Although rolfing has a reputation for being painful, it resolves issues of pain and alignment resulting from injuries and surgeries at the source, say local rolfers and their patients.
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AC Hotel poised to open downtown
On Friday, Aug. 11, McKibbon Hospitality’s AC Hotel Asheville Downtown will open to guests. Located at the intersection of Broadway and College Street, the hotel boasts 132 guest rooms, along with 336 parking spaces in a four-story parking deck.
Panelists dish on Asheville’s growth at Buzz Breakfast
As part of its summer Buzz Breakfast series, Leadership Asheville (a program of UNC Asheville) hosted “How will Asheville grow thoughtfully?” on July 26 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. The event explored the public sector’s role in shaping and encouraging the city’s growth.
Film historian Frank Thompson uncovers Asheville’s storied movie past
Local movie expert Frank Thompson has resurrected a largely forgotten but important piece of Asheville history in his latest book, Asheville Movies, Volume 1: The Silent Era. “It’s definitely a subject that literally nobody has ever written about,” says Thompson. But Thompson’s book reveals a real tragedy – almost all of the dozens of movies […]
Greenway boosters look to other cities for ideas and inspiration
At a May 19 workshop, the greenway advocacy organization Friends of Connect Buncombe hosted a national expert, along with several local bright lights, to discuss strategies for supercharging greenway development.
Profiles of active aging
Athlete defies age For 90-year-old track and field athlete Cory Hartbarger, the greatest competitor he has defeated in sports is age. “I’ve had a lot of health concerns [heart surgery, diabetes, arthritis] and have been very fortunate to stay alive this long, but I wouldn’t be able to do it if I didn’t continue to […]
2016 numbers reflect continuing strength in Buncombe County tourism industry
At the first annual Tourism Week Summit, the Asheville Convention and Visitors Bureau unveiled new statistics about the economic impact of tourism in Buncombe County in 2016.
Grove Park Inn hosts inaugural NC Sour Sunday
The festivities begin with a Sour Beer Brunch at EDISON followed by tastings of sour beers from 14 North Carolina breweries on the Mountain View Terrace.
Cooking up success: Kids at Work program builds culinary and life skills
The initiative, which operates in seven counties in Western North Carolina, offers at-risk teens a safe place to learn how to be successful both in life and in the kitchen.
Appalachian Offsets seeks donors to help Isaac Dickson school go solar
Appalachian Offsets is providing an opportunity for Asheville residents to both protect the environment and invest in environmental education, by helping fund Isaac Dickson Elementary School’s much-anticipated 600-kilowatt solar system. Donations can be made via Appalachian Offsets’ website, which calculates a person’s carbon footprint and then asks for a donation to offset that footprint. The […]
Tactics for change: YWCA schedules a month of Stand Against Racism events
YWCA associations across the country are holding Stand Against Racism events during April. Asheville’s Stand events, united by the theme of “Women of Color Leading Change,” run throughout April, culminating with the campaign’s multiday signature event, Stand Against Racism, which takes place April 27-30.
TDA grapples with image problem
While reviewing recent results and planning for the coming year at its annual strategic planning retreat, the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority also grappled with its biggest challenge — convincing locals that the tourism industry is a positive force in the region.
Asheville culinary talent shines in 2017 James Beard Foundation Awards
Rhubarb chef John Fleer and Asheville-based author Ronni Lundy are up for awards this year, as is homegrown talent Camille Cogswell.
Creative embrace: “In the Arm of Flowers” at BMCM+AC
According to the press release, “two women inhabit a mythic landscape of sand and ice, inviting inclusive spectrums of connection through voice, body, and object relations” in the interdisciplinary performance by Megan Ransmeier and Julia Rich.