A History Walk with Jennie Jones Giles    Sat., Sep. 8 at 10:00 AM

The Friends of the Oklawaha Greenway will sponsor a History Walk with Jennie Jones Giles on Saturday, September 8th. The current 3.5-mile greenway ends in the Balfour community just north of Hendersonville. The area’s rich history will be the focus of the slow 2-hour walk along the greenway and into Berkeley Mills Park.

During the walk, Giles will talk about the old quarry nearby, William Balfour Troy, the early post office, railroad depot, churches, and orphanage. Also discussed will be Joseph Allison Adger Smyth and Balfour Mills, the mill village, its industrial baseball league and field, Berkeley Mills, and the school.

The walk leader, Jennie Jones Giles, iwith as a descendant of some of the earliest pioneer settlers in Henderson and Polk counties, and has spent more than 30 years studying the area’s history and genealogy. With an extensive career in teaching and publishing, Giles earned many awards while working at the Hendersonville Times-News for 27 years. She currently teaches a continuing education class at Blue Ridge Community College on the history and heritage of Henderson County.

MPO announced grant for Mills River multiuse path    Wed., Jul. 25
From the Hendersonville Times-News.
Letter to the Editor - Government support for greenways    Tue., Jul. 17
From the Asheville Citizen-Times.
Dollars, jobs flow from paths    Mon., Apr. 9
Opinion piece in Hendersonville Times-News. "Should we support more greenways? Only if we want more jobs, strong economic growth, healthier residents and safe opportunities for outdoor recreation, all while improving our environment."
Study shows economic impact of NC greenways    Thu., Apr. 5
Article in the Hendersonville Times-News. "Overall, the study found the Brevard Greenway generates an annual sales revenue output of $1.56 million, supports 21 jobs and generates $614,000 in labor income."
Mills River Town Council approves Highway 280 multi-use path    Thu., Mar. 8
Article in Hendersonville Times-News. "A multi-use path to run alongside N.C. Highway 280 has been given the go ahead for the north Mills River area."
Charting Paths for the Future    Fri., Feb. 16
Opinion piece in the Hendersonville Times-News
‘Friends’ groups provide vital support for public lands    Sat., Feb. 10
Mountain XPress article about Friends groups by Danny Bernstein.
Create safe options to walk, bike    Fri., Dec. 8
Opinion piece in the Hendersonville Times-News.
County gets money to study Oklawaha Greenway expansion    Tue., Nov. 7
From the Hendersonville Times-News
Mountain Community School Wins Bikes, Plans Monthly Rides    Thu., Sep. 14
From the Hendersonville Times-News; mentions the Oklawaha Greenway.
Regional planners OK three greenway studies    Mon., Sep. 4
From the Hendersonville Lightning
Nature Nuts on the Greenway, Wednesdays during Sept. and Oct.    Thu., Aug. 24
Nature Nuts is a new program for families with young children, sponsored by Hands On! and Hendersonville Pediatrics.
Survey for NC 280 Multi-Use Path    Fri., Aug. 4
Community leaders are investigating the feasibility of a proposed 15-mile paved path between Mills River and Brevard, from Westfeldt Park, near the Asheville Airport, to Pisgah Forest at the junction of NC 280 and US 64. The proposed paved path would be parallel to and separated from the NC 280 roadway.
Ask13 Answers a Question about the Oklawaha Greenway    Mon., Jul. 31
From WLOS channel 13, Asheville.
Article from Hendersonville Lightning    Mon., Jul. 17
"Support for greenway expansion gains momentum in cities, county."
WLOS TV features "Born Learning" Trail    Fri., Jul. 14
New 'Born Learning' trail in Hendersonville prepares kids for kindergarten
Hendersonville Times-News article    Tue., Jul. 11
Brown to take over Parks and Recreation Department
Hendersonville Times-News opinion    Sun., Jul. 9
Kudos to county for Master Plans
"Strive Not to Drive" article from Hendersonville Times-News    Sun., May. 7
Step out of your car comfort zone - by Katie Breckheimer.
Article from Hendersonville Times-News    Thu., Apr. 13
Bluebirds on the Oklawaha Greenway
Article from Hendersonville Times-News    Tue., Apr. 11
'Walks and Talks' along the Greenway begin on April 22
Letter to the Editor - Relay on the Greenway    Sun., Apr. 9
From the Hendersonville Times-News
Letter to the Editor - A County Treasure    Sat., Apr. 1
From Hendersonville Times-News
Emergency Phones Installed Along Oklawaha Greenway    Tue., Mar. 28
From the Hendersonville Times-News
Master Plan for Greenway story - Hendersonville Times-News    Thu., Mar. 16
Report from the Henderson Co. Board of Commissioners meeting on March 15, 2017.
Letter to the Editor in support of Greenway    Thu., Mar. 9
From Hendersonville Times-News
Bluebird Nest Boxes    Mon., Mar. 6
More than a dozen new nest boxes have been installed on the Greenway, thanks to Joe Sanders and the Young Naturalists. The boxes in Jackson Park will be monitored by the County 4H Club.
New Website Promotes Trail    Wed., Feb. 22
From Hendersonville Times-News
Story featuring Oklawaha Greenway Photo    Tue., Jan. 31
'Roller coaster' weather not uncommon for January
Oklawaha Greenway story in the Hendersonville Times-News    Fri., Nov. 25
The Oklawaha Greenway and the Hendersonville Fun Friends meet-up group were mentioned as well as the Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy.