Mission Health awards 19 minority students in WNC with Kesha Young Health Careers Scholarship

Press release From Mission Health: ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Sept. 3, 2013) – Mission Health is making college more affordable this year for 19 minority high school seniors and college students from western North Carolina who are interested in careers in healthcare. Mission Health’s Kesha Young Health Careers Scholarship Program will provide $2,500 in scholarship funds to […]

Tantra Vinyasa yoga classes offered at Asheville Yoga Center donation studio

Local yoga teacher Jackie Dobrinska, who has, for the past five years, taught privately or in colleges, hospitals, teacher training programs, will now teach a public class. She writes in an email, “I hope you will join me at Asheville Yoga Center donation studio on Fridays 1:30-3:00pm for TANTRA VINYASA. (And yes…we’ll be keeping our […]

U.S. Rural Development Secretary will visit MHO homes

From Mountain Housing Opportunities: Asheville, NC – Patrice H. Kunesh, Deputy Under Secretary, Rural Development, US Department of Agriculture, will visit families who have recently finished building their own homes in the Reems Creek area in Asheville as part of the Mountain Housing Opportunities Self-Help Homeownership program. The six families participated in the MHO Self-Help […]

French Broad River Academy receives accreditation

From the Association for Experiential Education: Boulder, Colorado – After more than 18 months of in-depth internal and external assessment and review, the French Broad River Academy has been granted accredited status by the Accreditation Council of the Association for Experiential Education (AEE). This accreditation, which is valid for three years and renewable thereafter, is […]

Sarge’s animal rescue receives grant for spay and neuter services

From Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation: The Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation is one step further along in its mission to help pets with the awarding of a $2,125 grant from the Ryan Newman Foundation. The grant provides enough funding to cover costs for 50 spay/neuter surgeries for cats in Haywood County. Since spaying and neutering helps […]

Center for Craft, Creativity and Design announces 2013 Craft Research Fund Recipients

Full details here: The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) is pleased to announce the recipients for the 2013 Craft Research Fund grants. This year, 11 organizations, curators, scholars, and graduate students will receive a total of $95,000 to support and expand scholarly craft research, exhibitions, catalogs, and projects in the United States, including […]

August weather at Grandfather Mountain on par with norms

Here’s the press release from the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation: GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN, NC – After a record breaking July, August rainfall was more on par with what is expected this time of year, although the year-to-date rain totals are still well above average according to the weather station at the top of Grandfather Mountain. Rain […]

AC-T: A-B Tech president looking for other jobs

Here’s an excerpt from the Asheville Citizen-Times article: The leader of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners said Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College President Hank Dunn has been an effective leader and would be missed if he leaves. Dunn has been named as one of five finalists for president at Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs, […]

Council member Bothwell releases statement on Labor Day

From Council member Cecil Bothwell’s campaign: Asheville, NC— Councilmember Cecil Bothwell spoke out on Labor Day on his continued support for working families, low-wage employees, and the rights of immigrant workers. The Labor Day holiday was first established to celebrate the achievements of American workers; however, Bothwell says, legislators in Raleigh and across the country […]

New “Jazz in The Forum Series” at Diana Wortham Theatre

Diana Wortham Theatre, in partnership with Steinway Artist Michael Jefry Stevens, offers a new concery series: Jazz in The Forum. The inaugural concert, held Saturday, Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m., features Stevens who will perform selections from the songbooks of Thelonious Monk and Bill Evans. Other concerts include: • Friday, Nov. 22: “Now and Then: A […]

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