Courtesy of the Hands On! website

Hands On! to teach children about voting

Press Release from Hands On!: Come visit Hands On!, the children’s museum in downtown Hendersonville, to experience “hands on” voting for all ages. Practice the voting process by voting on this question: “What tastes better an apple or an orange?” The Hands On! Voting booth is made possible by Kids Voting Henderson County which is […]

photo courtesy of Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority

New short-term parking rates to go into effect at AVL airport

Press release from Asheville Regional Airport: A parking garage construction project is underway at Asheville Regional Airport (AVL), which has resulted in temporary changes to parking at the airport.  There is plenty of parking for passengers; however, the construction project has resulted in a temporarily reduced number of spaces for short-term parkers.  In order to discourage overnight […]

Photo courtesy of Mary Jo Padgett

Guided history walks in Hendersonville to resume this November

Press release from organizers: Starting at 10 a.m. each Saturday morning in November, guided walks along Hendersonville’s Main Street will reveal the town’s charming history and interesting architectural designs — with stops at the Historic Courthouse, Skyland Hotel, City Hall, and other historic shops and structures along Main Street.  Cost is $10 per person 10 […]

Western Piedmont Community College offers turkey processing workshop, Nov. 19

PRESS RELEASE from Western Piedmont Community College: Join Western Piedmont Community College ‘s Sustainable Agriculture Program for our 4th annual On Farm Turkey Processing Workshop! On Saturday November 19 beginning at 8:00 am, learn to humanely process pasture-raised turkeys, and reserve one with our farmer to take home for Thanksgiving Dinner. We are partnering with […]

Highlands’ Old Edwards Inn and Spa awarded highest N.C. award for green travel

Press release from Old Edwards Inn and Spa: OCTOBER 24, 2016 (Highlands, NC) Old Edwards Inn and Spa in Highlands, NC is one of only two hospitality providers in North Carolina to be awarded the cardinal designation from NC Green Travel Award. The NC Green Travel Award is designated by Dogwood Flower and Cardinal symbols. To […]

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Author Leigh Ann Henion to read Nov. 10 at UNCA

Press release from UNC Asheville: Leigh Ann Henion, the New York Times best-selling author of Phenomenal: A Hesitant Adventurer’s Search for Wonder in the Natural World, will be the next to read and discuss her works as part of UNC Asheville’s 2016-17 Visiting Writer Series hosted by Wiley Cash. This event, free and open to everyone, will take place […]

Thomas Wolfe Memorial announces winners of this year’s student writing competition

Press release from the Thomas Wolfe Memorial:  Congratulations to the 2016 winners of the Thomas Wolfe Memorial “Telling Our Tales” student writing competition. This year 158 stories were submitted, inspired by the writings of Thomas Wolfe. Grades 4-5 1st Sarah Suzanne Pusser “Trying My Best” Odyssey Community School 2nd Hollin Hardy-Brasch “Alex Hunter” Odyssey Community […]

Photo by Lydia Daniller; calf sculpture by Carl D'Alvia

Writer Lucy Corin to offer reading and discussion at UNC Asheville Nov. 8

Press release from UNC Asheville: Lucy Corin, the award-winning novelist and short-story writer, will read from and discuss her works at noon on Tuesday, Nov. 8 in UNC Asheville’s Karpen Hall, in the Laurel Forum. This event is free and open to everyone. Corin, who won a Rome Prize in literature from the American Academy of […]

Photo of Martin Rosenbluth courtesy of UNC Asheville

Immigration rights attorney to speak at UNCA Oct. 27

Press release from UNC Asheville: Refugees in Crisis: From Texas to Turkey – Talk by Immigration Rights Attorney Martin Rosenbluth at UNC Asheville Oct. 27 Martin Rosenbluth, a North Carolina-based immigration rights attorney will give a talk, Refugees in Crisis: From Texas to Turkey, at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27, at UNC Asheville’s Karpen Hall, in the […]

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UNC Asheville presents a Fall Dance Happening on Nov. 3

Press release from UNC Asheville: The Fall Dance Happening, a studio showing of faculty and student in-progress works, will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3 in UNC Asheville’s Sherrill Center Dance Studio 351. This event is free and open to everyone. In the tradition of experimental dance, the Fall Dance Happening is a low-tech, […]

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‘Toasty’ blanket and winter wearables drive to benefit ABCCM Nov. 17

Press release from Insurance Service of Asheville: WHO: Insurance Service of Asheville and ABCCM with support from 98.1FM The River WHAT: TOASTY, Blanket & Winter Wearables Drive WHERE: Corner of College and Charlotte streets, Executive Park parking lot WHEN: Thursday, November 17, 2016 • 7am – 1pm BRING: New or clean, gently used blankets, coats, hats, scarves and […]

Duckworth at the Wedge pop-up offers gallery walk and performance Oct. 21

Press release from event organizer: WHAT: Gallery Walk & Video/Performance with Artist John Duckworth WHO: Duckworth at the Wedge Pop-Up Gallery WHERE: 37 Paynes Way #009, Asheville, NC, 28801 WHEN: Gallery walk, Saturday, October 21st at 4 p.m. Performance, Saturday, October 21st at 5 p.m. INFO: Duckworth at the Wedge is a pop-up gallery in […]

Lake Louise advocates convince Weaverville to stop proposed development

Press release from the Lake Louise Preservation Association: Monday night a local group — the Lake Louise Preservation Association (LLPA) — won an unusual victory. They achieved a last-minute stop to a high-density development being built on the shores of small Lake Louise in Weaverville, immediately opposite the lake’s historic park, at the corner of Quarry […]

Three western North Carolina counties experiencing extreme drought 

Press release from North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources: RALEIGH– While eastern North Carolina is still reeling from the flooding caused by Hurricane Matthew, three counties in western North Carolina have been designated as experiencing extreme drought conditions. The extreme drought in Cherokee, Clay and Macon counties was caused by below normal rainfall and […]

Halloween is otter-ly fun at Grandfather Mountain. In this photo, one of the mountain’s resident river otters plays with a festive Halloween enrichment. Photo by Monty Combs | Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation

Beary Scary Halloween festival returns to Grandfather Mountain Oct. 29

Press release from Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation: Looking for mountains of Halloween fun? Grandfather Mountain has plenty of tricks and treats in store for its annual Beary Scary Halloween festival, returning Saturday, Oct. 29. The special day features a spooky selection of nature programs, Halloween-themed crafts, a costume contest, animal enrichments and, of course, trick-or-treating. All […]

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