Planned Parenthood of Asheville held their annual fashion event, Condom Couture, at The Venue on Thursday, Sept. 18. The event invited local designers to create garments that included condoms in the design.
Grab your camera and pack up your car with your best crew — it’s time to get out in the fields for Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project’s annual farm tour. The self-guided tour will be held Saturday, Sept. 20, and Sunday, Sept. 21, and takes place at 37 Appalachian Grown certified farms across nine counties in Western North Carolina.
Press Release Buncombe County Master Gardeners For the 4th consecutive year, the Buncombe County Extension Master Gardener volunteers (EMGs) will hold their popular fall plant sale. The Blue Ridge Rose Society will also participate in the sale. The date is Saturday, October 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. rain or shine. The NEW location […]
Who: BOOTLEGGERS CAR CLUB, PABST BLUE RIBBON & A BROKEN SPOKE CUSTOM MOTORCYCLE REPAIR ….proudly present…. What: The 6th Annual Hellbilly Hootenanny! When: (10a.m. SHOW CARS & BIKES ONLY!!!) SPECTATORS 12p.m. – 10p.m. September 27th, 2014 Where: A BROKEN SPOKE 874 RIVERSIDE DRIVE, ASHEVILLE, NC 28804 This event will be a full day of entertainment including – A […]
The Eastern Band of the Cherokee are working to overcome problems plaguing their community with a literal grassroots solution — a community garden kit program designed to encourage physical activity, increase access to healthy foods and promote family and agricultural traditions.
Press Release University of North Carolina Asheville The Departments of Atmospheric Sciences and Computer Science at UNC Asheville have been jointly awarded $613,609 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to provide scholarships and academic support to undergraduate students. With scholarships of approximately $6,000 per year, the Atmospheric and Computer Science Exploratory Scholars (ACES) Program will […]
Press Release Transition Asheville Transition Asheville, the local organization of the international Transition movement, is celebrating its 5th anniversary as an ‘official’ Transition initiative in the United States. The group has invited organizations and individuals to join them on Monday, October 13th for an evening of “visioning and back casting”, techniques developed to combine imaginative […]
Press Release RJT Relocation United Van Lines selected its Van Operators of the Month for June 2014. Among those selected to receive an honorable mention was Patrick Whitesides, van operator for Union Transfer and Storage Company, Inc., a United Van Lines agent based in Asheville, North Carolina. United Van Lines’ Van Operator of the Month […]
As the primary fundraiser for the Friends, the Hobo Ball not only raises funds for the site’s programs, it also honors the legacy of Sandburg — who often called himself “the eternal hobo.”
School is back in session, and that means the Asheville City Schools Foundation has an immediate need for volunteers. Julia Shuster, director of volunteer training and outreach programs, tells us about the volunteering opportunities at ACSF.
Planned Parenthood will hold its third annual fashion event that will not only raise funds for the organization but also raise awareness and promote the use of condoms by featuring garments made out of prophylaxis.
The growing season is winding down, which means it’s time for gardeners to celebrate their harvests. In that spirit, Waynesville’s Frog Level will host the inaugural SeptemberFest on Saturday, Sept. 13. The event aims to celebrate and share the bounty of community gardens, while raising awareness of sustainability, preservation and community-building.
Press Release Children First/Communities In Schools of Buncombe County Children First/Communities In Schools (CIS) in Asheville, NC and LEAF Schools & Streets are participating in the Community Solutions Program of the U.S. Department of State, in partnership with IREX. Amgalanzaya Tserenbaljir (Amaa) from Norwegian Lutheran Mission in Ulaanbator, Mongolia is placed at Children First/CIS. Lea […]
Nan Chase and DeNeice Guest, authors of Drink the Harvest, recently joined Xpress in the test kitchen at Selina Naturally for a demonstration on how to make wine from fresh blackberries.
Since it began in 2003, Hope Chest for Women has provided more than $200,000 in assistance to women undergoing breast or gynecological cancer treatment in Western North Carolina — but organizers say they hope to do more.
More and more of Asheville’s downtown dwellers are finding creative ways to use their urban spaces for growing food. Russell Thomas, owner of the Flatiron Building, tells Xpress how he and his staff are converting the rooftop of the historic building into a hydroponic and raised-bed garden that is a source of both veggies and renewable energy for the building and its businesses.
From Carolina Public Press Story and photos by Alicia Funderburk About 150 people attended the Peace Rally, held last Saturday at downtown Asheville’s Triangle Park, expecting to take a stand against racism and stand in solidarity with Ferguson, Mo., the site of a the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a white police officer. […]
Press Release OrganicFest What: Organicfest 2014 ~ celebrating everything organic (and green!) When: Sunday, September 7, 10:00 am–6:00 pm Where: Pack Square Park, downtown Asheville, NC Why: Celebrate and promote the goodness of organics! Website: www.organicfest.org On Sunday, September 7, Asheville’s 13th annual Organicfest will bring thousands to Pack Square Park and the Roger McGuire […]
Eagle Market Streets Development Corporation and Asheville Lyric Opera have moved the Celebrate the Block Friendraiser to the historic Berry Temple United Methodist Church. The event will feature a performance by gospel singer Audrey DuBois Harris.
Our Voice began as an all-volunteer, grassroots endeavor in 1974, focused on crisis intervention and counseling referrals for survivors of sexual assault. Today a small staff and over 50 volunteers work to provide a 24-hour crisis line, counseling services, community outreach and youth programs. The organization will celebrate its 40th anniversary on Sept. 4.
Incorporating garden-based education with an emphasis on healthy eating into the regular curriculum is the goal of two in-school programs run by FEAST, an extension of Slow Foods Asheville. Funds gathered by FEAST and school PTOs will support faculty positions in two elementary schools this academic year where a FEAST Garden and Cooking Coordinator will work to bring the schools’ gardens into the classroom.