Learn about the hospice caregiving experience at Four Seasons seminar tomorrow

Press release from Four Seasons Compassion for Life: The free event, “Busting the Myth on Hospice: the Who, What, When and How of Hospice Care Giving,” shares ways hospice care giving benefits individuals and families HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. – If you’re interested in learning about the hospice care-giving experience, then you may wish to attend the […]

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Smart bets: The Royal Noise

Drawing on influences from the great funk masters Herbie Hancock and Parliament Funkadelic, as well as contemporary bands like Umphrey’s McGee and Lotus, Philadelphia-based funk band The Royal Noise is a self-described “relentless funk dance party.” One reviewer characterizes the band as “Groove, groove and more groove — with a side order of groove and a […]

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Smart bets: Quilts as Inspiration

There was a time when quilts served as one of the few pieces of artwork in Appalachian homes, and they truly were works of art. “The hallmarks of great art always include line, color, patterns, texture, balance. Quilts are no exception,” according to a press release for American Folk Art & Framing’s upcoming exhibit, Pattern, […]

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Smart bets: Ali Douglass

There is something comfortingly familiar about Ali Douglass’ whimsical illustrations and paintings. It might be the eye-pleasing color combinations, charming characters and quirky cityscapes and scenes — or it might actually be that you’ve seen them before. Douglass has been illustrating for countless magazines and newspapers  — including Seventeen, Martha Stewart, Glamour and The New […]

Learn about the hospice caregiving experience at Four Seasons seminar

Press release from Four Seasons Compassion for Life: The free event, “Busting the Myth on Hospice: the Who, What, When and How of Hospice Care Giving,” shares ways hospice care giving benefits individuals and families HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. – If you’re interested in learning about the hospice care-giving experience, then you may wish to attend the […]

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Smart bets: Barbara J. Taylor

Barbara J. Taylor’s debut novel, Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night, is “an evocative story of family tragedy and healing set in coal-mining Scranton, Pennsylvania.” As a native and current resident of the Electric City, where the story is set, Taylor draws inspiration from a haunting family story to blend real-life incidents with historical […]

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Smart bets: Mates of State

Husband-and-wife, indie-pop outfit Mates of State consistently challenge the perceived limitations of a two-piece with their effortless harmonies and minimal pop appeal. One reviewer describes the band as “two people playing complex songs that sound like five people playing a simple song.” Kori Gardner (keyboard/vocals) and Jason Hammel (drums/vocals) formed Mates of State in 1997 and have […]

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Smart bets: Bobby Bare Jr.

Bobby Bare Jr., son of Country Music Hall of Famer Bobby Bare, is touring in support of his latest release, Undefeated. The album is “10 songs of reality checks, clever wordplay and daring arrangement, the aural companion to that buddy who pulls up a barstool next to yours to help soak away your sorrows,” according […]

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Park Ridge Health enhances ICU care with advanced telemedicine Park Ridge Health is currently providing around-the-clock monitoring of intensive care unit (ICU) patients by physicians and critical care nurses through its new tele-ICU program. Using this technology, two-way video access in each patient’s room enables face-to-face consultations between the bedside and Advanced ICU Care team, and […]

Blue Ridge Community Health Services offers lunch and tour of medical building

Press release from Blue Ridge Community Health Services: BRCHS Offers Lunch and Tour of Medical Building  (Hendersonville, NC) Blue Ridge Community Health Services (BRCHS) is offering a Lunch and Learn on Wednesday, July 30th  to those interested in hearing about the history of the organization, learning about community health centers and touring the medical facility. The […]

Park Ridge Health announces events for July 21-27

Press release from Park Ridge Health: Event Summary for 7/21/14 – 7/27/14 Please call 855-PRH-LIFE to register for any Park Ridge Health events. Free Support Groups Asheville Oncology Educational Group Thursday, July 24 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Conference Room, Asheville Hematology/Oncology 20 Medical Park Drive, Asheville Offered by Asheville Hematology/Oncology, June’s session will focus on […]

Turning Point Services awarded CARF accreditation

Press release from Turning Point Services: Turning Point Services, Inc. awarded Three-Year CARF Accreditation Morganton, NC — July 16, 2014 — CARF International announced today that Turning Point Services (TPS) has been accredited for a period of three years for its Supported Living, Respite Services, Personal Supports Services, Host Family/Shared Living Services, Community Integration, Community […]