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Flat Rock News

Ed Lastein, a 'guiding spirit' of Flat Rock's park, dies at 59

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FLAT ROCK — Edward Harold “Ed” Lastein Jr., a landscape architect who designed most of the public outdoor space, greenways and sidewalks of Flat Rock and served over the past four years as “the guiding spirit” of the new Park at Flat Rock, died suddenly Thursday of a brain aneurysm. He was 59 years old.   Read Story »

Tags: Flat Rock | Village of Flat Rock | Flat Rock Village Council | parks and recreation | Park at Flat Rock

Flat Rock News

Village to dedicate park trail on Tuesday

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The Village of Flat Rock will dedicate the perimeter trail at The Park at Flat Rock during a ribbon-cutting ceremony from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22.   Read Story »

Tags: Village of Flat Rock | parks and recreation | Park at Flat Rock

Flat Rock Business

Dean's Deli set to reopen Monday

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FLAT ROCK — Dean's Deli is scheduled to reopen Monday after a renovation by the new owners.   Read Story »

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Flat Rock News

Village opens bids for park work

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FLAT ROCK — Pace Construction and Engineering submitted the low bid for removing two buildings at the Park at Flat Rock, the new park at the former Highland Lake golf course property.   Read Story »

Tags: Village of Flat Rock | Flat Rock Village Council | parks and recreation | Park at Flat Rock

Flat Rock Business

She'd 'get out of sick bed' to sell books

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FLAT ROCK — Jinny Bell was horrified when a customer expressed surprise that the Flat Rock Book Exchange was open. The customer told her she heard it was going to close.   Read Story »

Tags: Little Rainbow Row | Village of Flat Rock | Flat Rock Book Exchange | Saint John in the Wilderness | Ginny Bell

Flat Rock News

Village budget allocates $824,000 for work on park

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FLAT ROCK — The Village of Flat Rock plans to spend up to $1.3 million in its upcoming fiscal year to buy and begin development of its new park. It won't raise taxes to do it.   Read Story »

Tags: Village of Flat Rock | Flat Rock Village Council | Highland Lake Golf Course | parks and recreation | Highland Lake Park Exploratory Committee

Henderson County News

Flat Rock ordinance could force yard cleanup

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FLAT ROCK — Flat Rock Village Councilman Jimmy Chandler once called a bank about the overgrown yard of a foreclosed house, hoping to prod the lienholder into cleaning it up.   Read Story »

Tags: Village of Flat Rock | Flat Rock Village Council | Flat Rock Village Councilman Ron Davis

Flat Rock Life

New kids at Flat Rock

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Two new Toggenburg doe kids arrived at Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site on April 1.   Read Story »

Tags: Village of Flat Rock | Carl Sandburg National Historic Site

Henderson County News

Park opponents urge Village referendum

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FLAT ROCK — For the first time since it has been publicly debated, a proposed Flat Rock park received a mostly thumbs down from residents who feared the result will be a longterm financial burden and a property tax increase to cover operating and maintenance cost.   Read Story »

Tags: Village of Flat Rock | Flat Rock Village Council | Highland Lake Golf Course | parks and recreation | Highland Lake Park Exploratory Committee

Flat Rock News

Flat Rock council awards sidewalk bid

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FLAT ROCK —Work should begin by spring on a new sidewalk in Flat Rock.   Read Story »

Tags: Little Rainbow Row | Village of Flat Rock | Flat Rock Village Council | Cooper Construction Co. | Trace Co.

Flat Rock News

Hospitals cool to park sponsorship pitch

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FLAT ROCK — The Highland Lake Park Exploratory Committee is looking at grants and fundraising to help pay for the acquisition of the land for the park and for improvements.   Read Story »

Tags: Village of Flat Rock | Flat Rock Village Council | Highland Lake Park Exploratory Committee

Flat Rock Life

Couple with Flat Rock roots open art gallery

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FLAT ROCK — Fred LeClercq leads a visitor around his art gallery, which recently opened in the historic Andrews house, across from Little Rainbow Row. He points to a landscape by Ricardo Chirici, an Italian painter.   Read Story »

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Green River News

County shoots down Flat Rock ETJ request

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FLAT ROCK — Henderson County officials have delivered a response to a request by the Village of Flat Rock to extend zoning authority beyond the village boundaries: no way.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Commissioners | Village of Flat Rock | Henderson County land-use plan

Flat Rock News

Print exclusive: Animal control question dogs Flat Rock

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Check out the print version of the Hendersonville Lightning and find out why Flat Rock has been left out of animal control coverage in Henderson County.   Read Story »

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Flat Rock News

Village trims sidewalk cost projection

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FLAT ROCK — An updated estimate has trimmed the projected cost of the West Blue Ridge Road sidewalk project from $460,000 to $316,000.   Read Story »

Tags: Village of Flat Rock | Flat Rock Village Council | Flat Rock West Blue Ridge sidewalk

Flat Rock Life

Friends help save Flat Rock Cinema

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FLAT ROCK — Howard Molton was relieved and happy recently as he stood beside a large box in the small lobby of his theater, Flat Rock Cinema.   Read Story »

Tags: Flat Rock Cinema | Village of Flat Rock