Mean Mr. Mustard Café

by: Dan Gibbs • 02/26/2021

By: Dan Gibbs Mean Mr. Mustard Café is a Beatles themed restaurant located at 605 Kanuga Road in Hendersonville, North Carolina. The restaurant takes their name from a Beatles song penned by John Lennon when the Beatles were in India in 1969 and the song was on their iconic album Abbey Road. Abbey Road was one of […]

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Notable Men of Henderson County: Erle Stillwell

by: Dan Gibbs • 01/29/2021

By: Dan Gibbs Some of the architecture in Henderson County dates back to the early 19th century and to the founding of Flat Rock and Hendersonville.  Chanteloupe, the Saluda Cottages, St. Johns in the Wilderness church were all built during this time period.  Architect Erle Stillwell did not appear in Hendersonville until 1913 but he […]

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Artist Spotlight: David Soileau

by: Dan Gibbs • 01/21/2021

By: Dan Gibbs Local artist David Soileau is a 1984 graduate of East Henderson High School and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in painting with honors from North Carolina-Asheville in 1990.  He relocated to Lexington, KY after graduation from college and became part of a group called the Artist’s Attic. […]

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Hauntings In Hendersonville: Part II

by: Dan Gibbs • 10/29/2020

By: Dan Gibbs Chanteloupe is the name of a grand house located in Flat Rock that was built by the Count de Choiseul in the 1830’s. By 1840, his wife, son, and two daughters were permanent residents at Chanteloupe and he traveled back and forth between Flat Rock and Charleston, SC as his business interests […]

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Hauntings In Hendersonville: Part I

by: Dan Gibbs • 10/29/2020

By: Dan Gibbs Scary stories have been a part of America’s storytelling scene since before Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” was published early in the 19th century. Some scary stories are based on fact and others are just completely made up and every town has a ghost story of some kind.  Growing up in […]

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Fall Bucket List: Hendersonville, NC

by: Mandy Henderly • 10/15/2020

Take a walk on Main Street and treat yourself to a pumpkin square from McFarlan’s Bakery. Hike to Triple Falls in DuPont State Forest. Take a nature walk at the Park at Flat Rock. Visit the Hendersonville Farmer’s Market on Seventh Avenue to buy some fall veggies and maybe a bretzel from the Underground Baking […]

President George H.W. Bush in Hendersonville

by: Dan Gibbs • 09/29/2020

By: Dan Gibbs The 41st President of the United States George Herbert Walker Bush paid a historic visit to Hendersonville on September 5, 1992. He was the first sitting President to visit Hendersonville. He gave a speech at the 46th Annual Apple Festival at the Henderson County Courthouse to a crowd of 18,000 people.  There […]

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F. Scott Fitzgerald In Hendersonville

by: Dan Gibbs • 09/16/2020

By: Dan Gibbs Iconic writer F. Scott Fitzgerald spent time in several towns in western North Carolina in 1935-36 including a few months in Hendersonville. Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby is considered by many to be one of the greatest American novels ever written. It was published in 1925. By the end of 1935, Fitzgerald had fallen […]

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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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Thomas Alva Edison in Hendersonville

by: Dan Gibbs • 08/31/2020

By Dan Gibbs Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman and lays claim to well over 1,000 patents during his long career. He was a frequent visitor to the mountains of western North Carolina and it was his experiments with the electric light bulb that brought him to Hendersonville in early June 1906.  […]

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