Get There Asheville

Photo by Esmée Dorf Whether you know it or not, you’re probably a member of Get There Asheville. The multimodal transit advocacy group—which formed this year to press municipal candidates to make a smart, sustainable local transportation network a top priority—aims to represent the interests of bus riders, cyclists and pedestrians. “Even if you don’t […]

Four Seasons

A volunteer with patient The prestigious Circle of Life Award was recently presented to Four Seasons of Hendersonville by the American Hospital Association. Received by only three organizations nationwide, the award recognizes quality end-of-life care providers who extend the reach of hospice and palliative care in their areas. Chris Comeaux, president/CEO of Four Seasons, says, […]

Beauty Through Cancer

Debbie Buckner, a cancer survivor and the face of Beauty Through Cancer. photo courtesy of Kristi Hedgurg photography Beauty Through Cancer focuses on celebrating a woman’s inner and outer beauty both during and after her battle with cancer. The volunteer-based organization offers many programs and services—all at no charge—including a give-and-take program that provides wigs, […]

YWCA after-school program

YWCA after-school program The Asheville City Schools Foundation is partnering with three after-school programs to provide trained, volunteer academic coaches to assist students academically, as well as provide a mentoring relationship. Volunteers will be matched with a student at one of the partnering sites: Delta House, Youthful Hand or YWCA. Each of these programs is […]

Carolinas’ Nature Photograph­ers Associatio­n

Left to right: CNPA member Bob Pazden joins Asheville coordinators Linda Deaton and Everette Robinson on Hawksbill Mountain. Photo by Bob Pazden Western North Carolina contains some of the most breathtaking scenery in the United States. With such a backdrop, the area is a magnet for nature photographers. These photographers have an outlet with the […]

Leadership Asheville and The New Agenda

For close to three decades, Leadership Asheville’s acclaimed program has built a strong tradition of leadership development and community involvement. Utilizing lectures, discussions, work groups and service projects, the participants explore a variety of topics, ranging from the environment to education to local government to economic development. The class graduating May 20 has had the […]

National Parkinson’­s Awareness Month

April is National Parkinson’s Awareness Month Parkinson’s disease—a central nervous system disorder—currently affects more than 1.5 million people in the U.S. Sixty thousand Americans are diagnosed every year. There is no cure. The major symptoms include tremors, rigidity, an inability to balance and slowness of motion. Medication can mask the symptoms but can’t control the […]

Dining Out for Life

Dining Out for Life Western North Carolina AIDS Project will hold its popular “Dining Out for Life” fundraiser on Thursday, April 30. Despite the tough economic times, more than 90 restaurants in Asheville, Hendersonville, Black Mountain, Weaverville, Brevard, Saluda and Waynesville have stepped up to participate in the event, which is the AIDS organization’s biggest […]

The Brian LaViolette Scholarshi­p Foundation

Joanne Phipps and Ken Hess The Brian LaViolette Scholarship Foundation was established in 1992 after 15-year-old Brian LaViolette’s life was claimed in a swimming accident. Since then, the foundation has been working hard to ensure Brian’s plans for making a difference were carried on. The foundation has awarded nearly 400 scholarships in 10 states and […]

The Asheville City Schools Foundation

The Asheville City Schools Foundation is an independent nonprofit that works to ensure the promise of quality education for all Asheville City Schools children. The foundation also serves as a conduit for community involvement in school success. Through a partnership among donors, community leaders and schools, the foundation is able to provide relevant and responsive […]

The Hendersonv­ille chapter of Business & Profession­al Women

BPW Hendersonville officers. Standing (L-R): Tonya Holbert, treasurer; Jennifer Duran, vice president; Leanne Schuller, secretary. Seated: Kacey Case Smith, president. The Hendersonville chapter of Business & Professional Women is a group of women who are dedicated to achieving equity for women in the workplace through advocacy, education and information. BPW is a nonpartisan organization seeking […]