New York City comedian Andy Sandford performs at the Millroom with three local acts, Dec. 5

From Funny Business at the Millroom Press release Asheville, NC: On Saturday, December 5th, New York City based comedian Andy Sandford will perform one show at 8:00pm at The Millroom. Opening for Andy will be a trio of local comedians: Minori Hinds, Cody Hughes and host Jason Webb ANDY SANDFORD @ THE MILLROOM Saturday, December […]

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Mark Gordon Smith, founder of Private Italy Tours Ltd., to host Italian class at MetroWines, Jan. 14

From MetroWines Press release A little wine, a little cheese, a little culture and a little conversational Italian! In another Metrowines Flash Class, “Aperitivo Italiano,” lead by Mark Smith of Private Italy partnered with The Asheville School of Wine, gives you enough guidance to get by in a restaurant or on the streets! Please join […]

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Award-winning fiddler Jamie Laval plays two holiday sets at Isis, Dec. 27

From event organizers Press release WHAT: Holiday Concert and Stories WHO: Jamie Laval, U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion, and company WHERE: Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Road WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 27 at 2:00pm and 8:00pm PRICE: $20-34 Adults / $18 students TIX: Matinee: Evening: Jamie Laval’s Scottish Solstice Celebration captures the beauty and […]

Silent Night: Guests sing the peaceful traditional carol, bearing lights of remembrance and love. Photo courtesy of McLendon Bylines

Four Seasons celebrates the holidays & illuminates the nights

Press Release (via McLendon Bylines): Four Seasons Celebrates the Holidays with 25th Annual ‘Tree of Lights’ and 3rd annual ‘Songs for the Seasons’ Events Inspired by hope and peace HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. – Illuminate the joys of the holiday season with Four Seasons Compassion for Life’s community celebrations, the 25th annual ‘Tree of Lights,’ Friday, December 4 […]

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Bradshaw Call and Betsy Puckett Reunite for “Santaland Diaries” at ACT

PRESS RELEASE: Asheville’s non-traditional tradition returns to Asheville Community Theatre! This year’s production of The Santaland Diaries once again stars local favorite Bradshaw Call, who stepped into the candy-cane striped stockings for the first time in 2013. The show will be presented in its original Asheville location, the intimate 35below theatre. The Santaland Diaries will […]

Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta awards Asheville, other N.C. cities with affordable housing funds

Press release (via Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta): Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta Awards More Than $3.8 Million for Affordable Housing in North Carolina ATLANTA, Nov. 25, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta (the Bank) announced today that it has awarded more than $3.8 million to assist in the […]

Bill Kirchen performs a honky-tonk holiday show at The Grey Eagle, Dec. 13

PRESS RELEASE: WHO: Bill Kirchen and Too Much Fun WHEN: Sunday, December 13, at 8 pm WHERE: The Grey Eagle TICKETS: $17 advance/$20 door Forget the Nutcracker and Handel’s Messiah. They’re so overdone. For a taste of real holiday cheer, nothing says joy to the world and peace on earth like Bill Kirchen singing “Daddy’s […]

Ben Lovett unveils the 3rd installment of his Lovers & Friends series

PRESS RELEASE: Award-winning composer, songwriter and producer 
Ben Lovett had a vision —  to turn a series of blind dates with 12 Los Angeles-based musicians he had never met into a collection of new songs. That experiment is a project entitled Lovers & Friends. The four ensuing EP releases make up “Season One” and feature […]

Diana Wortham Theatre presents holiday edition of “Sing Together: Winter Songs” Dec. 11

Press release (via Diana Wortham Theatre): The Diana Wortham Theatre presents a holiday Sing Together: Winter Songs, Fri. December 11 at 6:30PM in The Forum The Diana Wortham Theatre in downtown Asheville announces the holiday edition of “Intersections Sing Together: Winter Songs,” Friday, December 11 at 6:30 p.m. in The Forum at Diana Wortham Theatre. This […]

City of Asheville launches new mobile site to help find parking downtown

The city of Asheville has launched a new mobile website to help visitors to downtown find available parking among the city’s four parking garages, according to The new site, entitled “Find Parking,” monitors city garages to provide real-time information on available parking space. The platform is also available on desktop computers. To access the […]

Warren Wilson College applicants help provide Thanksgiving meals to residents in need

Press release (via Warren Wilson College): Warren Wilson College applicants give Thanksgiving meals to Western North Carolina residents Asheville, N.C. – Nov. 25, 2015 – Warren Wilson College’s application process for admission now provides meals for people in need. For every application submitted before Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, the Office of Admissions will donate the […]

A-B Tech holds dedication ceremony for new Ferguson Center on Dec. 1

A-B Tech has announced the dedication ceremony for its new Ferguson Center for Allied Health and Workforce Development will be held Tuesday, December 1 at 11 a.m. across from Mission Hospital at 10 Genevieve Circle in Asheville. The building is named for Jack and Carolyn Ferguson, who donated five million dollars to help the college purchase equipment and furnishings […]

Seasons at Highland Lake kicks off holiday season with annual Brunch Buffet on Dec. 13

Press release: Flat Rock, NC – November 24, 2015. Season’s at Highland Lake will begin the holiday season in festive style with their annual Holiday Brunch Buffet on Sunday, December 13, 2015. Soup selections will feature sweet potato bisque with North Carolina apple relish and a hearty smoked ham and split pea soup. Season’s salad […]

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Friends of the Smokies hold last “classic hike” of the season Dec. 8

Press release: One Hike and Three Waterfalls WAYNESVILLE, NC – Hike along Deep Creek trails on December’s Classic Hike of the Smokies. Hikers will reward themselves with breathtaking views of the 80 foot Toms Branch Falls and other waterfalls throughout the trip. Hiking guide and author Danny Bernstein will lead the last Classic Hike of […]

The Eastern blood-sucking conenose (also known as the kissing bug), Triatoma sanguisuga, is native to North Carolina and much of the southern and middle United States. Image by Matt Bertone

NC State University entomologists quell fears, offer advice on “kissing bug”

Press release (via Dee Shore, N.C. State University): HOW CONCERNED SHOULD YOU BE ABOUT KISSING BUGS? HERE’S WHAT NC STATE EXPERTS HAVE TO SAY R​ecent news reports that a “deadly” bug has been found in North Carolina seem to be causing unnecessary alarm, according to NC State University entomologists. That’s because many people are getting […]

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Stephaniesid and Jon Stickley Trio play Isis on New Year’s Eve

Isis Music Restaurant and Music Hall is happy to announce a New Year’s Eve Celebration with stephaniesid and Jon Stickley Trio on Thursday, December 31, 2015. Join 7-time “Best Pop/Rock” (Mountain Xpress) band winners stephaniesĭd, and their cadre of stellar guest musicians, back for the third New Year’s Eve on the Isis main stage! Their […]

Mission Hospital receives baby-friendly redesignation

From a press release: Mission Hospital has been redesignated as a Baby-Friendly birth facility. The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) encourages and recognizes hospitals and birthing centers that offer an optimal level of care for breastfeeding mothers and their babies. Based on the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, this prestigious international award, started by the World […]

Bountiful Cities announces second annual Put Your Hoe Down fundraising event, Dec. 5

From Bountiful Cities Press release Announcing Bountiful Cities’ 2nd Annual Put Your Hoe Down fundraising event! What: Fundraising event for Bountiful Cities including dinner prepared by award winning chefs and live music, followed by a live dj dance party When: Saturday, December 5: 7:00pm for dinner, 9:00pm for dancing Where: Ole Shakey’s located at 790 […]

Air quality forecast for Wednesday Nov. 25: Moderate (YELLOW)

Wednesday, November 25, 2015, is a code YELLOW air quality forecast day for the valleys of Asheville and Buncombe County.  Unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor exertion. Please call our office if you have any questions. WNC Regional Air Quality Agency 49 Mt. Carmel Road Asheville, NC 28806 828-250-6777 Air Quality Forecast for Wednesday, 11/25/2015

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