Hello out there, and happy April!
As we are adjusting to this “new normal,” we are reflecting on how much the community means to us, and we’ve seen via online orders how much we mean to you! It is humbling to know you are out there, though we can’t see you.
You are invited to the following virtual event:
Event to be held at the following time and date:
Monday, April 27, 2020 at 6:00 PM
– to –
Monday, May 11, 2020 at 6:00 PM (EDT)
It is important that everyone in our community take steps to reduce the impact and spread of COVID-19. The safety of our neighbors, family, and friends is protected when all of us practice physical distancing, eliminate all unnecessary travel outside the home, and stay home when you are sick. Employing these strategies is the best way to manage the spread of COVID-19 in Buncombe County and our region. But what should you do if you are sick or unsure about whether you have COVID-19? CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE
We thank you for the generous support you’ve shown via online and phone orders since we closed our sales floor last week. It’s been very hard on all of us, and we miss your faces!
URBAN NEWS: /
A laboratory at the Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) has been renamed in honor of JoAnne Edgerton of Asheville.
Tampa, FL (March 20, 2020) – In the 94 years that McKibbon Hospitality has been in business, they have never endured more challenging times. COVID-19’s impact on our business, our industry, our communities, and the entire world, has been rapid and nothing short of devastating. For that reason, the company has been forced to make extremely difficult decisions, including completely suspending operations at several hotels and laying off the majority of their highly valued associates.
PLEASE, CONTACT THE VENDOR OR EVENT HOST TO MAKE CERTAIN THE EVENT IS HAPPENING, THE VENDOR IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, OR THE VENDOR HAS MADE OTHER ARRANGEMENTS FOR YOU TO PURCHASE THEIR PRODUCTS. Also check to see if groups are arranging digital events or meetings.
Stay well, and remember:
March 18, 2020
“We stand together in this circle, in this place, in this grove. As we stand together, shoulder to shoulder and hip to hip, we are in the Mother Grove and we are the Mother Grove. We put our roots down into the ground and we hold each other in the stout and well-woven basket of this beloved Goddess-led community.”
Self-Help Credit Union serves more than 77,000 members through 33 branches in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida and Southwest Virginia. In Asheville, Self-Help CU proudly serves members through a pair of branches at 391 S. French Broad Avenue and 1911 Hendersonville Road. More broadly, Self-Help CU’s Western North Carolina branch presence extends into the communities of Brevard, Hendersonville, Lexington, Maiden, Morganton, Old Fort and Rosman. Our members enjoy the benefits of belonging to a credit union while a supporting our larger mission to expand opportunities for all, including people of color, women, rural residents, low-wealth families and communities that may be under-served by conventional lenders.
I’m five hours into facilitating a professional development on race for a group of teachers.
Overall, the morning was positive: everyone has remained engaged in the activities and readings, and it’s clear my co-facilitators and I are pushing teachers outside of their comfort zone. And yet most of the conversation has remained at the surface level, in part because the White teachers in the room are staying particularly quiet.
LifehackerMichelle Woo in Pocket Worthy
It’ll help them gain a critical skill—and get you out of the hot seat.
Before you can tell them that you got a C- in geography or that you once thought the word XING on the road was pronounced “Zing,” your children will see you as a perfect human knowledge-dispensing machine. And they will ask you a lot of questions. CLICK TO CONTINUE
Experts explain the just right exercise curve –
In The Conversation
So here we are, perfecting our social distancing skills while schools, sports and other forms of social engagement are on indefinite hold, by a dangerous virus named after a (regal) crown. The coronavirus is named because the center envelope is surrounded by small protein spikes called peplomers. These little protein spikes wreak havoc when they attach to lung tissue and hijack otherwise healthy tissue into building a potentially lethal coronavirus army of invaders. CLICK TO CONTINUE
Angela Merkel doesn’t do drama and she doesn’t give speeches on TV. So the mere fact that the German chancellor faced the camera across a desk and spoke to the nation Wednesday evening made the gravity of the situation clear. “Es ist ernst,” she said—“This is serious”— and those three bland words had more power than a hellfire sermon. Then she pivoted from statement to plea: “Take it seriously.” Quickly, she moved on to historical context, the reason for her unprecedented impromptu appearance: “Since German unification—no, since the Second World War—no challenge to our nation has ever demanded such a degree of common and united action.” CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE
**We are continuing mobile markets, but instead of client choice we are pre-packing food boxes for our neighbors to just come and pick up.**
**While schools are closed, we are also offering free meals for kids under the age of 18 at 6 school sites. Please review the links below for locations and times.**
The past two weeks have been very difficult for us all. Exactly two weeks ago we had a finance committee meeting and I was asked what would be the worst case scenario of this health crisis. My answer seemed impossible but I replied that we would shut down, everyone would be laid off, including me, the theater would be moth balled and we would hope to preserve as much of our capital as possible so we would have the ability to reopen when the time came.
Thankfully during this time of social distancing, we don’t need to distance from the garden or farm. Here are some resources to help:
I don’t know if my present anxiety levels are at an all-time high because I’m terrified of the possibility of catching COVID-19 or if I’m just overwhelmed by the thought of being quarantined for two weeks or more with a preternaturally curious and questioning 6-year-old (who seems to have an impossibly protracted “WHY” phase going on right now).
Short answer: No.
A couple weeks ago, I wrote a post about what to do when the market is down. Since that post, the market has continued to drop, causing many people to feel concerned, if not downright panicked.
My opinion hasn’t changed: steady on and find something else to distract yourself from the inflammatory media reports.
By Amy Worthen
With a pandemic upon us, here are some links and notes that I hope will be of use. Much love as we take care of ourselves and those around us.
The meaning of the Inuit word “qarrstiluni” conjures up a striking image: “sitting together in the dark, waiting for something to happen.” Teju Cole shares the word in his On Being conversation, and I’ve been drawn to it in the months and weeks since COVID-19 began affecting communities across the world. The pandemic has exposed how interconnected and interdependent we are as humans. Everyday practices, like handwashing and covering our sneezes, have become the most basic duty we owe to friends and strangers alike. And we’re finding thoughtful ways to care for one another amidst the tumult. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE
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