September 2019   |  Volume 45
Weaverville 9/11 Remembrance
Noon on Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Lake Louise Park
Weaverville will hold its annual 9/11 Observance at Noon on Wednesday, September 11, at Lake Louise Park. Weaverville resident Craig Weeks will be the guest speaker. A career banker, Craig was in his NYC office on 9/11 on the 20th floor of the Chase Plaza when the planes hit the Towers two blocks away. For the first time in public,
Craig will tell his remembrances of that day. Our clergyman for this ceremony will be Rev. Orion Davis, whose church in Montclair, New Jersey was critical in helping survivors. Other participants in our 9/11 ceremony include the Reuter Center Singers, the Weaverville Police and Fire Departments, and Howard Dusenbery on the bagpipes.

Roger Howell Performing
September 14, 6-8pm
Main Street Nature Park!
Roger Howell, from Mars Hill, will be performing for the Town's final event of the season for the 2nd Saturday Summer Series on September 14 from 6pm to 8pm. This is a free, family event. Bring your family, friends, a blanket or chairs, and a picnic and listen to traditional tunes in the park!

Check out the following link for more information about our guest Roger Howell:
Thank you to Zoe & Cloyd for a fantastic evening in August!
Introducing Derek Huninghake!
Derek Huninghake is the Town's Tax Collector and Town Clerk. He is also a key team member of the Town's Finance Deparment. He graduated from Baker University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and a minor in Accounting. Derek has just recently received his Clerk Certificaiton and will become a Certified Tax Collector by next summer. He is also a Notary Public for the Town.

When asked what he likes most about the Town of Weaverville and his job, Derek noted, "   I love the small town atmosphere of the Town of Weaverville. It reminds me of my hometown in Kansas where I grew up. I also enjoy getting to interact with the citizens on a daily basis and love helping to keep Weaverville the beautiful vibrant Town that it is". Derek's favorite quotes is by Wayne "The Great" Gretzky: "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take". Derek shares the values that drive him to be his best as, "honesty, reliability, open-mindedness, persistency and courage."

When Derek isn't working he enjoys spending time with his "beautiful fiance, Brittany, whom he will marry on September 2 and his precious daugher, Avery. He also enjoys golf, basketball and spending time with his family and friends.
The Town is fortunate to have you on our Team, Derek!
Home Preparedness for Wildfire Season
As summer fades into fall we are reminded of the increased wildfire dangers due to vegetation dying or going dormant as well as all the falling leaves. When leaves begin to fall, and vegetation dries it becomes fuel for any outside fire. The area around your homes should be a major concern during these times to make sure you have done everything you can to make your home Firewise and therefore minimize the likelihood of a wildfire, or any outside fire, threatening your home. Embers and a little bit of wind can cause major problems from a fire standpoint as the time of year becomes very dry and humidity levels typically fall substantially.

We recommend you follow these simple, but effective, steps in protecting your home and giving it a fighting chance should a fire situation occur in your neighborhood.

~ Submitted by Weaverville Fire Chief, Ted Williams
Get Your Toter at Town Hall!
To assist our crews and help to resolve the issues of overweight cans, the Town has purchased toter garbage cans (pictured here) for re-sale to the public. Retail price for a comparable can is $65-$70; the Town’s cost for town residents is $45 per toter and includes delivery to the resident’s home and future maintenance of the lid, wheels, and axle. When a homeowner needs to add or replace their garbage can, the Town encourages its citizens to consider purchasing a toter to speed our garbage collection and more importantly to save the backs of our hard-working sanitation staff.
For additional information, please call the Public Works Department at (828) 645-0606 and speak with Kara Shea. If you wish to purchase a toter, please come to Town Hall to arrange payment and delivery.

~ Submitted by Weaverville Public Works
Special to e-Focus Newsletter
by Jan Lawrence, Board Chair
Dry Ridge Historical Museum
The thirty-six year tenure of the Dry Ridge Museum in the basement of the library has officially ended. However, like the fames phoenix, it will rise in its new location as a part of the Town's Community Center above Lake Louise in the Fall of 2020. We gratefully acknowledge the generosity of the Town of Weaverville for including the museum in its exciting new facility. In the interim, displays will be in museum cases in the Community Room at Town Hall. Family history research will be available at the Satellite Museum, 24 Sugar Cove Road, Weaverville, by appointment only (828-658-3934 or 804-350-7304). Contact any board member for information:
Board Members: Lou Accornero, Nancy Baker, Margaret Brigman, Judy Craggs, Maxie Hamilton, Jan Lawrence, Jim Rogers, Sally Smith, Nancy Weaver and Michele Wood.
The Town of Weaverville hosts an annual Citizens' Academy to promote open dialogue and provide the community with education about the workings of town government. Any resident is welcome to participate. The curriculum covers current town programs, services, policies, procedures, plus a "behind the scenes" look at how Weaverville's government operates.

The Weaverville Citizens' Academy offers citizens insight into how the town functions with workshop sessions led by town department heads, town staff, and elected officials.Most sessions are held at the given department, which allows department staff to provide a tour. An overview of the department functions, along with a question-and-answer session at the end of each program are also part of each session.

Students of the Weaverville Citizens' Academy are given a foundation of knowledge regarding town government and services. This foundation and interaction with the town's key department staff creates a stronger, informed community, which makes it easier for the town government to function smoothly. Sessions are held once per month, January through July, every third Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. The award of certificates and final wrap-up of the annual Weaverville Citizens' Academy is held in July.

In order to graduate, participants are expected to attend at least five of the seven sessions and attend one Weaverville Town Council meeting. Application to the program is required. Applications may be sent to Weaverville Town Manager Selena Coffey via mail at P.O. Box 338, Weaverville, NC 28787, or via email at Applications may also be hand-delivered to the Weaverville Town Hall, 30 South Main Street.

Community Events
We hope you will join
The Garden Club of Weaverville
for Our September Meeting
Program: Garden Tour Hosts Share Tips & Insights  
At the first meeting of our new season, five of the hosts/owners of the outstanding gardens on our June 29th Weaverville Gardens Galore Tour will share their gardening wisdom and insights about their gardens.

A sampling of topics includes: 
  • Specific aspects of the development of their gardens 
  • Challenges and opportunities they faced in transforming their spaces
  • Why they chose their particular garden style or theme
  • Unique garden features
  • Garden development and maintenance insights 
-Submitted by the Garden Club of Weaverville
Weaverville Tailgate Market
Open Every Wednesday
2:30pm to 6pm
76 Monticello Rd, Weaverville, NC

Below is a list of vendors for the tailgate market:

  • Dogwood Cottage Baking: Scones, muffins, granola, sticky buns, cookies, galettes and cupcakes
  • Simple Bread: Sourdough breads with wheat free options
  • Sister Of Mother Earth: unique and seasonal fire cider blends, shelf-stable elderberry syrups, Wild Herbal balsamic vinegars, herbal infused honey, herbal vinegars, herbal hair rinse, wild herbal finishing salts, tooth powders
  • Fermenti.LLC: Sauerkraut, Kimchi, Garlic Pickles and Beets with Ginger, Kimchi Pickles, Ramp Kimchi
  • Cornerstone Tea: freshly brewed tea, loose teas and seasonal blooming teas
  • Fresh Atlantic: Seafood
  • Dillingham Family Farm: Grass fed beef, pork, turkey, eggs, raw milk, heirloom tomatoes, cherry tomatoes
  • Fox Run Farm and Rabbitry: Organic fed whole rabbit; Organic fed whole chicken; pasture raised eggs; Lucky Rabbit's feet
  • Guilt Free Pies: Sweet Potato Pies, Blueberry Pies, Cinnamon Cake - Gluten Free Grain Free Paleo
  • Lyda and Sons Orchard: Peaches, Plums, Blackberries, Corn, peach ice cream
  • Ivy Creek Family Farm: Beets, Basil, Kale, Chard, Spinach, Lettuce, Garlic, Squash, Cucumbers, Onions, Turnips, Cherry Tomatoes, Carrots, Cucumbers
  • Baa'd Sheep Burritos: Burritos/Tacos out of the food truck 
  • South Face Honey: Jams, honey when available, beeswax candles, beeswax food wraps, beeswax skin care products including anti-aging cream, and neck cooling wraps
  • Wild Mountain Farm: Grass fed Beef and Pasture Raised Pork
  • Brockwood Furniture: Picture frames, small tables, birdhouses, candle boxes
  • Little Creek Nursery: native shrubs, azaleas, Kalmia, Rhododendron, Native ferns and other types of plants

  • Visual Dialogue: hand etched, painted, and carved glass and glassware; hypertufa planters; carved wood designs
  • Sweet Brine'd Fermented Foods: Kimchi Slaw, Cubed Daikon and Carrot Kimchi
  • Balm Mtn. Soap: Soap
  • C&S Farm: Blueberries and jam
  • Soul Stone: stones, crystals, and handmade jewelry
  • Shanti Elixirs: Jun, which is a fermented tea that is small batch brewed with local raw honey and organic green tea and then flavored with other local ingredients
  • The Alchemist: prepackaged coffee and coffee drinks
  • River of Life: Krispy Kraut, Grain free Dog/Cat Treats, SCOBY Chews, Sweet Potato chews
  • Five Pine Farm: Produce: specialty season round salad mixes, including unique greens like malabar spinach, tetragonia and orach, squash, cucumbers, okra, sweet peppers, eggplant, radishes, carrots, string beans, greasy beans; free range duck eggs.
  • Fiddler’s Green Farm: Seasonal Vegetables/Herbs and small fruits (strawberries), stone ground grits and cornmeal (we grow the corn and grind it ourselves), pasture raised chicken fed certified organic feed from day 1.
  • The White Green Cloth: eco-friendly cleaning cloths  

~ Submitted by the Weaverville Tailgate Market
Town of Weaverville
Town Hall Physical Location:
30 South Main Street, Weaverville, NC 28787

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 338, Weaverville, NC 28787

(828) 645-7116

Town Hall Business Hours:
8:30am- 5:00pm Monday - Friday

Town Council Meetings:
Regular Meetings are held the 3rd Monday of each month at 7:00pm at Town Hall, 30 South Main Street

Town Council Meeting Agendas & Minutes: Town Council Agendas and Minutes