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America's Night Out Against Crime

America's Night Out Against Crime


National Night Out is August 5!

Enjoy activities for the whole family & get info on starting community projects in your own neighborhood.

Buncombe County Wins 7 Awards of Excellence

These awards showcase the best of the best in government communications in the nation.

3 Foods That May Fend Off Diabetes

Eat more leafy greens. Choose fat-free yogurt. Add nuts & seeds to your diet.

Free Training: Screening for Lethality in Domestic Violence - August 5

The training will help you determine the level of danger an abused woman has of being killed by her intimate partner.

Urban/Suburban Black Bear Study

If you're a homeowner experiencing black bear activity on your property, the Urban/Suburban Black Bear Study would like to speak with you!

Medicare Choices Made Easy - July 25

These sessions explain how Medicare works, the enrollment process, how to avoid penalties & ways that beneficiaries might save money.

Plant Problems or Wanna Learn to Compost? July 26

Drop by the WNC Farmers' Market between 11am-2pm Saturday, July 26.

Child Labor in NC Photography Exhibit

The 40 images in the exhibit, The Photography of Lewis Hine: Exposing Child Labor in NC, 1908-1918 are at the NC DCR Western Office thru October 3.

Did You Know?

Tired of Hitting the Same Pothole Every Day? Here's Who to Call

Tired of hitting the same pothole everyday? Do something about it!If you see a pothole in the road outside of the city limits within Buncombe County, please call:

  • North Carolina Department of Transportation at 298-2741

If you see a pothole within a municipality, please call:

  • City of Asheville at 251-1122
  • Town of Biltmore Forest at 274-0824
  • Town of Black Mountain at 419-9304
  • Town of Montreat at 669-8002
  • Town of Weaverville at 645-0606
  • Town of Woodfin at 253-4887

Groovin' On Grovemont - Tuesday, July 29 at 6 pm

Join us for the last concert of the Groovin' on Grovemont summer concert series in Grovemont Square adjacent to the Swannanoa Library. Bring aGroovin' on Grovemont blanket or lawn chair and come enjoy this family-friendly evening of great music!

The concert is free and open to the public. Concessions including hot dogs, pizza, and home-baked goods are available for purchase; proceeds benefit the Friends of the Swannanoa Library and the Swannanoa Emergency Assistance Program, a program of Swannanoa Community Council that assists Swannanoa residents with emergency utility and medical needs.


  • Tuesday, July 29 at 6 pm
    The "Groovemont" Players  - Rock, Soul, Blues, Country and Beyond!

Bonus feature: GIANT HALF PRICE BOOK SALE from 5:00 - 8:30 pm at the Swannanoa Library. Thousands of great books at unbelievably low prices!

Admission to Groovin' on Grovemont is free, but donations are welcome and encouraged. To inquire, please email swannanoa.library@buncombecounty.org or call 250-6486.

Canning Tomatoes - August 2

Canning TomatoesSaturday, August 2, 2014 from 1 to 5 pm

Tomatoes are one of the best foods for learning how to can. In this hands-on class we cover canning tomatoes with a water bath canner and a pressure canner. Because we cover both methods of canning, this class allows you to experience both techniques.

We will also discuss freezing and dehydrating tomatoes as other options for preserving them for future use. Cost $10.

For more information, call Buncombe County Cooperative Extension at 255-5522.

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