Did you know that the services of Travel Agents are free? There is no reason not to plan your vacation through a travel agent. Your agent knows the best places to stay, fun places to go, and will work within your budget.

Joanne Craig, with Dancing Moon Travel, will help make treasured memories of your vacation. Call her at 828-406-4342 and let her deal with the details so you can truly enjoy your vacation. No matter where you want to go on this planet, Joanne can help.

Charlotte Sheppard loves helping clients find the perfect home or sell their current one so they can move on to and into their perfect home. 
 
Before becoming a REALTOR®, She spent almost 28 years in the U.S. military and then graduated from law school at the age of 48. She knows what it means to serve and to take on a challenge!
 
When Charlotte was in the military, she assisted families who had just been notified that their loved ones had passed away. She steered them through the minutiae of military red tape and assisted them in planning the perfect memorials or funerals for their loved ones and getting the benefits to which they were entitled. Charlotte says she always wanted them to know they weren’t alone. Now, she uses the experience of helping people through the worst times in their lives to help her clients through one of the most challenging times in their lives – home buying and selling! She assists clients through every step in the process and explains the details to them so they can find the perfect home for themselves or sell their current home and move into that perfect home.
 
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Thursday, 06 June 2019 07:07

Escape the heat

Now that warmer weather is here for the next few months, thoughts often turn tocooling off. There are many options for wet, cool fun in the mountains of WNC. Of course, there are the municipal pools, but we like to go out into nature for our relief. Here are the top 3 swimming holes in WNC. Grab your swim suits, towels, and a picnic lunch, and come join us in the mountains.

1.Sliding Rock - Located in the Pisgah National Forest, this is a popular spot for good reason. Slide down the 60-foot flat, sloping boulder and make a splash in an eight-foot deep pool, swim a few strokes to the shore, get in line, and do it all over again. Open 10:00 - 6:00 through Labor Day.

2. Skinny Dip Falls - A beautiful waterfall setting for any time of the year. A 3/4 mile hike down the trail at Looking Glass Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 417 brings you to this swimming hole and soaking spot with several waterfalls and pools.

3. Hooker Falls - Head to the DuPont Forest for this wonderful pool with a 12-foot waterfall. A delightful setting for a day of cooling off.

Friday, 17 May 2019 10:41

Who's Watching Your Roost?

Home break-ins. It’s probably every homeowners biggest fear. Do you ever find yourself wondering if someone is watching?

According to Ooma, a home phone & security company, 16% of Americans have experienced a home break-in. Whether it’s pranks by neighborhood kids or a legit burglar, your home can be a target regardless of where you live. And there are a plethora of reasons why you could be targeted, but here are the top five listed in order of percent-cause of break-in.

1. Your Neighborhood - 24%

Nearly 1/4 of all American homes are at risk simply based on the neighborhood the home is in. It can even be the surrounding neighborhoods.

2. No Alarm System - 16%

Not having an alarm system is the second leading cause of break-ins. Even if you don’t have an alarm system, putting a sign by your door saying you do helps thwart would-be vandals. If you do have an alarm but no sign, get one.

3. Unlocked Doors - 14%

The bygone days of never locking your doors are, well, gone. While only 14% of Americans claim an unlocked door was the cause of their break-in, a whopping 42% leave doors unlocked. What?

4. Open Windows - 8%

Never, ever leave ground floor level windows unlocked when you are away or sleeping. If you do lock your door, then the next thing a burglar will try is the window.

5. Living in an Apartment Building - 7%

Multiple unit dwellings are often thought to be less of a target for burglary, however it turns out to be the opposite. With many people in and out of these dwellings, it’s hard to keep up with who should be there and who should not. They are an invitation for strangers to scope out. Try to find buildings with locked exterior doors to help up the security level.

A Tip from Roost Home Watch 

Even if you do have an alarm system, it’s a good idea to purchase timers for interior and exterior lights to cycle on and off periodically to give the sense the home is occupied. Using a home watch service while away from your home, like Roost Home Watch, provides a sense of security because of the inherent nature of the home watch visit. Picking up newspapers & mail, moving trash bins in & out, physically inspecting doors & windows, and much more default items in our service.

 

Call Roost Home Watch at 828-505-1003

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Friday, 03 May 2019 09:57

Highland Brewing is 25!

Highland Brewery is celebrating their 25th birthday with a party today and tomorrow, and you're invited!

 

Asheville's premier craft brewery is tapping new brews, local music, and lots of fun for the party. They'll be unveiling new beers, including Slow Crush, a tart spritz ale, and Rustic IPA, their 25th Anniversary Ale.

 

There will also be lots of music and fun for the entire family. The line-up includes Josh Phillips Feel Good (folk/soul), Travers Brothership (rock/soul), and Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band (funk) tonight beginning at 6:00. Tomorrow is Community and Family Day beginning at noon with a Bounce castle and face painting, Caricatures, Balloon art, music from -5 p.m. from DJ Oso (family-friendly tracks), and at 7:00, The Whiskeyhickon Boys (funky bluegrass) take the stage.

 

It's free to attend, so come celebrate with them at Highland Brewery's 25th Anniversary Celebration.

 

IMPORTANT  NOTE  ABOUT  PARKING: The 25th Anniversary Party is FREE and open to the public. However, parking will ONLY be available to VIP Ticket holders. If you do not have a VIP Ticket, they encourage you to Uber or Lyft. They will also have a free shuttle running from AC Reynolds High School and the brewery from 4-11pm. Please do not walk. The traffic up and down the narrow driveway will make foot traffic very dangerous.

 

Biz Radio 1350. If you haven’t listened yet, you owe it to yourself to check in, especially if you’re an entrepreneur in WNC. This is radio of interest to ALL business people, or people interested in the business of business.

With programs about Real Estate, personal finance, and entrepreneurship, as well as interviews with local business people, this is a radio station that you’ll want to program into your radio. You’ll learn, you’ll laugh, you’ll be riveted.

Biz Radio 1350. Empowering, networking, and promoting entrepreneurs from all across WNC!

 

 

When it comes to nutrition and supplements, it’s a jungle out there! Confusion about choices, misleading claims, and a shortage of knowledgeable guidance – no wonder you’re confused! And then there’s Plexus, offering high quality products for digestive health, optimal nutrition, and youthful looking skin.

 

Asheville Plexus distributor Karen Sargent became a Plexus ambassador after seeing some amazing benefits from the products to her own health and well-being. Through her experiences, some of the Plexus products became her favorites.

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“I love the TriPlex combo and have taken it for almost 5 years,” Karen said. TriPlex consists of three products: Slim (the “pink drink” that supports healthy glucose metabolism), ProBio5 (a probiotic/enzyme), and BioCleanse (a gentle cleansing agent).

 

“Plexus focuses on balancing the body from the inside,” Karen said. “Most of the health issues we deal with are really just symptoms, but Plexus supplements address the root cause – blood sugar imbalance, inflammation, and gut health. Common benefits are more energy, better sleep, healthy digestive function, stronger immune system, reduced inflammation, less “brain fog” and chronic discomfort, improvement in autoimmune diseases, healthy weight management, improved blood sugar numbers, and healthy cholesterol levels.”

 

If Karen had to choose only one Plexus formula, it would be ProBio5, a probiotic whose effectiveness comes from the combination of good bacteria, enzymes, and an antifungal. What makes this product unique and so effective is that it destroys yeast overgrowth first so the good bacteria have room to colonize and thrive. No other probiotic does that.”

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“I love what Plexus has done for my husband and me, but I’m more grateful for what it’s done in my children’s lives. My daughter Leah is a violinist and developed an overuse injury in college. She tried every available remedy and finally had cortisone injections to get through her senior recital. After graduation she put her instrument away and didn’t play for more than three years.

 

“Then Leah began taking TriPlex and within a few months she was completely pain-free. She now teaches middle-school orchestra and plays professionally with no pain. But that’s not all Plexus has done for her.

 

“Leah suffered with anxiety and PMDD for many years. Getting her body balanced from the inside helped her chronic pain, but she still struggled emotionally and wanted to feel better. When Plexus launched a second probiotic, VitalBiome, which includes bacterial strains shown to help with anxiety and stress, Leah tried it. After a month, my daughter Abbey (her roommate) called me and said, ‘I don’t know what Leah’s taking, but she’s a different person!’ To say that Plexus has changed Leah’s life is not an understatement!”

 

Karen is always on the lookout for dedicated Plexus ambassadors. “The best ambassadors are products of the products,” she said. “When someone knows first-hand how life changing these supplements are, you can’t shut them down!”

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That’s how it began for Karen. “I wanted to lose 10 pounds before my son’s wedding, but the harder I tried, the more frustrated I became. I had no energy, never slept well, craved the wrong foods, and felt hopeless. I’d been listening to my daughters talk about this pink drink, and I just rolled my eyes at what I thought was a scam. Finally, when I saw the pictures of myself at my son’s wedding, I knew I had to at least try it. In the first week I felt more energetic than I had in years and noticed I had less appetite. My sugar cravings disappeared and I began going for a walk after work. By the end of the month, all my pants were loose even though I’d only lost 3 pounds. But best of all, I was feeling so much better! I didn’t realize the extent of my brain fog until it was gone! In the second month, I put my husband on Slim and we’ve never looked back. Together we’ve lost 47 pounds. We’re in our late 50s and have more energy and better health than in our 30s!”

 

Karen didn’t go into Plexus with the idea of doing it as a business. “When friends started noticing changes in us and asking what we were doing, I had to tell them. So I started sharing what we were doing, and friends began joining me. At first I made enough to cover the cost of our products. Then it became a more significant income that enabled me to quit my job as an editor.”

 

Company integrity is a very important factor with Plexus ambassadors. “Their philosophy is clear from the start,” Karen said. “To build relationships, put people first, and support true health from the inside out with science-based products that work and that are always high quality and safe. Our core beliefs are simple: be trustworthy, be honest, be reliable, and be responsible.”

 

So whether your goal is weight loss, greater energy, more youthful skin, or a great independent business, call Karen and find out more about Plexus. “This business isn’t about sales; it’s about people being healthy and happy. Relationships are our focus, and our team approach is company-wide.”

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Don’t take anyone’s word for it; find out for yourself if Plexus products are right for you. All Plexus products come with a 60-day money-back guarantee. Use them for 60 days risk-free. “This could be the last thing you ever have to try!” Karen said.

Learn more about Asheville Digestive Health - Plexus with Karen Sargent

 

 

 Hear more from Karen, watch this video:

 

 

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Karen Sargent, Plexus

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Monday, 22 April 2019 13:22

Dr. Jen can help you lighten up

Natural You Health Spa is a non-invasive state-of-the-art weight-loss spa.

 

Natural You Health Spa uses the latest weight-loss technology combined with the best nutritional guidance and supportive coaching to create a better, Natural You.

 

Conveniently located in the Westgate Plaza. Call 828-785-1708 for an appointment.

CBD Hemp Oil Asheville Hendersonville

Are you looking for natural relief from pain? New Sun Products of Hendersonville, NC, a trusted local source of quality health products, natural supplements, vitamins and essential oils, now offers CBD oil and CBD capsules that are some of the “cleanest” on the market. Like all products at New Sun, they’re made from only the purest natural ingredients. Everyone is a good candidate for CBD oil, due to its immune system enhancing effects. Owner Cecelia (Ceil) Salvadori uses New Sun’s CBD oil regularly with positive results. “I love and use our CBD Classic oil daily,” Ceil says. “I find that I am able to stay more focused, have better energy and sleep, and the pain in my hip is gone!”
 
There are many reported health benefits of CBD. “In addition to aiding with the body’s immune system, research indicates it may be beneficial for arthritis, diabetes, addictions, MS, chronic pain, schizophrenia, PTSD, depression, antibiotic-resistant infections, epilepsy and other neurological disorders,” Ceil says. New Sun customers come in looking for relief from pain, inflammation, and depression. “Some of them have switched from other CBD products,” Ceil says. “They say they are getting better results with ours, can use less, and our prices are reasonable. They’re reporting less pain, lower blood pressure, better sleep, better bowel function, and less brain fog – to name a few.”
 
Organic CBD Hemp Oil Asheville Hendersonville NCEverywhere you look, businesses from health food stores to vape shops and even juice bars are selling some form of CBD. However, not all CBD is created equal. “Our CBD products are made with 100% Organic US grown hemp. We do not add coloring, flavorings, or cut with other oils,” Ceil says. “It is pure CBD oil, plain and simple. CBD is the big buzz in the natural health world, so do your research. Avoid products that contain additives, and know the source of the oil. Only put into your body products that are as close to nature as possible. We have enough exposure to chemicals in our everyday life, so why contribute more by taking products that aren’t truly natural as God made them?”
 
CBD Hemp OilNew Sun currently offers CBD oils in two concentrations and CBD capsules. “Our product line will soon be expanding to include topicals for pain relief, oral sprays to help with a number of health issues, products for our four-legged friends, and a personal skin care line,” Ceil says. “New Sun has been in business since 1987 offering customers on a national basis; products that are free of additives, fillers binders, anything artificial, organic when possible, as they are in nature.”
 
So is CBD all it’s reported to be for chronic pain, depression, and other health issues? Drop into New Sun and find out what it can do for you. “We’re dedicated to your health and well-being,” Ceil says. “We are here to help you achieve optimal health. Whether you’re looking for CBD oil, or the best in vitamin and nutritional supplements, our mission is to help you find a better way of life through natural means.”
 
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