Section 2, part 2

(1) Jim D. in PA: I’d appreciate your vote for Bucks County author on the Bucks Happenings list

(2) Natalie K. in PA: We were just there [Jake’s] for breakfast on Saturday.  We’ve had dinner there and it’s very good.  Shall we say 5:30?  Also forgot to tell you we saw “Next Three Days” from Netflix last week and really enjoyed it.  It’s the movie where Russell Crowe frees his wife from prison.  Very engaging.  Not realistic, but who cares?  Did you see it?

(3) Mark J. in NC: Went to see THE IMPOSSIBLE tonight. WOW! What a powerful movie. Naomi Watts gives an amazing performance…and pay close attention to Tom Holland, who plays the oldest child, Lucas. He gives a performance wiser than his young years and it’s to be commended!

(4) Verna C. in MD: You need to go and get the February issue of Food & Wine magazine – I get the subscription – and the Feb issue has a huge section on dining in Ashville NC – and I saw a really neat segment on one of my Cooking Network shows that a section on s place called the Chop Shop (butcher) and it was raved as being one of the best in the country and the calm that was made about Ashville was “where local grown was popular long before it was a national acclaim”…looks like you live in a pretty neat place!!


Section 12A, NC events

(1) Dr. Nido Quebein is the featured speaker at Lessons in Leadership on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at UNCA. For more information, please click:

(2) Thursday, Feb. 14 will be SART’s first HEARTS FOR SART fundraiser to be held at “On Broadway,” 49 Broadway Ave, Asheville . . . . it will feature BJ Leiderman, the NPR composer.  To purchase tickets, please click:

Also, a request: We are also collecting merchandise for a silent auction. By donating a gift certificate or merchandise, you’ll be making a tax deductible contribution that will not only help us continue the mission of our theatre, but also gain you valuable exposure at the event. If you can help out, please send an email to and indicate what you might be able to contribute.

(3) The Zoodles at Brevard Brewing Company
63 East Main Street, Brevard, North Carolina
Saturday, January 19, 2013

8:00pm until 11:00pm

(4)  “The House of Yes” by Wendy MacLeod

  • BeBe Theatre at 20 Commerce St in downtown Asheville
  • Theatre Obscura presents “The House of Yes” by Wendy MacLeod at BeBe Theatre on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. on February 22-23 & March 1-2. Tickets at the door are $15 and cash only. Reservations may be made via or (828) 351-4358.INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE DATES:
    Friday, February 22
    Saturday, February 23
    Friday, March 1
    Saturday, March 2Directed by Jeremy Brett Carter; Featuring Joseph Barcia, Courtney DeGennaro, Sean David Robinson, Greta Trautmann and Alison Young–Theatre Obscura is excited to announce “The House of Yes” by Wendy MacLeod, to be performed Fridays and Saturdays February 22 through March 2 at the BeBe Theatre.Wendy MacLeod describes this dark comedy as a “suburban Jacobean play.” The action takes place on Thanksgiving some 20 years after the Kennedy assassination, an event that still hangs over the upper-class Pascal family. Eldest son Marty throws the household’s delicate existence off balance when he brings a surprise guest home for the holiday. The play inspired a successful 1997 film starring Parker Posey, and this is the first time the script has been staged in Asheville in more than a decade.”‘The House of Yes’ is a deliciously dark comedy that explores themes including class and reality vs. fantasy,” explains director Jeremy Brett Carter. “It’s a sharp script full of surprises, and it will
    challenge the audience to think and make them squirm at the same time.”This production features a cast of local favorites who have been seen in productions by The Magnetic Theatre, North Carolina Stage Company, Bombs Away Cabaret, Dark Horse Theatre, Teatro Latino de Asheville, Different Strokes! Performing Arts Collective and more. Featured are Joseph Barcia, Courtney DeGennaro, Sean David Robinson, Greta Trautmann and Alison Young.The BeBe Theatre is located at 20 Commerce St. in downtown Asheville. Showtime for all performances is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 each and will be available at the door for cash only. Reservations are recommended and may be made by emailing or calling (828) 351-4358.For more information about Theatre Obscura or The House of Yes, visit, or @TheatreObscura on Twitter.


A Farewell to Bradshaw Call
Drop in and have a drink with Bradshaw and wish him well on his journey up to New York City! We will be celebrating Brad from 5-10 p.m. on Tuesday, January 29th at Olive or Twist in downtown Asheville! Call Kelly at 828-337-5036 for any questions or if you need more details!
(6) The Asheville Citizens Police Academy teaches citizens about the philosophy, policies, and guiding principals of law enforcement and the ethical conduct governing police services in the community.  It gives citizens an appreciation for the problems and challenges facing law enforcement.  Citizens also have an opportunity to offer comments, ideas, and solutions.This mini-course lasts for twelve consecutive weeks with three hour classes held on Thursdays beginning March 7, 2013.  The final day of the class ends with a graduation ceremony.  This course will consist of basic classroom instruction, presentations, and demonstrations on topics such as criminal investigation, constitutional and criminal law, use of force, departmental structure, defensive tactics and riding with police officers on patrol.For more information, please email:
(7)  The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office would like to invite the public to attend the Spring 2013 Sheriff’s Citizen’s Academy. The academy is designed to provide an overview of daily operations and each topic will be presented by Sheriff’s Office staff. Space is limited to the first 30 Buncombe County residents who are approved to attend, so don’t delay – class will fill up quickly!Application deadline is Tuesday, February 12, 2013.The 11-week academy is scheduled for Tuesday evenings beginning on March 5, 2013 and ending on May 14, 2013, during the hours of 6:00pm and 9:00pm. All classes will be held at the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office, 202 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC 28801. Please make certain you are available to commit to an 11-week program.You also need to be a Buncombe County resident, 21 or over.

For more information:


Section 12B, PA/NJ events

(1) I’m slated to be “up North” from Jan. 21-27, 2013 and staying in the Bucks County area. One place I know I’ll be at: Zebra Striped Whale in Newtown, PA, on Saturday, Jan. 26 from 2-4 p.m. Stop by to say “hello” and get some of that store’s oh-so-tasty ice cream and/or chocolate. An added “plus” will be John Strauss playing his guitar. If you can’t make it then, if interested, contact me about the possibility of getting together some other time.

(2)  To honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his goal
of “creating a beloved community, The Interfaith Community of Lower Bucks in
partnership with The Bucks County Committee for Interracial Harmony, The
Peace Center and the Bucks County Human Relations Council are sponsoring two
community dialogues on Sunday, January 20, 3:00 p.m. at the Bristol Senior
Center (2501 Bath Road, Ste. 1, Bristol) and the Doylestown Presbyterian
Church (127 East Court Street, Doylestown).

(3)  The Plumstead Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting, Monday, January 21, 2013 at 7 PM 

Program: A Viewing of Richard Rush’s movie about Plumstead and Plumsteadville 

Place to meet: Plumstead Township Municipal Building, 5186 Stump Road, Plumsteadville, PA  

Future Speaker programs: Always the 3rd Monday of the month

February 18th, 2013 ~ David Stewart will present “Genealogy 101 – How to trace family and property history” 

Make an investment in local history!! … Join the Plumstead Historical Society!  $10 for individuals or $15 for family to the P.O. Box 1725 address.

Do you need a great gift idea? We have a collection of 10 different postcards split between 2 packs of 5 postcards. Each pack sells for $5.00 ($1 per post card). The collection is available for purchase at our meetings and make great holiday gifts.

Do you have historic items to donate? (pictures, letters, stories, local tools or books, research on a property or family, etc), please contact us. We now own a fire safe to archive and protect our growing collection of historic items.

Fundraising Committee: We are continually looking for people to join the fundraising committee. If interested in helping the PHS raise funds in a creative way, to further the mission of the Society, please speak to anyone on the board for information.

All are welcome; you don’t have to be a member to attend!  Feel free to bring family or friends to this and any event or meeting.

If you should have any questions or an interesting story to share, please contact me at 215-543-5550 or

Plumstead Historical Society invites you to come join us in support of the preservation of our township history.

(4) BIG FUNDRAISER FOR PENN STATE Pediatric Cancer Charity THON In Bucks County

January 26 at 9:30am until January 27 at 4:30pm

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(6) Joe D. in PA: DRACULA is up and running at the Heritage Center. Or should I say soaring — like a bat out of hell. Kudos to cast and crew! Tonight’s audience treated to chills, thrills and some timely comic relief. Some truly memorable performances await those daring enough to follow the journey from London to Transylvania. Come be trans(ylvania)fixed by Steve Dietz’ brilliant take on the Bram Stoker classic! (And I’d write that even if my wife Cheryl hadn’t directed the show!)

4 weekends, 12 performances
Fridays and Saturdays at 8, Sundays at 2

Playing at:

The Heritage Center
635 North Delmorr Avenue (Route 32)
Morrisville PA


215-295-3694 or email


$20 adults, $17 seniors 62 & up, $10 children 12 & under
$15 WHYY Cards. Group rates available.

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2 Responses to BLAINESWORLD #851

  1. jack bowen says:

    See you at the ZSW! Jack Bowen Newtown

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