A collaboration of public and private organizations have announced an upcoming Native Marketplace art show and demonstration, to be held Saturday, July 11 at the Asheville Art Museum, located at 2 South Pack Square in downtown Asheville. The event will run in the afternoon from 12 p.m. until 5 p.m., and will feature work from […]
The National Park Service will host a special release event for the commemorative Blue Ridge Parkway quarter today in Pack Square Park in downtown Asheville, beginning at 10 a.m. The newly minted currency will depict a scene from the North Carolina section of the parkway on the reverse side, complete with the state flower, as […]
Thursday, June 25, 2015, is a code YELLOW air quality forecast day for the valleys of Asheville. This means that unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor exertion. For the ridge tops, it is a code GREEN air quality forecast day. No health impacts are expected when air quality is in this range. Please call if you have any questions. […]
Downtown Asheville’s Aloft hotel recently launched a rooftop live music series called Live@Aloft to benefit local nonprofits. The next performance — the second of six planned concerts — is on Sunday, June 28, from 4-8 p.m., and features sharp-dressed retro jazz outfit Hank West and the Smokin’ Hots of Asheville, who recently released their album […]
Sandwich chain Schlotzsky’s is opening a new location at 377 Long Shoals Road in Arden. The official grand opening, including ample giveaways, is Thursday, July 2, but anticipatory celebrations are also planned for Thursday, June 25, at 10 a.m.. Most notably, the eatery is giving out 100 “free Schlotzsky’s for a year” passes to the […]
Through July 1 – August 31, Asheville Habitat ReStore will hold its fourth annual ReStore ReUse Contest for innovative building projects constructed predominantly of used building materials. “Our customers often tell us about the projects they make using materials purchased at the ReStore, ” ReStore Manager Scott Stetson said. “This contest is a great way to showcase their projects […]
Starting tomorrow, June 25, Kadee Beasley, from Fairview, N.C., along with 49 other state representatives, will compete in the 58th Distinguished Young Women National Finals scholarship competition.
Funny Business at The Millroom presents New Orleans native Mark Normand on Saturday, July 11. Press release from event organizers: Comedian Mark Normand comes to Asheville to play Funny Business at the Millroom on Saturday, July 11th with shows at 8:00pm and 10:00pm. Normand is eager to come play Asheville saying, “Can’t wait to get […]
Anam Cara Theatre Company holds Jest Fest: An Open-Mic Comedy Variety Show at Toy Boat Community Art Space on Friday, July 3. Press release from Anam Cara: Anam Cara Theatre Company presents Jest Fest: An Open-Mic Comedy Variety Show Friday, July 3, 2015 at 8:00pm Toy Boat Community Art Space 101 Fairview Rd. Asheville, NC […]
The U.S. Department of the Interior released a report yesterday, June 23, that predicts the risk posed to U.S. national parks by rising sea levels.
Press release: The recently announced Farm Pathways program from Organic Growers School, Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy and WNC Farm Link has gained some additional support.
The Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College announced today, June 27, that it will be closing the Haynes Building at A-B Tech Enka by September 3o, in an effort to save $540,000 in operating costs for this year. The Haynes Building currently is only 50 percent occupied and A-B Technical Community College is relocating most of the remaining 31 […]
Wednesday, June 24, 2015, is a code YELLOW air quality forecast day for the valleys of Asheville. This means that unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor exertion. For the ridge tops, it is a code GREEN air quality forecast day. No health impacts are expected when air quality is in this range. Please call if you have any questions. […]
Asheville Radio Group (owner of 96.5 WOXL, 105.9 The Mountain, 98.1 The River and ESPN Radio 1310 & 970) announces a new station, REWIND 100.3 FM. Programming features ’80s music, Press release from Asheville Radio Group: You remember cassette tapes right? Well they may be long gone but the fun and upbeat music from that […]
Painting and wine have long gone together. It’s arguable that many of the world’s great art works (not to mention literature) would not exist without the nudge of the grape. Painting with a Twist Asheville is a new business that pairs art enthusiasts, instructors, adult beverages and snacks for an entertaining night out. The franchise, […]
From Bend the Arc: a Jewish Partnership for Justice: New York, NY—As national civil rights advocates gear up for a major legislative push to restore the Voting Rights Act, nearly 50 activists from Carolina Jews for Justice, a local organization affiliated with Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice, gathered for a vigil at […]
Information reported on WLOS: Last night before 2 a.m., “black lives matter” was spray-painted across the nameplate of downtown Asheville’s Vance Monument. The monument, dedicated to former governor and Civil War Confederate general Zebulon Vance, (and other Vance namesakes) have come under fire recently for the potential racial statement this honor makes. The graffiti has since been cleared […]
Get ready to be bombarded by blueberries. According to the North Carolina Department of Agriculture, too much rain damages blueberries and ruins crops. This year, sunny skies have kept crops flourishing across the state.
Asheville Unitarian Universalist minister and advocate of racial justice Reverend Clark Olsen will receive an award for his distinguished service from the Unitarian Universalist Association, the nationwide organization for the UU religious movement. Olsen will be commended at a ceremony in front of the UUA’s General Assembly on Saturday, June 27, in Portland, Ore. From […]
Students at UNC Asheville started a petition to remove and rename the campus police station, which is currently named for former governor and Civil War Confederate colonel Zebulon Vance.
WHAT: Presentation on detection and study of lightning WHERE: Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute, 1 PARI Drive, Rosman, N.C. HOW MUCH: $20 adults/$15 military & seniors/children 10 & under free WHEN: Friday, July 10, at 7 p.m. From PARI: (June 22, 2015) – The public is invited to a special presentation of how scientists detect and study lightning […]