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WNC Honey Bee Festival

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

ASHEVILLE NC – Honey bees are so busy pollinating the apple trees and other plants in Western North Carolina that they do not have time to raise money. So, Fletcher Valley Natural Foods is doing that for them through its First Annual Honey Bee Festival, Sunday, April 15 from 2-5 p.m.

The Honey Bee Festival is being held at Fletcher Valley Natural Foods store and the grounds. At the Festival, people will enjoy a tailgate market, car show, bounce house, soap makers, face painting, music, food by Sweet Monkey Bakery, educational talks with beekeepers, a coloring contest for local elementary schools, and of course the chance to name a bee in the Fletcher Valley Natural Foods observational honey bee hive. For $1, you can “name” a bee and for a second dollar, you can enter your name idea for the queen. The queen’s name will be determined by a random drawing from all entries and the winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to Fletcher Valley Natural Foods. All proceeds will be donated to support bee research and conservancy.

Fletcher Valley Natural Foods plans to make the Honey Bee Festival an annual event which coincides with the blooming of the apple trees and the beginning of planting season here in the mountains.

At Fletcher Valley Natural Foods, since installing the observational honey bee hive in October under the care of official beekeeper Ken Arany, hundreds of people have spent countless hours watching the bees at work in the hive. Now, with warm weather, the bees are active going in and out of their clear Plexiglas walk-way to the great outdoors to gather pollen which will in turn be made into honey. Even before the installation of Fletcher Valley Natural Foods’ permanent honey bee hive in the store, the store promoted and sold many types of honey and especially local honey. In addition, all the breads made in the store’s own bakery are sweetened using local honey.

20th Annual Park Ridge Health Frostbite Running Events and Family Fun Day

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

HENDERSONVILLE NC – The Park Ridge Health Foundation will host the 20thAnnual Frostbite 10K, 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012 starting at 2:15 p.m. This premier race-event will take place on a flat to gently rolling course, and will begin and finish at the Lelia Patterson Center located at Howard Gap Road and Naples Road in Fletcher.  The Frostbite event also will feature a Family Fun Day at the Leila Patterson Center from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. with games, booths, refreshments and live music.

Registration fees before Feb.1 are $25 for the 10k race and $20 for the 5K race.. Both races are $35 after this date. The Fun Run/Walk is $10. The first 700 runners who register by February 1 will receive a long-sleeved performance tech shirt, while all Fun Run/Walk participants will receive a short-sleeved cotton shirt. To register for the Frostbite race, please visit www.active.com.

Race packets for registered participants and late registration will be available on Saturday, Feb. 18 at Foot Rx Running Store in the Turtle Creek Shopping Center on Highway 25 in south Asheville.   Race-day registration and packet pick-up will take place on Feb. 19 at the Lelia Patterson Center from 1:30 – 2:15 p.m.  For more information or to receive a race registration form, please contact James C. Carter at 828.687.5644 or [email protected].

Frostbite proceeds will benefit the Park Ridge Health Wellness on Wheels program (W.O.W.). W.O.W. is a mobile medical unit and care team that offers free and low-cost health screenings throughout the region. Since 2006, W.O.W. has provided more than 45,000 early detection health screenings throughout Western North Carolina. Every year, three out of every ten individuals screened learn they are at-risk for developing a serious health condition such as heart disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, prostate or breast cancer. For more information on the W.O.W. program and for a calendar of screening dates and locations, please visit parkridgehealth.org.

Frostbite sponsorship offers an excellent opportunity for area businesses to reach nearly 1,000 fitness enthusiasts and their families.  To reserve a sponsorship, please contact James Carter with the Park Ridge Health Foundation, at 828.687.5644 or [email protected].

About Park Ridge Health:

Park Ridge Health was built by Henderson County residents, and more than 100 years later, they are still a beloved piece of the growing community’s health care network – providing quality, compassionate care in a Christian environment. In 1986, Park Ridge partnered with Adventist Health System, joining more than 44 exceptional not-for-profit community hospitals in the U.S., and leading the way in many medical firsts for the region.  For more information about Park Ridge Health or to find a physician, please visit parkridgehealth.org or call 855.PRH.LIFE (774-5433).


WOW Park Ridge Health Free Vision Screening and Free Body Composition Analysis

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

ASHEVILLE, NC – Park Ridge Health announces the following free screening events next week, including free vision screening and free body composition analysis and glucose.

WOW – Free Vision Screening for Adults and Children – Ingles Hendersonville

July 26 / 9:00am – 12:00pm

Vision screenings are for near-sightedness, far-sightedness, color acuity and macular degeneration.

Ingles Hendersonville

3643 Howard Gap Rd.

Hendersonville, NC

WOW – Free Body Composition Analysis and Glucose – The Body Shop Fletcher

July 28 / 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Body fat and hydration percentages, body mass index, height and weight for overall body composition and blood test for diabetes and blood pressure.

580 Upward Road

Hendersonville, NC

Carolina Mountain RibFest 2010 Scehuled for July 9-11

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

FLETCHER, NC – The Carolina Mountain Ribfest will return to the WNC Agricultural Center Fairgrounds July 9, 10, 11, 2010. The event features mouth watering BBQ ribs, chicken, and pulled pork prepared by world class, award winning barbecue rib vendors from around the country. Savor all the traditional side dishes, beverages, desserts and comfort foods as well. You can vote for your favorite, the Best Ribs and Best Sauce will win the Golden Pig Award.

To work off that stuffed feeling, you can browse and shop the expanded commercial exhibits and arts and crafts area. Enjoy the full Carnival with spectacular adult and children’s rides and games. On Saturday there’s also the Bike Show and Sunday you can check out the Custom and Classic Car Show. There is food and fun for the whole family. Bring your lawn chairs and beach blankets and enjoy the day. The Carolina Ribfest is a featured event in Southern Living magazine’s “Big Book of Barbecue”.

A full line up of top name entertainment will perform each day with the following entertainers currently scheduled to appear:

Friday, July 9:

Delta Highway – Memphis Blues

Victor Wainwright and Wildroot – Blues

Peggy Ratusz & Daddy Long Legs – Blues

Saturday, July 10:

Goose Creek Symphony – Their own brand of music

Rosie Ledet & The Zydeco Playboys – Zydeco/Blues/2 Step,/p>

Angela Easterling and The Beguilers – Americana/Folk/Roots Music

Wolf Creek Country – Americana/Bluegrass/Country

The Leigh Glass Band – Americana/Blues/Rock

The New Relics – Country

Sunday, July 11:

Balsam Range – Bluegrass/Acoustic

The Flying Saucers

The Silver Revival – Oldies Rock

Cici Jansen – Country

Hours are Friday 4 pm to 11 pm, Saturday 11 am to 11pm, and Sunday 11 am to 7 pm. Admission is $6.00 daily for adults, children under 12 years are admitted free with adult. The Western Carolina Agricultural Center is located adjacent to the Asheville Airport at exit #40 off I-26 between Asheville and Hendersonville, N.C. The Carolina Mountain Ribfest is produced by Western Carolina Productions, Inc. and sponsored by Yuengling Brewers, Skyland Distributing and Pepsi Cola. For additional information call 828-628-9626 or visit www.ribfests.com.