Did you know that commercial typewriters have been around since the mid 1800's? While modern technology has replaced most of these machines in offices, many businesses concerned with security continue to use them. Its hard to hack a typewriter! However, they do break occasionally and ABC Office Systems is one of the few expert typewriter repair shops in the Asheville and Hendersonville region of Western North Carolina and Greenville, SC and Upstate South Carolina.

But let's address technology. Asheville and Hendersonville Businesses need the best prices on Ink and Toner for copiers, printers and other office machines. ABC Office Systems offers OEM and Compatible Cartridges for all makes and models including, HP, Brother, Lexmark, Okidata, Canon, and more. 

Call or click ABC Office Systems for your technology needs, new or classic.

With Shakespeare as their touchstone, inspiration, and most-produced playwright, the Montford Park Players adhere to the highest standards of professional theatre while inculcating the best values of community theatre. Their repertoire includes Shakespeare and his contemporaries, other classical authors, modern masterworks, and original scripts. Their productions are free to the public whenever possible, and the majority of their season is presented in an informal outdoor setting. The Montford Park Players encourage participation onstage, backstage, and in the audience by people of all ages and backgrounds, and celebrate diversity. They provide educational opportunities for developing artists, technicians, administrators, board members, and the community. They commit to clear communication and responsiveness, from artistic planning to financial management and governance, and tety cooperate as fully as possible with other theatre groups and civic organizations.

Visit the Hazel Robinson Amphitheater and see Shakespeare in the Park! Live Shakespeare and other great classics, free to attend, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings at 7:30 all Summer.

Monday, 22 July 2019 06:57

DIY woodworking classes in WNC

AR Workshop® is a boutique DIY studio that offers hands-on classes for creating custom, charming home decor from raw materials.  Join an instructor-led workshop where you can make custom wood plank signs, framed signs, canvas pillows, round signs, lazy susans, centerpiece boxes, canvas tote bags, and more!  AR Workshop® will help you take your home decor to the next level and have fun while creating it!
AR Workshop Asheville is owned by Amber Jenkins. She has experience making hand crafted signs, and is excited to teach and empower others with the tools to make their own decor and provide a fun environment to do it in.
Amber has been married for over 11 years to her high school sweetheart, Chance. They have two red headed girls that will no doubt be at the workshop often! Their family is thrilled to bring this awesome experience to Asheville, Hendersonville, Mills River, Fletcher, Arden, Weaverville, Canton, Brevard and all surrounding neighborhoods!

 Parents, have you ever had a big night planned without the kids, only to have your sitter canel? Or you can't find one you feel good about?

College Nannies+Sitters+Tutors is the savior of your sanity! 


Parents need to stay connected as a couple. Part of maintaining that connection might mean regular date nights. Maybe a family has a need for a nanny for the summer or their kids may need some help with school. The mission of College Nannies+Sitters+Tutors is to build stronger families. They achieve this by addressing the needs of individual families, throughout the life‐stages of their children.


College Nannies+Sitters+Tutors doesn’t have a bunch of independent contractors who are randomly linked to families. They are the largest employer of sitters and nannies, and every employee goes through a rigorous national background screening and interview process. They also go through an orientation and ongoing training where they learn creative play, crafts, games, meal ideas and even jokes! They see thousands of people each year. They interview people every day. If they can’t answer questions like, ‘what does a toddler eat for lunch?’ they won’t be working for College Nannies+Sitters+Tutors.

Families are supported by a full team of experts. Both the sitters and the role model managers make sure everyone is engaged. Their sitters will never just be sitting on the couch with earbuds on, texting friends. Their business model allows them to partner with families as their kids grow. It may start with a need for a nanny who provides full‐time care, but as schedules change ‐ maybe a sitter is a better fit. Then, as they transition further, they might discover the need for a tutor.

They’re unique in this area. No one else offers cradle to college support for families like they do. Their community is growing and changing very quickly right now. It’s tough for a lot of families because they are new to the area. Maybe Grandma used to watch the kids and now she’s too far away. They’re here to provide a trusted connection to a quality sitter.

Contact College Nannies+Sitters+Tutors and don't worry about anything again.




Monday, 01 July 2019 05:09

Wine and Art go together

DIY classes are all the rage. The most popular ones seem to involve wine. There's wine and painting on canvas, wine and crafting, even wine and woodshop. And don't forget you can get wine in almost every public event and business. 

It was inevitible that wine and personalizing wine glasses would come along. In WNC, Le Painted Grape is making quite the splash. Classes are usually held in a wine bar or other establishment that serves a good variety of wine. You'll be coached in bringing out your creativity to decorate you very own wine glass, you'll have a lot of fun with your friends, and make new friends along the way. It's affordable, fun, and there's wine! You can even host a private wine glass painting party.

Visit Le Painted Grape's events page to find out when, where, and how you can join in the fun.


Edible Arrangements has a daily offer for you. Happy Hour!

You already know Edible Arrangements - Asheville has great Fruit Bouquets, gift baskets, and their famous chocolate-dipped strawberries. Now you can get two for the price of one during Happy Hour!

Every day between 3:00 and 5:00 until July 10, it's BOGO time at Edible Arrangements - Asheville. Visit them at 5 Regent Park Blvd.

Friday, 28 June 2019 16:38

Support the arts in WNC!

WNC has a thriving arts community. Everywhere you turn, you'll find galleries, theater spaces, buskers, and sidewalk vendors. The Arts draws thousands of tourists to the area year-round.

Theatre fans have a lot to choose from in the area. Not only in Asheville, but everywhere from Flat Rock to Waynesville to Burnsville to Black Mountain. 

In Asheville this weekend, two plays are finishing their runs, and one is opening here and in Burnsville. There are more, of course, but this post will tell you about four.

Saturday in Burnsville, Parkway Playhouse opens A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder. When Monty Navarro discovers he is the not-so-distant heir to the D'Ysquith family fortune, he decides to jump the line of succession using a good bit of charm… and a little bit of murder. Along the journey of knocking off his eight unsuspecting relatives, Monty must juggle both matters of the heart and not landing behind bars. 

 The Montford Park Players might just be the best-kept Theatre secret in the area. They've been performing free "Shakespeare In The Park" in the Hazel Robinson Amphitheater for over 40 years. Opening this weekend is Robin Hood: Quest for Justice, an original play by locals Jeff Messer & Robert Akers. Performances Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights at 7:30. Bring a picnic, your favorite beverages and blankets and lawn chairs. Don't worry if you don't bring anything. You can purchase beer, wine, and various food items at the amphitheater.

 The How To Crew is back with Rules & How To Break Them. Shows have been selling out, but there mey be a ticket or two available for this final weekend of the run at the BeBe Theater. Produced by the Steven Samuels' Sublime Theater. Always fun, musical, and laugh-inducing, the How To shows never fail to deliver. If you don't get a chance to see this one, follow the Sublime Theater to keep up to date.


Closing this weekend at the Magnetic Theater, In The Assassins' Garden, writtn by local David Hopes, is a smoldering historical look at an America riven by partisan politics, flirting with socialism, and galvanized by a swiftly rising feminist movement. Seemingly contemporary, this historical play looks at the chaotic and frenzied wake of the assassination of William McKinley, the 25th President of the United States. See it this weekend or miss it entirely.

Next up at the Magnetic, More Crimes and Missed Demeanings. 

Supporting the Arts in WNC is simply the right thing to do. Buy Local!

Did you know that the services of Travel Agents are free? There is no reason not to plan your vacation through a travel agent. Your agent knows the best places to stay, fun places to go, and will work within your budget.

Joanne Craig, with Dancing Moon Travel, will help make treasured memories of your vacation. Call her at 828-406-4342 and let her deal with the details so you can truly enjoy your vacation. No matter where you want to go on this planet, Joanne can help.

Charlotte Sheppard loves helping clients find the perfect home or sell their current one so they can move on to and into their perfect home. 
Before becoming a REALTOR®, She spent almost 28 years in the U.S. military and then graduated from law school at the age of 48. She knows what it means to serve and to take on a challenge!
When Charlotte was in the military, she assisted families who had just been notified that their loved ones had passed away. She steered them through the minutiae of military red tape and assisted them in planning the perfect memorials or funerals for their loved ones and getting the benefits to which they were entitled. Charlotte says she always wanted them to know they weren’t alone. Now, she uses the experience of helping people through the worst times in their lives to help her clients through one of the most challenging times in their lives – home buying and selling! She assists clients through every step in the process and explains the details to them so they can find the perfect home for themselves or sell their current home and move into that perfect home.
Contact Charlotte Sheppard for your Real Estate needs.

Wednesday, 12 June 2019 15:29

Loving an addict is confusing and painful

For parents that are experiencing a loved one in addiction, you are probably feeling exhausted, isolated, scared, and ready just to throw your hands up because everytime you open your mouth and try to help your son/daughter, it's like talking to a brick wall. Every move you make seems to be the wrong one.


Your work life may even be suffering because even though you are physically present at work, mentally you are not. All your attention and focus is worrying about your child, and your performance at work suffers. People are noticing a change in you and not for the better. They may even be telling you open up and let people know what' going on, but when you do, you may experience feeling judged pushing you deeper into isolation and confusion.


When you try to Google and go to forums online researching what to do and how to fix it your child, you may be left feeling more confused than ever because one person says this, and another person says that and it all contradicts each other and you'e left just wanting to pull your hair out. It may seem like you haven't really slept in days or weeks and the exhaustion leaves you sitting in the car crying at stop lights and begging the higher powers that be to just tell you what to do to "fix your child".


Don't know what to do? Jen Maneely does. 



Jen helps families learn more in a few short months than what you can learn on your own in a lifetime. 

Jen helps you focus on:

  • Blind Spots you may have with your own child

  • Setting effective boundaries that get you results

  • Supporting them while setting the right conditions to get the help they need

  • Financially protecting them and you

  • Letting go of assumed obligations


Contact Maneely Consulting to get the help you need.


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