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Eye On Your Home – home watch for peace of mind

Welcome To Eye On Your Home Property Management and Home Watch Specialists

Eye On Your Home is a second home property management company for homes in North Carolina. Our Home Watch, Concierge Services, Estate Management, Real Estate Maintenance and Cleaning Service offers support to owners of a Vacant Home.

Our motto is “What can we do to make your life easier?” With one phone call, you can have local, flexible, experienced, and trustworthy support for the maintenance, Home Security and value of your Real Estate Investment.


The Good (the Bad The Ugly) by Jane Edwards

Really.  It is high time we acknowledge the tremendous things Donald J. Trump has done as our president. I can think of eight things right off the bat:
 
1. Spared us from both constant Republican stonewalling and nonstop vitriol from the GOP’s Perpetual Senate Investigative Committee to Impeach Hillary.
 
2. Dramatically increased public awareness of and interest in the Constitution. Including such concepts as the Emoluments clause, Article 25, and the 25thAmendment.


WOMANSONG’S 30th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT  Saturday & Sunday, October 7 and 8

Womansong is celebrating its 30th anniversary on Saturday, October 7th at 7:30 pm and Sunday, October 8th at 3 pm, with performances at the Diana Wortham Theater in downtown Asheville. 

The title of the October concert, STILL WE RISE, refers to a high-energy gospel piece inspired by a Maya Angelou poem. The concert celebrates the many ways music enriches lives. 

This gala concert is Debbie Nordeen’s final one before she retires as Artistic Director after 23 years. Through her beauty, warmth, and inspiring leadership, she has built a 75-voice choir that practices what it preaches:  unity through music. 

Graphic Artist:  Ellen Schon 

Womansong’s concerts help fund the choir’s New Start Program, which has distributed over $157,000 in college scholarships and emergency funds to women in need. 

Tickets will be available starting August 29 from Womansong members and the Diana Wortham Theater box office.  Click here for the Diana Wortham Box Office.

The early bird ticket price is $22 from August 29 through September 25, and $25 thereafter. More information will be posted on www.womansong.org

Photo credit: Scott Lessing in Our State Magazine

 

30th Anniversary Concert at Diana us on your calendar:                                                                                                      October 14 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, October 15               

 


COME TO LEICESTER STUDIO TOUR August 19 & 20

We invite you to join us for the twelfth annual Come to Leicester studio tour 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.  We are excited to celebrate this annual event. The Come to Leicester studio tour is held every year on the third weekend in August; for 2017, that is 19-20 August. Our community of artists create in a variety of mediums, including painting, iron work, wood work, textiles, pottery, jewelry, aroma therapy candles, and brooms.  They welcome you to their open studios so that you can enjoy their talented work. Come to Leicester to see for yourself!  Click for  a map of the tour


UNC Asheville’s GREAT SMOKIES WRITING PROGRAM Announces Fall 2017 Classes


Global Eco Watch

Staff at the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) have been told to avoid using the term climate change in their work, with the officials instructed to reference “weather extremes” instead.

A series of emails obtained by the Guardian between staff at the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), a USDA unit that oversees farmers’ land conservation, show that the incoming Trump administration has had a stark impact on the language used by some federal employees around climate change.   

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LGBTQ Health Initiative Launches in Asheville with $10,000 grant

LGBTQ Health Initiative Launches in Asheville to Promote Innovation

Asheville, NC (August 8, 2017) – The Campaign for Southern Equality (CSE) is providing a grant of $10,000 to Western NC Community Health Services (WNCCHS) to support its leadership and innovation in LGBTQ health, including its Transgender Health Program and HIV/AIDS services. 


Inaugural WOMEN’S CONVENTION – Detroit October 27- 29, We are the leaders we have been waiting for

The Women’s Convention is the beginning of a political groundswell, showing that the rise of the woman IS the rise of the nation.
 
​The Women’s Convention will bring thousands of women, femmes and our allies of all backgrounds to Detroit from October 27 – 29, 2017, for a weekend of workshops, strategy sessions, inspiring forums and intersectional movement building to continue the preparation going into the 2018 midterm elections.

Tapping into the power of women in leadership as the fundamental, grassroots force for change, the Women’s Convention will bring together first time activists and movement leaders, rising political stars that reflect our nation’s changing demographics, and thousands of women who’ve organized sister marches, huddles, rallies and resistance actions, large and small, since January 2017.

Participants will leave inspired and motivated, with new connections, skills and strategies for working towards collective liberation for women of all races, ethnicities, ages, disabilities, sexual identities, gender expressions, immigration statuses, religious faiths, and economic statuses.

 

 

 

The Women’s Convention is the beginning of a political groundswell, showing that the rise of the woman IS the rise of the nation.  More Info & Register for the Convention 

 

The Women’s Convention is the next wave in a political groundswell dedicated to the collective liberation of women and femmes of all races, ethnicities, ages, disabilities, sexual identities, gender expressions, immigration statuses, religious faiths, and economic statuses. The rise of the woman IS the rise of the nation.

In community,
Women’s March

Photo credit: The Chicago Tribune


Barkwells – the dog lovers’ vacation retreat

You and your best friend are free to run, swim and play at Barkwells, where more than 8 acres of fenced meadows and a pond give you lots of room to roam in a safe, secure environment.

Located in the heart of the beautiful western North Carolina mountains, these eight vacation rentals have all the comforts of home, along with special luxuries for you and your people.

You can run your owner all over our meadows and into the pond. You can run (better have them drive you) to AshevilleHendersonvilleBrevardthe Biltmore estate or the Blue Ridge Parkway in just 20 minutes. Tell your folks you want to vacation near Asheville, where you can drink in the mountain air, visit the Biltmore Estate, go hiking and see waterfalls in the Pisgah National Forest and Dupont State Forest, and watch them eat themselves silly at one of the pet-friendly, fabulous independent restaurants in the area.   Visit us online at Barkwells. Where you and your best friend are free.


Starks Financial Group

Starks Financial Group looks and feels like a small, independent, personalized financial planning and investment management company because we are. Yet we have the backing of a leading international financial firm offering research, support and client service that has been recognized industry wide. Our relationship starts with you and a financial plan that builds into an investment plan to meet your personalized goals and dreams. Set up a free, no obligation initial consultation.

The financial planning and investment management services we provide are designed to encompass all aspects of your financial life and help you achieve the goals and objectives you have for today and during the many years of your retirement. Once we have created a financial plan that meets with your approval, we develop an investment plan compatible with your goals, time line, and risk tolerance.

As an independent firm, we are not obligated to promote or sell any proprietary investments, but rather have complete freedom to tailor your investment plan based solely on your best interests.

Securities offered through Raymond James Financial Services, Member FINRA/SIPC, Registered Investment Advisor

(828) 285-8777
www.starksfinancial.com


Mountain BizWorks : Think Outside the Boss with Molly Hemstreet and Franzi Charen August 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Think Outside The Boss

Join The Industrial Commons co-directors’ Molly Hemstreet and Franzi Charen as they lead an exploration into the variety of ways businesses can democratize ownership. Whether you’re interested in starting a cooperative business, joining a coop, or transitioning your business into a cooperative workplace, this lab is a great place to start. Gain an understanding of the power that cooperatives have to transform communities and build better businesses. $15.00

For more information or to register go to: Mountain BizWorks Cooperatives


Organic Growers School hosts 4th Annual Harvest Conference September 8 & 9

Photo by Amelie Fletcher

ORGANIC GROWERS SCHOOL (OGS) will host the upcoming 4th annual Harvest Conference, for backyard gardeners, urban farmers, and homesteaders of all skill levels on Friday, September 8 and Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, NC.

The event focuses on fall & winter growing, food preservation & storage, fermentation, cooking from scratch, and sustainability skills. The learning continues on Sunday with a Root Crop Production workshop at LIving Web Farms in Mills River, NC.


How to Start a Garden – The Ultimate Guide by Jenn

What are the most important lessons I have learned over the years? How would I advise someone to begin for guaranteed success? People garden with different objectives in mind.


THESE TREES Book Launch Party at Kenilworth Inn August 26, 2 – 4:30

BOOK LAUNCH PARTY 

Saturday, August 26, 2 – 4:30 pm

Where:           Kenilworth Inn     60 Caledonia Road, Asheville, NC 28803 

What:              Celebrate with Ruthie Rosauer the launch of her book,

ABOUT THE BOOK

Photographer Ruthie Rosauer has a new photo essay book THESE TREES (Rose River Press, 2017). As the title suggests, it is a collection of 140 photographs detailing trees as you may never have seen them before: whole trees, groups of trees, close-ups of bark, leaves, roots, and interesting shapes formed by tree branches, within the bark, or from twisted trunks. Nuts, flowers and fruits form the “Crowning Glories” section. Ruthie’s passion for trees has been translated into this veritable ‘valentine’ to the arboreal world.

The book is organized into six chapters: Bark, Leaves, Shapes, Roots, Crowning Glories and Whole Trees. It is in part contemplative, part whimsical, but always a celebration of the tree in its natural setting. To keep you company on your virtual walk through these trees are 25 companion poems penned by 20 poets.

What people are saying about “These Trees”

“[This] book is stunningly beautiful, gorgeous.  At the same time it’s very contemplative and meditative—it is a “find” in the sense that images like these remind us to take our nose from the ‘grindstone’ of daily busy life.”

“You have married the photos and writings perfectly!”

“In this delightful book, artistic images combine with soothing language to create something more powerful than either alone. Immersing oneself in this inspiring world of trees would be a perfect antidote to a gloomy winter evening.” Kenn Amdahl, author and president of Clearwater Publishing.

“These Trees” is an artistic and contemplative exploration of the anatomy of trees. It is interspersed with Ruthie’s thoughtful curation of poetry and quotations as well as her own insights.”

The photos and poems left me feeling warmly peaceful and grateful for the wonders of this world!    

For more about These Trees see Ruthie’s website: www.RuthieRosePhotography.com or pick up a copy at A Walk in the Woods, 423 N. Main St. Hendersonville, Tryon School of Arts and Crafts or Malaprops in Asheville.

Ruthie Rosauer ruthiesong@gmail.com

 


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