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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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USDA Offers Summer Food Safety Tips

Posted on Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day weekend marked the unofficial start to summer, and many Americans will celebrate the season with cookouts, camping, road trips and other activities that involve food.

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Fourth Annual Asheville Beer Week

Posted on Friday, May 22, 2015

It’s time to celebrate all things craft beer during Asheville Beer Week, taking place through May 30, 2015.

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NC DHHS Encourages Vigilance to Prevent Rabies

Posted on Friday, May 22, 2015

As warmer weather approaches, the North Carolina Division of Public Health encourages residents to be aware of their surroundings and take precautions while enjoying the outdoors with family, friends and pets, to prevent the spread of rabies.

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From Valet to World Traveler: A Long Life Well Lived

Posted on Thursday, May 21, 2015

In researching people who worked for the Vanderbilts, Biltmore’s Museum Services staff uncovered a 1973 newspaper article in the Hendersonville Times-News about Wilfred George Shackley, who served as George Vanderbilt’s valet for six years beginning in 1900.

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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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What is Sous Vide?

Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Simply put, sous vide is a way of cooking food in airtight plastic bags under water for a long duration.

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WNC Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Posted on Monday, May 11, 2015

For nearly a decade, the Wild & Scenic Film Festival has been touring the country and it’s coming back this summer to make its fourth annual appearance in Western North Carolina, and first in Macon County.

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Garden Chores for May

Posted on Friday, May 8, 2015

Mow frequently enough to remove no more than 1/3 of the grass blade at a time.

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Posted on Tuesday, May 5, 2015

This year, approximately one in five American adults — our friends, colleagues, and loved ones — will experience a diagnosable mental health condition.

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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 …