Season’s at Highland Lake announces winter hours

Season’s at Highland Lake in Flat Rock has announced winter hours for its restaurant. Following is a press release from Season’s at Highland Lake about the new hours: Flat Rock, North Carolina – January 17, 2015 – Season’s at Highland Lake announces its 2015 Winter Restaurant Hours: Open for Lunch Wednesday through Saturday 11:30-2:30 Open for Dinner Wednesday through Saturday 5-8 […]


Developer to host Q&A for proposed Oakley apartment complex

Residents of the East Asheville community have voiced concerns about the proposed development, which would include more than 300 rental units in 5- and 6-story buildings with 2 percent of the project allotted to retail space. Members of the Oakley Community Association have met several times since early December to discuss the proposal.

Grape Growers Conference scheduled for Feb. 12

North Carolina vineyard owners and others interested in the state’s rapidly growing viticulture industry will gather on Thursday, Feb. 26, for the fifth annual Grape Growers Conference at the Madison County Cooperative Extension auditorium in Marshall. The event, organized jointly by the Sustainable Appalachian Viticulture Institute, Jewel of the Blue Ridge Vineyard and the French Broad […]

GET FUNKY: A VIP tour of Wicked Weed's Funkatorium will be a part of the American Homebrewers Association rally on Saturday, Jan. 17. Xpress file photo

American Homebrewer­s Associatio­n rally comes to Wicked Weed Funkatoriu­m, Jan. 17

Part of a national series of American Homebrewers Association Rallies (other upcoming rallies are scheduled at places such as Magnolia Brewing Co. in San Francisco and Saint Arnold Brewing Co. in Houston, Texas), the event is intended to give homebrewers an opportunity to check out local breweries and connect with other beer enthusiasts and brewers in their area.

Participating restaurants announced for Asheville Restaurant Week, Jan. 20-29

PRESS RELEASE from Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce Asheville, NC (Jan. 12, 2014) – Thirty-nine Asheville area restaurants will be offering special menus in celebration of the town’s great food and drink during Asheville Restaurant Week January 20-29.  Asheville Restaurant Week is an opportunity for visitors and locals alike to enjoy the renowned cuisine this […]

Poppy Handcrafted Popcorn to offer free samples, specials for National Popcorn Day

PRESS RELEASE from Poppy Handcrafted Popcorn Friday, January 19, is National Popcorn Day! Poppy Handcrafted Popcorn wants to help Asheville celebrate! Poppy will be on location in downtown Asheville on Monday, January 19th from 12-2 pm and again from 5-7pm at the following locations: Corner of Biltmore Avenue and Patton Avenue in front of Bamba and the […]

Asheville Brewers Supply to sponsor French Broad Vignerons’ craft winemaking activities

PRESS RELEASE from the French Broad Vignerons As the French Broad Vignerons strive to expand and develop activities for craft winemakers, they are pleased to announce that they are being joined by Asheville Brewers Supply. Asheville Brewers Supply issued the following statement: With the arrival of 2015, new happenings are coming to Asheville Brewers Supply, […]

The Fresh Market holds reusable shopping bag design contest for kids

PRESS RELEASE from The Fresh Market The Fresh Market Announces Third Annual “Design Our Bag” Challenge in Support of No Kid Hungry Specialty Grocer Seeks Creative Children to Enter 2015 Reusable Shopping Bag Design Contest Monday 29 December, 2014 — Think you have what it takes to design The Fresh Market’s next reusable shopping bag? […]