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March News on the Street

Let’s Roll Out the Red Carpet

Everyone is invited: Please join us as the Downtown Waynesville Association “Rolls Out the RED CARPET” for these New Businesses on Main Street.  Let’s give these next two businesses a Warm WELCOME!  Meet other downtown friends as they welcome you through their doors.

  • Friday, March 1st–  Flawsome 9:30 am @ 42 N Main 
  • Friday, March 22nd –  Balsam Ridge Gallery 9:30 am @ 44 N Main
  • JUST SCHEDULED– RED CARPET ROLL OUT  Friday, April 5 9:30 am Green Orchid Soap Co.  Babs will Open this Month!  225 Wall St.


WELCOME DOWNTOWN’S Newest Businesses!

Ian & JoJo’s Pizzeria & Restaurant recently opened February 15th to a large crowd of enthusiastic and satisfied fans. Open Monday through Saturday 11 am-9 pm serving appetizers, salads, soups, pasta, baked dishes, veal, chicken and seafood entrees, panini’s, subs, kid’s menu, pizza and pizza by the slice! 18 North Main Street 828.246.6626

Opening this month, Just Simply Delicious cakes, desserts and confections in 36 N Main Street.  They are keeping the 57 Branner Street location for baking, cake design and special-order pickup for your convenience.  They plan to offer both sweet and savory, extended menu & hours.  We can’t wait to see you there.   Winter hours will be 7 am – 3 pm Monday thru Saturday, with plans to extending the summer hours.  828.476.9311

Jo Ridge Kelley Fine Art has recently moved into 146 N Main Street. We are thrilled to have her beautiful artwork and studio along with her lovely daughter Keri Hollifield’s artwork and jewelry as well. They have moved into the former Goblin Lane space near the small alley.  Jo will continue her lessons in the studio.


“LUCK of the ART”   MARCH 16     Main Street area in Downtown Waynesville 10 am – 6 pm

Fun for You and Fund our Schools!   Dancers, Artist Demonstrations, Refreshments, Caricature Artist, Musicians, Bring donations & ART Supplies for local Schools   Visit participating businesses, enter to win a “Pot of GOLD” 

Sponsored by the Waynesville Gallery Association in partnership with the Downtown Waynesville Association and the Haywood County TDA.  Another part of the Winter ARTS Smokies Series

LN DAVIS INSURANCE   History of LN Davis Insurance Agency   Our insurance agency was founded in 1933 by Mr. Lawson Newton Davis, hence L.N. Davis Company, and we are a third generation family-owned insurance agency. We can provide any line of insurance that you may need for personal or commercial lines of business.   The agency is owned and managed by Kathy Davis Lance and Gary Lance and we have 71 total combined years of experience between us.  Kathy Lance was the first female president of the Independent Insurance Agents of NC in 2006.  We are proud to serve the insurance needs of Haywood County and we hope that when you have any insurance need you will think of us!  We promise to give you the local service you deserve and when you call us you will always get a person, not a recording.  We are located at 143 N. Main St., Waynesville    9-5 M-F.  Closed for lunch from 12:30 to 1:30 daily.   828-452-2876 or go to

TWIGS AND LEAVES GALLERY    It’s a pre-St. Patrick’s Day “Luck of the Art” afternoon organized by Waynesville Gallery Association’s Winter Arts Smokies Style on Saturday, March 16th.   Twigs and Leaves Gallery will be hosting a book signing, “A Moment’s Notice”, for photographer/writer Sue Wasserman 3-6PM.  For the month of March, the galleries will be collecting art supplies for Haywood County schools.  In celebration of children in art, the gallery will also feature at this event Nash Gates, creator of art.  It IS “Luck of the Art” so register to win our “pot of gold”.  While you are visiting, stroll through the gallery’s 140+ primarily regional artists, enjoy piano music by Dianne Wolf and delight in St. Patrick’s green hors d’eurves.  Twigs and Leaves Gallery, 98 North Main Street, Waynesville, NC 28786 Open Monday through Saturday 10-5:30, Sunday 1-4/ 828-456-1940  Find us on                        Facebook and Instagram

ANIMAL HOSPITAL OF WAYNESVILLE 418   Scheduling your pet’s next veterinary visit just got easier.  You can schedule their appointment 24 hours a day, pick the time that works best for you and pick the doctor you want to see.   All you need to do is visit our website- or our Facebook page, click on the make an appointment button and make your choices.  We look forward to seeing you soon.   91 Depot Street   Downtown Waynesville    Danielle Treadway, RVT   Animal Hospital of Waynesville 418   828-456-9755   Hospital      Manager

ROOTS SALON & SPA is so excited to announce our 3rd year on Main Street!! So thankful for such a great staff and our loyal clients….looking forward to the continuing growth of this business. We are so excited to announce Alexia (certified aesthetician as our newest addition to the Roots team. In addition to her certification in skincare, she also is certified in eyelash extensions.    Thank you!!

BALSAM RIDGE GALLERY   Artist Breakfast   Saturday Mornings   March 9 

FLAWSOME LADIES NEW & PRELOVED We are so excited for the Spring season!  Upcoming March events  Friday, March 1st 9:30am  Roll out the RED CARPET with Flawsome & the DWA. Join us for the special event, specialty gift basket drawing, & refreshments Saturday, March 2nd 10am-5pm  Join us at both Flawsome & Pocketsaver for our annual customer appreciation SALE in thanks of your continued support. Enjoy discounts, refreshments, specialty gift basket drawings, a new selection of Spring items & more.   42 N Main Street

THE JEWELERS WORKBENCH   As part of the Waynesville Gallery Association ‘s Winter Arts Smokies Style “ LUCK OF THE ART” – Join us from noon to 5:30 at The Jeweler’s Workbench on Saturday, March 16th for a costume/vintage jewelry sale benefiting Second Blessing/Open Door Miniseries. We will be selling pre-owned vintage costume jewelry and fun baubles. All proceeds from this special sale helps fund Open Door Ministries. Enjoy entertainment by Bone Fide and complimentary taste of our famous whiskey punch!

INSPIRED ART MINISTRY, INC. Is having some exciting times in the drawing and painting classes. Nicer weather is encouraging creativity and Iam is a great place to express it.  We are planning our next field trip, our library is packed with art materials and books and Spring may offer some plein air opportunities. Create on!     Char Avrunin    Inspired Art Ministry, Inc.

OLDE BRICK HOUSE All natural, produced in Mexico using only the highest grade, single sourced, Mexican vanilla beans, our Mexican vanilla is never blended with another grade or type of bean – it is the absolute best vanilla available in Mexico. The Canosa family, who produces our vanilla   exclusively, has been winning the Gold Medal of Honor award in Mexico for 30 years running. It simply is the best! Our Traditional Mexican Vanilla is a top pick of Traditional Home Magazine’s Cooking School, and was also featured on Martha Stewart’s Cup Cake Show. Use for anything that calls for vanilla; french toast, smoothies, homemade ice cream, whip cream, cookies, cakes, oatmeal, etc,   Visit the Spice & Tea Pantry inside the Olde Brick House66 N Main St to select from 3 different sizes.  Candied Nuts    1 cup sugar    1/2 tsp. cinnamon   6 T. milk   1 tsp. Blue Cattle Truck Mexican Vanilla   Cook and stir sugar, cinnamon, and milk over medium-high heat until mixture reaches a softball stage, 235˚. Add Blue Cattle Truck Mexican Vanilla. Pour over 3 cups of pecans or your favorite dry nuts.  Enjoy!   Becky   Olde Brick House 66 N Main St  Waynesville NC 28786   828-452-4880


Waynesville YOGA CENTER    MARCH Workshop + Event Schedule   274 South Main Street   Waynesville, NC

Friday March 1st // 6-7:30pm    Buti Yoga, Belly Dancing + Bubbles ($20)

An ancient form of folk dance is belly dance!  Come shimmy with us as we combine a beginner’s introduction to both Belly Dance + Yoga! This class opens with yoga breath work and movement to ground and energize. We’ll move on to basic belly dance combinations, building a mini choreography and followed by a yoga centered cool down… of course, we will then wrap it up with a splash of bubbles! Expect beginner’s level yoga and belly dance, great music, and good energy to lift your spirit and open your heart- with no previous experience in belly dance or yoga necessary. Hip scarves provided. Wear comfortable yoga or workout clothes. Join Trish Ward at the Folkmoot Center Friday, March 1st from 6-7:30pm and see what this yoga + belly dance combo can do for you! *Please note that this event will be held at Folkmoot- with a portion of the proceeds helping their educational facility that promotes cross-cultural relations and advocates for understanding. Space is limited: call (828.246.6570) or register online at

Saturday March 2nd // 12- 1pm     Pop-Up: Power Core Yoga w/ Michael Edwards ($14 / 1 class credit)

If you’re looking for a class to challenge your breath, stamina and strength- this is it! Join Michael for this Power Core Flow and tap into your inner power! Space is limited: call (828.246.6570) or register online at

 Saturday March 2nd // 2-3:30pm     Prenatal Partner Yoga ($50 per couple)

In this 1.5 hour class you and your partner will be empowered and at ease learning essential yoga techniques to find connection with one another and prepare for labor and birth. Yoga is a healing tool to de-stress and address the common discomforts of pregnancy. Bring your partner on board and work together to have a nourishing comfortable pregnancy and prepare for your birth! Join Roxy March 2nd with your partner from 2-3:30pm and help prepare for your bundle of joy! Space is limited: call (828.246.6570) or register online at

 Friday March 8th // 5:45-7pm    Pop-Up: Power Core Yoga w/ Melissa Rodriguez ($14 / 1 class credit)

If you’re trying to keep the winter weight off – or get in shape for the new year – this class has got you covered! Join Melissa and see where a little perseverance can get you!  Space is limited: call(828.246.6570) or register online at

 Friday March 22nd // 5:45-7pm     Pop-Up: Power Core Yoga w/ Melissa Rodriguez ($14 / 1 class credit)

If you’re trying to keep the winter weight off – or get in shape for the new year – this class has got you covered! Join Melissa and see where a little perseverance can get you! Space is limited: call(828.246.6570) or register online at

Saturday March 23rd // 2-3:30    Partner Adjustments Workshop ($35 / $40 day of)

Imagine having your own teacher with you to modify, realign, and guide you through your yoga practice…In this fun and enlightening workshop, we’ll explore traditional yoga postures using a partner to help your body surpass its current limits. After a brief warm up, we will explore poses with another body helping you reach a deeper sense of alignment and release in the pose.  As you trade places, and help someone else, the understanding of the pose comes full circle seeing it in someone else body. Because of your partner’s help, you’ll be able to try new poses and find deeper expressions of familiar poses.  Working together towards a “yoga goal” helps build a sense of community, understanding and trust. Join Paula Bortolotto on Saturday, March 23rd from 12-2pm and learn how to adjust others, as well as yourself! Space is limited: call (828.246.6570) or register online at

FUR’s FUNDRAISER   April 13 “Wet Your Whiskers” @ Hart Theatre   Save the Date! Join supporters of Feline Urgent Rescue of WNC for a Wine Tasting from 5:30-7:30pm   Participate in the culmination of the Cat Photo Contest by Voting for the 2019 Winners.   Vote for your Favorite Cat Photo or your friends’ photos. Event takes place in the Daniel & Belle Fangmeyer Theatre @ HART located at 250 Pigeon Street  Tickets are $35 each and will include heavy hors ‘d’oeuvres and 3 wine/beer tastings.  Sponsorships are available for $125. Cat photo categories Cat-Aerobics, Best Cat-Accessories, Sleeping Beauty, Best Whiskers, Friends FURever, I Fits; I Sits and Best in Show. For more info visit the website at; call 1-844-888CATS (2287) or send an email to



2019 NC Travel Guide fresh off the press refers to Downtown Waynesville’s SWEET ONION Restaurant.  One of only four restaurants in the state spotlighted in a dining article, the Guide highlighted the Onion as a comfy spot tempting folks with cheese biscuits and onion soup, a creamy version of the French stand. Trout from a nearby farm often land on the menu, as do crab cakes. For dessert, they suggest one tries crème brulee with a blackberry compote.

The grand exposure in this glossy magazine is mighty impressive. The attractive free marketing tool is handed out during many in state and out of state tourism shows and events in the southeast and beyond generating traffic to our state and our western end of the state, into our county and town.  THANK YOU SWEET ONION! 


THE STRAND   March 2019 9th Darren Nicholson Band @ 8pm   8th – 28th MOVIE Captain Marvel  38 North Main Street  Waynesville NC, 28786    HOURS:  Sunday – 12pm – 9:30pm    Monday – 9:30am – 3pm    Tuesday –  9:30am – 3pm    Wednesday – 9:30am -3pm, 6pm-9:30pm    Thursday –  9:30am – 3pm    Friday –  9:30am – 9:30pm    Saturday – 9:30am – 9:30pm    (828) 283 – 0079

DILLSBORO CHOCOLATE FACTORY   Happy Spring and here’s to a great 2019 season!   828-246-9838

FIREFLY TAPS AND GRILL   Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with us on Sunday, March 17th!  We will have Green Pancakes at Brunch and Green beer all day!  We will offer Shepherd’s Pie, Corned Beef and Cabbage and lots of fun!  128 N Main Street   828-454 5400

BLUE RIDGE BEER HUB We are a retail beer & wine store / tap house / homebrew supply. We specialize in local and hard-to-find beers, but we also sell wine, meads, ciders, gifts, and homebrewing/winemaking supplies.  We don’t serve food, other than chips, nuts, & jerky; but carry-in food is welcome.   Beer Hub events:  Mar 7 – Acoustic Jam with Main St. NoTones (7:00-?) Mar 11 – Pub Theology (7:00-9:00)   Mar 16 – Beer Tasting with Ecusta Brewing (5:00-8:00)  Mar 21 – Acoustic Jam with Main St. NoTones (7:00-?) Mar 27 – Close at 7:00 for Homebrew Club Meeting  @brbeerhub on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter Hours M, W, Th 11-9  F, Sa 11-11  Su 12-7   Blue Ridge Beer Hub  21 East Street Waynesville, NC 28786

CLASSIC WINESELLER  20 Church St.  828-452-6000 Come share our passion – Wine, Beer & Cigars.  Retail hours: 10am- 6pm, Mon-Sat. We are currently on winter break for our Friday & Saturday night dinners & live music.  Stay tuned for our new food & drink happenings at The Wineseller in 2019!  Check for details & updates on all events.  828-452-6000


Lots going on at the Folkmoot Friendship Center

International Friendship Dinners, Southern Storytellers Series, Second Saturday Markets, Nashville Songwriters Nights, ballroom dance lessons and more are happening at the Folkmoot Friendship Center this spring. Join Folkmoot for the following events in the first days of March.

German Bratwurst and Beer Dinner at Folkmoot Friendship Center, March 7   Mouth-watering sausage, language lessons, polka music and German beer are on tap for Folkmoot’s German Friendship Dinner, scheduled on Thursday, March 7, 2019, from 6-8pm in Waynesville. True to Folkmoot’s goal of celebrating multicultural arts and diversity in our community, this friendship dinner will include foods and beverage, educational activities and entertainment honoring German culture. Local families with German heritage will be preparing a dinner featuring bratwurst, potato pancakes, red cabbage and Black Forest chocolate cake for dessert. German-style beer will be made available by BearWaters Brewing Company. Dinner will be served in the Folkmoot cafeteria, followed by music by Mountain Top Polka Band and a German language lesson in the Queen Auditorium.  Tickets for this event are $18 for adult $10 for students and can be purchased at or by calling 828-452-2997. Limited seating is available so advance purchase is advised. Parking is available in the back of the Folkmoot building.

Folkmoot’s Saturday Markets continue, March 9  Folkmoot’s Second Saturday Markets continue March 9 from 6-8pm inside the Folkmoot Friendship Center Cafeteria (112 Virginia Ave, Waynesville).  A gathering place for friends of all ages, markets feature vendors, live music, ballroom dance lessons for $5, and a homemade meal for $10. Beer and wine are available for purchase and tables will be set up for participants to play board and card games that they bring from home. There is no entry fee for Second Saturday Markets. For more information or to become a vendor, please call the Folkmoot office at 828-452-2997.   Folkmoot’s year-round programming initiatives have been made possible by the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina and the Cherokee Preservation Foundation.

Warm up with March Activities.   

Waynesville –  A Darren Nicholson and Marc Pruett Concert and Southern Storytellers Series with Bob Plott are happening at the Folkmoot Friendship Center throughout the second half of March.  Join Darren Nicholson & Marc Pruett at Folkmoot, March 21  A perennial favorite of Western North Carolina music lovers, Darren Nicholson is leading his band along with grammy-award winning banjo player, Marc Pruett on Thursday, March 21 at 7:00pm for an evening of bluegrass and Americana music at the Queen Auditorium.  Tickets for this event are $20 for adults, $10 for students and can be purchased at or by calling 828-452-2997. Food trucks and beer will be available onsite. Limited seating is available so advance purchase is advised. Parking is available in the back of the Folkmoot building.

Southern Storyteller’s Series with Bob Plott, March 28  Join Folkmoot on Thursday, March 28 at 6:00pm for Folkmoot’s Southern Storyteller’s event featuring award winning author, Bob Plott. Hosted by Smoky Mountain News writer, Chris Cox, the author will share the evolution of Smoky Mountain culture from the early 18th century until the end of World War II, addressing negative stereotypes and misconceptions and focusing on the colorful people, places and things that boost the storied legacy of this magnificent region. Tickets for this event are $18 in advance and $20 at the door for most events. Ticket prices include a unique southern meal and can be purchased at or by calling 828-452-2997. Limited seating available so advance purchase is advised. Parking is available in the back of the Folkmoot building. Folkmoot is a nonprofit organization dedicated to celebrating many cultures in one community. The Folkmoot Friendship Center is located in the Historic Hazelwood School at 112 Virginia Avenue in Waynesville. Staff can be reached by phone at (828) 452-2997 or by email at

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