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Early spring is a wonderful time to hit the trails and go for a hike. Recently, I went for a hike with some friends and we were blown away by the beauty of the budding trees and flowers. The fresh air and exercise did wonders for our spirits, and we all felt invigorated and renewed by the end of the hike. Plus, hiking is a great way to get some much-needed Vitamin D and boost your mood. So grab your hiking boots, hit the trails, and embrace the wonders of early spring!

`โค๏ธ Katrina Morgan, Editor

In This Issue

Eggs Benedict, a focus for Mayfel's. Photo Submitted.

  • Mayfel’s Restaurant in downtown Asheville is “Bringin’ the Bayou to the Blue Ridge” under new owners, Anthony and Sherrye Coggiola. The new menu is a sensory delight of Cajun and Creole flavors.
  • A spring and summer full of activities can be found at Bullington Gardens in Hendersonville for all ages to enjoy.
  • Buncombe County announced the winners of a pilot mural project launched to promote equity and beautification. The Coxe parking deck will be adorned with a geometric Cherokee basket design, the retaining wall on Hilliard will display a cartoon of Latinos and their life ambitions, and the Register of Deeds offices will bear a TBD design painted very professionally.

Local Business Briefs

News in Asheville

  • The City of Asheville is seeking feedback from businesses and residents on how we can curb the use of single-use plastics, particularly plastic bags and styrofoam foodware containers, in our community. Take some time and fill in the survey in order to help your city, it will be open the whole month of April. ๐Ÿ“ˆ
  • Now open – Montiford Deli on 1461 Merrimon Ave – best crispy french fries ๐ŸŸ with both dine in and drive thru!!
  • Initiating the budget planning process for FY24 today, the Buncombe County Tourist Development Authority (BCTDA) Board of Directors examined economic travel patterns, projected scenarios, performance metrics, and industry research from Tourism Economics, an Oxford Economics subsidiary. Following the pandemic, Buncombe County is in in a strong position thanks to its large vacation rental market, majority leisure visitors, small foreign segment, and solid current performance. ๐Ÿ†
  • Since 2008, Explore Asheville and the Buncombe County Tourist Development Authority have honored partners with the annual Superstar Awards for their active participation with the organization and support of Explore Asheville’s initiatives to strengthen the local economy. With these Superstar Awards this year: Senator Warren Daniel, Congressman Chuck Edwards, and Senator Julie Mayfield as outstanding leaders in Western North Carolina.

Local Job Postings

Are you looking for a new job?

  • Technology Associate/Wiring Specialist – Buncombe County School ๐Ÿ’ป
  • Maintenance Lead – Trades Max – Perform building repairs, plumbing, HVAC, carpentry work, light electrical, painting and basic appliance repairs ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ”ง
  • Health and Safety Assistant – Buncombe County School โ›‘
  • Child Care Center Director – Kiddie Academy of Asheville – Recruiting, training, developing and inspiring top talent. Maintaining human resource files and more ๐ŸŽค
  • Client Success Representative – LoLo – Hybrid remote – Manage the companyโ€™s support desk by answering inbound emails, chats, and phone calls by identifying the needs of the customer and ensuring they get the appropriate answer or are forwarded to the appropriate person ๐Ÿ 
  • Blue Ridge Server Assistant – Part time at the Omni Hotels and Resorts – Stock and maintain supplies, set tables, ensure furniture and floors are clean, interact with guests ๐Ÿด


Adopt a new fur baby!

  • Green Drinks lives on every Saturday as The Free & Open University of Eco-Sustainability on Facebook ๐Ÿ’š
  • Hendersonville Racquet Club Junior Tennis Spring – children aged 11-18 – Saturday April 1st. Check out the website for more information as time is TBD ๐ŸŽพ
  • Gatherings of Artists + Writers Coffee – April 1st at 9:00am at the Tryon Fine Arts Center ๐Ÿ“
  • Dine to be Kind Tuesday April 4th from 7:00am to 11:45pm – Asheville Humane Society and Mix 96.5 join present Dine To Be Kind, a day of sharing revenue from local Asheville restaurants and businesses to support the lifesaving work of Asheville Humane Society ๐Ÿ•
  • Sparkle Time Holistic Exercise – Avery’s Creek Community Center Wednesday April 5th at 10:30am : Aerobic, strengthening, balance and flexibility ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿผ

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