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Angel Pets Expo and Conference 2019

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Angel Pets Expo Asheville Saturday, June 8th at the Renaissance Hotel, 10-6p.m (Salon B/C). The goal of the Angel Pets Expo is to bring people together with resources and services which help the care and honoring of our pets, and ourselves as pet parents. Over 45 vendors specializing in all services and products for pets, senior pet care needs, canine rehab specialists, pet trainers, animal artists, pet memorabilia, animal communicators, grief healing services, veterinarians, holistic pet services, animal acupuncture and chiropractic, pet photographers, pet CBD oil and other pet supportive topics. All things pets! Select featured vendor presentations throughout the day. Open to the public, $5 at door. See list of vendors and more information at AngelPetsExpo.com  Angel Pets Conference 2019 Asheville, Saturday, June 8th at the Renaissance Hotel, 8-5p.m (Salon A) This pioneering, unique, and much-needed conference covers many topics on senior pet care needs, end-of-life care, caregiver support and grief healing. The conference highlights important medical topics for senior animal needs and resources, assessing animal quality-of-life, explaining animal hospice and palliative care, and covering the medical, practical, emotional considerations for pets at the end-of-life transition. Special focus will also be on grief healing from pet loss for ourselves …

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Tap Into Your Wild Side at the Brews and Bears Summer Event Series

On Friday, May 10, from 5:30-8:00PM, the WNC Nature Center will host the first Brews and Bears event of the 2019 season! Due to the popularity of this after-hours event, there will be four occurrences over the course of the summer, falling on the second Friday of each month: May 10, June 14, July 12, and August 9.

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WNC’s Real Estate Markets Have Reached an Equilibrium

Beverly-Hanks delivers their first quarter market report. Neal Hanks, Jr., President of Beverly-Hanks, REALTORSⓇ, recently delivered the company’s first quarter Real Estate Market Report.  According to the Beverly-Hanks Q1 2019 Real Estate Market Report, the Federal Finance Housing Agency reported a 7.53% price increase in the Asheville MSA last year. “The report also indicated a slight decrease in home prices during the fourth quarter of 2018,” said Hanks. “This could certainly be signaling some change.” Sales pace across the region has also tapered off in recent months. In a trend that began in the summer of 2017, the regional sales pace growth slowed to 0.3% over the last 12 months. “A supply shortage in certain price ranges is creating drag on the growth of the region’s sales pace,” said Hanks. “Overall, we expect that sales pace will remain on par with 2018 for the coming quarter.” Throughout the region as a whole, there continues to be an ample supply of homes for sale over $750,000, as well as good supply in the moderate price ranges. However, WNC is seeing an ongoing shortage of homes priced under $400,000. This shortage is most pronounced close to town centers like Asheville, Brevard, and …

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BROTHER WOLF SEEKS URGENT COMMUNITY SUPPORT AS ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGES BEGIN UNDER NEW LEADERSHIP

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Leah Craig Fieser, Brother Wolf’s new Executive Director who joined the organization in February when founder Denise Bitz resigned, has spent the past couple of months reviewing financial information and working closely with staff and board members to best understand the state of the organization. When Fieser began her role, she vowed to lead the organization with accountability and transparency.

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ASHEVILLE OUTLETS PRESENTS PINTS & POSES

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Monthly Yoga Class includes UpCountry Brewing Craft Beer Ticket Sales to Benefit WNC YMCA Asheville Outlets is pleased to present Pints & Poses, a 45-minute yoga class led by instructors from the WNC YMCA, which includes a craft beer from UpCountry Brewing. The class is $10 per person and ticket sales benefit the WNC YMCA. Registration is at the door. Participants must be 21+ years old. Pints & Poses will be held at Asheville Outlets the third Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. Dates include: May 16, June 13, July 18, August 15, September 19 and October 17, 2019. Each class will be held outdoors in the court in front of Nike Factory Store. If there is inclement weather, the classes will be moved to the Food Court. “Pints & Poses at Asheville Outlets is a fun evening of yoga for all levels. Plus, participants will enjoy a craft beer from UpCountry Brewing, one of the finest craft brewers in Asheville,” explains Asheville Outlets General Manager, Sharon Morgan. “We are also pleased to partner with the WNC YMCA and help fund crucial community programs”.

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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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DRIVE ELECTRIC (CARS) FOR EARTH DAY AT ASHEVILLE OUTLETS

SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2019 from 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. Hosted by Blue Ridge Electric Vehicle Club and Western North Carolina Tesla Owners Free and Open to the Public Join the Blue Ridge Electric Vehicle Club and Western North Carolina Tesla Owners for Drive Electric Earth Day on Sunday, April 28th, from 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. at Asheville Outlets. The event is sponsored by Land of Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition and Southern Alliance for Clean Energy. The event is free and open to the public.  Along with local electric vehicle (EV) drivers and their vehicles, electric bicycles and yard equipment will be on display. Featured electric vehicles will include the Tesla Model 3, Chevy Bolt and the 2019 Nissan Leaf. Plus, the latest all electric Jaguar IPace. Owners will be available to answer questions about the EV lifestyle including charging, costs and performance. Several hotels have special rates for those attending Drive Electric Earth Day, including Holiday Inn Express & Suites Asheville SW – Brevard Road, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott – Asheville South and Lake Powhatan Recreational Area/Campground. At Asheville Outlets, electric charging stations are located in the parking lot near Coach Outlet and the Food Court. Tesla …

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YMCA of WNC Combats Food Insecurity

Nutrition Outreach program participants receive nutritious food at a YMCA Healthy Living Mobile Market. Asheville, N.C., March 20, 2019 – The YMCA of Western North Carolina celebrates National Nutrition Month every day by providing access to free, healthy food to thousands of families in Western North Carolina.

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NAI Beverly-Hanks Wins Two International Awards

NAI Beverly-Hanks was honored this month with two prestigious Power Broker Awards from CoStar Group, Inc., the leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics, and online marketplaces. The firm has been recognized as both a Top Leasing Firm and Top Sales Firm in the Asheville MSA.

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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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