On March 17, the Asheville Housing and Community Development Committee listened to presentations from area CDBG applicants, and while many interesting and timely projects are proposed each year, those with the most potential were vetted and recommended for funding.
More than 15 local musicians will converge on Isis Restaurant & Music Hall to perform Paul Simon’s Graceland in its entirety to support Helpmate, Buncombe County’s nonprofit agency providing safety, shelter and support for victims of domestic violence.
From a press release: PARI hosts annual Space Day open house Rosman, NC (April 14, 2015) – The Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) is hosting its annual Space Day open house Saturday, May 2, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The 200-acre campus will be open to the public with activities and events that are […]
From a press release: SBA names Western North Carolina business owner 2015 North Carolina Small Business Person of the Year Charlotte, N.C. – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has named Jeff Slosman, the owner of National Wiper Alliance (NWA) the North Carolina Small Business Person of the Year for 2015. NWA is headquartered in […]
From a press release: Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation raises impact on key Parkway improvements to $1.2 million Nonprofit provides matching funding through Centennial Challenge in addition to its yearly contributions to projects along the Parkway (NC, VA) – The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation is thrilled to announce it will provide $357,370 to match funding allocated […]
From a press release: Mars Hill University hosts jazz festival Mars Hill University will host a Jazz Festival featuring four local jazz bands in Moore Auditorium, on Saturday, April 25. The Festival is free and open to the public The schedule is as follows: 10 am: North Buncombe Middle School, Mary Jo Sparrow, director 10:25 […]
From a press release: Toe River Arts Council announces studio tour exhibit The Toe River Arts Council (TRAC) announces the opening of its biannual exhibit that features the artwork of the 2015 June Toe River Studio Tour Participants. The heavily anticipated showcase opens Saturday, May 9 at TRAC’s 269 Oak Avenue Gallery in downtown Spruce […]
From a press release: MAHEC celebrates 10th anniversary of Minority Medical Mentoring Program On May 21, 2015, the Asheville Buncombe Institute of Parity Achievement (ABIPA), Mission Health, the Western Carolina Medical Society (WCMS) and the Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Minority Medical Mentoring Program (MMMP) at the […]
From a Jackson County press release: Joe Lasher Jr.’s Sylva concert to benefit Manna FoodBank partner agencies This spring, Ingles Markets is sponsoring an eight-stop concert tour for the Joe Lasher Jr. Band that will include Sylva’s Bridge Park Pavilion at 6 p.m. on May 9, presented by the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce. Born […]
From a press release: RiverLink celebrates Earth Day with children’s festival Earth Week is an annual reminder to appreciate our planet Earth. Come celebrate with RiverLink at our Earth Day Children’s Festival at RiverLink’s Performance Park on April 25 from 11am. to 3pm. Enjoy an afternoon filled with a blow up bounce house, face painting, […]
From a National Park Service press release: National Park tourism in North Carolina creates $1.5 billion in economic benefit New report shows visitor spending supports over 18,520 jobs in North Carolina Atlanta – A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 16,710,760 visitors to national parks in North Carolina spent $1,102.6 million in the […]
From a Habitat for Humanity press release: Local Subway restaurants show appreciation to Habitat volunteers Statewide Effort Fed 2,000 at Habitat Build Sites in Honor of National Volunteer Week Asheville, N.C.– In celebration of National Volunteer Week approximately 2,000 Habitat for Humanity volunteers working across North Carolina received catered boxed lunches from local franchise owners […]
From a press release: WNC receives USDA support for regional farmer training program Asheville, N.C. – “Farm Pathways: Access to Land, Livelihood and Learning,” is a whole-farm training and innovative land access program for new and aspiring farmers in Western North Carolina. This farmer training program is being developed by three collaborative partners: Southern Appalachian […]
From a press release: WCU students analyze economic impact of tourism for 26 WNC counties CULLOWHEE – Elected officials and hospitality industry representatives from 26 counties across Western North Carolina now have a better understanding of the significance of travel and tourism on the local economy, thanks to the work of students in the College […]
Asheville Affiliates, a social networking group of more than 3,000 young professionals that benefits area nonprofits, is hosting an evening of libations, food and fun to support the work of Green Opportunities.
From an Asheville Buskers Collective press release: Asheville Buskers Collective to draw attention to proposed city ordinance changes The Asheville Buskers Collective has announced its plans to host a “Music Walk” culminating in a superband performance this Friday at 5 p.m. The walk will begin at the U.S. Cellular Center at 87 Haywood St. in […]
From a press release: U.S. Cellular donates $10,000 in Asheville to the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Buncombe County Company Focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) to Boost Youth Initiatives; Local Associates Volunteer With Children From Club to Celebrate Asheville, N.C. (April 14, 2015) – U.S. Cellular donated $10,000 to The […]
Fireside Asheville, a community group based on reflective listening, personal storytelling and community service, is presenting a night of storytelling and music to benefit local nonprofit Children First/Communities in Schools, whose mission is to empower children and their families to reach their full potential through advocacy, education and services.
From a press release: Local Distinguished Young Woman of North Carolina to present at West Buncombe Elementary Mobile, Ala. (Thursday, April 15, 2015) – Kadee Beasley, Distinguished Young Woman of North Carolina, will join with young women across the nation April 20-24 in celebrating National Be Your Best Self Week, a national outreach event presented […]
From a press release: Hendersonville Community Co-op hosts ribbon cutting for new store April 22 Hendersonville Community Co-op will celebrate the opening of the new store on Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22, starting with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 4:00 p.m. in the courtyard. The co-op is owned by many families, so they are asking […]
From a press release: Lucian Stewart represents Asheville Toastmasters Club #436 in recent Division A contest at Owen Heart Theater Asheville, NC., — Lucian Stewart of Asheville Toastmasters Club #436 took first place honors in the International Speech Contest at the Area Speech Competition, Saturday, March 28, at the Mission Hospital Owen Heart Theater. He […]