Working in collaboration with Housing Authority residents and the Women’s Wellbeing and Development Foundation, a group of Mars Hill University undergraduate social work students will spend a semester interviewing and filming public housing tenants before assembling their footage into a short film. The idea is to increase a sense of connection in a city where public housing communities are physically and socially isolated.
Press Release Wes End Bakery & Cafe The West End Bakery & Café is hosting A Poetry and Prose Reading Series this Fall. This month’s event will feature an excellent cast of local writers including Allan Wolf, Alli Marshall, Matthew Olzmann, Melissa Crowe, Katey Schulz and a few surprises! The series launched in September. Since […]
All the world may be a stage, but the players came out to support each other at Montford Park Player’s Masquerade Ball.
UNC Asheville and the YMI Cultural Center hosted the inaugural African-Americans in Western North Carolina conference on Thursday-Friday, Oct.23-24. The event, designed to discuss an overlooked historical narrative, included speeches by Asheville civil rights leaders and scholars from UNCA and other regional universities.
Press Release Carolina Jews for Justice Sunday, October 26, Jewish communities across North Carolina will fight back against the General Assembly’s restrictions on voting rights. Coordinated by Carolina Jews for Justice, a statewide nonprofit, volunteers from major Jewish institutions in Raleigh, Durham, Asheville, and Greensboro will invest hundreds of hours in a “Day of Action,” […]
Press Release Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project Two of North Carolina’s leading local food and farmer advocacy organizations have joined forces on a major new initiative to increase farmer direct sales and expand local food access. ASAP (Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project) and RAFI-USA (Rural Advancement Foundation International) have partnered on the project, Connect2Direct. The goal for […]
UNC Asheville and the YMI Cultural Center will host the inaugural African-Americans in Western North Carolina conference Oct.23-24. Organizers say the free event invites the public to hear scholars from universities throughout the region discuss a historical narrative that has been largely overlooked.
Press Release Move to Amend WNC In September, Move to Amend WNC (MTAWNC) sent out a questionnaire to candidates of all political parties asking their position on a proposed US Constitutional Amendment to end corporate personhood and allow for government regulation of political corporate campaign contributions. In addition, each candidate was given the opportunity to […]
The long summer is behind us, but for many growers in Western North Carolina, the spring-summer growing season is only half the story. Commercial growers, donation gardens and garden-based education programs are all finding ways to make local food and food security a hallmark of WNC, year-round.
The Center for Diversity Education at UNC Asheville hosted the day-long conference “Everybody’s Environment” on Friday, Oct. 10. The event invited staff from local environmental and conversation groups, community organizers and the public to discuss strategies for creating a more inclusive environmental movement, with more diverse staff at environmental organizations and stronger ties to the communities they serve.
You may think the end of summer means a well-earned break from the fields and farms. But for community gardeners, both from WNC and across the state, autumn will be a time to share ideas and dream up innovations as they assemble for the N.C. Community Garden Partners conference, taking place on Saturday, Oct. 25, at UNC Asheville.
Activist, attorney, Roman Catholic nun and executive director of progressive Catholic lobbyist group Network, Sister Simone Campbell lead a discussion of “how poverty affects us all” as she delivered the keynote address at Pisgah Legal’s Poverty Forum in the Diana Wortham Theatre on Monday, Oct. 6.
Press Release Hominy Valley Safe Routes to School Hominy Valley Elementary students and parents will walk to school on Wednesday, October 8 in the school’s fourth “Safe Routes to School” event. In recognition of the school’s successful Safe Routes program, the NC Department of Transportation (NCDOT) chose Hominy Valley Elementary as the featured Safe Routes […]
Blue Ridge Pride hosted the annual Pride Festival on Saturday, Oct. 4, in Pack Square. The event was part of four days of Pride activities that included the Miss Blue Ridge Pride Pageant and a performance by comedian Jennie McNulty.
Press release Community High School On Tuesday, October 28, between 6:00 and 9:00 p.m., guests are invited to take a guided tour of the hundred-year-old school, restored to its former, fictional glory: a “haunted” medical and psychiatric facility. Tours begin at sunset and include visits — and visitations — of our operating and recovery rooms; […]
Looking for an unusual growing project to carry you through the winter? Ever wish you could have your own shiitake farm or reishi supply? Joseph Allawos, professor of biology at A-B Tech and former co-owner at Asheville Fungi, guides us through cultivating mushrooms on logs in the backyard.
Press Release The Chocolate Fetish During the month of October, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, The Chocolate Fetish joins a nationwide movement to bring attention to domestic violence with the creation of Limited Edition Chocolate High Heel Shoes and a unique partnership with Helpmate. The proceeds from the sale of each Limited Edition Chocolate Shoe will […]
As winners of Rack Room Shoes’ annual Models Wanted contest, an Arden family is now featured in the national footwear retailer’s fall advertising campaign. In addition, the Fidelia family received $5,000 from Rack Room Shoes to donate to the charity of their choice – in which they selected the Brandi Nichole Family Enrichment Center, a local foster care agency.
Asheville Area Arts Council held their annual color ball at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall on Saturday, Sept. 27. This year’s gilded theme was inspired by the organization’s new location in the Grove Arcade and the legacy of the Vanderbilts and the family’s involvement in Asheville’s art scene during the early 20th century.
Be Greek for a day — or a weekend. Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church of Asheville will host a celebration of Greek traditional foods, crafts and dances starting today, Sept. 26, and reveling on until Sunday, Sept. 28.
Press Release Children First/Communities In Schools of Buncombe County Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of people from Latin American countries. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Fiesta Latina on October 11 at Pack Place Park and visit the Mi […]