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We have seen Black Friday and now the world of “happy” holiday shopping is upon us. Make purchases that are a bit more personal this year. With the world in the state that is in, now more than ever, is a time to consider making gifts that celebrate how well we know our friends, family and community members. An intentional holiday filled with kindness and a bit more empathy. Maybe less gift cards is what I am saying.

❤️ Katrina Morgan, Editor

In This Issue

Table decorations will undoubtedly be a part of the Christmas dinner. Photo courtesy of FBRGCF.

  • Unusual gifts and handcrafted items by regional artists can be found at the 95th Annual Holiday Greens Market at Clems Cabin this Saturday and Sunday. Another festive holiday celebration, Miracle at the Marquee, will be held at the Marquee Asheville in the River Arts District, co-hosted with Open Doors Asheville, on Friday, December 2 from 6–9 PM.
  • It’s been over two years since the Asheville-Buncombe Reparations Commission was formed. Accomplishments to date include seating members and working toward defining the problem.
  • The Town Council of Weaverville says if developers want water for a project, they should submit an application for annexation first.

Local Business Briefs

Let's get some new house plants...

  • Asheville’s Harverst Pizzeria has now announced that it would permanently close as a result of a protracted legal dispute and after giving the issue some serious thought. The owner has no choice but to let us know that they will not reopen after the Thanksgiving holiday since they were unable to come to an amicable agreement on a rent structure with the landlord.
  • Chlorophyll is a brand-new small business plant store in West Asheville. Located at 585 Haywood Road. Which includes pottery and potting soils, house plants, landscape shrubbery trees, and garden starters.
  • Instead of a cuddly red panda or a writhing snake, the newest addition to the Western North Carolina Nature Center is focused on life that rises above the ground. Starting on Wednesday, Nov. 16, the Nature Center opens its Educational Farmers Market Garden in collaboration with the WNC Farmers Market. The new display focuses on harmonious coexistence between agriculture and the natural world. The garden produces food for the animals at the Nature Center by utilizing environmentally friendly techniques like rainwater collection, composting, and companion planting.
  • A controversial board member of the Asheville Art Museum was fired from the board on Tuesday and stopped volunteering at the museum. This member was the only current trustee to speak out publicly regarding staff accusations of abuse. According to Saenger, the museum, which opened its doors in 1948, has never had a trustee dismissed. Trustee dismissed from the board of the art museum for criticizing the director

Local Job Postings

Keep looking for the job you deserve!!

  • Human Resources Assistant at Haynes Wire Company – at least one year experience, frequent bending, twisting, and lifting up to 50 lbs. basic computer knowledge, good work ethic and attendance.
  • Claims Adjuster Trainee – Hybrid remote, must have a bachelor’s degree, will work in office 2 days a week – lear how to help customers get back on the road after an accident.
  • Income Maintenance Caseworker II – Various Programs fro Buncombe County Government – help families and children have access to food or helping pregnant women, children and elderly
  • Administrative Assistant – Lake Holding’s LLC – Master multi-tasker with excellent communication skills and an upbeat attitude.
  • Human Resources & Facilities Assistant – Pisgah Legal Services – will be responsible for providing daily administrative tasks and services to support the operations of the PLS Human resources.


Downtown Hendersonville will make you feel like you are in a Hallmark Movie...

  • MAGMA Land of The Sky Christmas Holiday GEM SHOW Friday & Saturday 9:00am to 6:00pm and Sunday 4th, 10:00am to 5:00pm 🎄
  • Holiday Pop-Up Market at the Museum – every Friday in December at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian Lobby 
  • Hendersonville Handbell Ringers have concerts coming up at the Tryon Estates on Tuesday, December 13th at 7:00pm and another one on Sunday 18th, at 4:00pm 🎶
  • Baby Goat Yoga! Throughout the month of December at Franny’s Farm from 10:30am to 11:30am on Saturday 🐐
  • Saturday, December 3rd Downtown Asheville – Join the Holiday Window Walking Tour
  • Homeowners all over Henderson County – take a drive around the county and vote for the best Holiday Decorations in town until December 16th – Follow the map here
  • Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas is offering magical shows, get your tickets now! 🎪
  • Downtown Hendersonville Peppermint Bear will take you on a fun-filled bear hunt, complete the form by December 23rd. Peppermint Bear Scavenger Hunt brochures are available at the Hendersonville Welcome Center 🧸
  • Old fashioned Christmas from 5:00pm to 8:00pm, step into a Hallmark movie with the annual Christmas celebration on Main Street 🎄

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