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SHEVILLAGE

Here’s a compilation of some of the fabulous, year-round fairs, festival offerings and stuff to do that the Western North Carolina region has to offer. Festival organizers: please contact: info@sheville.org if you wish to be considered for inclusion into SheVille of WNC.
Outdoor Adventures     Hot Springs Natural Hot Mineral Waters     Chimney Rock Park     History at Hand     North Carolina Festivals     Explore Asheville Events Calendar     Asheville Herb Festival

 

Good News for Fourth Graders: They Can Keep Their Park Passes, for Now

FOURTH GRADERS RECEIVED THEIR EVERY KID IN A PARK PASSES DURING A SPECIAL CANOEMOBILE EVENT IN WASHINGTON, D.C., HOSTED BY WILDERNESS INQUIRY AND NATIONAL PARK TRUST IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE NORTH FACE, THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, AND THE U.S. FOREST SERVICE TO CELEBRATE THE EVERY KID IN A PARK PROGRAM AND KICK OFF OAK’S ANNUAL GATHERING. | PHOTO COURTESY OUTDOORS ALLIANCE FOR KIDS


WHAT THE RESEARCH SAYS: HIGHER ED & THE FUTURE OF WORK

College Degrees Bring Significant Benefits to Single Mothers and Society

Single mothers who complete an associate or bachelor’s degree earn hundreds of thousands of dollars more over their lifetimes and have significantly lower rates of poverty than single mothers with only high school diplomas, according to a new analysis recently released by IWPR. The analysis, which is the first of its kind, finds that public or institutional investments in services, such as child care and case management, boost graduation rates and more than pay for themselves through graduates’ increased tax contributions and reduced public benefits. But access to these benefits must be improved; currently, only 8 percent of single mothers who enroll in two- or four-year programs graduate with a degree.


The surprising way gun violence is dividing America

May 31

On average, there are 276 gun homicides a week in America. There are 439 gun suicides. All told, there are, on average, nearly 1,200 incidents involving gun violence, every week, in America.

This landscape of gun violence — suicides, homicides, mass shootings, accidents — is not evenly distributed. Instead, it plays out over geographic and political dividing lines — and these may help explain why individual Americans see the issue so differently. Continue reading


The child-free life: Why so many American women are deciding not to have kids

By Petula Dvorak  Washington, D.C.

Oh, come on, millennial women. Just look at us.

Frantic and apologizing, overwhelmed between staff meetings and gymnastics, shamed for bottle-feeding, booted for breast-feeding, passed over for promotions, denied on the day-care list — isn’t this what you’ve always dreamed of?

No thanks, they’re saying, to today’s lovely vision of motherhood. And in huge numbers. 


Check It Out!

SIDEBAR BANNER AD PACKAGES

(Refer to sidebar > for examples of each option.)

  • TEXT SIDEBAR AD  
  • $195/year  
  • TEXT SIDEBAR AD 300px by 150px   name, tagline & link. 
  • Business Directory Ad   
  • Shout-out of your business on our Facebook page
  • Email to Sign Up   
  • GRAPHIC SIDEBAR 
  • $300/year
  • a GRAPHIC SIDEBAR AD 300px by 150px link to website
  • Business Directory Ad
  • Shout-out of your business on our Facebook page
  • Email to Sign Up
  • PREMIUM GRAPHIC SIDEBAR 
  • $395/year
  • a PREMIUM GRAPHIC SIDEBAR AD 300px by 300px link to website
  • Business Directory Ad
  • Shout-out of your business on our Facebook page
  • Email to Sign Up

 

Send us your pre-designed Graphic Sidebar that is 300 pixels wide x 150 pixels high or your pre-designed Premium Graphic Sidebar that is 300 pixels by 300 pixels at high resolution in .gif or .jpg format.  We will be able to create a good sidebar for you most of the time if the jpgs are in high enough resolution. Should you require something other than what we can do in-house, please send your own completed .jpg according to the above specs. 

 In some cases we may need to charge a design fee in order to satisfy what you are asking us to do. This would be discussed and agreed upon ahead of time however. 

Should you want a Text Sidebar (300 x 150), we will create that at no extra charge. You need to send us two to three sentences about your business along with your web address.  Let us know the color palette you want us to use – Blue/Purple, Red/Rose or Green/Gold. The color choices of the Text Sidebars purposely compliment the colors in the SheVille logo and header.

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TOP BANNER AD PACKAGES

(Top Banners roam throughout the magazine at the top of each page. Refer to top of the page for examples of each option.)

**Premium Top Banners can be paid in two payments

You’ll also get a large complimentary Shop Local WNC Business Directory ad with a picture and link to your website.

Your ad will also be featured on the SheVille Facebook page and Twitter feed.

We publish only a limited number of top banners at a time so your business gets premium exposure throughout the year. Along with the Banner you get placement in the Business Directory, and two informational press releases through the year, that is, not an advertisement but rather information that is of use to our readers about your work. 

Send us your Banner 600 pixels wide x 132 pixels high at high resolution in .gif or .jpg format. If you’d like us to design your Top Banner send us the .jpgs you want to use. In some cases we will need to charge a design fee of $50.00.  

We will create your directory ad with information taken directly from your website.  You will see all your advertising for proofing and send us the ‘go ahead’ by email.

That’s it!

Payment Information

Email or call about advertising requests or questions:  info@sheville.org    or 828.215.2915

Once we know what you want we will send you an invoice. Payment is due in advance.

We accept PayPal or Credit Cards payment through PayPal. 

Call (828) 338-0217 or (828) 215-2915 or Email: sheville.rain@gmail.com  or info@sheville.org

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SHOP LOCAL WNC BUSINESS directory

For 120.00 per year you’ll get:

1. Your business description, contact information and your logo or picture – send a high resolution .jpg or .gif

2. A link to your website ( if you need a website created for your business, try www.1and1.com or call us )

3 An announcement of your business in SheVille’s Twitter feed and Facebook page

~ If you have two businesses, list both businesses for a total of $175/year

Payment Information

Email or call about advertising:  info@sheville.org    or (828) 338-0217 or 828.215.2915

We accept PayPal and Credit Cards through PayPal

Payment is due in advance – your advertising will be published within a week

(Non-Profit Programs: If you would like to be included into our Shop Local Directory please write info@sheville.org or call 828-215-2915 for information about the process and special pricing….it’s easy!)

Call (828) 338-0217 or (828) 215-2915 or Email: sheville.rain@gmail.com  or info@sheville.org

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EVENTS, PRESS RELEASES & ANNOUNCEMENTS Advertising

SINGLE EVENT FULL PAGE  STAND-ALONE ADVERTISING for $75.00 we will:

~ publish your one time event such as a performance, book signing or book release for up to 6 months. 

ONGOING MONTHLY EVENTS ADVERTISING for $120.00/year we will:

~ publish your monthly events in one document up to 12 times throughout the year. 

SPECIAL EVENTS and ONGOING MONTHLY EVENTS ADVERTISING for  $240.00/year we will:

~ publish your monthly events’ document and up to 4 of your special ticketed events throughout the year. 

YOUR EVENTS WILL BE SEEN ON SHEVILLE.ORG for up to 6 months.

EVENT PUBLISHING includes your Press Release with active links and jpgs on:

1.SPECIAL EVENTS and NEWS sections of the magazine,

2. the SHEVILLE FRONT PAGE, 

3. the SHEVILLE COMMUNITY CALENDAR 

4. SHEVILLE FACEBOOK & SHEVILLE TWITTER as well as The FemmeSphere Newsletter

HOW TO REQUEST EVENT PUBLISHING 

Please EMAIL YOUR PRESS RELEASE in a ready-to-publish Word doc or in an email along with high resolution jpgs. 

EMAIL YOUR QUESTIONS AND PRESS RELEASE TO:  sheville.rain@gmail.com  or info@sheville.org

Note: Your announcement should be in the form of an offering that has useful content for our readership and fits with our mission. No”infomercials” please.  (All in-kind announcements are subject to space and editorial approval)

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IN-KIND SPONSORSHIP PACKAGE for non-profit program festivals & fundraisers

Because we believe that viable non-profit programs are essential to a healthy community,  SheVille.org has in-kind media sponsorship packages available.

SPACE FOR IN-KIND ADVERTISING IS LIMITED PER MONTH, so please send in your request as early as you can. Your press release will run for up to two months before the event.

WHAT MAKES SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES DIFFERENT  We will run a Top Banner (600 X 132) for your organization that announces your fundraiser. Banners roam throughout the magazine and give tremendous visibility.  Banners are especially effective as they offer a great visual for people looking for opportunities for volunteering or donating to our community. 

Your ad will also be featured in a full-page article with pic and links in the Special Events section of the magazine and on the  Front Page and our Facebook page, Twitter feed, Instagram and News. We refresh the placement of your information frequently during its stay. 

Send us your Banner 600 pixels wide x 132 pixels high at high resolution in .gif or .jpg format. If you’d like us to design your Top Banner send us the .jpgs you want to use. (In some cases we might need to charge a design fee of $50.00 depending on the complexity of what you want, but we will let you know should that be the case.)

There are no hidden fees associated with this offer as long as you provide us with your press release and the jpgs you want us to use.

This advertising package is valued at $500.00 to $750.00.  

WHAT WE ASK IN RETURN is that you send out the ad link you will receive to YOUR BOARD, FRIENDS AND FAMILIES, as well as including the name/logo SheVille.org as a media sponsor on your website and in sponsorship information for the event. 

Please also refer any local/regional businesses to SheVille who might be looking for good, affordable marketing for their business!  Call Rain (828) 338-0217 or  Jean (828) 215-2915 or Email: info@sheville.org

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More People Want to Know About Your Business – Let SheVille.org Help

The SheVille.org women’s online magazine is uniquely a digital publication providing you with a targeted advertising opportunity. Our audience consists of 79% women and 21% men. Women drive 80% of consumer spending and influence 90% of all home purchases. (Stats and Facts – Women by the Numbers) Our readers are predominantly women who are interested in services, products and events in Western North Carolina and who want to know about local places and people -You!

Our commitment is to promote local people, businesses, organizations and events, particularly local non-profit programs. We provide a vehicle for our advertisers to have broad online presence about what they have to offer customers.  Our online marketing increases the public’s awareness of  local businesses and social programs in a consistent way, because SheVille content is in-depth with over 600 pages and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Our content is updated several times a week in order to provide fresh information with text links that helps us  rank well on search engines for targeted keywords.

 

  • We have over 600 pages in 16 categories of information concerning local, regional and global news and events important to women’s lives, health, the arts, the environment and the Western North Carolina region generally.

 

  • We are built and managed by local Asheville folks to support area businesses. For over twelve years, SheVille has had a reputation of inspiring our readers and being a valuable resource in our community. We value the distinctive character of locally owned business in our region which has the unique opportunity to create and maintain jobs in a community and to keep revenue within the community that provides regional, social and economic stability.

 

  • When you advertise with Sheville.org you connect with our loyal readership consisting of 40% returning visitors, 60% new visitors. SheVille’s bounce rate is very low at less than 8%. This means that that our readers are interested and engaged with our topics and that we have a very faithful collection of visitors. Our audience is in-depth and keen to read everything about Western North Carolina. Our site traffic means more visibility for you and more people getting information about your business.

 

  • Overall, Sidebar and Banner ads can expect to be served over 18,000 times in a quarter. That is a lot of new exposure for your business!

 

  • With Banner ads and Sidebar ads roaming throughout the publication and refreshing with each new page click, that means more repeated exposure to an interested audience for your business. The first rule of advertising is: once you’ve told them, tell them again. That kind of exposure leads to familiarity and ultimately customer conversion.

 

  • Our comprehensive and active Social Media presence and targeted outreach draw even more activity towards your ad and business. Through FaceBook, Twitter and Instagram, as well as our weekly e-newsletter targeted outreach, we continue to drive new visitors to the SheVille web magazine and expand exposure for our advertisers.

 


Have Guns Become an Idol in the U.S.? from Women AdvaNCe

Editor’s Note: We think this piece is particularly relevant as the nation absorbs one more act of gun violence. This piece is not intended to advocate for a particular religious position, but rather give us all another perspective on the gun debate.


Behavioral Health Care Integration in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Medscape – MedGenMed Ob/Gyn & Women’s Health

Jean M. Cassidy, LCSW, BCD, Virginia A. Boyle, PhD, Hal C. Lawrence, MD

Abstract and Introduction

Depression, anxiety, and somatoform disorders are 2 to 3 times more prevalent in women than in men. Since the advent of managed care and other pressures on the healthcare delivery system in the United States, there has been a notable diminishment of services and service funding for treatment of mental health conditions, whether they are temporary, transitional, or chronic. As a result of this trend, we have seen an increase in the number of patients seeking help for emotional and mental health concerns from their family doctors or, in the case of women, from their obstetrician-gynecologists. We have also found that emotional and mental health problems are often converted into physical symptomatology that carries fewer stigmas and is often viewed as easier to treat. Many women use their obstetrician-gynecologists for primary care, particularly during their reproductive years. Provision of behavioral healthcare is critical to health maintenance for many of these women. Barriers to the integration of behavioral healthcare into obstetrics and gynecology practice need to be understood and systemically addressed.


SNAP to Attention: Pay Attention to Farm Bill

By Beth Messersmith

Hunger is a constant challenge here in the Tar Heel State. While it may not dominate every news cycle, one in 7 North Carolina families struggles to put food on the table on a daily basis. In fact, food insecurity is so omnipresent here that North Carolina has earned the heartbreaking distinction of being the 10th hungriest state in the nation.


The Trump Cult

By Ed Simon 

Toward the end of the Second Great Awakening, a series of revivals that marked the first half of the American 19th Century, one Baptist preacher named William Miller confidently predicted that “Jesus Christ will come again to this earth, cleanse, purify, and take possession of the same, with all the saints, sometime between March 21, 1843 and March 21, 1844.” Based on his complex calculations derived from the Bible, the minister was certain that the millennium would arrive no later than that spring day, when melting snow often still blankets the woods of the preacher’s native upstate New York.  


I Will Teach You: by Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim

by Tae Yun Kim, syndicated from Parabola in The Daily Good

At age seven, Tae Yun Kim gazed upon her uncles practicing an ancient martial art. She was awestruck. Never before had she seen something so beautiful and exciting, their movements both natural and mystical. She decided right then and there she had to learn. There was only one problem: She was a girl in 1950s South Korea, and this was a five-thousand-year-old culture and tradition. When Kim asked to train with them, she was told, “You’re supposed to learn how to cook and sew. And if you’re lucky, someone will find you a husband. . . . ” Continue reading

 

 


Global Eco Watch – Eye on the Planet

180 mayors see the light, commit to solar

in Environment North Carolina

Mayor Vi Lyles of Charlotte is one of more than 180 mayors from across the country who are embracing clean energy from the sun.

What do the Democratic mayor of Berkeley, Calif., and the Republican mayor of Abita Springs, La., have in common? They’re among the 180 mayors who, upon our urging, resolved to make solar energy a key element of their communities’ energy plans.  Continue reading


How to Talk to Little Girls

I went to a dinner party at a friend’s home last weekend, and met her five-year-old daughter for the first time. Little Maya was all curly brown hair, doe-like dark eyes, and adorable in her shiny pink nightgown. I wanted to squeal, “Maya, you’re so cute! Look at you! Turn around and model that pretty ruffled gown, you gorgeous thing!”


Campaign for Southern Equality Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Ruling in Masterpiece Cake v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission

Asheville, N.C. (June 4, 2018) – Today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Masterpiece Cake v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission represents a narrow response to the facts of this Colorado case and departs from longstanding precedent by granting a single Colorado business the right to discriminate. The Court did not rule that there is a right to discriminate: this ruling does not apply to businesses in other states and does not invalidate non-discrimination laws that protect LGBTQ people.  


Decades of painful activism pays off for Ireland’s abortion campaigners

The Guardian

For many, Friday’s vote was not just the culmination of months of campaigning, but years of pushing for change.

Three decades ago, Anne Marie Keary was threatened with jail, burdened with legal bills and grappling with abuse and threats that poured down her phone, because she had published phone numbers for British abortion clinics in a student welfare guide.


Announcing the Empower Coalition of youth activists and allies!

Youth Empower is so excited to announce the launch of the Empower Coalition!

The Empower Coalition aims to empower youth to register and turn out to vote in the Midterm Elections in numbers too great to ignore. But that’s just the beginning: We’re coming together to advocate for legislation at the local, statewide, and national level that will create positive change for youth.


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