Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Traditional Hands Jewelry on display in Visitor Center during December

TRADITIONAL HANDS Jewelry & Art is presenting and selling authentic, handmade Native American Silver Jewelry featuring Wampum, Turquoise, Lapis, Opal and other genuine materials and Art and Crafts on DECEMBER 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th, and 17th, 2016 from 10:00am – 4:00pm in the Visitor Center at the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce.

The traditional and contemporary Indian Artwork of General B. Grant (Eastern Band Cherokee Indian) and other artists is featured and available for purchase every day (year-round) at these Cherokee, NC Locations: Traditional Hands Gallery Store downtown and at the newest location Traditional Hands Working Studio/Silversmith School located off Big Cove Road. Please call the store gallery at 828.554.5884 for operation hours, directions, or to discuss and place custom orders.

For more information about the artist, or to purchase items online, please visit 

Thank you for your interest. We hope to see you at the Visitor Center of the Asheville Chamber of Commerce located at 36 Montford Avenue or at one of our Cherokee

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Four Seasons celebrates the holidays with 26th Annual “Tree of Lights”

Join with friends to remember loved ones during Four Seasons Compassion for Life’s community celebration, the 26th annual ‘Tree of Lights,’ on Friday, Dec. 2, at 5:30 PM.

26th Annual Tree of Lights

Thousands of lights and hundreds of luminaries will set Main Street aglow with love and remembrances during the 26th annual ‘Tree of Lights.’

“The event brings the community together to share joy and memories,” says Henry Johnson, co-chair of the Four Seasons Foundation board of directors. “The holiday season is a bitter sweet time for many people and sharing it with friends can help lighten the load.”

Lights and personalized luminaries may be purchased at the event or in advance at  The event is held at the First Citizen’s Bank plaza, 539 N. Main Street. Parking will be in the bank garage. Proceeds benefit Four Seasons hospice patients who do not have insurance for the care they need.

Co-presenting sponsors are the First Citizen’s Bank and Pardee Hospital.  Tree of Lights is also presented by Supporting Sponsors: Carolina Village Assisted Living, Jackson Funeral Home, Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community, Sustaining Sponsors: Askew Wealth Management, LLC, Brookdale Hendersonville East, Dreamfire, Groce Funeral Home, Inc., Morrow Insurance Agency, Inc., Shuler Funeral Home.  Additional Sponsors include Economy Drugs & Whitley Drugs, Entegra Bank, Hendersonville Health and Rehab, Dr. Christopher M. Kiefer, Life Care Center of Hendersonville, Penny Insurance Agency, St. James Episcopal Church, United Community Bank.  In-Kind Sponsors are NC Printing and Tempo Music.

The 26th annual Four Seasons Compassion for Life ‘Tree of Lights’ celebration is Friday, Dec. 2, at 5:30 p.m., at First Citizen’s Bank plaza, 539 North Main Street.  For information, please call 828-513-2440.

City Bakery's production bakery running in full swing

City Bakery’s Production Bakery is up and running full swing! The entire bread production has been moved from its existing location on Biltmore Ave to the new bakery. This will allow the company to grow its wholesale side and to take on additional Ingles Markets, restaurants, supermarkets, and other opportunities in the Western North Carolina area.

The new bakery is a brand new 3,600 sq. ft. building located at 85 Fletcher Commercial Drive, Fletcher, NC 28732 and will allow for City Bakery to eventually triple its current production. Furthermore, opportunities for additional wholesale product offerings are in the works as well. Stay tuned for an exciting renovation at the cafe at 60 Biltmore Ave.

City Bakery is an independent, family owned company founded in 1999. We strive to produce high quality, fresh, artisan breads and pastries for our retail and wholesale customers. With two cafes in Asheville, we are proud to serve the local community.