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The promising autumn breezes have quickly turned brisk and dare I say, wintry. The holidays will bring a dose of service industry jobs as well as community events in anticipation of Thanksgiving and Christmas. Get out there this week and relish in the dithering last days of fall. Winter is coming, so bundle up!

❤️ Katrina Morgan, Editor

In This Issue

Dickens Carolers sing old favorites. Staff photo.

Local Business Briefs

Support small local plant stores ?

  • Pinners Cove residents blast process for proposed development. When Minneapolis-based developer KLP Pinners EAT LLC submitted a rezone application for 73 acres near Pinners Cove Road last December, it was unprepared for the opposition from the neighborhood. Scott Kuhlman, a 30-year resident, organized the Say No to Pinners Cove Rezoning group, and they began to work. Numerous people signed an online petition opposing the project, put up yard signs, and even bought a billboard. Developer KLP Pinners EAT, LLC resubmitted an application for the same site utilizing county regulations that do not allow for public participation after the Buncombe County Planning Board decided not to propose a proposal for mountaintop development on 176 acres in Pinners Cove.
  • Buncombe approves affordable parking program at Coxe garage. The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners unanimously decided to establish a reduced-price parking program on November 1 with a focus on providing safe and inexpensive parking for lower-income workers. By the end of the year, the project will offer 150 low-income downtown employees parking spaces in the county’s Coxe Avenue garage for $40 per month, which is less than half the going rate of $85 per month.
  • Female financial advisers.Webb wants women to feel more at ease discussing money. Money is a taboo subject in our society, especially for women, she argues. And as she frequently emphasizes, taking charge of one’s finances entails taking charge of one’s future. But she’s starting to notice a change. “Women my age and younger are more at ease working alongside women,” a woman in her 60s said. To assist women in becoming more comfortable with their finances, Webb and Doyle started “Her Two Cents,” a fortnightly podcast, two years ago. The pieces have been downloaded 9,000 times in total, according to Doyle. Saving money and investing money are only two of the many topics covered. (Spoiler alert: Having children, moving, retiring, or even acquiring a dog are all life transitions that include money.)
  • Everywhere in Western North Carolina, farmers and homesteaders can get their hands filthy. There are houseplants available for people with more modest goals.
    Houseplants are now sold in chain stores, garden centers, and even pharmacies, but it’s still a lucrative market for many small company owners. There are a number of plant stores in the Asheville area that are renowned for their small size, attention to detail, and female ownership. Plant stores weren’t as common when Melissa Thomas founded Flora in her basement 14 years ago. Twelve years ago, she built a brick-and-mortar in West Asheville, and since then, she has observed former workers start their own plant enterprises.

Local Job Postings

Spa time

  • Five Guys Shift Leader  ? – Asheville NC
  • Client Service and Operations Associate – Carson Wealth  Create and communicate client and financial ad hoc reports, including for marketing activities
  • Full Time Massage Therapist at Omni Hotels and Resorts ??‍♀️
  • Personal Assistant/ Companion for Special Needs Support – Mountain Area Community Services Arden NC
  • Mail Carrier – Delivery Associate Lc Logistics ?


It's almost that time of the year.. ?

  • Farm Beginnings ??‍? is training the next generation of farmers – November 18th at 9:00am at 339 Avery Creek Rd, Asheville, NC 28806
  • The North Carolina Arboretum ? Winter Lights starting November 18th to December 31st
  • 76th Annual Asheville Holiday Parade ? in Downtown Asheville November 19th at 11:00am
  • North Buncombe High School Blackhawk Bolt 5k ??‍♀️ November 19th 10:00am to 11:30am
  • Biltmore House Rooftop Tour –  12 guest per Tour November 20th and 21st at the Biltmore Estate
  • Sunday November 20thBiltmore Candlelight ? Christmas Evenings at 5:30pm
  • The Polar Express train ride runs from November 10th to December 31st at the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Depot ?
  • Christmas Display at Carolina Ace Hardware November 20th 10:00am to 5:00pm ??
  • Oklawaha Brewing Company  – French Board Valley Jam November 23th from 6:00pm to 8:30pm ?

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