In our weekly roundup of community news in brief, the Cheshire Fitness Club in Black Mountain is set to become the newest location of the YMCA of Western North Carolina.
Sylvan Sport founder Tom Dempsey says the inspiration for his company’s adventure camping trailers comes from spending time outdoors — and there’s no better place to find inspiration than this area. “We couldn’t do what we do anywhere else,” he says.
Spinning vinyl, top-quality Americana, uptempo jump blues and a tribute to the greatest pop group of all time: those are just some of your local music choices in the coming 30 days.
Local architects, preservationists and city officials discuss the evolving look of downtown Asheville.
The group features the distinctive, powerhouse vocals of Christy Barrett and multi-instrumentalist Ryan Schilling.
Poet Radio has a show at Fleetwoods in West Asheville on Friday, July 20 — its last local appearance before a run of live dates up north and in the Midwest.
As podcasts and their on-air partners, broadcasts, gain national and international popularity, plenty of locally produced and focused shows are also winning fans and generating discussion.
The ambitious proposal would increase bus service hours by 44 percent starting in fiscal year 2020, construct a new $50 million operating facility by 2024 and double the current fleet by 2029. Elias Mathes, transit planning manager for the city, says these bold changes are needed to make Asheville Redefines Transit a viable alternative to automobile commuting for the city’s future.
“The continuation of the Asheville Film Society in Asheville (and in a downtown location) helps to enrich our culture here, and its demise would be a sad thing.”
Asheville’s first sour program brings back its prized barrel-aged, fruit-forward blonde ale on July 21.
Through their design strategies, menus and aesthetic themes, local eateries contribute to and define the city’s distinct food scene.
Representatives from Ginger’s Revenge, New Belgium, Highland and Homeplace discuss their individual taprooms’ styles.
Using repurposed containers and DIY soil amendments can make it easy and affordable to grow vegetables, herbs and fruit without a large garden plot.