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Shop Late in Brevard!

Looking for some weekend fun?? Brevard is where it’s at! Visit any of the 250 local waterfalls during the day, then spend your evening shopping and dining at any of the 60 shops and restaurants in beautiful, historic, walkable Downtown Brevard, and for summer, many shops are open til
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4th Friday Gallery Walk

Brevard’s 4th Friday Gallery Walk July 24 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm | FREE Brevard’s 4th Friday Gallery Walk Enjoy an evening stroll in downtown Brevard, NC as you explore the art galleries, art stores, retail stores and restaurants that are staying open late from 5 pm -8 pm on the 4t
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White Squirrel Festival T Shirts for Sale

White Squirrel Festival T Shirts
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Music This Summer

This summer, take some time to enjoy the entertainment provided by one of our sponsors: Brevard Music Center. Their events are listed on our calendar HERE.
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Summertime is Here!

4th of July is coming soon!!
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Pisgah Pete coming to White Squirrel Festival

Pisgah Pete is coming to White Squirrel Festival!
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Downtown businesses hold events that help Cindy Platt Boys and Girls Club

Two downtown businesses held events last month to benefit the Cindy Platt Boys and Girls Club of Transylvania County  The Falls Landing held its annual St. Patrick’s Dinner on March 17th. A four-course dinner was served, with all proceeds going to the club. Theophilus held a spe
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The Square Root in the News

Heart of Brevard would like to congratulate The Square Root for being voted best restaurant in Transylvania County by CharlestonFoodBloggers.com for 2015!! Read more and the rest of the list HERE.  
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Heath Seymour dances at Dancing With Our Stars

Come support Heart of Brevard and Heath Seymour at Dancing with Our Stars 2015!!
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Thank you – High Country Tree Service!

A very special thanks to John Wayne Hardison and High Country Tree Service for putting up and taking down the beautiful twinkling lights we’ve enjoyed for the last few months!!   Check out their services here: HIGH COUNTRY TREE SERVICE  
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Want to be a “Part of the Heart”?

Volunteer for the Heart of Brevard. Festivals Administrative Cleanups Lots of other opportunities If you are interested, fill out this questionnaire and we’ll be in touch!
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Local Retail Market Study & Recomendations

Thinking  about opening a retail business, or curious to learn about which businesses may be more likely to succeed here in Brevard?  Come to the final retail market study presentation by Tee Coker & Kristen Wyche of Arnett Muldrow on January 22, 2014 at the Brevard Conference Cen
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Brevard’s White Squirrels’ Distinctive Pattern!

Brevard’s white squirrel, whether found in Brevard or a neighboring community, typically has a white coat with dark eyes, a head patch, and a dorsal strip that broadens at the shoulder resembling a saddle. The head patch can be solid, horseshoe or doughnut shaped; it may resembl
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The Study Area

The Study Area The study area  consists of 35 Sectors centered on the  County Courthouse (elevation 2,230 ft.) totally 2.96 Square Miles (1896.4 acres) following the original Brevard city limits.  For those familiar with Brevard, the study area is bordered by Brevard Middle School on
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Self-Guided Tour

The original self-guided tour was a collection of foam board posters displayed at the Transylvania Heritage Museum each Memorial Day weekend.  A handout describing the posters resembled this document but lacked its detail and transitions.  That was intentional so that observers could
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2012 Squirrel Count

A number of factors converged last year to impact the Annual Squirrel Count.  The Director of the White Squirrel Research Institute developed a condition preventing him from participating and the administration of the Heart of Brevard changed hands several times requiring resources to
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Relationship between Squirrel Abundance and Mast

  Relationship Between Eastern Gray Squirrel Abundance and Mast in Western North Carolina Robert R. Glesener Heart of Brevard Community volunteers from the city of Brevard, North Carolina have conducted an annual fall squirrel count for the past 15 years (1997-2011). Although the prim
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Evidence for Dominant Inheritance

  Indirect Evidence for a Dominant Inheritance of Brevard, North Carolina’s White Squirrel Variant. Robert R. Glesener, Heart of Brevard. Abstract: From a pair released in 1951, Brevard, North Carolina’s white variants have increased to over 1,000 squirrels, currently making up 40.3%
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15 Year Summary of Squirrel Count

  Brevard, North Carolina’s Annual Squirrel Count Shows Gradual Increase of White Variant Over 15 Years. Robert R. Glesener. Heart of Brevard Abstract: The city of Brevard, North Carolina hosts an established colony of non-albino white squirrels with pigmented eyes, head patch, and do
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Summary of the 2011 Squirrel Count

Brevard’s white squirrels would seem to be doing well as preparations are being made for the eighth Annual White Squirrel Festival on Memorial Day weekend May 26th and 27th. Under the supervision of the Heart of Brevard, community volunteers conducted the 15th Annual Brevard Squirrel
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