BC NEWS LIST
Election Day is Tuesday, November 7! If you haven't joined the thousands that have already taken advantage of early voting, you may not realize that Buncombe County has new voting machines.
At their regular meeting on November 7, County Commissioners will hear a report from developers and Woodfin Town officials regarding plans to construct a "downtown" for Woodfin.
Now that New Vistas/Mountain Laurel has closed, providers have stepped forward to assist Buncombe County consumers with their needs.
The Buncombe County Health Center has scheduled another walk-in Flu Shot Clinic at the Biltmore Square Mall on Tuesday, Election Day, November 7th, and Wednesday, November 8th between 8:30 am – 4:00 pm.
Looking for ways to reduce your monthly utility bills? Let this free energy saving workshop show you how.
To retain their beauty, houseplants need proper care, including the right amount of sunlight, correct watering, repotting, pruning, fertilizing and pest control.
Come to the Asheville-Buncombe Library System’s storytelling celebration for children grades K-5.
Congratulations to Trisha Moser of Leicester for the picture of her dog, Maggie.
Congratulations to Laura Meadows of Candler for her Taco Soup recipe!
Did You Know?
Maintain, Don't Gain! Holiday Challenge
November 13 - December 31
The holiday season is here! And while ‘tis the season to be jolly, for many of us it is also a season of unhealthy eating habits and added pounds come January. With a series of feasts and celebrations just around the corner, now is the time to challenge yourself to maintain your weight this holiday season. Join others across the state in the Eat Smart Move More Holiday Challenge. You can register at their website, http://www.myeatsmartmovemore.com/.
The challenge: no weight gain during the holiday season!
Registration is free! And they will not give your email address to anyone, or use it for any other purpose! It will give you the opportunity to:
So take the Challenge and sign up today!!! Look for other messages through the Buncombe County eZine, BCTV-2 and other media channels.
Don't Forget the Foster/Adopt Fall Festival - November 4!
Buncombe County Department of Social Services will host the annual Foster/Adopt Fall Festival at the Asheville Civic Center on November 4 from 1 to 4 p.m. This is an opportunity for the community to learn more about how they can help “at risk” kids – including foster care, adoption, therapeutic respite, mentoring, etc.
Insects to Watch For
Inspect plants periodically so you can tackle pest problems before they get out of hand. Pesticides should never be applied randomly "just in case" there might be some insects in the garden. You may end up killing off more beneficial insects than pests.
DSS Offers Emergency Assistance
DSS Emergency Assistance works to keep children from being deprived of basic necessities, like housing and water, during a time of financial crisis.
Emergency Assistance does not pay for telephone bills, prescriptions, court costs, or rent when the landlord is a relative.
Applications are taken at:
County Offices to Be Closed for Veterans Day
Buncombe County offices will be closed in observance of Veterans Day, Friday, November 10, 2006.