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EDITOR'S NOTE: Hendersonville Magazine includes information about annual events and community celebrations, as well as local businesses, organizations, and government offices' hours of operation. Please check directly with the business, organization or office for potential schedule changes and/or cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Local artist Jennifer Mills captures the vibrance, energy and charm of downtown Hendersonville with her whimsical painting, “Bear Necessities.” Recipient of the Arts Council of Henderson County’s ‘Betty Taylor Award for Emerging Artists,’ Jennifer features her work at The Wrinkled Egg in Flat Rock. Visit her website at JenniferSpots.com.

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From the Publisher

President & Publisher Brett Hulsey

On behalf of the Hulsey Media team, welcome to the 40th anniversary edition of Hendersonville Magazine. As we emerge from the changes that 2020 brought, we recognize that parts of the community look the same while others are slowly regaining footing. Walking into a stronger sense of community in 2021, #LoveHendo still rings true as we celebrate our community’s love for Hendersonville. We are happy to again share how our quality of life here is enhanced by the great outdoors, arts and attractions, a pet-friendly attitude, a variety of recreation, great golf courses, strong community resources, and a vibrant food and drink scene that includes breweries, wineries and cideries. Within the pages of the 2021-2022 edition of Hendersonville Magazine, you’ll find an abundance of information to help you get to know Henderson County better – whether you’re a native, visitor, or newcomer. This includes messages from our advertising partners, some of whom have had a presence in Hendersonville Magazine since it began. Their support makes it possible for us to provide an attractive and informative publication. These businesses and organizations represent the best of Hendersonville, and we encourage you to support them in return. As your trusted, leading source of local knowledge for four decades, this year’s Hendersonville Magazine once again includes a wealth of comprehensive, completely local information for living, learning, working, playing, connecting and giving back in this wonderful place we call home. We hope you enjoy. Thank you for your support of our wonderful community, and thanks for reading Hendersonville Magazine.


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Operations Manager Alissa Fuller

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Hendersonville Magazine Celebrates 40 Years of Serving the Community




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Welcome to the 40th Anniversary Edition!

Every year for four decades, newcomers and long-time residents alike pick up a copy of Hendersonville Magazine to find all they need to know about living, working, and playing in Henderson County. As Hendersonville Magazine reaches its 40th anniversary, looking back to its roots comes naturally.

Hendersonville Magazine founder Grace Hay (right), former publisher Joanie Fischer (left), and Ray Cantrell of the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce (standing) look over an early edition of Hendersonville Magazine.

Hay knew that Henderson County was a haven for people such as herself and that they would want that exact information that she sought. So in 1982, Hay published the first edition of Hendersonville Magazine. The pages were filled with facts, history and interesting details about life in the county.

The 1st edition of Hendersonville Magazine published in 1982.

A s w ith most g reat idea s, Hender sonv ille Maga zine wa s born of necessity. Grace Gordon Hay, a media executive, retired to Henderson County in the early 1980s. As a newcomer, she went searching for information about the area. Nowhere could she find helpful facts, figures, and resources compiled in one accurate, easy-toread format. 4

With the advent of the second edition, Hay began talking to Joanie Fischer about joining the venture. Fischer joined Hender sonv ille Magazine in 1984, buying it from Hay in 1987. Adhering to Hay’s philosophy of “just the facts with a few kind words” Fischer continued to grow Hendersonville Magazine into a local institution with an ongoing commitment to high quality content and design. The magazine transitioned from Fischer Publications to Hulsey Media in 2014. Today, Hendersonville Magazine serves as a “who’s who” of businesses and organizations i n t h e He n d e r s o n v i l l e a r e a , reaching a desirable audience of

visitors, newcomers, and local residents through targeted regional distribution, direct mail, and social media. The foundation laid by both Grace Hay and Joanie Fischer provides the opportunity to continue the great community tradition of publishing Hendersonv ille Magazine. The magazine is carried forward with a great sense of responsibility to readers, local marketing partners, and the community.

T he 2020-21 edition provided complimentary support for businesses and non-profits through the #LoveHendo community initiative.

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HENDERSONVILLE  Hendersonville City Hall

Hendersonville – A City of Four Seasons Situated on a scenic mountain plateau 2,200 feet above sea level, Henderson County is cradled by the Blue Ridge Mountains, a geography that gives the area its four distinct yet temperate seasons. Hendersonville was nicknamed the City of Four Seasons decades ago by the late Kermit Edney, a local weather expert. He noted that this area provides the experience of all four seasons, although the mild climate does not subject visitors and residents to harsh winters like those up north to the extreme heat of a Southern summer. Hendersonville’s pleasant climate traditionally attracted part-time tourists and retirees. But as more people discover its excellent quality of life and four 6

seasons of fun, Henderson County is now a destination that more visitors seek out year-round and where many families decide to make a permanent home. Each season not only brings its own beauty to behold but also provides a wide variety of activities and events to enjoy all year long. From fly fishing in the spring to hiking mountain trails in summer to leaf-looking in the fall to snow tubing in the winter, there is always something fun to do in the City of Four Seasons.


beckoning people to venture outside to enjoy the region’s outdoor activities. Many hike their favorite trails, visit area waterfalls or take their mountain bikes out for a spin. Locals and visitors alike anticipate d o w n t o w n H e n d e r s o n v i l l e ’s decorative plantings which include beds of colorful tulips enjoyed by people exploring downtown shops and restaurants. The Garden Jubilee Nursies & Orchards Tour entices garden lovers with plants, garden accessories and more for sale and free advice from horticultural experts. continued on page 8

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Hendersonville’s 28th annual garden and plant extravaganza has a townand-country theme with Main Street downtown as one of 15 stops on the self-guided tour. Henderson Count y’s nurseries, farms and orchards are showcased with on-site vendors selling garden accessories, crafts, additional plants and other items. On Saturday and Sunday of the event, Main Street hosts booths

where attendees can shop for small plants, lawn and garden items and crafts. Modifications to the 2021 Garden Jubilee will follow federal and state-mandated guidelines for cleaning, social distancing, limiting crowd size and wearing a mask. Pets should be left at home as animals are not allowed in any of the Garden Jubilee Nurseries & Orchards event areas.

LOVEHENDO SATURDAYS Main Street, Downtown Hendersonville Second Saturdays of the Month, May-Dec (Except Sept) 828-233-3205 DowntownHendersonville.org

LoveHendo Saturday welcomes the community to experience downtown while still practicing a safe social distance with outdoor shopping and entertainment. Each LoveHendo Saturday hosts a different theme or partnering event.

SUMMER Summertime sizzles downtown with free, live musical performances at the Rhythm & Brews, Monday Night Live! and Music on Main concerts. Henderson Count y’s mountain musical roots are celebrated as they have been for more than a century at the Street Dances with bluegrass music, square dancing and clogging. Independence Day typically is commemorated with a Fourth of July event featuring music and fireworks. Farmers markets throughout the county are active many months of the year offering lots of fresh, farm-to-table fruits, vegetables, meat products, honeys and more, including local handmade arts and crafts. U-pick and other farms around Henderson County welcome guests to come by and connect with local farm life. People enjoy a lively and varied food scene in Hendersonville and throughout the county, including al fresco dining at many restaurants, coffeehouses and other eateries. A plethora of craft breweries, wine tasting rooms and vineyards and cideries provide sociable spots for relaxing, quenching a thirst, grabbing goodies from area food trucks and listening to live music. Parks, playgrounds and ball fields throughout Henderson County are popular year-round with people enjoying fresh air and sports with family and friends. Local dog parks cater to fun with four-legged friends. Outdoor enthusiasts get back to nature throughout the year at nearby parks, greenways and forests with hiking, mountain biking, camping, fishing and other recreational activities. Summer camps – many of which have storied histories spanning decades – provide outdoor experiences that make memories lasting a lifetime.

The Hendersonville Visitor Center is located at the south end of Main Street.


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SUMMER CELEBRATIONS RHYTHM & BREWS CONCERT SERIES South Main Street, between Allen and Caswell Summer evenings, Visit Website for Exact Dates 828-233-3216 DowntownHendersonville.org

The Rhythm & Brews concert series features an eclectic mix of local and regional Americana, R&B, funk, bluegrass and Southern rock. Local food vendors, a kids’ play station, a nonprofit vendor space, a misting station and beer, wine and cider vendors also are featured.


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soldiers and have continued to be part of summer in Hendersonville for more than a century. The Street Dances feature a live bluegrass band playing traditional music while a square dance caller prompts dance figures for participants to follow. Those who don’t know how to square dance can come at 6:30 pm for basic lessons. Clogging teams perform twice during the evening with stomping routines. Bring a chair. No pets, alcoholic beverages, coolers or backpacks allowed. The seating area opens after 5:30 pm and prior admission is prohibited. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be postponed until 8 pm. If the weather does not cooperate by then, the performance will be cancelled.


Visitor Center, 201 S Main Street, Hendersonville July-Aug, Visit Website for Exact Dates 828-693-9708 or 800-828-4244 VisitHendersonvilleNC.org/ Monday-Night-Live

This concert series features a diverse line-up of folk, country and blues artists with live performances happening every other Monday evening throughout the summer. Bring a chair. No pets, alcoholic beverages, coolers or backpacks are permitted.​ The seating area opens after 5:30 pm and prior admission is prohibited. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be postponed until 8 pm. If the weather does not cooperate by then, the performance will be cancelled.

MUSIC ON MAIN STREET Visitor Center, 201 S Main Street, Hendersonville July-Aug, Visit Website for Exact Dates 828-693-9708 or 800-828-4244 VisitHendersonvilleNC.org/ Music-on-Main-Street

Music On Main Street is like one big block party on Fridays throughout the summer in downtown Hendersonville. The concert series features a diverse line-up of live bands playing a range of music including pop, oldies, rock and continued on page 12


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festive Independence Day fireworks display takes place at 9:30 pm. The fireworks launch site ensures prime viewing of the display from South Main Street and the Music on Main concert area. Enjoy the concert and fireworks from the comfort of your chair at Music on Main Street from 6 to 9:30 pm. No pets, alcoholic beverages, coolers or backpacks are permitted. Bring a chair. The seating area opens after 5:30 pm and prior admission is prohibited. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be postponed until 8 pm. If the weather does not cooperate by then, the performance will be cancelled.

FALL As summer turns to fall, the trees explode with autumn color, making scenic, leaf-looking drives around Henderson County a must. The North Carolina Apple Festival in continued on page 16

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the stage at the historic courthouse. Pets are not allowed at the festival.


Western North Carolina Agricultural Center Beginning the First Friday after Labor Day 828-687-1414 WNCAgCenter.org/P/MountainStateFair

The annual North Carolina Mountain State Fair celebrates the people, agriculture, art and tradition of the region through exhibits, contests, music, amusement rides and other entertainment.

FARM CITY DAY  Holiday Street Lighting and Santa's Arrival

Hendersonville and the Nor th Carolina Mountain State Fair in Fletcher around Labor Day mark a festive beginning to fall. The cool, crisp weather draws people to area apple orchards and other farms for local produce, hayrides, cider and doughnuts and other treats. In early October, Farm City Day in Jackson Park provides family fun with a focus on local agricultural traditions. At Halloween, families with their costumed trick-ortreaters often can be seen frolicking downtown.


Main Street, Downtown Hendersonville Labor Day Weekend 828-697-4557 NCAppleFestival.org

The North Carolina Apple Festival celebrates the histor y and importance of the apple industry in Henderson County which is first in the state and seventh nationwide in apple production. Fourteen local apple growers participate in the Apple Festival each year which also features apple stands, food vendors, arts, crafts and games. Entertainment ranges from apple recipe contests to musical acts on 16

Jackson Park 10 am-4 pm, First Saturday in October Henderson.CES.NCSU.edu

Begun in 1955 by Henderson County Cooperative Extension and Kiwanis International, Farm City Day is a family-friendly event that celebrates local rural traditions and introduces the urban population to some common farming activities from previous generations. Attendees interact with antique and modern farm equipment and tools, live music, arts and crafts, children’s activities, kids activities, wagon rides, displays, demonstrations, kiddie-tractor pulls and hands-on 4-H activities. Animal lovers will enjoy the petting zoo and fishing pond. Regional bands perform throughout the day. There is no admission charge but some of the events require small cash fees. Food, beverage and craft vendors also sell products.

TREAT STREET CARNIVAL Main Street, Downtown Hendersonville 5-9pm, Oct 31 828-233-3205 DowntownHendersonville.org

Treats and fun abound along Main Street in downtown Hendersonville at the Treat Street Carnival, including trick or treating with merchants, Dia de los Muertos celebrations, a costume contest, inflatables, live music and dancing.

WINTER When the chill of winter arrives, downtown Hendersonville puts out a warm “home for the holidays” welcome. Businesses are adorned with decorations, Christmas lights brighten the streets and special event s like ca roling, evening shopping with refreshments and historic inn tours. People visit the local holiday markets and area farms for fresh Christmas trees, wreaths, garlands and other greenery. Henderson County’s winter weather is typically not extreme, making it ideal for continuing to enjoy fun outside. Skiing, snowboarding and tubing sites around the region add to the wintertime options for fun.


Main Street, Downtown Hendersonville Friday after Thanksgiving 828-233-3205 DowntownHendersonville.org

Downtown’s Holiday Street Lighting kicks off the season with Christmas songs, hot drinks and delicious treats, shopping and a countdown as Santa arrives to light up Main Street. The evening includes free visits with Santa and carriage rides at the Historic Courthouse.


Main Street, Downtown Hendersonville 828-233-3205 DowntownHendersonville.org

Merchants are bringing holiday cheer to downtown Hendersonville with “Whoo-ville” inspired costumes and decor. Main Street will be closed to vehicles all day from 1st Avenue to 6th Avenue. Shop, dine, and play on Main Street for the last LoveHendo Saturday of 2021.

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Facts, Figures & Government Resources

Here are some helpful facts, figures and government resources for Henderson County and its communities and some general information about the region.

North Mills River

Brickton South Mills River 280

Hoopers Creek



191 Rugby

Bat Cave 9

Edneyville Park Ridge Clear Creek

26 64 Grimesdale Long John Mtn North North East Blue Ridge North West Hendersonville 1 Etowah Pisgah Moores Grove Valley Horse View Hendersonville 2 Shoe Laurel Park South East South Blue Ridge South West Etowah Armory South Atkinson East Flat Rock Flat Rock 25 176

Crab Creek Green River

Raven Rock 25

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

• S heriff ’s Office augmented by nearly 80 volunteers. Special department programs include home and personal safet y presentations by District Captains, a citizens’ academy designed to educate the public about county law enforcement operations and a Community Notification System residents can sign up for to receive real-time aler ts for localized emergency situations and relevant community advisories.


828-697-3000 | HendersonvilleNC.gov

• Chartered in 1847 • Governed by a council/manager form of government


• C overs an approximately 380square-mile area

• G over ned by a f i ve-member Board of Commissioners with a chairperson elected by the commissioners

• Incorporated in 1838

• Employs a full-time county manager

• E ncompasses 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. A portion of the City of Saluda also is in Henderson County.

• Ad valorem property tax is levied at rate of $0.5610 on each $100 of assessed valuation of taxable property, based on a listing date of Jan. 1, 2020.

828-697-4809 | HendersonCountyNC.gov


• 12 active county fire and rescue departments. that are combination departments (paid/volunteer).

• General city tax of 49 cents per $100 of assessed valuation which pays for such services as streets, parks and fire and police protection • Special downtown tax district with an additional 26 cents per $100 and special Seventh Avenue tax district with an additional 17 cents per $100. These special taxes cover maintenance and beautification programs within those municipal service districts. continued on page 20 Hendersonville Magazine 2021–2022

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• TheHendersonvilleFireDepartment operates out of two fire stations with a full-time paid staff. Members are NFPA certified firefighters and emergency medical technicians broken into two engine companies and a ladder company. In addition to putting out fires, members conduct inspections, provide emergenc y medical ser vices, conduct fire investigations and provide life safety services and education while maintaining a Public Protection Class 3 Rating. • The Hendersonville Police Department operates within the city limits and includes a Patrol Ser vices Division, a Criminal Investigation Div ision and a Support Services Division. The depar tment ha s a K-9 team a nd motor unit s a nd of fer s School Resource Officers, Traffic Enforcement and Educational and Safety Programming to the City. The mission of the Hendersonville Police Department is to provide professional law enforcement services and preserve and improve the quality of life for those who live in, work in or visit the City of Hendersonville. • The Water & Sewer Department provides water service to more than than 31,000 homes and businesses and sewer service to more than 10,000 homes and businesses. Hendersonville Water & Sewer serves more than 72,000 people with water service and more than 21,000 people with sewer service.


828-697-8100 | VillageofFlatRock.org

• Incorporated in 1995 • G overned 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 13 cents per $100 of assessed valuation • R ecei ve s ser v ice s f r om t he Henderson County Sheriff’s Office, City of Hendersonville Water & Sewer Department and Henderson County • R eceives fire protection and emergency services from Blue Ridge Fire & Rescue, Valley Hill Fire & Rescue and Green River Fire & Rescue

AVERAGE MONTHTLY TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION IN HENDERSONVILLE Normal Monthly AverageTemperatures January 37.3°F February 40.6°F March 47.3°F April 55.5°F May 64°F June 71.4°F July 75°F August 73.7°F September 66.9°F October 56.9°F November 47.9°F


828-687-3985 | FletcherNC.org

December 39.7°F

• Incorporated in 1989 • Governed by a council/manager form of government • Tax rate of 34 cents per $100 of assessed valuation

Normal Monthly Precipitation

• Provides its own police protection, sa nit at ion ser v ice, pla nning and zoning services, parks and recreation and street maintenance

January 4.77”

• Contracts fire protection through Fletcher Fire & Rescue Department and Mills River Fire & Rescue with a paid staff on duty 24 hours a day continued on page 22

February 4.54” March 5.12” April 4” May 3.91” June 4.98” July 4.95” August 5.08” September 4.7” October 3.47” November 4.58” December 4.66” Source: National Centers for Environmental Information

T he Flat Rock Village Hall is the site for village business as well as annual events like the ice cream social.


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Since 2019 my client’s confidence and support have allowed me to be one of the most successful REALTORS® in Henderson County. I am blessed to have them recognize my efforts by referring me to their friends and family for their real estate needs.

My Community Beyond my commitment to my clients, I believe that it’s my responsibility to improve the community where I work and play. To honor that commitment, I serve on several community boards that work to improve our community’s quality of life. • Henderson County Planning Board Chairman • Henderson County Zoning Board of Adjustment Member • Blue Ridge Community College Board of Trustees • Four Seasons Compassion of Life Hospice Board of Directors

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828-693-4840 | LaurelPark.org

• Incorporated in 1925 • Governed by a council/mayor and town manager • Tax rate of 43.5 cents per $100 of assessed valuation • Tow n of L aur el Pa rk Police Department offers residential security checks, • Tow n of L aur el Pa rk 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 • P u b l i c Wo r k s D e p a r t m e n t maintains streets and right-ofways, parks and greenways, public facilities. The Town’s water system is owned and operated by the City of Hendersonville. MILLS RIVER

828-890-2901 | MillsRiver.org

• Incorporated in 2003 • G overned through a council / manager form of government • Tax rate of 19 cents per $100 of assessed valuation with 11 cents going to the Mills River Fire & Rescue • Eleven staff – a town manager, a town clerk/finance officer, an accounting clerk/administrative

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Source: North Carolina Office of State Budget and Management

assistant, a tax collector, a park director, two park maintenance technicians, a zoning administrator and three part-time employees • Contracts law enforcement with the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office and fire protection with Mills River Fire & Rescue • Fire inspections managed through t he Hender s on Cou nt y Fir e Marshal’s office SALES & USE TAX All tax rates reported are for the year 2020. Rates are subject to change every year in June for the next year. • 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%. • NC Dept. of Motor Vehicles collects a highway use tax of 3% on the sale of vehicles; boats are taxable at 3% with a maximum of $1,500. • T he sa le of an aircraf t and all accessories attached when delivered to the purchaser is subject to the 4.75% general NC rate of sales and use tax with a continued on page 24

OTHER LOCAL VOTER RESOURCES Henderson County Democratic Party 1216 Sixth Ave. W., Ste 600, Hendersonville 828-692-6424 MyHCDP.com

Henderson County Republican Party 170 Four Seasons Shopping Center, Hendersonville 828-693-6040 Henderson.NC.GOP

Libertarian Party of North Carolina-Henderson County Affiliate Party Facebook.com/LibertarianPartyof HendersonCountyNC

League of Women Voters of Henderson County LWVHCNC.org  Laurel Park Town Hall


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Most business with the Social Security Administration can be addressed through SSA.gov. Social Security does have a field office at 205 S Grove Street in Hendersonville. Call 866-964-5053 or for TTY call 800-325-0778.

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 count y can take re c yclable s and an equal amount or less of household garbage for the “Bag for Bag” program to the Henderson County Convenience Center at 265 Convenience Center Drive in Hendersonville. Non-recyclable garbage can be taken 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 th e Co nvenien ce 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 recycled separately at the Convenience Center but can be combined with other recyclables for curbside pick-up. Antifreeze, batteries, peripheral ele c tronic s like small of f ice e quip m ent , u s e d m oto r oil , scrap metal and appliances are some of the other items that the Convenience Center accepts. Bulky items like mattresses, carpet, large plastic toys, Styrofoam, construction debris and yard waste may be taken to the Transfer Station for a fee at 191 Transfer Station Drive in Hendersonville. TVs and computer monitors also may be taken to the Transfer Station for a $15 recycling fee. Call the Environmental Programs at 828-694-6524 or the Transfer S t ati o n at 8 2 8 - 6 9 7- 4 5 0 5 o r v isit HCRe c ycle s .org for the Recyclopedia look-up system and more information including how to dispose of other items. City of Hendersonville residents can visit HendersonvilleNC.gov/ Public-Works/Garbage-Collection or call 828-697-3084 for more information about recycling and solid waste disposal ser vices of fered by the Hendersonville Public Works Department.


VETERANS RESOURCES Through the NC Dept. of Military and Veterans Affairs, Veterans Service Offices have been established throughout the state – including in Henderson County – for veterans and their families to receive assistance with benefits, claims questions and other issues. The Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville provides healthcare and wellness services to US military veterans and their families. In addition to serving veterans’ overall health, the VA Medical Center offers assistance related to geriatrics and extended care including adult day health care, home-based primary care, long-term care and respite care.

N.C. Dept. of Military and Veterans Affairs Toll-free 844-624-8387 | MilVets.NC.gov

N.C. Dept. of Military and Veterans Affairs’ Henderson County Veterans Services Office 828-697-4817 HendersonCountyNC.gov/County/Page/Veterans-Services MilVets.NC.gov/VSO/Henderson-County-Veterans-Service-Office

Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville 828-298-7911 | Asheville.VA.gov

Veterans Crisis Line

Free confidential support for veterans in crisis and their families and friends, toll-free at 800-273-8255 (and then press 1).

maximum of $2,500. Such sales are not subject to local and transit rates of sales and use tax. • Fifty percent (50%) of the sales price of each manufactured home or modular home sold at retail, including all accessories attached when delivered to a purchaser, is subject to the general 4.75% NC rate of sales and use tax. Manufactured homes and modular homes are not subject to the local and transit rates of sales and use tax. • Certain repair, maintenance and installation ser vices are also subject to sales and use tax. Visit NCDOR.gov for more information. DRIVER’S LICENSE

North Carolina DMV 125 Baystone Drive, Hendersonville 828-692-6915 919-715-7000 NCDOT.gov/DMV/Help/Moving

Within 60 days of moving to North Carolina or moving within the state, individuals must change their addresses with the NC Division of Motor Vehicles and get a new or

duplicate license or ID as well as a new or duplicate vehicle registration. To apply for a North Carolina driver license, new residents must visit an NCDMV driver license office with the following: • O u t-of-st ate licen se or one document (with full name) proving identity and date of birth • S ocial Security card or other document proving Social Security number • One document verifying physical address in North Carolina (two are required if getting an NC REAL ID) • For individuals not born in the U.S., one document (with full name) proving legal presence/lawful status • A document proving liabilit y insurance coverage from a provider licensed to do business in North Carolina. • Written and road tests may be waived for individuals with a valid license from another state. Hendersonville Magazine 2021–2022

Fletcher Town Hall

The DMV also issues NC REAL IDs. Beginning Oct. 1, 2021, federal agencies will enforce the REAL ID Act, which requires a REAL ID, US passport or another federally approved identification to board commercial flights and enter secure federal buildings. The NC REAL ID is a REAL ID Act-compliant driver license that is just like a traditional license or ID but has a star at the top. Driver licenses and IDs without a gold star are noted “Not for Federal Identification.” Learn more about getting a REAL ID at the NCDMV by visiting NCDOT.gov/DMV/LicenseID/NC-Real-ID/Pages.

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the Henderson County Board of Elections Office by mail, phone, e-mail, in person or downloaded from the website. Forms also are available at the library, DMV and other government agencies. Mail 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. Registered voters may vote early by mail or in person. POST OFFICES

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

To register and be eligible to vote, individuals must be US citizens, 18 years old by the next general election

and have been permanent and legal residents of North Carolina and in the precinct they’re registering in for at least 30 days prior to an election. Voter Registration Applications can be ordered from

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 Bat Cave, Dana, East Flat Rock, Edney ville, Etowah, Flat Rock, Fletcher, Ger ton, Horse Shoe, Mountain Home, Naples, Saluda and Zirconia. Visit USPS.com for specific operating hours and services.


Text to 9-1-1

This interactive, mobile app allows residents to connect with the Sheriff’s Office and receive public safety news and information. Download the app at Apps.MyOCV.com/Share/ a39828792.

While it is always better to call 9-1-1 if possible, this service allows people to send text messages to emergency services as an alternative to placing a phone call. Significant benefits of this service include accessibility for members of the community who are hard of hearing, deaf or speech-impaired. Text to 9-1-1 can also aid in situations when a crime is in progress, a caller is facing domestic abuse or a caller’s injury is making speech impossible.

H ender s on Count y S herif f ’s O f f ice’s Communit y 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 NIXLE.com. Henderson County Sheriff’s Office Reassurance Program This free service is for elderly Henderson County residents who live alone. Seniors must call Communications by 10 am each morning to verify their well-being. Call 828-697-4912 to sign up. Smart911 Citizens can create safety profiles that are visible to telecommunicators during an emergency. Details can include information about medical issues, contact lists, pet information and floor plans. Smart911 is completely private and secure. Visit Smart911.com to register.


Home & Personal Safety This program provides residents with strategies to better protect themselves, their homes, property and vehicles from crime. The District Captains meet with Home Owners Associations and community groups to present this information and material to educate citizens. Other programs District Captains have implemented and present to these groups are “Scams & Frauds” and “Avoid, Deny, Defend.” “Scams and Frauds” provides citizens with information about current trends being used by scammers. “Avoid, Deny, Defend” is a program for active assailants that is given to businesses to assist them in setting up Emergency Preparedness Planning. Visit HendersonCountyNC.gov/Sheriff for more about these and other public safety initiatives.

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DOWNTOWN & 7TH AVE Bearfootin’ Public Art Walk is a whimsical, playful public art display.

Historic Downtown Hendersonville & 7th Avenue Downtown Hendersonville is the hear t of an economically and culturally vibrant city. Downtown comprises two districts – Main Street and Seventh Avenue – which attract both residents and v isitor s throughout the year. Whether the tulips are in bloom or autumn leaves are falling, the area bustles with people frequenting the many specialt y 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 grassroots movement that has been helping to revitalize older and historic commercial districts for more than 35 years. Downtown Hendersonville continued on page 30


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

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Explore the Main Street and 7th Avenue Districts that make up Historic Downtown Hendersonville. Enjoy farm fresh produce, family activities and live music every Saturday at the Hendersonville Farmers Market in the 7th Avenue District. Experience vibrant shopping, dining, and fun for all ages on Main Street during LoveHendo Saturday on the second Saturday of each month.


has been a member of the North Carolina Main Street movement for more than 30 years as an 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 the 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 Hendersonville Train Depot with its model railroad that represents Henderson County. 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.  The Aquarium & Shark Lab by Team ECCO brings the sea to downtown Hendersonville.

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Visit the sea in WNC! Our Aquarium is home to over 275 marine fish and invertebrates, along with more than 2 dozen water and land reptiles. Explore 24 exhibits, meet exotic tortoises from S. America and Africa, and engage with our skilled volunteers and interns. Relax at our 2,000 gallon behavior study tank and watch as the sharks and stingrays interact with the feeder during meal time. We are the Aquarium & Shark Lab by Team ECCO – where fish are friends and baby sharks are hatched.

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KILWINS CHOCOLATES Let the sweet atmosphere fill you with the aromas of hand-crafted Fudge, freshly-made Waffle Cones and made from scratch Caramel cooked to perfection. When in season, local Henderson County apples are used to create “The Perfect” Caramel Apples. Watch as we make our Peanut and Cashew Brittles, Caramel Corn, Peanut Corn, and Nutcracker Sweets right in-store. Come in and sample our hand-crafted Fudge paddled the traditional way as you watch many of the other delicious confections created using Kilwins Heritage Chocolate.

Through ninety-nine 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.

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HANDS ON! CHILDREN'S MUSEUM Where your imagination meets wonder! The 6,000 square-foot children's museum is a place for exploration and discovery, where creativity and learning can take off, fly, and land in new and exciting places. The museum’s exhibits are all kid-powered, offering the opportunity for children to explore, discover, and learn by doing. As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, the museum is committed to ensuring all children have access to quality learning experiences in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. Please visit the museum’s website for current hours.

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READ MORE Discover Hendersonville’s Attractions & Family Fun on page 62, and Cultural Pursuits on page 68.

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

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The “Mountain Memory” fountain on Sixth and Main Streets pays homage to the region’s natural heritage by depicting the prominent peaks surrounding Hendersonville and the area’s rivers. A patriotic mural is found along King Street, paying tribute to veterans and their military service. The annual Hendersonville ArtScape Banner Project, a collaborative effor t involving local arts organizations and other community partners, showca ses about 40 ba nner s displaying the work of talented regional artists. New in 2021 is the

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Bee Mural on the back side of Hands On! Children’s Museum facing the Azalea Parking Lot on Third Avenue East. Bee City USA-Hendersonville contracted with artist Matthew Willey who is on a mission to handpaint 50,000 honey bees in murals around the world, the number necessary for a healthy, thriving hive.

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DOWNTOWN HENDERSONVILLE THE BEEHIVE RESALE SHOP Welcome to The Beehive Resale Shop, where you will find “Small Town Prices, Big City Fashion”. The Beehive has something for every woman. They specialize in designer clothing, shoes, designer handbags and purses. The brand new jewelry collection is sure to update any outfit. Come see what the BUZZ is all about and look for the signature black and white awning that has graced the downtown sidewalk for over 42 years. Tonya and Tracy will see you at the Hive!

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THE BLUE DOOR BOTTLESHOP & BEER HALL Have a Drink With Us! With over 300 beers to choose from, you can grab one single beer or make a mix and match case to go. From lagers to stouts, ciders and meads, their coolers have you covered and they have 20 rotating taps. Hours are Sunday to Wednesday 12pm - 8pm and Thursday to Saturday 12pm - 9pm.

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WINE SAGE & GOURMET Born from a love of wine and building community, Wine Sage & Gourmet is a boutique wine and gift store in Historic Downtown Hendersonville. They feature local craft and food items that are perfect gifts from this region. Cooking classes, workshops and wine education classes are a regular part of their special events. Their wine cellar boasts 500+ bottles from all over the world and is the perfect place for a small, intimate party or special gathering. Their wine experts have over 20 years of experience and can assist you in finding or special ordering just the right bottle for dinner or planning for a large event. Visit their cozy wine bar offering wine, beer and cider by the glass. Their monthly wine club is affordable and allows you to experience wines you might never try otherwise. Open Tues-Sat and Sundays in the Summer 416 N Main Street | Hendersonville 828-595-2236 WineSageAndGourmet.com



FLAT ROCK  The Flat Rock Playhouse is North Carolina’s state theatre.

Flat Rock – Little Charleston of the Mountains For centuries before settlement of the earliest land grants in the area between 1789 and 1799, the “Great Flat Rock” was a gathering place for the Cherokees for trading and socializing among themselves and other tribes. The area was a wilderness with nothing more than foot trails along streams, in gullies and over and around ridges. In 1793, early land grantee John Earl (a.k.a., Earle) was paid to open a road from upstate South Carolina through the Saluda Gap to Flat Rock where he had a grist mill on what is now Highland Lake. Later, the 1820 completion of the Buncombe Turnpike over Native American trails and drover roads through Flat Rock 34

and into South Carolina led to trade between the two areas. In 1827, Charles and Susan Baring of Charleston bought 400 acres and built Mountain Lodge, the first of many summer residences in Flat Rock. The Barings also built a private chapel on their property and in 1836, they deeded their chapel, became St. John in the Wilderness, to the Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina. It is the oldest parish in the diocese and remains active today. In 1830, Judge Mitchell King of Charleston came to Flat Rock and renovated an old “two on two” trace mill house into a residence he named Argyle. This core portion of the house, which was built around

1815, makes Arg yle the oldest dwelling in Flat Rock. Argyle also has the distinction of having the longest continuous possession in the same family of any place in Flat Rock and perhaps Western North Carolina. Baring and King continued to buy tracts of land at prices ranging from 25 cents to $1 an acre. Eventually, they acquired much of the Flat Rock area and then sold the tracts to other families from the Lowcountry of South Carolina. Within 20 years, Flat Rock became a colony of summer cottages and estates, thus earning its nickname of The Little Charleston in the Mountains. Today, the Village of Flat Rock retains the quiet sophistication of its Charleston heritage interwoven with the delightful flavor of the mountains. Many of the original historic homes remain today and have been lovingly restored and preserved. Historic Flat Rock, Inc. was formed as a nonprofit in 1968 to protect continued on page 36 Hendersonville Magazine 2021–2022

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and preserve Historic Flat Rock. The organization through the years has offered house and garden tours, lectures and a variety of fundraising endeavors. As part of Historic Flat Rock Inc., a Heritage Tree Program was organized to help protect Flat Rock ’s cultural landscapes and heritage trees. Historic Flat Rock, Inc. is responsible for having the Village of Flat Rock be designated as the largest Historic District in North Carolina. Flat Rock also is home to the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, a property administered by the National Park Service, and the Flat Rock Playhouse, the official State Theatre of North Carolina. In the heart of Flat Rock is a charming retail and restaurant community along Greenville Highway. Anchored by The Flat Rock Center and Little Rainbow Row – a nod to Charleston’s ulitzer Prize-winning poet and author Carl Sandburg and his wife P raised dairy goats at Connemara, a tradition that continues today.

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St. John in the Wilderness was originally built as a private chapel, organized in 1836 and was the first Episcopal Church in Western North Carolina.

Rainbow Row district of pastel colored historic townhouses – there are a variety of shops, eateries and other businesses. Across from this retail area is Historic Flat Rock’s Forest Preserve and Bird Sanctuary with trails, picnic tables and a kiosk for community notices. Since the early 1900s, thousands of children have made annual pilgrimages to summer camps in Western North Carolina. Flat Rock is home to some of the oldest summer camps including Bonclarken, Kanuga, Camp Pinnacle and Camp Ton-a-Wandah.

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He represents three generations of the First Family of Botany in America. The botany movement consisted of farmers, politicians, and explorers who were passionate about native plants. The Flat Rock Historic District, on The National Register of Historic Places, encompasses 6.25 square miles. In 1968 a group of conservationists and preservationists banded together to form a nonprofit organization whose mission was to protect and preserve the community of Flat Rock, Henderson County, North Carolina. HFR, Inc. continues to protect, preserve and promote the Historic and Cultural Heritage of Flat Rock, NC. The values of HFR, Inc. are educational innovation, stewardship, collaboration and obligation. We share local history to ensure its future through educational efforts. In 2022, we will expand botany, historic landscapes, and community education.

Another highlight of the community is The Park at Flat Rock which is 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 and a walking trail that meanders around the perimeter of its 66 acres. The Park at Flat Rock also has a welcome center with a community room meeting space, handicappedaccessible restrooms, an open-air pavilion and a playground. A lt houg h g r ow t h in suc h a n 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 the Barings first laid eyes on it.

We hope to see you at the Preserve and Bird Sanctuary enjoying a picnic. The Cultural Center in the Old Flat Rock Post Office Building has hours of operation posted on the back door. We can also be reached through email to schedule an appointment for the Cultural Center.

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FLETCHER The Town of Fletcher operates under a council-manager form of government based at Fletcher Town Hall.

Fletcher – Family-Friendliness Fuels Fast Growth Close proximity to Hendersonville and Asheville combined with a family-friendly quality of life have fueled the Town of Fletcher’s rise as the fastest growing municipality in Western North Carolina. Fletcher was 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 40

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

Kate’s Park, located next to the Fletcher Library, features a playground, paved walking trail, small picnic shelter and green open space.

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that have chosen Fletcher for their facilities include BorgWarner, Cane Creek Cycling Components, Putsch and Wilsonart. Residential growth has been spurred by Fletcher’s mix of housing options that include single-family homes i n s u b d i v i sion s , t ow n home s , condominiums, small, cottage-style homes and apartments. Families in Fletcher also have several educational options nearby. In addition to Henderson County Public Schools’ Fletcher Elementary School, Fer nL eaf Communit y Cha r ter School is a public charter school. Veritas Christian Academy is an independent, non-denominational, college preparatory school for prekindergarten through 12th-grade students. Also close by are two Seventh-day Adventist schools – the Captain 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. 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.

Fantastic fireworks display during the annual Fletcher Family Day.


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LAUREL PARK The scenic drive up Laurel Park Highway ends at Jump Off Rock with spectacular views of distant peaks.

Laurel Park – From Resort Town to Enchanting Residence 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, year-round, mainly residential community today, the Town of Laurel Park remains a captivating tangle of interesting lanes, mature landscaping, thickets of rhododendron and attractive neighborhoods. From t he ea rly- to mid-20 t h century, Laurel Park was known for its active summer schedule. Rhododendron Lake – the largest o f t h e c o m m u n i t y ’s s e v e r a l lakes, which also was sometimes informally called Laurel Park Lake – had a beach, a waterslide and a pavilion with the second largest 42

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, builder of the famous Miami Beach Fleetwood Hotel, bought land atop Laurel Park continued on page 44

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.

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One of the most famous and frequently visited sites in Laurel Park is Jump Off Rock which features hiking trails and striking mountain views. The rock’s name comes from a legend that’s hundreds of years old. As the tale goes, a young Cherokee woman and 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 woman climbed to the rock to watch for the chieftain. She often sent out plaintive notes of a Native American love call but no answers came back. Returning warriors brought 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, lore has it that on some moonlit nights, the ghost of the heartbroken maiden can be seen on Jump Off Rock.

Jump Off Rock Operated by the Town of Laurel Park, Laurel Green features a flat walking loop, a gazebo and a playground.

near the famed Jump Off Rock and began construction on a 15-story Fleetwood Hotel in 1925 – the same year Laurel Park incorporated. The next year, a devastating hurricane hit Florida. Commodore Stolz lost ever y thing. Constr uc tion wa s halted. In 1929, the Great Depression made efforts 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. To d a y, t h e s i t e o f t h e o l d R hododendron L ake is now Rhododendron Lake Nature Park, another lovely natural amenity of Laurel Park. Still lush and beautiful, Laurel Park is a town rich in history that continues to attract new residents who discover its unique charm. 44

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MILLS RIVER  The 50-acre Mills River Park is a centerpiece of the town.

Mills River – Rural Roots in a Blossoming Community Mills R iver is both the oldest community in Henderson County and its youngest municipalit y. 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. 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 R i ver Park includes multi-use trails, a dog park, a playground, a picnic shelter, a basketball court, 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 Mills River. The Town of Mills River is in the early design and planning stages of the Mills River Valley Trail, a multi-use recreational path along NC 280 that will tie into a similar path planned for Hwy 191. Within 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 School and Mills River Elementary are both in Mills River and are top-rated in Henderson County and the region. The tow n 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.

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MILLS RIVER  Residents enjoy tennis and pickleball courts at Mills River Park.

The following year, Bold Rock Hard Cider selected Mills River as the site for its third facility and began producing ciders there that same year. The town is now home to three breweries and one cidery as well as several manufacturing companies that add a significant tax base. With its opening in 2018, GF Linamar is the largest economic development project in the last 50 years in Henderson County and the most recent large-scale economic development in Mills River.

Mills River is also home to other manufacturers, including medical technology company Raumedic and pressure-sensitive label maker UPM Raflatac in the Broadpointe Industrial Park. Mills River’s agricultural heritage continues, too, with commercial farmers and agribusiness companies like Flavor 1st Growers a nd P ac k e r s , pl a nt g r a f t i ng specialists Tri-Hishtil and the Van Wingerden Greenhouse Co.

D ogs can play off the leash at Mills River Park’s dog park.

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ALE TRAIL  Bold Rock Hard Cider in Mills River

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Hendersonville’s rich agriculture provides the perfect setting for local craft beers, wines, ciders and even mead to flourish, providing visitors and residents with many great drinks to enjoy. APPALACHIAN RIDGE ARTISAN HARD CIDER An extension of Saint Paul Mountain Farms, Appalachian Ridge Artisan Hard Cider is an orchard-based artisan cidery in Hendersonville. They aim to produce beverages that are truly special by combining tradition and innovation, and allowing layers of apple flavors to develop over time using a “Cider as Wine” approach.

BARN DOOR CIDERWORKS Barn Door Ciderworks makes cider using traditional, non-commercial methods. Their mission is to produce a variety of heritage craft ciders that uphold the tradition of cider drinking as part of meals, social gatherings and celebrations.

acting as a center for the community in Fletcher. They promote family, worthy causes and work to educate, protect and promote the biodiversity of the Blue R idge and Smok y Mountains. Their name is inspired by the native Blue Ghost Firefly of the southern Appalachian Mountain region.

BOLD ROCK HARD CIDER Opening its Mills River Cider y in 2015, Bold Rock Hard Cider is crushed and crafted in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains using locally sourced Henderson County apples. Visitors can learn about the process behind the awardwinning cider, take a complimentary weekend tour and enjoy expansive views of the production floor and bottling line.



Blue Ghost Brewing Company aims to make world-class beer while

Family owned and independently operated, Burning Blush Brewery


opened in Mills River in late 2019. The unique brewery pays homage to the Victorain era and hopes that its gothic romantic atmosphere will encourage conversations and relationships to flourish while their traditional, yet experimental, beers are enjoyed.

D9 BREWING COMPANY D9 of fer s a w ide v a r ie t y of selections for exceptional craft drinking experiences. With three microbreweries, one production brewery and a distribution center, D9 Brewing has positioned itself to support the community both locally and regionally.

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APPALACHIAN RIDGE ARTISAN HARD CIDER 749 Chestnut Gap Road | Hendersonville 828-685-4002

SaintPaulFarms.com/Appalachian-Ridge-Hard-Cider Hours: Sun-Thu 12PM-6PM Fri-Sat 12PM-7PM VISITED

BARN DOOR CIDERWORKS 23 Lytle Road | Fletcher 828-484-1586 BarnDoorCW.com Hours: Fri 3PM-8PM, Sat 12PM-8PM, Sun 12PM-6PM VISITED

BLUE GHOST BREWING COMPANY 125 Underwood Road | Fletcher 828-376-0159 BlueGhostBrewing.com Hours: Open Wed-Sun, but Please Check the Website for Details or Changes Signature Brew IPA

Seasonal Favorite Toasted Coconut Blonde Ale


BOLD ROCK HARD CIDER 72 School House Road | Mills River 828-595-9940 BoldRock.com Hours: Sun 11AM-8PM, Mon-Wed 12PM-9PM Thu-Sat 11AM-10PM Signature Cider Carolina Apple

Seasonal Favorite Carolina Draft


BURNING BLUSH BREWERY 4891 Boylston Highway | Mills River 828-595-9859 BurningBlush.com Hours: Sun 12PM-8PM, Mon-Thu 12PM-9PM Fri-Sat 12PM-10PM VISITED




THIRSTY FOR MORE? now having over 20 brews available for the public to enjoy, Dry Falls Brewing Co. is proud to be a part of the Hendersonville community and to share their passion for craft beer.

their customers with high quality beverages in an enjoyable and welcoming atmosphere marked by a feeling of friendliness and relaxation.

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FLAT ROCK CIDER COMPANY The Flat Rock Cider Company has called this area “home” for generations. Their cider is made with apples and blackberries grown in their orchards and locally sourced from the community. All of their fruit is picked and pressed by hand. From the orchard to the glass, they keep their hard ciders homegrown.

GUIDON BREWING CO. Guidon Brewing is a Veteran, American, German and familyow ned and operated brewer y dedicated to the art of brewing high quality, carefully crafted beer. They are committed to provide


MILLS RIVER BREWING CO. Mills River Brewing Co. was founded in 2015 with the mission of bringing great craft beer to the owners’ hometown of Mills River, NC. By early 2020, a second brewing facility opened in Mills River, where fine brews can be enjoyed in a family and dog friendly environment alongside Juju’s Craft Cookery’s hand-crafted comfort food.

OKLAWAHA BREWING COMPANY Oklawaha Brewing is a nano brewery and tap room committed to brewing high quality beer while maintaining a strong sense of communit y

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and environmental responsibility. Oklawaha strives to be an active communit y resource alongside offering great tasting beer and providing entertainment through its live music, trivia nights, and other events.

SIDEWAYS FARM & BREWERY Sideways Farm & Brewery was born from the desire to take craft brewing back to its agricultural roots when farmers grew their own ingredients and crafted artisan ales by hand. Guests can meet the family, enjoy a two hour tasting experience, stroll through the flower fields while sipping on a farm ale, and visit the animals.


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Founded in 1980 in Chico, CA, Sierra Nevada broke ground on its second production location in Mills River in 2012. One of America’s premier craft breweries, the Mills River taproom provides guests a space to relax with family and friends, opportunity to tour the facility, an excellent restaurant and, of course, the craft beverages they have become famous for. continued on page 54


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D9 BREWING COMPANY 425 Kanuga Road | Hendersonville 828.696.0660 DryFallsBrewing.com Hours: Mon-Thu 2PM-10PM, Fri 2PM-11PM, Sat 12PM-11PM, Sun 1PM-8PM VISITED

DRY FALLS BREWING CO. 425 Kanuga Road | Hendersonville 828.696.0660 DryFallsBrewing.com Hours: Mon-Thu 4PM-10PM, Fri-Sat 12PM-12AM, Sun 12PM-9PM Signature Brew HVL IPA

Seasonal Brew Mt. Delay IPA


FLAT ROCK CIDER COMPANY 1126 Jeter Mountain Road | Hendersonville 828-692-2001 FlatRockCiderCompany.com Check JeterMountain.com for taproom hours. VISITED

GUIDON BREWING CO. 415 8th Avenue E | Hendersonville 828-595-7976 Hours: Wed-Thu 4PM-9PM, Fri 2PM-10PM Sat 12PM-10PM, Sun 2PM-8PM Signature Brew German Pilsner

Seasonal Favorite Festbier (Oktoberfest)


MILLS RIVER BREWING CO. 336 Banner Farm Road | Mills River 828-513-5155 MillsRiverBrewingCo.com Hours: Mon-Thu 11:30AM-9PM Fri-Sat 11:30AM-11PM, Sun 11:30AM-8PM Signature Brew Lily Belle Southern IPA


Seasonal Favorite Yellow Gap IPA




SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN BREWERY Originally founded in Rosman, NC in 2003, Southern Appalachian Brewery opened its permanent home in Hendersonville in 2011. This expanded production facility and public tasting room allows Southern Appalachian Brewery to create quality, small batch craft brewed ales and invite the public to enjoy them at an indoor bar, or at their large outdoor seating area which holds games and special events.

TRISKELION BREWING COMPANY Triskelion Brewing Company is dedicated to producing the best beer possible and encouraging guests to try it at their taphouse located in Hendersonville’s Historic 7th Avenue District. Triskelion offers a wide variety of ales and lagers and promises that fans of malty, hoppy or juicy beers will always have something new to choose from.

WINERIES A tasting tour of Henderson County isn’t limited to beer and cider. The climate and soil of the Blue Ridge

Mountains create fertile ground for the growing list of local wineries. The Crest of the Blue Ridge wine region in Henderson County was named an AVA (American Viticultural Area), one of only four in North Carolina and the first in WNC. From urban settings to countryside experiences, wine lovers have a variety of options to taste and take home.

BURNTSHIRT VINEYARDS Born from a grape growing operation, this family-run wine company emerged due to recognizing the qualit y of their fruit and the opportunity to join the thriving North Carolina wine industry. Burntshirt Vineyards’ Hendersonville wine production facility opened in 2013 and overlooks 30 acres of vineyards. Their award-winning wines and tours of the production facility can be enjoyed at their Hendersonville vineyard and winery.

MARKED TREE VINEYARD Founded in 2015, the Marked Tree founders’ passion for farming, meeting new people, creating new experiences and of course, wine, led them to the vineyard’s creation. The vineyard is located in Flat Rock and

they have a satellite tasting room, The Grape, in Downtown Asheville.

POINT LOOKOUT VINEYARDS Point Lookout vineyard sits atop the southeast slope of Point Lookout Mountain providing visitors to the winery with 30-mile panoramic views. Recognized for its awardwinning wines, guests can enjoy visiting the tasting room, touring the vineyard or booking a wedding or event overlooking the vineyards and mountains.

SAINT PAUL MOUNTAIN VINEYARDS St. Paul Mountain Vineyards and Tasting Room was established in 2008 on family farmland, making it the first vineyard and winery in Henderson County. Offering regular tastings, live music, events, classes and pairing dinners, guests can enjoy the open air patio in warmer months or cozy up next to their stone fireplace in the winter.

SAWYER SPRINGS VINEYARD With six generations of hard work to its name, Sawyer Springs Vineyard is proud to offer a variety of awardwinning wines. Their farm has been built from the ground up and carefully cultivated with a single goal in mind: producing the finest wines from the finest grapes.

STONE ASHE VINEYARD Founded in 2010 with a shared vision of an estate vineyard similar to those of the great growing regions of France, Stone Ashe Vineyard specializes in Bordeaux based grape varieties They are continually advocating for env ironmental responsibility both in viticultural practices and their approach to winemaking. he Blue Door is a Bottle Shop & Beer Hall featuring over T 300 beers from local breweries and around the world.


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OKLAWAHA BREWING COMPANY 147 1st Avenue E | Hendersonville 828-595-9956 @OklawahaBrewing Hours: Sun-Thu 12PM-9PM, Fri-Sat 12PM-11PM Signature Brew Hop Pig

Seasonal Favorite Lookin' Good


SIDEWAYS FARM & BREWERY 62 Eade Road | Etowah 828-595-3445 SidewaysFarm.com Hours: Sun 12PM-6PM, Fri 3PM-8PM Sat 12PM-8PM Signature Brew Ever Changing Lineup

Seasonal Favorite Brew No 90, Cranberry Farmhouse


SIERRA NEVADA BREWING COMPANY 100 Sierra Nevada Way | Mills River 828-708-6242 SierraNevada.com Hours: Sun-Thu 11AM-9PM, Fri-Sat 11AM-10PM VISITED

SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN BREWERY 822 Locust Street | Hendersonville 828-684-1235 SABrewery.com Hours: Mon 4PM-9PM, Wed 4PM-9PM, Thu 4PM-10PM, Fri 4PM-11PM, Sat 2PM-11PM, Sun 2PM-9PM Signature Brew Copperhead Amber Ale

Seasonal Favorite Hefeweizen


TRISKELION BREWING COMPANY 340 7th Avenue E | Hendersonville 828-388-7051 TriskelionBrewing.com Hours: Mon 4PM-9PM, Wed 4PM-9PM, Thu 4PM-10PM, Fri 4PM-11PM, Sat 2PM-11PM, Sun 2PM-9PM VISITED




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2695 Sugarloaf Road | Hendersonville 828-685-2402 BurntshirtVineyards.com Hours: Sun-Thu 12PM-6PM Fri-Sat 12PM-7PM



623 Deep Gap Road | Flat Rock 828-513-3773 MarkedTreeVineyard.com Hours: Mon-Thu 11AM–6PM, Fri 11AM-7PM, Sat 11AM–7PM, Sun 12PM-6PM



408 Appleola Road | Hendersonville 828-808-8923 PointLookoutVineyards.com Hours: Sun-Tue 12PM-6PM, Wed-Thu 12PM-8PM, Fri-Sat 12PM-9PM



588 Chestnut Gap Road | Hendersonville 828-685-4002 SaintPaulFarms.com Hours: Sun-Thu 11AM-6PM Fri-Sat 11AM-7PM



124 Sandy Hill Lane | Hendersonville 828-698-4383 SawyerSpringsVineyard.com Hours: Thu 1PM-6PM, Fri-Sat 12PM-6PM, Sun 1PM-6PM



736 Green Mountain Road | Hendersonville 843-343-2080 StoneAsheVineyards.com Hours: Thu-Sun 12PM-6PM




LOCAL DINING 2 GUYS PIZZA PLANET FRIENDLY FOOD & BREWS Same delicious pizza with new vegan & plant based meat options. 2 Guys Pizza serves planet-friendly pizzas and more made from scratch in familyfriendly joint located on 7th Avenue East in Hendersonville. Equipped with a video game area and hosting local event and entertainment, 2 Guys Pizza provides good food and fun for your whole family.

1307 7th Avenue E Hendersonville 828-693-6755 2GuysPizza.net

12 BONES SOUTH Over the past fifteen years, 12 Bones has quickly grown into a local institution known for its rule-breaking take on barbecue classics. They make everything from scratch...and their meats are smoked long & slow over select hardwoods. 12 Bones’ recipes consist of old family favorites as well as new ones they just came up with. They believe that simple ingredients & lots of care in preparation make the best food.

2350 Hendersonville Road Arden 828-687-1395 12Bones.com

305 LOUNGE & EATERY Plan a visit to the 305 Lounge and Eatery located at 305 North Main Street in Historic Downtown Hendersonville, right next door to Iconic Mike's on Main. Offering local hard cider, craft beer, regional wines, and coming soon a full-service liquor bar, all in a casual and rustic setting. Aubrey's Famous Wings and Sauces are just one highlight of the menu at the 305 Lounge and Eatery. Poke your head in the front door and explore a selection of local honey's, jam's, and jellies in the country store. Step inside and hear local musicians providing the soundtrack of your Main Street experience. Follow the sounds of music and laughter to the 305 Lounge and Eatery. 305 N Main Street | Hendersonville 828-513-5141 @305LoungeEatery


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LOCAL DINING BAY BREEZE SEAFOOD RESTAURANT You’ll find all your favorite seafoods from popcorn and jumbo shrimp to clams, crab legs, lobster, calamari, and a variety of fish including salmon and catfish. Prime rib, steaks, chicken and ribs are also featured and all are served with your choice of fresh sides, including fresh daily cut vegetables. Choose from appetizers, salads and soups, sandwiches, fried platters or broiled. Save room for their tempting array of desserts. Eat in or carryout. Gift certificates available. Two private banquet rooms for your special events accommodate groups up to 110. Visit the website for hours, lunch specials and complete menus. 1830 Asheville Highway | Hendersonville 828-697-7107 BayBreezeSeafood.com

HANNAH FLANAGAN'S PUB AND EATERY Hannah Flanagan's is a traditional Irish Pub serving all your traditional favorites, and well as the best wings and burgers in town. Located in historic downtown Hendersonville, at Hannah Flanagan's everybody is Irish!

300A N Main Street Hendersonville 828-329-4788 TheOriginalHannahFlanagans.com

MIKE'S ON MAIN Visit Mike's On Main Street for a step back in time with old-fashioned food, treats and ambience that will take you back when days seemed fun and carefree. Located in downtown Hendersonville, the building has a rich history and maintains a unique 50's style. Known as housing the first soda fountain in Hendersonville, swing in today to enjoy a hearty breakfast, classic burger, sip on a soda or milkshake and take a trip back in time.

Mon-Fri 8AM-4PM Sat 7:30AM-4PM Sun 8AM-2PM 303 N Main Street | Hendersonville 828-698-1616 MikesOnMain.com


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LOCAL DINING MOE’S ORIGINAL BAR B QUE Enjoy Southern BBQ in downtown Hendersonville! Moe's Original Bar B Que features award-winning Bama-style pulled pork, ribs, wings, turkey and chicken smoked over hardwood daily. Paired with traditional, fresh southern sides, you can enjoy carry-out, catering, dining in or eating in their outdoor seating area in Historic Downtown.

114 N 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 dinein, 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 and catering information. 343 N Main Street | Hendersonville 828-696-0093 MtnDeli.com

MOUNTAIN JUICERY Mountain Juicery is a family owned business with two locations in Hendersonville and Asheville. They offer a variety of delicious raw coldpressed juices, gourmet smoothies, smoothie bowls, wellness shots and elixirs using quality ingredients. Each bottle of cold-pressed juice is pressed in house at the Asheville location and contains up to three pounds of vegetables and/or fruit. Juice cleanses are also available for order and can help boost energy and rejuvenate the body & mind. Most product offerings are vegan, soy free and gluten free. Mountain Juicery's Hendersonville location is next to Planet Fitness on Spartanburg Highway and has a drive through window for convenient service. 637 Spartanburg Highway, Suite 60 | Hendersonville 828-513-1898 MountainJuicery.com


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The Poe House is a unique bar and restaurant located right off Main Street in Hendersonville featuring twelve craft beer taps, a well curated wine list and handmade cocktails that will keep you coming back. The food is simple and delicious with offerings of pizza, sandwiches and sharable plates. There is a reason the locals flock to The Poe House and once you step foot inside, you will understand its cozy feel. Reservations are accepted and the full menu, live music lineup and hours of operation can be found on their website. You can find them located under the patio of West-First Wood Fired facing the alley.

105 1st Avenue W Hendersonville 828-696-1838 ThePoeHouseHVL.com

POSTERO Postero's New American Cuisine is a true melting pot of cultures, ingredients and techniques. They love the idea of applying modern-day sensibilities to traditional recipes. So they use great ingredients and treat them with respect for where they come from, how they are handled and who they are going to. There are few joys greater in life than sharing tasty, beautiful food with families, friends and community. Serving lunch Wednesday-Saturday from 11am-2pm. Dinner is served Tuesday to Thursday from 5pm-8:30pm and Friday & Saturday from 5pm-9:30pm.

401 N Main Street | Hendersonville 828-595-9676 Postero-HVL.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. Serving Lunch and Dinner Mon-Sat 101a 1st Avenue W Hendersonville 828-693-1080 WestFirstWoodFired.co



ATTRACTIONS & FAMILY FUN Bullington Gardens is a horticultural education center that serves area residents of all ages.

Attractions & Family Fun Henderson County offers attractions for all ages and a variety of interests and a good place to start exploring them is the Visitor Center. 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 Visitor Guide offers the latest information on area accommodations, restaurants, outdoor recreation, family and children’s activities, attractions and events. The center of fer s a ssistance 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 62

am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Weekend and holiday hours are 10 am to 5 pm.


511 N Main Street, Hendersonville 1-4PM Thurs-Sat Free for children under 2, $4.50 for ages 2-4 $6 for ages 5-65, $5 for ages 66 and older Special pricing for military, firefighters, EMT personnel, current teachers 828-692-8386 TeamECCO.org

The Aquarium & Shark Lab is the first inland aquarium in North Carolina, a true grassroots education site focused on marine science and ocean conservation. It is home to more than 26 exhibits housing close to 300 fish, invertebrates and reptiles,

including geckos. Visitors can engage with student interns and docents who share their knowledge. The Aquarium & Shark Lab’s immersive presentations focus on raising baby sharks from eggs, animal imprinting and more. The Aquarium & Shark Lab features the only 2,000-gallon saltwater aquarium in Western North Carolina where shark and ray feeding takes place at 1:15pm.


95 Upper Red Oak Trail, Hendersonville 9AM-4:30PM, Mon-Fri year-round; 9AM-4:30PM, Sat, March-Nov 828-698-6104 BullingtonGardens.org

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of t hemed ga rdens feat ur ing perennials, herbs, native azaleas and imported and rare plants. It includes a distinctive collection of Japanese maples, a fairy garden (open June through Labor Day) 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 are offered yearround. Programs for school children and hor ticultural therapy for special-needs high school students are available as well. Operated by a partnership of Henderson County Public Schools and NC Cooperative Extension, Bullington Gardens was bequeathed by Bob Bullington, a New York City policeman who established a nursery on the site. Visitors are welcome in all seasons. There is no charge for admission but donations are welcome. Tours and programs for groups can be arranged.

programs are offered. Carl Sandburg Home NHS is open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.


318 N Main Street, Hendersonville Check website for hours Children under 1 free, $8 for others 828-697-8333 HandsOnWNC.org

Hands On! Children’s Museum is the place where learning comes into play. Catering to children ages one to 10 and their caregivers, this children’s museum prov ides 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. continued on next page  Connemara


Administered by the National Park Service Little River Road, Flat Rock 9AM-5PM daily Guided tours 9:30AM-4:30PM No charge for visiting the grounds, hiking or picnicking House tours: $10 adults, $6 seniors, children under 15 free 828-693-4178 NPS.gov/Carl

This picturesque home and 264acre farm called Connemara was the residence of Carl Sandburg – Pulitzer-prize winning poet and author, biographer of Abraham Lincoln, journalist and social activist – and his family from 1945 to 1967. Against the backdrop of Glassy Mountain, the home’s peaceful setting and interior remains as it was when the Sandburg family lived there. On the grounds, the park maintains a small goat herd descended from Mrs. Sandburg’s world-renowned herd of dairy goats. There also are more than five miles of trails that lead to wonderful views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Throughout the year, special festivals and ranger HendersonvilleMagazine.com




1 Historic Courthouse Square, Suite 4 Inside the 1905 Historic Courthouse on Main Street, Hendersonville 10AM-5PM, Wed-Sat; 1-5PM, Sun 828-694-1619 HendersonCountyMuseum.com

From the Revolutionary War to the coming of the train to the area’s Golden Age (1879–1929) to modern day, this museum celebrates the rich history of Henderson County. Its six exhibit rooms contain 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 and a working telegraph system, the Courthouse room, an exhibit featuring the history and heritage of the Historic Seventh Avenue District, an exhibit on the many summer camps in the area, a quilt exhibit showcasing the art of mountain quilting, an exhibit featuring Shepherd’s Store items and the Ridge exhibit that tells the story of communities along the Eastern Continental Divide and includes a working still.


650 Maple Avenue, Hendersonville 1-3PM, Wed; 10AM-2PM, Sat; 10AM-4PM the Friday after Thanksgiving 828-595-0446 AVMRC.com

Built in 1902, the historic depot has been restored to its original state. 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. The Depot has a working telegraph guests can use, a camera car to see the layout from the engineer’s perspective and a touchscreen display with information about historical items in the building. Visitors can also enjoy running “Thomas” on his track, climbing aboard the restored 64

A vintage airplane at the Western North Carolina Air Museum.

Southern Railway caboose and touring the G-scale outdoor garden railroad featuring the logging railroads that existed throughout the region more than 100 years ago.


3346 Haywood Road, Hendersonville Call for guided tour times. Tour prices: $10 adults, $8 students and people 65 and older, free for ages under 5 Grounds open 8AM-4PM, Mon-Fri No charge for visiting grounds 828-891-6585 HistoricJohnsonFarm.org

A late-19th-century/early-20thcentury farm and summer tourist retreat, Historic Johnson Farm covered 500 acres in its prime. The main house was constructed from 1876 to 1880 with handmade bricks and is believed to be Henderson County’s first brick house. Sallie, Vernon and Leander Johnson opened up the house to summer guests in 1913 to bring in additional income. Vernon and Leander Johnson willed the house to the Henderson County Board of Education, and In 1987, the farm was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Today the farm serves as a hands-on museum

and heritage education center. Guided tours of the historic house and grounds are offered year-round. Field trips and group tours are also offered. The farm hosts numerous events each year, including two festivals. The Heritage Weavers and Fiber Artists now occupy the former boarding house and offer a variety of classes throughout the year as well as a gift shop featuring handmade items.

MINERAL AND LAPIDARY MUSEUM OF HENDERSON COUNTY 400 N Main Street, Hendersonville 1-5PM, Mon-Fri, March-Dec (opens at 11AM during summer) 11AM-5PM, Sat Closed Sun, Mon and Tue, Jan-Feb 828-698-1977 MineralMuseum.org

Home of t he Hender s onv i l le Meteorite, the museum also features North Carolina minerals, fluorescent minerals, replicas of world famous diamonds, a display of the lapidary arts, geode cracking, fossils and a T. rex skull replica. The museum offers free tours for schools and other groups. Hendersonville Magazine 2021–2022

SELF-GUIDED HISTORY, ART AND SCENIC TOURS 828-693-9708 or 800-828-4244 Download guides at VisitHendersonvilleNC.org/ Tours-And-Itineraries

Downtown Hendersonville and its surrounding areas are museums unto themselves and the Visitor Center has several online self-guided tours to allow visitors to see all that the area holds, including self-guided tours of historic sites, unique architecture, art, breweries, cideries, wineries, natural landmarks and more.

Apple Valley Model Railroad Club at the Historic Train Depot in Hendersonville

WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL CENTER 1301 Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher 828-687-1414 WNCAgCenter.org

T he We s ter n Nor t h C a r olina Agricultural Center is an entertainment venue that hosts a variety of community events, expos, workshops, musical performances, horse shows and more year-round. Since 1994, the WNC Agricultural Center has been home to the annual NC Mountain State Fair beginning the first Friday after Labor Day to celebrate the region’s people, agriculture, art and tradition.


Follow blue road signs on US 176/ Spartanburg Hwy and Shepherd Street to 1340 E Gilbert Street Open year-round, weather permitting Closed Christmas and New Year’s Day Noon-5PM, Sat, May-Oct Noon-5PM, Sat and Sun, Nov-April 828-698-2482 WNCAirMuseum.com

Known as the first air museum in the “First-In-Flight” state, the Western North Carolina Air Museum displays restored vintage airplanes as well as replica antique planes and aviation memorabilia. The collection includes a two-thirds scale model of the 1903 Wright Flyer and a full-scale 1915 Sopwith Baby replica. Schools and other groups are welcome and tours can be arranged. Rides in a continued on next page HendersonvilleMagazine.com

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vintage PT-17 Stearman Trainer are available by appointment and during the year during the North Carolina Apple Festival.


221 N Church Street, Hendersonville 8AM-2PM, Sat, Jan-March 8AM-2PM, Tue, Thu and Sat, April-Dec 828-692-8012 CurbMarket.com

The Henderson County Curb Market is a farmers market that provides locally grown produce and hand crafted items. Shoppers enjoy visiting with the friendly vendors as they choose from fresh fruits and vegetables, free range eggs, home baked items, soups, preserves, salsas and relishes, and a variety of unique hand crafted items. The Curb Market began on Main Street in 1924 with eight families and has grown to more than 70 vendors. The Market hosts special annual events including Ol’ Timey Days and an Ol’ Timey Christmas which is held the first Saturday after Thanksgiving.


On the green behind the Pinecrest ARP Church 1790 Greenville Hwy, Flat Rock 3-6PM, Thursdays, April 29-Oct 28 FlatRockFarmersMarket.com

The market offers locally grown seasonal fruits and vegetables, garden starts, herbs, mushrooms, artisan breads and baked goods, local honey, jams, jellies, peaches, blueberries and apples – all direct from a local producer – plus fresh seafood from the Carolina Coast. Market-goers also will find selected crafts from local artisans.


100 N King Street, Hendersonville (parking lot of County office building) 8AM-noon, Sat, April-Oct 828-329-4027 or 828-891-3561 Facebook.com/ HendersonCountyTailgateMarket

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Hands On! Children's Museum’s For the Good of the Hive pollinator mural.

oldest open air markets in Western North Carolina. This unique Saturday morning market has a festival feel in the heart of Hendersonville. The market is filled with local growers who operate small family farms in Henderson County who have developed a reputation for quality and high-value specialty crops and nursery stock. Throughout the season, the market offers plants, fresh-cut flowers, in-season fruits, vegetables, local wildflower and sourwood honey and baked goods.


Hendersonville Train Depot, 650 Maple Street, Hendersonville 8AM-1PM, Sat, May 8-Oct 30 Holiday markets 8 am-1 pm, Nov 20 and Dec 4, 2021 828-233-3205 HendersonvilleFarmersMarket.com

The Hendersonville Farmers Market features an array of producers and growers with an emphasis on Henderson County-made items. Shoppers can expect food trucks and entertainment from local artists as well as themed events such as a Pollinator Day and Tomato Festival. The market offers a Double SNAP program, where SNAP/EBT benefits are matched for purchase of locally grown foods.


Mills River Elementary School Parking Lot 94 School House Road, Mills River 8AM-noon, Saturdays, May-Oct 828-891-3332 Facebook.com/MillsRiverFarmersMarket

Mills River Farmers Market is a producer-only market, selling only fruits and vegetables, plants, honey, crafts, meat products and other products 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 and participates in the Double SNAP Program. Visitors can listen to local musicians while shopping. Educating the entire family is a major push for the market with a fun-filled Kid’s Zone and a Demonstration Kitchen for the adults.

Local produce at the Henderson County Tailgate Market.

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ACCOMMODATIONS KANUGA INN & LODGING For nearly 100 years, Kanuga’s mountain getaways have provided a muchneeded respite from everyday life. Enjoy activities ranging from hiking to taking in a scenic overlook, swimming in the lake, playing a tennis match, or spending an evening catching fireflies. If you’re longing to reclaim family time, unplug, and immerse yourself in nature, then Kanuga is your perfect retreat. Your stay with Kanuga is an investment in the future of Kanuga. Proceeds from your stay go directly towards Kanuga’s youth camps, educational programs, and campus improvements to ensure the next generation is able to come together and experience this gathering place for all.

471 Kanuga Chapel Drive Hendersonville 828-692-9136 Kanuga.org/Stay

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Hendersonville SE -Flat Rock hotel! Their modern, beautifully designed, and comfortable hotel located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains allows guests to reap all of the benefits of staying in touch with all of the cutting edge conveniences of a high tech world while still enjoying the breathtaking beauty of the Western North Carolina Mountains. The hotel is conveniently located just off of I-26 at the intersection of Upward Road, just minutes from Historic Downtown Hendersonville and the Village of Flat Rock.

107 Upward Crossing Drive Flat Rock 828-698-8899 HIExpress.com/FlatRockNC

MOUNTAIN INN & SUITES Locally owned and operated, Mountain Inn & Suites is the place to experience genuine hospitality when you visit the mountains. You’ll enjoy a higher standard with a lower rate. Choose from two convenient locations in Henderson County, one only minutes from the airport, the other in Flat Rock. Both are top-rated by their guests online and both offer easy access to everything the area has to offer. Continental breakfast and free WiFi are included with you choice of Queen, King, or King Suite accommodations. Call or visit the website to book your room. 447 Naples Road | Hendersonville 828-684-0040 MountainInnAirport.com 755 Upward Road | Flat Rock 828-692-7772 MountainInnFlatRock.com



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

Discover the Arts & Culture

From renowned art exhibits to nationally recognized theater productions, from a local film society to musical organizations that welcome community participation, Hendersonville and Henderson County offer many cultural opportunities and events throughout the year.


Arts Council of Henderson County promotes, advocates for a nd nurtures the arts in Henderson County and Western North Carolina. The Arts Council partners with multiple organizations to present visual art exhibitions featuring local and regional artists and art of the county’s students and art teachers. The Arts Council also presents visual and performing arts events throughout the year including Art on Main, an outdoor fine art and fine 68

crafts fair now in its 62nd year; Art and Architecture tours of downtown Hendersonville; Bring Us Your Best; and the Mentors and Students Art Exhibit. To celebrate its 50th year, the Arts Council introduced the La Vie En Rosé Art & Wine Festival on June 12 and 13, 2021 featuring art, musical performances by local nonprofit arts organizations, plein air painting classes and wine. The Arts Council is a designated County Partner with the North Carolina Arts Council, administering grants to Henderson County nonprofit arts organizations and regional artists. The Arts Council also serves Henderson County children through the Artists-in-Schools program

f unded in par t by Henderson County as well as donations from members of the community. The Arts Council also offers after school performing and visual arts classes as well as spring break and summer classes. The Arts Council offers memberships to local artists and art enthusiasts which include quarterly Artist Meetups and networking events, discounts for art exhibits and other opportunities. continued on page 70

Arts Council of Henderson County offers performing and visual arts classes throughout the year.

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The State Theatre of North Carolina, enriching lives through the art of theatre.

@frplayhouse 828.693.0731 flatrockplayhouse.org


ART LEAGUE OF HENDERSON COUNTY 828-490-5639 ArtLeague.net

As Western North Carolina’s allinclusive art group for more than 25 years, the Art League of Henderson County fosters, encourages and develops public appreciation of all forms of visual arts. ALHC provides opportunities for members to enjoy the fellowship of other artists and art lovers; exchange professional views; develop new ideas and techniques; participate in educational lectures and demonstrations; take or teach classes and workshops; exhibit original work in many events sponsored by ALHC; contribute to local public art programs; and support local school programs. A L HC of fer s a r t cla sses a nd workshops through its Art Education Initiative in which non-members also can participate. ALHC members can show their artwork at monthly rotating shows at the Henderson County Public Library and at special exhibits throughout the county. The A r tScape Banner Projec t in dow ntow n Hender sonv ille, coordinated by an ALHC Committee, unveils a new set of banners each April. Monthly ALHC programs f e at u r e d e m o n s t r at io n s a n d presentations by members and guest artists.

MUSIC CAROLINA CONCERT CHOIR 828-393-5737 CarolinaConcertChoir.org

The Carolina Concert Choir is a 50-member choir under the direction of Artistic Director and Conductor Dr. Michael Lancaster with Richard Riccardi serving as accompanist. Composed of auditioned singers from Hendersonville, Asheville, Sylva, Brevard and upstate South Carolina, the choir’s repertoire includes a mix of classical choral and choral/ symphonic compositions and lighter fare, including popular favorites at 70

The Carolina Concert Choir sponsors the annual All County Honors Chorus.

their concerts. The Carolina Concert Choir will perform a joint Prayers and Remembrance concert with the Asheville Symphony Chorus on Oct. 29 and 30, 2021 at the Arden Presbyterian Church in memory of the 20th anniversary of 911 and those who died from COVID-19. A holiday sing-along is planned for the first weekend of December 2021 and a spring concert will be held the third weekend of April 2022. Rehearsals and these performances will be at Grace Lutheran Church in Hendersonville. The choir also periodically performs with the Hendersonville Sy mphony and Brevard Philharmonic orchestras. The Carolina Concert Choir sponsors the annual A ll-Count y Honors chorus for aspiring middle and high school students which concludes with a concert the third weekend in November.

FOUR SEASONS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA 828-270-4119 4SeasonsOrchestra.org

TheFourSeasonsChamberOrchestra is Western North Carolina’s newest orchestral ensemble, presenting one concert each season of the year around Hendersonville and beyond. Its mission is to present inspiring music in intimate settings and raise funds and awareness at every concert in support of causes and organizations in the community. The 4SCO is composed of diverse professional, amateur and student musicians with programming that ranges from historic masterpieces

of the symphonic tradition to new art and popular music and beyond. The 4SCO is led by director and conductor Eric Scheider, a cellist and educator who has been active in the region since 2004.

HENDERSONVILLE CHORALE HendersonvilleChorale.com

This group of approximately 50 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, one in the spring and another in the fall.


The Hendersonville Community Band ha s been commit ted to playing and sharing music with the community since 1991. HCB consists of 75 amateur and professional musicians of all ages. Led by Conductor and Musical Director Winford Franklin, the band performs four concerts a year in the fall, at holiday time and in the spring and summer, with occasional guest appearances by local ensembles and artists. In late Spring 2022, the HCB will premier a piece that was commissioned to celebrate the organization’s 30th season. HCB also encourages music education through scholarships available to Henderson County music students. Hendersonville Magazine 2021–2022

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

HENDERSONVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 828-697-5884 HendersonvilleSymphony.org

Celebrating more than 49 years, the Hendersonv ille Sy mphony Orchestra is one of the area's leading cultural organizations. The orchestra of professional musicians performs five concerts a year, often featuring guest artists from around the country. All main season performances are held in the Blue Ridge Conference (Concert) Hall at Blue Ridge Community College. Season subscription and single concert tickets are available throughout the season, which runs from September through April. The Hendersonville Symphony considers t he mu sic a l en r ic h ment a nd education of young people a major priority. Youth programs include the Hendersonv ille Sy mphony

Youth Orchestra, Hendersonville Symphony Youth Chorus, Young A r tist Competition, Education Concerts for local, school-aged children and a Youth Scholarship program. Volunteers with Friends of the Hendersonville Symphony help produce the Symphony’s fundraisers each year.


828-696-8031 HendersonvilleSwingBand.org

This 17-piece band has been a musical fixture in Hendersonville for 25 years. Staying true to the original masters of swing, the band performs music by 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.

Winner of 2020’s Arts Council of Henderson County’s Bring Us Your Best, “Yama” by artist Courtney Hoelscher.


THEATRE FLAT ROCK PLAYHOUSE 2661 Greenville Highway, Flat Rock 828-693-0731 FlatRockPlayhouse.org

North Carolina’s State Theatre opened its curtain more than 60 years ago in Flat Rock and continues to provide the region with the highest level of professional entertainment. Throughout the year, about 90,000 patrons enjoy a variety of musicals, comedies, contemporary dramas, a family series and concerts that entertain and enlighten, break new ground and celebrate local talent, as well as internationally renowned artists.


229 S Washington Street, Hendersonville 828-692-1082 HendersonvilleCommunityTheatre.org

For more than 50 years, Hendersonville Communit y Theatre (formerly Hendersonville L it t le Theat re) ha s been t he Official Community Theatre of Hender sonv ille. The theat re’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 mainly by volu nteer s a nd welcome s people with a desire to join their family of dedicated performing art enthusiasts. 71

THE GREAT OUTDOORS   Kayakers on the French Broad

The Great Outdoors

Henderson County and its neighboring Western North Carolina counties boast beautiful, nationally recognized places for exploring the great outdoors. Year round opportunities abound throughout the region for hiking, mountain biking, cycling, backpacking, camping, fishing, hunting, skiing, snowboarding, tubing, paddling and other outdoor activities in conservation areas, forests and other natural settings.


Off Bearwallow Mountain Road Hendersonville ConservingCarolina.org/BearwallowMountain and VisitHendersonvilleNC.org/ Scenic-ToursHikes

Bearwallow Mountain is in eastern Henderson County at an elevation of 4,232 feet above sea level. Both the Bearwallow Mountain Trail and the Trombatore Trail start from the same parking lot on Bearwallow Mountain Road. Parking is limited so consider car pooling. The one-mile-long Bearwallow Trail features a grassy meadow at its summit along with a historic fire tower and a 360° view that includes such area landmarks as downtown Hendersonville, Mt.

Pisgah, Mt. Mitchell, Hickory Nut Gorge and upstate South Carolina. The Trombatore Trail is a 2.4mile hike through a forest with significant changes in elevation and panoramic views of Hickory Nut Gorge and Bearwallow Mountain.


Henderson Co/Transylvania Co Line 828-877-6527 NCForestService.gov/Contacts/DSF.htm or DupontForest.com

Stretching from Stone Mountain in Henderson County to Rich Mountain in Transylvania County, the 10,400acre DuPont State Recreational Forest cont a in s a v a r iet y of plant communities including rich hardwood coves, groves 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 impoundment s, wa r m-water streams and cold-water streams. A state fishing license is required. For more information about hunting or fishing, visit NCWildlife.org or call 888-248-6834. DuPont State Recreational Forest is open yearround during daylight hours. There is no public camping. Support for the forest also comes from the Friends of DuPont Forest, a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to the forest’s preservation. continued on page 74


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So Many Ways to Find Yourself Breathless.

ChimneyRockPark.com 25 Minutes East of Hendersonville



1299 Crab Creek Road, Hendersonville 9AM to 5PM, Tue-Fri and 11AM to 6PM, Sat & Sun, March-Oct 9AM to 5PM, Tue-Fri, Nov-Feb Closed designated NC state holidays 828-692-0100 NCESF.org/Holmes.html

Holmes Educational State Forest features five miles of well-tended trails that var y in length and difficulty. The trails showcase a variety of native trees marked for identification and 125 varieties of wildflowers. Displays and selfguided 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. Amenities include picnic shelters that can be reserved and picnic areas that can be used by people using wheelchairs.

County, this property is a trail access point. This trailhead park offers parking and access to hiking trails that lead to the Florence Preserve and the Upper Hickory Nut Gorge. Upper Hickory Nut Gorge Trailhead covers an area of 26 acres.

WILDCAT ROCK TRAIL 3823 Gerton Hwy, Gerton 828-697-5777 ConservingCarolina.org/ Wildcat-Rock-Trail/

Formerly k now n as the Lit tle Bearwallow Falls Trail, Wildcat Rock Trail is a strenuous out-andback 3-mile hike (6 miles total) that features a waterfall, views from a rock outcrop and a meadow along the ridge line. This trail can be customized for a short or long hike. After one-mile of hiking you reach these three natural features. The Wildcat Rock Trail was formerly known as the Little Bearwallow Falls Trail.


3836 Gerton Hwy, Gerton 828-697-5777 ConservingCarolina.org/Hickory-NutGorge-Trail or ConservingCarolina. org/Florence-Nature-Preserve or HendersonCountyNC.gov/Recreation/ Page/Upper-Hickory-Nut-Gorge-Trailhead

Located on Highway 74 in the northeastern corner of Henderson

MORE OUTDOOR ADVENTURE Hikers, mountain bikers, horseback riders, backpackers, campers and water sports enthusiasts will find even more outdoor fun just beyond Henderson Count y, making its location ideal for day trips and

CYCLING AND MOUNTAIN BIKING Blue Ridge Bicycle Club BlueRidgeBicycleClub.org Downtown Asheville Racing Club DARCCycling.com North Carolina Bike Routes NCDOT.gov/BikePed/ NCBikeways Pisgah Area SORBA PisgahAreaSORBA.org

HIKING Carolina Mountain Club CarolinaMountainClub.org Conserving Carolina ConservingCarolina.org High Country Hikers HighCountryHikers.org Pisgah Hikers PisgahHikers.org

SNOW SKIING, SNOWBOARDING AND TUBING Asheville Ski Club AshevilleSkiClub.com

weekend getaways to such public lands, conserved spaces and private attractions as: • Appalachian Trail: NPS.gov/Appa • Bent Creek Experimental Forest: SRS.FS.USDA.gov/BentCreek • The Biltmore Estate: Biltmore.com • Blue Ridge Parkway: BlueRidgeParkway.org • Chimney Rock State Park: ChimneyRockPark.com • Gorges State Park: NCParks.gov/Gorges-State-Park • Grandfather Mountain: Grandfather.com

Members of the Pisgah Chapter of Trout Unlimited


• Great Smoky Mountains National Park: NPS.gov/GRSM/index.htm Hendersonville Magazine 2021–2022

FISHING AND HUNTING Anglers have bountiful opportunities in local rivers and lakes for fishing – including fly fishing – and public game lands offer hunting by permit. For more information, visit: The Hendersonville Visitor Center’s page with local fishing resources at VisitHendersonvilleNC.org/ Western-North-CarolinaFishing-Information.

The Blue Ridge Parkway offers many scenic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission for information about required licenses and permits, rules and regulations, hunting seasons and where to fish and hunt at NCWildlife.org. Pisgah Chapter of Trout Unlimited with fishing maps, hatch charts, programs and more at PisgahTU. org. The USDA Forest Service for information about fishing and hunting in national forests at FS.USDA.gov/ Activity/NFSNC/Recreation/ Fishing and FS.USDA.gov/Activity/ NFSNC/Recreation/Hunting.

•L ake James State Park: NCParks.gov/ Lake-James-State-Park •M ount Mitchell State Park: NCParks.gov/ Mount-Mitchell-State-Park •N antahala National Forest: FS.USDA.gov/NFSNC •T he North Carolina Arboretum: NCArboretum.org •P anthertown Valley: Panthertown.org •P earson’s Falls & Glen: PearsonsFalls.org •P isgah National Forest: FS.USDA.gov/NFSNC



PARKS & RECREATION The Park at Flat Rock offers a scenic trail for walking or jogging.

Parks & Recreation in Henderson County Parks, playgrounds, trails and indoor facilities throughout Henderson County offer a plethora of recreational fun for all ages.

PLAYGROUNDS, PARKS AND BALLFIELDS HENDERSON COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION Parks & Recreation Department 828-697-4884 HendersonCountyNC.org/Recreation


120 Grove Bridge Road, Hendersonville HendersonCountyNC.gov/Recreation/ Page/Blantyre-Park

This park near the Transylvania County line offers parking and a canoe port to the French Broad River, a state-designated watercraft trail. 76



The park of fers a communit y building and picnic shelter, an open field, a walking trail with benches, a playground and a basketball hoop.

This 18-acre park includes a walking trail, tennis courts, a shelter, picnic tables, a playground, sports fields, batting cages, a shuffleboard court and a Frisbee golf course.

2879 Upward Road, Flat Rock HendersonCountyNC.gov/Recreation/ Page/Dana-Community-Park


107 Blue Ridge Road, East Flat Rock HendersonCountyNC.gov/Recreation/ Page/East-Flat-Rock-Park

This park offers a picnic shelter, a gazebo, a playground, swings, walking trails and recreational fields.

449 Etowah School Road, Etowah HendersonCountyNC.gov/Recreation/ Page/Etowah-Park


801 4th Avenue E, Hendersonville

Cover ing 220 ac r e s, Jac k s on Park features walking trails, a playground, multi-purpose fields for soccer and events, baseball/softball fields, tennis courts, playgrounds, continued on page 78 Hendersonville Magazine 2021–2022



The YMCA is a community-based nonprofit that serves your spirit, mind, and body. Membership benefits include: • • • • • •

Safe, clean, family-friendly environment Hundreds of in-person, outdoor, and virtual group exercise classes led by certified instructors Access to seven convenient local YMCAs and participating Ys around the country Drop-in childcare with household memberships Basketball and pickleball Guest passes and member referral incentives

• • • • •

Discounts on swim lessons, youth sports, adult wellness programs, and more Personalized wellness coaching plans Heated indoor pool plus special rates for the Olympic-size outdoor pool at Patton Park Supportive community health programs to help manage diabetes, cancer, and arthritis Social clubs, recreational activities, and volunteer opportunities

The Y is for all, always. Financial assistance is available thanks to community support.


810 West 6th Ave., Hendersonville, NC • 828 697 9622 • ymcawnc.org


basketball courts, a dog park, a disc golf course, a mountain bike skills park and picnic shelters.


1299 Old US Highway 25, Zirconia HendersonCountyNC.gov/Recreation/ Page/Tuxedo-Park

This park includes walking trails and a playground and covers more than six acres.


83 Old Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher HendersonCountyNC.gov/Recreation/ Page/Westfeldt-Park

Located along the French Broad River, this 15-acre park not far from Asheville Regional Airport offers a picnic area, river access, a canoe/ small boat launch ramp and an open field area.



This 60-acre park features an historic baseball field and a pavilion for rent. Berkeley Mills Park joins the Oklawaha Greenway by way of

a trail connecting it to the county’s Jackson Park.


840 N Church Street HendersonvilleNC.gov/Parks/ Mini-Golf-Boyd-Park

This park at the north end of dow ntow n Hendersonville has two tennis courts and the Laura E. Corn Mini-Golf course. The tennis courts have an asphalt surface with standard tennis court lines, pickleball lines and lighting.


This city park near downtown provides greenspace with benches, picnic tables and a granite memorial.


This park features a pavilion with two picnic tables, a paved walking trail with park benches along the trail and an equipped playground.


901 Lenox Park Drive

Composed of one-half acre, this park has picnic tables and a historic natural spring.


FUN FOR FIDO Find out about area dog parks by turning to the Pets section on page 88.

Hendersonville is known

for being a pet friendly

Henderson County – A Welcoming Place for Pets and Their Peop le community.

Visitors and residents alike find that Henderson County is a welcoming place not only for them but also for their animal companions.

A ny day along the streets of downtown Hendersonville, people can be seen strolling with their dogs and relaxing with their four-legged friends outside at restaurants, coffeehouses and breweries. For the comfort and safety of animals and to help keep downtown Hender sonv ille enjoy a ble for everyone, 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 88

events – such as Garden Jubilee DOG PARKS Nurseries & Orchards Tour, the Rhythm & Brews concerts, Pets are welcome at Monday public Night Live!, the summer throughout Hendersonvilleparks Street and Dances, the Music on Henderson County. In Main Street the interest series and the North Carolina of safety and sanitation, Apple pet owners Festival during Labor need to keep them leashed Day weekend and clean – pets are not allowed. up after them. At the Tails in Town event, Hendersonville also however, has a park dog lovers and their specifically for dogs furry friends – Pets' Own take center stage and are Place on Seventh encouraged Avenue. This to attend. The autumn fenced dog park at celebration 1019 Seventh includes exhibitors, Avenue East has two vendors, food separate trucks, a costume sections for small and pageant and large dogs. educational sessions. The park is across Mud Learn more at Creek at the WTZQ.com/Tails-in-Town. Oklawaha Greenway trailhead and has a waste bag dispenser, For more about how Hendersonville a trash receptacle and a water appeals to people and spigot. their pets, visit VisitHendersonvi lleNC.org/ Pet-Friendly. continued on page 90 Hendersonville Magazine 2021–2022


1730 Asheville Highway HendersonvilleNC.gov/Parks/Patton-Pool YMCAWNC.org/Patton-Park-and-Pool

The Cit y of Hendersonv ille is partnering with the Hendersonville Fa m i l y Y MC A to m a n a ge a l l recreational space at Patton Park except for the skate park. Patton Park’s 19 acres include a football field, baseball fields, basketball courts, racquetball courts, a lighted walking trail, picnic pavilions, gazebos, tennis courts with pickleball lines and a playground. The park ’s Olympic-size outdoor pool at 114 E Clairmont Drive is open seasonally.

SULLIVAN PARK 713 Martin Circle

This five acre park includes basketball courts, playground and picnic tables. An asphalt connector joins Sullivan Park with the Oklawaha Greenway Trail.

TOMS PARK 318 W Allen Street

Toms Park’s five acres include 27 shuffleboard courts and several picnic tables.


708 S Grove Street, Hendersonville 828-697-4884 HendersonCountyNC.gov/Recreation/ Page/Athletics-Activity-Center-AAC

This indoor facility offers many gymnasium activities and programs for youth, adults and senior citizens.  Patton Pool opens each year on Memorial Day weekend and closes on Labor Day.


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

Everyone Can Shop, Anyone Can Join! Come see us to discover all the wonderful, healthy items you can find in our store, from local produce to helpful vitamins and supplements. You don't have to be a member/owner to shop, but you might want to find out about the benefits.





810 W 6th Avenue, Hendersonville 828-697-9622 YMCAWNC.org/Hendersonville

The Hendersonville Family YMCA of fers group exercise classes, personal training, swim lessons and other fitness and communitybuilding programs. Membership includes access to amenities such as a wellness center and indoor pool.


85 Howard Gap Road, Fletcher 828-687-0751 FletcherNC.org/Departments/Parks-andRecreation/BillMooreCommunityPark

Bill Moore Community Park features playground, multi-purpose and baseball/softball fields, 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, a dog park and an outdoor fitness circuit.

HENDERSONVILLE INCLUSIVE PLAYGROUND HENDERSONVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 1039 Randall Circle, Hendersonville 828-697-4752 Facebook.com/ HvilleInclusivePlaygroundProject HCPSNC.org/HES

L o c at e d o n t h e g r o u n d s o f Hendersonville Elementary School, this inclusive playground was envisioned by the Hendersonville Inclusive Playground Project (HIPP) which was formed to create a playground with safe, stimulating and accessible features for children with diverse physical, mental and developmental abilities.


4501 Laurel Park Highway, Laurel Park 828-693-4840 LaurelPark.org/JumpOff

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.


Library Road, Fletcher 828-687-0751 FletcherNC.org/Departments/Parks-andRecreation/KatesPark

Adjacent to the Fletcher Library, this ADA-accessible park features a playground, paved walking trail, green open space and a picnic shelter.

MORE PLACES TO WALK IN HENDERSON COUNTY Blue Ridge Community College BlueRidge.edu Blue Ridge Mall (Inside) ShopBlueRidgeMall.com Bullington Gardens BullingtonGardens.org Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site NPS.gov/Carl Historic Johnson Farm HistoricJohnsonFarm.org Main Street Walking Tour in Downtown Hendersonville VisitHendersonvilleNC.org/ WP-Content/Uploads/ Main-St-Walking-Tour.pdf Perry N. Rudnick Nature Trail BlueRidgeHeritageTrail.com/ Explore-a-Trail-of-HeritageTreasures/The-Perry-NRudnick-Art-Nature-Trail 80

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440 White Pine Drive, Hendersonville 828-693-4840 LaurelPark.org/LaurelGreen

This 4-acre parcel of level land is enclosed by a perimeter of planted berms and a stream. The park includes a playground, walking paths, a pond and a gazebo.


Town Center Drive & Haywood Road, Mills River 828-890-2901 MillsRiver.org/Parks-and-Recreation.html

Maintained by the Town of Mills River, this park includes a multi-use trail, playground with sunshade, dog park, picnic shelter, tennis/ pickleball cour ts, handicapped accessible fishing pier and a launch for non-motorized watercraft such as canoes and kayaks.


trails, a picnic pavilion, a welcome center with a community room meeting space and two playgrounds. The nonprofit Flat Rock Park and Recreation Foundation, Inc. helps support The Park at Flat Rock.

RHODODENDRON LAKE NATURE PARK 321 Primrose Lane, Hendersonville 828-693-4840 LaurelPark.org/RLNP

Managed by the Town of Laurel Park, this 10-acre park features Rhododendron Lake which was built in 1909. The park includes walking paths, fitness stations, a catch-and-release fishing pond and a picnic area.

Oklawaha Greenway Trail runs through Jackson Park

Jackson Park to Patton Park, Hendersonville FriendsofOklawaha.org

Following Mud Creek, which also is known as Oklawaha Creek, the 3.5mile Oklawaha Greenway Trail runs from Jackson Park through William H. King Memorial to Sullivan Park to Patton Park and out to Berkeley Mills Park. The trail is handicapped accessible, relatively flat and suitable 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 55 Highland Golf Drive, Flat Rock 828-697-8100 FlatRockNC.GovOffice3.com

L ocated in the French Broad watershed on the site of a former golf course, the Village of Flat Rock owns and manages this 66-acre park which features open green spaces, a variety of local flora and fauna, scenic HendersonvilleMagazine.com


GOLF   Hendersonville Country Club is a private course designed by Donald Ross.

Golfers Paradise Whether you’re a seasoned golfer or new to the sport, North Carolina is a paradise for golfers 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 Henderson County’s moderate climate, golfers can enjoy playing on its many courses throughout the year.

PUBLIC COURSES BROADMOOR GOLF LINKS 101 French Broad Lane, Fletcher 828-687-1500 BroadmoorGolfLinks.com

This 18-hole, par-72, championship course in Fletcher was designed by noted golf course architect Karl Litten in the Scottish links style. With bentgrass greens, bermuda grass fairways and water throughout, this course offers a challenge to golfers of all skill levels. Broadmoor Golf Links is designed to be enjoyed in four hours whether riding or walking for 18 holes. Nine holes are available for play, as well. Tees measure from 4,020 to more than 7,000 yards. The

clubhouse features a restaurant and two-story event venue that can entertain groups of various sizes. Personalized golf instruction is available from Broadmoore Golf Links’ PGA Professional Staff as well as through PGA Jr. League and Jr. Camps. Broadmoor Golf Links also has multiple leagues throughout the week.

established in 1968 and is located just one and a half miles from downtown Hendersonville in the Crooked Creek Community off Kanuga Road.


Designed by Edmund B. Ault, this 27-hole, championship cour se offers mountain views, 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.

764 Crooked Creek Road, Hendersonville 828-692-2011 Facebook.com/Pages/Crooked%20 Creek%20Golf%20Club/111691608862858/

Open to the public year-round, t his 18-hole, 6,741-ya rd, pa r7 2, championship course wa s


470 Brickyard Road, Etowah 828-891-7022 EtowahValley.com

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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, Sports Complex with Pool, Tennis, Pickleball, Bocce Ball & 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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GOLF A breathtaking view of the Champion Hills course.


Crooked Creek Golf Club

3389 Sugarloaf Road, Hendersonville 828-685-1006 Facebook.com/OrchardTraceGolfCourse

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.


1 Hagen Drive, Hendersonville 828-696-1962 ChampionHills.com

764 Crooked Creek Road Hendersonville (828) 692-2011

Award-winning golf course architect Tom Fazio designed Champion Hills as his Mountain Masterpiece. This 18-hole, 6,527-yard, par-71 course continued on page 86


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GOLF The clubhouse at Champion Hills

is ranked by Golf Digest as the #1 private, year-round course in Western North Carolina.



Set on scenic Chestnut Top Mountain, High Vista boasts an 18-hole, championship course designed by Tom Jack son. 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 available.

20 Cummings Cove Parkway, Hendersonville 828-891-9412 CummingsCove.com

This aw a r d-w inning, 18-hole, 6,415-yard, par-71 course features elevated tees, tree-lined fairways, lakes, streams and Blue Ridge mountain views. Three unique par3 holes highlight the back nine. The clubhouse features a restaurant, lounge and meeting rooms with a separate golf shop next door.


1860 Hebron Road, Hendersonville 828-693-6507 HendersonvilleCC.com

Designed by Donald Ross, this private, 18-hole, 6,523-yard, par-70, championship course. The club also boasts two practice greens, a short game green, a driving range and a pro shop, clubhouse and grill. 86

88 Country Club Road, Mills River 828-891-1986 HighVistaGolf.com

KENMURE COUNTRY CLUB 100 Clubhouse Drive, Flat Rock 828-693-8506 Kenmure.com/Golf

The centerpiece of the Kenmure development is a private 18-hole, traditional 6,509-yard, par-72 course which sports beautifully sculpted bentgrass greens as well as bentgrass fairways and tees. Whether riding or walking, the course set-up – which consists of five sets of tees – of fers a challenging yet fun golf experience.  The clubhouse at Kenmure

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FRESH OXYGEN A 5,000 sq ft grass lawn can produce enough fresh oxygen daily for 14-34 people.



A 5,000 sq ft grass lawn can capture between 2,000 and 27,000 gallons of water depending on soil type.

Lawns can be up to 60 degrees cooler than surrounding hardscapes.

SOIL MICROBIOME Grass lawns enhance soil microbial diversity when compared to bare soil and helps regulate microbial community composition.

CARBON CAPTURE Carbon modeling research of a typical suburban home on a half-acre lot, landscape beds, shrubs, tress and a grass lawn indicates that between 81% and 90% of the carbon captured in the landscape is captured by the lawn.

Turf Mountain Sod, a family farm, cares about their customers, the environment, and their community. 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 828-685-3642 TurfMountain.com

PETS  Hendersonville is known for being a pet friendly community.

Henderson County – A Welcoming Place for Pets and Their People Visitors and residents alike find that Henderson County is a welcoming place not only for them but also for their animal companions. A ny day along the streets of downtown Hendersonville, people can be seen strolling with their dogs and relaxing with their four-legged friends outside at restaurants, coffeehouses and breweries. For the comfort and safety of animals and to help keep downtown Hender sonv ille enjoy a ble for everyone, 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 88

events – such as Garden Jubilee Nurseries & Orchards Tour, the Rhythm & Brews concerts, Monday Night Live!, the summer Street Dances, the Music on Main Street 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 autumn celebration includes exhibitors, vendors, food trucks, a costume pageant and educational sessions. Learn more at WTZQ.com/Tails-in-Town. For more about how Hendersonville appeals to people and their pets, visit VisitHendersonvilleNC.org/ Pet-Friendly.

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. continued on page 90 Hendersonville Magazine 2021–2022


Hendersonville’s first and favorite pet boutique, celebrating over 11 years in business. Carrying the best selection of raw, fresh, freeze dried and traditional dog and cat foods and supplements. Offering a wide variety of mix and match bulk treats, chews, antlers, bones, toys, collars, harnesses, games, travel gear, and baked goods. Supporting positive relationships between pets and their people.

BLUE RIDGE HUMANE SOCIETY THRIFT STORE The Blue Ridge Humane Society Thrift Store is more than a resale store, it’s a second chance! Their store is considered the “Best Upscale Thrift Store in Henderson County” for good reason. The inventory changes often and with great discounts daily, you’re bound to find a treasure down every aisle. Thrift Store merchandise includes clothing, shoes, accessories, jewelry, furniture, linens, boutique items from upscale designer fashions, antiques, crafting supplies, and a limited selection of electronics. All proceeds from your purchases go directly to helping animals at the Adoption Center and in your community. Donate, shop, and support animals in need!

Open 10AM – 6PM, Seasonal Fri-Sat 8PM 231 N Main Street | Hendersonville 828-697-7799 WagPetBoutique.com

1214 Greenville Highway | Hendersonville 828-692-2639 Donation Pickup: (828) 620-3150



Providing large doggie play areas for running, jumping and chasing a ball or furry friends. A Dog’s Day Out provides your pup with a great day while you are at work or away. A Dog’s Night Inn provides boarding while offering large outdoor exercise areas in a peaceful country setting. The full service operation pampers your pet throughout their stay.

A Dog's Day Out 942 Maple Street | Hendersonville 828-692-0200 ADogsDayOutNC.com A Dog's Night Inn 227 Lane Road | Flat Rock 828-595-9809 Easy Online Reservations ADogsNightInn.com


Laurel Park Animal Hospital is a full-service, small animal veterinary hospital providing comprehensive medical, surgical and dental care. Although their focus is on preventative medicine, their hospital is equipped with a wide range of diagnostic and treatment capabilities. At Laurel Park Animal Hospital, they create individualized preventative healthcare plans, promote client education and practice optimal veterinary care to keep your pet happy and healthy through all stages of life. 1824 Windsor Drive Hendersonville 828-697-5686 LaurelParkAnimalHospital.com



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 and are under the constant control of the owner or some other person. With the exception of service animals for people with disabilities, pets are not allowed in public buildings in state parks or state forests.

The Blue Ridge Humane Society holds several pet friendly events throughout the year.

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 220 acres that include many walking trails. • B ill Moore Community Park in Fletcher includes a dog park. Operated by The Town of Fletcher, the park is made up 75 acres that also include walking trails and access to Cane Creek. • Mills River Park features a dog park. The 50-acre Mills River Park also includes multi-use trails and a canoe and kayak launch on the Mills River. 90

Henderson County residents and visitors 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. Pets are not permitted in public buildings in national forests other than ser vice animals accompanying people with physical, sensor y, psychiatric, intellectual or other mental challenges. ANIMAL ADOPTIONS, EDUCATION AND MORE Blue Ridge Humane Societ y is commit ted to creating happy homes for every pet. BRHS cares for pets awaiting adoption at the Adoption Center; works to ensure the highest quality adoption counseling experience for potential adopters; and provides owner support for BRHS adopters and community pet owners, including; low-cost vaccine clinics, pet training classes and behavior consultations and adoption follow-ups. BRHS also takes an active role in community outreach by prov iding animal and youth education programs and coordinating community pet food assistance, emergency vet assistance and the Spay Neuter Incentive Program (SNIP), which is a collaboration with Henderson

County, the City of Hendersonville and the Henderson County Animal Services Center. BRHS operates the Blue Ridge Humane Society Thrift Store which provides vital program funding through an upscale shopping experience. A 501(c)3 animal welfare organization, Blue Ridge Humane Society was founded in 1950 and is dedicated to ensuring the highest qualit y of life for animals in Henderson County and neighboring communities. Learn more at BlueRidgeHumane.org or by calling 828-692-2639. The Henderson County Animal Services Center 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 Center is at 828 Stoney Mountain Road in Hendersonville. Visit HendersonCount yNC.gov/ AnimalServices or call 828-6974723 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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COMMUNITY RESOURCES  Food assistance at Interfaith Assistance Ministries.

Community Resources & Volunteer Opportunities A strong sense of community is evident in Henderson County by the many charitable, civic, social and religious organizations here that offer a range of life-enriching services with the help of many residents who volunteer their time. AMERICAN RED CROSS 828-697-2513 RedCross.org

The American Red Cross serving Western Nor th Carolina helps neighbors in need by providing shelter, care and hope during disasters; making the community safer through emergency preparedness education; collecting and providing lifesaving blood products; teaching skills that save lives; and suppor ting militar y veterans and their families.


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County is one of 10 branches of BBBSWNC, an A sheville-based nonprofit that plans to expand into eight more counties in 2021. The organization offers one-onone mentoring programs for youth with the assistance of community volunteers. Each year, the nonprofit serves about 85 young people across Henderson County, partners with 24 local schools and works to build new relationships with the community.

BLUE RIDGE HUMANE SOCIETY 828-692-2639 BlueRidgeHumane.org

Blue Ridge Humane Societ y is commit ted to creating happy homes for every pet. BRHS cares for pets awaiting adoption at

the Adoption Center; works to ensure the highest quality adoption counseling experience for potential adopters; and provides ow ner support for BRHS adopters and community pet owners, including low-cost vaccine clinics, pet training classes, behavior consultations and adoption follow-ups. BRHS also takes an active role in community outreach by prov iding animal and youth education programs and coordinating community pet food assistance, emergency vet assistance and the Spay Neuter Incentive Program (SNIP), which is a collaboration with Henderson County, the City of Hendersonville and the Henderson County Animal Services Center. BRHS operates continued on page 94 Hendersonville Magazine 2021–2022

“When local businesses, non-profits, and civic interests work together great things happen in our community.” - Bryan ‘b2’ Byrd

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B oys & Girls Club of Henderson County

the Blue Ridge Humane Society Thrift Store which provides vital program funding through an upscale shopping experience. A 501(c)3 animal welfare organization, Blue Ridge Humane Society was founded in 1950 and is dedicated to ensuring the highest qualit y of life for animals in Henderson County and neighboring communities.

Thank You for Making WTZQ the #1 Radio Station in Henderson County!* 3 WAYS TO LISTEN! FM 95.3 • AM 1600 • WTZQ.com

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828-696-3811 LitCouncil.org

B lu e R id ge L i t e r a c y C o u n c i l transforms lives by cultivating literacy skills that promote economic and social success. Volunteer tutors work directly with adult learners to increase their basic literacy skills, learn English as a Second Language, prepare for citizenship, obtain a GED or reach job-related goals such as promotions, raises and career changes with improved work literacy. Additional programs like Health Literacy and Digital Literacy serve the senior population. BRLC partners with the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council and Juvenile Justice to offer literacy support to at-risk youth and with Henderson County Public Schools to offer a kindergarten readiness program to mothers of preschoolers.


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The Boys & Girls Club of Henderson County provides high-quality afterschool and summer programming to more than 1,000 youth annually. These programs help young people achieve in school, prepare for careers, serve the community and stay active and fit while choosing positive personal actions. The club serves children ages six to 18. An all-inclusive membership costs $5 per child per year. Text BGCKIDS to 44-321 to learn more. Hendersonville Magazine 2021–2022

Camplify student ziplining at camp

CAMPLIFY 828-697-2000 CamplifyNC.org

Camplif y provides a nine-year leadership journey of camp and le a r n i ng p r o g r a m s f o r lo c a l youth. Camplify promotes highquality, immersive experiences for nominated children who otherwise lack such enriching opportunities. T h e n on pr of i t a c h ie v e s t h i s through building leadership skills at residential camps and retreats throughout the year. Camplif y partners with Henderson County Public Schools and 26 regional camps throughout Western North Carolina.


A Lighthouse in the Community for 40 Years...

828-698-0674 ChildrenandFamily.org

The Children and Family Resource Center nurtures the development of children by building a strong foundation of family and community. CFRC offers 14 programs focused on parent education, quality child care resources, developmental screenings to prepare children for kindergarten and leadership on children’s issues.


Si n c e 19 8 2 , t h e C o m m u n i t y Foundation of Henderson County has been helping people who care make lasting contributions to causes that mat ter. This past calendar year of 2020, the Foundation received more than $4 million in new charitable contributions and distributed more than $4.5 million in grants and scholarships. Currently, the Foundation has more than $123 million in assets and is the steward of more than 640 funds and trusts. Ninety-four percent of these funds are endow ments that provide philanthropic support forever. continued on next page HendersonvilleMagazine.com

Meals † Emergency Shelter † Family Assistance † Clothing † Medical Assistance

Hendersonville Rescue Mission (HRM) provides spiritual and physical support to Henderson County residents in crisis. Any agency can put a new coat on a man, but only Christ Jesus can put a new man in the coat.

Giving Support and Hope to Those Looking to Better Their Lives. Consider a Gift this Year.

HRM receives no federal or state funding. Your tax deductible contributions are appreciated.

To learn more visit, HendersonvilleRescueMission.com.



639 Maple Street | Hendersonville

(Off of 7th Avenue East, Across From the Train Depot) 95


“sweat equity” hours helping build their homes alongside Habitat volunteers. Habitat currently builds 12 to 16 energy efficient homes each year. Habitat’s Home Preservation and Aging in Place programs help low-income homeowners and elderly homeowners with repairs to solve health and safety problems so they can continue to live in their homes safely and as they age.

HENDERSON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY 828-697-4725 HendersonCountyNC.gov/Library A house built by Habitat for Humanity.

CONSERVING CAROLINA 828-697-5777 ConservingCarolina.org

Conserving Carolina is a land trust that protects, restores and inspires appreciation of the natural world. The organization serves Henderson, Polk, Rutherford and Transylvania Counties and parts of neighboring counties. Conserving Carolina has helped protect nearly 46,000 acres of natural places from the waterfalls of DuPont State Forest to the rock faces of the Hickory Nut Gorge to the farms and rivers that provide food and clean water.


For more than 50 years, the Council on Aging for Henderson County has been providing and coordinating services that engage, connect and support local adults as they age. COAHC strives to ensure that no one ages alone through programs include Meals on Wheels’ (delivery of meals to homebound seniors), “Lunch at the Sammy” congregate dining and activities, liquid nutrition, caregiver services, senior companions and community resource coordination. The Council on Aging also offers seasonal services including a heatrelief assistance program and shelfstable meals for inclement weather. 96

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. Foster care, adoption services and clinical services are offered out of its Hendersonville office. Crossnore’s holistic model of care allows for the care and nurturing of each child’s mind, body and spirit.


Founded in 1986, the Henderson County Education Foundation’s mission is to serve Henderson County Public Schools by investing in and responding to the whole child and the whole school to create a thriving community.


Henderson County Habitat for Huma nit y build s homes w it h families with low incomes who are living in substandard housing, working and can pay an affordable mortgage and are willing to spend

With the main library downtown and five branches throughout the county, the Henderson County Public Library makes available to all county residents tens of thousands 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.


828-697-1354 HendersonvilleRescueMission.com

In October 2021, the Hendersonville Rescue Mission celebrates its 40th anniversary helping those in need 365 days a year. Serving the hungry, addicted, homeless and poor in our community, HRM offers overnight shelter, an addiction recover y program, the Good Samaritan Clinic, a Day Center and more. What began from a tailgate in 1981 today gives shelter to more than 1,000 people and provides more than 60,000 meals each year from its facility on Maple Street.

HOUSES OF WORSHIP Hender son Count y ha s ma ny houses of worship representing both denominational and nondenominational congregations. Henderson County also is home to Hendersonville Magazine 2021–2022

NC 2-1-1 two Christian-affiliated conference centers – Bonclarken Conference Center and Kanuga Conferences – and Heartwood Refuge, a Buddhist retreat center.

HOUSING ASSISTANCE CORPORATION 828-692-4744 Housing-Assistance.com

A private, non-profit organization, the Housing Assistance Corporation is committed to providing safe and affordable housing for persons of limited income living in Henderson County and surrounding areas. Housing Assistance Corporation also provides health and safety home repairs, affordable apartment communities, owner-built housing and home-ownership education and counseling.


Fo u n d e d i n 19 8 4, Int e r f a i t h Assistance Ministry is the largest prov ider of cr isis ser v ices in Henderson County. The nonprofit prov ides emergenc y relief to Henderson County residents who are experiencing a financial crisis or an ongoing crisis. In 2020, IAM provided service touches to more than 26,000 local residents. Many received assistance more than once. IAM’s mission is to assist members of the community experiencing crisis with basic needs in an atmosphere of compassion and respect. IAM’s services include providing seven days of nutritious food to enable each family member to eat three times a day and a weekly Drive-Thru food distribution from 3-6 pm on Tuesdays. IAM also provides clothing that includes new under wear and sock s, and new or gently used clothing for newborns up to adult sizes. IAM provides financial assistance to residents who need rent assistance and utility bill assistance by working directly with landlords and the utility companies. HendersonvilleMagazine.com

IAM also assists with personal hygiene items, linens, prescription assistance, pet food and school supplies. The organization also has Working Women’s and Working Men’s Clothing Closets to help residents accept new jobs that require specific clothing such as scrubs, steel-toed boots for manufacturing jobs and special clothing for restaurant and service industry work.


828-693-3840 SafelightFamily.org

Safelig ht is a comprehensi ve nonprofit serving adult and child survivors of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault. The nonprofit offers a continuum of services that help move survivors f rom c r isis to su st a inabilit y. Safelight’s services include a 24hour crisis line, an emergency s h e l t e r, c a s e m a n a g e m e n t , therapeutic counseling, support groups, emergency room advocacy, community education and advocacy. Safelight’s Believe Child Advocacy Center offers child medical exams and forensic interviews. Safelight’s Henderson County Family Justice Center guides survivors through the judicial system with court advocacy and law enforcement accompaniment. The Dandelion Eatery, Resale Store and Sewing pr og r a m a r e c om p one nt s of Safelight’s job training program, helping trauma survivors build the confidence and skills necessary to obtain employment that leads to self-sufficiency.

NC 2-1-1 is an information and referral service provided by United Way of North Carolina and supported by local United Ways and public and private partners across the state. This free service connects callers to a network of more than 18,000 resources in Henderson County and across North Carolina. By dialing 2-1-1 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.

the mission to support, educate, and advocate to build a strong fou nd at ion for t he you nge s t members of this community, the Smart Start Partnership for Children operates several activities focused on strengthening the family. The organization focuses on quality early childhood education, improving the quality of care that all young children receive in licensed child care centers, giving parents tools to support the health development of their children, early literacy efforts and community education. continued on next page


Smart Start Partnership for Children is working towards a vision where every family has equitable access to resources so every Henderson County child has the opportunity to reach their full potential. With

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program which in 2020 alone served nearly 1,700 children.

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 staples, fresh fruits and vegetables and frozen meat. The Storehouse also provides cleaning, hygiene and personal care items. The food program feeds about 300 families a month and continually receives new referrals from other agencies in the community. The Storehouse has a Senior Delivery program with five routes that serves shut-in elderly individuals in Henderson County with monthly food boxes and bags of household goods. At Christmastime, the nonprofit serves local children through its Blessings in Boxes


828-692-8300 StorehouseOnline.org

828-692-1636 LiveUnitedHC.org

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 life. Henderson County residents can get involved through financial gifts, special initiatives and volunteering.


Vocational Solutions of Henderson Count y, which has ser ved the community since 1967, 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.


828-693-1711 WCCA.org

Headquartered in Hendersonville, WCC A a ssist s resident s w it h low incomes and underser ved individuals throughout Henderson, Transylvania, Rutherford and Polk Counties. Programs include Early Childhood Education, Apple Country Public Transpor tation, Section 8 Housing Assistance and Older Adults Services. WCCA works with communities and other partners to improve people’s lives by creating pathways to self-reliance and healthier living.

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CIVIC CLUBS Henderson County has multiple civic clubs for community members to connect and work together on volunteer efforts. Please be sure to check with the individual clubs to confirm meeting times and locations.


The Hendersonville Civitan Club meets at 11:30am the second and fourth Mondays of each month. Email cardigank@aol.com for the current meeting location


The Hendersonv ille K iwanis Club, which celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2021, meets via Zoom at 5:30 pm the first and third Thursdays and at noon the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. To receive the link to join a meeting, email HendersonvilleKiwanis@ gmail.com.

HENDERSONVILLE LIONS CLUB E-Clubhouse.org/Sites/Hendersonville Hendersonville.NC.Lions@gmail.com



The Hendersonville Lions Club meets the first and third Fridays at 12:30 pm by Zoom. Email Fred@Huscher. us to join the Zoom meetings.

The Rotary Club of Hendersonville meets at noon on Tuesdays. Email Rotary@HendersonvilleRotary.com for current meeting location.



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The Mills River Lions Club meets at 7:45am the third Fridays of the month at the Mills River Community Center. MOUNTAIN HOME LIONS CLUB 828-693-4814 or 828-712-9049

Chartered in 1979, the Mountain Home Lions Club meets the first and third Thursdays of the month at 6pm at Bay Breeze Restaurant at 1830 A shev ille Highway in Hendersonville .


The Hendersonville-Four Seasons Rotary Club meets the first and third Mondays at Four Seasons Rotary Park at 804 W. Allen Street in Hendersonville.



The Four Seasons Toastmasters Club meets from 8 to 9 am every Friday. Email FourSeasonsToastmasters. com for Zoom meeting ID and hybrid meeting location.


EDNEYVILLE COMMUNITY LIONS CLUB E-Clubhouse.org/Sites/EdneyvilleCommunity

The Edneyville Community Lions Club meets the second and fourth Mondays of each month at the Southern Trust Estate and Auction Company at 1050 7th Avenue E in Hendersonville. ETOWAH LIONS CLUB 828-891-3071 EtowahLions.com

Lions Clubs International members are ser vice-oriented men and women. The Lions Club in Etowah meets at the Etowah Lions Den at 447 Etowah School Road the second and fourth Tuesday at 6:30pm.




COMMUNITY RESOURCES ADVENTHEALTH FOUNDATION AdventHealth Hendersonville Foundation provides support for the programs and services of AdventHealth Hendersonville. Each year, AdventHealth identifies the critical needs of its patients and the community we serve, and the Foundation goes to work to support those needs through grants and donor contributions. Through the years, patients have benefited from everything from improvements to nursing education on new advanced therapies to upgrades to patient rooms to advanced medical equipment. Your support provides compassionate care to patients and their families right here in WNC so they can live their most vibrant lives. There are many ways to give, including making a donation by mail or online, planned giving, gifts in tribute, giving societies and corporate sponsorships. Sherri Holbert, Foundation Director 100 Hospital Drive | Hendersonville 828-681-2421 Sherri.Holbert@AdventHealth.com AdventHealthNC.com

BACK ON TRACK RESALE STORE & ADDICTION MINISTRY Back on Track is a non-profit resale store and addiction ministry that serves the community in many ways. The services they provide include assistance with detox and rehab placement for those suffering from addiction, recovery and family support, educational classes and Christcentered guidance, all at no cost. Community members experiencing homelessness can also find support at Back on Track ranging from help with basic needs such as clothing and hygiene items to support and assistance with life skills. The resale store is open 10-6 Monday-Friday and 9-5 on Saturdays. The addiction ministry is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 1900 Spartanburg Highway Hendersonville 828-595-9091

BREVARD MUSIC CENTER Founded in 1936, the Brevard Music Center stands as one of this country’s premier classical music training programs and festivals. Each summer, gifted students come to the Music Center from across the United States and around the world to study with a distinguished faculty and renowned guest artists. Under the artistic direction of acclaimed conductor and BMC alumnus Keith Lockhart - Conductor of the Boston Pops - passion, commitment, and excellence are signatures of Brevard’s programs. For 85 years the Brevard Music Center has inspired devotion not only among its students and faculty but also among its listeners, and among a vast corps of volunteers. Brevard Music Center is committed to building enthusiasm for great music that enhances the quality of life in our local and regional communities and beyond. 349 Andante Lane | Brevard 828-862-2100 BrevardMusic.org


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COMMUNITY RESOURCES CHILDREN & FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER The first years of a child’s life are the most important developmentally and set the foundation for a child’s future. The Children & Family Resource Center offers 14 programs that address the various aspects of early childhood development and education, quality child care, and parenting and family support. Their parenting programs work to create positive, nurturing relationships between the child and the parents and break the chains of negative behaviors and parenting techniques. Their work with child care providers focuses on improving the quality of child care programs in the county, increasing educational opportunities and the skill level of child care providers, and serves as their resource for professional development and on-site technical assistance. 851 Case Street | Hendersonville 828-698-0674 ChildrenAndFamily.org

CROSSNORE SCHOOL & CHILDREN'S HOME For more than 100 years Crossnore School & Children's Home has provided a Christian sanctuary of hope and healing for children in need. More than 12,000 children live in foster care in North Carolina, and Crossnore is creating sanctuary for these children in homes, schools and communities. The Hendersonville campus provides community-based foster care and adoption services, as well as outpatient and school-based clinical services to help children and families learn new strategies and overcome obstacles in order to lead a more fulfilling life together. You can support the children of your community by volunteering, donating, fostering or adopting through Crossnore School & Children's Home. For referrals please contact referrals@crossnore.org or 866-892-6213. 709 5th Avenue W | Hendersonville 828-301-4622 Crossnore.org

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FOUR SEASONS FOUNDATION Founded in 2016, the Four Seasons Foundation was established to raise funds in support of the mission of Four Seasons and to cover medical cost for patients so that everyone is able to receive care, regardless of their ability to pay. Every dollar raised through the Foundation or spent at our Hospice Home Stores goes directly to back to provide patient care to families. Four Seasons is a national leader in high quality, person-centered, serious illness care. Four Seasons is committed to providing an exceptional end-of-life care experience. To support the important work of Four Seasons today, please visit FourSeasonsFDN.org or email Development@FourSeasonsCFL.org. 211 N Main Street | Hendersonville 828-513-2440 FourSeasonsFDN.org




COMMUNITY RESOURCES THE FREE CLINICS The Free Clinics (TFC) is changing lives together, with hope and health. Now in their 20th year, TFC is a community of 15 board, 33 staff, 200+ volunteers, 180+ healthcare partners, and 700+ donors and funders dedicated to serving their neighbors in need in Henderson and Polk Counties, NC. TFC provides 25 different programs in five areas: acute care, behavioral health, chronic & specialty care, pharmaceutical support, and community health. Last year, they served 2,207 unique patients with 48,611 encounters. Their patients are some of the most vulnerable in the community, with 83% of them surviving on less than $1,000 per month.

841 Case Street Hendersonville 828-697-8422 TheFreeClinics.org

HENDERSON COUNTY HABITAT FOR HUMANITY Henderson County Habitat for Humanity builds homes with local, low-income families who are living in substandard housing. Families take classes in money management, home maintenance and repair and living in community. Future homeowners are required to complete a minimum of 200 “sweat equity” hours. Habitat has built homes with more than 200 families so far, and is continuing to build new homes every year with the help of volunteers. In addition, Habitat’s Home Preservation Aging in Place program helps low-income, elderly homeowners with repairs and renovations to solve health and safety problems. Visit the Henderson County Habitat for Humanity website or give them a call for more information. 1111 Keith Street | Hendersonville 828-694-0340 Habitat-HVL.org

HENDERSONVILLE GUARDIAN AD LITEM PROGRAM Guardian ad Litem is a state program made up of staff and valued volunteers who advocate for abused and neglected children in the court system. The program assigns a volunteer to each child who, along with an attorney advocate, report the child’s wishes and circumstances to the presiding judge. Volunteers are trained and supported by the GAL staff. Currently, Henderson County is serving 190 children with 50 active volunteers. New volunteers are needed to ensure that each child receives the advocacy they deserve. Training classes are offered quarterly in Hendersonville. Virtual classes may be offered as an alternative at this time. To find out more information and to fill out an application for the program, visit their website or give them a call. 1347 Spartanburg Highway, Suite 5 Hendersonville 828-694-4215 | VolunteerForGAL.org


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COMMUNITY RESOURCES MANNA FOODBANK MANNA FoodBank is the Feeding America member food bank serving 16 counties of western North Carolina with a mission to end hunger in WNC. Through a dedicated network of 200+ nonprofit partners, MANNA is delivering over 50,000 pounds of food every day of the year to support families facing an empty table. In WNC alone, more than 100,000 people don’t know where they will get their next meal. Thanks to the support of food donors and volunteers, every $1 donated to MANNA helps provide enough food for 4 meals. With your help, MANNA can continue to be there for every person needing food, right when they need it most.

627 Swannanoa River Road Asheville 828-299-3663 MANNAFoodBank.org


Council on Aging for Henderson County Are you looking for a fun, easy, and rewarding way to serve your community? The Council on Aging needs volunteers to pack and/or deliver meals to aging adults in Henderson County. In as little as a couple of hours a week ( just once or twice a month), you or your local business/organization can make an immediate difference in the life of a homebound senior. You not only deliver lunch, but also a friendly smile and a warm connection. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, visit the Council on Aging’s website or call the Meals on Wheels program. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Council on Aging maintained meal delivery to nearly 400 people each week. Our partners at Pardee Hospital and AdventHealth were essential to this success, and we thank them and all our volunteers for helping us. Join their team! 828-692-4203 COAHC.org/Volunteers

MEMORYCARE Nationally Recognized Pioneers in Dementia Care- Supporting Families Since 2000. MemoryCare is a local, nonprofit charitable organization that has been serving families affected by Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia for the past 20 years. Their nationally recognized model integrates support and education of caregivers with expert medical care of persons with dementia. Providing community education, a resource library, and peer support groups, MemoryCare services are available for all with need. Visit their website to learn more about their services and to support their program. The SECU Center for MemoryCare 100 Far Horizons Lane | Asheville 828-771-2219 MemoryCare.org Sponsored by Knox Law.




COMMUNITY RESOURCES PARDEE HOSPITAL FOUNDATION Support your local community hospital. Pardee Hospital Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization providing funding for capital programs and much needed facilities and equipment making Pardee UNC Health an award winning hospital for Hendersonville and its neighboring communities. Contact them today to find out how your tax-deductible donations can help.

561 Fleming Street Hendersonville 828-233-2700 PardeeHospitalFoundation.org

SMART START PARTNERSHIP FOR CHILDREN Smart Start Partnership for Children is an early childhood nonprofit in Henderson County serving children 0-5 and their families and caregivers. With a mission to support, educate, and advocate to build a strong foundation for the youngest members of the community they support early literacy activities including Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library mails an age-appropriate book monthly to enrolled children each month until their fifth birthday! You can register your child electronically, by visiting the Smart Start website or calling their office. 828-693-1580 SmartStartPFC.org @SmartStartPFC

UNITED WAY OF HENDERSON COUNTY United Way of Henderson County fights for the education, health, and financial stability of everyone in the community. For 67 years, United Way has been bringing together people and resources to address the most pressing problems in Henderson County. UWHC also assists people with basic needs and crisis services such as food, shelter, mental health support and domestic violence services. By partnering with businesses, individuals, and 19 local health and human service agencies, United Way makes life better for over 30,000 people in Henderson County every year. To learn more, visit www.LiveUnitedHC.org. 32 Smyth Avenue, Suite 100 Hendersonville 828-692-1636 LiveUnitedHC.org


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Make a Difference in the Lives of Young Native Americans by Being Part of the

Nothing prepared Tonya Marthaler for her first visit to the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota, a geographically isolated community surrounded by 2.8 million acres of land that is home to Sicangu Sioux, one of the seven tribes of the Lakota nation. Tonya and her husband Andy, who own Marthaler Jewelers in Asheville, had read about the children’s home there and the great challenges that especially young Native Americans in Rosebud face. But it wasn’t until she visited that she saw the enormity of the need and the despair so many were experiencing – “it leveled me,” Tonya said. With Native American ancestry with the Lumbee Tribe, Tonya said she and her loved ones always have believed that people are on this earth to help others. After prayerfully considering how they could help, Tonya and her family established the Unbroken Circle Project.

The Vision and Work of the Unbroken Circle Project As a registered 501(c)(3), the Unbroken Circle Project’s vision is to see that every Native American youth who desires an opportunity in an educational pursuit and/or life plan realizes his or her goals by having barriers to these goals minimized or removed. Young Native Americans face rates that are higher than the national averages in suicide, abuse, homelessness, school dropouts, teenage pregnancy, substance abuse, sex trafficking, illiteracy and learning deficits. Unemployment rates hover at 80%, further underscoring how desperately impossible it may seem to break the cycle of poverty. Tax-deductible charitable contributions enable the Unbroken Circle Project to provide help that has included providing residents with sanitary supplies and diapers,

assisting with funding for medical and dental clinics, drilling wells and winterizing homes, building a playground for the children’s home there and distributing Easter baskets and Christmas presents. Tonya Marthaler is so passionate about the Unbroken Circle Project that she also donates commissions she earns through her additional work as a Realtor to the charity. Since all administrative needs are covered by volunteers, 100% of the donations the organization receives are used to help the Lakota people. Make a difference in the lives of young Native Americans in need by making an online charitable, tax-deductible donation at online or by mailing a contribution by check to the Unbroken Circle Project at the address below.

UnbrokenCircleProject.org PO Box 1364, Fletcher, NC 28732 828-231-0343 Info@UnbrokenCircleProject.com

HOUSING  One of the gracious homes in Champion Hills.

Find Your Dream Home From stately colonials and comfortable ranches to contemporary and custom designs to log cabins and more, 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 the area have active homeowners associations that organize social, recreational and educational activities for residents. For communities specifically designed for retirement or adults at least 55 or older, see Your Retirement Your Way on page 142. Henderson County offers choice residential communities designed to permanently preserve the natural beauty of the land and the greenness of the area. H I G H L A N D L A K E i s lo c at e d

on 200 acres, two miles from downtown Flat Rock. Three distinct neighborhoods offer primary or 106

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, there are sidewalks, miles of walking trails, open green spaces 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 premier golfing communities. CHAMPION HILLS is a top-ranked,

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ju st 5 miles f rom dow ntow n Hendersonville. Champion Hills boasts of life’s perfect balance and breathtaking views of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains for those looking for a seasonal mountain retreat or a full-time residence. The community offers a Fazio championship golf course, lighted Har-Tru tennis courts, a fitness center, a heated pool, a hydro spa, exceptional dining, miles of trails and more. CUMMINGS COVE is a gated golf

community just eight miles west of downtown. Located on more than continued on page 108 Hendersonville Magazine 2021–2022




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 a gated golf community

located ju st four miles f rom downtown in Flat Rock. A historic antebellum mansion serves as a grand clubhouse with a restaurant. Residents 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 continued on page 110

Highland Lake offers permanent and vacation rental homes.

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Center. Located in Mill Spring in nearby Polk County, Bright’s Creek offers luxury mountain living with homesites, condominium villas, cottages and custom homes. Bright’s Creek also features on-site dining options, a Tom Fazio golf course and 4,700 acres of trails, streams, and fertile valleys. Residents also can enjoy nearby fishing and water activities at Lake Adger and on the

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TURNING ON YOUR HOME ELECTRICITY Serving the area since 1936, Southern Alarm & Security offers state-of-the-art

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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.

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community offers a clubhouse, pool, fitness room and fishing pier. V I S TA AT B I L L’ S M O U N TA I N ,

located in nearby Lake Lure, has similar amenities and great views. Choose a homesite or one of the low maintenance craftsman-style homes. This sampling of communities shows that Hendersonville and surrounding Henderson County offer numerous choices in housing and neighborhoods. To learn more, visit the Hendersonville Board of Realtors® website at HBOR-NC .com a nd enlist t he ser vices of one of Henderson County’s many real estate agents. Both national and local agencies are here, fully licensed with both buyer brokers and selling brokers.

The Druid Hills Historic District was established in 1923 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


People searching for a new home in the county find a range of choices, including homes for sale in a robust market.

Henderson County is a popular housing market that offers a variety of home options ranging from condominiums to tiny homes to new custom built homes to older houses in established, historic neighborhoods.

According to the Hendersonville Board of Realtors, in April 2021, the median list price of homes in Henderson County was $334,000, trending up 15.2% year-over-year.

Tour Bright’s Creek Mountain Lodge, Tom Fazio Golf Course, and our available mountain-style homes and villas in this family-friendly, gated development. Location is everything and Bright’s Creek is only 20 minutes from Lake Lure, Tryon, and the Tryon International Equestrian Center. Nearby fishing and water activities can be enjoyed at Lake Adger and the Green River. Bright’s Creek is truly “Where Your Heart Wants to Be”. New amenities coming in 2021 including swimming, tennis, pickleball and amenity barn.

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For April 2021, home inventory was down 42% annually. The months’ supply was 2.2 months, referring to the number of months it would take for the current inventory of homes on the market to sell. This supply amount is down 48.8% annually, compared to a rate of 4.3 months supply in April of 2020. In addition to modern subdivisions a n d d e v e lo p m e n t s , t h e C i t y of Hendersonville has historic residential districts like Cold Spring Park, Druid HIlls, Hyman Heights, Lenox Park and the West Side. Many were some of the first planned neighborhoods in the region with beginnings that date back to the start of the 20th century, according to the Hendersonville Historic Preservation Commission. Learn more at HendersonvilleHPC.org.

In Henderson County outside of Hendersonville, the Village of Flat Rock and the Towns of Fletcher, Laurel Park and Mills River also each have a unique sense of place and way of life with different residential options. Learn more about each of these communities on pages 42-46.

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(828) 674-1508

(828) 329-1529

TerriEisenhauer@gmail.com TerriEisenhauer.com

SteveDozier@Beverly-Hanks.com Beverly-Hanks.com

Kathy Watkins

Kina Kilpatrick

(828) 674-3517

(828) 551-7788

BlueMountains1@yahoo.com PrefHomesNC.com

KKilpatrick@Beverly-Hanks.com Beverly-Hanks.com

Chrystal Anthony

Derek Hawkins (828) 674-4593

DerekHawkinsRealtor@gmail.com DerekHawkinsRealtor.com

(828) 595-4283

ChrystalA@Beverly-Hanks.com Beverly-Hanks.com




Alice has spent 40 years of her life helping people fulfill their dream of homeownership. Every client of her's is special and she cherishes all the friends she has 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. From purchasing your first home to selling your retirement home, Alice looks forward to serving you and providing you and your family with superior customer service!

130 S Main Street, Suite B Hendersonville 828-329-3935 AliceCochran@bhhslp.com HomesInHendersonville.com


Amanda has a passion for real estate that is apparent through her hard work, dedication and determination. She has been a licensed Realtor since 2005 and is a top-performing agent at RE/MAX Four Seasons. Amanda brings extensive knowledge with her years of experience in the local market. She provides exceptional service and experience for her clients while helping them achieve their goals, and builds relationships by listening, communicating, caring & offering honest advice. As a NC native, Amanda has witnessed the growth and changes in the surrounding communities. People come to discover what the mountains have to offer from live music, local arts, award winning restaurants, museums, community events and lots of outdoor activities. 739 N Main Street | Hendersonville 828-231-2017 | Amanda@AmandaLHill.com AmandaLHill.com

CANDI GUFFEY Broker Associate

With a delicate and committed approach to a spectacular home buying or selling experience, Candi’s clients can depend on exceptional, personalized service. She works diligently on the behalf of her clients to achieve their specific real estate goals. Candi’s deep-rooted knowledge of the area, coupled with her industry expertise, ensures excellence from start to finish. As a seventh generation Henderson County native, Candi feels it to be her distinct honor and privilege for the opportunity to showcase her hometown as it continues to grow!

The power of deep roots. 512 N Main Street | Hendersonville 828-489-0765 CandiGuffey@Beverly-Hanks.com Beverly-Hanks.com


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Broker, NC & SC, Accredited Commercial Professional Christina has lived in WNC since 1976. Licensed in both NC & SC, she has earned the designation of Accredited Commercial Professional. She has participated in commercial real estate since 2004 and is qualified to assist in purchases and dispositions of commercial property & private residences. Christina is a member of CCIM, ICSC, CREIA, CREW. Having studied engineering at the University of Tennessee, design at Moore College of Art and Marymount University of Virginia, and received a Masters in Banking and Finance from Boston University, she is well versed to assist in all aspects of Commercial and Residential Real Estate. Re/Max Results Commercial 828-606-1230 ChristinaLong.CarolinaResults.com


Chrystal helps clients navigate the real estate transaction process, educating them every step of the way. Chrystal stays up to date on the local real estate market, and works alongside each client to make sure their questions are answered and needs are met. She understands your time is valuable, and believes strongly in the art of communication. WNC gives a quality of life that you can’t find just anywhere, living within a short distance of National Parks, Breathtaking waterfalls, Rushing Rivers, The Blue Ridge Parkway, Historical Downtowns, and other wonderful places are just a few of it’s perks. Call Chrystal today and let her introduce you to WNC! 512 N Main Street | Hendersonville 828-595-4283 Beverly-Hanks.com/Agents/ChrystalA ChrystalA@Beverly-Hanks.com

GREG LEMKE Broker Associate

Tired of it all? Don’t want the grief of looking to sell? Wanting to buy? Well… how about a no obligation conversation with an experienced broker who has more than 30 years assisting clients to buy, sell, or invest in real estate in Western North Carolina. Call or email Greg Lemke today.

512 N Main Street Hendersonville 828-674-3492 GLemke@Beverly-Hanks.com Beverly-Hanks.com





REALTOR®, Broker, Land Consultant Derek is a local, experienced agent with a desire to provide tailored service to all clients. He has an exemplary reputation with clients who have appreciated the personal attention and success in finding the perfect property to suit their needs. Derek is a Henderson County native and has an Accounting Degree from NC State University. He has extensive knowledge of the area which he enjoys sharing with clients.

Derek Hawkins 828-674-4593 DerekHawkinsRealtor@gmail.com DerekHawkinsRealtor.com


Broker in Charge, REALTOR®, SRES, ePRO®, PSA As the Real Estate Industry evolves, so does Lisa. She believes, whether you are buying or selling, you deserve an experienced agent with expert knowledge in the field. She has 8 years of experience as a REALTOR®, Broker in Charge, & mentor, and is a Certified CARTUS, Affinity and Navy Federal Relocation Agent and Seniors Real Estate Specialist. Lisa has experience selling Single Family Homes, Multi-Unit Homes, Investment Properties, Short Sales, Foreclosures and Second Homes. Whatever your goal, she can help! Serving Henderson, Buncombe, Polk, Translyvania and surrounding counties. 145 7th Avenue W | Hendersonville 828-390-0080 Lisa.Aguilar@ERA.com CarolinaHomeswithLisa.com @LisaAguilar828


A glorious mountain retreat, a condo nestled in the woods, a historic home close to downtown – it’s all here! But is broadband internet available? City water, or well? OK with HOA? Your real estate agent should ask ALL the right questions to understand your specific needs and help you find the home that suits YOU. Let’s make your dream a reality. Whether you want to zipline, kayak, walk to waterfalls, ride the roads, or bring your laptop to the patio, Mary will help you find the home that will let you do all these things – and more. 640 Greenville Highway | Hendersonville 828-708-2117 MaryG@C21ML.com C21MountainLifestyles.com *NAR-Certified Pricing Strategy Advisor


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Kathy Watkins

Katherine Fox

Deborah Merker

Bruce Benton

Kara Kilpatrick

Parl Garber

Preferred Realty has been serving Henderson county since 1988. We are here for you! The Values by which we Live and Work: • Trust • Respect • Loyalty • Integrity • Fairness Your “Proven Professionals” 136 S King Street, Suite E Hendersonville 828-696-9900 PreferredRealtyNC.com

REINA SORTO Hablo Espanol

Do you want to buy or sell your house?.....Reina is here to help you; she wants to be your Real Estate Agent. ¿Quiere comprar o vender su casa? ....Estoy aquí para ayudarle. Quiero ser su Agente de Bienes Raíces. Call Reina at 828-273-6367.

404 S Main Street Hendersonville 828-273-6367 (Cell) 828-290-1000 (Office) ReinaMarquez@KW.com


Residential Broker Associate As a homegrown Realtor, Shena realizes that purchasing real estate is one of the biggest transactions that most people will ever go through. Before entering real estate full time, she served 15+ years as a sales director for a local assisted living community where she helped local and out-ofstate residents find communities that met their needs. She now uses that knowledge to help home buyers find the best neighborhood for them, or help sellers market their home to the best buyers. Shena has learned in life is that it’s not what you know, it’s who you know! She would love to know you and help make your dream a reality! 512 N Main Street | Hendersonville 828-674-9788 Beverly-Hanks.com/Agents/ShenaMintz ShenaMintz@Beverly-Hanks.com





When you begin the process of buying or selling a home, you want a “friend” to help you along the way. A friend who is experienced and has your best interests in mind. Thia is that friend. She has lived in WNC for 50+ years and held many different professions that have opened valuable doors to her now that she is in real estate. Colken Realty, established in 2005, is a family-owned firm that specializes in oneon-one attention to its clients. There are no “teams or assistants''—you deal directly with your Realtor®. If you are looking for a personal touch and someone who truly desires the best for you—give Thia a call!

828-243-8085 Thia@Colken.com ColkenRealty.com


Real Estate Advisor Trish is a local REALTOR®, Rotarian, and resident of Hendersonville. Having previously lived in the Greater Toronto area, Florida, and New England, she understands the stress homeowners experience when relocating or purchasing a second home. The beauty of the Carolinas is what brought her here and the wonderful communities and lifestyle is why she stayed. Experienced in both sides of the Real Estate transaction, she is happy to work with all ages. Her partner, Jim and she are both outdoor enthusiasts, animal lovers, and love to ride motorcycles and hike throughout WNC and beyond. ENGEL & VÖLKERS Asheville is a Global company, and they can assist you with the sale or purchase of your home around the world. 828-423-0248 Trish.Luzzi@evrealestate.com TrishLuzzi@evrealestate.com


Vacation/Second Home Property Management Services Dan Fortin and Julie Hall are Hospitality Professionals serving Henderson County. They understand what makes a property special for the guests they serve, whether for a vacation or a short-term stay. Their years of experience has taught them what it takes to run a successful Vacation Rental Management company; clear communication with owners, and personalized service to each and every guest. Many of their fully furnished and equipped properties are also available for 30-day increments for folks relocating or between homes in the area. Dan and Julie welcome you to call today to book your reservation, or to talk about their property management services and the systems they have in place to ensure your success. 828-393-3035 Info@WNCMountainRentals.com WNCMountainRentals.com


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DEDICATION. INTEGRIT Y. ADVOCACY. Kina Kilpatrick is driven to deliver you a 5 -star experience in the sale or purchase of your home. Real Estate has been an integral part of her personal and professional lives since 2004. She can walk construction clients through the turn-key process of remodels and new construction. Kina will exceed your expectations and looks forward to working with you.

Kina Kilpatrick 828-551-7788 KKilpatrick@Beverly-Hanks.com Beverly-Hanks.com


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EDUCATION Blue Ridge Community College apprenticeship program

Excellent Schools for All Ages 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 private and publicly funded child care centers operate throughout the county. For more information and a current list of child care options in Henderson Count y, contact Mountain Child Care Connections at SWCDCINC.org/Quality-Childcare, or call the toll-free hotline at 87 7-752-5955 or v isit the NC 122

Division of Child Development and Early Education at NCChildcare. NCDHHS.gov. HENDERSON COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS 828-697-4733 HCPSNC.org

For children five years of age to 18, Henderson County Public Schools has 23 schools—four high, four middle, 13 elementary, the Henderson County Career Academy and the Henderson County Early College. All are accredited Cognia.

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 high school students pursuing direct, specific career goals with Art, Business & Finance, Culinary, Fire Fighting and Mechatronics academies plus access to all the technical career pathways through BRCC. The Early College gives many first-generation college students the opportunity to complete high school and college continued on page 124 Hendersonville Magazine 2021–2022


Future Bright. is

blueridge.edu Serving Henderson and Transylvania Counties in Western North Carolina

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

coursework through BRCC in five years and graduate with both a high school diploma and an associate’s degree. HCPS serves more than 13,500 children with a staff of more than 3,000 instructional and noninstructional employees. Twenty-one of the schools operate on a t r ad i t iona l sc hedu le of four nine-week grading periods. Bruce Drysdale Elementary and Hendersonville Elementary operate on a flex schedule of four nine-week grading periods with three-week inter-sessions. Nor th 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. Henderson County Public Schools continues to be one of the highest performing school districts in the state. In 2018-2019, the last year for which this information is available, HCPS ranked 11th out of 115 public school districts in North Carolina for its overall proficiency, had 19 of 23 schools (83%) that met or exceeded growth in academic performance, was home to three high schools that received recognition from the North Carolina Department of Public 124

Instruction for achieving a cohort graduation rate of 95% or higher and had a four-year graduation rate of 91.4% – maintaining an 11-year trend of exceeding the average North Carolina graduation rate. The system has a total of 184 National Board Certified Teachers. HCPS is named a “Schools to Watch® District” by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform, and 11 schools (eight elementary, two middle and one high) implement Franklin Covey’s The Leader in Me school-wide model

PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS He n d e r s o n C o u n t y a l s o h a s two public, tuition-free charter schools – FernLeaf Community Charter School in Fletcher and The Mountain Community School in Hendersonville.

FERNLEAF COMMUNITY CHARTER SCHOOL Fer nL eaf Communit y Cha r ter School 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 communit y. Founded by a rea educators, the K-8 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 828684-3645 or visit FernLeafCCS.org.

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY SCHOOL The Mountain Community School’s mission is to honor individuality and diversit y, nurture respect for self and others and foster a lifelong love of learning. The Mountain Community School is a charter school that offers a rigorous curricular experience based on an expeditionar y mo del of le a r n ing in g r ade s K- 8 . F o r m o r e i n f o r m at i o n , call 828-696-8 480 or v isit TheMountainCommunitySchool. com.

PRIVATE SCHOOLS In addition to public schools, Henderson County has five private schools. Hendersonville Magazine 2021–2022

CAPTAIN GILMER CHRISTIAN SCHOOL AND FLETCHER ACADEMY 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 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.org.

IMAGO DEI CLASSICAL ACADEMY Imago Dei Classical Academy is a classical Christian school in Mills River that seeks to glorify God by teaching students, parents and staff to think clearly, listen with discernment and understanding, reason persuasively and articulate precisely. For more information, call 828-513-4966 or visit IDCANC.org.

enhanced by a 3-year-olds preschool program, a Center for Nature Studies, a fine arts program, an athletics department and an assortment of electives and extracurricular activities. For more information, c a l l 8 2 8 - 6 8 1- 0 5 4 6 o r v i s i t VeritasNC.org.

HOMESCHOOLING Homeschooling is also an option for North Carolina parents and children. Resources include: • Classical Scholars in Mills River which supports homeschooling parents with a unique classroom environment and opportunities to foster leadership – ClassicalScholarsHomeschool.com • Henderson County Homeschool Association – Homeschool-Life. com/NC/HCHA • NC Division of Non-Public Education – NC Admin.NC.gov/Citizens/ Home-School-Information • N or t h Carolinians for Home Education – NCHE.com


Blue Ridge Community College is a two-year, comprehensive postsecondary institution that elevates the educational experience to prepare students for 21st-century success in the workforce or at four-year colleges and universities. With campuses in Henderson and Transylvania Counties, the college offers more than 100 degrees, diplomas and certificates; more than 200 online courses; veterans ser vices; and fast-tracked job training in five semesters or less. Blue Ridge’s faculty develop and teach programs that provide reallife practice, meet the needs of employers and lead to well-paying careers. Blue Ridge graduates are also eligible to transfer to any of North Carolina’s 18 public colleges and universities. continued on next page

IMMACULATA CATHOLIC SCHOOL Immaculata Catholic School in Hendersonville provides academic a nd r elig iou s in s t r uc t ion 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 Veritas Christian Academy in Fletcher is an independent, co-educational, P r eK-12 , c ol lege pr e p a r ator y school with an educational culture built on the classical Trivium and Christianity. Veritas also offers a program called “School Within a School” that provides support to students with high-functioning autism and learning differences. Verita s’ academic program is HendersonvilleMagazine.com

University of North Carolina Asheville



Blue Ridge helps students overcome financial obstacles by offering more than 400 scholarship opportunities through the College’s Educational Foundation. It also has one of the largest continuing education programs in the state for students of all ages. Blue R idge strives to connect students with area employers through ser v ices such a s the Small Business Center and N C W o r k s C a r e e r C e n t e r.


828-697-0105 Wingate.edu/Academics/Hendersonville

Wingate University’s Hendersonville campus offers a fully accredited Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D) program and Masters of Physician A s si s t a nt (PA) s t ud ie s . B ot h programs emphasize small classes, a student-centered environment, service to the community and reallife experiences in problem-solving

and application of skills. Wingate Universit y School of Pharmacy graduates engage in more than 2,150 hours of pharmacy practice experience in hospitals, community pharmacies and medical clinics. The PA studies program is integrated with local hospitals and healthcare providers. W ingate Un i ver si t y ’s he a lt heducation facility located next to Pardee UNC Health Care is a joint venture of Wingate, Henderson County, the City of Hendersonville, Blue Ridge Community College and Pardee UNC Health Care.


UNC Asheville offers an education that is adaptive, affordable and relevant as the only dedicated liberal

arts and sciences campus in the University of North Carolina System. Award-winning faculty, a nationally acclaimed undergraduate research program and small class sizes foster connections between curiosity and critical thinking, courage and challenge, imagination and impact, opportunity and responsibility. Learning at UNCA extends well beyond classroom walls. Focusing on undergraduate studies, UNC Asheville prepares the next generation of leaders, entrepreneurs and professionals through facultymentored research projects, careerrelated internships, study-abroad experiences and service projects that make an impact at home and around the world. UNC Asheville is home to 3,600 undergraduate scholars with more than 30 major areas of study, 16 NCAA Division I athletic teams and an award-winning, internationally known Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

Blue Ridge Community College empowers individuals with knowledge and skills to enrich our communities and build a competitive workforce.


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Quality Matters...

With over 60 years of ongoing care, Hendersonville Pediatrics, P.A. is committed to providing quality, excel as pediatric clinicians. Hendersonville Pediatrics, P.A. continues to modernize their practice using the latest technologies including a fully electronic medical health record and patient portal.

Meet The Doctors:

They are currently accepting new patients sick visits, sport physicals, immunization updates, asthma management, ADHD and behavioral management. Please call ahead to make an appointment or an after-hours visit.

Dustin B. Alderson, M.D.

Robert T. Duffey, M.D.

Ann E. Farash, M.D.

Derek Moss, M.D.

Veresa T. Myers, M.D.

Karen Babcock, M.D.

Anne B. Smith, M.D.

H behavioral health screenings and treatment services for Lauretta Stombaugh, D.O.

Katherine Swain, M.D.

children from newborn to 18 years of age. Common concerns include temper tantrums, oppositional behavior, anger picky eating, anxiety or stress. We commonly treat ADHD,

Ora J. Wells, M.D.

Ronald Buell, PA-C

600 Beverly Hanks Center Hendersonville, NC 828.693.3296 157 Medical Park Dr. Brevard, NC I 828.884.3440


OUR ECONOMY  Henderson County is home to about 140 manufacturing facilities.

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 many rural areas, the education and healthcare sectors are top employers. Independent stores in bustling downtown Hendersonville and throughout the county make the retail sector robust. Retiree wealth helps bring strength to the financial and professional services sector and 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 128

Carolina, growing up to 80% 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, traditional and hard cider producers and many roadside stands. For a directory of local apple outlets, orchard trail guides and information about tours, visit NCApples.com. But apples are not the only things growing in Henderson Count y. Berry production is increasing in the county and the area is becoming known for grape production for wine. In addition, local farms produce a wide variety of 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 and tasting rooms can all be found in Henderson County. With the popularit y 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. Agribusiness in Henderson County employs more than 8,150 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 continued on page 130 Hendersonville Magazine 2021–2022

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producers in their agricultural pursuits. This public and privately funded nonprofit also operates the Souther n 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 publicizes area agriculture events and is a resource for agri-tourism opportunities.


The craft beverage industry has added jobs, revenue and energy to the local economy.

Kimberly-Clark's well known family care and personal care brands hold the #1 or #2 share position in 80 countries. Fueled by ingenuity, creativity, and an understanding of people’s most essential needs, we create products that help individuals experience more of what’s important to them. In Henderson County, the Berkeley Mill is an ISO Certified work location with approximately 257 people. It contains 7 Nonwoven Base Machines and operates on a 24/7 production schedule. The site ships products to other Kimberly-Clark plants to convert and export other materials to other countries.

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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 v ineyards 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. The craft beverage sector has added jobs, revenue and energy to the 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 offers craft brewing and winemaking courses to ensure a sk illed work force for this thriving local industry. A nd thank s to tasting rooms, special events and tours, visitors have even more reason to visit Henderson County. Learn more about local breweries, wineries, cideries, and places that make mead at VisitHendersonvilleNC.org/ Cheers-Trail and through the Ale Tr a i l o n p a g e 5 0 a n d a t AshevilleAleTrail.com. Hendersonville Magazine 2021–2022

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, about 140 manufacturers operate facilities in Henderson County. They employ more than 5,300 people in the county’s workforce with average wages in excess of $53,000 a year. Longtime local manufacturers include Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Berkeley Mills which has roots in Henderson County 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 thanks to a strong focus on resources that support success. These assets include transpor tation access, inf ra str uc t ure and work force 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 a n d G r e e n v i l l e -S p a r t a n b u r g International 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 industr y here a sizable contributor to the tourism e c onom y. He nde r s on C ou nt y 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 HendersonvilleMagazine.com

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, 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 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.

Count y is ranked 14th among the state’s 100 counties in travel impact to the local economy. In 2019, visitor spending in Henderson County reached more than $324.77 million. Total payroll generated by the tourism industry in Henderson County was $61.75 million with 2,530 employed in tourism related jobs.

TOURISM As Henderson County attracts more visitors at all times of the year, tourism’s economic impact here continues to boom. Henderson

Manufacturers employ more than 5,300 people in the county’s workforce.


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

Business Resources

Whether you are starting a new business or growing an existing one, Henderson County has plenty of resources that can help. 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, transpor tation, relocation, retirement, agriculture, small business and industrial recruitment. The Chamber advocates for business through public policy and new bu siness rec r uit ment a nd by providing member businesses with opportunities to network, learn and succeed.


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in Henderson County. The mission of the Partnership is to create and retain quality jobs and increase industrial capital investments that will improve the quality of life for Henderson County residents. HCPED ser ves as an advocate and resource par tner to local businesses and has a legacy of me e t ing indu s t r y ne e d s a nd making community connections to create a thriving, business friendly community. Through the Made in Henderson County (MIHC) initiative, the Partnership works closely with industry and the local school system and community college to create a workforce pipeline by raising the visibility of manufacturing careers. The flagship program, available to all Henderson County working adults, is the Made in Henderson County Apprenticeship. Learn more at MadeinHendersonCounty.com. The Partnership also develops a robust marketing calendar to recruit like minded companies to the area. In 2020, its Target Market Analysis u nveile d t hat ma nu f ac t u r ing companies focusing on the following are ideal industries in Henderson Count y: health care, food and

beverage, machinery and materials, professional and technical services, outdoor recreational goods, and transportation components. To successfully market the county, collaborations include working with the regional economic development marketing organization Carolina West, the Economic Development Par tnership of NC and NC Department of Commerce. Henderson County is a profitable and attractive community that is also an exceptional part of the country for businesses wishing to relocate or expand. The Partnership works closely with local government, community organizations, local educators and utilit y/infrastructure partners to accomplish its mission. HCPED fosters relationships between all parties involved in helping the local workforce and economy thrive.

MOUNTAIN BIZWORKS 828-253-2834 MountainBizworks.org

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that provides learning opportunities, one-on-one coaching and financing to emer g ing a nd e s t a blished sma ll bu sine sse s in We s ter n North Carolina. Its instructional courses are led by experienced small business owners and provide tailored support to entrepreneurs on their journeys from startup to scaleup. The organization also focuses on creating access to capital for historically under-resourced communities including individuals with low incomes, people of color and women entrepreneurs. Mountain BizWorks primarily serves the 26 westernmost counties of North Carolina – including Henderson County – with offices in Asheville and Boone.

the Small Business Center Network which is composed of Small Business Centers throughout North Carolina that support the development of new businesses and the growth of existing businesses by being community-based providers of training, counseling and resource information. It serves to help realize

dreams of owning a business or making a current business more profitable. The Small Business Center can connect individuals with free local, regional, state and national resources to aid in business planning. Services provided also can be customized to suit specific business needs.


By appointment only at Henderson County Chamber of Commerce, 204 Kanuga Road, Hendersonville 828-693-8702 WesternNC.SCORE.org

SCORE has been mentoring new and existing businesses nationwide for more than 40 years and has a network of more than 13,000 volunteers who donate their time to help entrepreneurs. As experienced business professionals, SCORE mentors deliver valuable, timely and practical advice free and confidentially. SCORE Western North Carolina serves eight counties in southwest Nor th Carolina, including Henderson County. Oneon-one and team counseling sessions are by appointment. Face-to-face and online resources are available for people about to start or expand a business.

SMALL BUSINESS CENTER AT BLUE RIDGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE Henderson County Campus, 180 W Campus Drive, Flat Rock 828-694-1658 BlueRidge.edu/Programs-Courses/ Business/Small-Business-Center

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HEALTHCARE AdventHealth Hendersonville, formerly Park Ridge Health

Superior Healthcare is Right Here Henderson County has many healthcare options with 911 emergency service available throughout the county, as well.

HOSPITAL CARE Henderson County is served by two hospitals – AdventHealth Hendersonville and Pardee UNC Health Care. Both offer fully modern facilities and state-of-the-ar t procedures, including 24-hour emergency services. AdventHealth Hendersonville is accredited by The Joint Commission. Pardee UNC Health Care is accredited by DNV.


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care that dates back to 1910. As the only faith-based, not-for-profit health care system in Western Nor th Carolina, AdventHealth Hendersonville’s network of primary and specialty care physicians and providers offer whole-person care – for body, mind and spirit – to people across the region. The system includes a 103-bed hospital and more than 42 clinical locations offering cardiac care and rehabilitation, nationally-awarded cancer care, award-winning labor and delivery care at The Baby Place, state-ofthe-art surgical care and full-service orthopedic care. AdventHealth is the only health care system in Western North Carolina to hold the overall Five-Star rating in Quality from the Centers for Medicare &

Medicaid (CMS) and nine consecutive “A” grades in the Leapfrog Group’s Safety Grade. It also is the first hospital in the region to hold the following recognitions: The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval for five orthopedic specialties: Spine Surgery, Total Ankle Replacement, Total Hip Replacement, Total Knee Replacement and Total Shoulder Replacement; Age-Friendly Health System – Committed to Care E x c e l l e n c e d e s i g n at i o n ; a n d Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation.

PARDEE UNC HEALTH CARE 828-696-1000 PardeeHospital.org

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We do health care differently.

• Same-day and next-day, in-person and telehealth appointments • Conveniently located throughout Hendersonville and WNC • 24/7 access to care through the AdventHealth App • Primary Care for the whole family — caring for infants through aging adults • Age-Friendly Initiative Participant with expertise for older adults and their caregivers • Whole-person care – body, mind and spirit


Being truly known is one of the greatest joys in life —

having someone who sees you for who you are, knows what’s going on in your life, and cares for your health and wellbeing – this is what you can expect from our primary care physicians. Developing an ongoing relationship with your primary care physician and making it a priority to keep up with preventive care and steady care of chronic conditions, is the best thing you can do for your long-term health.

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Blue Ridge Health is a non-profit healthcare system.

1913, Pardee UNC Health Care in Hendersonville is a not-forprofit healthcare organization managed by UNC Health Care. Pardee is home to a 222-bed hospital, state-of-the-art cancer center, a comprehensive physician practice network, four urgent care locations, three rehabilitation and wellness centers and six orthopedic clinics with a medical staff representing more than 40 specialties.

A mer ican St roke A ssociation, Healthgrades, American College of Cardiology, Great 100 Nurses, and others.

Pardee recently became a Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) designated hospital able to treat heart attack patients 24/7. The designation makes Pardee one of only two hospitals in Western North Carolina able to provide this critical level of care.

For more than 40 years, Four Seasons has been providing compassionate and trusted care for people facing serious illness in Western North Carolina. Four Seasons’ dedicated team of healthcare professionals, socia l worker s, spir it ua l-care professionals and volunteers offers an extensive range of services to help patients and their families with the challenges that living with a serious illness can bring. Ser vice lines include Care Navigation, Home Care, Palliative Care, Hospice Care, Grief Services, Research & Innovation and the Four Seasons Foundation. A local, independent, nonprofit organization, Four Seasons is deeply committed to serving the communit y through prov iding support and care to anyone in need.

Committed to meeting the needs of our region, Pardee continues to expand its primary care, urgent care, and specialty services throughout Hender son, sou t h Buncombe, Transylvania and Haywood counties. In 2020, Pardee added a new urgent care, orthopedics and physical therapy practice in Transylvania County. Pardee will add primary care and specialists in 2021 to care for patients in Henderson, Transylvania and Buncombe counties. P a r d e e U N C H e a l t h C a r e ’s commitment to its community continues to be recognized with awards and accreditations for patient safety, service, quality and value by organizations such as the American Heart Association, 136


HEALTH CENTERS Three other healthcare centers – Blue Ridge Health, The Free Clinics and the Henderson County Department of Public Health –

The Sheriff’s Office operates a drug drop box in its lobby for safe disposal of medications. The lobby is open from 8 am to 5 pm on weekdays except on holidays.. Prescription pills, capsules, ointments, vitamins, liquids in original containers, inhalers and patches are accepted. No sharps, needles, epinephrine pens or radioactive chemotherapy drugs can be accepted. Needles, epi pens and other sharps should be put into a hard plastic container (like a laundry detergent bottle), sealed with tape, labeled on the outside of the container with the words “SHARPS” and “Do Not Recycle” and taken to a Convenience Center attendant at 265 Convenience Center Drive in Hendersonville. The Sheriff’s Office also regularly holds community pill collection events. Henderson County Sheriff’s Office 100 N Grove Street, Hendersonville 828-697-4596 HendersonCountyNC.gov/Sheriff/ Page/Drug-Disposal-Program

are dedicated to providing care for underinsured, uninsured and financially challenged individuals. The Health Department and Blue Ridge Health also serve many fully insured patients, too.

BLUE RIDGE HEALTH 828-692-4289 BRCHS.com

Blue Ridge Health is a nonprofit healthcare system that work s closely with communities to meet the ever-changing healthcare needs of the region with high-quality, comprehensive, and accessible hea lt hca re ser v ices. W it h 33 practices throughout Western North Carolina, BRH offers primary care, pediatrics, prenatal care, dentistry, a discount pharmacy, behavioral health and nutrition services that prioritize the patient care experience. For more than 55 years, BRH has served as the leader Hendersonville Magazine 2021–2022

in community-focused healthcare, providing services to communities in Henderson, Buncombe, Transylvania, Rutherford, Polk, Hay wood, Jack son and Swain Counties.

THE FREE CLINICS 828-697-8422 TheFreeClinics.org

The Free Clinics provides highquality care for the community’s most vulnerable—those who are uninsured and those with lower incomes. Working with more than 180 clinical and social and community service partners and more than 220 volunteers, TFC offers a walkin clinic for acute concerns; case management, diagnostic testing and referral services for behavioral health, diabetes and other chronic diagnoses; a full pharmacy; and a number of community programs that address non-medical barriers to health.


This county government department is charged with protecting the health of Henderson County and its residents. Ser vices include restaurant, well and septic inspections, investigating outbreaks of communicable disease and assuring access to healthcare services. Clinic services encompass immunizations, including foreign t r avel v acc inat ion s, pr enat a l and post par t um care, a teen wellness clinic, family planning, communicable disease control such a s se x ua lly t ransmit ted disease testing and counseling and tuberculosis control. A breast and cervical cancer screening program is offered for women ages 50 to 64. Education in child passenger safety and tobacco cessation are offered. The nutrition section oversees breastfeeding support, a weight management program called KidFit HendersonvilleMagazine.com

for children and teens two to 18 years old, and Women, Infants and Children (WIC), which provides food to pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women who have low to moderate incomes, and infants and children until the age of five. Spanish language ser vices are provided. An income-based sliding fee scale is offered. Medicaid and many insurance plans are accepted.

OTHER HEALTH RESOURCES MEDICAL LOAN CLOSET OF HENDERSON COUNTY 1225 Seventh Ave East, Hendersonville 828-692-9005 MedicalLoanCloset.org

For 57 years, Medical Loan Closet of Henderson County has been providing low-cost loans of durable medical equipment to Henderson Count y residents in need. The Medical Loan Closet offers a vast ar ray of equipment including wheelchairs, walkers, hospital beds, knee scooters, shower seats and tub transfer benches, all of which can

be loaned short-term for a nominal charge. Charitable contributions of equipment, monetary donations and grant funding help the nonprofit operate and fulfill its mission of providing the right equipment at the right time with responsiveness, care and compassion.


620 Oakland Street, Hendersonville 828-693-4223 StGerardHouse.org

St. Gerard House is a nonprofit therapeutic center of fering evidence-based treatment for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), learning disabilities and developmental delays. Training, consultation a nd suppor t for families, educators, institutions and others involved with treatment is available. The Grotto Therapeutic Center offers intensive one-onone instruction based on applied behavior analysis (ABA) for children from 3 to 21 years old. For children and teenagers ages 6 and up, The Connect Drama Club is a summer continued on next page

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half-day camp for building social skills tools. For teens and young adults, the Feed the Need Program offers pre-vocational services yearround. 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.


218 West Allen, Suite B, Hendersonville 828-697-1581 Thrive4Health.org

T h r i v e f o c u s e s o n a s s i s t i ng individuals who are experiencing mental health and housing instability get back on their feet. Programs provide opportunities to learn coping, social, independent living and vocational skills. The nonprofit’s Clubhouse program o f f e r s p r e v o c a t i o n a l w o r kordered day prog ramming on weekdays, social and recreational programming on evenings and wee kend s a nd ind i v idu a li ze d services. Representative Payee Services are available to assist

individuals with Social Security or Disability income. Using the Housing First model, Thrive offers Housing Case Management services to help individuals who have a mental health, substance use or medical needs maintain stable housing.

REGIONAL HEALTH CENTERS Henderson County residents also enjoy proximity to other major regional healthcare institutions, including: • M ission Hea lt h in A she v ille (MissionHealth.org) • Charles George VA Medical Center in Oteen (Asheville.VA.gov) • Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem (WakeHealth.edu) • UNC Medical Center in Chapel Hill (UNCMedicalCenter.org/UNCMC), and • Duke Health in (DukeHealth.org).


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

Looking for Local Health and Wellness Providers? Pick up a FREE copy of Healthcare Resources of WNC at one of our 300 locations throughout Hendersonville, Asheville and surrounding areas or search the online directory at HealthcareResourcesWNC.com.


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Your donation to or purchase from the Four Seasons Hospice Home Stores will provide resources and support to those seeking Four Seasons services. Services include Care Navigation, Home Care, Palliative Care, Hospice Care, and Grief Services as well as access to Clinical Research and Innovation. For more information about Four Seasons, please call (866) 466.9734 or visit FourSeasonsCFL.org.


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The Care You Trust

Urgent Care or ER?

How to know where to go when you need immediate care When you need prompt medical attention for an injury or illness that is not life-threatening and cannot wait for an appointment with your regular physician, Urgent Care locations are a great option for you and your family. They are not intended, however, for serious, life-threatening emergencies requiring the full services of a hospital. If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, please visit the nearest Emergency Room or call 911. For more information, visit


Pardee Hospital Emergency Room 800 N. Justice Street Hendersonville

Pardee Urgent Care Locations in Brevard, Fletcher, Hendersonville, and Mills River

URGENT CARE Pulled muscle or strain Minor fractures that have not broken the skin Small cuts & abrasions that may require few stitches Mild asthma Rash Urinary tract infection Minor abdominal pain and upset stomach Vomiting and/or diarrhea Cold and/or flu symptoms

EMERGENCY ROOM Head or eye injuries Significant fractures that have broken the skin Severe bleeding and large, open wounds Pregnancy concerns or treatment of infants Fainting or loss of consciousness Sudden change in mental state Severe abdominal pain Significant burns Seizures without a diagnosis of epilepsy

When to call 9-1-1 Symptoms of a heart attack such as chest pain, sudden weakness, jaw pain, arm pain or dizziness


Sign of stroke such as numbness, slurred speech, severe headache, weakness on one side or drooping of the face

Shortness of breath and/or difficulty breathing

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PCP’s: A proactive approach to prevent or identify health problems

What does a PCP do? A primary care provider (PCP) is a doctor, physician assistant or nurse practitioner who serves as your main health care provider for non-emergency needs, routine screenings and wellness visits. Your doctor may be a doctor of medicine (M.D.) or a doctor of osteopathic medicine (D.O.). Both are licensed physicians, though they receive slightly different training. Advanced practice providers, such as nurse practitioners (NP) and physician assistants (PA), can also serve as primary care providers and are trained in diagnosing and treating medical issues.

Why do you need a PCP? It is a good idea to have an established primary care provider before you experience health issues. That way, if you notice unusual symptoms, you have someone who knows your medical history and can provide treatment or make a referral to a specialist. However, if you don’t currently have a primary care provider and have a non-emergency medical issue, it is best to go to urgent care. Many urgent care centers can refer you to a primary care provider for follow-up care. HendersonvilleMagazine.com

Provide preventive care. Your PCP can guide you in adopting healthy lifestyle changes – such as diet, exercise, sleep, stress management and smoking cessation – that improve your overall health. He or she can also provide your annual physical and recommend age-appropriate screenings, such as a colonoscopy or mammogram. Ideally, you should see your primary care provider once a year for a wellness visit or annual physical. If you have any non-emergency health concerns throughout the year, you have someone you with whom you can schedule an appointment.

Diagnose and treat common health issues. Your primary care provider can address many common health concerns, such as a respiratory illness, sore throat, headache, urinary infection and back pain. A PCP can prescribe medications for acute and chronic conditions as needed.

have experience in managing multiple medical treatments and medications and understand how these treatments may interact with one another.

Refer you to a specialist. When you need additional care for a medical issue, a primary care provider can refer you to a medical specialist, such as a cardiologist, orthopedic surgeon, psychiatrist or urologist. Your PCP can also help coordinate your care if you see multiple specialists. For example, if you have diabetes and heart disease, you may need to see an endocrinologist and cardiologist in addition to your primary care provider.

Help you navigate care transitions. A PCP can also provide support as you experience transitions in your health care, such as when you go home after a hospital stay or enter rehabilitation after surgery.

Manage chronic health conditions. Your PCP can help manage ongoing medical concerns like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, diabetes and depression. They also

To find a primary care provider near you, visit:

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RETIREMENT LIVING  Heritage Hills offers a variety of single-family detached homes.

Your Retirement, Your Way Henderson County has enjoyed a reputation as an exceptional place to retire for decades. The climate, stable economy, healthcare options, volunteer opportunities, golf and other recreation, cultural arts and retirement living choices all make Henderson County a top choice for people 55 and older. The area 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. 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 singlefamily and attached homes with 142

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 Hender sonv ille is a L ife 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 if and when additional levels of care are accessed. DEERFIELD Episcopal Retirement

Community in nearby Asheville is a Life Care Community, also known as Life Plan, offering residents a complete continuum of senior living and on-site healthcare services. Independent living options include cottages, villas, cluster homes, and apartments. Residents in assisted living suites receive help with bathing, dressing, and monitoring of medications as needed. continued on page 144 Hendersonville Magazine 2021–2022


Lake Pointe Landing and its adjacent facility The Bridge provide independent living and several levels of care.

FLETCHER PARK INN, an age 55 and

older adult Christian retirement communit y in Hendersonville, offers a variety of independent lifestyle options: villa homes and st udio, one- or t wo-bedroom apartments. Residents enjoy an alcohol-f ree and tobacco-f ree campus conveniently located across the street from AdventHealth Hendersonville and adjacent to an aquatic/fitness center. A vegetarian lunch buffet with meat and vegan options and light 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 restaurantstyle dining, housekeeping and transportation ser vices 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. L A K E P O INTE L A ND IN G w ith

Call to schedule a visit and discover a holistic approach to a joy-filled retirement at Deerfield. Asheville, NC 800-284-1531 deerfieldwnc.org 144

its adjacent Life Care Center of Hendersonville offers several levels of care on one campus. Many amenities, services and activities are included or 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 independent-

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Celebrate the good life

There’s always something fun going on at Tryon Estates, a premier Acts Retirement-Life Community in Columbus, NC. With beautiful living options, great neighbors and so many opportunities to stay active, you’ll enjoy a resort-like lifestyle where you can make the most of each day. Best of all, with Acts Life Care®, your savings will be protected even if needs change. That means less worry and more time for friends, fun and fabulous adventures. Find out how you can discover the retirement of your dreams.

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Living life and looking ahead


liv ing rental apar tments. The Bridge at Lake Pointe Landing offers assisted living ser vices. Intermediate and skilled nursing care for rehabilitation or long-term care are available at the adjacent Life Care Center of Hendersonville. T RYO N

E S TAT E S i n n e a r b y Columbus, NC offers retirement living on a 215 acre resort-style campus. Independent and assisted living options as well as healthcare ser v ices are available. The community recently underwent renovations and offers a variety of outdoor and recreational activities.

As a top retirement destination, Henderson County offers not only exceptional living choices but also a great range of services and activities to enhance retirement.


For more than 50 years, the Council on Aging for Henderson County has been providing and coordinating services that engage, connect and support local adults as they age. COAHC strives to ensure that no one ages alone through programs that include Meals on Wheels’ (delivery of meals to homebound seniors), “Lunch at the Sammy” congregate dining and activities, liquid nutrition, caregiver services, senior companions and community resource coordination.. The Council on Aging also of fers seasonal services including a heat-relief assistance program and shelf-stable meals for inclement weather.

adult s 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.


55 N Hillside Road, Hendersonville 828-697-7070 MountainCareServices.org

MountainCare Adult Day Services of fer s a s a fe a nd enjoy a ble place for aging and impaired adults to stay engaged during the day. Compassionate staff at MountainCare’s 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

AGING RESOURCES MAGAZINE Aging Resources is your onestop 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

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United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall 137 Old Turnpike Road, Mills River 828-808-5581 MillsRiverUMC.org/Other-Ministries

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Say Hello to Your New Family!

Fletcher Academy students are seen in our dining room, keeping our lawns, and helping with dishes. It’s kind of like having your grandchildren around! • 1 or 2 bedroom apartments starting at $55,000 (Some rentals also available) • Up to 2,300 sq. ft. villas from $135,000 • 103-bed AdventHealth across the street • Our own fitness & aquatic center • 90% Return of Capital program 150 Tulip Trail • Hendersonville, NC 28792 800-249-2882 • 828-209-6930 info@fletcherparkinn.com


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RETIREMENT LIVING  Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community is located in south Asheville, just north of Hendersonville.

who monitor conditions, safely administer medications, provide nutritious meals and of fer 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 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday.


fee to receive a catalog of classes three times a year.

LIFE@WESTERN CAROLINA 28 Schenck Parkway, Suite 102, Asheville 828-227-7397 Life.WCU.edu

A program of Western Carolina University, the mission of LIFE@ Western Carolina is to establish a community of lifelong learners age 50 and older by offering participantdetermined topics of interest that promote learning and communityuniversity engagement.

180 West Campus Drive, Flat Rock 828-694-1740 BRCLL.com


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. Participants can select from courses on a wide variety of topics including US, international and Appalachian history, current affairs, technology, literature and more. The program also hosts a series called “For Your Health” which brings in various medical professionals to discuss topics related to healthy aging. There is a one-time lifetime membership

A nationally acclaimed learning program for older adults, the Osher Lifelong Learning Center at UNC A sheville of fers oppor tunities for lifelong learning, leadership, community service and continued growth in a variety of settings. Founded in 1988 as the North Carolina Center for Creative Retirement, OL L I’s prog ra mming includes intellectual and cultural pursuits as well as social, physical and practical


Reuter Center, One University Heights, Asheville 828-251-6140 OLLIAsheville.UNCA.edu

life courses such as life transition and retirement relocation planning, including its Creative Retirement Exploration Weekend (CREW). OLLI’s College for Seniors (CFS) program offers more than 350 courses in four terms every year, including some online programs.

SENIORS REAL ESTATE SPECIALISTS® HOW THEY CAN HELP PEOPLE 50 AND OLDER WITH RELOCATION To better address the unique needs of home buyers and sellers who are 50 years old and older, some real estate agents earn the SRES® – or Seniors Real Estate Specialist – designation. The SRES® designation indicates that a REALTOR® has demonstrated the necessar y k nowledge and expertise to counsel clients age 50 and older through the major financial and lifestyle transitions involved with relocating, refinancing or selling their home. SRES® designees recognize that a home is often the largest and most continued on page 150 Hendersonville Magazine 2021–2022


and consider limiting sorting and purging sessions to no more than two hours at a time. If you have possessions you think friends and loved ones would like, invite them over to take items for themselves, perhaps at a “downsizing party.”

Tryon Estates is located in Columbus, NC in neighboring Polk County.

precious asset that older adults have and these certified senior specialists can help with navigating the financial and emotional aspects of selling a long-held family home.


R E A LT OR S® w i t h t he SR E S® designation have knowledge about a range of senior-related aspects of home ownership including managing capital gains and tax implications, how Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security affect real estate decisions, how Universal Design can help people stay independent in their homes and how to avoid loan schemes and scams that target older adults.

Preparing for a move can also mean realizing you have more possessions than you need or want. Downsizing can be daunting but there are professionals who can help and lots of tips for tackling the job yourself.

SRES® designees have specific training and experience related to assisting older adults with real estate transactions, including: Creating a customized plan to market and sell property. Understanding unique needs and creating a personalized plan to ensure a home meets those needs now and in the future. Utilizing specialized knowledge in rever se mor tgages, 401( k) accounts and IRAs for a real estate transaction.

Professional organizers and move managers specialize in sorting and organizing, managing paperwork and documentation, selling items, coordinating t he donation of possessions to charity and arranging packing and moving. Two resources for finding such professionals are the National Association of Senior & Specialty Move Managers at NASMM.com and Find My Organizer at FindMyOrganizer.com. To begin downsizing, honestly evaluate what items you need and currently use in your life and think about what you really will – or won’t – need in your next home.

Connecting with a network of movers, attorneys, CPAs, home inspectors and other experts to help you through the process.

Categorize items as ones to “keep,” “sell or donate,” “see if a family member wants” or “throw out.” Use color-coded stickers to indicate which category an item falls into or put items into different designated piles during the sorting process.

For more about REALTORS® with the SRES® designation and how to find one, visit SRES.org.

Becau se it ’s ea s y to become overwhelmed, pace yourself, enlist the help of friends and loved ones


Consider contacting local nonprofit thrift stores and other charities about your donations which may be tax-deductible. Many organizations will come to your home to pick up furniture and other household items if they are in good condition. Start with downsizing by: • G et t ing r id of clot hing a nd accessories you haven’t worn in years. • P urging books, magazines, CDs, albums, DVDs and VHS tapes. • C learing out multiple pieces of furniture, especially ones that are large and bulky. • D isposing of unused exercise equipment, tools, kitchen appliances and other devices. • Weeding out holiday and other decorations. • Passing on keepsakes, old photos and mementos to family members. • Going through paper work, digitizing important documents and shredding files that are outdated or no longer needed. • E m p t y i n g o f f- s i t e s t o r a g e facilities.

Fletcher Park Inn offers a variety of independent lifestyle options.

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Celebrating 20 Years of Serving Western NC and Upstate SC!

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The Only Elder Law Firm in our Region Offering Unique Comprehensive Support Services For Board Certified Elder Law Attorney Caroline Knox and her team at Knox Law in Hendersonville, the practice of elder law is much more than just finalizing legal documents. Caroline has spent the last two decades practicing elder law in Western North Carolina, and was in the first class (of nine attorneys) of Board Certified Elder Law Specialists in 2009. She specializes in counseling clients about long-term care planning, asset preservation, Medicaid, estate planning, estate and trust administration, special needs trusts, guardianships and more. Knox Law is the only firm in North Carolina offering a multi-disciplinary approach to caring for clients and their families.

HELPING WITH LEGAL MATTERS AND CLIENTS’ DAILY LIVES Since she founded Knox Law in 2018, Caroline’s goal has been to help clients with not only their legal matters but also with issues relating to their well-being and daily lives. She recognized a significant need in the community for a comprehensive approach to assisting aging adults, especially those with no family members nearby.

CARING PROFESSIONALS THAT #LOVEHENDO At the request of clients or of the court, Caroline serves as power of attorney or guardian. In this capacity, Knox Law provides a range of services that can include arranging medical appointments, managing health care and household services, paying bills, setting up an emergency contact network, making funeral arrangements and organizing an estate sale. “ We’ve built a strong relationship with all kinds of people who work with older folks, and through these connections, we’re able to provide services to our clients that contribute to their peace of mind,” Caroline says. “Everyone here at Knox Law cares, and there’s a feeling of family that carries into the work we do for our clients.”

Her team includes a social worker, geriatric case managers and account specialists. Services include in-home care referrals and management, placement at care facilities, insurance filing, Medicaid applications, asset preservation, bill paying and geriatric case management.

16 Towne Place Drive, Suite 100 | Hendersonville | (828) 513-1600 | cknoxelderlaw.com Based in Henderson County, Caroline Knox serves clients throughout North Carolina with in-person or virtual meetings.

Did You Know Your Coffee Table Can Cook Meals? It’s True…Here’s How! Your donations to the Council on Aging Thrift Stores provide needed support to our local Meals on Wheels program. Whether you’re right-sizing or redecorating, the Council on Aging Thrift Stores can help! Give us a call at either store location to arrange a FREE pick-up of furniture and appliances. Come visit and drop off donations at our two stores, and check out the selection of furniture, décor, jewelry, clothing & much more. Council on Aging delivers meals 5 days a week to nearly 400 of your neighbors, friends, and relatives in Henderson County.



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HEALTH, BEAUTY & FITNESS AGAPÉ SALON Agapé Salon is a new full service salon located in a beautifully renovated space on the corner of Fourth Avenue and Church Street in Downtown Hendersonville. Tracy Gossett, Salon Owner/Operator, is a Hendersonville native who loves doing hair. Women, men and children will find the ultimate salon experience at Agape Salon. They specialize in hair cutting, hair coloring, smoothing treatments, air brush makeup, manicures, pedicures and massages. They are experienced in up do’s for bridal and prom events, and carry professional products from Davines, R+Co, Living Proof, Goldwell and AG. Open Mondays 9am-Noon, Tuesdays-Fridays 9am-7pm and Saturdays 9am-3pm. 147 4th Avenue W | Hendersonville 828-595-2369 AgapeSalon147.com


YOUR PERSONAL FITNESS CENTER Carbon Fit is a boutique style personal training facility where they focus on helping YOU reach health and fitness goals through one-on-one personal training or small groups and classes in a private setting. There is no big gym feel at Carbon Fit! Each workout is handwritten specifically for the individual whether you are new to exercise or need specialized athletic training. Let the staff at Carbon Fit help you look, perform and feel your best...your wellness depends on it! Classes include Spin, Strength, Conditioning, Boxing and Barre. 715 S Grove Street Hendersonville 828-513-1182 CarbonFitGym.com

HOYLE FAMILY DENTISTRY Raising a family of 3 youngsters with his wife, Carrie, keeps Dr Hoyle rooted in the Hendersonville community. Growing up and graduating from UNCChapel Hill, Dr Hoyle is a lifelong learner. He accomplished additional dental training at the VA hospital in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where his fluent Spanish skills came in useful. Dr Hoyle seeks to build trusting relationships with his patients and provides excellent dental care you can trust. He looks forward to continuing to serve the community and would enjoy meeting and caring for you and your family! 1716 Old Village Road Hendersonville 828-692-5786 FrontDesk@HoyleFamilyDentistry.com HoyleFamilyDentistry.com


Hendersonville Magazine 2021–2022


HEALTH, BEAUTY & FITNESS LILA STUDIO Permanent Cosmetics Provider and Skin Care Service located in Downtown Hendersonville. Liliana Catano, owner of Lila Studio, is a Licensed Esthetician and Permanent Makeup Artist with 10 years of experience. She is a Certified Artist and Trainer by the American Academy of Micropigmentation. Lila Studio offers quality products with top-of-the-line equipment. Services include facial, waxing, chemical peels and Permanent Cosmetics Powder/Ombre brows, nanoblading brows, eyeliner, lip blush and Scalp Micropigmentation. Their services are conducted in a sterile, friendly environment and they follow proper COVID-19 procedures. Call today to schedule your appointment! 118 S Grove Street | Hendersonville LilaStudioNC.com LilaStudioNC@gmail.com 864-201-4632

SONA PHARMACY At Sona Pharmacy, patients are more than medications. They’re people with a story, a family, a history, and a future. Sona believes that when they come to the pharmacy counter, they need more than medications. They need someone who cares about them and wants them to feel their best so they can enjoy their lives outside of the pharmacy walls. The Sona team is dedicated to improving patients’ lives, whether they are homebound or visiting the pharmacy onsite. Through free services like the Sona Access Program, they offer coordinated and comprehensive medication support, free prescription delivery across Western North Carolina, and medication synchronization. In addition to the traditional retail pharmacy, Sona offers both a Specialty and Compounding pharmacy for more complex or personalized medications. Sona will also be opening a second Pharmacy + Clinic location in Arden, NC in Summer 2022. 805 Fairview Road | Asheville 828-298-3636 SonaPharmacy.com

YAM – YOGA & MASSAGE Yoga & Massage is Henderson County’s premier wellness studio. Yam currently offers an infrared heated yoga studio, a non-heated yoga studio, private infrared saunas, relaxation and therapeutic massage, acupuncture, reiki, facials, as well as a stunning spa menu which includes body scrubs and wraps. Whether you are a teenage athlete, a senior citizen or somewhere in between, Yam has a treatment for your body and mind. Let Yoga & Massage be a part of your fitness and wellness. Contact them today to begin your path to a more healthy and more comfortable lifestyle.

1620 Brevard Road, Suite 10 Hendersonville 828-214-7947 IAmYAM.com




LOCAL SERVICES AMERICAN EAGLE LOCKSMITH American Eagle Locksmith is a family owned business specializing in safe sales and are one of the only safe moving services in the area. Their mobile units are full of parts, products, and accessories intended to help you. Being able to provide their skills and services to customers in a convenient and safe (pun intended) retail environment is very helpful so they can help prevent the need for you to use their emergency lockout services. They hope you will consider coming in to get a copy of your key made instead. Their knowledgeable technicians will help you with your safety and security needs in order to prevent a crime or safety accident. Come on into the shop and tell them how they can help you today. 3484 Hendersonville Road | Fletcher 828-651-8400 AmericanEagleLocksmith.com

BLUE RIBBON CUSTOM FRAME SHOP Local and family-owned, Bruce and Melissa spent 35 wonderful years together framing family heirlooms, treasured photos, and favorite pieces of art. They had 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. Today, Melissa continues serving their happy, satisfied and local customers. Stop by and visit her in the showroom for all your framing needs and ideas.

414-A Kanuga Road Hendersonville 828-693-7967

CAROLINA PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZERS LLC Carolina Professional Organizers helps others in Western North Carolina achieve an organized, functional space. They specialize in full organizational services for every space in your home and office. This includes assisting with policies, procedures, process flows, storage design and installation. Organizational services range from closet design and installation, space planning, filing, clutter, storage design and much more. They also help with downsizing, packing to move, unpacking, Estate sale preparation, renovation space and post-renovation clear out. No space is off limits for getting a system in place, so get organized and contact Carolina Professional Organizers today. 828-558-3090 CarolinaProfessionalOrganizers.com


Hendersonville Magazine 2021–2022


LOCAL SERVICES DAVID J. MAUPIN, FINANCIAL ADVISOR ​ dward Jones is a different kind of investment firm. To them, face time and E think time make sense. They will meet with you to learn your individual needs and 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, they 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 him today to help develop an investment strategy that makes sense for you. 1303 5th Avenue W, Suite B Hendersonville 828-696-1588 EdwardJones.com


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 Road | Fletcher 828-685-3737 MrRooterWNC.com

WARREN RESTORATION Warren Restoration is a local, family owned business offering disaster restoration services such as cleanup and repair from water, fire, mold, or storm damage. Their certified team also provides encapsulation services to remedy crawl space moisture issues, biohazard and hoarding cleanup services, and more. With emergency response teams available 24/7, your emergency is their priority. For someone you can trust with your home or business, call Toni and Josh Warren of Warren Restoration because "We put our name on it!" 174 Bradley Branch Road, Suite 4 Arden 828-595-4776 Help@WarrenRestoration.com WarrenRestoration.com




HOME & GARDEN CAROLINA ACE HARDWARE At Carolina Ace Hardware, they provide a large selection of tools and household items for the community, making sure your home improvement projects are easy and fun. Complete with a garden center, hardware inventory, and Hallmark Gold Crown Store, the store has everything you need for your nitty-gritty projects and casual endeavors. Of course, their expert staff is here to answer any question you may have and make sure you have just the tools and supplies you need. Whether you need a pair of keys cut or you’d like to browse the inventory of fresh, beautiful plants, you can expect to find all you need and more at your locally owned hardware store. Mon - Sat 8AM - 7PM Sun 9AM - 5PM 911 Greenville Highway | Hendersonville 828-697-2237 CarolinaACE.com

BLUE RIDGE FLOORS Blue Ridge Floors is a third-generation family-operated flooring store based in Asheville, N.C. that specializes in flooring product selection and design, installations, sanding and finishing, tile and stairs. Offering many different flooring types, including engineered & solid wood, waterproof flooring, tile, and even live edge wood slabs, Blue Ridge Floors takes pride in its craftsmanship and boasts products that beautify homes and raise resale value. In addition to serving the greater Asheville area, they’ve recently celebrated new store openings in Nashville, TN, and Charleston, SC.

1154 Sweeten Creek Road Asheville 828-280-3221 FloorsNC.com

CASON BUILDERS SUPPLY Cason Builders Supply's products add detail and upscale design to the finest homes, commercial buildings, and landscaping projects. They are the area's largest supplier of masonry materials including brick, rock, block, cultured stone, pavers, retaining walls, mortar, rebar, and landscaping materials including quality mulches, stone, and hardscape products. Their stores are locally and family owned, and they offer competitive prices on high-quality items. 203 W King Street | East Flat Rock 828-692-5716 1203 Ecusta Road | Brevard 828-883-2711 2608 S Old Hwy 14 | Greer, SC 864-877-1920 CasonBuilderSupply.com


Hendersonville Magazine 2021–2022


HOME & GARDEN EPPERSON TREE SERVICE Unmanageable trees can obscure views and pose potential threats to your property. Epperson Tree’s ISA certified arborists have provided residents in Hendersonville and the surrounding communities with reliable tree services for over 20 years. Their Tree & Shrub Health division maintains or improves a landscape’s appearance, vitality, and - in the case of trees - safety, using the most cost-effective and environmentally sensitive practices and treatments available. Tree & Shrub Health Care involves routine monitoring, preventive treatments, and a strong working relationship between the arborist and the property owner.

828-606-4980 EppersonTreeService.com

GROVE MANOR FLOORING Grove Manor Flooring is a family owned, small business rooted in Hendersonville. Offering hardwood floor installation, hardwood floor refinishing, custom hardwood finishes, environmentally friendly options, installation of commercial carpet, tile work and more. Grove Manor Flooring prides itself on high quality materials, affordable prices and guaranteed satisfaction. With nearly two decades of flooring experience, they bring honest craftsmanship, professionalism, creativity and hospitality to your project. At Grove Manor Flooring, they are “rooted in craftsmanship and service, for YOUR perfect floor."

Call to Make an Appointment 828-595-5566 GroveManorFlooring.com

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 everchanging 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. Tues-Sat 9:30AM to 5:30PM 215 N Main Street | Hendersonville 21 Long Shoals Road | Arden 828-233-0375 @ HospiceHomeStore HospiceHomeStore.org



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