“Launching my own business during a global pandemic was one of the best things I have done. It has taught me a great deal about who I am and ignited my admiration and passion for Cantonese food all over again. I am most grateful for the camaraderie and meaningful relationships among our Asheville restaurant industry […]
“I am so grateful to the people of Asheville who have been kind, gracious, patient and creative in the face of this pandemic.”
“With our diverse backgrounds, experiences and deep, heartfelt passion for conservation, I kind of feel like the Avengers assembled — and we always end our meetings with ‘go team.'”
“In the midst of 2020, we learned that the impossible can become possible through the power of community.”
Buncombe County Board of Commissioners Chair Brownie Newman and Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer updated their own executive orders on Nov. 25, outlining local plans to enforce the face covering mandate and commercial capacity limits.
“I think reparations are a wonderful idea — just as soon as you give us back our land!”
The beautiful thing with Asheville is that businesses are so willing to build each other up instead of competing, so I’m thankful I’ve been able to quickly find a community that supports me and my business. And I’m glad I got to cut back my hours at my day job. In my personal life, I’m […]
It has been inspiring to see the acting community continue to come together [for virtual programs]. There’s nothing like standing next to someone, but we’re finding new ways to reach out and connect with people. Not to mention the donations we’ve gotten. It’s reassuring to see that people in the community love the arts and […]
At its fifth annual award celebration, local giving circle CoThinkk reimagined the possibilities and recognized the work of community activists and leaders.
Area breweries are used to the challenges of winter, but added difficulties from the COVID-19 pandemic have many in the industry extra concerned.
“Grind is grateful for the opportunity to hold space in such a historic spot [on Depot Street, which runs through the historically Black Southside community]. For years, our people have struggled and shed tears because of disenfranchisement. Our community was hurt from redevelopment. Gentrification is real. But we have been blessed to open a business […]
I’m thankful to be able to show up as an owner of a business that feels authentic to me. My work is rooted in the idea that young people get to have opinions and take up space; they don’t have to wait till they’re 40. As a publicist and content creator, the most valuable thing […]
Chef Randy Dunn opens Zen Hen in Hendersonville, Bear’s Smokehouse BBQ offers Kansas City ‘cue, HomeGrown and Proving Ground Coffee join forces, and more local food news.
Jon and Carrieann Schneider, owners of Sideways Farm & Brewery, are grateful for each other and the region’s collaborative spirit.
Classical music informs the songwriting and arrangements of this Asheville chamber-folk artist.
The Ben’s Friends Asheville chapter has resumed in-person meetings, and new late-night virtual gatherings provide support just when many service workers in recovery need it most.