Asheville National Organization for Women to hold ‘Bitter Pill’ rally Saturday, July 26

Press release from the Asheville National Organization for Women: Asheville National Organization for Women To Hold “Bitter Pill” Rally Saturday, July 26 Women see an Equal Rights Amendment as a means to stop legislative, legal and economic discrimination on the basis of gender, improve earnings, and increase quality of life ASHEVILLE, N.C. – The Asheville […]

Make-A-Wish Central and Western NC: Wish encourages little girl to shoot for the stars

Press release from Make-A-Wish Central & Western North Carolina: Wish Encourages Little Girl To Shoot For The Stars  Ashlyn’s wish to swing high on a tire swing comes true Ashlyn’s dream of being able to “swing high” anytime she wants is finally coming true. After being diagnosed with Wilm’s Tumor, a rare form of kidney cancer, […]

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Smart bets: South Pacific

“Chosen not only for its easily recognized show tunes, ['I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair' and 'Some Enchanted Evening' among them] Asheville Lyric Opera hopes to introduce the Asheville audience to the classical stage genius of Rodgers & Hammerstein,” says a press release. The musical South Pacific is set on a remote […]

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Smart bets: Bulgogi

Asheville-based band Bulgogi describes itself as a “perfect storm of dancey punk rock gleeful nutty psychotherapy,” as well as “terrified child dance punk,” but there’s no need to fear frontman Tim Tsurutani, his death-defying vocals, tongue-in-cheek lyrics or the band’s danceable, hard-edged melodies. (That is, assuming the band isn’t trying to lull us into a […]

Public invited to comment on state rules for oil and gas development

Press release from the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources Public invited to comment on rules for oil and gas development RALEIGH – Officials with the state Mining and Energy Commission are seeking public input on proposed rules for regulating oil and gas development in North Carolina. Written comments from the public will be […]

MOUNTAIN MOVES: The J Creek Cloggers perform regionally at Shindig on the Green and Folkmoot. Photo by Sheila James

Fancy footwork: Folkmoot brings together world and regional folk dance

With folk dancers from Taiwan, Trinidad, Romania, Russia and other far-flung places performing at Folkmoot, it might be easy to overlook the fact that southern Appalachia has its own dance custom to share. Dressed in their full crinoline skirts and tap shoes, four Appalachian clogging teams represent the mountain tradition at the international folk dance […]

Interactive strategy workshop for adults with ADHD July 31

Press release from CoachRudy: TIME’S UP!!! Interactive Strategies to Stay on Track for ADHD Adults!  Asheville, NC- For many of us summer represents a more ‘laid-back’ schedule and a ‘loose, flexible routine’. Transitioning from summer to fall can be difficult & stressful, especially when you are an ADHD adult and have the responsibilities of school, work, family or all of the above. CoachRudy is here to keep you on track.. He will present an […]

Park Ridge Health announces events for July 7-13

From Park Ridge Health: Event Summary for 7/7/14 – 7/13/14 Please call 855-PRH-LIFE to register for any Park Ridge Health events.   Free Support Groups   Hendersonville Survivorship Workshop Wednesday, July 9 4 – 5:30 p.m. Administration Board Room, Park Ridge Health 100 Hospital Drive, Hendersonville This new workshop will provide survivorship education and psychosocial support to […]

Park Ridge Health enhances ICU care with advanced telemedicine

Press release from Park Ridge Health: Hendersonville, N.C. (July 10, 2014) — Park Ridge Health is the first hospital in our community to provide around-the-clock monitoring of intensive care unit (ICU) patients by intensivist physicians and critical care nurses through telemedicine, delivering an extra layer of care that enhances patient safety. A recipient of the […]

Smoky Mountain, Caldwell County announce plans for new mental health crisis and detox facility in Lenoir

Press release from Smoky Mountain:   Smoky Mountain LME/MCO, Caldwell County Announce Plans for New Mental Health Crisis and Detox Facility in Lenoir July 10, 2014—Residents of Caldwell, Alexander and McDowell counties who are experiencing a mental health crisis or need medical detox from alcohol or drugs will soon be served by a new behavioral […]

RiverLink seeks volunteers for RiverMusic event Friday, July 11

From RiverLink: It’s getting to be crunch time for RiverMusic volunteering tomorrow night, y’all. Please consider taking a shift. We can’t do it without you. Dave’s Volunteer Wishlist: First Shift (4:45 — 7:30) • One Handicapped parking lot attendant — easy job (bring a chair) • One Boat landing attendant — easy job (bring a […]

Jewish Family Services of WNC announces programs on medical ethics, parenting

Press release from Jewish Family Services of WNC: Jewish Family Services of WNC is pleased to announce two upcoming programs in Family Education Series at their JFS offices, located at: 2 Doctors Park Suite E, 417 Biltmore Ave., Asheville, NC 28801 “Medical Ethics Forum” Wednesday, August 20th 5:30-7:00pm This panel-led program will address the complex […]

24th anniversary and celebration of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Press release from the DisAbility Partners Center for Independent Living: The staff of DisAbility Partners Center for Independent Living invites everyone to visit the Center on Friday, July 25, 2014 at 2 p.m. to celebrate the 24th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. DisAbility Partners is located at 108 New Leicester Highway – just across […]

COMPASSIONATE CARE: Dr. Janet Bull, chief medical officer at Four Seasons Compassion for Life, describes palliative care as "the right care, at the right time, for the right patient."

The right care: Four Seasons nonprofit wins federal grant for palliative health care reform

In essence, community palliative care is simply identifying “the right care, at the right time, for the right patient,” says Dr. Janet Bull, chief medical officer at Four Seasons Compassion for Life. The approach hardly seems radical, but it’s the basis of the potentially game-changing health care model that won the local nonprofit hospice and […]

Cindy McMahon files to represent Reynolds District on Buncombe County Board of Education

Press release from Cindy McMahon: Cindy McMahon will officially file July 7 to represent the Reynolds District on the Buncombe County Board of Education, the seat currently held by Lisa Baldwin. School board members are elected by all voters of all districts within the Buncombe County Schools boundary, but must live within the district they […]