Asheville organizations, including Food Connection and 12 Baskets Café, take advantage of the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act to salvage untouched food that would otherwise end up in the garbage. These high-quality meals are then distributed to local families and individuals in need.
For 70 years, the Minerals Research Laboratory on Coxe Avenue has collaborated with mining companies and educational institutions to develop more efficient processes for extracting the state’s mineral resources as well as ways to reuse potentially harmful byproducts.
In addition to performances by The Moon and You and Rob Nance and the Lost Souls, an upcoming benefit for the ACLU will include three literary readings by A.C. Reynolds High School students. The Mothlight hosts the event on Friday, Jan. 13.
With a bevy of companies relocating or expanding operations in Western North Carolina, economic boosters, educators and business representatives are working to prepare the next generation of workers to meet the growing need.
As the two-month campaign nears its close, donations are surging toward the philanthropic project’s second-year goal of $60,000. Anyone thinking about making a donation is urged to do so quickly. The effort to raise funds for 47 outstanding WNC nonprofits ends at the stroke of midnight, Dec. 31.
“We are proud to support NARAL and the worthy cause of protecting women’s reproductive rights in the United States,” says Melissa Hyman of Sweet Claudette, the band headlining an upcoming fundraiser for the nonprofit. The Mothlight hosts the show on Thursday, Jan. 5.
Appalachian Vintner’s annual holiday auction supports local children’s organizations.
The Black Mountain organization provides the free boxes of nutritious holiday cheer with its upcoming food markets.
The Dirty Soul Revival, White Soul, The Log Noggins, The Company Stores, Up Dog, Colby Deitz, Andalyn and Rachel Alleman are all scheduled to perform at a benefit concert for Make-A-Wish. The Orange Peel hosts the show on Thursday, Dec. 22.
The past year has brought a few changes to the organization, including new coordinator Kiera Bulan.
It was a (quite literally) jam-packed night with tons of guests sitting in with each group’s sets.
Come on out and shake your hips to local funk music while supporting a good cause at the Asheville Music Hall’s Funk Jam Benefit for the Bob Moog Foundation on Tuesday, Dec. 13 (tonight) at 11 p.m. This special benefit edition of the well-loved weekly funk music jam offers an easy way to donate to […]
The Krektones and Nest Egg perform, with DJ sets by Greg Cartright, at Lazy Diamond on Friday, Dec. 16.
For several weeks this past spring, Trudie Henninger led a class of kindergarteners outside to monitor and study the changes in nearby redbud trees. The process was slow. The kids grew restless. “They’re not doing anything, they’re not doing anything!” they insisted. But then one day, the whole class came running inside, chanting, “They’re blooming, […]
Funds from Town Mountain’s four previous benefit concerts for MANNA FoodBank have covered the cost of an estimated 25,000-30,000 meals, according to the band. The fifth iteration takes place at The Grey Eagle on Friday, Dec. 16.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features efforts to obtain transportation and operational funds for after-school youth programming plus a new recording project by local absurdist rockers Sirius.B.
Swannanoa residents met with members of the Community Advisory Group, federal and state environmental protection officials Thursday evening to review the 2016 Record of Decision for the Chemtronics Superfund site. The EPA also revealed the presence of a new contamination detection on the property.
In the spirit of our mission to build community and foster civic dialogue, Xpress set out to find some of the lesser-known folks who are quietly doing important work in the Asheville area. Xpress is proud to present our Asheville influentials for 2016.
Xpress presents our Asheville’s eight influentials for 2016. From Dec. 1-5, our website will feature profiles of the eight people we selected. Our eighth profile is a statement about why this person declined to be profiled.
At 19, Melissa Wilson was a single mother, working at McDonald’s and living below the poverty line. She decided to enroll in a class at A-B Tech that was part of the college’s jobs placement program. With it came free child care. Unfortunately, the class itself didn’t speak to Wilson. “I was training for an […]
Xpress presents our Asheville’s eight influentials for 2016. From Dec. 1-5, our website will feature profiles of the eight people we selected. Our seventh profile is Tom Godleski…