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BeYOUtiful – A Body Diverse Fashion Show Benefiting Carolina Resource Center for Eating Disorders

BeYOUtiful, a fashion show benefiting Carolina Resource Center for Eating Disorders (CRC for ED), celebrates every body as beautiful regardless of size, shape, race, age, or gender, while bringing more awareness to CRC for ED and its mission and services.  “Eating disorders do not discriminate and we want to promote body respect and acceptance,” said Ellise VanGilder, Chair, BeYOUtiful Fashion Show Fundraiser. WHAT: BeYOUtiful Fashion Show Fundraiser for Carolina Resource Center for Eating Disorders WHEN: May 31, 2019 – 7-9pm (Doors open at 6pm) WHERE: Ambrose West, 312 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806 TICKETS:  $20 Ticket Link: https://beyoutifulfashionshow.brownpapertickets.com/ *All sponsor contributions and ticket sale proceeds will be allocated to the CRC for ED General Fund for distribution to the various programs of the organization. BeYOUtiful will feature fashion by VaVaVooom, NEST Boutique, Minx Boutique, Hazel Twenty, and Mine and Yours Asheville Resale.  Guests will enjoy a dj, cash bar, raffle prizes, and community.  “This is not your typical fashion show, it is a fun and empowering event and all bodies are welcome,” says VanGilder.  Additionally, event organizers are excited to announce that public figure, model, actress, and fashionista Sarah Merrell, will be emceeing the show! Carolina Resource Center for Eating …

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WNC Early Childhood Workshop will feature NCDHHS Secretary and Sesame Street

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State and National Leaders on Early Childhood Coming to Western North Carolina to Talk About How Communities Can Improve Early Childhood and Build Strong Communities Get Set Transylvania is excited to announce a workshop featuring Dr. Mandy Cohen, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Director, alongside Dr. Jeanette Betancourt Senior Vice President of United States Social Impact for Sesame Workshop at Brevard College on March 21 from 8:30-2. Dr. Cohen will be presenting the newly released statewide Early Childhood Action Plan to Western North Carolina counties for the first time and talk about how she plans to lead NC DHHS forward to improve the lives of children and families in our state.  “This plan was created through the input of nearly 1,500 stakeholders from across the state, and is informed by careful data analysis to prioritize the needs of North Carolina’s young children. We have a rich history in our state of leading the country in early childhood innovation—the Early Childhood Action Plan helps us continue to lead with a collective focus on achieving measurable goals for children and families,” Dr. Cohen said.  “North Carolina has long been recognized as a national leader in early childhood education efforts …

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Cute Song Quotes about Love

Source: https://www.pexels.com/photo/stack-of-love-wooden-blocks-810036/ Love unites, love motivates, love makes stronger, love encourages, love inspires faith. There are many ways to show love, and music is one of them. A harmonious combination of soulful melody and touching lyrics expresses a beautiful feeling of being in love. Everybody finds in love songs the words that evoke certain emotions. Are you in love? All love songs will describe your life. Are you going through a breakup? Sad songs will reflect your inner state. Love songs are timeless. If you want to express your love and affection beautifully and romantically, then these love song quotes are a win-win option. We have rounded up the best love quotes that will melt any heart. Love Song Lyrics for Him Sending cute song quotes about love is a perfect way to enhance your connection with your Mr. Right. These touching lines will evoke some memories that only you two have, remind of the strength of your feelings, and become a pleasant surprise that will make your beloved one smile. “You don’t need a lot of money Honey, you don’t have to play no games All I need is all your loving To get the blood rushing through my …

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CAT FLY RETURNS FOR THIRD ANNUAL FILM FESTIVAL

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Cat Fly Indie Film Fest is taking over Asheville, returning for its 3rd annual spring festival March 29-31. The three day event will include over 25 short films, 1 feature film spotlight as well as educational components and mixed media collaborations by local and regional filmmakers and performers of the southeast. Opening Night kicks off with a red carpet reception at the Asheville Masonic Temple and a screening of traditional narrative and documentary short films. The event is black tie optional and the reception includes craft beer provided by Wicked Weed Brewing, as well as wine, champagne and gourmet bites all included with your ticket. Immediately following is a 2nd block of programming called Cat Fly After Dark: a Collaboration of Film and Music at the Mothlight which will showcase live performances and serve as the premiere of “Disco Paw,” a 5 part music video series.  “Cat Fly does a great job of bringing together several different creative mediums (music, visual arts, etc.) to create an all-encompassing experience…. which push the boundaries on what a traditional film festival might include.” says graphic designer Emma Ensley. Saturday’s programming incorporates an acting workshop at the Asheville School of Film by Gunner Willis …

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Punch Brothers Begin March Tour; Play At The Orange Peel

Punch Brothers Begin March Tour Performing Music from Grammy Award-Winning Album, All Ashore “A deeply meaningful and downright gorgeous record.” —Boston Globe “There’s no one better at merging the past and the present.” —Rolling Stone “An album of rich instrumentation and understated beauty that reveals deeper nuances on each and every listen … Both forward-thinking and imbued with an appreciation of the traditional sounds of America.” —Independent   Punch Brothers, who recently won a Grammy Award for Best Folk Album for their 2018 release All Ashore, begin a spring tour of the United States; label-mate Gabriel Kahane joins as special guest along the way. The tour begins at the State Theatre in Ithaca, NY on March 14, and includes shows all along the East Coast and into the Midwest, with stops in New Haven, CT; Pittsburgh, PA; Asheville, NC; Athens, GA; and more, culminating at the Savannah Music Festival on March 30. Additionally, Punch Brothers join Chris Thile’s other longtime band, Nickel Creek, for the first time on May 8 at Carnegie Hall, as part of Thile’s season-long Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair residency at Carnegie Hall. Released last year on Nonesuch Records, All Ashore is the band’s first …

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Area Nonprofits Join Forces for Earth Month as ‘WNC for the Planet’

Local nonprofit organizations, universities, and businesses have teamed up to celebrate Earth Month again this year through a collective effort — WNC for the Planet.  The collective partnership will host a month of environmental service, education opportunities and community events across Western North Carolina.  As part of the effort, WNC for the Planet launched an online community calendar at WNCfortheplanet.org where the public can learn about various events and volunteer days inspired by Earth Day 2019. “Last year WNC for the Planet collective was well received by the community with over 1300 hours and 50 service projects in our region,” says Anna Zanetti, North Carolina Director of Friends of the Smokies. WNC for the Planet features service opportunities and educational programs for people of all ages, and from all walks of life.  Events will be offered across Western North Carolina well beyond the City of Asheville, including trail work days in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, French Broad River cleanups, trail building in the Highlands of Roan and native habitat restoration. “Collaborate rather than compete was our goal for the first year of WNC for the Planet.  Given that more than 20 nonprofits took part in the collective last year, …

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French Broad River Garden Club Annual Plant Sale-April 27th

The following is a press release sent in by the French Broad River Garden Club announcing their 2019 Annual Plant Sale, happening at the end of April  The French Broad River Garden Club Foundation announces its 2019 Annual Plant Sale, held April 27 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.  This springtime tradition is a popular event enjoyed by locals and visitors from our region. It is a good time to speak with the nursery growers of plants, shrubs, and trees so gather your questions and come join the fun. Our “Speakers Event” at 11am will allow visitors to sit inside Clem’s Cabin and take a break from shopping, and be educated by one of the area’s most knowledgeable hands-on farmers. This year’s speaker will be Annie Louise Perkinson, of Flying Cloud Farm. Annie Louise will be speaking about how to grow a “cutting garden.” She has had lots of experience with this, as her family farm in Fairview is well known by many. Flying Cloud Farm grows vegetables, berries and, of course, flowers.  They use sustainable methods, without the use of chemical fertilizers, herbicides, or insecticides.  All their produce and flowers are sold locally through their CSA (a 20 week …

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Multi-Practice Law Firms Provide Excellent Service

This is a sponsored post  If you are ever in need of legal assistance, choosing a lawyer to represent you may seem impossible. With a never ending pool of candidates, how do you know which firm will be the best fit for your needs? Enter the multi-practice law firm. These firms deal in a variety of legal specialties and afford clients choices in areas of law that at times overlap. What are some of the practice areas firms such as this might offer? Whether you need help with an injury, a business issue or general legal advice, trusting a firm with options, like Evanns Collection Law Firm Services, is usually your best bet for your current situation and future needs. Take a look at some of the practice areas larger firms may specialize in. You may also receive career counseling for lawyers.  Personal Injury Personal injury claims arise out of unfortunate situations. When you get hurt due to some else’s negligence, you are probably going to need some help paying the bills and getting by, especially if you have to miss work for any length of time. A personal injury attorney represents you, the victim, and advocates for your best interests. …

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Tips to Rehydrate Dried Chillies

This is a sponsored post  Dried chilies are often available in packets or in bulk. Good quality whole red chilies are tough but not broken or split. They should be malleable and evenly dried with no discoloration. Once your bag has the best red chilies, it is now time to rehydrate them so that you can use them in your cuisine. Here are the steps that you must follow to rehydrate Dried Chillies at home. Remove all Stems and Seeds Start by removing the stem from red chilies. The next step is to slit them open and shake the seeds out. You can use spoons to scrape off all the remaining ones. Roast the Chilies Once the seeds have been discarded, place the chilies on a hot or medium hot griddle and roast them for up to four minutes. Remember to keep turning them from time to time to prevent them from burning. However, if they do somehow burn, then you should discard those and keep the lightly roasted ones for your further steps. Soak the Charred Chilies Place the chilies in a bowl of hot water after roasting them as instructed. You would need to keep them soaked for …

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Gins to watch in 2019

This is a sponsored post  Gin, manufactured by distilleries across the globe, has been experiencing an upsurge in popularity and 2019 looks set to be an exciting year for the industry. The spirit, distilled from a fermented mash to which Juniper berries are added, was introduced to Britain during the middle of the seventeenth-century by the Dutch. Fast forward to 2019, and it’s a firm favorite with hipsters, thirty-something stay-at-home parents and the elderly alike. To put it simply, it’s universally adored! However, with popularity comes choice, and today there is an almost overwhelming selection of gins from which to choose from. But worry not, because in this article we’re going to cut out the noise and focus on the top 5 gins to try in 2019. Roku Japanese Craft Gin. The Japanese spirits industry has become famous in recent years for the quality of its strong liquor and Roku gin, distilled by artisans at the House of Suntory in Osaka, exemplifies the levels of craftsmanship that are involved in the creation of spirits in the Land of the Rising Sun. Roku gin, set to be one of the most sought-after gins on the market in 2019, is best served …

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