BC NEWS LIST
The County recently purchased 8 new hybrid cars. Ever wonder how those new hybrids work? Check out the County's instructional video to find out.
Librarians are practicing animal noises and silly songs in preparation for the 22nd anniversary production of “Preschoolers We Love You!”
Due to an increasing demand for library services, West Asheville Library is expanding their hours and adding another day to their schedule.
Time to start getting ready for spring! Be prepared by doing these garden chores for February.
This year a different approach will be used to encourage children discover the world by using Heifer International’s reading incentive program, “Read to Feed.”
Most experienced parents are surprised to find that their children are not buckled in correctly.
Congratulations to Renee Garcia of Weaverville for the pictures of her dog, Jack-Jack.
Congratulations to Sheila Bentley of Burnsville for her Chicken – Chipped Beef recipe!
Did You Know?
Healthy Tip - The Brightest Bulbs in the Pantry
Chopped, sautéed, roasted, or caramelized . . . onions liven up the flavor of your foods and boost your cancer-fighting defenses.
To ancient Egyptians, the onion was a symbol of eternity, and that belief may not have been far from reality. Today, scientific evidence is showing that onions -- and garlic, another vegetable-like herb in the Allium family -- may promote longevity by keeping cancer from gaining a foothold.
Spay or Neuter Your Cat, Cheap!
The Asheville Humane Society is holding a special spay/neuter event February 5 - 16. During the event, Buncombe County residents can get a cat spayed for $35 or neutered for $20.
Please contact Humane Alliance directly to schedule an appointment, as spaces are limited. Humane Alliance Contact Number: (828) 252-2079.
This timely workshop will explore pruning of trees and shrubs the natural way including a hands-on demonstration in the Gardens.
Gardening in the Mountains: Backyard Composting
Extension Master Gardeners will present this informative program on backyard composting. If you have always wanted to see what composting is all about, and would like to have some tips on getting started, this program is for you!
Do You Know the Signs of a Stroke?
Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke. If you think someone might have suffered a stroke, doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:
If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call 911 immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher. With proper medical assistance, stroke damage can be stopped and/or reversed.