2015 Dues Reminder

This note is a friendly reminder that 2015 membership dues for the Association are due in January. The annual dues are only $12 per household, which you will realize is a steal when you see what your Association is cooking up for this year.   Membership dues account for almost all of our income and if we are to continue to send out printed newsletters and sponsor neighborhood events we need your help.

You may pay by check or pay online at our website through PayPal (no PayPal account necessary – credit cards accepted) by clicking on the “donate” button on our membership page. Our website address is www.hawcreeknc.org

If paying by check, make your check to HCCA and mail to:

HCCA
P.O. Box 9193
Asheville, NC 28815

Wine/Beer Tasting February 28

You’ll have a choice of tasting 4 wines (2 white/2 red) or 4 beers being poured by Divine Wine and Beer.

WHERE: St. John’s Episcopal Church

290 Old Haw Creek Road

WHEN:           Saturday, February 28, 2015

TIME:             6:30 – 8:30pm

RSVP by:        Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Email: hawcreeknc@gmail.com and please indicate tasting wine or beer. Limited seating is available and we’ll send you either a confirmation or an apology that the event is full. Confirmations will have instructions for how to submit payment. Please note payment will need to be made prior to attending.

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C.A.N. to Hold Candidates Forum

Article courtesy of C.A.N.

The Primary for Asheville City Council is October 6th, which will narrow the candidate field from the current 15 down to 6. On October 21st, the final six will participate in a forum and debate sponsored by C.A.N. All neighborhoods and residents are welcome and invited to participate! The event will be held in the Kenilworth neighborhood at the Kenilworth Center and be moderated by David Hurand of WCQS.

Asheville is facing unprecedented change. As we, the citizens, prepare to hire three city Council members, what questions do you think are important to ask of the people who will be working for you? C.A.N. is interested in collecting those questions in advance of the forum.

Submit your questions by October 1st for consideration. These can be emailed directly to: teddy.jordan30@gmail.com with C.A.N. as the subject line.

Note: There will also be limited time during the forum for general audience questions as well.
Event details

WHERE: The Kenilworth Center at 4 Chilies Ave. in the Kenilworth neighborhood. The center is behind the Kenilworth Church at 123 Kenilworth Rd.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 21, 2015 from 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Because of limited parking, C.A.N. is asking people to carpool.

APD To Use Next Door

Article courtesy of by Christina Hallingse APD Public Information Officer

Nextdoor is the private social network for you, your neighbors and your community. It’s the easiest way for you and your neighbors to talk online and make all of your lives better in the real world. And it’s free.

Approximately 60 of our Haw Creek neighbors are already using Nextdoor to build a happier, safer place to call home.

On Monday, September 14, Asheville Police Department began utilizing Nextdoor to share information on crime, crime prevention, safety and emergency notifications. Our Community Resource Officers (CROs) will be the primary source of information on Nextdoor. CROs are officers who work as a liaison between the police department and the community. They assist with public education, crime prevention and neighborhood specific issues. 

We would like to remind everyone that police staff can only see our own posts and replies to our posts. We will NOT be able to access or view any information that you and your neighbors have shared on Nextdoor. 
Nextdoor is not the appropriate way to request emergency services, police services, report criminal or suspicious activity, or file a report. If you require emergency services, or wish to report suspicious activity, please call 9-1-1. For all non-emergency inquiries please contact the Asheville Police Department (828) 252-1110. 

We would like to thank you for allowing the Asheville Police Department to be a part of your Nextdoor experience. We look forward to connecting with you to build stronger and safer neighborhoods throughout Asheville!

HCCA is already using Nextdoor to promote our events. Joining is easy – log into Nextdoor.com and follow the easy steps. Get the word out to your neighbors. Let’s bring Haw Creek together.

Advertising With HCCA

Are you interested in advertising in our newsletters? Our new advertising cycle will begin with our winter newsletter in December.

We have four newsletters a year, three emailed to over 600 residents/businesses in Haw Creek and our summer newsletter is mailed to every door and business in Haw Creek. We also place your ad on our web site, hawcreeknc.wordpress.com and mention you on our Facebook page.

Contact HCCA at hawcreeknc@gmail.com, a board member will contact you with more advertising information.

National Night Out THANK YOU!

Article courtesy of Lisa Thomson

Thank you to the Haw Creek community for attending our first National Night Out. It was a great coming together of neighbors and we are already planning for next year, which we hope will bring all of East Asheville’s communities together for National Night Out

A huge thank you to all our sponsors, without whose generous contributions we would not have been able to hold this event – Frank’s Roman Pizza, Filo, East Village Grill, Post 70 Indulgence Bar, Target, L.E.A.F, Asheville Municipal Golf Course, Ultimate Ice Cream, WNC Nature Center, Alnuge and Ingles.

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WNC Funfest 2015

Article courtesy of Jeanie Martin

Dancing Bear Toy’s in hosting their 3rd annual WNC Funfest, which is a FREE festival for families, highlighting the best kid’s activities WNC has to offer.

The event will be held Saturday, September 26th from 11 AM to 3 PM at the store’s location at 518 Kenilworth Rd. just off Tunnel Rd.

Participating organizations include:

  • WNC Nature Center
  • Brother Wolf
  • Roots and Wings School of Arts and Design
  • The Real Food Truck
  • Snake, Rabbit and Snail Bookmobile and more!

There will also be face painting, a tattoo station and the Fun Fest’s first ever Kidzone. Go to https://wncfunfest.wordpress.com for more info.

Haw Creek Community Association is grateful for this local, family-owned business that is donating the children’s prizes for our pumpkin carving/painting contest coming up on Oct. 24th.