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Technical Review Commitee (TRC) Agenda for Monday, March 19th Meeting

TECHNICAL REVIEW COMMITTEE (TRC) AGENDA Monday, March 19, 2012 2:00 p.m. Meeting Location: 161 S. Charlotte St. (Public Works Building), Room A-109 For more information, please call 259-5831. The TRC is a forum for technical staff to meet with applicants to review proposed projects and to discuss any comments or concerns noted from TRC members’ […]

DOT committee denies request to rename Smokey Park Bridge for firefighter

FROM WLOS: “The Department of Transportation refuses to name the bridge in … honor [of Capt. Jeff Bowen, who died last year in a Biltmore Avenue blaze], claiming its against policy to rename a bridge after emergency personnel.” Bowen’s widow is fighting the decision, drawing support to get DOT to change the policy. Roadways and […]

Public hearings on downtown Business Improvement District

Full announcement from the city of Asheville: Several public meetings will be held in March to present the details of a proposed business improvement district for downtown Asheville. Business improvement districts are special assessment districts set up to benefit residents and property and business owners in a downtown area. “We’re working very hard to reach […]

Higher education sustainability programs highlighted at next Green Mondays

From the press release: Western North Carolina’s universities and colleges are at the forefront of education on sustainability. The Blue Ridge Sustainability Institute hosts Green Mondays, a community dialogue. The March 19 event “Sustainability Education at the University and College Level” will provide an opportunity to lean more about the scope of four programs in […]

Green Drinks marks 400th program March 14

Full announcement from Asheville Green Drinks: Asheville, NC – For five years, Asheville has hosted the hardest working environmental networking cocktail hour in the world. Created in 2006 by Joseph Malki and Ty Hallock, Asheville Green Drinks has hosted hundreds of organizations, nonprofits and community members and has provided a venue for discussions on relevant […]

Registration for Ted E. Tourists adapted baseball program begins March 30

From the press release: Asheville, NC – AshevilleParks, Recreation and Cultural Arts presents the “Ted E. Tourists” adapted baseball program for boys and girls ages 6-18, in partnership with the Asheville Tourists. The program is for youth with or without a disability that limits their ability to play at the Little League level. This is […]

PARI to implement NC program dedicated to involving girls in science, interest meeting scheduled

The full release from the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute: The Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) has been selected to implement the National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP) in North Carolina. Funded by the National Science Foundation, the program will provide five years of grants, professional development and other resources to individuals and groups in North Carolina […]