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Citizen Vinyl & Session Café to Extend Hours this Week

Citizen Vinyl, located in the historic Citizen-Times building of downtown Asheville, will extend its hours of operation this week to 9:00 AM-9:00 PM Wednesday-Sunday. In light of recent progress the state of North Carolina has made in subduing COVID-19 cases, the record manufacturing facility, retail space and vinyl themed lounge & café looks forward to further expanding its programming to suit all that the Appalachian summer has to offer.

Among the bevy of forthcoming collaborations will be a special “Tasting at 10” event with North Carolina based coffee roaster Counter Culture Coffee taking place this Friday, June 4th. The program will include a curated tasting of the brand’s feature Idido blend, small bites courtesy of Session, a raffle-style giveaway including Session sandwich vouchers, Citizen Vinyl merch, and a bag of Idido coffee beans. Session will also unveil a limited edition Idido coffee special to debut at the event, with additional bar specials featuring the Ethiopian coffee blend to be announced soon. The “Tasting at 10” event will kick off at 10:00 AM on Friday.

Citizen Vinyl, Session Café, and Coda Analog Art Shop will begin operating Wednesday-Sunday from 9:00 AM-9:00 PM starting Wednesday, June 2nd. For more information, including new menu items, upcoming events, and up-to-date health and safety measures, visit www.citizenvinyl.com

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Agencies Team Up To Offer Mental Health Support

Three Western North Carolina agencies are teaming up to offer ideas to “spark joy” for older adults who may be feeling down due to isolation and dealing with depression and anxiety due to the Covid-19 pandemic or other reasons.

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Mercy Urgent Care now offers COVID-19 vaccinations at South Asheville facility

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Mercy Urgent Care is pleased to announce it will now provide COVID-19 vaccinations at the Mercy Urgent Care South location, 1833 Hendersonville Road in Asheville, beginning Thursday, April 15.

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Asheville Humane Society Helps Keep Senior Dogs in Loving Homes

Matthew, a disabled veteran, and Zeke, a ten-year-old Boxer, are enjoying life together thanks to a program of Asheville Humane Society that helps keep senior dogs in their loving homes and out of shelters.

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Celebrate 10 Years of Catawba’s Peanut Butter Jelly Time

PB&J RELEASE PARTY:

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Robbery at Asheville Humane Society’s Community Center

On Saturday, March 13 at 11:10 PM, two unidentified individuals stole $2,000 worth of fencing supplies from an outdoor enclosure at Asheville Humane Society's Community Center (located at 1425 Patton Avenue in West Asheville).

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VacCorps seeks volunteers for Covid-19 Vaccine

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North Carolina based nonprofit organization VacCorps is seeking to recruit local volunteers to help administer COVID-19 vaccinations at various vaccination sites and centers throughout Western North Carolina. VacCorps wants to enroll 200 volunteers by April 1 and then pair those individuals with vaccination providers in need of additional workers to help speed vaccination efforts.

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SHOPPING FOR SHELTER TO SUPPORT LOCAL HOUSING NONPROFIT

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Next month, Firestorm Books & Coffee will partner with Community Housing Coalition (CHC) of Madison County for its inaugural “Shopping for Shelter” fundraising event. Community members are invited to support CHC’s mission to facilitate healthy, safe, and affordable housing by buying a book or other item through the bookstore’s website during the first five days of March (3/1–3/5).

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Brother Wolf Animal Rescue Offers Socially Distanced Valentine’s Day Puppygrams

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Brother Wolf Animal Rescue has a long-standing history of offering popular Puppygrams each Valentine’s Day. This unique gift has traditionally included an in-person visit with puppies. Due to social distancing and coronavirus protocols, the organization has found a creative way to continue this much loved Valentine’s gift with a twist this year. Introducing virtual Puppygrams!

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HIGHLAND BREWING ADDS HIGH PINES IPA TO YEAR-ROUND LINEUP IN MID-FEBRUARY

North Carolina’s largest native brewer is announcing the release of High Pines IPA – an imperial IPA brewed with Mosaic, Simcoe, Centennial, and Comet hops – as the latest addition to its year-round lineup. Named with the forest and fresh scent of mountain pine in mind, the new beer will be distributed across Highland’s Southeastern distribution footprint in 12-ounce cans this February.

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