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Section 2, part 2


(2) Laresa Griffin: I’m loving the blessings jar idea you guys are doing and I’m totally in this year. What a great way to remember, reflect, and be thankful!

(3) Baby boomers relax. It probably isn’t dementia.

(4) Only 1 in 50 people can identify these 16 grammar mistakes. Can you?

(5) John Dilcher:  I was thinking the same thing you stated on your review of Deepwater Horizon. Saw it on DVD last week and the entire time I was waiting for them to show the details of the hearings that were subsequently held to get a better understanding of the issue.



Section 12A, NC events

(1) RANDY ROBINS-A Very Funny Guy

At: The Hop Ice Cream Cafe
640 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, North Carolina

Tuesday, January 24 at 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Randy is a native New Yorker and stand-up comic. He entertains adults and children alike. Audiences actively participate via riddles and his comic Simon Says game. He regularly performs for schools, camps and companies throughout Western North Carolina and New York. Be prepared to have fun.

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(2) And also …


(3) Sheriff’s Citizen’s Academy Application process now open

Larry Pierson from Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office · 14h ago
Photo from Larry Pierson

How do we keep improving our communities?
One of our driving phrases, “The Co-active partnership between law enforcement and the community” now presents another chance for Buncombe county residents and the Sheriff’s office to join together in education and information sharing.
This is an incredible opportunity to learn more about law enforcement straight from experts in each division.
We have
20 new slots to fill for the spring academy while reserving some spaces for extra from our Fall 2016 academy which filled up quickly.
Presentations include informative, interactive sessions and some with exciting hands on experiences.
Criminal Investigations (Detectives),
Property Crimes & Major Case
Courts – Civil Process
Animal Control, Property & Evidence
Special Enforcement Division (K9 Demo*)
Crisis Negotiation Team
Special Response Team (SRT)(Bearcat vehicle, tactical gear*)
Training & Facilities tour (Demos)
School Resource Officers
Sheriff’s Executive Resource Volunteers (SERV)
Internal Affairs

If anyone is interested just follow the link (Copy and paste to your browser if not linking) for an online application.
Call 250-4427 with questions

The Academy begins on March 7th and runs every Tuesday night from 6:30pm-8:30pm through May 23rd, 2017.
Held at the Buncombe County Emergency Services Training Facility, 24 Canoe Ln. in Woodfin.
Deadline to apply is January 24th 2017, however the academy fills up very quickly. We look forward to hearing from you.

Note: I went through this program. It’s great!


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(5) Ash Devine and Friends: Songs of Love and Revolution
Thursday, Feb. 9
7:30-9:30 pm Doors open at 7
Flood Gallery Fine Art Center
2160 Hwy 70, Swannanoa, North Carolina 28778

Join us for an evening of original music and group song with songwriter and folk artist Ash Devine (and special guests). In honor of Valentines Day and all the need for love and change in the world, the concert will focus on love, revolution and community change. Expect to hear original americana-etherial-folk songs to activate your heart, to learn a few songs for singing and to connect at Asheville’s new epicenter of art, The Flood Gallery.

Ash Devine has been in Asheville for over 13 years and is a dear friend of the Flood Gallery.

Ash Devine is an award winning songwriter, folk musician, theater artist, humanitarian clown and social activist originally from the Blue Ridge of VA.

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Section 12B, Pennsylvania events



                MORRISVILLE, PA –Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson battle the evil Professor Moriarty and his gang of thugs as ActorsNET presents Sherlock Holmes January 20 through February 5 at the Heritage Center Theatre in Morrisville, Pennsylvania.

Artistic Director Cheryl Doyle directs Michael Krahel of Hillsboro, NJ as Holmes, Ken Ammerman of Morrisville as Watson and Rupert Hinton of Princeton, NJ as Moriarty in this definitive stage version of Holmes’ exploits, which was co-authored by the famed sleuth’s creator and actor William Gillette, who earned acclaim portraying Holmes.


Over the years we’ve seen countless plays and films about Holmes and Watson, but we are presenting them as Conan Doyle himself wished him to be depicted,” Cheryl Doyle explained.  “He and Mr. Gillette packed their script with vivid characters and adventure.  And at the same time, they added  a little romantic interest and an abduction to spice things up.”


Actor Michael Krahel recently discussed his foray into Holmes’ complex world.  “Playing Sherlock Holmes has been the thrill and the challenge of a lifetime,” Krahel said.  “Before I accepted the role, I knew the major Sherlock trademarks – the deerstalker cap, the meerschaum pipe, ‘Elementary, my dear Watson,’ et cetera — but I had forgotten Holmes’ dark side.


“Holmes’ duty to and love for justice coexists with a reliance on substances that are now considered illicit, a vision of the world as fundamentally lacking in meaning, and a desire for an intimacy that is a constant victim of his own crushing self-sabotage,”  Krahel observed.  “Reconciling Holmes’ kind heart and disturbing worldview – and seeing him get a real chance at redemption – has made playing him a uniquely unforgettable experience.”


“Michael’s interpretation of Sherlock Holmes is being brilliantly matched by Ken Ammerman’s Doctor Watson and Rupert Hinton’s villainous Professor Moriarty,” Ms. Doyle said.  “I think the detective’s fans will love returning with us to the beginnings of his legendary career.”


Sherlock Holmes supporting players include, alphabetically:  Chris Capitolo, Isaiah Davis, Dan Hickey, Molly Karlin, Connor Learn,  George Lobis, Steve Lobis, Ed Patton, Hans Peters, Hannah Rapaport-Stein and Joy Woffindin.  Kelly E. Allen stage manages.


Sherlock Holmes performs weekends January 20 through February 5 at The Heritage Center Theatre, 635 N. Delmorr Avenue (Route 32), Morrisville, PA – near the Calhoun Street Bridge.  Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.  There will be a special “Talk Back” session following the January 27 performance, allowing the audience to engage with the cast and production team.  Sherlock Holmes is being presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.


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