Local restaurants receive Wine Spectator Award of Excellence

Wine Spectator Magazine has recently released the 2015 Award of Excellence winners which includes local restaurants such as Vue 1913, Posana, Sunset Terrace and more. From Lori Lefevre Communications Press Release Wine Spectator is out with their 2015 Award of Excellence, and the following Asheville restaurants made the list: Vue 1913, Posana, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, […]

Mission Health named a 2015 most wired hospital

From a press release: Mission Health has been named one of the “Most Wired” hospitals in the country, joining just six others in North Carolina and about 230 nationwide.  The health system’s flagship hospital, Mission Hospital, was recognized for the three previous years. Most Wired Hospitals focus on security and patient engagement. The awards are presented […]

Art historian and author Eva Día speaks at BMCM+AC, Aug. 6

Eva Díaz discusses her new book, The Experimenters: Chance and Design at Black Mountain College, during a presentation at Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center on Thursday, Aug. 6. Press release from BMCM+AC: Free Presentation and Book Signing by BMC Scholar Eva Díaz Thursday, August 6, 7:00 p.m. Black Mountain College Museum + Arts […]

Air quality forecast for Tuesday, July 21: Moderate (YELLOW)

Tuesday, July 21st, 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 our office if you have […]

Modular Marketplace continued throughout the festival. Photo by Carrie Eidson.

Two takes on the Moogfest move: A local musician responds to Moog Music’s statement

After its Tuesday, July 14 announcement that Moogfest is moving to Durham, Moog Music released a statement on Friday, clarifying its position to locals (and, likely, detractors). The statement, met with mixed reaction, does offer some insight (“The $1.5 million dollar loss was shouldered by Moog Music alone”). And to its credit, the instrument manufacturer […]

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Asheville School hosts students from Tsinghua University High School in Beijing this summer

With 115 years of heritage, Asheville School is excited to announce a first: The school will transform into an international summer camp for three weeks this summer, hosting 27 exemplary students from Tsinghua University High School in Beijing, China. “This partnership will allow Asheville School and Tsinghua to co-develop programs that will educate the future […]

BOYS AND BEER: "When I was a kid, my parents had two auto body shops, and I have three older brothers. I am quite comfortable in a male-dominated field," says MetroWines' new beer specialist Anita Riley. Photo courtesy of Riley

MetroWines’ Anita Riley hosts an evening with New Belgium, July 24

MetroWines’ beer specialist and Brewing Up a Storm blogger Anita Riley hosts her Drink Like a Girl event at the shop on Friday, July 24, from 5-7 p.m. This iteration of the recurring event features New Belgium Brewing beers, including the company’s fall seasonal called Long Table, and New Belgium’s Western Carolinas beer ranger Wes […]

Mountain Heritage High School student Sophia Coren helps plant the new pollinator garden at the Yancey County high school. Photo courtesy of Monarch Rescue

WNC schools partner with Monarch Rescue to create butterfly gardens

From Monarch Rescue Press Release As part of a national effort to stave the decline of monarch butterflies, Buncombe, Madison, Yancey, and Mitchell counties now have 13 new butterfly gardens, many installed by area students. Local organizations Monarch Rescue and Toe River Watershed Partnership have spear-headed the effort using a grant from the U.S. Fish […]

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Jeff Alt presents “The Adventures of Bubba Jones: Time Traveling Through the Great Smoky Mountains,” Aug. 15

Author Jeff Alt will discuss and sign his National Park adventure series at Malaprop’s on Saturday, Aug. 15. Alt’s new book, The Adventures of Bubba Jones: Time Traveling Through the Great Smoky Mountains, encourages young people to explore the outdoors. Press release from event organizers: Hiking expert and author presents new Bubba Jones National Park […]

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aSHEville Museum celebrates its one-year anniversary, tonight, 6-8 p.m.

aSHEville Museum, a women’s cultural museum located at 35 Wall St. in downtown Asheville,  has invited the public to its first-year-anniversary celebration, tonight, Thursday, July 16, from 6-8 p.m. The event will include an evening of live music, featuring local singer and emmy nominee Kat Williams, plus the opening of two new exhibits: “Her Nobel Words […]

Immediate Theatre Project announces 2015/2016 season

Local troupe Immediate Theatre Project announces its upcoming season, including Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Press release from ITP: Immediate Theatre Project’s 2015/2016 Season is their most ambitious yet. It includes one of American Drama’s most brilliant and beloved classics, a popular tradition, and a brand new adaptation. Immediate Theatre Project, or ITP, […]

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