The 48,000 panels of the AIDS Memorial Quilt not only represent well-known AIDS victims Ryan White and Freddie Mercury, but also others who touched lives around them — fathers, uncles, husbands and wives. For the seventh time, part of the quilt has traveled to Asheville to allow those touched by the disease to mourn, and […]
Activists who gathered Thursday night, Nov. 20, during the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TdoR) say there is ongoing danger toward transgender people living in Asheville, and it may not be an issue that is on people’s radar. “There is danger for transgender people living in Asheville. I know of transgender women who have faced danger […]
“People who had done [the AIDS Memorial Quilt] panels put their love into it,” says Roberta Binder. The quilt will be on display Nov. 24-Dec. 1 at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Asheville.
It looks like things are starting to slow down a bit this weekend as far as trademark events are concerned. That being said I was able to dig around a bit and find some neat things happening in the area. Hopefully they peak your interest, so let’s get rolling.
WHAT: Bent Creek Service Project WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 22, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. WHERE: Ledford Branch Road, 479G, Bent Creek WHY: Many trails in Bent Creek Experimental Forest were never intended for recreation, and the high level of use they experience today causes significant deterioration. In order to keep trails properly maintained, Pisgah Area SORBA and […]
Judy Major aims to create a nonprofit community birth center in Asheville, close to a hospital but free-standing, a place where certified nurse midwives can offer care to all women in the community who want an out-of-hospital birth experience.
On Friday, Nov. 14, the Asheville Bioneers kicked off their third annual “Taste of Bioneers” Conference at the Lenoir-Rhyne Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville. In the first of three events to be held this year, wilderness was at the fore. “The theme for tonight is how we can build better bridges to make our […]
WHAT: Kelly Jones, cofounder of AkashVille, hosts the release of her self-published book, Akashic Records: Soul Dialogues. A trained medium in reading akashic records (from the Sanskrit word “akasha” for “luminous” or “ether”), Jones will offer attendees an opportunity to ask questions about their own records. WHEN: 7-9 p.m., Friday, Nov. 21 WHERE: Crystal Visions Bookstore, […]
“I couldn’t be more thrilled,” says Natalie DeRatt, UNC Asheville graduate and newly appointed member of the U.S. national team for bobsledding. After finishing third in two team selection races (in Lake Placid, N.Y., and Park City, Utah), the Asheville athlete was confirmed on Nov. 9 as one of the youngest members of the 2014-2015 […]
Working in collaboration with Housing Authority residents and the Women’s Wellbeing and Development Foundation, a group of Mars Hill University undergraduate social work students will spend a semester interviewing and filming public housing tenants before assembling their footage into a short film. The idea is to increase a sense of connection in a city where public housing communities are physically and socially isolated.
Who knew that a pastime as pedestrian as gardening could be downright dangerous? On Wednesday night, around 20 people took refuge from November’s bluster at the Green Sage Café to hear Bill Jones, president of Carolina Native Nursery, explain both the risks of importing non-native species plants and the benefits of proliferating indigenous plant-life. The […]
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features office relocation campaigns for a doula and childbirth services organization and an experiential therapy provider.
According to a press release from the Southern Environmental Law Center, the U.S. Forest Service has proposed opening a 700,000-acre chunk of Pisgah National Forest to a logging program. Email NCplanrevision@fs.fed.us to leave your comments.
MSG CX, NC Cyclocross State Championships, Veni, vidi, vici Trail Race and Dog Tag Dash 5k this weekend! #getoutside #avlout
WHAT: “Around the World with 80 Strays,” 11th Annual Taste of Compassion Gala WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 15, 6-9:30 p.m. WHERE: Crowne Plaza Resort Expo Center, 1 Resort Drive WHY: For over 30 years, the Asheville Humane Society has saved homeless Buncombe County animals, and once a year the organization gives the public the chance to […]
While some are celebrating no-shave November, one Western North Carolina blogger and her family are partaking in a different type of abstinence. “It wasn’t a choice— it was a necessity,” says Vickilynn Haycraft, writer and independent product reviewer, explaining her family’s need for “no-shopping November.” “We had a large emergency that exceeded our available funds, […]
Nutrition experts from across the country are gathering in Asheville Friday-Sunday, Nov. 14-16, for the inaugural Plant-based Prevention of Disease Conference. One of the reasons the conference is being held in Asheville is that our local restaurants are already modeling “how alternative dietary patterns and eating styles can be made accessible to a broad population,” says Amy Lanou, chair of […]
The Masonic Temple will host the North Carolina premiere screening of two films by director Khashyar Darvich: Dalai Lama Awakening and Compassion in Action.
All the world may be a stage, but the players came out to support each other at Montford Park Player’s Masquerade Ball.
Things have settled down a bit this week and it feels like we are heading into a nice routine. There are still some really good things happening and I encourage you all to take advantage of these opportunities.
Pumpkin Pedaler an Super Heroes 5k rescheduled for this Saturday!
North Carolina is home to over 50,000 farm operations and in one way or another, the livelihood of many Western North Carolina families is tied to domesticated animals. But whether the objective is food, fun, health or therapy, these farmers often seem to have what amounts to a symbiotic relationship with their livestock.
Ted Minnick has been a military man all his life. You can see it in his disciplined posture, his purposeful gait, his even gaze. What you cannot see, however, are the wounds he suffered as a result of his service — not from gunfire or shrapnel, but from exposure to a deadly, now-infamous herbicide known as […]