BC NEWS LIST
Are you an odd number on the even-numbered side of the street? You may want to call County Planning's Street Addressing Division to see if you are using the correct address.
The Humane Alliance, a provider of low cost spay/neuter surgeries, has a new facility located at a 25 Heritage Drive, just off of Leicester Highway!
Beginning Sunday, September 7 two branch libraries will be open on Sundays.
With family budgets becoming smaller and smaller and prices on everything going up, it may be time to have a family discussion about the household budget.
Do it for the environment. Do it for the next generation. But first, do it just for one day. On August 27th, power down your computer, monitor & printer at the end of your work day.
The Animal Shelter will be closed to the public on Tuesday, August 26. It will reopen on August 27.
Can you give a dog a home? Or a cat? How about a kitten? These animals need your help.
Congratulations to Carla Huntsinger of Asheville for her Black Bean Burger recipe!
Did You Know?
Healthy Tip - Eat These, Weigh Less?
Maybe they’re called "magical fruit" in children’s rhymes for a reason . . .
In fact, bean eaters weigh as much as 6.6 pounds less, according to RealAge expert John La Puma, MD, author of ChefMD's Big Book of Culinary Medicine. Makes sense when you consider beans are full of fiber and protein but low in fat, which means a serving will keep you going far beyond the need-to-munch hour but only make a minor dent in your calorie intake.
Beans are anything but boring if you try these tasty, bean-filled recipes from EatingWell:
Community Health Clinics Available
Do you or someone you know need access to health care and don't have insurance? Here is a list of local clinics in Buncombe County that can help:
There Will Be NO Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Aug. 29
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and Electronics normally accepted every Friday at the Landfill will not be accepted on Friday, August 29. The Buncombe County Landfill and the Transfer Station will operate normal hours.
HHW and Electronics recycling will resume as normal on Friday, September 5 from 9am to 3pm.
Each week, the Landfill accepts electronics from residents at no charge. Businesses will also be able to drop off electronics, but they will be charged a fee of 30 cents per pound.
County Offices Closed for Labor Day
Buncombe County Government Offices will be closed on Monday, September 1 in observance of Labor Day.
Delicious and Nutritious: Helping Children Make Healthy Food Choices
Alarming obesity rates among school age children have been in the news for several years. Recently news articles have focused on the increased health risks that may impact very young children who are overweight.
Take a look at the newest edition of The Daily Parent to see what you can do to teach your children healthy eating habits during their preschool years.
County Parks and Recreation Department is MOVING
Thursday, August 28, the County's Parks, Greenways and Recreation Department is moving to 59 Woodfin Place in Asheville. Their phone and email information will remain the same:
Hours: 8 am - 5 pm, Monday through Friday