The Appalachian Pinball Museum

by: Dan Gibbs • 08/31/2020

By: Dan Gibbs The Appalachian Pinball Museum at 538 North Main Street in Hendersonville is one of Main Street’s best kept secrets. Tucked away on the far end of the street past the Skyland Barber Shop and through a set of doors, the Museum is a hands on playland that is full of nostalgia, history, […]

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It’s Apple Season!

by: Mandy Henderly • 08/26/2020

It may be hard to believe, but apple season is upon us. Towards the end of August, apple season kicks off with Galas and Honey Crisps and lasts until the end of October or early November with Pink Lady apples and Arkansas Black apples. Here’s a round-up of five Hendersonville orchards to visit: Sky Top […]

The Need for Kindness in the Time of COVID-19

by: Mandy Henderly • 07/20/2020

What started out as a lesson in the Great Depression and the stock market has turned into a real-world lesson about COVID-19 and the economic recession that has happened as a result.  In 2019, Tyler Cannon, a local 13 year old who homeschools, received a lesson from his grandmother on the Great Depression. When she […]

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Apple Orchards & Farms

by: David Lawson • 06/30/2020

The spring and early summer have been a welcome after the winter months. The wildlife has awakened, the grass has turned green, the trees have sprouted leaves and the flowers have bloomed into glorious shades of vibrant colors. The kind spring and early summer have been kind to the local apple orchards and farms around […]

Hiking, Biking, and Other Things: Bike Trails

by: David Lawson • 06/15/2020

Hendersonville and the surrounding area are filled with great trails for urban and mountain biking for riders of all ages and abilities. The trails wind through parks, along riverways, and through the mountains providing a great adventure while viewing the nature that Hendersonville offers. During the warmer months, the trails offer a glimpse of the […]

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Hiking, Biking, Swimming, and Other Things

by: David Lawson • 06/15/2020

Summer has arrived in Hendersonville! The kids are out of school, vacations are coming, and the long lazy days of summer become the new normal. Thinking back to the youthful days of the past, before swimming pools and waterparks, nothing filled the day better than a trip to a favorite swimming hole. Hendersonville is filled […]

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Top 5 Family-Friendly Places in Hendersonville

by: Mandy Henderly • 03/24/2020

Hendersonville has long had a reputation as a retirement town, but that reputation is slowly being dismantled. Every year, there seems to be more and more young families moving to the area, and why wouldn’t they? Hendersonville has many of the same draws as Asheville, but it is able to maintain its small town charm. […]

Details of the 2020 Bearfootin’ Art Walk & Auction Announced

by: David Lawson • 01/06/2020

Bearfootin’ Art Walk Courthouse Square & Main Street Hendersonville, NC May 9 is the Bear Reveal! Historic Downtown Hendersonville presents the 18th annual Bearfootin’ Art Walk & Auction. Bears will be created in a whimsical artistic fashion and will decorate the downtown area. The bears provide an interesting addition to the Main Street and can […]

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Gnarliest Kids Adventure Race Set for May 3

by: David Lawson • 01/06/2020

The Gnarliest Adventure Race Camp Ton-A-Wandah  300 W Ton A Wandah Rd Hendersonville, NC 28739 May 3 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. A Hendersonville favorite! The 8th annual Gnarliest Kids Adventure Race lets kids the thrill of adventure racing through Camp Ton-A-Wandah. Working in teams of two, the kids, ages 5 through 14, work together […]

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Snow Tubing at Black Bear is a Hendersonville Must

by: David Lawson • 12/30/2019

Black Bear Snow Tubing 373 Kerr Road Hendersonville, NC 828.685.1155 One of Hendersonville’s favorite winter activities, snow tubing! Slide down a 500-foot slope on tubes is a fun way to spend the afternoon and evening with the family. The slopes have a tube-tugging system that allows you to ride your tube back to the top […]

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