Autumn, gorgeous in yellow and red, Is the harvest time, when man is led To garner the fruits of sweat and toil From dear Mother Earth, the deep rich soil… ~Gertrude Tooley Buckingham, “The Four Seasons” (1940s)
After recently unearthing (unmonumenting?) a time capsule put there in 1897 from the now-refurbished Vance monument memorial in downtown Asheville, plans to place a new capsule into the rededicated monument have been made by local officials. What insights into (now-modern/by-then-ancient) Asheville will future inhabitants of the region be able to divine?
Lately, it seems as if certain multi-lettered agencies are following the letter of the law, more than the spirit, when it comes to spirits, and particularly malt beverages in beer-soaked Asheville and surrounding areas. Whether a result of too many alcohol-related fests too fast; poor communication from one side, the other, or both; or a new focus to step up enforcement; […]
All new business ventures have their ups and their downs, but does dealing with city regulations make starting one up in Asheville more of a headache than in other cities?
It would not be a case of yellow journalism to investigate the suspicions that something smells in dark recesses of downtown Asheville’s parking garage stairwells. City leaders should make addressing this a number one priority. It’s one thing to advertise downtown as a drinking destination, but having facilities available to return that rented beer makes the difference […]
One man’s trash… is another man’s trash… which is sitting next to another man’s trash (in certain recent developments), but at least it is treasure to some non-men.
Sometimes, even if you try to bee conscientious to one group, you may still bug some other one.
“Pity the nomad who finds his complaints of current residency conditions fall upon unsympathetic ears.”
Once it is finally constructed, the new Isaac Dickson Elementary School may have a powerful new next-door neighbor. The proposed Duke Energy substation plans for the site have drawn protests from some parents and nearby residents. Duke Energy spokespersons assure those concerned groups that EMF is A-OK. Whether such assurances will quell the FUD remains […]
The growing problem of a lack of affordable housing in and around Asheville loom large over the city.