If you and your family are interesting in hosting a foreign student this summer in Asheville, consider checking out an information session this Sunday, May 17 (complete with free ice cream). Here’s a news release from the organizers: Xplore USA summer camp program brings international students to Asheville Local families can host visiting teens for […]
Want to host a summer international exchange student? An Asheville information session this Sunday afternoon, April 26, about Xplore USA will walk you through the details. Plus, there’s free ice cream. Here’s a press release from the organizers: Xplore USA summer camp program brings international students to Asheville Local families can host visiting teens for […]
If you’re looking for a fun way to introduce the sport of running to your kids — or strengthen that interest — you might want to check out the inaugural Blue Ridge Classic Fun Run Festival coming up in April at Reynolds High School. The April 18 festival promises fun races and other activities built […]
When Xpress asked local educators for ideas about the focus of the annual Kids Issue, two distinct ideas rose to the top: activism and a kid’s view of the world. This week we focused on activism. We received a cornucopia of submissions, including the one you see below.
It turns out that Asheville area children and teens are every bit as passionate about their causes and views as the adults are around here. Here are some of the art and photo submissions Xpress received for the annual Kids Issue. Scroll through the slideshow to see all the art.
It turns out that Asheville area children and teens are every bit as passionate about their causes and views as the adults are around here.
A student contribution from the Kids Issue.
When Xpress asked local educators for ideas about the focus of the annual Kids Issue, two distinct ideas rose to the top: activism and a kid’s view of the world. This week we focused on activism. We received a cornucopia of submissions, including the one you see below. Since I am creating a blog about animal rights, […]
From Ed Whitfield’s keynote speech, “A Logical New Approach to Community Development,” to a panel on sources for local funding, there’s something for everyone at the March 18 Bringing It Home conference. Here’s a look at the main sessions and speakers.
A student-generated idea to help the environment by getting rid of Styrofoam lunch trays in the school cafeteria is becoming a reality at Asheville’s Vance Elementary School.
This year’s Kids Issue will offer two thematic choices: A Kid’s View, and Activism. Want to submit art, essays, poems, photos or multimedia?
More than 4,000 students participated in RiverLink’s water-based education lessons for the French Broad watershed in 2014. This year, educators and volunteers can get a jumpstart on the initiative by participating a training workshop.
Several local schools won kudos last week for their efforts this fall to incorporate solar education into the classroom, with North Buncombe taking the grand prize.
As part of Xpress’ Nov. 19 Nonprofit Issue, we asked several community leaders for their thoughts about the work nonprofits perform in our community. Here’s what Buncombe County Board of Commissioners Chairman David Gantt had to say. Mountain Xpress: What role do nonprofits play in our community? David Gantt: Nonprofits play a huge role in […]
Verve Magazine, the local, monthly publication devoted to “covering Asheville’s most fascinating women,” will cease publication with its June issue, Publisher Rimas Zailskas confirmed June 26. Launched in May 2008, Verve dished up lively features accompanied by striking photos. “So even though it is a little sad, it is an opportunity as well,” Zailskas said, […]
After a tumultuous year for Western Highlands, the regional mental-health agency is starting 2013 on stronger financial footing. Western Highlands Board Chairman Charles E. Vines (who is also Mitchell County manager) says the agency was able to close a $4.2 million budget gap and end 2012 in the black. He says that was accomplished largely […]
After a tumultuous year for Western Highlands, the regional mental-health agency is starting 2013 on stronger financial footing.
An unusual bit of bean counting took place at Ira B. Jones Elementary School in north Asheville. During a school assembly — part of national “No Name-Calling Week” — students and staff were encouraged to pluck a bean out of a jar for every time they’d ever felt bullied or were the target of unkind […]
As a local program that trains workers for green jobs winds down, staff and graduates alike confront a frustrating situation. “As far as finding training-related work, that’s the challenge,” says Susan Garrett, Green Jobs director for the Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry. The ABCCM Green Jobs program began nearly two years ago when the nonprofit […]
You’ve got an idea for a business. Or maybe you want to take your existing business to the next level. Now you just need the tools to put those ideas into action. Luckily, there are a number of local resources that can help. Here are a few to get you started: • Asheville Area Chamber […]
When I was pregnant with my son, Ryan, people frequently asked: Are you going to keep working or stay home with the baby? Those well-meaning inquisitors had bought into the “either/or” myth of modern motherhood: You either work full time outside the home and use day care, or you take care of the kids while […]