Ten years ago this month, downtown Asheville’s The Lobster Trap first opened its doors.
Beginning today, the restaurant and bar will be celebrating its anniversary, offering special deals, drinks and dishes, to thank loyal customers and the city of Asheville for the last decade of development.
Beginning at 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, residents will get to shake hands with the growers responsible for the region’s farm-to-table cuisine, learning more about CSA programs and products. Afterward, fairgoers will gather at Early Girl Eatery for a buffet-style dinner of small portion local foods.
This weekend, The French Broad Food Co-op will host a Truckload Sale, the organization’s first of what it hopes to make an annual affair. The Truckload Sale, hosted at the co-op’s 90 Biltmore Ave. address, won’t appeal to only grocery-shoppers. Three other local organizations will attend the start-of-spring sale, attracting more attention and supporting important community causes. The grocery co-op will […]
From the Asheville Humane Society: Asheville, NC – Asheville Humane Society has received a $15,000 grant from Best Friends Animal Society to help spay/neuter and vaccinate Buncombe County Cats who live or play outdoors. Spay/neuter and rabies vaccinations are free to all owners or caretakers of cats who spend time outside. Services are provided at […]
To show local animals you care today, all you have to do is dine out.
More than 60 local restaurants will donate 15 percent of their proceeds from Tuesday, March 10, to Asheville Humane Society for the nonprofit’s annual “Dine to be Kind” fundraiser. Funds raised at the event support the organization’s ongoing efforts to make Buncombe County a no-kill community. Click this story for a list of participating businesses.
From the Folk Heritage Committee: The Folk Heritage Committee, which produces the annual events Shindig on the Green and the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival, announces that it will present a mini-Shindig on the Green during the Southern Conference (SoCon) OverTime event at the Grove Arcade, this Friday, March 6th, 2015 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. […]
On March 22, Bright Blessings of Asheville, a nonprofit serving the homeless children and families of Western North Carolina, will be sponsored for one day only by the Texas Roadhouse in South Asheville. Print this notice (or call the number below for a flyer), show it with your meal, and Texas Roadhouse will donate 10 percent of your […]
At the March 3 Buncombe County Board of Commissioners meeting, row after row of young attendees equipped with swim goggles waited to hear news on the Zeugner Center pool and the promise of a new aquatic facility.
And they didn’t have to wait long for their questions to be answered.
The Asheville Lyric Opera announces three performances of West Side Story at the Diana Wortham Theatre on April 24, 25 and 26. The shows will use orchestral accompaniment with no amplification. More from the Asheville Lyric Opera: Asheville Lyric Opera is excited to welcome the cast of West Side Story. This emotional drama of forbidden love and […]
On Friday, Feb. 27, downtown Asheville’s The Venue, 21 N. Market St., will host Color Me Goodwill, a fashion show based on thrifted finds, talented designers and bright colors. Doors open at 6 p.m., and tickets are $15, including one drink, plus snacks and appetizers. More below or from the event’s Facebook page: What color […]
Two full days after two individuals were shot in Biltmore Village, suspect Bryant DeAngelo Sanders surrendered to authorities. Sanders, 21, allegedly shot two individuals, ages 20 and 21, around 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 23. The victims were in their car at the time of the crime. The shooting occurred outside Chico’s clothing store off Sweeten Creek Road.
Don’t put away your coats just yet, Western North Carolina. The National Weather Service has once again issued a winter storm warning and a hazardous weather outlook for our region — predicting up to 5 inches of snow in Greater Asheville and up to 8 inches to our west and south.
Monday, March 2 marks the final day of Firestorm Books & Coffee’s Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign. As of the morning of Feb. 25, the collective had raised $11,554 of its $13,000 goal. For its new space at 610 Haywood Road, the workers’ cooperative plans to use money raised from the campaign to fund the purchase of equipment […]
A press conference originally scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 25, on corporate personhood and the money spent on campaign contributions has been rescheduled until further notice. The conference was to be held in Press Room of the Legislative Building on W. Jones Street in Raleigh. The 28th Amendment to the Constitution would reverse the Supreme Court’s […]
From Western Carolina University: CULLOWHEE – Base Camp Cullowhee, Western Carolina University’s outdoor programming organization, will launch a speaker series focused on outdoor adventure with a Tuesday, March 3, presentation featuring Mark Singleton, executive director of American Whitewater. The program will begin at 7 p.m. in the theater of WCU’s A.K. Hinds University Center. It […]
The Environmental Quality Institute launches an interactive map of water quality readings in Western North Carolina and seeks volunteers for its bi-yearly biological analysis of local streams and rivers.
Update: On Friday, Feb. 20, the Associated Press reported that Duke Energy, the nation’s largest power company, has been charged with criminal violations of the Clean Water Act at five North Carolina power plants, including the plant in Asheville. The AP reports that the charges are felony violations, while the News & Observer in Raleigh reports the power company […]
Earlier today, “Ashvegas” reported that the Slide the City slip-and-slide event is canceled, but organizers say they are doing everything they can to comply with North Carolina public pool regulations.