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Children’s book reading for National Stand Against Racism month, April 25

From a press release: In recognition of National Stand Against Racism month, Asheville author Cynthia Yancey, M.D., will be reading from her book Zak and Niki: A First Look at Rising above Racism on Saturday, April 25, 11-11:30 a.m. at Spellbound Children’s Bookshop, 50 North Merrimon Avenue, Shops at Reynolds Village, North Asheville. Zak and Niki is a […]

SBA names Western North Carolina business owner 2015 North Carolina Small Business Person of the Year

From a press release: SBA names Western North Carolina business owner 2015 North Carolina Small Business Person of the Year Charlotte, N.C. – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has named Jeff Slosman, the owner of National Wiper Alliance (NWA) the North Carolina Small Business Person of the Year for 2015. NWA is headquartered in […]

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Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation raises impact on key Parkway improvements to $1.2 million

From a press release: Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation raises impact on key Parkway improvements to $1.2 million Nonprofit provides matching funding through Centennial Challenge in addition to its yearly contributions to projects along the Parkway (NC, VA) – The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation is thrilled to announce it will provide $357,370 to match funding allocated […]

The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design announces 2015 Windgate Fellows

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Windgate Fellowship, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design announces its newest group of recipients. Press release from the CCCD: This year, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) celebrates the 10th Anniversary of its Windgate Fellowship Award, marking $1.5 million awarded to 100 emerging craft artists nationwide. […]

MAHEC celebrates 10th anniversary of Minority Medical Mentoring Program

From a press release: MAHEC celebrates 10th anniversary of Minority Medical Mentoring Program On May 21, 2015, the Asheville Buncombe Institute of Parity Achievement (ABIPA), Mission Health, the Western Carolina Medical Society (WCMS) and the Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Minority Medical Mentoring Program (MMMP) at the […]

RiverLink celebrates Earth Day with children’s festival

From a press release: RiverLink celebrates Earth Day with children’s festival Earth Week is an annual reminder to appreciate our planet Earth. Come celebrate with RiverLink at our Earth Day Children’s Festival at RiverLink’s Performance Park on April 25 from 11am. to 3pm. Enjoy an afternoon filled with a blow up bounce house, face painting, […]

National Park tourism in North Carolina creates $1.5 billion in economic benefit

From a National Park Service press release: National Park tourism in North Carolina creates $1.5 billion in economic benefit New report shows visitor spending supports over 18,520  jobs in North Carolina Atlanta – A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 16,710,760 visitors to national parks in North Carolina spent $1,102.6 million in the […]

Local Subway restaurants show appreciation to Habitat volunteers

From a Habitat for Humanity press release: Local Subway restaurants show appreciation to Habitat volunteers Statewide Effort Fed 2,000 at Habitat Build Sites in Honor of National Volunteer Week Asheville, N.C.– In celebration of National Volunteer Week approximately 2,000 Habitat for Humanity volunteers working across North Carolina received catered boxed lunches from local franchise owners […]

MAKING INTERNATIONAL CONNECTIONS: Jack Igelman, Elizabeth Pendleton and their sons, Hank and Jonah, of Asheville hosted Mario Hernandez Pico, a student from Spain, last summer as part of Xplore USA’s Summer Camp. An info session for this year's program happens Sunday.

Want to host a summer exchange student? Info session happens Sunday

Want to host a summer international exchange student? An Asheville information session this Sunday afternoon, April 26, about Xplore USA will walk you through the details. Plus, there’s free ice cream. Here’s a press release from the organizers: Xplore USA summer camp program brings international students to Asheville Local families can host visiting teens for […]

Green Opportunities gets $25,000 grant from Wells Fargo

Asheville-based Green Opportunities has received a $25,000 grant from financial-services company Wells Fargo. “This critical funding will increase our ability to serve Asheville’s low-wealth residents who are often left out of economic opportunities. With this support, we’ll be able to bolster our training activities and facilitate meaningful pathways to employment for our participants,”says GO’s Mission Advancement […]

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Katherine de Vos Devine appointed executive director of Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center

Katherine de Vos Devine, a Ph.D. in Art History candidate at Duke University, has been appointed the executive director of Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center. She will provide strategic and operational leadership for the organization as it expands its facilities and programs. Press release from Bow Bridge Communications: Katherine de Vos Devine has […]

WNC receives USDA support for regional farmer training program

From a press release: WNC receives USDA support for regional farmer training program Asheville, N.C. – “Farm Pathways: Access to Land, Livelihood and Learning,” is a whole-farm training and innovative land access program for new and aspiring farmers in Western North Carolina. This farmer training program is being developed by three collaborative partners: Southern Appalachian […]

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