A plan for everything

Late last month, Asheville City Council passed the Haywood Road Vision Plan, a years-long effort by community members and city staff to outline the future of the corridor. It’s not a one-time event either: Such plans for different areas of the city are a main way city leaders hope to shape the Asheville of tomorrow, and it’s a plan they want to extend to more neighborhoods. Sometimes, however, these plans can also prove controversial.

WNCAP seeks Restaurant Ambassadors for Dining Out For Life-attachment0

WNCAP seeks Restaurant Ambassadors for Dining Out For Life

From the Western North Carolina Aids Project Dining Out for Life®, presented by Prestige Subaru, returns to Western North Carolina April 24, with participating restaurants in Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, Mitchell and Transylvania Counties donating 20% of sales to support Western North Carolina AIDS Project. Dining Out For Life® volunteers, called Ambassadors, attend […]

Asheville under glass: My night at the Oscars-attachment0

Asheville under glass: My night at the Oscars

In a series of blog posts, guest writer Colleen Kelly Mellor shares her senior view of a region often touted as one of America’s “Best Retirement Towns.” Mellor hopes to share the journey of an older group of society — Western North Carolinians by birth or those newly here, by choice. All offer the unique perspective of those honed on life.

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Read to Succeed to hold volunteer orientation Feb. 8

Read to Succeed literary coaches work with at-risk children in Asheville City Schools. (Photo courtesy of Read to Succeed) Read to Succeed Asheville is seeking volunteer literacy coaches to work with at-risk children in K through 3rd grade. Join our team of highly trained, committed coaches and work one-on-one with an Asheville elementary school student. […]

Asheville under glass: Yoga from the lens of a senior-attachment0

Asheville under glass: Yoga from the lens of a senior

In a series of blog posts, guest writer Colleen Kelly Mellor shares her senior view of a region often touted as one of America’s “Best Retirement Towns.” Mellor hopes to share the journey of an older group of society — Western North Carolinians by birth or those newly here, by choice. All offer the unique perspective of those honed on life.

Master Gardeners seek site for demonstration garden-attachment0

Master Gardeners seek site for demonstration garden

The Buncombe County Master Gardener Volunteers’ are looking for property that belongs to the city or county and can be contracted to the Buncombe County Agricultural Extension Office for an extended period of time (10+ years) to be used to serve the public of Asheville and Buncombe County as the Master Gardeners’ Demonstration Garden & Learning Center.

Asheville under glass: From the lens of a senior-attachment0

Asheville under glass: From the lens of a senior

In a series of blog posts, guest writer Colleen Kelly Mellor shares her senior view of a region often touted as one of America’s “Best Retirement Towns.” Mellor hopes to share the journey of an older group of society — Western North Carolinians by birth or those newly here, by choice. All offer the unique perspective of those honed on life.

Canary Coalition and 350 sponsor Keystone pipeline petition-attachment0

Canary Coalition and 350 sponsor Keystone pipeline petition

Local activist group Canary Coalition will sponsor a petition to President Obama to deny a presidential permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline, which would transport crude oil from Canada and the northern United States to refineries in Texas. The organization believes the pipeline would cause harm to the environment, including damage to natural forests and endangered species.