Tuesday, May 25, 2010

South Rock Bar and Grill

This past Sunday was beautiful in Hendersonville, NC. We had just attended Grace Blue Ridge which is currently located in the Art Center building 538 North Main Street. We love being able to attend church on Main Street in downtown Hendersonville and have a wonderful lunch afterwards in one of the many restaurants found on Main Street. We decided to venture out to another part of town this time to have our Sunday dinner.

My husband and I had heard many good things about South Rock Bar and Grill and decided that we would try it out. We met our oldest son at the restaurant as he had to work at RUE 21 at the Blue Ridge Mall at 1:00, so a couple vehicles it was.

When we arrived at South Rock we immediately felt comfortable in the surroundings. It had a laid back atmosphere with plenty of televisions playing a variety of sports. The food was delicious and certainly was reasonably priced but it was the environment that was the most impressive.

It got me thinking about how many places in Hendersonville we still have not explored. I am not talking about simply places to eat, but other treasures that can be found in Hendersonville and the surrounding area. After moving here we checked out a few of the tourist events in the area, but school began and work called. We fell into a sort of rut of always heading out to the same events and the same places to eat.

The first few months we lived here we attended Music on Main faithfully. Then the next summer, there was simply too many other things to get done. I have now decided that I am going to try new activities here in Hendersonville for inspiration for writing on this blog. I figure it will be good for the blog but even better for me!

I have to find out when tail gate markets begin again as I need to taste some homegrown tomatoes and other fresh produce. I am truly looking forward to what this next season will bring to Hendersonville. I will add it to my list of dates and locations to nail down.

By the way, Main Street will be overflowing with floral and garden items this weekend! Come check it out!

taking care of the written word,


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

From Central Iowa to Hendersonville North Carolina

In a few weeks, on June 6th our family will have been in Hendersonville for seven years. We left Des Moines, Iowa for an adventure that was going to land us in Hendersonville, North Carolina. We decided that we would pack up our belongings and move to parts unknown, none of our family lived in the area but we were bound for Western North Carolina.

The very first morning in Hendersonville we ventured down to historic main street and found a cozy little restaurant for breakfast. Our adventurous spirit led us to try grits and a few other favorites of the south. The owner was friendly and the food delicious. We felt like we arrived home.

That cozy little restaurant has changed owners several times during our seven years here in Hendersonville. There are several other shops and restaurants that have come and gone during these past few years but there are some that have been here "forever". We have made many of those restaurants our favorites since forever. We love the food and atmosphere of Carolina Diner, Hannah Flanagan, Black Rose, Mezzaluna, West 1st Pizza, Square One, Never Blue. Ok, so some of them are relatively new. They still deliver great food.

Downtown Hendersonville does a great job inviting the community to downtown for parades, Christmas carols and festivals. Crafters show off their handiwork, farmers their prize produce and meats downtown throughout the year. New terms were learned by our family such as tailgate markets and trunk or treat.

Apples are plentiful in the fall and their blossoms in the spring. A sense of community and a place of new friends from the locals and the folks who chose to live in this beautiful community.

There is so much to share and do in and around Hendersonville, North Carolina that draws families from all over including Central Iowa. I hope to share through these blog posts some of what makes Hendersonville the perfect place to live in Western North Carolina.

taking care of the written word,


Friday, May 14, 2010

Fifth Annual TEAM DAY - May 22 - Open Call for Community Volunteers

Home Builders Association of Hendersonville
Proudly Announces our 5th Annual
C O M M U N I T Y   T E A M  D A Y
Committing ourselves through our talents, abilities and resources to contribute back to our community’s needs,
Together Everyone Achieves  More” !

      Hendersonville HBA and Housing Assistance Corporation are pleased to announce our continued partnering effort in an opportunity to help meet a growing need in our community to serve our elderly and other citizens with homes in need of repair, and other individual projects. Combining the experience & resources of our HBA members, associates & friends, along with the leadership and organizational skills of HAC , a Non-Profit Agency providing affordable housing in our community, we can make a difference in the betterment of the quality of life for our neighbors.
      We are planning to organize teams of volunteers, from both professional building personnel and the general public, to join forces in a very productive and satisfying event, where we will achieve multiple tasks in several homes & special projects in one orchestrated effort. We need volunteers for general labor, skilled labor & craftsmen, experienced supervision, and other positions yet to be determined. Additionally, we need building materials, supplies, food & refreshments and contributions to help meet the commitments we will be making to our community. We welcome any suggestions toward organizing this worthy opportunity, and most of all, ask that you make a commitment, and seek that of your friends, associates and neighbors to join us!

  Pictured:  Amanda Ballew with More Space Place Asheville painting exterior trim on TEAM DAY project on 2009. This will be her fifth year of volunteering for awesome community event.
 We have scheduled our fifth annual TEAM DAY event for Saturday, May 22nd 2010, and plan to continue our program growth each year, to hold an event on one Saturday in the spring season. Details are in the making, and we look forward to sharing our continued success in building HBAH / HAC COMMUNITY TEAM DAY with others, as it continues to grow as a recognized HBA community enrichment program with you!
      For details, please see or call HBA Board Member Sam Creech @ (828) 551- 5777, or call the HHBA office @ (828) 697-9513. You can reach Patrick Kennedy, Director of Housing Assistance Corporation @ (828) 692-4744, or visit their web site at www.housing-assistance.com  for more information on this (*501(c)(3) nonprofit) organization.
      Please “sign up” for this worthwhile group effort, and indicate any specific areas of expertise or other resources & means that you, your business, family or friends may have to offer.
    Home Builders Association of Hendersonville   (828) 697-9513      E-mail: hhba@att.net

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Video Tour of Hendersonville North Carolina

Hendersonville NC is a nice town to walk around, eat at the restaurants, and shop for tons of great items. Here is some video that we recently took while we were out on that side of WNC. Hope you enjoy it. Thanks.

Hendersonville Restaurant - Blue Water Seafood

Delicious seafood in Hendersonville NC can be found at Blue Water Seafood. I stopped by there for lunch the other day and had the crab cake sandwich plate and it was awesome. I also recently purchased some fresh scallops and fish, cooked it at home, poured some wine, and had a feast. Thank you Blue Water!

Children's Gallery in Hendersonville NC

Hands On in Hendersonville North Carolina is a childrens gallery and fun stop. Kids will love this little place in the downtown area. It is $5 per person to get in an several activites showing how things in life are processed including food, mail, bakery items, etc.