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Asheville Vaudeville presents their final show of 2017 and their final show at Toy Boat!

Asheville Vaudeville presents their final show of 2017 and their final show at Toy Boat!

Asheville Vaudeville welcomes one and all to a night of wonders, presented by some of the most amazing performers in Asheville!  Our beloved home, Toy Boat Community Art Space, will be closing at the end of December due to a brewery expansion, and so we are giving the Toy Boat a big send off!

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Why Corporations Need Permanent Tax Cuts (Spoiler Alert:They Don’t)

Why Corporations Need Permanent Tax Cuts (Spoiler Alert:They Don’t)

By Jane Edwards

Corporations are people. This is so, because Chief Justice John Roberts, in 2010, hijacked a case that the court was hearing so that he could eliminate any law that prevented money from being used to influence legislation. Chief Justice Roberts, in his divine wisdom, joined by four other elitists on his court, conspired to breathe the breath of life into Corporation’s nostrils, and Corporation became a living person. OK. So, Corporations don’t actually have nostrils. Devil’s in the details.

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Vaping 101 – Health Relation, Benefits, Dangers, Fun Facts, And More

Vaping 101 – Health Relation, Benefits, Dangers, Fun Facts, And More

When you notice someone standing on the street puffing away at their vape pen, do you stop and think for a second and say “ Hey that looks cool!” I don’t think any of us do. So, when we see celebrities such as Johnny Depp and Katy Perry doing it — maybe some of us start to change our opinions. Do we know any better? Do social influences add pressure to vaping just like there was to smoking? 

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Addiction Resource Guides, Information & Hotline

Addiction Resource Guides, Information & Hotline

Our Purpose and Mission

Addiction Resource was founded in 2014 to provide a community for those recovering from addiction and to help patients find the highest quality care for a successful recovery. Our goal is to provide resources to help patients and their loved ones so that they may stay on the road to recovery, and can successfully overcome addiction for life. We believe in our ability to help improve the lives of others, and belief is what motivates us to educate and support our readers every day.

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Two Things from Beth Jezek

Two Things from Beth Jezek

1. Net Neutrality 
The newly appointed head of the FCC intends to repeal Net Neutrality regulations.  Without Net Neutrality, cable and phone companies could change the internet into fast and slow lanes. An ISP could slow down its competitors’ content or block political opinions it disagreed with. ISPs could charge extra fees to the few content companies that could afford to pay for preferential treatment — relegating everyone else to a slower tier of service. This would destroy the open internet.

Please call your Congressional representatives and ask them to stop the FCC from repealing Net Neutrality 

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A Japanese politician took her baby to work. The patriarchy was not impressed.

A Japanese politician took her baby to work. The patriarchy was not impressed.

  

Yuka Ogata wanted to make a point about the challenges working women face in Japan. The men on the Kumamoto Municipal Assembly proved her point for her — entirely inadvertently. Continue reading

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Global Eco Watch

Global Eco Watch

~ Climate Activists’ Road Map

Now more than ever, it’s important that we all be climate activists – doing everything we possibly can that will force positive change. You’ve made the first step by coming here, now let us show you the rest of the way. 

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GREEN OPPORTUNITIES Asheville

GREEN OPPORTUNITIES Asheville

Green Opportunities’ mission it to train, support, and connect people from marginalized communities to sustainable employment pathways. 

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Scientific Opinion Poll: North Carolina Small Business Owners Think LGBT Discrimination is Bad for Business

Scientific Opinion Poll: North Carolina Small Business Owners Think LGBT Discrimination is Bad for Business

Small business owners in North Carolina oppose denying goods or services to LGBT customers based on religious beliefs and freedom of speech, and believe state laws allowing for LGBT discrimination are bad for the business climate

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Five Myths About Female Veterans

Five Myths About Female Veterans

Jerri Bell, a retired naval officer, is a co-author, with Tracy Crow, of “It’s My Country Too: Women’s Military Stories From the American Revolution to Afghanistan.” – in the Washington Post

Veterans Day is an occasion to recall the service of our troops. But women’s stories have often been absent from those recollections. Works of fiction and nonfiction, memoirs (such as Mary Jennings Hegar’s), documentaries (including “The Invisible War”) and dramas (such as “Blood Stripe”) have helped show this side of the armed forces. Still, myths about female veterans endure. Kayla Williams, who wrote a memoir about serving as an Army linguist in Iraq, remembers an infantryman who was “sure that women troops would be flown by helicopter to shower every three days.” Here are some of the most persistent misconceptions.   Continue reading

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HOBEY FORD MASTER PUPPETEER – UNCTV Arts Series

HOBEY FORD MASTER PUPPETEER – UNCTV Arts Series

See the debut episode of MUSE: The Arts Show featuring Weaverville’s master puppeteer Hobey Ford. Join host Laura Ritchie as MUSE: The Arts Show takes you across the country, and all around North Carolina, showcasing the artists, craftspeople and local groups putting their talents to work in their communities.  Hobey Ford| Master Puppeteer | UNC-TV Arts | PBS

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FLATIRON WRITERS ROOM GIFT CERTIFICATES

FLATIRON WRITERS ROOM GIFT CERTIFICATES

Not sure what to give the writer in your life for the holidays? Gift certificates for Flatiron Writers Room workshops, retreats and events make a wonderful gift. A gift certificate can be for any amount you’d like. You can find a full list of current events on our website at www.flatironwritersroom.com

Once you purchase a gift certificate, just send the confirmation email to the lucky recipient or print it and put it in a card to be delivered by hand. Once the recipient selects an event to attend, we will instruct them on how to register using their gift certificate.

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MOUNTAIN TRUE

MOUNTAIN TRUE

OUR MISSION: MountainTrue champions resilient forests, clean waters and healthy communities in Western North Carolina.

OUR VISION: MountainTrue envisions Western North Carolina with thriving communities that are connected to and help sustain a healthy natural environment. To achieve this, MountainTrue will foster and empower advocates throughout the region to be engaged in policy and project advocacy, outreach and education, and on the ground projects. MountainTrue will be known as the region’s best respected and highest impact conservation organization and will be seen as a national model.  

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CONSERVING CAROLINA

CONSERVING CAROLINA

We are Conserving Carolina, formed by the consolidation of two sister organizations, Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy and Pacolet Area Conservancy. Our organizations, each with deep roots and strong histories of conserving our lands and natural resources, have united to increase conservation efforts in our area. Combining our expertise, talents and resources under a consolidated banner, we can do more for you! 

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