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Photo of dancers Mary Quinn and Jason Bale courtesy of Bioflyer Productions

Asheville Talent Slam showcases local creatives at competitive fundraiser

Now in its fourth year, Bioflyer Productions’ Asheville Talent Slam will bring “a diversity of unique local acts—songwriters, singers, dancers and much more” to the Grey Eagle’s stage on Friday, March 20, according to organizer Rock Eblen. The Eblen Charities fundraiser calls on Western North Carolina residents of at least 13 years of age to […]

Planning the route for New Belgium's fermentation vessels and beer bright tanks was a joint effort involving the Department of Transportation. The approved route, pictured, means the vessels will travel I-40E and I-240E/I-26W to Amboy Road, take a left onto Lyman Street, left onto Roberts Street, exit the traffic circle onto Haywood Road, go over the West Asheville bridge and turn right onto Craven Street. Image of Google Maps route courtesy of New Belgium

New Belgium’s fermentation tanks approach Asheville

New Belgium’s brewing equipment has crossed the globe in presidential style. Rolling road closures, Department of Transportation assisted routing and police escorts mark one final leg of a multi-month, international trek for the brewery’s mammoth fermentation and carbonation vessels. Ranging from 32- to 55 feet in height, the units can handle up to 55,000 gallons […]

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Local company Lawn-N-Order Landscaping earns seven Angie’s List awards

Lawn-N-Order Landscaping, owned and operated by Western North Carolina native Ryan Houston, recently won seven awards for exemplary business from Angie’s List. “We accomplished this award in seven categories — landscaping, lawn and yard work, mulch and topsoil, stone and gravel, tree service, drain pipe installation-exterior and landscaping-hardscaping and pavers — by keeping our services […]


Culinary magazine Saveur spotlights five Asheville breweries, dubs city ‘undisputed king of southern craft beer’

Justin Kennedy of culinary magazine Saveur featured Asheville in an article published Tuesday, March 3, calling the city “the undisputed king of southern craft beer.” The article, entitled, “The 5 Breweries You Must Visit in Asheville, NC” cited Burial Beer, Fonta Flora of Morganton, the Funkatorium, Green Man Brewery and the Wedge as testament to […]

Photo of City Bakery's barbecue tempeh sandwich courtesy of Smiling Hara Tempeh

Smiling Hara Tempeh partners with Mother Earth Produce, vies for FedEx grant

Smiling Hara Tempeh is expanding its distribution in the Asheville area. Mother Earth Produce recently added the tempeh to its list of local and organic products available for home delivery, and City Bakery is featuring the soy-free product in the form of an Asian barbecue sandwich with Sriracha slaw and sunflower sprouts on a Hawaiian […]

Photo courtesy of Brother Wolf Animal Rescue

Grovewood Gallery hosts weekend sale to benefit Brother Wolf Animal Rescue fund, April 17-18

Grovewood Gallery is hosting its annual charity sale on Friday and Saturday, April 17-18, from noon until 4 p.m. each day. All items in the gallery will be marked down (from 10 percent to 50 percent off) during this time frame, and 10 percent of proceeds will benefit Brother Wolf Animal Rescue’s “Help Me Heal […]

Asheville School of Wine to hold South African tasting event with art exhibit by Sandee Johnson, March 6

Asheville School of Wine will host a happy hour this Friday, March 6, from 5-7 p.m., at MetroWines. The event features an art exhibit by Sandee Johnson, entitled “African Breezes,” in addition to a tasting of South African wines. The happy hour event is free to attend, and parking is available at the wine shop […]

10th annual Celebration Israel Festival and Expo, April 26

Celebration Israel Festival and Expo will be held on Sunday, April 26, at Congregation Beth Israel (229 Murdock Ave.) Press release from event organizers: There’s something for everyone at the annual Celebration Israel. This year, Celebration Israel has a new name: Celebration Israel Festival and Expo. The new name reflects the new array of attractions […]

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Asheville Tattoo and Arts Expo, March 13-15

The 4th annual Asheville Tattoo and Arts Expo takes place Friday-Sunday, March 13-15, at Asheville Renaissance Hotel and Asheville Masonic Temple. Food trucks, tattoos, pinups and more. Press release from event organizers: From food trucks and tattoos to hot rods and pinups, puppies and face painting to contests and vendors the 4th Annual Asheville Tattoo […]

Valerie Meiss, Mistress of Ceremonies. Photo by Indulge Images

Asheville Vaudeville returns to Toy Boat, March 14

Asheville Vaudeville announces one night (two shows) of  music, puppetry, comedy and flow art. The event takes place at Toy Boat Community Artspace (101 Fairview Road) on Saturday, March 14. 7:30 and 10 p.m. Press release from event organizers: Asheville Vaudeville continues their Spring shows at Toy Boat Community Artspace! Who: Asheville Vaudeville What: A […]

Stella Galyean, winner of the Dallas Herring Achievement Award.

Student overcomes troubled childhood to inspire others

Not only is Stella Galyean the first person in her family to earn more than a sixth-grade education but she did it despite a troubled childhood and an abusive marriage early on. Now a student at A-B Tech Community College, Galyean has been named the winner of the Dallas Herring Achievement Award, which only goes to one student from among 58 community colleges in North Carolina each year.

Brother Wolf receives kudos for serving an all-vegan menu

No, not to its animals but rather to the folks who attend any of its shelter-sponsored events. This new animal-friendly menu garnered Brother Wolfe the Shelter of the Month award from Animal Place, one of the oldest and largest farmed animal sanctuaries in the country. Here’s the full release: Brother Wolf Animal Rescue receives honors for vegan policy Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, a […]