It’s simple: You register your neighborhood, club, business, church or group for the inaugural Asheville Citywide Neighborhood Cleanup Day on Saturday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can choose to clean up a street, a stream, a park, a roadside, a parking lot or any other common area to remove litter and leaf debris. The Asheville […]
The Asheville-Buncombe Food Policy Council has been awarded its first funding in the amount of $9,000 from the Appalachian Foodshed Project. The 2015 Community Enhancement Grant will allow the council to hire a part-time coordinator.
When Jon Elliston opened his “Asheville in 1915″ talk at Pack Library last month, dressed as an early 1900’s ‘newsie’ with a newspaper delivery bag slung over his shoulder, calling out the news headlines of the day while passing out copies of the front page of a 1915 Asheville Citizen, the audience was immediately enthralled. It was definitely a […]
The Asheville Wine & Food Festival is adding two new events to the mix this year. While in previous years mixologists and chefs had only one event each in August in which to showcase their talents — Elixir and the Grand Tasting, respectively — this year there will be two additional competitions staged earlier in the year. […]
Registration is still open for the Annual Ozone Season Kickoff and Press Conference to be held at the Land of Sky Regional Council office (339 New Leicester Hwy., Suite 140) on Tuesday, March 31st, from 8:30 to 11am. Presented by Land of Sky’s Clean Air Campaign, the event will feature air quality officials speaking on current […]
The news isn’t all bad. Yes, it’s true that while women in North Carolina make up more than 54% of registered voters, they hold less than 25% of elected and appointed offices. On the other hand, in the 28 most competitive 2014 political races across the state, women raised nearly 30% more funds than men. Additionally, while only 25% […]
Mesha Maren of southern West Virginia has won the 2015 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize for her short story “Chokedamp,” beating out more than 220 other entries. She will receive $1,000 and possible publication in The Thomas Wolfe Review. “It is very realistic, a big story,” says New York Times bestselling author and final judge Lee Smith. “I was […]
A public hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 29, 6 p.m. at the Clyde A. Erwin High School Auditorium (60 Lees Creek Road) in Asheville for individuals to comment on the announcement by the Western North Carolina Regional Air Quality Agency (WNCRAQA) of its intent to renew a Title V permit for Duke Energy’s coal-burning electric plant […]
Ever wanted to know more about where and who you came from? Now’s your chance with RootsMOOC, a free online genealogy and family history class offered through the State Library of North Carolina. The class officially starts this week but enrollment is ongoing during the course’s March 23-June 1 duration. Every two weeks a new module will be available but late […]
Out of a highly competitive pool of 995 artists from 46 states, Geoffrey Giles was one of the 121 selected for this year’s Artisphere, a festival (now in it’s 11th year) held in downtown Greenville, from May 8 – 10. Giles will showcase his work in the Precious Jewelry category. Artisphere has been ranked in the […]
After a mountain bike accident left Banner Elk-based adventurer William Mauney with severe injuries that interrupted his normally active lifestyle, he decided to pick up a high-quality DSLR camera and figure out how to use it.
Llamas sometimes get a bad rap (especially as temperamental spitters) but the Southern States Llama Association hopes to correct this impression at the Walk-A-Llama Day this Sunday, March 22, from 1pm to 3pm at the Mountain Lodge and Conference Center (42 McMurray Rd.) in Flat Rock. This free event will not only feature llama walking, llama obstacle […]
If you’ve ever dreamt of singing the “The Star Spangled Banner” in front of a stadium full of people and you actually have the voice to carry it off, now’s your chance to make it happen. The Asheville Tourists are hosting national anthem auditions this Saturday, March 21, from 9 am to Noon at McCormick Field (30 Buchanan Pl.) […]
The Chocolate Fetish received the highest ranking any chocolate maker can hope for at the Best Chocolatiers and Confectioners in America Awards, a national competition conducted yearly by the International Chocolate Salon and Taste TV. A longtime fixture of downtown Asheville, the Chocolate Fetish was awarded 6 stars and received the ranking of Grand Master Chocolatier (the highest possible) and is now […]
Help package more than 300,000 fortified meals this Saturday, March 21, to be distributed to families in need throughout WNC by MANNA FoodBank. The Sixth Annual Rotarians Against Hunger (RAH) meal packaging event will be held at the Reuter Family YMCA and is described as a ‘fun, family friendly and immensely rewarding experience where people – individuals, families, […]
Teens from Asheville High School are hosting the 3rd Annual “Kick Butts Day” Walk this Saturday morning , March 21 in downtown Asheville. Participants should arrive between 9:30-9:45am at Pack Square Park to register for the the two-mile walk, which begins at 10am. Donations are accepted. “We are working to save our peers from a deadly […]
Not only is Stella Galyean the first person in her family to earn more than a sixth-grade education but she did it despite a troubled childhood and an abusive marriage early on. Now a student at A-B Tech Community College, Galyean has been named the winner of the Dallas Herring Achievement Award, which only goes to one student from among 58 community colleges in North Carolina each year.
No, not to its animals but rather to the folks who attend any of its shelter-sponsored events. This new animal-friendly menu garnered Brother Wolfe the Shelter of the Month award from Animal Place, one of the oldest and largest farmed animal sanctuaries in the country. Here’s the full release: Brother Wolf Animal Rescue receives honors for vegan policy Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, a […]
Volunteers from around Buncombe County will come together to celebrate the one-year anniversary of ‘Pop-Up Markets,’ an effort spearheaded by Buncombe County Health and Human Services and MANNA to provide a reliable source of healthy food to those in need.
UNC Asheville brought home multiple awards for communication and marketing from the annual conference for the Southeast region of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).
How do you market a product that's unlike anything else out there? You shoot a faux-horror commercial, of course, if, like local inventor Larry Donahue, you also happen to be a writer and filmmaker (his film, The Devil's Courthouse, played at the 2004 Asheville Film Festival). "It's been hard to get people to grasp what […]