A Christian environmen­talist: How faith and environmen­tal stewardshi­p work together

Mallory McDuff, professor of environmental education at Warren Wilson College, is a proud Episcopalian and environmental activist. In her newest book, Sacred Acts:  How Churches are Working to Protect Earth’s Climate, McDuff solicited essays by Christian environmentalists across the country to explore what faith-based communities are doing to address climate change.

Join the Swannanoa Valley Museum for a historic home tour through Grovemont

From the Swannanoa Valley Museum press release Join the Swannanoa Valley Museum on Sunday, April 1st for our newest Historic Home Tour. This spring we will explore the world of E.W. Grove, the man behind several of Asheville’s most impressive landmarks–the Grove Park Inn, Grove Arcade, and Battery Park Hotel. Our tour will begin in […]

RiverLink presents Adopt-a-Stream Team river clean-up project

From the RiverLink press release RiverLink has been working hard to gear up for the spring rush of Adopt-a-Stream team clean-ups of The French Broad, Swannanoa, and tributaries within the watershed. Thanks to updated GIS information, there are plenty of stream sections mapped out and ready for adoption. All you have to do is select […]

Four feature hikes headline Grandfather Mountain’s guided hike season

From the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation press release GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN, NC – Grandfather Mountain’s guided hike series, now in its second year, has four pre-planned hikes to showcase the wonderful scenery and wildlife of the mountain throughout the coming months. “The interpretive ranger staff is excited to provide the public with opportunities to explore Grandfather’s […]

Mars Hill College hosts lecture by Jamestown archaeologist David Givens on Monday, Feb. 27

From the Mars Hill College press release David Givens, Senior Staff Archaeologist with the Jamestown Rediscovery Archaeological Project, will present a program called “Lost and Found: Rediscovering America’s Birthplace,” in Broyhill Chapel, on the campus of Mars Hill College, February 27 at 7 pm. The Jamestown Rediscovery Archaeological Project is an ongoing archaeological excavation at […]

Affordable Housing faces Renters of North Carolina

From the North Carolina Housing Coalition press release Raleigh, N.C. – An analysis released on February 15 by a national housing research and advocacy group shows an alarming gap between the number low income families and the number of affordable and available rental homes in North Carolina and throughout the nation. These renter households, faced […]

The Crafty Historian: Toys, Games, and Pastimes

From the WNC Historical Association press release The “Crafty Historian”, Museum Education Coordinator Lisa Whitfield, is planning a variety of Victorian and old-fashioned games and toys for all to enjoy! Participants will also be invited to make a handmade toy to take home. “Children love games! ” says Whitfield, “We like to think of these […]

Western Carolina Medical Society elects new president

From the WCMS press release Cynthia Brown, MD has been elected President of the 2012 Association Board of the Western Carolina Medical Society (WCMS). Dr. Brown is a board -certified pediatric specialist with Mission Children’s Hospital. She served as a director-at-large on the Association Board in 2009, was a vice president in 2010 and president […]

U.S. Dept. of Interior advisor to explain Obama-administration plans for rivers

From the RiverLink press release ASHEVILLE, NC — RiverLink, co-host of the 2012 North American River Management Symposium from April 24-26 in Asheville, is proud to announce that Rebecca Wodder, senior advisor to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, will speak at the kickoff of the gathering. Her speech, entitled “Protecting, Restoring and Reconnecting with Rivers through […]

OCC Invites Church & Community Reps to Celebrate Exceeding 2011 Goals

From the press release Asheville, N.C., February 16, 2012— On Saturday, March 3, at 10:00 AM, the Operation Christmas Child Blue Ridge volunteer team will celebrate the exceeding of all goals locally, regionally and nationally for successful collection of gift filled shoe boxes during the 2011 National Collection Week in November, at the Asheville First […]

Asheville School Students for Environmental Awareness take Green Cup National Energy Challenge

From the press release ASHEVILLE, NC (February 2, 2012) Asheville School’s Students for Environmental Awareness (SEA) club has asked students and faculty members to participate in the 2012 Green Cup National Energy Challenge from January 18 through February 15. According to their website, the Green Cup Challenge invites all schools to measure and reduce electricity […]

Asheville’s Got Talent! Local Clogging company to audition for “America’s Got Talent”

From the press release ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Casting producers from “America’s Got Talent” have hand-picked Asheville Clogging Company to audition for season 7 of the popular television show. Seventeen girls from Hendersonville, Asheville, Arden and Fletcher will travel to Charlotte on Saturday for the select audition. The girls, ranging in age from 7 to 17, […]

Wine and Design fundraiser to help cure cancer-stricken canine

From the press release ASHEVILLE, NC – February 2, 2012 – Wine and Design Asheville recently hosted a fundraiser for Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter dedicated to protecting and enhancing the lives of companion animals and the people who love them. The three-hour painting event attracted 23 attendees and raised over […]

Author of “Moral Minority: Our Skeptical Founding Fathers” to Speak at UNC Asheville

From the press release Brooke Allen, author of “Moral Minority: Our Skeptical Founding Fathers” (2006, Ivan R. Dee), will lecture about the religious beliefs (or lack thereof) among our nation’s founders. Her talk is free and open to the public, and begins at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, in UNC Asheville’s Humanities Lecture Hall. Allen’s […]