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Open Streets Asheville initiative takes place downtown on September 18

Press release: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Open Streets Asheville Inaugural Event Set for Sunday, September 18, 2016 Asheville, North Carolina – June 29, 2016 – Open Streets Asheville is set for Sunday, September 18, 2016 from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m., marking our city’s enthusiastic response to the global open streets movement. Some call it “Asheville’s […]

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Roots Music Festival scheduled for July 18-23 in Tryon

PRESS RELEASE FROM EVENT ORGANIZERS: Roots Music Festival Comes to Tryon Acoustic musicians from across the foothills present week of free concerts Who: TFAC and PacJAM present first annual Roots Music Festival What: Free acoustic music concerts When: July 18-23 Where: Maple Street Plaza, in collaboration with Tryon Downtown Development Association Cost: Free! Donations gratefully […]

Asheville Habitat ReStore opens 5th annual “ReUse Contest” July 1

Press release: HABITAT RESTORE ANNOUNCES 5TH ANNUAL REUSE CONTEST July 1 – August 31, 2016 ASHEVILLE, NC (June 30, 2016) – For the fifth consecutive year, the Asheville Habitat ReStore at 31 Meadow Road near Biltmore Village is encouraging residents to show off their creativity and talent for a chance to win the ReStore ReUse […]

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Allegiant Airlines announces new nonstop service from Asheville to New York City, free flight giveaway

News release from Allegiant: ALLEGIANT ANNOUNCES NEW NONSTOP SERVICE TO NEW YORK CITY FOR AS LOW AS $41 AND A FREE FLIGHT GIVEAWAY FOR LOCAL TRAVELERS ASHEVILLE, N.C. June 28, 2016 — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) announced new, nonstop flights to New York City via Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) from Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) on […]

A child in Liberia receives a donated gift box. Photo courtesy of Operation Christmas Child

Hendersonville Presbyterian Church hosts “Operation Christmas Child” spokesperson July 20

Press release: HENDERSONVILLE FAMILIES CELEBRATE GLOBAL CHRISTMAS CHARITY REACHING MILLIONS OF CHILDREN EACH YEAR Special Guest to Share About the Personal Impact of Receiving a Gift in a Developing Country  What:  Hendersonville kids, families, churches and groups will celebrate the upcoming collection season for Operation Christmas Child, the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind, […]

Next Step Recovery holds 10th annual “Golf Fore Recovery” tournament fundraiser September 17

Press release: On Saturday, September 17, 2016, Next Step Recovery will host its 10th Anniversary Golf Fore Recovery tournament at the championship Broadmoor Golf Links in Fletcher, North Carolina. Next Step Recovery welcomes any and all businesses, organizations and individuals to participate and sponsor the event. The golf tournament is the nonprofit’s largest annual fundraiser […]

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The Asheville Mindreader performs at NC Stage, July 15 & 16

PRESS RELEASE FROM EVENT ORGANIZERS: Michael Spremulli will be performing his one-man show, In Sights: An Evening of Mindreading, on July 15th and 16th at 7:30 p.m. at the NC Stage Company, located at 15 Stage Lane in downtown Asheville, NC. Ticket information can be found at www.ncstage.org. Michael’s appearances have astounded audiences at both […]

Cradle of Forestry holds Junior Forester Program series beginning July 6

Press release: Cradle of Forestry Announces Junior Forester Program  PISGAH FOREST, N.C., June 30, 2016 – The Cradle of Forestry in America will offer a Junior Forester program for boys and girls ages 8-12 years old. This outdoor-oriented experience will be held every Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. until August 11. The Cradle […]

Wendy Maruyama, Orkanyawoi, wood, string, paint, 100 x 50 x 30 inches. Photo courtesy of Penland Gallery

Penland Gallery hosts “The wildLIFE Project” exhibit July 12 through September 4

Press release: Penland Gallery Presents The wildLIFE Project The Penland Gallery proudly presents Wendy Maruyama: the wildLIFE Project, a mixed-media exhibition that draws attention to the plight of elephants. Through a moving installation of large-scale objects, shrine forms and informational panels, the show creates a powerful aesthetic environment and makes a compelling case for the […]

Left to right: Hardy Holland, Rae Geoffrey and John Ellis. Photo by Sandra Stambaugh

Diana Wortham Theatre announces leadership transition for 2017

Press release: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DIANA WORTHAM THEATRE ANNOUNCES LEADERSHIP TRANSITION (Asheville, NC) The Diana Wortham Theatre is pleased to announce an upcoming leadership transition. After 20 years as Managing Director, John Ellis will retire in June 2017 and Rae Geoffrey, the theatre’s current Associate Director, has been named the organization’s new Managing Director effective […]

MUX: Asheville Video Art Festival takes place July 1-Aug. 6

PRESS RELEASE FROM EVENT ORGANIZERS: MUX: (multiplexing) the sending of multiple streams or data signals over one single, complex transmission. From July 1st – August 6th, 2016, MUX: Asheville Video Art Festival exhibits novel use of languages and systems of communication through video. Our exhibition structure is derived from the functionality of ‘multiplexing’ and operates […]

Patrick Sweany headlines next installment of RiverMusic concert series July 8

Press release: RiverLink’s RiverMusic continues on July 8 with rock/soul/blues from Tim Easton, Aaron Lee Tasjan and Patrick Sweany RiverLink’s RiverMusic brings a night of roots rock and roll to the Prestige Subaru stage with Tim Easton, Aaron Lee Tasjan and headliner Patrick Sweany. The event will take place at the RiverLink Sculpture and Performance Plaza, […]

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Spellbound Bookshop hosts a Sneak Peek Party for teens, July 8

PRESS RELEASE FROM SPELLBOUND BOOKSHOP: Registration is now open for Spellbound Bookshop’s twice-a-year Sneak Peek Party for teens. On Friday July 8th at 6:00, join special guest Megan Shepherd, author of the Madman’s Daughter trilogy and the new NYT bestseller The Hunt, for pizza and a preview of Fall’s new releases. Teens (ages 13-18) can […]

Mission Hospital receives Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI Accreditation

PRESS RELEASE: Mission Hospital’s Memorial Campus in Asheville, North Carolina recently received full Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care.  Accreditation expires on April 18, 2018. Cardiologist William Maddox Jr., MD, is Mission Heart’s physician champion of the STEMI (ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction) program – responsible for advanced […]

Retiring superintendent honored with Order of the Long Leaf Pine, Congressional Record

PRESS RELEASE: Retiring Superintendent David L. Jones was honored for his 38 years of service to Henderson County Public Schools with the North Carolina governor’s Order of the Long Leaf Pine, and a Congressional Record read by Rep. Mark Meadows in the House of Representatives. North Carolina Rep. Chris Whitmire nominated Jones for the Order […]

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Asheville Downtown Association seeks event volunteers for Independence Day

Press release from the Asheville Downtown Association: Asheville Downtown Association seeks event volunteers for July 4 WHAT: Ingles Independence Day Celebration, a volunteer-powered, free community event, featuring live music, beer, food, air dog competitions, bouncy houses, fireworks and more. WHERE: Pack Square Park and Vance Monument WHEN: Monday, July 4 (Volunteer shift times vary) DETAILS: […]

Area environmental groups put out call for action on proposed coal ash legislation

Three North Carolina environmental nonprofits are urging state residents to weigh in newly-proposed coal ash management legislation that the groups say would severely weaken coal ash cleanup efforts. MountainTrue, the Sierra Club and the N.C. League of Conservation Voters oppose the proposed legislation, which is being pushed quickly through legislative committees.

Southern Highland Craft Guild names Donna Kull as new Director of Marketing and Development

PRESS RELEASE FROM SOUTHERN HIGHLAND CRAFT GUILD: The Southern Highland Craft Guild welcomes Donna Kull as its new Director of Marketing and Development. A longtime fundraiser, she will initiate and manage strategic campaigns to increase awareness and support for the 86-year-old organization. With extensive experience in non-profit management, Kull will work closely with both staff […]

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