Lots of sunshine & warmer for Memorial Day
HI: 82 LOW: 60
Agudas Israel Congregation is presenting its second MOUNTAIN JEWISH FESTIVAL on Sunday, August 21 from 11am to 4pm at the synagogue (505 Glasgow Lane, Hendersonville).
This year’s festival will include MORE FOOD, MORE TRANSPORTATION AND MORE PARKING for your convenience. Increased parking will be available in the area, with frequent shuttle buses to the Festival. Handicapped parking will be in the synagogue parking lot.
This Festival will feature tidbits of Jewish food and traditions. Homemade traditional Jewish food will be served and sold including: Chicken Soup with Matzah Balls, Chopped Liver, Kugels (noodle pudding), Potato Latkes (pancakes), and Homemade Baked Goods: Mandelbread, Rugalach, Hamentashen, and braided Challahs. In addition, Pastrami, Corned Beef, Knishes, Bagels with Lox Cream Cheese, Babka (sweet yeast cake), and more, will be available for lunch and for large size purchases.
Don’t miss the opportunity to come, see and learn how we celebrate our Jewish holidays and how we observe Shabbat. Meet and greet our Rabbi Rachael Jackson as she conducts
Life Cycle events in the sanctuary. Satisfy your curiosity about the Jewish customs of a Jewish Wedding (11:30am & 2:30pm), Bar and Bat Mitzvah (12:30pm & 3:30pm), and Baby Naming/Circumcision (1:30pm). Live Music under the tent…featuring song leader, Penny White.
FREE ADMISSION; Food tickets will be sold at the door. In addition, our Judaica Boutique will be open and stocked with beautiful new items.
Cash, check, and credit cards will be accepted. For questions or more information, call the synagogue office at 828.693.9838, or visit our website: www.agudasisraelsynagogue.org
Hendersonville City Council will hold the required public hearing…and adopt the city’s budget, capital improvement plan, and fee schedule for the new fiscal year starting July 1…at Council’s June meeting which will be this Thursday night at 5:45 in Council’s Chambers in City Hall.
City Council will also likely waive the water system development fee charged for the new HealthSciencesCenter now under construction on Pardee Hospital’s campus on Sixth Avenue West.
Also on the agenda for City Council Thursday night will be a request from Hendersonville Police Chief Herbert Blake for a new radio system for the police department.
Interfaith Assistance Ministry is building a new facility near the Blue Ridge Mall and wants to re-zone their present location at 210 Ehringhause Street from medium density to high density residential. Council will consider that request Thursday night.
And City Council will also be hearing a presentation by Tom Orr of the Walk of Fame Steering Committee.
City Council will meet and accept public comment at 5:45 Thursday night.
West Henderson High’s 2015 Westwind yearbook, “This Is What We Do,” just snagged the Pacemaker Award from the National Scholastic Press Association, which honored 42 yearbooks nationwide this month.
The Pacemaker Award makes “This Is What We Do” the second yearbook in the school’s history to win top honors from the National Scholastic Press Association, the North Carolina Scholastic Media Association, the National High School Journalism Convention, the Southern Interscholastic Press Association, and the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.
In June 2015, “This Is What We Do” earned the Tar Heel Award for top yearbooks in North Carolina from the North Carolina Scholastic Media Association, followed by Best of Show at the National High School Journalism Convention in November 2015. In March 2016, the yearbook received the Scroggins Trophy for best yearbook in the Southeast from the Southern Interscholastic Press Association, and the Gold Crown from Columbia Scholastic Press Association. The last West Henderson yearbook to sweep the table of national awards was the 2012 Westwind, “We Stand Proud.”
"In spite of all the standardized testing, today's students are capable of incredible creativity and excellence,” said Brenda Gorsuch, publications adviser at West Henderson since 1983. “The 2015 Westwind, edited by Maggie King and Haley Staton, shows off the amazing talents of more than 50 students who worked together to create the book.”
“The writing, design and photography are all outstanding. Overall, the book is evidence of the high level of learning taking place in our schools,” Gorsuch said. “The students sold and designed the advertisements, designed the cover, created the spreads, took the photos and wrote the copy and captions. It is truly a student publication that covered a year in the life of West Henderson students and their school."
King is currently a freshman at Appalachian State University, and Staton is a freshman at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Co-editor of the 2016 Westwind Izzy Denman said, "Being a member of such an award-winning yearbook staff has been one of the most rewarding things I have ever been a part of. Knowing that I was able to take part in creating the 2015 Westwind gives me incredible pride. I am very grateful to have played a role in such an amazing publication."
Join us for a special two-night event as we celebrate our nation’s military veterans through oral history. On Tuesday, May 24th and Wednesday, May 25th at 6:00 p.m. in the Kaplan Auditorium at the main branch of the Henderson County Public Library, we will present video recordings of stories from local veterans. The library would like to thank Jeff Miller of HonorAir and Blue Ridge Honor Flight and Mike Murdock, Henderson County’s Veterans Service Officer, for their assistance.
The veterans featured in both nights of the two-night event are (in alphabetical order) as follows:
Frank E. Blazey, Brigadier General, United States Army
Avery D. Dolinger, Jr., E-6, Staff Sergeant, United States Air Force
William Hunter, Yeoman, 2nd Class, United States Navy
Joseph L. Pace, E-4, United States Army
Alvin B. Seal, E-5, United States Army
William (Bill) T. Stanley, Colonel, United States Air Force
Hilliard Staton, Captain, United States Marine Corps
James H. Young, E-4, United States Army
For more information, please feel free to contact Sara Hyder McGough at (828) 697-4725 (ext. 2320).