Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features two café business plans born from the Waking Life controversy.
“Not only will parks limit the housing supply, but they will also increase demand as affluent gentry from all over outbid local tenants to enjoy all the new parks.”
Ahead of an album release show at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall Saturday, Oct. 10, the Jon Stickley Trio performed a couple of songs for the latest edition of Acoustic Asheville.
“After reading Rich’s open letter on why he supports the green space in front of the Basilica [of St. Lawrence], I believe that he has the financial savvy to help our city go forward without sacrificing our quality of life.”
Thai fire, Sicilian silver, German red: The world of garlic is far more exotic than one might expect from perusing the plain, white varieties found in most supermarket aisles. Root Bottom Farm owners Morgan and Sarah Decker are working to spread the word about the diverse types of the pungent, flavorful bulb that can be grown in Western North Carolina.
“After reviewing questionnaires and interviewing candidates, the Sierra Club has endorsed Marc Hunt and Julie Mayfield for Asheville City Council.”
Local author Jeanne Charters will read from her historic novel Shanty Gold at Malaprop’s Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m.
At the Tuesday, Oct. 6 meeting, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners will discuss a resolution of intent to solicit bids for the $6.8 million Bent Creek property purchased from Henderson County this April.
Of “The Difference,” a press release notes that it’s the first time Gundersen has appeared in one of his own videos.
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park recently unveiled its new fleet of alternative fuel equipment for staff and park visitors in two ribbon-cutting ceremonies Wednesday at its Oconaluftee Visitor Center near Cherokee, N.C. and Sugarlands Visitor Center near Gatlinburg, T.N.
“I appeal for each candidate who has been endorsed by St. Lawrence Green to renounce any association, as this movement has created tensions and anxieties among those of us who demand of our Council members more than manipulating my Catholic church and the public image of the basilica.”
The local band performs at the Isis Restaurant & Music Hall lounge Friday, Oct. 9.
“Brian Haynes, Rich Lee and Keith Young have endorsed preservation of St. Lawrence Green as a public space. That’s one of many reasons I have endorsed them for Council. “
Autumn, gorgeous in yellow and red, Is the harvest time, when man is led To garner the fruits of sweat and toil From dear Mother Earth, the deep rich soil… ~Gertrude Tooley Buckingham, “The Four Seasons” (1940s)
At the annual State of the City luncheon, Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer referenced the voices of Asheville citizens “from all walks of life” as frequently as she cited experts and economic studies. Manheimer said, “The job of your City Council is to hear the voice of the people — their words, their views, their vision —and use those to create […]
According to the National Weather Service, “Heavy rain will overspread the Western Carolinas and Northeast Georgia on Friday and continue off and on through the weekend as an upper low remains nearly stationary over the Southeast states and Hurricane Joaquin moves North near the Carolina Coast.”
“And if Planned Parenthood does close its doors, the people in Asheville and WNC who will be the most hurt are precisely the ones who most need the sex education the organization provides.”
“You may not always agree with Carl [Mumpower], but I know that he is a man who thinks things through and stands for what he believes is right instead of just saying what people want to hear.”