Eggs and Bacon Meal

Fresh at Winter Farmers Markets This Week

Posted on Monday, February 27, 2017

Breakfast looks wildly different across the world — some cultures fill up on hearty fare, while others go lighter with the morning meal.

Town Hall Event

Asheville-Buncombe County NAACP Joins Letter Delivery Campaign

Posted on Monday, February 27, 2017

Asheville-Buncombe County NAACP will join Forward Together Moral Movement supporters as well as coalition partners in Mark Meadow’s district to visit his Hendersonville office on February 27th to present a letter of demands and to request a public Town Hall.

Silver Grapes by Sharon Carlyle

Art League of Henderson County Announces Winners in Three Shows

Posted on Thursday, February 23, 2017

The January Art League of Henderson County member show was to include the much anticipated Mini Challenge, along with the monthly regular member art exhibit. Unfortunately, the meeting had to be cancelled due to the snowy weather.

Solar Eclipse

NASA Taps PARI for Total Solar Eclipse Research

Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2017

In 1962, NASA chose a scenic location in Transylvania County, North Carolina, to establish the East Coast satellite tracking station during the infancy of the U.S. space program.

Garden Beds

Grow a Garden With Your Kids

Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Starting a garden is a fun way to teach your kids about healthy fruits and vegetables and get some exercise as you work on a project together.

Kindergarten Readiness Rally

Kindergarten Readiness Rally Set for March 16th

Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Coming up in April is kindergarten registration for children turning 5 on or before Aug. 31st, and Henderson County Public Schools is co-hosting the annual Kindergarten Readiness Rally on March 16th.

Runner

Vigorous Exercise May Help Prevent Vision Loss

Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2017

There’s another reason to dust off those running shoes. Vigorous exercise may help prevent vision loss, according to a pair of studies from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

The cover of Renee Kumor’s latest mystery-romance novel

Just Published: A Good Winter Read by a Local Author

Posted on Monday, February 20, 2017

“The gang in River Bend find themselves dealing with aging parents and with a local nonprofit taking advantage of the elderly in the community,” local author Renee Kumor summarizes as she explains the plot in Old Debts.

Helicopter

Asheville Helicopter Tours Offer Bird’s Eye View

Posted on Monday, February 20, 2017

Corporate Aircraft Solutions recently announced the expansion of the Oasis Helicopter Tour operations into Asheville, NC. The tours are scheduled to open March 15th with the fixed base operations (FBO) at the Asheville Regional Airport.

Valentine's Day

Valentines Raise Funds for School, Community Needs

Posted on Friday, February 17, 2017

How did you show your love this Valentine’s Day? Entrepreneurial students at Upward Elementary and Henderson County Early College donated proceeds from “candy grams” to school and community needs.

Hendersonville Community Theatre

Hendersonville Community Theatre’s 2017 Season

Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Hendersonville Community Theatre’s 2017 season features five Main Stage productions and five Second Stage performances, all at their downtown 229 S Washington St. location.

Paint and Art Supplies

Hendersonville Sister Cities Calling Young Artists and Authors

Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2017

Hendersonville Sister Cities (HSC) is inviting local students aged 13-18 to participate in a local art and writing contest as part of the organization’s participation in the international Young Artists & Authors Showcase (YAAS).

ENOS Pods at Brevard College

Brevard Students Bring ENOpod Hammock Stands to Campus

Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The Student Government Association at Brevard College recently took the opinions and desires of their peers to heart and led an effort to bring five ENOpod Hammock Stands to campus.

Valentine's Heart

The Origins of Valentine’s Day

Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The origins of Valentine’s Day are murky. We do know that the ancient Romans celebrated the feast of Lupercalia, a spring festival, on the 15th of February.

Flat Rock Playhouse

Flat Rock Playhouse’s 2017 Season

Posted on Friday, February 10, 2017

The Vagabonds say “ready, set, subscribe” for an exciting and jam-packed season line-up. Flat Rock Playhouse recently announced the highly anticipated 2017 season of twenty-five productions.

Television Remote Controls

What Vizio Was Doing Behind the TV Screen

Posted on Thursday, February 9, 2017

Consumers have bought more than 11 million internet-connected Vizio televisions since 2010. But according to a complaint filed by the FTC, consumers didn’t know that while they were watching their TVs, Vizio was tracking their activity.

Flat Rock Playhouse

Flat Rock Playhouse Receives $15,000 Grant

Posted on Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Flat Rock Playhouse has been awarded a grant of $15,000 by the Perry N. Rudnick Endowment Fund of the Community Foundation of Henderson County.

Healthy Meal

Preventing Heart Disease: Healthy Living Habits

Posted on Wednesday, February 8, 2017

By living a healthy lifestyle, you can help keep your blood pressure, cholesterol, and sugar normal and lower your risk for heart disease and heart attack.

Gym Instructor Teaching Technique

Learn How to Lower Blood Pressure and Reduce Sodium Intake

Posted on Monday, February 6, 2017

February is American Heart Month and as a leading community-based organization committed to improving the nation’s health, the YMCA of Western North Carolina urges everyone to help prevent heart disease by lowering your blood pressure.

Muddy Sneakers

Muddy Sneakers Program Expands to Piedmont

Posted on Friday, January 27, 2017

Classes of fifth graders in WNC and the Piedmont area will soon do something they haven’t done before. They’ll spend an entire instructional day outside, learning the state science curriculum through hands-on lessons taught by trained naturalists.

Students Practicing Yoga

Glenn C. Marlow STEM Club Exercises Mind & Body

Posted on Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The students in the STEM Club at Glenn C. Marlow Elementary School will be prepared for the future of science, technology, engineering, and math – and will be able to stretch their bodies, as well as their minds.

Home Insulation

Home Insulation: It’s All About the R-Value

Posted on Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Whether you live in Bangor, Maine, or Bakersfield, California, your home will be more comfortable and energy efficient with the right insulation. Insulation helps lower the cost of heating and cooling your home.

Cyclists

Fourth Annual Hunter Subaru Gear Grinder

Posted on Monday, January 23, 2017

Registration is open for the fourth annual Gear Grinder in the Green River Valley, featuring team and individual races for mountain bikers.

Gym Equipment

Tips for Joining a Gym

Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2017

If you’re looking to get in shape, a membership at a gym, fitness center, health spa, or sports club could be a good option.

Snowy Road

Getting Traction: Tips for Traveling in Winter Weather

Posted on Monday, January 9, 2017

The weather has a habit of changing pretty quickly, especially during the winter season. Powerful winter storms driven by jet streams can bring copious amounts of snow and ice, along with blowing snow and whiteout conditions.

Winter Weather

Be Prepared to Stay Safe and Healthy in Winter

Posted on Friday, January 6, 2017

Winter storms and cold temperatures can be hazardous, but if you plan ahead, you can stay safe and healthy. Prepare your home and cars. Prepare for power outages and outdoor activity. Check on the older adults.

Mount Mitchell

Mount Mitchell Promises Cold Weather and Great Views

Posted on Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Mount Mitchell, part of North Carolina’s Black Mountain Range and the highest peak in the US east of the Rockies, is one of the more popular stops on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Biofuel

Five New Things Happening With Biofuels

Posted on Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Over the past few years, scientists across the country have been revolutionizing the future of fuel. Their work has achieved some significant milestones.

Thomas Wolfe

The Thomas Wolfe Memorial Announces Short Story Club for 2017

Posted on Thursday, December 29, 2016

The Thomas Wolfe Memorial has announced their upcoming 2017 schedule of short story discussions. Many readers fall in love with Wolfe’s expansive view of American life, while others struggle with the enormousness of scale.