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ON THE COVER In this painting titled “Joy,” Hendersonville artist Cynthia L. Wilson expresses her gratitude for having met her true love amid the beautiful colors of Fall in the mountains of North Carolina. See her work locally at The Gallery at Flat Rock (page 23) as well as online at clwilsonart.com.

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Welcome to Hendersonville Magazine!

Brett Hulsey

Writer Kathleen O’Nan

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Operations Manager


On behalf of the Hulsey Media team, welcome to the 38th annual edition of Hendersonville Magazine, the premier local resource for living, working and playing in this wonderful place we call home.

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Design/Production Lyndsey Simpson We would like to thank the fine businesses and organizations who have purchased advertising in our magazine, thereby helping us to bring you an attractive and informative publication.


Within the pages of the 2019-2020 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.

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As you peruse Hendersonville Magazine, you’ll gain a good sense of the history, charm and relaxed pace that permeates the county, downtown Hendersonville and the municipalities of Flat Rock, Fletcher, Laurel Park and Mills River.

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We are excited to share through Hendersonville Magazine how our quality of life here is enhanced by thriving arts, fun attractions, a pet-friendly attitude, a variety of recreation – including amazing hiking and biking – great golf courses, vibrant community celebrations and a bustling food and drink scene that includes breweries, wineries and cideries.

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

the late Kermit Edney, a local weather expert. Edney and other local observers noted through the years that families who had dreamed of “retiring to Florida” had quickly tired of its unchanging climate. They wanted to experience the change of weather that occurs during the four seasons although they did not want to subject themselves to the rigors of northern winters or the heat of southern summers. The Hendersonville area seemed ideal – and still does today. With the moderate summers of a mountain climate and with higher mountain ranges to the

north and west offering protection from the arctic blasts of storms coming in from the plains and from Canada, Hendersonville’s four distinct yet moderate seasons offer beauty, variety and the opportunity to enjoy year-round golf and other outdoor activities. This almost perfect climate, combined with excellent health services, a wide variety of housing options and numerous recreational, cultural, volunteer and educational opportunities, continues year after year to earn Hendersonville national recognition as one of the best places to live and retire. Hendersonville Magazine 2019–2020



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Discover Hendersonville If you’re thinking about relocating to Hendersonville or are already here and want to know more about your community, two good starting points to connect with are the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce and the Visitor Center.

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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, inf luence all segments of community development, education, transportation, relocation, retirement, agriculture, small business and industrial recruitment. The Chamber

advocates for business through public policy and new business recruitment and by providing member businesses with opportunities to network, learn and succeed. VISITOR CENTER

Henderson County Tourism Development Authority 201 S Main Street, Hendersonville 828-693-9708 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 also serves as a ticket outlet for area events and offers assistance in planning reunions, weddings, corporate retreats and group tours. The center is open 362 days a year, only closing on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Office hours are 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Weekend and holiday hours are 10 am to 5 pm.

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


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

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828-697-4809 | hendersoncountync.org

•Covers an approximately 380-squaremile area • Incorporated in 1838 • 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. Also, a portion of the City of Saluda is in Henderson County. • Governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners with a chairperson elected by the commissioners • Employs a full-time county manager • Tax rate of 56.5 cents per $100 of assessed valuation (note that tax rates are subject to change)

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• 12 active volunteer fire and rescue departments. These are private nonprofit corporations funded by tax dollars and private contributions. In addition to fire suppression and fire prevention, they also provide rescues and fire inspections. • Sheriff’s Office augmented by nearly 80 volunteers. Special department programs include community watch, a citizens’ academy designed to educate the public about county law enforcement operations and a Community Notification System residents can sign up to receive realtime alerts for localized emergency situations and relevant community advisories.

• Chartered in 1847 • Governed by a council/manager form of government • General city tax of 49 cents per $100 of assessed valuation which pays for such services as sanitation, streets, parks, and fire and police protection • Special downtown tax district with an additional 28 cents per $100 and special Seventh Avenue tax district with an additional 12 cents per $100. These special taxes cover maintenance and beautification programs within those municipal service districts. • Two modern fire stations with a fulltime paid staff assisted by volunteers who, in addition to putting out fires, conduct an intense inspection program on commercial buildings and raise funds to provide smoke detectors for those who can’t afford them; has a Public Protection Class 3 Rating, responds to medical emergencies. • H e n d e r s on v i l l e C it y Po l i c e Department operates within the city limits and includes a Patrol Ser vices Division, a Crimina l Investigation Division, a K-9 corps and a partnership with the Crime Stoppers program. • Water & Sewer Department provides water service to more than 65,000 homes and businesses in Henderson County and sewer service to more than 21,000 residents. continued on next page

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




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828-697-3000 | hendersonvillenc.gov


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


Normal Monthly Mean Temperatures FLAT ROCK

• Governed by a mayor and six council members, none of whom receives a salary • More than 100 volunteers assist in the operation of the village. • Ad valorem tax rate of 11 cents per $100 of assessed valuation • R eceives services from the City of Hendersonville Water & Sewer Department and Henderson County • R ec eive s f ire protect ion a nd emergency services from Blue Ridge Fire & Rescue, Valley Hill Fire & Rescue and Green River Fire & Rescue

• Tax rate of 43 cents per $100 of assessed valuation • Tow n of L au rel Pa rk Pol ic e Depa rtment of fers residentia l security checks, on-site security surveys and assistance in doing household inventories • Contracts fire protection through the Valley Hill Fire & Rescue Public Works Department • Contracts solid waste management through Waste Pro • Public Works Department maintains streets and right-of-ways, parks and greenways, public facilities a nd t he town’s water system which is augmented by the City of Hendersonville Water Department.



828-697-8100 | villageofflatrock.org

• Incorporated in 1995

828-687-3985 | fletchernc.org

828-890-2901 | millsriver.org

• Incorporated in 1989 • Governed by a council/manager form of government • Tax rate of 34 cents per $100 of assessed valuation • Provides its own police protection, sa nitation ser vice, pa rk s a nd recreation, and street maintenance • Contracts fire protection through Fletcher Fire & Rescue Department and Mills River Fire & Rescue with a paid staff on duty 24 hours a day

• Incorporated in 2003 • Governed by a mayor/council with a town manager • Tax rate of 18 cents per $100 of assessed valuation with 9 cents going to the Mills River Fire Department • Ten staff – a town manager, town clerk/finance officer, a tax collector, a park director, a maintenance/ park ranger, a town planner, a fire prevention officer, and an administrative assistant – and two part-time employees. • C ontracts law enforcement with the Henderson County Sheriff ’s Department and fire protection with the Mills River Fire & Rescue


828-693-4840 | laurelpark.org

• Incorporated in 1925 • Governed by a council/mayor and town manager 8

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 December 39.7°F

Normal Monthly Precipitation January 4.77” 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

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All tax rates reported are for the year 2019. 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%. • Sales of motor vehicles and boats are taxable at 3% with a maximum of $1,500. • T he sale of an aircraft and all accessories is subject to the 4.75% general NC rate of sales and use tax with a maximum of $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. • C ertain repair, maintenance and installation services are also subject to sales and use tax. Visit dornc.com for more information. DRIVER’S LICENSE

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

Within 60 days of establishing a permanent residence in North Carolina, new residents who plan to operate a motor vehicle must get a continued on page 12

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North Carolina driver’s license and title and register their vehicles with the NC Division of Motor Vehicles. Because each state is different, new residents should also familiarize themselves with the North Carolina Driver's Handbook, which outlines North Carolina's laws and regulations regarding roadway safety. To apply for a North Carolina driver's license, new residents must visit an NCDMV driver’s license office with their out-of-state license, Social Security card and two documents that verify their physical address in North Carolina. Written and road tests may be waived for individuals with a valid license from another state. Once North Carolina issues a driver’s license, out-of-state licenses are no longer valid and should be properly discarded or surrendered to NCDMV. A valid license issued by a government  Laurel Park Town Hall

agency from a US state or another country is required to drive legally in North Carolina. North Carolina law enforcement authorities do not recognize international driver’s licenses. The DMV also issues the optional NC REAL IDs. Beginning Oct. 1, 2020, 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’s license that is just like a traditional license or ID but has a star at the top. Driver’s 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/license-id/nc-real-id.


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

After obtaining a North Carolina driver’s license, new residents must also register their vehicle when they accept gainful employment or at the expiration of the time granted by the reciprocity agreement between North Carolina and their prior state of residence (usually 30 days), whichever occurs first. To register, new residents must take the following to a local license plate agency: • Vehicle title (or if held by a lender, a registration card) • MVR-1 Title Application • M VR-180 Odometer Disclosure (if vehicle is less than 10 years old) • NC driver license or a valid outof-state driver license along with a North Carolina Temporary Driving Certificate • NC vehicle insurance information

OTHER LOCAL VOTER RESOURCES Henderson County Democratic Party 1216 6th Ave. W., Hendersonville (Entrance in back)

828-692-6424 | myhcdp.com

Henderson County Republican Party 170 Four Seasons Shopping Center, Hendersonville

(Behind Applebee’s on Four Seasons Blvd.)

828-693-6040 hendersoncountygop.com

Libertarian Party of North Carolina-Henderson County Affiliate Party facebook.com/ libertarianpartyofhendersoncountync

League of Women Voters of Henderson County lwvhcnc.org


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The annual registration fee for a private passenger vehicle plate in Henderson County is $36. Title fee is $52 for new North Carolina residents. For cars being newly registered in North Carolina, a Highway Use Tax of 3% of the value of the car is charged at the time of registration. New residents may register vehicles without an inspection but an inspection will be required for before the annual registration renewal. VOTER REGISTRATION

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

To register and be eligible to vote, you must be a US citizen, 18 years old by the next general election and have been a permanent and legal resident of North Carolina and the precinct you’re registering in for at least 30 days prior to an election. If you meet the qualifications, request a Voter Registration Application from the County Board of Elections Office. It can be ordered by mail, phone, email, in person or downloaded from the website. Forms are also 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. You may vote early by mail or in person. POST OFFICES

The main Hendersonville Post Office at the Blue Ridge Mall at 1800 Four Seasons Blvd. in Hendersonville offers mail and passport services. Post office branches throughout Henderson County include locations in Bat Cave, Dana, East Flat Rock, Edneyville, Etowah, Flat Rock, Fletcher, Gerton, Horse Shoe, Mountain Home, Naples and Zirconia. Visit usps.com for specific operating hours and services.

RECYCLING AND WASTE DISPOSAL Curbside pick-up of recycling and garbage is available to residents in Hendersonville, as well as in the Henderson County towns of Fletcher and Laurel Park. Residents in other parts of the county can take recyclables 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 and can take non-recyclable garbage to the Transfer Station at 191 Transfer Station Drive in Hendersonville. Private waste removal companies are also available for hire for recycling and garbage disposal. Henderson County offers “single stream” recycling, meaning that a variety of recyclable items may be combined for recycling curbside and at the Convenience Center.


At the Convenience Center, residents can combine aluminum and steel cans, certain plastic food and beverage containers, gable top/carton containers, flattened cardboard and mixed paper. Glass jars and bottles are recycled separately at the Convenience Center but can be combined with other recyclables for curbside pick-up. Antifreeze, batteries, peripheral electronics like small office equipment and used motor oil are some of the other items that the Convenience Center accepts. TVs, computer monitors, other waste and non-recyclable items may be taken to the Transfer Station at 191 Transfer Station Drive in Hendersonville. Call Environmental Programs at 828694-6524 or the Transfer Station at 828-697-4505 or visit hcrecycles.org for the Recyclopedia look-up system and more information including how to dispose of other items.

 Fletcher Town Hall

PUBLIC SAFETY HELP Henderson County Sheriff’s Office’s Community Notification System Residents can sign up to receive real-time alerts for localized emergency situations and relevant community advisories, including safety alerts and drills in the public schools. To sign up for Nixle Emergency Text Alerts from the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office, visit local.nixle.com/register. Henderson County Sheriff’s Office Reassurance Program A free service for elderly residents of Henderson County 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. Text to 9-1-1 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 speechimpaired. 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. Visit hendersoncountync.gov/ sheriff for more information about these and other safety public safety initiatives.


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

Historic Downtown Hendersonville & 7th Avenue The Place to Shop & Gather Downtown Hendersonville is the heart of an economically and culturally vibrant municipality. It is comprised of two districts – Main Street and Seventh Avenue – which attract both residents and visitors at all times of the year. Whether the tulips are in bloom or autumn leaves are falling, the area bustles with people frequenting the many specialty shops, art galleries, restaurants, coffeehouses, entertainment venues and professional offices. Both Main Street and the Historic Seventh Avenue District are part of Main Street America, a program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation that has recognized continued on page 16


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

local nonprofits and the enrichment of downtown programs, including community events, public art and other beautification efforts. The “Mountain Memory” fountain on Sixth and Main Streets pays homage to our

region’s natural heritage by depicting the prominent peaks surrounding Hendersonville and our area’s rivers. A patriotic mural graces a wall along King Street, paying tribute to our veterans and their military service. And

the annual ArtScape Banner Project, a collaborative effort involving the Arts Council of Henderson County and other community partners, showcases on about 35 banners displaying the work of talented regional artists.

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Your Neighborhood Bookstore Since 2010, Joy of Books has been the go to place for gently used books. We have a wide selection of pre-enjoyed books, including children's books, with a sprinkling of new books, Vinyl, CD's, DVD's and gift items. Stop by and poke around. You may find your next great beach read or an overlooked classic.

Since 2010, Joy of Books has been the place to go for gently us pre-enjoyed books, including children's books, with a sprinklin Stop by and poke around. You may find your next great beach Always made fresh on site, one at a time with simple ingredients and no preservatives. Buy a slice, a half, or order a whole cake in a variety of sizes. Flavor selections change weekly as fresh fruit allows. Also offering cookies, brownie bite "poppers" and more! Call or visit the website for menu options and custom orders. Open Tues-Sat 11-6 with extended hours Sat until 8 during the summer and fall.

242 North Main Street, Downtown Hendersonville 828-551-7321 joyofbooks.net

Sherman’s Sports and Army Store Through ninety-seven 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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Framing Arts If you love it— don’t just frame it— protect it for a lifetime of enjoyment as only a Certified Picture Framer can. Offering distinctive framing for every budget and décor, expert advice, the most advanced techniques, and quality materials.

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DOWNTOWN SHOPPING ART MOB Here at Art MoB we are passionate about our local artists and we appreciate all things creative. We were established in 2012 with the simple vision of bringing together local and regional artists to display their works in our premier 5,000 square foot building. We sell artisan jewelry, pottery, wood and wall art that illustrates your unique lifestyle. Visit with our resident studio artists and enjoy demonstrations throughout the year. Stroll, relax, shop and pick up a unique gift at Art MoB Studios where we offer free parking for our customers.

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

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. 416 N Main Street, Hendersonville Open Tues-Sat and Sundays in the Summer 828-595-2236 WineSageAndGourmet.com




MAIN STREET FAMILY FUN Great Experiences for the Young & Young at Heart!

Aquarium & Shark Lab by TeamECCO Visit the ocean in the mountains! Come see our salty friends and make friends with a shark. The Aquarium is home to 250 marine fishes, 23 reptiles/amphibians, a touch tank of invertebrates, and a 2,000 gallon shark study tank. Experience a shark and sting ray feed. TeamECCO – where fish are friends and baby sharks are born.

Pisgah Forest Gem Mine & Gifts Let's go Gem Mining on Main Street! Come inside and visit this unique family destination where treasures are found and memories are made. A special bucket is waiting just for you at our 60-foot indoor sluicefind rubies, emeralds, fossils and more. While here, check out the wall of Crazy Socks and unique T-Shirt collection, salt lamps, specialty jewelry and woodland/bear souvenirs. Outdoor gem mining is available at our 80-foot sluice in Pisgah Forest. 507 N Main St. Hendersonville

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Appalachian Pinball Museum

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The Appalachian Pinball Museum has a collection of both vintage & contemporary pinball machines as well as video games. Play all you like for only $10. Hours: Sunday - Monday: 1pm-6pm Tuesday: Closed Wednesday - Friday: 2pm-9pm Saturday: 12pm-9pm 538 N Main St. Hendersonville 828-702-9277


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. 506 N Main St. Hendersonville 828-698-9794 Kilwins.com/Hendersonville

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WHERE YOUR IMAGINATION MEETS WONDER! Located in the heart of Downtown Hendersonville, you’ll discover one of the region's most treasured family attractions—Hands On! Children’s Museum. 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 kidpowered, offering the opportunity for children to explore, discover, and learn by doing. Children ages ten an under are given the freedom to make sense of their world through play in a fun, safe, welcoming and educational environment. Since opening in 2007, Hands On! has served over 300,000 people thought Western North Carolina. In early 2018, the museum opened a NEW 2,000 square-foot West Exhibit Gallery that features a life-sized roaring Triceratops Dinosaur, Fossil Pit, Lego Lab, Model Train Depot, and Creative Arts Space. 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. One of the easiest ways to invest in the museum’s mission is to purchase a Family or Grandparent Membership! Members enjoy FREE ADMISSION for an entire year, in addition to other cool perks such as Birthday Party Discounts, Members Only Events, and more!






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, John Earl (Earle), an early land grantee, was paid to open a road from upstate South Carolina through the Saluda

 Brightly painted cottages create a unique retail area in Flat Rock known as Little Rainbow Row.

Gap to Flat Rock, where he had a grist mill on what is now Highland Lake. The later completion of the Buncombe Turnpike over Indian trails and drovers’ roads through Flat Rock and into South Carolina around 1820 led to trade between the two areas. In 1827, Charles Baring, a wealthy rice planter from near Charleston, was looking for a place to provide relaxation and cool summer air for his ailing, English-born wife, Susan. He found what he was looking for in Flat Rock. He was immediately enthralled by its beauty and climate. He bought 400 acres and erected the first estate – a summer residence called Mountain St. John in the Wilderness was originally built as a private chapel, organized as a church in 1836 and was the first Episcopal Church in Western North Carolina. 


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 Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and author Carl Sandburg and his wife raised dairy goats at Connemara, a tradition that continues today.

Lodge. The Barings also built a private chapel on the estate which in 1836 became St. John in the Wilderness, the first Episcopal Church in Western North Carolina and an active parish today. In 1830, Judge Mitchell King, another Charlestonian, came to Flat Rock

and renovated an old trace mill into a residence that he named Argyle. Baring and King bought tracts of land at prices ranging from 25 cents to one dollar an acre. Eventually, they acquired much of the Flat Rock area and then sold the tracts to other affluent coastal South Carolinian families.

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Rainbow Row are within walking distance from Flat Rock Square, with shops featuring local art, wine tastings and entertainment.

Join us at Historic Flat Rock, Inc. (HFR, Inc.) to fully discover the history of Flat Rock. The Flat Rock Historic District was first established in 1973, through efforts of HFR, Inc. It is recognized by both the State of North Carolina Office of Historic Preservation and the United States Department of the Interior. Today, The Flat Rock Historic District, on the National Register of Historic Places, is the largest Historic District in the State of North Carolina. HFR, Inc. celebrates and preserves this Flat Rock Historic District. We share the history to ensure its future. We are proud to protect and preserve landmarks of historical, architectural, recreational and cultural value.


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Still a community of graceful homes with many of the original mansions still standing, Flat Rock in recent years has begun to blossom ever so carefully as an attractive commercial center as well. With a nod to Charleston’s popular Rainbow Row district of pastel colored historic townhouses, Flat Rock’s Little Rainbow Row along Hwy 225 includes several brightly painted cottages, offering art, distinctive wares and eateries. Also on Hwy 225, Flat Rock Square is home to professional offices, retail businesses and the Flat Rock Cinema. Historic Flat Rock, Inc. was formed as a nonprofit in 1968 and has celebrated more than 50 years of preserving and restoring properties of note in Flat Rock. The organization through the years has offered home tours, benefit parties and a Heritage Tree Program to help protect Flat Rock’s rich architectural history and cultural landscapes. 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. Another highlight of the community is The Park at Flat Rock which is located in the French Broad watershed on the site of a former golf course. The park features open fields, reforestation areas, a variety of flora and fauna, a walking trail that meanders around Hendersonville Magazine 2019–2020

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

the perimeter of its 66 acres, a welcome center with a community room meeting space, handicapped-accessible restrooms, an open-air pavilion and a playground. Residents also carry on the tradition of celebrating summer each year at

Flat Rock’s Ice Cream Social. Held the first Saturday in June, residents and visitors gather that afternoon at Village Hall to enjoy cool, sweet treats and camaraderie. Although growth to such an attractive area is inevitable, the government and

villagers of Flat Rock are vigilant about maintaining woods, green spaces and the calm pace of life – keeping Flat Rock just as charming and compelling a place as it was when Charles Baring first laid eyes on it.

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 The Town of Fletcher operates under a council-manager

Fletcher – Family-Friendliness Fuels Fast Growth

form of government based at Fletcher Town Hall.

Close proximity to Hendersonville and Asheville combined with a familyfriendly quality of life have fueled the Town of Fletcher’s rise as the fastest growing municipality in Western North Carolina. Fletcher incorporated in 1989 but has a history that harkens back to the 1700s. The town is named for Dr. George Fletcher who became the local postmaster in 1886. Many settlers were drawn to the Fletcher area for limestone mining, which continues today at a quarry along Fanning Bridge Road. The residents of Fletcher today enjoy a town that is centrally located with quick access to I-26 and the convenience of 26

Fantastic fireworks display during the annual Fletcher Family Day.

Asheville Regional Airport nearby. Easy interstate and airport access also has been conducive to industry in Fletcher. Local manufacturers that have chosen Fletcher for their facilities include BorgWarner, Cane Creek Cycling Components, Putsch and Wilsonart. Residential growth has been spurred by Fletcher’s mix of housing options that include single-family homes i n s u b d i v i s i on s , t o w n h om e s , condominiums, small, cottage-style homes and apartments. Families in Fletcher also have several educational options nearby. In addition to Henderson County Public Schools’ Hendersonville Magazine 2019–2020

Fletcher Elementary School, FernLeaf Community Charter School is a public charter school. Veritas Christian Academy is an independent, nondenominational, college preparatory school for pre-kindergarten 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. For me r l y k now n a s F le t c he r Community Park, the 75-acre Bill Moore Communit y 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.

Families enjoying one of the many events held in Fletcher.

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

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




Laurel Park – From Resort Town to Enchanting Residence

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

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 the early- to mid-20th century, Laurel Park was known for its active summer schedule. Rhododendron Lake – the largest of the community’s several lakes, which also was sometimes informally called Laurel Park Lake – had a beach, a waterslide and a pavilion with the second largest dance floor in the region jutting out over the water. Beginning in 1903, a special rail line brought summer residents from Hendersonville directly up Fifth Avenue to Laurel Park. In 1910, an incline railway was added to take tourists up the mountain to an 28

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 near the famed Jump Off Rock and began construction on a 15-story Fleetwood Hotel in 1925 – the same year Laurel Park incorporated.

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

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

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

The next year, a devastating hurricane hit Florida. Commodore Stolz lost everything. Construction was 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 it e o f t h e o l d R hododend ron L a ke 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. HendersonvilleMagazine.com



Mills River – Rural Roots in a Blossoming Community

 Mills River Town Hall also is home to the

Mills River Library.

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

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

 Residents enjoy tennis and pickleball courts at Mills River Park.


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 iver Pa rk 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. Future plans for the park include a baseball field and an additional picnic shelter. The Town of Mills River also is in the beginning stages of engineering for the Mills River Valley Trail, a multi-use recreational path along N.C. 280 that will tie into a multi-use 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 Hendersonville Magazine 2019–2020

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 town has seen increased economic development in the last several years, including in the craft beverages sector. Sierra Nevada Brewing Company chose the town as the site of its East Coast operation and began brewing and distributing from its facility in

2014. The following year, Bold Rock Hard Cider selected Mills River as the site for its third facility and began producing ciders there that same year. 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 many 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 and Packers, plant grafting specialists Tri-Hishtil and the Van Wingerden Greenhouse Company. Dogs can play off the leash at Mills River Park’s dog park.

 Families enjoy an outdoor concert at Bold Rock Hard Cider.

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




Community Resources & Volunteer Opportunities In Henderson County, a strong sense of community is evident by the many social, civic, charitable and religious organizations here and in the large number of newcomers and natives who volunteer their time to enrich lives all over the county and beyond.

 Rotary Club of Hendersonville ringing the bell during the holiday season to support the Salvation Army.


828-693-8153 bbbswnc.org

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Henderson County is one of 11 branches of BBBS WNC. The organization offers oneon-one mentoring programs for youth with the assistance of community volunteers. Last year, the nonprofit served about 100 young people across Henderson County, partnered with 24 local schools and worked to build new relationships with the community. BLUE RIDGE HUMANE SOCIETY

828-­685-­7 107 blueridgehumane.org

Since 1950, Blue Ridge Humane Society has been dedicated to ensuring a safe environment for homeless, injured and abused domestic animals awaiting adoption. BRHS works to reduce the overpopulation of companion animals and to improve their quality of life through adoption, collaboration and community education. The nonprofit’s services include SNIP (Spay Neuter Incentive Program), a community pet food pantry, veterinary medical assistance, re-homing listings, behavior training and education and outreach.  The Boys & Girls Club of Henderson County serves children ages six to 18.


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Just as our weavers take individual threads and weave them into beautiful garments in our historic weaving room, we are weaving hope and healing into a beautiful future for children and families at Crossnore School & Children’s Home. Foster Care and Adoptions Foster Parent Training and Placement of Children Clinical Services Outpatient and School-Based Therapy

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Conserving Carolina has helped protect more than 45,000 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. COUNCIL ON AGING FOR HENDERSON COUNTY

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on children’s issues throughout our community. It also provides an array of programs and services to parents and caregivers of young children in Henderson County.

Celebrating 50 years of service in Henderson County, the Council on Aging continues to engage, connect and support adults in our community as we age. This mission is achieved through programs such as Meals on Wheels, Liquid Nutrition, Caregiver Services, Congregate Nutrition at the Sammy Williams Center and Resource Coordination. In addition, the agency operates two thrift stores which provide valuable financial support.



 The Meals on Wheels program is run by the Council on Aging for Henderson County.


828-696-3811 litcouncil.org

Blue R idge Literacy Council is dedicated to transforming lives through improved literacy and English communication skills. Volunteer tutors work directly with adult learners to increase their basic literacy skills, learn English as a Second Language, prepare for citizenship, obtain their GEDs or reach self-sufficiency through improved work literacy. BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF HENDERSON COUNTY

828-693-9444 bgchendersonco.org

The Boys & Girls Club of Henderson County provides high-quality afterschool and summer programming to more than 1,300 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. CHILDREN AND FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER

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Since 1982, Community Foundation of Henderson County has been helping people who care make lasting contributions to causes that matter. This past fiscal year, the Foundation received more than $7.7 million in new charitable contributions and distributed more than $3.5 million in grants and scholarships. Currently, the Foundation has more than $108.3 million in assets and is the steward of more than 550 funds and trusts. Ninety-five percent of these funds are endowments that provide philanthropic support forever.

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.


828-697-5777 conservingcarolina.org

Conserving Carolina is a land trust dedicated to protecting land and water, promoting good stewardship and creating opportunities for people to enjoy nature. The organization serves Henderson, Polk, Rutherford and Transylvania Counties and parts of neighboring counties in North Carolina and South Carolina.

 The Blue Ridge Literacy Council helps students and adults obtain the skills they need to reach their full potential.

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Henderson Count y Habitat for Humanity builds homes with lowincome families who are living in substandard housing, working and can pay an affordable mortgage, and are willing to spend “sweat equity” hours helping build their homes alongside Habitat volunteers. Habitat has built homes with almost 200 families so far and is currently building energyefficient homes in Habitat’s Dodd Meadows neighborhood in East Flat Rock. Habitat also has several home repair programs. HENDERSON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY

828-697-4725 hendersoncountync.gov/library

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. HENDERSONVILLE RESCUE MISSION

828-697-1354 hendersonvillerescuemission.com

Ser ving t he hu ngr y, add icted, homeless and poor in our community, Hendersonville Rescue Mission offers overnight shelter, an addiction recovery program, the Good Samaritan Clinic and more. What began from a tailgate in 1981 today gives shelter to more than 1,000 people and provides more than 60,000 meals each year from its facility on Maple Street. The mission has been helping those in need 365 days a year for 38 years.

to those looking to better their lives. ✝ Meals ✝ Emergency Shelter ✝ Family Assistance ✝ Clothing ✝ Medical Assistance For 38 years Hendersonville Rescue Mission (HRM) has provided 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. HRM receives no federal or state funding. Your tax deductible contributions are appreciated.

To learn more visit, www.HendersonvilleRescueMission.com


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Henderson County has hundreds of houses of worship representing b ot h nond e nom i n at ion a l a nd denominational congregations. Several churches in the area provide fulltime childcare or half-day preschool programs. Henderson County also is home to two Christian-affiliated conference centers – Bonclarken Conference Center and Kanuga Conferences, Inc. – and Heartwood Refuge, a Buddhist retreat center. HOUSING ASSISTANCE CORPORATION

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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. Housing Assistance Corporation also provides health and safety home repair, apartment communities, ownerbuilt housing, farm-labor housing and home-ownership education and counseling. INTERFAITH ASSISTANCE MINISTRY

828-697-7029 iam-hc.org

Interfaith Assistance Ministry provides emergency relief for Henderson County residents who are in financial crisis. IAM helps with food, clothing, heat, utilities, rent, medication, school

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

supplies and other basic needs in an atmosphere of compassion and respect. Founded in 1984, IAM is supported by local congregations, civic groups, businesses, individuals and grants. SAFELIGHT

828-693-3840 safelightfamily.org

Safelight offers free, confidential help for adults and children affected by domestic violence, sexual assault or child abuse. Safelight’s services include a 24-hour crisis line, an emergency shelter, therapeutic counseling, support groups, victim advocacy, community education, job training and more. Safelight and its partners operate Believe Child Advocacy Center which cares for child victims of physical and sexual abuse. The Henderson County Family Justice Center is a Safelight partnership which helps guide survivors through the judicial system while assisting them in accessing other services they

may need after interpersonal violence has occurred. Dandelion Eatery and Safelight Resale Store are components of Safelight’s job training program, helping trauma survivors build the confidence and skills necessary to obtain employment that leads to self-sufficiency. By removing barriers to getting help, Safelight’s programs heal lives and create a safer, healthier community. THE STOREHOUSE

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Formed in 2000, The Storehouse is a Christ-centered food and hygiene pantry for the needy in Henderson County. The nonprofit’s main project is an ongoing program to feed the hungry in Henderson County by providing an assortment of dry groceries. The Storehouse also provides cleaning, hygiene and personal care items. The food program feeds 462 families a month and constantly receives new referrals from other agencies in the community. At Christmastime, The Storehouse also serves more than 2,000 children through its Blessings in Boxes program. UNITED WAY OF HENDERSON COUNTY

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United Way of Henderson County mobilizes people and resources to change conditions in our community and create a better life for everyone.

Through its Dandelion restaurant, Safelight provides job training for survivors of violence and those at risk.


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United Way f ights 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. UWHC’s Volunteer Hendo shares volunteer opportunities throughout Henderson Count y through volunteerhendo.org where residents can search by agency, interest or cause to find opportunities that fit their schedules and interests. VOCATIONAL SOLUTIONS OF HENDERSON COUNTY

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 phoneS24 hours a day, seven days E S SaI Nweek, callers are connected U T B OA S • referral specialists. N D TO • Bto trained • O Y IT • B • AU L I Services also can be accessed T • B E OA IA M • B • nc211.org. L L • FA R OM at A S H O ER S UT ND Y •

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CIVIC CLUBS KIWANIS INTERNATIONAL HENDERSONVILLE KIWANIS CLUB hendersonvillekiwanis.org contact@HendersonvilleKiwanis.org The Hendersonville Kiwanis Club meets at The Chariot at 715 N Church Street every Thursday at 11:30 am for lunch with the meeting beginning at noon. The Service First Kiwanis Committee meets the first and third Wednesday of each month at 5:30 pm at various locations around the Hendersonville area.

LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL EDNEYVILLE COMMUNITY LIONS CLUB e-clubhouse.org/sites edneyvillecommunity The Edneyville Community Lions Club meets the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 7 pm at the Southern

Henderson County has multiple civic clubs for community members to connect and work together on volunteer efforts. Trust Estate and Auction Company at 1050 7th Avenue E in Hendersonville. ETOWAH LIONS CLUB etowahlions.com 828-891-3071 The Lions Club in Etowah meets at the Etowah Lions Den at 447 Etowah School Road the second and fourth Tuesday at 6:30 pm. HENDERSONVILLE LIONS CLUB e-clubhouse.org/sites/hendersonville hendersonville.nc.lions@gmail.com

The Hendersonville Lions Club meets weekly at noon on Fridays at The Chariot at 715 N Church Street. MILLS RIVER LIONS CLUB swede883@yahoo.com The Mills River Lions Club meets the first and third Fridays of the month.

MOUNTAIN HOME LIONS CLUB 828-693-4814 828-712-9049 The Mountain Home Lions Club meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 7 pm at the Lion’s Den at 23 Pinellas Street.

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL ROTARY CLUB OF HENDERSONVILLE hendersonvillerotary.com rotary@hendersonvillerotary.com The Rotary Club of Hendersonville meets at noon on Tuesdays at The Chariot at 715 N Church Street. ROTARY CLUB OF HENDERSONVILLE FOUR SEASONS fourseasonsrotary.org The Hendersonville-Four Seasons Rotary Club meets Mondays at 5:30 pm at Olive or Twist at 121 W Barnwell Street.

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Hands On! Children's Museum brings interactive STEAM exhibits to downtown Hendersonville.

Attractions and Community Celebrations Henderson County offers attractions for all ages and a variety of interests. Festivals, celebrations and special events add even more to the quality of life here. A good place to start exploring local attractions and community celebrations 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 also serves as a ticket outlet for area events and offers assistance in planning reunions, weddings, corporate retreats and group tours. The center is open 362 days a year, only closing on Thanksgiving, Christmas 40

and New Year’s Day. Office hours are 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Weekend and holiday hours are 10 am to 5 pm. AQUARIUM & SHARK LAB BY TeamECCO 511 N Main Street, Hendersonville 1-5 pm Wed-Sat Free for children under 2 | $4 for ages 2-4 $5 for ages 5-75 | $4 for ages 76 and older 828-692-8386 teamecco.org

Aquarium & Shark Lab by TeamECCO is listed as the first inland aquarium in North Carolina and is home to 50 different species of saltwater fish and invertebrates and two dozen reptiles. The Aquarium & Shark Lab features a 2,000-gallon

shark behavior study tank where baby sharks are raised. Daily reptile and marine animal talks are held in the Exploration Hut and live shark and stingray feedings take place at 1 and 4 pm. Public citizen science activities also are held in the classroom. BULLINGTON GARDENS 95 Upper Red Oak Trail, Hendersonville 9 am-4:30 pm, Mon-Fri year-round; 9 am-4:30 pm, Sat, March-Oct 828-698-6104 bullingtongardens.org

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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. CARL SANDBURG HOME NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE


herbs, native azaleas and imported and rare plants. It includes a distinctive collection of Japanese maples, a fairy garden and an extensive dahlia garden. The property also features a therapy garden for those with physical limitations and a nature trail with indigenous woodland plants. Classes and workshops are offered year-round. Programs for school children and horticultural therapy for special-needs

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

This picturesque home and 264-acre farm called Connemara was the residence of Carl Sandburg – Pulitzerprize winning poet and author, biographer of Abraham Lincoln, journalist and social activist – and his family from 1945 to 1967. A historic site in its own right, the home was built in 1838 by C.G. Memminger, the first Secretary of the Treasury of the Confederate States. Against the backdrop of Little Glassy Mountain,

the house’s peaceful setting and interior remains as it was when the Sandburg family lived there. On the 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 programs are offered. Carl Sandburg Home NHS is open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. HANDS ON! CHILDREN’S MUSEUM 318 N Main Street, Hendersonville 10 am-5 pm, Tue-Sat Check website for special holiday/summer hours Children under 1 free, $8 for everyone else 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 provides educational exhibits and programs that stimulate the imagination and motivate learning. Traveling programs, space rental for events and birthday parties and memberships are also available. continued on page 44

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

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4 Acre Garden Center B.B.BARNS Garden-Gift-Landscape Services Company

B.B. Barns is a family-owned 4 acre destination garden and gift center hosting an exotic plant collection and a unique gift gallery for every season. The annuals greenhouse and the nursery are filled with blooming color and quality specimens second to none. B.B. Barns can meet all of your outdoor living, indoor decor and holiday decorating needs as you create spaces to enhance your quality of life. Since 1988, the mission of founders Barney Bryant and Ned Gibson has been to be a plant based operation of the highest quality, with a knowledgeable staff providing exceptional customer service. At B.B. Barns you can count on a horticultural expert meeting your gardening needs. Customers agree the experience is memorable and the knowledge of the staff is remarkable. Generations of gardeners have enjoyed gardening through the seasons of life and pass this hobby onto other generations as they garden throughout 4 seasons in the W.N.C. mountains. B.B. Barns features open-air greenhouses modeled after European garden centers with many departments: annuals, organic edibles & herbs, organic garden products, a gift gallery, floral design cottage, birding, tropical/houseplants, and the hospitality departments for transactions and customers service. Many other products can be found in the greenhouses including yard art, containers, statuary, house signs, stepping stones, and garden decor. The outdoor nursery contains an incredible selection of perennials, Japanese maple trees, fruit & berry bearing plants, trees of all varieties, shrubs, unique

conifers, roses, vines, ground cover plants, succulents and outdoor furniture. Their friendly staff help customers select plants that will grow successfully in the mountains and the foothills of Western North Carolina. The B.B. Barns Landscape Services team provides design, build and maintenance services from hardscape to landscape design and garden maintenance within a 30 mile radius of the store. The founders realized the need for customers to receive additional outdoor living services so they implemented the following services for homeowners and businesses: We Plan/You Plant, Garden Coaching, indoor/outdoor Container Gardening Design, Furniture Consultations, Delivery and Installation of plants, and Custom Silk Floral Design. The Christmas Shop is comprised of Trim-A-Tree & holiday decor, fresh Fraser Fir Christmas trees, and the Design Bench which is the hub of holiday creativity for customized orders: wreaths, kissing balls, swags, and garlands made of North Carolina greenery and accented by our Christmas design team with berries, bows, and a variety of colorful evergreen sprigs. These services are also provided onsite at homes and businesses. B.B. Barns is a full services garden company that hosts a shopping experience that meets the needs of and inspires customers through GS3: Garden Selection, Solutions and Services! A unique shopping experience, with the expertise of the B.B. Barns staff, awaits you! Be sure to visit their website at BBBarns.com for seasonal gardening tips. 3377 Sweeten Creek Rd. | Arden, NC 28704 828-650-7300 | BBBarns.com Monday - Saturday 9am to 6pm Closed Sundays


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

From the Revolutionary War to the coming of the train 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 impressive artifacts and multimedia presentations that inform visitors about the milestone events that shaped this area. Highlights include an interactive scale model of the Saluda Grade railway, the Courthouse room, an exhibit featuring the history and heritage of the Historic Seventh Avenue District, an exhibit on the many summer camps in our area, an exhibit celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the American Red Cross, an exhibit honoring the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, which was June 6, 1944, and a commemoration of the sesquicentennial anniversary of the American Civil War. “The Ridge” exhibit tells the story of communities along the Eastern Continental Divide and includes a working still. HENDERSONVILLE TRAIN DEPOT 650 Maple Avenue, Hendersonville 1-3 pm, Wed; 10 am-2 pm, Sat; 10 am-4 pm the Friday after Thanksgiving avmrc.com

Built in 1902, the historic depot has been lovingly restored to its original glory. Today it houses the Apple Valley Model Railroad Club’s HO Scale model railroad. With more than 2,000 feet of track and 225 switches, its layout represents Henderson County, the Saluda Grade (the steepest railroad grade in the US) and the towns of Western North Carolina. Visitors can also enjoy running “Thomas” on his track, climbing aboard the restored Southern Railway caboose, and touring the G-scale outdoor garden railroad, featuring the logging railroads that existed throughout the region more than 100 years ago. 44

 The Historic Johnson Farm serves as a heritage education site preserving an example of farm life at the turn of the century.

HISTORIC JOHNSON FARM 3346 Haywood Road, Hendersonville Call for guided tour times. Tour prices: $5 adults, $3 students, free for ages under 5 Grounds open 8 am-4 pm, Mon-Fri No charge for visiting grounds 828-891-6585 historicjohnsonfarm.org

A late-19t h-centur y/ea rly-20t hcentury farm and summer tourist retreat, Historic Johnson Farm covered 500 acres in its prime. The main house was constructed in 1876 of handmade bricks and is believed to be Henderson County’s first brick house. Sallie, Vernon and Leander Johnson opened up the house to summer guests in 1913 to bring in additional income. In 1987, the farm was listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Vernon and Leander Johnson, willed the house to the Henderson County Board of Education. Today the farm serves as a hands-on museum and heritage education center. The farm hosts numerous events each year, including two festivals. On the last Saturday in April, the Historic Johnson Farm Festival fills the grounds with craft demonstrations, bluegrass music, oldfashioned wagon rides, farm animals and more. In December, the farm is dressed for the Christmas season and visitors are invited to step back

in time and enjoy an old-fashioned Christmas. Throughout the year, a variety of educational activities occur at the farm with the main focus on family fun. The Heritage Weavers and Fiber Artists now occupy the former boarding house and offer a variety of classes through the year.

 An exhibit at the Henderson County Heritage Museum.

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The Garden Jubilee Festival, held annually on Memorial Day weekend in downtown Hendersonville, is one of the largest gardening shows in Western North Carolina.

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

Home of the Hendersonville Meteorite, the museum also features North Ca rolina minera ls, f luorescent 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. SELF-GUIDED HISTORY, ART AND SCENIC TOURS 828-693-9708 or 800-828-4244 Download guides at visithendersonvillenc.org/tours-anditineraries

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 – historic sites, unique architecture, art, breweries, natural landmarks and more. WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL CENTER 1301 Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher 828-687-1414 wncagcenter.org

T he We ster n Nor t h C a rol i na 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 also hosted the annual NC Mountain State Fair, beginning the first Friday after Labor Day, that celebrates the region’s people, agriculture, art and tradition. continued on next page HendersonvilleMagazine.com

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HENDERSON COUNTY TAILGATE MARKET 100 N King Street, Hendersonville (parking lot of County office building) 8 am-Noon, Sat, April-Oct 828-697-4891 hendersoncountytailgatemarket.com

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

WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA AIR MUSEUM Adjacent to the Hendersonville Airport 1340 E Gilbert Street, off Brooklyn Avenue Open year-round, weather permitting 10 am-5 pm, Sat Noon-5 pm, Wed and Sun, April-Oct Noon-5 pm, Sat, Sun and Wed, Nov-March 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 three-quarter scale model of the 1903 Wright Flyer and a full-scale 1915 Sopwith Baby replica. The museum hosts an annual air fair on the first weekend in June with tours, rides in vintage aircraft, food and fun. During the North Carolina Apple Festival on Labor Day weekend, the museum is open and vintage-aircraft rides are available. Schools and other groups are welcome and tours can be arranged.


vegetables, baked goods, pickles, jams and jellies are offered along with freshly picked flowers and handmade arts and crafts. The Curb Market began on Main Street in 1924 with eight sellers. Today about 100 sellers – some fourth generation – occupy 137 spaces. The Curb Market hosts special events during the year including Ol’ Timey Days, held the first Saturday in June and the last Saturday in September. A special Ol’ Timey Christmas is held the first Saturday after Thanksgiving. FLAT ROCK FARMERS MARKET Rear parking lot of Pinecrest ARP Church, 1790 Hwy 225, Flat Rock Thursdays, 3-6 pm, May-Oct flatrockfarmersmarket.com

The market offers locally grown seasonal produce, perennials, herbs, mushrooms, artisan breads and baked goods, honey, jellies, goat cheese, grassfed beef, seafood and more. Marketgoers also can find locally made arts and crafts items.

The Henderson County Tailgate Market opened in 1979 featuring fresh county grown produce. Vendors set up from the back of vehicle tailgates or under canopies and offer fresh Henderson County produce, plants, baked goods, handmade Appalachian crafts and more. The Market offers SNAP/EBT recipients a chance to use their benefits to purchase Henderson County grown goods. The Duke Endowment “Healthy People, Healthy Carolinas” grant is helping purchase equipment for the transactions and in return will also allow vendors to accept tokens purchased with debit and credit cards at the Market’s information booth. The Market also has themed weekends, live music and nonprofit spotlights. MILLS RIVER FARMERS MARKET Mills River Elementary School Parking Lot 94 School House Road, Mills River 8 am-noon, Saturdays, May-Oct 828-891-3332

Mills River Farmers Market features fruits and vegetables, plants, honey, crafts, meat products and more grown and made within a 50-mile radius of the Town of Mills River. The Market accepts SNAP/EBT benefits as well as debit and credit cards and is proud to offer a Double Dollars program to SNAP/EBT customers. Vendor applications are available by emailing millsriverfarm@gmail.com.

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

The Curb Market is a farmers market with everything being either homegrown or homemade by the sellers. Seasonal fresh fruits and  Summer Street Dances at the Visitor Center in Downtown Hendersonville


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

Named by the Southeast Tourism Society as a Top Twenty Event, Garden Jubilee Festival has been the place for one-stop shopping for garden lovers. The two-day Festival is held on Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. More than 200 vendor booths line Historic Main Street filled with annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, trees, and all sorts of other delights for the garden, from art to furniture. Garden experts on hand offer helpful gardening tips. MUSIC ON MAIN STREET Visitor Center, 201 S Main Street, Hendersonville 7-9 pm, Fridays June through mid-Aug 828-693-9708 800-828-4244 visithendersonvillenc.org/ music-on-main-street

event has grown into a four-day festival that attracts people from all over the region. Main Street is blocked off and lined with food vendors, arts, crafts, games and, of course, apple stands. Entertainment ranges from apple recipe contests to musical acts on the stage at the historic courthouse. RHYTHM & BREWS South Main Street, between Allen and Caswell Third Thu, 5:30-9:30 pm, May through Sept 828-233-3216 downtownhendersonville.org/rb/

The Rhythm & Brews concert series kicks off each May and features an eclectic mix of local and regional Americana, R&B, funk, bluegrass and Southern rock. Local food vendors, breweries, a kids’ play station, a nonprofit vendor space, a misting station and beer, wine and cider vendors also are featured. September’s event includes a Studio Tour.

STREET DANCES Visitor Center, 201 S Main Street, Hendersonville 7-9 pm, Mon, July through mid-Aug 828-693-9708 or 800-828-4244 visithendersonvillenc.org/street-dances

The Street Dances started in 1918 to welcome home World War I soldiers and have been 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. Admission is free. Bring a chair. No alcoholic beverages, coolers or backpacks allowed.

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Music On Main Street is like one big block party on Fridays from June to mid-August in downtown Hendersonville. Music on Main Street features a diverse line-up ranging from pop, oldies and rock to contemporary music. Car Shows are held most evenings in conjunction with Music on Main Street. Admission is free. Bring a chair. No pets, alcoholic beverages, coolers or backpacks are permitted.​ NORTH CAROLINA APPLE FESTIVAL Main Street, downtown Hendersonville Labor Day weekend 828-697-4557 ncapplefestival.org

Every year since 1947, Hendersonville literally has been dancing in the streets on Labor Day weekend in celebration of the apple and its important role in the local and state economy – Henderson County is first in the state in apple production. Through the years, this HendersonvilleMagazine.com

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A Small Town with Big Arts

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

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 THE ARTS COUNCIL OF HENDERSON COUNTY 2700A Greenville Hwy, Flat Rock 828-693-8504 acofhc.org

A community organization, the Arts Council of Henderson County promotes, advocates for and nurtures the arts in Henderson County and Western North Carolina. The Council offers and supports art education, exhibitions, events and performances. The Arts Council partners with Blue R idge Community College and First Citizens Bank to present visual art exhibitions featuring local and regiona l artists and art of the 48

county’s students and art teachers. The Council also presents performances and events, including Art on Main, an outdoor fine art and fine crafts fair now in its 60th year. The Council is a Designated County Partner with the North Carolina Arts Council, administering grants to Henderson County nonprofit arts organizations and regional artists. In addition, the Council serves Henderson County children through the Artists-inSchools program funded in part by Henderson County. The Arts Council also regularly conducts art and architecture tours of downtown Hendersonville. continued on page 50

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After more than five decades, the Art League of Henderson County continues to engage and encourage its nearly 100 members at all skill levels working in all media. ALHC hosts quarterly meetings featuring guest-artist demonstrations or other presentations and arranges gallery space where members may exhibit their work. On the second Sunday of each month beginning in January, then April, July and October, the league hosts a half-hour meet-and-greet appetizer/dessert reception from 1:30 to 2 pm, then a concise business meeting followed by a teaching demonstration by a professional artist or sponsor. ALHC provides educational support to local schools and student artists along with support for the Hendersonville Open Studio Tour and the downtown ArtScape banner project.

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 Dr. Vance Reese serving as their accompanist. Comprised of auditioned singers from Hendersonville, A sheville, Sylva, Brevard and upstate South Carolina, their repertoire includes a mix of classical choral and choral/ symphonic compositions and lighter fare, including popular favorites at their concerts. The Carolina Concert Choir performs a winter concert the first weekend of December and a spring concert the third weekend of April and also periodically performs with the Hendersonville Symphony and Brevard Philharmonic orchestras and at other venues like the Grove Park Inn. The Carolina Concert Choir sponsors the annual All-County Honors chorus for aspiring middle and high school students which concludes Hendersonville Magazine 2019–2020

 Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra performs five concerts a year.

with a concert the third weekend in November. Information about auditions, concert performances and tickets can be found on their website and Facebook page.

HENDERSONVILLE CHORALE hendersonvillechorale.com

This group of 50 to 70 members sings all varieties of music from classics to show tunes. Singers include every age group and skill level. The chorale prides

itself on its welcoming camaraderie and shared love of song. Directed by Michael Stephen Brannon, the chorale prepares and performs two concerts each year in the spring and fall. continued on next page

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

HENDERSONVILLE COMMUNITY BAND PO Box 194, Hendersonville hcbmusic.com

The Hendersonville Community Ba nd ha s been c om m it ted to playing and sharing music with the c o m m u n i t y s i n c e 19 91. HCB consists of 75 amateur and professional musicians of all ages. Under Conductor and 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. HCB also encourages music education through scholarships available to Henderson County music students. HENDERSONVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 317 N Washington Street, Suite 2, Hendersonville 828-697-5884 hendersonvillesymphony.org

Celebrating more than 47 years, the Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra is one of the area's leading cultural

organizations. The orchestra of professional musicians under the direction of Thomas Joiner performs five concerts a year, often featuring guest artists from around the country. Season subscription and single concert tickets are available throughout the season, which runs from September through April. The Hendersonville Symphony considers the musical enrichment and education of young people a major priority. Youth programs include the Hendersonville Symphony Youth Orchestra, Hendersonville Symphony Children’s Choir, Young A rtist Competition, Education Concerts for local, school-aged children and a Youth Scholarship program. Friends of the Hendersonville Symphony, an energetic group of community volunteers, help produce the Symphony’s fundraisers each year. Membership in Friends is open to anyone who has a passion for the organization's mission. HENDERSONVILLE SWING BAND

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This lively 17-piece band has been a musical fixture in Hendersonville for more than 20 years. Staying true to the original masters of swing, the band delights audiences by recreating the magic moments of The Dorsey Brothers, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Count Basie and more. Led by trombonist-conductor Jerry Zink, the band plays benefit concerts several times a year for local service organizations and charities.

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

Viewing films at Lake Pointe Landing’s Smok y Mounta in Theatre, the nonprofit Hendersonville Film Society brings high-quality foreign, private and alternative films to our community every Sunday. The suggested donation is $5 at the door. Membership is encouraged.

HENDERSONVILLE COMMUNITY THEATRE 229 S Washington Street, Hendersonville 828-692-1082 hendersonvilletheatre.org

For more than 50 years, Hendersonville C ommu nit y T heatre (formerly Hendersonville Little Theatre) has been the Official Community Theatre of Hendersonville. The theatre’s purpose is to enrich, stimulate and entertain the

community by providing high quality performing arts experiences and participatory instruction in all phases of theater production. HCT presents a varied season of plays, musicals and performing arts on its two-stage facility. The theatre is run mainly by volunteers and welcomes people with a desire to join their family of dedicated performing art enthusiasts.

THEATRE FLAT ROCK PLAYHOUSE 2661 Greenville Hwy, Flat Rock 828-693-0731 flatrockplayhouse.org

North Carolina’s State Theatre opened its curtains more than 60 years ago in Flat Rock and continues to provide the region with the highest level of professional entertainment. From February through December, 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.

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Time to Play

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

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

PLAYGROUNDS, PARKS AND BALLFIELDS HENDERSON COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION Henderson County Parks & Recreation Department 828-697-4884 hendersoncountync.org/recreation

BLANTYRE PARK 500 Cliff Road, Penrose

This park near the Transylvania County line offers access for paddlers or “floaters” to the French Broad River, a state-designated watercraft trail. DANA COMMUNITY PARK 2879 Upward Road, Flat Rock

The park offers a community building and picnic shelter, both of which are available for rent. The park also has an open field, a walking trail with benches, a playground and a basketball hoop. 54



107 Blue Ridge Road, East Flat Rock

1299 Old Us Hwy 25, Zirconia

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

This park includes walking trails and a playground and covers more than six acres. continued on page 56

ETOWAH PARK 449 Etowah School Road, Etowah

This 18-acre park includes a walking trail, tennis courts, a shelter, picnic tables, a playground, sports fields and a shuffleboard court. JACKSON PARK 801 4th Ave East, Hendersonville

Covering 220 acres, Jackson Park features walking trails, a playground, multi-purpose fields for soccer and events, baseball/softball fields, tennis courts, playgrounds, basketball courts, an off-leash dog area, a disc golf course, a mountain bike skills park and picnic shelters. Throughout the year, the park is a community gathering spot, playing host to numerous special events.

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

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

WESTFELDT PARK 83 Old Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher

Located along the French Broad River, this 15-acre park not far from Asheville Regional Airport offers quiet picnic areas, woodsy walking trails and a boat ramp to the French Broad River for small watercraft. Fishing is also permitted with a state license.

HENDERSONVILLE CITY PARKS HENDERSONVILLE CITY PARKS 828-697-3084 hendersonvillenc.gov/parks-recreation


This 60-acre park features an historic baseball field and pavilions for rent. Berkeley Mills Park joins the Oklawaha Greenway by way of a trail connecting it to the county’s Jackson Park. BOYD PARK Between North Main and Church Streets at Eighth Avenue

This little park at the north end of downtown Hendersonville has two tennis courts and a miniature golf course. The tennis courts were recently renovated with a new asphalt surface with standard tennis court lines, pickleball lines, new lighting and new fencing. 56

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. MEMORIAL PARK Fourth Avenue East and North Grove Street

This city park provides greenspace with benches, picnic tables and a granite memorial near downtown. FOUR SEASONS ROTARY PARK 804 W Allen Street

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

about pool hours, swim lessons and water exercise classes, visit ymcawnc. org/patton-park-and-pool. SULLIVAN PARK On Ashe Street in the Green Meadows subdivision

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

On Lenox Drive near S Whitted St

On Lily Pond Lane off West Allen Street

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

Open April through September, Toms Park is comprised of five acres and has 27 shuffleboard courts, several picnic tables and is adjacent to the Whitmire Activity Building.

PATTON PARK Highway 25 North

The Cit y of Hendersonville is partnering with the Hendersonville Family YMCA to manage Patton Park and Pool except for the skate park for the next several years. Patton Park’s 19 acres include a football field, baseball fields, basketball courts, racquetball courts, a lighted walking trail, two picnic pavilions, gazebos, tennis courts, a children’s playground and an Olympic-size outdoor pool at 114 E Clairmont Drive open Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day. For more

INDOOR RECREATION HENDERSON COUNTY ATHLETICS & ACTIVITY CENTER 708 S Grove Street, Hendersonville 828-697-4884 hendersoncountync.gov/recreation/page/ athletics-activity-center-aac

This indoor facility offers many gymnasium activities and year-round programs for youth, adults and senior citizens including basketball, pickleball and fitness classes. continued on page 58 Hendersonville Magazine 2019–2020


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HENDERSONVILLE FAMILY YMCA 810 W 6th Ave, Hendersonville 828-697-9622 ymcawnc.org/hendersonville

The Hendersonville Family YMCA offers group exercise classes, personal training, swim lessons and other fitness and community-building programs. Membership includes access to amenities that include a wellness center, indoor pool, tennis courts, a cycling studio, an indoor hot tub, sauna and a group exercise studio.

MORE LOCAL PARKS AND GREENWAYS BILL MOORE COMMUNITY PARK 85 Howard Gap Road, Fletcher 828-687-0751 fletchernc.org/departments/ parks-and-recreation

Recognized as one of the best family parks in Western North Carolina, Bill Moore Community Park features playgrounds, 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 Cir, Hendersonville 828-697-4752 facebook.com/ hvilleinclusiveplaygroundproject/

L oc ated on t he grou nd s of 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. JUMP OFF ROCK PARK 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.

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

MORE PLACES TO GET ACTIVE IN HENDERSON COUNTY PLACES TO WALK Blue Ridge Community College Blue Ridge Mall (inside) Bullington Gardens Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site Historic Johnson Farm Main Street Trail Perry N. Rudnick Nature Trail For more ideas, visit visithendersonvillenc.org/ scenic-tourshikes.

HIKING CLUBS AND RESOURCES Carolina Mountain Club carolinamountainclub.org Conserving Carolina conservingcarolina.org High Country Hiker highcountryhikers.org

CYCLING CLUBS AND RESOURCES 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

KATE’S PARK Highway 25 North & Library Road, Fletcher 828-687-0751 fletchernc.org/departments/parks-andrecreation

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


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LAUREL GREEN PARK 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. Inside this perimeter are three distinct circular areas created by meandering walking paths, a pond and a centrally located gazebo.

this park which features open fields, reforestation areas, a variety of flora and fauna, a walking trail that meanders around the perimeter, a welcome center with a community room meeting space, handicapped-accessible restrooms, an open-air pavilion and a playground. 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 park features Rhododendron Lake which was built in 1909 and sometimes known as Laurel Park Lake. The park includes a pedestrian bridge and walking trails. continued on next page

MILLS RIVER PARK 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 pavilion, tennis/pickleball courts, handicapped-accessible fishing pier, and a launch for non-motorized watercraft such as canoes and kayaks. OKLAWAHA GREENWAY TRAIL 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. Built and maintained by a partnership between Henderson County and Hendersonville, 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 that allows for watching and listening to songbirds. THE PARK AT FLAT ROCK 55 Highland Golf Drive, Flat Rock 828-697-8100 flatrockparkfoundation.org

Located in the French Broad watershed on the site of a former golf course, the Village of Flat Rock maintains


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hike through a forest with significant changes in elevation and panoramic views of Hickory Nut Gorge and Bearwallow Mountain.

HIKING, BIKING AND MORE BEARWALLOW MOUNTAIN Off Bearwallow Mountain Road, Hendersonville conservingcarolina.org/bearwallowmountain 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 carpooling. The onemile-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 2.4-mile

DUPONT STATE RECREATIONAL FOREST­ Henderson Co/Transylvania Co Line 828-877-6527 ncforestservice.gov/Contacts/dsf.htm dupontforest.com

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

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mountain lakes can be found along the trails. The forest has approximately 80 miles of roads and trails open to hiking, biking and horseback riding. Visitor parking is available in six access areas located around the perimeter of the forest. Interior forest roads are not open to motorized vehicles. As part of the NC Wildlife Resources Commission’s Game Lands program, parts of the forest are open to deer, turkey and small game hunting on certain days and by permit only. For fishing, DuPont features impoundments, warm-water streams and cold-water streams. A state fishing license is required. For more information about hunting or fishing, visit ncwildlife.org or call 919707-0010. DuPont State Recreational Forest is open year-round during daylight hours. There is no public camping. Support for the forest also comes from the Friends of DuPont Forest, a nonprof it membership organization dedicated to the forest’s preservation. HOLMES EDUCATIONAL STATE FOREST 1299 Crab Creek Road, Hendersonville 9 am to 5 pm, Tue–Fri 10 am to 6 pm, Sat & Sun Open from mid-March through the Friday before Thanksgiving 828-692-0100 ncesf.org/holmes.html

Holmes Educational State Forest features five miles of well-tended trails that vary in length and difficulty. The trails showcase a variety of native trees marked for identification and 125 varieties of wildflowers. Displays and self-guided tours teach about nature, ecology and forest management. Along the unique, easy, half-mile “Talking Tree Trail,” the trees themselves tell passersby why their type of tree is important to the forest. Amenities include picnic shelters that can be reserved and picnic areas that can be used by people using wheelchairs. continued on page 62

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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

 Holmes State Forest has five miles of welltended trails that vary in length and difficulty.

UPPER HICKORY NUT GORGE TRAILHEAD 3836 Gerton Hwy, Gerton 828-697-5777 conservingcarolina.org/ hickory-nut-gorge-trail conservingcarolina.org/ florence-nature-preserve hendersoncountync.gov/recreation/page/ upper-hickory-nut-gorge-trailhead

Located on Highway 74 in the northeastern corner of Henderson County, this property is a trail access

Find out about area dog parks by turning to the Pets section on page 68.



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

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

Visitors and residents not only for them but

alike find that Hendersonville is a welcoming place also for their animal companions.

Any day along the streets of downtown, people can be seen strolling with their dogs and relaxing with their fourlegged friends outside at restaurants, coffeehouses and breweries.

For the comfort and sa animals and to help keep fet y of downtown Hendersonville enjoyable for everyone, the city requires that pet owners keep pets leashed and under control and that they clean up and dispose of pet waste. 68


Hendersonville hosts downtown community celebrations throughout the year. At the majority of these events – such as Garden Jubilee, Rhythm and Brews concerts the May to September, the summer from Street Dances, the Music on Main series and the North Carolina Apple during Labor Day weekend Festival – pets are not allowed.

At the Tails in Town event, however, dog lovers and their furry friends take center stage and are encouraged to attend. The summer celebration in the Historic Seventh Avenue District includes exhibitors, vendors, dog cooling stations and educational sessions. For more about how Hendersonville pet-friendly, go to visithendersonvillencis . org/pet-friendly. Hendersonville Magazine


3823 Gerton Hwy, Gerton 828-697-5777 conservingcarolina.org/ bearwallow-mountain visithendersonvillenc.org/scenic-tourshikes


Formerly k now n a s t he Lit t le Bearwallow Falls Trail, Wildcat Rock Trail is a strenuous out-andback 3-mile hike (6 miles totally) 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.

The recreational opportunities available to residents of Henderson County are not limited to inside the county line. The Biltmore Estate, Chimney Rock Park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Lake Lure, The North Carolina Arboretum, Pisgah National Forest and Nantahala National Forest and the Blue Ridge Parkway attract visitors from all over the world and are easy day trips from Henderson County.

Looking to Get Active? Get into Cycling By Dr. Thomas Starnes

With an abundance of parks, roads and trails, Hendersonville offers a variety of opportunities for cyclists of all skill levels. Here are two reasons to take up this sport. It’s great for your muscles and for your heart Cycling is an excellent form of exercise, because it requires and improves both muscular and cardiovascular fitness. In general, muscular strength from the legs is needed to turn the cranks, and a healthy cardiovascular system is needed to supply the blood flow to the leg muscles to make that happen. The nice


thing is, our bodies can adapt and improve over time to allow us to undertake progressively more strenuous exercise. It’s good for your mental health There is a correlation between good mental health and exercise. Our brains release chemicals called endorphins when we exercise – the chemical signal responsible for what is commonly known as the runner’s high. I think cycling among natural beauty in particular can hold some unique benefits for mental health – and we can all benefit from escaping our offices and cubicles to breathe some fresh air!

Dr. Thomas Starnes is a board-certified primary care sports medicine physician at Mission Orthopedics and Spine of Hendersonville. He provides nonsurgical care for sports injuries and joint pain, welcomes walk-in visits and offers weekend hours. Mission Orthopedics and Spine of Hendersonville 2315 Asheville Highway, Suite 30 Hendersonville, NC 28791 828-782-9393 missionhealth.org/orthopedics

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Golfers Paradise

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

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 800-238-5795 broadmoorlinks.com

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

fairways and lots of water, this course can offer challenging play. Broadmoor Golf Links is designed to be enjoyed in four hours whether riding or walking. Tees measure from 5,600 to more than 7,000 yards. The clubhouse features a restaurant and grill room. Lessons are available. Broadmoor Golf Links is located off I-26 at exit 40.

CROOKED CREEK GOLF CLUB 828-692-2011 crookedcreekhendersonville.com

Open to the public year-round, this 18-hole, 6,741-yard, par-72, championship course was established in 1968 and is located just one and a half miles from downtown Hendersonville in the Crooked Creek Community off Kanuga Road. continued on next page




 The clubhouse at Champion Hills

ETOWAH VALLEY GOLF & RESORT 828-891-7022 etowahvalley.com

Designed by Edmund B. Ault, this 27-hole, championship course offers mountain views, lighted putting greens and a driving range, pro shop, clubhouse, restaurant, lounge, a heated swimming pool, tennis courts, lodging and lessons. Five sets of tees accommodate all levels of golfers. Etowah Valley is at 470 Brickyard Road off Hwy 64, eight miles west of Hendersonville. ORCHARD TRACE GOLF CLUB 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 64

and bentgrass greens. Its hilly terrain – with a small lake and two creeks­– offers 2,450 yards of play year-round. Orchard Trace is at 3389 Sugarloaf Road, three and a half miles east of Hendersonville.


Master golf architect Tom Fazio designed Champion Hills as his Mountain Masterpiece. This 18-hole, 6,527-yard, par-71 course is ranked by Golf Digest as the #1 private, year-round course in Western North Carolina. Champion Hills is at 1 Hagen Drive, four miles from Hendersonville. continued on page 66

 A view of the 18th fairway at Cummings Cove

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Just four miles south ofof downtown Hendersonville Just four miles south downtown Hendersonville you’ll find the historic charm of yesterday with all the exciting amenities of today. you’ll find the historic charm of yesterday with all the exciting amenities of today.

• Historic mansion clubhouse • • Historic mansion clubhouse • • 18 hole Joe Lee designed golf course • • 18 hole Joe Lee designed golf course • • Hard and soft-surface tennis courts • • Hard and soft-surface tennis courts • • Indoor and outdoor heated pools • • Indoor and outdoor heated pools • • State-of-the-art fitness center • • State-of-the-art fitness center • • Vacation Rentals • Vacation Rentals New offering of homesites with long-range New offering of homesites with long-range mountain views and new offering of mountain mountain views and new offering of the mountain craftsman cottage homes starting in mid $400’s. craftsman cottage homes starting in the mid $400’s.

Large banquet facility Large banquet facility Fine dining and casual dining opportunities Fine dining and casual dining opportunities Numerous social activities Numerous social activities On-site sales team On-site sales team Property offerings include condominiums, Property offerings condominiums, villas, single familyinclude homesites and homes villas, single family homesites and homes

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

Short-term vacation rental properties are available and offer a great way to get to know Kenmure. rental properties are available and offer a great way to get to know Kenmure.

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GOLF CUMMINGS COVE GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB 828-891-9412 cummingscove.com

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

HIGH VISTA GOLF CLUB 828-891-1986 highvistagolf.com

Set on scenic Chestnut Top Mountain, High Vista boa sts a n 18-hole, championship course designed by Tom Jackson. The course’s many elevation changes make for challenging play for golfers at all levels. High Vista has full clubhouse facilities and public tee times are available. High Vista is at 88 Country Club Road off Hwy 191 in Mills River. KENMURE COUNTRY CLUB


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Located in historic Flat Rock on 100 Clubhouse Drive, the centerpiece of the development is a private 18-hole, traditional 6,509-yard, par-72 course designed by Joe Lee which sports beautifully sculpted greens with bentgrass greens as well as bentgrass fairways and tees. Whether riding or walking, the course set-up – which consists of five sets of tees – offers a challenging yet fun golf experience.

Designed by Donald Ross, this private, 18-hole, 6,523-yard, par-70, championship course at 1860 Hebron Road is just minutes from downtown Hendersonville. The club also boasts two practice greens, a short game green and a driving range.


 The antebellum clubhouse at Kenmure

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

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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.

Just 8 miles west of Downtown Hendersonville on Hwy. 64 and 15 minutes south of the Asheville Airport!




Pets can frolic freely at the

Henderson County – A Welcoming Place for Pets and Their People

dog park at Mills River Park.

Visitors and residents alike find that Hendersonville is a welcoming place not only for them but also for their animal companions. Any day along the streets of downtown, people can be seen strolling with their dogs and relaxing with their fourlegged friends outside at restaurants, coffeehouses and breweries. For the comfort and sa fet y of animals and to help keep downtown Hendersonville enjoyable for everyone, the city requires that pet owners keep pets leashed and under control and that they clean up and dispose of pet waste. 68


Hendersonville hosts downtown community celebrations throughout the year. At the majority of these events – such as Garden Jubilee, the Rhythm and Brews concerts from May to September, the summer Street Dances, the Music on Main series and the North Carolina Apple Festival during Labor Day weekend – pets are not allowed.

At the Tails in Town event, however, dog lovers and their furry friends take center stage and are encouraged to attend. The summer celebration in the Historic Seventh Avenue District includes exhibitors, vendors, dog cooling stations and educational sessions. For more about how Hendersonville is pet-friendly, go to visithendersonvillenc. org/pet-friendly. Hendersonville Magazine 2019–2020


Pets are welcome at public parks throughout Hendersonville and Henderson County. In the interest of safety and sanitation, pet owners need to keep them leashed and clean up after them. Hendersonville also has a park specifically for dogs – Pets' Own Place on Seventh Avenue. This fenced dog park at 1019 Seventh Avenue East has two separate sections for small and large dogs. The park is across Mud Creek at the Oklawaha Greenway trailhead and has a waste bag dispenser, a trash receptacle and a water spigot. Throughout Henderson County, there are several other dog parks: Jackson Park at 4th Ave. East in Hendersonville features an off-leash dog area. Managed by the Henderson County Parks & Recreation Dept., Jackson Park has 212 acres of land that includes many walking trails. Bill Moore Community Park (formerly known as Fletcher Community Park) includes a dog park. Operated by The Town of Fletcher, Bill Moore Community Park is made up 75 acres that also include walking trails and access to Cane Creek. Mills River Park features a dog park. The 50-acre Mills River Park also includes a multi-use trail and a canoe and kayak launch on the Mills River.

Forest and Nantahala National Forest. Pet owners must crate, cage or restrain their pets on leashes not exceeding six feet or otherwise physically confine their pets at all times. Other than guide dogs accompanying people with visual or hearing impairments, pets are not permitted in public buildings in national forests.


Based in Hendersonville and serving all of Henderson County, the Blue Ridge Humane Society is a nonprofit animal welfare organization and limited admission shelter. At its Adoption Center at 88 Centipede Lane in Hendersonville, residents can adopt continued on next page

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Hendersonville is not far from such state parks and forests as DuPont State Recreational Forest­ , Holmes Educational State Forest and Chimney Rock State Park. Pets are allowed in North Carolina State Parks and State Forests as long as they are on an attended leash no longer than six feet and are under the constant control of the owner. With the exception of service animals for people with disabilities, pets are not allowed in public buildings in state parks or state forests. Henderson County residents also enjoy regional hiking and camping with their pets in Pisgah National HendersonvilleMagazine.com

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Sanctuary Brewing Company and Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards are two of several local pet-friendly establishments.

dogs, cats and other animals. Adoption fees include spaying or neutering, vaccinations, a veterinarian exam, de-worming, a heartworm test for dogs over six months old and preventative treatment, feline leukemia and FIV tests for cats and kittens, a month of pet insurance and a starter bag of food. Blue Ridge Humane Society also offers free-to-low-cost spay and neuter options, low-cost vaccination clinics, pet food assistance and veterinary cost assistance for residents in economic distress, re-homing listings, animal behavior training, education and outreach, and volunteer opportunities. Learn more at blueridgehumane.org or by calling 828- ­685-­7107. The Henderson County Animal Services 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-cruelt y measures. The Center is at 828 Stoney Mountain Road in Hendersonville. Vi sit he nd e r s onc ou nt y nc .g ov/ animalservices or call 828-697-4723 for more information. NORTH CAROLINA LAW PROTECTS PETS IN VEHICLES

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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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Puppy Coach private training for housebreaking, gentle socialization, good manners, functional puppy obedience and puppy playdates.

Adolescent Survival targeted workshops for help during your dog’s unruly “teenage” stage. Obedience Training for adult dogs beginner through advanced including AKC Canine Good Citizen preparation and testing. Certified Behavior Consulting resolution of complex behavior issues such as fear, reactivity, aggression and separation anxiety.

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Our staff of professional groomers represent over 55 years of combined experience. We focus on providing a low stress, safe and comfortable environment for your pet while in our care. All dogs are welcome! Grooming appointments available Tuesday-Saturday 8:30 am-5 pm. Early drop off time upon request. Doggy Daycare hours Monday-Friday 7:30 am-6:30 pm. Please call for an appointment.

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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.

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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 our 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 80. Henderson County offers choice residential communities designed to permanently preserve the natural beauty of the land and the greenness of the area. HIGHLAND LAKE is located on 200 acres, two miles from downtown Flat Rock. Three distinct neighborhoods offer primary or second homes, vacation rental homes and immediate occupancy resale homes with on-site real estate and property management. Recognized as one of the Top Ten Most Walkable Communities in America, 72

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 choice golfing communities. CHAMPION HILLS is a top-ranked, year-round golf club located just 5 miles from downtown 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, the perfect place to build 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 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 lso a gated golf community located just four miles from downtown in Flat Rock. An historic antebellum mansion serves as a grand clubhouse with a restaurant. Residents also enjoy indoor and outdoor continued on page 76 Hendersonville Magazine 2019–2020

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

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With stunning views toward Chimney Rock Park and Lake Lure, Bill’s Mountain offers acre-plus homesites, and exquisitely appointed homes and condos. • Homesites from the $40’s • Tennis Courts • Condos from the mid $200’s • Swimming Pool • Homes from $375,000 • Walking Trails • Clubhouse with Fitness Center • Gated Entrance Directions: From Downtown Hendersonville, take Hwy. 64 East towards Lake Lure. Turn Right onto 64/74A. Continue 10 miles through Chimney Rock and Lake Lure. Turn left at Bill’s Creek Road. Entrance on right in 1 mile.

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heated pools, hard and soft-surface tennis courts and a fitness center. The community offers homesites for custom single-family homes, freestanding villas and condominiums and new mountain craftsman cottages. Great recreational amenities are not exclusive to golf communities. VISTA AT BLACKSMITH RUN , located

just five miles east of I-26 on Chimney Rock Road, has striking long range

views while situated on rolling hills, making walking easy and gardening a pleasure. This gated community offers a clubhouse, pool, fitness room and fishing pier. VISTA AT BILL’S MOUNTAIN , located in nearby Lake Lure 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 help sort through it all, visit the Hendersonville Board of Realtors® website hbor-nc.com and enlist the services of one of Henderson County’s many real estate agents. Both national and local agencies are here, fully licensed with both buyer brokers and selling brokers. They can help find the perfect place to live or to build a dream home here in Henderson County.

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Your Retirement Your Way

 The Legacy at Mills River, opening in 2021, will be a new continuing care retirement community.

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

make Henderson County a haven for a variety of outdoor fun, including outstanding golf. To complement this wide range of lifestyles and every stage of retirement, Henderson County is home to a large assortment of housing options for retirees – including an ample number of adult communities. Some communities offer both single-family and attached homes with the convenience of onelevel living. Most, but not all, are condominium operated and provide all exterior and grounds maintenance

for a monthly fee. Most retirement communities also include emergency call systems and 24-hour security. CAROLINA VILLAGE in Hendersonville is a Life Plan Community offering independent living, assisted living and skilled care all on the same campus. A one-time entrance fee provides residents with a place to live that guarantees they will be taken care of for life, with access to long-term care in the assisted living or skilled nursing area if the need arises. The monthly continued on page 82


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

fee varies with the size of apartment or cottage the resident chooses and includes an impressive array of services, amenities, dining options and utilities, as well as social, educational, wellness and fitness programs. The monthly fee doesn’t change when you access additional levels of care. FLETCHER PARK INN , an age 55 and older adult Christian retirement community in Hendersonville, offers a variety of independent lifestyle options: villa homes and studio, one- or twobedroom apartments. Residents enjoy an alcohol-free and tobacco-free campus conveniently located across the street from 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 82

and experienced staff. Residents enjoy the convenience of restaurantst yle dining, housekeeping and transportation services among many other benefits. Heritage Hills offers a variety of floor plans. Residents pay a monthly fee that includes such on-site amenities as a hair salon/barber shop, a library/reading room, an arts and crafts hobby room, a game room with billiards and bar, a computer center with Internet access and walking paths. L A K E P O I N T E L A N D I N G w it h its adjacent Life Care Center of Hendersonville offers several levels of care on one ca mpus. 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-living rental apartments. The Bridge at Lake Pointe Landing offers assisted living services. Intermediate and skilled nursing care for rehabilitation or long-term care are available at the adjacent Life Care Center of Hendersonville.

LEGACY AT MILLS RIVER is a new proposed continuing care retirement community with an innovative, forward-thinking approach to senior living. Opening in 2021, Legacy is now accepting pre-construction reservation deposits for residents to reserve their homes. Legacy aims to advance the concept of senior living through its “Equity Model” – giving its residents the option to not only live in their own home, but to own it – in turn creating “next generation retirement living.” Life at Legacy will include a continuum of care with assisted living and nursing options, a physician-staffed health and wellness center, transportation services, 24-hour security, picturesque walking trails and more. As a premier retirement destination, Henderson County offers not only exceptional living choices but also a great range of services and activities to enhance retirement.


Celebrating 50 years of service in Henderson County, the Council on Aging continues to engage, connect and support adults in our community as we age. This mission is achieved through programs such as Meals on Wheels, Liquid Nutrition, Caregiver Services, Congregate Nutrition at the Sammy Williams Center and Resource Coordination. In addition, the agency operates two thrift stores which provide valuable financial support. SAMMY WILLIAMS CENTER FOR ACTIVE LIVING “Lunch at the Sammy” 301 N Justice Street 828-692-3320 coahc.org

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

Living in downtown Hendersonville, the program is open from 9 am to 1 pm, Monday through Friday with lunch served around 11:45 am. In addition to a meal and socializing, members can participate in fitness classes, bingo, crafts, celebrations and other special programming. “Lunch at the Sammy” membership is available to Henderson County residents who are 60 years of age and older for no charge. Voluntary contributions are encouraged to help cover the cost of the program. Apple Country Public Transit provides limited transportation to the center within the service area. Walk-ins are welcome.

MILLS RIVER LIFE ENRICHMENT CENTER United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall 137 Old Turnpike Road, Mills River 828-808-5581 millsriverumc.org/mills-river-lifeenrichment-center-mrlec

Each Thursday, Mills River Life Enrichment Center offers senior adults a place for fellowship and to enjoy a wide range of programs from talks on healthy aging to entertainment. A meal is served following each program. MRLEC is a non-denominational outreach ministry of the Mills River United Methodist Church. Lunch reservations are required. MOUNTAINCARE ADULT DAY SERVICES 114 College Drive, Flat Rock 828-697-7070 mountaincareservices.org

 Fletcher Park Inn offers a variety of independent lifestyle options.


MountainCare Adult Day Services offers a safe and enjoyable 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 who monitor conditions, safely administer medications, provide nutritious meals and offer meaningful activities that

stimulate mind, body and spirit. Offering a high quality, affordable program for adults with impairments, this center is open from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday. MountainCare Adult Day Services is an award-winning member of the North Carolina Adult Day Services Association.


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 U.S, international and Appalachian history, current affairs, technology, literature and more. The program also hosts occasional brown bag lunches on various topics and has launched a new series called “For Your Health” which brings in various medical professionals to discuss topics related to healthy aging. BRCLL’s EdVentures (Educational Adventures) program sponsors motor coach trips to local and regional places of interest and self-drive trips to tour local industries. For BRCLL’s schedule of classes and events, visit brcll.com or call 828694-1740. continued on page 86 Hendersonville Magazine 2019–2020


Here, in this sustainably-designed Continuing Care Retirement Community, you’ll be the architect of your own retirement. Our equity model allows every Legacy member to own their home outright. It’s yours to design. Yours to live in. And yours to keep, sell, or pass along to the next generation. With a lifestyle of luxury set in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the care you need for a rich, full life, and no waiting list, don’t just plan your life in retirement — own it.

T O AT T E N D A N U P C O M I N G I N F O R M AT I O N S E S S I O N O R S C H E D U L E A P R I VAT E P R E V I E W, PLEASE CALL 828.348.7042.

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A program of Western Carolina University (WCU), LIFE@ offers noncredit classes for adults 50 years old and older. Courses range in topics from history and culture to health and science to geopolitical and legal issues. Current and retired WCU faculty, as well as other experts in their fields,

teach classes. Membership in the program includes 24 weekly sessions from September through April. Lectures are from 10 am to noon on Tuesdays at the Cullowhee campus and on Thursdays at the Biltmore Park instructional site. Visit life.wcu. edu or call 828-227-7397 for more information and class schedules.

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Aging Resources is your one-stop resource for everything you need to manage the many issues of aging and caregiving of the elderly in Western North Carolina. Within its pages, you’ll find concise, up-todate 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.





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Convenient and MOST affordable ... Fletcher Park Inn is a Christian Independent Retirement Community offering services that you won’t find anywhere else. Our alcohol/tobacco free campus is right across the street from AdventHealth Hendersonville a 103-bed hospital and physicians' office complex. • Daily vegetarian lunch buffet with vegan and meat options; complimentary light soup and bread supper available Monday through Friday • P  lanned activities and excursions; scheduled transportation to shopping, errands and medical appointments

Call to Schedule Your Personal Tour and Lunch! 828-209-6930 or 800-249-2882

• Wireless emergency call system • Aquatics/fitness center across the street • Spacious apartments or villa homes with garages

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A nationally acclaimed learning program for older adults, the Osher Lifelong Learning Center at UNCA she v i l le of fer s oppor t u n it ie s 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, OLLI’s programming includes intellectual and cultural pursuits as well as social, physical and practical 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. To find out more and get involved, visit olliasheville.com or call 828-251-6140.

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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-of-the-art surgical care and fullservice orthopedic care. The health care system is the only in Western North Carolina to hold 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. Technological advances at AdventHealth Hendersonville include the nanoLOCKTM spine implant, MisonixTM Ultrasonic Spinal Surgery, the Pro-Axis Spine Table and NavioTM robotic-assisted knee replacement procedures. PARDEE UNC HEALTH CARE 828-696-1000 pardeehospital.org

Superior Healthcare is Right Here

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For a community our size, Henderson County enjoys many healthcare options and 911 emergency service is available throughout the county.

HOSPITAL CARE Henderson County is served by t wo hospita ls – AdventHea lt h Hendersonville and Pardee UNC Hea lt h Ca re. Bot h of fer f u lly modern facilities and state-of-theart procedures, including 24-hour emergency services. AdventHealth Hendersonville is accredited by The Joint Commission. Pardee UNC Health Care is accredited by DNV. 88

ADVENTHEALTH HENDERSONVILLE 855-774-5433 adventhealth.com/hospital/adventhealthhendersonville

A dvent He a lt h Hender sonv i l le, formerly Park Ridge Health, has a history that dates back to 1910. As the only faith-based health care system in Western North Carolina, AdventHealth Hendersonville’s network of primary and specialty care physicians and providers offer whole-person care – for body, mind and spirit – to people

Pardee Hospital is a not-for-profit, nationally recognized community hospital managed by UNC Health Care. The 222-bed hospital has served the area since 1913. The hospital’s medical staff represents more than 40 specialties, including oncology, cardiology, orthopedic surgery, general surgery, weight loss surgery, sports medicine, pulmonology, women’s health, family medicine, internal medicine, diabetes care, rheumatology, neurology and more. Pardee has multiple facilities separate from its main campus throughout Henderson County, south Buncombe County and Hay wood Count y, ma k ing health care even more accessible and convenient. These locations include a state-of-the-art cancer center, a comprehensive physician practice network, three urgent care locations, three rehabilitation and wellness centers and five orthopedic clinics. As Henderson County’s second-largest employer, Pardee has more than 1,400 employees and offers business health services to a variety of industries throughout the region. Pardee has been honored with numerous national awards and accreditations for patient Hendersonville Magazine 2019–2020

safety, service, quality and value by well-known organizations, including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare, Healthgrades, The Leapfrog Group, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Healogics, the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer, the American College of Radiology and the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.


For 40 years, Four Seasons has been providing compassionate and professional care for people facing serious illness in Western North Carolina. Four Seasons’ dedicated

team of healthcare professionals, social workers, spiritual-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. A local, independent, nonprofit organization, Four Seasons is deeply committed to serving the community through providing support and care to anyone in need.

HEALTH CENTERS Three other healthcare centers – Blue Ridge Health, The Free Clinics and the Henderson County Department of Public Health – are dedicated to providing care for low-income, underinsured and uninsured people. However, the Health Department and Blue Ridge Health serve many fully insured patients as well. AdventHealth Hendersonville,

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Every Moment Matters. When living with a serious illness, Four Seasons helps you make the most of each moment and feel better doing it. Care Navigation Home Care Palliative Care Hospice Care Bereavement Support Clinical Research

(866) 466.9734 FourSeasonsCFL.org




BLUE RIDGE HEALTH 828-692-4289 brchs.com

Blue Ridge Health is a patientcentered medical home, delivering comprehensive, quality healthcare for thousands across WNC each year. Practices offer family medicine, pediatrics, pregnancy care, school health, dental, counseling, psychiatry and discount pharmacy services. All insurance is accepted with care offered on a sliding fee discount for those who qualify. No one is turned away for an inability to pay or lack of health coverage. The organization operates several practices in Hendersonville, including the medical and dental practice on Chimney Rock Road, a practice on Justice Street, Rainbow Pediatrics, Seventh Avenue and five School-Based Health Centers. Practices are also located in Buncombe, Transylvania, Polk, Rutherford, Jackson and Haywood Counties. THE FREE CLINICS 828-697-8422 thefreeclinics.org

The Free Clinics provides highquality care for the community’s most vulnerable—those who are uninsured and low-income. Working with more than 170 clinical, social and community service partners and nearly 240 volunteers, TFC offers a walk-in clinic for acute concerns; case management, diagnostic testing and referral services for psychiatric health, diabetes and other chronic diagnoses; a full pharmacy; and a number of community programs that address non-medical barriers to health. HENDERSON COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH 828-692-4223 hendersoncountync.gov/health

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Henderson County Sheriff’s Office 100 N Grove Street, Hendersonville 828-697-4596

828-693-4223 | stgerardhouse.org

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

MEDICAL LOAN CLOSET OF HENDERSON COUNTY 1225 Seventh Ave East 828-692-9005 | medicalloancloset.org

For more than 50 years, Medical Loan Closet of Henderson County has been providing low-cost loans of a durable medical equipment to a growing number of Henderson County residents in need. The Medical Loan Closet offers a vast array of equipment including wheelchairs, walkers, beds, knee scooters, shower seats and tub transfer benches, all of which can be loaned 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.

St. Gerard House is a nonprofit therapeutic center offering evidencebased treatment for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), learning disabilities, developmental delays and similar needs. Training, consultation and support for families, educators, institutions and others involved with treatment is also available. The Grotto Therapeutic Center offers intensive one-on-one instruction based on applied behavior analysis (ABA) for children from 2½ to 21 years old. For children and teenagers, The Connect Drama club is a summer day program for building social skills tools. For teens and young adults, the Feed the Need Program offers pre-vocational services through gardening, culinary and arts classes. Monthly Family Group Nights are open to all families caring for children with any special need. These events provide parents with information, resources and support and the entire family is encouraged to attend. Childcare is available, as well as sibling support groups.

THRIVE 828-697-1581 | thrive4health.org

Thrive focuses on assisting 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 offers prevocational work-ordered day programming on weekdays, social and recreational programming on evenings and weekends and individualized 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.

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18 years old, and Women, Infants and Children (WIC), which provides food to low-to-moderate-income pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants and children until the age of five. Spanish language services are provided. An income-based sliding fee scale is offered. Medicaid and some insurance plans are accepted. Pardee Urgent Care - Mills River

including foreign travel vaccinations, prenatal and postpartum care, a teen wellness clinic, family planning, communicable disease control such as sexually transmitted disease testing and counseling and tuberculosis control. A breast and cervical cancer screening program is offered for women ages 50-64. Education in child passenger safety and a Quit Tobacco series are offered. The nutrition section oversees breastfeeding support, a weight management program called KidFit for children and teens two to

REGIONAL HEALTH CENTERS Henderson County residents also enjoy close proximity to other major healthcare institutions. Less than 30 minutes away in Asheville, Mission Health offers a wide range of health services and hospital care, as well as a medical helicopter, MAMA – Mountain Area Medical Airlift. Learn more at missionhealth.org. Just east of Asheville in Oteen is the Charles George VA Medical Center, a federal veterans’ hospital. More information can be found at asheville.va.gov.

GUIDE TO HEALTHCARE IN THE REGION For more information on healthcare and healthcare practitioners in the area, pick up a free copy of Healthcare Resources at the Visitor Center or many local businesses and doctors’ offices. Read it online at healthcareresourceswnc.com.

Three top university hospitals also are within several hours of Hendersonville – Duke Universit y Hospital in Durham (dukehealth.org/hospitals/ duke-universit y-hospita l), Wa ke Forest Baptist Health in WinstonSalem (wakehealth.edu) and UNC Medical Center at Chapel Hill (uncmedicalcenter.org/uncmc).

HERE FOR YOU. RIGHT HERE IN WESTERN NC. Think of your primary care provider as the #1 partner in your health and wellness. For minor sniffles and coughs to routine screenings to more serious illnesses like heart disease, our neighborhood locations and providers offer quick appointments, often on the same day. That means you can get in, out, and back to whatever puts a smile on your face.





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

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 many private and publicly funded child care centers operate throughout the county. For more information and a current list of child care options in Henderson County, contact Mountain Child Care Connections at 877-7525955 or visit the NC Division of Child Development and Early Education at ncchildcare.ncdhhs.gov. 92

HENDERSON COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS 828-697-4733 hendersoncountypublicschoolsnc.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 by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The Career Academy and the Early College (together, the Innovative High Schools) are housed in the Molly A. Parkhill Building on the

Blue Ridge Community College campus. The Career Academy offers Art, Automotive, Business & Finance, Fire Fighting, Food Service and Mechatronics academies to high school students pursuing direct, specific career goals unavailable in a traditional high school setting. The Early College gives many first-generation college students the opportunity to complete high school and college coursework through Blue Ridge Community College in five years and graduate with both a high school diploma and an associate’s degree. The system is the second largest in the Western North Carolina region and 27th largest in the state, serving more than 13,500 children with a staff of more than 3,000 instructional and non-instructional employees. Twenty-one of the schools operate on a traditional schedule of four nineweek grading periods. Bruce Drysdale Elementar y and Hendersonville Elementary operate on a flex schedule of four nine-week grading periods with three-week inter-sessions. North Carolina legislation requires that schools begin no sooner than the Monday closest to Aug. 26 and end no later than the Friday closest to June 11. HCPS is consistently rated among the best in the state for academic excellence. In 2018, HCPS ranked 11th out of 115 public school districts in North Carolina for its overall proficiency. The system has a total of 191 National Board Certified Teachers. The mean Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) score of Henderson County students for 2018 was 1124 – 75 points above the US average. HCPS had a 2018 four-year cohort graduation rate of 91.4 percent, exceeding the state’s rate by 5.1 percentage points. All four middle schools are designated as “Schools to Watch” by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform, and eight schools (seven elementary and one high) implement Franklin Covey’s The Leader in Me school-wide model. continued on page 94 Hendersonville Magazine 2019–2020

When you think of Blue Ridge Community College,

what comes to mind? A welcome campus in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Affordable, high-quality degrees, diplomas, certificates, and online courses. Customized trainings. Robust and flexible continuing education programs.

All of this, and more, is Blue Ridge Community College. We prepare students for 21st century success in the workforce or at four-year colleges and universities.



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

PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS Henderson County also has two public, tuition-free charter schools – FernLeaf Community Charter School in Fletcher and The Mountain Community School in Hendersonville. FernLeaf Community Charter School in Fletcher moves beyond traditional classroom based instruction by employing a rich and varied projectbased experiential learning model that brings the curriculum to life for students, teachers and the community. Founded by area educators, the school seeks to foster a rich learning environment that engages students and helps them develop into compassionate, thoughtful human beings as they grow and achieve academically. For more information, call 828-684-3645 or visit fernleafccs.org. The Mountain Community School i n Hender sonv i l le de f i ne s it s mission as fostering respect for all while instilling a lifelong love of le a rn i ng. T he Mou nt a i n Community School is a charter school that offers a rigorous curricular experience based on an expeditionary model of learning in grades K-8. 94

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PRIVATE SCHOOLS In addition to fine public schools, Henderson County has several private schools. Captain Gilmer Christian School in Fletcher offers instruction for grades pre-K through 8th grade and serves as the primary school for Fletcher Academy. The Academy provides a general college preparatory work/study program for day students and boarding students in grades 9 to 12. Both schools are Seventh-day Adventist. For more information, call Captain Gilmer Christian School at 828-684-8221 or visit captaingilmer.com, or call Fletcher Academy at 828-209-6800 or visit fletcheracademy.com. 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

Immaculata Catholic School in Hendersonville provides academic and religious instruction for preschool through 8th grade, integrating Roman Catholic tradition into a comprehensive instructional program. For more information, call 828-693-3277 or visit immac.org. Veritas Christian Academy in Fletcher is an independent, co-educational, PreK-12, college preparatory 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. Veritas’ academic program is enhanced by a new Center for Nature Studies, a fine arts program, an athletics department and an assortment of electives and extracurricular activities. For more information about Veritas, call 828-681-0546 or visit veritasnc. org.

HOMESCHOOLING Homeschooling is also an option for North Carolina parents and children. Resources include the NC Division of Non-Public Education at ncadmin.nc.gov/citizens/homeschool-information, North Carolinians for Home Education at nche.com, the Henderson County Homeschool Association at homeschool-life.com/ nc/hcha and Classical Scholars at classicalscholarshomeschool.com.


Blue Ridge Community College is a two-year, post-secondary institution that elevates the educational experience to prepare students for 21st-century success in the work force 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 Hendersonville Magazine 2019–2020

courses; and fast-tracked job training in five semesters or less. Blue Ridge’s faculty develop and teach programs that provide real-life practice, meet the needs of employers and lead to wellpaying careers. Blue Ridge graduates are also eligible to transfer to any of North Carolina’s 18 public colleges and universities. Blue Ridge helps students overcome financial obstacles by offering more than 800 scholarship opportunities through the College’s Educational Foundation. Additionally, Blue Ridge Community College provides robust and flexible continuing education programs that provide pathways to success for students of all ages to further their education, start a new career or enrich their skill set. Blue Ridge strives to connect students with area employers through services such as the Small Business Center and NCWorks Career Center.

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

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

they practice. Students benefit from comprehensive didactic instruction aligned with the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants blueprint for each semester, as well as a culture of learning through sharing information gained through practice among clinical year students. The PA studies program is integrated with local hospitals and healthcare providers. T he school ’s he a lt h- educ at ion 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. MARS HILL UNIVERSITY 828-689-1166 mhu.edu

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GO TO THE NEXT LEVEL “Montreat College has truly prepared me for the professional world, giving me the foundation and knowledge I need in order to enter the psychology field with confidence.” – Stephanie Trantham, B.S. Psychology & Human Services Undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs are available in Asheville, Charlotte, Morganton, and online.

Call 828-667-5044 or visit montreat.edu/Hendersonville

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

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


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delivered excellent faith-based adult education that equips students with the real-world skills and experiences needed to advance their careers, achieve success and become leaders in their field. Montreat College students have gone on to become leading executives, business owners and managers, licensed clinical counselors and cybersecurity professionals. With undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs in business, management, marketing, cybersecurity, criminal justice, counseling and more, Montreat College’s School of Adult and Graduate Studies offers convenient scheduling online or at campus locations in Asheville, Charlotte and Morganton. UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT ASHEVILLE 828-251-6600 unca.edu

UNC Asheville transforms lives through education, offering a preeminent undergraduate education as well as specialized graduate degrees and certif icate programs. With 3,800 students and more than 30 undergraduate majors and a Master of Liberal Arts and Sciences degree, UNC Asheville encourages students to take part in a nationally acclaimed undergraduate research program and participate in interdisciplinary learning. From internships and h a nd s - on pr oje c t s , i nc lu d i n g detailed design and fabrication in STEAM Studio, to study abroad and community engagement, students experience an education that extends beyond campus into the surrounding region and the world. UNC Asheville is the only dedicated public liberal arts and sciences university in the UNC System, nationally ranked among the top 10 in this category by the U.S. News and World Report, and has been named one of the top schools for “Making an Impact” by The Princeton Review. Hendersonville Magazine 2019–2020

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. A s with most rura l a rea s, 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 Carolina, growing up to 80% of the state’s entire apple crop on more than 150 orchards in Henderson County.

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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 County. Berry production is increasing in the county, while the area is becoming known for grape production for wine. In addition, local farms produce a wide variety of field crops and nursery and sod crops, as well as beef cattle and other livestock. In recent years, “agri-tourism” has added to this sector’s bottom line. Farmers markets, u-pick operations, hayrides, farm tours, petting zoos and tasting rooms can all be found in Henderson County. With the popularity of locally grown foods, agri-tourism and craft beverages, agriculture here has become even more significant. Today, 557 farms with nearly 38,000 acres operate within the county. 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 producers in their agricultural pursuits. This public and privately funded nonprofit also operates the Southern Mountain Fresh Program, which brings the public and locally grown food together. At southernmountainfresh.com, people can find out what’s in season in Henderson County and where to buy it. The website also publicizes area agriculture events and is a resource for agri-tourism opportunities.

OUR ECONOMY  Mills River is home to Sierra Nevada Brewing Company’s East Coast operation located in the Ferncliff Industrial Park.

Coast operation and began brewing and distributing in 2014. During the same period, several commercial vineyards opened wineries in the county, and small hard cider producers followed shortly thereafter. In 2015, Bold Rock Hard Cider chose Henderson County for the site of its third facility, its first outside Virginia. Using apples grown in Henderson

County as the foundation for its ciders, Bold Rock crafts a range of ciders including seasonal varieties at its facility in Mills River. Henderson County’s burgeoning brewery sector continues to grow with Dry Falls Brewing Company exemplif ying t he spirit of t he independent, local craft beer scene. Opened in November 2018, Dry Falls

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 Plan is an ISO Certified work location with approximately 257 people. It contains 6 Nonwoven Base Machines and operates on a 24/7 production schedule. The site ships products to other Kimberly-Clark plants to convert and export other materials to other countries.


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has brought new life to the old Oates Paint and Body Shop on Kanuga Road in Hendersonville. The familyfounded brewery offers many varieties of handcrafted beers ranging from IPAs to porters and more, as well as special events that include musical acts and food trucks. The craft beverage sector has added jobs, revenue and energy to our local economy. Sierra Nevada alone invested more than $107.5 million in Henderson County within its first five years of operation. Blue Ridge Community College’s Craft Beer Academy ensures a skilled workforce for this thriving local industry. And thanks to tasting rooms, special events and tours, visitors have even more reason to visit Henderson County. A map of the “cheers trail,” a self-guided tour of local breweries, wineries and cideries, can be downloaded at visithendersonvillenc.com/ wp-content/uploads/cheers-trail.pdf.

MANUFACTURING Henderson County is home to a strategic manufacturing cluster that creates products vital to the automotive, outdoor recreation, food and beverage, metalworking and plastics sectors. Today, more than 130 manufacturers operate facilities in Henderson County. They employ nearly 5,610 of the county’s workforce with average wages in excess of $50,000 a year. Longtime local manufacturers include Kimberly-Clark's Berkely Plant which has roots here going back to the 1920s when Kimberly-Clark was first established as a paper and newsprint company. Kimberly-Clark is now a billion-dollar company with global family care and personal care brands that include Huggies, Kleenex, Scott, Cottonelle and Kotex. Ma nu f ac t u ri ng t h rive s i n t he county thanks to a strong focus on resources that support success. These assets include transportation access, infrastructure and workforce advantages. Being situated at the crossroads of I-26 and I-40 makes it easy to move raw materials and Hendersonville Magazine 2019–2020

finished goods. Air transport and commercial air services provided by the Asheville Regional Airport ensure people and products move efficiently around the world.

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

TOURISM As Henderson County attracts more visitors at all times of the year, tourism’s economic impact here continues to boom. Henderson County is ranked 14th among the state’s 100 counties in travel impact to the local economy. In 2017, visitor spending in Henderson County reached more than $294 million. Total payroll generated by the tourism industry in Henderson County was $56.28 million with 2,440 employed in tourism related jobs. More than 306,000 visitors from 42 foreign countries and all 50 states visited the Visitor Center in Hendersonville in 2018. continued on next page HendersonvilleMagazine.com

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RESOURCES FOR ENTREPRENEURS 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, inf luence all segments of community development, education, transportation, relocation, retirement, agriculture, small business and industrial recruitment. The Chamber advocates for business through public policy and new business recruitment and by providing member businesses with opportunities to network, learn and succeed.

HENDERSON COUNTY PARTNERSHIP FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT The Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development is a public/private partnership that focuses on economic stewardship in Henderson County. The Partnership’s impact can be seen through several outlets: Creating a Strong Economy with New and Existing Players HCPED serves as an advocate for and resourceful partner to local industries wishing to expand. The Partnership focuses on attracting companies that will provide better than average salaries and benefits for their employees. Attracting New Business & Promoting Henderson County’s Business Image The Partnership works to market and promote all that is unique and desirable of the area. HCPED is committed to recruiting businesses whose values and work ethics are compatible with Henderson County's business environment.

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Mountain BizWorks is a US Treasurycertif ied non-prof it communit y development financial institution that provides business loans and coaching to emerging and established small businesses in Western North Carolina. Instructional courses include classes on foundations of business planning. The organization focuses on working with businesses unable to access financing from banks and other traditional sources, as well as low-income, minority, women and immigrant entrepreneurs and businesses that operate within the local food system. Mountain BizWorks principally serves the 24 westernmost counties of North Carolina – including Henderson County – with offices in Asheville and Boone. SCORE WESTERN NCHENDERSONVILLE OFFICE By appointment only at Henderson County Chamber, 204 Kanuga Road, Hendersonville 828-693-8702 westernnc.score.org

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Leveraging Relationships HCPED works closely with government, community organizations and local educators to meet the needs of current businesses and maintain strong relationships with utility and infrastructure partners. Made in Henderson County Initiative The Partnership works closely with the local school system and community college to help the local workforce and economy thrive. Through Made in Henderson County, industry is able to connect with educators and students to raise the visibility of manufacturing as a viable career path for students and ensuring that manufacturing businesses have access to skilled, local talent. Learn more at madeinhendersoncounty.com.

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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 North Carolina, including Henderson County. One-on-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.

businesses by being community-based providers of training, counseling and resource information. The Small Business Center at BRCC 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 by the Small Business Center also can be customized to suit specific business needs.

SMALL BUSINESS CENTER AT BLUE RIDGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE Henderson County Campus, 180 W Campus Drive, Flat Rock 828-694-1658 blueridge.edu/sbc

The Small Business Center at Blue Ridge Community College is part of the Small Business Center Network which is comprised of Small Business Centers throughout North Carolina that support the development of new businesses and the growth of existing

 Campers, like the two here at Camp Pinnacle, have a major impact on the area economy.

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How To Get Here From There Henderson County’s proximity to major airports and interstates gives residents good options for exploring the region, country and world. Public transportation is provided in the county by Apple Country Public Transit. Commercial ride-share services like Lyft and Uber also are available in and around Hendersonville.


Offering commercial air service flights, Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) is located 10 miles north of Hendersonville at Exit 40 on I-26. To respond to growing usage, AVL recently built a five-story parking garage and a new runway. Served by six airlines (Allegiant, American, Delta, Elite, Spirit and United), travelers can easily reach any destination in the world. AVL offers 19 nonstop destinations, including daily flights to the major hubs of Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Newark, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C (Dulles); seasonal service to Denver, Detroit, New York by way of LaGuardia and Washington, D.C. by way of Baltimore; and non-stop service to eight Florida destinations – Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, Punta Gorda, Sanford, Sarasota, St. Pete-Clearwater, Tampa and Vero Beach. The airport features close parking, easy check-in, free Wi-Fi and a Guest Services Center. Additional amenities include a fullservice restaurant and bar, gift shop, art gallery and business center. The airport is also served by several carrental agencies. Ground transportation is available to and from the airport. GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT 864-877-7426 gspairport.com

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far from Western North Carolina. Six major airlines – Allegiant, American, Delta, Frontier, Southwest and United – serve GSP by offering 100 daily flights to 19 destinations and one-stop connections to hundreds of cities across the globe. HENDERSONVILLE AIRPORT 828-693-1897 hendersonvilleairport.com

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

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION APPLE COUNTRY PUBLIC TRANSIT 828-698-8571 hendersoncountync.org/planning/actransit/ index.html

Apple Country Public Transit provides bus service throughout the City of Hendersonville, Town of Fletcher and Laurel Park with three bus routes running from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Routes originate from the Transfer Site at the corner of Fourth and Grove Street in downtown Hendersonville next to the Henderson County Courthouse. Service is available to Asheville Regional Airport 12 times a day with transfers from there to the Asheville line. The cost is 75 cents a ride (35 cents for those with Medicare). Customers can board by paying cash fare or by using pre-paid tickets or passes. All cash fares must be exact change as operators cannot make change for

customers. Transfers within the system are free. Riders can connect to the Asheville Redefines Transit system (ART) for $1 a ride at Wright Brothers Way which is the first right off the main entrance to Asheville Regional Airport. Bus shelters for Apple Country and ART are directly across Wright Brothers Way (stop # 20 on the bus schedule). A monthly unlimited-ride pass for Apple Country Transit can be purchased for $15. A 20-ride pass is $10. Children under 12 ride free. Bike racks are available on all buses. Apple Country Transit has six CNG (compressed natural gas) buses in its line. Henderson County contracts with Western Carolina Community Action (WCCA) to provide transit and paratransit services. Printed schedules for the bus routes and maps of pickup locations around town are available at the Visitor Center.

RIDE-SHARE SERVICES Ride-share services like Lyft and Uber are transportation options when visiting Hendersonville and other parts of Western North Carolina, including area airports. For fare estimates for specific locations served, visit lyft. com/fare-estimate and uber.com/us/ en/price-estimate.

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FOOD & SPIRITS 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 Hwy. Hendersonville 828-697-7107 BayBreezeSeafood.com


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

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FOOD & SPIRITS DRY FALLS BREWING CO. Dry Falls Brewing Co. started out as a dream between father and son. What began as a hobby grew into a small, in-home operation and eventually led them to the decision to open their own brewery. The Oates Paint and Body Shop has been a landmark at the Busy Bend for over 70 years and was identified by owners Jeff and Evan as the perfect place for a brewery. After lengthy restoration and renovations were completed, the dream of Dry Fall Brewing Co. became a reality when its doors first opened in November 2018. Open Monday to Thursday 4 pm-10pm, Friday 4 pm-12am, Saturday 12pm-12am and Sunday 12pm-8pm. Open at noon on Fridays during the summer. 425 Kanuga Rd. Hendersonville 828-696-0660 DryFallsBrewing.com

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

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


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

RENZO’S RISTORANTE Experience the elegant Italian ambience designed by the talented Renzo Maietto. Savor the authentic Italian food prepared as a homage to his grandmother and cook, Angelina, from his cultural roots in Viterbo, Italy. Simple yet sophisticated and flavorful, you will taste the passion and pride in the handmade classics from his home country. Complement your meal with a selection from the impressive wine list or one of the signature house cocktails. Private upstairs dining room available for events and seats groups up to 48. Visit the website for lunch availabilities and call for reservations. Head next door and enter the elusive black door on Main Street which leads to Renzo’s newly renovated, century-old space called “Speakeasy,” and experience bits of Main Street’s hidden history alongside the food and spirits Renzo is known for. 502 N Main St., Hendersonville Open for Dinner Seven Days a Week 828-551-7766 Renzos.us

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.

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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, massage, air brush make-up, manicures, and pedicures. They are experienced in up do’s for bridal and prom events, and carry professional products from Davines, R+Co, Living Proof, Goldwell, AG, and Esquire for men. Open Mondays 9 am noon, Tuesdays-Fridays 9 am - 7 pm and Saturdays 9 am - 3 pm. 147 4th Avenue W Hendersonville (828) 595-2369 AgapeSalon147.com

HAIR GALLERY SALON AND SPA For more than 40 years, Hair Gallery remains one of the area’s most prestigious salons. Hair design is taken seriously here: skilled cutting, customized color, keratin smoothing and hair loss treatments. Quality products from around the world and the U.S. are here to enhance and finish your look. Relax, refresh and renew your spirits in the tranquil spa in your private room for a manicure, pedicure or massage. Enjoy facials, waxing and custom make-up by Sue Ann Seymour Cosmetics. Expert care for Bridal and Prom events. Wigs and add-in pieces by special order. You can expect exceptional care and service from the professional staff of 17 stylists, nail techs, estheticians, and a massage therapist. 306 White St., Unit A Hendersonville Near Fresh Market under the Red Roof 828-692-0101 or HairGalleryOnline.com


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


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

FRAMED ON 4TH Framed on 4th offers a fresh approach to custom picture framing with Deb Moore, a veteran in the industry. Offering the very basic to high end design and quality. Frame design encompasses so much more than simply a frame around your piece. The size, color, texture and style must all work together to enhance your artwork while complimenting your unique personality & style. Framed on 4th has every price point for every project. Ask about the "Love it Guarantee" and "Lifetime Guarantee." Open Mon-Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 10 am - 3 pm and Sun by appointment. Parking is on us! Grab a spot in the Dogwood Public Parking Lot on 423 North Church Street. 135 Fourth Ave. W Hendersonville 828-595-2883 FramedOn4th.net

DAVID J. MAUPIN, FINANCIAL ADVISOR ​ dward Jones is a different kind of investment firm. To us, face time and think E time make sense. We meet with you to learn your individual needs so we can develop a strategy to help you achieve your long-term financial goals. So, whether you want to plan for retirement, save for college, reduce your tax bills or prepare for the unexpected, we are dedicated to giving you personalized services and long-term investing strategies instead of the latest investment fads. Join the nearly 7 million investors who know. Contact me today to help develop an investment strategy that makes sense for you. 1303 Fifth Ave. W, Suite B Hendersonville David Maupin, Financial Advisor


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

ROOST HOME WATCH Your home is one of the largest investments you'll make, so why leave it unprotected when you're away? Security alarms, Nest thermostats and cameras all give you a sense of security, but are unable to react to or find a solution when a problem arises. The best answer for complete peace of mind and freedom from worry is Roost Home Watch - the only nationally accredited, certified home watch professionals in Henderson and Buncombe Counties. Caring for your home as if it were their own, Roost Home Watch provides a customized 54-point interior & exterior home watch service with optional 24/7 environmental monitoring and emergency response. Should a problem arise, they will alert you immediately and manage the situation on your behalf. Call today for a free in-person consultation. 828-505-1003 | Matt@RoostHomeWatch.com RoostHomeWatch.com Serving Henderson and Buncombe Counties

SOUTHERN ALARM & SECURITY Serving the area since 1936, Southern Alarm & Security offers state-of-the-art electronic security system technology to homes and businesses. Relying on eight decades of experience, Southern Alarm leads the security industry as Western North Carolina’s largest and only locally owned UL-certified alarm company. Southern Alarm is the area’s exclusive authorized dealer for the Honeywell line of security systems and services. A complete array of electronic security services, including 24-hour monitoring, burglar and fire alarms, surveillance TV, access control systems as well as home automation and lighting control is available. Hendersonville: 828-693-7136 Asheville: 828-253-1235 Franklin: 828-524-2268 SouthernAlarm.com


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LOCAL SERVICES SUMMEY PLUMBING As a third generation family owned and operated company, Summey Plumbing & Heating of Hendersonville has been dedicated to providing their customers in Western North Carolina with exemplary service for over 40 years. Summey Plumbing offers a full range of quality professional, residential and commercial plumbing services which include commercial construction/plumbing service, residential construction/plumbing service, water heaters, water filters, gas piping, fixture installation and bathroom and kitchen remodeling. Summey Plumbing stands behind their craftsmanship and reputation, and are always ready to respond to your plumbing needs. 925 Greenville Hwy. Hendersonville 828-693-1007 SummeyPlumbing.com

TED N. REESE INSURANCE AGENCY, INC. Reese Insurance can insure almost anything! Whether you need Health, Home Owners, Renters, Flood, Business, Life, Automobile or Boat insurance, the experienced and knowledgeable staff at Ted N. Reese Insurance have been dedicated to being problem solvers since 1956. Case by case, they find out what’s most important to their customers and their unique life situations. They review risks and exposures to help determine the best coverages. As an independent agent they offer a range of solutions to best fit your budget. Visit their website for more information. 440 S Main St., Hendersonville 828-692-4299 828-692-1480 TedNReeseInsurance.com

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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 Rd., Suite 4 Arden 828-595-4776 Toni and Josh Warren


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

CAROLINA BLINDS When it comes to outfitting your home or business with custom window coverings, Carolina Blinds are the experts! Their knowledgeable, experienced staff can provide onsite consultations by bringing samples and getting measurements of each window to ensure accurate fitting of your custom window treatments. They carry some of the finest brands in the industry, including Alta, Eclipse, Hunter Douglas and Graber. Serving Western North Carolina for 27 years, Carolina Blinds is here for all your custom window treatment needs. Contact them today, stop by their Hendersonville showroom or visit their new location in Weaverville. 225 Duncan Hill Rd. Hendersonville Since 1992 828-697-8525 CarolinaBlinds.com


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

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


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HOME & GARDEN GROVE MANOR FLOORING Grove Manor Flooring is a family owned, small business started in Denver, CO and now rooted in Hendersonville. Offering hardwood floor installation, hardwood floor refinishing, custom hardwood finishes, green friendly finishes, 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." By Appointment Only 140 Fourth Ave. W, Suite 207 Hendersonville Steve & Sarah Cosgrove

(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-ofa-kind upscale home furnishings and décor, clothing, kitchen goods, vintage glassware, books, art, and other collectibles. The ever-changing inventory at lower-than-retail prices keeps shoppers coming back. Proceeds from the Hospice Home Store support Four Seasons hospice care and the Elizabeth House. Donations are accepted, and large item pickup and delivery are available. Come join the hunt and leave with a treasure, knowing that your dollars directly benefit patients who might not otherwise have access to compassionate end-of-life care. 215 N Main St., Hendersonville Mon-Sat 9:30 am to 5:30 pm 828-696-0625 @ HospiceHomeStore | HospiceHomeStore.org

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




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SHEALY ELECTRIC COMPANY Shealy Electric has been Hendersonville's lighting solution since 1954. Their showroom continuously provides a wide and unique selection of lamps, chandeliers, pendants, sconces and fixtures in the latest trends from hundreds of leading manufacturers. Their stock contains any lighting product you could imagine, with state of the art luminaries, replacement shades, and light bulbs in various shapes, colors, and intensities. On site custom repairs and electrical contracting are also available. Shealy Electric Co. makes lighting easy. 412 Kanuga Road Hendersonville, NC 828-692-9125 ShealyElectricCo@bellsouth.net



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American Art & Craft, Home Furnishings and Interior Design

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

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

3277 Chimney Rock Road, Hendersonville, NC 828-685-3642 or 888-685-3642 TurfMountain.com

VACUUM CENTER & JANITORIAL SUPPLIES At Vacuum Center, helping you make a cleaner and healthier environment is their business. The Vacuum Center sells and services the best brands of vacuums on the market including Riccar, Dyson, Shark, Kirby, Electrolux, Dirt Devil, Hoover, and many more! They will also service almost all the rest. The Vacuum Center sells and services central vacuums, parts, and accessories. They also sell the best products for home and commercial cleaning at the best prices. Serving Western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina since 1981. 816B South Grove Street Hendersonville Mon-Fri 9 am to 5 pm 828-697-1710 VacuumCenterLTD.com


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Did You Know Your Coffee Table Can Cook? It's True... It's Not Magic! 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, Council on Aging Thrift Stores can help! Give us a call at 828-891-4442 to arrange FREE pick-up of furniture and appliances. Come visit our two stores to check out the selection of furniture, décor, a variety of treasures, jewelry, clothing & so much more. Council on Aging has been serving Henderson County for 50 years, with your help we will be here another 50!



802 Spartanburg Hwy. Hendersonville, NC 28792 828.693.7756

97 Etowah Center Dr. Etowah, NC 28729 828.891.4442

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