“STRs should be crowded out of existence by affordable housing density, not regulated like a bureaucratic scapegoat.”
Let’s talk turkey: This week’s issue of Mountain Xpress is perfect for your post-meal perusal. Check out stories on Thanksgiving, fun things to do, an innovative program aimed at helping inmates re-enter society, an update on air quality and a whole lot more. Until then, check out some of our top stories from last week.
The annual local performance takes place at Isis Music Hall on Nov. 26.
In October of 1918, as the flu pandemic infected Asheville residents, the Masonic Temple opened its doors to the city’s sick African-American population.
“For more than a decade, Mission Health and Pisgah Legal Services have worked together through the HEALS Project, a special medical-legal partnership that addresses critical legal issues that impact the health of low-income patients.”
The West Asheville cidery plans to start production in February 2018 in the former Eagles Nest Outfitters building and will open a tasting room in the spring.
Buncombe County is funding community work in a new way through the Isaac Coleman Community Investment Grants, focusing on grassroots groups rather than traditional, institutional nonprofit organizations.
From slack-lining to exploring medical careers, the In Real Life after-school program coordinated by the Asheville City Schools Foundation brings fun and learning to the city’s middle school students.
“With so many kids in the GAL program, our office is overwhelmed with cases, and we have a critical need for volunteers to represent children’s best interests in court.”
The turn-of-the-century themed variety show plays The Crow and Quill on Nov. 25.
Beautiful weather and a full lineup of 95 entries greeted spectators at Asheville’s 71st annual holiday parade on Nov. 18.
The Collider screens Leonardo DiCaprio’s climate change documentary, BMCM+AC examines the German art school that was one of its primary influences and more.
As local land trusts bring thousands of acres under protection, the challenges of maintaining the health of those lands grow. And raising money for ongoing efforts to control invasive plant species, deter pests and protect water quality can be a much tougher sell than the initial push to save a beloved tract from the threat of development.
“The purpose of the Southside Arts & Agricultural Center project is to support healing, restoring and reclaiming community culture; support emerging leaders; grow food; and incubate economic development.”
“Our brightest moment is when we move someone out of homelessness and their life changes for the better. Michelle is a great example of this.”