BC NEWS LIST
Pertussis, also called “Whooping cough,” is on the rise in North Carolina.
This program will teach the kids about the importance of dental hygiene, and a registered dental hygienist will be available to check teeth and answer questions.
Learn how to avoid the weight gain that comes with holiday dinners and decreased activity during the colder months!
Join in the fun and try to win a prize!
Yes, to maintain your lawn and garden is a year-round job! Here are the chores that need to be done in September.
The Asheville Humane Society is holding a special spay/neuter event September 18 - 29. During the event, Buncombe County residents can get a cat spayed for $35 or neutered for $20.
All you bookaroos out there, get ready to saddle up for the next Family Fun Night at Pack Ponderosa.
Congratulations to Alice Silver of Asheville for the picture of her dog, Grayson.
Congratulations to Linda Watts of Candler for her Enchilada Pie/Casserole recipe!
Did You Know?
Healthy Tip - Healthy Meetings and Gatherings
Have you ever attended a morning business meeting with pastries and coffee? While it may have been a delicious treat, chances are you were hungry an hour later. While most of us are concerned about the food we prepare and serve our families at home, we don’t always think about what we serve in meetings, at church suppers or neighborhood potlucks.
A few simple steps can make your offerings healthier. Start with fresh fruit or vegetables. Apples, bananas, grapes and baby carrots are easy to serve. To avoid that “crash and burn” situation that coffee and pastry leads to, include some protein. Low-fat yogurt, cheese slices or bagels with cream cheese are good choices. Nuts and granola can also be good sources of protein. It’s okay to serve pastries or breakfast breads, however consider portion sizes. Most muffins and bagels today are huge and equal 2-4 bread servings. Cut them in half or quarters and make some of your offerings whole grain.
Pesticide Recertification-Private Safety Class, Category V
This class provides the required 2 hours of recertification for Private Pesticide Applicators, Category V.
Farmer-to-Farmer Mentoring Series - Business Planning, Taxes
Farmers teaching farmers - this is a 15 week series taking several crops from start to finish - each class designed to stand alone - come to one or all!
Learning at the Fair
Mini-seminars will be offered in the Flower and Garden Tent on various days during the North Carolina Mountain State Fair. Topics will include Hydrangeas, Lawns, Roses, Dahlias, Orchids, Shade Gardening, Mosses and Ferns, Planting Trees, Amending Soil, Wildlife, and more.
Live Life. Love Life. Buncombe Life.
Don't forget to look for a copy of Buncombe Life in the September 20 issue of the Asheville Citizen-Times!