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Hopefully everyone had a good Christmas holiday. Despite the bitter cold outside, your home on the inside was warming. Now we shift gears to turning over new leafs. 2023 is just right around the corner. Have you already made some New Year’s Eve resolutions?

❤️ Katrina Morgan, Editor

In This Issue

Grove Arcade Roaring 20s New Year's Eve Celebration. Photos submitted.

  • Every December, Wreaths Across America honors fallen veterans by laying wreaths at their gravesites at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Black Mountain and Forest Lawn Cemetery in Hendersonville, as well as at Arlington National Cemetery and thousands of other cemeteries throughout the United States.
  • It may not have been a record, but it was a short agenda for the Weaverville Town Council right before the holidays.
  • Asheville just might have the most unusual line-up of New Year’s Eve events, from speakeasies to yoga. Check it out to see what is right for you.

Local Business Briefs

Support your local Breweries!!

  • Asheville placed fifth overall in both the 2021 and 2022 editions of the Best Cities for Beer Drinkers research, which is being done for the eighth consecutive year. Asheville came in second place overall in 2020. In contrast to other cities nationwide, Asheville continues to be a top destination for beer lovers.
  • The United States Department of Labor determined that a Chick-fil-A in Hendersonville had engaged in illegal child labor and levied a $6,450 fine against the business. Three employees at the Chick-fil-A in Hendersonville, located at 52 Highlands Square Drive, were reportedly permitted to operate, load, or unload a garbage compactor on December 21. This was a violation of federal laws against hiring children for dangerous employment.
  • Several community members from the area received accolades from the Daughters of the American Revolution recently. At their meeting on December 8, the Abraham Kuykenall Daughters of the American Revolution recognized its Good Citizens Winners, who were Sara Mabry of East Henderson High School, Mary Garcia Coe of Veritas Christian Academy, and Susanna Ashworth of Polk County High School. The awardees were honored for their exemplary character, academic success, reliability, service, leadership, and patriotism, according to a press release.

Local Job Postings

Omni Hotels and Resorts!!

  • In Home Health Aides – Mountain Home Care – Companion Aides provide companionship, light housekeeping, meal preparation, incidental transportation for errands and/or appointments, as well as hospital sitting to ensure patient safety etc..
  • Warehouse Packaging – Express Employment Professionals – Responsible for overall maintaining of a production line, including starting and stopping of some equipment etc..
  • Safety and Security Officer (FT) – Givens Communities – The primary role to provide access control to the Givens Estates campus, respond to campus emergencies, provide traffic control, patrol the campus, investigate safety/security instances and report, conduct safety drills, monitor alarms, secure buildings, ensure visitors sign in, provide light duty maintenance tasks, and provide transportation for residents etc..
  • Massage Therapist – Omni Hotels and Resorts – Responsible for guest satisfaction in the spa by performing services to the best of their ability and maintaining Omni standards throughout all procedures. Massage therapist are associates receiving an hourly rate, a portion of the service charge, and additional gratuities.


Go Ice Skating at the Tryon Resorts!!

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