Mallory McDuff, professor of environmental education at Warren Wilson College, is a proud Episcopalian and environmental activist. In her newest book, Sacred Acts: How Churches are Working to Protect Earth’s Climate, McDuff solicited essays by Christian environmentalists across the country to explore what faith-based communities are doing to address climate change.
Since publishing the Hockey Stick climate graph in 1998, climatologist Michael Mann has had his email hacked and picked apart for the purpose of incriminating and discrediting his studies; his family has received death threats. On April 3, he shared his story and conclusions during a presentation at Warren Wilson College.
On March 1, the Young Republican’s club of Asheville hosted their monthly social, adding a new event for Buncombe County candidates running for local office this year.
From the Swannanoa Valley Museum press release Join the Swannanoa Valley Museum on Sunday, April 1st for our newest Historic Home Tour. This spring we will explore the world of E.W. Grove, the man behind several of Asheville’s most impressive landmarks–the Grove Park Inn, Grove Arcade, and Battery Park Hotel. Our tour will begin in […]
From the RiverLink press release RiverLink has been working hard to gear up for the spring rush of Adopt-a-Stream team clean-ups of The French Broad, Swannanoa, and tributaries within the watershed. Thanks to updated GIS information, there are plenty of stream sections mapped out and ready for adoption. All you have to do is select […]
From the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation press release GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN, NC – Grandfather Mountain’s guided hike series, now in its second year, has four pre-planned hikes to showcase the wonderful scenery and wildlife of the mountain throughout the coming months. “The interpretive ranger staff is excited to provide the public with opportunities to explore Grandfather’s […]
From the Swannanoa Valley Museum press release On Saturday, March 3rd, hike on pristine land to a spectacularly clear stream falling over a 30′ high rock face into a deep, dark pool. The setting adds amazing character to the falls, which is located at the feet of some of the highest mountains in the East. […]
From the Mars Hill College press release David Givens, Senior Staff Archaeologist with the Jamestown Rediscovery Archaeological Project, will present a program called “Lost and Found: Rediscovering America’s Birthplace,” in Broyhill Chapel, on the campus of Mars Hill College, February 27 at 7 pm. The Jamestown Rediscovery Archaeological Project is an ongoing archaeological excavation at […]
From the North Carolina Housing Coalition press release Raleigh, N.C. – An analysis released on February 15 by a national housing research and advocacy group shows an alarming gap between the number low income families and the number of affordable and available rental homes in North Carolina and throughout the nation. These renter households, faced […]
From the WNC Historical Association press release The “Crafty Historian”, Museum Education Coordinator Lisa Whitfield, is planning a variety of Victorian and old-fashioned games and toys for all to enjoy! Participants will also be invited to make a handmade toy to take home. “Children love games! ” says Whitfield, “We like to think of these […]
From the WCMS press release Cynthia Brown, MD has been elected President of the 2012 Association Board of the Western Carolina Medical Society (WCMS). Dr. Brown is a board -certified pediatric specialist with Mission Children’s Hospital. She served as a director-at-large on the Association Board in 2009, was a vice president in 2010 and president […]
From the RiverLink press release ASHEVILLE, NC — RiverLink, co-host of the 2012 North American River Management Symposium from April 24-26 in Asheville, is proud to announce that Rebecca Wodder, senior advisor to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, will speak at the kickoff of the gathering. Her speech, entitled “Protecting, Restoring and Reconnecting with Rivers through […]
From the press release Asheville, N.C., February 16, 2012— On Saturday, March 3, at 10:00 AM, the Operation Christmas Child Blue Ridge volunteer team will celebrate the exceeding of all goals locally, regionally and nationally for successful collection of gift filled shoe boxes during the 2011 National Collection Week in November, at the Asheville First […]
From the press release ASHEVILLE, NC (February 2, 2012) Asheville School’s Students for Environmental Awareness (SEA) club has asked students and faculty members to participate in the 2012 Green Cup National Energy Challenge from January 18 through February 15. According to their website, the Green Cup Challenge invites all schools to measure and reduce electricity […]
From the press release ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Casting producers from “America’s Got Talent” have hand-picked Asheville Clogging Company to audition for season 7 of the popular television show. Seventeen girls from Hendersonville, Asheville, Arden and Fletcher will travel to Charlotte on Saturday for the select audition. The girls, ranging in age from 7 to 17, […]
From the press release ASHEVILLE, NC – February 2, 2012 – Wine and Design Asheville recently hosted a fundraiser for Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter dedicated to protecting and enhancing the lives of companion animals and the people who love them. The three-hour painting event attracted 23 attendees and raised over […]
From the press release Brooke Allen, author of “Moral Minority: Our Skeptical Founding Fathers” (2006, Ivan R. Dee), will lecture about the religious beliefs (or lack thereof) among our nation’s founders. Her talk is free and open to the public, and begins at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, in UNC Asheville’s Humanities Lecture Hall. Allen’s […]