From Blue Ridge Now: Pillowcase Ministry reaches around the world By Amy McCraw Upstairs at Mud Creek Baptist Church, old pillowcases, slightly used bed sheets and various scraps of cloth fill tables, closets and cabinets. Every Monday morning, a dedicated group of volunteers meets at the church to sew the donated materials into beautiful dresses, […]
Cullowhee teen Anne Wade took on the complex issue of censorship in schools and won first place in the National Coalition Against Censorship’s 11th annual Youth Free Expression Project Film Contest.
From the Asheville Citizen-Times: A C-T: Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville is open Saturday by Karen Chavez The Blue Ridge Parkway so-called “commuter corridor,” the section that passes through the heart of Asheville, is open to vehicular traffic today, Satuday, Feb. 28. THe parkway is open from Milepost 393 at the entrance to Brevard Road/NC […]
Press release from West Asheville Presbyterian Church: WEST ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH RECEIVES $25,000 GRANT FROM CHRISTOPHER & DANA REEVE FOUNDATION FOR MAKING THE LOWER LEVEL OF THE CHURCH FULLY ACCESSIBLE Asheville, NC – (February 26, 2015) – The Asheville Presbyterian Church is proud to announce that it has received a $25,000 Quality of Life grant from […]
Press release from A-B Tech: A-B Tech is experiencing a high demand for volunteer office support. If you have anywhere from two to five hours a week to volunteer your services in a particular department of the College where your efforts will surely be appreciated, please call or email Jeralie Andrews, Coordinator of Volunteer, […]
Press release from UNC Asheville: UNC Asheville’s Moral Challenges Speaker Series Continues with Lecture by Will Gunn March 5 Former military lawyer Will Gunn will present a lecture, An Officer, a Gentleman, and American Values While Addressing Terrorism, at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 5 in UNC Asheville’s Humanities Lecture Hall. His lecture is the second […]
Press release from Habitat for Humanity ReStore: Asheville, NC (February 27, 2015) –Clear the clutter, empty your attic and take back your garage! There is no better time than now to start your spring cleaning. To help motivate Buncombe County residents, during the month of March the Habitat ReStore will give merchandise donors a coupon […]
The performance, the first in a planed series, is called Temple of the Muse: Reclamation of Stolen Fire and features puppets and butoh, cabaret and theatrical dance performances by local and visiting artists.
Press release from Henderson County Public Schools: Local Schools to Celebrate School Bus Driver Appreciation Week HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Feb. 6, 2015) – Whether it’s with hand-drawn cards from students, small gifts from teachers or full meals from administrators, Henderson County Public Schools are honoring its bus drivers Feb. 9-13 during School Bus Driver Appreciation Week. […]
From UNC Asheville: UNC Asheville’s Concerts on the Quad, once a fixture of Asheville’s summer calendar, will return in the summer of 2015. This summer’s lineup will feature five free concerts on UNC Asheville’s Quad, spanning many musical genres, and will include shows by two local Asheville bands. During its first 28 years, Concerts on […]
From Blue Ridge Now: Transylvania Regional moves birthing center to Mission; residents voice concerns by Renee Bindewald Transylvania Regional Hospital is moving its birth center services to Mission Hospital in the wake of declining deliveries and to improve safety. Many Brevard residents, however, say they wish the birthing center would stay. Transylvania Regional will begin […]
Press release from Charlotte Street Computers: ASHEVILLE, NC, February 6, 2015 – Charlotte Street Computers is pleased to announce their 7th annual Easter Egg Hunt and Family Fun Day, taking place on March 29th. This event promotes community outreach for Asheville’s public housing residents and the foster families of Buncombe County, and serves as a […]
Press release from NC Pediatric Society: N.C. PEDIATRIC SOCIETY STATEMENT ABOUT MEASLES Raleigh, N.C. – In response to the recent measles outbreaks in the United States, the North Carolina Pediatric Society (NCPeds) today reminded North Carolinians about the importance of obtaining the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine. “The North Carolina Pediatric Society recommends that every […]
In the health and wellness world, “mind-body connection” has become something of a buzzword. But in Chinese medicine, understanding the relationship between psychology and physiology is ancient — not trendy. Mary “Cissy” Majebe, president of Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts in Montford, puts it this way: “From a Chinese medicine perspective, there’s really not […]
“I think we have consistently proven that our products don’t fit into either of those categories of being vegetable meat or being the substance that wants to taste like meat,” says Sadrah Schadel, co-owner of No Evil Foods. “We are plant meat. We are meat. We provide that same satisfaction.”
In this town, if you haven’t had an acupuncture appointment, massage, energy-healing session or herbal consultation, it’s more than likely you know someone who has. Modalities that were once thought of as hokey, or at least incompatible with the Western medical model, are becoming less alternative and more mainstream — so much so that Mission Hospital, Park […]
Now that people are more conscious of what they are eating, says sorghum grower Doug Harrell, sorghum is becoming a more sought-after product. With vitamins and minerals like thiamin, iron and calcium, Harrell says “it is probably the healthiest sweetener in the nation today.”
With the rising interest in alternative medicine and alternative crops, many forward-thinking growers are starting to raise Chinese herbs on American soil. Joe Hollis — the gray-bearded teacher at Daoist Traditions College in Asheville’s Montford neighborhood — has been at it for decades.
Local bakeries are busy making tempting and festive cookies for the holiday season. Click through for the story followed by several recipes from members of the Asheville Bed & Breakfast Association, as well as a gluten-free recipe for chocolate snowball cookies from a Brevard home baker.
Lester and Marietta Crayton of Asheville have been married for 70 years and grew up on farmland that is now the Oakley community in East Asheville. Marietta recalls going barefoot all summer and that when fall came, she gathered chestnuts to sell to the grocery man so she could buy shoes in Mars Hill for school. The Appalachian Food Storybank has been collecting stories like these since 2011. (photo by Tim Robison)
There are plenty of excellent reasons to go out to eat on Thanksgiving. No dirty dishes. No eccentric uncle’s special venison stew. But the best reasons to leave your oven off this Thanksgiving are the holiday offerings from local restaurants.