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Gray Line Trolley Tours announces holiday joy rides through Asheville

From Gray Line Trolley Tours of Asheville Press release Gray Line Trolley Tours of Asheville is premiering its latest red joy ride through Asheville. For 17 days in November and December, the Holly Jolly Christmas Trolley Tour will embark from Biltmore Village on a festive 75 minute trip through the lights and sights of the […]

Air quality forecast for Saturday and Sunday Nov. 28 and 29: Moderate (YELLOW)

Saturday and Sunday, November 28 and 29, 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 Saturday, […]

Trade and Lore Coffee opening soon. Photo submitted

Trade and Lore Coffee, finishing pop-up residency at Horse + Hero, to open downtown

Press release from Trade and Lore Coffee: In preparation for their grand opening as a standalone shop in downtown Asheville, Trade and Lore Coffee will offer a taste of their product to the public with a pop-up residency at Horse + Hero, from November 16th through 30th. The art and design shop and creative hub […]

Henderson County woman recycles Christmas lights for a cause

Victoria Cambron started the first Christmas Lights Recycling Project over five years ago in order to keep unwanted lights and wires out of the landfills and turn trash to cash for non-profits. She has issued a call to the community to help continue the project by turning in broken, outdated, or simply unwanted lights instead of throwing them […]

DermaBlue Free Skin Cancer Screening

Press release from DermaBlue: Asheville, NC (November 19th, 2015) – David LaMond, D.O., Medical Director of DermaBlue, and Joyce Warwick PA, announced today DermaBlue will host its 2nd  Free Community Skin Cancer Screening on Thursday, December 10th from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at its Asheville location, located at 1998 Hendersonville Rd., Unit 53 in Asheville. “Skin cancer […]

Dr. Frank Moretz to run for N.C. House District 115

Press release from Dr. Frank Moretz, Nov. 25, 2015: Local Physician, Small Business Owner Brings Fresh Perspective to Raleigh FAIRVIEW, NC – Today, local physician Frank Moretz declared his intention to run for NC House District 115 in the 2016 General Election. Moretz shares partial ownership of Highland Brewing and serves on the Board of […]

Holiday pop-up shop hosted by local mobile boutiques

Press release from Tarasway: Winter Wonder Sale 2015 featuring  Lucky Lucy Boutique, Hazel Twenty and Tarasway Over the years, Asheville has become a supportive community for female entrepreneurs, allowing for innovative concepts in a rapidly growing city. From mobile boutiques to full-on warehouse facilities, these businesses are the product of hardwork and determination, making dreams […]

Air quality forecast for Friday Nov. 27: Moderate (YELLOW)

Friday, November 27, 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 Friday, 11/27/2015

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 […]

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