Less than 20 years old, geocaching is a new sport that’s gained a lot of ground in its short existence. Western North Carolina is prime territory for geocachers, who use GPS devices to find and hide containers stashed in precise locations around the world. The Haywood County Fairgrounds will host one of the country’s premier geocaching events on Saturday, May 27.
The 6th annual Me2We MLK Youth Summit convened at the YMI Cultural Center in downtown Asheville on Monday, Jan. 16, offering local high school students an opportunity to connect with one another, discuss issues facing their community and nation and formulate solutions.
Jay Harris got his first taste of international living one horizon-broadening summer in Australia while staying on a piggery as a high school exchange student. Since then, he has worked 30 years overseas as an international education specialist for universities, advisory councils and community outreach programs, making 60 trips to Jordan alone. During the course […]
Sponsored by the Pisgah Conservancy, with support from trail clubs, businesses, nonprofits and individuals dedicated to maintaining the vitality of Pisgah National Forest, Pisgah Pride Day is a large-scale volunteer work project held in conjunction with National Public Lands Day on Saturday, Sept. 24.
Open Streets Asheville will celebrate homegrown businesses, local connections and healthy and safe physical activity with a car-free festival that will close selected downtown streets on the afternoon of Sunday, Sept. 18.
The Blue Ridge Rollergirls closed out their home season with an extravaganza of athleticism and spectacle, dispatching opponents the Appalachian Boone Shiners and advancing to the Division 2 playoffs in Wichita, Kan.
Nobody christens the holiday season with a natural knack for embracing the wacky and romancing the outrageously tacky as local pseudo-celebrity Suzie Millions, seasoned veteran of The Big Crafty and author of “The Complete Book of Retro Crafts.” I recently visited Millions at the home she shares with her husband, Lance Wille, drummer for local […]
Mention sustainable Christmas trees in Western North Carolina and those who know about the industry will tell you the man to talk to is Curtis Buchanan. Buchanan is a pioneer of progressive thinking, a visionary with activist instincts, a skilled chair-maker and a steward of forests both near and far. He’s a man who sees […]
John and Nikki Preston’s first conversation was about the sort of house they might build together. They were at a party at the home of a mutual friend, just up the hill from where they now live with their daughter Eileen and two Labrador retrievers. It’s no coincidence, then, that they built their own home […]