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Be Lightning Smart!

Posted on Monday, July 6, 2015

In the United States each year, there are between 20 and 25 million cloud-to-ground lightning strikes. While lightning can be fascinating to watch, it is extremely dangerous.

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Introducing City of Hendersonville’s AquaHawk

Posted on Monday, June 29, 2015

The Hendersonville Water Department introduces AquaHawk! This is a service that allows you to receive leak alerts and access your water usage information online.

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The Good, The Bad, The Reheated: Cooking and Handling Leftovers

Posted on Thursday, June 25, 2015

While leftovers can make quick and tasty meals, it’s important to remember to refrigerate them promptly and reheat properly.  You can help keep your family safe from food poisoning at home by following basic guidelines from the USDA.

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Tips for Increasing Physical Activity

Posted on Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Choose activities that you enjoy and can do regularly. Fitting activity into a daily routine can be easy — such as taking a brisk 10 minute walk to and from the parking lot, bus stop, or subway station.

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Fuel Economy in Hot Weather

Posted on Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Hot weather can actually increase your fuel economy. Your engine warms up to an efficient temperature faster; summer grades of gasoline can have slightly more energy; and warm air causes less aerodynamic drag than cold air.

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Pardee Sponsors Park at Flat Rock Event

Posted on Friday, June 12, 2015

Pardee UNC Healthcare recently announced its sponsorship of the first annual Fall into Flat Rock 5K and Family Fun Day. The event, located at The Park at Flat Rock, will take place on Saturday, October 17th, 2015.

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Beekeeping Tips for Beginners

Posted on Thursday, June 4, 2015

Two bee colonies are the ideal number for a beginning apiarist. Expand in a couple of years after your experience and confidence grow.

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Patton Pool Now Open!

Posted on Monday, May 25, 2015

Patton Pool, located in Hendersonville’s Patton Park, is now open for the 2015 summer season.

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2015 NC Apple Festival Set for September 4-7

Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The North Carolina Apple Festival is held annually over Labor Day weekend in Hendersonville, North Carolina. It has been Western North Carolina’s premier family festival for over 60 years.

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Nature Walks at the Park at Flat Rock

Posted on Friday, May 1, 2015

The Park at Flat Rock invites you to join naturalist Fred Roane as he reveals Mother Nature’s secrets in our own back yard.

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ASAP’s 2015 Local Food Guide is Here

Posted on Thursday, April 9, 2015

The growing season has arrived in WNC and the Southern Appalachians! Look for signs of spring with seasonal specialties found at tailgate farmers markets, featured at restaurants, and purchased at roadside stands.

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Henderson County Introduces Mercury Products Recycling Program

Posted on Monday, March 23, 2015

The Henderson County Solid Waste and Environmental Programs Divisions are beginning a new, free recycling program for residents of the county that will help reduce potentially hazardous materials from staying in the home.

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What Is Smart911?

Posted on Monday, March 2, 2015

Smart911 is a free service that allows citizens across the U.S. to create a Safety Profile for their household that includes any information they want 9-1-1 to have in the event of an emergency.

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Henderson County Curb Market Open Year-Round

Posted on Tuesday, January 6, 2015

A genuine link with Hendersonville’s historic past has quietly kept its place in the hearts of Henderson County residents and visitors since 1924.

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Register Now for the 2015 Pardee Apple Festival 8k

Posted on Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The Henderson County Chamber of Commerce presents the Pardee Apple Festival 8K Road Race on Saturday, September 5th, 2015. Online registration for the 8K is now open.

Giving Blood Saves Lives

Posted on Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Give the gift of life – Donate blood!  The nation’s blood banks are asking for immediate blood donations to boost already low blood supplies.

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How to Dispose of Unused Medicines

Posted on Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Is your medicine cabinet filled with expired drugs or medications you no longer use? How should you dispose of them?

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A Recycling Truck Made from Recyclables

Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2013

Green Toys is a California company turning milk jugs into children’s toys. One of their popular items is a big, green recycling truck. The truck has a movable bed and an open and shut rear door. Plus, it has no metal axles, so …

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Henderson County Library Mobile App Now Available

Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Henderson County Public Library is now mobile. With our new mobile app, you can browse or search for titles, place holds, access your account, and contact any of our branches with just a few taps. Using Boopsie technology, the library’s app is …

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Are You a Good Leader?

Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2013

Maybe, maybe not. It depends, are you kind? Did you know that to be a successful leader you need to be kind?

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Identity Theft and Scam Alert

Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2013

Increasingly in the state of North Carolina, as well as nationally, the reported incidents of Identity Theft and of citizens being scammed are on the rise.

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2013 Newcomer’s Guide to Henderson County, NC

Posted on Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Surrounded by the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina, Henderson County is both beautiful and breathtaking. Hendersonville is known as the “City of Four Seasons,” an ideal community for young families, retirees and all those in between.

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Back to School: Pack a Zero-waste Lunch

Posted on Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Make zero-waste lunches this year: you could prevent 67 pounds of waste and save tons of money! Most parents pack lunch items in single-use plastic bags, aluminum foil, or wax paper, or they purchase single-serving items that come in their own disposable package. …

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Regional Blood Supply Low, O & B Negative are Urgently Needed

Posted on Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Specifically, there is an acute shortage of O and B negative blood types. The regional blood banks, represented by the American Red Cross, American Association of Blood Banks, and America�s Blood Centers, are asking for immediate blood donations to boost already critically low …

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Chimney Rock Park Offers Four Seasons of Outdoor Fun

Posted on Sunday, March 24, 2013

For those looking for a invigorating, outdoors spot to spend the better part of a day away from their own particular brand of hustle and bustle, Chimney Rock Park might just be the place.