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Bob Moog Foundation Announces Trifecta Raffle

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The Bob Moog Foundation is excited to announce its 2020 Trifecta Raffle featuring three vintage Moog synthesizers: a Moog Rogue, a Moog Prodigy, and a Moog Source. The synthesizers being offered have been fully restored and are in excellent technical and physical condition. Together their collective worth is nearly $7,000.

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West Asheville Bookstore To Host a Virtual Conversation on Criminal Justice Reform

Firestorm Books is excited to announce a free, virtual event with Victoria Law and Maya Schenwar, co-authors of a new book exploring alternatives to incarceration. The September 19th event follows the recent publication of Schenwar and Law’s debut collaboration, Prison by Any Other Name: The Harmful Consequences of Popular Reforms (New Press, 2020), which features a forward by New York Times bestselling author and civil rights activist Michelle Alexander.

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Earth Fare Partners with ABCCM for its inaugural 5% Giving Day

This quarter Earth Fare, Westgate will support ABCCM (Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry) in their endeavor of furnishing the kitchen at Transformation Village. ABCCM’s Transformation Village is a new 24 acre campus located off of Brevard Rd and I-26, providing 100 beds so homeless women and moms with children have a safe place.  ABCCM offers hope and healing with life skills and work readiness training that leads to living wage jobs and permanent homes.

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Earth Fare Now Offers Qualifying Discounts & At-Risk Shopping Times

Earth Fare has listened to its fans on Social Media and is now offering At-Risk Shopping times and day specific discounts for Seniors, Students, Faculty and Military at all locations.  “To all of our Earth Fare Patrons, you spoke up and we listened. Starting August 10th, 2020, we will offer At-Risk Shopping times as well as a 5% discount to qualifying Earth Fare Guests”, said Dennis Hulsing, President & CEO of Hulsing Enterprises and Earth Fare. 

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CITIZEN VINYL RECORD PRESSING PLANT TO OPEN IN ASHEVILLE, NC THIS SEPTEMBER

A full circle revival is underway for Asheville, NC’s Citizen-Times building. Once home to the daily paper’s printing facility and offices, the historic site will soon be unveiled with a new identity as a boutique vinyl pressing plant, record store and bar/cafe (and a new name): Citizen Vinyl. Founded by veteran music producer Gar Ragland and supported by a dream team of industry professionals and craftsmen, Citizen Vinyl is slated to become North Carolina’s first on site pressing plant, though its mission goes beyond just manufacturing great quality records.

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Asheville Tea Company Brews Adventure with Release of New Tea Line

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Asheville Tea Company announces the release of their new eco-friendly tea boxes, packed with Blue Ridge botanicals and full of Asheville flavor. “We are incredibly grateful for our TEAm and the amazing community around us who have rallied to bring this project to life,” said Jessie Dean, who launched Asheville Tea Company in 2016. “We hope that our new product line truly speaks to the values we hold as a company as well as the personality of our community and richness of the ingredients grown right here in North Carolina.”

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Sanctuary Brewing Company to Close Current Location, New Brewery to Open in Early June

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 Sanctuary Brewing Company (SBC) will be closing the doors of its Hendersonville location in early June. Oklawaha Brewing Company, headed by Sanctuary Brewing Co-Owner and head brewer Joe Dinan will open in its place. “We think the transition will be a smooth one. We’ll be reopening with the same bar staff, the same great lineup of brews, and the same love for the Hendersonville community. We are super excited for the next phase, we’ll be making a few physical changes to the space and hope to hit the ground running once the Covid outbreak has passed. Until then we’ll continue to offer to-go and curbside pickup and will open back up for in house service as the local government allows.” Dinan said. 

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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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Beverly-Hanks’ Michael Phelan Named to Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Marketing and Technology Advisory Council

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Michael Phelan, Vice President of Marketing for Beverly-Hanks, REALTORS® in Asheville, N.C., has been named to the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Marketing and Technology Advisory Council. The leadership group provides guidance on strategic initiatives for LeadingRE, a global real estate network of 550 market-leading firms spanning six continents.

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Gentry Heating, Inc. and First Citizens Bank raise $10,132 of crucial funds for ABCCM

On March 18, 2020, at 1348 Charlotte Hwy, Fairview, NC 28730 at noon, Gentry Heating and First Citizens Bank will present ABCCM with a check for heating assistance. In partnership with Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry (ABCCM), eleven branches of First Citizens Bank collectively raised $5,132.10 and Gentry Heating, Inc. provided a $5,000 matching gift. First Citizens Bank along with caring Buncombe County residents also collected 136 blankets. “Knowing that our efforts will help to provide heating assistance for individuals and families in our local community is very rewarding. Our First Citizens Team truly enjoys giving back and making a difference in our community” said Greg Burnette, Area Vice President of First Citizens Bank

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