Number: 100. That’s howmany years MB HAYNES has been serving the AVL community, offering a range of services from electrical to plumbing to heating and cooling.
A little history: The company was foundedby 26-year-oldAsheville native Marion Blackburn Haynesduring the “Electric Boom” of the 1920s. As they celebrate 100 years in business, the pros at MB HAYNES are here to answer your homeownership questions.
Plumbing is just one of the company’s areas of expertise | Photo via MB HAYNES
From flooded basements to plumbing that isn’t up-to-code, we’ve all heard tales of homeownership nightmares — and have plenty of questions that we’re afraid to ask, like:
🌬 How often should I be replacing my air filters? 🚽 How do I unclog my toilet without calling for help? 🚰 What can’t I pour down my sink… and why? 🔥 Should I turn my water heater off if I’m going on vacation? 🚿 Why do I have to wait so long for hot water in my bathroom when it’s so close to the water heater? ❄️ How do I know if it’s time to replace my A/C unit? 🌬 What is the difference between ‘auto’ and ‘cool/heat’ on my thermostat? 💧 Is a tankless water heater better than a traditional one?
Just to name a few.
To help you get ahead of potential home issues, we’re asking you to send us all of the confusing questions + concerns you have. And there’s no such thing as a stupid question.
We’ll share your questions with the pros at MB HAYNES and report back with their expert tips in an upcoming article.
Announced ○ An interactive Vincent Van Gogh exhibit will visit the Biltmore Estate from Nov. 5–March 5, 2022. His artworks will be projected on the walls, floors + ceilings, along with surround sound and motion graphics. Two more exhibitions, featuring Claude Monet and Leonardo Da Vinci, will follow later next year. 🖼️ (Southern Living)
Civic ○ Funding reparations to Black residents was named by all 7 council members as a top priority at the two-dayannual Asheville City Council retreat. Other important initiatives included pay raises for City staff, public transit improvements + fighting climate change. (Asheville Citizen-Times) ○ At a March 30 budget workshop,Buncombe County Commissionersidentified affordable housing, workforce development + early childhood education as early funding priorities for the more than $50 million that the county will receive from federal COVID-19 relief funds. 💰(Asheville Citizen-Times)
Cause ○ Have you heard of #AVLArtInAction? This new platform allows local artists the opportunity to contribute 50% of their sales to area nonprofits. From April 11 through April 25, Pisgah Legal Services will be the beneficiary of these proceeds. Learn how to participate here. 🎨
Art ○ The sculpture showcase Wild Art! is now open at the NC Arboretum through Sept. 26. This outdoor exhibition features works by 17 local + national artists who draw inspiration from nature. 🌼
State ○ In a recent study that compares how much space NC renters can get for $1,200, Asheville was listed as having one of the smallest footprints at 919 sqft. According to analysts, it’s possible to rent a 1,200 sqft apartment for the same price in places like High Point, Salisbury + Asheboro. 🏠 (The News & Observer)
Coronavirus ○ Check out the latest COVID-19 stats for NC from the Department of Health and Human Services here. As of Thursday afternoon, 16,432 cases and 302 deaths have been reported in Buncombe County. See more Buncombe County-specific info, including waitlist numbers and vaccines distributed, here. The dashboard will be updated again today.
Job ○ The Asheville Tourists will host two more seasonal employment job fairs on Tues., April 6 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. and April 10 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. On-site interviews will take place at McCormick Field in a safe and socially distanced setting. Get more details here. 💼
Dish ○ Buncombe County students can now enjoy grass fed meat fromHickory Nut Gap Farm & Meats as part of their lunch, thanks to the farm’s new statewide partnership with the NC Farm to School program. The program also supplies food to school districts throughout the state. 🥩
Trending ○ A 3-bedroom Asheville home constructed from metal shipping containers is making waves in the national real estate market. The home, located at 6 Lawndale Ave., is listed for $349,900. Learn more about this one-of-a-kind creation here. (Apartment Therapy)
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While the Grove Arcade now functions as a shopping center, office space + residency, it once contained millions of pages of weather records — so many, in fact, that it was thought that the combined weight of the cards would cause structural damage to the building. The computer was a game-changer for the staff because it could process + store mass amounts of data that previously had to be recorded by hand.
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Show ○ Industry Nite with Sam Wild| Mon., Apr. 5 | 6 p.m. | Alley Cat Social Club, 797 Haywood Rd. | Free | Drink specials + singer, rapper, producer + DJ, Sam Wild. 🎶 ○ Blue Monday| Mon., Apr. 5 | 7-9 p.m. | The Joint Next Door, 1185 Charlotte Hwy., Fairview | Free | Chicago style blues with Mr. Jimmy. 🎷
ForKids ○ Spring Break STEM Workshop| Mon., Apr. 5-Fri., Apr. 9 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Asheville Museum of Science, 43 Patton Ave. | $280 | Full day or half day options for K-5 kiddos. 🔬 ○ 2021 Spring Break Adventure Camp| Mon., Apr. 5-Fri., Apr. 9 | 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. | Asheville Treetops Adventure Park, 85 Expo Dr. | $359 | Campers ages 8-15 will climb, zipline, team build, ride bikes + more. 🚴
Disclaimer: It is up to readers’ discretion to determine whether they feel comfortable participating in any mentioned events based on COVID-19 protocols and precautions. If you have questions, please contact the event’s organizers directly.
Answered: For today’s #AVLcurrent, we’re highlighting what we’re eating. Editor Laura has been loving the new tapas-style menu at Leo’s House of Thirst — order the braised artichokes. Editor Brook is chowing down on some chocolate zucchini bread (hey, it’s got veggies in it).
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