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SAWS ANNOUNCES DEPARTURE OF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR BILL HODGE AT END OF APRIL

The Board of Directors of Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards (SAWS) announced today that Bill Hodge, its longtime Executive Director, will leave the organization next month.

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Low Tech Ways To Promote Your Small Business

Starting and running a small business can be stressful, time consuming, and expensive. Even a small side business requires money, time, and effort. As a business owner, you recognize the need to promote yourself, but if your budget is tight, promoting your business can seem daunting. If you are not a tech savvy individual promotion may seem like even more of an ordeal - with this new age of digital, how do you decide what promotions to spend your money on? We've got a few tips to help point you in the right direction.

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Queen Bee & The Honeylovers to Release ASHEVILLE Themed Album April 27

This spring, dive back in time with Queen Bee & The Honeylovers and take a whimsical journey through the “Land of the Sky.” The newly-budded swing-jazz-folk ensemble is slated to drop their debut record, Asheville, on April 27, 2019. Asheville is a breath of fresh air in a cynical time - a joyful romp through the history of a famous mountain town: Thomas Wolfe’s Altamonte, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s playground. “Queen Bee” Whitney Moore pays homage to her hometown’s golden age through stories passed down from her grandparents, local legends, and folklore set to the musical style of their time. This fourteen-song set breathes new life and innovation into swing music while it gives a dedicated nod to the small-combo legends who first defined the genre.

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STIG Returns to Sierra Nevada Brewing Company 3/23/19

Earlier this month, Asheville-based Psychedelic Nu-Funk band STIG announced their “South & Otherwise” Spring Tour, which will cover cities throughout the Southeast region, in addition to the band returning to cities in the Northeast and the Southwest. The tour is an exciting opportunity to share the stage with a variety of other bands in venues throughout the country.

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“In Times Like These” At Pink Dog Creative

In an attempt to understand our social and political climate, artists and writers have a unique perspective that is worthy of our attention. Art that sparks further thought or encourages communication can have an impact on individual views and how they are shaped into the future. Engaging words and images have always had a powerful ability to elicit a wide range of responses, from outrage to revelation.

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MAY 2019 SECOND SATURDAY IN RAD

On the Second Saturday of each month, the River Arts District holds gallery walks with demonstrations, workshops, live music, wine tastings, delicious food, and more! Meander the mile-long district or hop on and off the free trolley and discover all that the “RAD” has to offer. There are more than 200 artists in the 23 buildings throughout the district. Most of them will be on hand to describe or show you their techniques and share their inspirations.

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Jazz is Phsh Tour Kickoff @ Asheville Music Hall

Jazz Is PHSH is kicking off their upcoming tour at Asheville Music Hall on March 22. An impressive musical experience, this all star collective of musicians reimagine the music of Phish in a way that is inspiring and intriguing to both Phish fans and non Phish fans.

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Franny’s Farmacy Opens 3rd Location in Johnson City, TN

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Two is better than one, and three is better than two; at least in the case of the newly launched Franny’s Farmacy – Johnson City, TN location. As a vertically integrated company, Franny’s Farmacy is one of the only hemp based brands specializing in “seed to shelf” CBD growth, production, manufacturing and selling. With two highly trafficked retail locations in Western North Carolina (Asheville and Hendersonville), the third location was bound to happen. But contrary to owners Jeff and Franny Tacy’s plans, a charismatic couple from Johnson City, TN (Derek and Dawn Wagner) approached the Tacy’s about replicating their proven successful model in their own city. As if it were written into a script, both Derek and Dawn have striking similarities to Jeff and Franny.  Derek and Jeff are contractors, and Dawn, just like Franny, has a background in pharmaceutical sales. Also like the Tacys, The Wagners have their own farm site where they will be growing hemp for CBD that will be integrated into the Franny’s Farmacy brand. Now, after months of planning, The Wagners and The Tacys have officially joined forces to open Franny’s Farmacy – Johnson City, TN.  In celebration, The Wagners have planned several opening events throughout …

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ASHEVILLE KIWANIS GIFTS $85,000 TO ABCCM TO HELP HOMELESS ­WOMEN AND CHILDREN

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In celebration of their 100th anniversary, The Kiwanis Club of Asheville will give a signature gift of $85,000 to help homeless women and children. The largest single gift by a civic organization in Asheville’s history. Please join us on Tuesday, March 12th at 1 p.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church where Kiwanis of Asheville will have a special program by Ms. Katie Beth Caswell on the progress of Transformation Village https://www.abccm.org/transformation-village, and a presentation of a $55,000 check to ABCCM. This gift will help with Phase I of the Transformation Village building project as they expand from 50 to 150 beds, ensuring that every woman and child can have a safe, stable place to be.  This will also help reduce the number of homeless children in schools.  In the past school year alone, there were 804 homeless children.  Kiwanis is committed to building stronger communities – one child at a time.  Over the past 100 years, Kiwanis has helped children grow in leadership through their school-based Key Clubs.  In 2000, the Carolinas District of Kiwanis raised $300,000 to build family rooms in the Mission Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Between the school systems and local projects like the Chess …

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Monthly Hiking Series Supports Trail Work in National Park

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Explore Great Smoky Mountains National Park and enhance its trail system throughFriends of the Smokies’ ninth annual Classic Hikes of the Smokies series. Monthly guided day hikes of varying length and difficulty raise money for the Trails Forever endowment to help maintain the nearly 900 miles of trails in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Mountain vistas, historic structures, wildflowers, and waterfalls are just a few of the highlights participants can expect, as well as the opportunity to see up close the impact of the restoration work done by the Trails Forever crew.

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