The Town of Weaverville will be hosting the final Second Saturday Summer Series of 2019 on September 14 at 6pm. Please join your friends and neighbors for an evening of music from fiddler Roger Howell and Friends at the meadow within the Main Street Nature Park.
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NOTICE OF TOWN OF WEAVERVILLE’S INTENT TO AUTHORIZE
LEASE OF TOWN PROPERTY
Pursuant to NC Gen. Stat. § 160A-272, notice is provided that the Weaverville Town Council has declared its intent to authorize a lease of Town property to USCOC of Greater North Carolina, LLC, for the continuation of a cellular tower site operated by US Cellular. The property to be leased is a 2.14 acre tract of land behind the Town’s Public Works Facility at 15 Quarry Road and an access easement to the site from Quarry Road. The proposed lease is for an initial term of 5 years beginning on January 1, 2022, with an option to renew the lease for one additional 5-year term. The annual lease payments contemplated in the lease are $22,251.36. The Weaverville Town Council intends to authorize this lease at its regular meeting on October 21, 2019.
Weaverville Town Clerk
Posting Date: August 22, 2019
Publication Date: August 28, 2019
The Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority (TDA) is seeking input from residents. Did you know that overnight visitors to Asheville and Buncombe County pay a lodging tax that helps to fund grants to community projects like parks, theaters, museums, sports facilities, historic sites, and greenways?
The Tourism Product Development Fund, administered by the TDA and funded through occupancy tax revenue, has awarded $44 million to 39 projects, including the Enka Sports Park Complex, Pack Square Park, WNC Nature Center, the Woodfin Greenway & Blueway, and the River Arts District.
To insure that residents have a voice in prioritizing the needs and opportunities for using these funds in the future (within the mandates set forth by the NC General Assembly), a collaborative process called the Buncombe County Tourism Management & Investment Plan (TMIP) is now underway. This is where you come in, with two opportunities to provide your input.
Opportunities for Input
The Town of Weaverville is pleased to host the August 10 concert of the 2nd Saturday Summer Series featuring Zoe & Cloyd! Join us in the Main Street Nature Park to relax and enjoy talented musicians. Bring a chair or blanket and picnic while listening to traditional tunes! Contact Town Hall at (828) 645-7116 for additional information or with questions.
About Zoe & Cloyd:
Hailing from opposite ends of the Appalachian mountains, Zoe & Cloyd is renowned fiddler and vocalist Natalya Zoe Weinstein and award-winning songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and vocalist John Cloyd Miller. Their show is as diverse as their upbringing: coming from a lineage of klezmer and jazz musicians, Natalya trained classically in her home state of Massachusetts before moving south in 2004. John, a twelfth generation North Carolinian and grandson of pioneering bluegrass fiddler, Jim Shumate, is a 1st place winner of the prestigious Chris Austin Songwriting Contest as well as an Artist Fellowship recipient for songwriting from the North Carolina Arts Council.
As founding members of the acclaimed Americana trio, Red June, and long-time fixtures of the Asheville, NC music scene, the couple shifted focus to Zoe & Cloyd in 2015. Their debut recording, Equinox, as well as their 2017 album, Eyes Brand New, both met with high praise and the pair have continued to gain momentum with their brand of “New Appalachian Music” at performances and festivals all across the country. Zoe & Cloyd delight audiences of all ages with soaring harmonies and heartfelt songwriting, seamlessly combining original folk, country, old-time and bluegrass with sincerity and zeal. Their eagerly anticipated third studio album, produced by Jon Weisberger, will be released on Organic Records in September 2019.
Eyes Brand New named one of the “Ten Best Roots Music Releases of 2017″ by No Depression Magazine
“Favorite Musical Picks of 2017″ – Lisa Snedeker, Huffington Post
1st Place Winners of the 2015 FreshGrass Duo Contest
Mark your calendars to join the Town as we host the 2nd Saturday Summer Series from 6pm-8pm in Weaverville’s Main Street Nature Park from June-September 2019. You can access the Park from Pine Street or park in the municipal parking lot off Main Street and enter the park from the stairs there.
Kare Strong and The Chase Sisters will share the stage from 6-8 p.m. at Traditional Tunes at Twilight, in Weaverville’s Main Street Nature Park on Saturday, July 13, 2019.
Kare Strong is a singer/songwriter who makes “simple, loving music in the treasured old styles from plainer times”, according to Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner Tom Paxton. She has released two CDs in conjunction with Grammy Award winner Josh Goforth, and her lyrical and poetic music from these albums is written with the whole family in mind, and the songs are about friendship, generosity, goodwill, innocence, and most of all, love.
Lillian Chase is a 15-year old native of Weaverville, and she will be joined onstage by her 13-year old sister, Sara Nell Chase. The Chase Sisters play harmony fiddle, a mixture of the old-time and bluegrass music that is historic to these mountains, and they interweave instrumentation with sweet harmony vocals and ballads. Lillian played at Merlefest in 2018, and her concert on the Song of the Mountains stage in Marion, VA, will air later this year on PBS stations nationwide.