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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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Food Drive Yields 7000lbs of Food for ABCCM

ABCCM thanks Asheville Outlets for hosting the week long Food Drive from May 1 thru May 8th. A big thank you to the neighbors, friends, family and church family who donated 7,000 pounds of nonperishable food items to families in need. Close to 1,800 bags of groceries were delivered to ABCCM’s Hominy Valley Crisis Ministry where local volunteers will separate, organize, and palletize all that AMAZING food.

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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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Flat Rock Playhouse Postpones 2020 Season

With deep regret, Flat Rock Playhouse has announced it will cancel the balance of its 2020 season and shift the entire Mainstage series to 2021. Ticketholders will be contacted by the Playhouse Box Office team starting in the coming days about their tickets.  “We are heartbroken to have to make this decision,” said producing artistic director Lisa K. Bryant. “With state-mandated limitations on gathering sizes for the foreseeable future, as well as recent information that union rules for actors returning to work may not even be issued until summer, it is now clear we cannot reopen in mid-July as we had hoped. The right decision for the long-term health of the Playhouse and for our patrons is to move the entire 2020 season to 2021.” This decision was ratified unanimously by the Playhouse Board of Trustees.

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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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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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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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Montford Neighborhood Association Responds to  Coronavirus Pandemic; Moves Festival to Fall   Due to the ongoing global Coronavirus pandemic, The Montford Music & Arts Festival has announced a postponement of the 17th annual event, which had been set for Saturday, May 30. 

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AMOS Virtual Science Pub Series Starts April 16

AMOS Virtual Science Pub Series – Radon: The Monster in Your Basement Thursday, April 16 | 6 - 7:30 pm  AMOS and The Collider present a free VIRTUAL science talk on radon, a dangerous gas common in many households 

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