There’s a crossroads between Buxton and Banks avenues, even though they don’t intersect. These blocklong, parallel, South Slope streets are lined with places to buy things, eat, drink and make merry: a chocolate factory, a doughnut shop, three breweries, two bars, a beer-and-wine store and the newest barbecue joint in town, among other businesses. The […]
Western North Carolina’s first recovery rally happens Saturday, Sept. 19, at Lake Junalaska, with a recovery walk around the lake. The event will draw together health care professionals, law enforcement officials and people in recovery.
The Organic Growers School’s second Harvest Conference on Saturday, Sept. 12, offered 26 workshops focused on fall and winter growing, cooking, fermentation and preservation, self-reliance, herbal medicine and homestead skills.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features the second edition of Appalachian Trail-inspired board game Thru Hike plus nonprofit literary press Orison Books’ fundraising efforts for three new spiritually-inclined books.
On a rainy Wednesday evening Sept. 9, about 50 people gathered in the lower atrium of the Charles George VA Medical Center for the quarterly Town Hall meeting. Launched about a year ago, the sessions started as part of the VA’s outreach efforts to ensure that every veteran’s voice is heard and recognized. “It is a way […]
Umodzi Asheville, a one-day yoga festival celebrating community and global unity, will take place at the Odyssey Community School this Saturday, Sept. 12 and raise funds for World Camp’s Malawian programs.
Amid a hostile legislative climate in Raleigh, innovative, sustainable design and construction are flourishing in Western North Carolina. The WNC Green Building Council was founded in 2001. Since then — and despite an unstable housing market — local interest has grown steadily, says Maggie Leslie.
The duo opens Mountain Spirit Coffehouse’s eleventh season at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville on Sunday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m.
As the new executive director of Green Opportunities, the green jobs training program that works with low-income Asheville residents, George C. Jones plans to continue the environmental consciousness that was practiced by previous leadership, but his tenure will be guided by his business background.
Dave’s 209 is serving up burgers and hand-dipped shakes to locals and visitors in Hot Springs. Meanwhile, Asheville will soon host a soil-building class, Noble Cider’ grand-opening party and a brain-food trivia game.
The Saturday, Sept. 12, Color Faire offers participants a chance to relax and sip a hot cacao drink before plunging themselves into yoga, music, belly dancing, flow arts and healthy food options.
“Although the cannabis industry grows at an unprecedented rate and the ‘green rush’ is discussed in major media outlets on a daily basis, the law lags behind,” reads a release from attorney Rod Kight’s team. “Joining the industry without a strong understanding of the law is risky at best.”
Tickets to the Bids and Blues fundraiser for Thrive include a catered picnic by local chef Lark Lindsey, complimentary drinks from Sierra Nevada and MetroWines, and participation in a live auction.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a nearly universal smartphone mount by local gadget makers and a hip hop record label’s quest for a camera.
After a very long wait, the Smoky Park Supper Club — the nation’s largest shipping-container restaurant — has set an opening date. And executive chef Michelle Bailey gives a peek at what she’ll be creating in the restaurant’s wood-fired kitchen.
Aurora Studio founder Lori Greenberg says the artists displaying their work in Aurora’s Sept. 10-20 group show at Asheville Area Arts Council’s Grove Arcade Gallery (1 Page Ave., Suite 144) are some of Asheville’s “hidden treasures.” Such treasures are hidden no more. The show, Aurora: A Healing Light, features artists whose mutual support sustains their psychological well-being, social […]
Annie Martin — or Mossin’ Annie — is a Western North Carolina native, educator, landscape designer, farmer and champion — of mosses. She’s designed moss gardens for the North Carolina Arboretum and the Highland Botanical Station and her book, The Magical World of Moss Gardening, is being published by Timber Press and released this month.
With one in six people in Western North Carolina lacking consistent access to food, MANNA FoodBank and its partner agencies are uniting to host hunger-awareness events and initiatives in September for national Hunger Action Month. MANNA also hopes to wrap up its Space to Erase Hunger capital campaign this month, allowing for crucial expansions to the organization’s capacity that will impact hungry families in 16 counties.
Good food doesn’t have to be expensive. That’s the message of Leanne Brown’s new cookbook, Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day, which is aimed at empowering people on very tight budgets to cook food they love. Brown visits the Asheville area on Friday as part of MANNA FoodBank’s calendar of Hunger Action Month events.
Nearly one billion monarch butterflies have vanished since 1990 due to habitat destruction, which impacts their primary food source, milkweed, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Efforts to protect monarch butterflies center on educating the public about the plight of the monarchs, as well as encouraging the creation of garden spaces that provide nectar plants […]
Feasting for FEAST fundraiser will help organizers educate more local youths on the wonders of fresh, homegrown veggies. Meanwhile, Hops & Vines is offering a cider making class, and Thirsty Monk, Table and Wicked Weed have planned specialty food and beer events.