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Western North Carolina Health Advocates sponsors rally to expand Medicaid June 22

Press release from WNC Health Advocates: WNCHA TO HOLD EXPAND MEDICAID RALLY, FILM SCREENING ASHEVILLE – Western North Carolina Health Advocates sponsors Rally to ExpandMedicaid at 2 p.m. June 22 at the Vance Monument, followed by a screening ofthe short documentary film, “Meet the People,’ at 4 p.m. at FirstCongregational Church on Oak Street. The […]

Western Carolina Medical Society’s Physicians’ Voice: Cataract awareness month

From Western Carolina Medical Society: CATARACT PREVENTION AND TREATMENT Edward K. Isbey, III, M.D.    June is Cataract Awareness Month. Most people have a relative, friend, or neighbor who has had to deal with a cataract.  20.5 million Americans age 40 or older are affected by cataracts.   When we focus on something, the light […]

Asheville SCORE and AB-Tech sponsor seminar on buying and selling a business June 21

Press release from Asheville SCORE: Buying & Selling a Business, sponsored by Asheville SCORE and The Small Business and Technology Development Center at AB-Tech Date & Time: Saturday June 21, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT Location: AB-Tech Enka Campus 1459 Sand Hill Rd Small Business Center Room 2046 Candler, NC Description: This seminar […]

Trust announces more than $450,000 to help Spanish-speaking and rural residents find health insurance

Press release from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust: Trust Announces More than $450,000 to Help Spanish-Speaking and Rural Residents Find Health Insurance; Support Medicaid Expansion Nearly $1.5 Million in Trust Funds Invested in Affordable Care Act Implementation to Date WINSTON-SALEM, NC—The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust announced grants of more than $450,000 to support the […]

AC-T: Asheville tops NC in per capita pedestrian accidents

From the Asheville Citizen-Times: A steady increase in the number of vehicle/pedestrian collisions in recent years has earned Asheville a dubious distinction — that of the most dangerous city in the state, per capita, for people on foot. Despite myriad efforts by city leaders ranging from sidewalk improvements to stepped-up police enforcement of traffic rules, […]

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Bluff Mountain Festival, June 14

From a press release: Bluff Mountain Festival, June 14 Foot-tapping bluegrass and old-time music, a silent auction of beautiful local and regional items, and artists’ market, good food, a beautiful setting, and much more make the Madison County Arts Council’s Bluff Mountain Festival a special community event.  This year’s annual festival will be held June […]

City of Asheville Parks and Recreation seeks public input on Montford Center Complex master plan

Press release: CITY OF ASHEVILLE PARKS AND RECREATION SEEKS PUBLIC INPUT  MONTFORD CENTER COMPLEX MASTER PLAN Public Drop-In Meeting June 3, 2014   ASHEVILLE, NC – The City of Asheville Parks and Recreation Department is developing a master plan for improvements of the Montford Center Complex, and planning for future programs at the Montford Recreation Center and surrounding park.  The final public input session will be Tuesday, […]

“Magic, Mirth & Meaning” announces summer magic show dates

From a press release: “Magic, Mirth & Meaning” announces summer magic show dates “Magic, Mirth & Meaning” continues monthly at St. Mary’s Church at 337 Charlotte Street as a fundraiser for The Vanishing Wheelchair, a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Bring the whole family to see story tellers, singers, magicians, and jugglers on June 28 at 6:30 p.m. […]

Asheville joins cities around the world and hosts first annual ShareFest on Saturday May 31

Press release from SHARE Asheville: Asheville, NC – On Saturday May 31st SHARE Asheville will host the first annual Asheville ShareFest to promote cooperative business, collaborative consumption and the sharing economy in Asheville, NC.  This interactive co-created event features a showcase of local organizations, projects and knowledge and will be free and open to the […]

Asheville Music School Presents WINDSONG 2014, June 19

From a press release: Asheville Music School Presents WINDSONG 2014, June 19 Asheville Music School is proud to premiere WINDSONG 2014- the first in a series of historically-informed concerts. WINDSONG is a celebration of Celtic music: the folk and dance tunes of Galicia, Brittany, Ireland, Ulster, Scotland, Australia, and North America. The concert also features […]

Penland School of Crafts offers discounts to area residents

From a press release: Penland School of Crafts offers discounts to area residents Penland School of Crafts has open spaces in a number classes in two upcoming summer session available at half tuition to residents of the following Western North Carolina counties: Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Graham, Clay, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, […]