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Citing Covid spike, foundation calls off Oct. 13 luncheon

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Community Foundation of Henderson County announced Tuesday that it has canceled the in-person annual luncheon that had been scheduled for Oct. 13 at Jeter Mountain Farm.   Read Story »

Tags: Covid-19 arts cancellations | COVID-19 charity

Henderson County Life

Playhouse to stage two shows this fall with strict precautions in place

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The Flat Rock Playhouse will stage two productions this fall with conditions that require patrons wear masks and show proof of coronavirus vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test, the theater's producing artistic director, Lisa K. Bryant, and its president, Joseph Ippolito, announced to patrons on Monday.   Read Story »

Tags: Covid-19 arts cancellations | COVID-19 facemasks | Covid-19 masks

Flat Rock Life

Death of Asner deals blow to Playhouse

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The Flat Rock Playhouse suffered another blow on Sunday with the death of Ed Asner, the award-winning "Lou Grant" actor who was scheduled to perform four soldout shows on the theater's stage this weekend.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Country stars headline free Block Party tonight

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Two of rising stars of country music showcase their music at Hendersonville’s Block Party on Main tonight.   Read Story »

Tags: outdoor concerts | Covid-19 arts cancellations

Henderson County Life

TV legends reopen Playhouse with 'Two Jews, Talking'

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Television veterans Ed Asner of The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Jamie Farr of M*A*S*H will star in the staged reading of Two Jews, Talking at Flat Rock Playhouse.   Read Story »

Tags: Flat Rock Playhouse | Covid-19 arts cancellations

Henderson County News

Rhythm & Brews returns on Thursday

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The Rhythm & Brews Concert Series returns Thursday for the first time since 2019.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Music of Queen will rock you at WHHS stadium

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The Music of Queen is coming to a new venue perfect for summertime jamming — West Henderson High School's athletic stadium, Johnson Field.   Read Story »

Tags: Flat Rock Playhouse | Covid-19 arts cancellations

Henderson County News

Rhythm & Brews is back this summer

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The Rhythm & Brews Concert Series is returning to downtown Hendersonville this summer.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Will there be a 2021 Apple Festival?

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Tags: Festivals | NC Apple Festival | Apple Festival | Covid-19 arts cancellations | 2021 apple crop | 2021 Apple Festival

Flat Rock Life

Playhouse launches 'Rock Solid' campaign to combat Covid damage

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Flat Rock Playhouse has launched a capital campaign in response to the effects of Covid-19.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Life

Pandemic claims more downtown events

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Popular downtown events including the Halloween Treat Street Carnival, Christmas tree lighting and a live Bearfootin’ Art Walk Auction have been called off as the pandemic claims more traditional celebrations.   Read Story »

Tags: Covid-19 arts cancellations

Flat Rock Life

Nat Zegree stars in 'Virtual Cabaret' at Playhouse

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Nat Zegree, the popular and zany piano impresario, will star in the Nat Zegree Virtual Cabaret at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8 and 9 in a Flat Rock Playhouse event.   Read Story »

Tags: Nat Zegree | Covid-19 arts cancellations

Henderson County Business

Dining, hospitality and entertainment businesses adapt to Covid climate

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A car drove up and a young girl wearing a blue Hot Dog World t-shirt rushed out to take the driver’s order. Customers no longer line up behind the counter at the iconic 34-year-old Hendersonville original.   Read Story »

Tags: Covid-19 arts cancellations | coronavirus restaurants

Henderson County News

Organizers call off Farm City Day

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Due to the on-going concerns over covid-19 and following the example of other local events such as Garden Jubilee, Apple Festival and the WNC Fair, organizers of Farm City Day announced Monday that the event, usually held on the first Saturday of October, is cancelled this year.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Johnson Farm thanks donors

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Like many area non-profits, Historic Johnson Farm experienced an unusual spring.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Life

Covid concern cancels Mountain State Fair

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FLETCHER — The ongoing covid-19 pandemic and the uncertainty of conditions come September have caused the state's agriculture chief to call off this year's N.C. Mountain State Fair.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Business

Wedding designer saves the day with custom masks

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Betrothed but bedeviled by coronavirus restrictions, brides have a new fashion option that will help the wedding go on.   Read Story »

Tags: COVID-19 | Covid-19 arts cancellations

Henderson County Life

With festival called off, apple promotions will be reshaped

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The N.C. Apple Festival, another entertainment victim of the coronavirus, won’t take place downtown but instead will involve a variety of promotions to boost the apple industry.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

City scraps Rhythm & Brews for this year

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The city has called off the popular Rhythm & Brews Concert Series for the season and is turning its focus to other events including the new Hendersonville Farmers Market, which opens next weekend in the Historic Seventh Avenue District, and “Open Streets Weekend,” which happens today, Saturday and Sunday.   Read Story »

Tags: Rhythm & Brews concert series | Covid-19 arts cancellations

Henderson County Life

Community Theatre pulls plug on 2020 season

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The Hendersonville Community Theatre has pulled the plug on its 2020 season, joining others as the latest live performance victim of the coronavirus shutdown.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville Little Theatre | Hendersonville Community Theatre | Covid-19 arts cancellations

Henderson County Life

Here's the list of orchards, nurseries and vendors of Garden Jubilee

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This year's Garden Jubilee has morphed into the Garden Jubilee Nurseries & Orchard Tour featuring 21 farms, nurseries and orchards plus vendors selling food, garden accessories, ice cream, cheese and more throughout Henderson County.   Read Story »

Tags: Gardening | Garden Jubilee | Covid-19 arts cancellations

Henderson County Life

Bearfootin' Bears make their 2020 debut in livestreamed show

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The Bearfootin' Bears class of 2020 made their debut virtually on Friday with a Facebook Live presentation hosted by downtown development director Lew Holloway.   Read Story »

Tags: Bearfootin bear | Covid-19 arts cancellations | coronavirus charity

Henderson County News

Biltmore Estate, N.C. Arboretum announce ourdoor access, Blue Ridge Parkway to reopen

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Three popular destinations, the Biltmore Estate and the North Carolina Arboretum, announced they will permit limited access to outdoor areas on Saturday, the first day of the phase 1 reopening plan Gov. Roy Cooper laid out this week. The Blue Ridge Parkway, meanwhile, announced it would reopen to motor vehicles on Saturday.   Read Story »

Tags: North Carolina Arboretum | Biltmore Estate | coronavirus economy | Covid-19 arts cancellations

Henderson County News

Coronavirus kills Playhouse season

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In a major blow to the arts offerings of the community, the Flat Rock Playhouse announced Tuesday that it is canceling the rest of its 2020 season and shifting the Mainstage series to next year.   Read Story »

Tags: coronavirus economy | Covid-19 arts cancellations

Henderson County News

Studio Confidential offers inside look at artists' work spaces

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The Gallery at Flat Rock is offering an opportunity for the curious, art-loving public to get first-ever glimpses into the creative lairs of gallery artists.   Read Story »

Tags: visual arts | Covid-19 arts cancellations

Henderson County News

Garden Jubilee is out downtown; will take place at shops and nurseries

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Although Garden Jubilee, one of the largest gardening shows in the Southeast, won't take place on Main Street this year, organizers are coordinating with local garden shops, nurseries and orchards to promote garden sales in smaller gatherings.    Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Stay-at-home order forces changes in popular downtown events

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The coronavirus shutdown has forced changes in downtown Hendersonville's popular spring events, including the popular Bearfootin’ Artwalk Bear Reveal and the opening concert of the Rhythm & Brews music series.   Read Story »

Tags: coronavirus | Covid-19 arts cancellations | stay-home order

Henderson County News

LIGHTNING PHOTOS: Neighbors thank doctors, nurses, essentials

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They marched out of their homes into the bright spring sunlight — one by one, couples hand in hand, families of four, five or six, working folks and retired folks, young and old. Chalk in hand, they went to work on paved driveways and streets, putting in words and pictures their gratitude. Thank you, doctors, they said. Thank you, nurses. Thank you, cashiers. Thank you, farmers. Thank you, Essentials. You're our heroes.   Read Story »

Tags: COVID-19 medical | Covid-19 arts cancellations | COVID-19 mental health

Flat Rock Business

Coronavirus forces Playhouse to shorten season, drop big shows

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The coronavirus crisis has claimed another tradition.   Read Story »

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Flat Rock Life

Playhouse raises curtain on Facebook videos

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The Flat Rock Playhouse may have gone dark but its actors have not abandoned lighting up the world.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Playhouse costume shop recasts to sew medical masks

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Flat Rock Playhouse Production Manager Adam Goodrum was recently alerted to a thread on an industry forum from an Oklahoma hospital seeking seamstresses to sew cloth face masks to combat the coronavirus shortage.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Your Town

Saluda cancels May 16 Arts Festival

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SALUDA — After careful consideration and for the health and safety of the community, organizers annnounced "with heavy hearts" that they have canceled the 2020 Saluda Arts Festival.   Read Story »

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