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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Mark your calendar for Asheville's Beer City Festival 2019!

 

Over 70 WNC breweries, live music, food, and fun will make the Rodger McGuire Green the place to be on Saturday, June 1. It's all happening from noon until 5:00. Get your tickets while they are still available. 

 

Located in Roger McGuire Park -- designated by the city as Asheville's Front Porch -- this beer festival is the capstone event of Asheville Beer Week, an annual celebration of all things WNC craft beer. To commemorate the 10th year, BCF is taking a fresh, new approach to the average beer fest. Beer City Festival is partnering with Asheville Van Life - who host the largest van rally on the continent - to throw Asheville’s largest lawn party. The vans will serve as "tour-able" pouring stations, with breweries partnering with attending van lifers. Expect light, refreshing summer seasonals to complement the unofficial kick-off to summer party. Beer City Festival is proud to support Asheville Brewers Alliance as their nonprofit partner.

 

This year's BCF is focusing on the type of beer you want to drink when it's hot - crisp, refreshing, sessionable beer from some of the best brewers in the state. 

 

 

Friday, 10 May 2019 16:40

Considering Video Marketing?

Video Marketing starts with a plan. What type of message do you want to convey? Are you looking to get your business noticed or are you promoting a new product or service? Who are your potential customers and what problem can you solve for them? These questions make it easier to map a course of action when it comes to advertising. What your business is about and how you want to present it will determine the type of video you use.

 

Videoshortz specializes in short videos that get your business noticed. Most consumers like short videos. They are more likely to watch a video through to the end if it is relevant, quick and to the point. 

 

Visit Videoshortz to find out more.

The Magnetic Theatre is proud to produce POTTY PEOPLE, created and performed by Zoey Laird. This incredibly versatile, spontaneous and charismatic performer will take audiences on a wild ride as she seamlessly shifts into one character after the next, all in the same run-down bathroom stall. Attendees beware – this material is not for the faint of heart.

Zoey developed POTTY PEOPLE while she was studying theatre in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The show made its debut at the 2019 Asheville Fringe Arts Festival, performed to delighted audiences at the Sly Grog Lounge. The Magnetic Theatre is thrilled to be hosting its reprisal and can’t wait to share the work of this captivating performer, while she is still gracing Asheville with her time and talent.

Synopsis:. Who needs a glory hole when you can break the fourth wall? In POTTY PEOPLE, Zoey Laird makes the personal public, and makes private time into a fun time for all. This one-woman show rotates a carousel of characters around the commode; her bathroom is plumb personality. Crazy's coming out one-way or another ...find out if the potty people flush!

Monday, 06 May 2019 17:23

The path to a pain-free life

We all know that pain is a signal that something is not quite right. These could all be messages that your body is out of alignment. 

 

Mike Purcell, LMBT 17150, can help you sort out those messages. Mike was trained in the Rolf method of Structural Integration through the Guild for Structural Integration, and is a licensed massage and bodywork therapist in North Carolina.  Mike became a Postural Alignment Specialist through training with the Egoscue Institute. He received a BS in Kinesiology from Indiana University and has a strong interest in the functionality of the human body. 

 

At The Alignment Path, Mike uses hands on bodywork and corrective exercise to help you align your body. Each modality can be utilized alone, or they can be combined for optimal results. Through safe touch and safe movement clients often experience improved posture and balance, reduced chronic pain, decreased tension and stress, and greater flexibility, function and body awareness.

 

Visit The Alignment Path and schedule a free consultation.

 

 

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!

 

Monday, 29 April 2019 14:07

Custom woodworking in WNC

Asheville Custom Woodworking - Furniture and Gifts by Phil Pratt of Silver Hawk Associates. Bracelets, Pens, Bowls, Retail Store Displays, Chairs and whatever else he can create while making a lot of sawdust!

 

Phil will make your wood project uniquely yours. No matter what you have in mind, Phil will make it beautifully.

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.

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