Weekend Picks: Friday, Sept. 23 – Sunday, Sept. 25

It is the first official weekend of Autumn and there are plenty of fun adventures ripe for the picking! Whether you are off to see The Montford Player’s presentation of Pride and Prejudice, Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Day, a Pan Harmonia concert or to get lost in Eliada’s annual corn maze, this weekend is jam packed with […]

Asheville Downtown Association seeks event volunteers for Independence Day

Press release from the Asheville Downtown Association: Asheville Downtown Association seeks event volunteers for July 4 WHAT: Ingles Independence Day Celebration, a volunteer-powered, free community event, featuring live music, beer, food, air dog competitions, bouncy houses, fireworks and more. WHERE: Pack Square Park and Vance Monument WHEN: Monday, July 4 (Volunteer shift times vary) DETAILS: […]

MHO hires two in expansion of affordable housing production

Press release from Mountain Housing Opportunities: Mountain Housing Opportunities (MHO) is pleased to announce the hiring of two professional employees who will help to lead the expansion of MHO’s affordable housing and community development work. Asheville native S. Antanette Mosley joined MHO as Director of Resource Development on April 18, 2016. Working with MHO’s volunteer […]

The Demented Dolls of Sideshow all-female tour coming to the Odditorium May 12

Press release from The Demented Dolls of Sideshow:  “This show is a collection of the most diverse and demented women in the world (Norway, Israel, USA, The Netherlands), combining classic fakir stunts, contortion, and modern sideshow,” says Spaghetti Anaelle, performer. “As far as we’re aware, this is the first all-female, all-sideshow touring company in the […]

Farm & Garden: Spring herb festival brings together people, plants and products

With our growing season just getting underway in the mountains, we lucky enough to have the largest herb festival in the country about to take place right in our backyard. The 27th annual Asheville Herb Festival has been billed as the biggest herb focused event of its kind in the Southeast for the past 15 […]

Haywood County Garden Tour includes plein air artists and demonstrations

Press release from the Haywood County Garden Tour: Sixteen local plein air artists, including students from Tuscola High School, will participate in the June 18th Haywood County Garden Tour by choosing a garden on the tour in which to capture the beauty they see there. Plein air is the act of painting outdoors in order […]

Fresh food connection­s at your local tailgate market

(Go to the bottom of this article for a listing of local tailgate markets) With springtime and warmer weather finally underway here in the mountains comes the opportunity to head outdoors to our local tailgate markets. While some of them won’t set up their tents until mid-May, most tailgate markets have already begun their season. […]

Asheville Downtown Association seeks business partners for group volunteer program

Press release from the Asheville Downtown Association: Support a thriving downtown community by partnering with Asheville Downtown Association. Group volunteer opportunities are available for organizations with five or more participants willing to undertake tasks like beer pouring, greening, break-down and more at an upcoming event: • Downtown After 5 concert series May 20: CHA WA […]

Transylvania Farmers’ Market opens on April 23

Press release from the organizers: BREVARD, NC — This Saturday, April 23rd is the Opening Day & Earth Day Celebration for the Transylvania Farmers’ Market! Head to downtown Brevard for a morning of fun for the whole family as the market resumes its regular season hours and is open from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. […]

Earth Day conversation focuses on WNC open spaces and public lands

Press release from Carolina Public Press: The online in-depth and investigative news organization Carolina Public Press will hold a public Newsmakers forum on local, state and federal public forests and lands in Western North Carolina from 8:30-10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 22, both online and at the United Way Building in Asheville. This free public […]

Haywood County deputy selected to carry flame in 2017 Special Olympics World Games

Press release from the Special Olympics North Carolina: Raleigh, NC – Special Olympics North Carolina is proud to announce that Deputy Daniel Blagg of the Haywood County Sheriff’s Office in Waynesville, NC, has been selected as North Carolina’s only law enforcement official to the Final Leg team that will run the “Flame of Hope” throughout Austria in March 2017 prior […]

Absentee voting begins for the June primary

Press release from the North Carolina State Board of Elections: RALEIGH, N.C. – Absentee voting began today in 16 congressional primaries across the state after a federal court in February ordered legislators to redraw district lines.  Election day is June 7 and will include a statewide primary for N.C. Supreme Court. The State Board of Elections is encouraging voters […]

Master Gardeners & Blue Ridge Rose Society to hold spring plant sale

Press release from the The Buncombe County Extension Master Gardeners: Asheville – The Buncombe County Extension Master Gardener volunteers (EMGs) will again partner with the Asheville Blue Ridge Rose Society to host a plant sale on Saturday, May 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The sale will be held in the parking lot of the American […]

UNC Asheville’s vice chancellor for administration and finance hosted annual SACUBO meeting 

Press release from UNC Asheville: John Pierce, UNC Asheville’s vice chancellor for administration and finance, served as the host for this weekend’s meeting of the Southern Association of College and University Business Officers (SACUBO). The SACUBO 2016 Annual Meeting took place at the Grove Park Inn, April 17-19. The hotel was sold-out for the conference […]

RiverLink seeks community support for annual fund drive 

Press release from RiverLink: Asheville, North Carolina — For the past 30 years, RiverLink has been the only nonprofit in Western North Carolina dedicated to serving the French Broad River watershed as guardian, promoter and defender. A huge part of RiverLink’s success has been the support of the community during its annual fund drive. These donations […]

Asheville Regional Airport receives DOT grant for redevelopment project

Press release from the Office of Congressman Mark Meadows: Washington, D.C.– The Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority has been awarded a $10.9 million discretionary grant by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will allocate the funds, which will be used as part of a project to rehabilitate the airport’s runway system and […]

Festival of Wisdom and Grace at Lake Junaluska

  Press release from the Lake Junaluska Conference Center: LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. – Adults in the second half of life are invited to attend the Festival of Wisdom and Grace at Lake Junaluska, Aug. 1-4, 2016. The conference will provide renewal and inspiration through worship, Bible studies, workshops, professional training and fellowship. Dr. Tony Campolo, Dr. […]

Asheville School of Film to host film screenings and classes

Press release from Asheville School of Film: Asheville School of Film is pleased to announce its next FREE student film screenings on Sunday April 24th, at 11 am, at Asheville Pizza and Brewing, 675 Merrimon Ave, Asheville. Films shown will include Happy Place, Faces, Patriarch, and a Troy and Sons Commercial. No fee or tickets […]