BC NEWS LIST
Buncombe County Manager Wanda Greene will present a budget ordinance to the Commissioners at their regular meeting on Tuesday, June 20 based on a 53-cent tax rate.
With the warmer weather and the close of school, pools are being prepared for their busy season. It is important to remember that though these pools offer us a cool break from the warm summer sun, they do carry a risk with them.
Don't forget your garden chores for June to keep your plants happy and healthy!
Stormwater runoff doesn't just occur at the parking lots of the malls or large retail stores. Stormwater runoff also occurs in the residential setting.
Many of us are faced with taking care of older relatives and friends or young children. Most of us who care for others forget to take care of ourselves.
Buncombe County Cooperative Extension gives some tips for working safely in your garden.
Congratulations to Andy Otto for the picture of his cat, Sassafras.
Congratulations to Julie Carter of Asheville for her Devil's Food Strawberry Splits recipe!
Did You Know?
How to Clean Your Driveway
If the winter months have left mildew growing on your concrete driveway, there are some easy steps to follow in getting it back in shape for the upcoming months. Here is what you need:
To prevent mildew from returning, prune and thin trees and shrubs that shelter the concrete surfaces. This formula can also be used on any (non-colorfast) painted or washable surface – inside or out.
City Begins False Alarm Reduction Effort
The Asheville Police Department will implement a system beginning July 1 to reduce false alarms in the city. The department will grant alarm owners two “free” false alarms and then will assess monetary penalties for each subsequent false alarm in any given twelve month period. As the number of false alarms increases, the penalty for each subsequent false alarm increases up to a maximum of $500 per incident after ten incidents in a twelve month period.
Healthy Tip - Moving More... Fitness Tips for Hiking Trips
Hiking and backpacking adventures can be lots of fun -- or not! Your overall fitness has a big impact on your comfort level during, and after, a hike or backpacking trip. Weekday couch potatoes who try to become weekend warriors often end up injured or completely exhausted. Here are a few tips guaranteed to make your next hiking and backpacking trip safer and more enjoyable for you and those around you.
For more information, see Ten Fitness Tips for Hiking Trips.
Rabies Shot Clinic - June 24
Saturday, June 24 from 9am - 1pm there will be a rabies shot clinic at Owen Middle School in Black Mountain. With summer just around the corner, this is a good time to be thinking about protecting your pets from rabies and other harmful illnesses.
Rabies shots and microchips will be available at this clinic. A rabies vaccination for your cat or dog will cost $5 per animal. For the three year rabies vaccine, the owner must show written proof of the current one year vaccination. Microchips for dogs or cats over 2 months cost $20. All animals must be restrained or in a carrier.
Proceeds from the shot clinic help underwrite expansion of existing programs and services for the Asheville Humane Society animal shelter. For more information call 236-3885.