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Native Marketplace comes to Asheville Art Museum July 11

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 […]

Blue Ridge Parkway Quarter

National Park Service releases Blue Ridge Parkway commemorative quarter

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 […]

Air quality forecast for Thursday, June 25: Moderate (YELLOW)

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. […]

Hank West and the Smokin' Hots

Hank West and the Smokin’ Hots play fundraiser concert at Aloft’s rooftop venue, June 28

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 […]

100 ‘free Schlotzsky’s for a year’ passes up for grabs at the chain’s new Arden location, June 25

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 […]

Asheville Habitat ReStore announces 4th annual ‘ReStore ReUse Contest’

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 […]

Air quality forecast for Wednesday, June 24: Moderate (YELLOW)

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. […]

Photo courtesy of Painting with a Twist of Asheville

Paint-and-sip businesses opens Monday, June 29

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, […]

Candlelight vigil held at Beth HaTephila to demand congressional action on Voting Rights Act

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 […]

Vance Monument vandalized, spray-paint reads ‘black lives matter’

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 […]

Asheville reverend to receive Unitarian Universalist Association’s Distinguished Service Award

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 […]

Photo by Bruce Guenter

PARI hosts lightning detection presentation, July 10

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 […]

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