Donations needed for local heat relief program that helps seniors and persons with disabilities-attachment0

Donations needed for local heat relief program that helps seniors and persons with disabilities

As temperatures rise this summer, the Council on Aging of Buncombe County wants to help local seniors and persons with disabilities stay cool. However, of the 152 fans and eight air conditioning units the local nonprofit purchased this year, 50 fans and all of the air conditioning units have been given out as of today, June 17. (Photo courtesy of Council of Aging of Buncombe County)

Recovery Act brings greenbacks and green industry to Asheville

Local partners and federal officials joined USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station staff Tuesday, Aug. 31, for a tour of The Boggs Collective: an Asheville-based, sustainability-oriented fine woodworking operation which received a grant of nearly $100,000 from the Land-of-Sky Regional Council’s WNC Forest Products Cooperative Marketing Project. That project is funded by federal dollars from the Recovery Act. The Southern Research Station and Land-of-Sky Regional Council sponsored the tour, which was conducted by The Boggs Collective co-owners Melanie Moeller and Brian Boggs.


photo courtesy of The Boggs Collective