Bees here now: Home Depot and Lowe’s to phase out neonic-treated plants

In the past few months, two major chain retailers have been busy bees. Both The Home Depot and Lowe’s have begun phasing out the sale of flowering plants containing pesticides called neonicotinoids, which have been linked to declining populations of bees and other pollinators. “Right now, 80 percent of our flowering plants are neonic-free, and […]

‘Drones Memorial Quilts’ exhibit to be open to public until July 25

This past Monday, July 13, Just Peace for Israel/Palestine, Veterans for Peace, Chapter 099, and Western NC Physicians for Responsibility, in partnership with the U.S. Drones Quilt Project and the Asheville Area Arts Council, opened a public exhibit showcasing four handmade quilts that were created in memory of U.S. drone attack victim.

RiverLink welcomes six new members for its 2015 board of directors

The new members for RiverLinks board of directors for 2015 are: Fed Cardina, retired senior human resource vice president for Siemans and a private consultant; Carol Fortham, a retired attorney; Sandra Kellman, co-chair of the firm’s Global Hospitality and Leisure sector and co-chair of DLA Piper’s Global Real Estate Summit;  Sandy Melton, co-owner of Blue Heron […]