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When anyone or anything can access your computer at any time, your computer is more susceptible to being attacked. You can restrict outside access to your computer and the information on it with a firewall.
“Eating Smart and Moving More” are high on the list of common New Year’s resolutions. However well-intended these resolutions, they are often difficult to keep. If you work downtown, we have good news!
Come join us in discovering ways to work as a family toward reducing the amount of clutter you have in your home.
Have you ever wanted to learn about keeping bee hives? Find out all about it - FREE!
Come join in a game of bowling and have some fun.
Make sure your pet is up to date on its shots! Don't miss out on these low-cost shot clinics! Rabies is just $6!
A public hearing will be held on the proposed FY 2009 Community Transportation Program grant application.
This week we are featuring some Asheville Humane Society animals that need a loving home.
Congratulations to Jerry Jones of Black Mountain for his Scalloped Oysters with Cream Sauce recipe!
Did You Know?
Don't forget... don't throw those old CFL's (Compact Fluorescent Light Bulb's) in the trash.
Healthy Tip - Veggies and Fruits: The Other White Foods
Even with the cold months of winter upon us, we are able to have many vegetables and fruits on our table. Whether they are the fresh seasonal produce or the ones frozen or canned from the warmer months, the white, brown and tan vegetables and fruits bring many benefits to our health.
Examples of what these fruits and vegetables contain are phytochemicals like allicins in the garlic and onion family, and the mineral, selenium which is found in mushrooms. White veggies and fruit are also a part of a low fat diet and can help in maintaining our heart health, cholesterol levels and even decrease the risk of some cancers.
So, look to add, bananas, brown pears, dates, white nectarines and white peaches as your fruits and cauliflower, garlic, ginger, Jerusalem artichoke, jicama, kohlrabi, mushrooms, onions, parsnips, potatoes, shallots, turnips and white corn as your vegetables.
For more information, call Buncombe County Cooperative Extension at 255-5522.
2008 WNC Shiitake Mushroom Workshop
Join NC Cooperative Extension for the 2008 WNC Shiitake Mushroom workshop on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 from 1-3 pm at Ray-Cort Recreation Park in Burnsville.
This will be a demonstration workshop for anyone who would like to learn how to inoculate logs with shiitake mushroom spawn. All attendees are asked to bring 2 oak logs, fresh cut within 2-3 weeks of the workshop. The oak logs should be 4-8 inches in diameter and 4 ft. long. Each person will inoculate their own logs to take home. Please do not bring more than two logs to the workshop. If you bring more, we will ask you to either donate them to those attendees that have come without logs, or to leave them in your vehicle.
For more information or to register for the workshop, call Jean Harrison at 255-5522 or email her at email@example.com. Ray-Cort Park is located at 315 Mitchell Branch Road, off of N. Main Street in Burnsville. Bundle up, we'll be outdoors!
Come to Storytime at a Library in YOUR Neighborhood!
If your child is anywhere from four months old to seven years old -- we have a storytime for you!
Tired of Spending Too Much on Winter Heating?
Attend Buncombe County Cooperative Extension's free educational workshop, Saving on Your Energy Bills scheduled for Tuesday, January 15 at 5:30 pm.