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Financial Planning 101: Free Online Classes in June

Asheville-based financial advisor Bray Creech, MBA, CPA, CFP®, with Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. presents free “Financial Planning 101” online classes every Wednesday in June at 7:30pm EDT. Classes include: “College Planning Essentials” (Wed. June 10); “Principles for Successful Retirement Planning” (Wed. June 17); and “7 Habits of Financially Successful People” (Wed. June 24). Each class is conducted via the Zoom platform and lasts one hour. Participants may sign up for any and all classes that interest them. Registration is required.  

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Food Drive Yields 7000lbs of Food for ABCCM

ABCCM thanks Asheville Outlets for hosting the week long Food Drive from May 1 thru May 8th. A big thank you to the neighbors, friends, family and church family who donated 7,000 pounds of nonperishable food items to families in need. Close to 1,800 bags of groceries were delivered to ABCCM’s Hominy Valley Crisis Ministry where local volunteers will separate, organize, and palletize all that AMAZING food.

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ABCCM Needs Support To Help Those Affected By Covid-19

The ongoing COVID-19 crisis is seriously affecting ABCCM’s ongoing efforts to provide food, medicine, healthcare and emergency assistance (rent, gas, and utilities) to the most vulnerable in Buncombe County. While the need for food and assistance has nearly doubled, volunteers have dropped off 70%. ABCCM is calling on the community for donations and volunteer service.

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MONTFORD MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES POSTPONEMENT; RESCHEDULED FOR SEPT. 20

Montford Neighborhood Association Responds to  Coronavirus Pandemic; Moves Festival to Fall   Due to the ongoing global Coronavirus pandemic, The Montford Music & Arts Festival has announced a postponement of the 17th annual event, which had been set for Saturday, May 30. 

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AMOS Virtual Science Pub Series Starts April 16

AMOS Virtual Science Pub Series – Radon: The Monster in Your Basement Thursday, April 16 | 6 - 7:30 pm  AMOS and The Collider present a free VIRTUAL science talk on radon, a dangerous gas common in many households 

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Tips for Buying a Used Car

If you’ve ever shopped for a used car, you know how tough it can be to make a decision. Not only are there tons of different makes and models to choose between, but you also need to make sure you’re not getting a problem car. If you need some help picking out the best used car for your needs, check out some of these tips. Research One of the most important things you can do when shopping for a car—whether it’s new or used—is research the specific make, model and year you’re looking at. The truth of the matter is, you can find out a lot about a specific car, truck or SUV by simply looking at what some owners of that vehicle have had to say. While certain models may be looked at as one of the most reliable for a decade or two, older or newer versions of that same model could be known by car enthusiasts as a lemon. This research can also give you important insight into the vehicle you’re thinking about buying, including things like gas mileage, how much room you have in the car and how smooth the ride is. When it comes to …

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Join Forces Virtually for the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day 

WNC for the Planet, a collective of local nonprofit organizations, universities, and businesses have teamed up to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day with virtual opportunities for environmental education, advocacy and community events across Western North Carolina. 

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Asheville Gets a Little Sweeter with Opening of Nothing Bundt Cakes

As guest service representatives with Nothing Bundt Cakes bakeries in Ft. Worth, TX, Megan Herschmann and Rebekah Moody became fast friends and thought it would be fun to own a bakery together. Now, six years later, the two are thrilled about their new adventure. “We always joked about how fun it would be to own a bakery together one day,” shared Herschmann. “We can’t believe that six years later, our dream is coming true!” The two both have family in the southeast, Herschmann in Tennessee and Moody in Georgia, and they knew that Asheville would be the perfect place to be. “With our families so far away, our Nothing Bundt Cakes team became our family back in Texas,” said Moody. “Now that we have opened our own bakery, we are excited to create our new Asheville “Bundt family!”  The bakery will host a week of grand opening festivities for the community March 1-7 (details below)

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Montford Music & Art Festival Announces Early Info for 2020 Event

The Montford Music & Arts Festival, the longest-running and only free-to-the-public festival in the greater Asheville area, has announced early commitments for its music lineup and food truck or booth service for the 17th annual event on Saturday, May 30.  The festival also has unveiled a new logo for 2020 and beyond.

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Valentine for the Earth March And Street Blockade Planned By Extinction Rebellion WNC

Extinction Rebellion WNC will briefly block a downtown street on Valentine’s Day during a demonstration intended to highlight extraordinary danger that catastrophic climate change poses to the people and places we love. The group says it will use the holiday to talk about the need for people motivated by fierce, protective love to overcome politicians' complacency and inaction.

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