The High Country Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging has received $172,410 to provide temporary employment to low income older adults living in our area. This is the first year that High Country Council of Governments has received the Senior Service America grant. The purpose of the grant is to assist unemployed older adults seeking to rejoin the workforce through on-the-job training at public agencies and local nonprofits. This will also help keep these seniors from feeling isolated from the community. High Country Council of Governments covers Avery, Mitchell, Yancey, Ashe, Alleghany, Watauga and Wilkes counties.
There is a special meeting tomorrow at 3 of the Burnsville Town Council. During this meeting they will discuss, among other agenda items, proposed updates ot the zoning ordinance for permitted uses and for sidewalk dining and merchandising. Also to be discussed is using creativity, art, parking etc to revitalize the town.
Parkway Playhouse has become known in the last few years for its growing and nationally recognized educational programming, Parkway Playhouse Junior. The opportunity for students of this region to take classes, perform onstage, gain technical theatre experience, and enter the exciting world of improv is unprecedented. Where large suburban and metropolitan areas have ample artistic opportunities (more)
The Mitchell - Yancey Parish of the United Methodist Church Food Pantry at Tipton Hill will hold their next Free Food Distribution on Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 10 AM to 11:30 AM. Weather permitting. All who are in need are welcome!
"Go, Granndy D", a one-woman performance by off-Broadway actress Barbara Bates Smith (last seen here as "Ivy Rowe" (adapted from Lee Smith's novel "Fair and Tender Ladies") with musician Jeff Sebens, will be held Saturday January 21st at 1:30pm at the Burnsville Town Center. Granny D (Doris Haddock) was 88 years old when she started to walk across America to raise awareness about campaign finance reform. She was 90 when she finished. Her motto was "You're never too old to raise a little hell!" and she inspired thousands of We The People to become active in politics at all levels. Doors open at noon; come early if you like to share information or stories about your own strong granny. The performance begins at 1:30 and runs about 45 minutes. Discussion follows. The performers are not charging a fee; donations will be taken at the door. For more information, call 828-682-7209 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parkway Playhouse is excited to announce its newest program – The Parkway Players. While our theatre is widely known for its youth productions and education, we believe that education does not end at high school. By creating a reader’s theatre troupe comprised of area senior citizens we are engaging our patrons in a new way. The Parkway Players embraces a whole-person approach to (more)
The Yancey County Department of Social Services Board of Director's meeting will be on Monday January 30, 2017 at 6:00pm in the office of Director Rick Tipton in the Department of Social Services' building.