Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features one artist’s random, magnetic acts of kindness and a filmmaker’s depiction of his spiritual journey in and out of India.
The Mountain Jewish Festival kicks off in Hendersonville, workshops are offered on fermented foods and foraging for mushrooms, Black Mountain Ciderworks celebrates its second year, ASAP hosts its Local Summer Cookout and food writer Jonathan Ammons talks about Nightbell’s unique take on the classic deviled egg.
In a way, upcycling is like the recycling we do with our cans and bottles: It also uses that concept of reusing and reducing waste material — but it’s not exactly cut from the same cloth.
As of March 31, there were 2,386 kids in foster care in the 28 western counties. While innovative agencies and evolving state standards are making strides in streamlining the system and reuniting families, the available resources can’t keep up with the growing numbers of children needing foster care.
West Asheville gardener Christopher Mello and filmmaker Bill Torgerson will present their short documentary Yes You May: The Story of Christopher’s Garden at Skyland Library on Thursday, Aug. 13.
The high school students craned their necks to get a good look at the mechanical mannequin that was about to give birth. “She’s contracting every three minutes now,” said Alesia Carpenter, a registered nurse. As manager of the simulation lab, she led the simulated birth in a Mission Hospital suite. A monitor displayed the makeshift mom’s […]
The 5Point Film Festival, held on Friday, Aug. 14 and Saturday, Aug. 15, is based in Colorado but celebrates the WNC community and hopes to inspire environmental stewardship and outdoor industry development.
Asheville Carolina Minor bike polo tournament is underway at Carrier Park hockey rink this weekend, Aug. 8-9, in an invitational match of teams from around the Southeast. The event is being hosted by Asheville Hardcourt Bike Polo Club. About 50-70 players are participating in 10 teams from North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia and […]
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features the final build-out challenges of Sanctuary Brewing Co. and one mother’s attempt to help expedite the potty training process for kids across the globe.
Every year, Portland, Ore. cycling company Chris King Precision Components and Chefs Chris DiMinno and Robert McSpadden ask the public to join fellow cyclists “for a day of food and riding from five beautiful locations around the world.”
This year, one event is being hosted in Asheville.
Slip-and-slides, water balloon games, crazy sprinklers, food trucks and live music take over Hall Fletcher’s activity field on Saturday, Aug. 8.
RiverLink’s annual RiverFest is on Saturday, Aug. 8. The full day of live music, food trucks, Sierra Nevada beer and more begins at 11 a.m with the Anything that Floats wacky raft race.
The agriculture department has released a master plan for the WNC Farmers Market calling for everything from LED fixtures and improved signage to a new brew pub, outdoor dining and increased rent for businesses leasing space from the state-run facility.
Desperate for something that would calm his shaking hands, Sylva resident Ted Kubit found relief in deep brain stimulation, a surgical procedure that involves drilling holes in the skull and implanting a device in the chest that sends signals to electrodes anchored in the brain. “It got to the point where I couldn’t even brush my teeth anymore,” Kubit, […]
Black Mountain’s annual Sourwood Festival was named for the area’s high-quality honey, but in its 38th year, the weekend-long celebration also offers local arts and crafts, music, games and, of course, plenty of festival food.
Advocates, activists and concerned citizens gathered at the Stephens-Lee Recreation Center on Friday, July 31, for the Asheville-Buncombe County Food Policy Council’s Meeting of the Whole.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a versatile phone case that aims to make action shots and selfies a breeze and a youth group empowering girls through the game of lacrosse.
What does a drought in California have to do with Western North Carolina? Local experts say that the situation holds lessons for food systems throughout the country, including how to become more resilient in the face of climate change.
Whether it’s getting centered with an abdominal massage or allowing gravity to ground you while someone stands barefoot on your back, Asheville has a multitude of massage options.
Residents using Hominy Creek Greenway in recent weeks may have noticed the sudden disappearance of two herds of goats, which had been put to work clearing invasive species such as Japanese Knotwood. The absence of the hardy herbivores is the result of a June 28 attack on one of the animals by an unrestrained dog and raises questions about the proper use of public spaces.
Planned for Sunday, July 26, Aloft’s next donation-based rooftop concert features jazzy duo HoveyKat and benefits Asheville Humane Society.