Conscious Party web extra: Launch of new 10^10 organizati­on and benefit for SEED_Haiti project

Learn about the new nonprofit 10^10, founded by Asheville residents and designers Martha Skinner and Douglas Hecker in response to the earthquake in Haiti, and the organization’s inaugural project, SEED_Haiti, at a benefit/launch on Wednesday, Jan. 12. The event will feature music by Ol’ Hoopty, food by Boca, and a fashion show and silent auction by Royal Peasantry.

YWCA of Asheville

Programs for children and teens at the YWCA of Asheville help to build a strong community through focusing on the next generation of leaders. Volunteers are essential in helping YWCA in its mission of “eliminating racism and empowering women.” YWCA of Asheville is currently looking for tutors to work with children in grades K-6 in […]

Early Stage Memory Loss Support Group

Early Stage Memory Loss Support Group To enhance services for people who have been diagnosed with early-stage Alzheimer’s or dementia, the Western Carolina Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association is offering an Early Stage Memory Loss Support Group. The primary focus will be to create a group where early-stage participants can learn more about Alzheimer’s disease, […]

Shake hands with the maker

Before there was Bele Chere—way before there was Bele Chere—there was the Craft Fair. The first Craftsman’s Fair, a joint effort by Southern Highlanders and Southern Mountain Handicraft Guild, was held in Gatlinburg, Tenn., in 1948. The event moved to Asheville three years later, and stayed. This photo was taken in 1953. photo by Edawrd […]