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Article source: http://www.americantowns.com/nc/fayetteville/events/nicu-parent-support-group-2016-10-27

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Mid-Century Modern House In Need of TLC To Be Auctioned Online

And the winning bid could be as low as $78,100.


October 24, 2016 (Fayetteville, NC) — The 1951 Ruth and A.M. Fleishman residence, a once-exemplary Mid-Century Modern house in Fayetteville, NC, will be sold by online auction soon, and could go for as little as $78,100 although the current tax value is $280,317, according to auctioneer Sarah Sonke of AuctionFirst.com in Raleigh.


Bidding on the house that’s been compared to Frank Lloyd Wright’s “Usonian” houses of the 1930s and ‘40s started on Monday, October 14th, and continues until 7 p.m. November 13th. The published reserve is only $78,000, so the highest bid just over that (plus a 10 percent buyer premium) will win the 2800-square-foot, three-bedroom house at 2614 Morganton Road.


So what’s the catch?


According to Sonke, who successfully conducted the recent auction of James Taylor’s Modernist childhood home in Chapel Hill, this Mid-Century Modern gem in Fayetteville needs a lot of TLC.


In 2009, the Fayetteville Modern Architecture Survey offered this description of the house designed by one of the most prominent architects of the time, Edward Loewenstein of Greensboro:


“The Fleishman House remains one of Fayetteville’s best examples of residential Modernism: The house beautifully exhibits the Modernist approach of enclosing space rather than carving it out of a structure. The roughly T-shaped form combines a long, flat-roofed wing housing bedrooms and bathrooms with a more expansive public wing with dramatic shed roof housing a living room, dining room, sunroom, kitchen, and powder room. The soaring ceiling of the public space, combined with walls of windows to dissolve the separation between indoors and outdoors, create a feeling of openness that contrasts markedly with the sheltered feeling in the private wing. These contrasting spaces recall the similar effect found in Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian houses of the 1930s and 1940s…”


Unfortunately, the Fleishman house became vacant three years after the City of Fayetteville published its survey. Without someone around to take care of it, the house has deteriorated significantly, resulting in serious water damage to the ceilings, rotting wood in several places, missing windows and failed window seals, old unusable plumbing and wiring, and asbestos-tainted linoleum tiles. Oh, and it’s going to need a new roof.


“But it’s all recoverable,” stresses George Smart, founder and director of North Carolina Modernist Houses, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Mid-Century Modern houses statewide. Smart’s group paid for independent inspections and an appraisal. “The inspection report clearly states that a professional contractor could make all of the repairs. Nothing is beyond hope at this time. With the right buyer, this house could be saved and become another stellar example of Mid-Century Modernist design in North Carolina.”


Right now, this endangered house is listed on the MLS as a teardown.


For more information on the auction, to see more photographs, and to place a bid, go to www.auctionfirstbid.com and click on The Fleishman House or contact Sarah Sonke: 919.601.7339, AuctionFirstInfo@gmail.com.



About AuctionFirst:


Owned and operated by Sarah Sonke, AuctionFirst Inc. specializes in unique, architectural homes. The office is located at 4801 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 200, Raleigh, NC 27612. For more information call 919.601.7339,email AuctionFirstInfo@gmail.com, or visit the website at www.auctionfirstbid.com.



Article source: http://www.americantowns.com/nc/fayetteville/news/midcentury-modern-house-in-need-of-tlc-to-be-auctioned-online-27375772

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Oct 26,2016: Toothgrinder, Auras and more

Free: See How You’re Listed

On Yahoo, Yelp, SuperPages, AmericanTowns and 25 other directories!

Article source: http://www.americantowns.com/nc/fayetteville/events/toothgrinder-auras-and-more-2016-10-26-jb

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Oct 26,2016: Murchison Road Community Farmers Market

Market Hours:

Year Round
Wednesday, 10am – 2pm

Location: 1047 Murchison Road

Article source: http://www.americantowns.com/nc/fayetteville/events/murchison-road-community-farmers-market-2016-10-26

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Oct 24,2016: Arthritis Support Group

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Article source: http://www.americantowns.com/nc/fayetteville/events/arthritis-support-group-2016-10-24

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Earth Talk: Did anyone ever figure out what has been killing all the bees?

Dear EarthTalk: Did anyone ever figure out what has been killing all the bees, and is there anything we can do about it? — G.S.

By now, we’ve all heard about bees dying across the U.S. and around the world. This isn’t just bad news for beekeepers: these amazing insects pollinate upwards of two-thirds of our food crops—all at no cost to farmers or consumers. All we need do is keep them around, which is proving to be more and more difficult.

A third of all beehives in the U.S. have disappeared in the last decade alone, a situation that has been dubbed Colony Collapse Disorder. Experts say several factors are at play. First, global warming has changed weather patterns so profoundly that bees have been unable to adapt fast enough. Flowers now bloom so early or late that they don’t coincide with the active season of pollinators, so when bees emerge from hibernation the flowers they need for food have already bloomed. Another threat is habitat loss: development, urbanization and monoculture farming are decimating natural areas bees need to thrive. And a new generation of parasites is infiltrating hives and impeding chemical communication between bees.

But perhaps the biggest threats to bees are some of the pesticides routinely used in agriculture, particularly neonicotinoids. Commonly referred to as neonics, this increasingly popular class of insecticides is meant to eliminate pests, but has been proven to have an equally devastating impact on bees. Today, seeds are engineered with neonics from the start, so this harmful chemical is present in the plant, pollen and nectar. This chemical, approximately 6,000 times more toxic to bees than DDT, devastates bee central nervous systems and makes it impossible for them to relocate their hives. Those bees that survive a first encounter aren’t off the hook. They remain dazed and inefficient. Neonics have an addictive quality similar to that of nicotine for humans, so surviving bees inevitably return to treated flowers until their death.

Policy changes must address this issue by rewarding farmers for sustainable practices and banning neonicotinoids for use as pesticides. Unfortunately, big agri-chemical companies like Dow Chemical and Syngenta make huge profits selling neonics and as such are reluctant to withdraw them. The European Union took steps to ban the use of neonics in member countries in 2013, although that ruling is currently under review. Meanwhile, in the U.S., a few cities and states have taken at least symbolic action to reduce neonics, but without a federal ban on the books such piecemeal efforts can’t do much to help.

In Spring 2016, Jeff Merkley (D-OR) introduced a bill in the U.S. Senate calling for new policy initiatives and interagency coordination to restore and enhance pollinator habitat across the U.S. Key provisions of Merkley’s Pollinator Recovery Act include setting aside three million acres of public land as expanded acreage for “forage and habitat” for pollinators, grant funding for RD to develop crops to resist pests without neonics, financial incentives and technical assistance for farmers that adopt pollinator-friendly practices, and expanded health monitoring and population tracking for bees and other key pollinators.

Concerned Americans should urge their Senators to co-sponsor or support the Pollinator Recovery Act. After all, protecting bees isn’t just important to environmentalists but to anyone who enjoys avocados, almonds or any of the countless fruits, vegetables or nuts pollinated by our little black and yellow friends.

CONTACTS: Greenpeace “Save the Bees” Campaign, www.greenpeace.org/usa/sustainable-agriculture/save-the-bees; Merkley Unveils New Proposal to Help Restore Pollinator Populations Across the U.S., https://www.merkley.senate.gov/news/press-releases/during-national-pollinator-week-merkley-unveils-new-proposal-to-help-restore-pollinator-populations-across-the-us.

EarthTalk® is produced by Roddy Scheer Doug Moss and is a registered trademark of the nonprofit Earth Action Network. To donate, visit www.earthtalk.org. Send questions to: question@earthtalk.org

Article source: http://www.americantowns.com/ct/weston/news/earth-talk-did-anyone-ever-figure-out-what-has-been-killing-all-the-bees-27359361

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Oct 22,2016: Fayetteville Farmers Market

Market Hours:

May, 2016 – November, 2016
Saturday, 10AM – 6PM

Location: The intersection of Ramsey Street and Ridgeway Drive near Methodist College, Fayetteville, N.C.

Article source: http://www.americantowns.com/nc/fayetteville/events/fayetteville-farmers-market-2016-10-22

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Oct 22,2016: LAST YARD SALE 2016





Article source: http://www.americantowns.com/nc/fayetteville/events/last-yard-sale-2016-2016-10-22

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AmericanTown’s Heroes: Teens Take Action Against Tobacco

Remember the saying “Give a Hoot; Don’t Pollute?” It was made popular by Woodsy Owl to remind us that putting garbage in its place and taking care of the earth is a responsibility we all share. Even little things like cigarette butts can clog up sewers, sicken birds and make our streets and playgrounds look awful.

These kids give a hoot about pollution, and they also want to call attention to a health problem, which is smoking and the damage first and second-hand smoke can do. To make their point they spent hours picking up cigarette butts littering their local playground.

They are part of a group called FACT Teens and they are raising awareness about the harmful effects of smoking. Their group is called the Fact Movement and they are more than 5K strong in the state of Wisconsin. The group was started in 2001 with 300 kids who cared to make a difference in their communities, homes and schools. They say they “don’t just talk about change” — they plan events and get out into the community walking the talk, even enlisting the help of the state’s political leaders. Along the way FACT Teens accumulate points they can use for gear and gifts. It’s a win-win-win!

If you’re a Wisconsin teen and ready to pitch in, you can join them. But you don’t have to live in Wisconsin or be a teenager to start a movement like this. Find a cause you care about and then start talking it up to see if you can get a group together.

Do you know someone who is working to make their community a better place? Nominate them for next week’s AmericanTown’s Heroes. 

Article source: http://www.americantowns.com/wi/pewaukee/news/americantowns-heroes-teens-take-action-against-tobacco-27324493

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Oct 20,2016: NICU Parent Support Group

The support group, which is for parents who currently have babies in the NICU, offers assistance, educational classes and creative activities. 

Article source: http://www.americantowns.com/nc/fayetteville/events/nicu-parent-support-group-2016-10-20

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