Dental appointments make plenty of people nervous, but water pollution isn’t usually what they’re worrying about. According to Environmental Protection Agency estimates, however, dental offices are responsible for 50 percent of the mercury entering the nation’s wastewater. Dental amalgam is 49 percent mercury by weight, and dental offices discharge about 4.4 tons of it annually. […]
A musical program featuring local clown Ash Devine provides teachers with classroom incentives while educating Asheville elementary school children about how chocolate is grown, harvested and processed.
Wilderness therapy experts from WNC gathered at the first Eastern Regional Wilderness Therapy Symposium in Asheville to share research findings and participate in some outdoor adventures themselves.
“I have met so many new people who’ve come to live in Asheville, and not one of them knows that at one time there was a very serious threat of the entire downtown being leveled and a suburban mall [being] plunked down in that space,” says Jan Schochet, a local business owner who was involved in […]
As an in-and-out kind of place to grab a fresh sandwich, a jar of Lusty Monk mustard, a to-go pint of ice cream from The Hop or a couple of Buchi kombuchas (sounds like a fun night!), Lexington Corner Market will add a new facet to the mix of merchants downtown.
Graduating students of A-B Tech’s Baking and Pastry Arts program offered an array of tempting edibles to guests during the recent presentation of their Senior Capstone projects.
A flotilla of food trucks will converge on the Masonic Temple downtown on Saturday, April 2, for the third annual Asheville Food Truck Showdown. This year promises the largest contest yet, with 15 food trucks revving up for the event, which serves as a kickoff to Asheville’s food truck season. A wide range of cuisines will be brought to the table […]
You’ve seen them popping up everywhere, tiny homes the size of your mom’s garden shed. Maybe you’ve seen them on a trailer in a parking lot, in transit. Or perhaps your neighbor just put one in his backyard and is renting it out on airbnb.com. It seems like everyone is talking about tiny homes, from […]
Local chefs gathered at Hall Fletcher Elementary School Friday to judge dishes prepared from fresh ingredients by teams of fourth-grade students vying for awards in several categories.
“Recycling is a pain in the butt, to be honest,” Livingston Apartments resident Curtis Hadden said on a recent trash pickup day, while waiting for the school bus with his son amid a freezing wind. “I mean, it’s good and you should do it, I guess, but there’s too much sorting. This can go in […]
With its annual Mardi Gras Party on Tuesday, Feb. 9, Short Street Cakes will officially change hands as founder Jodi Rhoden passes ownership of her 10-year-old business on to employee Olga Perez.
Holistic dentistry aims to provide patient-centered care and improve dental health, as well as overall health, by limiting the use of toxic chemicals and invasive procedures.
Asheville Biscuitry opened Jan. 13, taking over Dough’s former location on Merrimon Avenue in North Asheville.
At a luncheon on Jan. 14, Mayor Esther Manheimer and Vice Mayor Gwen Wisler welcomed new and returning city board chairs and commissioners to their important positions in city government. Roundtable discussions produced suggestions for enhanced collaborations between the city’s 34 boards and commissions and other parts of city government.
Downtown grocery store Hopey and Co. has officially opened its newly expanded space on South French Broad Avenue.
Six local breweries were awarded the Solar Energy Industries Association Solar Champion Award Monday afternoon for their leadership in bringing solar energy to Western North Carolina and the brewing industry.
It was an unseasonably warm December afternoon on Soulshine Court in Habitat for Humanity’s Hudson Hills subdivision in West Asheville. A crowd of neighbors, volunteers and fans gathered around the work site for the wall-raising of Habitat’s 2015 Christmas Jam house. For 17 years, Warren Haynes, Asheville native and world renowned musician, has worked closely […]
After nearly 14 years, the landmark Lexington Avenue vegetarian eatery is seeking new ownership and a fresh direction.
Adorn Salon & Boutique owner Rebecca Hecht has plans to bring a new convenience market to the downtown area.
Students at the Francine Delaney New School for Children partner with FEAST for a hands-on cooking — and eating — experience that doubles as a PTSO fundraiser.
Food truck owner Suzy Phillips’ long-awaited brick-and-mortar restaurant opens this week. A Mediterranean deli will be part of the operation.