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Anything That Floats Parade 2019

Registration for the Anything That Floats Parade is now open! This parade features people from all walks of life as they express their creativity on the river. Teams work together to create all sorts of river vessels; some simple, some elaborate, some made from recycled materials, and others made with lots of flair. The sky is the limit, as long as it floats. Registration for the parade is $25 per float, if your team is interested in signing up you can visit riverlink.org/afp

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The Blood Connection Partners with Local Law Enforcement Agencies for National Police Week

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In recognition of National Police Week, The Blood Connection (TBC) is calling on the community to help honor local heroes. Law enforcement officers put their lives on the line every day for their communities, some paying the ultimate sacrifice to serve and protect. As an organization whose main mission is also to save lives, TBC thanks those brave men and women for their service.

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The Riveter Brings New Adventures to WNC

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A new fitness facility aims to take your adventures to new heights. Located just a stone’s throw from Sierra Nevada and the Asheville Regional Airport, the Riveter will join outdoor adventure and environmental sustainability with a 40,000 square foot facility perched above a 10-acre working farm leading down to the French Broad River.  “The business is based on adventure fitness, but to me is much bigger than that – it is a place that will really give people an opportunity to find their community, build on their passion, and train to crush their outdoor adventures,” said Elizabeth Jackson, founder of the Riveter.  Slated to open next winter, the Riveter will be home to 16,000+ square feet of climbing terrain; 18,000+ square feet of progressive jump lines, drop training, and the first Velosolutions Pump Park in the country; yoga studio; spin studio; community space; libation station; retail shop; and outdoor courses including a cross-country perimeter trail around the farm.  Jackson co-owns the Riveter with business partner Eric MacLeod, MD. Both MacLeod and Jackson are avid outdoor enthusiasts with a joint passion for conservation and adventure sports. “I’m most excited in creating a core location that brings the people of the community …

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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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