OnTrack Financial Education & Counseling announces public class schedule for May

From OnTrack Financial Education & Counseling: May Financial Education Schedule Classes are free unless noted. Pre-registration required. Call today at 255-5166. Housing Classes Homebuyer Education Series – ($50 participant fee)   Our HUD-certified course provides a step-by-step explanation of the home-buying process, a fantastic resource book, and an opportunity to interact with local real estate […]

NEW TAKES ON TOURISM: As Asheville’s tourism industry grows, local businesses and organizations are implementing programs and strategies to assure that the natural and cultural resources that draw millions to the region don’t end up as collateral damage. Photo courtesy of ASAP

ASAP holds annual WNC Farm Tour June 24-25, fundraising dinner June 2

From the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project: ASAP’s Farm Tour Returns on June 24-25 ASAP’s annual Farm Tour connects the public to over 20 local farms in WNC ASHEVILLE, NC (April, 25, 2017)—On June 24 and 25, over 20 Appalachian Grown™  family farms will welcome visitors to their farms during ASAP’s highly anticipated Farm Tour. This […]

Free upcoming events at Mars Hill University

Press release from Mars Hill University:  Coming Up At Mars Hill University April 24 – May 7, 2017 All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. For more information, contact Mike Thornhill, Director of Communications, (828) 689-1298, mthornhill@mhu.edu Monday, April 24 MHU Conversations: Gala Time: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Location: Broyhill […]

Red Cross urges blood donation during Trauma Awareness Month

  Press release:   During Trauma Awareness Month in May, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help ensure lifesaving blood is available for patients with traumatic injuries and other serious medical needs by donating blood. According to the National Trauma Institute, trauma accounts for approximately 41 million emergency department visits and 2.3 million […]

Park Ridge Health announces April community events

Press release:   Please join Park Ridge Health in supporting these important community events: Children’s Day Festival Sunday, April 30, 2017 Jackson Park 801 Glover Street, Hendersonville The 19th Annual Children’s Day Festival is a multicultural event designed to respect children’s personalities and to celebrate their happiness.  Families will enjoy live entertainment, inflatables, kids raffles […]

Image courtesy of Lynette Miller.

Pinhole Photography at Black Mountain Center for the Arts

Press release from Black Mountain Center for the Arts: Join photographer Lynette Miller for two days of Pinhole Photography exploration and fun at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts located at 225 W. State Street. On Friday April 28 at noon in the Arts Center’s theater space, Miller will explain the magic of pinhole photography, […]

Brevard Music Center announces April/May community concert series performances

Press release: Brevard Music Center (BMC), in association with the Asheville Chamber Music Series in Asheville, Brevard College in Brevard, and Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra in Hendersonville, is pleased to announce its April/May program of chamber concerts as part of BMC’s FREE Community Concert Series (CCS). The three April/May concerts represent the final performances of the […]

Western North Carolina farmers markets are springing up! At early spring markets, find fresh greens, spring onions and asparagus; meats, cheeses, baked goods, value-added farm products like preserves, and a wide selection of plant starts and, of course, flowers.

Springtime tailgate markets popping up: Where to shop this season

(Go to the bottom of this article for a listing of local tailgate markets) When the springtime flowers start popping up in the mountains, the tailgate markets are never far behind. Though the full harvest is still around the corner, many markets have already begun selling fresh, local foods in outdoor locations around the region […]

T2: Trainspotting
Starring: Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Ewen Bremner, Anjela Nedyalkova, Kelly Macdonald, Shirley Henderson, Irvine Welsh

T2 Trainspotting

The Story: A crew of formerly drug-addled miscreants reunites after two decades of bad blood to take stock of their misspent lives. The Lowdown: A fitting follow-up to an unquestionable classic that may not please the most ardent purists but makes a moving statement on the struggles of maturity and the pitfalls of nostalgia.
Starring: Aaron Poole, Kathleen Munroe, Ellen Wong, Kenneth Welsh, Evan Stern, Daniel Fathers, Grace Munroe

The Void

The Story:  A small-town cop stumbles into a world of cosmic monstrosity when he encounters a blood-spattered junkie on the run from a mysterious cult. The Lowdown: A love letter to gore fanatics and one of the best films yet to come out of the current throwback-horror renaissance.
A FINE PLACE TO RELAX: Built by Col. Frank Coxe, the original Battery Park Hotel opened on July 12, 1886. With a fireplace in each room, modern steam radiators and electric lights, it was considered among the finest and most modern resorts of its day.

Tuesday History: Seeking rest at the Battery Park Hotel, 1886

The 1880s marked the start of Asheville’s urban growth. The decade began with approximately 2,600 permanent residents.  Advances in transportation, communication and the health industry would contribute to the city’s population increase. On Oct. 2, 1880, the first train pulled into town, offering visitors greater access to the mountains. A few years later, the arrival of two […]

WNC initiative to promote mental health, reduce emergency department use

Press release: WNC initiative to promote mental health, reduce emergency department use April 11, 2017 – Western N.C. healthcare leaders expect a new $2.3 million initiative will help reduce overcrowding at Mission Hospital’s emergency department by ensuring people with mental health or addiction disorders receive proper outpatient care and avoid repeated trips to the hospital. […]