard René Silvin will speak from his memoir, “Noblesse Oblige,” which features his friendship with the Duchess of Windsor.

Considered one of the world’s foremost authorities on the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Silvin was the Duchess’ escort in Paris from the time she was widowed in May 1972 and until the onset of her long, final illness in 1975.

Silvin has selected two-dozen representative pictures of the Duchess wearing a variety of outfits and jewelry from casual to formal including some propriety pictures that have never been seen by the public. The pictures of the fashion icon start in 1920 and cover every decade until the 1970s.

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Highlands Nature Center hosts event

Some animals we love, some we hate, and others we eat. The emerging field of Anthrozoology is the study of the relationships between humans and animals. In addition, humananimal relations, and the psychology behind how we feel about them, are the focus of Dr. Hal Herzog’s book, “Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat: Why It’s So Hard to Think Straight About Animals.”

The Highlands Biological Foundation will host Dr. Herzog on Thursday, Sept. 1, at 6 p.m. in The Highlands Nature Center as the closing event of its “Think About Thursdays” summer series. Dr. Herzog, Professor of Psychology at Western Carolina University, has investigated the complex psychology of human interactions with other species for more than 20 years. With an expert in the field who has a great sense of humor, this Zahner Conservation Lecture promises to be beyond worthwhile.

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