The crew at Burial Beer take their New Orleans traditions seriously — the owners even lived in the Mardi-party city before moving to Asheville. And that’s why Burial is the perfect place to celebrate Fat Tuesday this year. With authentic Cajun dishes, a high-energy funk trio and the Burial Beer brewing spirit we’ve come to know […]
With Sunday’s recorded high in Asheville reaching 69 degrees, it seemed as if Nibbles the groundhog, professional local meteorologist, had correctly predicted an early spring. But by mid-week, we’ll falling back into our winter groove, with possible snow flurries Wednesday night into Thursday morning, and temperatures dropping as low as 5 degrees Saturday night.
Local Earth Skills School: The Essentials Program What: 160-hour course on the fundamentals of eco-homesteading Where: 72 Sanford Way, Weaverville. Directions here. Camping is included in the price of the class. We have some very rustic and quaint open-air buildings that participants are welcome to sleep in, but we suggest a very warm sleeping bag and bedding. There are also motels […]
Buncombe County Sheriff Van Duncan spoke recently with WLOS about his views on marijuana legalization in North Carolina. Duncan believes the substance will be legalized, but expresses his concerns with the problems that may cause. Here’s the report from WLOS: A big question currently circulating is whether marijuana will be legalized in North Carolina. If […]
The Buzz About Bees What: Girls ages 9-14 SciGirls program on bees Where: Transylvania County Extension Office, 98 East Morgan Street, Brevard When: Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 6 – 8 p.m. Announcement from the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute: Rosman, NC (February 9, 2015) – Area girls ages 9-14 are invited to a SciGirls program Tuesday, February 24, […]
A Volunteer Training Session What: Hendersonville Tree Board, sponsor Where: Henderson County Library auditorium When: Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Who: Open to the public, including families, students, and those trained in or interested in urban forestry. No special training is required. You can learn about tree care, help with […]
The word is out: Asheville is awesome. And that means more people, more lines, longer waits and worse traffic. At the same time, our sister city, Portland, Ore., is struggling with a similar problem. That’s when a few creative Portlanders came up with a master plan: anti-tourism videos.
Sled dogs, photography seminars and the cast of “Hillbilly Blood,” filmed in Haywood County, will join festival-goers at the inaugural WinterFest Smoky Style in Maggie Valley, Feb. 27 through March 1. Click here for a schedule of the event, and continue reading for more information from WinterFest here: An inaugural winter event highlighting sled dogs, […]
According to WLOS, microbreweries around Asheville were a bit perturbed on Super Bowl Sunday after watching Budweiser’s “macrobeer” commercial. Green Man Brewery employees noticed when the Budweiser ad claimed its beer is brewed “the hard way.” “That’s a ridiculous statement. It’s easy for them. The bigger you are, the easier it gets. This is hard, the […]
Announcement from Burial Beer: This Wednesday, February 4 we are collaborating with Chef Elliott Moss (of Punk Wok, currently of Thunderbird and of the future Buxton Hall Barbecue) on a beer dinner at MG Road. Promo Poster is attached as well! MG Road is located at 19 Wall Street in Downtown Asheville. Here is what we […]
Announcement from the National Park Service: Flat Rock, NC – Preparations for preservation work on the Sandburg Home at Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site is underway. Throughout 2015 most of the furnishings inside the Sandburg Home will be inventoried and packed away. During this packing process visitors on tour will have an opportunity to […]
The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources announced a fashionable exhibit opening up at Asheville’s Thomas Wolfe Memorial on Feb. 10. The exhibit, “The Boarder’s Garb,” features the styles of clothing likely worn by the boarders at the Old Kentucky Home in 1915. More from the NCDCR: In Look Homeward, Angel Thomas Wolfe wrote, “Upon […]
The new Publix Super Market going in at 1830 Hendersonville Road is hiring in all departments and will host a job fair from Saturday, Jan. 31 through Wednesday, Feb. 4.
From Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture: Boone, North Carolina—Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture (BRWIA) announces the recipients for the 2015 Mary Boyer Sustainable Food and Agriculture Grant program. For five years, the Sustainable Food and Agriculture Grant has strengthened our local food system by supporting female farmers, ranchers, and processors who plan to create innovative, […]
Announcement from Brother Wolf Animal Rescue: ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 28, 2015) – Brother Wolf Animal Rescue will host a “Public Meeting on Dog Tethering in Buncombe County”. The meeting will be February 5th at 6pm at the Haynes Conference Center, Room 209, at A-B Tech Enka Campus, 1459 Sandhill Road, Candler, NC. The public is invited to […]
From WLOS: ASHEVILLE, N.C. — For the fifth time since last March, burglars hit a CityMac store. This time, the store only lost $100 according to police reports. CityMac’s owner Jim Neu says police arrived to the store on Tunnel Road less than three minutes after it was broken into. Neu credits a new alarm […]
The Safe Routes to School National Partnership recently released a report that criticizes North Carolina’s use of federal money allocated for walking and bike trails across the state.
Announcement from Mars Hill University: Richard (Rick) D. Schwein Jr. has joined the staff of Mars Hill University as Director of the Department of Safety and Security and as a member of the criminal justice faculty. Schwein has more than 31 years of service to the federal government, including 26 years as a special agent […]
Lantern Fest is to the night as Slide the City is to the day, and Asheville has popped up on both festival’s tour lists. Ticket-holders for Lantern Fest (date yet to be announced) will be provided a “s’mores kit,” along with a lantern, lighter and crayons for decorating their skyward luminaries.
Reported at the Asheville Citizen-Times: The bodies of two missing teens, both 19, were found in the French Broad River Tuesday night after a crash that apparently happened more than three weeks earlier. Aida Bytyqi, of Asheville, and Swayne Forsythe, of Arden, were reported missing Dec. 29; she was reported missing to the Asheville Police […]
For those not familiar with the annual Puppy Bowl, it’s a 2-hour program every Super Bowl Sunday featuring tiny puppies running around a small, indoor “stadium,” wrestling over a football squeak-toy and stopping to take spontaneous naps on the green.
Basically, it’s the cutest thing ever — and this year, the Puppy Bowl will feature three puppies from Asheville Humane Society.