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Arthritis on the Rise

Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2016

About 53 million U.S. adults have arthritis. However, the number of men and women with arthritis is growing and expected to reach more than 78 million in 2040.

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Arbor Day Celebration on May 6th

Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2016

School children at Bruce Drysdale Elementary will invite Arbor Day officials and the public to this year’s Arbor Day celebration on Friday, May 6th, at 12:30 pm at the school on North Main Street, downtown Hendersonville.

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Window to Earth: NASA Partners With IMAX for ‘A Beautiful Planet’

Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2016

For crew members aboard the International Space Station, the view doesn’t get any better than looking at the Earth from the station’s Cupola. The dome-shaped module’s seven panoramic windows offers them a unique view of our magnificent blue planet.

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Middle School Orientation at Flat Rock Middle

Posted on Monday, April 25, 2016

Current 5th-graders enrolled in elementary schools that feed into Flat Rock Middle learned about all that awaits them in August when they become middle schoolers.

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N.C. Strawberry Growers Expect Early Season

Posted on Monday, April 25, 2016

N.C. strawberry growers expect to start the season early this year despite a recent cold snap. Many growers in the eastern part of the state are already picking berries nearly two weeks ahead of schedule.

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Rhythm & Brews Kicks Off 2016 Season on May 19th

Posted on Friday, April 22, 2016

Rhythm & Brews, downtown Hendersonville’s premier annual concert experience, returns on May 19th! This year’s headliners run the genre gamut and, as always you can count on us to deliver high quality across the board.

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Earth Day is a Great Day to Appreciate Trees

Posted on Friday, April 22, 2016

Trees are the Rodney Dangerfields of our ecosystem: they get no respect. With cities across the United States losing 4 million trees a year, Earth Week, is a great occasion to show trees some love.

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ASAP’s 2016 Local Food Guide is Here!

Posted on Thursday, April 21, 2016

Finding seasonal local farm products at farmers tailgate markets is certainly a sign of spring along with local food at restaurants and roadside stands.

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This New Plastic Is 50% Renewable

Posted on Thursday, April 21, 2016

Your car’s bumper is probably made of a plastic called ABS, shorthand for its acrylonitrile, butadiene and styrene components. Light, strong and tough, ABS is also used to make kitchen appliances, Lego bricks and many other consumer products.

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Hands-on Design and Discovery in Makerspace

Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Hands On! the local children’s museum in the heart of downtown Hendersonville, reports that 414 kids attended Makerspace between February and March.

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Watch Out for Mosquitoes –Tis the Season

Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Mosquitoes breed in standing water and we have lots of that around due to regular rainfall. Making the small choice to “tip and toss” can lead to big health benefits.

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Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

Posted on Monday, April 18, 2016

The first weeks of outdoor markets reflect the newness of the season, characterized by tender greens and native wild plants.

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ASAP Announces Farm Tour for June 25-26

Posted on Friday, April 8, 2016

The gates and barns of Appalachian Grown family farms will open to the public for ASAP’s highly anticipated Farm Tour on June 25th and 26th.

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Henderson County Curb Market Open Year-Round

Posted on Tuesday, April 5, 2016

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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April is National Poetry Month

Posted on Monday, April 4, 2016

Each year the month of April is set aside as National Poetry Month, a time to celebrate poets and their craft. Various events are held throughout the month by the Academy of American Poets and other poetry organizations.

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Garden Chores for April

Posted on Monday, April 4, 2016

Consider aerating the lawn with a core aerator as early as possible. This will allow spring rains to soak into the ground more readily.

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New Henderson County Public Schools Superintendent Named

Posted on Thursday, March 17, 2016

Bo Caldwell will succeed David Jones as Henderson County Public Schools’ superintendent, effective July 1st. Caldwell currently serves as Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services, and has a rich history in HCPS administration and in the classroom.

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Be Careful When Burning Debris in Spring

Posted on Wednesday, March 2, 2016

The N.C. Forest Service is urging residents across the state to think safety and exercise caution during the spring fire season, which typically lasts from March to May.

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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.