June 2017

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All the content from the June 2017 “The Y-Chromosome” issue!

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Two Book Reviews

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What I Know: “I See Things Better With My Feet” by Carolyn Lee Peerman Do you know that each and every one of us is a discoverer? James Holman (1786-1857) discovered the world with his feet. James Holman was blind …

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A Golden Day In The Mountains – A Garden Party In June

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| By Kala Carol Shaffer | One June day ten years ago, Ron and Rachel Clearfield opened their home and gardens to all for a golden garden party… with meaning and purpose. Ten years later and the annual event reaches …

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Poetry: Three Short Poems

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Birds to People Why all the noise, tall things, blinding Smokes? Turn it all off. So we will sing and sing songs like never Before. Constance Lombardo, 2017 Grateful Respiration Breathe the forest air Exchange molecules gladly Give thanks in …

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Justin Belleme: From Go-Kart Go-Getter to Digital Marketer

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| By Kathleen McCafferty | As an eight-year-old, Justin Belleme got his first taste of entrepreneurism when he had a burning desire to get a go-kart. He could be found scouring the classified ads each week looking for models for …

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Meet our Sustainability Consultant – Who is Growing Growers

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| By Lee Warren, Executive Director, Organic Growers School | Organic Growers School, a local 501c3 non-profit, has been educating folks in western North Carolina for nearly 25 years on all aspects of sustainability and especially organic food production. We …

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Father’s Day Premier: “My Grandfather’s Prayers”

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| By Lisa Aimee Sturz | Have you ever wished you could talk to a deceased ancestor? Have you wondered how their seed may have grown in your body? My Grandfather’s Prayers is a theatrical production based on the life …

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First-Time Homebuyer? Monitor Your Financial Health First

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| By Peggy Crowe | I am a realtor, not a lender and unqualified to give advice on mortgages. You deserve the perspective of a realtor along with the sage advice from lenders and other reputable resources.

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Brook van der Linde: The Storyteller

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| By Amy Manikowski | On the western edge of downtown Asheville, away from the businesses and restaurants and crowds, there is a hundred-year-old church that doesn’t stand out among the bare lots and littered sidewalks. If you are driving …

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Is that the IRS knocking on my door?

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It seems like every day there is a new phone scam or in-person scam taking place across the country. Because of this the Internal Revenue Service has added information on their website IRS.gov to help taxpayers determine if the person …

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5 Strategies To Up Your Game and Drive Success

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Finally – An Economy Ready Made For The Female Professional | By Meridith Elliott Powell | Everything about this economy is different. How we attract customers, how we engage employees, and how we manage the competition. We have literally gone …

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The Western Women Business Center

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A Program of Carolina Small Business Development Fund: Creating Economic Opportunities for Women Entrepreneurs Across Western North Carolina Our mission at the Western Women’s Business Center (WWBC) is to provide capital, high-quality technical assistance, and programs that reduce barriers and …

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What’s Your Stack? Balancing Your Three Centers

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| By Randy Siegel | Each of us has three distinct centers of human intelligence – head, heart, and gut – and each of these centers has its own focus, function, and call to live our best life. At any …

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Not your Momma’s Long-Term Care

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| By Nathan Garnett, CLTC | “I don’t want to live in a nursing home, and I don’t want to be a burden on my kids.”

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