Hendersonville's Bruce Drysdale Elementary School wants to go to a year-round schedule.Bruce Drysdale Elementary, located in Hendersonville, is requesting that the Henderson County Board of Education put them on a year-round schedule instead of the traditional school year.  The new schedule would keep the same amount of school days throughout the calendar year.  But, instead of the traditional nine months in school and three months off in the summer, students would attend school for nine weeks and have three weeks off.  This is supposed to help students retain more during their breaks, since research has shown that the retention level of a student after a long summer break is much lower than after a brief respite.  There are already four other public schools in Western North Carolina that operate on the year-round schedule.  If you are a parent of a child at Bruce Drysdale Elementary or just a concerned citizen, feel free to attend the next board meeting (at HCBOE’s central offices, 414 Fourth Ave West in Hendersonville) on February 9th at 6pm.  It is open to the public.

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Linkside at beautiful Cummings Cove in Hendersonville NC.There is magic to be found in Hendersonville, NC.  The natural beauty of this mountainous region draws visitors in the pleasant summer months and year-round residents love the mild winters that follow.  Golfers have flocked to the Cummings Cove Golf Community located within Hendersonville city limits.  The gated community of Cummings Cove offers beautiful views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, underground utilities, an award-winning 18 hole golf course, golf shop, clubhouse, restaurant, grill and lounge, sports and fitness centers that include a junior Olympic-sized swimming Gorgeous Mountain Meadows in the gated community of Hendersonville's very own Cummings Cove.pool, tennis courts and a social center.  Located only 15 minutes from the Asheville Airport, Hendersonville’s Cummings Cove is a modern-day Mayberry RFD with convenient access to the larger cities in the area.  For more information on Hendersonville real estate, please contact me today.  I’m happy to share the beauty and wonder of this magnificent area with everyone.

Hendersonville is named one of the "Best Small Towns" in the South by Southern Living MagazineSouthern Living Magazine invited its readers to vote on the “Best Small Town” in the South and Hendersonville claimed the No. 10 spot, with Beaufort, SC being listed as No. 1.  While Mayor Greg Newman was happy with this honor, he was surprised that Hendersonville didn’t rank No. 1, with its beautiful scenery, wonderful attractions and many things to see and do and jokingly vowed to “get to the bottom” of why Hendersonville.  Southern Living Magazine’s 2008 Travel Readers’ Choice Awards are determined solely by the votes of its readers in different categories.  Lee Henderson-Hill, the Executive Director of Downtown Hendersonville, Inc., acknowledged that it was an honor that so many people who not only lived in Hendersonville but passed through and visited the city recognized and appreciated its attributes.

In addition to the honor of being named one of the Best Small Towns in the South, Southern Living Magazine features the Hendersonville restaurant Flight Wood Grill & Wine Bar (401 Main St) in its January 2009 issue.  A converted bank building, there are 300 bird mobiles that hover over the open dining area at Flight, food is prepared fresh from scratch, local artist paintings adorn the restaurant’s walls and diners can sit on the second-story balcony to enjoy a glimpse of Executive Chef Rob Keener at work in the open kitchen below preparing the new American cuisine served there.