Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity is developing an exciting new 98-home multi-generational neighborhood in West Asheville and recently increased the maximum income requirement from 70% AMI to 80% AMI (Area Median Income) to help make its homeownership program even more accessible to local residents seeking stable affordable homes. Though in-person information sessions have been suspended due to Covid-19, those interested can watch a short video overview of the program online.
2020 has been no ordinary year, and the Moog Foundation’s new raffle is no ordinary raffle. Instead of offering one vintage Moog synthesizer with a single winner as they have often done in the past, this year they are offering three beautiful, vintage Moog synths that will go to three lucky winners. The synthesizers being offered have been fully restored and are in excellent technical and physical condition. Together their collective worth is nearly $7,000. Buy your raffle tickets here.
Renowned Scottish singer/songwriter Dougie MacLean will perform in an intimate online concert experience streamed live exclusively for the Wortham Center, Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. A Wortham Center Live Streaming Event. Tickets: $15. Ticket purchase link at worthamarts.org.
Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity is developing an exciting new 98-home multi-generational neighborhood in West Asheville and recently increased the maximum income requirement from 70% AMI to 80% AMI (Area Median Income) to help make its homeownership program even more accessible to local residents seeking stable affordable homes. Though in-person Information Sessions have been suspended due to Covid-19, those interested can watch a short video overview of the program at ashevillehabitat.org and download an application. For specific questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 828-554-3032.
Buncombe County has opened the 2020-2021 application cycle of their Community Recreation Grants program. The grants are part of other countywide initiatives that help make Buncombe County a place everyone from infants and retirees has the opportunity to be strong, healthy, and successful. The program is intended to help community nonprofits make immediate improvements and jump start long term progress that aligns with the Buncombe 2025 plans. Grants range from $500-$6000, depending on the number of qualifying applicants. Applications and guidelines are available online; applications are due at 5 p.m. on October 16th
Four Seasons has unveiled their new Veterans Memorial Garden. Over 1/3 of the patients served by Four Seasons are veterans. emorial markers, including benches and flags, within the Barber Veterans Garden are available to honor, pay tribute, and remember a family member or friend who served our country in the military services. The Barber Veterans Garden is a meaningful way to honor loved ones with gifts that will enable other veterans the opportunity to receive trusted care for serious illness and at end-of-life. To make a gift in honor or memory of a beloved veteran, visit their website.
On Friday, September 25th, Eliada’s non-profit Corn Maze and fall event will open. All money raised from the 6-weekend event benefits Eliada’s vast continuum of care for children and youth 0-25 years old. The event will look different this year with comprehensive safety measures in place to keep the community safe. There will never be more than 75 people at the event at any given time with constant cleaning occurring, and enforcement of social distancing.
Asheville Outlets is pleased to announce the opening of Pepper Palace, the one-stop shop for ‘everything spicy’. The new shop offers seasonings, spices, sauces and marinades, including hot sauce, salsas, gourmet olive oils, pickled items, beef jerky and BBQ sauces.
Pepper Palace was founded by Craig and Tanya Migawa in 1989 as a kiosk in a Central Wisconsin Mall. Pepper Palace opened their first Gatlinburg location in 1997 in a small storefront on the outskirts of town. Visit them during regular Asheville Outlet hours.
With more than two years of success in meeting the goals outlined for its community-focused campaign, the Blue Horizons Project is looking ahead to the next phase in its evolution and an expanded involvement in the region’s efforts to transition to 100 percent renewable energy in the next two decades. Following a joint Request for Proposals from the city and county, the nonprofit Green Built Alliance was selected in the summer of 2020 to continue implementing the work of the Blue Horizons Project. Applications are available now for community members interested in holding a seat on the new guiding body. Interested? Learn more here and apply here.
Friday Staffing is looking to hire motivated, team players for the following positions as well as apprentices for the January semester: production technicians, machine operators, office administrators, and many more. Stop by their office on Wednesday, September 30th for their next job fair; they will have snacks and a recruiter that is ready to interview you and help you jumpstart your new career!
The WNC Career Expo is just around the corner. Now is the time to create a winning resume so that an employer will take notice of you! In the EWI/Asheville 50+ Lunch and Learn Resume Workshop on September 30th (12:00 pm to 1:00 pm), you will learn how to showcase the skills and abilities you offer an employer and minimize any potential for age-related discrimination concerns. The focus will be on presenting your strengths, skills, experiences, accomplishments and credentials so employers can easily see you’re a great fit for their organization and their work. You will also learn about other resources in Asheville, where you can get further one-on-one assistance in preparing your resume. Register here.