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Park Service prepares for preservation at Carl Sandburg Home

Announcement from the National Park Service: Flat Rock, NC – Preparations for preservation work on the Sandburg Home at Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site is underway.  Throughout 2015 most of the furnishings inside the Sandburg Home will be inventoried and packed away.  During this packing process visitors on tour will have an opportunity to […]

‘The Boarder’s Garb’ exhibit to open Feb. 10 at Thomas Wolfe Memorial

The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources announced a fashionable exhibit opening up at Asheville’s Thomas Wolfe Memorial on Feb. 10. The exhibit, “The Boarder’s Garb,” features the styles of clothing likely worn by the boarders at the Old Kentucky Home in 1915. More from the NCDCR: In Look Homeward, Angel Thomas Wolfe wrote, “Upon […]

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Mary Boyer Sustainable Food and Agriculture grants awarded to two female farmers

From Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture: Boone, North Carolina—Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture (BRWIA) announces the recipients for the 2015 Mary Boyer Sustainable Food and Agriculture Grant program. For five years, the Sustainable Food and Agriculture Grant has strengthened our local food system by supporting female farmers, ranchers, and processors who plan to create innovative, […]

Mission Children’s Hospital moves back home

From a press release: After spending more than eight months caring for pediatric patients on the fifth floor of Mission Hospital, Mission Children’s Hospital has returned home to the newly renovated unit of the third floor. This renovation provides many improvements to Mission Children’s Hospital including family-requested amenities, such as laundry facilities, lobby area and […]

Training teaches Western NC officers how to handle mental illness

 From a press release:   Between 25 and 40 percent of Americans with mental illness will pass through the criminal justice system at some point, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Officers face special challenges when interacting with people with a mental illness, substance use disorder or developmental disability. In North Carolina […]

Mission Health’s Heart Center receives heart failure award

From a press release:   Mission Health’s Heart Center has received the Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure GOLD Achievement Award from the American Heart Association. This recognition signifies that Mission Health has reached an exceptional goal of treating heart failure patients. “At Mission Health, we are committed to providing our patients with quality care and […]

Arboretum to add Olmsted sculpture, preserve tree

Press release from the NC Arboretum: A combination of thoughtful planning and fortunate circumstances has ushered in 2015 as an exciting time of growth and preservation for The North Carolina Arboretum. In the coming months, the organization will embark upon projects of historical and contemporary importance that honor the vision and integrity of landscape architecture. […]

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Asheville Harry Potter Alliance seeks funding for charitable projects

The Asheville chapter of the Harry Potter Alliance (AHPA) has come nearly to the halfway to achieving the group’s $500 fundraising goal on popular crowdfunding platform Indiegogo. The club, bonded by a shared love of all things Harry Potter, holds philanthropic events and fundraisers on a regular basis, according to organizers. Members hope to improve […]

Buncombe Special Olympics has 1st state athlete of the month

From a Buncombe County press release: Buncombe Special Olympics has 1st state athlete of the month Matt Paoletti is one busy guy. From participating in Special Olympics Buncombe County to acting in a local theater and volunteering around his community, the Asheville resident truly enjoys staying active. “Being this active gives him a chance to […]

Museum specialist Miriam Farris inventories and prepares objects in the Sandburg Home for storage.

Preparing for preservation at the Sandburg Home

From a Carl Sandburg Home press release: Preparing for preservation at the Sandburg Home Flat Rock, NC – Preparations for preservation work on the Sandburg Home at Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site is underway.  Throughout 2015 most of the furnishings inside the Sandburg Home will be inventoried and packed away.  During this packing process […]

Dr. Elaine Ingham to visit Living Web Farms, Organic Growers School, to train tarmers on improving soil health

From an Organic Growers School press release: Dr. Elaine Ingham to visit Living Web Farms, Organic Growers School, to train farmers on improving soil health Dr. Elaine Ingham is an iconic figure in organic farming, and a world-renowned soil microbiologist. In March 2015, Dr. Ingham will visit Living Web Farms outside of Asheville, NC, and […]

WCU: WCU teams to provide presentations on international cultures for WNC schools

From The Reporter at Western Carolina University: WCU teams to provide presentations on international cultures for WNC schools by Randall Holcombe Teachers and administrators from K-12 schools across Western North Carolina will have a chance to schedule in-school presentations on international cultures for their students as a reorganized outreach program gets started back up in […]

Nina Simone project opens at Upstairs Artspace in Tryon, Jan. 31

Reparations for Nina, works by Asheville Affrilachian artist Valeria Watson, recreates singer Nina Simone’s home in Tryon’s Upstairs Artspace. Simone was born in Tryon. The exhibit opens on Saturday, Jan. 31, at 5 p.m. Press release from Valeria Watson: Asheville Affrilachian Artist Valeria Watson creates change and community through her show opening in Tryon, North […]

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Storyteller David Novak is invited to Provincetown Playhouse

Local storyteller David Novak shares his solo rendition of Gilgamesh as part of the Professional Storytelling Series at Provincetown Playhouse on Sunday, April 19. Press release from Novak: “I will rebuild the temple and the scribes will write of my adventure. I have no doubt, but that in five thousand years it will still be […]

SAHC: Wild hogs invade the Highlands of Roan

From the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy: Wild hogs invade the Highlands of Roan Over the past year, SAHC’s Roan Stewardship Director, Marquette Crockett, has been talking to conservationists, wildlife agencies, landowners, and farmers about something deeply disturbing in the Highlands of Roan — the growing frequency of invasive wild hog damage. “The hogs are causing […]

The Asheville Art Museum hosts a Museum Travelers trip

From an Asheville Art Museum press release: The Asheville Art Museum hosts a Museum Travelers trip to the Bentonville/Kansas City area on November 4-8 Tour the unique art and architecture of the Bentonville/Kansas City Area November 4–8, 2015 ASHEVILLE—The Asheville Art Museum is excited to be hosting a Museum Travelers trip to the Bentonville/Kansas City […]

North Carolina’s new poet laureate to be installed Monday, Feb. 2

From a North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources press release: North Carolina’s new poet laureate to be installed Monday, Feb. 2 Raleigh, N.C. — Shelby Stephenson, award winning poet, educator and recipient of a North Carolina Award for literature, will be installed as the state’s poet laureate in a ceremony with North Carolina Governor Pat […]

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B the Change community gathering at New Mountain, Feb. 10

The Asheville Chapter of the B Corp Movement host a “B the Change” community gathering at New Mountain. The Tuesday, Feb. 10 event takes place at 6:30 p.m. and focuses on “educating, inspiring, and entertaining fellow change-makers, businesses, artists and innovators.” Press release from New Earth MUZiQ: On Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 at 6:30pm the […]

AMP hosts a free taxes & acousting workshop for musicians, Feb. 19

Asheville Music Professionals will hold a free workshop on taxes and accounting for musicians, presented by CPA Brian C. Hunter. The event takes place at Barley’s Taproom & Pizzeria on Thursday, Feb. 19, at 6 p.m. From the AMP Facebook invite: Join us for a FREE workshop on taxes and accounting for musicians, presented by […]