Guides sought for Folkmoot USA’s 34th annual festival

Press release from Folkmoot USA: Though the work is demanding, the rewards of being a Folkmoot Festival guide are meaningful and memorable. A once-in-a-lifetime personal growth and cultural exchange experience awaits for up to 20 individuals, sought by Folkmoot USA to provide support for the 34th annual festival. Guides are ambassadors to visiting international cultural […]

UNC Asheville opens two new art exhibitions on Feb. 24

Press release from UNC Asheville:  Two new exhibitions – the 50th Anniversary Juried Student Exhibition, and a solo exhibition by sculptor and craftsman Aaron Gibbons – will open Friday, Feb. 24 with evening receptions at UNC Asheville’s Owen Hall. These exhibits and receptions are free and open to everyone. Gibbons, a 2013 graduate of UNC […]

Park Ridge Health’s Dr. Carlo Mainardi recognized by the Expert Network

​Press release from the Expert Network:  Dr. Carlo Mainardi, Chief Medical Officer, Park Ridge Health, has joined The Expert Network, an invitation-only service for distinguished professionals. Dr. Mainardi has been chosen as a Distinguished Doctor™ based on peer reviews and ratings, numerous recognitions, and accomplishments achieved throughout his career. Dr. Mainardi outshines others in his field due to his extensive educational background, numerous awards and recognitions, and career longevity. […]

Hendersonville Sister Cities calling young artists and authors

Press release from Hendersonville Sister Cities: Hendersonville Sister Cities (HSC) is inviting local students aged 13-18 to participate in a local art and writing contest as part of the organization’s participation in the international Young Artists & Authors Showcase (YAAS) hosted annually by Sister Cities International. Locally, HSC will accept student artwork, photography, film, and writing […]

Gladys Knight and William McDowell build Reynolds Community Center

Press release: When Gladys Knight and Canton-native William McDowell joined together in marriage, his home became hers. William and Gladys own a property in Fairview just outside Asheville. It’s where their family members gather for special reunions and events and where the couple feel most at home in their lives these days, even amidst Gladys’ […]

French Broad RiverCamp returns for ninth year

Press release from RiverLink:  ASHEVILLE, NC — RiverLink is excited to announce its ninth summer of French Broad RiverCamp, a summer day camp where the French Broad River is the classroom. Rising 3rd – 8th grade campers will explore their watershed through activities like rafting, stream surveys, craft projects, and more! Our goal is for […]

ON THE ROAD: Chai Pani chefs Daniel Peach and James Grogan traveled to India with owner Meherwan Irani to create the culinary documentary Cutting Chai.

Chai Pani announces online release of culinary movie Cutting Chai

PRESS RELEASE from Chai Pani Restaurant Group: ATLANTA & ASHEVILLE (February 14, 2017) – This morning, two-time James Beard Award nominee chef Meherwan Irani and the Chai Pani Group creative team officially debuted the online release of the first three episodes of their culinary film, “Cutting Chai.” First premiered in March of 2016 at Ponce […]

CFWNC’s Pigeon River Fund exceeds $6 million in water quality grants projects

Press release from The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina: The latest round of grants from The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina’s Pigeon River Fund awarded $309,635 to environmental groups working in Western North Carolina bringing total grants to $6,188,147 since 1996. These grants improve surface water quality, enhance fish and wildlife management habitats, […]

Omni Grove Park Inn’s Gingerbread House Competition parking fees benefit six local nonprofits

Press release from Children First/Communities in Schools:  It was four years ago in September when Children First/Communities In Schools (CIS) found out that they had been chosen to be one of The Omni Grove Park Inn’s holiday partners for the Gingerbread House competition. “When we found out that we had been chosen, we knew it […]

The Archive of Scarcity exhibition in Asheville through May 25

Press release: Window (re/production|re/presentation) is pleased to introduce The Archive of Scarcity, a new work by Orlando/Philadelphia-based artist Leah Sandler. Two versions of this work were conceived and produced by Sandler specifically for Window – one for our original location in Asheville, NC, and a second for The Olin Library at Rollins College in Winter […]

Wayne Caldwell and Eric Nelson will read as part of “Writers at Home,” Feb. 19

Press release from UNC Asheville: Wayne Caldwell and Eric Nelson will offer a free reading at the next installment of the Writers at Home series, presented by UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program (GSWP), at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 19, at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood Street in Asheville. This monthly series of free readings […]

Ralph Lewis, photo by Bob Franklin

11th annual Fiddlers of Madison County concert, March 11

Press release from Madison County Arts Council: The 11th Annual The Fiddlers of Madison County Saturday, March 11, 2017 Two shows 3:00 and 7:30 pm $20 advance $25 Day of Show more information at: (828)649-1301 For centuries, literally, folks have been following The French Broad River into Madison County to hear the finest in […]

‘Love Your Pet Day’ event at Ten Thousand Villages to benefit Asheville Humane Society

Press release: “Love Your Pet Day” Event at Ten Thousand Villages to Benefit Asheville Humane Society Montreat, NC ─ On Saturday, February 18th, Ten Thousand Villages in Montreat will celebrate “Love Your Pet Day” by hosting a benefit for Asheville Humane Society. From 12:00-5:00 pm, Ten Thousand Villages will donate 15% of all sales to […]

Award-winning journalist to host free lecture series at Lenoir-Rhyne University

Press release: Diplomacy & Media in a Chaotic World: Award-winning journalist, former U.S. diplomat to speak at Lenoir-Rhyne University Asheville ASHEVILLE, N.C. — A series of four free public lectures will be held at Lenoir-Rhyne University Asheville’s downtown location of 36 Montford Ave. The Monday-night events will cover topics of diplomacy, politics, and news, and […]

‘Magistrate recusal’ lawsuit hearing set for May

Press release: Hearing at Fourth Circuit set for SB2 lawsuit, North Carolina’s “Magistrate Recusal” Law   Asheville, N.C. (February 14, 2017) – Plaintiffs challenging Senate Bill 2 (SB2), an anti-LGBTQ law in North Carolina, have filed their plaintiff’s reply brief to the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Oral arguments before the Fourth Circuit are […]

HART's Production stars Asheville actress Trinity Smith-Keel, last seen in NC Stage's Jeeves in Bloom, and is directed by local director Jason Williams.

Haywood Arts Regional Theater presents controversial drama My Name Is Rachel Corrie

Press release: Haywood Arts Regional Theater presents the controversial ripped-from-the-headlines drama, My Name Is Rachel Corrie, March 3-5, 2017. Taken directly from the writings and journals of Rachel Corrie, My Name Is Rachel Corrie is a one-woman play about an American Peace Activist who, in 2003, was tragically killed in the Gaza Strip at age […]

Buncombe County offers free visits to local attractions

From Buncombe County: Visit Area Attractions FREE Have you visited the otters at the Nature Center lately? Checked out what’s blooming at the NC Arboretum? Seen the new AMOS science center in downtown Asheville? There’s so much to do in Buncombe County and you can now use your library card to do it. Buncombe County […]

Hall Fletcher Elementary hosts first Frostbreaker 5K race

From Hall Fletcher Elementary: Hall Fletcher Elementary in West Asheville Hosts First Annual Frostbreaker 5K Race Asheville, NC, February 14, 2017: Hall Fletcher Elementary, Asheville City Schools’ Math, Science, and Technology Magnet Public Elementary School, will host its first annual Frostbreaker 5K, an Asheville Track Club Grand Prix Event, ON MARCH 18, 2017! This race […]

Ashley Moraguez, assistant professor of political science, UNC Asheville

UNC Asheville hosts panel discussion: “Media and Politics in the Post-truth Era”

Press release from UNC Asheville:  Following a contentious election season and the beginning of a new presidential administration, UNC Asheville’s Departments of Mass Communication and Political Science will host a public panel discussion, Media and Politics in the Post-Truth Era, at 7 p.m. on March 2, in the Humanities Lecture Hall on campus. Professor Don Diefenbach, […]

Patagonia Worn Wear College Tour to stop at Warren Wilson on Feb. 27

Press release from Patagonia: WHAT Patagonia’s Worn Wear College Tour – A mobile repair shop where folks can get their garments repaired and learn how to fix their own gear in addition to learning about Patagonia’s Worn Wear program and the growing zero-waste movements taking place on college campuses. Food, drinks and music will be […]

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