Appalachian Trail Conservancy seeks volunteer to help remove invasive plants July 12

Press release from the Appalachian Trail Conservancy: The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) is seeking volunteers to participate in an invasive exotic plant workday beginning at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 12 at Lemon Gap, along the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) on the Tennessee/North Carolina border. Carpooling to Lemon Gap will be available, and those interested should meet at […]

American Red Cross launches ‘100 Days of Summer. 100 Days of Hope.’ blood donation campaign

Press release from the American Red Cross: “Every day this summer is a chance to give a lifesaving gift,” said Sharon Pitt, CEO of the Carolinas Blood Services Region. “Making a blood donation with the Red Cross is an easy way to extend hope and help ensure lifesaving blood products are available for patients here […]

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Smart bets: Gringo Star

The psych-rock outfit Gringo Star has been described as a “’60s beach party on acid,” and with musical influences ranging from The Stooges to The Kinks to Sam Cooke, that sounds about right. Musicians and brothers Nicholas and Peter Furgiuele and cohort Chris Kaufmann put forth the band’s latest, self-produced album, Floating Out to See, which […]

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Smart bets: Seun Kuti

“Prince of Afrobeat” Seun Kuti joins Egypt 80, the band of his legendary father Fela Kuti, to create a powerful and high-energy sound with a distinctly political message. With his latest album release, A Long Way to the Beginning, Seun aims to inspire his listeners to fight for social justice. “In Africa today, most people are struggling […]

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Smart bets: Art in Bloom

What better way to celebrate art than to highlight the natural beauty that surrounds us? Art in Bloom is Black Mountain Center for the Arts’ biggest yearly fundraising event. This year’s three-day flower fest includes a gala preview party with a seated catered dinner, a gallery display of 22 ikebana and Western floral designers interpretations of […]

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Smart bets: Balsam Range

Named after the majestic range of mountains where the Smokies meet the Blue Ridge, Balsam Range has been steadily making its mark on the bluegrass scene since the five musicians came together in 2007. The band’s 2012 album, Papertown, won the 2013 IBMA Album of the Year award, and expectations are high for the group’s […]

ASAP’s farmers market activity series for children announces summer programming

Press release from ASAP: Growing Minds at Markets This Summer ASAP’s farmers market activity series for children is back ASHEVILLE, NC (June 5, 2014)—With the school year coming to a close, ASAP’s Growing Minds Farm to School Program is looking ahead to summer programming, specifically their Growing Minds @ Market farmers market activity series. The […]

Medea’s Espresso & Juice Bar celebrates grand opening June 21

Press release from Medea’s Espresso & Juice Bar: Medea’s Espresso & Juice Bar  GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION SATURDAY JUNE 21ST 8am-11pm 200 Julian Lane, Suite 220, Arden NC 28704 Sample our incredibly delicious cold-pressed organic juices and learn about the amazing benefits of our 3 Day Juice Detox Program. Meet our local partners, food artisans, artists, local health & fitness […]

Mission Health’s H2T Healthcare Quality Conference re-imagines how technology will transform health care

WHAT: Mission Health’s H2T Healthcare Quality Conference<http://www.mission-health.org/H2TConference> WHY:   Mission Health is hosting its inaugural H2T Healthcare Quality Conference to re-imagine how technology will transform healthcare communication, delivery and patient experience.WHO:  The Asheville, N.C.-based health system is hosting the conference in partnership with Rock Health and Vocera Communications, Inc.Keynote speakers:·         Rolf Benirschke – Founder, Great Comebacks· […]

Mini Cooper Motoring Club and Asheville Greenworks partner for parkway cleanup June 15

Press release from the the Tar Heel Mini Cooper Motoring Club: The Tar Heel Mini Cooper Motoring Club sponsors an annual event for approximately 60 of its members and friends to travel the Blue Ridge Parkway from its beginning at Waynesboro, Virginia to Cherokee, NC. While stopping in Asheville on Sunday Morning, June 15th… its members […]

Locally owned Italian restaurant opens in Biltmore Park Town Square

Press release from Biltmore Farms: Locally Owned, Fresh-to-Table Italian Restaurant Opens in Biltmore Park Town Square Asheville, NC, June 5, 2014— Chef’s Apron Neighborhood Trattoria is now open in Biltmore Park Town Square. This locally owned Italian restaurant is located along Town Square Boulevard next to Barnes & Noble. Chef’s Apron offers fresh Italian entrees […]

Local artist Cindy Walton receives international award recognitions

Press release: Abstractionist Cindy Walton Receives International Award Recognitions Walton’s painting in cold wax on panel, “Shallows 2,” emerged against a broad selection of 20 types of two dimensional media from 709 entries in 22 countries worldwide to take top honors.ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Fine artist Cindy Walton is the recipient of two international award recognitions […]

Asheville High School senior named to the 50th class of US Presidential Scholars

Press release from Asheville High School: Liana Murray named to the 50th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars Asheville High School senior and soon-to-be graduate, Liana Murray  has been selected for the 50th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars as announced recently by  U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan.   Liana and 140 other high school seniors were […]

Park Ridge Health ranked among top in the nation for patient engagement

Press release from Park Ridge Health: Park Ridge Health Ranked Among Top in the Nation for Patient Engagement Hendersonville, N.C. (June 5, 2014) – Park Ridge Health has been ranked 22nd out of 3,077 health care organizations evaluated across the country in the inaugural National Patient Engagement Ranking by Becker’s Hospital Review and Axial Exchange. […]