Submit: 13th annual White Squirrel Photography Contest

Press release from the Transylvania Community Arts Council:  The Transylvania Community Arts Council is proud to partner with the Heart of Brevard for the White Squirrel Photography Contest for the 2017 White Squirrel Festival in downtown Brevard, NC.  It’s finally springtime and all your backyard white critters are scampering about.  If you’re able to catch […]

City of Hendersonville offers rain barrels through new program

Press release the City of Hendersonville:  The City of Hendersonville is pleased to announce we are now offering “Ivy” rain barrels through our new rain barrel program. The barrels will be available at a discounted price encouraging all residents to conserve precious water resources as well as to protect water quality. You may order rain […]

Novelist Tommy Hays offers workshop for writers on March 25

Press release from UNC Asheville: UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program will present a workshop for writers by novelist Tommy Hays, “Exploring Our Landscapes: A Craft Talk on the Creative Generosity of Place,” from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, March 25 on UNC Asheville’s campus. “Our writing can be shaped by the landscapes we carry within us,” says […]

Outlander: A piece of Smoky Mountain history returns to the stage

  Press release from Asheville Community Theatre:  Outlander by Gary Carden is scheduled for three matinee performances by The Autumn Players of Asheville Community Theatre (ACT): Friday and Saturday March 24th & 25th in 35below at ACT and Sunday March 26th, 2017 at UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center. Curtain is at 2:30 for all three performances. All tickets […]

Hall Fletcher Elementary hosts its inaugural Frostbreaker 5K Race

Press release from Hall Fletcher Elementary:  Hall Fletcher Elementary, Asheville City Schools’ Math, Science, and Technology Magnet Public Elementary School, will host its first annual Frostbreaker 5K, an Asheville Track Club Grand Prix Event, ON MARCH 18, 2017! This race will raise funds for their PTO, and all community members are invited to join. This […]

Lazy Diamond hosts fundraiser for The Center for Participatory Change

Press release from Lazy Diamond:  Lazy Diamond has a benefit coming up for The Center For Participatory Change on Tuesday, March 14th at 10pm. CPC is a grassroots organization dedicated to transforming systems of oppression and igniting collective power in Western North Carolina. Their work is rooted in education and focuses on racial equity, language […]

LOST IN THE FLAMES: Catholic Hill School operated for 25 years, opening in 1892. A fire destroyed the property in 1917, claiming seven lives.

Tuesday History: Catholic Hill School and the fire of 1917

Catholic Hill School — Asheville’s first school building constructed to serve the African-American community — was built in 1892. The three-story brick building held classes for students in the first through ninth grades. On Friday, Nov. 16, 1917, the school’s furnace malfunctioned. Fire consumed the building, and seven students perished in the flames. In 1923, Stephens-Lee […]

Asheville Jazz Orchestra at White Horse Black Mountain

Press release from White Horse Black Mountain: March has a reputation as a windy month, and Asheville Jazz Orchestra will make sure that’s so with a blast of brass and woodwind big band swing at its monthly White Horse Black Mountain show on Saturday, February 11 at 8 p.m. The intimate White Horse features a spacious dance floor for those who […]

Photo by Cindy Kunst

Thomas Wolfe’s “The Child by Tiger” discussion with Darin Waters at Thomas Wolfe Memorial State Historic Site

Press release from the Thomas Wolfe Memorial State Historic Site:  A 1906 shooting rampage around Pack Square, a posse, and the killing of outlaw Will Harris. This incident haunted Thomas Wolfe’s life, who struggled to present it in the context of Asheville race relations. Wolfe wrote; “…I would hear the furious bell, the crowd a-clamor and […]

Conceal and Reveal, The Hidden Deity of Form: Art exhibition by contemporary fine artist Dusty Benedict

Press release from London District Studios: London District Studios will host “Conceal and Reveal, The Hidden Deity of Form,” an art exhibition for contemporary fine artist Dusty Benedict. The opening reception will take place in Asheville, NC-10 March 2017, 5:00pm-10:00pm at the London District Studios located at 8 London Road in the London Entertainment District […]

The JCC opens 2017 summer camp programs that includes Camp Tikvah, a day camp for children with autism

Press release from the Asheville Jewish Community Center:  The Asheville Jewish Community Center is gearing up for summer 2017 by opening registration for its summer camp programs, Camp Ruach, a day camp for rising 1st through 8th graders, and Camp Tikvah, a day camp for children with Autism, which is fully integrated into Camp Ruach’s […]