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Haywood Regional Medical Center recognizes Birth Defects Prevention Month with preventative info

From the Haywood Regional Medical Center: Birth Defects Prevention Month — Increase your Likelihood for a Healthier Baby! (Clyde, N.C.) January is designated by the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as Birth Defects Prevention Month. It is national health observance and Haywood Women’s Medical Center wants to shed light on ways you can […]

ROCK STARS: For 70 years, the Mineral Research Laboratory in Asheville’s South Slope neighborhood has worked with mining companies around the world to come up with efficient ways to harvest and process minerals, as well as educate the public on North Carolina’s mineral resources. Utilizing its unique pilot plant (above), the lab has the capability to provide data on the cost and scale of operations for companies to use in commercial enterprises. Photo by Max Hunt

Minerals Research Lab cooks up cutting-edge solutions

For 70 years, the Minerals Research Laboratory on Coxe Avenue has collaborated with mining companies and educational institutions to develop more efficient processes for extracting the state’s mineral resources as well as ways to reuse potentially harmful byproducts.

AMOS Beer City Science Pub teams up with Asheville Humane Society for dog adoption event, lecture Jan. 27

From the Asheville Museum of Science: Meet Your Dog – An Introduction to the Science Underlying Your Dog’s Behavior Free public lecture on Jan. 27 explores game-changing scientific insights into dog behavior for dog owners and our greater dog-friendly community ASHEVILLE, NC – Jan. 11th, 2017: The Asheville Museum of Science (AMOS) and The Collider […]

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Local land trusts receive $8 million from USDA for farmland conservation in WNC

From the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy: USDA awards $8 million for farmland conservation in Western North Carolina Blue Ridge Forever coalition secures unprecedented allocation of funding for local land trusts’ efforts Asheville, NC – The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture National Resource Conservation Service (USDA NRCS) recently announced 2017 funding allocations from the Regional Conservation Partnership […]

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Asheville Water Resources Department issues Boil Water Advisory for residents

The city of Asheville’s Water Resources Department has issues a Boil Water Advisory for residents using city tap water in the wake of and emergency water interruption in the vicinity of Sweeten Creek Road from Buck Shoals Road to Lower Christ School Road and surrounding areas. While the disruption does not indicate that the water […]

North Carolina Association of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine hosts opioid addiction treatment workshop Jan. 15

From the North Carolina Association of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine: HELPING FIGHT OPIOID ADDICTION IN NORTH CAROLINA Anyone dealing with long-term pain from arthritis, migraines and lower back pain deserves relief from their suffering. Drug-free options such as acupuncture exist to relieve pain without relying exclusively on drugs. The North Carolina Association of Acupuncture and […]

Isis Music Hall hosts “Funky Formal” benefit for Francine Delany school Feb. 3

From Francine Delany New School For Children: Isis Restaurant and Music Hall presents The Funky Formal benefitting Francine Delany New School for Children Friday February 3, 2017 6 p.m.-midnight 743 Haywood Road, Asheville The Funky Formal is a fundraiser to benefit Francine Delany New School For Children. Guests dress-up funky, formal, or both and hit […]

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The Farm event venue named winner in The Knot’s “Best of Weddings” list for fourth year

From The Farm Events: THE FARM NAMED WINNER IN THE KNOT BEST OF WEDDINGS 2017 The Knot’s Best of Weddings Award Honors Top 2 percent in U.S. Asheville, N.C. January 5, 2017 — Myron and Beverly Gottfried are pleased to announce that The Farm has been selected as a 2017 winner in The Knot Best […]

Bob Moog Foundation & MusicFirst team up to provide educational assets for SoundSchool teachers

From the Bob Moog Foundation: Bob Moog Foundation and MusicFirst Collaborate to Provide Enhanced Teacher Experience Asheville, NC – January 10, 2017: The Bob Moog Foundation has partnered with cloud-based software creator MusicFirst to provide a robust online portal of educational assets for its Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool teachers. Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool is the Foundation’s hallmark […]

The Fresh Market announces January “Little Big Meal” dinner preparation program schedule

From The Fresh Market: The Fresh Market offers “Little Effort, Big Savings” with grab-and-go “Little Big Meal” program Specialty grocer provides convenient solutions for preparing a delicious home-cooked meal Available every day of the month, The Fresh Market offers shoppers convenient, grab-and-go solutions for preparing a home-cooked meal with its “Little Big Meal” program! Shoppers […]

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Council on Aging of Buncombe County announces first quarter Medicare classes for seniors

From The Council on Aging of Buncombe County: The Council on Aging of Buncombe County, in conjunction with Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) announces Medicare Choices Made Easy, for January – April 2017. The classes will explain how Medicare works, the enrollment process, how to avoid penalties and ways to save money.  The Information […]

Aloft Asheville Downtown celebrates five-year anniversary with Polar Bear Plunge Jan. 13

From Aloft Asheville Downtown: Aloft Asheville Downtown Kicks Off Five-Year Anniversary with Polar Bear Plunge for Charity Who: Aloft Asheville Downtown What: Aloft Asheville Downtown celebrates its fifth anniversary this year and is kicking off a year-long series of events with a Polar Bear Plunge in the hotel’s pool located on the rooftop Air Level. […]

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Organic Growers School announces workshops, registration for 24th annual Spring Conference

From the Organic Growers School: Organic Growers School Hosts the 24th Annual Spring Conference in March The 24th Annual Spring Conference — for farmers, gardeners, homesteaders and sustainability seekers—is hosted by Organic Growers School (OGS), a local non-profit organization, and will take place Saturday and Sunday, March 11 & 12, 2017, at the University of […]

Jan. 10 public meeting for RAD construction signage rescheduled due to inclement weather

From the Asheville Riverfront Redevelopment Office: CANCELED: Public Meeting Invitation For Riverfront Redevelopment RAD Construction Signage Graphic Design We Need Your Feedback! Meeting: January 10, 2017 8:30am – 9:30am Dr. Wesley Grant Center 285 Livingston St, Asheville, NC 28801 This meeting has been canceled due to inclement weather. It will be rescheduled ASAP. Apologies for […]

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UNC Asheville celebrates 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. week with keynote speaker Walter Kimbrough

From UNC Asheville: Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Week 2017 at UNC Asheville to Feature Keynote Lecture by Walter Kimbrough, President of Dillard University UNC Asheville will hold a week of special events dedicated to the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., highlighted by the keynote lecture on Jan. 19 7 p.m. in Lipinsky Auditorium […]

Second Gear partners with FEAST Asheville to provide fresh produce for Buncombe County children

From FEAST Asheville, Inc.: Second Gear Non-profit of the Month Event Supports FEAST Asheville NC – Outdoor lifestyle and healthy eating go hand-in-hand, so for the entire month of January, Second Gear will be raising awareness and helping support local nonprofit FEAST. Beginning on Monday, January 2, those who bring in clothing and gear to […]

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UNC Asheville recognized as “Best Value College” by 2017 Kiplinger rankings

From UNC Asheville: UNC Asheville Named a 2017 “Best College Value” by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance UNC Asheville is once again among the top 100 “Public College Values” in the 2017 rankings released by Kiplinger. Among public colleges ranked by Kiplinger, UNC Asheville is ninth for lowest cost per year for in-state residents. In creating its […]

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Zach Brown, Mike Brown(Owner), Braxton Kubasko, Jenna Brown, Janet Brown(Owner), Mary Nesbitt, MANNA FoodBank, Chief Development Officer, Josh Hoerman, Darren Long, Cody Cook, Chad Fox. Photo courtesy of MANNA FoodBank

Mike Brown Ford-Subaru donates vehicle to assist MANNA FoodBank distribute meals

From Mike Brown Ford-Subaru of Spruce Pine: Mike Brown Ford-Subaru of Spruce Pine Gives MANNA FoodBank a Subaru Legacy to Aid in Distributing Food to Western North Carolina Spruce Pine NC – January 2, 2017: Mike Brown Ford-Subaru is proud to present a 2008 Subaru Legacy to MANNA FoodBank of Western NC. Josh Hoerman, Zone […]

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Asheville Music School hosts “Gypsy Jazz 101″ workshop Jan. 18

From the Asheville Music School: Gypsy Jazz 101 Workshop Jan. 18 at Asheville Music School Join us for this one time introduction to the fundamentals of Gypsy Jazz guitar playing! Every January at the Grey Eagle, Asheville celebrates the life and legacy of Django Reinhardt with an evening of Gypsy Jazz music. This year, Asheville […]

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UNC Asheville hosts exhibition of new works by alum Jonathan Fisher Jan. 9

From UNC Asheville: Exhibition of New Works by Printmaker Jonathan Fisher to Open at UNC Asheville Jan. 9 Jonathan Fisher, assistant professor in the School of Art and Design at Kennesaw State University, will exhibit new works in the Blowers Gallery in UNC Asheville’s Ramsey Library from Monday, Jan. 9 until Feb. 9. A reception […]