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I wanted to alert you all to the impending “heat dome” that is forecasted to affect our area in the coming days. With temperatures soaring, it’s important to stay safe and cool during this heatwave. Here are a few tips to beat the heat: stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water, avoid strenuous outdoor activities during peak sun hours, wear light-colored and loose-fitting clothing, seek shade or air-conditioned spaces, and check on vulnerable individuals like the elderly or those with health conditions. Let’s look out for one another and stay cool during this scorching weather!

❤️ Katrina Morgan, Editor

In This Issue

Workers are busy finishing the fire station and its lot. This view is from southbound North Main Street, by HHS. Photo by Pete Zamplas.

  • Parental Access Denied! NC Minors Able to Consent to Controversial Therapies

    Minor children from 0 to 18, including children with developmental disabilities, have the ability to make their own medical decisions without parental knowledge or consent due to loophole in the law. NC medical freedom groups are trying to remove the loophole, but are meeting resistance from certain politicians.

  • UNC Asheville to Cut Underenrolled Programs

    UNC Asheville's Chancellor Kimberly van Noort's decision to cut programs was not political. Rather, it was a sound business decision needed to balance a budget in need of restructuring. Not only is student interest in Western Classicism waning, endowment campaigns and annual donations are more profitable when alumni are gainfully employed.

  • Woodfin Unleashes Wave of Outdoor Rec Opportunities

    The Town of Woodfin held a groundbreaking celebration to mark the beginning of construction on the Woodfin Greenway and Blueway, featuring a unique water feature called Taylor's Wave and the expansion of Riverside Park.

Upcoming Events

Catalina Otero and Joseph Guseman represented Buncombe County Parks and Recreation at the groundbreaking.

  • Immerse yourself in the artistic world at the Citron Gallery's exhibition titled "Resonance," located at 60 Biltmore Avenue, #002, Asheville, NC 28801. From May 2 to June 30, 2024, between 11:00 AM and 5:00 PM daily, experience the captivating blend of two artists' distinctive styles. Lauren Betty's ethereal fabric and mixed media paintings, alongside Rand Kramer's textured wonders in oil, cold wax, and mixed media, create an immersive and harmonious display. Lauren's spontaneous approach with delicate fabrics captures emotions' fluidity, while Rand's controlled layering technique builds rich, mysterious textures. Admission is free, offering a unique opportunity to explore art that balances spontaneity and control. Contact (828) 785-4131 or email for further details.
  • Get ready to groove at Urban Orchard Cider Co. in the South Slope of Asheville, NC, on June 28, 2024, from 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM. Join DJs Dimitri Henry, DJ Daggett, and Rabid Ronie for an EDM Night like no other. Experience a cosmic blend of house and dance jams that will transport you beyond the ordinary. This dynamic trio will be mixing up sounds until 1:00 AM, guaranteeing a night of non-stop beats and incredible vibes. Don't miss out on this electrifying event where cover charge is at the door.
  • Join us for a fantastic evening with The Dirty South Band at Music on Main on June 28, 2024, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. This free outdoor concert, presented by the Arts Council of Henderson County, promises a diverse range of music spanning from pop and oldies to rock and contemporary hits, catering to every musical preference. Hosted in Henderson County and sponsored by the Henderson County Tourism Development Authority, this event is the perfect opportunity to enjoy live music in a vibrant outdoor setting. Don't miss out on a night of musical delights!
  • Experience the vibrant Mills River Farmer's Market on June 29, 2024, from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Mills River Elementary School. This weekly market showcases only products grown or made within a 50-mile radius, ensuring you get the freshest produce and high-quality crafts from local vendors. In addition to the array of goods available for purchase, the market also features live music, educational stations, a demonstration station, and a fun Kid's Zone, making it a family-friendly outing. Don't miss this opportunity to support local producers and enjoy a morning of community engagement at the Mills River Farmer's Market. Admission is free, so come and explore the delightful offerings available!

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