Asheville-area play experts discuss the importance of play for adults and note the variety of fun and play-driven activities offered by local organizations.
Unlike conventional commercial greenhouses, Megan Riley’s new passive solar greenhouse requires no supplemental heat or electrically-powered ventilation. Riley says the greenhouse provides an ideal environment for her plants, resulting in robust, beautiful seedlings that reach planting size weeks ahead of schedule.
An unorthodox yoga class followed by local brews added a new twist to this year’s AVL Beer Week.
With the EPA set to implement a new remediation strategy at the CTS of Asheville Superfund site this year, some residents and public officials are cautiously hopeful that the long-standing issues might finally be addressed. Others continue to lobby federal authorities to hold the EPA accountable for past missteps and speed up the remediation process.
Former Asheville resident, activist and writer Basil Soper will bring a new project to Asheville June 7-8: Transilient. The photo documentary, co-founded with Johanna Case, will help show that transgender people “deserve to be seen as living, breathing, feeling humans who have experienced many of the same things that cis [people who identify with the gender assigned to them at birth] people do,” says Soper.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features David LaMotte’s first album in a decade, a community skate park’s much needed insurance policy and a local chocolatier’s expansion.
The city is seeking definition in its relationship with the busking community, and both buskers and businesses are speaking out about the issues that matter to them in hopes of fostering a healthy relationship in an area of the city where space is at a premium.
Hendersonville invites garden enthusiasts to kick off the summer with the town’s 23rd annual Garden Jubilee Festival on May 28-29 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Over 170 vendors will line historic Main Street, offering a dizzying variety of plants, garden art, tools, outdoor furniture, planters, wind chimes and birdhouses.
The 16th annual Mountain Sports festival is a marriage of music and sports that caters to participants and spectators alike. The festival village, located at Carrier Park, will feature bands, beer, food and, of course, viewing access to a variety of sporting events.
Until he cared for his dying daughter two years ago, Said Osio could not have imagined having a conversation about death. As her caregiver, he realized, “There is a belief in our culture that if we talk about death with someone who is ill, it’s in a way acknowledging defeat.” Osio co-directs Third Messenger, an informal […]
Throughout the three week tour, Holland and Snyder spread the word on cleaner air and lowering emissions.
“There’s no ego battles,” muralist Ian Wilkinson says. “Everybody leaves it on the wall.”
Ramping up for its second cohort this summer, Venture Asheville is seeking applicants to help lead the way toward a diversification of jobs, higher wages for workers in Western North Carolina and stronger technology and sustainability industries in the region.
“The overall mission is to make what can seem like a chore — working in the garden, cooking dinner — into something that is really fun,” says Evergreen Summer Adventures camp coordinator Marin Leroy.
As part of Brain Tumor Awareness Month, WNC Brain Tumor Support celebrates its 15th year and honors its founder, George Plym.
Anne Cortes, wife of brain-tumor survivor Jose Cortes, recalls the legacy of George Plym, founder of Western North Carolina Brain Tumor Support.
A pair of college professors from the Asheville-area have a new, comprehensive book about disc golf. The duo is on shelves at bookstores and they have upcoming appearances at Pisgah Brewing Company and Barnes & Noble.
For movers, Ladies Workout Asheville’s anniversary fundraiser offers an obstacle course and walk-a-thon. Casual attendees are welcome to browse vendors to a DJ set, enter a raffle, participate in work-out demos and take the little ones inside a bouncy house. Festivities take place in the gym’s parking lot on Friday, May 20.
National Bike to Work Week kicks off Monday, May 16, and the initiative is getting a boost from a slew of local breweries. Each night, from May 16-20, a different brewery will host a bike-centric bash, culminating with proceeds from all events being presented to local nonprofits Asheville on Bikes and Friends of Connect Buncombe.
“Be prepared” goes the Scouting movement’s mantra. And being able to face any challenge is often a goal of institutions. But the question is always: How? How can we be best prepared for whatever may come? The Boy Scout carries his pocketknife. Emergency services train for possible scenarios. Young people study to pass the big […]