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Local Foster Hero Recognized for Saving Lives in Asheville

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Asheville Humane Society is celebrating National Foster a Pet Month with the Petco Foundation and Skechers’ charity footwear collection, BOBS from Skechers, by recognizing Local Foster Hero, Dawn Marie Klug, for stepping up and saving animal lives in Asheville.

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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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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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Downtown After 5 Goes Live Stream, Immediate Support for Area Music Professionals

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The Asheville Downtown Association (ADA) and Foundation (ADAF) today announced that they’re taking Downtown After 5 virtual, as well as a new program to directly support Asheville music professionals. Based on state and local guidelines regarding public gatherings, the May 15 and June 19 Downtown After 5 events are going online. Through a partnership with IamAVL and The Orange Peel, Downtown After 5 will be live streamed to YouTube and Facebook.

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WNC Nature Center Connects People Virtually

On average, 30,000 guests visit the WNC Nature Center in March and April. This year, only 3,700 visited in March before the gates were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nature Center Director Chris Gentile says it’s an unprecedented time: “The Nature Center is typically closed just four days a year - Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. Our animals have never gone this long without seeing the public, but the animal care team is there seven days a week making sure they’re well-cared-for and getting the enrichment and interaction they need.”

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North Carolina’s largest native brewer is announcing the release of Rising Haze IPA -- a hazy IPA brewed with Citra, Mosaic and Galaxy hops -- as the latest addition to its year-round lineup. Named with hazy landscapes in mind, the new beer will be distributed across Highland’s Southeastern distribution footprint in 12-ounce cans in late April.

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Mercy Urgent Care offering fit-testing for N95 respirator masks 


Mercy Urgent Care is now offering fit-testing for N95 and other respirator masks in an effort to help medical professionals, essential employees and at-risk individuals stay safe in these unprecedented and trying times.  

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Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina postpones public celebration  due to Covid-19

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Due to concerns related to the spread of COVID-19, Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina has postponed the Oak Hill Community Park and Forest celebration, originally planned for Saturday, March 28, until further notice.    The conservancy will share information about the new event date in the upcoming months. Stay up to date on conservancy events by visiting foothillsconservancy.org/events. 

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AIR Job Fair – Cancelled Due to Covid-19

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Asheville’s vibrant culinary community is ready to spice up your career. 

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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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