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WELCOME 4

RECREATION 37

EDUCATION 88

FACTS & FIGURES 6

PETS 47

ECONOMY 93

DOWNTOWN 14

AREA ATTRACTIONS 50

COMMUNITY 98

HISTORIC FLAT ROCK 22

CULTURAL PURSUITS 58

TRANSPORTATION 104

LAUREL PARK 26

HOUSING 63

FOOD & SPIRITS 107

MILLS RIVER 28

REAL ESTATE/RELOCATION 70

HEALTH, BEAUTY & FITNESS 110

FLETCHER 30

RETIREMENT 74

LOCAL SERVICES 111

GOLF 32

HEALTHCARE 84

HOME & GARDEN 114

ON THE COVER

North Carolina native and local artist Jeff Pittman has captured this quiet morning view of Main Street and the Historic Courthouse dome in his small impressionistic oil painting, Hendersonville Main Street. A variety of his works can be viewed at ART MoB Studios and Marketplace (see page 18), as well as online at jeffpittman.com.

PICTORIAL DIRECTORY

Pictorial directories help you easily find just what you’re looking for: downtown shopping, dining, Realtors® and products and services for you, your home and garden. See pages 18-19, 70-72, and 107-116.


A LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER President & Publisher Brett Hulsey

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Kathleen O’Nan

Advertising

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Design/Production Barbara Bricker

Greetings and welcome to the brand-new edition of Hendersonville Magazine! Now in our 37th year, we are excited to share with you your ultimate resource for living, playing and working in Hendersonville and Henderson County. In addition to drawing visitors from around the world, Hendersonville and other vibrant communities in Henderson County like Flat Rock, Fletcher, Laurel Park and Mills River continue to attract young adults, families, retirees and others who decide to call this area home.

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Even with our economic and population growth, our thriving downtown and prospering communities throughout the county are retaining their signature downhome, welcoming spirit.

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As you’ll read in the pages of Hendersonville Magazine, our community offers a wonderful quality of life that includes a great variety of attractions, cultural activities, recreation, life-enriching volunteer and educational opportunities, healthcare options, housing choices and more.

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is published annually by Hulsey Media, Inc. For additional copies of this publication, send name and address with $5.00 postage and handling to: Hulsey Media, Inc. 323 N. Main Street, Suite 1 Hendersonville, NC 28792 or view online at HendersonvilleMagazine.com @HendersonvilleMagazine

Copyright 2018 Hulsey Media, Inc. Contents of this magazine may not be reproduced in any manner without written consent from publisher.

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Hendersonville Magazine is proud to be the best local resource in print and online for newcomers and vacationers. Just as in our previous editions, we are excited in this year’s guide to share with you a wealth of important information through well researched content and announcements from our advertisers. Here at Hulsey Media, we also are excited to offer several other free resources to help you live your life here to the fullest. We invite you to discover our other publications – Aging Resources, Asheville.Apartments, Healthcare Resources, The Real Estate Book of Asheville/Hendersonville & NC Blue Ridge and WNC Homeowners Resource Guide. Our suite of free magazines can be found conveniently at hundreds of businesses and organizations in Hendersonville and beyond. All of our publications also are available online, affording you local resources right at your fingertips. Thank you for turning to the 2018-2019 edition of Hendersonville Magazine. We are honored to be serving you and our community and look forward to continuing to provide you the best enlightening local information for years to come to enhance your experience here.

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WELCOME

Hendersonville… For more than a century, Hendersonville has been popular as a summer resort. Today, with an economic base consisting of a balanced mix of industry, agriculture, tourism and retirement, Hendersonville attracts people of all ages, with interests ranging from business opportunities to simply finding congenial surroundings for retirement. Located on a scenic mountain plateau 2,200 feet above sea level, Hendersonville lies cradled in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The town is often called “The City of Four Seasons,” a name given to it many decades ago by 4

city of four seasons

local weather maven, the late Kermit Edney. It had been observed that hundreds of families who dreamed of “retiring to Florida” had quickly tired of that state’s sameness of climate. They wanted to experience the change of weather that occurs during the four seasons, although they did not want to subject themselves to the rigors of northern winters or the heat of southern summers. The Hendersonville area seemed ideal, with the moderate summers of a mountain climate and with higher mountain ranges to the north and west offering protection from the arctic blasts

of storms coming in from the plains and from Canada. Hendersonville’s four distinct yet moderate seasons offer beauty, variety and the opportunity to enjoy year-round golf and other outdoor activities. This almost perfect climate, combined with excellent health services, a wide variety of housing options, and numerous recreational, cultural and educational opportunities, has earned Hendersonville national recognition as one of the best places to live and retire.

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Welcome to Henderson County! If you’re thinking about relocating to

Hendersonville or are already here and

want to know more about your community, Hendersonville Magazine is full of helpful local knowledge and resources. Two particularly good community resources worth highlighting are the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce and the Visitor Center. Henderson County Chamber of Commerce 204 Kanuga Road, Hendersonville 828-692-1413 hendersoncountychamber.org

Serving Henderson County since 1911, the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce welcomes all types and sizes of businesses from sole proprietorships to major industry. Its activities, supported by membership dues, influence all segments of community development, education, transportation, relocation, retirement, agriculture, small business and industrial recruitment.

Visitor Center

The Chamber advocates for business through public policy and new business recruitment and by providing member businesses with opportunities to network, learn and succeed. Visitor Center

Henderson County Tourism Development Authority 201 S Main Street, Hendersonville 828-693-9708 or 800-828-4244 visithendersonvillenc.org

The Visitor Center is the gateway to discovering what Hendersonville has to offer. In addition to brochures and

maps, the center’s free Vacation Planner offers the latest information on area accommodation, restaurants, outdoor recreation, family and children’s activities, attractions and events. The center also serves as a ticket outlet for area events and offers assistance in planning reunions, weddings, corporate retreats and group tours. The center is open 362 days a year, only closing on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Office hours are 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Weekend and holiday hours are 10 am to 5 pm.

The Henderson County Chamber of Commerce is located on the corner of Church Street and Kanuga Road.

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FACTS & FIGURES

Facts of Life

Henderson County’s courthouse, completed in April 1995, sits on a 13-acre site and encompasses nearly 100,000 square feet on three levels.

Here are some helpful facts and figures about Henderson

County and its communities and some general information about the region.

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The Historic County Courthouse, originally built in 1904–1905, has been renovated and reopened to the public.

Henderson County

828-697-4809 hendersoncountync.org

• Covers an approximately 380-squaremile area • Incorporated in 1838 • Encompasses five incorporated areas: The City of Hendersonville, the Village of Flat Rock, the Town of Fletcher, the Town of Laurel Park, and the Town of Mills River. Also, a portion of the City of Saluda is in Henderson County. • Governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners, with a chairperson elected by the commissioners • Employs a full-time county manager • Tax rate of 56.5 cents per $100 of assessed valuation (note that tax rates are subject to change) • 12 active volunteer fire and rescue departments. These are private nonprofit corporations funded by tax dollars and private contributions. In addition to fire suppression and fire prevention, they also provide rescues and fire inspections. • Sheriff’s Office augmented by the largest group of civilian volunteers in the nation. Special department programs include community watch and a citizens’ academy designed to educate the public Hendersonville Magazine 2018–2019


about county law enforcement operations and a Community Notification System residents can sign up to receive real-time alerts for localized emergency situations and relevant community advisories. Hendersonville

828-697-3000 hendersonvillenc.gov

• Chartered in 1847 • Governed by a council/manager form of government • General city tax of 47 cents per $100 of assessed valuation which pays for such services as sanitation, streets, parks, and fire and police protection • Special downtown tax district with an additional 28 cents per $100 and special Seventh Avenue tax district with an additional 12 cents per $100. These special taxes cover maintenance and beautification programs within those municipal service districts. • Two modern fire stations with a full-time paid staff (that is assisted by volunteers) who, in addition to putting out fires, conduct an intense inspection program on commercial buildings and raise funds to provide smoke detectors for those who can’t afford them; has a Public Protection Class 4 Rating, responds to medical emergencies. • Hendersonville City Police Department operates within the city limits and includes a Patrol Services Division, a Criminal Investigation Division, a K-9 corps and a partnership with the Crime

MEAN TEMPERATURE AND MONTHLY PRECIPITATION IN HENDERSON COUNTY Normal Monthly Mean Temperatures January February March April May June July August September October November December

Normal Monthly Precipitation

37.3°F 40.6°F 47.3°F 55.5°F 64°F 71.4°F 75°F 73.7°F 66.9°F 56.9°F 47.9°F 39.7°F

January February March April May June July August September October November December

4.77" 4.54" 5.12" 4" 3.91" 4.98" 4.95" 5.08" 4.7" 3.47" 4.58" 4.66"

Source: State Climate Office of North Carolina

The City of Four Seasons enjoys a mild climate with a comfortable mean temperature swing of just 38°F throughout the year. Stoppers program. • Water & Sewer Department provides water service to more than 65,000 homes and businesses in Henderson County, and sewer service to more than 21,000 residents. Flat Rock

828-697-8100 villageofflatrock.org

• Incorporated in 1995 • Governed by a mayor and six council members, none of whom receives a salary • More than 100 volunteers assist in the operation of the village. • Ad valorem tax rate of 11 cents per $100 of assessed valuation

• Receives services from the City of Hendersonville Water & Sewer Department and Henderson County • Receives fire protection and emergency services from Blue Ridge Fire & Rescue, Valley Hill Fire & Rescue and Green River Fire & Rescue Fletcher

828-687-3985 fletchernc.org

• Incorporated in 1989 • Governed by a council/manager form of government • Tax rate of 34 cents per $100 of assessed valuation • Provides its own police protection, sanitation service, parks and recreation, and street maintenance • Contracts fire protection through Fletcher Fire & Rescue Department and Mills River Fire & Rescue with a paid staff on duty 24 hours a day Laurel Park

828-693-4840 laurelpark.org

• Incorporated in 1925 • Governed by a council/mayor and town manager • Tax rate of 43 cents per $100 of assessed valuation continued on next page The City Hall structure has housed city government since 1928. HendersonvilleMagazine.com

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AREA POPULATION Flat Rock Fletcher Hendersonville Laurel Park Mills River Saluda (part in Henderson County) Unincorporated Henderson County Total

2010 Population 3,114 7,187 13,137 2,180 6,802

2016 Population 3,316 8,049 14,035 2,241 7,343

Percentage Growth 6.49 11.99 6.84 2.8 7.95

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The Flat Rock Village Hall is the site for village business as well as annual events like the ice cream social. • Town of Laurel Park Police Department offers residential security checks, on-site security surveys and assistance in doing household inventories • Contracts fire protection through the Valley Hill Fire & Rescue Public Works Department • Contracts solid waste management through Waste Pro • Public Works Department maintains streets and right-of-ways, parks and greenways, public facilities, and the town’s water system that is augmented by City of Hendersonville Water Department. Mills River

828-890-2901 millsriver.org

Sales & Use Tax • Sales tax is 6.75% (4.75% levied by the state and 2% levied by the county) on purchased tangible commodities, room and cottage rentals, laundry and dry cleaning services. The sales tax does not apply to prescription medicines, insulin, false teeth, eyeglasses, gasoline, coin-operated laundries and motor vehicles. On most grocery/food items, the sales tax is 2%. • Sales of motor vehicles and boats are taxable at 3% with a maximum of $1,500. • The sale of an aircraft and all accessories is subject to the 4.75% general NC rate of sales and use tax with a maximum of

• Incorporated in 2003 • Governed by a mayor/council with a town manager • Tax rate of 18 cents per $100 of assessed valuation with 9 cents going to the Mills River Fire Department • Ten staff—a town manager, town clerk/ finance officer, a tax collector, a park director, a maintenance/park ranger, a town planner, a fire prevention officer, and an administrative assistant—and two part-time employees. • Contracts law enforcement with the Henderson County Sheriff’s Department and fire protection with the Mills River Fire & Rescue All tax rates reported are for the year 2018. Rates are subject to change every year in June for the next year. 8

$2,500. Such sales are not subject to local and transit rates of sales and use tax. • Manufactured homes are taxable at the general 4.75% NC rate of sales and are not subject to local and transit sales and use taxes.. • Certain repair, maintenance and installation services are also subject to sales and use tax. Visit dornc.com for more information. Driver’s License

North Carolina DMV 125 Baystone Drive (Off Hwy 25N), Hendersonville 828-692-6915 919-715-7000 ncdot.gov/dmv/moving

All new residents of North Carolina who plan to drive here must obtain a driver’s license within 60 days of establishing a permanent residence. To apply, you must appear in person at one of the state's driver license offices and take the required tests. Generally, you must successfully complete the road sign recognition and vision tests to obtain a North Carolina driver license. However, the written and road tests may be waived if a valid license from another state is presented. If the out-of-state license has been expired more than two years, the written and road tests are required. Applicants should bring a total of four documents: • Two documents showing proof of age with date of birth and proof of identity Mills River Town Hall and Library

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Vehicle Registration

North Carolina License Plate Agency 145 Four Seasons Mall, Hendersonville 828-692-0648 919-715-7000 ncdot.gov/dmv/moving/

New residents generally have 30 days to change their car’s registration to North Carolina. (That time can be greater if stated by the reciprocity agreement between North Carolina and your prior state of residence. Call or check the website for specific information.)

Vehicle registration requirements are: • A valid North Carolina driver’s license • A notarized vehicle title • Proof of liability insurance • If you have a lien on the car, you need the current registration, and the name and address of lien holder. The North Carolina annual registration fee for a private passenger vehicle plate is $36. Title fee is $52. For cars being newly registered in North Carolina, a Highway Use Tax of 3% of the value of the car is charged at the time of registration. You are allowed to register your vehicle without an inspection. An inspection will be required for your annual registration renewal. Voter Registration

Board of Elections 75 E Central Street, Hendersonville 828-697-4970 hendersoncountync.org/elections

To register and be eligible to vote, you must be a US citizen, 18 years old by the next general election, and have been a permanent and legal resident of

OTHER LOCAL VOTER RESOURCES Henderson County Democratic Party 905 Greenville Hwy, Hendersonville 828-692-642 myhcdp.com Henderson County Republican Party 1170 Four Seasons Shopping Center, Hendersonville 828-693-6040 hendersoncountygop.com League of Women Voters of Henderson County lwvhcnc.org North Carolina and the precinct you’re registering in for at least 30 days prior to an election. If you meet the qualifications, request a Voter Registration Application from the County Board of Elections Office. It can be ordered by mail, phone, e-mail, in person or downloaded from the website. Forms are also available at the library, DMV and other government agencies. Mail continued on page 12

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with full name – no initials. • Proof of residency in North Carolina (PO Box is not acceptable) • One document showing proof of liability insurance • Proof of Social Security The DMV also issues NC REAL IDs. Although not mandatory, REAL IDs will make it more convenient to board a commercial airplane or visit a military base or other federal facility when federal agencies begin to enforce tougher security standards in 2020.

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PUBLIC SAFETY HELP

Laurel Park Town Hall

RECYCLING AND WASTE DISPOSAL

Curbside pick-up of recycling and garbage is available to residents in Hendersonville, as well as in the Henderson County towns of Fletcher and Laurel Park. Residents in other parts of the county can take recyclables to the Henderson County Convenience Center at 265 Convenience Center Drive in Hendersonville and can take non-recyclable garbage to the Transfer Station at 191 Transfer Station Drive in Hendersonville. Private waste removal companies are also available for hire for recycling and garbage disposal. Henderson County offers “single stream” recycling, meaning that a variety of recyclable items may be combined for recycling curbside and at the Convenience Center. At the curb and at the Convenience Center, residents can combine aluminum and steel cans, certain plastic food and beverage containers, gable top/carton containers, flattened cardboard and mixed paper. Glass jars and bottles are recyclable separately both curbside and at the Convenience Center. Antifreeze, batteries, peripheral electronics like small office equipment and used motor oil are some of the other items that the Convenience Center accepts. Other waste and non-recyclable items may be taken to the Transfer Station at 191 Transfer Station Drive in Hendersonville. Call the Convenience Center at 828-697-4505 or the Transfer Station at 828-697-4505 or visit hendersoncountync.gov/engineering for more information including how to dispose of other items.

Through the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office’s Community Notification System, residents can sign up to receive real-time alerts for localized emergency situations and relevant community advisories, including safety alerts and drills in the public schools. To sign up for Nixle Emergency Text Alerts from the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office, visit local.nixle.com/register. The Sheriff’s Office does free fingerprinting for children 14 and younger for Child ID cards that can help in a time of crisis and if a child goes missing. Appointments are required and can be made by calling 828-697-4596. Through its Community Watch program, a Sheriff's Office Deputy helps trains Community Watch participants in personal safety and security for their homes. Visit hendersoncountync.gov/ sheriff for more information about these and other safety public safety initiatives.

the completed form to the Henderson County Board of Elections, PO Box 2090, Hendersonville, NC 28793. North Carolina also offers One-Stop Voting. Henderson County offers “No Excuse Voting” for all elections. You may vote early by mail or in person. Post Offices The main Hendersonville Post Office at the Blue Ridge Mall at 1800 Four Seasons Blvd. in Hendersonville offers mail and passport services. Post office branches throughout Henderson County include locations in Dana, Etowah, Flat Rock, Fletcher, Mountain Home and Naples. Visit usps.com for specific operating hours and services.

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DOWNTOWN

Each April thousands of tulips bloom downtown, welcoming spring and delighting visitors and residents alike.

Historic Downtown Hendersonville & 7th Avenue

The Place to Shop & Gather

True to its nickname “The City of Four Seasons,” downtown Hendersonville is the heart of an economically and culturally vibrant municipality. It is comprised of two districts—Main Street and Seventh Avenue—which attract both residents and visitors at all times of the year. Whether the tulips are in bloom or autumn leaves are falling, the area bustles with people frequenting the many specialty shops, art galleries, restaurants, coffeehouses, entertainment venues and professional offices. Both Main Street and the Historic Seventh Avenue District are part of Main Street America, a program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation that has recognized downtown Hendersonville for more than 30 years as a energized commercial, historic district that celebrates its neighborhood feel and preserves its history. Incorporated in 1847, Hendersonville is home to many historic buildings. Of special significance architecturally is down14

town’s gold-domed Historic Downtown Courthouse at First and Main Streets that now is home to the Henderson County Heritage Museum. Seventh Avenue boasts the historic train depot with its model railroad. The streets of downtown Hendersonville are often alive with free outdoor

festivals and concerts ranging from the Rhythm & Brews music series to the summer Street Dances to Labor Day weekend’s North Carolina Apple Festival. They also play host to art, craft, garden and antique shows. continued on page 16

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Small, family owned boutique in Downtown Hendersonville

Carrying an array of popular brands, including Spartina 449, Coton Colors, Scout, Mud Pie and Northern Lights

Handcrafted collectibles, house wares and gifts

329 N Main St., Hendersonville www.moonshineandmagnolia.com HendersonvilleMagazine.com

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Over the years, Main Street has been the place for parades, street dances, art and garden shows, band concerts, craft fairs and Apple Festival events.

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Additionally, downtown Hendersonville is distinguished by its engaging public art. Since 2002, Hendersonville has given nod to the black bears that live in our state with the Bearfootin’ Public Art Walk which exhibits artistic public bear statues created by local artists and sponsored by businesses. Each year after being on display on the main promenade from May through October, the bear statues are auctioned off to raise money for local nonprofits and the enrichment of downtown programs, including community events, public art and other beautification efforts. The “Mountain Memory” fountain on Sixth and Main Streets pays homage to our region’s natural heritage by depicting the prominent peaks surrounding Hendersonville and our area’s rivers. A patriotic mural graces a wall along King Street, paying tribute to our veterans and their military service. And the annual ArtScape Banner Project, a collaborative effort involving the Arts Council of Henderson County and other community partners, showcases on Main Street and the side streets about 50 imaginative banners displaying the work of talented regional artists.

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Hendersonville’s Community Attractions and Festivals on page 50. Hendersonville’s Arts on page 58.

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One-way streets are shown in red with arrows indicating directional flow of traffic and the shaded area indicating the 16 blocks of the downtown historic district.

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Award-winning Events Great Food Unique Shopping Fun Activities Wonderful People Rich History Beautiful Architecture Kid Friendly

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DOWNTOWN SHOPPING ART MOB Offering diverse artwork from more than 80 local and regional artists surrounded by five working artist studios, Art MoB occupies a premiere 5,000 square foot building just off Main Street. Visitors can view award-winning artists at work in a variety of painting and fiber mediums in their studios. The gallery space elegantly displays fine art and fine craft ranging from contemporary to traditional painting in a variety of mediums, sculpture, wood, glass, pottery, photography, and fine jewelry. Art classes and demonstrations are available throughout the year. Enjoy free customer parking conveniently located next to the building. 124 Fourth Avenue East Hendersonville, NC 828-693-4545 facebook.com/artmobstudios artmobstudios.com

THE BEEHIVE RESALE SHOP Welcome to The Beehive Resale Shop, downtown Hendersonville’s oldest and largest resale destination! From classic to cutting edge, The Beehive has something for every woman. They specialize in designer clothing, high-quality and next-to-new women’s clothing, shoes, designer handbags and purses. Their brand-new jewelry collection can help update any outfit. Women have loved shopping at The Beehive for more than 35 years… come see what the buzz is all about! Enjoy a boutique shopping experience without the boutique prices! Visit the website to learn more about consigning your next to new fashions fashions. 449 North Main St. Hendersonville Mon-Thurs 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Fri-Sat 10:00 am to 5:30 pm 828-692-8882 beehiveresale.com

DOLL CLOTHES FACTORY Here you will find everything to dress your most favorite 18" dolls. Your doll lover will delight in the wide variety of clothing, footwear, accessories and furniture. Make believe comes alive with costumes from bride, cowgirl, cheerleader, doctor, princess and more. There are outfits and accessories for every activity from swimming, backpacking, skating, dancing, sleeping, even raincoats and umbrellas. Purses, hats, tiaras, glasses, flip flops, skates, cowboy boots and shoes in prints to sequins - the selection is fabulous and you’ll love the discount prices. Their 18" dolls are also available in a variety of skin types and hair and eye colors. Shop today and make someone happy! They also have stores at 129 Market Street, Charleston, SC and 106 Cannery Lane, Miramar Beach, FL. 351 North Main St, Hendersonville 828-692-6422 dollclothesfactory.com

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DOWNTOWN SHOPPING HOSPICE HOME STORE The Four Seasons Hospice Home Store, on Main Street in downtown Hendersonville, is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Shop for one-of-a-kind upscale home furnishings and décor, clothing, kitchen goods, vintage glassware, books, art, and other collectibles. The ever-changing inventory at lower-than-retail prices keeps shoppers coming back. Proceeds from the Hospice Home Store support Four Seasons hospice care and the Elizabeth House. Donations are accepted, and large item pickup and delivery are available. Come join the hunt and leave with a treasure, knowing that your dollars directly benefit patients who might not otherwise have access to compassionate end-of-life care. 215 North Main Street Hendersonville Mon-Sat 9:30 am to 5:30 pm 828-696-0625 facebook.com/hospicehomestore

MEHRI & CO After 21 years in New York, owner Mehri Stull brought her elegant style and flair to Main Street Hendersonville. The store is full of magnificent one-of-a-kind custom antique jewelry. You’ll also find unique high-end home décor including lamps, glassware, china, serving pieces, exquisite decorative accessories and silk flowers with complimentary arrangement. You’ll never find more treasures in one place, including Mehri herself. Her genuinely warm, welcoming spirit, knowledge of her inventory and friendly, helpful staff make this a favorite shopping experience you won’t forget. Come discover all the treasures that await you. 501 North Main Street Hendersonville Mon-Fri 10 am to 5 pm Sun 1 pm to 5 pm, closed Sat 828-693-0887

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WINE SAGE & GOURMET Wine, wisdom and whimsy for your table are what you will find at Wine Sage & Gourmet! Whether you’re looking for the newest kitchen gadget, a unique hostess or wedding gift, or that perfect bottle of wine for your dinner party or just sipping on the porch, they would love to assist you. Upstairs is an eclectic mix of gourmet kitchen items and gadgets along with gifts and local products. In the cellar, their Wine Sage enjoys helping you find the right wine to go with any occasion you are having. They also have wine by the glass that you can sip right in the cellar at the bistro tables. Stop by and learn all about their events, Wine Club and specialty in-house roasted coffee from Sharewell Coffee Company. 416 North Main Street, Hendersonville Open Mon-Sat 828-595-2236 winesageandgourmet.com

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Joy of Books - The only Bookstore on Main Street Joy of Books The Only Bookstore on Main Street

Since 2010, Joy of Books has been the place to go for gently used books. We pre-enjoyed books, includingCA’s children's books, with a sprinkling of new books Cheesecakes “Shoulda, Woulda hadgreat a piecebeach of cheesecake” Stop by and poke around. You may Coulda, find your next read or an ove

Since 2010, Joy of Books has been the place to go for gently used books. They have a wide selection of pre-enjoyed books, including children's books, with a sprinkling of new books, vinyl, CD's, DVD's and gift items. Stop by and poke around. You may find your next great beach read or an overlooked classic. 242 North Main Street Downtown Hendersonville 828-551-7321 joyofbooks.net

Always made fresh onsite, one at a time with simple ingredients and no preservatives added. Buy a slice, a half, or order a whole cake in a variety of sizes. Flavor selections change weekly as fresh fruit allows. Call or visit the website for menu options and custom orders. Open Tues-Sat 11-6 with extended hours Fri-Sat until 8 during the summer and fall. 432 North Main St 828-595-9874 cacheesecakes.com

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Sherman’s Sports and Army Store

Through ninety-six years and three generations, Sherman’s Sports has provided personal customer service and the best values in town. Shop for the latest clothing styles, Hendersonville theme tee shirts, seasonal sports & athletic gear, hats, shoes, swimwear and a large selection of military clothing and supplies along with a touch of nostalgia. 126 North Main Street 828-693-5422

Framing Arts

If you love it— don’t just frame it— protect it for a lifetime of enjoyment as only a Certified Picture Framer can. Offering distinctive framing for every budget and décor, expert advice, the most advanced techniques, and quality materials. 119 Third Avenue West 828-696-3818 framingarts.net

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HISTORIC FLAT ROCK

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and author Carl Sandburg and his wife raised dairy goats at Connemara, a tradition that continues today. St. John in the Wilderness was originally built as a private chapel, organized as a church in 1836 and was the first Episcopal Church in Western North Carolina.

Flat Rock

L “ ittle Charleston of the Mountains”

By the late 1700s, the area now known as Flat Rock was a bustling place of trade between the merchants of Charles Town (present day Charleston) and the Cherokee. They would meet and conduct business on the Great Flat Rock. By 1807, a pioneer town was taking shape around the rock, and the name of “Flat Rock” first appeared in public land records. Twenty years later, Charles Baring, a wealthy rice planter from near Charles22

ton, was looking for a place to provide relaxation and cool summer air for his ailing, English-born wife, Susan. He found what he was looking for in Flat Rock. He was immediately enthralled by its beauty and climate. He bought 400 acres and erected the first estate—a summer residence called Mountain Lodge. The Barings also built St. John in the Wilderness, the first Episcopal Church in Western North Carolina, which still stands today.

In 1830, Judge Mitchell King, another Charlestonian, came to Flat Rock and renovated an old trace mill into a residence that he named Argyle. Baring and King bought tracts of land at prices ranging from 25 cents to one dollar an acre. Eventually, they acquired all of the Flat Rock area. Then, they sold the tracts to other affluent Charleston families. Within 20 years, Flat Rock became a colony of elegant estates and luxurious summer homes. Hendersonville Magazine 2018–2019


Brightly painted cottages create a unique retail area in Flat Rock known as Little Rainbow Row. Today, the Village of Flat Rock retains the quiet sophistication of its Charleston heritage interwoven with the delightful flavor of the mountains. Still a community of graceful homes (with many

of the original mansions still standing), Flat Rock in recent years has begun to blossom ever so carefully as an attractive commercial center as well. With a nod to Charleston’s popular Rainbow Row

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HISTORIC FLAT ROCK

The Flat Rock Playhouse is North Carolina’s state theatre. wares and eateries. Also on Hwy 225, Flat Rock Center is home to professional offices, retail businesses and a movie theater. Flat Rock’s rich architectural history is being celebrated in 2018 with the 50th Anniversary Tour of Flat Rock Homes presented by Historic Flat Rock, Inc. in July. Historic Flat Rock, Inc. was formed as a nonprofit in 1968 and is celebrating 50 years of preserving and restoring properties of note in Flat Rock. Participants on the tour will be able to see Mountain Lodge, Beaumont and the Saluda Cottages, all from the early 1800s.

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Flat Rock also is home to the Carl Sandburg Home, a National Historic Site administered by the National Park Service, and the Flat Rock Playhouse, the official State Theatre of North Carolina. Another highlight of the community is The Park at Flat Rock which is located in the French Broad watershed on the site of a former golf course. The park features open fields, reforestation areas, a variety of flora and fauna, a walking trail that meanders around the perimeter of its 66 acres, a welcome center with a community room meeting space, handicapped-accessible restrooms, an

open-air pavilion and a playground. Residents also carry on the tradition of celebrating summer each year at Flat Rock’s Ice Cream Social. Held the first Saturday in June, residents gather that afternoon at Village Hall to enjoy cool, sweet treats and camaraderie. Although growth to such an attractive area is inevitable, the government and villagers of Flat Rock are vigilant about maintaining woods, green spaces and the calm pace of life—keeping Flat Rock just as charming and compelling a place as it was when Charles Baring first laid eyes on it.

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Flat Rock The Gallery at Flat Rock

The Gallery at Flat Rock presents finely curated contemporary art, crafts and gifts in all mediums. We offer an ongoing schedule of fun and thought provoking events geared for the entire community and create opportunities for artists, collectors and friends to learn and connect with each other. The Gallery also provides an Art Advisory Service. 2702A Greenville Hwy. Flat Rock, NC 28731 828-698-7000 info@galleryflatrock.com

Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards at Flat Rock

Come experience a taste of the mountains at Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards at Flat Rock, offering wine tastings from Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards winery and cider tastings from Appalachian Ridge Cidery. Also featuring winepairing dinners, pairing classes, tapas, small plates and events. Hours vary by season – please call for details. 2698 C Greenville Hwy. Flat Rock, NC 28731 828-595-2085 saintpaulmountainvineyards.com

Salon Christianne

Flat Rock Cinema

Take a step back in time to old world charm in Historic Flat Rock. At Salon Christianne, you’ll enjoy personal attention, cozy surroundings, and the best of modern spa treatments and salon services. We look forward to seeing you at Salon Christianne, where each individual receives a personalized beauty experience. Step through our doors and leave your stress behind!

Flat Rock Cinema brings the best of Hollywood in a clean and comfortable bistro-style setting, offering a variety of food, drinks and local brews while you enjoy the show. They offer discounted tickets on Tuesdays, as well as a venue space for parties, rentals and special events. They are also host to the Magnolia Concert Series, held on the second Sunday of each month June through October.

2686A Greenville Hwy. Flat Rock, NC 28731 828-692-9339 salonchristianne.com

2700D Greenville Hwy. Flat Rock, NC 28731 828-697-2463 flatrockcinema.com

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LAUREL PARK

Laurel Park

From Resort Town to Enchanting Residence

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builder of the famous Miami Beach Fleetwood Hotel, bought land atop Laurel Park, near the famed Jump Off Rock, and began construction on a 15-story Fleetwood Hotel in 1925. The next year, a devastating hurricane hit Florida. Commodore Stolz lost everything. Construction was halted. In 1929, the Great Depression made efforts

The scenic drive up Laurel Park Highway ends at Jump Off Rock with spectacular views of distant peaks. Operated by the Town of Laurel Park, Laurel Green features a flat walking loop, a gazebo and a playground.

DON OSBY

The charming cottages and narrow curving roads of present day Laurel Park are gentle reminders of this town’s lively past as a summer resort. A quiet, yearround, mainly residential community today, Laurel Park remains a captivating tangle of interesting little lanes, mature landscaping, thickets of rhododendron and attractive neighborhoods. From the early- to mid-20th century, Laurel Park was known for its active summer schedule. Laurel Park Lake, the largest of the community’s several lakes, had a beach, a waterslide and a pavilion with the second largest dance floor in the region jutting out over the water. Beginning in 1903, a special rail line brought summer residents from Hendersonville directly up Fifth Avenue to Laurel Park. In 1910, an incline railway was added to take tourists up the mountain to an observation deck with a spectacular view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. By the 1920s, Laurel Park even had its own casino. The mid-1920s saw a real estate boom that started in Florida and rapidly spread to other resort areas including Henderson County. Commodore J. Perry Stolz,

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THE L E G E ND O F J UM P OFF RO CK

One of the most famous and visited sites in Laurel Park is Jump Off Rock with its hiking trails and striking mountain views. The tale behind the rock’s name is that a young Cherokee maiden and her Cherokee chieftain often met at this ledge. When tribal wars called him away, they promised to meet at the rock upon his return. Every evening, the maiden climbed to the rock to watch for her lover. She often sent out plaintive notes of an Indian love call, but no answer came back. Returning warriors brought her the news of the young chief’s death in battle. In the twilight, she climbed to the edge of the cliff—and jumped. The haunting notes of her love call hushed forever. Indian lore has it that on some moonlit nights, the ghost of the heartbroken maiden can be seen on Jump Off Rock.

Construction on the Fleetwood Hotel near Jump Off Rock began in 1925 but was halted four years later. It remained unfinished for another six years until it was dismantled in 1935. Commodore J. Perry Stolz

to complete the hotel hopeless. The unfinished building was sold to salvage in 1935. As automobile ownership increased, people could vacation where rail lines did not go. Laurel Park began its transition from an active summer resort to a tranquil residential community. Although the beaches, the big lakes and the pavilion remained active through the 1970s, they too slowly disappeared. Today, still lush and beautiful—with the new Rhododendron Lake Nature Park as yet another lovely amenity— Laurel Park is a coveted address in a county of premier communities. HendersonvilleMagazine.com

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Mills River

MILLS RIVER

Rural Roots in a Blossoming Community

Mills River Town Hall also is home to the Mills River Library.

Mills River is both the oldest community in Henderson County and its youngest municipality. Settled hundreds of years ago and named for a tributary

of the French Broad River, Mills River has a rich history, much of which is rooted in farming and agriculture that continues today.

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Since its incorporation in 2003, lower density housing development policies in the 22-square-mile town have helped Mills River retain its rural feel. Not far from Hendersonville, Asheville or Brevard, the town is amidst the mountains and has lots of farmland. The 50-acre Mills River Park includes a multi-use trail, a dog park, a playground, a picnic shelter and tennis and pickleball courts. At the back of the park there is a canoe and kayak launch and a handicapped accessible fishing pier on the French Broad River. Future plans for the park include baseball fields. The Town of Mills River also is planning a multi-use recreational path along N.C. 280 that could tie into bicycle lanes planned for Hwy. 191. Near the park, the Town Hall is home to government offices as well as the Mills River Library, a branch of the Henderson County Public Library that opened in 2005. Glenn C. Marlowe Elementary Hendersonville Magazine 2018–2019


The 50-acre Mills River Park is a centerpriece of the town.

School and Mills River Elementary are both in Mills River and both are toprated both in Henderson County and the region. The town has seen increased economic development in the last several years, including in the craft beverages sector. Sierra Nevada Brewing Company chose the town as the site of its East Coast operation and began brewing and distributing from its facility in 2014. The following year, Bold Rock Hard Cider selected Mills River as the site for its third facility and began producing

Dogs can play off the leash at Mills River Park’s dog park. ciders there that same year. Mills River is home to multiple manufacturers, including medical technology company Raumedic and pressure-sensitive label maker UPM Raflatac in the Broadpointe Industrial Park and auto parts supplier GF Linamar in the Ferncliff Industrial Park. Mills River’s agricultural heritage continues, too, with commercial farmers and agribusiness companies like Flavor 1st Growers and Packers, plant grafting specialists Tri-Hishtil and the Van Wingerden Greenhouse Co.

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Fletcher

FLETCHER

Family-Friendliness Fuels Fast Growth

The Town of Fletcher operates under a council-manager form of government based at Fletcher Town Hall. Close proximity to Hendersonville and Asheville combined with a familyfriendly quality of life has fueled the Town of Fletcher’s rise as the fastest growing municipality in Western North Carolina. Fletcher incorporated in 1989 but has a history that harkens back to the 1700s. The town is named for Dr. George Fletcher who became the local postmaster in 1886. Many settlers were drawn to the Fletcher area for limestone mining, which continues today at a quarry along Fanning Bridge Road. The residents of Fletcher today enjoy a town that is centrally located with quick access to I-26 and the convenience of Asheville Regional Airport nearby. Easy interstate and airport access also has been conducive to industry in Fletcher. Local manufacturers that have chosen Fletcher for their facilities include BorgWarner, Cane Creek Cycling Components, Putsch and Wilsonart. Residential growth has been spurred 30

by Fletcher’s mix of housing options that include single-family homes in subdivisions, townhomes, condominiums, small, cottage-style homes and apartments. Families in Fletcher also have several educational options in town. FernLeaf

Community Charter School is a public charter school. Veritas Christian Academy is an independent, non-denominational, college preparatory school for pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade students. Two Seventh-day Adventist schools also are in Fletcher – the Captain

The 75-acre Bill Moore Community Park has many meandering walking trails. Hendersonville Magazine 2018–2019


Cane Creek runs through the Bill Moore Community Park in Fletcher.

Gilmer Christian School for students in pre-kindergarten through 8th grade and Fletcher Academy for grades 9 to 12. The Fletcher Library is popular with residents and has become one of the busiest branches in the Henderson County Public Library system. Library visitors

often stop at Kate’s Park, a small park next to the library that has a playground, paved walking trail, small picnic shelter and green open space. Formerly known as Fletcher Community Park, the 75-acre Bill Moore Community Park draws visitors from

throughout Western North Carolina. The park includes five baseball/softball fields, three multi-purpose fields, a picnic shelter, a playground, a nine-hole disc golf course, arboretum gardens, walking trails, a dog park and access to Cane Creek.

The five baseball/softball fields and three multi-purpose fields at Bill Moore Community Park host games throughout the year. HendersonvilleMagazine.com

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GOLF

Golfers’

Paradise

Whether you’re a seasoned golfer or new to the sport, North Carolina is a golfers' paradise with excellent courses in and around Hendersonville. Golfers can choose to play at all levels—from shorter par-3 courses to more challenging, nationally-acclaimed, championship courses. And with Hendersonville’s moderate climate, golfers can enjoy playing on its many courses throughout the year.

PUBLIC COURSES Broadmoor Golf Links 800-238-5795 broadmoorlinks.com

This 18-hole, par-72, championship course in Fletcher was designed by Karl Litten in the Scottish links style. With bentgrass greens, Bermuda grass fair32

ways and lots of water, this course can offer challenging play. The clubhouse features a restaurant and grill. Lessons are available. Broadmoor Golf Links is located off I-26 at exit 40. Crooked Creek Golf Club

828-692-2011 crookedcreekhendersonville.com

Open to the public year-round, this 18-hole, 6,741-yard, par-72, championship course was established in 1968 and is located just one and a half miles from downtown Hendersonville in the Crooked Creek Community off Kanuga Road. Etowah Valley Golf & Resort 828-891-7022 etowahvalley.com

Designed by Edmund B. Ault, this

A bird’s-eye view of the Cummings Cove course and clubhouse.

27-hole, championship course offers mountain views, lighted putting greens and a driving range, pro shop, clubhouse, restaurant, lounge, a heated swimming pool, tennis courts, lodging, and lessons. Five sets of tees accommodate all levels of golfers. Etowah Valley is at 470 Brickyard Road off Hwy 64, eight miles west of Hendersonville. Orchard Trace Golf Club

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Built on a former apple orchard, this 18-hole, par-3 course is fully lighted to permit evening play and features bluegrass fairways, bluegrass tees and bentgrass greens. Its hilly terrain—with a small lake and two creeks—offers 2,450 yards of play year-round. Orchard Trace is at 3389 Sugarloaf Road, three and a continued on page 34

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WHERE SOUTHERN ELEGANCE MEETS MOUNTAIN CHARM

Just four miles south of downtown Hendersonville

you’ll find the historic charm of yesterday with all the exciting amenities of today.

• Historic mansion clubhouse

• Large banquet facility

• 18 hole Joe Lee designed golf course

• Fine dining and casual dining opportunities

• Hard and soft-surface tennis courts

• Numerous social activities

• Indoor and outdoor heated pools

• On-site sales team

• State-of-the-art fitness center

• Property offerings include condominiums, villas, single family homesites and homes

• Vacation Rentals New offering of homesites with long-range mountain views and new offering of mountain craftsman cottage homes starting in the mid $400’s.

Kenmure Enterprises, Inc. 100 Clubhouse Drive • Flat Rock NC 28731 Real Estate/Rentals: (828) 693-8481 or (800) 345-1860 (outside NC) Clubhouse: (828) 693-8506

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rental properties are available and offer a great way to get to know Kenmure.

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The clubhouse at Champion Hills half miles east of Hendersonville.

PRIVATE AND SEMIPRIVATE COURSES Champion Hills 828-696-1962 championhills.com

Master golf architect Tom Fazio designed Champion Hills as his Mountain Masterpiece. This 18-hole, 6,527-yard, par-71 course is ranked by Golf Digest as the #1 private, year-round course in Western North Carolina. Champion Hills is at 1 Hagen Drive, off Willow Road four miles from Hendersonville. A view of hole 17 at Kenmure Country Club

Cummings Cove Golf & Country Club 828-891-9412 cummingscove.com

This award-winning, 18-hole, 6,415yard, par-71 course features elevated tees, tree-lined fairways, lakes, streams and Blue Ridge mountain views. Three unique par-3 holes highlight the back nine. The clubhouse features a golf shop in addition to a restaurant and lounge. Cummings Cove is at 20 Cummings Cove Pkwy, off Hwy 64 just eight miles west of Hendersonville. Hendersonville Country Club 828-693-6507 hendersonvillecc.com

Designed by Donald Ross, this private, 18-hole, 6,523-yard, par-70, championship course at 1860 Hebron Hendersonville Country Club is a private course designed by Donald Ross. 34

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Level, view lots available. Come see this affordable, established gated community with mountain views, and award-winning Golf Course, Clubhouse, Restaurant & Lounge, Social Center, Sports Complex with Pool, Tennis & Fitness Center

20 Cummings Cove Parkway • Hendersonville, NC 800-958-2905 I 828-891-5848 Take a virtual tour at www.CummingsCove.com No federal agency has judged the merits or value, if any, of this property. This is not intended to be a real estate sales offer or solicitation in any jurisdiction where prohibited by law or where prior registration is required. All plans and prices are subject to change without notice.

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An aerial view of Champion Hills Golf Course

The antebellum clubhouse at Kenmure Road is just minutes from downtown Hendersonville. The club also boasts two practice greens, a short game green and a driving range. High Vista Golf Club (828) 891-1986 highvistagolf.com

Set on scenic Chestnut Top Mountain, High Vista boasts an 18-hole, championship course designed by Tom Jackson. The course’s many elevation changes make for challenging play for golfers at all levels. High Vista has full clubhouse facilities and public tee times are avail36

able. High Vista is at 88 Country Club Road off Hwy 191 in Mills River. Kenmure Country Club

828-697-1200 kenmure.com

Located in historic Flat Rock on 100 Clubhouse Drive, this private 18-hole championship course was designed by Joe Lee. This course offers challenge and flexibility, providing as stern a test as can be found in Western North Carolina. The 6,509-yard, par-72 course sports beautifully sculpted greens with bentgrass fairways and tees.

A view of the 18th fairway at Cummings Cove

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RECREATION

Name Your Game On its 212 acres, Jackson Park caters to just about every outdoor sport.

Whether you’re into sports like tennis, basketball or soccer or you prefer to ride bikes, canoe or take a hike, Henderson County and its surrounding areas offer parks, forests and public facilities for year-round recreational pleasure. Here are some of the most popular places in the county for outdoor – and indoor – recreation.

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Blantyre Park

Grove Bridge Road, Penrose

This park near the Transylvania County line offers access for paddlers or “floaters” to the French Broad River, a statedesignated watercraft trail. Dana Community Park 2879 Upward Rd., Flat Rock

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Westfeldt Park is a popular put-in point for paddling on the river.

and picnic shelter, both of which are available for rent. The park also has swings, a grill and a playing field.

volleyball and pickleball as well as fitness classes like Zumba, aerobics and tai chi.

East Flat Rock Park

Enter at Fourth Avenue East or Glover Street, Hendersonville

Spartanburg Highway & Blue Ridge Road, East Flat Rock

Frequented by adults and children of all ages, this park offers a basketball court, a walking trail, a playing field, playground, and a large, covered picnic pavilion with grills that may be reserved. Etowah Park

447 Etowah School Road, Etowah

This 18-acre park includes a walking trail, tennis courts, a shelter, picnic tables, playground, sports fields and a shuffleboard court. Henderson County Athletics & Activity Center 708 S Grove Street, Hendersonville

This indoor facility offers many gymnasium activities including basketball,

Jackson Park

Covering 212 acres, Jackson Park features walking trails, multi-purpose fields for soccer and events, nine baseball/ softball fields, eight tennis courts, playgrounds, a basketball court, an off-leash dog area, disc golf course and four picnic shelters. Throughout the year, the park is a community gathering spot, playing host to numerous special events. Westfeldt Park

83 Old Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher

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Patton Pool opens each year on Memorial Day weekend and closes on Labor Day.

HENDERSONVILLE CITY PARKS

828-697-3084 hendersonvillenc.gov/parks-recreation

The Hendersonville Public Works Dept maintains multiple parks in the city. Here are some highlights of Hendersonville’s city park system.

Berkeley Mills Park 69 Balfour Road

This 60-acre park features an historic baseball field and pavilions for rent. Berkeley Mills Park joins the Oklawaha Greenway by way of a trail connecting it to the county’s Jackson Park.

Mills River Town Park offers a convenient location to put in on the Mills River. Boyd Park

Between North Main & Church Streets at Eighth Avenue

This little park at the north end of downtown Hendersonville has two tennis courts and an 18-hole miniature golf course. Tennis courts are open year round. Miniature golf is open from May through September. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park

Fourth Avenue East and North Grove Street

This city park provides greenspace with benches and picnic tables near downtown. Patton Park

Highway 25 North

The City of Hendersonville is partnering with the Hendersonville Family YMCA to manage Patton Park and Pool for the next three years. Patton Park’s 19 acres include an athletic field, baseball field, basketball courts, racquetball courts, a lighted walking trail, two picnic pavilions, tennis courts, a children’s playground, a skatepark and an Olympic-size outdoor pool that is open Memorial Day to Labor Day. The YMCA will offer swim lessons and swim team, youth sports and summer day camp, as well as programs for families and active older adults. continued on page 40 38

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Sullivan Park

On Ashe Street in the Green Meadows subdivision

The park is comprised of five acres and features include two basketball courts, an equipped playground, picnic tables and a public restroom that is open seasonally. An asphalt connector joins Sullivan Park with the Oklawaha Greenway Trail. Toms Park

Located on Lily Pond Lane off West Allen Street

Open April through September, Toms Park is comprised of five acres and has

MORE PLACES TO WALK IN HENDERSON COUNTY Blue Ridge Community College Blue Ridge Mall (inside) Bullington Gardens Carl Sandburg Home East Flat Rock Park Historic Johnson Farm Main Street Trail Park Ridge HealthTrail Perry N. Rudnick Nature Trail Upward Elementary Walking Trail HIKING CLUBS AND RESOURCES Carolina Mountain Club carolinamountainclub.org Conserving Carolina conservingcarolina.org High Country Hikers highcountryhikers.org CYCLING CLUBS Blue Ridge Bicycle Club blueridgebicycleclub.org Downtown Asheville Racing Club darccycling.com Pisgah Area SORBA pisgahareasorba.org 40

The Park at Flat Rock offers a scenic trail for walking or jogging. 27 shuffleboard courts, several picnic tables and is adjacent to the Whitmire Activity Building.

TOWN OF FLETCHER PARKS

Fletcher Parks & Recreation 828-687-0751 fletchernc.org/departments/parks-andrecreation

Bill Moore Community Park 85 Howard Gap Road

Recognized as one of the best family parks in Western North Carolina, Bill Moore Community Park features two modular playgrounds,multi-purpose and baseball/softball fields,three soccer fields, miles of scenic walking paths and trails, arboretum gardens, access to Cane Creek, a picnic area with a pavilion, a disc golf course, dog park and an outdoor fitness circuit. Hendersonville Inclusive Playground

Hendersonville Elementary School 1039 Randall Cir, Hendersonville 828-697-4752

Adjacent to the Fletcher Library, this

park features a playground, paved walking trail and a picnic shelter. Mills River Park

Town Center Drive & Haywood Road, Mills River 828-890-2901 millsriver.org/town-park

Maintained by the Town of Mills River, this park includes a multi-use trail, playground, dog park, picnic pavilion, a handicapped-accessible fishing pier, and a launch for non-motorized watercraft such as canoes and kayaks. The park also features the Born Learning Trail that helps engage children and families in fun and creative ways of learning. Oklawaha Greenway Trail Jackson Park to Patton Park, Hendersonville friendsofoklawaha.org

Following Mud Creek, which also is known as Oklawaha Creek, the 3.5-mile Oklawaha Greenway Trail runs from Jackson Park through William H. King Memorial to Sullivan Park to Patton Park and out to Berkeley Mills Park. Built and continued on page 44 Hendersonville Magazine 2018–2019


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A view of Lake Lure from a trail at Chimney Rock Park

Beautiful Triple Falls in DuPont State Forest is just a moderate walk from the Hooker Falls parking area.

maintained by a partnership between Henderson County and Hendersonville, the trail is handicapped accessible, relatively flat and perfect for walking and cycling. Water access for launching tubes, kayaks and canoes is available at both the Seventh Avenue parking area and at Berkeley Mills Park. Highlights along the way include a wetland area with native trees and shrubs, and an observation deck allows for watching and listening to songbirds. The Park at Flat Rock

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Located in the French Broad watershed on the site of a former golf course, the Village of Flat Rock maintains this park which features open fields, reforestation areas, a variety of flora and fauna, a walking trail that meanders around the perimeter of its 66 acres, a welcome center with a community room meeting space, handicapped-accessible restrooms, an open-air pavilion, and a playground. Learn more by calling or visiting the website. continued on page 46 Hendersonville Magazine 2018–2019


When you can’t wait to feel good again. URGENT CARE HENDERSONVILLE 212-A Thompson Street 828-697-3232

FLETCHER

2695 Hendersonville Road 828-651-6350

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Opening June 1st 3334 Boylston Highway, Suite 10 (Next to Ingles) 828-694-8100

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Many trails and overlooks along the Blue Ridge Parkway offer panoramic views.

PARKS IN THE TOWN OF LAUREL PARK Jump Off Rock Park

At the end of Laurel Park Highway

Jump Off Rock is the scenic overlook atop Echo Mountain which can be reached by driving all the way up Laurel Park Highway. The park includes a trail system. Jump Off Rock provides a panoramic view of rolling pastures and the Blue Ridge and Pisgah mountain ranges. Laurel Green Park

440 White Pine Drive, Hendersonville

Laurel Green This 4-acre parcel of level land is enclosed by a perimeter of planted berms and a stream. Inside this perimeter are three distinct circular areas created by meandering walking paths, a pond and a centrally located gazebo. Rhododendron Lake Nature Park

On Lake Drive just off Laurel Park Highway

Managed by the Town of Laurel Park, this new park features Rhododendron Lake which was built in 1909 and previously known as Laurel Park Lake. The park includes a pedestrian bridge and walking trails.

NEARBY FORESTS TO EXPLORE DuPont State Recreational Forest

Henderson Co/Transylvania Co Line 828-877-6527 ncforestservice.gov/Contacts/dsf.htm

Stretching from Stone Mountain in Henderson County to Rich Mountain in Transylvania County, the 10,400acre DuPont State Recreational Forest contains a variety of plant communities including rich hardwood coves, groves 46

of white pine, upland oaks, spray cliff plants and sedges on granite domes. The forest features four spectacular waterfalls—Hooker Falls, Triple Falls, High Falls and Bridal Veil Falls—all within a three-hour walk along the Little River. In addition, Grassy Creek Falls, Wintergreen Falls and several mountain lakes can be found along the trails. The forest has approximately 80 miles of roads and trails open to hiking, biking and horseback riding. Visitor parking is available in six access areas located around the perimeter of the forest. Interior forest roads are not open to motorized vehicles. As part of the NC Wildlife Resources Commission’s Game Lands program, parts of the forest are open to deer, turkey and small game hunting on certain days and by permit only. For fishing, DuPont features impoundments, warm-water streams, and cold-water streams. A state fishing license is required. For more information about hunting or fishing, visit ncwildlife.org or call 919-707-0010. DuPont State Recreational Forest is open year-round during daylight hours. There is no public camping.

trees marked for identification and 125 varieties of wildflowers. Displays and self-guided tours teach about nature, ecology and forest management. Along the unique, easy, half-mile “Talking Tree Trail,” the trees themselves tell passersby why their type of tree is important to the forest. Visitors, especially children, also love the forest-fire-fighting equipment display. There is also a volleyball net, horseshoe pit, picnic shelters that can be reserved and picnic areas that can be used by people using wheelchairs. More Adventure Just Beyond Our Borders The recreational opportunities available to residents of Henderson County are not limited to inside the county line. Lake Lure, Chimney Rock Park, Pisgah National Forest and Nantahala National Forest, Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the famous Blue Ridge Parkway attract visitors from all over the world and are just day trips from Henderson County.

Holmes Educational State Forest

1299 Crab Creek Road, Hendersonville 9 am to 5 pm, Tue-Fri 10 am to 6 pm, Sat & Sun Open from mid-March through the Friday before Thanksgiving 828-692-0100 ncesf.org/holmes.html

Just minutes from Hendersonville proper, Holmes Educational State Forest features five miles of well-tended trails that vary in length and difficulty. The trails showcase a variety of native

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Henderson County –

A Welcoming Place for Pets and Their People Low-cost vaccination clinics with licensed veterinarians occur regularly at Blue Ridge Humane Society's Adoption Center.

Visitors and residents alike find that Hendersonville is a welcoming place not only for them but also for their animal companions. Any day along the streets of downtown, people can be seen strolling with their dogs and relaxing with their fourlegged friends outside at restaurants, coffeehouses and breweries. For the comfort and safety of animals and to help keep downtown Hendersonville enjoyable for everyone, HendersonvilleMagazine.com

the city requires that pet owners keep pets leashed and under control and that they clean up and dispose of pet waste. Pets and Downtown Events Hendersonville hosts downtown community celebrations throughout the year. At the majority of these events – such as the Rhythm and Brews concerts from May to September, the summer Street Dances and Music on Main series and the North Carolina Apple Festival

during Labor Day weekend – pets are not allowed. At the Tails in Town event, however, dog lovers and their furry friends take center stage and are encouraged to attend. The summer celebration in the Historic Seventh Avenue District includes exhibitors, vendors, dog cooling stations and educational sessions. continued on next page

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Pets can frolic freely at the dog park at Mills River Park.

Dog Parks Pets are welcome at public parks throughout Hendersonville and Henderson County. In the interest of safety and sanitation, pet owners need to keep them leashed and clean up after them. Hendersonville also has a park specifically for dogs – Pets' Own Place on Seventh Avenue. This fenced dog park at 1019 Seventh Avenue East has two separate sections for small and large dogs. The park is across Mud Creek at the Oklawaha Greenway trailhead and has a waste bag dispenser, a trash receptacle and a water spigot. Throughout Henderson County, there are several other dog parks: Jackson Park at 4th Ave. East in Hendersonville features an off-leash dog area. Managed by the Henderson County Parks & Recreation Dept., Jackson Park has 212 acres of land that includes many walking trails. Bill Moore Community Park (formerly known as Fletcher Community Park) includes a dog park. Operated by The Town of Fletcher, Bill Moore Community Park is made up 75 acres that also include walking trails and access to Cane Creek. Mills River Park features a dog 48

Sanctuary Brewing Company in downtown Hendersonville holds pet adoption events throughout the year.

Exploring State Parks and National Forests with Pets Hendersonville is not far from such state parks and forests as DuPont State Recreational Forest, Holmes Educational State Forest and Chimney Rock State Park. Pets are allowed in North Carolina State Parks and State Forests as long as they are on an attended leash no longer than six feet and are under the constant control of the owner. With the exception of service animals for people with disabilities, pets are not allowed in public buildings in state parks or state forests. Henderson County residents also enjoy regional hiking and camping with their pets in Pisgah National Forest and Nantahala National Forest. Pet owners must crate, cage or restrain their pets on leashes not exceeding six feet or otherwise physically confine their pets at all times. Other than guide dogs accompanying people with visual or hearing impairments, pets are not permitted in public buildings in national forests.

park. The 50-acre Mills River Park also includes a multi-use trail and a canoe and kayak launch on the French Broad River.

Animal Adoptions, Education and More Based in Hendersonville and serving all of Henderson County, the Blue Ridge Hendersonville Magazine 2018–2019


Humane Society is a nonprofit animal welfare organization and limited admission shelter. At its Adoption Center at 88 Centipede Lane in Hendersonville, residents can adopt dogs, cats and other animals. Adoption fees include spaying or neutering, vaccinations, a veterinarian exam, de-worming, a heartworm test for dogs over six months old and preventative treatment, feline leukemia and FIV tests for cats and kittens, a month of pet insurance and a starter bag of food. Blue Ridge Humane Society also offers free-to-low-cost spay and neuter options, low-cost vaccination clinics, pet food assistance and veterinary cost assistance for residents in economic distress, re-homing listings, animal behavior training, education and outreach and volunteer opportunities. Learn more at blueridgehumane.org or by calling 828-685-7107. The Henderson County Animal Services Department provides shelter for adoptable and stray animals and reunites lost pets with their owners. The department keeps records of rabies cases and encourages responsible pet ownership through microchipping and anti-cruelty measures. The Henderson County Animal Services Center is at 828 Stoney Mountain Road in Hendersonville. Visit hendersoncountync.gov/animalservices or call 828-697-4723 for more information. North Carolina Law Protects Pets in Vehicles While it’s not illegal to leave pets in vehicles, doing so has the potential to be hazardous to pets. For the health and safety of animals, North Carolina law allows any animal control officer, animal cruelty investigator, law enforcement officer, firefighter or rescue squad worker who has probable cause to believe an animal is confined in a vehicle under conditions likely to cause suffering, injury or death to enter a vehicle by any reasonable means under the circumstances after trying to locate whomever is responsible for the animal. Conditions that can endanger pets include heat, cold and lack of adequate ventilation.

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The Blue Ridge Humane Society holds educational sessions and pet adoption events throughout the year at various locations.

Wag!

A Unique Pet Boutique

Wag! Pet Boutique is a wonderful, locally owned store you and your dog or cat will appreciate. They carry the best brands of food, supplements, and toys in the area. Wag! carefully selects and tests everything and won't carry products that they cannot stand behind, 100%. Wag! always has something fun for both people and furry friends!

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Bullington Gardens is a horticultural education center that serves area residents of all ages.

Attractions and

Community Celebrations

Henderson County offers attractions for all ages and interests that are enjoyed by both area residents as with tourists. Festivals, celebrations and special events help keep these attractions fresh and fun for those of us who live in this wonderful area. Here are just a few of the fascinating places and interesting events you’ll want to visit regularly. Aquarium & Shark Lab by Team ECCO 511 N Main Street, Hendersonville 1-5 pm Wed-Sat Free for children under 2 $4 for ages 2-4 $5 for ages 5-75 $4 for ages 76 and older 828-692-8386 teamecco.org

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ECCO has been listed as the first inland aquarium in North Carolina. It is home to more than 230 tropical marine fish and invertebrates representing more than 50 different species and more than 30 freshwater animals from eight families. Aquarium & Shark Lab by Team ECCO offers daily reptile and marine animal talks from its Exploration Hut and live shark and stingray feedings in its new 2,000-gallon shark study tank. Bullington Gardens

95 Upper Red Oak Trail, Hendersonville 9 am-4 pm, Mon-Fri year-round; 9 am-4 pm Sat, March-Oct 828-698-6104 bullingtongardens.org

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cation center with a number of themed gardens featuring perennials, herbs, native azaleas and imported and rare plants. It includes a distinctive collection of Japanese maples, a fairy garden and an extensive dahlia garden. The property also features a therapy garden for those with physical limitations and a nature trail with indigenous woodland plants. Classes and workshops on a variety of topics are offered year-round. Programs for school children and horticultural therapy for special-needs high school students are available as well. Operated by a partnership of Henderson County Public Schools and N.C. Cooperative Extension, Bullington Gardens was bequeathed by Bob Bullington, a New York City policeman who established a nursery on the site. Visitors are welcome continued on page 52 Hendersonville Magazine 2018–2019


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Featuring Artisan Ciders, Pommeau & Sherry Tasting Room Overlooking the Orchard 749 Chestnut Gap Rd. • Hendersonville, NC 828-699-7507 Sat. Noon-7pm, Sun. Noon-6pm Weekday hours coming-please call for info.

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the year including Ol’ Timey Days, held the first Saturday in June and the last Saturday in September, and a special Ol’ Timey Christmas is held on the first Saturday after Thanksgiving. Flat Rock Farmers Market

Hwy 225 behind Little Rainbow Row, Flat Rock Thursdays, 3-6 pm, May-Oct flatrockfarmersmarket.com

The market offers locally grown seasonal produce, perennials, herbs, mushrooms, artisan breads and baked goods, honey, jellies, goat cheese, seafood and much more. Market-goers can also experience wine tastings, entertainment and craft demonstrations. Each November, the market wraps up the harvest with an Autumnfest Market and Craft Fair at Highland Lake Inn & Resort in Flat Rock. Connemara in all seasons. There is no charge for admission, but donations are welcome. Tours and programs for groups can be arranged. Carl Sandburg Home

National Historic Site Administered By The National Park Service Little River Road, Flat Rock 9 am-5 pm daily Guided tours 9:30 am - 4:30 pm No charge for visiting the grounds, hiking or picnicking House tours: $5 adults, $3 seniors, children under 15 free 828-693-4178 nps.gov/carl/

This picturesque home and 264-acre farm called Connemara was the residence of Carl Sandburg—Pulitzer Prizewinning poet and author, biographer of Abraham Lincoln, journalist and social activist—and his family from 1945 to 1967. An historic site in its own right, the home was built in 1838 by C.G. Memminger, the first Secretary of the Treasury of the Confederate States. Against the backdrop of Little Glassy Mountain, the house’s peaceful setting and interior remains as it was when the Sandburg family lived there. On the 52

The Curb Market has been a fixture of Hendersonville since 1924. grounds, the park maintains a small goat herd descended from Mrs. Sandburg’s world-renowned herd of dairy goats. There are also more than five miles of trails that lead to wonderful views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Throughout the year, special festivals and ranger programs are offered. Carl Sandburg Home NHS is open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. The Curb Market

221 N Church Street, Hendersonville 8 am-2 pm, Thu and Sat, Jan-March 8 am-2 pm, Tue, Thu and Sat, April-Dec 828-692-8012 curbmarket.com

The Curb Market is a farmers market in the purest sense. Everything there is either homegrown or homemade by the sellers. Seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, dairy products, pickles, jams and jellies are offered along with freshly picked flowers and handmade items that range from quilts to toys. The Curb Market began on Main Street in 1924 with eight sellers. Today, about 100 sellers (some fourth generation) occupy 137 spaces. The Curb Market hosts special events during

Garden Jubilee

Main Street from Sixth Ave to Caswell Street Hendersonville Sat and Sun of Memorial Day Weekend 828-693-9708 800-828-4244 visithendersonvillenc.org/garden-jubilee

Named by the Southeast Tourism Society as a Top Twenty Event, Garden Jubilee Festival has been the place for one-stop shopping for garden lovers. The two-day festival is held on Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. More than 200 vendor booths line Historic Main Street filled with annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, trees, and all sorts of other delights for the garden, from art to furniture. Garden experts on hand offer helpful gardening tips. Hands On! Children’s Museum

318 N Main Street, Hendersonville (Down the corridor past Black Bear Coffee Co.) 10 am-5 pm, Tue-Sat Check website for special holiday/summer hours Children under 1 free, $5 for everyone else 828-697-8333 handsonwnc.org

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Hendersonville’s railroad days. Built in 1902, the historic depot has been lovingly restored to its original glory. Today it houses the Apple Valley Model Railroad Club’s HO Scale model railroad. With more than 2,000 feet of track and 225 switches, its layout represents Henderson County, the Saluda Grade (the steepest railroad grade in the US) and the towns of Western North Carolina. Visitors can also enjoy running “Thomas” on his track, climbing aboard the restored Southern Railway caboose, and touring new G-scale outdoor garden railroad, featuring the logging railroads that existed throughout the region more than 100 years ago. Historic Johnson Farm

The Historic Johnson Farm serves as a heritage education site preserving an example of farm life at the turn of the century. and their caregivers, this children’s museum provides educational exhibits and programs that stimulate the imagination and motivate learning. Traveling programs, space rental for events and birthday parties, and memberships are also available. Henderson County Heritage Museum

1 Historic Courthouse Square, Suite 4 Inside the Historic Courthouse Main Street, Hendersonville 10 am-5 pm Wed-Sat; 1-5 pm, Sun 828-694-1619 hendersoncountymuseum.com

From the Revolutionary War to the coming of the train and the area’s Golden Age (1879–1929) to modern day, this museum celebrates the rich history of Henderson County. Its six exhibit rooms contain impressive artifacts and multimedia presentations that inform visitors about the milestone events that shaped this area. Highlights include an interactive scale model of the Saluda Grade railway, the Courthouse room, the Baker Barber Studios exhibit, the founding of the Rescue Squad display, an exhibit for the 50th anniversary of the Piedmont Flight 22 crash over Hendersonville and a commemoration of the sesquicentennial anniversary of 54

the American Civil War. “The Ridge” exhibit tells the story of communities along the Eastern Continental Divide and even includes a working still. Henderson County Tailgate Market

100 N King Street, Hendersonville 8 am - Noon, Sat., April 7-Oct 27 828-697-4891 hendersoncountytailgatemarket.com

Every Saturday during the growing season, local farmers gather in the parking lot of the County Commissioner Office building to sell what they grow. Literally a tailgate market, shoppers find organic and conventionally grown vegetables, fruits, berries, fresh eggs, honey, baked goods, preserves, pickles and more. Local nurseries also make available fresh flowers, plants, bulbs and trees. All vendors live in Henderson County. New vendors are welcome but must reserve a space with the market directors by calling the number above.

Hwy 191 opposite Rugby Middle School, Hendersonville 8 am - 4 pm, Tues-Fri, during the school year 8 am - 4 pm, Mon-Thu, summer $5 adults, $3 children No charge for visiting grounds Call for guided tour times 828-891-6585 historicjohnsonfarm.org

A 19th-century tobacco farm, Historic Johnson Farm covered 500 acres in its prime. The main house was constructed in 1876 of handmade bricks and is believed to be Henderson County’s first brick house. When the tobacco industry declined in 1913, the farm became a popular summer boarding house. In 1987, the farm was listed in

Hendersonville Train Depot

650 Maple Avenue, Hendersonville 1-3 pm Wed; 10 am-2 pm, Sat; 10 am-4 pm the Friday after Thanksgiving avmrc.com

All aboard for a fun look back into

An exhibit at the Henderson County Heritage Museum. Hendersonville Magazine 2018–2019


the National Register of Historic Places. Vernon and Leander Johnson, the last family members, willed the house to the Henderson County Board of Education. Today, the farm serves as a hands-on museum and heritage education center. The farm hosts two events a year. On the last Saturday in April, the Historic Johnson Farm Festival fills the grounds with craft demonstrations, bluegrass music, old-fashioned wagon rides, farm animals and more. In December, the farm is dressed for the Christmas season and visitors are invited to step back in time and enjoy an old-fashioned Christmas. Throughout the year, a variety of educational activities occur at the farm with the main focus on family fun. The Heritage Weavers and Fiber Artists now occupy the former boarding house and offer a variety of classes through the year.

Henderson County has thriving farmers markets, each offering unique selections of produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, herbs and more.

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Mills River Farmers Market

Mills River Elementary School Parking Lot 94 School House Road, Mills River 8 am-noon, Saturdays, May-Oct 828-891-3332

Mills River Farmers Market features fruits and vegetables, plants, honey, crafts and meat products and more grown and made within a 50-mile radius of the Town of Mills River. The Market accepts SNAP/EBT benefits as well as debit and credit cards. Vendor applications are available by e-mailing millsriverfarm@gmail.com. Mineral and Lapidary Museum of Henderson County

400 N Main Street, Hendersonville 1-5 pm, Mon-Fri, March-Dec (during summer break, opens at 11 am) 10 am-5 pm, Sat Closed Sun, Mon and Tue, Jan-Feb 828-698-1977 mineralmuseum.org

The natural beauty of its minerals and fossils makes this museum a rare find. Home of the Hendersonville Meteorite, the museum also features North Carolina minerals, fluorescent minerals, replicas of world famous diamonds, a display of the lapidary arts, geode cracking and a T. rex skull replica. The museum also offers free tours for schools and other groups.

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personal vehicles ($7 the first Tuesday of every month), $50 for motorhomes/ vehicles 21-feet-long and longer, $100 for buses 828-665-2492 ncarboretum.org

The Mineral & Lapidary Museum of Henderson County is a favorite stop for young and old alike. View the large display of minerals and fossils or crack a surprise-filled geode as a souvenir.

The North Carolina Arboretum is adjacent to the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway, just off Hwy 191. Within its 434 acres, the Arboretum offers 65 acres of cultivated gardens, 10 miles of forested hiking and biking trails, indoor and outdoor exhibits that change seasonally and a bonsai collection, a bistro and a gift shop. Classes, workshops, seminars and tours are offered. Rhythm & Brews

South Main Street (Between Allen and Caswell) Third Thu, 5-9 pm May through Sept 828-233-3216 downtownhendersonville.org/calendarof-events/

Free tours of the new Sierra Nevada Brewery can be scheduled online. Each 90-minute tour ends with a beer appreciation session in the tasting room. Music on Main Street

Visitor Center, 201 S Main Street, Hendersonville 7-9 pm, Fridays June 8- Aug 17, 2018 828-693-9708 800-828-4244 visithendersonvillenc.com/music-onmain-street

Music On Main Street is like one big block party on Fridays from June to midAugust in downtown Hendersonville. Music on Main Street features a diverse line-up ranging from pop, oldies, and rock to contemporary music. Car Shows are held in conjunction with Music on Main Street. Bring a chair. No pets, alcoholic beverages, coolers or backpacks are permitted. North Carolina Apple Festival

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ncapplefestival.org

Every year since 1947, Hendersonville has been dancing in the streets—literally—on Labor Day weekend in celebration of the apple and its important role in the local and state economy – Henderson County is first in the state in apple production. Through the years, this event has grown into a four-day festival that attracts people from all over the region. Main Street is blocked off and lined with food vendors, arts, crafts, games and of course, apple stands. Entertainment ranges from apple recipe contests to musical acts on the entertainment stage at the historic courthouse. The North Carolina Arboretum

100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville Property open 8 am-9 pm, April-Oct 8 am-7 pm, Nov-March Gates close one hour before closing time Members park for free Parking fee for nonmembers $14 for

Heading into its sixth year, the Rhythm & Brews concert series kicks off each May and features an eclectic mix of local and regional Americana, R&B, funk, bluegrass and Southern rock. Three different musical performances per event are featured. Local food vendors, a kids’ play station, a nonprofit vendor space, a misting station and beer, wine and cider for sale are also featured at these free concerts. September’s event will include a Studio Tour. Self-Guided History, Art and Scenic Tours 828-693-9708 or 800-828-4244 Download a Guide at visithendersonvillenc.org/ tours-and-itineraries

Downtown Hendersonville and the areas surrounding it are museums unto themselves and the Visitor Information Center has several self-guided tours to allow visitors to see all that the area holds—historic sites, unique architecture, art, breweries, natural landmarks and more. Visit the weblink to download self-guided tours and itineraries. Sierra Nevada Brewery

100 Sierra Nevada Way, Mills River 828-681-5300 sierranevada.com Hendersonville Magazine 2018–2019


Sierra Nevada’s state-of-the-art brewery in Mills River offers free tours seven days a week to those 12 years of age and older. Tours are by reservation only. Visitors 21 and over can enjoy an educational tasting of Sierra Nevada beers as part of the tour. The campus also sports a gift shop, a taproom with a restaurant, an outdoor beer garden and an amphitheater for hosting music events and other programs. Street Dances

Visitor Center, 201 S Main Street, Hendersonville 7-9 pm, Mon, July 9-Aug 13, 2018 828-693-9708 or 800-828-4244 visithendersonvillenc.org

The Street Dances started in 1918 to welcome home World War I soldiers and have been part of summer in Hendersonville for 100 years. The Street Dances feature a live bluegrass band playing traditional music while a square dance caller prompts dance figures for participants to follow. If you don’t know how to square dance, come at 6:30 pm for basic lessons. Clogging teams perform twice during the evening with stomping routines. Bring a chair. No alcoholic beverages, coolers or backpacks allowed.

The Quilt Garden is one of several garden exhibits to be enjoyed at The North Carolina Arboretum. Known as the first air museum in the tion. The museum hosts an annual air “First-In-Flight” state, the Western fair on the first weekend in June with North Carolina Air Museum displays tours, rides in vintage aircraft, food and restored vintage airplanes as well as fun. During the North Carolina Apple replica antique planes and aviation Festival on Labor Day weekend, the memorabilia. In 2015, the museum museum and vintage-aircraft rides are welcomed a three-quarter-scale model available. Schools and other groups are of the 1903 Wright Flyer and a full-scale welcome and tours can be arranged. 1915 Sopwith Baby replica to its collec-

Where value and luxury meet the mountains

Western North Carolina Air Museum

Adjacent to the Hendersonville Airport 1340 East Gilbert Street, off Brooklyn Avenue Open year-round, weather permitting 10 am-5 pm, Sat Noon-5 pm, Wed and Sun, April-Oct Noon-5 pm, Sat, Sun and Wed, NovMarch 828-698-2482 wncairmuseum.com

Two convenient locations in Henderson County, one minutes away from the airport, the other in Flat Rock. • Newly Renovated guest rooms • Contintental breakfast • Free Wi-Fi 447 Naples Road, Hendersonville

828-684-0040

MountainInnAirport.com

This 1943 Stearman PT-17 flies out of the Western North Carolina Air Museum where members are dedicated to preserving aviation history. HendersonvilleMagazine.com

755 Upward Road, Flat Rock

828-692-7772

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Art on Main, an outdoor art and fine crafts fair, features works from artists across the region.

A Small Town

with Big Arts

The sheer volume and variety of art available to and supported by residents in Henderson County let visitors quickly discern how important the arts are to this community. From renowned art exhibits to nationally recognized theater productions to our own symphony orchestra, Hendersonville and Henderson County offer a great number of cultural events throughout the year. To find out what’s in the works or to get involved in the art scene yourself, turn to the organizations on the following pages. 58

The Arts Council of Henderson County

401 N Main Street, Suite 302, Hendersonville 828-693-8504 acofhc.org

A community organization, the Arts Council promotes, advocates for, and nurtures the arts in Henderson County and Western North Carolina. The Council offers and supports art education, exhibitions, events and performances.

The Arts Council partners with Blue Ridge Community College and First Citizens Bank to present visual art exhibitions featuring local and regional artists and art of the county’s students and art teachers. The Council also presents performances and events, including Art on Main, an outdoor fine art and fine crafts fair now in its 59th year. The Council is a Designated County Partner with the North Carolina Arts Council, administering grants to

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Henderson County nonprofit arts organizations and regional artists. In addition, the Council serves Henderson County children through the Artistsin-Schools program funded in part by Henderson County. Art League of Henderson County

PO Box 514, Hendersonville 828-551-1478 artleague.net

Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra performs five concerts a year. The Carolina Concert Choir is a 55-member choir that performs twice a year in April and December.

After more than four decades, the Art League of Henderson County continues to engage and encourage its 100 members. ALHC hosts monthly meetings featuring guest-artist' demonstrations, and sponsors workshops and provides gallery space where members may show and sell their work. On the second Sunday of each month (excluding May when the meeting is held on the third Sunday), the league hosts a half hour meet-and-greet appetizer/dessert reception from 1:30 to 2 pm, then a concise business meeting, followed by a teaching demonstration by a professional artist or sponsor. ALHC actively supports local middle and high school students by fundraising on behalf of their art teachers, helping them with funds to purchase necessary art materials and supplies for their students.

MUSIC

Carolina Concert Choir 828-393-5737 carolinaconcertchoir.org

What began in 1979 as a 10-member madrigal group, today is a 60-member Carolina Concert Choir. Directed by Professor Lawrence Doebler, the choir—which draws singers from WNC and Upstate SC— performs two to three concerts a year in the April and December. The choir also sponsors the All-County High School Honors Chorus which auditions singers from all four county high schools and home schools, giving them opportunities to expand their musical knowledge and performance experience. In 2016, the program was expanded to all Henderson County Middle Schools. Auditions for Carolina Concert Choir are open to singers throughout the region and are held throughout the year. 60

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The all-volunteer Hendersonville Community Band includes adults of all ages. Hendersonville Chorale hendersonvillechorale.com

This group of 70 to 90 members sings all varieties of music from classics to show tunes. Singers include every age group and skill level. The chorale prides itself on its welcoming camaraderie and shared love of song. Directed by Michael Stephen Brannon, the chorale prepares and performs two concerts each year in the spring and fall.

Lively and upbeat describes the tempo of the Hendersonville Swing Band.

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Hendersonville Community Band’s slogan “Four Seasons for Music” represents its commitment to its hometown. Since 1991, HCB has performed annual fall, holiday, spring and summer concerts. Conductor and Music Director Winford Franklin directs 75 talented amateur and professional musicians in classic concert band music, marches, show tunes and pops. HCB also encourages music education through scholarships available to Henderson County music students. Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra

317 N. Washington Street, Suite 2, Hendersonville 828-697-5884 hendersonvillesymphony.org

Celebrating more than 46 years, the Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra is one of the area's leading cultural organizations. The orchestra of professional musicians performs five concerts a year, often featuring guest

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artists from around the country. Season subscription and single concert tickets are available throughout the season, which runs from September through April. The Hendersonville Symphony considers the musical enrichment and education of young people a major priority. Youth programs include the Hendersonville Symphony Youth Orchestra, Hendersonville Symphony Children’s Choir, Young Artist Competition, Education Concerts for local, school-aged children and a Youth Scholarship program. Friends of the Hendersonville Symphony, an energetic group of community volunteers, help produce the Symphony's fundraisers each year. Membership in Friends is open to anyone who has a passion for the organization's mission. Hendersonville Swing Band

828-696-8031

This lively 16-piece band has been a musical fixture in Hendersonville for more than 20 years. Staying true to the original masters of swing, the band delights audiences by recreating the magic moments of The Dorsey Brothers, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Count Basie and more. Led by trombonist-conductor Jerry Zink, the band plays benefit concerts several times a year for local service organizations and charities.

FILM

Hendersonville Film Society

Smoky Mountain Theater Lake Pointe Landing 333 Thompson Street, Hendersonville 828-697-7310

Viewing films at Lake Pointe Land-

Hendersonville Community Theatre provides great entertainment, from comedy to tragedy and everything in between. ing’s Smoky Mountain Theatre, the Hendersonville Film Society brings high-quality foreign, private and alternative films to our community every Sunday. The suggested donation is $5 at the door. Membership is encouraged.

THEATER

Flat Rock Playhouse

2661 Greenville Hwy, Flat Rock 125 S Main Street, Hendersonville 828-693-0731 flatrockplayhouse.org

North Carolina’s State Theatre opened its curtains more than 60 years ago in Flat Rock. In 2011, the theater expanded to a second venue on Main Street in Hendersonville. Today, both stages provide the region with the highest level of professional entertainment. From February through December, more than 100,000 patrons enjoy a variety

of musicals, comedies, contemporary dramas, family series and concerts that entertain and enlighten, break new ground and celebrate local talent as well as internationally renowned artists. Hendersonville Community Theatre (HCT) 229 S Washington Street, Hendersonville 828-692-1082 hendersonvilletheatre.org

For more than 50 years, Hendersonville Community Theatre (formerly Hendersonville Little Theatre) has been the Official Community Theatre of Hendersonville. The theatre’s purpose is to enrich, stimulate and entertain the community by providing high quality performing arts experiences and participatory instruction in all phases of theater production. HCT presents a varied season of plays, musicals and performing arts on its two-stage facility. The theatre is run by volunteers and welcomes people with a desire to join their family of dedicated performing art enthusiasts.

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Find Your Dream Home One of the gracious homes at Kenmure, a gated golf community in Flat Rock.

From stately colonials and comfortable ranches to contemporary custom designs and log cabins, Henderson County offers anyone looking for their dream home a variety of housing choices. Homes can be found in downtown neighborhoods, wooded natural settings, rural areas and perched high on mountainsides with breathtaking views. Many communities in our area have active homeowners associations that organize social, recreational and educational activities for residents. For communities specifically designed for retirement or adults 55 or older, see Your Retirement Your Way on page 56. Henderson County offers choice residential communities designed to permanently preserve the natural beauty of the land and the greenness of the area. THE BOULDERS is a gated conservation community designed so a quarter of the

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land is preserved open green space and every homesite enjoys a mountain vista. Residents can choose their own plan and builder or choose a plan from The Boulders Cottage Collection. Located off Hwy 25 North on Stoney Mountain the location offers quick access to Main Street just minutes away and is only 20 minutes to downtown Asheville. HIGHLAND LAKE is located on 200 acres, two miles from downtown in Flat Rock. Three distinct neighborhoods offer primary or second homes, vacation rental homes and immediate occupancy resale homes with on-site real estate and property management. Recognized as one of the Top Ten Most Walkable Communities in America, you’ll find sidewalks, miles of walking trails, open green spaces, gardens and proximity to The Park at Flat Rock. For those who prefer their green spaces in the form of a golf course or

enjoy the country club lifestyle, Henderson County offers a choice golfing communities. CUMMINGS COVE is a gated golf community just eight miles west of downtown. Located on more than 650 acres, Cummings Cove offers a diverse selection of homes, villas and cottages. The Mountain Top section has homesites with see-forever mountain views. The Valley View golf villas afford scenic golf vistas with a wooded mountain backdrop. The sports complex includes a fitness center with a pool, hot tub spa and three joint-friendly tennis courts in addition to the clubhouse with restaurant and golf shop. KENMURE is also a gated golf community located just four miles from downtown in Flat Rock. An historic antebellum mansion serves as a grand clubhouse with a restaurant. Residents continued on page 66

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Highland Lake offers permanent and vacation rental homes.

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Many of our visiting guests end up purchasing a home here in Highland Lake. Why? The neighbors are friendly, the place is beautiful, and the resort-like lifestyle is amazing!

See You Soon at... Historic Flat Rock, North Carolina 828.692.1359 www.highlandlake.net

Walk to: Season’s Restaurant • The Park at Flat Rock • Historic Flat Rock Location All amenities and facilities at Highland Lake are privately owned and in some cases Open to the Public. These amenities are incidental in nature. Highland Lake is marketed by Highland Lake Properties, LLC and developed by a third party. This is not intended to be an offer to sell nor a solicitation of offers to buy real estate in Highland Lake by residents of any state or jurisdiction where prohibited by law.

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Discover a conservation community that celebrates the wonders of nature, stunning vistas and incredible convenience at the crossroads of Asheville and Hendersonville, mere minutes to it all. It’s where fine craftsmanship and architectural excellence prevail. Pick the perfect homesite that ignites your passion, build the custom home of your dreams or choose from our semi-custom Cottage Collection. It’s all right here.

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also enjoy indoor and outdoor heated pools, hard and soft-surface tennis courts and a fitness center. The community offers homesites for custom single-family homes, freestanding villas and condominiums and new mountain craftsman cottages. Great recreational amenities are not exclusive to golf communities. SIMPLE LIFE is a community of tiny houses, one of the country’s latest move-

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ments for affordable housing. Whether downsizing, looking for a second home or a base to travel the world from, these compact cottages offer comfort and a close-knit community feeling. Residents can use the on-site management and rental service to rent their homes out when not in residence. The 26-acre property in Flat Rock includes a large community clubhouse, swimming pool continued on page 68

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We have the perfect community for you. Vista at Bill’s Mountain

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With stunning views toward Chimney Rock Park and Lake Lure, Bill’s Mountain offers acre-plus homesites, and exquisitely appointed homes and condos.

Featuring 3 and 4 bedroom, low-maintenance, craftsman-style homes with floor plans from 1,100 to over 2,000 sq. ft. or pick out your homesite and build later.

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Homesites from the $50’s • Home/Land from the low $200’s • Stocked Pond • Clubhouse with Fitness Center •

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Directions: Only 15 minutes from Downtown Hendersonville. Follow Hwy. 64 East for 8-1/2 miles. Turn left at second Vista entrance sign, and gatehouse.

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Simple Life, a tiny house community, offers a carefree lifestyle and many community activities.

A panoramic view from Cummings Cove golf community and fire pit for social activities and parks for pets as well as pet sitting. Close to downtown and with easy access to I-26, Simple Life is convenient to everything the area has to offer. VISTA AT BLACKSMITH RUN, located just five miles east of I-26 on Chimney Rock Road, has striking long range views while situated on rolling hills, making walking easy and gardening a pleasure. This gated community offers a clubhouse, pool, fitness room and fishing pier. Vista at Bill’s Mountain, located in nearby Lake Lure, NC, has similar amenities and great views. Choose a homesite or one of the low maintenance craftsman-style homes. This sampling of communities shows Hendersonville and surrounding Henderson County offer numerous choices in housing and neighborhoods. To help sort through it all, visit the Hendersonville Board of Realtors® website, HBOR-NC. com and enlist the services of one of Henderson County’s many real estate agents. Both national and local agencies 68

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One of the gracious homes at Kenmure, a gated golf community.

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REAL ESTATE / RELOCATION ALICE COCHRAN - BROKER ASSOCIATE Alice has spent over half of her life helping people fulfill their dream of home ownership. Every client of hers is special and she cherishes all the friends she is made through real estate. She is a native of Henderson County and has witnessed the town grow into a diverse community offering an exceptional way of life. Alice works tirelessly to provide her clients with the most positive experience possible. She looks forward to serving you and providing you and your family superior customer service! 130 S. Main Street Ste. B Hendersonville 828-329-3935 alicecochran@bhhslp.com HomesinHendersonville.com

ALYSIA MAHER - BROKER ASSOCIATE | REALTOR® Alysia is dedicated to her clients and her profession. She aggressively supports your real estate needs, from beginning to end, and is always using new and advanced technologies to assist in the real estate transaction. Her primary focuses are condominiums, country homes, historic homes, horse farms, investment properties, lake properties, new construction, resale residential, senior living, short sales and foreclosure properties. Alysia serves Henderson, Buncombe, Polk, Rutherford and Transylvania Counties. A Positive Attitude for Positive Results! Where You Come First. 512 N Main Street Hendersonville 828-776-0291 alysia@beverly-hanks.com beverly-hanks.com/agents/alysia

THE BOULDERS

A GATED, CONSERVATION COMMUNITY Mere minutes from everything resides a place where you can have it all. Discover a gated mountain conservation community with spectacular views in a location that is incredibly accessible and convenient. A conservation community of gorgeous mountain land and homes for sale, The Boulders is a hidden gem inspired by nature. Layered mountains, towering hardwoods, age old boulders and most of all, stunning views. Perfectly placed where Asheville meets Hendersonville, The Boulders is just 6 minutes to Hendersonville’s Main Street and under 25 minutes to the heart of downtown Asheville. 279 Randy Drive Hendersonville 828-333-4230 THEBOULDERSNC.COM

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REAL ESTATE / RELOCATION CHRIS SCRUGGS- REALTOR/BROKER/SRES Chris's philosophy is simple: clients come first. He pledges to be in constant communication with his clients, keeping them fully informed throughout the entire buying or selling process. To Chris, success is not measured through achievements or awards, but through the satisfaction of his clients. He has over 20 years experience as a licensed building contractor. Isn’t this the kind of knowledge you want representing you? Contact Chris today for all of your real estate needs!

404 South Main Street Hendersonville (c) 828-772-6437 ChrisSellsWNC.com

EYE ON YOUR HOME Fact: Western North Carolina is the ninth most popular area in the country for second homeowners. With that being said, Eye on Your Home is a home property management company that specializes in giving second home clients peace of mind. Their support to owners of a vacant home include home watch, estate management, real estate maintenance and cleaning services. All services provided are flexible and tailored to their client's personal needs. No contracts or programs. Clients will have local, flexible, experienced, and trustworthy support for the maintenance, home security and value of their real estate investment. Jim and Susan Germany 828-393-5898 eoyhhomeservices@gmail.com eyeonyourhome.net @EyeOnYourHomeFlatRock

NANCY WORLEY, REALTOR® - BLUE RIDGE REAL ESTATE Looking for your dream vacation home in the mountains – or to make a permanent move? Locally raised, Nancy's infectious love of the area is easily caught! She will listen to your needs and dreams and work hard to match you up with just the home you imagine. Her goal in serving Buyer clients is to connect you with your new home, and your new life in Hendersonville. For those SELLING a home, she offers MLS listing services, and additional online presence to attract more potential buyers that will get your home sold! Her package also includes staging and landscape consultation. Either way you'll enjoy her pleasant and 'extra-mile' service! Give her a call today at 828-595-1763 to discuss your needs. 1507 Haywood Road, Suite C Hendersonville, NC 828-595-1763 BlueRidgeRealEstate.com NancyWorley@BlueRidgeRealEstate.com

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Carolina Village offers independent living, assisted living and skilled care all on the same campus.

Your Retirement Your Way Henderson County has enjoyed a reputation as an exceptional place to retire, for decades. The climate, stable economy and excellent healthcare and retirement options continue to make Henderson County a top choice for people 55 and older. The community is a welcoming place where retired and semi-retired adults enjoy a wonderful quality of life and can continue to play a vital role in the community. Retirees stimulate our economy with their assets, pensions, Social Security income and their needs for goods and professional services. They keep our health and human services organizations vigorous through their demand for services, and by volunteering, serving on boards and being philanthropic. Retirees contribute greatly to our strong arts scene by attending, sponsoring and participating in theater, music, dance and visual arts. Their avid interest in

recreational activities helps make Henderson County a haven for a variety of outdoor fun, including outstanding golf. To complement this wide range of lifestyles and every stage of retirement, Henderson County is home to a large assortment of housing options for retirees—including an ample number of adult communities. Some communities offer both single-family and attached homes with the convenience of one-level living. Most, but not all, are condominium operated and provide all exterior and grounds maintenance for a monthly fee. Most retirement communities also include emergency call systems and 24-hour security. CAROLINA VILLAGE in Hendersonville is a Life Plan Community offering independent living, assisted living and skilled care all on the same campus. A one-time entrance fee provides residents with a place to live that guarantees they

will be taken care of for life, with access to long-term care in the assisted living or skilled nursing area if the need arises. The monthly fee varies with the size of apartment or cottage the resident chooses and includes an impressive array of services, amenities, dining options and utilities, as well as social, educational, wellness and fitness programs. The monthly fee doesn’t change when you access additional levels of care. FLETCHER PARK INN, an age 55 and older adult, Christian retirement community in Hendersonville, offers a variety of independent lifestyle options: villa homes and studio, one- or twobedroom apartments. Residents enjoy an alcohol-free and tobacco-free campus conveniently located across the street from Park Ridge Hospital and physicians’ offices and adjacent to an aquatic/ fitness center. A vegetarian lunch buffet with meat and vegan options and light continued on page 76

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Resident Nancy Bresnahan, celebrating her 75th birthday

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Flesher’s Fairview Health and Retirement Center provides medical, rehabilitative and assisted living services in a home-like setting.

soup supper are included along with planned activities and excursions. Scheduled transportation to shopping, errands and medical appointments also is available. HERITAGE HILLS in Hendersonville offers a full spectrum of independent living and memory care services administered by a specifically trained and experienced staff. Residents enjoy the convenience of restaurant-style dining, housekeeping and transportation services among many other benefits. Heritage Hills offers a variety of floor plans. Residents pay a monthly fee that includes such on-site amenities as a hair salon/barber shop, a library/reading room, an arts and crafts hobby room, a game room with billiards and bar, a computer center with internet access and walking paths. LAKE POINTE LANDING with its adjacent Life Care Center of Hendersonville offer several levels of care on one campus. Many amenities, services and activities are available if needed or desired. For independent living, private ownership villas and rental patio homes are available. The Harbor apartment building houses a swimming pool and theatre/ auditorium as well as independentliving rental apartments. The Bridge at Lake Pointe Landing offers assisted living services. Intermediate and skilled nursing care for rehabilitation or longterm care are available at the adjacent Life Care Center of Hendersonville. LAKEWOOD RV RESORT is a 55+ adult RV park located in Flat Rock, NC that offers quality living in a peaceful environment. Living options include park models for sale and apartments for lease. They offer a number of site features such as back-in and pull-thru sites, permanent RV parking, clubhouse activities, a large heated pool, exercise gym and dog park. THE LANDINGS OF MILLS RIVER offers a secure assisted living campus with private rooms, three meals and snacks daily as well as a host of amenities, activities and social events. As a premier retirement destination, Henderson County offers not only exceptional living choices but also a great range of services and activities to continued on page 78

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Lake Pointe Landing and its adjacent facility The Bridge provide independent living and several levels of care. The pool is an enjoyable amenity of Lakewood RV Resort

enhance retirement. More retirement living options can be found in nearby Buncombe County. ARDENWOODS is a 48-acre retirement community in Arden offering resortstyle senior living with woodlands and sweeping mountain views. Just 15 minutes from Hendersonville and Asheville, Ardenwoods offers a variety of on-site amenities and activities including chef-prepared dining, a fitness center and classes, woodland nature

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offers long-term care for older adults and others with challenges that prevent them from living independently. The center’s well-earned reputation is one of providing the highest quality medical, rehabilitative and assisted-living services in a caring, homelike setting. Residents choose from spacious suites, private and semi-private units, surrounded by splendid mountain views. At Flesher’s, it is a family serving families. Call today for more information and a tour. 78

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The Landings of Mills River is a new assisted living community. trails, a heated indoor swimming pool, salon and spa services, a library and computer room, lectures and entertainment and a creative arts studio. In addition to independent living Heather Glen is Ardenwoods’ on-campus, 48-residence assisted living community. Established in 1964, FLESHER’S FAIRVIEW HEALTH AND RETIREMENT CENTER in Fairview is the oldest locally owned and operated residential health care setting in Buncombe County. Flesher’s Fairview offers a wide range of services and amenities aimed at making residential living, recovery from illness and long-term health care a family experience. Its Health Care Center provides a comprehensive in-house program of rehabilitative services staffed with full-time physical, occupational, rehabilitation and speech therapists. An on-site pharmacy under the direction of a registered pharmacist ensures that prescriptions are filled promptly. Social workers and activity professionals work to enrich residents’ lives with opportunities to participate in stimulation, therapeutic activities and community life.

LIFE-ENRICHING RESOURCES CarePartners Adult Day Services

114 College Drive, Flat Rock 828-697-7070 carepartners.org

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sionate staff at CarePartners’ three centers offer an affordable alternative to staying home alone or entering a nursing home. Adult Day Health/Day Care provides much-needed time for caregivers to work or manage other responsibilities during the day. It also provides peace of mind that loved ones are surrounded by friends and a team of professionals who monitor conditions, safely administer medications, provide nutritious meals and offer meaningful activities that stimulate mind, body and spirit. Offering a high quality, affordable program for adults with impairments, this center is open from 7:30 am to 6 pm, Monday through Friday. CarePartners Adult Day Services is an award-winning member of the North Carolina Adult Day Services Association.

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rust your eyes to the experts. For more than half a century, Asheville Eye Associates has been known throughout Western North Carolina for leading-edge eye care. Our highly skilled physicians, available in nine locations throughout the region, include every sub-specialty of ophthalmology and deliver the most advanced medical and surgical eye care for all of your eye care needs from routine and pediatric eye exams to cataract surgery, eye plastic surgery and management of macular degeneration, retinal tears and detachments and diabetic eye disease. Our fully-accredited and licensed ambulatory surgical center, dedicated exclusively to eye surgery, consistently achieves high patient satisfaction ratings for medical care and surgical outcomes.

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Dr. Crandall is a board certified ophthalmologist who specializes in medical, surgical and laser treatments for glaucoma and other conditions of the eye including cataracts and intraocular lens implants.

Aging Resources is your one-stop resource for everything you need to manage the many issues of aging and caregiving of the elderly in Western North Carolina. Within its pages, you’ll find concise, up-to-date information on elder housing choices in the area, home-care assistance, legal issues, financial considerations, and more. The magazine is free and available throughout the area. View it online at agingresourceswnc.com

Call us today to schedule your appointment at one of our convenient locations. At Asheville Eye Associates, our mission is your vision. Asheville Eye Associates 2311 Asheville Hwy Hendersonville, NC 828-258-1586 www.ashevilleeye.com

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Fletcher Park Inn is a health-conscious community that offers independent retirement living on a tobaccoand alcohol-free campus.

Council On Aging for Henderson County 828-692-4203 coahc.org

Since 1969, the Council on Aging for Henderson County has provided and coordinated services to help older adults live independently. The agency, with the help of more than 300 active volunteers, offers a wide variety of programs for Henderson County residents 60 years

of age or older, including: Meals on Wheels, the care management program “Partnership for Independent Living,” a congregate meal program “Lunch at the Sammy” at the Sammy Williams Center for Active Living, information and assistance, and a caregiver respite program. They also operate two thrift stores—one in Hendersonville and one in Etowah—that play a part in their funding. Volunteers are always needed.

Sammy Williams Center for Active Living

“Lunch at the Sammy” 301 N Justice Street 828-692-3320 coahc.org

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Hendersonville, the program is open from 9 am to 1 pm, Monday through Friday. Lunch is served at 11:30 am. Voluntary contributions are encouraged to help cover the cost of the program. In addition to a meal and socializing, members can participate in fitness classes, bingo, crafts, celebrations and other special programming. “Lunch at the Sammy” membership is available to all Henderson County residents, 60 years of age and older, at no charge. For

those unable to drive, Apple Country Public Transit provides limited transportation to the center within the service area. Walk-ins are welcome. Mills River Life Enrichment Center

United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall 137 Old Turnpike Road, Mills River 828-808-5581 mrumc.com

Each Thursday, Mills River Life Enrich-

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ment Center offers senior adults a place for fellowship and to enjoy a wide range of programs from talks on healthy aging to entertainment. A meal is served following each program. MRLEC is a non-denominational outreach ministry of the Mills River United Methodist Church. Lunch reservations are required.

LIFELONG LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

Blue Ridge Center for Lifelong Learning Located on Blue Ridge Community College’s Flat Rock campus, Blue Ridge Center for Lifelong Learning offers a full slate of enrichment and educational programming. Call 828-694-1740 or visit brcll.com for more information. Life@Western Carolina, Biltmore Park Campus A program of Western Carolina University, LIFE offers noncredit classes taught by current and retired WCU faculty for adults ages 50 and older. LIFE courses are offered at WCU’s campus at Biltmore Park in Asheville and at the main campus in Cullowhee. Call 828-227-7397 or visit life.wcu.edu for more information. Osher Lifelong Learning Center The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, formerly the North Carolina Center for Creative Retirement, is on the campus of UNC Asheville. Since 1988, OLLI has promoted lifelong learning, leadership and community service opportunities for people of retirement age. For more about OLLI, call 828-251-6140 or visit olliasheville.com.

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University of North Carolina at Asheville A number of other colleges and universities are within a 50-mile radius of Hendersonville including the University of North Carolina at Asheville which offers a broad undergraduate liberal arts education. For more about UNCA, call 828-251-6600 or visit unca.edu.

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Pardee Cancer Center

Superior

Healthcare is Right Here

For a community our size, Henderson County enjoys an extremely high number of healthcare options, and 911 emergency service is available throughout the county.

HOSPITAL CARE

Henderson County is served by two hospitals—Pardee UNC Health Care in Hendersonville and Park Ridge Health in Fletcher. Both offer fully modern facilities and state-of-the-art procedures, including 24-hour emergency services. Pardee UNC Health Care is accredited by the DNV. Park Ridge Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission. Pardee UNC Health Care 828-696-1000 pardeehospital.org

Pardee Hospital is a not-for-profit, nationally recognized community hospital managed by UNC Health Care. The 222-bed hospital has served the area since 1913. The medical staff represents more than 37 specialties, including cardiology, oncology, orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, general surgery, bariatric surgery, pulmonology, women’s health, primary care, diabetes care, rheumatology and more. In addition to the main hospital campus, Pardee has multiple facilities throughout Henderson County, south Buncombe County and Haywood County, includ84

ing cardiovascular services, urgent care, orthopedic clinics, rehabilitation and wellness, Pardee Cancer Center, home health, and a diverse physician practice network. Pardee UNC Health Care has been honored with national awards and accreditations for patient safety, service, quality and value by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare, Healthgrades, U.S. News & World Report, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Healogics, Women’s Choice Awards and Nerd Wallet. In 2018, Pardee earned a five-star rating from the CMS Hospital Compare program, placing among the top 10 percent of hospitals in the nation. Pardee also was recognized recently with the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence, placing in the top 5 percent in the nation for clinical outcomes. Park Ridge Health 855-774-5433 parkridgehealth.org

Park Ridge Health has a history of providing exceptional care that dates back to 1910. As the only faith-based health care system in Western North Carolina, Park Ridge Health’s network of more than 250 primary and specialty care physicians and providers offer whole person care—body, mind and spirit to

people across the region. The Park Ridge Health system includes a 103-bed hospital and more than 42 clinical locations offering cardiac care and rehabilitation, nationally-awarded cancer care, awardwinning labor and delivery care at The Baby Place, state-of-the-art surgical care and full-service orthopedic care. The health care system is the only in Western North Carolina to hold The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval as a Spine Center of Excellence. Technological advances at Park Ridge Health include the nanoLOCKTM spine implant, MisonixTM Ultrasonic Spinal Surgery, the Pro-Axis Spine Table and NavioTM robotic-assisted knee replacement procedures.

Hospice & Palliative Care Four Seasons-The Care You Trust 866-466-9734 fourseasonscfl.org

For nearly 40 years, Four Seasons has been providing compassionate and professional care for people facing serious illness in Western North Carolina. Four Seasons’ dedicated team of healthcare professionals, social workers, spiritualcare professionals and volunteers offers an extensive range of services to help patients and their families with the challenges that living with a serious

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You have enough

challenges today. Finding a doctor doesn’t have to be one of them. Your search just got easier.

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Park Ridge Hospital illness can bring. A local, independent, nonprofit organization, Four Seasons is deeply committed to serving the community through providing support and care to anyone in need.

HEALTH CENTERS

Three other healthcare centers—Blue Ridge Health, The Free Clinics and the Henderson County Department of Public Health—are dedicated to providing care for low-income, underinsured and uninsured populations. However, the Health Department and Blue Ridge Health serve many fully insured patients as well. Blue Ridge Health 828-692-4289 brchs.com

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sive, quality healthcare for more than 35,000 individuals annually. Practices offer family medicine, pediatrics, pregnancy care, school health, dental, counseling, psychiatry and pharmacy services. All insurance is accepted with care offered on a sliding fee discount For those who qualify. No one is turned away for an inability to pay or lack of health coverage. The organization operates several practices in Hendersonville, including the main campus on Chimney Rock Road, a practice on Justice Street, Rainbow Pediatrics, 7th Avenue, and five School-Based Health Centers. Practices are also located in Buncombe, Transylvania, Polk, Rutherford, jackson and Haywood Counties. The Free Clinics 828-697-8422 thefreeclinics.org

The Free Clinics provide free, highquality care and help with medications for low-income people. More than 270 local volunteers and 140 healthcare partners help to ensure that the uninsured in Henderson and Polk counties have access to care. The clinics’ volunteers include doctors, dentists, psychiatrists, nurses and many others, with or without healthcare experience. Patients can receive help with medical or psychiatric care, pharmacy services, diagnostic testing, or referral to specialists. Henderson County Department of Public Health 828-692-4223 hendersoncountync.org/health

This county department is charged with protecting the health of Henderson County and its residents, including restaurant, well and septic inspections, investigating outbreaks of communicable disease and assuring access to healthcare services. Clinic services encompass immunizations, including foreign travel vaccinations, prenatal and postpartum care, family planning, communicable disease control such as sexually transmitted disease testing and counseling, and tuberculosis control. A breast and cervical cancer screening program is offered for women ages 50-64. Education in child passenger safety, Lamaze-based childbirth and smoking cessation is offered. The nutrition section oversees breastfeeding support, a weight management program called KidFit for children and teens two to 18 years old, and Women, Infants and Children (WIC), which provides food to low-to-moderate-income pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, and infants and children until the age of five. Spanish language services are provided. An income-based sliding fee scale is offered. Medicaid and some insurance plans are accepted.

REGIONAL HEALTH CENTERS

Henderson County residents also enjoy close proximity to other major healthcare institutions. Less than 30 minutes away in Asheville, Mission Health offers a wide range of health services and hospital care, as well as a medical helicopter, MAMA—Mission Air Medical Ambulance. Just east of Asheville in Oteen is Asheville VA Medical Center, a federal veterans’ hospital. And three top university hospitals are within several hours of Hendersonville— Duke University Hospital in Durham, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem and UNC Medical Center at Chapel Hill.

OTHER RESOURCES Medical Loan Closet of Henderson County 1225 Seventh Ave East 828-692-9005 medicalloancloset.org

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DRUG DROP B OX

HENDERSON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE 100 N Grove Street, Hendersonville 828-697-4596

Old and unused medications can present a risk to people and the environment. To enable residents to dispose of their medications safely and responsibly, the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office operates a drug drop box in its lobby. The lobby is open from 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday (except holidays). The Sheriff’s Office accepts prescription pills, capsules, ointments, vitamins, liquids in their original containers, inhalers and patches. They cannot take any sharps including needles or epinephrine pens or radioactive chemotherapy drugs. To safely dispose of needles, epi pens and other sharps, deposit them into a hard plastic container (like a laundry detergent bottle), seal with tape, write on the outside of the container “SHARPS” and take to an attendant at the Convenience Center. Additional information and upcoming community pill collection events can be found by visiting hendersonsheriff.org.

Loan Closet of Henderson County has been providing loans of durable medical equipment to a growing number of people in need. They offer a vast array of equipment including but not limited to wheelchairs, walkers, beds, knee scooters, shower seats and tub transfer benches which can be loaned for a nominal charge. Charitable contributions of equipment and funding help to operate and fulfill its mission of providing the right equipment at the right time with responsiveness, care and compassion. Loan costs frequently are just $10 for Henderson County residents and for clients who reside outside Henderson County. Loan costs for hospital beds and knee scooters are slightly more. Autism Support St. Gerard House 828-693-4223 stgerardhouse.org

developmental delays and similar needs. Training, consultation and support for families, educators, institutions and others involved with treatment are also available. The Grotto Therapeutic Center offers intensive one-on-one instruction based on applied behavior analysis (ABA) for children from 2½ to 18 years old. For children and teenagers, The Connect Program is an after-school class for building social skills tools. For teens and young adults, the Feed the Need program offers prevocational services through gardening, culinary and arts classes. Monthly Family Group Nights are open to all families caring for children with any special need. These events provide parents with information, resources and support and the entire family is encouraged to attend. Childcare is available, as well as sibling support groups.

St. Gerard House is a nonprofit center offering evidence-based treatment for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), learning disabilities,

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Henderson County Public Schools serve more than 13,500 children ages five to 18.

Excellent Schools Whether you’re looking into schools for your children or are thinking of going back to school yourself, Henderson County and the surrounding area offer a variety of educational opportunities. Preschools Parents with small children will find numerous choices when it comes to child care and preschools. Many churches offer weekday programs and many private and publicly funded child care centers operate throughout the county. For a current list of what is available in Henderson County and what each offers, contact Mountain Child Care Connections at 877-752-5955 or childcareinfo@swcdcinc.org or visit the NC Division of Child Development and Early Education at ncchildcare.nc.gov. Henderson County Public Schools

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for All Ages

For children five years of age to 18, Henderson County Public Schools offers 23 schools—four high, four middle, 13 elementary, the Henderson County Career Academy and the Henderson County Early College. All are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The Career Academy and the Early College (together, the Innovative High Schools) are housed in the Molly A. Parkhill Building on the Blue Ridge Community College campus. The Career Academy offers Art, Automotive, Business & Finance, Fire Fighting, Food Service and Mechatronics academies to high school students pursuing direct, specific career goals unavailable in a traditional high school setting. The Early College gives many first-generation college students the opportunity to complete high school and college coursework through Blue Ridge Community College in five years and graduate with both a high school diploma and an associate’s degree.

The system is the second largest in the Western North Carolina region and 27th largest in the state, serving more than 13,500 children with a staff of more than 3,000 instructional and non-instructional employees. Twenty-one of the schools operate on a traditional schedule (four nineweek grading periods). Bruce Drysdale Elementary and Hendersonville Elementary operate on a flex schedule of four nine-week grading periods with three-week inter-sessions. North Carolina legislation requires that schools begin no sooner than the Monday closest to Aug. 26 and end no later than the Friday closest to June 11. HCPS is consistently rated among the best in the state for academic excellence. In 2017, HCPS ranked sixth out of 115 public school districts in North Carolina for its overall proficiency. The system has a total of 195 National Board Certified Teachers. The mean Scholastic continued on page 90

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Assessment Test (SAT) score of Henderson County students for 2017 was 1103 (59 points above the US average.) HCPS had a 2017 four-year cohort graduation rate of 92.9 percent, exceeding the state’s rate by 6.4 percentage points and ranked as the 11th highest in the state. All four middle schools are designated as “Schools to Watch” by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform, and four elementary schools implement Franklin Covey’s The Leader in Me school-wide model. Henderson County also has two public, tuition-free charter schools— FernLeaf Community Charter School in Fletcher and The Mountain Community School in Hendersonville. FernLeaf Community Charter School in Fletcher moves beyond traditional classroom based instruction by employing a rich and varied projectbased experiential learning model that brings the curriculum to life for students, teachers and the community. Founded by area educators, the school seeks to foster a rich learning environment that

engages students and helps them develop into compassionate, thoughtful human beings as they grow and achieve academically. For more information, call 828-684-3645 or visit fernleafccs.org. The Mountain Community School in Hendersonville defines its mission as fostering respect for all while instilling a lifelong love of learning. In its 18th year of operation, the school offers a rigorous curricular experience based on an expeditionary model of learning in grades K-8. For more information, call 828-696-8480 or visit www.themountaincommunityschool.com. Private Schools In addition to fine public schools, Henderson County has five private schools. Captain Gilmer Christian School in Fletcher offers instruction for grades pre-K through 8th grade and serves as the primary school for Fletcher Academy. The Academy provides a general college preparatory work/study program for day students and boarding students in grades 9 to 12. Both schools are

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Seventh-day Adventist. For more information, call Captain Gilmer Christian School at 828-684-8221 or visit captaingilmer.com, or call Fletcher Academy at 828-209-6800 or visit fletcheracademy.com. Heritage Hall School in Hendersonville is an independent, college preparatory school offering instruction for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Its mission is to empower a strong community of learners and to enable students to meet high academic standards. For more information, call 828-989-8465 or visit heritagehallschool.org. Immaculata Catholic School in Hendersonville provides academic and religious instruction for preschool through 8th grade, integrating Roman Catholic tradition into a comprehensive instructional program. For more information, call 828-693-3277 or visit immac.org. Veritas Christian Academy in Fletcher is a classical, independent, non-denominational, PreK-12, college preparatory school with an educational culture built on the classical Trivium and historic Biblical Christianity. Veritas also offers a program called “School Within a School” for children with high-functioning autism. For more information about Veritas, call 828681-0546 or visit veritasnc.org. Homeschooling Homeschooling is also an option for North Carolina parents and children. Resources for include the NC Division of Non-Public Education at ncadmin. nc.gov/citizens/home-school-information, North Carolinians for Home Education atnche.com. and the Henderson County Homeschool Association at homeschool-life.com/nc/hcha. HIGHER EDUCATION Blue Ridge Community College 828-694-1700 blueridge.edu

Blue Ridge Community College is a two-year, comprehensive post-secondary institution with campuses in Henderson and Transylvania Counties. Fully accredited and recognized for excellence, BRCC offers more than 100 programs Hendersonville Magazine 2018–2019


of study which award degrees, diplomas and certificates including academic programs for students who want to start at BRCC and transfer to a fouryear university. Students who graduate from BRCC are eligible to transfer to any of North Carolina’s 18 public colleges and universities. Many students receive scholarships offered through the College’s Educational Foundation. Additionally, BRCC provides one of the largest Continuing Education programs in the state where students of all ages can learn new skills and pursue personal interests. BRCC is also home to the Innovative High Schools—Early College and The Career Academy—which give students access to BRCC instructors and facilities for a one-of-a-kind transition from high school to postsecondary training. Together with Pardee UNC Health Care, Henderson County, the City of Hendersonville and Wingate University, BRCC participates in healthare training programs at the new, state-of-the-art Health Sciences Center near downtown Hendersonville.

Students benefit from comprehensive didactic instruction aligned with the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants blueprint for each semester, as well a culture of learning through sharing information gained through practice among clinical year students. The PA studies program is integrated with local hospitals and healthcare providers. The school’s new health-education facility, located next to Pardee Hospital, is a joint venture of

Wingate, Henderson County, the City of Hendersonville, Blue Ridge Community College and Pardee Hospital. Mars Hill University

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Wingate University

828-697-0105 wingate.edu/hendersonville-nc

Wingate University’s Hendersonville campus offers fully accredited Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D) and Masters of Physician Assistant (PA) programs. Both programs emphasize small classes, a student-centered environment, service to the community and real-life experiences in problem-solving and application of skills. Wingate University’s School of Pharmacy is nationally recognized as a leader in the education of pharmacists. The school offers both state-of-the-art facilities and a caring faculty. The Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum is designed so what is learned inside the classroom complements what happens in rotations and later in practice outside the classroom. Many courses are case-based and include practical experience. The Physician Assistant Studies Program is dedicated to developing skilled, productive and ethical physician assistants to serve the healthcare needs of the communities in which they practice. HendersonvilleMagazine.com

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Blue Ridge Community College offers a variety of programs for students wishing to acquire technical skills.

Wingate University offers Doctor of Pharmacy and Master’s of Physician Assistant programs.

Airport Road. Classes at this location are scheduled in the evening to meet the needs of working adults. Degrees offered at the site include bachelor’s degrees in business management, criminal justice, and social work, as well as a variety of education majors and licenses. A fully accredited Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program also is available at the Airport Road center. Financial aid for all pro-

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Montreat College School of Adults and Graduate Studies 800-806-2777 success.montreat.edu

Montreat College is an independent, Christ-centered, liberal arts institution that educates students through intellectual inquiry, spiritual formation and preparation for calling and career.

For more than 20 years, the Montreat College School of Adult and Graduate Studies has been equipping adult students with the skills and tools they need to take the next step in their careers or become a leader in their field. Montreat offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs with convenient scheduling options both online and at our South Asheville Campus at 29 Turtle Creek Drive. At Montreat, the faculty and staff want to sharpen students' thinking, apply their faith and enhance their careers. University of North Carolina at Asheville 828-251-6600 unca.edu

University of North Carolina at Asheville offers a broad undergraduate liberal arts education. UNCA offers more than 30 majors leading to the bachelor of arts, bachelor of science and bachelor of fine arts degrees. The university also awards a Master of Liberal Arts and Sciences degree.

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OUR ECONOMY

The Perfect Climate

For Growing Businesses

With its diverse economic sectors, strong workforce and entrepreneurial spirit, Henderson County is not only a place where retirees enjoy the fruits of their labor but also where new businesses take root and well established industries thrive. As with most rural areas, the education and healthcare sectors are top employers. Independent stores in bustling downtown Hendersonville and throughout the county make our retail sector robust. Retiree wealth helps bring strength to our financial and professional services sector. And HendersonvilleMagazine.com

agriculture, manufacturing and tourism remain cornerstones of Henderson County’s economy.

AGRICULTURE

Since William Mills planted his first apple tree in the Fruitland area of Henderson County at the end of the 18th century, agriculture has been a staple of Henderson County’s economy. Apples are still king here with the county being ranked first in apple production in all of North Carolina, growing 85% of the state’s entire apple crop on more than

150 orchards in Henderson County. Having that many apples to manage also has spawned other related ventures such as packing houses, cider producers and many roadside stands. For a map and listing of local apple outlets, visit ncapples.com. But apples are not the only things growing in Henderson County. Berry production is increasing in the county, while the area is becoming known for grape production for wine. In addition, local farms produce a wide variety of continued on next page

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Agriculture in Henderson County is more than just apples.

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personal care brands hold the #1 or #2 share position in 80 countries. Every day, nearly one-quarter of the world’s population trusts our products and the solution they provide to make their lives better. In Henderson County, the Berkeley Plant is an ISO Certified work location with approximately 257 people. It contains 6 Nonwoven Base Machines and operates on a 24/7 production schedule. The site ships products to other Kimberly-Clark plants to convert and export materials to other countries. We proudly support our community and the growth of Henderson County!

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field crops and nursery and sod crops, as well as beef cattle and other livestock. In recent years, “agri-tourism” has added to this sector’s bottom line. Farmers markets, u-pick operations, hayrides, farm tours, petting zoos and tasting rooms can all be found in Henderson County. With the popularity of locally grown foods, agri-tourism, and craft beverages, agriculture here has become even more significant. Today, 557 farms with nearly 38,000 acres operate within the county. Agriculture in Henderson County employs more than 8,100 people and brings in annual receipts of $400 million. To help ensure that agriculture remains a growing sector in the local economy, Agribusiness Henderson County assists new and existing producers in their agricultural pursuits. This public and privately funded nonprofit also operates the Southern Mountain Fresh Program, which brings the public and locally grown food together. At southernmountainfresh.com, people can find out what’s in season in Henderson County and where to buy it. The website also has a calendar of area agriculture events and is the go-to resource for agri-tourism opportunities.

CRAFT BEVERAGES

The county’s first craft brewer opened its operation downtown off Seventh Avenue in 2011. The next year, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company announced Mills River as the site of their East Coast operation and began brewing and distributing in 2014. During the same period, several commercial vineyards opened wineries in the county, and small hard cider producers followed shortly thereafter. In 2015, Bold Rock Hard Cider chose Henderson County for the site of its third facility, its first outside Virginia. Using apples grown in Henderson County as the foundation for its ciders, Bold Rock crafts a range of ciders including seasonal varieties at its facility in Mills River. With its broadening distribution, Bold Rock has become the second-largest cider brand both in North Carolina and the United States. The addition of live music and locally Hendersonville Magazine 2018–2019


Kimberly-Clark is one of Henderson County's oldest manufacturers.

sourced fare enhance the experience of visitors who come to the cidery for complimentary daily tours and hard cider tastings. The craft beverage sector has added jobs, revenue and energy to our local economy. Sierra Nevada alone invested more than $107.5 million in Henderson County within its first five years of operation. Blue Ridge Community College’s Craft Beer Academy ensures a skilled workforce for this thriving local industry. And thanks to tasting rooms, special events and tours, visitors have even more reason to visit Henderson County. A map of the “cheers trail,” a self-guided tour of local breweries, wineries and cideries, can be downloaded at visithendersonvillenc.com/wp-content/ uploads/cheers-trail.pdf.

MANUFACTURING

Henderson County is home to a strategic manufacturing cluster that creates products vital to the automotive, outdoor recreation, food and beverage, metalworking and plastics sectors. Today, 140 manufacturers operate facilities in Henderson County. They employ nearly 15 percent of our county’s workforce with average wages in excess of $50,000 a year. Longtime local manufacturers include Kimberly-Clark’s Berkeley Plant which has roots here going back to the 1920s when Kimberly-Clark was first established as a paper and newsprint company. Kimberly-Clark is now a billion-dollar company with global family care and personal care brands that include Huggies, Kleenex, Scott, Cottonelle and Kotex. Manufacturing thrives in the county

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thanks to a strong focus on resources that support success. These assets include transportation access, infrastructure and workforce advantages. Being situated at the crossroads of I-26 and I-40 makes it easy to move raw materials and finished goods. Air transport and commercial air services provided by the Asheville Regional Airport ensure people and products move efficiently around the world.

SUMMER CAMPS

Generations of summer campers have flocked to Henderson County for decades, making the residential summer camp industry here a sizeable contributor to our tourism economy. Henderson County is part of a four-county region including Buncombe, Jackson and Transylvania Counties, known as the “Camping Capital of the USA,” thanks to the area’s more than 50 summer camps. More than a dozen of those camps are in Henderson County and several of those have been in continuous operation since the 1920s. According to a 2011 study by NC State University,

Campers, like the two here at Camp Pinnacle, have a major impact on the area economy. Henderson County’s residential summer camps have a direct economic impact on the county of $77 million and a total economic impact of $120 million. These

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In a coordinated effort to enhance the relationship between manufacturers and local public schools, HCPED established the “Made In Henderson County” initiative through which Henderson County Public School students learn about local manufacturers and future career opportunities in this growing sector. This effort to enhance connectivity between manufacturers and our schools is focused on raising the visibility of manufacturing as a viable career path to ensure Henderson County students have diverse employment opportunities in the community and that manufacturing businesses have access to skilled, local talent. “Made In Henderson County” also promotes the story of manufacturing in the county, the products made here, and the people who make them. Learn more at madeinhendersoncounty.com.

camps create more than 3,400 full-time equivalent jobs. And families dropping off and picking up campers spend an average of more than $2,200 during their stays in Henderson County. For more about area camps, visit the North Carolina Youth Camp Association at nccamps.org.

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As Henderson County attracts more visitors at all times of the year, tourism’s economic impact here continues to boom. Henderson County is ranked 15th among the state’s 100 counties in travel impact to the local economy. In 2016, visitor spending in Henderson County reached more than $275 million. Total payroll generated by the tourism industry in Henderson County was $50.42 million. More than 268,200 visitors from 35 foreign countries and all 50 states and three territories visited the Visitor Center in Hendersonville in 2017. Tourism also impacts the local relocation, real estate, housing and construction industries as visitors often turn into part-time or permanent residents.

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In Henderson County, a strong sense of community manifests itself in the large number of social, civic, charitable and religious organizations and in the large number of people who volunteer their time to do good works and enrich lives all over the county and beyond. Newcomers to the area find these groups and organizations extremely helpful in getting them acclimated to Henderson County. They also find them welcoming places to become a part of the community.

Incentive Program), a community pet food pantry, veterinary medical assistance, re-homing listings, behavior training, and education and outreach. Blue Ridge Literacy Council 828-696-3811 litcouncil.org

Blue Ridge Literacy Council is dedicated to transforming lives through improved literacy and English communication skills. Volunteer tutors work directly with adult learners to increase their

basic literacy skills, learn English as a Second Language, prepare for Citizenship, obtain their GEDs or reach self-sufficiency through improved work literacy. Volunteers need not have prior tutoring experience. Boys & Girls Club of Henderson County 828-693-9444 bgchendersonco.org

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Blue Ridge Humane Society

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Since 1950, Blue Ridge Humane Society has been dedicated to ensuring a safe environment for homeless, injured, and abused domestic animals awaiting adoption. BRHS works to reduce the overpopulation of companion animals and to improve their quality of life through adoption, collaboration and community education. The nonprofit’s services include SNIP (Spay Neuter 98

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County provides high-quality afterschool and summer programs to hundreds of youth daily. These programs help young people achieve in school, prepare for careers, serve the community, stay active and fit, and choose positive, personal actions. The club serves children ages six to 18. An all-inclusive membership costs $5 per child per year. Children and Family Resource Center 828-698-0674 childrenandfamily.org

The Children and Family Resource Center improves children’s lives through parent education, quality childcare resources and leadership on children’s issues throughout our community. It also provides an array of programs and services to parents and caregivers of young children in Henderson County. Community Foundation of Henderson County, Inc. 828-697-6224 CFHCforever.org

Since 1982, the Community Foundation has been helping people who care make lasting contributions to causes that matter. This past fiscal year, the Foundation received more than $1.8 million in new charitable contributions and distributed more than $3 million in grants and scholarships. Currently, the Foundation has more than $97.4 million in assets and is the steward of more than 570 funds and trusts. A majority of these funds are endowments, providing philanthropic support forever. Conserving Carolina 828-697-5777 conservingcarolina.org

Formed by the 2017 consolidation of two sister organizations – Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy and Pacolet Area Conservancy – Conserving Carolina is dedicated to protecting and stewarding land and water resources vital to our natural heritage and quality of life and to fostering appreciation and understanding of the natural world. The two organizations united to increase conservation efforts in the area. Since 1989, the combined organizations have protected more than 44,000 acres 100

The Meals on Wheels program is run by the Council on Aging for Henderson County. of natural lands in Henderson, Polk, Transylvania and neighboring counties. Council on Aging for Henderson County

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Since 1969, the Council on Aging for Henderson County has provided and coordinated services to help older adults live independently. The agency, with the help of more than 300 active volunteers, offers a wide variety of programs for Henderson County residents 60 years of age or older, including: Meals on Wheels, the care management program “Partnership for Independent Living,” a congregate meal program “Lunch at the Sammy” at the Sammy Williams Center for Active Living, information and assistance, and a caregiver respite program. They also operate two thrift stores—one in Hendersonville and one in Etowah—that play a part in their funding. Volunteers are always needed. Crossnore School & Children’s Home 828-301-4622 crossnore.org

For more than 100 years, Crossnore School & Children’s Home has provided a Christian sanctuary of hope and healing for children in need from North Carolina. Out of its new Hendersonville

office, foster care, adoption services and clinical services are offered. Crossnore’s holistic model of care allows for the care and nurturing of each child’s mind, body and spirit. Henderson County Public Library

828-697-4725 henderson.lib.nc.us

With the main library downtown and five branches throughout the county, the Henderson County Public Library makes available to all county residents an impressive number of books, movies and music in both physical and digital format. Each location offers free Wi-fi to all visitors and public computer access for those with a card or guest pass. The library offers engaging programs for all ages as well as study rooms and event space for the community. Hendersonville Rescue Mission 828-697-1354 hendersonvillerescuemission.com

Serving the hungry, addicted, homeless and poor in our community, Hendersonville Rescue Mission offers overnight shelter, an addiction recovery program; the Good Samaritan Clinic and more. What began from a tailgate in 1981 today gives shelter to nearly 1,000 people and provides more than 50,000 meals each year from its facility Hendersonville Magazine 2018–2019


housing, farm-labor housing, and homeownership education and counseling. All of this is accomplished through strong partnerships in the community and many sponsors and volunteers. Interfaith Assistance Ministry The Blue Ridge Literacy Council helps students and adults obtain the skills they need to reach their full potential.

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Housing Assistance Corporation helps people with limited income with safe, affordable housing. The Opportunity House

The Storehouse

The Opportunity House in Hendersonville brings people of all ages together for fellowship, learning, and growth. The organization offers classes and workshops in a variety of diverse subjects, including the arts, crafts, fitness and more. Facilities and programs enhance the lives of all ages of people by stimulating their personal, intellectual, social, and spiritual growth while fostering their participation in improving community life for others. The Opportunity House provides competitive room rental rates and events services to the community at large.

Formed in 2000, The Storehouse is a Christ-centered food and hygiene pantry for the needy in Henderson County. The nonprofit’s main project is an ongoing program to feed the hungry in Henderson County by providing an assortment of dry groceries. The Storehouse also tries to provide cleaning, hygiene and personal care items, none of which are covered by food stamps. The food program feeds 462 families a month and constantly is receiving new referrals from other agencies in the community. The Storehouse serves people of all age ranges and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, ethnic origin or religious affiliation. At Christmastime, The Storehouse also serves more than 2,000 children through its Blessings in Boxes program.

828-595-2100 opportunityhouse.org

Safelight

828-693-3840 safelightfamily.org

Safelight offers free, confidential help for adults and children affected by domestic violence, sexual assault or child abuse. Safelight’s services include a 24-hour crisis line, an emergency shelter, therapeutic counseling, support groups, victim advocacy, community education and more. Safelight and its partners operate Believe Child Advocacy Center which cares for child victims of physical and sexual abuse. The Henderson County Family Justice Center is a Safelight partnership which helps guide survivors through the judicial system while assisting them in accessing other services they may need after interpersonal violence has occurred. Dandelion Eatery and Safelight Resale Store are components of Safelight’s job-training program, helping trauma survivors build the confidence and skills necessary to obtain employment that leads to self-sufficiency. By removing barriers to getting help, Safelight’s programs heal lives and create a safer, healthier community. 102

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United Way of Henderson County mobilizes people and resources to change conditions in our community and create a better life for everyone. United Way fights to improve education, financial stability and health – the building blocks for a good quality of

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This free service connects callers to a network of more than 18,000 resources in Henderson County and across North Carolina. By dialing 2-11 from any landline or mobile phone 24 hours a day, seven days a week, callers are connected to trained referral specialists. Services also can be accessed at nc211.org.

Through its Dandelion restaurant, Safelight provides job training for survivors of violence and those at risk. life. Henderson County residents can get involved through financial gifts, special initiatives and volunteering. Volunteer Hendo, a new initiative of UWHC, shares volunteer opportunities throughout Henderson County through VolunteerHendo.org. Residents can search by agency, interest or cause and find the best opportunity that works for their schedules and interests. Vocational Solutions of Henderson County

828-692-9626 vocsol.com

Vocational Solutions of Henderson County provides career and life skills training for adults with disabilities or vocational barriers to employment. Clients participate in academic classes, training to promote independent living, community inclusive activities, and work projects provided by local business partners. Vocational Solutions has served the community since 1967. WCCA

828-693-1711 wcca.net

WCCA, or Western Carolina Community Action, provides many life-changing resources and serves thousands of people striving to improve their self-reliance. In a culture of respect, WCCA assists low-income and underserved people in Henderson County and throughout Western North Carolina with achieving their potential through advocacy and quality services such as Head Start and Early Head Start, housing programs, public and human services, transportation that includes Apple Country Transit, programs for older adults, and self-sufficiency programs. Hendersonville Magazine 2018–2019


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How To Get Here From There

Asheville Regional Airport is just 10 miles north of Hendersonville.

By Car Henderson County is easily accessible by road. The city is located astride or adjacent to Interstates 26 and 40, and US Hwys 25, 64 and 176. By Air

Asheville Regional Airport 828-684-2226 flyavl.com

Offering commercial air service flights, Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) is located 10 miles north of Hendersonville at Exit 40 on I-26. In 2017, the airport had another record-breaking year. To respond to growing usage, AVL has built a new five-story parking garage and a new runway. Served by Allegiant, American, Delta, Elite and United, travelers can easily reach any destination in the world. AVL offers daily flights to the major hubs of Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago and Newark; seasonal service to Denver, to New York by way of LaGuardia and to Newark and Washington, D.C. by way of Baltimore; and non-stop service to four Florida destinations — Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, Punta Gorda and St. Pete-Clearwater. The airport features close parking, easy check-in, free Wi-Fi and a Guest Services Center. Additional amenities include a fullservice restaurant and bar, gift shop, art gallery and business center. The airport is also served by several car-rental agencies. Ground transportation is available to and from the airport. 104

Greenville-Spartanburg International 864-877-7426 gspairport.com

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) is located just off I-85 at Exit 57 between Greenville and Spartanburg in South Carolina, not far from Western North Carolina. Five major airlines serve GSP offering more than 50 non-stop daily departures to 14 major US cities. In 2017, GSP completed a $125 million terminal improvement project that now helps passengers navigate the terminal more easily and has brought additional vendors and concessionaires to the airport. Hendersonville Airport 828-693-1897 hendersonvilleairport.com

Founded in 1932, Hendersonville Airport has 3,075 feet of paved and lighted runway capable of handling a wide range of aircraft. Airport services are provided by Aerolina, Inc., and include aircraft rental, storage, maintenance and fuel. Flight training is also available. Public Transportation

Apple Country Public Transit 828-698-8571 hendersoncountync.org/planning/actransit/index.html

Apple Country Public Transit provides bus service throughout the City of Hendersonville, Town of Fletcher and Laurel Park with three bus routes run-

ning from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Routes originate from the Transfer Site at the corner of Fourth and Grove Street in downtown Hendersonville next to the Henderson County Courthouse. Service is available to the Asheville Airport 12 times a day with transfers from there to the Asheville line. The cost is 75 cents a ride (35 cents for those with Medicare). Customers can board by paying cash fare or by using pre-paid tickets or passes. All cash fares must be exact change as operators cannot make change for customers. Transfers within the system are free. Riders can connect to Asheville Redefines Transit System (ART) for $1 a ride at Wright Brothers Way which is the first right off the main entrance to Asheville Regional Airport. Bus shelters for Apple Country and ART are directly across Wright Brothers Way (stop #20 on the bus schedule). A monthly unlimited-ride pass for Apple Country Transit can be purchased for $15. A 20-ride pass is $10, Children under 12 ride free. Bike racks are available on all buses. Apple Country Transit has five CNG (compressed natural gas) buses in its line. Henderson County contracts with Western Carolina Community Action (WCCA) to provide transit and paratransit services. Printed schedules for the bus routes and maps of pickup locations around town are available at the Visitor Center.

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Located on Third Avenue, Brooks Tavern is a small space with a heavy atmosphere. The purveyors are Mark Lowe and Hendersonville native Cindy Johnson Lowe. With Cindy, Mark developed a menu of favorites inspired by their U.S. travels. The menu includes a variety of food from Buffalo Chicken eggrolls to a Turkey, Apple and Brie sandwich. The star sandwich is the Monte Cristo, offering raspberry dipping sauce, ham, turkey, and melted gouda in deep fried funnel cake batter, dusted with powered sugar. They use fresh Certified Angus Beef and draft beers are served in 20 ounce glasses. They are open Sunday through Thursday from 11am-11pm and Friday and Saturday from 11am-12am.

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FOOD & SPIRITS MOE’S ORIGINAL BAR B QUE After a warm welcome in Asheville, NC, Dave Rice brought the all things Southern BBQ experience about 30 miles down the road to Hendersonville, NC. Moe’s Original Bar B Que features award-winning Bama-style pulled pork, ribs, wings, turkey and chicken smoked over hardwood served with two unique sauces in addition to Catfish and a Shrimp Moe-Boy sandwich. Additionally, several traditional Southern sides and tasty desserts are served fresh daily from recipes passed down for generations. Upstairs features extra dining with a bar that makes a perfect spot for acoustic live music and private parties. Large party takeout orders and full service catering with delivery are also available. Now open in Forest City. 114 North Main Street Hendersonville 828-595-9200 moesoriginalbbq.com

MOUNTAIN DELI Mountain Deli is committed to serving the most delicious, best quality sandwiches they can provide. The entire menu features only fresh, natural ingredients from the best farmers and producers, and is available for dine-in, take-out, delivery or lunch on the patio. There are absolutely no artificial ingredients, additives or chemicals. They emphasize domestic and especially locally grown, seasonally fresh ingredients. Most items are made from scratch in the Deli; meats are minimally processed or cooked from raw; soups, salads & sauces are made daily. All sandwiches are custom made to order for the freshest possible experience. It just tastes better! Visit the website for the full menu, seasonal hour changes and catering information. 343 North Main Street Hendersonville, NC 828-696-0093 mtndeli.com

THE POE HOUSE

Named in honor of Edgar Allan Poe, The Poe House is located in historic downtown Hendersonville. Coming off somewhere between English pub and trendy wine bar, The Poe House is a legendary hangout for locals and visitors alike. A cozy place to enjoy live music, a craft beer from their ever changing draft list, a flight of hand selected wines, an artisanal cocktail inspired by the season, or indulge in delectable small plates created from their kitchen. Pick up one of their famous Poe House tee shirts. You are invited to come spend some time in Poe's House. 105 First Avenue West Hendersonville Hours: Tues - Thurs 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Fri & Sat 4 p.m. to Midnight 828-696-1838 thepoehouse.com

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FOOD & SPIRITS RENZO’S RISTORANTE Experience the elegant Italian ambience designed by the talented Renzo Maietto. Savor the authentic Italian food prepared as a homage to his grandmother and cook, Angelina, from his cultural roots in Viterbo, Italy. Simple yet sophisticated and flavorful, you will taste the passion and pride in the handmade classics from his home country: bronze-drawn pasta, lasagna, meatballs, eggplant parmesan, mushroom risotto, chitarra pasta and shrimp scampi. Complement your meal with a selection from the impressive wine list or one of the signature house cocktails. Private upstairs dining room available for events and seats groups up to 48. Visit the website for lunch availabilities and menu details. Call for reservations. 502 North Main Street, Hendersonville Open for dinner seven days a week 828-551-7766 renzos.us

VAN’S CHOCOLATES Named by Southern Living as one of the best chocolate shops in the South, Van’s Chocolates is a family owned, small batch chocolatier, crafting fresh, handmade confections from family recipes since 1968. Founded in Hendersonville by Peg and Russ Vanderlois, it is now owned by Will Ralston and family. Brian Vanderlois is still involved in the business serving as the production manager and specializing in truffles while Will is the chocolate, caramel and toffee maker. Will has no plans to mess with success and continues the tradition of fresh, preservative-free chocolate creams, truffles, meltaways, brittles, fruits and nuts and adding new flavor combinations. Stop by and create your own assortment or order online. Visit them at their second location at 1264 Pendleton Street, Greenville, SC. 202 Chadwick Avenue Hendersonville, NC 828-697-2120 www.vanschocolates.com

WEST FIRST WOOD-FIRED West First Wood-Fired creates handcrafted food with a Mediterranean aesthetic and features whole-wheat thin crust pizzas, organic pastas, rustic salads, soups, desserts and breads. They also offer gluten free pizzas and entrees. Enjoy a sophisticated, dynamic dining experience while watching your food freshly prepared in our open kitchen or dine alfresco on the deck. The full service bar offers martinis, local brews and eclectic wines. West First Wood-Fired grew out of their organic wood-fired bakery, The Flat Rock Village Bakery. 101a First Avenue West Hendersonville Serving Lunch and Dinner Mon-Sat 828-693-1080 westfirstwoodfired.com

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HEALTH, BEAUTY & FITNESS HAIR GALLERY SALON AND SPA For more than 40 years, Hair Gallery remains one of the area’s most prestigious salons. Hair design is taken seriously here: skilled cutting, customized color, keratin smoothing and hair loss treatments. Quality products from around the world and the U.S. are here to enhance and finish your look. Relax, refresh and renew your spirits in the tranquil spa in your private room for a manicure, pedicure or massage. Enjoy facials, waxing and custom make-up by Sue Ann Seymour Cosmetics. Permanent make-up for brows, eyeliner and lips. Expert care for Bridal and Prom events. Wigs and add-in pieces by special order. 306 White Street, Unit A Hendersonville, NC Near Fresh Market under the Red Roof

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FITNESS & AQUATICS CENTER The Lelia Patterson Fitness and Aquatics Center offers the community opportunities to enhance their wellness and quality of life in a safe, fun and friendly environment. They achieve this through providing a wide variety of wellness options, including a 25-yard junior Olympic pool, state-of-the-art gymnasium, a full selection of exercise classes with certified instructors, optional personal training and massage add-ons. LPC is a place where you can feel 100% comfortable just being you, no matter where you are in relation to your overall fitness goals. More than a gym, members say it’s more like a family. Discover the difference, join today. 1111 Howard Gap Road Fletcher, NC 828-209-6900 lpcenter.org

DR. SHARON NORLING Are you suffering from hormonal imbalances, mood disorders, fatigue, insomnia, lack of focus, gastrointestinal issues, food sensitivities or toxins? Dr. Norling practices personalized Integrative medicine. Using specialized and advanced laboratory testing, she finds the root cause of your symptoms and uses natural solutions whenever possible. Dr. Norling graduated from Case Western Reserve School of Medicine and trained at USC and UCLA. She is nationally board certified in OB/GYN and Integrative Medicine. A nationally recognized speaker, Dr. Norling shares her information and passion in her presentations. You will learn and you will laugh. Call 828-595-9880 for an appointment. 80 Doctors Drive, Suite 3 Hendersonville O: 828-595-9880 F: 828-595-9802 dr_norling@msn.com drsharonnorling.com

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ALL AMERICAN TREE SERVICE Owner Mike Duffy of All American Tree Service recently took over Alan Hassell Professional Tree Service, which has made a name for itself as a reputable, wellestablished tree service for the local area. Duffy is committed to keeping that reputation by continuing to offer first-class experience and professional service in tree care, including tree removal, stump grinding, mountain view clearing, and hazardous tree removal. Specializing in tree-climbing, they can get the job done without bringing unnecessary equipment such as large work trucks and buckets onto your property. All American Tree service can handle any size job you may have. Call or visit their Facebook page. (864) 991-7128 (828) 779-4994 Serving Western NC for over 26 years Licensed & Insured

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LOCAL SERVICES BLUE RIBBON CUSTOM FRAME SHOP Local and family-owned, Bruce and Melissa Maurer have been framing, family heirlooms, treasured photos and favorite pieces of art since 1986. And they both have a long history of being involved in serving children and our local community. After 21 years on Main Street, the showroom relocated to the busy bend of Kanuga where you’ll find convenient store-front parking and more than 4,000 frame samples in stock. Their friendly service, selection, quality workmanship and experience are tried and true and pricing is affordable. Just ask the many happy, satisfied, local customers they have.Visit them for all your framing needs and ideas. 414-A Kanuga Road Hendersonville, NC 828-693-7967

DAVID J. MAUPIN, FINANCIAL ADVISOR Edward Jones is a different kind of investment firm. To us, face time and think time make sense. We meet with you to learn your individual needs so we can develop a strategy to help you achieve your long-term financial goals. So, whether you want to plan for retirement, save for college, reduce your tax bills or prepare for the unexpected, we are dedicated to giving you personalized services and long-term investing strategies instead of the latest investment fads. Join the nearly 7 million investors who know. Contact me today to help develop an investment strategy that makes sense for you.

David Maupin, Financial Advisor and Teri Watkins, BOA

David J. Maupin 1303 Fifth Avenue West Suite B Hendersonville, NC 828-696-1588 edwardjones.com

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MR. ROOTER PLUMBING Mr. Rooter Plumbing offers residential and commercial plumbing services with a commitment to high level workmanship and excellent customer service. Their experts are trained and knowledgeable to handle any plumbing issue and employ the latest tools and technology in plumbing repair. They make it their mission to exceed customers’ expectations. Before proceeding with a repair, technicians discuss options and thoroughly explain the process. They understand the importance of helping you make informed decisions regarding your plumbing issues. Mr. Rooter offers 24/7 emergency service at no additional cost, and their uniformed technicians are courteous and friendly. With Mr. Rooter, workmanship and parts are guaranteed. 126 Underwood Rd Fletcher, NC 28732 828-685-3737 mrrooterwnc.com

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LOCAL SERVICES SOUTHERN ALARM & SECURITY Serving the area since 1936, Southern Alarm & Security offers state-of-the-art electronic security system technology to homes and businesses. Relying on eight decades of experience, Southern Alarm leads the security industry as Western North Carolina’s largest and only locally owned UL-certified alarm company. Southern Alarm is the area’s exclusive authorized dealer for the Honeywell line of security systems and services. A complete array of electronic security services, including 24-hour monitoring, burglar and fire alarms, surveillance TV, access control systems as well as home automation and lighting control is available.

Hendersonville: 828-693-7136 Asheville: 828-253-1235 Franklin: 828-524-2268 southernalarm.com

TED N. REESE INSURANCE AGENCY, INC. Reese Insurance can insure almost anything! Whether you need Health, Home Owners, Renters, Flood, Business, Life, Automobile or Boat insurance, the experienced and knowledgeable staff at Ted N. Reese Insurance have been dedicated to being problem solvers since 1956. Case by case, they find out what’s most important to their customers and their unique life situations. They review risks and exposures to help determine the best coverages. As an independent agent they offer a range of solutions to best fit your budget. Visit their website for more information.

440 South Main Street Hendersonville 828-692-4299 828-696-1480 TedNReeseInsurance.com

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WARREN RESTORATION Warren Restoration is a local, family owned business that specializes in disaster restoration services for water, fire, mold and storm damage cleanup and repair. Their certified team also provides biohazard and hoarding cleanup, encapsulation services, and more. They have the knowledge, the expertise, and the experience to handle any situation with outstanding service. Your emergency is their priority with quick response times and 24/7 availability, including holidays. For someone you can trust with your home or business, choose Toni and Josh Warren of Warren Restoration – “We put our name on it!” 174 Bradley Branch Rd., Suite 4 Arden, NC 828-595-4776 help@warrenrestoration.com WarrenRestoration.com

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HOME & GARDEN BLOOMFIELD’S OF FLAT ROCK Find everything for your home, garden and tabletop. Shop an amazing array of famous name dinnerware and glassware from Lenox, Portmeirion, Johnson Brothers, Fiesta, Noritake, Spode and more. Kitchen gadgets and utensils, fine cutlery and cookware abound. Plus gourmet foods, soaps, lotions and many other great gift ideas. See the selection of lamps, linens, mirrors and candles to add to your home décor. The outdoor garden center is packed with unique items and furnishings including planters, statuary, fountains, birdbaths and a selection of terra-cotta pots second to none! Since 1976 Bloomfield’s has become an interstate landmark for Hendersonville. Stop in today and see what you’ve been missing! 196 McMurray Road, Flat Rock I-26 Upward Road Exit 53 828-693-3350 bloomfields.com

BLUE WATERS POOL AND SPAS Whether you need help with pool and spa maintenance, have repairs that need to be made, or want a totally new system, Blue Waters Pool and Spas can help. They sell only the most superior products that have received the highest ratings available. When you work with their team of professionals, you have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with swimming pool and spa experts to ensure that you get exactly what you need. They promise to listen intently to what you have to say and will work hard to come up with the best possible solution for your situation. Call the Carolina's premier pool and hot tub dealer today at 828-894-0299 for all of your pool and spa needs. 155 W Mills Street #111 Columbus 828-894-0299 bluewatersinthecarolinas.com @bluewaterspool.spas

CAROLINA BLINDS When it comes to outfitting your home or business with custom window coverings, Carolina Blinds are the experts! Their knowledgeable, experienced staff can provide onsite consultations by bringing samples and getting measurements of each window to ensure accurate fitting of your custom window treatments. They carry some of the finest brands in the industry, including Alta, Eclipse, Hunter Douglas and Graber. Serving Western North Carolina for 26 years, Carolina Blinds is here for all your custom window treatment needs. Contact them today or stop by their showroom.

225 Duncan Hill Road Since 1992 Hendersonville, NC 28792 828-697-8525 carolinablinds.com

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HOME & GARDEN FEATHER YOUR NEST Feather Your Nest is sure to captivate you with their large selection of home décor and accessories, artwork, furniture, tabletop and linens. They also carry an eclectic collection of jewelry hand crafted by local artists and vintage pieces. Plan to spend time exploring the store and you are sure to find that special treasure. Never the same store twice, you will find different and unique items every time you visit. Accepting quality consignments.

1215A Greenville Hwy. Hendersonville, NC Tues–Sat 10:00 am to 4:00 pm 828-693-3535

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THE MARKETPLACE ON LOCUST Come spend and hour or an afternoon perusing 8,000 square feet filled with collections of new and gently used home furnishings with flair! Fifteen different vendors (two are designers) showcase their ever-changing offerings of furniture, lamps, accessories, decorative pillows, designer fabrics, antiques and collectibles. Whatever your taste, from trendy to traditional, clean and contemporary or cozy cottage the friendly “matchmakers” on staff will match you up with exactly what you’re looking for at pocketbook-pleasing prices. You’ll find all this just minutes from Main Street in the historic Seventh Avenue District. Experience this unique marketplace for the home today. 822 Locust Street, Suite 200 Hendersonville, NC Open Mon-Sat 10:00 am to 5:00 pm 828-697-8900 themarketplaceonlocust.com

RAYMOND’S RAYMOND’S GARDEN GARDEN CENTER CENTER Since 1993 the Raymond family has owned and operated this full-service Since 1993 the Raymond family has owned and operated this full-service landscaping and garden center. You’ll find a wide range of trees, ornamentals, pelandscaping and garden center. You’ll find a wide range of trees, ornamentals, perennials, annuals, decorative pots and even unique plants. Best of all, 80 percent rennials, annuals, decorative pots and even unique plants. Best of all, 80 percent of their plants are grown on the premises; the others are supplied by local growers. of their plants are grown on the premises; the others are supplied by local growers. Buying locally grown plants increases the probability that they will remain healthy Buying locally grown plants increases the probability that they will remain healthy and thrive. Raymond’s is also a licensed landscape contractor and can provide full and thrive. Raymond’s is also a licensed landscape contractor and can provide full installation and design work. Stop by, visit their website, or follow them on Facebook. installation and design work. Stop by Raymond’s Garden Center, visit their website, Celebrating 25 years of serving Hendersonville. or follow them on Facebook. 1320 Kanuga Road 1320 Kanuga Road Hendersonville, NC Hendersonville Mon–Sat 8:00 am to 5:30 pm Mon–Sat 8:00toam to pm, 5:30April pm – June Sun 11:00 am 4:00 Sun 11:00 am to•raymondsgc.com 4:00 pm, Apr – June 828-696-8000 828-696-8000 • www.raymondsgc.com

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HOME & GARDEN SHEALY ELECTRIC COMPANY Shealy Electric has been the local, go-to source for lighting since 1954. Visit the showroom and let second generation owner, Catherine Shealy Sinclair, help you with your selections from a wide and unique selection of lamps, chandeliers, pendants, sconces and fixtures in the latest trends from more than 100 manufacturers including Hubbardton Forge, Troy Lighting, Tech Lighting and Casablanca Fans. Need replacement bulbs or new lampshades? You’ll find them all here. Lamp repairs are done on the premises and you’ll enjoy experienced guidance for both home and business lighting solutions. Shop today for bright ideas and an illuminating experience. 412 Kanuga Road Hendersonville, NC 828-692-9125 shealyelectricco.com

SILVER FOX GALLERY & INTERIORS

AMERICAN ART & CRAFT, HOME FURNISHINGS AND INTERIOR DESIGN In a delightful 7,000-square-foot showroom in downtown Hendersonville, Silver Fox Gallery & Interiors shows superb ‘contemporary mountain’ design, including one-of-a-kind and production works by American furniture makers, painters, sculptors, ceramists and glass artists. Furniture and lighting lines are carefully selected for their combination of superior design, quality of craftsmanship and moderate pricing. Our Interior Design service helps clients create a home that is functional and unique to them. From space planning, material selection, color consultations and custom furniture design we create inviting and functional spaces in which to live. 508 North Main Street Hendersonville 828-698-0601 silverfoxgallery.net

TURF MOUNTAIN SOD Turf Mountain Sod, a family farm, cares about their customers, the environment and their community. They care about their customers, the environment and our community. Use sod for instant results year round with locally grown grasses. Natural grass provides environmental and health benefits. A healthy lawn reduces soil erosion and can reduce allergies caused by weeds. Sod adds value to your home or business and is a natural fire barrier. From championship golf courses to lawns or just enough to fix a patch, quality and satisfaction are at the heart of their service. Give them a call, they’d love to talk to you. 3277 Chimney Rock Road Hendersonville, NC 828-685-3642 or 888-685-3642 turfmountain.com

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