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Fall festivities are kicking off! Trick or treating for all ages highlights this week’s newsletter as Halloween parties are expected throughout this weekend. With tourism season at its pinnacle, it’s important to consider safety. Be sure to be mindful on the road for everyone and any manner of creature you encounter. We ask our dear readers to have all medley of fun but be safe.

Katrina Morgan, Editor

In This Issue

The new Musical Director/Conductor John Young Shik Concklin leads the musicians in concert. Photo courtesy of the Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra.

Local Business Briefs

Watch out for the Wildlife!

  • Once more, the Asheville Independent Restaurant organization 🧑🏽‍🍳 is without an executive director on a permanent basis. The organization has not been able to find a long-term director since Anderson’s resignation in October 2021. For nine years, she directed the company.
  • NC must be smart about wildlife crossings 🐻 for their own safety, according to Wildlands Network, which flags WNC highways for such crossings. On a daily basis, car accidents on the road result in the death of black bears, deer, elk, and other species. 🦌
    Other WNC roadways included in the study include I-40 east of Canton, U.S. 19 at the North Carolina/Tennessee border, and I-26 at the Blue Ridge Parkway at Maggie Valley. The Wildlands Network urges the construction of new infrastructure, such as bridges and culverts, at each location to make it safer for wildlife to move about. 🐗
  • Thank you for making Downtown Hendersonville’s Hands On Children’s Museum-WNC your destination for 15 years. Don’t forget to wear your Halloween costume because they’ll be open from 9 am to 5 pm on Halloween! 👻
  • Deck the Trees has continue to raised around $200,000 for the Swannanoa Valley Christian Ministry’s Fuel Fund since 2011. For example: the Black Mountain Fire Department won a Deck the Trees award.
  • For Asheville’s homeless population who require emergency shelter when it’s below freezing outside, Code Purple will have close to 100 beds available. Additionally, the program will run for two more months in the winter and spring of 2022–2023 . Kevin Mahoney, the coalition’s co-chair and a peer support specialist at Mountain Area Health Education Center, provided an update on this year’s plans at a meeting of the Asheville-Buncombe County Homeless Coalition on October 4. Running from October 15 to April 15, Code Purple. According to Emily Ball of Asheville’s Department of Community and Economic Development, 95 beds will become available at the shelters run by Asheville-Buncombe Community Christian Ministry on Code Purple nights.

Local Job Postings

Positions available at the Asheville Art Museum.

  • Customer Care Consultant 📞 in Weaverville, NC – deliver a world-class experience for Ally’s customer during ever interaction, provide personalized customer service. 
  •  Boiler Service Technician 🚿 – must be qualified and motivated Service Technician. Will lead a team servicing a wide variety of photovoltaic, solar hot water, and radiant heating systems.
  • Front Office receptionist 📞 at Southern Concrete Materials in Asheville NC – responsible for all receptionist duties at the desk, must be the face of the company for all visitors – friendly and easy going personality.
  • Human Resources & Facilities Assistant ☎️ at Pisgah Legal Serviceswill be responsible for providing daily administrative tasks and services to support the operations of the PLS Human Resources and Facilities Maintenance department.
  • Asheville Art Museum 🖼 – The Development Associate is an integral member of the External Affairs team, which develops and implements opportunities to tell the Museum’s stories to attract significant numbers of visitors annually, to heighten awareness of the Museum regionally and nationally, and to secure funds for general operations and programming.


Come get a new fur baby!!!

  • Carolina Kiko Classic Goat Sale at the WNC Ag Center from October 27th to the 29th 🐐
  • Continue to enjoy Fall at Biltmore 🍁 until November 3rd
  • Enjoy Free Yoga Class 🧘🏼‍♀️ Every Thursday from 8:00am-9:00am at Rabbit Rabbit – bring your mat and meet some new friends in downtown Asheville 
  • Skytop Orchard 🍎 U-Pick Open every day from 9:00am to 6:00pm in Flat Rock, NC  
  • October 21st to Nov 13th enjoy the movie “Mamma Mia” 🎥 at the Flat Rock Playhouse 
  • North Asheville Tailgate Market 🧑🏼‍🌾Saturday October 29th from 8:00am to 12:00pm 
  • Mosaic Cafe and Catering is offering a family-friendly event to thank our local heroes who serve and protect, on National First Responders Day 🚒 from 9:00am to 3:00pm 
  • Saturday October 29th in Hendersonville, NC the Blue Ridge Humane Society will be participating in the WLOS Pet Project located at Hunter Subaru in Fletcher, NC – Come out and adopt a fur baby 🦮 from 10:00am to 6:00pm (closed for lunch from 12pm to 1pm)
  • On Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00pm to 4:00pm, enjoy the Rocky Cove Railroad 🚉 which is a G-Scale model train that demonstrates the coming trains to western NC at the NC Arboretum 
  • Come celebrate the 70th birthday of Flat Rock Playhouse on Saturday, October 29th. Thousands of local students receive art education 📚 opportunities from Flat Rock Playhouse.

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