The Two Sisters Cafe needs no introduction.  It is an Ashville landmark.  Sadly, after a fire halted business temporarily, the state issued an ordered to confine their operation to take out only.

But these spunky sisters are still ftyng chicken every day.  

This family owned eatery in a world of chain restaurants is much like Ashville itself: small but strong, steeped in the city's history, and peopled with those eager to serve their community.  Now, more than ever, they need the support and patronage of the members of that community.  Many, if not most, of us have lost income.  But if you have  the means and a taste for country cooking, now is the time and Two Sisters Cafe is the place to fill your belly, spend your money, and keep this establishment that is important to the city for so many reasons going.

Ashville Public Library reoponed May 19th to the delight of everyone and no doubt the relief of parents with children climbing curtains desperate to get out of the house.  

Restrictions apply.  Operating hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10:00a.m-1:00p.m.  A limited number of people are allowed in at a time so as to adhere to the 6 feet social distance rylue.  There will be no toys, all children must be accompanied by an adult, only three computers are available for use.  Items returned will be sanitized and quarantined before returned to the shelf. Masks are preferred but not required.  Restrooms are closed to the public.  Self checkout and parking lot pick up is available.

They will be cleaning and sanitizing throughout the day.  Some rules are mandates for safety. Some are policies to make visitors feel more safe and comfortable.  But, it is a safe bet to say the sentiment of the average Ashvillian is, "At least they are open!"

On the subject of libraries, Asheville Elementary School library is missing 500 books!  Understandably, during a pandemic, returning a library book might not seem like a priority.  But 500 books contain too weighty amount of knowledge to get left in last years back packs or slip behind the sofa cushions. They ask for parents and children to search their homes and vehicles and drop off the books at the school Monday through Thursday from 9:00a.m. until 1:00p.m.

Those in need of a mask-or more, one cannot have top many!-should send a private Facebook message to Alicia Miller or Pat Horn-Hogge on Facebook.  They have Alabama and Auburn masks for $10. The plain ones are $5.  And the proceeds go to Ribbons of Hope, an organization dedicated to helping Cancer patients.

B's Grill is having a Memorial day sale May 22: 20 percentt off on orders of $50 or more.  However we choose to observe this holiday whether it is in a public place or at home, a party, just a few friends or the bosom of our family, the celebration is sorely needed and well deserved.

For education, for charity, for patriotism, Ashville is coming back, slowly but surely, cautiously but bravely.  It's heartening to see.  But it's not in the least surprising, not to me.

Of course, not to anyone who knows "All About Ashville”

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