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A graveside service will be held at Oakdale Cemetery on Friday May 22 at 2 PM for Eleanor Nanney Michalove, who passed away on February 18th in San Antonio, Texas. A reception will immediately follow the service at Agudas Israel Synagogue.Link to Full Story
The Henderson County Sheriff's department reports that after an investigation by federal agents and detectives with the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office Violent Crimes Unit, a Henderson County Grand Jury has returned True Bills of Indictment for Aaron John Lanning. Lanning, age 36 of 929 Hooper’s Creek Road in Fletcher,
Lanning turned himself in to authorities on May 20, 2015 after being informed of the indictments. Lanning was indicted on five counts of Third Degree Sexual Exploitation of a Minor.
Lanning was given a $27,000.00 secured bond and has been released. His first appearance hearing is scheduled for today, May 21, 2015 at 9:00am in District Court of Henderson County.
The Henderson County Heritage Museum, Henderson County HonorAir and Henderson County Veterans Services will present “A Salute to Our Veterans, Past and Present” at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Veterans Hall.
Among the honored guests will be Zeb Kilpatrick, one of “The Angels” of the 11th Airborne Division paratroopers who liberated 2,147 mostly civilian POWs — a group of Allied businessmen, nuns, priests, missionaries and tourists — who were in the Philippines when the Japanese captured them in 1942.
Kilpatrick and the other “Angels” descended on Los Banos, a prison camp 25 miles inside enemy lines, to free the prisoners with a back-up gang of Filipino guerrillas on the morning of Feb. 23, 1945.
The salute, Friday, is set to honor all veterans for their service, both past and present. A flag line will be provided by the Patriot Guard. The Henderson County Honor Guard is set to present the colors and Commissioner Grady Hawkins, a retired colonel of the U.S. Air Force, will lead the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Tiffany Ervin is scheduled to sing the Star-Spangled Banner and Army Chaplain George Jones will lead the prayer. The ceremony’s guest speaker is Brig. Gen. Frank Blazey, retired from the U.S. Army.
Jo Ann Stepp Fain, of the Henderson County Heritage Museum, will provide an update on Veteran’s Hall.
Henderson County Heritage Museum Director Knox Crowell said authors may also be at the event with their war collection materials, along with a member of Outward Bound to direct veterans interested in their outreach services.
A World War II Italian officer’s tent may also be set up at the event. “The American soldier,” who was an uncle of the tent’s donator and “who used it after it was ‘liberated,’ fought with (Gen. George) Patton’s tanks up Italy and eventually to Berlin,” Crowell said.
Veterans Hall is located in the first floor of the Henderson County Human Services Building at 1200 Spartanburg Highway, Hendersonville.
The event is also made possible by the Henderson County Honor Guard, Henderson County Patriot Guard, Apple Country Crafters and Outward Bound. Refreshments will be provided by the Ladies Auxiliary of American Legion Unit 77 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5206.
NO PARKING ALLOWED ON MAIN STREET AFTER 4PM FRIDAY
NO DOGS OR OTHER PETS ALLOWED AT GARDEN JUBILEE THIS YEAR
OVER 150,000 EXPECTED THIS YEAR
OVER 250 VENDORS
WEATHER SHOULD BE IDEAL FOR IT
May 23 & 24, 2015
Saturday & Sunday 9:00am-5:00pm
Historic Downtown (6th Avenue - Caswell Street)
The Annual Garden Jubilee Festival has been the place for one-stop shopping for garden lovers for over 20 years in Downtown Hendersonville. Garden Jubilee is Hendersonville’s premier lawn & garden show, and one of the largest gardening shows in the Western North Carolina. The two-day Festival is held on Saturday, May 23 & Sunday, May 24 of Memorial Day weekend.
Garden Jubilee highlights more than 200 vendors lining Main Street. Learn tips and tricks from regional gardening experts located throughout the festival.Local and regional nurseries will be selling 1000’s of annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs and hard to find plants on every block of the festival. Crafters create distinctive garden art to enhance the beauty of your yard. There will be handmade lawn furniture, jewelry, garden tools, yard art, planters, wind chimes, birdhouses, as well as soaps, and pottery. Shoppers bring wagons to transport their many purchases.
Lowe’s Expo will be located at the Visitors Center, 201 South Main Street, featuring lawn & garden workshops, a variety of plants for sale, beautiful patio displays, a hands-on kids clinic, outdoor furniture and equipment. If you have a question or need advice about your garden or lawn, you've come to the right place. National product representatives from Oldcastle, Stay Green, Scotts, Miracle-Gro, Ortho, Roundup, Sevin, Spectracide, Cutter, Pennington Lawn & Garden Products, and Hot Shot will be available in their tents giving out free samples and helpful tips. The Lowe's Kids Clinic located at the Visitors Center will offer fun free hands-on projects for children ages 4-12, from 10am-4pm both days.
Bill Slack, landscape and gardening specialist with Southern Living Magazine, will host gardening workshops at the Lowe's Expo located at the Visitor Center. Join him for three talks on Saturday, May 23 -11am "Creating a Gorgeous Landscape...What's the Secret", 1pm "A Stroll Through the Garden - Pathways & Patios" and 3pm "Your Backyard - From Ho Hum to Eye Popping” and two on Sunday, May 24 - 1:00pm "Your Backyard - From Ho Hum to Eye Popping" and 3pm "A Stroll Through the Garden - Pathways & Patios”. Bill is a registered landscape architect, author and lecturer appearing on many national radio & TV programs. The American Society of Landscape Architects named him the Outstanding Extension Landscape Architect in the United States.
The Garden Jubilee Hospitality Tent will be located in front of the Historic Courthouse, between First & Second Avenues. The Hospitality Tent offers shoppers an area to leave their plants and other purchases while they continue to shop. A festival map and vendor directory will be available for shoppers searching for a particular vendor, product or general information.
Please leave your pets comfortably at home, Hendersonville City ordinance prohibits animals in the event area.
Memorial Day weekend is the kick-off to the summer season; spend it in Historic Hendersonville, for lodging or area information visit historichendersonville.org. For information call the Henderson County Tourism Development Authority at (828) 693-9708 / 800-828-4244. Garden Jubilee is an event of the Henderson County Tourism Development Authority.
Average retail gasoline prices in Asheville-Hendersonville have risen 3.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.59/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 259 gas outlets in Asheville. This compares with the national average that has increased 5.0 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.71/g, says gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
Including the change in gas prices in Asheville during the past week, prices yesterday were 107.1 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 22.4 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 26.9 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 94.0 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.
"The rise we've seen in the national average over the month is showing signs of fading," said Patrick DeHaan, GasBuddy senior petroleum analyst. "Crude oil prices have fallen from their 2015 highs and currently stand some $2/bbl lower at $59/barrel. While higher demand is expected for this Memorial Day weekend, crude oil inventories remain plentiful and stand some 86 million barrels higher than a year ago. That reminder could inspire some selling in crude oil, as could bearish comments recently made by OPEC, or data showing that the 24-week decline in oil rigs is greatly slowing down."
Monthly comparisons show all fifty states seeing higher prices than they stood four weeks ago, with the largest jumps taking place in Ohio, Michigan and California, where prices moved up by at least ten cents a gallon.
Meanwhile, all fifty states still stand lower today than a year ago, with the biggest drops in Michigan, Indiana and Kentucky, where prices stand over $1.12/gallon lower. Meanwhile, the smallest drops versus a year ago can be found in California, Nevada and Utah, where prices are 33, 49 and 62 cents lower, respectively, than last year.
On Memorial Day, May 25, folk musicians from across the region will converge at Connemara for a day of toe-tapping fun and music as Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site hosts the 29th annual Carl Sandburg Folk Music Festival. This free festival offers live music performances from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Just as Carl Sandburg’s family enjoyed sitting on the porch while he played a guitar and sang for them, visitors can experience the lively strums of folk music adjacent to their historic home.
· At 11:00 am, Jhon Akers shares anecdotes of Carl Sandburg’s life and his guitar-inspired passion for music.
· At 12:00 pm, The 42nd Street Jazz Band performs good-time swing era tunes and nostalgic ballads.
· At 1:00 pm, John Emil, master of the slide guitar plays a unique show-stopping mix of delta and folk blues. Emil has supplied music for several prominent television shows such as “Dateline” and “The Voice”.
· At 2:00 The Chuck Beattie band will perform Chicago Style Blues with his traditional old school charm. Chucks’ knowledge of gospel, jazz and the sounds of the Delta make for a memorable experience.
· At 3:00 pm, internationally recognized female trio- Under Hill Rose will perform their impressive harmonic fusion of Americana, blue-grass, R&B and roots music. Their premier album “Something Real” was named one of the American Music Associations Top 100 albums of the year in 2013.
· Steve and Jean Smith will be performing Hammered dulcimer music at the historic barn area from 11:00 am -3:00 pm.
Seating is available at the amphitheater or visitors may bring their own chair and rest under the hemlocks while enjoying a day of folk fun. This event is free and open to the public. Snacks will be available for sale in the bookstore and tours of the Sandburg home will be available throughout the day for a small fee.
The folk festival honors Carl Sandburg and his preservation of traditional folk music as found in his collection The American Songbag. The festival’s performers each skillfully demonstrate the tradition of performing live music to tell stories while capturing the heritage of America through song.
Carl Sandburg began playing the guitar in the early 1900’s to enhance his lectures and performed during the era of Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie and he was the mentor for Burl Ives.
The festival began in 1987, and is supported by the National Park Service, Friends of Carl Sandburg at Connemara, Eastern National and a grant from the North Carolina Arts Council; administered by the Arts Council of Henderson County.
Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, a unit of the National Park Service, was authorized October 17, 1968. The park is located three miles south of Hendersonville off U.S. 225 on Little River Road, and is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., daily. For further information, please telephone 828-693-4178, or visit our website at:
Popular Concert Series Returns to Downtown Hendersonville
Music on Main concert series offers free music, car show at the Visitors Center
Music on Main Classic Car Shows
June 5-August 14 June 5, 19
Every Friday Night July 3, 17, 31 & Aug 14 July 10, 24 & Aug 7
Visitor Center Visitor Center block Visitor Center block
Audiences will once again be treated to one of Hendersonville’s favorite summertime events at the 17th Annual Music On Main concert series. Music on Main is the premier outdoor concert series held every Friday evening from June 5 through August 14 at the Visitor Center, located at 201 South Main Street in Historic Downtown Hendersonville, NC. Concerts begin at 7pm, and admission if free.
Music on Main provides a quality, family-oriented event showcasing regional musical talents. The diverse line-up ranges from pop, oldies, rock, to contemporary music- there’s something to please everyone! These concerts are consistently one of the most popular summer events in Hendersonville, drawing thousands of people to downtown. You won’t want to miss it.
Two special Saturday concerts will be held on May 16 and July 4th. The concert on Saturday, May 16, will be a fundraiser for HonorAir, featuring the music of Simple Folk. The Special Fireworks Celebration Concert on Saturday, July 4th, features a Patriotic Tribute by 96.5 House Band. Enjoy the concert and Jackson Park fireworks (at dusk) from the comfort of your chair,
The Hendersonville Antique Car Club hosts several classic car shows in conjunction with Music on Main during the season. A variety of antique cars will be featured on June 5, 19,
July 3, 17, 31, and Aug 14. Classic Corvettes will be shown June 12, 26, July 10, 24 and Aug 7. The car show is located in front of the Visitor Center, between Allen Street and Caswell Street, which will be closed to traffic. For more information about the classic car shows or the Hendersonville Antique Car Club call (828) 697-8344.
Bring a chair and enjoy an evening of live music and beautifully restored cars from 7pm-pm. The audience seating area opens after 5:30pm, early admission is prohibited. Please leave your pets comfortably at home, Hendersonville City ordinance prohibits animals in the event area. Admission is free. No alcoholic beverages, backpacks, or coolers allowed.
In case of inclement weather the concert will be postponed until 8pm. If the weather does not improve by 8pm the performance will be cancelled.
For additional information, a concert schedule or lodging and travel information call the Visitor Center at (828) 693-9708, or 800-828-4244, or visit our website at www.historichendersonville.org
Concert Series Sponsors:
Burger King, Firehouse Subs, Fastmed Urgent Care & Henderson County Tourism Development Authority
Persons interested in the history and heritage of Henderson County are encouraged to register online now for the summer courses that begin Tuesday, May 26, through the Continuing Education Department at Blue Ridge Community College. The classes are open to the public.
Classes are held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays on the Henderson County campus.
Henderson County History and Heritage I, covering prehistory to 1860, will be held for six weeks from May 26 through June 30. Topics include geography and natural resources, Cherokee and Catawba history and culture, Revolutionary War and treaties with the Cherokee, early settlers and backgrounds, Appalachian culture, political and economic history, agriculture, transportation, religious history, education, early communities, black history, and noteworthy families and people in the early history of the county. Registration is $60.
Henderson County History and Heritage II, covering 1860 to the mid 20th century, will be held for six weeks from July 7 through Aug. 11. Topics include the Civil War, Reconstruction, black history, Appalachian culture and stereotypes, political and economic history, industry, agriculture, transportation, religious history, education, tourism, and 19th and 20th century communities. Registration is $60.
The instructor is Jennie Jones Giles.
Persons may register from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays or 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fridays at the BRCC Henderson County campus, Continuing Education Building, Room 123. To register online, visit http://www.blueridge.edu/
The City roadside mowing project has begun on City streets. Residents are encouraged to maintain their property adjacent to street right of ways to avoid the need, and resulting affect, of our sidearm mower.
The challenge of mowing 68 miles of streets we have found that the sidearm mower is the most viable way to manage this volume. A general guideline for homes adjacent to roadways is to keep any bushes, tree limbs, etc. out of the roadway and 1-2 feet behind the curb or edge of pavement. The height should be approx. 16 feet above the road surface. For streets with sidewalks, the same applies for the roadway while sidewalks should be clear of obstructions to a height of 7-8 feet.
Property owners near intersections are also asked to keep vegetation and debris trimmed far enough away from the intersections to allow motorists a reasonable line of sight before entering the intersection.
For more information please contact the Public Works Department at 828-697-3084.