With the rising interest in alternative medicine and alternative crops, many forward-thinking growers are starting to raise Chinese herbs on American soil. Joe Hollis — the gray-bearded teacher at Daoist Traditions College in Asheville’s Montford neighborhood — has been at it for decades.
Local bakeries are busy making tempting and festive cookies for the holiday season. Click through for the story followed by several recipes from members of the Asheville Bed & Breakfast Association, as well as a gluten-free recipe for chocolate snowball cookies from a Brevard home baker.
Lester and Marietta Crayton of Asheville have been married for 70 years and grew up on farmland that is now the Oakley community in East Asheville. Marietta recalls going barefoot all summer and that when fall came, she gathered chestnuts to sell to the grocery man so she could buy shoes in Mars Hill for school. The Appalachian Food Storybank has been collecting stories like these since 2011. (photo by Tim Robison)
There are plenty of excellent reasons to go out to eat on Thanksgiving. No dirty dishes. No eccentric uncle’s special venison stew. But the best reasons to leave your oven off this Thanksgiving are the holiday offerings from local restaurants.
There was quite a turnout at The Grey Eagle on Thursday night for New Orleans-based Hurray For The Riff Raff. The band is the project of the magnetic, 26-year-old powerhouse singer-songwriter, Alynda Lee Segarra. The fact that the folk-blues Americana band drew such a large, very attentive and engaged audience is no surprise. In addition to opening […]
It’s Saturday morning, and Blue Ridge Food Ventures is redolent with the sharp scent of fresh-cut ginger. Located on A-B Tech’s Enka campus, the big industrial space has become the base of operations for roughly 60 entrepreneurs at any given time. Open 24 hours a day, the kitchens are used for everything from rolling raw […]
This may come as a surprise, but the story behind the unassuming-sounding Asheville Chamber Music Series has the makings of a Hollywood movie. The classical music organization was founded in 1952 by Joe Vandewart, a refugee from Nazi Germany who first landed in New York City, where he worked as a butler. Eventually, the music […]
Anais Mitchell is the kind of folk singer-songwriter who is more likely to write tunes about mythic figures and distant wars than the love who did her wrong. The pixie-like performer opened the night with a six-minute Scottish ballad from the 1700s and ended the set with a song from her album Hadestown, a folk-opera based on the Orpheus myth […]
WHAT: Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference WHERE: Camp Rockmont in Black Mountain WHEN: Friday-Sunday, Oct. 10-12 Bound by shared womanhood and a passion for natural healing, more than 1,000 women will gather in Black Mountain for the 10th annual Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference. Over the past decade, the event has grown to become the […]
Kristine Kaoverii Weber is a big-picture person. So although she’s the creator of Subtle Yoga, she spends less time thinking about yoga studios, complicated poses or the latest yoga pants and more time thinking about the current state of health care. It’s also what has led her to begin teaching behavioral health professionals how to […]
Asheville Barnaroo isn’t just a cleverly named music festival — it’s kind of a DIY Cinderella story. Andrew Scotchie, the frontman for blues-rock band Andrew Scotchie & The River Rats, started the festival in 2009 in his mom’s backyard in Weaverville when he was just 16 years old. “It was nothing fancy, but we did […]
If you enjoy three-part harmonies, talented violinists, drum kits with kitchen pots, a bass player who occasionally plays the harmonium and the kind of lead guitarist who weaves a feather between between his frets, I sincerely hope you were at the River Whyless show at The Grey Eagle on Saturday. (If not, the next best […]
Tea the Chinese way The teas a Chinese medical practitioner might recommend are rather a departure from the box of Lipton tea bags in your pantry — but it’s well worth the trip to a Chinese herbal dispensary to learn more about this healing tradition. In Chinese medicine, medicinal teas or tonics are regularly prescribed to […]
From Park Ridge Health: Event Summary for 9/8/14 – 9/14/14 Please call 855-PRH-LIFE to register for any Park Ridge Health events. Wellness on Wheels Screenings Free Cholesterol Screenings Lipid and glucose profiles by finger stick, along with blood pressure and body mass index screening. For best results, fast overnight. Monday, September 8 10:30 a.m. – […]
From Park Ridge Health: Please call 855-PRH-LIFE to register for any Park Ridge Health events. Special Events Park Ridge Health South Asheville Grand Opening Celebration Thursday, September 4 5 – 8 p.m. 15 Skyland Inn Drive, Arden, NC 28704 At this drop-in celebration, Park Ridge Health will offer tours of its newest facility, […]
Press release from Charles George VA Medical Center: Last year Macon County, N.C., local Mark Schuler attended a Stand Down event for Veterans in Asheville and was impressed by the service it provided to Veterans so he contacted the Charles George VA Medical Center Homeless Program Coordinator Allison Bond and asked her about getting together to sponsor […]
The WNC AIDS Project, Park Ridge Health South Asheville and WNC’s largest corn maze in this week’s health events round-up.
Press release from Park Ridge Health: Hendersonville, N.C. (Aug. 20, 2014) – Park Ridge Health will host a grand opening celebration at its new South Asheville campus on Sept. 4 from 5 to 8 p.m. Park Ridge Health South Asheville is located immediately off of I-26 at Exit 37. “This grand opening is going to be very […]
The way we experience health care is changing. And regardless of your politics, not many would argue that there is room for improvement. Mission Health, in conjunction with MAHEC and independent physicians, is responding to those changes with a new, integrative model of care called Mission Health Partners. Xpress spoke with Dr. Robert Fields, quality director […]
Local author Catherine Faherty discusses her book “Autism … What Does it Mean to Me?” at Malaprop’s Local author Catherine Fagerty’s book “Asperger’s .. What Does It Mean To Me?” has been lauded as classic within the autism community. The second edition of the book, “Autism … What Does it Mean to Me?” adds valuable […]
From Hendersonville Times-News: By Nathaniel Axtell Team ECCO, Western North Carolina’s only public aquarium and ocean education center, is going international. Chattanooga, Tenn. entrepreneur David Harris has asked ECCO founder Brenda Ramer to help him design a marine biology education center modeled after the downtown Hendersonville attraction on a 120-acre island he’s developing in the Bahamas. […]