Section 2, part 2

(1) Nelson S. in NC:  This is rather shameful.  I believe the Biltmore Grande and Beaucatcher are Regal theaters.  You may wish to take your movie viewing elsewhere.  And if you are offended by this, pass it on to others who may care. . . .

After Company Executives Get Massive Bonuses, Regal Theater Chain Cuts Employees’ Hours To Avoid Obamacare

(2) Gladys P. in NY: I received Bossypants yesterday and I thank 

You for it.  I plan to read it now.
I, too, did not like The Place Beyond the Pines.
Jerry didn’t like it either but we did stay until the
end of the film.  It didn’t have much character
development and was violent.  But mostly it was if it was three
different films.  The first one with Gossling and the second with Cooper.
There was no interaction of the characters.  Then there were their children which was a third movie.  I think it was trying to show how the sins of the fathers affect the lives of their children.
I did like Gossling’s performance.  He is very mesmerizing on screen.
When I went to the ladies room, a former colleague of mine said what a wonderful movie it was.  I am glad you validated my feelings about the movie.
(3) Seth A. in NJ (with a REQUEST FOR HELP): In Lieu of birthday presents please donate to people who need it more, I am participating in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life on June 1st. Thanks to all that have donated already:
(4) Cyd C. in NC: Odyssey of the Mind is an international organization dedicated to teaching children about creative problem solving. Each year, children from all over the world compete on the local and international levels. In the U.S., this usually means a regional competition, followed by a state level competition. The top 2 places at the State competition move on to the World Finals, in which children from at least 25 different countries compete against one another.This year, only two teams from the Western Region of NC qualified to compete in the World Finals – one of which is the Asheville Homeschool Co-op team.This team is comprised of 7 homeschooled, middle school age children, who chose the problem “Pet Project.” This problem challenged the children to create 3 different vehicles – all of which have different methods of propulsion – for the express purpose of carrying parts of a “pet.” Each vehicles had to make 3 trips, each time with a part of this pet. Said pet was then assembled, and had to perform a trick.Coaches Cassandra Love and Jennifer Murphy cannot provide the children with solutions. All they can do is encourage them to find more creative answers, take them to the store to get supplies, practice short-term or spontaneous problem-solving (also a part of the competition) and help them stay on task. Since coaches and parents are not permitted to give the team ideas, the solutions are purely the creation of the children involved.Each team who performs this task is given a budget of $145. They are also expected to create a skit – no more than 8 minutes in length – around which to set the actions mentioned above. Points are given not just for actually completing the tasks, but for doing so in original, interesting and creative ways. Risk is rewarded.Judges also pay attention to the team dynamics and ask questions about the role each team member played in the final solution. Teamwork makes up a portion of the score. So, making it to the World Finals is not just honoring their ability to create a mechanical contraption, it is also celebrating the creativity of their solution, their ability to work independently, and their willingness to collaborate.The Asheville Homeschool Co-op team is in the final stages of raising funds to pay for transportation to the World Finals, which are being held at Michigan State University. If you are interested in trying to help them with any of these costs, please visit the web site at:
http://www.ahcom.weebly.comThere, you can find out more about Odyssey of the Mind, as well as information about upcoming fundraising opportunities.(5) Ken G. in NY (commenting on the picture in Section 1A): I’m impressed with Justin’s shoes. The rest are wearing little more heel than my cowboy boots.

(5) Natalie K. in PA: Saw “Beyond Silence” on Netflix.  Did you recommend that?  It was very good.  It’s a French movie but the acting was excellent.


Section 12A, NC events

(1) Open Poetry Reading!
Sunday May 5, 2013 3-5pm

@ Lisa’s Embodiment Studio

60 Caledonia Road #B (the carriage house behind the Kenilworth Inn Apts.)

$5 suggested donation

Come enjoy home-baked cookies, tea, and poetry!

If you would like to participate as a reader,

bring 2-3 pages of poetry to share (sign-up upon arrival)
*4 minute limit per reader

or just come as a listener and eater of yummy cookies!

(traditional cookies as well as sugar-free/gluten-free– something for everyone!)

A safe, heart-centered opportunity for creative expression among friends

contact Lisa at 828-505-2856 for more info

(2) Hominy Valley Elementary School

May 15, 2013

Join Olympic medalist Lauren Tamayo on May 15 for Bike to School Day. Ride with your children by
meeting at 7:00 am to depart at 7:10 a.m. at one of two locations below. Return bike groups available
at 2:30 if parents so desire (let teacher know plans):
a. Hominy Valley Sports Park ‐ Meet in lot above pool and ride through Enka High to HVE.
b. Biltmore Lake Tennis Courts – for eligible residents of Enka Village or Biltmore Lake. Ride trail
system and Cedar Rock roads to Softball field to join exit of Enka High to HVE.
Local law enforcement and representatives from Buncombe County will be on hand to assist with a
safe ride. All students must wear a helmet. Special thanks to: Motion Makers Bicycle Shop, Carolina
Fatz, Healthy Buncombe, Enka High Bike Club, & Buncombe Parks, Greenways and Recreation.
‐ Contact HVE parent, Garrett Artz at to volunteer or for additional questions.
*In case of inclement weather, make up day is Friday May 17. Announcement will be made via phone message.

(3) Nina’s Night of Delight! ~ Food & Music, Fun & Community ~

Friday, May 17th. Dinner @ 6:00, Concert @ 7:30Featuring piano originals and jazz by NPR music composer BJ Leiderman, the incomparable Daniel Barber, vocalist Paula Hanke with Tony Godwin on guitar and MORE!!Join us on Friday, May 17th at Jubilee! for an evening of love and support for our dear Nina Lantis who is in a fist fight with cancer. Nina is currently getting Immuno-Augmentative Therapy and other treatments and needs our help.Come enjoy an Armenian dinner, a concert, treasures at the Silent Auction and a chance to come together with friends, new and old!
Dinner at 6:00; concert at 7:30.

“Dinner and Concert – $30, Concert only $10 suggested donation”. Tickets available at Malaprops and Jubilee on Sunday mornings. 

Not only will your generosity help Nina but a portion will also go to Jubilee’s Compassion Fund to help others in need. 
Heart & Soul Singing Telegrams – Why Not A Singing Telegram For Mother’s Day Or Other Special Occasions?
$95 Voucher for $49
The Singing Telegram is a unique and fun way to make any celebration a special moment in time.Have some fun this Mother’s Day with Lorre Diamond, creative spirit extraordinaire.  For $49 you get an event that you and those around you will never forget.Not just for Mother’s Day, this is offer is good for any special occasion or no occasion at all.

  • A surprise birthday celebration at a local hot spot.
  • A 50th wedding anniversary party at home.
  • Father’s Day on the golf course with all of his buddies.
  • A romantic proposal dinner at a low lit restaurant.
  • A garden wedding at the Botanical Gardens.
  • The divorce party at the new brewery.
  • Valentine’s Day songs to teachers in their classrooms.
  • A fun retirement party at the corporate office.
  • A special “Thank You” for all of your best client referrals.
  • Or simply to say, those three beautiful words, “I love you”.

A Heart & Soul Singing Telegram is a unique art form that will always convey your words and thoughts through celebration, laughter and joy.  Especially when attending the special event is not possible, sending Lorre in your place will be your next best choice.  You will always be remembered for coming up with the most fun and original gift idea.

Heart & Soul celebrates life’s special events with song and comedy skits that are interactive, outrageously funny, always in good taste and appropriate for audiences of all ages.  Everyone loves to get involved by participating in the singing and laughing and a great time is had by all!

So if you want someone to notice you for the creative and unique spirit that you are, Be Brave! Be Wild! Step Out of the Box!  Send a Heart & Soul Singing Telegram the next time you have an occasion and really get noticed while making memorable moments in time.  You’ll be glad you did.

About Lorre Diamond
Lorre Diamond has been performing interactive, improvisational comedy skits for over 25 years.  Her character role plays are totally zany and very believable due to her quick wit and creative comedy.  Some characters arrive in colorful costumes and some play a gag and then let the recipient know “they have been had”.  All in all, everyone has a blast.


or for more information, visit

The application process for the LA 32 Program continues through May 17th and we encourage you to check it out!

The primary aim of LA 32 is to strengthen participants’ knowledge of, commitment to, and involvement in collaborative community leadership. Graduates complete the program with an increased capacity to contribute as effective leaders, a strong connection to the Leadership Asheville network, and a greater knowledge of their community.

For more information, Click Here for the LA 32 Program Brochure.

We hope you’ll consider applying!

The Leadership Asheville Team


Section 12B, PA/NJ events

(1) Mark your calendar for Tasting for Tyler’s 25th Annual Event
June 7  6:30 – 9:30
Bucks County Community College, Newtown Campus
Enjoy food and wine from over 30 of Bucks’ Counties Finest establishments
NEW THIS YEAR:  Tethered hot-air balloon and champagne in Tyler Gardens
Tickets:  $125 or purchase 5 get 6th FREE
For more information visit<> or call 215-968-8224.
Presenting Sponsor for 12th consecutive Year:  First National Bank & Trust of Newtown

(2) John Strauss will be playing folk and acoustic (mainly classic) rock on Sunday afternoon at the Zebra Striped Whale in Newtown from 2-4 p.m. It’s Newtown Welcome Day, so there’s lots more going on around town. Come on out!

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