When does a neighborhood become a community? Through connections between its residents! Join us for Community Conversations, a HCCA-sponsored opportunity to talk with and get to know your fellow denizens of Haw Creek. This is a fun and casual event, open to any adult who lives in the Haw Creek Valley. All you need to bring is curiosity about your fellow residents and a willingness to share your own story with others.
The next conversation event takes place at the Haw Creek Commons (basement of the Bethesda United Methodist Church, 315 OHC Rd)) from 7:00-9:00 on Tuesday, September 27th. We hope you join us to meet new people and potential friends. More details? Contact Rick Fornoff at email@example.com
Plan ahead to reserve your spot at Groce UMC for the fall yard sale Sat. Oct. 8th from 8am to 1pm. Sponsored by the Haw Creek Community Association, vendor spots are $15. To reserve your space, call or text Leslie Morris at (828) 231-2745 or firstname.lastname@example.org The spring yard sale was a hit so don’t miss out.
Join us for a fun and informative invasive plant educational session and work day in Haw Creek Park. We’re looking for 30 volunteers to help remove the “kudzu curtains” that have taken over trees and shrubs along Avon Road, along with invasives like English ivy and bittersweet that are creeping into the walking trails.
Many Haw Creek homeowners are faced with the same predicament—fast-growing invasives from other parts of the world have settled in at our doorsteps and are choking out our native vegetation. As good stewards of our personal properties, and of our community as a whole, we will all benefit from this educational/experiential workshop offered by Asheville GreenWorks on Saturday, October 8, 10 am to noon.
GreenWorks will provide hands-on instruction, tools, safety gear to remove invasive plants including: multiflora rose, privet, bittersweet, english ivy and kudzu. Please bring gloves and your water bottle. We will be moving around the wooded areas so long sleeves and closed-toed shoes are recommended.
Working together again, the Haw Creek Community Association and Evergreen Community Charter School are co-sponsoring a city council candidates forum Tuesday, Oct. 4th at 7pm at the Evergreen campus, 50 Bell Rd.
Unique about this program is that students will moderate and lead the event although everyone present will be able to submit questions.
Six candidates are vying for three seats in the Nov. 8th election.
Come meet the candidates and show the kids the grownups are paying attention.
Although Asheville ordinances call for property owners to keep sidewalks free of grass and snow, sometimes a little help is needed. Led by Haw Creek Community Asso. members Marti Terry-Purdy, Doug Baughman, Linda Fornoff and Georgena Millar, weed-filled sidewalks on New Haw Creek Rd. are looking fresh and shiny after their recent efforts.
Want to get involved in helping Haw Creek look its best? Join the Clean & Green Committee to make a difference, plus have fun and meet neighbors. Details? contact Christina Maggi at email@example.com
Many of us try hard to maximize the stuff we recycle these days, but it continues to be a challenge to decide what’s “really” recyclable. Just because an item has the recycling logo (the little triangle) on the bottom, doesn’t mean that it’s accepted by Curbie (www.curbie.com) – the company that Asheville uses for recycling services. So, we did a little research to help clarify things for Haw Creek residents.
The standard materials that are acceptable include:
Plastic containers: milk jugs, juice containers, food containers, etc.
Glass bottles: clear, brown, and green
What they don’t take are:
Black microwavable trays
Plastic film (bubble and plastic wrap)
Dishes or window glass
So what can you do to keep these other materials out of the land fill? Here are some good options:
Plastic bags and wrap (grocery bag, bread sleeves, TP covering, etc) – most grocery stores, notably Ingles
Bubble wrap/packing air pillows – UPS (any location)
Black microwaveable trays – Publix on Hendersonville
Styrofoam/packing peanuts – Publix
Dishes – donate them or Asheville Transfer Station if broken
Motor oil bottles (empty) – Advance Auto or AutoZone
Metal items that are not cans – Biltmore Iron & Metal
Mirror and window glass – Habitat for Humanity REStore
For other items, check out the GreenWorks (https://www.ashevillegreenworks.org/) Hard 2 Recycle events that are held quarterly. Hard 2 Recycle brings together many specialty recycling services in one place to handle an impressive breadth of your household waste including electronics, phones, computers, and Styrofoam. The next date is September 17th at Blue Ridge Community College in Flat Rock.
Keep up the recycling efforts and let’s keep the Haw Creek community clean and green!
You are invited to a conversation with your neighbors!
The Haw Creek Community Association will host a get-to-know-you evening for all residents on Monday 27 June.
This will be the first in a series of one-on-one conversations with fellow Haw Creek residents.
More details will come as the date gets closer, meanwhile save the date!
– Susan Michael and Rick Fornoff
Haw Creek Commons, Monday June 27th, at 7:00.
Community Yard Sale
The community yard sale on Saturday 4 June was an enormous success. Many many thanks to all the fabulous community members that made the event possible! What a wonderful day! We look forward to doing it again in the autumn!