BC NEWS LIST
Help keep Buncombe County clean! Gather your favorite group of people and join in the 2008 "Pickitup!" Campaign.
If you've got stuff like old tax records or bank statement lying around, consider shredding them on September 20 for free.
Each year, Americans use about 50 pounds of tissue paper products, such as toilet paper, facial tissues, paper towels, paper napkins, and similar products.
Every year, we each use about 670 pounds of paper and paper products. Thatís the equivalent of about one sheet every 12 minutes!
On Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008, women will have an opportunity to discuss and prioritize policy/legislative issues such as Access to Health Care, Pay Equity, and Economic Self Sufficiency.
If you collect seeds to save for next year, or even save leftover seeds from year to year, storing the seeds properly will improve your chances of success.
Join in the fun and try to win a prize!
Be Active, start now and have fun during Active Aging and America on the Move Week, September 22-28. Experience a variety of FREE activities that benefit your health and well-being.
Can you give a dog a home? Maybe a cat? How about a kitten? These animals need your help.
Congratulations to Jeannie Morgan of Enka for her Coconut Sour Cream Cake recipe!
Did You Know?
Healthy Tip - Move More in STEPtember
September 22-27 celebrates both Active Aging Month and America on the Move (see article above) and is a perfect time to gear up for an active fall. The weather begins to get cooler and it’s a great time to get moving!
The week starts with a Kick-off event hosted by the YMCA with a Walk through Downtown Asheville on the Eat Smart Move More walking routes. This is followed by lunch where a Health Topic is discussed, and other great incentives. The week ends with an evening hosted by Downtown on the Move that includes a stroll and music at Pritchard Park.
The YMCA of Asheville is also encouraging residents to join the STEPtember Challenge anytime between August 17th and September 30th. The challenge is six weeks long and participants will be encouraged to make small changes during this time. The program is free.
For information on the Active Aging events, see the article above or contact Rebecca Chaplin at 251-7438 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For information on the STEPtember challenge, contact the YMCA at 210-9622.
Don't Forget to Donate for Christmas in September
Join Buncombe County Government employees for "Christmas in September!" Let's remind the men and women that are serving our country that we appreciate them! You can drop off much needed items at your local library, in the Courthouse, or at the Board of Elections. The troops will receive the goods before Christmas and it will give them a little taste of home.
Don't Miss Out! Watch BCTV 2
Do you know what is going on in YOUR county government? Find out on BCTV 2! The Buncombe County Government Channel -- BCTV is broadcast on Channel 2 on Charter Communication System.
Find out what the Commissioners are doing:
There is something for everyone on BCTV - various other programming produced by BCTV includes:
The information and programs on BCTV will provide you with an insight to the workings of County government and an opportunity to feel more involved in the decisions of your elected officials and the many departments that serve the citizens of Buncombe County.
Car Safety Seat Checks Begin
In celebration of Child Passenger Safety Week, there will be Seat Checks at the following locations:
These checks are free and no reservations are required. For more information, contact WNC Safe Kids at 213-5548 or the Buncombe County Health Center at 250-5059.
Want to Serve on the New Greenways Commission?
With the approval of the Buncombe County Parks, Greenways and Recreation Services Comprehensive Plan, the Buncombe County Greenways Commission was formed.
The Greenways Commission reports directly to the Buncombe County Parks, Greenways and Recreation Services Advisory Board and makes recommendations regarding greenway development and open space preservation within Buncombe County.
If you would be interested in serving or have questions or comments about the Greenways Commission please contact Jessica Stevermer at 250-4260 or download an application. The deadline to apply is September 22, 2008.