Asheville and New Belgium win national award for greenway collaboration

Excited about the new greenway coming to the River Arts District? So is American Trails. The national nonprofit recognized the city of Asheville and New Belgium Brewing with a Partnership Award for the French Broad Greenway. The greenway is expect to be completed this winter. Last year’s American Trails Partnership Award went to Bay Area […]

FORTE: Four theatrical divas at Crest Mountain, June 3

Local theatrical divas Liz Aiello, Carol Duermit, Katherine Sandoval Taylor and Beverly Todd all perform as part of FORTE, a cabaret production at Crest Mountain Dinner Show. The performance is on Wednesday, June 3. Press release from Crest Mountain: Well-known WNC theatrical divas, Liz Aiello, Carol Duermit, Katherine Sandoval Taylor, and Beverly Todd have joined forces […]


Experience Music announces Phuncle Sam/Infinite Vortex collaboration at Pisgah Brewery May 22

Experience Music, a local organization which facilitates the tutelage of young musicians in the Asheville area, has announced a joint show with local legends Phuncle Sam on Friday, May 22 at Pisgah Brewing Company in Black Mountain, NC. The event will feature Infinite Vortex, a six-piece rock n’ roll band made up of Experience Music’s […]


“The Great American Trailer Park Musical” opens at Asheville Community Theatre June 5

A stripper, an agoraphobe and tollbooth collector all walk into a trailer park in Central Florida … it’s not a joke, it’s the setup for The Great American Trailer Park Musical, onstage at Asheville Community Theatre from Friday, June 5-Sunday, June 28. From a press release: The New Yorker called this show “more fun than […]

Each spring, Asheville on Bikes Executive Director Mike Sule and other advocates help organize a Strive Not to Drive campaign to encourage multimodal transit.

Strive not to drive week continues after the ever exciting “Crosstown Getaround”

Yesterday the annual strive not to drive week festivities, promoted by the active Asheville on bikes group, carried on with a competition between three hand picked contestants. A driver, a biker and a pedestrian all ran the same errands to see what the quickest way to get around downtown asheville and run errands really is. Mountain […]

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Four local divas to perform on Crest Mountain

The Crest Mountain Dinner Show will kick off its Summer Concert series with FORTE: A CABARET on Wednesday, June 3, 7 p.m. at Crest Mountain Pavillion (30 Ben Lippen School Road) in Woodfin. The cabaret performance will feature a 3-piece band and four well-known WNC theatrical divas: Liz Aiello, Carol Duermit, Katherine Sandoval Taylor, and Beverly Todd. FORTE had a […]


New lunch option for downtown

If you work downtown you don’t always have the time or the budget to eat at one of the many eateries that are within walking distance. You set the good intention of bringing in your own lunch every day but that doesn’t always happen either. So as a downtown worker bee myself, I was happy to learn of […]


Website showcases planned Beaucatcher Greenway in detail

The City of Asheville’s Beaucatcher Greenway project now has an informative website with maps, drawings and images providing a general overview of the project as well as going into more detail on the  greenway’s various sections, trailheads and design. It also offers a projected timeline for the project as well as the history of Beaucatcher Mountain. The projected timeline for the project […]

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MetroWines’ Drink Like a Girl program hosts free beer tasting with Mystery Brewing Co., May 22

MetroWines’ Drink Like a Girl program, led by beer blogger Anita Riley, will host a free beer tasting on Friday, May 22, from 5-7 p.m. A representative from Hillsborough’s Mystery Brewing Company will be on hand at MetroWines to talk about the brewery and its beers, which are the feature of the event. Visit […]

Montford Park Players to hold auditions for Shakespeare’s As You Like It, May 30-31

The Montford Park Players will hold auditions for the theatrical group’s production of As You Like It on Saturday and Sunday, May 30-31, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre, with musician and singer auditions scheduled for Tuesday, June 2, from 5-9 p.m. The production, directed by Adrian Suskauer, opens Friday, Sept. […]

AshevilleFM, new radio station going on the air May 18th

A newly licensed community motivated radio station, AshevilleFM starts transmitting Monday morning on 103.3. The station has been broadcasting on the internet since 2009. Programming includes both news/talk and music. From a press release: 103.3­AshevilleFM Goes Live on the FM Dial in Buncombe County Beginning on May 18th Asheville, N.C. (May 12, 2015) – 103.3AshevilleFM, a […]


Governor and Mrs. McCrory invite public to western residence open house, Saturday, May 16th

This afternoon in the five o’clock hour, Governor Pat McCrory’s office issued a press release inviting the public to the Governor’s western residence for an “open house” on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A picture of the grand estate can be found here. All are encouraged to attend. Press Release Governor and First […]

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