MOVING DEEPER: Ferguson combines massage with restorative yoga to create a wholly relaxing experience. Photo by Wesley Duffee-Braun

Yoga fusion: Anna Ferguson combines yoga with massage

With countless yoga classes being offered daily in studios and public spaces around Asheville and Western North Carolina, creative local yoga teachers are diversifying. Xpress talked with six yoga teachers who have infused their yoga classes with complementary healing or movement practices to create a unique yogic experience. Anna Ferguson combines restorative yoga with massage […]

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Yoga fusion: Sonya Costello co-teaches a yoga and chocolate workshop for women

Like proverbial peanut butter and jelly, yoga pairs perfectly with other healing modalities, according to several local yoga teachers. With countless yoga classes being offered daily in studios and public spaces around Asheville and Western North Carolina, these creative yogis are diversifying. Xpress talked with five yoga teachers who have infused their yoga classes with […]

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Army Sergeant Chloe Wells to speak to students about her work with retired military service dogs

Press release from VetCard Campaign: Attention all dog lovers and supporters of US veterans!  United States Army Sergeant Chloe Wells of the Combat Canines: The Doc Foundation project in Fayetteville, NC will speakat at Charles T. Koontz Intermediate School March 24th to speak to students about her incredible work with retired military service dogs. Sgt. Wells and her […]

Delta Dental Foundation to deliver grant to improve oral health of underserved Asheville children

Press release from Eblen Charities: Delta Dental Foundation to Deliver Grant to Improve Oral Health of Underserved Children in Asheville, NC On behalf of the Delta Dental Foundation, Delta Dental of North Carolina CEO Curt Ladig will hand deliver a $4,000 check to Eblen Charities. This grant will help the organization provide dental sealants to […]

Local chapter of Veterans Helping Veterans to sponsor monthlong fundraiser

Press release from Asheville Veterans Helping Veterans: Asheville’s local chapter of Veterans Helping Veterans WNC(VHVWNC) is gearing up for a month long, citywide fundraiser in April 2015 to support construction and staffing at their new Community Center (opening May 2015). “Pints for Patriots”- April Fundraiser for VHVWNC http://vhvwnc.org/ Veterans Helping Veterans Western North Carolina is […]

UNC Asheville to host ‘Feminist Stories from Women’s Liberation’ film screening with filmmaker Jennifer Lee

Event description from UNC Asheville: Feminist Stories from Women’s Liberation, a Screening by Filmmaker, Jennifer Lee Filmmaker, Jennifer Lee will discuss “The Women’s Liberation Movement and American Cultural Memory.” This will be followed by her film “Feminist: Stories from Women’s Liberation” and a Q & A session. Contact Lori Horvitz at lhorvitz@unca.edu or 828.251.6590. Tuesday, […]

NCDOT accepting public input on Comprehensive State Rail Plan through Mar. 21

From the NCDOT website: NCDOT is currently preparing a Comprehensive State Rail Plan (CSRP) that will define a vision for North Carolina’s existing and future rail infrastructure, and identify a program of projects and services for the state’s rail system that will provide quantifiable economic and quality-of-life benefits to residents, businesses and industries. Freight and […]

Folkmoot to launch large-scale fundraising campaign

Press release from Folkmoot: The Campaign for Folkmoot, while beginning quietly, will soon launch in a formal and big way: raising $1.2 million for Folkmoot Friendship Center as well as year-round programs and the ever-popular summer festival, Folkmoot USA! Think you know Folkmoot? You haven’t seen anything yet! With a campaign team headed by Joe […]

Hendersonville County Rescue Squad members train in Winter Alpine Search and Rescue

Press release from Henderson County Rescue Squad: Rescue Squad Members train in Winter Alpine Search & Rescue During the months of January and February, 14 Henderson County Rescue Squad members spent over 600 hours preparing for and participating in several Winter Alpine Search & Rescue (WASAR) classes. These classes were offered through NC Emergency Management and […]

Local air agency accepting nominations for Clean Air Excellence Awards

Press release from the Western North Carolina Regional Air Quality Agency: Local Air Agency Accepting Nominations for Awards to Recognize Outstanding Efforts to Improve Air Quality in Buncombe County Through the annual Clean Air Excellence Awards Program, the Western North Carolina Regional Air Quality Agency (WNCRAQA) will recognize businesses, organizations, and individuals who have made […]

Blue Ridge Now: Pillowcase Ministry reaches around the world

From Blue Ridge Now: Pillowcase Ministry reaches around the world By Amy McCraw Upstairs at Mud Creek Baptist Church, old pillowcases, slightly used bed sheets and various scraps of cloth fill tables, closets and cabinets. Every Monday morning, a dedicated group of volunteers meets at the church to sew the donated materials into beautiful dresses, […]

A C-T: Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville is open Saturday

From the Asheville Citizen-Times: A C-T: Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville is open Saturday by Karen Chavez The Blue Ridge Parkway so-called “commuter corridor,” the section that passes through the heart of Asheville, is open to vehicular traffic today, Satuday, Feb. 28. THe parkway is open from Milepost 393 at the entrance to Brevard Road/NC […]

West Asheville Presbyterian Church receives grant from Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation

Press release from West Asheville Presbyterian Church: WEST ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH RECEIVES $25,000 GRANT FROM CHRISTOPHER & DANA REEVE FOUNDATION FOR MAKING THE LOWER LEVEL OF THE CHURCH FULLY ACCESSIBLE Asheville, NC – (February 26, 2015) – The Asheville Presbyterian Church is proud to announce that it has received a $25,000 Quality of Life grant from […]

UNC Asheville’s Moral Challenges Speaker Series continues with lecture by Will Gunn

Press release from UNC Asheville: UNC Asheville’s Moral Challenges Speaker Series Continues with Lecture by Will Gunn March 5   Former military lawyer Will Gunn will present a lecture, An Officer, a Gentleman, and American Values While Addressing Terrorism, at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 5 in UNC Asheville’s Humanities Lecture Hall. His lecture is the second […]