To promote healthy living and with the support of the Buncombe County Health & Human Services, The Adventure Center of Asheville is excited to announce that they have developed a process to reopen Kolo Bike Park for recreational bike riding opportunities. Biking is permitted under the current countywide Stay Home, Stay Safe order, and the Adventure Center has received direct permission to operate under certain conditions. Happy biking!
Katie Lanier, a senior at Mars Hill University, received a Region III Fellowship for graduate studies from Alpha Chi National Honor Society. The fellowship will provide $1,000 toward her graduate studies next year. She also is nominated for a national Alpha Chi fellowship. “It has been an honor to win this fellowship and represent Mars Hill University’s Alpha Chi chapter,” Lanier said.
Capua Law is supporting the community by providing free webinars to organizations and professional groups, such as the Asheville Home Builders Association, Green Built Alliance, High Country Home Builders Association, The Boone Chamber of Commerce, and High South Event Professionals. Recent conversations have focused on helping businesses navigate the rapidly changing laws and regulations regarding COVID-19; they are also happy to provide guidance on other construction, business and employment law matters.
The Irene Wortham Center is seeking PPE donations. While they have closed their Adult Day Activity Center, they are continuing to serve 24 residents and 5 off-campus individuals, and under the support of the state department of Health and Human Services, they are also operating 8 classrooms for children of parents working essential jobs. If you know of resources that could be useful for them, email email@example.com.
To promote healthy living and with the support of the Buncombe County Health & Human Services, The Adventure Center of Asheville is excited to announce that they have developed a process to reopen Kolo Bike Park for recreational bike riding opportunities. Biking is permitted under the current countywide Stay Home, Stay Safe order, and the Adventure Center has received direct permission to operate under certain conditions. For rules and regulations, details, and more, visit their website.
The American Red Cross invites you to attend their Virtual Volunteer Fair on Tuesday, April 28th from 12– 1:30 pm!.Join Red Cross Team Members to learn about various virtual and on-site opportunities and how to get started as volunteer. As a Red Cross volunteer, you can help communities prepare and respond to disasters, support our military and their families, assist at blood drives, transport lifesaving blood, and more. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP by April 24th.
If you need to upgrade your phone, you’re in luck. U.S. Cellular is still open by appointment and for curbside pickup from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. during the week. Get in touch with them directly to schedule your appointment.
Graduates of McDowell Technical Community College who want to take the next step by earning a bachelor’s degree now have a direct pathway to do so at Mars Hill University. The university and the community college created the Mountain Lion-McDowell Promise: A Direct-Entry Admission Program. The program provides a streamlined process for McDowell Tech’s associate degree graduates to seamlessly enroll at Mars Hill, as well as help for students navigating the intricacies of admissions, credit transfers, general ed requirements, and more. Students interested in the Mountain Lion-McDowell Promise may call Kara at 828-689-1206 or Julie at 828-652-0641.
Immedion LLC, a premiere provider of cloud, data center and managed IT services, announced Zack Loggins as their Facilities Technician for their Asheville location. In his new role, Zack will be responsible for monitoring and supporting physical facility conditions, including inspecting and maintaining climate control, generators, UPS systems and electrical distribution. He joins Immedion with several years of experience in critical facilities management. Congrats, Zack!
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The South Asheville New York Butcher Shoppe is a high quality food and wine market founded on customer care; in keeping with the times, they are now offering individual service and advice for meal planning and prep and cooking techniques via phone for folks who want to create a gourmet meal at home. If you don’t feel like cooking, they also have a weekly Meal Deal program that features a new specialty entree and side dishes each week, and will feed. a family of four. Learn more online.
Edible Arrangements in Asheville have created special new whole fruit and vegetable boxes that are now available for hand delivery. Perfect for not going to the grocery store. They are open for care package and orders of all sizes.
Vickery Family Medicine has announced, in conjunction with Sona Walk-In Clinic, a new program to help members of the community who may be struggling with lack of medical insurance due to COVID-related financial hardship. Starting this week, they are offering $50 telehealth appointments for any patients without health insurance or telehealth coverage. They will also offer discounted self-pay pricing for labwork and X-rays on an as-need basis. Dr. Troy Jackson adds that there is no obligation to remain a patient; they just want to help take care of the community.
Applied for PPP? Our friends at the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce have created a free tool for businesses to estimate cost and expense. Use their loan forgiveness calculator to discover how much of your PPP loan will be forgiven.
McGuire, Wood, and Bissette and UNCA will present a workshop on Monday, April 20th from 2-3 p.m. on Employment Law Changes due to COVID-19. Tune in to hear attorneys Sabrina Rockoff and Murphy Fletcher from McGuire, Wood & Bissette recap all of the recent changes to employment laws, including sick pay and leave laws, unemployment, and how to handle other practical workplace problems presented by COVID-19. Register by Sunday, April 19th to reserve your spot and submit any questions in advance.
The Asheville Museum of Science, in partnership with The Collider, will present their first-ever Virtual Science Pub: “Radon: The Monster in Your Basement.” This Pub will be held over Zoom, and explore the dangerous gas radon and its prevalence throughout many houses in our country, with a special focus on WNC. The first 50 attendees will receive at-home radon testing kits via mail so register now!