The City of Hendersonville is offering rebates for citizens upgrading to water efficiency models of toilets, clothes washers and irrigation systems.Water conservation is a subject many Hendersonville residents are well aware of. Luckily, the City of Hendersonville has initiated a water efficiency rebate program to help make water conservation even more profitable. When you upgrade your old toilet, clothes washer or irrigation system with a more energy efficient model (those with the WaterSense or EnergyStar labels), you may be entitled to a rebate from the city’s water rebate program.

The City of Hendersonville has allocated enough funds to offer a total of 240 rebates for clothes washers and irrigation systems. Qualifying purchases will receive $75-$150 for EnergyStar labeled clothes washers and up to $200 for WaterSense labeled irrigation systems. Replacing your old toilet with a WaterSense labeled high-efficiency one can get you a $25-$100 credit.

A lot of water is wasted every time you flush with a regular toilet. Low flow toilets can save up to 5 1/2 gallons a flush over a regular toilet. Using an EnergyStar washer can save users around $70 a year. With a smart irrigation system, your Hendersonville lawn is only watered as often and as much as is needed. You never have to worry about overwatering your lawn again. Also, keep in mind that these are excellent selling points when you decide to put your Hendersonville home on the market in the future.

Only property owners or those individuals who are legally responsible for paying the water bill through Hendersonville Water and Sewer are eligible for any rebates. Each household is limited to two toilet rebates and one clothes washer and smart irrigation system upgrade per household. You can either pick up a rebate form at the City of Hendersonville’s Operations Center (305 Williams St) during regular business hours or download it online by visiting the City of Hendersonvile’s website here.

In an effort to encourage its residents to conserve water whenever possible, the City of Hendersonville is offering water efficiency rebates. Now, you can get rid of the old water-guzzlers, save water using more water efficient varieties and even make a little pocket change in the process. It’s a win for you, a win for the city and a win for the environment. You just can’t go wrong!

Rich Cooke, your Western North Carolina real estate specialist

Originally posted on my Western North Carolina real estate blog here: http://rich-cooke.com/2012/09/06/hendersonvilles-water-efficiency-rebates/.

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Hendersonville's Music on Main season finale is scheduled for this Friday, August 17th in historic downtown Hendersonville featuring big band music from Tuxedo Junction and a classic car show.Every summer, the City of Hendersonville hosts a free music event every Friday in the historic downtown area. Tomorrow, August 17, 2012, will mark Hendersonville’s Music on Main season finale. The big band stylings of Tuxedo Junction will close out this season in style. The Hendersonville Antique Car Club will also be sponsoring a classic car show to bid adieu to summer.

Seating will open up at 5:30pm so you can pick your spot. Make sure to bring a lawn chair and/or blanket for comfort. The concert itself will begin at 7pm. If the Hendersonville weather is uncooperative, the concert will be postponed until 8pm. However, if Mother Nature is still being ornery, the event will be canceled altogether. There is a slight chance of rain tomorrow, so, please keep this in mind.

Hendersonville‘s Music on Main season finale is scheduled take place in the downtown area tomorrow night from 7pm to 9pm. Take the family to see classic cars, listen to great music, munch on goodies from local restaurants and just have a good time. This will be the last free Music on Main event until next summer.

Rich Cooke, your Western North Carolina real estate specialist

Originally posted on my Western North Carolina real estate blog here: http://rich-cooke.com/2012/08/16/hendersonvilles-music-on-main-season-finale/.

Hendersonville Bike and Moped Registration Available - Hendersonville residents can now register their bikes and mopeds with the police department to make it easier to recover if lost or stolen.The Hendersonville Police Department recently announced a new service in an effort to help recover lost or stolen property. As of July 25th, all Hendersonville residents can register their bicycle or moped information online. Your information will be stored in a data base for easy access by law enforcement officers if your bike or moped is stolen or found abandoned.

The registration form is simple. All you need to do is fill out your name and address, what you are registering (bike or moped), phone number, make, style, color and serial number of the item you’re registering and any other information you would like to keep on file, including distinctive marks, decoration, etc. Finally, submit your email address and that’s it. It’s free and only takes a few minutes. If you don’t want to register online, you can always call the Hendersonville Police Department directly at (828) 697-3025.

Bicycles can sometimes run into the thousands of dollars, especially if you’re an enthusiast. Mopeds are a great means of transportation because they are so cheap to operate. Unfortunately, these are exactly the reasons thieves may target your property. Hendersonville bike and moped registration is now available. Registering your property may help the police recover it quicker if it ever rides off without you.

Rich Cooke, your Western North Carolina real estate specialist

Originally posted on my Western North Carolina real estate blog here: http://rich-cooke.com/2012/08/09/hendersonville-bike-and-moped-registration-available/.

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Hendersonville Honors Its Appalachian Roots - An annual tradition, downtown Hendersonville hosts a Street Dance every Monday evening from 7-9pm with traditional bluegrass singing, clogging, square dancing and more for FREE!Hendersonville honors its Appalachian roots every Monday evening with its weekly Street Dance event. Mountain music and dancing have been time-honored ways to celebrate life in Western North Carolina. Downtown Hendersonville fills up with the sounds of banjos and fiddles playing bluegrass and the musical voice of the square dance caller. Everyone is kicking up their heels, even if it’s for the first time.

Beginning at 6:30pm, caller Walt Puckett teaches everyone the basics of square dancing. Then, beginning at 7pm, the music starts up and everyone is invited to join in on the fun, practicing the moves they just learned. Several clogging teams make special appearances to show off their talents to eager audiences. A different live band will be performing each week as well. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, the Street Dance will be postponed until 8pm. If Mother Nature still isn’t cooperating, the event will be cancelled altogether for the week.

Hendersonville’s Street Dance has been an annual tradition since 1918. They have become so well known that they were even included in the Blue Ridge Music Trails guidebook. Admission is absolutely free. Everyone is welcome to bring a lawn chair to relax in comfort. But please leave the pets and alcohol at home. Neither is permitted at the Street Dance. People are welcome to begin seating at 5:30pm.

Join Hendersonville in honoring its Appalachian roots every Monday evening from now through August 13th at the Visitors Information Center in Downtown Hendersonville. Learn some moves, listen to great traditional bluegrass music and watch the dancers perform. It’s a great way to spend a Monday evening in Hendersonville.

Rich Cooke, your Western North Carolina real estate specialist

Originally posted on my Western North Carolina real estate blog here: http://rich-cooke.com/2012/07/19/hendersonville-honors-its-appalachian-roots/.

The Carolina Mountain Ribfest takes place near Asheville this weekend, 7/13-15/12. Live music, fun for the kids, arts and crafts and, of course, lip-smacking barbecue will be available all weekend long.Beginning tomorrow, Asheville will be hosting the Carolina Mountain Ribfest.  From July 13th through the 15th, barbecue wizards will be grilling up their specialties at the WNC Agricultural Center Fairgrounds(actually located in Fletcher).  Some of the best chefs in the entire country will be competing to see whose lip-smacking, mouth-watering recipes reign supreme.

Yes, it is called the “ribfest” but there is so much more going on than just barbecued ribs here in the Asheville area.  Chicken, pulled pork and brisket will also be on the menu as well as some tasty desserts.  There will even be vegetarian and seafood fare to enjoy.  While you’re licking off the barbecue sauce from your fingers, you can peruse the arts and crafts show or take in some of the exhibits on display.  Kids will stay occupied with the rides and games designed specifically for them.  There is even a Custom and Classic Car Show scheduled for Sunday from 11am to 3pm.  All proceeds from the participants in the car show will benefit the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital.

What Western North Carolina festival would be complete without some live music? Musical acts will be performing everything from Bluegrass to Pop and Funk to Southern Rock throughout the entire weekend.  There’s a little bit of something for everyone to enjoy.

The festival will be open from 4pm to 11pm on Friday, 11am to 11pm on Saturday and 11am to 7pm on Sunday.  Tickets are available at the gate.  Tickets are just $7/adult, with children under 12 and active military (must show ID) absolutely free.  If you are interested in showing off your custom or classic automobile in the car show on Sunday, there is a $10 entry fee.  With that fee, you receive two free tickets for the ribfest itself (a $14 value).  Call the Hendersonville Antique Car Club for more information at (828) 329-4971.  Lawn chairs and blankets are allowed, but leave the coolers, backpacks, pets and outside food/beverages at home.

If you love barbecue, good music and fun in general, you don’t want to miss out this weekend.  Asheville hosts the Carolina Mountain Ribfest this Friday, July 13th through Sunday, July 15th.  Visit the WNC Agricultural Center Fairgrounds in Fletcher for some good old fashioned, lip-smacking, foot-stomping fun for the entire family.

Rich Cooke, your Western North Carolina real estate specialist

Originally posted on my Western North Carolina real estate blog here: http://rich-cooke.com/2012/07/12/asheville-hosts-the-carolina-mountain-ribfest/.

Hendersonville's Fabulous 4th CelebrationsHendersonville knows how to celebrate and the 4th of July is no exception.  From parades and music to ice cream socials and pyrotechnic splendor, the fun lasts all day long.  Feel free to join in on any and all of Hendersonville’s fabulous 4th celebrations.

The annual Independence Day Parade will make its way around Downtown Hendersonville at 11am.  You may want to head out a little early, though, to find a good seat.  Of course, bringing your own chair can make parade viewing a lot more comfortable.  Anyone interested in joining in the parade itself should visit the Hendersonville Merchants & Business Association website to download an application.  Whether you have a group of people or just you and your family, the cost is just $10 for up to five vehicles.  Decorate your bike, trike, wagon or car in patriotic red, white and blue and be part of the action yourself.  Money raised from entrants in the parade will go towards a local Hendersonville charity.

The Historic Courthouse on Main will be hosting an ice cream social. In addition to ice cream, there will be other food and plenty of entertainment.  Then, as a special part Hendersonville’s Music on Main event (a free music concert held every Friday at the Visitors Information Center in Downtown Hendersonville), Tom Brown and his One Man Band will be performing especially for the 4th of July from 7pm to 9pm.  Seating will be open at 5:30pm (no earlier seating allowed).

After Tom Brown’s musical performance, the grand finale of the day’s events will be the 4th of July fireworks over Hendersonville.  The City will be tethering a large balloon over the launch site of the fireworks.  If you can see the balloon, you will be able to see the fireworks display.  For a map of optimal viewing locations, please visit the Henderson County Parks & Recreation Department’s website.

Spend all of Independence Day at any or all of Hendersonville’s fabulous 4th celebrations.  Parades, music, activities, ice cream AND fireworks.  Hendersonville knows how to celebrate our nation’s birth right!

Rich Cooke, your Western North Carolina real estate specialist

Originally posted on my Western North Carolina real estate blog here: http://rich-cooke.com/2012/06/21/hendersonvilles-fabulous-4th-celebrations/.

Hendersonville Music on MainMusic lovers rejoice! Beginning tomorrow, June 8, 2012, Hendersonville Music on Main, is back! It’s time to put on your boogie shoes and head to downtown Hendersonville for this free local favorite. Every Friday, from June 8th to August 17th, a new musical act will perform from 7pm to 9pm. Whether you enjoy oldies, classic rock, pop or contemporary music, there is something for everyone.

HENDERSONVILLE MUSIC ON MAIN LINEUP

June 8th – Tuxedo Junction (Big Band) & Car Show
June 15th – Wishful Thinking (Acoustic/Alternative/Minimalist)
June 22nd – Dashboard Blue (Rock/R&B/50’s/Disco/Funk) & Car Show
June 29th – Asheville’s 96.5 House Band (Early 60’s Favorites)
July 6th – Sound Investment (Pop/R&B/Rock) & Car Show
July 13th – Special Edition
July 20th – Deano and the Dreamers (Music from the 1950s-1990s) & Car Show
July 27th – Night Crawlers
Aug 3rd – The Crew & Car Show
Aug 10th – The Flying Saucers (Garage/Punk/Surf)
Aug 17th – Tuxedo Junction (Big Band) & Car Show

There will be a special concert performance by Tom Brown, the One Man Band on Wednesday, July 4th as well. Admission to each concert is absolutely free. Bring your own chair to relax in comfort. Parking will be available at the Visitors Information Center (201 S Main) beginning at 5:30pm. Alcoholic beverages, coolers and pets are not allowed at the venue. Bring the family, your friends or your significant other for an evening of fun, free entertainment at Downtown Hendersonville Music on Main any Friday from now through August 17th.

Rich Cooke, your Western North Carolina real estate specialist

Originally posted on my Western North Carolina real estate blog here: http://rich-cooke.com/2012/06/07/hendersonville-music-on-main/.