Although it never made it into the approved budget, a provision included in North Carolina’s spending plan this spring calling for statewide cuts to food assistance had WNC hunger-relief organizations on high alert.
In 1956, Eleanor Roosevelt announced a planned trip to Asheville to speak on the U.N.’s behalf. Her visit to Asheville, however, depended upon the city’s willingness to have an integrated audience.
Milk & Honey Café brings a chef-driven food menu plus cold-pressed juices and smoothies to Arden. Also, Dobra Tea benefits Rise as One, The Hop hosts a fundraiser for ASAP and Nightbell teams with No Taste Like Home.
The gathering of all things illustrated and rendered takes place Saturday, July 29, at the U.S. Cellular Center.
Each Wednesday at 10 p.m., Evil Note Lab — the name is an anagram of the software upon which the project is based — blends traditional instrumentation and high technology to create an unpredictable, improvisational evening of music.
Twin Leaf shares its first canned beer, Sweeten Creek collaborates with Can Creek Cycling Components and more local beer news.
SART alum, musician, actor and playwright Randy Noojin is bringing his one-man, multimedia musical, Hard Travelin’ with Woody, to the SART stage from Thursday, July 27 to Sunday, July 30, at Owen Theatre.
The Secret B-Sides, Window Cat and King Garbage play Pisgah Brewing Co. on Saturday, July 29.
Asheville’s Planning and Zoning Commission met on July 20 to consider a Shiloh subdivision and a 103-room hotel proposed for 49 Tunnel Road. The Commission voted to recommend City Council approve both zoning requests.
“The monument is directly on the site of the old courthouse where the slave auctions were held. It is the exact location where blacks were sold into bondage. It has always been apparent to me, and yet I have never heard one person suggest it, that the monument be rededicated to them.”
The launch ceremony for John Stevenson’s hand-built wooden sailboat will take place at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 29, at the Asheville Sailing Club at Lake Julian Park, 406 Overlook Road Extension, Arden. The ceremony is free, open to the public and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided. Stevenson recommends coming early to inspect the boat pre-launch and staying later for an opportunity to sail.
On Thursday, July 27, Constance Vlahoulis and 18 other local and regional artists will come together for Clouds, the latest exhibit at the Adler Gallery in Posana Restaurant.
On Tuesday, July 25, Asheville City Council will consider a new zoning ordinance for the River Arts District, a referendum on establishing election districts for City Council, a new Tunnel Road hotel, a self-storage facility and a plan to leverage $10 million in bond funding to promote the development of 485 units of affordable housing, among other items.
Emmanuel Jal and Christina Holmes also take the stage at New Mountain on Friday, July 28
Housed in an old gas station in Marshall, Star Diner offers the former Tupelo Honey executive chef a friendly, small-town venue for showcasing his favorite fare.
The application period for the Farm Beginnings program of the Organic Growers School is open through Sept. 1. New farmers participating in the program receive more than 200 hours of training time. For the first time this year, the training will include at least 15 hours of one-on-one mentorship from an experienced farmer.