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Mother’s Day is a time to pause and honor the incredible women who have shaped our lives with love, wisdom, and strength. It is a day to reflect on the sacrifices, the endless support, and the unwavering devotion that mothers and mother figures give selflessly every day. Celebrating Mother’s Day is not just about giving gifts or flowers, but about taking a moment to express gratitude and show appreciation for all that they do. Let us cherish this day as a reminder to celebrate the extraordinary women who hold a special place in our hearts and make the world a better place with their love.


❤️ Katrina Morgan, Editor

In This Issue

Woodfin 5K runners approach the finish line. Photo by Paul King.

  • Affordable Housing Programs: Raising Prices to Lower Them

    Asheville City Council approved a package of loans that will be awarded from the Housing Trust Fund this year. The grand expenditure from the city's widening portfolio appeared to miss the message that about 100 people had come to tell them about another issue: Focus on protecting the rights of citizens and visitors to go about their harmless business without being accosted or worse. P.S. Quit raising the cost of living.

  • Chief Michael Dykes Departure: Woodfin PD Leadership Transition Underway

    Woodfin Town Manager Shannon Tuch addresses rumors surrounding Police Chief Michael Dykes' departure, assuring public safety and potential transparency under state laws. The arrival of interim Police Chief Kevin Pressley signals a new chapter in Woodfin's law enforcement leadership amid Mayor McAlister's tenure. Stay tuned as the town navigates through this pivotal moment of change.

  • Woodfin’s Read, Write, Run 5K: All About Community

    The entire community turned out to support Woodfin’s “Read, Write, Run” 5K. It was a festive event with a clown on stilts, a unicycle rider, booths, and runners of all ages. Funds from this event in the past have gone for literacy and an amazing playground.

Upcoming Events

  • Explore the world of barrel alternatives and unique Imperial Stout releases at Diatribe Brewing Company in Asheville, NC. From April 16 to May 26, 2024, visitors can indulge in a series of Imperial Stouts aged on various woods, including American Oak, French Oak, Amburana, Spanish Cedar, Cherry, Cyprus, and Sugar Maple. Brewer Dave will be on hand to discuss the flavor profiles of each wood and the innovative formats used, such as spirals, cubes, and evaporative extraction of the barrels themselves. This exciting event offers a chance to sample exceptional craft beers and gain insight into the art of brewing. Admission is free, so mark your calendar and don’t miss out on this unique tasting experience.
  • Join in the excitement of the annual tradition of the Bearfootin’ Art Walk Bear Reveal on May 8 in Hendersonville, NC. This free event gives attendees the opportunity to see the new set of painted Bearfootin’ Bears before they are placed along Main Street. Head over to the Henderson County Welcome Center Stage to catch a glimpse of these unique pieces of art. The event is a great way to celebrate local art and creativity in a fun and engaging setting. Don’t miss this special occasion and witness the unveiling of the newest additions to the beloved Bearfootin’ Bear collection.
  • Unwind and socialize with fellow professionals at the After Hours Wine-Down event on May 9 at Collab Coworking in Weaverville, NC. This monthly happy hour networking event offers a relaxed atmosphere to connect with others in a casual setting. Join in on the fun every second Thursday of the month from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Sip on some wine, enjoy good company, and build valuable relationships with like-minded individuals. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to expand your network and wind down after a long day. Mark your calendars and make sure to attend the After Hours Wine-Down event at Collab Coworking!

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