User Submissions – Asheville Blog http://ashevilleblog.com Your Source for all things Asheville Thu, 18 Oct 2018 13:32:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.15 Healthcare For All, Y’all (We’re Already Paying For It) http://ashevilleblog.com/healthcare-yall-already-paying/ http://ashevilleblog.com/healthcare-yall-already-paying/#comments Fri, 05 Jan 2018 16:01:37 +0000 http://ashevilleblog.com/?p=11334 Please join us for a forum on the health, economic and social aspects of providing healthcare to all in the US. Joel R. Segal, who, as the senior legislative aide to Rep. John Conyers, was one of the lead staffers on the Affordable Care Act and co-authored HR 676, also known as “Expanded and Improved Medicare For All.” January 14th, 2018 at Blue Ridge Community College

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Healthcare For All, Y’all (We’re Already Paying For It)

Sunday, January 14, 2018

2:00 – 2:30 Networking and Snacks

2:30 – 4:00 Presentation, Q&A

Blue Ridge Community College, Patton Auditorium, Patton Building

180 W. Campus Dr., Flat Rock, NC 28731

Please join us for a forum on the health, economic and social aspects of providing healthcare to all in the US. Joel R. Segal, who, as the senior legislative aide to Rep. John Conyers, was one of the lead staffers on the Affordable Care Act and co-authored HR 676, also known as “Expanded and Improved Medicare For All.”

According to Mr. Segal, “Millions of Americans are needlessly suffering because of our bloated, complicated, inefficient profit-driven healthcare system. Nothing is more important than being able to get the healthcare you need when you need it, without the fear that it will bankrupt you. For many, it is quite literally life and death. That is why in 2003, while working for Congressman John Conyers, I co-wrote a bill that offered real solutions.”

From 2:00 – 2:30 pm, we will network with our sponsors and other supporting organizations, listed below. Event flyer is attached. 

SPONSORS

~Our Revolution~

~NAACP   ~Progressive Women of Hendersonville ~Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

~TrueRidge ~Immigration Network ~Silent Vigil for Immigration Reform ~Freshman Year for Free ~Namaste

  ~Western North Carolina Green Party   ~Democratic Socialists of America, Asheville ~Henderson County Democratic Party

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Sparking New Solutions to Aging in WNC http://ashevilleblog.com/sparking-new-solutions-aging-wnc/ http://ashevilleblog.com/sparking-new-solutions-aging-wnc/#comments Thu, 28 Dec 2017 16:30:23 +0000 http://ashevilleblog.com/?p=11354 Do you want to redefine aging? Join AARP North Carolina in the Mountain Region and the YMCA of WNC on Wednesday, January 10th from 4:00 – 6:30 PM at the Salvage Station in Asheville. We will celebrate those who participated in the Disrupt Aging Community Health Challenge and ignite a new year by challenging outdated beliefs and sparking new solutions so people can choose how they age as they live.

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Do you want to redefine aging? Join AARP North Carolina in the Mountain Region and the YMCA of WNC on Wednesday, January 10th from 4:00 – 6:30 PM at the Salvage Station in Asheville. We will celebrate those who participated in the Disrupt Aging Community Health Challenge and ignite a new year by challenging outdated beliefs and sparking new solutions so people can choose how they age as they live.

This opportunity for fun with purpose is awaiting the final ingredient – YOU. You will learn more about how AARP and the YMCA are collaborating with the community to disrupt aging in our region and find out how you can get involved. Show your talent – sing, dance, mime, read a poem at the talent show and enjoy complimentary food.

The YMCA and AARP look forward to meeting you to change the conversation about aging in our community. Registration and information at www.disruptagingchallenge.org or contact Rebecca Chaplin, AARP Associate State Director in the Mountain Region at 828-380-6242.

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Tea-Beer & Biscuits: Twin Leaf hosts “Elevenses” Release Party http://ashevilleblog.com/tea-beer-biscuits-twin-leaf-hosts-elevenses-release-party/ http://ashevilleblog.com/tea-beer-biscuits-twin-leaf-hosts-elevenses-release-party/#respond Tue, 07 Mar 2017 13:47:12 +0000 http://ashevilleblog.com/?p=10974 Twin Leaf Brewery, in collaboration with Asheville Tea Company, is excited to announce “Elevenses,” will hit the tap Saturday, April 1, with a very British-inspired release party.

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Twin Leaf Brewery, in collaboration with Asheville Tea Company, is excited to announce “Elevenses,” will hit the tap Saturday, April 1, with a very British-inspired release party.

“While other breweries were brewing oatmeal coffee breakfast stouts, we looked to Britain’s popular late morning snack of tea and biscuits,” said Tim Weber, owner of Twin Leaf Brewery.

Elevenses is infused the Asheville Tea Company’s Wild Earl tea, a blend of organic black tea, wild lavender bergamot flowers and bergamot essential oil.

“I am so excited for the upcoming release of the Elevenses beer,” said Jessie Dean, owner of Asheville Tea Company. “It makes perfect sense to me in Asheville to brew beer with tea, as it speaks to our city’s love of unique flavors and creative craft beverages. And, Twin Leaf and Asheville Tea Company share a passion for local sourcing, so it is a really fun collaboration.”

The English style bitter also features a good helping of biscuit malts and fresh lemon zest.

“After our first meeting with Jessie of Asheville Tea Company, we knew the time was right to finally brew this beer,” Weber said. “It’s very drinkable and refreshing. This is going to be a great beer to chat with friends and family over.”

Free tastings of Elevenses, Wild Earl tea, and of course, homemade biscuits will be on hand for the release party. Pints of beer and pots of tea will also be available for purchase.

Fancy a pint? Elevenses Release Party kicks off Saturday, April 1 from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Twin Leaf Brewery on the South Slope. Follow Twin Leaf Brewery and Asheville Tea Company on Facebook for more exciting news and details!

About Asheville Tea Company
Asheville Tea Company blends teas and locally-sourced, seasonal botanicals so you can enjoy a lovely cup of tea morning, noon and night. Steeped by our desire to bring “everyday tea culture” to Western North Carolina, founder Jessie Dean began her vision for Asheville Tea Company in 2015.  As a West Asheville mom and outdoor enthusiast, Jessie was on a mission to combine her love of a good cuppa with her passion for the local, unique ingredients of her home community of Asheville, NC. In partnering with local farmers and proprietors, Asheville Tea Company blends organic herbs, botanicals and small batch artisanal offerings to bring the flavors of Asheville into each of our handcrafted teas.

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Local Mentors Win Statewide Acclaim as “Big Brother and Big Sister of the Year” http://ashevilleblog.com/local-mentors-win-statewide-acclaim-big-brother-big-sister-year/ http://ashevilleblog.com/local-mentors-win-statewide-acclaim-big-brother-big-sister-year/#respond Thu, 02 Mar 2017 00:59:45 +0000 http://ashevilleblog.com/?p=10948 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina is proud to announce local mentors William Dickerson and Lynne Keating as North Carolina’s Big Brother and Big Sister of the Year.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina is proud to announce local mentors William Dickerson and Lynne Keating as North Carolina’s Big Brother and Big Sister of the Year.

Each year, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America affiliates nominate local mentors to be considered for the Big Brother and Sister of the Year award for their state. A host of criteria are considered in the selection process, including how effective the relationship has been in assisting the child to achieve positive outcomes in the face of obstacles. Each chairperson for each state additionally looks at each “Little” brother or sister’s improvement in social-emotional wellness such as self-confidence and relationships with peers and family as well as how invested and active the nominated “Big” volunteer has been in engaging their community in the mission and work of BBBS.

It’s been five years since Dickerson, a resident of Buncombe County, first met his “little brother” Isiah.

“In these times—when so many things could divide us—being a Big to Isiah has allowed me diversity in life that I cherish to be a part of.”

As a result of their relationship, Isiah has discovered the opportunity to discover his talent in soccer through enrollment in a local soccer league as well as embracing his capacity for academic achievement.

“I always look forward to spending time with my Big Brother because when I’m with William, we always do something new,” says Isiah.

The coming year will be marked with yet another milestone and growth opportunity for Isiah as he steps into The American Adventure Service Corps—a year round program dedicated to inspiring young people to become compassionate and conscientious community members

Experiencing new things and expanding horizons are common benefits reported by both Bigs and Littles as a result of their match, explains Elizabeth Spaulding, BBBS Program Director of Cashiers, who’s been providing match support for NC’s Big Sister of the Year, Lynne Keating, and her “little sister” Sophie.

“Lynne has been a champion for Sophie, encouraging her and nudging her gently to spread her wings and set her sights high. Their relationship has blossomed with time, and through that, Sophie has become a more independent, confident, vocal, and successful young woman,” says Spaulding.

When they were first matched over three years ago, Sophie’s interest in art quickly became clear to Keating, who found an opportunity to nurture that nascent talent with frequent trips to local art center Bascom.

With Keating’s help, Sophie is now enrolled as an art student at a private school in north Georgia, where she is not only developing her artistic talents, but also discovering opportunities for leadership and project collaboration.

“Not only has Lynne helped me immensely these past couple of years, she’s proven to be an amazing friend,” says Biaso, “She’s never spoken to me as if I were a child. She’s always honest and willing to discuss, which is something I greatly appreciate. I think without Lynne I wouldn’t have been pushed to go out of my comfort zone in many situations, and I don’t think I would have progressed this much as a person without her.”

The National Big Of The Year Selection Committee will announce the National Big Of The Year in April, 2017.

Author Bio
Jordan Foltz is a advocacy writer, traveler, father, mentor and homesteader who lives just north of Asheville, NC.  He spent four years as a contributing writer at Mountain Xpress, covering sustainability, religion and spirituality and currently works both as Communications Coordinator with Big Brothers Big Sisters of WNC and as Program Director for local mentoring and rites of passage organization Journeymen Asheville.

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2nd Annual Expo Madison March 11th, Mars Hill University http://ashevilleblog.com/2nd-annual-expo-madison-march-11th-mars-hill-university/ http://ashevilleblog.com/2nd-annual-expo-madison-march-11th-mars-hill-university/#respond Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:40:45 +0000 http://ashevilleblog.com/?p=10942  The second annual Madison County Business & Community Expo (EXPO Madison) takes place on Saturday, March 11, from 11 am to 3 pm, in the Chambers Gym at Mars Hill University

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SECOND ANNUAL EXPO MADISON SPOTLIGHTS LOCAL BUSINESS AND SERVICES, 11-3 SATURDAY, MARCH 11 AT MARS HILL UNIVERSITY GYM

 The second annual Madison County Business & Community Expo (EXPO Madison) takes place on Saturday, March 11, from 11 am to 3 pm, in the Chambers Gym at Mars Hill University.

EXPO Madison showcases local businesses and organizations, industry professionals, public servants, and products and services for Madison County. The event features demonstrations, food, entertainment, and door prize drawings held throughout the day.

EXPO Madison is a growing collaboration between business, government, and non-profits, offering the best for Madison County plus more,” says Callie Wellendorf, owner of RiverDance B&B in Hot Springs. “Professional, inviting, family friendly, and not to be missed.”

Located just 30 minutes from downtown Asheville, Madison County is an area of rich cultural heritage, natural beauty, and home to many diverse businesses and services. EXPO Madison is an opportunity to visit the vendor booths and meet some of the people that make Madison County a special place to live and conduct business.

EXPO Madison is presented by the Madison County NC Chamber of Commerce, Mars Hill University, and Madison County Economic Development.

Along with 70 vendors, this year’s EXPO Madison Platinum Sponsors are:

  • Asheville Savings Bank
  • French Broad Adventures
  • Hot Springs Resort & Spa
  • Ingles Markets
  • Printpack Medical
  • RelyLocal Asheville
  • Advanced Super Abrasives

Gold Sponsors are:

  • Dennis Turner Landscaping
  • News Record & Sentinel
  • Norris Gentry
  • Notorious Coffee Roasting Company
  • Riverdance/The Lodge At Bear River
  • YMCA
  • Carolina Small Business Development Fund

EXPO Madison admission and parking is free to the public. Chambers Gym is located on the Mars Hill University Campus in downtown Mars Hill, at 100 Athletic Street.

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Malcolm Holcombe To Release New Album Pretty Little Troubles http://ashevilleblog.com/malcom-holcombe-release-new-album-pretty-little-troubles/ http://ashevilleblog.com/malcom-holcombe-release-new-album-pretty-little-troubles/#respond Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:37:38 +0000 http://ashevilleblog.com/?p=10923 Critically lauded North Carolina-based singer-songwriter Malcolm Holcombe will release Pretty Little Troubles (Gypsy Eyes Music) April 7. Produced by Darrell Scott and recorded at The Sanctuary and Hippie Jack’s studios, the album is his 15th studio recording and follows 2016’s Another Black Hole.

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Malcolm Holcombe To Release Darrell Scott-Produced Pretty Little Troubles April 7
34-City U.S. Tour Announced| Dates Include Appearances On Music City Roots and Mountain Stage

“Fans of Waits, White, Ray Wylie Hubbard, James McMurtry and other troubadours of the troubled should naturally gravitate to Holcombe…”–American Songwriter
“Holcombe has always been a classic troubadour, a little rough around the edges, no frills and as authentic as it gets.” –No Depression
“… when you see him perform it’s immediately obvious there is nothing contrived about his look or his notebook.” –Blue Ridge Outdoors
“… [his] songs take on the greatest human troubles of our times, wielding the musical arsenal of Americana, folk, country, and rock.” –Blogcritics

Critically lauded North Carolina-based singer-songwriter Malcolm Holcombe will release Pretty Little Troubles (Gypsy Eyes Music) April 7. Produced by Darrell Scott and recorded at The Sanctuary and Hippie Jack’s studios, the album is his 15th studio recording and follows 2016’s Another Black Hole.

In support of the release, Holcombe will embark on a 34-city tour with stops in New Orleans, Richmond, Nashville, Atlanta, Knoxville, Miami, New York, Austin, Baton Rouge, among many others. A full list of dates is below.

“Malcolm Holcombe is an artist of deep mystery and high art,” says producer Darrell Scott. “He is who I listen to, and have for over 20 years—this record goes on my list of “working with my heroes”—all the goods that I value in songs and artistry are in Malcolm—the real deal.”

An acclaimed contemporary of Emmylou Harris and Steve Earle, and an “emotionally captivating” (Isthmus) performer, Holcombe has shared the stage with Merle Haggard, Richard Thompson, John Hammond, and Leon Russell.

Born and raised in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Holcombe’s “heartfelt baritone” (NPR) poignantly delivers “haunted country, acoustic blues and rugged folk” (Rolling Stone) with lyrics that invite you in, sit you down, and speak directly to you.

MALCOLM HOLCOMBE TOUR DATES
March 4 – Pure Life Studios – Lagrange, GA
March 10 – SLHC Concerts – Hickory, NC
March 31 – Almost Austin – Pasadena, TX
April 1 – Chickie Wah Wah – New Orleans, LA
April 2 – The Frog Pond At Blue Moon Farm – Fairhope, AL
April 3 – Wildman Steve Radio – Auburn, AL
April 6 – Living Room Mirrored Concert Series – Richmond, VA
April 7 – WNCW 88.7 FM – Spindale, NC
April 8 – Isis Music Hall – Asheville, NC
April 9 – Muddy Creek Music Hall – Winston-Salem, NC
April 12 – Music City Roots – Nashville, TN
April 13 – Red Light Café – Atlanta, GA
April 14 – The Laurel Theater – Knoxville, TN
April 15 – The Down Home – Johnson City, TN
April 19 – Blue Tavern – Tallahassee, FL
April 20 – River Room @ Mudville Grille – Jacksonville, FL
April 21 – Luna Star Café – Miami, FL
April 22 – ACMA – Fort Myers, FL
May 4 – House Concert – East Providence, RI
May 5 – Godfrey Daniels – Bethlehem, PA
May 6 – Kathryn’s Space Concert Series – New York, NY
May 7 – House Concert – Saugerties, NY
May 14 – Mountain Stage – Charleston, WV
May 18 – Albert Skylight Productions @ George Youth Center – Barnesville, OH
May 19 – Harmony In The House Concert Series – Harmony, PA
May 20 – Honky Tonk House Concert Series – Streetsboro, OH
May 21 – Natalie’s – Worthington, OH
May 27 – Jammin’ At Hippie Jack’s Music & Arts Festival – Crawford, TN
June 2 – Sylvia Theatre – York, SC
June 9 – Lemon Lounge – Austin, TX
August 26 – River City Roots Festival – Missoula, MT
September 8 – TBD – Louisville, KY
September 29 – Red Dragon Listening Room – Baton Rouge, LA
October 20 – Spiral Sounds Concerts – Jersey City, NJ

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6th Annual Asheville Wing War Returns to Crowne Plaza Expo Center March 5 http://ashevilleblog.com/6th-annual-asheville-wing-war/ http://ashevilleblog.com/6th-annual-asheville-wing-war/#respond Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:25:03 +0000 http://ashevilleblog.com/?p=10919 Though VIP tickets are sold out, General Admission tickets area still available for the 6th Annual Asheville Wing War. Event producer, All American Food Fights expects it to be its biggest year yet with 13 competitors and over 700 people in attendance (up from 600 last year). General admission tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door.

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Though VIP tickets are sold out, General Admission tickets area still available for the 6th Annual Asheville Wing War. Event producer, All American Food Fights expects it to be its biggest year yet with 13 competitors and over 700 people in attendance (up from 600 last year). General admission tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door.

The competition heats up at the Crowne Plaza Expo Center at 2pm (1:30pm for VIP attendees) on Sunday, March 5. The wings will be judged by a panel of celebrity judges in a blind taste test in two categories: specialty and traditional buffalo style. Attendees will also have the opportunity to vote for their favorite wing and select the People’s Choice Award.

What: Asheville Wing War 2017
When: March 5, 2017
What time: 2pm (1:30pm for VIPs)
Where: Crowne Plaza Expo Center
How Much: $8 in advance; $10 at the door; children under 10 are free
Website: www.ashevillewingwar.com
Facebook: Event Page

Restaurants

The following restaurants have accepted their nomination to put their wings to the test:

  • Chophouse – Asheville Downtown
  • Chupacabra Latin Cafe
  • Farm to Fender Cafe
  • Foggy Mountain Brewpub
  • Luella’s Bar-B-Que
  • Moe’s Original Bar B Que
  • Mojo Kitchen and Lounge
  • Montford Pull Up Deli and Grill
  • MountainView BBQ
  • Out of the Blue Peruvian Fusion Cuisine
  • Overlook Restaurant
  • Salvage Station
  • Southern Porch

Beer

Beer will be provided by Sierra Nevada and Pisgah Brewing.

The Firewalker Hot Sauce Wing Eating Contest

Firewalker Hot Sauce is presenting our 2nd Annual Wing Eating Competition. This part of the event is a fun spectacle and gets everyone laughing and cheering. Up to 10 contestants will have two minutes to eat more chicken wings (in weight) than their fellow competitors. The cash prize is $250. It is $60 to enter and includes all of the VIP perks.

About the Bands

About The Digs
Watch 100 shows of The Digs, and you’ll never experience the same one twice. Songsmiths, Simon Thomas George and Ram Mandelkorn, push beyond what is comfortable to continuously take their music to new and higher grounds. There is no shortage of inspiration. A unique concoction of funk, soul, RnB and jazz, The Digs have been turning heads and gaining national attention over the past year from their home base of Asheville, North Carolina. With a rotating door of 3 seriously exceptional drummers, Claude Coleman (of Ween), Jaze Urias (The Broadcast) and Phill Bronson (formerly of Jonathan Scales Fourchestra), constant rejuvenation comes easy.

This year has been a big one for The Digs. They released their first full length album, which has been affectionately embraced with regular rotation by radio stations across WNC. This is something of an anomaly for a jazz/funk instrumental trio. Their self-titled debut colors the spaces between a rich array of influences, most notably, Herbie Hancock, Robert Glasper, Wes Montgomery, John Scofield and Derek Trucks. Ram’s buttery guitar stylings are incredibly soulful, and his melodic sensibility plays a dynamic role in their immediate familiarity. Simon is something of a wizard on the keyboard. At 24, he has an striking handle on his instrument. He is both the bassist and keyboardist, grooving the left hand synth-bass while his right hand flies independently across the spectrum of his keyboard. They have had countless show dates near and far this year, most notably opening for The New Mastersounds at Isis Music Hall, and two tours to Caribbean paradise, The Virgin Islands.

About Goldie and the Screamers
Goldie & The Screamers’ sound falls somewhere between their band roots in the dreamy avenues of Soul music, and more and more, the driving electro/rock/pop tinted veins of R&B. Goldie is fronted by Asheville songstress, CaroMia, described as “a sultry and seductive voice you’d swear you’d only heard dotting the landscape of your dreams.” by AskAsheville.  With gorgeously crafted originals that call on the ghosts of soul-music-past and future, and inspired renditions of Soul/R&B favorites, Goldie & The Screamers have been building their particular brand of music since 2014.

Supporting Sleep Tight Kids
A portion of the proceeds go to support Sleep Tight Kids

Sleep Tight Kids donates newly purchased bedtime-related items for children, including clothing, blankets, stuffed animals, dental care kits, and books, either directly to needy families or through partnerships with other non-profit organizations supporting needy families, with a focus on families in Western North Carolina. The goal of the 501c3 non-profit is to promote feelings of hope and comfort in children as they lay their heads to rest each night.

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Puppy Grams for Valentines Day from BWAR http://ashevilleblog.com/puppy-grams-valentines-day-war/ http://ashevilleblog.com/puppy-grams-valentines-day-war/#respond Tue, 07 Feb 2017 15:11:18 +0000 http://ashevilleblog.com/?p=10893 Cuteness overload! On this Valentine’s Day, give your sweetheart, coworker, family or friend the gift of a Puppy Gram from Brother Wolf Animal Rescue. Puppy Grams have become one of the most talked about events in town, and is sure to brighten the day of your recipient.

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Puppy Grams spread love across Asheville while benefiting animals in need

Cuteness overload! On this Valentine’s Day, give your sweetheart, coworker, family or friend the gift of a Puppy Gram from Brother Wolf Animal Rescue. Puppy Grams have become one of the most talked about events in town, and is sure to brighten the day of your recipient.

Puppy Grams will be delivered to your recipient’s home or business within 20 miles of Asheville by Brother Wolf on Tuesday, February 14, from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

There are two Puppy Gram options:

$65

  • One balloon
  • One cupcake
  • One rose
  • One personalized Valentine’s Day card
  • BWAR will bring one puppy to your recipient for 15 minutes of cuddle time

$150

  • One balloon
  • One cupcake
  • One box of truffles
  • One dozen roses
  • One personalized card
  • BWAR will bring two puppies to your recipient for 15 minutes of cuddle time

This is an annual fundraiser for Brother Wolf. All proceeds will benefit local animals in need. Orders must be placed online at www.bwar.org/puppygrams the day prior to delivery. Order soon – last year we sold out!

 

Brother Wolf would like to sincerely thank Asheville Outlets for providing the Puppy Gram Center of Operations (not open to the public).

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Editor of The Laurel of Asheville Publishes Collection of Autobiographical Essays http://ashevilleblog.com/editor-laurel-asheville-publishes-collection-autobiographical-essays/ http://ashevilleblog.com/editor-laurel-asheville-publishes-collection-autobiographical-essays/#respond Fri, 23 Dec 2016 01:51:20 +0000 http://ashevilleblog.com/?p=10761  

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Frances Figart, editor of The Laurel of Asheville, has published a collection of essays that is now available through Amazon and select booksellers. The 92-page illustrated paperback, titled Seasons of Letting Go: Most of what I know about truly living I learned by helping someone die, chronicles a powerful time of crisis, transition and resilience. 

ffseasonscoverIn 2010, Figart (pronounced Fie-gert) was running kayak ecotours in Costa Rica and Canada’s Bay of Fundy, swept up in an international travel adventure. Back in the States, her mother was becoming weakened by the combination of a leaky heart valve and a chest wall damaged years before by a mastectomy and cobalt radiation.

“I made the decision to return and care for my mom in my old hometown of Winchester, Kentucky,” says Figart. “So I wouldn’t lose touch with my writing, I started a blog about my experience as a caregiver.”

Beginning just before her mother died and stretching over the last four years, the essays follow Figart’s transition to Asheville and share wisdom gained through caregiving and embracing grief in a healthy way. “Last year, I realized I had written my best essays during this time. It hit me: Why not publish them as a book to honor my mother’s life and help others dealing with loss?”

With inspirational quotes, song lyrics and literary references sprinkled throughout, the book is not only a personal account of loss and grief, but also a universal meditation on hope, spirituality and self-actualization. The essays are accompanied by stunning nature photography, colorful illustrations and graphic design elements that take the reader on an introspective journey of healing.

“If you or someone you know has experienced a loss or change in life, then this book will touch your heart,” says reviewer Leslie Donovan on Amazon. “The beautiful photography and illustrations add to the story of adventure, loss, change and renewal. As a Hospice nurse, I will recommend this book to my patients and families.”

UPCOMING BOOK SIGNINGS

Friday, January 27, at Metro Wines, Asheville, 5–6:30 p.m.

Saturday, February 25, at Gingko Tree Gallery, Black Mountain, 3:30–5:30 p.m.

Part of the proceeds from sales at these events will be earmarked for a Gatlinburg family who lost their home and pets in the November fires.

Seasons of Letting Go: Most of what I know about truly living I learned by helping someone die, autobiographical essays, 2016, softcover, $19.95, amazon.com, by Frances Figart. Learn more at francesfigart.com.

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Ready Set Grow Consignment Sale http://ashevilleblog.com/ready-set-grow-consignment-sale/ http://ashevilleblog.com/ready-set-grow-consignment-sale/#respond Mon, 12 Dec 2016 01:50:30 +0000 http://ashevilleblog.com/?p=10742 Ready, Set, Grow Children's Consignment Sale is coming to Burnsville, NC to host a 3 day event where you SELL, SHOP and SAVE on gently used baby, kids and maternity items.

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Ready, Set, Grow Children’s Consignment Sale is coming to Burnsville, NC to host a 3 day event where you SELL, SHOP and  SAVE on gently used baby, kids and maternity items.

Shopping a consignment event is a great way to SHOP high quality name brand items at 40-90% off retail! SELLING your items at the event is extremely easy.  As a consignor you determine the price of your items. You then receive 70% of the proceeds from your sale items. Prior to the sale you, the consignor, simply register, enter and tag your items online, and bring your items to the event site. We will then SELL  your items during our 3 day event and you receive a check with your proceeds.

Best of all, items marked for donation at the end of the sale, will go to local organizations for children and families in Yancey County who are in need.

We are also looking for vendors to help promote their business!  If you are interested in becoming a vendor, email Misty at Misty@readysetgrowkids.com with your name, business name, and phone number. She will answer any questions you may have as well as confirm there are open spots. Expect a vendor confirmation response within 2 business days.

Follow Ready, Set, Grow Children’s Consignment Sale to keep up with the Spring/Summer Consignment Sale details and other happenings.

Consignment sale happens March 22-25th, 2017.

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