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THE ARTS: Face Masks, The Flute, Virtual Concerts and Simone Leigh

Simone Leigh’s practice incorporates sculpture, video, and installation; all are informed by her ongoing exploration of black female-identified subjectivity. Leigh works in a mode she describes as auto-ethnographic. Her objects often employ materials and forms traditionally associated with African art; her performance-influenced installations create spaces where historical precedent and self-determination commingle.

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From Plaster to Plastic, Artists Take Inventive Approaches to Face Masks

In Denver, an exhibition of artist-designed masks shows that face coverings are not only crucial to our health but can also offer unique means of self-expression.

by Hakim Bishara in Hyperallergic

Face masks in all forms and colors have become an essential part of our lives due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, with no end in sight. And it’s partly because of the refusal of some to wear them that we continue to see a rise in COVID-19 infections in the United States and around the world. A new exhibition at the Vicki Myhren Gallery at the University of Denver comes to remind the nonbelievers and the COVID-fatigued among us that face masks are not only crucial to our health but that they can also be delightful means of self-expression. CLICK FOR MORE

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PanHarmoniaKatePAN HARMONIA  One more time! Porch Music Live, Tuesday Oct 27 @ 5 pm

Kate Steinbeck performs music for flute alone

The weather should be beautiful, so come on out to a historic Asheville neighborhood for some LIVE MUSIC!! Chairs will be provided and spaced apart per health guidelines. Masks required.

You are welcome to bring your own beverages and glasses and arrive anytime after 4:30.

Seating is limited to 25, so you must preregister. RESERVE HERE  AND THANK YOU!

Pan Harmonia  www.PanHarmonia.org    PO Box 18342   Asheville, NC 28814


Let your kids fail. It’s good for them.

By Claire Gillespie in The Week

Nobody likes to fail. At best, it’s embarrassing and frustrating. At worst, it can cause major career or personal setbacks and lead to a downward spiral into negativity. Basically, failure is no fun. So it’s unfortunate that A vast body of research tells us that failing is actually good for us. It provides an opportunity for development, increases resilience, and helps protect against anxiety. Failure, ironically, is crucial to success.


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How to get preschoolers ready to learn math

In The Conversation: If you’re a parent of a preschooler, you might be wondering how you can help set your child up for success once they enter kindergarten.

By now, you have probably heard of the importance of reading and talking to your child to support their language and literacy skills. You may have even made reading, talking and learning the ABCs part of your daily routine.

But did you know that you can also support your child’s math learning during everyday interactions at home? CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE


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Prestige Subaru is not just your Asheville Subaru car dealership, we also provide a full line of services dedicated to our greater Johnson City, Hendersonville and Spruce Pine, North Carolina customers. From Subaru car repairs performed by expert mechanics, to OEM Subaru auto parts, to car loans, Prestige Subaru is the smart choice for your automotive needs.  Call us at (888) 854-4293


District 10 and 11 Senators and Representatives in NC General Assembly By County

 

BURKE COUNTY

 

Senator Warren Daniel

2017-2018 Session

Republican – District 46 
BurkeCleveland

 

N.C. Senate
300 N Salisbury Street, Room 627 
Raleigh, NC 27603-5925

(919) 715-7823

[email protected]

Office:

627 Legislative Office Building

Terms in Senate:

4     (0 in House)

Occupation:

Attorney

District Address:

P.O. Box 1825, Morganton, NC 28680

District Phone:

(828) 433-0700

 

Representative Hugh Blackwell

2017-2018 Session

Republican – District 86 
Burke

 

N.C. House of Representatives
300 N Salisbury Street, Room 541 
Raleigh, NC 27603-5925

919-733-5805

[email protected]

Office:

541 Legislative Office Building

Terms in House:

5     (0 in Senate)

Occupation:

Attorney

Address:

321 Mountain View Ave SE, Valdese, NC 28690

Phone:

828-879-8454

Military Experience:

US Army Reserves

No Gifts List*:

Yes

Legislative Assistant:

Dixie Riehm

 

Representative David Rogers

2017-2018 Session

Republican – District 112 
BurkeRutherford

 

N.C. House of Representatives
300 N Salisbury Street, Room 418C 
Raleigh, NC 27603-5925

919-733-5749

[email protected]

Office:

418C Legislative Office Building

Terms in House:

1.5     (0 in Senate)

Occupation:

Attorney

Address:

PO Box 469, Rutherfordton, NC 28139

Phone:

919-733-5749

Legislative Assistant:

Baxter Knight

BUNCOMBE COUNTY

 

Senator Chuck Edwards

2017-2018 Session

Republican – District 48 
BuncombeHendersonTransylvania

 

N.C. Senate
16 W Jones Street, Room 2115 
Raleigh, NC 27601-2808

919-733-5745

[email protected]

Office:

2115 Legislative Building

Terms in Senate:

1+     (0 in House)

Occupation:

Small Business Owner

District Address:

16 West Jones Street, Room 2115, Raleigh, NC 27601-1096

District Phone:

919-733-5745

 

Senator Terry Van Duyn

Democratic Whip

2017-2018 Session

Democrat – District 49 
Buncombe

 

N.C. Senate
16 W Jones Street, Room 1025 
Raleigh, NC 27601-2808

(919) 715-3001

[email protected]

Office:

1025 Legislative Building

Terms in Senate:

2+     (0 in House)

Occupation:

Retired Systems Analyst

District Address:

16 West Jones Street, Room 1025, Raleigh, NC 27601-2808

District Phone:

(919) 715-3001

 

Representative Susan C. Fisher

2017-2018 Session

Democrat – District 114 
Buncombe

 

N.C. House of Representatives
300 N Salisbury Street, Room 504 
Raleigh, NC 27603-5925

919-715-2013

[email protected]

Office:

504 Legislative Office Building

Terms in House:

7.5     (0 in Senate)

Occupation:

Legislator

Address:

7 Maple Ridge Ln, Asheville, NC 28806

Phone:

828-258-5355

No Gifts List?:

Yes

Legislative Assistant:

Cindy Garrison

 

Representative John Ager

2017-2018 Session

Democrat – District 115 
Buncombe

 

N.C. House of Representatives
16 W Jones Street, Room 1315 
Raleigh, NC 27601-1096

919-733-5746

Jo[email protected]

Office:

1315 Legislative Building

Terms in House:

2     (0 in Senate)

Occupation:

Land Manager

Address:

15 Clarke Ln, Fairview, NC 28730

Phone:

828-628-2616

Legislative Assistant:

Meredith Graf

 

Representative Brian Turner

2017-2018 Session

Democrat – District 116 
Buncombe

 

N.C. House of Representatives
16 W Jones Street, Room 1209 
Raleigh, NC 27601-1096

919-715-3012

B[email protected]

Office:

1209 Legislative Building

Terms in House:

2     (0 in Senate)

Occupation:

Commercial Real Estate Agent

Address:

10 Cedarcliff Rd., Asheville, NC 28803

Phone:

 

Legislative Assistant:

Anna Stearns

CALDWELL COUNTY

 

Senator Deanna Ballard

2017-2018 Session

Republican – District 45 
AlleghanyAsheAveryCaldwellWatauga

 

N.C. Senate
300 N Salisbury Street, Room 521 
Raleigh, NC 27603-5925

(919) 733-5742

[email protected]

Office:

521 Legislative Office Building

Terms in Senate:

1+     (0 in House)

Occupation:

Director, Office of President/CEO, Samaritan’s Purse & Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

District Address:

300 N. Salisbury Street, Room 521, Raleigh, NC 27603-5925

District Phone:

(919) 733-5742

 

Representative Destin Hall

Majority Freshman Leader

2017-2018 Session

Republican – District 87 
Caldwell

 

N.C. House of Representatives
300 N Salisbury Street, Room 306C 
Raleigh, NC 27603-5925

919-733-5931

[email protected]

Office:

306C Legislative Office Building

Terms in House:

1     (0 in Senate)

Occupation:

Attorney

Address:

606 College Ave SW, Lenoir, NC 28645

Legislative Assistant:

Katelyn Garlow

 

 

 

 

 

 

CATAWBA COUNTY

 

Senator Andy Wells

2017-2018 Session

Republican – District 42 
AlexanderCatawba

 

N.C. Senate
16 W Jones Street, Room 1028 
Raleigh, NC 27601-2808

(919) 733-5876

[email protected]

Office:

1028 Legislative Building

Terms in Senate:

2     (1 in House)

Occupation:

Real Estate

District Address:

1301 North Center Street, Hickory, NC 28601

District Phone:

828-322-7169

 

Representative Mitchell S. Setzer

2017-2018 Session

Republican – District 89 
Catawba

 

N.C. House of Representatives
16 W Jones Street, Room 2204 
Raleigh, NC 27601-1096

919-733-4948

[email protected]

Office:

2204 Legislative Building

Terms in House:

10     (0 in Senate)

Occupation:

Business Executive – Vice President, Smith Setzer & Sons, Inc.

Address:

PO Box 416, Catawba, NC 28609

Phone:

828-241-3570

No Gifts List?:

Yes

Legislative Assistant:

Margaret Herring

 

Representative Jay Adams

2017-2018 Session

Republican – District 96 
Catawba

 

N.C. House of Representatives
16 W Jones Street, Room 2223 
Raleigh, NC 27601-1096

919-733-5988

[email protected]

Office:

2223 Legislative Building

Terms in House:

2     (0 in Senate)

Occupation:

Commercial Real Estate Broker

Address:

PO Box 217, Hickory, NC 28603

Phone:

919-733-5988

Legislative Assistant:

Susan Phillips

CHEROKEE, CLAY, GRAHAM, MACON COUNTIES

 

Senator Jim Davis

2017-2018 Session

Republican – District 50 
CherokeeClayGrahamHaywood

JacksonMaconSwain

 

N.C. Senate
300 N Salisbury Street, Room 621 
Raleigh, NC 27603-5925

(919) 733-5875

[email protected]

Office:

621 Legislative Office Building

Terms in Senate:

4     (0 in House)

Occupation:

Orthodontist

District Address:

37 Georgia Road, Franklin, NC 28734

District Phone:

(828)342-4483

 

Representative Kevin Corbin

2017-2018 Session

Republican – District 120 
CherokeeClayGrahamMacon

 

N.C. House of Representatives
16 W Jones Street, Room 2215 
Raleigh, NC 27601-1096

919-733-5859

[email protected]

Office:

2215 Legislative Building

Terms in House:

1     (0 in Senate)

Occupation:

Owner, Corbin Insurance Agency and Blue Ridge Insurance Group

Address:

PO Box 758, Franklin, NC 28744

Phone:

828-524-7799

Legislative Assistant:

Cindy Hobbs

 

 

CLEVELAND COUNTY

 

Senator Warren Daniel

2017-2018 Session

Republican – District 46 
BurkeCleveland

 

N.C. Senate
300 N Salisbury Street, Room 627 
Raleigh, NC 27603-5925

(919) 715-7823

[email protected]

Office:

627 Legislative Office Building

Terms in Senate:

4     (0 in House)

Occupation:

Attorney

District Address:

P.O. Box 1825, Morganton, NC 28680

District Phone:

(828) 433-0700

 

Representative Kelly E. Hastings

2017-2018 Session

Republican – District 110 
ClevelandGaston

 

N.C. House of Representatives
16 W Jones Street, Room 1206 
Raleigh, NC 27601-1096

919-715-2002

[email protected]

Office:

1206 Legislative Building

Terms in House:

4     (0 in Senate)

Occupation:

Realtor

Address:

PO Box 488, Cherryville, NC 28021

Phone:

704-473-3468

Military Experience:

US Marine Corps and Reserve

Legislative Assistant:

James Jenkins

 

Representative Tim Moore

Speaker

2017-2018 Session

Republican – District 111 
Cleveland

 

N.C. House of Representatives
16 W Jones Street, Room 2304 
Raleigh, NC 27601-1096

919-733-3451

[email protected]

 

Office:

2304 Legislative Building

Terms in House:

8     (0 in Senate)

Occupation:

Attorney

Address:

305 East King St, Kings Mountain, NC 28086

Phone:

704-739-1221

No Gifts List?:

Yes

Legislative Assistant:

Brittany Eller

GASTON COUNTY

 

Senator David L. Curtis

2017-2018 Session

Republican – District 44 
GastonIredellLincoln

 

N.C. Senate
300 N Salisbury Street, Room 410 
Raleigh, NC 27603-5925

(919) 715-3038

[email protected]

Office:

410 Legislative Office Building

Terms in Senate:

3     (0 in House)

Occupation:

Optometrist

District Address:

P.O. Box 278, Denver, NC 28037

 

Senator Kathy Harrington

2017-2018 Session

Republican – District 43 
Gaston

 

N.C. Senate
300 N Salisbury Street, Room 300-C 
Raleigh, NC 27603-5925

(919) 733-5734

[email protected]

Office:

300-C Legislative Office Building

Terms in Senate:

4     (0 in House)

Occupation:

Real Estate Broker

District Address:

3324 Lincoln Lane, Gastonia, NC 28056

 

Representative Kelly E. Hastings

2017-2018 Session

Republican – District 110 
ClevelandGaston

 

N.C. House of Representatives
16 W Jones Street, Room 1206 
Raleigh, NC 27601-1096

919-715-2002

[email protected]

Office:

1206 Legislative Building

Terms in House:

4     (0 in Senate)

Occupation:

Realtor

Address:

PO Box 488, Cherryville, NC 28021

Phone:

704-473-3468

Military Experience:

US Marine Corps and Reserve

Legislative Assistant:

James Jenkins

 

Representative John A. Torbett

2017-2018 Session

Republican – District 108 
Gaston

 

N.C. House of Representatives
300 N Salisbury Street, Room 538 
Raleigh, NC 27603-5925

919-733-5868

[email protected]

Office:

538 Legislative Office Building

Terms in House:

4     (0 in Senate)

Occupation:

Legislator

Address:

210 Blueridge Dr, Stanley, NC 28164

Phone:

704-263-9282

No Gifts List?:

Yes

Legislative Assistant:

Viddia Torbett

 

Representative Dana Bumgardner

2017-2018 Session

Republican – District 109 
Gaston

 

N.C. House of Representatives
16 W Jones Street, Room 2119 
Raleigh, NC 27601-1096

919-733-5809

[email protected]

Office:

2119 Legislative Building

Terms in House:

3     (0 in Senate)

Occupation:

President – LPM, Inc.

Address:

3517 Lincoln Ln, Gastonia, NC 28056

Phone:

704-861-1648

Legislative Assistant:

Margie Penven

HAYWOOD COUNTY

 

Senator Jim Davis

2017-2018 Session

Republican – District 50 
CherokeeClayGrahamHaywood

JacksonMaconSwain

 

N.C. Senate
300 N Salisbury Street, Room 621 
Raleigh, NC 27603-5925

(919) 733-5875

[email protected]

Office:

621 Legislative Office Building

Terms in Senate:

4     (0 in House)

Occupation:

Orthodontist

District Address:

37 Georgia Road, Franklin, NC 28734

District Phone:

(828)342-4483

 

Representative Michele D. Presnell

2017-2018 Session

Republican – District 118 
HaywoodMadisonYancey

 

N.C. House of Representatives
300 N Salisbury Street, Room 306B2 
Raleigh, NC 27603-5925

919-733-5732

[email protected]

Office:

306B2 Legislative Office Building

Terms in House:

3     (0 in Senate)

Occupation:

Small Business Owner

Address:

316 Woodstock Dr, Burnsville, NC 28714

Phone:

828-208-3874

Legislative Assistant:

John Wall

 

Representative Mike Clampitt

2017-2018 Session

Republican – District 119 
HaywoodJacksonSwain

 

N.C. House of Representatives
16 W Jones Street, Room 1420 
Raleigh, NC 27601-1096

919-715-3005

[email protected]

Office:

1420 Legislative Building

Terms in House:

1     (0 in Senate)

Occupation:

Retired Fire Captain – Charlotte Fire Department

Address:

PO Box 2000, Bryson City, NC 28713

Phone:

828-736-6222

Legislative Assistant:

Edward Stiles

 

 


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The Washington Post: Five myths about fatherhood

By Paul Raeburn

This month, the Supreme Court struck down a law that treated unwed mothers and fathers differently when granting citizenship to their children born outside the United States — the requirements for fathers were stiffer. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, authoring a majority opinion joined by five other justices, wrote that the law was based on gender stereotypes that violated the notion of equal protection. (photo from Naturally Healthy Parenting)    Continue reading 


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Favorite Asheville Art Events, Tours, Festivals & Shows

The Asheville art scene is booming and we are consistently voted one of the biggest art destinations in the country. Each year, more artist studio tours, events and art shows appear. Here are our favorite annual Asheville art events. Plan your next trip around one of these! Also see more events and festivals in WNC   Explore Asheville Events Calendar       Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter/Holiday Events


Rand Paul’s AHA – a disaster fueled by pride

Rich get Richer

 

 

 

 

Written by Jane Edwards

Rand Paul’s AHA is not a suitable replacement for the Affordable Care Act. His is an act of desperation that will harm millions of people who will become uninsured if it passes.  It only benefits the wealthy. Coverage won’t be better. Insurance won’t be cheaper. This proposed law is a disaster in the making.


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WOMEN: What We Have to Say…

Four Adrian Dominican Attorneys Reflect on Legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

October 3, 2020, Adrian, Michigan – As the United States is engaged in controversy over President Trump’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, four Adrian Dominican Sisters who are attorneys continued to reflect on the impact of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.


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CULTURAL COLLISIONS 2019

Patriarchy is at its most potent when oppression doesn’t feel like oppression, or when it is packaged in terms of biology, religion or basic social needs like security, comfort, acceptance and success. Heterosexuality offers women all these things as selling points to their consensual subjection.


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The 11-year-old who galvanised a global movement at the March for Our Lives

By  Chitra Ramaswamy in The Guardian

We are living in a dizzying culture of powerful individual moments, as well as wider movements. The most compelling moment at March for Our Lives – the biggest gun-control protest in a generation – was thanks to an 11-year-old girl from Virginia called Naomi Wadler. In just three minutes and 30 seconds, a child born under George W Bush’s presidency managed to galvanise a global movement, and quote Toni Morrison to boot.


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Science Says Period Brains Aren’t A Thing: Women Are Not Surprised – Our Bodies Our Blog

Finally, a study shows what those of us who menstruate already know: there is no such thing as “period brain.” According to researchers in Switzerland and Germany who collected data on 88 women, there is “no consistent association between women’s hormone levels, in particular, estrogen and progesterone, and attention, working memory, and cognitive bias.”

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What the Standing Rock Resistance Can Teach Us About Reproductive Justice for Native American Women

Last weekend, the Army Corps of Engineers announced they will halt construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline through Standing Rock Sioux tribal land and look for alternative routes. The decision, which came after months of protest by thousands of Native people and supporters, will at least temporarily protect the tribe’s sacred ground and clean water supply. Continue reading


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