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Today’s Email Announcements

1) Newland Concerts Feature The Neighbors This Week

This week’s summer concert at the Newland Riverwalk Bandshell and Park will feature The Neighbors with bluegrass from 6-9 p.m. on Friday. The concert is being sponsored by the Newland Business Association and the Williams YMCA of Avery County. You’re sure to enjoy the sounds of traditional and modern bluegrass with country and rock mixed in as you check out The Neighbors. The event will also include food, dancing, 50/50 cash drawings and special treats. You’ll also learn more about the Williams YMCA backpack drive and how you can help. Alternate rain location at the rock gym.

2) This Week at The Art Cellar Gallery in Banner Elk

“Where Hills Meet Sky,” Tony Griffin, July 29 – Aug. 8

Saturday Coffee Talk on Aug. 1 with Tony Griffin, 10 a.m. to noon

Tony Griffin Portrait Sessions starting Aug. 18. Call to reserve your seat.

Coming up next:

“Composed Realism” featuring Loren DiBenedetto and David Birmingham, Aug. 12-22. True life representations in landscape and still life.

August Saturday Coffee Talk Lineup:

Tony Griffin, Traditional and Perceptual Vision, Aug. 8

Ronan Peterson, Influences Carved in Clay, Aug. 15

Loren DiBenedetto, Realism Demo in Oil, Aug. 25

Robert Eoff, Watercolor and Conversation, Aug. 22

Rick and Valerie Beck, Laughing Glass, Process and Inspiration, Aug. 29

Visit www.theartcellaronline.com or call 828-898-5175 for more information.

3) Boone Town Council and Planning to Hold Public Hearing on Aug. 3

The Boone Town Council and Boone Area Planning Commission will hold a quarterly public hearing on Monday, Aug. 3 at 5:30 p.m. at 1500 Blowing Rock Road to hear the following cases:
Case 20150021 Wellness District Small Area Plan

Case 20150028 UDO text amendment to create a conditional district planned development (PD) zoning map adjustment process.

Full text of the proposed amendments can be obtained from the town clerk. Substantial and insubstantial changes in the proposed amendments may be made following the public hearing.