After meeting with the manager of the Asheville [Visitor Center gift shop] to discuss possibly selling her AHHH Asheville T-shirt bags designed in part to bring needed money to Homeward Bound, I was approached for money by a homeless veteran outside of Harris Teeter. He had me at “veteran who was temporarily homeless” (and very […]
The work week goes by fast and it’s not always easy to factor in time for a leisurely read. But if you’re looking to spend some time this weekend relaxing and getting caught up, we’re here to help.
“Dear Love Town Group: Thank you for having the bravery to do what I only dreamed of doing.”
“I was curious to find no mention of how good raw milk tastes, compared to pasteurized homogenized milk, in your articles on the subject.”
“As the popularity of raw milk grows, it needs to be both the responsibility of the farmer and of the consumer to be educated of the risks and talk openly about them. “
“In Reading food rights and raw-milk activist David Gumpert’s [interview] on ‘The raw milk debate,’ I was struck by his passion for his subject, but at the same time his ignorance and omission of one of the most important facts as to why the pasteurization of milk has become mandatory in this country.”
“We are in a position once again to get our air cleaned up. We have a local, regional air quality board that is in process of writing a new permit for the Asheville Coal Plant. Our task is to show up at the public hearing.”
“As a transplanted Northerner, I have always been amazed that the South wants to glorify its past Confederate history while being so quick to overlook its true history, both past and present, of violence, hate, impoverishment and economic and chattel slavery of people. “
“I like your [movie] reviews and comments, but it would be nice if you also had a link to where the movie is playing. “
” I noticed that both the cover designer and photographer were credited, but nowhere could I find a caption about the photo subject.”
“Writing this as an informed medical consumer and also as a practicing pharmacist in North Carolina, I can attest to the effectiveness of EDTA IV chelation.”
“This is to alert your readers to a performance far above what is commonly available. The N.C. Stage Company is putting on An Iliad through April 19.”
“In collaboration with the city of Asheville’s Office of Sustainability and Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville, I am conducting a survey of commercial waste-management practices in downtown Asheville.”
“Triple kudos to the city’s Transportation Department!”
If Rip Van Winkle had gone to sleep in the pristine little village of Asheville back in the 1930s and woke up today, he’d have to a shot of white lightning just to settle his nerves after confronting the shocking moral decadence that now abounds in our fair city.
With the iconic, 118-year-old obelisk set to begin a restoration process this month (and renewed examination of the native son/former Civil War governor for which it is named), here are some suggestions for new uses of the reinvigorated Vance Monument.
We are mountain folk, at heart. We are entwined in our ecosystem in ways larger cities cannot understand. So it was just a matter of time before we put down our devices and walked outside and craned our necks up up up towards the sky.
It is spring in Asheville, and something amazing has happened in my family. Strawberries are back in season, and my daughter, a fairly selective eater, has decided that strawberry-and-kale smoothies are awesome.