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Emerald ash borer. Photo by Leah Bauer, USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station, Bugwood.org.

Emerald ash borer infestation confirmed in Madison County near Marshall and Hot Springs

Press release from National Forests in North Carolina: Forest health officials with the U.S. Forest Service have discovered declining ash trees due to infestation by the emerald ash borer (EAB) whose presence was confirmed on the Appalachian Ranger District of the Pisgah National Forest and on private lands along the French Broad River from the Tennessee […]

Asheville African-American churches received awards for progress in health promotion as part of the PRAISE program. Photo courtesy of UNC Asheville

ABIPA and UNC Asheville celebrate progress in promoting health

Press release from UNC Asheville: Leaders and members of 13 of Asheville’s African-American churches came together at an awards dinner on Sunday, Aug. 14 at UNC Asheville, to celebrate progress in health promotion made through a joint program with UNC Asheville and ABIPA (the Asheville Buncombe Institute of Parity Achievement). Awards were given to congregations that […]

UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program Announces Fall 2016 Classes

PRESS RELEASE FROM GREAT SMOKIES WRITING PROGRAM: Local writers will have the opportunity to hone their skills with UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program (GSWP) workshops in fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry. Classes will be offered in community locations in Asheville, Hendersonville, Black Mountain and Burnsville. Classes range from five to 15 weeks. Making The […]

New festival, Fiesta Hendersonville, debuts on Sunday, September 25

PRESS RELEASE FROM EVENT ORGANIZERS: Hola Carolina Magazine presents the inaugural Fiesta Hendersonville on Sunday, September 25th, a one-day event on Main Street will showcase the culture and contagious rhythms of Latin America through live music, dance, food, artisans, vendors and more. The family-friendly event runs from 12 noon to 6 p.m. The event is […]

CDS Lower School Building: The finished new Lower School. Photo courtesy of CDS

Carolina Day opens new Lower School

Press release from Carolina Day School: ASHEVILLE- The Wildcat community celebrated the ribbon-cutting and grand opening of Carolina Day’s renovated Lower School: now named Love Hall, and including Oreck Library, and the Alumni Gym. Attendees toured the new facilities and enjoyed food and music in the new Lower School Courtyard. Built in 1956 as Asheville […]

Over 5,300 acres of land around Waterrock Knob on Blue Ridge Parkway protected

Press release from The Conservation Fund: CELEBRATING THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE’S CENTENNIAL AND A MAJOR CONSERVATION VICTORY ON THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY  Land and Water Conservation Fund Enables Creation of New Park at Waterrock Knob with the Protection of More Than 5,300 Acres along the Parkway ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AUG. 23, 2016)— Today a special celebration was […]

5Point Adventure Film Festival comes to Asheville, Oct. 6-8

PRESS RELEASE FROM EVENT ORGANIZERS: Leading adventure film event 5Point Adventure Film Festival announces details for the concert- style film festival in Asheville, NC, taking place October 6-8, 2016. The leading adventure film festival, which was founded in 2008 by former Climbing Magazine owner, Julie Kennedy, and founder of outdoor brand Patagonia, Yvon Chouinard, offers […]

The Asheville Chamber Music Series announces its 64th season

PRESS RELEASE FROM ASHEVILLE CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES: The Asheville Chamber Music Series (ACMS) will be presenting a distinguished roster of internationally acclaimed ensembles for its 2016-’17 season, including the Ying String Quartet, Aspen String Trio, Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet, Jerusalem String Quartet and the Weiss-Kaplan-Stumpf Piano Trio. Concerts will be held at both the Unitarian […]

Haywood County Arts Council hosts artist application workshop, Aug. 28

PRESS RELEASE FROM HAYWOOD COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL: The Haywood County Arts Council invites interested artists to submit applications for inclusion in monthly gallery exhibits or retail spaces. To aid in this process, the Haywood County Arts Council (HCAC) will host a workshop followed by a Q&A about applying to an arts jury. Information on digital […]

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Grovewood Gallery hosts open studios and craft demos to celebrate American Craft Week

PRESS RELEASE FROM GROVEWOOD GALLERY: In celebration of American Craft Week (October 1 – 16), Grovewood Gallery in Asheville will connect local makers with the public on Saturday, October 8 from 11am – 4pm. Visitors will have the opportunity to go behind-the-scenes and tour the artist studios on the Grovewood grounds, meet makers who work […]

Thirsty Monk to celebrate rare beers with upcoming Thirsty Fest, Sept. 5-9

PRESS RELEASE from Thirsty Monk: ASHEVILLE, NC—August 23, 2016—Thirsty Monk is bringing the rare, the exceptional and the downright unusual to Western North Carolina, filling its taps with highly sought after beers for its 7th annual Thirsty Fest. The week-long event is set for September 5–9, 2016 at the flagship Thirsty Monk location in downtown Asheville, complemented […]

Aeroflow Healthcare invites community to enjoy produce from its South Asheville garden

Press release from Aeroflow Healthcare: Aeroflow Community Garden takes Root in South Asheville South Asheville business welcomes employees and community members to share in the harvest South Asheville, August 17, 2016 — Aeroflow Healthcare is proud to announce that their community garden is in full swing and continues to expand. The garden broke ground in […]

Alzheimer’s Association announces support group for LGBT caregivers

Press release from Alzheimer’s Association, Western Carolina Chapter: Premier Home Health Care has started a support group for members of the LGBT community who are caring for loved ones with dementia, this may be their partner, or spouse. This may also be a child caring for their mother or father. This meeting is held every […]

Children First/Communities in Schools suggests ways to support local school children

From Children First/Communities in Schools newsletter: One way to help prepare students for school success is by making sure they have the proper tools and supplies. This is why the School Supply Drive, hosted by the United Way and their community partners, is so vital for making sure all of our students are equipped. With […]

Screening breast thermograms available at local medical practice on Sept. 13

Press release from Asheville Integrative Medicine: Cindy Sullivan, CCT, Clinical travel Thermographer nurse, will be offering screening breast thermograms at: Asheville Integrative Medicine​ 832 HENDERSONVILLE RD ASHEVILLE NC 28803 TEL: 828-252-5545 On TUESDAY, Sept 13, 2016, she will be performing screening breast thermograms and appointments are available. Thermography is a noninvasive, inexpensive test that does […]

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Grace Lutheran Church celebrates 100th anniversary with Sept. 4 service

PRESS RELEASE FROM GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH: As Grace Lutheran Church members bring to a climax their Centennial Year Celebration, a grand service of worship and music is planned for the entire congregation on Sunday, Sept. 4 at 10 a.m. followed by a congregational pot-luck dinner at the church. Grace Lutheran celebrated its first service and […]

Asheville Symphony Chorus holds 25th anniversary events

PRESS RELEASE FROM ASHEVILLE SYMPHONY CHORUS: Concert Title: From Bach to Bernstein: Our 25th Anniversary Celebration Concert Description: The Asheville Symphony Chorus shares its joy of singing together for 25 years by offering a retrospective of the choral works it has performed since its inception. Music Director Dr. Michael Lancaster has selected his favorite movement […]

Pan Harmonia announces its 17th season

PRESS RELEASE FROM PAN HARMONIA: Pan Harmonia announces its new season of chamber music by acclaimed local instrumentalists. Its eclectic performances take place in a variety of venues around the area including art galleries, historic churches, and a Cadillac showroom. Pan Harmonia invites listeners to explore this season’s classics and premieres: Soar with harps and […]

Posana owners to collaborate on new downtown hotel restaurants

PRESS RELEASE: Asheville, N.C. (August 22, 2016) – McKibbon Hospitality and Peter and Martha Pollay announced today that they are partnering on several new dining concepts in Asheville, NC. The Pollays, who own Posana restaurant in downtown Asheville, will contribute to two of McKibbon’s hotel projects currently under construction. They will act as culinary consultants […]

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